Alana Holt Attends The Ohio Half Arabian Horse Association Fall Show | News, Sports, Jobs
WILMINGTON, Ohio – The end of August was the annual fall show of the Ohio Half Arabian Horse Association at the World Equestrian Center.
Alana Holt and her horse SS Lady Madonna, “Maddie,” had the opportunity to participate in the show and competed in several classes over the weekend of August 28-29.
The duo started the show on Saturday morning by competing in the Hunt Seat Riding Junior Rider 18 and under class. There was an extremely large group of riders and horses in this class, including the current National Junior Champion. Holt put in a strong performance and the judges awarded him second place.
Eager to get off to a great start, the duo went on to follow the Hunter Pleasure Amateur Rider Select class. Another solid race resulted in a first place finish and a blue ribbon for them.
To end the day’s competition, the Pure Bred Arabian Hunter Pleasure Junior Rider class saw Lady Madonna carrying Alana around the arena to another first place and a blue ribbon.
Sunday brought the final two competitive classes for Holt and Maddie. Their first class was the Pure Bred Hunter Pleasure Junior Owner class. Their ride was good enough to get them out of the classroom with the red ribbon for second place.
Their last ride of the show found Alana and Maddie competing in the Pure Bred Hunter Pleasure Open class. This class allows anyone who owns a purebred Arabian horse to enter regardless of age or skill level. A strong squad entered the show arena, but in the end Alana and Lady Madonna rose to the challenge. The judges presented them with the blue ribbon and the first place honors.
As the show season enters the fall calendar, Holt looks forward to more competitions. She continues to train at Jaxson’s Sky Equestrian Center under the direction of Rachel Retaleato. Holt also appreciates all the support she receives from Olivia and Joe Van Schoonhoven, owners of Jaxson’s Sky.