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American Royal Announces 2003 Officials

The American Royal has selected the show officials for the UPHA/American Royal National Championship Horse Show. This National Championship Horse Show, voted number one in the country last year by the United Professional Horsemen’s Association, will be held at the American Royal November 18-22, 2003.

The American Royal selected Debbie Foley of Louisville, Ky., Lonnie Lavery of Sharon Center, OH, and Jack Nevitt of Louisville, Ky. to officiate the saddle horse and Roadster UPHA Classics, in addition to the UPHA Hackney Classics and AHHS Youth Medallion Championships. Dennis Lang, West Seneca, NY will serve as the judge for Hackney, Harness and Roadster Ponies. Renee Lavery, Cindy Mugnier, and Cecile Hetzel Dunn will serve as judges for Saddle Seat Equitation. Lynda Freseth, Chuck Herbert, and Rick Wallen will judge the USA Saddle Seat Medal Finals and Renee Lavery, Sandy Sessink and Carole Stohlmann will serve as judges for the UPHA Challenge Cup Championships.

“We are very pleased with the caliber of our judges for the Nationals at the American Royal this year,” said Fern Bittner, horse show manager. “We are looking forward to more high-quality competitors and another top-rate show in 2003.” Competitors are encouraged to visit for more information or contact the American Royal for more information at 816-221-9088, ext. 119.

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