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Grand National Sunday Highlights

The second day of competition at the Grand National and World Championship Morgan Horse Show featured outstanding depth and quality from start to finish. Numbers were so high in fact that there were several split classes including a three-way split to close the night in Show Arena 6 where 45 riders competed for spots in the AMHA Hunt Seat Equitation Gold Medal Finals.


The morning session featured a three-peat for Tracemark Tapestry and Andy Marlett as they topped the Western Pleasure Mares for the third year in a row for Kristie Strom. Several stables enjoyed multiple victories on Sunday; including Oklahoma’s Collinwood Training Centre with Futurity’s Flamboyant and Adam Lewis followed two classes later by Cedar Creek Ungaro and Emily Orthwein. The River’s Edge celebrated back-to-back victory passes as MEM No Inhabitions raced to victory followed in the very next class by Plum Haven Minuet and Kristen Wade. Grove Pointe Stables enjoyed a great day in Oklahoma with a quartet of victory passes including back-to-victories for Kourt Jester Morgans with Tim Roesink presenting Sacred Path Indiana Jones and coming right back in the next class to direct Shelley Silber and Outrageous Courageous to a memorable victory pass.


It was a great day for international Morgan competitors as well. Great Britain’s Natasha Rodley kicked off a winning day for Arcuri Stables besting a field of 20 with QVM Rocket Man. Kim Germ’s whistle was probably heard all the back home in Austria when Signed Sealed Delivered and Dwayne Knowles delivered a unanimous win. The Sunday evening performance closed out with Arboria Victorious and Lynn Peeples racing to a unanimous victory for the second year in a row in the Roadster To Bike Stallions and Geldings. For complete Sunday results, click here.



Scenes from Sunday’s Grand National:


Signed Sealed Delivered and Dwayne Knowles

scored a unanimous victory for Kim Germ of Austria.


Stonecroft Neoclassic and Donna Zimmerman

drove away with a unanimous win in the

Four-Year-Old Classic Pleasure Driving

under the Memory Lane Farm banner.


Tim Roesink enjoyed a quartet of Sunday victories

including a winning ride aboard
Sacred Path Indiana Jones in the

Four-Year-Old English Pleasure Stallions and Geldings.



MEM No Inhabitions and Bob Kellert raced

from the lineup to the winner’s circle in the

Roadster To Bike Mares to kick off

back-to-back victories for The River’s Edge.


Mary Carlton started off a winning day by

greeting HVK Drive Em Crazy and Jan Lazar

in the winner’s circle in the

Ladies Classic Pleasure Geldings 15.1 and Over.


Lori Marino Beasley directed Miranda Hengy
and Cedar Creek Times Square to the

victory pass in the first section of the

Walk-Trot Hunter Pleasure 10-11 competition.


MSV Shooting Star struck a winning pose

on the way to the Amateur Masters Pleasure Driving

15.1 Hands & Over with Jacqueline Clapp

on the lines for PlayMor Farm.


Dragonsmeade Carnaros and Nancy Hendricks
teamed  up
for a stellar drive and a
unanimous victory in the
Amateur Masters
Pleasure Driving Under 15.1 Hands
directed by Tim Roesink.


Jessica Sebring and Contagious teamed up

for a  unanimous win in the Junior Exhibitor
Classic Pleasure
Driving 14-17
guided by proud dad Harry Sebring.

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