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USA Equestrian
Huffman Victorious At 2003 USAE Reining Seat Medal Finals

Kelsey Huffman of Norco, CA, and her mount Top Hickory, won the 2003 USAE Reining Seat Medal Finals presented by EMO Agency, Inc., held April 17-18, in Del Mar, CA.

Kelsey was awarded the “Lauren Bailey” trophy for having the highest cumulative equitation score along with the “My Midnight Special” trophy for having the highest cumulative reining pattern in the finals. As the high scoring junior exhibitor her name will be engraved on the Adrian Van Sinderen trophy, named for the AHSA President who founded the equitation medal program in 1937.

Champion accolades include a custom working saddle made by Carl Wood Reining Saddles of Delta, CO, a custom buckle by Broken Horn Saddlery, a pair of Ariat boots and a wool Triple Crown Custom cooler. Kelsey’s name will also be engraved on the Glenn Gimple Perpetual Bronze Trophy, designed by Mel Lawson and donated by Mr. Lawson and friends of Glenn Gimple.


Sportsmanship Award: Genna Fishgold of Scottsdale, AZ
Youngest Rider: Kelsey Huffman of Norco, CA
High Score Amateur: Stephanie Nelson of Redlands, CA


Champion: Kelsey Huffman of Norco, CA, riding Top Hickory
Reserve: Stephanie Nelson of Redlands, CA, riding Heir To Shine
Third: Kristi Harako of Yorba Linda, CA, riding Dun Singing the Blues
Fourth: Lauren Whyte of Las Vegas, NV, riding Quais Habibi
Fifth: Susanne Fernald of Los Angeles, CA, riding One Top Karat
Sixth: Tara Hallan of Chino Valley, AZ, riding Nifty Nimble Bee
Seventh: Leslie Walker of Cave Creek, CA, riding Play Oscar
Eighth: Chie Morita of Scottsdale, AZ, riding Galvanic
Ninth: Genna Fishgold of Scottsdale, AZ, riding Maker Mine

USA Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As
the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation has over 80,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate at these shows.
The vision of USA Equestrian is to provide leadership for equestrian sport in the United States of America, promoting the pursuit of excellence from the grass roots to the Olympic Games, based on a foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare of its horses, and embracing this vision, to be the best national equestrian federation in the world.


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