Anne Warner, of Lincoln, Nebraska, has her sights set on the AON/USHJA National Championships this year with her horse OTTB Double Clear's Flat Sexy.
"I had just been wondering what my summer plan with Flat Sexy should be after he showed so well in WEC (World Equestrian Center) and was lamenting that there were no open jumper championships in the style of the Zone Championships that we have every year for juniors and amateurs...when (the National Championships) post from the USHJA popped up on my timeline!" Warner said. "Immediately that became the goal of the next five months."
Although they had a limited amount of shows to participate in, Warner said their performances were strong enough to get them on the qualified list for the 1.20m and 1.30m open jumper divisions this year. She is excited to represent Zone 6 at the Championships riding her off-the-track Thoroughbred.
"I am massively looking forward to this National Championship because there are so many lower level pros like myself who do not have World Cup horses, but who would like to showcase their nice, up-and-coming jumpers in a Championship-style format."
Photo provided by Anne Warner.