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CH Moonlight Memories and McGee Bosworth finished their season capturing the Ladies Amateur Five-Gaited National Champion title after winning the qualifier earlier in the week. The High Caliber team also was crowned World’s Champion Ladies Amateur Five-Gaited Mare in their first year in the division. 


Ali DeGray was joined by Maureen Campbell after closing out an incredible week winning the Road Pony National Championship with Twin Willow’s McDreamy.  Ali also won national titles with Craycroft Matador, Regal’s Prime Rate LF and Memories Of Cabo.  


Sallie-Mason Wheeler debuted aboard her new five-gaited partner Bodidly. Under the direction of the Mercer Springs team they captured the 13 & Under Five-Gaited National Championship.  


Jennifer Dixon met Your Lucky Stars and Gen Hess back at the tack room after they claimed the Western Country Pleasure National Championship in Kansas City.  They qualified with a win in the ladies class.  


Jim, Sara and Lori Cooke were joined by trainer Jonelle Chovanec back at the Landmark tackroom after Sara’s winning drive with CH Jama Rose in the ASHA Junior Exhibitor Country Pleasure Driving Challenge Final.


Catherine Street directed Buzz Lightning to the 14-17 Three-Gaited Show Pleasure Section II victory.  The Michael Beasom trained team returned for the reserve national championship during Friday’s matinee session. 


The Stinnett Family celebrated back the Kalarama tackroom Clayton and Agent Cool Blue’s Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited Show Pleasure National Championship win, after a two horse workout.  


Zoe Schaffel will graduate to the amateur ranks in 2016.  In Kansas City she finished out her junior exhibitor career with the ASHA Junior Exhibitor Show Pleasure Driving Challenge Final reserve title under the direction of David Chretien.
 


Laura Elliott made the trip to Kansas City to see Merrill Murray direct Walterway’s Born To Be Wild to the Junior Five-Gaited blue. Elliott will team up with the expressive mare in 2016 under the Autumn Hills banner.


Faith Sturm’s last show of the season was a great one. Not only did she claim the 13 & Under Three-Gaited Show Pleasure National Championship after a reserve in the qualifier aboard CH Fire It Up, she also won the AHHS Youth Medallion Road Pony 13 & Under Final with Dimitri for Mary Ling.


Harriet Townsend loved on Here I Am Again (pictured) after they won the 13 & Under Five-Gaited qualifier. Townsend also topped the Missouri/Kansas Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Show Pleasure qualifier with The Outlier.


Under the direction of Bob Brison, Ann Horton and Breaking Vegas topped a very competitive Mo/Kan Country Pleasure Championship.  

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