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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, Kentucky.

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.