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National Academy Finals Revamped

The National Academy Championship Finals has revamped their program, held Friday, November 2 through Sunday, November 4, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Savings Bonds can no longer be purchased at the banks, therefore, the Winners will receive Prize money in the Pleasure divisions. New this year will be prize money awarded to the five and six-year-olds and the eight and nine-year-olds.

Due to the high volume of the previous year's entries, a total of 22 classes had to be split, making for a very long day and evening. New this year, the show will begin at 10 AM on Friday morning to help manage the multitude of entries. Last year 823 entries competed for the Crown of National Academy Champion from 14 states.

The Equitation Division will receive a National Academy Champion jacket and a National Academy Champion Director's Chair. The Senior Walk-Trot-Canter Equitation Winner will also receive a $1,000 Scholarship to William Woods University, Fulton, Missouri, and the Junior Walk-Trot-Canter Equitation Winner Will receive a Jeffries Cut Back Show Saddle.

The judges for the 2012 show are Cindy Munier, Belchertown, Massachusetts, Sheri Brandl, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, and Mark Bodnar, Marengo, Illinois. The National Academy Championship Finals is an event you will never forget! Come "Catch the Vision," after all this is the future of our industry!

For more information contact: Joyce Webster by mail at 147 Saddlebred Drive, Hartselle, Alabama 35640, or by email at, or visit the National Academy Championship Finals website, here

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