NCQHA Celebrates Year-End Winners

Look through highlights from the North Carolina Quarter Horse Association banquet, including year-end results.

The American Quarter Horse Journal

The 2015 North Carolina Quarter Horse Youth Association officers and directors (Credit: Gin Denton of Ginger Horse Studio)

Members of the North Carolina Quarter Horse Association toasted a fantastic 2014 show season January 24 at the Greensboro Airport Marriott during the NCQHA annual general membership meeting and awards banquet.

Among the evening's festivities was the induction of Judy Sullivan of Charlotte, North Carolina, into the NCQHA Hall of Fame for her many years of dedication and service to NCQHA. 

The 2015 NCQHA youth officers and directors were also elected: Sadie Stover, president; Allison Tamulewicz, vice president and treasurer; Hannah Elizabeth Warren, secretary; and directors Callie Adams, Michaela French, Abigail Dawn Hall, Taylor Leone and Farley Wickre.  

And, of course, the 2014 NCQHA year-end winners were named. Download the full results of 2014 NCQHA year-end award winners.

The American Quarter Horse Journal congratulates the following NCQHA year-end all-around, high-point and No-Bling winners:

Open All-Around 
Virtuously Vested, a 2009 bay gelding (Vested Assets-A Good Mercedes by A Good Machine), owned by Suzanne Geyer Lougee of Rougemont, North Carolina
 
All-Around Youth 13-&-Under 
Taylor M Leone of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Good Time Fiesta, a 2008 sorrel gelding (Good Time Tiger-Fiesta Vested by Vested Pine)

All-Around Youth 14-18, High-Point Level 1 (Novice) Youth 
Haley Hine of Yadkinville, North Carolina, and MWS Lace His Zipper, a 2006 sorrel gelding (Seven S Flashzipper-Flashy Gold N Lace by Investment Capital)
 
All-Around Amateur 
John Martin Falls of Hickory, North Carolina, and Hotta Treasure, a 2003 bay gelding (Hotta Rodder-Principles Treasure by Principle Investment)

High-Point Select Amateur 
Teresa Balkcum of Wilmington, North Carolina, and Pawn Star, a 2010 chestnut gelding (Hot N Blazing-Sophisticated Style by Invitation Only)

High-Point Level 1 (Novice) Amateur 
Christina Tyson of Willow Spring, North Carolina, and Enuff Invested, a 2007 sorrel gelding (Invest In A Hot Star-Natural Enuff by Natural Iron)
 
Small-Fry Champion 
Bailey Mayhood of Burlington, North Carolina, and Zips Been Dipped, a 2006 bay gelding (Im Chocolate Flowing-BKW Dry Doc Princess by Dry Docs Winner)
 
No-Bling Equestrians with Disabilities Champion 
Leah Glazer of Rougemont, North Carolina, and One Lucky Blond, a 2001 palomino gelding (Son Of Solo-Positively Certain by He Isa Tuffy), owned by Bright Star Stables of Rougemont

No-Bling Rookie Youth Champion 
Abigail Dawn Hall of Ruffin, North Carolina, and A Formal Leaguer, a 2001 chestnut mare (A Formal Invitation-Lass Cee Leaguer by Kay Cee Leaguer)
 
No-Bling Level 1 (Novice) Youth Champion 
Abby Kathryn Bryan of Reidsville, North Carolina, and Way Two Shifty, a 1996 bay gelding (Shifty Two Eyes-Tee J Colossus by Colossus)
 
NOTE: No amateurs were aualified for No-Bling year-end awards.

Look through more photos from the NCQHA banquet from the official photographer at www.gingerhorsestudio.com, where they are available for purchase.

And be sure to check out www.ncqha.com to access the 2015 NCQHA calendar of events, whose robust schedule includes everything from No-Bling shows for Level 1 and Rookie competitors, plus large circuits like Martinganza in April and the Tar Heel Triple Classic in June. 

Would you like to see your affiliate’s year-end winners highlighted, too? Contact AQHA Internet Editor Tara Matsler at tmatsler@aqha.org to have your awards banquet featured on AQHA.com's Showing page.