The National Sunshine Series was honored to host this year’s Onondarka Medal Final, a prestigious long-running event for young riders, many of whom have grown up to become iconic Grand Prix show jumping stars.
The top prize went to 12-year-old Elli Yeager of Westlake Village, California, who rode in memory of her friend, Shelby Drazan, who was taken at the young age of 17, a fellow prize winning rider. Elli won the medal final aboard Copperfield 39, a Dutch Warmblood. Elli, who just turned 12 in October, also placed well in numerous other classes, including a win in the Zone 10 Equitation Championship for Riders 11 Years of age and under.
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