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Canadian Quarter Horse Association By Marnie Somers NRCHA - THREE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS EARNED BY CANADIANS

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he National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions was held in Fort Worth, Texas, on February 20. Although the event took place in February 2015, it was held to determine the 2014 Champions. At this event, three World Championships were earned by Canadians. John Swales, of Millarville AB, worked first in the draw in the Open Bridle Finals. Sliding hard and turning

the NRCHA Celebration of Champions. Madelyn owns and rode Shiners Little Peppy, sired by Shining Spark and out of Little Jalapeppy, to a composite of score of 431.5. She earned $1,050 for the win.

Madelyn Gosselin was crowned 2014 World Champion in the Youth Limited division (Photo by Western Horse Review) John Swales won 2014 Open Bridle World Champion (Photo by Larri Jo Starkey/AQHA Journal)

fast on Maximum Echo, John earned a 220 in the reined work and a 232 in the cow work for a monster 452 that left all the other exhibitors struggling to catch up. Here is a link to their winning run on YouTube: http://youtu. be/0ZUVGUhlQxM. Maximum Echo is a 2004 sorrel stallion by Playboys Remedy and out of Dry Sans Echo by Dry San. He was bred by Twisted L Ranch of Greenville TX and is owned by Flo Houlton of Caroline AB. “He’s very aggressive,” John said. “Everything he does, he tries 110 percent all the time, and he’s easy to show, especially for as much as he has been shown.” It took John 30 hours to drive from his home in Alberta to Fort Worth, but he said the trip was well worth it. “Max” has $25,748 in NRCHA earnings and the win in Open Bridle added $7,912.50 to that total. Madelyn Gosselin, of Abbotsford BC, was crowned 2014 World Champion in the Youth Limited division of 16 • Saddle Up • May 2015

CQHA extends our sincere congratulations to these three talented Canadians on their recent World Championship titles!

2015 AQHA CONVENTION FORT WORTH TEXAS The CQHA Board of Directors holds a face-to-face meeting prior to the start of each annual AQHA Convention. This year’s meeting, to conduct CQHA business for the upcoming year, was held on Friday, March 6, at the Omni Hotel, in Fort Worth, Texas. See www.cqha.ca for highlights of the meeting. Upon conclusion of the meeting, AQHA Directors, members and guests participated in the many activities, events and meetings on the AQHA Convention schedule March 6-8.

Deborah Anderson, of Vancouver BC, owns and rode Signed Prescription to a World Championship win in the Novice Non-Pro Bridle division of the NRCHA 2014 Celebration of Champions. Deborah marked a 429 aboard her Appaloosa, sired by High Sign Nugget and out of Ima Docs Dolly, to mark a 429 score. She earned $2,693.75 for her win.

CQHA President Haidee Landry

Deborah Anderson earned 2014 World Champion in the Novice Non-Pro Bridle division (Photo by Western Horse Review) CQHA Secretary Gayle Pawley-Wilson HCBC 2010 Business of tHe Year

Saddle Up May 2015  

Horse Magazine, Western Canada, English and Western, Club News, Equine

Saddle Up May 2015  

Horse Magazine, Western Canada, English and Western, Club News, Equine

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