by Kate Poulin
Gwen Poulin, Katherine's sister, is eighteen years old and has been riding since she was born. This will be Gwen's first year trying out for the team, and she has been very successful with Fuerst Paldi, owned by Judith Thompson and Michael Poulin.
Fuerst Paldi is an 18.2 hand Westphalian gelding. They have been riding together for almost a year. Gwen was also a participant of the very first Junior Championships at the Washington International Horse show. Gwen, paired with her 14.2 hand TB/Welsh horse, was part of the Bronze Medal Team, Team Liberty.
Young Rider Teams are required to raise their own funds to reach their goal. Donations for a region's NAYRC team expenses can be tax deductible.
USDF Tax Free Guidelines
USDF Advanced Young Rider Qualifying procedures are on the USDF web site