Earlier in 2012, Amy Hanssen’s Training Center, 9063 Ridge Road in Middleport, made the long haul to Oklahoma City to compete in the 2012 AQHA World Championship Show. Horses from all over the world come to this event, but you must be invited to attend.
A pre-determined amount of points earns you an invitation. When Hanssen’s young horse qualified in his first weekend of showing this spring, Hanssen and Beaton knew he was worth making the trip for. This was the first time that they have ever made the trip with a horse, and it was a good decision to go and compete.
Their horse, named Only Skys Escape, was shown by Beaton and placed 8th in progressive working hunter, 6th in junior working hunter, and 5th in junior hunter hack. And in all three classes they were the winners of the intermediate championship.
“This was a long and exciting journey to go through this whole year. I am so lucky to be a part of this horse’s story. Amy has been my mentor since I was just a kid, and she still continues to push me to be better every day through her support. I am a very lucky person.”
Beaton works at the Amy Hanssen Training Center in Middleport as the farm manager, assistant trainer and exhibitor.
Amy Hanssen Training Center offers riding lessons and horse training for all levels of experience. Check them out at www.amyhanssenhorses.com or call (716) 735-7988.
9063 Chestnut Ridge Road
Middleport, New York 14105
Phone: (716) 735-7988