Rider: Janell V.

Horse's Names: Man About Vegaz and Diamond Chips LOA


Janell joined Select Show Horses in 2011 after purchasing a horse named SR Hes Got Game (Harley) who is now owned by another rider in the barn.  Janell purchased Harley to a help a girl continue riding and compete in youth events while Janell got back into showing Arabian horses again. Janelle grew up showing horses (mostly Arabians and Half-Arabians) but had gotten out of it when she got married and had her son.  Circumstances allowed her to rekindle the passion she has always had for horses. Select Show Horses helped her get back in the saddle and show ring. Janell's goals for the 2015 show season is to become more competitive on Diamond Chips, to begin riding and showing Maverick.




Rider:Alyssa K.

Horse's Name: Youre So Vaine


Alyssa is 14 years old and will be showing Youre So Vaine for the 2015 show season. Alyssa's goals for this year is to become more comfortable showing her horse and creating a bigger bond with her. Her favorite horse is Phil that is in Select Show Horses lesson program. Alyssa's favorite show venue is Springfield, IL. The person that Alyssa looks up the most to is Matt H.




Rider: Faith R.

Horse' Names: Bella Luna, After Dark, and In A Nutshell


Faith is 15 years old and will be showing Bella Luna and After Dark this year. Her goals are to compete hard for the win at Youth Nationals in all her classes. Faith doesn't really have a favorite horse because she loves them all. Her favorite show venue is the Buckeye Show at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.




Rider: Abbi M.

Horses' Names: Vito Valentino and Afires Power


Abbi is 15 years old and will be showing Vito this year. Her goals this year are to place Top 5 at Youth Nationals in HA Country Pleasure JOTR and place Top 3 in HA Country Pleasure JTR. Abbi's favorite horse is Vito Valentino because of all of the obstacles they've overcome together. Her favorite show venue is Youth Nationals in Albuquerque New Mexico, there is nothing like it. The people she looks up the most to are Kellie and Dalton Budd. They have taught her everything she knows, believed and supported her though out the time she has been riding with them.



Rider: Kat M

Horse's Name: LJR Prozac


Kat is 11 years old and will be showing Zac this year. Her goals are to build her equitation skills and make Zac the cutest walk-trot horse ever. Kat and Zac are both new to Select Show Horses and are excited for the 2015 show season. Kat's favorite horse is Zac or has  affectionately known as Zacky-Boo-Boo-Face. Her favorite show venue is Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, IL but she is really looking forward to the new shows and their venues.  Kat looks up the most to her cousin Payge because she is very brave and makes good choices.





Rider: Laney L.

Horse's Name: WCF Berry Especielle


Laney is 11 years old and will be showing WCF Berry Especielle this year. Her goal this year is to have fun and great rides. Laney would also love to have a Top Ten too! Laneys' favorite horse is Belle of course. Her favorite horse show venue is Region 11 at Springfield, IL. The person that Laney looks up the most to is Faith Robbins.




Rider: Sandy M.

Horse's Names: Crimson and Aaron


Sandy is 61 years old who owns 2 horses, Crimson and Aaron. Sandy's goals this year are to successfully breed Crimson and perhaps enter a few classes. She doesn't have a favorite horse because they are like her children and you're not suppose to have a favorite. Her favorite show venue is the Buckeye. Sandy looks up the most to Paul Heinman, he didn't learn to ride until he was in his 50's. He is in his 80's now, he still rides and shows.



Rider: Shana L.

Horse's Names: Mamage A Trios DKS and Its A Krew Krew World


Shana is 40 years old, she will be competing with Mamage A Trios and Its A Krew Krew World. Her goals for this year is to become a more confident rider and learn to adapt to the differences in the horses she rides or shows. All of that will lead to success in the show ring and provide a feeling of accomplishment on a personal level. It isn't always about how well you do in the show ring. It is about how you feel about how well you did in the show ring, ribbons don't always tell the whole story. Shana's favorite horse is BRF Hot Shot, he was Shana's first real show horse. He was a NSH that she showed in HA Western Pl JOTR division when she was a Junior Exhibitor. Her favorite show venue has always been National Show Horse Final but US Nationals is getting closer to being her favorite. The person that Shana looks up the most to is Robin Porter, she has known Robin nearly her entire life. Shana has learned so much from her and continues to learn from her. She admires her as a horsewoman and as the wonderful person she continues to be!




Rider: Bostyn L.

Horse's Name:  Afires Moun


Bostyn is 9 years old and will be competing this year with Afires Moun. Bostyn has been riding with Select Show Horses for 2 1/2 years. Her goals for this year is to get a Top Ten at Youth Nationals. Bosytn's favorite horse is the lesson horse Boi Toi. Her favorite show venue is the WMAHA Fall Classic.  The person that Bostyn looks up the most to is Kellie.




Rider's Name: Skylar G.

Horse's Name: Afires Secret


Skylar is 16 years old and will be competing with Afires Secret this year. Her goals for this year is to become the best that she can be as a horsewoman and as a person. Skylars' favorite horse is ERA Moonlite Serenade, never fails to entertain a crowd! Her favorite show venue is Kentucky Horse Park-Region 14. Skylar looks up to the most is Mandy Robinett.



Rider's Name: Ella H.

Horse's Name: Strikes So Sassy (Lilly)


Ella is 12 years old and will be competing with Lilly. Her favorite horse is CJ. Ella loves him and he would come up to her when he saw her walking out to the pasture. Ella' looks up to Faith Robbins. Faith is like a big sister to Ella, they are alike in many ways. Faith is an amazing rider, kind competitor and nice on the inside. Ella's favorite show venue is Region 14 at The Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Her goals this year are to stay calm and enjoy showing instead of being so nervous.




Rider: Matt H.

Horses' Names: Blaze Afire BF, Central Park Parader Gives Me Goosebumps, and Jackal


Matt is 18 years old and will be competing with Blaze Afire BF, Central Park Parader, and Jackal. Matt's goals this year are to learn as much as he can about working with horses and having the best show season he can have. His favorite horse is Aphrodisiac+// because she was the best friend he could have ever asked for. Matt's favorite show venue is a tie between Saddlebred World Championship Horse Show and US Arabian Nationals. Matt looks up to Ellen Beard, she is one of his inspirations to become a horse trainer and instructor. She has so much knowledge that she wants to share and he could never thank her enough for what she has taught him!



Rider: Connor K.

Horse's Name: Bellisimo PR


Connor is 8 years old and will be competing with Bellisimo PR this year. Their 2015 goals are to get Reserve at Youth Nationals. Connor's favorite horse is both of his horses, Krewes Missile LOA and Bellisimo PR. His favorite show venue is Region 14 Championships at the Horse Park. Connor looks up the most to Dalton Budd and Matt H.



Rider: Kenzie C.

Horse's Name: King's Ransum

Kenzie is 10 years old and will be competing with KIng's Ransum this year. Their 2015 goals are to focus on the present, try hard and to win at least 1 national champion ribbon. Kenzie's favorite horse is CSP Sante Fe because he taught her how to ride. Her favorite show venue is Youth Nationals because of the experience to compete against the best of the best. Kenzie looks up to the most to Faith Robbins because she is so dedicated and competitive, she sets goals and achieves them.



Rider: Caroline A.

Horses Name: Suits Us- "Suitor"


Caroline is 12 years old and will be competing with Suitor this year. Their 2015 goals are to have a successful first year in Class A. Caroline's favorite horse is Marge and favorite show venue is Springfield Illinois Fairgrounds. Caroline looks up the most to Matt H. She thinks Matt is really nice and she loves joking around with him. Matt helps her to become a better rider with every lesson he gives her. Caroline hopes to be as successful as a rider as Matt.


2015 Youth and Amateur Riders



Rider: Zoe S.

Horse's Name: All Night Affair


Zoe is 13 years old and will be competing with Tyler this year. Her favorite horse is Lyle, one of the lesson horses used at Select Show Horses. Zoe's goal for this year is to place at a show. She looks up the most to Kellie because she understands so much about showing horses and running a successful barn.




Rider: Bria Flannagan

Horse's Name: CHF Captafire


Bria is 18 years old and will be showing CHF Captafire for the 2015 show season. Her goals for this year is to work hard and do the best she can be. Bria's favorite horse is Chiefs Tatonka because he has taught her so much and is a once in a lifetime horse. Her favorite show venues are the ones at Illinois State Fairgrounds. The person that Bria looks up the most to is Dalton Budd because he works so hard to make every horse the best they can be!