NZ Horse & Pony - - Transitions -

he NRM Rider of the Month for Septem­ber is Alexa Dod­son, of Kerik­eri, who along with the Wil­son sis­ters has just spent the last few months in the USA train­ing a wild mus­tang for the fa­mous Ex­treme Mus­tang Makeover.

Tal­ented Alexa (19) and her mus­tang mare, Coy­ote, fin­ished an ex­tremely im­pres­sive re­serve cham­pion in the pres­ti­gious com­pe­ti­tion. They placed in the top 10 in ev­ery qual­i­fy­ing class: sec­ond in the freestyle, han­dling and con­di­tion, fourth in the trail and sev­enth in the pat­tern.

They were then awarded the Young Gun Buckle for the high­es­tranked trainer un­der 21.

Alexa had to bid a sad farewell to Coy­ote, who was then sold by auc­tion as part of the makeover rules, but hap­pily the new own­ers are a won­der­ful fam­ily, who plan on giv­ing the very spe­cial ‘Oti’ a for­ever home, where she will en­joy trail rid­ing in the moun­tains.

Many con­grat­u­la­tions, Alexa, from ev­ery­one here at NZ Horse & Pony!

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