Pictured here are Jennifer and Allie Paul. Jennifer gave one of her kidneys to her daughter three years ago today. Photo © The Paul Family

Paul Family Celebrates Third Year Anniversary of Daughter’s Kidney Transplant with Senior Trail Win

The Paul Family of New Albany, Ohio have a lot to be thankful for these days. Last night, Jennifer Paul took home the gold at the AQHA World Show in Senior Trail with Emma Brown’s horse, Some Hot Potential (Brett). This team scored a 233.5 to win Jennifer’s first AQHA World Championship as a trainer. Paul is a two-time AQHA Reserve World Champion in the Junior Trail.

Making this win even more special is that today is the third anniversary of their daughter, Allie’s kidney transplant.  Amazingly, it was Jennifer who gave one of her kidneys to her daughter. Allie is now a healthy 10 year-old who just won the Congress Small Fry Showmanship for the third year in a row.

“We are just blessed for Jennifer to win her first AQHA World Championship and at the same time for our daughter to be healthy,” Judd Paul told us. “She gets lab work done every month and the doctors told us that she couldn’t be any better health wise. We are so glad she is doing well.”

Judd told us that he thought Jennifer had an great run on a very tough trail course and he would like to thank the Brown family for being great clients. We talked to Emma about this huge win. Brown just won the Youth 15-18 Trail at the Congress with the highest score of the show – an eye-popping 239.5.

“It was so special to us because Brett is a part of our family and Jennifer’s too. We are so honored to have him and we couldn’t be more thankful. I was unable to be at the world show to watch, but I did get to see it all on the live feed. It was a very tough pattern, but Brett did everything Jennifer asked and they performed it beautifully.”

Brown reflects, “He’s so special to us because Jennifer got to finish him in the trail and to watch him come this far is truly amazing. He amazes us more and more each year.”

Emma also recalls the tough times Allie went through when she was sick. “She is an incredible little girl who inspires us all through her toughness over the past years. This win was that much more special being on her anniversary. That was a very hard time for everyone, and we are so thankful that she has grown into a beautiful little girl. The win is also special because it is both Brett and Jennifer’s first world championship.”

Congratulations to the Paul and Brown families on having an amazing year.