Local wins horse jumping contest

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From left: Kristiana Konkol-Mroczkowski, Maddie Clarfield and Lydia Bowman

Thirteen year-old Juliana Ball won the $1,500 Modified Junior-Amateur Jumper Classic(1.20 meters) at the Oaks Blenheim Summer Classic in San Juan Capistrano this past weekend. Riding her horse, Sjapoo, the Malibu High School student had the best time against 33 competitors. She was the youngest rider in the event.

Ball is competing this week at Showpark in Del Mar. She will finish the month of August with two weeks of competition in Argentina. Ball trains at Karen Healey Stables in Hidden Valley.