AQHA Region Six Championships

Exhibitors had a blast at the region six championship show in July.

The American Quarter Horse Journal

(Bryan Nigro)

Region Six exhibitors competed for top honors at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts on July 20-22. 

Outside the arena, Torey Roderick Performance Horses sponsored a trainers’ dodge ball game to benefit Region 6 trainer Charlene McDonald of Westborough, Massachusetts. Other activities included the annual Aisle Hop, where the barns come together to share a large spread of food and drinks down the main aisle of the barn. Exhibitors and their friends and families enjoyed walking around visiting and sampling wonderful food, including pullled pork and barbeque provided by Michele Carver Performance Horses, pig roast from Falls Creek Farm and seafood chowder all the way from Nova Scotia, Canada.

AQHA Professional Horsewoman Gretchen Mathes facilitated a barn flying disc toss challenge to raise funds for the Region 6 AQHA Scholarship. More than 75 youth came together in to participate in an overall competition where they were scored for a combination of team spirit, participation in a scavenger hunt, scores on a Junior Master Horseman general knowledge quiz and individual class placings. Region 6 Youth Activities Director Michele Carver oversaw this special competition with some assistance from Emily Messing and Abby Antes. 

Thanks to the generous support of sponsors, the show awarded high-point winners in various divisions:

Open
Champion: Sleepin In A Ezchair and Pam Holmes of Westville Road, Nova Scotia
Sponsored by Janae Walker, Pepperel, Massachusetts
Reserve: Best Game In Town and Sarah Rosciti of North Scituate, Rhode Island
Sponsored by Mack Hill Quarter Horses and The O'Connell Family, Amherst New Hampshire

Amateur
Champion: Made By Charlie and Dan Carlson of Sheffield, Massachusetts
Sponsored by Brewster EMS & The Brewster Family, Hanover Massachusetts
Reserve: Crown Royal Hour and Katie Dolen of Howes Cave, New York
Sponsored by Spruce Hollow Show Horses, Moncton, New Brunswick

Select 
Champion: Tell A Rosey Story and Heather Lange of Trumbull, Connecticut
Sponsored by Falls Creek Farm Show Horses, Oneco Connecticut 
Reserve: Forever Huntin and Susan DeVenne of West Newbury, Massachusetts
Sponsored by Jeremy Mimitz, Skyz The Limit Performance Horses, East Windsor, Connecticut 

Youth 13 & Under 
Champion: Huntin Hotty Tottys and Jayna Lagace of Higganum, Connecticut
Sponsored by Illiano's Ristoraunte & Pizzeria
Reserve: Platinum Sunsation and Nicole Goosen of Higganum, Connecticut
Sponsored by Martingale Underwriters and The Baker Family, Holbrok Massachusetts

Youth 14-18
Champion: Best Of Dreamin and Samantha Tarby of Southbury, Conecticut
Sponsored by Derek Hanscome, East Coast Quarter Horses, Nova Scotia
Reserve: Too Lazy To Lope and Anna Salter of Winchendon, Massachusetts
Sponsored by Anderson Farm Supply & Tribute Feeds, Portland Connecticut

Level 1 Novice Youth 13-&-under 
Champion: Platinum Sunsation and Nicole Goosen of Higganum, Connecticut 
Sponsored by Chopmist Hill Bird Toys, North Scituate, Rhode Island
Reserve: Found The Invitation and Maxine Sexton of Pembroke, New Hampshire
Sponsored by Christine Betourney Horsemanship at Last Impressions Farm

Level 1 Novice Youth 14-18
Champion: Too Lazy To Lope and Anna Salter of Winchendon, Massachusetts
Sponsored by Torey Roderick Performance Horses, Lee New Hampshire
Reserve: Forgetur Coatsntails and Rette Solomon of Wilmot, New Hampshire
Sponsored by Townsends Training Farm, Pembroke New Hampshire

Level 1 Novice Amateur
Champion: Can You Feel That and Emilie Hernandez of Portland, Connecticut
Sponsored by Rosciti Quarter Horses 
Reserve: KM Absolutelythebest and Goita Togridis of Winsted, Connecticut
Sponsored by Kristie's Quarter Horses, Quakertown Pennsylvania 

Level 1 Youth Walk/Trot
Champion: Hubbas Lil and Marissa Rossetti of Sutton, Massachusetts
Sponsored by Boulder Brook Stables & Riverside Stables
Reserve: IE In Awe and Meghan Palmer of North Grafton, Massachusetts
Sponsored by Erin Cecchini, 5 Star Performance Horses, Guilford, Connecticut

Level 1 Adult Walk/Trot
Champion: Make N A Statement and Sharon Costa of Sandown, New Hampshire
Sponsored by Little B Barn Tack, Ron & Joann Gross
Reserve: Hes Perfection and Courtney Pelletier of Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut
Sponsored by Bob Drake Show Horses, Andover Connecticut

All-Around Novice Youth 13-&-Under
Champion: Platinum Sunsation and Nicole Goosen of Higganum, Connecticut 
Sponsored by AQHA & ARC
Reserve: Found The Invitation and Maxine Sexton of Pembroke, New Hampshire
Sponsored by Lisa Whalen Performance Horses, Rutland Vermont

All-Around Novice Youth 14-18
Champion: Too Lazy To Lope and Anna Salter of Winchendon, Massachusetts
Sponsored by AQHA & ARC
Reserve: Natural Smooth X 2 and Brooke Griswold of Leverett, Massachusetts
Sponsored by  Kim Bisson & Cedar Ridge Farm, Barre Vermont

All-Around Novice Amateur
Champion: Can You Feel That and Emilie Hernandez of Portland, Connecticut 
Sponsored by AQHA & ARC
Reserve: Shes In My Dreams and Taylor Duncanson of Raymond, Maine
Sponsored by Maegen Evans, Evans Performance Horse, Bethlehem, Connecticut

See additional photos from official show photographer, Bryan Nigro, and show manager Marge Tanner in this video: