Kadillac Colors competes in nationals

Fruitvale resident Colleen Kramer and her horse, Kadillac Kolors, strutted their stuff at the Arabian Sport Horse National Championships.

Fruitvale resident Colleen Kramer and her horse, Kadillac Kolors, strutted their stuff at the Arabian Sport Horse National Championships in Nampa, Idaho last month.

The pair finished ranked in the Top 10 in Amateur Training Level Dressage from a field of over 300 horses and riders from across North America.

“I am thrilled with his effort,” says Kramer. “He was one of the youngest horses in his division, but he really tried hard and kept his focus. This is the first time competing at the national level for me and the horse.”

The horse, nicknamed “Splash” is a six-year-old half-Arabian that Kramer has owned and trained for over two years. They qualified for the nationals by winning a championship, a reserve championship and three additional Top Fives at the Regional Championships in Portland, Ore. Last year.

Dr. Kramer is a veterinarian who owns the Beaver Valley Animal Clinic in Fruitvale.