2015 Congress Highlights

In Show Highlights by JMQH

The All American Quarter Horse Congress is the largest single breed show in the World with 6500 plus horses on the show grounds over the month of October. This prestigious show marks the end to the JMQH show season every year and once again we had a fantastic show amidst the challenging competition that hail from all over North America.

Here’s the recap of our success:

HANNAH BUIJS & LOPIN TO THE BAR

  • 8th overall & 8th NSBA – 12 to 14 Youth Horsemanship
  • 10th overall & 7th NSBA – 12 to 14 Youth Trail
  • 14th overall & 13th NSBA – NYATT Horsemanship
  • 14th overall as part of the Ontario Quarter Horse Association NYATT team

LESLIE RILEY & JUST PLAYIN STAR

  • 11th – Select Amateur Equitation
  • 22nd – Novice Amateur Trail

JESSICA MOSLEY-CAIRNCROSS & SIMPLY A RAPSTAR

  • 14th – Novice Amateur Showmanship out of 150+ entries

 SHELLEY SCRIVER & REMEMBER ME GOOD

  • 15th – Select Amateur Showmanship

EMILY LEVESQUE & CHARLIES VERSION

  • 16th – NYATT Hunter Under Saddle
  • 14th overall as part of the Ontario Quarter Horse Association NYATT team

MACKENZIE HARVEY & EBG CERTAINLY

  • 20th – Amateur Western Riding

We also had some great rides on several of our younger horses and were thrilled with their efforts and performances…

  • MacKenzie Harvey with Lopin Bubba Dun

  • Carol Strachan and Jodi Mallette with Lazy Lopin Guy

  • Christine St. Jean with Zippers Graduate

They say it takes a village to raise a child…and that works for our horse show team as well – it definitely is a GROUP EFFORT to get everyone to the show pen successfully. Thank you to those who help out tirelessly behind the scenes:

Chris & Margo Buijs who are always there to do chores, feed horses, feed the people and offer a helping hand always! You guys are THE BEST. Thank you so much!!!

Heather Doig who maintains the horses with her massage and game ready and is always there to do anything extra we need! Thanks to Tom as well for all of his support and cheerleading – he was always first to greet us coming out of the show pen with a big smile and congrats!

Jody, Shelley, Valerie, Dave and Nancy for keeping us fed and hydrated with snacks in the social room each day!

Thanks to everyone who chips in each and every day with the little things – like watering, cleaning stalls while we are out riding, washing legs, blanketing, clipping, wrapping, making feed, keeping hay stocked, holding a horse, blacking feet – just to name a few details – everyone who lends a hand is much appreciated!!!

Special thanks to Mike for all of his great photography from the show and for keeping our RV spic & span for the troupe of girls in and out each day. Love ya!

Allyson, Julie & Alex – you guys were an awesome help at the show…thanks for all you do!

 

Congress 2015 Gallery

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