Reed Kessler is taking her talents to Lexington

17 year old show jumping phenom and US Olympic hopeful Reed Kessler and her family have just bought a horse farm in Lexington, Kentucky.

The family bought a 150 acre section of Cobra Farm, located just miles from the Kentucky Horse Park.  According to The Herald Leader, Reed’s parents, Teri and Murray Kessler, who is chairman, president and CEO of Lorillard, plan to move to Lexington from New York this summer as well.  Reed Told The Herald Leader:

“[Lexington] is absolutely heaven.  We were never home — we go from Florida to Europe and back — although we actually show more in Kentucky now, really. This just made so much more sense. It’s such a wonderful horsey area. … This will be a nice place to lay over.”

Reed won the USEF’s Marck selection trials in Wellington earlier this year with Cylana.  That win catapulted here to the long list for the London Olympics.  Reed is trained by Katie and Henri Prudent.  Reed and Cylana accrued 5 penalties Friday night in Lexington at the $50,000 Hagyard Grand Prix, which was won by Beezie Madden.

Tune into the USEF Network presented by SmartPak on Sunday, May 13th at 4:00PM ET for the second class of the 2012 USEF SJ Team Observation Event.

Go Reed.

[The Herald Leader via Samantha L Clark, photo via Sportfot and USEF]
(If you want to stay updated on all cool things eventing and horses in gerneal, follow Samantha on Twitter @SamanthaLClark)

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