The Horse Show: S3E1 - Katie Keller, Eventing
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South African Eventer Katie Keller, 23, wrapped up last season being crowned the Senior National Champion just to confirm that her Pony and Junior titles were not a phase of youth. In 2007, Katie, who recently moved close to Durban, established her name in eventing in the Gauteng Province, following in her mother’s footsteps. Katie’s passion was inspired by her mother, Karen Keller, who is a well-respected Dressage trainer based in Kyalami, Johannesburg. Katie has consistently been on championship teams and in 2008 took the Pony Championship title, followed by the Junior title in 2010 and Team Gold Medal in 2012. “I was sort of born almost on horseback,” she noted, “I’ve always been around horses, and horse passionate, and just loved them.” Devoted to eventing Katie understands the challenges of establishing an international profile and what it will cost to train and compete overseas. She has had a taste of training in England and the U.S. and one gets the feeling that it’s only a matter of time before Katie…