The International Andalusian & Lusitano Horse Association once again welcomed an Open Breed Working Equitation division to their National Championship Show, which took place this year at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Park in South Jordan, Utah.
One of the largest divisions at the show, Working Equitation had 18 entries. The largest class, Novice Level, had 7 entries competing. The High Score of the competition (77.5%) was earned by Oregon WE United Youth Member Tristan Cruden riding his Quarter Horse Mare SR Lady of Chance in Ease of Handling.
Samuel Cruden, also from Oregon, swept all three trials to win the Champion L1 (Novice) Opportunity Junior Division, with Paige Turnham, from Colorado, taking home Reserve Champion honors.
Utah resident Sheri Prucka and Little Miss Muffet won the L1 (Novice) class, while Kendra Martland and her Half-Andalusian Montaque made the trip from Alberta, Canada to win the L1 (Novice) Level Andalusian/Lusitano Division, with Oregonian Julie Alonzo and CDC Memoria came in Reserve Champion.
Washington resident Nicole Grous and her Lusitano Zar Ris won the Champion honors in the L2 (Intermediate) Andalusian/Lusitano class, with local Utah rider Diane Wieser and RL Aphrodite taking Reserve.
In the L2 (Intermediate) Opportunity class, California trainer Carlos Carneiro rode the Lusitano Engaço to the Championship title with Oregonian Morgan Wagner and Endo the Blind coming in Reserve.
Carlos Carneiro and Baco won the Championship title in the L2 (Intermediate) Andalusian/Lusitano division, and the Reserve Champion title with Andiamo.