Grafton -? Grafton resident Kyla P. McDonald and her horse, “Step Up And Luke,” received second place in the 2012 Nutrena AQHA Novice Championship East held in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Oct. 4-7.
McDonald has been riding for 18 of her 21 years and has trained with her mother, Charlene Clouthier at Hillside Meadows, 111 George Hill Rd., Grafton.
Upton resident Chelsea Gorius placed in the competition as well, winning a Top 5 spot in the AQHA Halter Aged Mares division with her horse “Cocktails Only”.
Both Kyla and Chelsea have also trained with Eugene Spagnola at Powder Brook Farm in Connecticut.