Kristen N. Becker from Illinois Wins Individual Silver at the NAYRC


Taking home the Individual Silver medal was Kristen N. Becker and her dynamic Dutch Warmblood; Ramses (Hamlet/Contango) with a 68.684. This is the second Silver for Becker this week; her team also won the Team Silver medal on Wednesday. Axel Steiner who had Becker first said he gave her credit for going for it in the test. Kristen trains with Patty Becker (no relation) at Fireside Farm in Wisconsin. “We work seven days a week together. It’s a lot of hard work, but we have fun doing it. She really believed in me today and told be to go for it, it’s all or nothing. Becker also made sure to thank her parents for their support, “I still have my first pony.”


“This whole experience has been great,” she said. “This is my second year as a Young Rider, and I was a Junior three years ago.  My horse has been really good the whole time.  He’s been really calm, he’s super relaxed.  Nothing has fazed him.  He went in like a champ; it was just like we were riding at home.”

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