Natalie Johnson, a rider at the 2005 Maclay National Championship, shares the inside scoop on the show and what it's like to on Animal Planet's new series "Horse Power: Road to the Maclay" in her EquiSearch blog.
A top-notch rider at the end of her junior career, Natalie was Junior Hunter Grand Champion at the Washington International Horse Show at the end of October 2005 with the beautifully predictable Moulin Rouge. A New York University freshman, Natalie trains with Andre Dignelli and plans to concentrate on jumpers after the Maclay.
All her prize money goes to a good cause--JustWorld International, which helps underprivileged children in developing countries. Natalie takes this seriously; she has even visited the kids in Honduras. Her parents encouraged her to become involved with Just World.
Check out Natalie's behind-the-scenes blog, and leave her comments and questions.
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