I’m Keira and I currently own two OTTBs, Arkenstone and Latitude, who were both owned and raced by my parents before they went into retraining. I live just a few minutes away from the Del Mar Racetrack where Arkenstone used to race. I’m 13 and I’ve been riding for pretty much all of my life, but have only started competing in the last five years. I show in the .80 and .90 jumpers with my horses. I’m going to be doing the course on Arkenstone, who I’ve had for about a year. We brought him down to San Diego from Los Angeles last June, but he coliced and had to have surgery in July. I helped with rehabilitating him all through last year and it taught me so much. I’m happy to ride for the Real Rider Cup, as growing up I was able to be around all of these truly special horses who deserve nice homes to retire to.

Current Job: Student

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Horse: Arkenstone

Sex: gelding

color: Bay

Age: 10

Horse Barn: Arkenstone

Racing Stable: Thor-Bred Stables LLC

Total Donations$9560
Erik Nygaard$600.00
Jen Roytz$50.00
Helena Tichy$100
Nancy Zyburt$250.00
Elliot Kolin$50.00
Leif B. Nygaard$100.00
Jessica Lynn$50.00
Phyllis Forton$25.00
Carolyn Sanchez$20.00
George Jaquette$250.00
Patricia Turner$25.00
Amy Hess$200.00
John Lyle$200
John Ernst$250
sandra yeager$200.00
Jonathan Socolow$75.00
Rick VanAuken$100.00
Gayle Van Leer$50
Karen Blaho$25.00
Elliott Walden$100
Charles Seremjian$50.00
Chris Aytug$50.00
brian graves$100
Dawn Mellen$500.00
Siamak Tajbakhsh$50
John Friedman$100
Alan Wilson$100
Bill Mott$100.00
David Welles$250.00
Ocala Jockey Club $250
Benjamin and Vickie Betts$200
Kevin McDermott$50
William Turner$75
Jenn Marun$100
kathleen marlon$500
Philip Cillis$100
Helena Tichy$155.00
Kathleen O'Connell$300
Leah Omeara$50
Henry George$100
Julie Teel Regan$100.00
Frida Lebreton-Greiner$50.00
Kimberly Cullip$200.00
Kara Vittitow$100.00
H. Graham Motion$50
Morgan Brown$10
William Mathes$500.00
marette farrell$200.00
Pavla Nygaard$500
Walt Czerminski$100
Kristin Fairbanks$200
holly dunham$100.00
Edward Harris$50
Mark Lappe$200.00
Neil Drysdale$500
Alan Balch$250.00
Mary Oblon$25.00
stephen hom$75
Randi Mandella$200.00
Paul Saam$250