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ASHAV Going Strong After 24 Years



Officials

Judges: David Cater, Scott Matton, Gene Van Der Walt, and Annalise Van Der Walt

Academy Judge: David Cater

Manager: Kent Moeller

Show Secretary: Beth Snider

Ring Secretary: Sandy Backer

Announcer: David Owens

Ringmaster: Don Baker

Photographer: Linda Quillen-Wollaber

USEF Steward: James La Hood

Farriers: Jack Blake and John Bare

Paddock Master: Kent Moeller

Futurity Chairperson: Joann Bedsaul

Horse Show Chairman: Carol Reedy

 

by Katherine Hansil

 

LEXINGTON, Va. - The 24th annual ASHAV Horse Show was held at the top-notch Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va. This year the show changed dates. Not only was it a week later but also the show ended on Sunday this year. The show began on Thursday evening with a full schedule of open, amateur and ladies qualifiers. The week continued, ending with the junior exhibitor championships on Sunday. It was a different feel for most exhibitors in this area. It is a common practice in the Midwest for the shows to end on Sunday and there were a few barns that came from the Carolinas that were new just because junior exhibitors didn’t have to miss more than a day of school to show, with qualifiers held on Friday and Saturday.

         

Changing the dates is not the only attraction for the youth as Terry Wilson ran the annual scavenger hunt and the junior exhibitors got together in a section of the mezzanine to have their own exhibitors’ party on Friday evening. The rest of the exhibitors gathered on the other side of the retractable wall for great food and music. Before this great party, Bonnie Blue National sponsored the annual welcome party on Wednesday for early arrivals. On Sunday morning before the start of the session a scrumptious brunch was held sponsored by Ceil and Kenny Wheeler. The flying pigs were brought back again this year, raising funds for the UPHA. Contests were held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

 

Two other special events were held as two great show ring stars from Virginia were retired. Kentucky Wildcat was retired by Fish N’ Fun Farms on Thursday evening after a long, winning career with Jon Dabareiner. On Friday evening another champion By Design celebrated her retirement with owner, rider and trainer Terry Wilson.

         

Fun for all was had on Saturday between the afternoon and evening performance while the fun dog show was held. Dogs came from all over to compete for honors in divisions like the best non-barn dog which went to Susan Shepherd’s Nelson and the best look-a-like which went to Robin Haynes’s pair. Winning it all as best in show was Lori Ingram’s Whitley. When exhibitors were not busy with the horse show, they ventured out into the neat town of Lexington with the great restaurants and shops. You could visit VMI or Washington and Lee or drive down the interstate a few miles to see the magnificent Natural Bridge.

 

Five-Gaited

 

Keeping with tradition, when the Five-Gaited Championship entered the ring “Eye Of The Tiger” played over the speakers as each team vying for the title came in one by one. Callaway’s Winning Ways had a top performance with Redd Crabtree for the championship class. By Callaway’s Blue Norther, the mare came in strong and never let up, topping the exciting class for Leatherwood Stud.

 

Nic de Wet, Ann Tierney-Smith, Redd Crabtree,

Barclay de Wet and Fred Sarver gathered together

to celebrate the Five-Gaited Championship

with Callaway’s Winning Ways.

 

Reserve honors went Rosemarie and Louis Fernandez’s I’m Royalty Too. Having been campaigned by Rosemarie most of the season in the ladies division this bold moving son of Santana’s Charm had not been in the open division since his win with Rob Byers in the gelding class at Lexington Junior League. This week with Byers, I’m Royalty Too captured both reserve titles in the open division. Winning the open qualifier in his only performance was the expressive Memories’ Paragon. Clark Clouse was in the irons for Ceil and Kenny Wheeler’s East Belmont.

 

Leatherwood Stud teams continued to dominate the gaited classes as CH Have You Ever and Barclay de Wet swept the competitive ladies division. Earning both reserve honors was the flashy Packin’ A Pistol with Kristen Shiflet in the irons for Kathy and Ruby Bagdasarian. In the amateur division the powerful Callaway’s Kit Carson with Susan Shepherd captured both titles for the second year in a row. Moving up a notch to claim the reserve championship title were Champagne Property and Jan Frame. In the qualifier Attaché’s Crown Royal and Vickie Byrd garnered the red streamers.

 

Always the showman, Justin Cowley did not disappoint as he put Colonel Hoss in all the right spots to win the Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited class for Paul and Leetta Beachum. Reserve honors went to the new team of Naughty and Alexis Pearson from the L.M. Turner Stables. Both teams returned in the championship finishing one and two respectively.

 

Naughty and Alexis Pearson

 

In the Five-Gaited Pony Championship Miss Outta My Way and Ivy Johnson had a thrilling comeback ride to capture the tricolor. Reserve championship honors went to the well matched Little Lord Huntley and Andrea Wolkoff. Earlier in the week this Mercer Springs’s team garnered the blue streamers with a fantastic performance. The young team of I Believe I Can Fly and Sarah Martin earned the qualifying reserve.

 

Little Lord Huntley and Andrea Wolkoff

 

Lewis Eckard presented the exciting grey gelding, Fog, to the win in the Virginia Owned Five-Gaited class for owner Becky Brown Rankin in their only appearance. Reserve honors went to True Blue Cat and Smith Lilly for Lisa Lucas. Clark Clouse was back in the winner’s circle in the Novice Five-Gaited class with Barbara Gaynor’s Battle Rattle. Reserve honors also went back to Kentucky with Charmed Delight and Kristen Shiflet for Kathy and Ruby Bagdasarian. Tré Lee topped the UPHA Five-Gaited Classic with CF First Night Out daughter Just Heavenly. Reserve went to the Nureyev-bred Stravinsky with Todd Graham in the irons for Pinekrest Farm.

 

Three-Gaited

 

Our Charming Lady and Mary Orr have had a fairytale season. Making their first appearance in the open division at J.D. Massey Classic with a pair of wins they went onto Asheville Lions Club finding their home in the ladies division with another set of blues. This led to wins at Lexington and Louisville. Now with the season coming to an end they have not let up adding two more wins to their undefeated list with the Ladies Three-Gaited class and returning to capture the Open Three-Gaited Championship for proud owners Donna and Jack Finch. Tré Lee was back in the irons aboard A Silver Charm for Pidgeon Roost Farm, earning both open three-gaited reserve titles. Winning the open qualifier in their only appearance was the elegant CH Absolutely Exquisite with Michael Richardson presenting for Revelation Farms.

 

The top three exhibitors in the amateur division called New England home. But it was the new team of Callaway’s Born With Style and Robin McKenzie Vuillermet who had the top ride in the championship for the win. Only a four-year-old, this was Callaway’s Born With Style’s debut with Vuillermet. Earlier the Mercer Springs-trained team earned the reserve title in the qualifier. Capturing the blue ribbon in the qualifier was the high-headed I’m Sky High with Rick Daigle in the iron. They returned for the reserve championship honor for the Fairfield South banner. Two strong thirds went to the L.M Turner team of Sightline and Holli Esposito.

         

Rick Daigle and I’m Sky High

 

In the junior exhibitor championship another new team emerged as the top vote getter. My Elegance On Parade and Ellie Headlee debuted at the end of July and have been working hard ever since under the direction of Rob and Sarah Byers. On Sunday Headlee had a comeback ride aboard the swan-like chestnut to win the tricolor. In the qualifier the blue ribbon went back to the northeast with Diamonds I Am and Ashley Bradbury. They returned winning the reserve championship title. In their only appearance Callaway’s Born A Star and Kyle Gagnon earned the reserve qualifying title for Maura Fratus. Sweeping the three-gaited pony division was the still new team CH Royalty In Black with Stephanie Miller. Reserve honors in both classes went back to the Cash Lovell Stables banner with Cameo’s Carte Blanche and Caroline Anderson for her proud grandmother, Sharon Anderson.

         

Hometown favorite Omerta topped the Virginia Owned Three-Gaited class with Nancy Troutman presenting for Carol Reedy. Reserve honors went to The Ballroom Blitz and Karin F. Smith for South Ridge Farm.

 

Omerta and Nancy Troutman

 

Leslie Tickle was in the irons in the Novice Three-Gaited class, capturing the blue ribbon with Lora Johnstone’s Callaway’s Compatible. When Clark Clouse asked Whitney Bennett if she could miss school on Friday to show Last Tango In Paris, she was thrilled and with a solid performance they earned the reserve title for Liberty Saddlebreds.

         

With a nice performance Callaway’s Connotation and Tré Lee topped the Junior Three-Gaited class for Belle Reve Farm. In their first show ring appearance Kristen Shiflet was aboard the elegant Simbara’s Bountiful, earning reserve for Kathy and Ruby Bagdasarian. Tré Lee was back in the spotlight in the UPHA Three-Gaited Classic. This time he was aboard Fox Grape Farms’s My Ultimatum. This talented chestnut is by Ultimatum and out of Callaway’s Finders-Keepers who is also the dam of Marching Orders. Oh Heavenly Moment topped the Two-Year-Old Three-Gaited class with Trey Prasse in the irons for owner/breeder Joan Prasse. Earning the red ribbon was Susan O’Shea with Shirley Trail up for Ed and Steffanie Simpson.

 

Park

         

Perfect Vengeance lived up to his name as he had two awesome performances with Michael Richardson in the irons while his regular partner, Kate Grom, was busy at college. This team swept the open division for Revelation Farms. Callaway’s Vegas Lights and Billie Rae Graham moved up to earn the reserve championship title for Mr. and Mrs. Michael Curry. In the qualifier Titleist Patrick and Gary Guz garnered the red streamers.

         

In the amateur division it was once again the battle of New England with Mystery Guest and Dianne Tambussi and The Big Dance and Rick Daigle riding hard for the titles. In the qualifier The Big Dance and Rick Daigle had the winning ride with Mystery Guest and Dianne Tambussi earned the reserve. In the championship the two teams swapped places with Mystery Guest making the victory pass and The Big Dance in for reserve.

         

Jessica Verrill posed with

Mystery Guest and Dianne Tambussi

 

Drew Taylor Hewitt looked at ease as she piloted the lofty Kalarama Shiraz around the big ring. This new team earned the reserve in the qualifier and returned in the championship to take home the tricolor in their debut show. Topping the qualifier was CH Heart Of Blue with Brittany Kale. This team returned to graciously accept their reserve championship honor.

         

The flashy Cat’s My Daddy topped the competitive Junior Three-Gaited Park with Smith Lilly up for Hawley Tool Sales LLC. Reserve honors went to the bold bay Rare Genes with Jodi Mezan Bertagnolli presenting for Lakeview Farms.

 

Fine Harness

         

Mercer Springs continued their success with a sweep of the fine harness division. Sandy Lilly has enjoyed showing the multi-titled Mother Mary since Roanoke this year. And this week she had two great drives, earning the pair of open wins for Platinum Stock Farm. This year’s World’s Champion Fine Harness Stallion/Gelding The Tango Dancer marched down the rail in both classes for Ronnie Graham to capture both reserve titles for James and Helen Rosburg. Vickie Byrd had a great drive and a great time presenting Catalytic to the blue ribbon in the amateur division for owner Susan Hollowell.

         

Living up to all the talk, Joe Friday and Ruth Gimpel did not disappoint as they had their first appearance together for Helen Rosburg. He made great pass after great pass for Gimpel all the way to the winner’s circle in the Junior Fine Harness class. Fresh off wins at St. Louis, Sister Sally and Kathy Capsuto-Walker captured the reserve title for the Schmidt/Capsuto ownership. Darrell Good was on the lines to claim the win in the Two-Year-Old Fine Harness with He Sure Can. American’s Fancy Gift and Marcelino Ramirez earned the reserve for Summers Family Trust. This team returned to win the ASHAV Futurity Two-Year-Old Fine Harness.

 

Roadsters

         

Ronnie Graham moved from the parade trot in harness to the rush of speed in the roadster division, victoriously driving Roar Of Thunder to both open wins for James and Helen Rosburg. Reserve in the championship went to the Fish N’ Fun entry of Postmaster Mike and Jon Dabareiner. In the qualifier the red ribbon went to Fly By Night and M.L. Gray for Jack Richards.

         

James Rosburg had his turn in the bike in the amateur division with Humdinger. Most recently driven by Ali DeGray to a youth world’s championship title, Humdinger had a powerful performance for Rosburg to win the amateur championship. Earlier in the week they claimed the reserve. Winning the qualifier was Cosmical with Jon Dabareiner on the lines for Jennifer Chapman. They returned for the reserve championship honor.

         

Rebekah Cloninger had her time in the spotlight not once but twice. First she had a thrilling ride aboard Diamond Hustler who really seemed to love the track of the big ring to win the Roadster Under Saddle. Later she got in the bike in the Youth Roadster behind Royal Count to take home the blue.

 

Hackneys

         

The pony division in this area is normally light but this year at ASHAV, with the infusion of ponies from a few different barns, the classes were well filled in all divisions from harness pony to road pony.

         

The open road pony qualifier on Thursday night had seven powerful entries burst through the gate. It did not take long for Free Willy and Georgia Blevins to find their groove and command the spotlight for the win. They returned Saturday night for the championship and had one of their best drives ever to capture the tricolor. Hometown favorite Stat, with Danny Troutman, earned the qualifying reserve title for Dr. Robert “Chip” Pugh. In the championship, Dr. Pugh took his turn on the lines and with a strong drive they garnered the red streamers.

         

In the amateur division Mia Blevins Morris kept the winning titles in the family as she expertly piloted Heartland Sundust to a pair of wins for the Majestic Oaks banner. Earning the reserve championship honor were LLF Famous Design and Dave Glover. In the qualifier Razz-Ma-Tazz and Dr. Robert Pugh earned the reserve. This team also made an appearance during Sunday’s schedule to garner the blue in the Roadster Pony To Wagon class.

         

Zildjian and Caitlin Leith have had quite a season with wins all across the southeast. Zildjian also took Leith to her first world’s championship title this year under the direction of Heather Boodey. This week the team turned in two great drives to win the junior exhibitor championship and AHHS Medallion qualifier. Reserve championship honors were hung on the Wentz Stables banner from the performance of Mastercraft’s Gambler LF and Alex Ververeli. Under the direction of Rich Campbell and Maureen Lydon, in their only performance Deja Blues and Mollie Kregor earned the reserve in the AHHS Medallion. Caitlin Leith also enjoyed the spotlight winning the Road Pony Under Saddle and the AHHS Medallion Under Saddle with Bagheira for Bent Tree Farm. Earning both red ribbons in these classes were Cowboy Magic and Mollie Kregor.

         

Caitlin Leith and Bagheira

 

Maureen Lydon had a super week not only behind the winning open and amateur teams but also on the lines herself. She presented the talented Mr. Lucky Man to the win the Junior Road Pony class for Gene and Ann Gallmeier. She also won the Novice Road Pony title with the dynamic Heartland Curtain Call for Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Kolkman. Reserve in the junior class went to Hoochie Mama and Kimberly Humphries for J.W. Jackson while Aragorn and Lee Hudson garnered the red streamers in the novice class for Bent Tree Farm.

         

Robin Haynes had a super drive with the high-stepping Wait & See’s Whiz Bang to win the Harness Pony Championship. Earlier in the week they claimed the reserve in the amateur qualifier. Winning the amateur qualifier in their only appearance was the magnificent Vindicator with Karen Waldron. In the open qualifier the blue ribbon went to High Mark and Darlene Trento-Wright for Maureen Quackenbush. Reserve in the championship and open qualifier went to Night Editor and Lee Hudson for Bent Tree Farm.

         

Ronnie Graham was on the lines in the Hackney Pony Championship to earn the win with James and Helen Rosburg’s General Mills. Fancy Ribbons and Marilyn Macfarlane, winner of the open qualifier, returned for the reserve championship title for Randi Wightman. Karen Waldron was on the lines with Mark In Time earning the open qualifying reserve. Waldron also made a single appearance with Heartland Ooh La La, winning the amateur qualifier.

         

Cover Story looked as good as ever, bright and marching down the rail, earning back-to-back wins in the Hackney Pleasure Driving Pony Championship and qualifier with Brenda Rappaport. The big moving Big Country with Dave Glover captured both reserves.

 

Cover Story with Brenda Rappaport

         

Megan Ryan drove her high-stepping Time To Dance to win the AHHS Youth Medallion Hackney Pleasure Driving Pony for Gary Guz. Alex Foster was on the line to accept the reserve title with Wait & See’s Postmaster. Mollie Kregor continued to prove her driving skills as she piloted Heartland Flirtation to the win in the AHHS Youth Medallion Hackney or Harness Pony for Caroline Kamer under the direction of Rich Campbell and Maureen Lydon.

 

Mollie Kregor had a busy week for

Majestic Oaks, presenting ponies in the

road pony and harness pony divisions.

 

Pleasure

         

Rick Daigle continued his successful week with his five-gaited show pleasure horse, Liquid Thunder. This team had two pleasure perfect performances to sweep the adult division. Reserve championship honors went to Finally Free and Maurice Matson. In the qualifier the red streamers went back to the Mercer Springs banner with the striking black Callaway’s New Day with Megan Graham. Winning the Novice Five-Gaited Show Pleasure class were Absolutely Perfect and Brenda Strause under the direction of Anna Chandler. Reserve honors went to another Mercer Springs team, Holy Hannah and Tony Miller.

 

Absolutely Perfect and Brenda Strause

 

In the junior exhibitor division Sunken Treasure and Drew Taylor Hewitt had two fabulous rides to sweep the division. The still-new team of CH MMMBop and Allie Wellington moved up a notch, garnering the reserve championship title with Wild Wonderful and Suzanna Crews capturing the qualifying red ribbon.

 

Michael Richardson was once again aboard one of Kate Grom’s mounts, this time in the park pleasure division. Presenting the bright Stonehedge Supreme Contender he won both the championship and qualifier for Revelation Farms. Both reserve titles went to the sporty CH Music Of The Heir and Marilyn Macfarlane for Robin Haynes.

 

Leslie Tickle returned to the winner’s circle in the junior park pleasure division. Presenting the athletic Callaway’s Cinnamon Bay she earned the victory passes in both the championship and qualifier for Lora Johnstone.

 

Callaway’s Cinnamon Bay and Leslie Tickle

 

Leatherwood’s All Smiles earned both reserve titles, in the qualifier with Bill Heizer and in the championship with Ben Heizer. Bill Heizer returned in the UPHA Park Pleasure Classic, earning the blue aboard Hi On Heir for Priscilla Barber. Destined and Smith Lilly garnered the red streamers for Redwing Saddlebred Farm.

 

In a large Adult Three-Gaited Show Pleasure Championship, the blaze-faced Heavy Hitter was the standout for the win with Mary Dunker. Earlier in the week this team topped the Virginia owned qualifier. Reserve championship honors and the qualifying blue went to the high-headed The Royal Lad and Melissa Flint. Reserve in the adult qualifier went to Michelotti LCC and Cathy Rodgers Holmes with Fort Chiswell’s Spanish Music and Ashley Linkous capturing the Virginia owned reserve title for Carolyn Maddy Bernstein.

         

Justin Cowley had a comeback ride aboard Liberty’s Ooh La La in the 14-17 championship, capturing the tricolor for Liberty Saddlebreds. Stephanie Miller continued her successful week with Thomas Edison. This team won the 14-17 qualifier and returned for the reserve championship honor. Reserve in the qualifier went to Main Marina and Elisha Goff for Brian and Rebekah Jarrell. CH It’s Yabba Dabba Doo Time and Allie Wellington have had quite a season. In the Carolinas and Virginia they have been undefeated and this week was no exception as they swept the 13 and under division. CH New York Style and Ben Ferreby had two strong performances to capture double reserves.

         

CH Lover’s Heir and Cassi Wentz had a comeback drive to win the competitive Show Pleasure Driving Championship for Wentz Stables. Dancing Up A Storm LLC and Kathy Capsuto-Walker marched down victory lane in the qualifier and returned for the reserve championship title. Reserve in the qualifier went to Callaway’s Summer Solstice and Kathy Crotty for Brynn Crotty.

         

Tara Wentz met CH Lover’s Heir

and Cassi Wentz at the gate

 

The bright Santana’s Flaming Dawn swept the pleasure pony division with Alex Ennis presenting under the Ingleside banner. Both reserve ribbons went to The Salem Caper and Kelsey Moore for Katie Humphreys. Whitney Parker enjoyed a great week with two great rides aboard Secrets From The Heart to sweep the 12 and under walk and trot division. The sporty Rock The Night with Allison Womack captured both reserve titles for her proud grandmother, Jeanette Womack.

 

Country Pleasure

 

CH Riva Diva was in top form with Donna Finch to sweep the adult country pleasure division. Earning both reserve titles were Co-Ed’s Impressive Lady and Holli Esposito for Mrs. Paul Rice. Toree Hefner was aboard her new partner, The Jazz Cat, to win the Novice Country Pleasure class. Mountainview’s Supreme Ruler and Rachael Fitzgerald earned the reserve in the novice qualifier. This neat horse also earned the reserve in the Virginia owned qualifier with Suzanne Heizer. Winning the Virginia owned qualifier was the spotted Impending Storm and Melinda Warden for Priscilla Barber.

 

For the second year in a row, Kalarama’s High Roller and Ali DeGray had two pleasure perfect rides to sweep the 14-17 division. Mountain View’s Mr. York and Katie McDaniel moved up a notch to earn the reserve championship title with Worthy’s Meant For You and Andrea Wolkoff garnering the red ribbon in the qualifier for Joy Ballard in their only appearance.

 

The top two teams switched ribbons from the qualifier and championship in the 13 and under division. Earning the tricolor and a belated birthday present was Meredith Macy aboard CH Santana’s Night Moves. Earlier this team won the red ribbon in the qualifier. Topping the qualifier and returning for the reserve in the championship was Curly Day with Anna Hudson presenting for Lesley Amrhein.

 

Harlem’s Worldly Lady and Helen Rosburg moved up a spot to capture the tricolor in the Country Pleasure Driving Championship after a reserve in the qualifier.

 

Helen Rosburg and Ronnie Graham

 

Tess Cunningham was thrilled with her winning driving in the qualifier on the lines of Flashyheir. Under the direction of Jimmy and Georgia Morrison they returned for the reserve championship honor.

         

Rich Davis greeted Flashyheir
and Tess Cunningham

 

Cosmic Sunrise was in top form to sweep the western division with Judith Gandarillas presenting. Earning both reserve titles were Magnolia Morning and Henley Gabeau. Magnolia Morning proved her versatility by also competing in the hunter division, winning the qualifier and earning the reserve championship honor. Ronan and Melinda Warden topped the Hunter Country Pleasure Championship after an earlier qualifying reserve.

 

In-Hand

 

The show kicked off on Thursday evening with the ASGN Yearling with six entries. A sign of the times appeared as all of these entries were claimed by three owners/breeders. It was a great way to start the show for Danny and Nancy Troutman as they presented their Steeling First (General Steel X Galahad’s Gabardine) to the top spot. The fancy bay yearling returned for the reserve in the ASHAV Futurity Yearling. Winning the ASHAV Futurity Yearling was another entry from Danny and Nancy Troutman, Gypsy’s Secret (The Sultan’s Secret X Vanity’s Gypsy Town). Reserve in the ASGN Yearling went to another bay, The Irish Bay (The Irish Connection X Cameo Esprit) with Ric Palmer presenting for Debbie and Randy Palmer. Ed and Steffanie Simpson presented Grayson O’Shea (Guy O’Shea X White Hall Tuesday) to the blue ribbon in the ASHAV Amateur Yearling.

         

Oh Heavenly Moment (Mountainview’s Oh Heavenly Day X Seize The Moment) topped the ASHAV Futurity Amateur Two-Year-Old with Trey Prasse presenting for Joan Prasse. Ed Simpson presented Susan O’Shea (Guy O’Shea X White Hall Lady Peavine) to the reserve.

         

Winning the ASHAV Futurity Weanling was the flashy Fort Chiswell’s Special Edition (Attaché’s Royal Assets X Last Farewell) with Bo Lucas presenting for Dickie Davis. Reserve went to Six Degrees (Shamrock’s Firestarter X Future Queen) with Smith Lilly presenting for Mr. and Mrs. Mike Knick. This striking black star also earned the reserve in the ASHAV Futurity Amateur Weanling with Leslie Knick handling. Riley Shiflet presented Lady T Heirs Supreme (The Sultan’s Secret X Lady T-Heir-A) to the amateur win.

 

Equitation

         

Kyle Gagnon was polished to win the Saddle Seat Equitation Championship under the direction of Marsha and Gary Garone. Earlier Gagnon also won the qualifier. Kerry Jefferies under the direction of Karin F. Smith earned both reserves.

 

Kyle Gagnon

         

Cagle James proved her horsemanship skills in the 10 and under walk and trot equitation division, winning both the qualifier and the UPHA Challenge Cup. Both classes were challenges for her since her partner L.A. Blues injured himself in the stall and could not be shown. Thanks to the generosity of Mercer Springs and stablemate Susan Orton, James was able to show. She rode Winnepeg Parks from Mercer Springs to her first blue and returned aboard Susan Orton’s The Pool Boy to win her second class.

 

Lewis Eckard with Cagle James

 

Ellie Kangur from Cash Lovell Stables earned the reserve in the walk and trot equitation with Kaitlyn Creekmore from Meadow Wood Stables capturing the UPHA Challenge Cup reserve title.

 

Friesians

         

In the carriage division the turnouts were impeccable as entries from Bent Tree Farm and Walnut Way competed. Winning the championship and qualifier was Iedse and Karen Waldron with Milano and Charles Crowe earning both reserves. Karen Waldron was back to the winner’s circle, this time under saddle to sweep the division aboard Douwe.

 

Academy

         

The academy division was slated for the early Saturday morning schedule. This year the participation was higher than ever with several of the younger walk and trot classes split, proving the popularity of the division. Riders from programs from Carousel Farm, Cash Lovell Stables, Church Valley Stables, Countryside Stables, Ashleigh Disney, Andre Fourie Stables, Jo Cornell Stables, Longacre Stables, Meadow Dream Farm, Meadow Wood Stables, Mercer Springs Farm, Revelation Farms, Royal Winds Farm and Windy Hill Farm competed.

         

Earning top ribbons in their classes were: Rebekah Jarrell, Melinda Tedder, Sarah Perez, Allison Babson, Sydney Rowell, Claire Riddle, Riley Grace Didier, Mandee Young, Jenny Feller, Carrie Burnett, Tiffane Frazier, Karyn Tincher, Ali Santer, Monica Walsh, Payton Gerencir, Tyler Quiram, Brittany Denk, Moriah Bohannon, Sydney Beason, Catherine Wheeler, Laura Plant, Brianna Monk, Libby Bowen, Anna Hansil, Tatum Tucker, Hadley Bassett, Tracy Jo Hylton, Sydney Cearly, Samantha Stratton, Rena Frazier, Lora Thornhill, Sydnie Bumpus and Katelyn Shirkey.

 

Anna Hansil and Rachel Sanchez

had fun during Saturday morning’s

academy division.

 

This concludes the highlights from ASHA. Complete results can be seen and searched by clicking here. For judges cards, click here.






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