AQHA Region Five Championships

Region Five crowned 34 champions at the Gloucester County Dream Park in June.

The American Quarter Horse Journal

(Lane Gant Photography)

The Region Five Championship Show welcomed 378 entries to the Dream Park in Gloucester County, New Jersey on June 27. Several first-time AQHA exhibitors experienced the joy of showing and even earned awards for their success in the arena.

Youth from the region raffled off a Harris work saddle, lottery tickets and cash prizes.  Other random drawings through the show gave exhibitors prizes.

Each year, the show also includes a trail class for the athletes and equines from The Therapeutic Riding Center South Jersey. Spectators were inspired by watching these students led by Terry Lewis, and especially enjoyed seeing some returning riders who have progressed throughthe years in this unique event. 

Special congratulations go to the  high-point winners:

Blazin To The Moon and Madison Hurley of Vineland, New Jersey

Level 1 Youth 14-18
Certaintobeinvited and Jenna Dawns of Stevensville, Maryland 

Level 1 Youth 13 & under
The Greater Good and Alyssa Papiez of Belle Mead, New Jersey

Aint He Hot and Ashley Leister of Oxford, Pennsylvania

Level 1 Amateur
Aldowhatyoulove and Leah Roehl of Ruther Glen, Virginia

See more photos from official show photographer Miranda Grove of Lane Grant Photography by watching this video: