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The East Coast Stock Horse Association has now completed four shows of its 2019 show series. 

The rescheduled Summer Shootout show was held August 24-25. Overall winners include:

•    Charles Pellham riding Hot Chics Dig Me (barn name “Spirit”), owned by John Grano, to become the ECSHA Open Versatility Champion 
•    Michele Pellham riding SR Stylish By Choice (“HK”), owned by K Alferio, for the ECSHA Open Versatility Reserve Champion. 
•    John Grano and Spirit were also the ECSHA Amateur Versatility Champion
•    Dana Golladay and her horse Ima Frosty Machine (“Waylon”) were just edged out and were the ECSHA Amateur Versatility Reserve Champion. 
•    The AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse Open All Around Champion was Charles Pellham riding CR Wood She Bea Star (“Bea”), owned by John Grano.
•     The AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse Open All Around Reserve Champion was Michele Pellham riding HK. 
•    The AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse Limited Amateur All Around Champion was John Grano on Spirit 
•    AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse Limited Amateur Reserve Champion was Aimee Scott riding Bee Berts Patrick (“Dually”). 

The association is pleased to see more of our members earning points towards qualification for the AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships!  Because this was the rescheduled July show, for Independence Day celebration, all ECSHA entry fees were waived for any military exhibitors.

The ECSHA’s fourth show of the series, the Fall Roundup, was held September 7-8. 

•    The ECSHA Open Versatility Champion was Michele Pellham riding HK
•    ECSHA Open Versatility Reserve Champion was Michele Pellham riding Jewel Chic Olena (“Alabama”), owned by Terrie Escobar. 
•    The ECSHA Amateur Versatility Champion was Faron Holland riding LL Reggie Max (“Reggie”) 
•    The ECSHA Amateur Versatility Reserve Champion was Dana Golladay riding Waylon. 
•    The AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse Open All Around Champion was Charles Pellham riding Bea 
•    The AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse Open All Around Reserve Champion was Michele Pellham riding HK. 
•    The AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse Limited Amateur Champion was Ben Baldwin riding Fiesty Blonde (“Sassy”). Sassy took a three year break from showing to be a broodmare, but she is now back under saddle and we expect to see more of her.
•    The AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse Limited Amateur Reserve Champion was John Grano riding Spirit. 

It was very exciting at this show to see several long time members enter new classes that had them stepping outside of their comfort zone!  The race for year-end awards is going to be tough!

ECSHA membership continues to grow and our shows are having a strong turnout. At every show the association’s board members are told by visitors and new members how enjoyable it is being around such welcoming and helpful people. 

The ECSHA members have always been, and will continue to be, the best public relations department anyone could ask for. The association is coming up to that time of the year where nominations for the Ranch Hand of the Year are being accepted. 

The Ranch Hand of the Year is an award for an ECSHA member that has displayed sportsmanship and integrity throughout the season. The nominations are voted on by all association members and a special belt buckle is awarded at the association’s award banquet each year. 

For more information about the ECSHA, go to eastcoaststockhorse.com or find them on Facebook.  All shows are held in Reva, Virginia.

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