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Reining Horse Association 14-18 World Champion


2015/02/01





By Megan Ostner

If you saw the Top Ten Standings for the 2014 Class on the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) website, out of 3200 competitors through 12/31/2014, Mr. Crometastic led the list with 345 points from 43 money/point earning shows. Owner/rider Savannah Grace Ostner of Memphis, TN is the new NRHA 14-18 World Champion!  She was also the North American Affiliate Reserve Champion her other horse, A Bueno Chic.  Mr. Crometastic is the USEF Junior Reining Horse of the Year; Savannah is the USEF Western Performance Owner of the Year, AQHA Tennessee Justin Intermediate Rookie Champion, and AQHA Youth Reining High Point Winner.  As of December 31, 2014, in the 2014 USA Reining Rankings, Savannah is number one in the Top Ten with 124 points, more than double the points earned by the second place reiner. Savannah is the USA Reining 14-18 Rider of the Year.  Mr. Crometastic ranks number two in the USA Reining Horse Rankings with 87 points, just two less than number one ranked Who Whiz Who (89). And Savannah won slate 1 of Youth at the Derby to win Unrestricted Youth High Point for the show. Needless to say, she had an amazing 2014 show season!

Savannah won the title at age 15, and she is a sophomore at St. Mary's Episcopal School in Memphis. She’s had the Palomino gelding she calls “Nanners” for about a year and a half and they’ve made a lot of shows together with successful results. You may have seen Savannah at the show with the Arkansas Reining Horse Association in Tunica, MS last November. She was first in Youth 14-18 on Friday, October 31 with Mr. Crometastic and first on Sunday, November 2 with A Bueno Chic.

Her friend Blair McFarlin, from Franklin, TN, is the NRHA 14-18 Reserve World Champion with 320.80 points from 53 money/point earning shows. Her horse, Whiz Boom Bang is owned by Mike McFarlin. Blair will be attending Auburn on equestrian scholarship next year. 

“I thought it was pretty cool that these two Tennessee girls won their titles out of almost 700 kids,” said proud mom Megan Ostner.

Read more about Savannah’s accomplishments on facebook at Daniel Hill Performance Horses and at the Southeastern Reining Horse Association (SERHA) website: http://serha.info/ There you’ll find Savannah Ostner and Mr. Chrometastic at the top of the 2014 Point Standings under NRHA Youth 14-18. She accumulated 424 points for the year. See Savannah Grace Ostner and Mr. Chrometastic at the 2014 NRHA Derby (Youth, Show 1) on YouTube here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBW8fMNGMBs&list=PLFJhYZSQ-GeJERY_BGeDdcAwNI-HAIszu&index=11. Want to see Savannah’s ride on A Bueno Chic at the 2014 NRHA Futurity? See it on YouTube at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAQomASsPf8&feature=youtu.be In fact, there are a whole slew of videos of Savannah and her horses on YouTube; many good rides to see!

The NRHA gives out awards at the Derby in June and Savannah will be featured in the April 2015 issue of The Reiner.  Don’t just ride – slide!

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