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Most Outstanding Horses

The Most Outstanding Horses were named at the 2019 National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Finals.
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Two American Quarter Horses were named the Most Outstanding Horses at the 2019 National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Finals.

Teams and coaches voted on the top horses in each discipline at the finals April 17-20 in Waco, Texas.

Southern Methodist University's Gonnabearevolution received the top reining horse award at the 2019 NCEA National Championship. Photo Credit: SMU. 

Gonnabearevolution from Southern Methodist University was named the top reining horse of the event. “Moe” is a 2009 sorrel gelding by Einsteins Revolution and out of Sara Goes Hollywood by Hollywood Dun It. He was bred by Mark Bradford of Aubrey, Texas, and was donated to the SMU equestrian program by Jackspar Enterprises of Aubrey.

“Moe is the most talented reiner that SMU has,” said Carol Gwin, SMU head coach. “He has a quirky personality that makes him a team favorite. We have shown him in both horsemanship and reining.”

During his competitive career, Gonnabearevolution earned $2,845 through the National Reining Horse Association.

Gimme A Chilly Willy from Oklahoma State University was named the top horsemanship horse of the event. “Chili” is a 2006 bay gelding by Willy Be Invited and out of Miss Zippo Win by Zippo Pine Bar. He was bred by Robin Anne Davis-Williams of New Castle, Pennsylvania, and was donated to the OSU program by Fritz Leeman of Massillon, Ohio.

“Chili has been here for about seven years, and the girls all love him,” said Larry Sanchez, OSU head coach. “He’s pretty special, as he is the same every day. He is so fun to ride and is always willing to do what you ask.”

Gimme A Chilly Willy was also named the top horsemanship horse in 2017.

For more from the 2019 NCEA National Finals, visit www.aqha.com/showing.