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Young Madeline and Hope to Star have a blast Eventing with adult riders

On a flea-bitten gray, a young girl beats adults

On a flea-bitten gray who once looked old beyond his years rides a fearless young girl who is talented beyond hers. Facing much younger horses with much older riders, 15-year-old Madeline Parisan and her 18-year-old Thoroughbred Hope to Star clinched a hard-won second place ribbon at Plantation Field International Sept. 20. The win has set her up to pursue her goal to move up from One Star to Intermediate and eventually Two Star, says the young rider, who adds that on her OTTB she feels safe and confident enough to face the stiffest competition. “At Plantation Fields, competing against the […]