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Sports - January 1, 2014

Cagan gets back on the horse

After an eight-year struggle with Lyme disease from a tick bite, former World Champion equestrian Sherry Wolfenbarger Cagan of Portola Valley recently competed at the National Cutting Horse Association Futurity World Championship in Fort Worth, Texas.

She made it within one point of reaching the semifinals after working especially hard to get back in the saddle.

"Just three months ago, I couldn't walk up the stairs during a relapse," she says.

Cagan competed many times during the 1980s and 1990s, and is close to obtaining $500,000 in NCHA lifetime earnings, which would qualify her to be inducted into the organization's Hall of Fame.

Last year Cagan helped found the Bay Area Lyme Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting prevention, diagnoses and cures.

Kate Daly


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