Youth Spotlight – Kristina Hakala

In Youth Spotlight by admin

Kristina Hakala is currently 16 years old and attends Lo-Ellen Park Secondary School in the Sudbury area. She rides Right Investment aka Reggie on the Area 3 circuit in Halter, Showmanship, Trail, and Horsemanship, with Trail being their favourite.

This season Kristina and Reggie recently graduated from the Green as Grass Trail class to the Novice and 14-18 Youth Trail Classes. It was obvious they had worked hard with the results they got in their debut. The team is also Reserve High point in Novice Youth Horsemanship for 2012, with many top placements throughout the year in all their events with the help of her coach, Cyndi Jackson.

At home Kristina says Reggie will follow her around the farm like a puppy while she is doing her chores. What a sweetheart! Kristina enjoys showing for the competition, and learning how to face new challenges that come along with competing.

Being involved with horses since before she can remember, Kristina says her biggest accomplishment to date is qualifying this year, for the Novice World Championships in Tennessee. We are sure that her hard work and dedication will pay off and Ontario will be well represented with her and Reggie rockin’ the pen down there.

Other than horses, Kristina enjoys Nordic Skiing and Slow Pitch Baseball. She also enjoys music and movies of course. Kristina aspires to one day carry on to University, and become an engineer.

We would like to wish Kristina and Reggie all the best in their upcoming adventures!!