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Oxford teen to compete for NBHA horse riding championship
From left, teammates Lauren Pechacek of Covington, trainer Jennifer Kelly of Sawtooth Ranch and Taylor Stanley of Oxford at the NBHA Youth & Teen World Championships in Perry. - photo by Submitted Photo | The Covington News

OXFORD, Ga. -- Taylor Stanley of Oxford is competing this week in the 25th Annual National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA) Youth & Teen World Championships being held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry. 

The Teen Division features over 1000 riders from all over the United States, plus Australia, Panama and Italy. 

The competition continues all week, concluding with the finals Saturday July 29th.

Stanley, 19, rode when she was nine years old, then studied ballet for eight years before returning to the rink two years ago.

Stay tuned to for our extended feature story on Stanley that will run both in our Sunday print edition and here at