With four leaf clovers, lucky horseshoes, and even some lottery tickets, the Ohio State Buckskin Association recognized the hard work and good luck of its members from the 2021 horse show season at an awards banquet held March 26th at the Virtues Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio.
The group recognized High Point All Around champions in eight categories, including Open Horse, Ranch Horse, Amateur, Amateur Select, Adult Walk Trot, Miniature, Buckskin Bred and Trail Riding. In addition to awards, the group hosted a membership meeting, silent auction and 50/50 drawing as part of the festivities. The 2021 Miss Buckskin World, Kaleigh Courtock, and 2022 Ohio State Buckskin Association Queen Lauren Montgomery were on hand to make the presentations.
Open, Amateur and Ranch Riding Champions
Brianne Mathews took home the lion’s share of awards, sweeping the Open Horse and Amateur High Point All Around titles with her horse, Will She Be Dynamic. Brianne also won the High Point All Around Ranch Horse award with her late horse Smart Little Indy.
Amateur Select Division High Points
Amy Brockman and Ima Lazy Ace topped the Amateur Select High Point All Around race, with Heather Nigg and Sheza Royal Norfleet following closely as the reserve High Point All Around champions.
Adult Walk Trot Winners
Patty McKinley won the Adult Walk Trot High Point All Around with her horse, Handy Little Bug, with Katie Roudebush and Ultimate Rebellion taking the reserve High Point All Around award.
Buckskin Bred All Arounds
In the Buckskin Bred division, Katie Hartzell and Dun Lost My Genes earned the High Point All Around title while Best Of Sudden, owned by the Zeglin family, was named the reserve High Point All Around title winner.
Carmen Kellenbarger Porter and Realitys Lucky Lil Minnie Mouse earned the High Point All Around Miniature title, while Carmen’s second entry, Luckys Lil Miss Tinkerbell was named reserve High Point Miniature.
Tops In Trail
OSBA also recognized year-end high point champions in its Trail Riding division, based on hours logged in the saddle. Ann Hunter topped the division by riding 179.75 hours, while Katie Roudebush earned second place with 108.5 hours in the saddle.
OSBA will host two IBHA-approved horse shows in 2022, including May 21-22 at Bullen Equestrian Center (Preble County Fairgrounds), Eaton, Ohio, and July 9-10 at the Champions Center (Clark County Fairgrounds), Springfield, Ohio. The group’s next meeting will be after the show concludes on May 21.
The Ohio State Buckskin Association was incorporated in 1988 as a charter affiliate of the International Buckskin Horse Association and is an alliance member of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association. For additional information, please visit www.ohiobuckskins.org or the group’s Facebook page.