Laura Sumrall is a 23-year-old horse rider who has been taking the internet by storm, thanks to her performance in the 2015 Kentucky Reining Cup. This competition showcases the athleticism of ranch horses and their riders.
Laura’s performance was inspired by Disney’s hit movie Frozen. She and her beautiful dressage horse won the World Freestyle Reining title for this routine. Laura is the senior captain of the women’s equestrian team at Texas A&M University. It was actually her mother who came up with the idea for this performance. And her horse Wimpys Top Model gave her his full support.
The reaction they get from the audience for their performance is outstanding. Wait till you see this amazing routine. I think that Laura and her horse must have an amazing relationship and a true connection in order to pull off this flawless routine. They communicate with each other in ways that aren’t even visible to most people, and they understand each other perfectly.
All it takes is a subtle movement or touch for this horse to respond. Dressage is like a dance between horse and rider, and I would say these two have mastered it. Her costume, the crowds, and the noise don’t distract this horse in the least. He is focused and driven, and so is Laura. That is what makes them both champions. Watch Laura and Wimpy’s performance in the video below.