2020 ASHA National Pleasure Equitation Finals Spotlight
Published Date: Sep 29, 2020
The American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) congratulates our 2020 ASHA National Pleasure Equitation Finals Champion Karlyn Connolly riding Undulata’s Power Broker ERB. Connolly bested a strong field of 17 pleasure equitation entries to take home the victory. Milestone Stables in White House, Tenn. does the training and instructing for this winning team. A top three finisher in 2019, this team worked hard to navigate a challenging year to find themselves in the winners circle this year.
Connolly is a multi-breed and discipline rider from Mount Vernon, Iowa who has just recently partnered with Undulata's Power Broker ERB. This new partnership has been a remarkable one, with only a few weeks under their belt they have taken home three national champion titles. They add the ASHA National Pleasure Equitation Finals Champion title to their Senior National Championship from the Pleasure Equitation Olympics and UPHA Pleasure Equitation Challenge Cup at All American Classic earlier this month. Undulata's Power Broker ERB is owned by Bob and Tonya Brison.
ASHA is proud of the history of what the ASHA Finals bring to the Pleasure Equitation and American Saddlebred community. ASHA awards a $1,000 scholarship to this Karlyn along with special gift donated by Becker Brothers LLC. Reserve Champion honors went to Maggie Keith aboard CH Reedann’s Heir To Glory. Keith will receive a $500 scholarship from the ASHA. Every entry received a special gift bag from the ASHA. The ASHA is proud of each entry for their dedication to the American Saddlebred and the sport of equitation preserving this year full of competition challenges to compete in the ASHA National Pleasure Equitation Final.
Watch a Behind the Saddlebred Scenes feature with Karlyn Connolly from EventMix
A special thank you to the St. Louis National Charity Horse Show for hosting this final and going above and beyond to make it great, also our great appreciation to Becker Brothers LLC, EventMix, Howard Schatzberg Photography, William Woods University and trophy sponsors for your contributions and support!
ASHA Top 10:
Champion: Karly Connolly and Undulata’s Power Broker ERB
Reserve Champion: Maggie Keith and CH Reedann’s Heir To Glory
Third: Payton Duerr and Dos Equis
Fourth: Kylie Anderson and CH Cezar’s Palace
Fifth: Catherine Zykoski and CH Caroline Brackenridge
Sixth: Mathilde Tubbs and He’s Heaven Sent
Seventh: Julia Hoffman and Nuttin More Elegant
Eighth: Morgan Peer and Monnington’s Salted Caramel
Ninth: Emily Egner and Writer’s Block
Tenth: Mackenzie Cooke and CH-EQ She’s In Charge
All photos courtesy of Howard Schatzberg Photography