Canadians Win Big at Ohio Congress

The All American Quarter Horse Congress is wrapped up for 2012. The show boasted a list of talented Canadian showmen and horses at the top of their game. From October 5th to 28th at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio, there were 19, 861 class entries (an 10.4 percent increase from 2011), with over 5,000 horses making their way into the show ring.

On the list of champions was Western Whistler. The talented two-year-old stallion took home the Limited Two-Year-Old Stallion and Amateur 2-Yr-Old Stallions Limited Division Reserve Champion titles. The young stud, by Western Gunslinger, owned by Zavaduk Quarter Horses near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, was shown in the limited division by Scott MacKenzie, of Dugald, MB, and in the amateur division by Trevor Zavaduk.

\”He showed like a dream.  A lot of the time you forget he is a two-year-old,\” said MacKenzie. The trainer commented that the stud will go home after the AQHA World Show to breed some test mares over the winter.

Also on the list of Canadian winners was the stallion Good I Will Be, owned by Sandra Morgan Show Horses, of Langley, BC. The horse was recently purchased at the Rita Crundwell Sale September 24th, at Dixon IL, for $775,000.

There were a number of Canadian entries which made their way to Ohio and took home some prestigious titles. Here is a list of some great northern talent:

Limited Two-Year-Old Stallions Champion
Amateur 2-Yr-Old Stallions Limited Division Reserve Champion
Western Whistler, owned by Zavaduk Quarter Horses, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and shown in Amateur by Trevor Zavaduk

NSBA Maturity $10,000 Limited Horse Open Western Pleasure Stakes Champion 
Sudden Persuasion owned by April Wooster, shown by Laura McAllster

Amateur Select Horsemanship Champion
Zips Fancy Talk, owned and shown by Kim Allen, of Markdale, ON

Senior Western Riding Reserve Champion
Good I Will Be, owned by Sandra Morgan of Langley, BC and shown by Leonard Berryhill of Talala, OK

Novice Youth Trail 14 – 18 Champion
PF Shy Guy owned and shown by Carly Epp of Caledon, ON

Amateur Performance Halter Mares Limited Reserve Champion
Only Invite The Best owned by Dr Candice Hall and Dr Cory Seebach shown by Dr Cory Seebach, of Black Creek, BC

SBB Two-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Stakes – Limited Final Reserve Champion
Ur Certainly Invited owned by Dr Cory Seebach and Dr Candice Hall, shown by Dr Candice Hall of Black Creek, BC

NSBA Novice Youth Western Riding 14-18 – 3rd
Novice Youth Western Riding 14 – 18 – 4th
Must Be A Detail owned and shown by Stephanie Willsey of Orillia, ON


Novice Amateur Pleasure Driving – 4th 
Amateur Pleasure Driving- 8th 
Dirty Sexy Money owned by Janet and Kent Martin, shown by Jennifer Martin – Moorefield, ON

Novice Amateur Pleasure Driving – 5th
Too Hot To Duplicate, owned and shown by Lee Isaacson, Yorkton, SK

Novice Youth Western Pleasure 14-18 – 7th
Youth Western Pleasure (15-18) – 10th
Radiantly Radical owned by Marlo Sandoval, shown by Josee Monvoisin, Gravelbourg, SK

NSBA Novice Amateur Western Pleasure – 8th
Novice Amateur Western Pleasure – 10th
All The Sudden, owned by Brent and Kate Bamford, shown by Kate Bamford of Calgary, AB

Amateur Select Horsemanship – 10th
My Precious Gab, owned by Dr Carole Joubert Gaboury, shown by Carole Joubert Dr Gaboury of Mascouche, QC

Performance Halter Mares-Limited – 11th
Let Good Times Roll, owned by Anne Banman and shown by Scott Mackenzie of  Dugald, MB


NSBA Open Western Longe Line– 14th
Gonna Get You Good, shown by Lisa Schiestel, of  Eckville, AB

These results are based on information provided to the Western Horse Review. 


5 thoughts on “Canadians Win Big at Ohio Congress”

  1. I’d love to see an article including all the Canadian Barrel Racers and Pole Bending winners too!

  2. It would be courteous of your publication to acknowledge those Quarter horse trainers and owners that work diligently at the speed events (barrels and pole bending) to be included in your 2012 Congress results. Wasn’t the Quarter horse originally named for its “speed” ability over the quarter mile!

  3. Many Ontario barrel racing & polebending competitors filled the top placings at Congress again this year. Your article is quite incomplete without including these champions. Our Ontario horses & speed event competitors again proved at Congress that Ontario Barrel Racers are among the toughest in the world.

  4. Yes, there were indeed several pole bending top ten finishes hailing from Ontario, and it is never a matter of discourtesy that we do not mention them all, simply we are not able to run through every class list of every significant western performance show in the United States. Please, always free feel to e-mail us at [email protected] to let us know of any successes you are aware of. And, be sure to check in with our Jan/Feb issue, as we’ll be profiling one of the speed event champions within in. Thanks for tuning in and your feedback.

  5. looking to get in touch with Kim Allen of Markdale – need her website or email address – Thanks!

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