Girl with ties to Truro making waves in horseback riding

Published on August 1, 2014
K-Lani Rae Vickery, 14, just competed in the Palomino World Championship in Tunica, Mississippi, riding Coco Padron. The girl, whose parents are from Truro and grandparents still live here, was a finalist in the championship and took fifth place, making the ‘Top Five’ category ranking for the world championship. Submitted photo

TRURO – A young girl with ties to Truro has been making a name for herself in horseback riding in the United States.

K-Lani Rae Vickery, 14, just competed in the Palomino World Championship in Tunica, Miss., riding Coco Padron.

The Navarre, Florida girl trained with Janet Evans, owner and operator of The Equestrian Center in Fort Walton Beach, since she was nine years old. She’s the daughter of Chuck and Stacey (Davis) Vickery, originally from Truro, and the granddaughter of John and Jacqueline Davis, both of Truro.

K-Lani was a finalist in the championship, and took fifth place, making the ‘Top Five’ category ranking for the world championship.

“It felt great that I was able to go and even place,” K-Lani said in an email sent to the Truro Daily News. “I learned that not everything always goes your way or the way you want it to, and sometimes things are out of your control. But, you learn a lot and that is the great thing about life and horses. There is so much to learn.”

K-Lani also said her parents would “rather I hang out with horses instead of boys.”