With Two Working Arms, Vaulter Carries Home National Title Cup

When we last left MacKenzie Thurman, she was wearing a sling on her arm and a frown on her face.

Just days before competing at the American Vaulting Association Nationals last August, she suffered a broken left arm that sidelined her for the biggest event of the year —and of her young career.

But 13 months later, she’s back on horseback and wearing one wide smile of pride.

Not only did she once again qualify to compete at the national level, but she and her Mt. Eden Vaulting Club teammates brought the 2009 United States Equine Federation/AVA National Championship back from a trip to Lexington, Ky…

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Date: 9-29-2009