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ONTARIO EXHIBITORS HAVE GOOD SHOWING at 2012 Region 4 Regional Championship

By Ken McLellan

The 2012 Region Four Champi- onships were held July 13-15 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. Despite a train that derailed near the facility early on Wednesday, July 11th, the show went off without a hitch. Competitors from Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Vir-

Revolution 2nd in Amateur Perfor- mance Halter Geldings; Jonathon Newnham 3rd in Green Western Rid- ing, 5th in Green Western Pleasure & 2 Open Performance Halter Geldings and with A Certain Revolution; Darci Rapley with Mito Good Machine in Green Hunter Under Saddle and with Court N Freckles in Junior Hunter

Seat Equitation with Thumb Moxie; Rianna Storey; and Catherine Chovance, 2nd in Select Amateur Showmanship

Ontario Quarter Horse Associa- tion committee members, Valerie Love looked after the stall office and served as one of the ring stewards; Ken McLellan was the Show chairperson and one of the announcers for the show. Tom Ramey was a gate steward while Marianne Ramey, Ontario Quar- ter Horse Vice-President served as an announcer’s assistant. Ontario was well represented in many of the Awards Presentations by OQHA Queen, Tausha Hellyer. The show depends on volunteers. Only the judges are paid.

Barbara Boyd and Jon Newham

All in all, the show had a total of 2,034 entries, which is a 4.6 percent increase from last year. The show’s largest class, Novice Youth Western Horsemanship 14-18, saw 56 shown. Several other classes also boasted more than 50 horses shown, all of which were in the novice division, including: Novice Youth Western Pleasure 14-18, Novice Youth Showmanship 14-18, Novice Youth Hunter Under Saddle 14- 18, Novice Amateur Hunter Under Saddle and Novice Ama- teur Showmanship.

All-Around Awards OQHA Queen Tausha Hellyer

Ontario exhibitors earned a number of buckles including Rianna Storey of Cambridge with Lopin In The Sky winning 3 Belt Buckles: 14-18 Showmanship; 14-18 Hunt Seat Equitation and Youth Performance Geldings; Liz Roberts won the Buckle in Select Amateur Under Saddle and Jonathon Newnham earned 1 Buckle in Aged Stallions with Define Good owned by Anderson Performance Horses of Hagersville; Catherine Chovance a Buckle in Select Amateur Horsemanship.

awards and medallions were also won by Janet Fowler of Cam- bridge with Little Pokemon 5th in Select Amateur Showmanship; Brent Tupling of Orton with Kiss By Design 3rd in Amateur Trail; Kennedy Almas of Hagersville with Gramas Inheritance in 14-18 Showmanship and Youth Perfor- mance Halter Geldings; Barbarba Boyd, Delaware and A Certain


ginia and Ontario, Canada travelled to Columbus for the chance to win prizes donated by AQHA’s Corporate Spon- sors and to qualify for the 2013 AQHA Novice Championships. Cor- porate Partners included Montana Sil- versmiths; Professional’s Choice; Far- nam; John Deere; AQHA Journal; Pfizer Animal Health; Ulcer Gard; Tex Tan; WeatherBeeta; Markel Insurance and AQHA Members Plus.

Under Saddle owned by Randy Storey of Omemee; Arlene Hayes of Delaware with BMQ 3rd in Novice Amateur Trail; Summer Beckett with Pine Sweet Caroline in Youth Hunt Seat Equitation; Nicole McComb of Lucan with Red Hot Cierra 2nd in Youth Performance Geldings ; Heidi Nelson of Moorefield 6th in NY Hunt

Top exhibitors also com- peted for five all-around and two high-point awards. At the top of the list in the Novice Youth divi- sion, Kiley Marschand of Atlanta, Indiana and Zips Last Copy took home the Novice Youth All- Around award with 36 points. Also of Indiana, Kelsey Schmucker and Oh So Shadowy from Cromwell earned 36 points to clinch the Youth All-Around title. In the Novice Amateur divi- sion, it was Katherine Draughon of Evansville, Indiana aboard Absolutely Im Sure that received 16 points to win the All-Around award. Catherine Chovance and So Simple So Good travelled all the way from Smithville, Ontario to compete, but it was well worth it when the duo earned the Ama- teur Select All-Around title with 31 points. Finally, from Copley, Ohio, Shannon Call and Blue Moon Fizz earned the Amateur division All-Around title in a close race with 26 points.

The Region Four Champi- onship also awards two high- point titles to new Novice Youth and Novice Amateur exhibitors, who have never competed at the show before. Madalyn Allen and Heza Celebrite of Grass Lake, Michigan and Kinsley Mitchell with Ty Dyed of Zanesville, Ohio each received a show headstall for winning Novice Youth and Novice Amateur New Exhibitors awards, respectively. Social Event


On Friday evening exhibitors and their family and friends were invited to attend a barbeque, spon- sored by Lee’s Chick and Heritage Catering. More than 500 people came out to meet new people and enjoyed a complimentary meal with barbeque, baked beans, potato salad and a variety of drinks. After the meal, Region Four held a silent auction. Nearly 20 items were auctioned off, including packages for the Kentucky Futurity show and the All American Quarter Horse Congress.

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