Deidra Keithley and Kiss My Angel, R4 #1 Novice Horse/Rider Pair!

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Texas member Deidra Keithley and 6-year-old Gypsy Vanner Kiss My Angel, owned by Watts Way Arena, finished the 2017 Competition season at the top of the Region 4 Novice-level charts. Kiss My Angel was bred by Riverstone Ranch and is out of Riverstone Maisie, by The Gypsy King. The Watts family got her as a baby and have had her ever since.

Deidra says that her mom and sister were the ones who pulled her into the sport. “I watched my mom and sister do it for a few years,” she explains, “and I thought it would be fun to join them!”

“It has a little something for everyone. You have the discipline of dressage, the challenge of trail obstacles in EOH, and the excitement of speed. Kiss loves speed!”

When asked if there was anyone in particular she would like to thank for their support, Deidra was quick to reply, “My mom, Terri and sister, Jade for getting me involved so we can do this adventure together. I am so thankful for our times together. Tarrin Warren has been a tremendous help and is always patient when I have some dumb questions :-).”

We’re glad you decided to follow their lead, Deidra; we love seeing you and Kiss perform!

Photo courtesy of Kellee Campbell, DVM
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