From Quebec Reining Association (Quebec, Eastern Canada) - The very first Quebec Reining Association (AQR) Classic 7up Show was presented in Sorel-Tracy on June 15-17 last and the Open Aged Event Level 4’s first Champion was Heather Vaughn riding the 8-year old stallion Wimpys Tinseltown (Wimpys Little Step x Showtimes Tinseltown) for owner John Fletcher (Waterford, Ontario, Canada). Reserve Championship went to Special Edition (Little Dry Olena x Queency Pines), a 9-year old gelding owned by Louise Gagnon (Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada) and ridden by Jean-Martin Donais. Both riders also finished on top of Open Level 2 division.
A very good field of 14 non pro riders saw Robert Deslandes (Shefford, Quebec, Canada) and 9-year old stallion Mr Star Chic Olena (Clays Chic Olena x Nancy Joe Star) winning the level 4 non pro aged event while the 19-year old gelding Hillbillie With Cash (Clarks Hill Billie x Cashs Lucky Coco, owned by Todd Sherrer of Richford, Vt.) picked up both the reserve championship in the level 4 non pro division and the championship in the level 2 non pro division.
The 12-year old gelding Holly Tag Star (Mr Holly Tag x Belle Mercy Star) and 16-year old Raphaël Bourdeau (Napierville, Quebec, Canada) came on top of the youth non pro aged event of this Maturity and were presented the Morrison trophy. Rosalie Lagacé (Val Belair, Quebec, Canada) and Lena Quintana (Don Quintana x Yuba Torima Lena) were named Reserve Champion.
AQR (Quebec Reining Association)
PERFORMANCE-QUÉBEC (REINING Excellence Program)
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