Mill Spring, N.C.—Oct. 19
It’s no easy feat getting on three unfamiliar horses and showing off your best equitation skills. But that’s what you’ve got to do if you want to win the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals—East.
Elli Yeager earned the title this year on her 18th birthday thanks, in part, to the way she tackled that challenge. She adapted her style to suit each of the horses she rode and quietly let them do their jobs.
Watch her work-off round on her own mount, Copperfield 39, courtesy of USEF Network:
Get a full analysis of the Dover Saddlery/USEF Medal Final in the Nov. 9 issue of The Chronicle of the Horse magazine.