2014 Congress

In Show Highlights by JMQH

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We are pleased and grateful to say that the JM Quarter Horses Team had an outstanding show at the All American Quarter Horse Congress! We brought only 6 horses and this may have been our best year ever…with a Reserve Champion, 7 Top Ten placings, 5 Top Fifteen placings and 4 Top Thirty placings across many different divisions and in very challenging competition.

Job well done to the JM Team – from our fantastic equine partners, riders who rose to the pressures of intense competition, behind the scenes helpers who made sure the horses were fit, happy and set up for success and the coaching team of Jodi & Allyson…everyone had a role to play in the success of each team! Special thanks to those behind the scenes – Heather Doig who maintains the horses with Massage and other therapy treatments, Ruth Barbour our trusted vet, Rick Chapman our farrier, Kayleigh Pollowy-Blink and the Staff of Midnight Haven Equestrian…thank you for all of your extra care and attention to our show horses!

 

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Cassidy Cressman & Hes AsGoodAsItGets

RESERVE CHAMPION 11 & Under Trail
11 & Under Showmanship – 14th 

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Thank you to Bill Rinzema and Melanie & Matt Cressman for all you do to prepare Cassidy & Dakota and keep them in winning form! Congrats as well on  your Reserve Champion 11 & Under Horsemanship under the guidance of Bill Rinzema.

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Hannah Buijs & Lopin To The Bar

Novice Youth 13 & Under Western Riding – 5th NSBA & 6th AQHA
13 & Under Western Riding – 4th NSBA & 7th AQHA
12-14 Trail –  8th NSBA & 10th AQHA

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What an awesome end to Hannah’s 13 & Under career – and what an incredible start to her Western Riding career with Tucker. Amazing job Hannah – you make us all very proud with your poise and talent!

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MacKenzie Harvey & Lopin Bubba Dun

Novice Amateur Equitation – 10th
Novice Amateur Horsemanship – top 30

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What an excellent start this new team had to their Congress show career! Bubba rose to the occasion of the “big” show and was a true star. We look forward to many great things to come in the future…

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Shelley Scriver & Remember Me Good

Select Amateur Showmanship – 11th

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So proud of Shelley & Xena – they worked super hard to achieve this recognition! Thanks as well to Allyson Nicol for her dedicated showmanship coaching!

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MacKenzie Harvey & EBG Certainly

Amateur Western Riding – 14th
Amateur Trail – 21st

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What a thrill to have TWO horses make the top placings at the Congress – way to go Kenz! And your first placing in the Amateur ranks – awesome work!

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Alex Nicol & Sheza Zippo Two

Novice Amateur Trail – 20th

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An incredible debut for this team at the Congress. Alex and Christi handled the pressure like PRO’s and we hope to see more of their talent in the future at the big shows!

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Allyson Nicol & Sheza Zippo Two

Senior Green Trail – 19th

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A huge accomplishment in a field of very seasoned and tough competitors!

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Jodi & Xena and Arlene & Diesel didn’t have as much success as they’d hoped for but still had lots of good moments in their show…and hey, we looked good too!

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We will be back in full force next year!

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