Level 1 Exhibitor Hits the Jackpot
Traci Nelson got lucky in Las Vegas!
On her first visit to the SmartPak West AQHA Level 1 (Novice) Championships, the Pilot Point, Texas, horsewoman not only won her Level 1 amateur hunt seat equitation class, she also raked in a share of the jackpot that went with the class.
“I can’t believe this,” she said in tears. “I entered the jackpot at the last minute a few weeks ago. I thought, ‘Why not, we’re here and if you get a chance to get a little bit back, that helps!”
A few weeks prior to the show, for an additional fee, exhibitors could enter the optional jackpot for a chance at prize money; that fee was $50 for each amateur class and $25 for each youth class. The jackpot pays out to the 10th-place exhibitor. For a full list of rules and the jackpot payout schedule, view the 2014 Level 1 Championships handbook.
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