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WIU Senior Named Reserve World Champion at Oklahoma Horse Show

August 10, 2020

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MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University senior agriculture major Sydney Riden, of Good Hope, IL, was named the Reserve World Champion Novice Amateur Showmanship this weekend at the National Snaffle Bit Association's World Show in Tulsa, OK.

Riden's horse is named "Cool Lopin Lady," with a barn name of "Willow." Riden and the 9-year-old American Quarter Horse mare ride with Clint Ainsworth Show Horses.

"I would like to thank everyone for their support, including my dad, mom, sister, grandpa, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and everyone from the Clint Ainsworth Show Horses group," said Riden. "I also want to thank everyone back home in Illinois for their support. I truly could not have done it without them."

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