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J-N Farm

March 2016
J-N Farm

What a ride 2015!!!

Myah Katzenberger went solo in 2015 and accomplished many goals even though she was eligible for one more year in Leadline.

One of the most memorable events Myah rode J-N Justa Gold Rush in was the Midwest Performance Pony Challenge at the Midwest Regional held in Madison, WI, in August.

Myah was the youngest rider and wowed us with her reining pattern; placing 5th and 7th out of 18 riders under two of the three judges. Myah also placed 5th in the Texas Rollback competition at the Midwest Performance Pony Challenge.

In Wisconsin Year Ends, Myah, brought home the Gibson Challenge Award riding just Rush and accumulating the most points. She also won The One Pony/One Rider Non-Timed Events Highpoint, The One Pony/One Rider Timed Events, the Equitation High Point, One Pony/One Rider High Point for 9 & Under, The Checota Fox Memorial Trophy and The Sheza Tough Tootsie Memorial Traveling Trophy.

In Illinois Year Ends, Myah was Reserve One Pony/One Rider 9 & Under Girls High Point. In Minnesota Year Ends, Myah was Reserve Champion in 9 & Under Non-Timed One Pony/ One Rider, Champion in 9 & Under Timed One Pony/One Rider, and Champion in 9 & Under One Pony/One Rider. Myah also won The Leonard Lewis Memorial Timed Traveling Trophy and The Gordon Krueger Memorial Black Swan S Ultimate Pony Traveling Trophy which are both 18 & Under awards.

In POAC, Myah and J-N Justa Gold Rush placed 1st in Small Geldings, 1st Costume 18 & Under, and Most Colorful and 5th in the Top Ten in the Nation. Myah had Reserve placings in Hunter Under Saddle and Timed Events for 9 & Under.

It was an impressive year for Myah riding as a six year old competing in her first year of 9 & Under with her 25 year old POA.

Jase Katzenberger had a very successful year on a five year old mare. Jase chose to ride J-N Tobe Gorgeous or “Jessie” as he named her after watching her birth.

In Wisconsin Year Ends, Jase and Jessie placed 4th in Non Timed Events for 10-13, 1st in Timed Events, and 2nd in One Pony/One Rider and was Reserve in The Gibson Challenge Award.

In Illinois, Jase and J-N Tobe Gorgeous placed High Point One Pony/One Rider 10-13 Boys and was the winner of the Nikovich Award Boy (boy winning the most points for the year).

In Minnesota, Jase was Champion One Pony/ One Rider Timed 10-13, Reserve Champion in The Leonard Lewis Memorial Timed Traveling Trophy and Reserve Champion in One Pony/One Rider 10-13.

In POAC Year Ends, Jase lead J-N Tobe Gorgeous to 1st place in Medium Mare Halter, 2nd in Costume 18 & Under, 1st in Hunt Seat Equitation 10-13 Boy, 1st in Horsemanship 10-13 boy, and 2nd in Timed 10-13, and 6th in Top Ten in the Nation.

What a great job by Jase on “Jessie” a young POA who is only 19 non-timed points shy of her Supreme Champion.

We are so proud of both of you and looking forward to watching you achieve your goals in 2016.

Grandma Judy and Papa Norm Katzenberger

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