Flying over to England was a huge change for Landioso, but luckily we have RevitaVet products to help keep him relaxed and happy. I was definitely worried that the long flight was going to impact him, but after using the different therapies, he felt even more relaxed than before!
This past month was a very exciting one for Mackenna and she is looking forward to many more exciting things ahead! In April, Mackenna was named as one of two recipients of the 2017 Karen E. Stives Eventing Endowment Fund Grants. This will allow Mackenna to participate in the Karen E. Stives European Emerging Athlete Tour, giving her the chance to represent the United States on the international stage at the 2017 Houghton Hall CICO3* and Bramham International CCI3*-U25 in Great Britain with her own Landioso.
In addition to the exciting competition opportunities, this grant will also allow Mackenna to further her education by spending a month in Great Britain under the mentorship of British Olympic Gold Medalist Leslie Law, visit Olympian Carl Hester’s yard, and visit a steeplechase yard. Mackenna is honored and incredibly thankful to be chosen, and she would like to send a huge thank you to her entire team of coaches, sponsors, friends, and family as well as Karen Stives whose incredible gift to the Emerging Athlete Program has made this possible.
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While finishing preparations for their big trip to Europe, Mackenna and Landioso notched an impressive win at Twin Rivers in the highly competitive CIC3* division, a solid confidence boost for the pair before they head overseas. Mackenna also had a stellar final event on home turf with several of her other horses last weekend at the Galway Downs Horse Trials, where she contested the Open Preliminary with Peggy Moore’s Graceland’s Liebling and Kyrie McRoy’s Cheval de Tonnerre, who finished in 6th, and rode Judith McSwain’s Fleeceworks Ghost and Kaitlin Vosseller’s Graceland’s Lenox in Open Novice to 3rd and 9th place finishes respectively.
As she leaves today for Europe, Mackenna would like to send a huge thank you to her amazing support team – from her incredible coaches, Tamie and Heather, to her wonderful owners, sponsors, friends, and family for their unwavering support. She’s so excited to begin her adventure, and she hopes this opportunity will further prepare her to continue representing the United States internationally in the future.
I love Professional’s Choice products and I was so excited to receive a special care package before I leave for England. Landioso is going to look fantastic and be completely protected in his new gear! Plus the incredible Frilly Fillies Horse Bonnets bonnet is the perfect finishing touch.
I only trust Professional’s Choice with my horses’ legs. Their boots are sturdy yet soft enough to ensure they don’t rub. Plus they fit each and every horse perfect. Check them out at: http://profchoice.com/
I never ride without my Soless H-Visor! These super lightweight visors fit right over my helmet and they help keep the sun out of my eyes and off my face. No more squinting for me!
My saddle of choice is Devoucoux! These incredible saddles perfectly fit both me and my horses! Plus they are so comfortable to ride in.
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