Karissa Shank of Bowling Green, captured the Level 1 (novice) third-place Farnam All-Around Youth 13
& under title at the 2014 Nutrena East American Quarter Horse Association Championship Show in
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on Oct. 5.
Shank showed the American Quarter Horse, Assets Miss Reba, who is a 1997 bay mare owned by Peggy and
Hailey Thornton of Mishawaka, Indiana. Assets Miss Ruby, sired by Investment Asset and out of Hard Star
Miss, was bred by Nancy Cealka Smith of New Carlisle, Indiana.
For her third place finish, she received a prize package that included a crystal trophy and a set of
Professional’s Choice Sports Medicine Boots.
Competitors in Shank’s class must qualify for this event nationally or through an affiliate to compete in
each of the classes representing halter, English and western disciplines.
More than 2,135 entries competed for top honors at the Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championship this year.
The show was held at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum Sept. 30 through Oct. 5.
For full results and coverage from the Level 1 championship shows, visit