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About KO Eventing
Kristen & Bumblebee (1994)
Kristen Orton (nee Enedy) was born loving all things horses. Her parents took her to a local park for a pony ride and she was hooked. Kristen began riding at age 7 at a local hunter jumper barn and she and her pony Bumblebee had success competing at the local and national shows. After watching the 1993 North American Young Rider Eventing Championships, she knew that Eventing was her calling and began riding with French certified instructor, Valerie Bertoli of Valoche Stables. Kristen spent many years working and riding under the tutelage of Valerie and developed several young horses, particularly off the track Thoroughbreds, and had much success at the upper levels in Eventing at the national and international level.
Kristen has also had the opportunity to clinic with some of the best riders and trainers in the business, such as: 1996 French Olympian Jacques Dulcy, Ian Stark, Leslie Law, Jimmy Wofford, Darren Chiacchia, Eicke von Veltheim as well as local trainers Yves Sauvignon and Andrea Pfeiffer, BHSII.
Roue & Kristen - Galway Downs CIC** (Chronicle of the Horse 2005)
Crocodile & Kristen - Twin Rivers HT 2009
Kristen & Beauji - 2004 Area VI Prelim Champions! (Captured Moment Photo)