Parker, Colo.—July 29
In 2014, Nicholas Hansen listened as his veterinarian told him some devastating news about his mount, Ritter Benno. The horse had a stifle injury, and the chances he’d come back to full dressage work? They were not good.
But fast forward to today, when Hansen and “Ritter” led the victory gallop for the FEI Young Rider Individual test at the Adequan FEI North American Junior and Young Rider Championships, gold medal draped around Hansen’s neck, and Ritter outfitted in a championship cooler.