MOUNTAIN TRAIL CHAMPION
The exciting sport of Mountain Trail combines the thrill of natural obstacles found on wilderness trails with top-notch horsemanship skills. Owned by Mountain Trail pioneer Mark Bolender, Checkers has won the overall high point and National Champion titles in 2008, 2009, and 2010 – all while being ridden without a bridle!
Checkers is an American Quarter Horse gelding, with a registered name of Sir Rugged Chex. His grandsire is the famous Rugged Lark!