Wins The $10,000 NAL Childrens Hunter Final
PAOctober 13, 2003Ashley Hotz 15, of Shamong, NJ, won
the $10,000 North American League Childrens Hunter Final riding
her Dutch Warmblood, Insignia, at the Pennsylvania National Horse
Show. The Reserve Champion was Gangbuster, owned and ridden by Ashley
Scott of Reistertown, MD.
was the key for Hotz and Micki, the barn name for the
13-year-old gelding. The pair came into the second round in third
place, but moved into the top spot when they put in an impressive
second round and received the highest overall score.
was really excited to win, said Hotz. I was a little
nervous at first, but Mickis been here before and he was great.
Ashleys mom Karen still could not believe her daughters
never would have dreamed that Ashley would have won, said
Karen. The whole experience has been so good for her. Its
a wonderful program and a great confidence builder.
The North American League (NAL) runs season long series in six hunter
jumper divisions Childrens Hunter, Childrens
Jumper, Adult Hunter, Adult Jumper, Pony Jumper and Open Jumper
Speed. Each series culminates with a championship final at the Pennsylvania
National Horse Show in Harrisburg, PA in October. Riders need not
be members of the NAL to compete in any qualifying classes, but
only current members earn points toward year-end finals.
more information and a list of qualifying competitions for 2003,
please see the Ryegate Show Services website at www.Ryegate.com.