By: Brittany Bevis
With the majority of their summer shows cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, PQHA was excited to invite everyone back to Centre Hall, PA. for the Nittany Classic and Futurity, September 4-6. Judges for the show were Sara Simons, Stephen Stephens, Roger Landis, and Pam Scott.
In addition to a full slate of AQHA classes, which saw entries up by 20% over last year, the show also hosted a Futurity with $7,350 in added money. The Futurity portion of the show saw an increase of 30% in entries over last year. Annually, PQHA shows award over $20,000 in cash and prizes at their well-attended events.
There was also a special Ranch Challenge, which awards those consistent exhibitors that have shown to all 14 judges to receive prize money to be awarded on September 25th. The Leonard Truck and Trailer Ranch Challenge awarded the winners of Junior, Amateur, and Senior Ranch Riding with High Point and Reserve awards of $300 and $200 respectively for each class.
Some big winners in the Futurity classes included Sandra Reese with Kruzin Pretty in the Trick Shot Hunter Under Saddle Maturity. The Trick Shot Western Pleasure Maturity was won by Brian Cox with Lope With The Motion. The Non Pro 3 and 4-Year-Old Western Pleasure Futurity was won by Tracy Hritz with Last At Batt. Chris Grant led PSU Shes Willy Good to win the Open Yearling Longe Line Futurity.
Click on the links below to view complete show and futurity results.
Scroll below for more great photos, courtesy of Ashleigh Egan.
Click here for results for the Leonard Ranch Challenge.