Also at the National Championships, Mohr competed against 26 other high point riders from various regions around the country, finishing eighth overall.
With his performance at the National Championships, Mohr earned himself an invitation to the American Quarter Horse Association’s (AQHA) World Show in November.
That competition will mark his final show of collegiate eligibility; it’s the first time he’s qualified for the prestigious show.
“I’ll be one of 16 riders competing in the AQHA show,” Mohr said. “I’m the first rider from Ball State ever selected. It’s held in Oklahoma City.”
“It’s a huge accomplishment,” he said, “a dream come true for sure.”
Mohr offered special thanks to his parents, Mark and Kathy Mohr, for unwavering support throughout his career showing quarter horses.
“My parents,” he said, “have come to every show since I was a kid, and I want to thank them for that support. They’ve traveled all around the state and region and the country with me as I’ve competed in college. Not many riders can look out into the audience every single time and know that kind of support is out there for them. It’s meant a lot to me.”
No matter where he finishes in the November competition, Mohr said he’s had a great run. He completed an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science in May and hopes to begin working soon on a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.
He’ll never completely abandon quarter horse showing, though.
“No matter what happens,” he said, “Oklahoma will be my last show as a collegiate rider, but horses will always be where I turn to have fun and compete aside from my career. I’ll still show and train and help other riders learn to ride and show. I’ll always be involved in the sport.”
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