By: Brittany Bevis
The Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association kicked off their show season February 26-28 in Springfield, Ohio with the SOQHA Challenge, a special three-day event that not only provided AQHA competition, but also awarded $10,000 in scholarship money to deserving youth. Judges included Liz Baker, Jonathan Meilleur, and Jessica Gilliam.
The show hosted all the typical disciplines, but a special addition was the inclusion of fun classes like the Youth/Trainer Boot Scramble, Youth Egg and Spoon Race, and Youth Three-Legged Race. These fun youth classes were limited to those entered in the SOQHA Scholarship Challenge classes and only a $5 entry fee was needed to participate. All of the proceeds will go to benefit the SOQHA Youth Association. Other fun events included the Friday night Exhibitor Party and SOQHA Awards Reception and tasty treats of bagels and donuts on Saturday and Sunday.
Congratulations goes to the High Point winners at the show.
Champion- KM Good To Be Best – Chelsea Martz-Churches (owner)
Reserve- Huntin A Hot Cowgirl – Alexa Black (owner)
Mo Money – Stephanie Janis (owner)
KM Good To Be Best – Chelsea Martz-Churches (owner)
HubbaHubba Naturally & Ava Rosenberry
Servo Machine & Allie Atkinson
WhenItComesToLuck & Hailey Flatter
Really Sudden & Kelly Rauschenbach
Check This Machine & Kim Best
Only In My Levis & Terri Bloom Tisch
How Bout At Midnight & Kylie Davis
Mr Slo Mo Amegio & Shelby Dale
13 & under
KM Genuinely Best & Emma Gore
Man Im Sassy & Isabella Hamilton
The Monie Man & Kaylynn Heitman
Good Evanescence & Lyla Bellar
Starched Rockies & Gwen Toth
ZipposWiseInvestments & Kinsley Goran
The Challenge Scholarship Winners were as follows:
Champion- Marley Tincher $1,000
Reserve- Kaylee Olds $500
Champion- Katie Ruffener $1,000
Reserve- Aviana Nemeth $500
13 & under
Champion- Emma Gore $1,500
Reserve- Ella Mae Thompson $1,000
Champion- Kaylynn Heitman $1,500
Reserve- Jordan Humbert $1,000
Champion- Stella Dorsey $1,000
Reserve- Mallory Kirby $500
If you’d like to share your show’s photos and results with us, email B.Bevis@EquineChronicle.com for consideration.
Scroll below for more great photos, courtesy of Ryan Geiger.