Aggie Super Circuit Candids and Results

Competitors celebrated a fun Easter weekend at Texas Quarter Horse Association's circuit and Level 1 Championships qualifier.

The American Quarter Horse Journal

TQHYA President and AQHYA Region 8 Director Ali Fratessa snapped this pic of a youth horsemanship class at the 2015 Aggie Super Circuit. Scroll down to view more of Ali's photos from the Brazos Expo Center in Bryan, Texas.

While the Aggie Super Circuit offered serious competition, including Texas' state qualifier for the 2015 AQHA Level 1 Championships, there was still some fun to be had April 2-5 at the Brazos Expo Center. Exhibitors enjoyed several parties and fun Easter festivities, and competitors traveled from far away as California, Massachusetts and Ontario, to attend the Bryan, Texas, circuit managed by Mark Harrell Horse Shows.

Novice Champion of Champions classes ran concurrent with Aggie Super Circuit classes, and the top three exhibitors in each of the following classes earned a state qualification to the 2015 AQHA Level 1 Championships: halter geldings, halter mares, performance halter geldings, performance halter mares, showmanship, horsemanship, western pleasure, western riding, trail, reining, hunter under saddle, and hunt seat equitation.

Class entries were healthy across the board, with some of the largest classes being:

Lauren Rodberg's The Fire Escape visits with the Easter Bunny
  • Level 1 (Green) western riding – 24 (S/C 1), 18 (S/C 2)
  • Select amateur trail – 20 (S/C 1), 20 (S/C 2)
  • Level 1 (Green) trail – 30 (S/C 1), 31 (S/C 2)
  • Senior trail – 47 (S/C 1), 40 (S/C 2)
  • Level 1 amateur showmanship – 20 (S/C 1), 20 (S/C 2)
  • Level 1 amateur horsemanship – 20 (S/C 1), 17 (S/C 2)
  • Select amateur horsemanship – 20 (S/C 1), 13 (S/C 2)
  • Ranch riding – 14 (S/C 1), 19 (S/C 2)

The American Quarter Horse Journal congratulates the following high-point champions from the Aggie Super Circuit:

Open 
Champion – Smarty Brown, a 2008 gray gelding (Repeated In Red-Stony Road (TB) by Jade Hunter (TB)), owned by Elaine Pendleton of Frisco, Texas
Reserve – The Fire Escape, a 2010 sorrel gelding (Good I Will Be-Escapist (TB) by Tejano (TB)), owned by Lauren Rodberg of Dana Point, California
 
Amateur 
Champion – PF Shy Guy, a 2006 gray gelding (Huntin For Chocolate-Shy Legs by Shy Prescription), shown by Carly Epp of Caledon, Ontario
Reserve – Impulsive Lite, a 1999 red roan gelding (Impulsions-Precious Glow by Speedy Red Roan), shown by Alyssa Hinchman of Cypress, Texas
 
Select Amateur
Champion – Zips Fancy Talk, a 2005 bay gelding (Sweet Talkin Chip-Zippos Fancy Bar by Zippo Pine Bar), shown by Kim Allen of Markdale, Ontario
Reserve – Mystic Lee Terrific, a 1999 black mare (Misterrific Can-Chapos Mystic Bars by Spanish Chapo), shown by Kathy Lee of Conroe, Texas

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Level 1 Amateur 
Champion – Rageous Blaze, a 2008 sorrel mare (Ziprageous-A Radical Blaze by Blazing Hot), shown by Lacee Keller of Pearland, Texas
Reserve – Best Of Hocus, a 2008 bay gelding (Hocus Pocus Hotrod-Shes Just Hot by Zips Chocolate Chip), shown by Whitney Murin of Weatherford, Texas
 
Youth 
Champion – Southwestern Gunman, a 2006 bay gelding (Dress Western-Ms Southern Border by Sonny South Two), shown by Sydney Scheckel of Richmond, Kansas
Reserve – Huntin A Hot Babe, a 2007 gray gelding (Huntin For Chocolate-Imagine Ima Hot Babe by Barpassers Image), shown by Jordan Davis of Huntsville, Texas
 
Level 1 Youth
Champion – Zips Dandy Sensation, a 1997 sorrel gelding (Good Terms-Dee Summit by Sun Dee Sensation), shown by Claire Cherrington of San Benito, Texas
Reserve – Affancy Flair, a 2007 black mare (Willy Be Invited-Affancy Affair by Affluence), shown by Kerah Pendergraft of Aubrey, texas

View full results from the Champion of Champions, each split/combined show, plus see all the circuit champions at www.markharrellhorseshows.com.