When equestrian athlete Kristina Harrison-Naness earned the right to
compete in a national horse event last month, she was hoping to
finish among the top participants and earn a place on the U.S. 2003
Pan American Team.
However, not only did Harrison-Naness take part in the prestigious
dressage event two weeks ago in Gladstone, N.J., but she was the
overall winner at the Federation Equestre Internationale Prix St.
Georges at the Bayer/United States Equestrian Team Festival of
Aboard her 11--year-old black gelding Kantor, the pair earned a
68.950% score to top a field of 13 horse-and-rider combinations.
Harrison-Naness is now headed to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
to represent the U.S. in the Pan American Games Aug. 7-10.
A resident of the Rancho District, Harrison-Naness -- who is a
private riding instructor -- trains at the Los Angeles Equestrian
Center in Burbank and works for Angele Farms.