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Doing It All For The Kids...



by Kelley Colvin

QUENTIN, Pa.- The Children's Benefit Horse Show was held July 23-26. Proceeds from this year's horse show benefited the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Charity of Lebanon, Pa. Despite a little wet weather in the beginning of the week, numbers at the Children's Benefit appeared to be up from last years totals with over 300 horses. The atmosphere of this quaint outdoor facility was that of camaraderie and fun. The schedule was very casual with day classes only one morning. The rest of the show was night performances which gave time for this close knit group to keep their ties tight.

Friday night was no exception in the social venue. The exhibitors party had a great response. It included a silent auction table full of cool items. A drawing with a grand prize of $10,000 and second prize of $500, and as always great food.

Another highlight was the diverse group in the championship classes, where both the Five-Gaited and Three-Gaited grand championships were over powered by juvenile mounts from The Revelation Farm of New Jersey. In addition, there were nice exhibitions from some top notch young horses in the Pleasure and Three-Year-Old Five-Gaited Classic classes.

Five-Gaited

Diamond Flight and Katilyn Grom soared above the group of seven entries to top the Five-Gaited Grand Championship. Betcha By Golly Wow and Ronnie Graham for Sena and Wes Bowling was reserve. This was a repeat performance from the Five-Gaited Open class where the placing was the same.

Rhonda Dunford rode the top entry Broadway Bluegrass in the amateur championship. Macaroon and Lori Boyd Van Gorden took reserve after their win in the amateur qualifier.

Miss Marian and Katilyn Grom, riding under the Revelation banner, had a great exhibition to win the Five-Gaited Junior Exhibitor Championship. Rastafarin and Megan Ryan was reserve to Grom in the qualifier.

Callaway's Whirligig and Kristen Spann racked away the winner in the Five-Gaited Junior/Novice Horse class. Tornado's Tempest and Nealia McCracken for Dr. Geraldine Meanor trotted to the winner's circle in the Five-Gaited Three-Year-Old Classic. New York's Finest and Jan Lukens were reserve to McCracken.

Three-Gaited

Mega Volt and Katilyn Grom gave an electric performance capturing the Three-Gaited Grand Champion. Chesapeake Cowboy landed the reserve spot in the championship. Mega Volt and Katilyn Grom rode away the winner in the Three-Gaited Open class.

Peri's Wild Whisper and Sarah Miller rode in loud and were clearly the best in the Three-Gaited Amateur Championship. A Design To Remember and Betty Reeves were reserve to Miller in both the championship and qualifier.

CH Santana's Cheer Me On and Jenna Fields had the crowd behind her after her win in the Three-Gaited Junior Exhibitor championship. CH Harlem's Jamaican and Brighton Barousse were reserve.

Hit The Switch and Rob Turner turned the crowd on by winning the Three-Gaited Novice/Junior Horse class.

Fine Harness

Highland Radiance and Sally Eichlin shined their way to the top to win the Fine Harness Grand Championship. Gaits Wildest Dreams and Bud Bulter were reserve to Eichlin in both the open class and the championship.

With Authority and Elaine Earlywine proved their power winning the Amateur Fine Harness championship. My Special Dream and Judy Heinbach were reserve to Earlywine in both the championship and the qualifier.

New York Society Rose and George Nash drove to the blue in the Fine Harness Junior Horse class.

Callaway's Faithfully Yours with Kerry Holahan at the whip trotted to the winner's circle in the Fine Harness Three-Year-Old Classic class. Midtown Magic and Ben Nash cast their spell to win the Two-Year-Old Fine Harness class.

Park

Little Cindy Lou Who and David Cater rode away with the tricolor in the Park Full Mane and Tail championship. CH Albelarm Tradition and Sally Eichlin were reserve in the championship. Fox Creek's Cut To The Chase and Elaine Gregory rode to the blue in the open class.

Revelation's Amazing Grace and Audrey Pade proved to be superior in the Amateur Park Full Mane and Tail championship following their win in the qualifier. Mondi and Mary Ann Sullivan were reserve in the championship.

Wild Bruce and Elke Trilla Perkuhn gave a wild performance to win the Park Junior Exhibitor class. Sightline and Rob Turner had their sights set high winning the Park Junior/Novice Horse class. Curious Cat and Jan Lukens for Joellen Fisher Blount trotted to the winner's circle in the Park Pleasure Classic class.

Pleasure

Rock The Jukebox and Mary Ann Sullivan rocked the crowd winning the Five-Gaited Pleasure Championship following their win in the qualifier. Callaway's Bellwether and Harriet Panetta-Hanzelyn were reserve in the championship. Supremacy's Southern Lady and Megan Ryan for Gary Guz racked away the winner in the Five-Gaited Pleasure Novice Horse class. Trophy Hunter and Barbara Freeman rode to the winner's circle in the Five-Gaited Show Pleasure Novice Rider class.

Just George Ous and M.C. Chruscicki drove to the tricolor award in the Show Pleasure Driving Championship. In The Red and M Claudia Fletcher drove a close second in the championship after their win in the Show Pleasure Driving class.

Five Minutes Til Five with Jo Ann Kelly at the whip drove to the winner's circle in the Show Pleasure Driving Limit Horse class.

Sultan's Starfish and Amanda Wright, an entry of William Woods College, won the Show Pleasure Grand Championship. She's Exquisite and Dr. Jennifer Makem were reserve. The Mahogany Bay and James Constanine rode to the top of the Show Pleasure for riders 18-35 class. Killian and Cheri Ort trotted away with the blue in the Show Pleasure for riders 36 and Over class.

Undalata's Jimmy Hollywood and Careen Dubuc saw his name in lights winning the Show Pleasure Junior Exhibitor championship after a blue ribbon pass on the Red Mile a few weeks earlier. Callaway's Royal Request and Jessica Moctezuma, riding under the Northwind banner, were reserve after their win in the Show Pleasure Junior Exhibitor class.

Highpoint's Merlot and Leslee Mayo had the right bouquet to win the the Show Pleasure Novice Rider championship. Cascades Cappuccino and Danielle Benson were reserve in both the championship and qualifier. Mayo and Benson had a repeat performance in the Show Pleasure Novice rider class.

Truly Too Much Fun and Diana Kressley Billig showed how much fun could be had topping the Show Pleasure Novice Horse class.

We could not take our eyes off of Promising Looks and Loewe Kasprenski as they won the Walk Trot Pleasure 10 and Under Championship. Shady Maple Lonesome Dove and Vasililki Barakos were reserve to Kasprenski. CH Simbara's Samba Jamba and Daniel Lieberman trotted away with the blue in the Walk and Trot Pleasure 10 and Under class.

Worthy's Inquisitive and Tara Wentz trotted to the winner's circle in the Open English Pleasure championship. Lily Of The Mohawk and Darlene Wright were reserve.

Ruby's Rare One and Louise DeBloise rode to the blue in the Open English Pleasure Amateur class.

Harlem's Last Call and Sharon Stoltz topped the Country Pleasure Driving Championship. Revelation's Daryl Eden and Anne Butler of Trenton, N.J., were reserve in the championship after their win in the Country Pleasure Driving class.

Cool Side and Sarah Teagarden turned up the heat to win the Country Pleasure Adult Championship. CH A Kiss For Luck and Margaret Biggs was reserve to Teagarden in the championship as well as the qualifier.

The Perfect Storm and Tara Grom stirred up the crowd winning the Country Pleasure Junior Exhibitor championship. I'll Tell You What and Malory Newcomb were reserve. Itchy Foot Moe and Jessica Moctezuma trotted to the blue in the Country Pleasure Junior Exhibitor class.

Garden Tour and Rebecca Mateniak rose to the occasion to win the Country Pleasure Novice Rider class.

A Magic Surprise and Pat Johnson made their way to the winner's circle in the Country Pleasure class and Championship. Key Largo's Magic and Tianna Tapper were reserve to Johnson in the championship.

Winter's Rembrant and Martin Waldman won the Western Pleasure Junior Horse class. Callaway's Lightning and Stephen Custer trotted away the victors in the Country Western Pleasure Novice Horse class. Melody Lane's Designer Genius and Stephanie Quaranta rode to the winner's circle in the William Shatner Western Pleasure class.

Gabriel's Message and Mary Miller had a great exhibition to win the Country Hunter Pleasure championship. Marley's Ghost and Billie Rae Wilkes rose to the top in the Saddle and Bridle Country Hunter Pleasure class.

Road Horse and Pony

The Intimidator and L D Boyd dominated the competition to win the Roadster To Bike championship from their exhibition in the Amateur Roadster to Bike class. Evil Kineval and Jon Douglas settled for reserve after their win in the Roadster to Bike Open class.

Dreams and Schemes and Yianni Barakos had their sites set on the winner's circle in the Roadster Pony to Bike championship. Charnita and George Nash were reserve in the championship from their win in the open class.

Classic Dream and Randy Foltz drove to the tricolor in the Amateur Roadster Pony class and championship.

Mastercraft's Gambler and Daniel Lieberman had a bet that paid off winning the Roadster Junior Exhibitor class and championship. Wild Chance and Briana Leyer were reserve to Leiberman in both classes.

Breaking all limits, Mt. View's Sunrise Surprise and Brook Sweigart topped the Roadster Pony Limit class. Last Contender and Randy Foltz were named the champions in the Amateur Road Pony division.

Twin Willow's Dimitri and Ryan Fornango from Misty Hills Farm drove to the winner's circle on two separate occasions winning the Harness Pony class and championship.

Truly So Lovely and Kate Ryan showed their style winning the Hackney Pleasure Driving Championship after taking the AHHS Medallion to qualify. Tersa and Sharon Nelson were reserve to only the champion. LLF Justin Time and Timothy Holahan drove to the blue in the Hackney Pleasure Driving class.

Equitation

Tara Grom had what it took to win the Saddle Seat Equitation Championship on her mount Easter Hero. Sister Kaitlyn Grom rode a close reserve on Callaway's Show Me When. Alexandria Simpson rode to the blue in the saddle Seat Equitation for riders 13 and under. Kaitlyn Grom riding Callaway's Show Me When topped the Saddle Seat Equitation class for riders 14-17 years old. Nikole Joseph on Superior Starmaker was a star winning the Walk and Trot Equitation for riders 10 and Under Championship.

In addition, Joseph won the UPHA 10 and Under Challenge Cup class. Jessica Moctezuma riding My Dakota under the direction of Northwind Stables trotted to the blue in the UPHA Challenge Cup for riders 13 and under. Kimberly Hayes riding Bluefield proved superior in their exhibition in the UPHA Senior Challenge Cup class as well as the USAE Medal class.

Chelsea Gauci on her mount Worth Waiting For need not wait any longer. They won the Saddle Seat Pleasure Equitation Championship. Tiana Tapper rode a close reserve to Gauci in the championship. Jessica Moctezuma on My Dakota rode to the blue in the Pleasure Equitation class for riders 17 and under.

Morgan

HRH Prima Donna and Kristine Phelps trotted to the winner's circle in the Morgan Park Saddle Open class.

TW Callahan with Stephanie Myers at the whip drove to the tricolor ribbon in the Morgan Pleasure Driving Championship. Everreddy GSF and Jack Kunkel drove to the blue in the Morgan Amateur Pleasure Driving class.

MLF Bryce and John Eichlin for John and Sally Eichlin won the Morgan English Pleasure championship. HRH Prima Donna and Kristine Phelps were reserve in the championship. K's Nobl Vision and Barbara Risser trotted to the blue in the Morgan English Pleasure Open class. Risser and K's Nobl Vision were victorious in the Amateur English Pleasure class and championship. Everreddy GSF and Catherine Kunkel was reserve to Risser in the amateur championship.

NCN Centurian Spirit and Dorothy Hock Drove to the winner's circle in the Morgan Classic Pleasure Driving Championship. Whitemud Windfield Alex and Gary Shenk was reserve in the championship as well as the qualifier.

Whitemud Windfield Alex and Gary Shenk proved their diversity by winning the Morgan Classic Pleasure class and championship. NCN Centurian Spirit and Dorothy Hock rode a close second in both classes. Chiva's Royal Salute and Jordan Yount rode to the blue in the Morgan Classic Pleasure Junior exhibitor class.

Knight's Wind Chimes and Laura Hoffman jogged to the winner's circle in the Morgan Western Pleasure championship. H-Vee Hawk's Centair and Randall Zimmerman were reserve in the championship after their win in the Morgan Western Pleasure Open class. Hoffman's entry Knight's Wind Chimes proved victorious in the Morgan Western Pleasure Amateur class.

Denbury Irish Justice and Julie Rhen showed their superiority in the Hunter division winning the Hunter Pleasure Championship, open and amateur classes. Moonrise Reflection and Mandie Haug was reserve to Rhen in the championship.

This concludes the highlights of the 2003 Children's Benefit Horse Show for more complete and searchable results please visit our web site: www.saddlehorsereport.com.

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