Beason Will Ride in World Championships
Linne Beason
Linne Beason

Nov. 8, 2013

By Jillian Bertolucci

FRESNO, Calif.--Junior rider Linne' Beason will ride on the world's stage, competing in the American Paint Horse Association Amateur World Championships in Fort Worth, Texas.

Beason leaves Friday to compete for eight days straight against the best riders in the world. Although Beason is experienced in competing at the APHA youth level, winning several first place trophies, this will be her first world competition at amateur level. At this level, riders are above age 19, but not yet professional.

Although Beason rides Horsemanship on her home dirt, she will be competing in six other events, as well: all-around, hunt seat equitation, showmanship, trail, western riding and western pleasure. However, she hopes to do best in her familiar event.

"I am on the Horsemanship team at Fresno State, so it would be cool to win because it gets the word out about our program," she said. "I practice it all year long, so it is really exciting to actually be able to transfer that to a competition outside of school."

Beason will be competing against anywhere from 20 to 70 riders in each event. The stakes are high and competition is tough, but Beason is just excited to be with her friends.

"It's a really fun atmosphere, and I am excited to hang out with my friends," she said. "And if you win, winning is fun."

You can catch Beason ride in her home arena in February when the `Dogs host a tournament against Baylor and SMU.

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