Kayla Wolfe Wins Laura Pickett Excellence In Horsemanship Award

Kayla Wolfe has recently won the Laura Pickett Excellence in Horsemanship Award for her enthusiasm and horsemanship at the regional level of the 2020 Washington International Horse Show. She got the award on Oct. 18 at the Morven Park International Equestrian Center in Leesburg.

Kayla Wolfe

According to the Springfield Connection, “The Laura Pickett Trophy for Excellence in Horsemanship was donated to the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) by Vicki Lowell and created in memory of equestrian and trainer – Laura Pickett. Pickett lost her fight against breast cancer at just 52 years of age, after a five-year battle. The Trophy honors her contributions to the sport she loved and the legacy she left behind. She inspired enthusiasm for life, in addition to good horsemanship, and her award is presented to an “up and coming” rider who best exhibits the same qualities. Of those nominated, Wolfe rose to the top and was presented the honor from WIHS Project Coordinator Lara McPherson.”

As per Springfield Connection, “Wolfe is in her senior year at Bishop Ireton in Alexandria where she participates in the National Honor Society and Peer Helpers and applied for UCDavis to take part in their equestrian program. She chose this school on her own, even though the family doesn’t have a link to California. Her mother said she’ll probably earn a degree in business or engineering, but they liked the strong equestrian program that was offered there. “There is a dream she’s had for years,” Solis said. Wolfe plans on competing in other shows up until she goes off to college next fall.”

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