Part of Horse Previews Magazine website. Posted on 10/02/98; 2:00:00PM.

Youth of the Month: Kayla Larsen


Kayla Larsen started showing her pony in the Central Washington Pony Club at the age of 2. She started with leadline and by the time she was 4 she was showing on her own. She was C.W.P.C. Western Equitation 5 & under highpoint winner, 1997.

Kayla is now 7 and has been doing great this year with her pony Sparky in the C.W.P.C. She has had many first place wins and highpoints at each show. She rides Sparky Western and English plus runs barrels, poles and the key race.

This year Kayla's family purchased a 15.1h roan paint gelding from Arizona to extend her showing experience. She and Top San are now participating in the APHA shows with the guidance of her trainer Heidi Bach. Even though Kayla is only 46" tall and weighs 44 pounds, she's proven her ability to handle a full size horse. At her last APHA show, Kayla placed first in showmanship, 3 firsts in trail, 2 firsts and a second in horsemanship and placed in hunter under saddle, hunt seat equitation and Western pleasure. Kayla and Top San also participate in local open shows. Most recently placing first in Western Pleasure, second in the Western Equitation, and third in trail at this years Summerfest.

Kayla's love and devotion for her horses is very evident. When she is not busy mucking out stalls, grooming, or trying her hand at clipping, she trail rides on the family farm in Pasco

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