JEROMESVILLE -- Addison Nalle-Icenhour, of Jeromesville, captured the 2018 Ohio Quarter Horse Association High Point Level 1 Youth award as well as the 2018 Ohio Quarter Horse Association Reserve All Around Youth 13 & Under title Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Ohio Quarter Horse Association Awards.
She took home a Harris Leather work saddle in Level 1 and a Harris Leather Headstall in 13 and Under as her trophies. She leased her partner, American Quarter Horse gelding, Lonesome At The Bar, throughout the 2018 horse show season to earn her titles.
Nalle-Icenhour is under the guidance of Marion and Kirsty Troyer, MT Perfomance Horses, of Apple Creek. The Troyers make showing a family affair, being involved in horse training together, with their clients, and newest addition, Walker, pictured. Their expertise lies in youth and amateurs competing in the Futurity and All-Around events for AQHA and APHA.
Ohio also places individual classes for year end awards, and Nalle-Icenhour has an impressive list of accomplishments: First in Youth Showmanship 13 & Under, First in Level 1 Hunt Seat Equitation, Second in Rookie Youth Hunt Seat Equitation, Second in Youth Performance Halter Geldings 13 & Under, Second in Level 1 Youth Showmanship, Second in Level 1 Youth Trail, Third in Youth Trail 13 & Under, Third in Youth Western Horsemanship 13 & Under and Fifth in Youth Hunt Seat Equitation 13 & Under.
In addition to her Ohio accolades, she earned notable national rankings for AQHA: Reserve 11-&-Under Justin Intermediate of the Year award & 7th place Level 1 Showmanship for her age division.
The American Quarter Horse Association recognizes hardworking individuals and their American Quarter Horses at the end of each year through the Association’s high-point awards. With the introduction of AQHA’s leveling program in 2014, the Association is able to recognize more individuals and horses for their accomplishments in the show arena.
AQHA annually recognizes the top point earners in each division of every AQHA event. American Quarter Horses are recognized in the open division, junior and senior; while youth and amateurs competing with any one horse are recognized in their respective divisions. The divisions are further broken down into Rookie, Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3.
“An AQHA high-point award is evidence of exhibitors’ and horses’ year-long commitments to excellence in the show pen,” said Pete Kyle, AQHA chief show officer. “To win one of these awards is no easy feat. Congratulations to all on this tremendous accomplishment!”
Throughout the show year, The American Quarter Horse Journal tracks performance statistics mined from the AQHA database. Every month, the latest standings are tabulated and presented in the digital edition of the Journal, as well as online through the subscriber portal. For more information on the year-end show leaders, visit www.aqha.com/highpoint.