Chovanec Wins USA Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final
Jonelle Chovanec, 23, of Chicago, Illinois, rode Starmaker's Look At Me
to the top spot in the 2nd USA Saddle Seat Adult Amateur Medal Final, held
July 12, 2002 as part of the Lexington Junior League Show in Lexington,
Judges Linda Lowary of Lexington, Kentucky, Anne Judd of Tampa, Florida
and Gayle Lampe of Fulton, Missouri were the judges for the class of ten
of the top adult amateur equitation riders in the country. Subsequent to
selecting Chovanec, trained by Scott Matton, by unanimous decision in the
championship position, the judges selected Dr. Morgan Wolin of Chicago,
Illinois and CF Cool Night Out to finish in the reserve spot.
The champion received a Patricia Crane resin horse head sculpture donated
by Rob and Sarah Byers and Jimmy and Helen Robertson, a Triple Crown
Custom cooler, a leather halter donated by State Line Tack, red roses and
a championship ribbon.