Young rider wins big

Sara Nicole Mayes is shown. (Staff photo by Ray Quiroga)

Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS

At 16 year old, Laguna Vista resident Sara Nicole Mayes can ride a horse with the best of them.

In fact, it’s fair to say she is among the best riders in her age group, or most any age group for that matter, and she has the “hardware” and scholarships to prove it.

Sara recently returned from the Sun Circuit competition in Arizona and San Antonio, where she won the All-Around Novice Youth Division competing against over 40 other young riders. It was all well worth the trip; however, as she returned with a $10,000 scholarship to bring her winnings, to date, to $16,000 in scholarship money, not including other awards such as saddles.

Her training partner and “BFF” Emily Osborn from Brownsville also walked away from San Antonio with $10,000.

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