August 21, 2011
The all-around winners cap off the 2011 AQHA Region Seven Championship.
The 2011 AQHA Region Seven Championship is at a close, wrapping up four days of American Quarter Horse competition, August 18-21, at the Blackhawk Arena in Salina, Utah. By the last show day, the combined entries for the Regional Championship and the AQHA double-judged pointed show had swelled to more than 920 (unofficial), up from 2010.
Don’t forget! The top three finishers in each class at this year’s Region Seven receive an automatic invitation to the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Association Novice Championship Show October 14.
The hunt for the high-point titles for each division went down to the last speed event classes, with the standings not known until the final tally. Here are the talented horses and riders who won the all-around awards in their respective divisions.
(*won a Tex Tan saddle sponsored by Markel Insurance)
Amateur* – Shaded Assets and Cindy Clark, Battle Mountain, Nevada
Reserve – Justa Nuff Machine and Marnie Mellus, Tooele, Utah
Novice amateur* – Slide N Shine Chex and Alisha Brown, Tonopah, Nevada
Reserve – Certain Hez Good and Jocelyn Jarrett, Peoria, Arizona
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Select – Bump Up Th Benchmark and Julie Williams, Sandy, Utah
Reserve – Make My Asher Grey and Nancy Martin, Lehi, Utah
Youth* – Cruisen Slow N Sweet and Grace Gallup, Nampa, Idaho
Reserve – No Boundary and Kelsey Jung, Farmington, Utah
Novice youth* – Two Jacks Sun and Jason Seymour, Olathe, Colorado
Reserve – Cruisen Slow N Sweet and Grace Gallup, Nampa, Idaho
Green horse – Hes Inviting, owned by Julie Lyon, Meridian, Idaho; shown by AQHA Professional Horseman Lorrie Lynn, American Falls, Idaho
Walk/trot – Im Too Impulsive and Lindsay McKenna, Oakley, Utah
Look for you and your horse in the coverage slide show presented by The American Quarter Horse Journal (click on the image to see the caption):
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–Christine Hamilton, editor of The American Quarter Horse Journal.
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