The New Mexico State University Women’s Equestrian team
selected former AjPHA competitor Brynn Larson to compete in the Sun Circuit
Shootout on February 2.
Held in Scottsdale, Arizona, the event is a new
invitational specifically for collegiate equestrian reiners. Only seven
other student-athletes were chosen from the National Collegiate Equestrian and
Intercollegiate Horse Show associations to participate.
A Washington-native, Brynn showed American Paint Horses for
10 years. Piloting Doctor Good Bar, a 2004 red roan overo gelding by A Good
Zippo and out of Crystals Class Act, the equestrienne captured a sixth-place
finish at the 2010 AjPHA Youth World Championship Show in Youth Western Riding
“My mom has always owned Paints, so it was natural for
that to be the direction I went in when I began showing,” she said. “We still
own my retired 14-18 gelding, as well as one other Paint mare.”
Brynn is a junior at NMSU studying accounting. She picked
up Most Outstanding Player accolades in reining at the Aggie’s opener against
Southern Methodist University and is currently undefeated in reining
competition for the 2013-2014 season.
The March issue of the Paint
Horse Journal will include an article on National Collegiate Equestrian
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For more information on the riders participating in the Sun
Circuit Shootout, click here and visit the National Collegiate EquestrianAssociation Facebook page.
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The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest equine breed association, registering more than a million horses in 59 nations and territories since it was founded. APHA creates and maintains programs that increase the value of American Paint Horses and enriches members’ experiences with their horses.