Alayna Gray, 7, of Johnstown, won the first poster contest during the Saratoga Race Course Open House in July.
continued “It’s actually easy because once you start learning it’s pretty easy,” said Gray, who is very proud to have never fallen off. “My riding teacher said that I could do one of the small jumps they have by next riding lesson. I learn to trot and walk and I hope I can canter.”
And according to Dorianne Gray, Alayna has a new career goal in mind.
“She said ‘I can be a jockey’ but she’s very tall for 7 so I had to say ‘I don’t think you’ll be able to be a jockey because you have to be of smaller stature,’” said Dorianne Gray. “She said she’ll start training now while she’s little.”