By SAMANTHA KRULEWITZ
After one and a half years of preparing, cleaning and taking care of her horse, Sarah Shantz, 11, was ready for competition.
Shantz, of Sharpsburg, is a member of the Antietam Farm Red Ribbon Club.
She competed Monday in the English Horse Show. Her horse, MLF Topic Rose, is a 10-year-old Morgan, daughter of Tedwin Topic, a thoroughbred that recently died.
Kathy Shantz, Sarah's mother, said she is very modest.
"She loves that horse. She's at the farm from 10 in the morning to 6 in the evening everyday cleaning out horse stable and taking care of her horse. It's part of her 4-H project," she said.