Paige Walkenbach Prevails in the 2020 PCHA Horsemanship Finals, 14 & Under
For Immediate Release:
THERMAL, Calif. – November 8, 2020 – Paige Walkenbach (Paradise Valley, AZ) wrapped up National Sunshine Series adorned in blue as the 2020 PCHA Horsemanship Finals 14 & Under Champion. Earning reserve champion was Katalina Considine-Rickard (Sherman Oaks, CA) aboard Kate Considine’s Lost in Blue and in third was Blair Conlan (Portola Valley, CA) and her own Kullen C.
Walkenbach navigated Walkenbach Equestrian LLC’s Radcliffe through two additional rounds in the Finals Sunday morning after placing first on Saturday in the first round. “I thought the courses were very challenging, there were very good riders and I had a Children’s Hunter horse two years ago, so he really taught me how to stick it out and grit,” shared Walkenbach. “I really took that with me and just had to stick it out today especially.”
Going in the third and final round, Walkenbach remained in her top position: “I knew it was going to be challenging, and probably pretty sandy in my face,” Walkenbach laughed. “I just knew if I had a solid, consistent round that I could maybe win. So I just tried my best.”
“This is my last show for the season, but we are going to be back here [at Desert International Horse Park] for the start of the new year,” noted Walkenbach.
About the Desert International Horse Park
With nearly 1.3 million square feet of competition and riding space, the Desert International Horse Park is one of the largest equestrian facilities in North America. Offering multiple weeks of world-class equestrian competition from October through March, the facility is a destination location for thousands of equestrians, their horses, family and friends for several months annually. Competitors from all over the world travel to Thermal, CA to not only compete but to enjoy everything the desert has to offer.