Youth wins competition

Laken Snyder recently competed in seven events with two horses, a purebred Arabian and a half-Arabian, at the Arabian Youth Nationals Horse Show in Albuquerque, N.M., in July.

Of the seven events, Snyder made it through the cut classes and moved on to finals in six events. She ended with five National Top 10 awards.

Snyder keeps her horses at home and does her own training. She competes in many disciplines including Western, hunt seat, saddle seat, equitation and native costume.

She is the granddaughter of Larry and Marlene Snyder of Harman and daughter of Lonnie and Laura Snyder of Stockdale, Texas.