2020

National Championship Finals

Congratulations to The Four
Who Made it to the Semi Finals Rounds
and Our Champions

Read More about the National Championship tournaments and Year End Ranking.

The Equine Chronicle National Championship Equitation

Carly Estreich-Lueck and Kamanyawannadance

Kara Flentje and Immortalised

Carey Nowacek and Lethals Hot Weapon

Neita Miller and Gota Lota Style

Champion Carey Nowacek

The Finals of the Equine Chronicle National Championships in Equitation were held on the last day of Sun Circuit.  The tournament style competition saw the field of nationally ranked Amateur and Select riders progress through the Sensational 16, The Exceptional 8 and finally down to The Four who would ride head to head to determine the Champion.

In the first pairing of the Amateur semi-finals, Neita Miller and Gota Lota Style scored a solid 265. They were followed by Carey Nowacek and Lethals Hot Weapon, whose pattern earned whistles and shouts for its grace and precision. The run scored a 286.5. In the second semi-finals pairing, Carly Estreich-Lueck and Kamanyawannadance edged out Kara Flentje and Immortalised by a slim .5 to advance to the finals. 

Carey returned to the course for the finals round and turned in another fine ride that scored 274.5. Carly’s second ride on the pattern earned a 267.50 Carey Nowacek won the Champion buckle and another title to add to her impressive resume. All of The Four received embroidered leather bomber jackets.

The Equine Chronicle National Championship Select Equitation

Sharon Forbes-Hanks and Hot Lil Asset

Anne Wilson and Give Me The Goods

Laurel Champlin and Look N Hott

Karen Lee Tegner-Manseth and Definately A First

Champion Sharon Karen Lee Tegner-Manseth

Karen Lee Tegner-Manseth and Definately A First were first to go in the Select Amateur ride-off. They came into the tournament ranked 10th in the country and scored a 263.50. Laurel Champlin and Look N Hott where ranked 2nd and had secured the Select Amateur Equitation circuit award. Their run in the semis only posted a 258.50 though, eliminating them from the competition..

The next pairing saw 7th ranked Sharon Forbes-Hanks and Hot Lil Asset ride against Anne Wilson and Give Me The Goods who were ranked 5th. Sharon had a precise pattern and scored  273.5 to move on to the Finals.

The final run presented a few challenges for both riders, yet they finished with smiles and laughter. Karen scored a 239.5 while Sharon went off pattern and was disqualified. Karen was presented with the Championship buckle and all Four ladies were awarded the jackets.

Adequan National Championship Amateur Showmanship

Tony Anderman and Solo Invested

Angela Fox and HP The Rusty Fox

Andrea Foss and Imma American Made

Megan Seehafer and All That I Got

Champion Tony Anderman

Tony Anderman and Solo Invested have had an exceptionally good year. They arrived at Sun Circuit in the top position on the National Championship Amateur Showmanship Rankings list. On Tuesday evening, he was one of The Four finalists reviewing the pattern at the center of the Equine Chronicle arena. He was joined by Angela Fox and HP The Rusty Fox, Andrea Foss and Imma American Made and Megan Seehafer with All That I Got. In the first run off, Tony had a cumulative score of 275.5 while Megan Seehafer posted a 266. The second run off, Angela Fox scored a 283 while Andrea Foss had a 271.5. The final pairing saw Angela and Tony present head to head. Both of them had been in The Four last year and knew the drill well. Angela posted a score of 287.5 with her final run, but Tony was on a roll and scored a 290.5 claiming the championship. Tony had an exceptionally busy and successful day. He also placed first in the NSBA Rider’s Cup Showmanship. He added the National Championship buckle to his trove of awards, and all The Four won embroidered leather bomber jackets.

Adequan National Championship Amateur Select Showmanship

Scott Reinartz and Investing a Good Bar

Joe Whitt and Suddenlee Single

Sharon Forbes-Hanks and Hot Lil Assets

Anne Wilson and Give Me the Goods

Champion Scott Allen Reinartz

The finals of the Adequan National Championship  Amateur Select Showmanship were held on Tuesday evening just as the Johns Family NSBA party was getting started ringside at the Equine Chronicle Arena. After 3 days of Showmanship elimination rounds and a lot of great pattern work, four finalists remained. Scott Reinartz and Investing a Good Bar, Sharon Forbes-Hanks and Hot Lil Assets, Joe Whitt and Suddenlee Single and Anne Wilson presenting Give Me the Goods were back center arena for the head to head competition. Each of the finalists had come into Sun Circuit in the top 10 of the National Championship year-end rankings. Ranked 2nd nationally, Scott Reinartz was paired with 8th ranked Sharon Forbes-Hanks for the first match up. Scott presented an exceptional pattern and received a cumulative score of 284. Sharon posted a 269, sending Scott to the Finals. Joe Whitt, who came in ranked at 6th,  exhibited against 3rd ranked Anne Wilson.  Both had pretty and crisp patterns, but Joe edged out and advanced. Exhibitors had a quick break, then presented the same pattern once again. Awaiting the scores, both men knew it was very close and congratulated each other. Scott’s 283 edged out Joe’s score of 281.5.

The Four finalists received embroidered leather bomber jackets. Scott Reinartz received the gorgeous National Champion trophy buckle.

Farnam National Championship Amateur Horsemanship

 Angela Wade and A Soxy Dream

Cassie Riggert and Born Blazed

Brook Ingstad and HP Ima Foxy Dreamer

Natalia Devencenty and Moonlite Madnez

Champion: Natalia Devencenty

In the Amateur Semi finals, Angela Wade and A Soxy Dream, who were ranked 5th in the nation, rode off against Cassie Riggert and Born Blazed. Angela’s score of 268 advanced her to the Finals round. The second match up saw Brook Ingstad and HP Ima Foxy Dreamer ride head to head with Natalia Deencenty and Moonlite Madnez. Natalia came into Sun Circtuit ranked number 2 in the nation. They had a very pretty run and scored a 272.5. In the Finals round, Natalia put even more polish on her pattern and scored a 273.5 to win the Championship title and buckle.

The Four in both the Amateur and Select divisions rode in a head-to head competition to determine the champions. The Four all received embroidered leather bomber jackets. Exhibitors who made the Sensational 16 received t-shirts and The Exceptional 8 were recognized with ball caps.

Farnam National Championship Select Horsemanship

Sissie Shank and Oughta Be Western

Linda Coakley and Rockstar N The House

Kent Ray Taylor and Dont Think Twice

Gayle Scharf and A Speed Demon

Champion Kent Ray Taylor and Dont Think Twice

The Farnam National Championships in Horsemanship were decided on March 7th at Sun Circuit after 3 goes of tournament style competition reduced the field of nationally ranked Amateur and Select riders down to just four.

The Four Select Amateurs were up first in front of the judges and crowd. Sissie Shank and Oughta Be Western were first up in the head to head Semi Final rounds. They scored a 213.5. Linda Coakley and Rockstar N The House rode the pattern for a 218.5, and advanced to the Finals. Kent Ray Taylor and Dont Think Twice started the pattern after having a week of good rides. They scored a 260.5 and edged out Gayle Scharf and A Speed Demon to advance. After a few minutes to collect their thoughts, the finalists showed the pattern one last time. Kent found a few more pluses in his second go and scored a 264 to take top honors.

Adequan Youth Showmanship National Championship

Grace Himes and Essentially Good

 Logan Marie Gloude and Invitation To Boot

Kyla Jackson and Cadillac In Black

Cori Cansdale and Promotional Assetts

Champion – Grace Himes

Grace Himes and Essentially Good, ranked 3rd in the nation, were essentially great in their first two runs in 14-18 Showmanship. They had secured the circuit award and were ready to take on the pattern for  The Four. In the semi final round, she faced off with Logan Marie Gloude with Invitation To Boot. Grace scored a 290 to advance to the finals. The other semi final match saw Kyla Jackson presenting Cadillac In Black  and Cori Cansdale with Promotional Assetts. Cori entered the tournament ranked 2nd and her run scored a 283.5.

The two finalists came back for one last effort. Grace found a few more points on a very pretty and flowing run to score a 293.5. Cori marked another 283.5. Grace received the Adequan Youth Showmanship National Championship buckle and all 4 girls received embroidered leather bomber jackets.

Farnam Youth Horsemanship National Championship

647 Emma Cress and Best Gift Yet

1805 Grace Himes and Essentially Good

21142 Cori Cansdale and Promotional Asset

2365 Giorgia Medows and Wimpys Show Stopper

Giorgia Medows

The Farnam National Championships in Youth Horsemanship were decided on March 7th at Sun Circuit. After 2 goes, the field of 19 nationally ranked exhibitors was reduced first to the Sensational 16 then The Exceptional 8and ultimately the four highest scoring exhibitors were invited back for the head-to-head matches of The Four.

The first semi final runs saw a tightly matched pair with Cori Cansdale aboard Promotional Asset  scoring a 262.5 and Grace Himes riding Essentially Good scoring 261.5. Next to ride were Emma Cress on Best Gift Yet and Giorgia Medows with Wimpys Show Stopper. Giorgia showed with panache and scored a 282.5 to advance. The top two ladies were back on the pattern for the final. Cori executed another pretty run, but Giorgia’s  showstopper palomino gained a few extra points with precision stops and transitions reminiscent of his reining days. Giorgia Medows won the champion title and buckle.

The Equine Chronicle Youth Equitation National Championship

Grace Himes and Essentially Good

Nadalee Vasquez and One Hundred Percent

Madison Parduhn and Shesa Hot Selection

Lily Richardson and A Natural Dancer

Champion: Grace Himes

The Equine Chronicle Youth Equitation National Championship finals at Sun Circuit saw 4 young ladies who were all ranked in the top 25 of youth equitation in the country.  Grace Himes and Essentially Good, ranked 3rd, had a great few days at Sun Circuit leading up to this point. She rode in the fist pairing with Nadalee Vasquez aboard One Hundred Percent. With a 263.5, Grace moved ahead to the Finals. The second head to head matchup saw Madison Parduhn riding Shesa Hot Selection and Lily Richardson showing A Natural Dancer. Lily’s ride marked a 254 to move her to the final round. 

When the ladies finished riding the pattern a second time, it was Grace’s score of 266 that captured the title and the silver buckle. She also won the circuit award in 14-18 Equitation. All four ladies also received embroidered leather bomber jackets.