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S.D. Quarter Horse Association holds 2013 convention, banquet

Larry Larson
for Tri-State Livestock News

Chamberlain, SD – I Am SDQHA Proud was the theme for the 2013 South Dakota Quarter Horse Association Convention, Banquet and Year-End Awards Presentation. Now in it's 66th year, the SDQHA is a statewide membership dedicated to the promotion of the American Quarter Horse. Great weather greeted the membership to the Cedar Shore Resort on the west bank of the Missouri River near Oacoma on Saturday, Jan. 18.

The SDQHA Executive Committee met on Friday evening and reconvened on Saturday morning finalizing the association business. The main topic of discussion was the SDQHA Summer Shootout – the association-sponsored Quarter Horse Show Circuit held in Brookings, S.D., each June. The success of this event is directly targeted to the many members that volunteer their time and efforts to keep the event running smoothly and allow it to grow each year. The SDQHA general membership met in the afternoon and included the elections of their newest Board Of Directors.

Newly elected officers to the 2014 SDQHA Executive Committee are President Kerry Papendick, Rapid City and Vice-President Jodie Svennes, Toronto. Kristen Gonsoir from Groton was reappointed as the association Secretary/Treasurer and Webmaster of their site http://www.sdqha.com. Rounding out the new Board of Directors will be – East: Eric Kobernusz, Mount Vernon, Amy Krueger, Ferney, and Dean Townsend, Andover; West: Kerry Papendick, Rapid City, Becky Johnson, Vale, and Heather Sutton, Gettysburg; Central: Heather Basham, Aberdeen, Vanessa Gravatt, Woonsocket, and Debbi Holmes, Virgil; At large: Jodie Svennes, Toronto, Penny Petersen, Mitchell, and Amanda Dikoff, Hermosa.

Representing the SDQHYA on the board will be their Youth Representative Linda Johnson, Belle Fourche who will be assisted in the coming year by Dean Townsend from Andover.

AQHA National Directors representing South Dakota at the national level are Larry Larson, Rapid City, Mike Clites, Brookings, Janet Hansen, Fort Pierre, and Jim Hunt, from Faith. AQHA Director at large is Dr. R.M. Christensen along with Director Emeritus Jim Hootman, both from Harrisburg. SDQHA was honored in 2013 with the elevation of National Director Georga Sutton from Gettysburg to the elite position as an AQHA Honorary Vice-President at the convention in Houston, Texas last March.

The SDQHYA also met midday for their annual membership meeting and elected their new officers for 2014. Sentel Johnson, Belle Fourche, will serve as their new President. Vice President Gina Elmore, Hot Springs, Secretary Jade Gaukel, Yankton, Treasurer Allison Longhenry, Sioux Falls, and Reporters Madelyn Seidel, Bison, (West River) and Cassandra Townsend, Andover, (East River) complete the 2014 SDQHYA youth board.

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Special award winners announced at the evening awards presentation included the 2013 SDQHA Sportsmanship Winner Amy Krueger, Ferney, and the 2013 Most Valuable Professional Horseman Kristen Gonsoir from Groton. The SDQHYA announced their 2013 Sportsmanship Winner as Sentel Johnson, Belle Fourche and their association recognized Linda Johnson from Belle Fourche as their Sponsor Of The Year and Hattie Erickson, Britton, as their top fund raiser for 2013 and the Immediate Past President of the SDQHYA.

SDQHA Year-end results

Open All-Around – Dualena San & Kim Fordham-Lien

Reserve Open All-Around – Smokin Jake & Shannon Linn

Amateur All-Around – Jennifer Tweet & Macs Sweet Illusion

Reserve Amateur All-Around – Kim Fordham-Lien & Dualena San

Amateur Select All-Around – Nancy Tweet & Good Cash Asset

Novice Amateur All-Around – Meagan Hardee & Macs Good N Graceful

Reserve Novice Amateur All-Around – Delci Christensen & Who Is With Me

Open State Champion – Dualena San & Kim Fordham-Lien

Amateur State Champion – Macs Sweet Illusion & Jennifer Tweet

Aged Stallions – 1. The Masqued Male, Brenda Flottmeyer; 2. Peppy Docs Diamond, Penny Petersen

Performance Geldings – Justa Shady Guy, Mary Roes

Aged Geldings – 1. Cool Lookin Te, Mindy Kiepe; 2.Daring Romance, Jodie Svennes

Performance Mares – 1. Ima Rosie Rodder, Sandra Madsen; 2. Bibs Sweetheart, Penny Petersen.

Ranch Horse Pleasure – 1. Dualena San, Kim Fordham-Lien; 2. Bibs Sweetheart, Penny Petersen

Senior Western Pleasure – Macs Sweet Illusion, Jennifer Tweet

Junior Western Pleasure – A Sudden Zan, Delci Christensen

Green Western Pleasure – A Sudden Zan, Delci Christensen

Junior Reining – 1. Smokin Jake, Shannon Linn; 2. Legends Forty Nine, Michelle Sigman

Senior Reining – 1. Kings Breeze, Bernie Janssen; 2. Holly Go Boom, Janet Hansen

Senior Hunter Under Saddle – 1. Macs Sweet Illusion, Jennifer Tweet; 2. Good Cash Asset, Nancy Tweet

Trail – Dualena San, Kim Fordham-Lien

Dally Team Roping Heading and Heeling – Romancing The Chics, Joyce Tisdall.

Amateur divison

Aged Stallions – 1. The Masqued Male, Brenda Flottmeyer; 2. Dualena San, Kim Fordham-Lien

2-Year-Old Geldings – Coolest Kinda Secret, Mike Clites

Aged Geldings – 1. Daring Romance, Jodie Svennes; 2. Cool Lookin Te, Mindy Kiepe

Performance Geldings – 1. Justa Shady Guy, Mary Roes; 2. Good Cash Asset, Nancy Tweet

3-Year-Old Mares – Te Coolest Tesign, Joe Ascheman

Aged Mares – Falcons Red Rose, Penny Petersen

Performance Mares – 1. Ima Rosie Rodder, Sandra Madsen; 2. Bibs Sweetheart, Penny Petersen

Showmanship – 1. Jennifer Tweet, Macs Sweet Illusion; 2. Meagan Hardee, Macs Good N Graceful.

Horsemanship – 1. Jennifer Tweet, Macs Sweet Illusion; 2. Meagan Hardee, Macs Good N Graceful

Hunt Seat Equitation – 1. Jennifer Tweet, Macs Sweet Illusion; 2. Meagan Hardee, Macs Good N Graceful

Hunter Under Saddle – 1. Macs Sweet Illusion, Jennifer Tweet; 2. Who Is With Me, Delci Christensen

Western Pleasure – 1. Macs Sweet Illusion, Jennifer Tweet; 2. Daring Romance, Jodie Svennes

Trail – 1. Macs Good N Graceful, Meagan Hardee; 2. Dualena San, Kim Fordham-Lien

Ranch Pleasure – Dualena San, Kim Fordham-Lien; 2. Bibs Sweetheart, Penny Petersen

Reining – 1. Dualena San, Kim Fordham-Lien; 2. Falcons Red Rose, Penny Petersen

Working Cow Horse (Boxing) – Olenas Smart Egger, Julie Baker.

Amateur select division

Showmanship – 1. Nancy Tweet, Good Cash Asset; 2. Nila Christensen, Who Is With Me

Hunt Seat Equitation – Nancy Tweet, Good Cash Asset

Hunter Under Saddle – Good Cash Asset, Nancy Tweet

Ranch Pleasure & Reining – Chex Spinnin Smoke, Mary Roes.

Novice amateur divison

Hunter Under Saddle – 1. Who Is With Me, Delci Christensen; 2. Daring Romance, Jodie Svennes

Hunt Seat Equitation – 1. Jodie Svennes, Daring Romance; 2. Daddy Said Zip It, Amy Krueger

Horsemanship – 1. Alyssa Nix, Good N Plenty Hot; 2. Meagan Hardee, Macs Good N Graceful

Reining – 1. Chex Spinnin Smoke, Mary Roes; 2. Ten Karat Surprize, Damien Krueger

Showmanship – 1. Meagan Hardee, Macs Good N Graceful; 2. Delci Christensen, Who Is With Me

Western Pleasure – 1. Good N Plenty Hot, Alyssa Nix; 2. Macs Good N Graceful, Meagan Hardee

Trail – 1. Daddy Said Zip It, Amy Krueger; 2. Who Is With Me, Delci Christensen

SDQHYA Year-end results

Youth all-around all-ages – Kate McCoy and Sir Magic Man

Youth reserve all-around all-ages – Sentel Johnson and Leaguers Lopin Delux

Top five youth all-around all-ages

Kate McCoy – Sir Magic Man

Sentel Johnson – Leaguers Lopin Delux

Cassandra Townsend – Invious

Madelyn Seidel – Deluxe Goods

High point senior girl – Kate McCoy

High point junior girl – Cassandra Townsend

Youth all-around 14-18 – Kate McCoy

Youth reserve all-around 14-18 – Sentel Johnson

Youth all-around 13 & under – Cassandra Townsend

Youth reserve all-around 13 & under – Madelyn Seidel

SDQHYA Rookie Of The Year – Cassandra Townsend

SDQHYA top fund raiser – Hattie Erickson

Aged Mares – Sky Full Of Stars, Jade Gaukel

Performance Mares – 1. Miss Kane Is Invited, Shelby Holmes; 2. Boston Potential, Beth Seidel

Aged Geldings – Cool Lookin Te, Destiny Haack

Performance Halter Geldings – 1. Sir Magic Man, Kate McCoy; 2. Leaguers Lopin Delux, Sentel Johnson

Showmanship at Halter 14-18 – 1. Kate McCoy, Sir Magic Man; 2. Sentel Johnson, Leaguers Lopin Delux

Showmanship at Halter 13 & Under – Cassandra Townsend, Invious.

Hunter Under Saddle 14-18 – Sir Magic Man, Kate McCoy

Hunter Under Saddle 13 and Under – Invious, Cassandra Townsend

Hunt Seat Equitation 14-18 – 1. Kate McCoy, Sir Magic Man; 2. Sentel Johnson, Leaguers Lopin Delux

Hunt Seat Equitation 13 & Under – Cassandra Townsend, Invious

Western Pleasure 14-18 – 1. Sir Magic Man, Kate McCoy; 2. Leaguers Lopin Delux, Sentel Johnson

Western Pleasure 13 & Under – 1. Deluxe Goods, Madelyn Seidel; 2. Invious, Cassandra Townsend.

Trail 14-18 – 1. Sir Magic Man, Kate McCoy; 2. Premiere Edition Bar, Gina Elmore

Western Horsemanship 13 and Under – Cassandra Townsend, Invious

Western Horsemanship 14-18 – 1. Kate McCoy, Sir Magic Man; 2. Sentel Johnson – Leaguers Lopin Delux

Western Riding 14-18 – Leaguers Lopin Delux, Sentel Johnson

Ranch Pleasure Youth – Cassandra Townsend

Reining Youth – Sorry I Dun It, Cassandra Townsend

Walk-Trot 10 & Under – Kimberly Johnson, Justa Shady Guy

Lead Line 8 and Under – Kendra Johnson, Cheval.

Novice youth all-around – Allison Longhenry and Sir Blue Eyed

Reserve novice youth all-around – Claire Longhenry and A Flower For KC

Novice Showmanship at Halter – 1. Claire Longhenry, A Flower From KC; 2. Allison Longhenry, Sir Blue Eyed

Novice Hunt Seat Equitation – 1. Claire Longhenry, Flower From KC; 2.A llison Longhenry, Sir Blue Eyed

Novice Hunter Under Saddle – 1. Invious, Cassandra Townsend; 2. Claire Longhenry, A Flower From KC

Novice Western Pleasure – 1. Miss Kane Is Invited, Shelby Holmes; 2. Deluxe Goods, Madelyn Seidel

Novice Horsemanship – 1. Madelyn Seidel, Deluxe Goods; 2. Allison Longhenry

Sir Blue Eyed; Novice Trail – 1. Sir Blue Eyed, Allison Longhenry; 2. Get Tuff, Hattie Erickson

Novice Barrel Racing and Novice Pole Bending – Sir Blue Eyed, Allison Longhenry.

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