2023 APHA Eastern National Show
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2023 APHA Eastern National Championship crowns national champs & 20 all-around winners

The 2023 APHA Eastern National Championship Show was a resounding success; the event took place August 24-27 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. In addition to crowning national champions and tons of fun events, APHA extends special congratulations to the following all-around award winners.

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2023 APHA Eastern National All-Around Awards

  • All-Around Youth Walk-Trot 5-10

    • Emma Walter of Delta, Ohio, & My Lucky Hour
  • All-Around Youth Walk-Trot 11-18

    • Stacey Johnson of Hernando, Florida, & A Sudden Dipped Chip
  • All-Around Novice Youth

    • Lucy Berghorst of Zeeland, Michigan, & Only Good Intentions
  • All-Around Youth 13 & Under

    • Samantha Nye of Tiffin, Ohio, & Babe In A Hot Machine
  • All-Around Youth 18 & Under

    • Riley Francis of Richland, Michigan, & All For Me
  • All-Around Youth Solid Paint-Bred

    • Nicole Renee Ellerbrock of Leipsic, Ohio, & Lopin My Spots Off
  • All-Around Amateur Walk-Trot

    • Jamie Smithenry of Willow Hill, Illinois, & No Doubt Ima Ten
  • All-Around Amateur Solid Paint-Bred Walk-Trot

    • Jessica Heyen of Petersburg, Illinois, & I Know Im Hot
  • All-Around Novice Amateur

    • Samantha Pahssen of Williamston, Michigan, & Hesa Custom Hotrod
  • All-Around Amateur

    • Emily Ery of Tecumseh, Michigan, & Guided N Blessed
  • All-Around Masters Amateur

    • Pamela Switzer of Busby, Alberta, & Sweet Lazy Sensations
  • All-Around Amateur Solid Paint-Bred

    • Bailey McCaffrey of Commerce Township, Michigan, & Frosted Cherries
  • All-Around Open Horse

    • Flat Sophisticated, owned by Malley Terryn of Reed City, Michigan
  • All-Around Solid Paint-Bred Open Horse

    • Lopin My Spots Off, leased by Nicole Renee Ellerbrock of Leipsic, Ohio
  • All-Around Youth Ranch

    • Bronwyn E. Playford of Lucan, Ontario, & DDD Lottza Spotsndots
  •  All-Around Novice Amateur Ranch

    • Polly Dole of Navarre, Florida, & Lil Jac N Gin
  •  All-Around Amateur Ranch

    • Alison Rae Umberger of Broad Run, Virginia, & Markedly Different
  • All-Around Solid Paint-Bred Amateur Ranch

    • Margaret Steinbach of Stratford, Ontario, & Sand In My Pants
  •  All-Around Open Ranch Horse

    • Little Brother Gun, owned by Lowanda McDowell of Asheboro, North Carolina
  •  All-Around Open Solid Paint-Bred Ranch Horse

    • Nite Time Affair, owned by Rosemary Manzano of Crestview, Florida


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