The youngest riders got an opportunity to get some experience in the show ring by competing in the Leadline Class on Saturday during the 102nd Aiken Horse Show in Hitchcock Woods.

They each received a blue ribbon and a small stuffed animal as their prizes.

​Dede Biles is a general assignment reporter for the Aiken Standard and has been with the newspaper since January 2013. A native of Concord, N.C, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.