Three-time National Champion horse puts on skills showcase in Bedford County
BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Folks got the chance to meet a multi-time National Champion Tuesday morning.
Checkers the horse is a three-time mountain trail national champion, and his skills were on display at the Coyote Crossing Equestrian Center.
The obstacle course included a swinging bridge, beams, logs, and a pond. His owner, Mark Bolender, says they do showcases like this to expose people to the unique discipline, and hopefully foster a passion for it.
“We’re just trying to get people excited to see what can be done with a horse, and this discipline is for the recreational rider. It’s a practical discipline,” describes Bolender. “Any level of rider or horsemanship, we have something for you. The precision it takes is phenomenal.”
Checkers is also a Breyer model horse, having his likeness preserved in plastic with other accomplished horses.
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