The National Snaffle Bit Association is pleased to announce its 2022 Horse of the Year recipients, If Im Honest in the Show division, and Lafitte De Muze in the Hunter Jumper division.
If Im Honest, 2022 Show Horse of the Year
If Im Honest is a 2016 bay gelding by How Bout This Cowboy and out of Who Could Be Certain. Evie Doles and “Moose” have been show partners since late in 2020, and in 2022 they earned $20,582.07 and 186.5 NSBA points to earn the Horse of the Year title. Evie and Moose stood at the top of the class in everything from Youth Horsemanship to Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation, Showmanship and Performance Halter Geldings from January through December, and her trainers Chris and Melissa Jones added Open wins in Western Riding and Hunter Under Saddle.
Lafitte De Muze, 2022 Hunter Jumper Horse of the Year
Lafitte De Muze, a 2011 Belgian Warmblood, has the breeding Darco-Everlychin De La Pomme, Malito De Reve. The friendly gelding is a barn favorite who enjoys attention and doing his job in the show ring. In 2022, you would seldom find Lafitte without a blue first place ribbon during his classes at the World Equestrian Center-Ocala. In just three months, he accumulated wins in Performance Hunter 3’6”, Performance Hunter 3’6” Handy, 3’6”-3’9” Hunter Derby and High Performance/Performance Hunter 3’6” with professional trainer Amanda Prescott Steege.
Look for more information on these talented horses in the April issue of The Way To Go magazine.
Established in 1983, the National Snaffle Bit Association has expanded from its roots in the Western Pleasure discipline to recognize various disciplines and eight breed associations in competition. NSBA’s mission is to grow the show horse community through various equine programs and events where every activity benefits horses, breeders, owners and exhibitors alike.
The National Snaffle Bit Association has more than 20,000 active members and more than 44,000 registered horses across its eight alliance breed organizations. In 2021, NSBA members earned more than $13.6 million in monetary awards at NSBA-sanctioned horse shows. The association sanctioned nearly 600 horse show events and close to 200,000 horse show entries last year.
To learn more about the NSBA, please visit nsba.com.
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