Angie Cannizzaro and Moonlite Ventures Champions in the Equine Chronicle Congress Masters 2YO Western Pleasure

October 28th, 2012 11:10 AM | No Comments

Angie Cannizzaro enjoys her moment after winning the Masters 2YO Western Pleasure at the 2012 All American Quarter Horse Congress

Angie Cannizzaro is one happy lady today!  The elevated mood of last night’s Congress Masters 2 Year Old Western Pleasure win has definitely not worn off!  Piloting her mare, Moonlite Ventures, to the champion slot was a career high point for Cannizzaro. Having shown in only one previous Congress Masters class, this is a very big deal for Angie and “Paisley!”

The mare was purchased by Cannizzaro at the 2011 Reichert sale as a yearling, from Amy Gumz.  Gumz commented, “She was always a mature and very smart filly.  She was one of the farm favorites when we were prepping horses for the Reichert sale.”  When Cannizzaro saw the filly, she “just had to have her somehow.  She was so pretty and moved so good; she really caught my eye.”

Her ride in the Masters last night was so smooth and natural.  “She just did everything I asked.  Everywhere I pointed she went.  She stayed and rode so good for me.  All I had to do was just enjoy the ride she gave me!”

Judge placings for this class were varied, and although Angie knew she was either in first or second, she didn’t know who the tiebreaker was until the end.   “I thought I was going to throw up. I was so nervous. When they called my name as the Champion, it was so surreal.”

The next step for Moonlite Ventures is the AQHA World Show next month.  Cannizzaro was previously committed to another horse, so she has asked Kenny Lakins to show the mare.  “He’s really excited to show her!” said Angie, “and I know they will do great together.”

Full results for this class are below…

#1 – Moonlite Ventures – Angie Canizzaro; owned by Angie Cannizzaro

#2 – Rewind And Repeat – Brian Cox; owned by Allen & Marilyn Wade

#3 -Machine Power – Jay Starnes; owned by Brenda Yates

#4 – Its A Southern Thing – Shane Dowdy; owned by Gumz Farms Quarter Horses

#5 – KM Zippin The Best – Gil Galyean; owned by Masterson Farms

#6 -  Original Cowboy – Rusty Green; owned by Simons Show Horses

#7 – Get Her Vitals – Randy Wilson; owned by Ron Shelly

#8 – Forever N Ever – Amanda Lauren Jackson; owned by Stanley & Susan Scott

#9 – WSR Flymetothemoon – Jeff Long; owned by Liz Hay

#10 – Got My Sway On – Jeff Cochran; owned by Jeff Cochran

#11 – Sure Ama Hottie – Brian Baker; owned by Beau Baird

#12 – This Moonlights Hot – Casey Willis; owned by Dana Smith and Jon Barry

#13 – Armed An Dangerous – Patrick Heeley; owned by Knapp Reichert Ventures

#14 – Sassy N Good – Scott Frye; owned by FMH Inc/ Scott Frye

#15 – Im A Queen Bee – Katy Jo Davis; owned by Rick Meredith

Click here to see the PleasureHorse results page including photos from Jeff Kirkbride Photography…

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