2023 Western National
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2023 Western National Championship crowns national champs & all-around winners

Paints brought the heat to APHA’s 2023 Western National Championship Show, which took place September 21-24, 2023, at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Arizona. 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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Full results click here or head to horseshowtracker.com.


2023 Western National All-Around Awards

All-Around Open Horse

VS Total Heartthrob, owned by Candice Monsen of Bluffdale, Utah

All-Around Masters Amateur

Jo Lynn Kirkman of Las Vegas, Nevada, & Nighttime Sensation

All-Around Amateur

Candice Monsen of Bluffdale, Utah & VS Total Heartthrob

All-Around Novice Amateur

Hayley Forsburg of Battle Ground, Washington, & Factor In The Blues

All-Around Amateur Walk-Trot

Dana Brown of Happy Valley, Oregon, & Sirtain Kinda Dream

All-Around Youth 13 & Under and All-Around Novice Youth

Jocelyn Krieg of Camano Island, Washington, & Only One I Want

All-Around Youth 14-18

Teaira Tracksell of Borden, Saskatchewan, Canada, & Spotless Gentleman

All-Around Youth Walk-Trot 11-18

Alana Nix of Queen Creek, Arizona, & Playin With Eyeliner

All-Around Youth Walk-Trot 5-10

Sophia Youderian of Stanford, Montana, & JZA Jewelontherange

All-Around Open Ranch

Smokin Jeans, owned by Harry Stoddart III of Jordan Valley, Oregon

All-Around Amateur Ranch

Cindy Cook of La Mesa, New Mexico, & Spooks Real Gun

All-Around Novice Amateur Ranch

Teresa Hanson of Scottsdale, Arizona, & Peptoes Prescription



Photos courtesy Ruehle Photographix


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