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KC trio helps Creekside Farm take Zone 4 riding championship
THE TEAM FROM CREEKSIDE FARM displays their ribbons and hardware which they won at the Zone 4 Region High School riding championships in Pendleton. Pictured, from left, are Sarah Addy, Sara Sloop, Kayleigh Gates, Morgan Smerdell, Brooklin Kuipers, Sara Smith, Sara Gates May, Kendall Farmer, Hannah Gates and Isabelle Fralick.
Three Kershaw County teenagers have brought home the Zone 4 Region 4 High School Championship along with their team, Creekside Farm, under the direction of Adrian Mack and Emma Phillips. Kayleigh Gates, 16, and Hannah Gates, 15, from Camden High School and Morgan Smerdell, 15, from Lugoff-Elgin High School combined with the efforts of teens from across the state to make up the 2014-2015 Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) team for Creekside Farm which just last year claimed the National Championship. The competition was held on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the T. Ed Garrison Arena in Pendleton.