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Local finishes first at national event

Jeff Tully

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

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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.

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Georges at the Bayer/United States Equestrian Team Festival of

Champions.

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

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Center in Burbank and works for Angele Farms.


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