Congratulations to the 2014 APHA No. 1 Champions
The April issue of the Paint Horse Journal celebrates 2014′s top APHA riders as they reflect on the successes and challenges of their year. Though winning in the pen is necessary to climb to the No. 1 spot, each rider revealed that there’s more to their stories than just blue ribbons and trophies. Be on the lookout for the April issue, arriving in mailboxes soon.
Congratulations to the following teams:
No. 1 Youth 13 & Under—Erin Griffin & Figure On Fancy
Erin and “Cody” had a year of firsts, as the young equestrienne introduced the Western pleasure-focused horse to all-around events.
No. 1 Youth 14–18—Taylor Dixon & My Sensational Cookie
Facing her last year as a Youth—and her last semester of high school—Taylor carefully planned her show schedule to get the most out of the fewest shows; her planning helped her reach her competitive goals without sacrificing important senior-year memories and events.
No 1. Youth Solid Paint-Bred—Jesse Lambourn & Invite Beth
Though he’s used to doing well wherever he goes, Jesse still struggled with nerves when it game to his AjPHA Youth World Championship Show debut.
Youth Rookie of the Year—Lauren Gralla & RL Sudden Style
Lauren and “700′s” favorite class is trail. In their first year of walk-jog-lope classes, the team had to work to add the extra gait while still nailing patterns.
For the full list 2014 winners, visit APHA.com.