Wins USA Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final
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.
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.
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
Reserve Champion - Dr. Morgan Wolin on CF Cool Night Our - Steve
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
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