It’s hard to believe that the 2013 NWHA National Championship Show is now a recent memory! From the NWHA Board of Directors, Show and Office Staff, “thank you” to everyone who made our show a success and a most-terrific showcase of sound, naturally-gaited horses! You are appreciated more than words can say.
Show results are posted on the dedicated-show website www.thenwhanational.com (coming to www.nwha.com soon). And, you may view photos and order pictures of the show at www.psdphoto.net.
In addition to the many equine winners, we had some other very special winners, too. NWHA proudly congratulates:
- Lucas Keller (TN) – our 2013 Greg Thoryk Sportsmanship Award recipient. (And, it was his birthday, too!)
- Our Neil Clark Scholarship winners Megan Matula (NC) for her essay and Ashley Royer (MO) for her photo. The scholarships were awarded to co-winners in the 13-17 division this year as there were no entries in the 12 and under group.
- Susan Fenner (MI) riding Justa Wise Heart – our Adult All-Around Versatility Champion.
- Gabrielle Oddo (MI) riding Pride Heat of the Night – our Youth All-Around Versatility Champion.
- Elizabeth Conti (GA) riding Topper’s Beaucoup Delight – our Youth All-Around Versatility Reserve Champion.
(There were no entries in the 11 & Under All Around.)
- NWHA’s Youth 4-H Achievement awardees: Elizabeth Conti (GA) and Bogie; Megan Matula (NC) and Madame Double Spirit; Alexandra Oddo (MI) and Justa Wise Heart; Gabrielle Oddo (MI) and Heat; Ashley Royer (MO) and Elle; and Jenna Swinskowski (MI) and Nick.
- Stall decorating winners (as determined by our Youth members): Champion – Hot Topic Gaited Stables, Magnolia, TX; Reserve Champion - Joe London Stables, Rixeyville, VA.
For those of you who checked out a little early and have paybacks coming, they will be mailed this week. We still have some official 2013 NWHA National t-shirts available ($12 plus shipping for S-XL; $14 plus shipping for XXL). Please contact Kathie in the office if you would like one!
Hope you will plan to join us next year for the Nationals – stay tuned for the announcement of the show dates and location!