CRESTVIEW — Family and friends are doing what it takes to make sure Hanna Greenfield competes in the country's second largest Arabian horse show.
It'll cost almost $3,000, including registration fees and travel costs, for the 12-year-old to participate in the Arabian Horse Association's Region XII in May in Perry, Ga., horse trainer Marissa Brown said.
Trainers at The Equestrian Center in Fort Walton Beach hope fundraisers help the Baker School student and her horse, Espania, a 20-year-old Arabian mare, make it there.
●An anonymous donor contributed $1,000.
●Leslie Gilchrist is selling Mary Kay products and donating 80 percent of proceeds.
●Brown created a gofundme.com account that has raised $75, as of this writing.
Such efforts are worth it, as Hanna's dedication to training earned her 20 top-placing awards in Class A competitions, family members said.
"If she is willing to go out there and do what she does with the help of her trainers (Devon Smith, Daphne Whitehead, Randee Harvell and Brown), then it's the least we can do to try and help her get the money to go," said Sharon Adams, Hanna's grandmother.
Hanna has earned 10 points in Class A shows, which is enough to compete in Perry, Brown said.
And she has earned almost 100 ribbons after participating in almost 40 competitions since 2010, trainers said.
"We are going to get her there one way or the other," Whitehead said.
Hanna said she appreciates everything the center has done for her and hopes all of her hard work pays off.
"I feel like we can still do this," she said.