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!