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Kim and Bill Allen Bring Home Championship Ribbons From Tryon

Monday, September 21, 2020
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Kim Allen (SC) and her mighty miniature horse Fudge claimed a win in the Championship Intermediate VSE Division on a total score of 186.94. Allen, who started driving five years ago with Fudge, has come all the way up the levels with her miniature partner, she explained.

“I started in the Hunters, and then when my husband started driving I picked it up about five years later. I’ve been here before to watch the Hunter/Jumpers, and for WEG. This weekend went well!”

Bill Allen
Bill Allen ©Mary Phelps 2020

Both Allen and husband Bill picked up Championship titles, with Bill competing in the Championship Intermediate Single Horse Class.

For Kim, the weekend was about working with the conditions to finish strong, she reported. “We did okay in Dressage, which isn’t his forte anyway.

On the Marathon course, I didn’t push him because of the footing, and a couple of the hazards were a little bit mushy for him.

He made good time, though, and he was fine at the end. He didn’t even have an ounce of sweat on him!” She concluded, “The Cones phase went great. He was a little slow, but the course was great and I was very happy with the finish.”