The odds were stacked against Clara Lindner. No amateur rider had ever won the $48,500 AHJF Hunter Classic Spectacular in its eight-year history.
To add to the pressure on Lindner's shoulders, she'd won the classic six years earlier on High Hearts, at the tender age of 12. And for the past three years her mount, Strapless, had won the classic with professional rider Emily Williams. Could she put it all together again, now that she understood how prestigious the class was?