Sand Creek girl wins all-around title in equestrian competition


A Sand Creek daughter won two championship titles at a recent American Quarter Horse Association show.

Eleanor Ott of won the 13-and-under All-Around Champion title as well as the National Snaffle Bit Association All-Ages Youth Champion title at the 2022 Nutrena AQHA East Level 1 Championships, which took place from April 27 to May 1 at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio.

Ott showed American Quarter Horse Hez Rainey Made owned by Londa Pickles of Sand Creek. The 2016 Machine Made and Rhapsody in the Rain chestnut gelding was bred by Richard and Betty Jo Carr of Bremen, Indiana.

She also won the Nutrena Level 1 Champion in Showmanship, the Nutrena Level 1 Bronze Champion titles in Western Pleasure and Riding, fifth place in English Riding and was a runner-up in Performance Halter.

Ott received a prize package which included an all-around champion trophy and belt buckle for the all-around champion and a trophy also for the National Snaffle Bit Association All-Aged Youth Champion title. She also received two bronze trophies and several ribbons.

She has been invited to the Nutrena Level 1 Champion of Champions competition to be held in July in Oklahoma City.

Ott trains at Showplace Farms in Adrian. His trainers are Beckey Schooler, Kyle Doughtery and Austin Lester.


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