Harrisburg, Pa. - Oct. 13
Lillie Keenan seems perfect. She’s talented. She’s got a string of phenomenal horses. She wins all the time.
But horses are the greatest levelers, and on Oct. 6 at the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals-East (N.J.), where she was leading the competition after two rounds, Keenan experienced just the kind of thing every rider has sometime in their career—a horse that simply didn’t want to perform as expected. Clearway stopped twice at a simple stone wall oxer, eliminating her.