Lillie Keenan wins second Leading Lady Rider Award
- January 20, 2020
- By SARA CAVANAGH
WELLINGTON, Fla.--Lillie Keenan of New York, N.Y., won her second consecutive Martha Jolicoeur Leading Lady Rider Award during week two of the 12-week Winter Equestrian Festival on Saturday night, Jan. 18.
After a top placing in the $37,000 WEF Challenge Cup Round 2 CSI2* on Thursday, Jan. 16, Keenan was again in contention for the award she won during week one.
The 23-year-old and her mount Fasther then won the award with a fifth-place finish in the $73,000 Grand Prix CSI2* after leading the way by posting the first clear in the opening round.
It’s great to start out on a strong foot,” said Keenan after her win during the first week of WEF. “I’m ridiculously lucky to have these special horses that are on the young side and just working their way up. I get to learn with them, and they were unbelievable all week. I’m so grateful to the team behind me; my parents for supporting me, my management, grooms, and of course my trainer, McLain Ward. Hopefully the circuit continues like this!”