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The World’s Championship Horse Show closed with Peter Cowart and CH The Daily Lottery winning the Five-Gaited World’s Grand Championship following a five-horse workout. Owner Chris Hawley, Kim, Peter and Camille Cowart were the winning connections.



Neil Visser directed Carson Nation down victory lane in the Three-Year-Old Fine Harness Stallion/Gelding class for Elisabeth Goth LLC.  This is the second career world’s champion title for the Leatherwood’s Starlight x I’m Real son.


Tammie and John Conatser celebrated John’s induction into the Hall of Fame on Saturday night at the World’s Championship Horse Show.


Grace Allison celebrated her World’s Champion of Champions Junior Saddle Seat Equitation title with Team Kierson (Nikki Harrison, Jessie Richardson, Mike Richardson and Hilary Wilcox). 


Charlotte Wrather won her first World’s Champion title on Tuesday night when she directed Seamair Simply Awesome to the Amateur Ladies Hackney Pony title.  On Friday the Janet Crampton trained team came back to win the amateur championship.  She was joined by her husband, John, in celebration.


Debbie Foley and Casper congratulated Jo Ann Griffin after she won the Amateur Five-Gaited Mare qualifier aboard Diamond Designer at the World’s Championship Horse Show on Tuesday night.  On the first day of the show Kurt Tunstall directed the mare to the Kentucky County Fair Five-Gaited Reserve Grand Champion honor.  


Mary Gaylord McClean was joined by trainers Rob and Sarah Byers after her incredible Saturday night of double wins.  Not only did McClean win the Ladies Three-Gaited Championship aboard CH Mr. Center Stage but also the Ladies Five-Gaited Championship aboard homebred Lynn Williams.  


Hunter Chancellor walked CH Platinum’s New Look out of Freedom Hall on Friday night after his retirement ceremony.

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