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Medal Finals Extravaganza highlights LAHJA season T

HERMAL — The Los Angeles Hunter Jumper Association hosted all

seven of its 2020 medal finals at the National Sunshine Preview,

held Oct. 23-25 and co-produced by LEG Shows & Events and the Desert International Horse Park. Additional sponsors includ- ed Hansen Dam Horse Park,

Elvenstar, and SmartPak.:

Charley Stowell and Milan Stowell and Elvenstar’s Milan

Georgia Bass and Cowboy Aſter two rounds and a

work-off, Bass took top honors in the LAHJA Betsy Woods Horsemanship Medal Final, pre- sented by Smartpak. “I’m just really excited and

Charley Stowell on Milan

happy,” said Bass, trained by Karen Perlow. “Walking into my first 2’9” medal was definitely very scary. My trainer reassured me that even if something went wrong, I did my best – and that’s what maters. Without Karen’s support and my family’s support, I would not have been able to do this. And Cowboy, he was so exceptional.”

Lily Grosz and Lover Boy The top four riders worked

Georgia Bass on Cowboy Lily Grosz, trained by Elvenstar/Rachel Mahowald

off aſter two tough rounds of competition, and it was Grosz, trained by Elvenstar, who earned the championship in the LAHJA Rosewood Medal Final, presented by Smartpak. She trusted her instincts and was the only rider to properly exe- cute the work-off. “I’ve made the mistake of

following others before and I learned from that,”she said. Grosz was also the reserve

champion in the LAHJA Junior Medal Final, presented by “I couldn’t ask for a beter horse,” she said of Lover Boy, owned by Hailey Link. “This weekend has been amazing. I can’t believe I was the reserve champion in the LAHJA Junior Final and the champion in the Rosewood Final. They are two

Nicole McMillion on Oh Wonder 21 Amalia Goshtigian on Nimbus

won the LAHJA Junior Medal Final, laying down three consis- tent rounds to earn the overall championship in the LAHJA Junior Medal Final presented by “Being part of LAHJA is great

because you have opportuni- ties to do multiple finals,” said Stowell, 14. “This final will help me prepare for the future, and I am so thankful for my team and my family around me.”

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