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Ashley Stout, 2006-2019

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We are deeply saddened at the loss of our Team Member Ashley Stout, and her horse Avant Garde. We will be honoring her at the Adequan North American Youth Championship three-day event presented by Gotham North, at The Event at Rebecca Farm, Kalispell, MT., July 24-28, 2019. We thank and appreciate the Stout Family's gesture to express remembrances through donations to the Area II Young Riders program. #ride4Ashley

Shared on behalf of the Stout Family:

***In honor of Ashley, all fellow riders are encouraged to wear formal competition attire (sans helmet) to the services.

A life so beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered. Please join us as we celebrate the life of Ashley Stout. Friends will be received from 2:00PM-4:00PM and 6:00PM-8:00PM on Monday, July 15, 2019 at Koch Funeral Home (2401 S. Atherton Street, State College). The funeral service will be at 11:00AM on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Good Shepherd Catholic Church (867 Grays Woods Blvd, Port Matilda) with a luncheon to follow. Ashley’s passion for riding and for her beloved horse, Grady, drove her young life. For this reason, in lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Area 2 Young Riders Program in Ashley's name.

Area 2 Team Competitions - Season Long

Sponsored by Kealani Farm

Champion Team: Team Cairn O’Mount

Amanda Beale Clement & Carlson 119, Cynthia Sansone & Pippin VI, Elizabeth Welker-Ebling & Santana II, Julie Wotring and B. E. Excalibur, Olivia Hayes & Astrana De La Galerna

Reserve Champion Team: CDCTA Always TIPsy

Ainsley Colgan & Bay & Ginobi, Cindi Moravec & Holloway, Coree Reuter-McNamara & Another Concerto, Lindsay Berreth & Oh So Extreme, Stephanie Traylor & My Baby Grand

Third Place Team: Team Beverly

Brooke Ballaus & Beverly's Get Even, Darrin Mollett & Beverly's Beboop & Beverly's Clueso, Tori Nuckols & Gingerman & Osborne 9

Caring and Sharing: Why Young Riders Matter (from Eventing Nation)

A youth pipeline is vital. Photo by Holly Covey

You can’t have a sport without a youth pipeline. Every successful sport has one. Bringing up children on ponies, then teens on horses, and finally, young adults on event horses keeps our sport alive — literally.

So, even if you, as an adult eventer, may not have a dog in the young rider hunt, you can recognize the vital importance of the Junior and Young Rider programs in supporting eventing horsemanship and sportsmanship. Our sport has a future, basically because each Area in the United States funds Young Rider (riders aged 16 to 21 years) teams to go to an international competition, and learn what it takes to compete at a high level.

Read more at Eventing Nation


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Madison Keen and her 22 year old draft cross, Stella, running training at Fall Morven Park Horse Trials. @mvk.eventing

Madison Keen and her 22 year old draft cross, Stella, running training at Fall Morven Park Horse Trials. @mvk.eventing

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