Meet the 2015 Farnam All-Around Amateur Champion

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, AQHA, award, Equestrian, Equine

all-around-amateur After besting a field of 12 Farnam All-Around Amateur contenders, Julie Cole, of Burlington Flats, New York, was named the 2015 Farnam All-Around Amateur during The Lucas Oil American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show this November.

Julie showed her American Quarter Horse, Size Matters, known as “Elvis”, a 2005 sorrel gelding bred by Christine Davis of Bainbridge, New York. Elvis was sired by National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) Hall Of Fame Stallion Natural IRON, and out of the mare Boston’s Black Pearl.

After placing third in amateur equitation over fences, fourth in amateur hunter hack, and fifth in both amateur jumping and amateur hunt seat equitation, the winning pair earned the top score in this year’s competition, finishing with a total of 32 points. Julie and Elvis received a prize package including $15,000, plus $1,000 in Farnam products, an original Lisa Perry Bronze, an embroidered WeatherBeeta horse blanket and a rose bouquet.

The 2015 Farnam Reserve All-Around Amateur was Brittany Morgan, of Brawley, California, showing her American Quarter Horse, Huntin For Fun. The 2003 chestnut gelding, sired by Huntin For Chocolate and out of Pass The Tee, was bred by Stanley and Susan Scott of Ocala, Florida. The pair placed third in amateur trail, 11th in amateur western pleasure, and earned a total score of 15 points.Her prize package included $5,000, plus $500 in Farnam products, and a silver bowl.