Horse and pony - site index.Horse chat message boards.Horse breeds, types and breeding gallery.Search for horse information on Equiworld.Horse information and equestrian news horse and pony magazine.Horse web links.  


USA Equestrian
Chovanec Wins USA Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final

Jonelle Chovanec, 23, of Chicago, Illinois, rode Starmaker's Look At Me to the top spot in the 2nd USA Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final, held July 12, 2002 as part of the Lexington Junior League Show in Lexington, Kentucky.

Judges Linda Lowary of Lexington, Kentucky, Anne Judd of Tampa, Florida and Gayle Lampe of Fulton, Missouri were the judges for the class of ten of the top adult amateur equitation riders in the country. Subsequent to selecting Chovanec, trained by Scott Matton, by unanimous decision in the championship position, the judges selected Dr. Morgan Wolin of Chicago, Illinois and CF Cool Night Out to finish in the reserve spot.

The champion received a Patricia Crane resin horse head sculpture donated by Rob and Sarah Byers and Jimmy and Helen Robertson, a Triple Crown Custom cooler, a leather halter donated by State Line Tack, red roses and a championship ribbon.

Complete results are as follows:
Champion - Jonelle Chovanec on Starmaker's Look At Me - Scott Matton trainer
Reserve Champion - Dr. Morgan Wolin on CF Cool Night Our - Steve Joyce trainer
3rd - Christina Sloan on Spirit Chaser - Brenda Benner trainer
4th - Brook Jacobs on CH Bright Lights RWF - Brent Jacobs trainer
5th - Emily Bernie on All's Clear - Kathy Boggs trainer
6th - Sara Van Galder on Star Studded Simbara - Scott Matton trainer
7th - Alison Montoya on Picabo Street - Kathy Boggs trainer
8th - Melinda Young on Going To The Sun - James Nichols and Ellen Beard Arnold trainers
9th - Kendra Fisher on Summer Wonder - Shelly Fisher trainer
10th - Holly Ackerman on Santana's Montana - Mark Greenwell trainer

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.


Find out more, visit the links page or find answers on the message board.