Most folks do not win trophy belt buckles at their first horse show. Courtney Hall is an exception. The Creighton, Missouri, exhibitor won Rookie and Level 1 amateur hunt seat equitation at the 2017 Merial AQHA Region Eight Championships June 16 – her first time to compete at an AQHA event. “Two of my friends, my roommates, showed Quarters forever,” Courtney says. “They had gone to Region Eight the past few years, and they were like, ‘this year, you should come with us.’”Courtney did just that.