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Lenas Painted Jewel tops ACHA year-end standings

1211-jewelAPHA member Chris Woods of Brenham, Texas, topped the 2014 American Cutting Horse Association year-end standings in the Novice Horse Non-Pro division with Lenas Painted Jewel, a 2004 sorrel tobiano mare by Bella Oak and out of Lenas Barmaid.

“Jewel” was bred by Tharon Anderson of Brenham and was purchased by Chirs in 2010.

“I’ve been cutting for about 10 or 12 years, but I just got back into it a few years ago,” Chris said.

Together, Chris and Jewel have earned their Register of Merit in Amateur cutting, and she also has an Open cutting ROM.

“She’s really laid back. She’s really calm quiet, until she gets in front of a cow—she’s really intense in front of a cow,” Chris said.

The ACHA year-end victory wasn’t the only accomplishment for the pair this fall. At the 2014 APHA World Championship Show, Chris and Jewel won the world championship in Amateur Cutting, and Jewel also placed fifth in the Open Senior Cutting with rider Tony Seamons of Brenham, Texas.

 [Reprinting all or part of this news release is permitted, so long as credit is given to the Paint Horse Journal and a link provided back to apha.com.] 

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The American Paint Horse Association is the world’s second-largest international 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.