Parker Howard and Gremeadows Vogue

[Photo by Leslie Potter/US Equestrian]

Most 10-year-old girls walk through life. Not Parker Howard. Parker Howard gallops through life on top of her horse, Greymeadows Vogue. Together, they soar through the air. They race toward victory. They win 

Pony Finals. 

Parker, a High Shoals Elementary School student, won first placein the “10 and under 2020 medium green” pony division and won third overallin the “2020 medium green” pony division in the United States Equestrian Federation Pony Finals in Lexington, Kentucky, on Aug. 13 of this year.  

“It felt really good because I love jumping,” Parker said. “It felt like I was soaring through the air.”  

Parker and Greymeadows Vogue went through eight jumps on the obstacle course. 

“It wasn’t that difficult because I knew my pony was going to jump every single jump,” she said. 

Parker fell in love with horses at 6 years old when a friend invited her to a birthday party at Pecan Lane Farm, a hunter-jumper facility in Bishop, where she got to ride a horse for the first time. 

“I just fell in love with it,” Parker said. “[My parents] signed me up, and here I am.” 

For more on this story, see the Sept. 2 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, call (706) 769-5175 or visit the tab on our website. 

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