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Indianapolis Charity Continues to Grow

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indianapolis Charity Horse Show hosted an even larger number of horses than last year June 1-4, 2005 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The show, formerly known as the Indy 500, has experienced a steady in numbers over the last few years.

In addition to this year's impressive numbers, quality was terrific in virtually every division. Current World's Grand Champion CH Boucheron wasn't the only world's champion in Indianapolis; the list of former, current and still-to-be-crowned world's champions was a long one.

"All of us were ecstatic with the turnout this year," said manager Phyllis Harris. "We had barns here that had never been here before and we had barns come back this year that had been away for a period of years," she continued.

"Judy McManama is a secretary like no other," said Harris. "She is a big reason for the office running smoothly and she is dedicated to the success of this show." Harris continued by saying, "Barbara Fischler (assistant show manager) was a tremendous help to me this year. I am recovering from an injury and I wasn't as mobile as I usually am. Barbara really worked hard and did anything I needed."

Harris spoke the truth. All three women worked hard to make exhibitors feel welcome and make things run smoothly. Whether it was walking through the barns and talking to exhibitors to find out what they needed or making sure that problems didn't arise or were solved as quickly and efficiently as possible, the staff at Indianapolis wanted to make sure that those who attended left wanting to come back and that word of mouth would encourage even more new barns to come next year.

Part of the appeal of the Indianapolis show is that the facility is exhibitor friendly. The ring offers a great place for both young horses and young riders to perform safely. There is plenty of room to work a horse, regardless of which barn exhibitors are in, and the session schedule is relatively easy to handle. Morning sessions on Thursday and Friday started at 10:30 a.m. and usually lasted about three hours or so. Evening sessions began at 7:00 p.m. and were usually over in time for those that wanted to find a place to eat a late dinner could do so. Saturday morning's session began at 9:00 a.m. so that the academy riders could show in the afternoon. Most hotels chosen by those attending the show were a short drive from the show and in an area that offered plenty of restaurant and shopping choices.

The fact that a huge amount of money (more than $124,000) has been raised since 1995 for the show's beneficiary, the Indiana Children's Wish Fund, is just another feather in the show's cap so to speak. Shows that are well-run and well-attended usually make those that are asked to open their wallets more willing to do so. The Indianapolis Charity Horse Show has a history of being able to provide a substantial amount of money each year to its beneficiary. The Indiana Children's Wish Fund is a nonprofit group that provides the means to grant special wishes for children with life threatening illnesses.

Paul Boone made the trip from Concord, N.C. to mark the cards in the Saddlebred, Hackney, Roadsters, Friesian, and equitation divisions. Larry Bonnell, from Marthasville, Mo., judged the Morgans, Morgan equitation, carriage and academy divisions. Both judges had good horseflesh in front of them throughout the weekend and Indy also hosted pretty nice numbers in the equitation division which so often is really light until riders are completely done with school for the year.

Saturday evening's session started on both a low note and a high note. Raymond Shively borrowed the microphone from announcer David Owens to pay tribute to industry veteran Clara Flor who recently passed away. The crowd observed a moment in silence in her honor. Shively was asked to stay in center ring, much to his surprise, as the DeLovely show string had numerous appearances to make that evening. Lillian Shively joined him and they were presented with a card and flowers from the horse show in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary.

The Morgan Amateur English Pleasure Stake brought another emotional presentation Saturday night as Donna Zimmerman presented the inaugural Wilma White Memorial Trophy in honor of her mother, who passed away in January of this year, to winner Vickie Higgins and her mount, Fire And Brimstone. On a happier note, one of the fundraisers for the Indiana Children's Wish Fund at Indianapolis included the raffle to give away a really nice scooter. Tate Bennett was the lucky winner and she turned right around, after accepting the award, to show reigning World's Champion My Goodbye to the win in the Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Pleasure Championship under the direction of Peter Palmer.

The show sponsored an exhibitor's party on Friday evening and coffee and donuts were provided each morning. Hostesses for the morning coffee hour were Donna Seedorf, Debbie Seedorf-Owens and Indiana Children's Wish Fund Executive Director Terry Hudson. A pizza party earlier in the week was also well-received by exhibitors.

The show also thanked many people for their dedication and hard work in putting on this year's show. Girl Scouts and troop leaders sold tickets and programs. The Key Club of Broad Ripple High School helped with the gates. The show committee members and volunteers were also thanked in the horse show program for their hard work. This group included Karen Anderson, Linda Beltz, Michele Carvin, Rita Etcheid, Rhonda Feldman, Barbara Fischler, Marcia Gradison, Phil Harris, Steve Kildow, Barbara Kyler, Terry Hudson, Judy McManama, Debbie Owens, Donna Seedorf, Diana and Bill Whitinger and Donna Zimmerman.

Marcia Gradison and Steven Moody decorated center ring and Rhonda Feldman completed the government forms again this year, which is most likely an arduous task. Organist June Marie Brune, last year's recipient of the Shining Star Award, set everything to music again in 2005. John Frye served as ringmaster and kept things rolling as David Owens announced the show. Rick Osteen, from Encinitas, Calif., made his first appearance at the Indianapolis Charity Horse Show and worked hard to capture every memorable moment in center ring. He had a crowd at the photo table every day and with help from Kevin Michael, of Diamond Hills, kept proofs available soon after each session for exhibitors to view.

Greg Mominee was the show farrier and he did have to replace several shoes throughout the weekend but the number wasn't excessive. Nancy Noble was the USEF Steward and Pat Crutchett was the paddock announcer. Richfield Video captured the many noteworthy performances on video and Austin Fleck served as barn manager. Drs. Duane and Bruce McDavitt were the official show veterinarians. A hardworking staff, volunteers and show committee combined with a lot of barns and great horses and riders in the ring made the 2005 Indianapolis Charity Horse Show a big success. Some of the highlights of competition follow.


The five-gaited division hosted a multitude of talented entries across the board including the reigning World’s Grand Champion CH Boucheron. Premier Stables came to Indianapolis Charity for the first time and Rob Byers had the grand gelding in top order for the Five-Gaited Championship to face Berringer Red and Jenny Taylor and Callaway’s On Line with Chip Wise. Berringer Red and Taylor went for it at all five gaits and Taylor had Fred and Phyllis Rhue’s entry in a good spot throughout the class. Callaway’s On Line and Chip Wise were in the mix as well for Sarah and Vernon Wise.

CH Boucheron, after winning the open class, was named the grand champion for Mrs. Tom Groub and her Double G Farm. Berringer Red claimed the reserve tricolor.

Harley Rally topped a nice class of ladies horses with Kelly Hulse up for new owner Marian Bryan. Harley Rally had previously been owned by James and Shelia Orr. Angeline and owner Georgia Herpin Baker were reserve under the direction of George Knight.

Great Day Rising and new owner Cindy Sherman Siders, in their first season together, made an impressive move up in the ribbons to be named the Amateur Five-Gaited Grand Champions under the direction of Peter Palmer. Meet Your Match and Autumn Hunt were solid and claimed the reserve ribbon. I’m A Treat and Mary Gaylord made a single appearance at Indianapolis but it was a winning one; they won the amateur qualifier under the Premier Stables banner.

A solid group of ladies amateur horses came through the gate for their stake class and the ladies rode hard in an effort to impress judge Paul Boone. When his card was turned in it was Caramac’s Bogart and Emily Hess who were elected to take the victory pass. Gary Garone met the winners in center ring for their presentation. CH A Taste of Champagne and Christina Kottmeyer were reserve from Richlon Farm after having won the novice rider class.

She’s Bedazzled ADW and Will Harris turned in two solid efforts under the direction of Jimmy and Helen Robertson to sweep the junior exhibitor division for the second time this year. Off to a great start this season, they continued their winning streak by earning the Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited Grand Championship and championship for Paula Harris. Jessica Keys was just one of the talented riders who helped Shadow Run have a successful show in Indianapolis. She rode She’s In Style for the reserve grand championship title for Bob and Lynn Keys. Callaway’s Lloyd Stark and Tate Bennett were reserve in the junior exhibitor class for Willisbrook Farm amongst an impressive group of eight entries. Shamrock’s Commander’s Image and Kellee Bognanno were reserve in the novice rider class.

The junior class showcased a talented group of promising young equines but it was the AE Nelson entry Light O’ Love who took the blue ribbon with trainer Martin Teater on board. Angeline and George Knight were reserve for Georgia Herpin Baker.

Like his namesake, Oscar Dela Hoya scored the TKO in the UPHA Five-Gaited Classic with Matt Shiflet riding for Bev Allen and Gaited Inc. Talkin To You was reserve with Mark Turner riding for Stone Ridge Equine Care.

No Fear was the victor amongst a solid group in the Limit Five-Gaited class and took the blue ribbon with Kim Crumpler up for Sally and Perry Grieme. Callaway’s Another Winner and Helen Robertson took the red ribbon for Debbie Seedorf Owens.

Three-Gaited and Park

The three-gaited and park divisions both had competitive open divisions and saw their biggest numbers in the amateur classes. I’m Sky High high-stepped his way to the winner's circle after a strong performance in the Three-Gaited Championship with Gary Garone up. Rick Daigle’s entry topped four other contenders for the victory and big move up in the ribbons. High Heat was in top order with Mark Hulse and finished as the reserve grand champion for Nancy Bryan after the reserve in the competitive open class. Sunshine Way continued her success in the three-gaited division with the winning performance in the open class. Lisa Strickland rode for owner Julie Hambrick.

Pas de Deux won the deep ladies class before returning in the Amateur Three-Gaited Championship for that victory as well. With Rosemarie Fernandez on board, Pas de Deux faced eight other teams in the ladies class and nine other entries in the amateur stake. Made Ya Look and Beata Flatley-Lilja were right on the money for the amateur reserve grand championship under the direction of Robert Gardiner of MBA Equestrians. The pair also claimed the red ribbon in the novice rider class.

Veronica Lake and Morgan Wolin won the amateur qualifier under the direction of Ray Krussell. Royal Sweet and Michelle Hartman were reserve from DeLovely Farm.

CH Steel In Love developed a fan club with her numerous wins in the open division with Fran Crumpler last year and Crumpler was on hand to watch her successful sweep of the junior exhibitor division with owner Scott Pisarik. Pisarik rode to the winner’s circle in the competitive Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Stake and even bigger qualifier under the direction of Mark and Kelly Hulse.

Sultan’s Santana Anna and Ashley Stine teamed up for the reserve grand championship title under the direction of Fairfield South. Ashley Alden had a busy and successful week at Indianapolis and she teamed Prince Of the Day to the reserve in the junior exhibitor qualifier from Royal Scot Stables. Robin Haynes and Heir Calendar Girl turned in a solid effort for the win in the novice rider class under the direction of Walnut Way. A trio of junior horses came through the gate but it was the Premier Stables team of Rob Byers and Odyssey Man who took the blue ribbon for Diamond Five Farm. King of the Blues WVF and Missy Hughes took reserve for Terri Dolan.

CoCo Royale and Tre Lee won the UPHA Three-Gaited Classic for Saddlewood Farm.

Manhattan’s Irish Crème and Kristen Shiflet were victorious in the limit horse class for Kathleen Bagdasarian. The competitive class showcased a strong group and Born the Best finished with the red ribbon with owner Carolyn Garrett up from George Knight Stables.

Our Fallen Angel and Rob Byers put yet another tricolor on the Premier tack room wall but this time for owner Cheryl Friedman Allison. Byers rode to the title in the Three-Gaited Park Stake. I’m Remarkable and Ray Krussell were the reserve grand champions for Wendy Carney. Pamela Kincaid rode The Flying Tomato to the red ribbon in the eight-entry open qualifier for Patricia Barnard.

Kristen Pettry and Cash Back topped a really nice Amateur Park Stake which featured a proven group of competitors performing for Paul Boone. Their win came after a reserve finish in the big, competitive 10-entry qualifier. New owner Kim Langdon and The Muffin Man have only been a team for a couple of weeks and they put it together to claim the reserve grand championship under the direction of Mike McIntosh.

His Heirness and Debbie Ecksten scored the blue in the amateur qualifier under the direction of Mike McIntosh’s dad, Jim McIntosh. Continuing a successful season so far, His Heirness took the victory pass in the largest class of the park division for owner Linda Lewis.

Fine Harness
Harlem's Santa Fe and Susan Bartlett went to the winner's circle in the Fine Harness Championship after having won the amateur qualifier. It was girls’ night out in the Fine Harness Championship as Greta Garbo and Ray Krussell turned in the reserve grand championship effort for Morgan Wolin. Along Came A Spider made a big impression when she made the switch to the fine harness division last year and she did the same thing at Indy, although she was the single entry in the open class. George Knight drove her for Georgia Herpin Baker in the mare's only appearance.

Jackie Hammond and One's Dizzy Lizzy were reserve in the amateur fine harness class.

Peter Palmer drove Supreme Platinum to the winner's circle in the junior fine harness class which featured four nice young entries. Selvaggio and Darrell Case were reserve in the class for the Priscilla Moore Trust.

The UPHA Fine Harness Classic was the largest class of the division with six entries and, like the junior class, featured a top group of young horses. Charming Babette took the title with George Knight driving for Barbara Tway Partlow and David Osborne. Heavy Hitter and Peter Palmer were reserve for Carl Fischer.


Dutchmaster and Raymond Shively put together the winning effort in the Road Horse To Bike Championship for DeLovely Farm. Dutchmaster came into the four-entry class having earned the red ribbon in the open qualifier. King Simcoe and Merrill Murray, winners of the open class, finished as the reserve grand champions for Dr. Ty Thomas.

The roadster pony division so far this season has been competitive, especially in the amateur and junior exhibitor ranks. At Indianapolis Charity, there were no classes for the young drivers and all of the ponies that competed in the entertaining amateur qualifier returned for an equally competitive Roadster Pony Championship. Six sporty roadster ponies put on a great show in the open championship but none could top Mastercraft's Captivator LF and Ed Frickey. Frickey went to the winner's circle after having taken the reserve title in the amateur class for Frickey Farm.

Triumphant and Jane Mueller scored the win in the amateur class and then returned in the stake to finish in the second place slot under the direction of Gib Marcucci.

Heartland Flyaway made a single appearance at Indy and finished with the blue ribbon in the single entry open class. Kelsey Herbert drove for Caleb Herbert.

Hackney and Harness

Karen Frickey, like her husband Ed, added a tricolor ribbon to the Frickey Farm tack room wall when her Heartland Expectation was named the winner of the four-entry Harness Pony Stake after winning the amateur class. Broadmoor and Lonnie Lavery were reserve in the stake for Kathy Buente. Creation's Windstar and Irv Udell were reserve in the amateur class and Unique's Presentation was the UPHA Harness Pony Classic winner for Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Ireland. Gib Marcucci drove for the win.

Five nice cob tails came through the gate for the Hackney Pony Stake and it was a proven group of ponies that competed in hopes of earning the tricolor. Fancy Ribbons has had a great season so far this year and she continued her winning streak by taking the tricolor with Marilyn Macfarlane for Randi Wightman.

Fran Crumpler drove Heartland Twice As Nice for Harry and Marilyn Swimmer to the reserve grand championship after a reserve in the amateur class with Marilyn Swimmer. Kentucky Raine LF and Luc Boileau won the four-entry amateur class for Knolland Farm.

The pleasure driving ponies also turned in two great classes at Indianapolis. After a nine-entry qualifier, eight ponies returned for the Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Championship.

Jane Mueller and Early Edition were right on the money to take both win from Gib Marcucci Stables. Heartland's Parade Time and Kelsey Herbert turned in a solid effort and finished with the reserve tricolor. Cherry Royale and Judy Kjellander put together a solid effort to take the reserve in the qualifier under the direction of Indian Creek.

Heartland Country Cousin and Devon Garone added the blue ribbon from the UPHA Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Classic to the Fairfield South tack room for Marsha Garone.
Show Pleasure

The pleasure division at Indy was yet another example of why those that answered the poll question at as to which division was the most competitive, answered: the pleasure division. From the 17-entry Five-Gaited Pleasure Championship to the 20-entry Three-Gaited Pleasure Championship, which featured a 10 horse workout, riders were called upon to be at their very best in order to just get a ribbon, let alone finish in the top three.

Stonewall's Stargate and Patrice Watson have been coming on strong so far this season and they continued their winning ways by taking the tricolor in the Five-Gaited Pleasure Championship after finishing with the red ribbon in the big qualifier.

Chris Broder and Child Of The Times made a huge move up in the ribbons to take the reserve grand championship title. CH The Bodega Bay has been a beloved campaigner for his many riders throughout his long career and with Jessica Keys he finished in the top three in the championship for Shadow Run.

Owner Mallory Greaves rode Believe Her to the winner's circle in the qualifier which gave Paul Boone his first glimpse of the depth of talent in the five-gaited pleasure division. Butch Cassidy of Almarada was third in the qualifier with Kristi Nichols up for Kelle Grimm.

The Straight Guy and Chuck Herbert swept the park pleasure division for owner Jane Steinkamp with two decisive victories in the eight-entry championship and nine-entry qualifier. One Wish and Randy Felkey were the reserve grand champions under the direction of Armon Effinger. Felkey rode to the reserve for Paul and Colleen Crone. Hola Buenos Heiress and Sarah Taylor were reserve in the park pleasure qualifier under the direction of Cape Cod Farm.

Nine four-year-olds competed in their Junior Park Pleasure class and it was the team of All About Charm and Steve Wheeler, from Autumn Hills Farm, that were named the champions for owner Mike Bulleigh. Music Of The Heir was reserve in the competitive class with Marilyn Macfarlane up for Robin Haynes.

The UPHA Park Pleasure Classic also showcased a strong group of young equines. Ferragamo and Chuck Herbert took this title as well with a strong effort for owner Susan Bartlett. Charismatic Ken turned in a solid effort with an ecstatic Gayle Jones on hand to watch his reserve finish with Darrell Case riding.

The Adult Three-Gaited Pleasure was unbelievable. To say the water was deep was an understatement as 20 teams came busting through the gate for their championship after having been split into two classes for the qualifier.

Paul Boone made the decision after watching the big group to dismiss half the class and leave 10 teams in the ring for a workout. Abby Campbell put on her game face and rode hard with Undulata's Jimmy Hollywood and her concentration and showmanship paid off when Boone named the Cape Cod Farm-trained team the winners. My Southern Charm and Brooke Jacobs, only a pair since the first of April this year, displayed their teamwork to finish with the reserve tricolor for Werk Way Stables. Lookin' Yonder and Laura Dozer finished in the top three under the direction of DeLovely Farm. CH The Billy Bob just keeps on going and he carried Cheryl Friedman Allison to victory in the 12-entry first section of the adult qualifier under the Premier Stables banner. My Southern Charm and Jacobs picked up reserve behind Billy Bob.

Emily Hess and Callaway's Smart Angle won the 10-entry second section under the direction of Fairfield South. Crimson Serenade and Cathy Scheuler were reserve in the class.

My Goodbye and Tate Bennett faced equally deep competition but handled it with ease as they took the tricolor in the 15-entry Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Pleasure Championship under the direction of Peter Palmer. My Goodbye came into the big championship having won the nine-entry 14-17 class. Franklin M. Edwards Is Irish, with Caleb Fackler up for Julie Fackler, finished with the reserve streamers in the championship after turning in the winning effort in the nine-entry 13 and under class. Sultan's Kingdom and Caroline Walker were third in the championship for Teresa Walker. Mandy Martin rode Simply A Sport to the red ribbon in the 14-17 class from DeLovely and Love Shack was reserve in the 13 and under class with Samantha Lemberg from Armon Effinger Stables. CH Attaché’s Irish Wine and Mollie Kregor topped the three-entry 10 and under walk and trot class and were followed in the ribbons by CH Extended Warranty and Megan Thomas.

The limit class was also quite competitive and hosted 12 teams who put on a great show. Cody Banks and Kelly Oselka won the class for R & P Development under the direction of Bell View Acres. Simbara's Salutation and Nancy Berger were greeted by an enthusiastic Dale Arnston and Julie Wroble from Country Meadow after their strong effort for the reserve ribbon.

River Dance and Dr. Randall Finken were unstoppable on their way to sweeping the show pleasure driving division. They won both classes, which featured eight competitive entries each, under the direction of George Knight. Rick Schotthofer directed Kay Richardson to her reserve wins in both classes with CH Chief Tomahawk.

Country, Western and Hunter Pleasure

As the road to Louisville gets shorter, the strength of the country pleasure division at Indianapolis, like the show pleasure division, gave a great indication of the stellar competition we can expect in Freedom Hall. CH Worth A Scene and Nancy Clark followed up their success at the Asheville Lions Club show with an impressive win in the 14-entry Adult Country Pleasure Championship.  Globemaster's Nadine, with Kristin Safanie up, turned in a solid effort to finish as the adult reserve grand champions under the direction of Jim and Fay Lowry of Lowry Stables. The order of finish for the top two slots was reversed in the limit class which had 10 entries.

CH Walt Disney, only back at work for a couple of weeks, followed up his reserve finish in the 10-entry adult qualifier with a solid top three finish in the adult championship under the direction of Lisa Strickland. CH Spike Lee and Jackie Manzo were right on target to claim the blue prize in the adult class under the direction of Tom Sworm.

Sing My Song and Kristen Smith swept the junior exhibitor division, which although not as large as the adult classes, featured strong competition from six teams in the championship and seven teams in the qualifier. Smith was directed to her two wins by Jeff Nevitt and Sarah Kernan of Cadence Farm. Capewell and Elise Lockwood finished with the reserve ribbon in the junior exhibitor championship for Pat and Laura Lockwood and a move up in the ribbons. My Point Of View took the red ribbon in the qualifier.

Owner Richard Pence had more success at Indianapolis with his horse Countless Blessings. Robert Couzzens drove for the ribbon and title of grand champion in the Country Pleasure Driving Championship after the reserve drive in the six-entry qualifier. In Due Time and Autumn Hunt moved up in the ribbons to take the reserve ribbon in the championship which had five entries. Cat Cracker and Vernon Wise, directed by trainer Rick Peel, won the qualifier.

Kansas City not only displayed versatility with owner Beth Oliver, but did it in decisive fashion with four wins including the 10-entry Western Country Pleasure Championship and equally as large qualifier. The pair also won the Hunter Country Pleasure Championship and Saddle & Bridle Hunter Country Pleasure class.

Lisa McClaren and Super Rooster have earned numerous titles in their career together and they scored the reserve grand championship and reserve championship in the western country pleasure division under the direction of Country Meadow.

Kristen Pettry had a successful week at Indianapolis and she rode Cash Back to the top three finish in both western classes for Tom and Jeanne Pettry after winning the Saddle & Bridle Western Country Pleasure class. Sport-N-Life's Bold Gold earned the red streamers in the Saddle & Bridle class with owner Rebecca Overmyer up.

Emily Gray, with owner Joan Todd up, was the Hunter Country Pleasure Reserve Grand Champion after finishing with the reserve in the Saddle & Bridle class.


The Saddle Seat Equitation Championship featured a group of multi-titled riders with numerous world's and national titles to their credit. Winner of the 13 and under class and youngest rider of the group, Brittany McGinnis was named the grand champion with Amandari after performing the rail work and workout. McGinnis edged out four other hard riding equestriennes including reserve grand champion Ashley Alden, Emily Garten, Amber Lynn Lowry and Elke Trilla, in that order.

Alden came into the championship having won the three-entry 14-17 class. Surprisingly, with a strong group of equitation riders at Indianapolis, Alden and LA Blues had to compete in the USEF Saddle Seat Medal alone. Mary Catherine Swinson and Worthy Valedictorian were reserve in the 14-17 class. Representing Shadow Run, Lowry was the 13 and under reserve champion with Maximum Bob.

Fellow DeLovely rider Abigail Mutrux also scored big at Indy. Mutrux rode Worth The Trip to the win in the 10 and under walk/trot/canter class after having won the 17 and Under UPHA Challenge Cup. Emily Garten, from Cape Cod, was reserve in the challenge cup.

Cassidy Dolby and Cedar Creek Mr. Money Man took the title in the walk and trot championship under the direction of Tom Sworm and Megan Thomas earned the reserve with CH Extended Warranty.

Five adult riders competed in the USEF Adult Saddle Seat Medal. When the card was turned in, it was Cape Cod Farm rider Kristy Wallace who took the title with her Callaway's Dubonnet. Their win came on the heels of wins in both the equitation and performance divisions at River Ridge. Brooke Jacobs and CH Bright Lights RWF were reserve in the adult medal for Werk Way Stables.

Angela Mangine and Lady Gabriella exited the ring in the UPHA Walk and Trot 10 and Under Challenge Cup as the reserve champions behind Dolby and their seven-entry class was one of the largest of the saddle seat equitation division.

Cape Cod reinforced their strong presence in the equitation division with the one-two punch in the UPHA Adult Challenge Cup and win in the good hands class. Sarah Taylor, riding Undulata's Time To Shine, and Kristy Wallace finished first and second, respectively, in the six-entry adult challenge cup. Emily Garten won the five-entry NHS Good Hands class with her mount, Highpoint's Syncopated Rhythm. Garten was followed in the ribbons by Mary Catherine Swinson.

Emily Abbott was on fire at Indianapolis Charity. Having ridden her new horse Highpoint's Take Notice only once before competing at Indy, Abbott made it look as if they'd been a team for years as she rode to the winner's circle in the Pleasure Equitation Championship and Saddle & Bridle Pleasure Medallion. Abbott was instructed by her mom Kathy Abbott Conflenti from High Spirit Farm which recently moved to their new location at Laurelwood Stables in Sheridan, Ind.

Maggie Marcyan, riding Hasani under the direction of Tammy DeVore, claimed the Pleasure Equitation Reserve Grand Championship title and the reserve finish in the 14-17 qualifier behind Anna Horman and Jaliez from Shadow Run.

Mallory Hartigan, from Country Meadow, rode Callaway's Glory Glory to the win in the 13 and under qualifier and also claimed the reserve in the pleasure medallion. Kristen Smith continued her successful show by taking the red prize in the class with Sing My Song.

Anna Hormann won the UPHA Pleasure Challenge Cup and was followed in the ribbons by Kristen Smith.

Morgans and Friesians

The Morgans and Friesians may not have been mighty in numbers but both breeds were well-represented by quality stock at Indianapolis and show management worked hard to let them know they were appreciated. Springmill Sequel and John Huse were the winners of the Open Park Harness class under the direction of Indian Creek.

In the English pleasure division, Indian Creek again went to the winner's circle in the open class but this time it was Kurt Hufferd and Gradell's Wild Reflection for the Priscilla Moore Trust. Owner and amateur trainer Vickie Higgins rode Fire and Brimstone to the reserve title. AMHF Absolut Top Calibre and Shanna Gish won the Ladies English Pleasure class for Donna Boshears and Jenny Taylor, of Memory Lane, piloted Kriskroft Choirboy to the reserve for Donna Zimmerman.

Higgins came back in the Amateur English Pleasure Stake and had a night to remember. Not only did she win with Fire and Brimstone but her friend Donna Zimmerman presented the inaugural Wilma White Memorial Trophy in honor of her mother Wilma White who passed away suddenly on Jan. 8, 2005. An emotional Zimmerman met Higgins in the winner's circle after the win yet both were cheered by the fact that the class was a $1,500 winner-take-all class. Everyone associated with the Indianapolis Charity Horse Show was emotional during the presentation as White was a long time member of the horse show committee and her hard work and involvement with the show was one of the reasons for its continued success.

Elizabeth Burick and Merriehill High Spirits claimed the reserve grand championship title in the amateur stake after having won the amateur qualifier.

More and More, with Madeleine Evans up, took the victory pass in the junior exhibitor class and Derek Hufferd proved Morgans are truly a continuing tradition in the Hufferd family as he rode Gladgay's Cimarron to the win in the 11 and under walk and trot class. Punchline was reserve with Kaitlin Emerson on board.

Judy Kjellander switched gears from driving her sporty pleasure driving Hackney Pony to driving her Morgan Pleasure Driving Grand Champion Dragonsmeade Virtuoso. The pair also won the Amateur Pleasure Driving qualifier.

Jim and Fay Lowry also switched gears from Saddlebreds to Morgans and they directed Kriskroft Crescendo and Kristen Safanie to the win in the Classic Pleasure Saddle Stake after winning the ladies class. Song and Dance Man won the junior exhibitor class with Alexandra Lawson and they returned in the stake to finish with the reserve streamers. Springmill Phenomenon and Madeleine Evans took the red ribbon in the Junior Exhibitor Classic Pleasure Saddle class.

One Special Bell and Ashley Sheehan took the victory pass in the Classic Pleasure Driving Stake and also earned the reserve ribbon in the qualifier behind IGF Coeur Et Ame and Donna Zimmerman. John Huse and AMHF Bal Du Masque were twice victorious in the western pleasure division, capturing the Western Pleasure Stake and open class in addition to the reserve in the amateur class.

HDD Wild Thing with owner Haley Coplen up was the Western Pleasure Reserve Grand Champion after going to the winner's circle in the ladies class.

Cheryl Woosley brought her Rosewood Farm entry JLS Night Track to Indianapolis and ended up with several top ribbons on the tack room wall by show's end. Night Track was the reserve champion in the open class with Woosley.

Genuine Jade filled the reserve slot in the Ladies Western Pleasure class and Woosley was up for owners Mike and Erin Knauss. Haley Knauss and Genuine Jade went to the winner's circle in the 11 and Under Western Pleasure Walk and Trot class, followed by Rebelaire Squire and Madison Wurster for Janet Keesling.

Andrea's Radiance and owner Sara Heffernan took both titles in the open hunter pleasure division. They were named the Hunter Pleasure Grand Champions, after topping three other teams, and open champions. Crestfield Hi Command and Susan Brown were reserve in the hunter stake after finishing reserve in the ladies qualifier.

Bear Brook Power Bar, directed by Tom Sworm, was reserve in the open class with owner Shelli DeVore up.


JLS Night Track made the transition from the western division to the hunter division a successful one with Olivia Lahr up. The pair scored four wins for Rosewood Farm. They won the Ladies Hunter Pleasure class, junior exhibitor class, AMHA Hunt Seat Medal On The Flat and 17 and Under Hunt Seat Equitation class.

Dragonsmeade Japengo and Haley Coplen won the Amateur Hunter Pleasure class for Dragonsmeade. TSF Saturday's Trouble and Travis Wilson were reserve in the junior exhibitor class. Ypke fan Nijskou was named the Friesian English Pleasure Saddle Seat Champion with Casey McKibbage up under the direction of Ed Murray. Marko and Debbie Ecksten added the reserve ribbon to their total this season under the direction of Jim McIntosh.

McKibbage and Ypke fan Nijskou also won the Open Carriage Driving Class. Karen Frickey and Tjebbe were reserve in the four-entry class for Frickey Farm.
Morgan Equitation
Alexandra Lawson and Song N Dance Man were the 17 and under equitation winners in their only appearance in the equitation division. Derek Hufferd won the 11 and under walk and trot class and Travis Wilson was reserve in the AMHA Hunt Seat Medal behind Olivia Lahr and Night Track. Wilson rode TSF Saturday's Trouble for the reserve and also claimed the red ribbon in the Hunt Seat Equitation 17 and Under class.

Kaitlin Emmerson and Punchline won the 11 and Under Walk and Trot Hunt Seat Equitation class and Haley Knauss won the 11 and Under Walk and Trot Western Equitation class. Madison Wurster and Rebelaire Squire were reserve behind Knauss.

Complete searchable and printable results can be seen on this website in Show Results.

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