After a hard-fought year of competition, Grant Setnicka and Ichis My Choice won the 2016 Horse of the Year title by the narrowest of margins, one point!
It came down to a nail biter in the last go round of the Mercuria World Finals where Grant and his horse had to wait out a review before the decision came down in their favor.
The pair beat out Matt Miller and Amandas CD for the prestigious title.
Making the win even more noteworthy, Ichis My Choice is just a 4-year-old. The mare is owned by the Jaeggi Family as part of J Five Horse Ranch Mgmt Llc and has now won more than $300,000 in earnings.
Grant told CHTO’s Simone Cobb his win was immensely satisfying and that hauling for the title was an incredible learning experience.