NSBA Winners Help Close Out World Championship Appaloosa Show
The final day of the 2015 World Championship Appaloosa Show saw NSBA exhibitors earn some of the last world champion titles in the John Justin Arena at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth. Meet some of the final champions.
Semmelmayer and Rock My Motion Earn ApPHA Youth/Non-Pro Western Pleasure Maturity
Rock My Motion earned another unanimous decision as an ApHC world champion, this time in the Appaloosa Pleasure Horse Association’s Youth/Non-Pro Western Pleasure with owner Jordan Semmelmayer in the saddle. The duo also won the highest placing lady rider award and earned $964 for the win.
The five year old gelding, known as Tex, is by Hot Chocolatey Chip and out of Shes Radical (by Radical Rodder). “We got him from trainers Doug and Tammy Rath as a two year old,” Semmelmayer said. “My trainer at that time, Gary Roberts, saw him loping in a warm up pen and told us that he was going to be pretty special. And he is!”
Earlier in the week, Tex and Semmelmayer won the ApHC and NSBA world champion titles in Non-Pro Western Pleasure, and RJ King showed the gelding to win earning the ApHC and NSBA world champion title, as well as the Breed of Choice award, in Junior Western Pleasure.
Tex and Sara Simons made history by becoming the first non-AQHA entry to win a futurity class at the All American Quarter Horse Congress by winning the Open and Limited Open divisions of the $10,000 Limited Horse Open Western Pleasure Stakes. In addition to registered American Quarter Horses, Congress show officials opened up futurity entries to registered with the American Paint Horse Association (APHA), Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC), American Buckskin Registry Association (ABRA), International Buckskin Horse Association (IBHA), Palomino Horse Breeders of America (PHBA) and the Jockey Club for the first time in 2015.
With his final class behind him, Tex will get a well-deserved vacation. “This was his last year as a junior horse, so we’ll be showing in senior events next year,” Semmelmayer said. “It’s been pretty incredible.”