Eagle Point sisters earn top honors with horses

American Quarter Horse exhibitors, Sara Bayer and Samantha Bayer of Eagle Point earned world titles while competing at the Ford American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show in Fort Worth, Texas, August 4-11.

The Bayer sisters were among nearly 2,000 youths, ages 18 & under,
from the United States, Canada, Italy, Brazil, Venezuela, and other
countries who qualified and participated in the world championship
horseshow.  Samantha Bayer, age 14, a freshman at St. Mary’s School in
Medford, took home the bronze in the Trail division riding her gelding,
Cant Stay Zipped.  Bayer also was a winner in the reining division
where she earned a world ranking of 6th place riding, Please Nicker. 
Her sister, Sara Bayer, are 17, a senior at St. Mary’s, found her
success in the Performance Halter Division- where she finished 6th,
leading her gelding, LDR So Radical.  Both girls’ horses are owned by
their grandparents, Linda and Richard Isola, also of Eagle Point.
is trained by local reining horse trainer, Trent Pedersen.  Pedersen
says "it was all worth it when they called her name and score". 
Pedersen has been training Samantha for the last 6 years.  "After so
many years of just trying to make the finals, I cannot express how
happy I am to come home with a trophy and a Top Ten award" says
Samantha Bayer.  Sara who has made the finals on two separate occasions
says that "all the sacrifices and juggling of school and sports is all
worth while- I have never had so much fun."
Highlights from
the show will be featured on "American’s Horse," on the TVG Network. 
Two one hour episodes are dedicated to the event and will air Sept. 8
and Sept. 16 at 8am Eastern and 10pm Pacific.

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