#MYHORSE Kate and Crafted

Also known as Bruno! Our March/April #MYHORSE is the wonderful “Crafted” submitted by rider, Kate Hagerty. We love this incredible duo and have enjoyed seeing their success together during the 2020 show year. Kate and Bruno were champions in the 3’3 junior hunters at all of their shows and Bruno was awarded the 2020 USHJA Horse of the Year in the 3’3 Large Junior Hunters 15 & under Division for Zone 9. We are honored to share such a fantastic and special hard-working team in the pages of our magazine. Learn more about them here or check them out in the Flying Changes March/April Issue of the magazine.

Age: 10

Breed: Warmblood 

Rider: Kate Hagerty

Owner: Tara Niculescu

Discipline: Hunter

Trainers: Tara Niculescu and Lindsey Garner at Capstone Equestrian 

Favorite Accomplishment: Winning Zone 9 Horse of the Year Champion in the Junior Hunter 3’3-Large 15&u for 2020 

Fun Fact: Bruno has a missing front tooth!

My Horse is Special Because: My horse is special because he always tries his best to be a good boy. I starting riding Bruno in summer 2020 and have been consistently riding him ever since. He is really challenging to ride at home but I leave every lesson learning something new and he has helped me become a better rider. Bruno loves horse shows and tries so hard to be good in every round. During the 2020 show season, Bruno and I were champion in the 3’3 junior hunters at all of our shows. On top of that, Bruno was the 2020 USHJA Horse of the Year in the 3’3 Large Junior Hunters 15 & under Division for Zone 9. I am so proud of this award and love that it gets to show everyone how special Bruno is! It always feels good to win but winning on Bruno has been even more special because of how hard we have worked to get there. He has the best personality and is the sweetest, silliest, and most loving horse I have ever met! Bruno is owned by one of my trainers, Tara Niculescu. Having someone that knows him so well train me has been extremely helpful and has played a large role in getting us to where we are now. I am so thankful for my amazing horses, my trainers who have helped me grow as a rider and to my parents who allow me to do this sport. 

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