The final East Coast Stock Horse Association show of the 2019 show season is now behind us. The weather was perfect for the show, the kind of weekend that we would love to see for every show! Thanks again to Jim Isley for being our judge at this latest show.
The all-around high point winners for the final show are:
AQHA Open VRH Champion: CR Wood She Bea Star ridden by Charles Pellham
AQHA Open VRH Reserve Champion: Hot Chics Dig Me ridden by Charles Pellham
AQHA Limited Amateur VRH Champion: John Grano riding Hot Chics Dig Me
AQHA Limited Amateur VRH Reserve Champion: Aimee Scott riding Bee Burts Patrick
In the ECSHA classes:
Open Champion and winner of the Olathe Boot Company gift certificate: Hot Chics Dig Me, ridden by Charles Pellham
Open Reserve Champion and winner of the Atwood Hat Co. gift certificate: Jewel Chic Olena ridden by Michele Pellham
Amateur Champion and winner of the Olathe Boot Company gift certificate: John Grano riding Hot Chics Dig Me
Amateur Reserve Champion and winner of the Atwood Hat Co. gift certificate: Terri Escobar riding Jewel Chic Olena
ECSHA's sixth show season has come to an end and as we've found each year, this is both a glad and a sad time. Sad that the show season is finished, but glad to see how the Association has grown and how well the members have done during the year. We have seen an increase of about 15% in entries at each of this year's shows and overall membership is up the same amount. Spectators and new competitors continue to comment on how welcoming and helpful everyone is. Many of our judges have mentioned how much they enjoyed the fun atmosphere of our shows.
The year end all around high point winners are:
2019 ECSHA Open Versatility Horse of the Year: Hot Chics Dig Me owned by John and Cyndy Grano, ridden by Charles Pellham
2019 ECSHA Open Reserve Versatility Horse of the Year: Jewel Chic Olena owned by Steve and Terri Escobar, ridden by Michele Pellham
2019 ECSHA Amateur Versatility Horse of the Year: Hot Chics Dig Me ridden by John Grano
2019 ECSHA Reserve Amateur Versatility Horse of the Year: LL Reggie Max ridden by Faron Holland
The champions in each division will receive trophy saddles at the awards banquet, while the high point winners in each individual class will receive trophy buckles. Awards are given down to third place in the end of year standings. Congratulations to all of our high point winners! Also congratulations to our competitors in the Virginia Bred classes. Through your participation and a grant from the Virginia Horse Industry Board we paid back $7,500 to our Virginia Bred riders this year.
The ECSHA shows would not be possible without the support of our show staff, volunteers and our sponsors. As with all shows, these can be hectic but the ladies in the show office keep things running smoothly. The Association leadership would like to extend our thanks to all of you. We look forward to working with you again next year!
The ECSHA is proud to be a founding member of the National Ranch and Stock Horse Alliance, and all shows are qualifiers for the NRSHA National Championships.
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