The Aggie Super Circuit sponsored by the Brazos Extension Horse Committee and managed by Kathy Avolt and Mark Harrell Horse Shows, was held in Bryan, Texas March 29th - April 2nd at the Brazos County Expo Complex. The show boasted nearly 3,800 entries, including this year’s very well received new addition of NSBA classes.
In addition to the Trail and Western Riding Special Event, which kicked off the competition, and the two double-judged split combined shows, the Aggie Super Circuit also hosted the Texas Quarter Horse Association’s annual Champion of Champions competition for Level 1 riders. Champions were named in Level 1 Youth and Level 1 Amateur in Reining, Ranch Riding, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation, Western Pleasure, Western Horsemanship, Trail, Western Riding and Showmanship. Also new to the Aggie Super Circuit for 2017 was the presence of the Man of Trail, Tim Kimura. Tim not only provided challenging trail courses for the competitors, but also managed the trial pens which averaged more than 140 individual trail runs per show.
The Aggie Super Circuit is well-known for its hospitality. On arrival, competitors were welcomed by members of the Texas A&M Parson’s Mounted Calvary and the Texas A&M Horseman's Association who were ready to help with the move in by unloading trailers and assisting with the move in process. After the first day of the show, everyone enjoyed a Pizza Party, sponsored by Becky George Show Horses. Competitors were greeted during the early morning hours by members of Texas A&M Horseman’s Association, offering donuts and kolaches and breakfast tacos. On Friday night, competitors were treated to a fajita dinner followed by a bake sale auction benefiting the Texas Quarter Horse Youth Association.
One of the highlights of Friday evening was the announcement of the “Kiss a Pig” winners. Two persons garnering the most votes to, literally, kiss TQHYA member Madison Musser’s pet pig. “Kiss A Pig” was all in good fun for a great cause with the proceeds benefiting TQHYA. The crowd roared for the winners, Chad Evans and Shelia Richey, who were great sports.
The Brazos Extension Horse Committee would like to thank each of the competitors who attended the 2017 Aggie Super Circuit and looks forward to seeing everyone in 2018.