CHAMPIONS CROWNED AT INAUGURAL 2001 MONARCH INTERNATIONAL/AHSA JUNIOR HUNTER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today the winners of the inaugural 2001 Monarch International/AHSA Junior Hunter National Championship which took place August 12-13th, 2001 at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center, Fletcher, NC.
Exhibitors have gone head-to-head over the past two days competing in an over-fences class, a handy hunter class and an under-saddle class after qualifying to compete in this new event by winning a Championship or Reserve Championship at an "A" or "AA" rated AHSA competition between July 16, 2000 and July 15, 2001.
Overall Large Junior Hunter Champion - Callie Schott (Almost Famous),
Versailles, KY - owner/rider.
Overall Small Junior Hunter Champion - Courtney McKay (Onyz), Ocala, FL;
owner - Aspen Grove Ranch, Los Angeles, CA.
Grand Champion - Onyz
Reserve Grand Champion - Almost Famous.
Following on from this event will be the 2001 AHSA Pony Finals, which begins today at the same venue and runs through Friday, August 17th 2001.
USA Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation has over 77,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate at these shows.