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National Academy Championship Finals revamps 2012 program

National Academy Championship Finals revamps 2012 program

Jun 19, 2012

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The National Academy Championship Finals has revamped their program. Savings bonds can no longer be purchased at the banks, therefore, the winners will receive prize money in the Pleasure divisions. New this year will be prize money awarded to the 5-6-year-olds and the 8-9-year-olds.

Due to the extremely large entries last year, a total of 22 classes had to be split, making for a very long day and evening. New this year, the show will begin at 10 a.m. on Friday morning to help alleviate this growing problem. Eight-hundred and twenty-three entries competed for the crown of National Academy Champion from 14 states.

The Equitation Division will receive a National Academy Champion jacket, and a National Academy Champion Director’s Chair. The Senior WTC Equitation Winner will also receive a $1,000 Scholarship to William Woods University, Fulton, Mo, and the Junior WTC Equitation Winner will receive a Jeffries Cut Back Show Saddle.

We have another great judging panel for 2012. They are Cindy Munier, Belchertown, Mass., Sheri Brandl, Oconomowoc, Wis. and Mark Bodnar, Marengo, Ill.

We extend a warm welcome to this one of a kind show for the Academy rider and look forward to seeing you Nov 2-4, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. It’s an event you will never forget!! Come “Catch the Vision,” after all this is the future of our industry!

For more information contact: Joyce Webster at 147 Saddlebred Dr., Hartselle, Al 35640 or email her at joyce-webster@att.net. You can visit the show’s website at nationalacademychampionships.org for all the latest updates , entry forms and sponsorship forms.


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