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Team #596 Lynn Kendrick and Shamir

Team #596: Lynn Kendrick and Shamir
From: Phoenix, Maryland
Ages: 74 & 27
Combined Age: 101
Test: Introductory Level Test A
Date: September 25, 2022

As the saying goes, “it takes a village to raise a child,” it took the ladies at my barn to get me and Shamir to the Century Club ride. We were trailered, groomed, and pampered. I could not have done it without them.

I have been counting the years to when Shamir and I would qualify for the for the age requirement. I have been interested in the Century Club since trying to get my dear friend, Jill, to ride for it, but she passed and that never happened. I wish she was here to share this with me.

I have been riding since I was six years old with weekly lessons until my aunt and uncle won a pony at the local carnival when I was 11. Everything changed, for the better.  From there, we graduated to more ponies and horses, to showing and fox hunting. At 15, I retrained an off-the-track Thoroughbred racehorse.

Shamir, a purebred Arabian, came into my life when I was going through a difficult time. He was just what I needed! Together we logged miles and miles of trails, paper chases, and the latest, a Century Club ride. Always the character, Shamir is 27 and I am 74 years young.

Thank you to The Dressage Foundation and the Maryland Dressage Association for their support of our Century Club ride. I loved every minute of it and so did Shamir.