Over Fence, Equitation and Longe Line Classes Highlight Columbus Day in Columbus, Ohio
NSBA exhibitors squeezed in another beautiful day at the 2015 Congress until rain fell in on the last classes of the day on Columbus Day in Columbus, Ohio, and earned a number of NSBA and AQHA champion titles in the process in over fence, Longe Line and the final Small Fry class of the show. The Way To Go highlights some of the day’s champions.
Over Fence Champions Named
Over fence classes were the order of the day in the Celeste Center with Working Hunter, Equitation Over Fences, Jumping and Hunter Hack filling the schedule.
Madison Eichstadt added three more NSBA bronze trophies to her total for the 2015 Congress with Its My Lucky Detail, winning NSBA and AQHA championships in Youth Jumping; the NSBA portion and reserve in the AQHA portion of Youth Equitation Over Fences; the NSBA title and sixth overall in Youth Hunter Hack 14-18.
Carsyn Hodde and Rules Change were the NSBA and AQHA champions in Youth Hunter Hack 13 & Under. The 14 year old has been with her show partner, who is known as Tike, for a year.
“Carsyn got Tike for her birthday last year,” noted David Miller, Carsyn and Tike’s trainer. “Tike is a former USEF horse. I showed him in the Progressive Working Hunter last year, and we won the series for the Huntfield Derby last year.”
“He can be really funny sometimes, but he can be serious when it’s time to show,” Hodde said of the 11 year old gelding. “He’s just an amazing horse. We had a great go and our lines were really good.” It was Hodde’s first Congress champion title. She placed fourth in the same class last year.
“He’s going to get to go home for a while and rest, and then we will be showing in the 14-18 age group next year,” Hodde said.
Other over fence champions who earned titles on Monday included: Christian Beauchemin and Frenchmen, winning the AQHA and NSBA Select Amateur Working Hunter; Abigail E Hardy and My Secret Past, who won the NSBA and AQHA championship in Youth Equitation Over Fences 13 & Under as well as the NSBA bronze and AQHA reserve champion in Novice Youth Equitation Over Fences; Kiley B Green-Dill and Know Warning, who won NSBA and AQHA Open Jumping; Raymond L Coutley and Navier Stokes, champions in NSBA and AQHA Amateur Jumping; Cool Man Jazz and Chad Sandoval, winning NSBA and AQHA championships in Amateur Working Hunter; Lauren W Kunkler and ATM, winning the NSBA champion title and sixth in the AQHA portion of Novice Amateur Hunter Hack; Emma Verplank and AE Hot N Sonny took both the NSBA and AQHA Novice Youth Hunter Hack champion titles; and Sarah Elder Chabot and A Well Dressed Man won NSBA and AQHA titles in Amateur Hunter Hack.
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