USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today that the 2001 National Show Horse Finals took place at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, IL, on September 13-16, 2001. The show was rescheduled from the original dates of September 12-15, due to the national tragedy. In spite of the postponement, the show was a success with a full schedule of classes and nightly exhibitor activities which included a Progressive Barn Party, NSH Foundation Fund Raiser/Auction and Calcutta and an Awards Celebration.
Class 73 - Country Pleasure Open Grand Championship - Excalibur Sir Lancelot, ridden by Matt Siemon and owned by Beverly J. Harris of Coatesville, IN. Trainer: Chuck Siemon.
Class 78 - $10,000 Fine Harness Open Grand Championship - Ginger Rogers, ridden by Robb Wallen and owned by Judith M. Hitch of San Jose, CA. Trainer: Robb Wallen
Class 79 - $1,000 Hunter Pleasure Open Grand Championship - Everlasting Love, ridden by John Rannenburg and ownd by Phillip Sheehe of Miami, FL. Trainer: Doree Lamm.
Class 80 - $10,000 Pleasure Driving Open Grand Championship - Second Editions Debut driven by Shan Wilson and owned by Beth and Judy Harrison of Piedmont, OK. Trainer: Shan Wilson.
Class 94 - $10,000 English Pleasure Open Grand Championship - Second Editions Debut, ridden by Shan Wilson and owned by Beth & Judy Harrison of Piedmont, OK. Trainer: Shan Wilson.
Class 95 -Show Hack Open Grand Championship -Double Play, ridden by Amanda Schmidt and owned by Katherine Gallagher of Wellesly, MA. Trainer: David Mikosz.
Class 96 - $10,000 Three Gaited Open Grand Championship - Stings Finesse, ridden by James Wallen and owned by Bruce & Pam Milligan of Anchorage, KY. Trainer: James Wallen.
Class 98 - $10,000 Five Gaited Open Grand Championship - Loretta, ridden by James Wallen and owned by Faydelle W. Schott of Akron, OH. Trainer: James Wallen.