Saddle Seat Wednesday
Champion Academy W/T/C Equitation
Champion Academy W/T/C Showmanship
Reserve Champion Academy W/T/C Championship
The American Saddlebred Horse Association of Georgia had their awards banquet last weekend. I went over to represent. You gonna give me prizes? You bet I’m gonna show up.
While the classes at the shows are the same, Georgia parses their year-end divisions differently. Championship classes are counted as a separate division instead of being folded into the showmanship/equation results as in Alabama. After champion and reserve, they award Top 5, rather than third through fifth. They do not award overall Academy high-points. [Alabama: Annual Awards 2015]
I had a blast, but will not do this next year. Alabama splits their Academy division into junior and adult. Georgia does not. Therefore, I ended up beating out kids. I’m on record as disliking this [Quietude], although not enough to give the loot back. When I signed up, either I didn’t notice, didn’t make the connection, or was too crazed with ribbon fever to care.
Thank you ASHAG!