We have heard that youth rider Jessie Leach (who relocated to the States last year) has just been crowned the AQHA Novice Youth All Around Champion of the World having won the AQHA Novice Youth World Championship Trail (out of 141 contestants) and the AQHA Novice Youth Horsemanship World Championship (out of 174). Jessie rode her own 1998 dun gelding Dunitagain Naturally by Natural Iron.
The AQHA Novice Championship is held concurrently at two locations in the East and West of America. Jessie competed at the East venue at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum, Murfreesboro, Tennessee on 4-7 October and is now gearing up for the All American Quarter Horse Congress. Held in Columbus, Ohio, Congress is the World's largest single-breed horse show receiving more than 17,000 entries during its three week schedule from the 5-28 October.