By Gary Lloyd
A Paine Primary School second-grader has been named the grand champion in a horsemanship competition.
Ella Allen, 7, won grand champion in the Alabama Winter Tournament Association competition for horsemanship and equitation earlier this month
Allen won this by competing in shows in December, January, February and March, and by receiving first or second place in those shows. She also accumulated the highest points for the winter tournament.
Allen is a member of the American Saddlebred Association of Alabama and has been riding and taking lessons for a year and a half at Starlite Farm Equestrian Center in Odenville.
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