Some special wins
Shannon Brown Wins the 2013 AQHA World Show Championship in Showmanship
Shannon Brown and Huntin A Gal Win First Am. World Title in Showmanship at 2013 AQHA World Show
November 13, 2013 | Filed under: Breaking News,Featured | Posted by: Equine Chronicle
Article courtesy of: Brittany Bevis
Exhibitors braved frigid temperatures that dipped into the twenties this morning in Oklahoma City at the 2013 AQHA World Show in order to prepare for the Amateur Showmanship finals. Ironically, it was a California girl, Shannon Brown, who took home the win with Huntin A Gal.
“It was a little hard,” Brown says. “We’re from California, so we’re not quite used to this cold weather, but it was fine. It was good because it woke me up!”
Brown and her eight-year-old gelding “Ryan” have been a team for the past three years. Brown has competed under the guidance of her horse trainer, Nancy Alto-Renfro, for the past ten.
“We’ve been working together a long time,” Brown says. “This is actually my first World Show showmanship finals ever. I’ve never had a horse that was very good at it, and he’s pretty talented at it. I’ve worked with him for three years trying to get to this point.”
Brown has a prior AQHYA World Championship title in Trail, a third place finish in Amateur Western Riding, and numerous top ten finishes, but this is her first World Championship earned in the amateur division. Because this was Brown’s first time to make it back to a showmanship finals at the AQHA World Show, she also received the Intermediate Champion award in the class.
“I was really happy with [his pattern,]” she says. “I was first to go, so I was a little nervous making the lines, but I was really, really happy. I didn’t expect it. It was amazing. Nancy said, when I walked in, I needed to look at the cones and make my decisions then because I was going to have just a few seconds. I did that. I looked at them for a minute, thought about my lines, and went for it.”
“He’s really good at making sharp corners and doing things really tight, so this was a good pattern for him. I felt like I could show off those parts really well.”
Christin Hocutt-Senteney Wins Back to Back Championships at the AQHA Select World Show
Returning Champs, Christine Hocutt-Senteney and Bellieve Hes Blazing, Are 2013 Select Horsemanship World Champions
August 30, 2013 | Story courtesy of The Equine Chronicle
Just moments ago, Christine Hocutt-Senteney of Burbank, California and her 15-year-old gelding, Bellieve Hes Blazing, were named the World Champions in Select Horsemanship at the 2013 AQHA Adequan Select World Show for the second year in a row. In a class of 51 competitors, judges Andrea Simons, Mike Carter, Lisa Krohn, Cindy Hale, and Cynthia Rucker determined that Senteney and “Blake” claimed the top spot with a final working total of 286 points.
This win is very special for Senteney, not only because she is the returning Champion from 2012, but because she was able to achieve the title with the help of two old friends.
“Everyone always asks me if I spelled [Blake's name] wrong, because it has ‘Bellieve’ with two L’s,” she says. “That’s because his mother was Bell of The Barn, a mare I showed as an amateur in the 90s. So, he’s a home-bred gelding. He’s my little baby that I raised.”
“Nancy Renfro is my trainer, and she’s had Blake since he was five, so for ten years. She’s really made him the horse he is today.”
Senteney and Renfro have been quite the dynamic duo for many years. However, there was a time that the pair competed on opposing ends of the arena. Click here to read the rest of the story.
Read Here About Christine's 2012 AQHA Select World Championship in Horsemanship
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Mary Brown wins the 2013 AQHYA World Show in Western Riding
Mary Brown and Zippos Petite Prince Score 236.5 to Win Western Riding at 2013 AQHYA World Show
Story courtesy of Christine Hamilton | The American Quarter Horse Journal
With a 236, Mary Hannah Brown of Kelseyville, California, and Zippos Petite Prince came awful close to some Jim Norick Arena western riding record-setting scores. Although it didn’t beat the record 239 set by Vital Signs Are Good in the 2010 senior western riding, it was good enough to win the 2013 youth world championship in the class on August 3.
It was the pair’s first world championship together and as individuals – although the two came close at last year’s Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show, where they set the highest score in the prelims and ended up with the reserve in the finals.