Skagit County duo win big at national dressage competition

Claire Darnell and her horse Harrold finished first place in the U.S Equestrian Federation Dressage Festival of Champions.

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. — A duo in Skagit County won big at the U.S Equestrian Federation Dressage Festival of Champions.

Claire Darnell and her horse Harrold finished first in the national competition. 

Dressage is an Olympic equestrian sport. The word “dressage” comes from the French word “dresseur,” which means training, and the sport involves showing off a horse’s training by performing a set of choreographed movements. 

While Darnell expressed the importance of good training when it comes to horse dancing, she didn’t miss a

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