November 6-21, 2015, Oklahoma City

Junior Western Riding

Perfect end to the year for HRZ Make Mine Gold.

An AQHA world championship makes a perfect finish to a great year for HRZ Make Mine Gold.

AQHA Professional Horseman Jason Martin rode HRZ Make Mine Gold to the 2010 AQHA world championship in junior western riding November 18.

This marked the gelding’s third big win this year. The 2005 chestnut gelding, aka “Henry,” won the junior western riding at the National Snaffle Bit Association World Championship Show and won the same class at the All American Quarter Horse Congress.

“We bought him as a 3-year-old after his futurity years,” Jason said. “And we did the pleasures on him last year.”

Henry placed seventh in junior western riding at the 2009 AQHA World Championship Show, “since he was just learning it,” Jason said. “This year he has really stepped up.”

Jason and Henry competed against 28 other horses in the junior western riding at the 2010 World Show.

After some trouble in the preliminaries, Jason watched video of his run to critique his go.

“I definitely had a game plan to speed my pattern up a little bit,” Jason told the Journal in his winning run interview. “To change one at a time and just stick to my game plan.

“I was pretty relaxed,” Jason added. “My horse was acting pretty good.”

Jason made sure to thank Highpoint Performance Horse’s assistant trainer Adam Wainscott for his help with Henry.

“Adam’s really taken him on as a project, and since he’s just learning western riding, he’s learning with the horse.”

“It has really worked out well; he’s done a great job.”

Adam is scheduled to show Henry in the junior western pleasure finals November 20. The gelding already finished 11th in junior trail.
AQHA World Championship Show

Jason Martin and HRZ Make Mine Gold.