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Region Eight Championship - June 22

High-point winners are named in AQHA show and for the 2014 Merial AQHA Region Eight Championship on the last day of competition.

By Larri Jo Starkey
The American Quarter Horse Journal
June 22, 2014

The 2014 Merial AQHA Region Eight Championship ended with the naming of high-point winners.

The 2014 Merial AQHA Region Eight Championship ended with the naming of high-point winners. (Larri Jo Starkey photo) For more photos from the Region Eight Championship, scroll to the slideshow below.

The 2014 Merial AQHA Region Eight Championship ended June 22 with the naming of high-point winners.

High-point winners in Region Eight were:

Novice amateur – Lindsey McCracken of Cypress, Texas, and Concluded of Leaguer, a 2004 palomino gelding by BR Georgeous George and out of Investaleaguer by Kay Cee Leaguer. He was bred by Scott Hildreth of Jewell, Iowa, and is owned by Lindsey

Novice youth 13-&-under – Anna Jones of Kansas City, Missouri, and JJM Sunnys Jayhawk, a 2003 dun gelding by Bar Money Sunny and out of Question My Elegance by Dun Lucky Dee. He was bred by John J. Murnane of Louisburg, Kansas, and is owned by Anna.

Novice youth 14-18 – Dani Picard of Grain Valley, Missouri, and Zips Ultimatum, a 2009 sorrel gelding by The Ultimate Fancy and out of Zips Azure Belle by Lonsum Zipper Pine. He was bred by Loyd E. Williams of Adrian, Missouri, and is owned by Dani.

Rookie amateur – Mandie House of Talala, Oklahoma, and Absolute Chocolate, a 2002 bay gelding by Absolute Investment and out of All In Chocolate by Chips Hot Chocolate. He was bred by Michael and Susan Renken of Lincoln, Nebraska, and is owned by Melodie Brinkley of Talala.

High-point winners were also named in the AQHA show that accompanied the Region Eight Championship. Those winners were:

Green – Watch My Rhapsody, a 2009 bay gelding by Watch My Potential and out of Rhapsody Inthe Breez by A Passing Breeze. He was bred by Chad Christensen of Pilot Point, Texas, is owned by Susan J. Marques of Gordonville, Texas, and was ridden by Raelyn Nakahara of Whitesboro, Texas.

Open – Signature Coat, a 2007 sorrel mare by Coats N Tails and out of Pretty Candy Kiss by Impressive Mint. She was bred by David and Patricia Hudson of Waggoner, Illinois, is owned by Brenda K. Berndt of Flower Mound, Texas, and was ridden by Lisa Carter.

Novice amateur – Lindsey McCracken of Cypress, Texas, and Concluded of Leaguer, a 2004 palomino gelding by BR Georgeous George and out of Investaleaguer by Kay Cee Leaguer. He was bred by Scott Hildreth of Jewell, Iowa, and is owned by Lindsey

Novice youth – Dani Picard of Grain Valley, Missouri, and Zips Ultimatum, a 2009 sorrel gelding by The Ultimate Fancy and out of Zips Azure Belle by Lonsum Zipper Pine. He was bred by Loyd E. Williams of Adrian, Missouri, and is owned by Dani.

Rookie youth – Sydney Cantrell of Smithville, Missouri, and Coco Valentina, a 2009 red roan mare by Ima Zippo Good Bar and out of My Little Investment by Invester Cluso. The mare was bred by Lawrence D. Henry of Jefferson City, Missouri, and is owned by Sydney.

Rookie amateur – Carmen Conrad of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and Passing A Texas Bar, a 2009 bay mare by Texas Invitation and out of Zipnskips Miss Sun by Hesa Fistfula Zip. The mare was bred and is owned by Linda J. Herrick of Siren, Wisconsin.

Amateur – Mary Elizabeth Holsten of Sedalia, Missouri, and Chex Made Me A Star, a 2003 bay gelding by Zippo Pine Chex and out of Skipa Star Co Two by Skipa Chief. He was bred by Raymond and Jana Lower of Wiliamsburg, Iowa, and is owned by Mary.

Select – Brooke Delaney of Parker, Colorado, and Blazing Illusions, a 2005 bay gelding by Blazing Hot and out of Chocolate Illusions by Zips Chocolate Chip. He was bred by Billings Quarter Horses of Ashville, Ohio, and is owned by Brooke.

Youth – Abby Wiens of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Kiss A Hot Star, a 2007 sorrel mare by Invest In A Hot Star and out of Hot Sizzlin Version by Good Version. The mare is owned by Abby.

Equestrians With Disabilities Level 2 – Trinity Soefje of Flower Mound, Texas, and Barlink Double Tuff, a 1991 sorrel gelding by Barlink Macho Man and out of Barlink Strawberry by Tuffys Two Spades. He was bred by Charles and Kay Simmelink of Madras, Oregon, and is owned by Marguerite Camp of Longview, Texas.

Equestrians With Disabilities Level 3 – Stacey Johnson of Texas and Dont Be Invious, a 1997 bay gelding by Invitation Only and out of Zippos Punkin by Zippo Pine Bar. He was bred by Troy Heikes and David James of Tioga, Texas, and is owned by Stable Strides Farm of Denton, Texas.