USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today that the 2001 National Show Horse Finals took place at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, IL, on September 13-16, 2001. The show was rescheduled from the original dates of September 12-15, due to the national tragedy. In spite of the postponement, the show was a success with a full schedule of classes and nightly exhibitor activities which included a Progressive Barn Party, NSH Foundation Fund Raiser/Auction and Calcutta and an Awards Celebration.
Class 73 - Country Pleasure Open Grand Championship - Excalibur Sir Lancelot, ridden by Matt Siemon and owned by Beverly J. Harris of Coatesville, IN. Trainer: Chuck Siemon.
Class 78 - $10,000 Fine Harness Open Grand Championship - Ginger Rogers, ridden by Robb Wallen and owned by Judith M. Hitch of San Jose, CA. Trainer: Robb Wallen
Class 79 - $1,000 Hunter Pleasure Open Grand Championship - Everlasting Love, ridden by John Rannenburg and ownd by Phillip Sheehe of Miami, FL. Trainer: Doree Lamm.
Class 80 - $10,000 Pleasure Driving Open Grand Championship - Second Editions Debut driven by Shan Wilson and owned by Beth and Judy Harrison of Piedmont, OK. Trainer: Shan Wilson.
Class 94 - $10,000 English Pleasure Open Grand Championship - Second Editions Debut, ridden by Shan Wilson and owned by Beth & Judy Harrison of Piedmont, OK. Trainer: Shan Wilson.
Class 95 -Show Hack Open Grand Championship -Double Play, ridden by Amanda
Schmidt and owned by Katherine Gallagher of Wellesly, MA. Trainer: David Mikosz.
Class 96 - $10,000 Three Gaited Open Grand Championship - Stings Finesse, ridden by James Wallen and owned by Bruce & Pam Milligan of Anchorage, KY. Trainer: James Wallen.
Class 98 - $10,000 Five Gaited Open Grand Championship - Loretta, ridden by James Wallen and owned by Faydelle W. Schott of Akron, OH. Trainer: James Wallen.
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 77,000 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.