All-Around Winners at the Merial Region Eight

All-around winners are named at the 2017 Merial AQHA Region Eight Championships.

The American Quarter Horse Journal

After five days of friendly competition, all-around winners were named June 18 at the 2017 Merial AQHA Region Eight Championships in Amarillo, Texas.

The regional championships was combined with a pointed show, but only placings earned in the regional classes counted toward the all-around standings.

The following exhibitors received Montana Silversmiths all-around buckles:

Rookie Amateur

Kelsey Ellis of Lees Summit, Missouri, riding Zips Ultimatum, a 2009 sorrel gelding by The Ultimate Fancy and out of Zips Azure Belle by Lonsum Zipper Pine

Breeder: Loyd Williams, Adrian, Missouri

Owner: Dani Picard, Grain Valley, Missouri

Level 1 Amateur

Courtney Hall of Creighton, Missouri, riding Wood Ya Sleep Withme, a 2009 sorrel gelding by Too Sleepy To Zip and out of Shesa Slippin Chick by The Invester

Breeder: Levin Hedy, Sturgis, Michigan

Owner: Audrey Miesner

Level 1 Youth 13-&-Under

Layla Clark of Madisonville, Texas, riding Zip Outta Town, a 2001 bay gelding by Docs Outta Town and out of Tales of Chocolate by Zips Chocolate Chip

Breeder: Stanley and Susan Scott, Ocala, Florida

Owner: Layla Clark

Level 1 Youth 14-18

Audrey Miesner of Lees Summit, Missouri, riding Wood Ya Sleep Withme, a 2009 sorrel gelding by Too Sleepy To Zip and out of Shesa Slippin Chick by The Invester

Breeder: Levin Hedy, Sturgis, Michigan

Owner: Audrey Miesner