S.D. Quarter Horse Association holds 2013 convention, banquet
February 24, 2014
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.
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.