Marian Amini, a senior at TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas, has won several awards this summer showing her Paint horse, Just Plain English, “Jay,” in Western and English classes on the American Paint Horse Association and 4-H circuits.
Amini won champion overall high point rider in both English and Western classes at the Texas 4-H District 10 horse show in Seguin. At the Texas State 4-H Horse show in Abilene, she won Reserve Champion in Western Horsemanship, as well as third place in Western Showmanship and seventh in Western Trail, all out of 125 competitors from across the state.
At the American Paint Horse Association World Competition, Amini placed seventh in Novice Youth Hunt Seat Equitation and 10th in Novice Youth Hunter Under Saddle, both among 60 elite competitors from the United States, Canada and England. She and Jay will continue to compete throughout the 2011-2012 show season.