Makiah Wentz has earned the inaugural CHJA Junior Rider Grant presented by the Junior Committee. The grants are designed to help young riders in Colorado show and compete.
Makiah, who will be a junior at Pine Creek High School, trains with her mom, Amberlee, and her grandmother, Frances Nix. She competes in the CHJA Medals and equitation divisions.
She, along with other applicants, submitted an essay which was then numbered to ensure anonymity. These essays were read and evaluated by the Junior Committee and then by CHJA President Jill Pelzel.