Had a fun competition with winning all Non Pro Ranch Classes, earning the High Point buckle for this title.
Sam held his own well against the professionals, with a unanimous Ranch conformation win.
We had a great showing in Ranch, Youth and Non Pro Halter, ending up with some great jackets a halter and 2 buckles.
Sam was Ranch Futurity Winner, NSBA Ranch Riding Champion, & High Point Halter Horse.
Sam was also shown by Evan Kish, and helped him earn High Point Walk Trot 10 & U, High Point Grassroots Youth and Res High Point Overall Youth.
After only having Sam back in Canada for 3 weeks, it was a fabulous show, and he thorougly enjoyed being ranch, halter and youth horse :-)
Reserve National Champion! We lost to the tie judge! but we were very happy to be placed 1st with two judges!
We were 7th overall with some decent placings out of 11 horses (5/6/8/9 ).
My favorite class - we over did a down transition and ended up with a major - but really happy with the rest! we came out 4th/6/6/6 with a 6th overall.
Was great riding with such a deep pool of talent. we will post our ride soon - Jr HUS we were 13, 14, 14, 15 out of 15. and super happy with our ride among all the pros!
placed 7th, 10, 10 & 12 out of 21 entries!
12th Non Pro Most Colorful
11th Open Most Colorful
Sam's a member of our family - born in 2012 at Linwood Equine Ranch and raised by us. Luckily he had a mind and ability to be trained and maintained by us as amateurs, and every point he earned to date, and his competition at the World Show has been done by his NonPro owner.... which we strongly believe speaks to his Sire (Eye Rock)'s amazing disposition and desire for partnership.
Sam's Accomplishments (as of fall 2018)
ApHC Championship Award
8 ROM Awards (HUS, Trail, WP, 5 Halter awards, including Hunter in Hand)
>$26,000 in NAERIC earnings
11x Canadian National Champion (HUS, WP, Ranch Trail, Ranch Pleasure, Performance Geldings, Most Colorful & NP Most Colorful)
2018: World Qualifier in 16 events
Top Earning NAERIC $ earner
Earned 2 Open ROMs (Western Pleasure and Performance Halter Geldings)
and 2 NonPro ROMs (Halter & Hunter in Hand)
ApHC Territory 1 High Point Champion in 4 Open events and 2 NonPro events.
World ApHC Standings: #7 Non Pro Most Colorful, #8 Senior Hunter Under Saddle
and #10 Performance Geldings
2017: Top Earning NAERIC horse (almost $10k)
Earned ApHC Championship Award
& 7 ROM Awards (HUS, Trail, Western Pleasure, 4 in Halter)
ApHC Territory 1 High Point Champion in 8 events
World ApHC Standings: #3 Open Jr Hunter under Saddle, #5 Open Aged Geldings, #5 NNP HUS, #6 NP Most Colorful, #8 Open Junior Trail
Regional Awards: High Point Overall, High Point Performance, High Point Jr Horse & High Point Nov NP Horse (Sask App Horse Club)
Res High Point Jr Horse (ND App Club & AHAA)
World Show competitor (Top 11!)
World Qualifier in 9 events
2016: Cdn National Show High Point English Horse
Multi-show High Point Halter & High Point Performance Horse Winner
I'll be writing a bit about our journey - most interesting one I've had so far!