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Final 2003 Regional Champions Crowned At Jubilee



by Diana Davidson

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The Jubilee Regional Championship Morgan Horse Show closed out the 2003 AMHA Regional Championship competition with a competitive show featuring outstanding quality. The Illinois State Fairgrounds welcomed over 300 horses for the AMHA Region 5 Championship on August 27-30. Exhibitors from throughout the midwest and surrounding areas ventured to Jubilee. This was the second year for the well received schedule change with classes ending on Saturday evening instead of the previous Sunday night finale. This allowed everyone to travel home on a rainy Sunday and be able to enjoy the Labor Day holiday at home on Monday.

The five time UPHA National Honor Morgan Show was held for the 38th time as show manager Lenard Davenport and president Chuck Hensley spent their seventh year at the helm. Davenport remarked, "The show ran very smoothly again this year. It was a fine show with great atmosphere. We continue to be honored to host the Breeder Sweepstakes and the UPHA Classic Finals. Numbers were strong with some outstanding competition. We are appreciative of the trainers, exhibitors and spectators who come out and support the show."

The week was filled with many events to keep exhibitors and spectators busy. A welcome barbecue was held on Tuesday evening sponsored by the Brunk Museum. A pancake and sausage breakfast sponsored by Hylee Farm, PSC Farms, Ryan Ranch and Woodland Oaks Farm got everyone geared up for the show on Wednesday morning. The show ring competition started on Wednesday morning with the In Hand and Dressage classes. The performance classes began in the coliseum on Wednesday evening. Two full sessions on Thursday were followed by an elegant wine and cheese party hosted by Peeper Ranch.

Friday's schedule featured a day session of classes followed by The $70,000 Morgan Breeder Sweepstakes party and competition (see separate story). Another memorable edition of the Jubilee Street Party followed the Sweepstakes with a celebratory mood in the air. The show finished off with two championship sessions on Saturday which included the UPHA Classic Grand Championships and the pinning of the final regional champions of the 2003.

In addition to putting on a fine show for exhibitors and spectators, Jubilee gives back to the community. The Jubilee proudly supports numerous local charities including the Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery for abused and neglected children.

In addition to president Hensley, manager Davenport and a large group of volunteers, the team of Jubilee officials included; show secretary Barbara McDannald, announcers Mary Loy and Dick Brown, farrier Steve Zindars, ringmaster John Frye, paddock master Al Montgomery, and USAE Steward Deb Booker. Howard Schatzberg was back with camera in hand as Jubilee's official show photographer.

A single judge system was used again at this year’s Jubilee with the exception of the UPHA Classics where the MOS Three Judge System was composed of Cliff Swanson, Joyce Swanson and Roberta Brown; and the Breeder Sweepstakes where Terry Jones Brennan and Dwayne Knowles joined the other three judges. In the other divisions Joyce Swanson (Mares In Hand, English Pleasure, Park Harness, Western Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, Equitation and Miscellaneous), Cliff Swanson (Stallions and Geldings In Hand, Futurity In Hand, Park Saddle, Pleasure Driving, Classic Pleasure, Roadster and Miscellaneous), Roberta Brown (Hunter/Jumper, Carriage and Miscellaneous) and Adrienne Pot (Dressage and AMHA Dressage Medal) officiated.

The show ring highlights of the 2003 Jubilee Regional follow with complete results also in this issue as well as on our website at www.saddlehorsereport.com.

Park Saddle

The Park Saddle division featured a combination of proven winners and first time visitors to the winner's circle. Many of the competitors were gearing up for more Oklahoma excitement at Jubilee. The Open Park Saddle competition featured Reserve World Champion Erotic Dancer turning in a pair of brilliant rides for the blue ribbon and tricolor honors. Phil Fountain was aboard the cadence performing entry of the Shaune Miller Family. Abby Lane and Ann Slomkowski enjoyed a memorable show performing for Al Walton. They were awarded the blue ribbon in the quality-filled five entry Ladies Park Saddle and came back to collect the Park Saddle Reserve Championship.

Last years winning junior exhibitor team of Stephanie Jones and NAS Simpatico were called to the winner's circle as the tricolor choice of judge Cliff Swanson in this years Amateur Park Saddle Championship. It was the bold pairing of SpringMill Sequel and Amy Gatewood Buckle who claimed the qualifier blue before being awarded the reserve tricolor performing for DanTree Farm.

The Junior Exhibitor Park Saddle competition featured the promising new team of Minion Absolut and Sarah Shimmer earning the blue ribbon victory. They geared up for Oklahoma with the winning ride prepared by Crystal Farms for Linda Martinson.

Arboria Ben Hur was the man of power in the Junior Park Saddle Championship. Andy Marlett was aboard the fronty three-year-old Arboria Noble Victor son for the tricolor ride for Terry and Anne Manske. The flaxen trimmed LLL Calendar Girl captured the reserve tricolor following the winning performance in the Jubilee Futurity Three-Year-Old Park Saddle. Stan Bodnar was in the irons of this Merriehill Chicagoan daughter for Boris and Emelia Tabakoff.

Kriskroft Choirboy started off the week with the victorious ride in the Three-Year-Old Park Saddle. Dorothy Safanie's square-trotting bay picked up the blue ribbon in his only saddle class of the week with Jim Lowry aboard.

Park Harness

Proven champions and those with tricolor aspirations were the order of business in the Park Harness division. The Open Park Harness Championship featured MJP's Heavenly Flaire making the tricolor victory pass in her debut show in harness. Steven DeBolt was on the lines of Chris and Janet Morris's charismatic full sister to their beloved Pastorale for the tricolor drive following the qualifier win. Diane Conrady had the bold performing Minion Mona Lisa in high gear for the reserve honors for Barry Laub.

Last years UPHA Three-Year-Old Park Harness Classic Champion, JW Sporting Victory has made a winning transition to the amateur division this season. Joe Gemmel was on the lines of the lofty chestnut to capture the Amateur Park Harness blue and tricolor for he and wife Sandy along with co-owner and trainer Judy Whitney Harris.

World Champion Cedar Creek With Bells On and Robin Veghte made their much anticipated team debut at Jubilee. They were the picture of elegance as they earned the Ladies Park Harness blue directed by Larry Bolen for Mendonhall Morgans. They continued their preparations for Oklahoma with a second performance for which they awarded the amateur reserve championship.

WJJ Esprit's Reverie and Andrew Williamson added the Junior Exhibitor Park Harness blue to the banner at Diane Conrady Stables for owners Wayne and June Johnson.

CVH Celtic Command first gained the applause of the Jubilee audience in his 2001 tricolor performance. This charismatic bay had his fans cheering once more as Bernard Parker guided him to the Junior Park Harness Championship following the four-year-old blue for Catherine Haynes.

The UPHA Three-Year-Old Park Harness Classic Championship was one of Saturday night's main attractions. Five exciting young performers answered the call of the class with Judy Whitney Harris earning top honors for the second year in a row. This time it was Barbara and Arthur Jones's lovely Sheza Bell who earned the prestigious title. Kriskroft Choirboy returned to the site of his 2002 show ring debut to be named the reserve champion with Jim Lowry on the lines for Dorothy Safanie.

The dynamic, bay HDP Warrior Princess added to her winning day on Wednesday as Damian Hyde drove her to the Three-Year-Old Park Harness blue for Tina Lessnau and Paula Messier.

Merriehill High Spirits and Whitney Bodnar turned in a bold drive to earn the Jubilee Futurity Three-Year-Old Park Harness victory for Merriehill Farm. Merriehill Farm was home to many winning youngsters at Jubilee. Winning top honors could be the answer to What's My Line. What's My Line is also the name of the winning entry in the Two-Year-Old Park Harness and the Jubilee Futurity Two-Year-Old Park Harness who driven by Stan Bodnar for owner Christy Rafn.

English Pleasure

The English Pleasure division was one of the largest of the show and featured some new combinations entering the Jubilee winner's circle along with some of the season's top winners. HVK Drive Em Crazy has brought home blues from each of his four shows this season. He did that one better as Kim Caisse rode him to the Open English Pleasure Championship after earning the blue ribbon and roses for Kohler Stables in the highly competitive Ladies English Pleasure. The white trimmed Hylee's Grace Under Fire has been attracting a lot of attention in her first season in this division. She turned in a fancy ride with Glenn Bouvier to be named English Pleasure Reserve Champion for Jane Steffenhagen.

Glenn Bouvier had a pair of impressive English Pleasure Mares at Jubilee. Bouvier guided AFF Sassafras to the Open English Pleasure Mares blue. The bubbly bay and her new owner Karen Shields matched up for a victorious ride in the Amateur English Pleasure Mares as well.

The veteran champion performer Charlestown Michael proudly displayed the Open English Pleasure Stallion/Gelding blue with Stephen Smith aboard. Ali O'Rourke was all smiles as she presented her bold performing Festival Flamenco to the Limit English Pleasure blue under the Lowry Stables banner.

The Amateur English Pleasure Championship again capped the show ring competition at the Jubilee. The 12 entry competition had top winning teams jockeying for position to make the winning pass. When the winning announcement was made, it was World Champion Total Addiction and an elated Dawn Fire who turned a smooth ride into a memorable victory under the direction of Phil Fountain and Annalisa Hall. John Green had the opportunity to tip his hat once again as last years champion Roadshow Steppin Out was named reserve champion this time around. This pair earlier topped the nine entry Amateur English Pleasure Stallion/Gelding class for the second year in a row for Windswept Place.

Eugene Mathis and Montbelle Endeavor earned a matching set of Jubilee blues for the second year in a row. They were the top team in the AOTS division in both English Pleasure and Pleasure Driving.

For the second year in a row R-Royale Topic and Brittany Balletto topped an outstanding field of entries for the Junior Exhibitor English Pleasure Championship. The world championship team bested an excellent group of ten entries for the victory. It was a tricolor sweep for Merriehill Farm as the bold new pairing of Tamarisk Grand Finale and Nicole Meyer earned the reserve tricolor.

The Junior Exhibitor English Pleasure 14-17 blue went back to the Merriehill Farm banner as well. This time it was the white trimmed Futurity Chicago Whitesox and Nicole Peterson who claimed top honors. The 13 and under competition saw Walk This Way and Sara Tesler combine for the winning ride coached by Andy Marlett.

The Junior English Pleasure Championship featured World Champion Futurity's Miss Munitions adding another tricolor to her outstanding record. Stan Bodnar presented the gorgeous bay to the tricolor following the Four-Year-Old English Pleasure Mares blue for Cingate Morgans. Mary Carlton had a stylish performer in Junior English Pleasure Reserve Champion AMHF Absolut Top Calibre. They began with the Four-Year-Old English Pleasure Stallion/Gelding blue while Meredith Lazar took over the reins for the Youth English Pleasure victory for Steve and Jan Lazar.

Jim Lowry collected the Three-Year-Old English Pleasure blue once again this year. This time it was the charismatic chestnut Sandcastle Riptide who bested the field for John and Karen Harvie. BLFM Best Evidence brought another victory back to owner Beth Fancsali as Stan Bodnar guided the stylish chestnut to the Jubilee Futurity Three-Year-Old English Pleasure victory.

Pleasure Driving

The Pleasure Driving division saw a number of Oklahoma winners compete along with fresh new faces looking ahead to Oklahoma glory. The Open Pleasure Driving Championship featured L'Cima Exclusive and Terri Travers picking up their second regional tricolor of the year. They began the week with a polished victory in the Ladies Pleasure Driving under the direction of Cedar Creek Farm. The Last Don added to his tricolor in hand showing with a pair of solid drives in his young performance career. Steven DeBolt was on the lines of the handsome and fronty bay to collect the Open Pleasure Driving blue and reserve tricolor.

A quartet of winning pleasure driving horses hailed from Peeper Ranch. Aspenglow's Insurrection made a brilliant showing to best the nine horse field in the Novice Pleasure Driving with Phil Fountain on the lines for Kathleen Jensen. Wendell Williams and Oak Creek Chief of Staff were the dapper winning duo in the Gentlemens Pleasure Driving. Stephanie Jones and FCF Immortal Affair stepped up to the youth division with another blue ribbon drive for Robert Jones. JAR Panache turned in a stylish drive to earn the Three-Year-Old Pleasure Driving blue for James Robinson with Phil Fountain presenting.

The Amateur Pleasure Driving Championship was one of the most competitive classes of the show again this year. Eight top flight teams answered the call of the class. Jack Gatewood and his top winning Tolstoy turned in a focused drive to best the field for the tricolor victory for DanTree Farm. Cabot French Pepper and Nan Wille Cecchettini turned in an eye-catching drive to emerge with the reserve tricolor.

Sandcastle Spittin Image and Donna Zimmerman earned a stellar victory in the ten horse Amateur Pleasure Driving Stallions and Geldings. An unfortunate accident on the way to the ring kept this top winning team from defending their championship victory of a year ago. Toni Maunder and Ryan's Pure Silk Lady enjoyed another successful Jubilee as they won the Amateur Pleasure Driving Mares blue for the second year in a row.

The Junior Exhibitor Pleasure Driving Championship saw Harry Caray and Andrew Williamson come up with a top flight drive to bring the tricolor back to owners Walt and Jaye Alles. The qualifier winning team of Blkorchid Elizabeth and Emily Clements finished up with the reserve tricolor.

The Two-Year-Old Pleasure Driving competition saw Tracemark Touch Of Gold prove that she is more than just a pretty face. Jim Lowry was on the lines of the impressive Ken and Debbie Davison entry for the blue. Lowry also had the winning youngster in the Jubilee Futurity Two-Year-Old Pleasure Driving where Ultra's Dark Shadow bested the field for Jim and Lynn Miller.

As the stakes got bigger, so did the domination by youngsters under the direction of Jim Lowry. The UPHA Pleasure Driving Classic Grand Championship saw Kriskroft Concertmaster show off his style and presence to command top honors for James and Margaret Boege. Dragonsmeade Bulgari and Scott Gunberg continued an outstanding season with the reserve tricolor drive for Dragonsmeade Farm in this entertaining seven horse competition.

The Junior Pleasure Driving Championship featured another crowd pleasing victory for the dynamic IGF Coeur Et Ame. Jim Lowry had this charismatic Donna Zimmerman entry primed for the victory pass following the Four-Year-Old Pleasure Driving win. LSF Fast Forward and Ben Qua turned in the reserve tricolor drive for owner Wendy Ayers.

Whitney Bodnar had sporty youngster in the Jubilee Futurity Three-Year-Old Pleasure Driving Champion Merriehill Wild Lolita another promising entry from Merriehill Farm.

In Hand

The show ring action in the main coliseum at Jubilee got underway on Wednesday morning with the In Hand classes. The Mares In Hand started things off followed by the gelding and stallion divisions. The competition featured tricolors being won by a blend of exciting new competitors and proven champions.

It was the smooth and showy Merriewold Emma who made the first trip of the week to the winner's circle. Mark Bodnar showed the Nemours Noble Elegance daughter to the Yearling Fillies blue on the way to the Reserve Junior Champion Mare honors for Cairnbrae Corporation.

Tracemark Touch of Gold had the winning touch at Jubilee as Jim Lowry presented her to the Two-Year-Old Mare, Junior Champion Mare and Reserve Grand Champion awards. Kevin and Debbie Davison own this white trimmed bay Pot Of Gold daughter.

The leg waving HDP Warrior Princess had the railbirds talking as she earned the blue ribbon in the Three-Year-Old Mares and went on to be named Reserve Senior Champion Mare. Damien Hyde presented the Carlyle Upper Caisse daughter for owners Tina Lessnau and Paula Messier.

The Pot Of Gold offspring continued their winning ways in the Four-Year-Old Mares where Graycliff Gotcha Gold struck the winning pose for Alicia Witzke.

UVM Faith enjoyed a winning return to the show ring as she posed for top honors in the Five and Over Mares, Senior Champion Mare and Grand Champion Mare competitions. Trainer Diane Conrady along with Stephen Smith presented the UVM Tennyson daughter for David Walker.

The geldings were next to command center stage in the In Hand competition on Wednesday with Orrwood's The Guardian topping the yearling class. Phil Fountain presented the HVK Guiding Light son to the Reserve Junior Champion Gelding honors as well for Toni Maunder and Darlene Orr.

The Dragonsmeade Farm breeding program has produced young champions from coast to coast this season. Dragonsmeade Virtuoso added to the string as he posed for the Two-Year-Old Gelding, Junior Champion Gelding and Reserve Grand Champion Gelding honors presented by Judy Whitney Harris.

The impressive chestnut FRF Rock Steady turned in a bright showing to pose for the Three-Year-Old Geldings blue. Pierre Loiselle presented the Centerpiece son for Loretta Runyon-Royer.

Formal Protest turned into quite a buy for new owners Walt and Jaye Alles as he was named Grand Champion Gelding. The showy white trimmed chestnut earned top honors after victories in the Five and Over Geldings and Senior Champion Gelding classes with Mark Bodnar and trainer Diane Conrady presenting. World Champion Cabot French Pepper showed off his smooth good looks as the Reserve Senior Champion Gelding with Lyle Wick on the lead for Richard Cecchettini.

The Stallion In Hand classes rounded out Wednesday's daytime schedule with the youngest winner of the day, Woodhaven Just Cause posing for the Weanling Colts blue. Whitney Bodnar presented the HVK Guiding Light son to the Reserve Junior Champion Stallion award as well for Phyllis Goldschnikl.

CVH Celtic Contender made his presence known with his winning presentation in the Yearling Colt competition. Bernard Parker was on the winning lead of Catherine Haynes's Liberation First Star son.

Hylee's Goldsmith has been enjoying a fantastic season in 2003, and he had a big audience to show for at Jubilee. The smooth and showy Pot of Gold son posed for the blue ribbon in the competitive Two-Year-Old Stallions and went on to be named Junior Champion Stallion with Bert Earehart presenting for Jane Steffenhagen.

Grand National Champion CVH Celtic Command showed off his good looks as he earned the Four-Year-Old Stallions blue along with the Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion Stallion honors. Bernard Parker guided the Futurity French Command son for owner Catherine Haynes.

The Last Don made a strong statement with his Jubilee performances. The impressive son of HVK Noble Obsession and My Blue Heaven bested the field to be named Five and Over, Senior and Grand Champion Stallion to the delight of Steven DeBolt.

Merriewold Emma returned on Friday morning to top the Jubilee Futurity Yearling Fillies as well as the Jubilee Yearling Futurity Championship with Mark Bodnar on the winning lead for Cairnbrae Corporation. The Hylee Farm breeding program was again showcased in the futurity as Hylee Galaxy's Wild Irish struck a bold pose to win the Jubilee Futurity Yearling Colts with Bert Earehart and return to be named reserve champion for Jane Steffenhagen.

Hylee's Goldsmith was back on center stage a few classes later as he emerged victorious as the Jubilee Futurity Two-Year-Old In Hand Champion with Bert Earehart back on the winning lead for Jane Steffenhagen. BJL Ransom certainly captured the audience's attention as Larry Bonnell and Erica Harp presented the black stallion to the reserve tricolor for Barry Laub.

The Jubilee Futurity Weanling competition closed out the in hand division on Saturday morning. Stephen Smith's Ultra Morgan breeding program made a clean sweep of the honors with a pair of Ultra's Special Agent offspring. Smith showed Ultra's Special Trademark to the Jubilee Weanling Futurity Championship following the colts blue. Judy Whitney Harris was on the lead of the spunky Ultra's Sweet Addiction for the Jubilee Futurity Weanling Fillies win along with the reserve tricolor.

Classic Pleasure

The Classic Pleasure division featured large and competitive classes throughout. The 10 entry Classic Pleasure Saddle Championship featured All Hail To The Chief and Julie Spanbauer adding another big win to their résumé. This followed their adult qualifier blue directed by Triumph Stables. DFM Mutual Agreement and Marilyn Hackett closed out the season with two top performances to win the Ladies Classic Pleasure Saddle and be named Classic Pleasure Saddle Reserve Champions.

Ann Maile was all smiles as she rode her handsome AKM Armageddon down victory lane in the seven entry Limit Rider Classic Pleasure Saddle. Cingate Susy Q was matched with Alexandra Wille-Irmiter to capture the Junior Classic Pleasure Saddle blue for Cingate Morgans under the Merriehill Farm banner. Treble's Max Factor and Elton Rocke had the winning number in the AOTS Classic Pleasure Saddle competition.

Amabayus has been a winning performer for each of his riders and drivers, and now Richard Jones has joined the list. He rode the smooth performing gelding to the Junior Exhibitor Classic Pleasure Saddle 13 & Under blue for the Robert Jones Family. Jason Ingram and The Lion King made the victory pass in the Junior Exhibitor Classic Pleasure Saddle 14-17 directed by Cheryl Woosley.

The winning team in the highly competitive nine entry Classic Pleasure Driving Championship was the lovely team of Intrepid Immortal Beloved and Cindy Sheldon. They have enjoyed victorious performances at each show in their first season together, and they visited the winner's circle twice at Jubilee winning the ladies class and the championship under the Cedar Creek Farm banner. Merriehill Time To Twist made a winning transition to the classic division as Becky Dodson Krupp drove Catherine O'Brien's handsome bay to the Junior Classic Pleasure Driving blue along with the Classic Pleasure Driving Reserve Championship.

Cedar Creek Vizcaya and Jack Gatewood have enjoyed a victorious first season in the classic division. They continued their winning ways with the adult blue for DanTree Farm. Busy Signal was back in the Jubilee winner's circle as this year Ellen Kay Collins drove the perky chestnut to the AOTS Classic Pleasure Driving blue.

Jessica Rusnock and Old Oak Rare Edition were the happy winners of the Junior Exhibitor Classic Pleasure Driving for Showcase Stables. SMS Moredelay and Meaghan Harp brought the Limit Driver Classic Pleasure Driving blue back to Royal V. Harp.

Western Pleasure

The western pleasure division at Jubilee featured a group of smooth and steady performers jogging to the winner's circle. Troika's Black Russian earned star status with his Jubilee performances with Jordy Johns. The beautiful moving black gelding jogged away with the Open Western Pleasure Championship following the novice blue for Troika Farm. The veteran show ring winner TSF Saturday's Trouble and Cheryl Woosley followed up with the reserve tricolor performance for Dawn Robinson.

The open qualifiers saw Rum Brook Vintage Rhythm warm up with Mary Carlton with the stallion/gelding win for Kali Erin Hutchinson, while SG Amaze-Zann Gracie jogged away with the mares blue with Jordy Johns in the saddle for Cindy Hupp.

Amy Gatewood Buckle collected another set of roses and a blue ribbon with the Ladies Western Pleasure victory. She was paired with her lovely MCA Seawind Serenade for the victory over an impressive nine horse field for DanTree Farm.

The ten entry Amateur Western Pleasure Championship saw Merriehill The Lion King and Alyssa Rumsey come up from the junior exhibitor ranks to earn the tricolor with a smooth and steady ride. The winning team from the 15 entry amateur qualifier of Havenwoods Legacy and Christina Willer jogged away with the reserve tricolor.

Ben A Commotion and Greta Keranen formed the winning partnership in the Amateur Owned, Trained and Shown Western Pleasure competition. JMF Ghost Keeper and Maggie Perry enjoyed their trip down victory lane in the Walk and Jog

Western Pleasure.

This year's UPHA Western Pleasure Classic Grand Championship saw Cedar Farm Lancelot and Mike Wahl close out the division with the tricolor victory. This followed their reserve tricolor finish in the Junior Western Pleasure Championship. It was Iron Forge Diamond R Blue who topped the eight entry Junior Western Pleasure Championship competition for the second year in a row, but finished up with the UPHA Western Pleasure Classic Reserve Grand Championship. Mary Carlton first introduced the Rick Weaver entry to the winner's circle in the Four-Year-Old Western Pleasure.

The stunning AMHF Bal Du Masque earned the winner's applause in the Three-Year-Old Western Pleasure with owner Mara Tomlin presenting.

Hunter Pleasure

The Hunter Pleasure division featured large and competitive classes throughout with many top champions earning Jubilee victories. The Grand National Championship pairing of LCP Stars N' Stripes and Erin Thomas have garnered a lot of attention and tricolors again this season. They continued their string at Jubilee in winning the Open Hunter Pleasure Championship under the Crystal Farms banner. Qua-Lity Stables enjoyed a winning trip to Jubilee as Taproot Commandpilot and Stephanie Haynes earned a pair of matching blues in the open and youth classes on the way to the Open Hunter Pleasure Reserve Championship.

Ryan's Starbeam and Caprice Soltice repeated their Circle J tricolor victory as they again brought the Amateur Hunter Pleasure Championship back to Ryan Ranch. This followed their blue ribbon ride in the Ladies Hunter Pleasure Geldings. Amy Gatewood Buckle enjoyed a winning debut with her newest mount at Jubilee. Highover Narcotic showed his smooth gaits and athleticism to win the 13 entry Amateur Hunter Pleasure Stallion/Gelding class and went on to collect the Amateur Hunter Pleasure Reserve Championship for DanTree Farm.

Cabot Top Attraction and Amy Gatewood Buckle added another blue to the Cedar Creek banner in the Ladies Hunter Pleasure Mares. Donna O'Neill and her bold moving Bold Allante were the winning pair in the Amateur Hunter Pleasure Mares.

Erin Haynes and Qua-lity High Ruler were the happy winners of the Junior Exhibitor Hunter Pleasure Championship after besting an impressive field of 11 prepared by Ben and Jackie Qua. The beautiful pairing of Laura Bhattacharyya and Foresight NWP matched up for a winning ride in the 14-17 as well as the reserve tricolor performance.

The Junior Exhibitor Hunter Pleasure 13 & Under featured LW Aces Wild and Alyssa Wick making one of their polished trips to the winner's circle. The beautiful Tara's Sienna is starring in a new role in the hunter pleasure division where Ken Martin rode her to the AOTS win while Myriah Martin took over the reins for the Walk and Trot Pleasure blue.

Orrwood's Special Edition proved how special he was at Jubilee as Belle Hufferd rode him to the Junior Hunter Pleasure Championship following the three-year-old blue ribbon win for Toni Maunder and Darlene Orr. HRMF Gemma started off with the novice blue and went on to named the Junior Hunter Pleasure Reserve Champion with Lyle Wick presenting for David and Anita Meinert. FCF Valparaiso was the stunning winner of the competitive eight entry four-year-old competition with Jessica Cavanaugh presenting for Pam McLellan.

Equitation

Although many of the junior riders went back to school before Jubilee, the classes were quite competitive in many instances with riders gearing up and bidding for last minute qualifications for Oklahoma.

The Saddle Seat Equitation Championship closed out the division on Saturday night with Susie Sessink turning in a marvelous performance with her new mount AFF The Stalker. They garnered the Saddle Seat Equitation Championship in what would be Susie's final Jubilee performance in the equitation ranks. They began the week with a polished ride to earn the five rider AMHA Saddle Seat Medal victory for proud instructor Sandy Sessink.

The seven rider Saddle Seat Equitation Championship also featured a strong performance for the reserve champion Nicci Ferszt mounted on MCM Embassy. Ferszt was one of seven riders from Crystal Farms who visited the Jubilee winner's circle in the equitation division. The Saddle Seat Equitation age group blues also went back to the Crystal Farms' banner. Sara McKay continued her winning season on Key Criterion with the blue ribbon ride in the 14-17. It was the dazzling new pairing of Sarah Shimmer and Minion Absolut who took the victory pass in the 13 and under.

Morgan Glenn showed off her style and versatility with Jubilee wins to qualify for Oklahoma in the UPHA Challenge Cup and the AMHA Western Seat Medal. Alyssa Rumsey also represented Crystal Farms in the winner's circle in the Western Seat Equitation class mounted on Merriehill The Lion King. This accomplished young pair went on to be named the Hunt Seat Equitation Reserve Champions. It was their stablemates Ashley Wright and FVA Rolls Royce who turned in the winning ride for the Hunt Seat Equitation Championship. Kali Erin Hutchinson hung the Hunt Seat Equitation 13 & Under blue on the Crystal Farms banner matched with Rum Brook Vintage Rhythm.

Laura Bhattacharyya and Foresight NWP began a winning week with the victory pass in the Hunt Seat Equitation 14-17 coached by Pierre Loiselle. Alyssa Wick turned in a polished ride to capture the AMHA Hunt Seat Medal mounted on LW Aces Wild. Hana Johnson also brought a blue ribbon back to the Hardwood Creek banner from the Walk and Trot Equitation with UMC Pomp & Circumstance.

Cheryl Woosley instructed a pair of winning equitation riders. Jason Ingram and The Lion King added the Classic Saddle Seat Equitation blue to the Rosewood banner. Heaven Hendricks showed her winning style in the Walk and Jog Equitation with her partner Genuine Jade.

Miscellaneous

Jubilee’s regional status ensures that it has a full compliment of classes for all disciplines. The Roadster division featured the always entertaining duo of JW Romantic Ways and Judy Whitney Harris returning to the Jubilee winner's circle for the amazing fifth year in a row. The quick as lightning chestnut trotted away with the Roadster To Bike blue and tricolor to the cheers of her adoring fans. John Green again tipped his hat as he drove Roadshow Top Hat to the reserve tricolor following the blue ribbon drive in the amateur class. Daring Caressa's Spirit and Liz Connor dashed across the finish line for the Roadster Under Saddle victory for Charles Connor.

The Dodson family was delighted to see Rythmn Latte back in the Jubilee winner's circle. The charismatic youngster was guided by Stan Bodnar to the Open Saddle blue for the Dodson's Lake Holiday Farm.

WH Masai and Amanda Bramley collected top honors in the Road Hack competition. In addition to presenting the colors on Saturday night, Cosmos Ambassador and Susie Weiss also earned the blue ribbon in the Parade class.

Cosmos Hollister and Stephanie Boda earned a pair of Jubilee blues. They navigated their way to the Trail class win and also struck the winning pose in the Fitting & Showmanship.

The Training Level Dressage kicked off the division with Islamorada winning Test 2 with Julie Inghram up for Leighton Zenge. Senator Sharcoal and Marilyn Weber earned the top scores in Tests 3 and 4.

Taproot Flagship and Jocelyn Davie collected the High Point Junior Rider Dressage award following the blue ribbon ride in the First Level Test Two for Ben and Jackie Qua.

ICS Top Gun demonstrated his talent again this year with Julie Ingraham presenting for Sherrill Rawlings. They earned the High Point First Level And Above Dressage award following the top scores in the First Level Dressage Tests 3 and 4.

Bethesda Carbon Copy and Connie White collected the Second and Third Level Test Of Choice top scores for Betty Weyrauch.

The carriage competition featured Richfield Elite and Warren Lawson earning the high point award for the second year in a row following blue ribbon drives in the reinsmanship, scurry, turnout and working carriage classes.

LS Crescent Blue was quite a star for his young rider Samantha Chambers as they won the Hunter Hack and were the fairest of the seven well dressed entries in the Costume Class. Owner Leah Borders guided the veteran performer to a pair of blues in the Jumper Table IIb and Jumper Table IIc.

Mineral's Country Playboy and Julie Pickering added a pair of blues to their résumé as they topped the Regular Working Hunter and Regular Working Handy Hunter competitions.

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            The 114th World’s Championship Horse Show got underway Saturday night, August 19 with 89 teams competing in the opening session. As tradition dictates it was County Fair night with seven championships held. Rich and Maureen Campbell’s Majestic Oaks won all three pony classes with Maureen driving Regal’s Norma Jean LF, Regal’s Prime Rate LF and Heartland Infinity to the roses. Read More
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  • AMHA Regional Shows to Continue

    The AMHA Board of Directors voted at its August 12 third quarter meeting to continue the Regional Show Program with changes to its criteria beginning with the 2018 show season... Read More
  • 2017 Land Of Lincoln Purebred Livestock Breeder’s Award – Paul Briney

    Paul Briney of Chatham, Illinois, has ben a strong advocate for purebred equine in the State of Illinois for over 50 years. He was instrumental in the development of the Horsemen’s Council of Illinois (HCI) established in 1982... Read More