Sunday's Sporting Days Farm Show provided a look into the future. Alexandra Naja may only be 14 years old, but the New Yorker's poise in the dressage ring appears to be a harbinger of things to come. She and her 13-year-old Connemara Pony, Michan, braved the cool temperatures and drizzle while doing the Beginner Novice Test B. "We came to Aiken this winter to train with Ann Lawhorne," said Naja. "I flew to Aiken this week so I could compete." Advanced level rider Kristin Schmolze was at the show Sunday and talked about some of the young horses in her barn who might be making some noise in the near future. "I have a young Irish Sport Horse from Ireland; he's six this year, and he's a very nice horse. His name is Cornerstone Striker," said Schmolze. "I have a young Thoroughbred that I picked up last year called Patron Gold. He's a neat horse." Juli Sillman brought a Fresian mare, Deineka, to the show to do a dressage test. The Massachusetts-based rider is in Aiken for the winter. "Aiken is great place to get out with the young horses because there are so many different shows, and it gives you the opportunity to get your horse exposed to so many different things," said Sillman. "She belongs to a friend of mine, and she was brought to the show, just for the exposure."