The National Academy Championship Finals has announced the judges for the 2015 Show, Ann Judd, Bonsall, CA., Lisa Pyburn, Lawrenceburg, KY., and Armon Effinger, Chandler, IN.
This is the most prestegious horse for the academy rider. Last year at total of 768 entries from 15 states competed for the coveted title of National Academy Champions, in a tough three-round competition that gives these riders the recognition they deserve. Bringing new riders to our industry, and donating to the show's charity, St. Jude Childen's Hospital is a win for all. To date this show has given over $248,000 to St. Jude's, thanks to the generosity of both riders and sponsors. The show is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization.
The 2015 show will take place October 30-November 1. Over $12,500 in money and prizes will be offered, including a new cut back show saddle to the winner of the Jr. and Sr Equitation Finals., donated by Winners Circle, Shelbyville, TN.