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Indianapolis Charity Horse Show



Judges: Peter Cowart & Ellen Beard: Saddlebreds, Hackneys, Roadsters and Equitation

           Jane Blue: Morgans, Morgan Equitation, Friesians, Open Carriage and Academy

Show Manager: Phyllis Harris

Assistant Show Manager: Barbara Fischler

Show Secretary: Judy McManama

Announcer: David Owens

Ringmaster: Don Baker

USEF Steward: Scarlett Mattson

Veterinarians: Drs. Duane & Bruce McDavitt

Farrier: Greg Mominee

Stable Manager: Austin Fleck

Video Productions: Richfield Video

 

by Margaret Cordes

 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Indianapolis Charity again drew hundreds of exhibitors and their horses this year on May 30-June 2. Show Manager Phyllis Harris was on hand to make everything right. The show drew 15 and even 16 competitors in the pleasure and gaited pleasure divisions.   It’s a show that is stronger year after year because of its excellence and ease provided by a dedicated committee that includes Karen Anderson, Linda Beltz, Michelle Carvin, Rhonda Feldman, Barbara Fischler, Marcia Gradison, Steve Kildow, Donna Seedorf, Diana Whitinger and Donna Zimmerman.

         

There are many special and talented children involved in the Indianapolis Charity Horse Show. Two of them will realize a dream that many of us take for granted: the gift of life and time. Six-year-old Braden Wilson from Camby, Ind., lives with a severe chronic respiratory disease.  He would like to go to Disney World in July with his family. Fourteen-year-old Taylor Lockhart from Westfield, Ind., would also like to go to Disney World this summer. Lockhart has Leukemia.

         

Sine 1995, the Indianapolis Charity has donated thousands of dollars to the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund.   Each wish costs $5,500 and show sponsors focused on making those wishes come true with contributions and class sponsorships.

         

Five-Gaited

         

Stake night ended with a Texas-sized victory pass from Shame On You and Lonnie Quarles for Maguire Hall in the Five-Gaited Championship.  Milligan Stables from Plano Texas is making Indianapolis a regular on their show schedule, returning after a great start to their summer show season last year at the Indianapolis Charity. Merrill Murray is enjoying his 2007 show year with Kalarama’s All Time High for the Catron family with a reserve in the Five-Gaited Stake after a grand championship finish just weeks ago at Bonnie Blue.

         

Mary Gaylord McClean started her show with a victory pass in the open qualifier on According To Lynn Wednesday night in their only appearance.

         

Rosemarie Fernandez enjoyed back to back wins from Kentucky Spring Premier to Indianapolis in the Ladies Five-Gaited class with I’m Royalty. Sena Bowling came in reserve in with her Varsity Blues.

         

Chris Nalley came out strongly in the amateur gaited division with his World Champion Five O’Clock finishing both Thursday night and Saturday night with a victory pass. In from Texas and coming on strong were Dr. Owen Weaver and her new amateur gaited teammate Parker Road. Parker, named after the road that leads to Milligan Stables, is leading Weaver on strong start in 2007 with a reserve finish in the amateur championship. Also, making a strong show in the amateur division was The Light O Love and Andrea Nelson who earned the reserve in the qualifier.



Chris Nalley and Five O'Clock
         

 

Confident, correct and bold, Bill London and Major Starbuck headed into the show ring Friday morning to win the Amateur Novice Rider Five-Gaited class.  The team racked out with a blue ribbon and London seemed to enjoy his ride with ease.    Mona’s Mountain Memory and Ramona Simpson enjoyed the reserve ribbon in this class.

         

Confidence, smarts and ring savvy best describes Cory Vetter and his talented teammate She’s Fancy Free.  The team was more prepared and more relaxed than ever before as they competed for the blue in the junior exhibitor five-gaited division. A strong team in reserve in both classes was Rachel Kelley and her Roseridge’s All Mine.

         

With nine horses in the class there are only good memories to take home for Cheerful Memory and Merrill Murray in the Limit Five-Gaited class.  The six-year-old winner is by Desert’s Sweet Memories and out of I’m A Wild Rose, a mare by Hide Away’s Wild Country. She is owned by Pasture Fork Farms of West Virginia.   In reserve in this large and strong class were Lisa Strickland and seven-year-old Celtic Lass, by Prize Contender and out of Irish Shannon.

         

It’s an exciting new year for Deborah Butler who admits she has waited years for two stunning five-gaited horses in her show string with five-year-old Linkin Park and now four-year-old He’s A Dreamer soon to be renamed Arrowhead’s Dream Catcher.   Butler, who purchased the four-year-old gaited gelding this year, is returning the horse to its original name. Arrowhead’s Dream Catcher and Todd Miles made their debut at the Indy Charity in the Junior Five-Gaited class.  In reserve were Steve Wheeler and Zippers & Snaps for Chris and Jean Nalley. There were nine strong contenders in this division.

         

Dripping In Diamonds is dripping in blue under the direction of George Knight for Carolyn Garrett in the UPHA Five Gaited Classic. Another strong reserve for Chris and Jean Nalley’s entries was picked up by Voulez Vous, trained by Steve Wheeler.

         

In their third show in 2007, Tyler DeVore and five-gaited pony Jewels For A Lady picked up their third and fourth blue in the qualifier and championship. In reserve were Our Sonflower and Caroline Walker in the championship and Champagne In Winter and Alyssa Lopez in the qualifier.

 

Three-Gaited

 

Bold and strong describes the Three-Gaited Grand Champion Thunder Cloud Nine and Todd Miles. The six-year-old is starting the new show year strong with a blue ribbon streak winning the qualifier and championship for Olen and Linda Wilford. Jacqueline Manzo teamed up with Kimberly Jones’s Hallelujah Chorus to capture the reserve qualifier.

         

Another three-gaited contender, coming on strong as a five-year-old showing in the open, amateur and ladies division is Fox Grape Farm’s Madeira’s Love. Trotting big on all fours the mare has got it going on in front and behind with Milligan trainer Liz Cortwright earning the reserve open championship for Dr. Owen Weaver.

         

Elegant and topping a deep six horse ladies class were CH Pas De Deux and Rosemarie Fernandez followed by Poser Farm’s The King’s Lady Anne shown by Kim Skipton. 

         

The excitement continued at Lowry Stables with back-to-back blues for Priscilla Marconi and Lace’s Last Tango in the amateur three-gaited division, going from a victory pass in the novice rider class to amateur championship honors.  Add in another three-gaited success with a reserve in the Junior Three-Gaited class for Gloria Vanderbilt, also under the direction of Jim Lowy.   And then back in the ring for trainer Lowry for a reserve in the limit class for Rhythm Of The Son. 

         

Lemon Shake-up with Rob Byers up took the blue ribbon honors in the limit class for Ashlynn Farm.

         

Lyn Via and daughter Owen Weaver were eager for the debut of Fox Grape Farm stud Deep Blue’s offspring Our Blue Heaven.   The first of this young stud’s get is getting rave reviews with his first go and first blue in Junior Three-Gaited class shown by Tre Lee.  

         

Freakness and Ellyn Dorsey started the show in blue in the amateur qualifier and stayed strong with a reserve in the championship class that drew seven competitors.   Meredith Steinhauer continuing to give a good show with To Die For banking the qualifying reserve ribbon.

         

One of the most talked about classes of the show was in the junior exhibitor three-gaited division. Making their debut a successful one, Hunter Chancellor and Can You Hear Me Now teamed up to capture the qualifier and the championship honors under the DeLovely banner. Chelsea Patterson moved up to take the reserve in the championship on her Stonecroft Front And Center. Paige Guisfredi and Aphrodite’s Tears had it put together for the red ribbon in the qualifier.



            Hunter Chancellor and her mom Terri
         

 

This show proved to be the perfect show ring for several exciting young three-gaited horses making their debut this year include More Than Enough in the UPHA Three-Gaited Classic, shown by Todd Miles for Lynda Norman. Shown only in fine harness by Nelson Green, three-year-old Stonecroft Nightlight was trimmed just in time for the Indianapolis Charity and the young horse drew a standing ovation for his debut in the three-gaited division. Jim Lowry was up for owners Kerrie Graham and Duane Kinderknecht.

         

Hunter Chancellor returned to further dominate the three-gaited division in the pony section. She joined up with her newly acquired The Attaché Orchid for another blue ribbon debut. Reserve in both classes were Erin Taylor and It’s Murphy’s Law.

 

Park

 

The park division continued to be a popular one with 11 entries in the amateur section and 12 entries in the open classes. Bridget McNeese and her teammate Kent Brockman made their debut this year with back-to-back blues in the amateur division. Mimi Bahcall’s Long Distance followed in reserve in the qualifier and then returned for a victory in the Open Park Stake with trainer Lisa Strickland.  All the way from Texas, Liz Cortwright and Maguire Hall’s Catalyst Commander were in reserve in the open qualifier and in the open stake.   Dena Lopez and Ya Ya earned the victory pass in the open qualifier for Anderson and Shatner.   CH Undulata’s Jimmy Hollywood and Abby Campbell also deserved an ovation for their reserve in the amateur stake in this outstanding division.



  Bridget McNees and Kent Brockman

 

Fine Harness

 

The fine harness division brought out some favorites including Jill O’Hara’s Open Fine Harness Grand Champion Hoof Prince. Earlier in the week, this team picked up the reserve in the amateur class. Amateur team Gothic Bronze and Eleanor Pedersen earned the reserve tricolor in the open stake.

         

Poser Farm’s Legend Of Troy returned for another victory run in the open qualifier after a blue ribbon start at River Ridge with trainer George Knight. Lisa Strickland and A Promise Fulfilled captured the reserve in the open qualifier for Ellyn Dorsey.  

         

In the Amateur Fine Harness class, Jackie Hammond’s One’s Dizzy Lizzy took center stage for the victory. Dena Lopez stole the spotlight twice, starting with Junior Fine Harness Supreme Spotlight for Kay Marschel and again with UPHA Fine Harness Classic Champion A Travelin Man for Susan Whittington. Attached To You and Mark Turner wore the reserve from the UPHA Classic class for Daniel and Dianna Martin.

 

Roadsters

 

A week after speed on the track the down the road at the Brickyard, Indianapolis lured five fast contenders for the roadster to bike division.   Pulling in to the winner’s circle twice were Thunderbolt and Raymond Shively for Judy McNeish.  Tom Fiedler and Valparaiso kicked up the dirt and picked up a reserve in the championship run after a third place in the qualifier.  Go For Broke and Brad Bacon finished in reserve the first night out in the qualifier.

         

The open road pony division drew Jane Mueller’s Murray Dickson to the winner’s circle in the championship with Gib Marcucci at the lines. Beth Jones’s Dun Haven Awesome Image was guided by Connie Smith to center ring for the blue in the qualifier while Deborah Jahn’s Unique Star Attraction earned two reserves with trainer Mark Utoft.

         

The amateur pulled in with a strong showing. Linda Park drove her Desert Fox to the win in the amateur class. Triumphant and Jane Mueller sped out with the red streamers.

         

Two Darrel Kolkman entries battled it out for the UPHA Road Pony Classic. When the dust settled, it was Heartland Ten Ten Two Twenty who claimed the blue with Juan Rios at the lines. Kolkman drove Heartland Curtain Call to the reserve spot.

 

Ponies

 

Randy Harper continued on with the Frickey Farm tradition by bringing some nice ponies to Indy. Harper and Heartland Expectation teamed up for the Harness Pony Championship. Kathy Buente and Romeo’s Best Girl LF were reserve. Karen Frickey was at the lines of Regal’s Pride LF for the amateur win.

         

Maureen Lydon and Rich Campbell also brought up their top-notch string of ponies for the week. Lydon directed TJ and Juliet McDonald’s The Remington to the top of a class of three in the UPHA Harness Pony Classic. Heartland Exclamation and Darrel Kolkman drove out with the reserve.          

 

Kathy Buente returned to the ring with another of her fine ponies, Classical Dancer. After earning a reserve in the Amateur Hackney Pony class, they came back stronger than ever for the Hackney Pony Championship. Amateur winners Kilbro’s Code Red and Catherine Houck were the reserve champions.

         

Art Birtcher brought out his popular four-year-old, Lord Ovation, to win the UPHA Hackney Pony Classic. Dena Lopez drove Heartland Moonglow to the reserve for Kay Marschel.      

         

Under the direction of Rich Campbell and Maureen Lydon, Janet Sterba and her Hackney/Harness Pleasure Driving Pony Heartland Special Special started their 2007 show year with two victory passes. Making a comeback drive, Jane Mueller drove her Early Edition to the championship reserve tricolor. Cherry Royale and Judy Kjellander bested a nice group of pleasure ponies for the qualifying reserve.



 Carl Nichols, Maureen Lydon, Kathryn Nichols,
Rich Campbell, and Janet Sterba (l. to r.)
 

The youth had their turn to show off their ponies in the AHHS Youth Medallion Pleasure Driving Pony class. Lauren Mathewson drove the favorite Razzle Dazzle Me to the win. Carrying out the red streamers were Match Maker and Molly McCreeger for Rick and Carolyn Daigle.



        Lauren Mathewson and Denessa Harper
         


The Kolkman entries returned to the ring to vie for top honors. In the UPHA Hackney Pleasure Driving Pony Classic, Darrel Kolkman directed Heartland Fortune Maker to the winner’s circle. Heartland Stepaside and with catch driver Kelsey Herbert made a pleasurable drive for second.

 

Pleasure

 

This maybe their year as Lucinda Hartley and Callaway’s Jack Frost start 2007 with two blue ribbons, looking exciting and strong in the five-gaited pleasure division. They picked up both pleasure wins under the direction of Tammy Devore. Judy Werner continued to campaign her multi-champion CH Executive Dunk to top title. They captured the reserve championship tricolor. In the qualifier, Walterway’s Headline Material and Caroline Walker were reserve.

         

A park pleasure team favorite continued their blue ribbon status in a division that drew 11 entries. The six-year-old CH Music Of The Heir who earned her final champion points earlier this year continued racking up the points by capturing the wins in the Park Pleasure Championship and qualifier. CH Music Of The Heir, shown by Marilyn Macfarlane, is owned by Robin Haynes. Future Perfect looks to have a nice future ahead of him as he picked up the reserve championship honors with Sena Bowling riding for Wendy Zehnder. Mark Utoft directed Slam Dunk’s Delight to the red ribbon in the qualifier for owner James Nichols.



CH Music Of The Heir and Marilyn Macfarlane

 

A new contender warming up to this division in the junior section is Far Away Kisses, shown by Tre Lee for Brad and Barbara Bacon. This team won the Junior Park Pleasure class with Talladega Red and Dena Lopez in second place for Kay Marschel. Bouffant, shown by Todd Miles, rose to the top of a nice UPHA Park Pleasure Classic class for Fish Creek Stables. Paula Briney directed Pratense Farm’s Walterway’s Dainty Miss to the reserve spot.

         

The 2006 world champion pleasure team CH Lightnin’ Lil and Nicolle Tolliver are again blazing a blue ribbon trail this year, enjoying two more winning rides at Indianapolis. Under the direction of John and Renee Biggins, this team swept the adult three-gaited show pleasure division. Cheryl Friedman Allison and Our Fallen Angel moved up for a reserve championship ribbon Saturday night. Lilly Pulitzer and Sally Pavel earned a reserve in the qualifier for Barbara Friedman and Lane Rabin.

 

The junior exhibitor three-gaited pleasure division was exciting with a large group of exhibitors who all got a chance at a victory pass starting with CH The Bess Yet and Lizzie Edgar in the 13 and under division, followed by On My Account and Catherine Van Ardsall in 14-17. CH New York Style and Ben Ferreby were in tune as the picked up the 13 and under reserve ribbon. In the 14-17 section, The Heir To The Kingdom and Andy Nicole Bowers put it all together for a nice second place. These competitive entries all returned for the combined championship and when it was all said and done, The Heir To The Kingdom and Bowers topped the group. Good Graces and Krystal Murphy had a comeback ride to wear the reserve tricolor home. On My Account and Catherine Van Arsdall rounded out the top three.

         

Chris Nalley was beaming as he hit the ring with a horse he bred and is now showing. Gangster and Nalley picked up a blue in their show pleasure debut in the limit class. Tres Chic and Brian Ferguson were right on their heels for the reserve.

         

Show Pleasure Driving drew top teams from all over and from as far as Texas.   Priscilla Marconi and Selvaggio started off their 2007 show season with a championship drive and a reserve in the qualifier. Nancy Lassiter was all smiles as she guided her CH Callaway’s Head Over Heels to the reserve championship. Jane Mueller started the show and her show season also with a blue a ribbon with Supreme Platinum in the Show Pleasure Driving qualifier.

         

The Adult Country Pleasure Championship drew 10 top competitors. Jennifer Karnes put in a hard ride with her Chere Peridot to win the championship. My Point Of View was right on their heels to earn the red tricolor with Susan Narko riding for co-owner Mary Narko. Jane Steinkamp and The Straight Guy started the show off with a strong show Thursday morning and captured a blue in the adult qualifier. Prodigy’s Pride and Linda Fischer were good for reserve for RSM Farms LP.   

         

Horace Taft has slipped into a new division this season with owner Janet Sterba in the saddle, and they are proving to be a formidable force. They won the Limit Country Pleasure class before picking a nice third in the championship. Arrowhead’s Captain Morgan and Kristina Keating had it all together to pick up the reserve in the good class.

         

Hometown team Elise Lockwood and her What’s My Line drew a big applause after their win in the Junior Exhibitor Country Pleasure qualifier. America’s Lass and Alexandra Sowell settled for reserve in the qualifier then came back in the championship to take the victory pass. Courtney Greenbank and Piano Man were on the money for the reserve championship honors.

         

Gene Ress and Wise And Worthy were solo in the country pleasure driving division. In a class that’s usually packed with entries, Ress and Worthy put on a good exhibition for the crowd.

         

Back-to-back blues also went to the country western pleasure team Stardust’s Ruby Tuesday and Donna Spears. Alesia Spears took the reins in the qualifier for the win.  Jan Canine qualified her Shatner Western Pleasure teammate Tubac by winning the class and then went on to pick up the reserve in the championship. Sharon Vuinovich and her Winsdown Cosmos were an example of western excellence and brought home the reserve from the qualifier. Sport N Life’s Bold Gold and Rebecca Overmyer came together to pick up the Shatner reserve.



   Stardust's Ruby Tuesday
         and Alesia Spears
         

 

Stardust’s Ruby Tuesday and Staffordshire went back and forth in the placings in the hunter division. Ridden by Corey Coovert for Roselane Farm, Staffordshire picked up the blue in the qualifying class and the Hunt Seat Classic as well as the championship reserve. Ruby Tuesday and Alesia Spears earned the championship ribbon after Donna Spears rode the mare to the reserve in the other classes.

 

Equitation

         

Brooke Jacobs continues to be an elegant rider in the Adult Equitation classes, winning both the USEF Adult Saddle Seat Medal and the UPHA Challenge Cup under the direction of her father, Brent Jacobs. Victoria Wilcox was in reserve in both of the classes under the Biggins banner.

         

Topping the Saddle Seat Equitation Championship with poise and grace, as well as the 13 and under and USEF Medal, was Taylor Newton, riding under the guidance of Shelly Fisher. Emily Abbot rode hard to pick up the reserve championship, taking it back to the High Spirits Farm tack room.



      Taylor Newton with family and friends         

 

Riding in the DeLovely Tradition, Faye Wuesthofen captured the 14-17 age group.

         

In the UPHA Challenge Cup 17 and Under, Abigail Mutrux wore the blue ribbon after a stellar ride and under the direction of DeLovely. Mutrux also carried back the reserve in the USEF Medal. Riding under the Cape Cod Farm banner, Hallie Sansbury picked up the reserve as well as the red in the 13 and under class. Fellow Cape Cod barn mate Aleia Brown captured the UPHA Walk and Trot Challenge Cup 10 and Under class. Brown also rode out with the walk/trot championship. 


  
      Aleia Brown
         


Competing for the NHS Good Hands, Emily Abbott entered the ring with strength and poise and continued on with a victory pass. Eleanor Watkins earned the reserve ribbon in the Good Hands competition.

         

In pleasure equitation Toria Heck earned the UPHA Challenge Cup blue ribbon and then picked up a reserve in the Pleasure Equitation Championship and 14-17 age group on her partner Merchant Marine. Jamie Weisbach was reserve in the UPHA Challenge Cup, riding under the Zubrod banner. Amber Lynn Lowry was in perfect condition to capture the championship under the direction of Nancy Becker as well as a reserve in the pleasure medallion. Sarah Lawson picked up the Pleasure Equitation 14-17 win and the medallion qualification under the instruction of Shelly Fisher. Maggie Schuh earned the pleasure equitation 13 and under with Kaitlynn Ramsey in reserve.

 

Morgan

 

The Morgan divisions were light in some areas, but the competition remained heavy. In the Park Under Saddle class Ultra’s Dark Angel and Jim Lowry won the blue for Laurette Walsh. Kurt Hufferd drove NDT French Impressionist to a victory pass in the Park Harness class for Indian Creek Farm. 

         

There were numerous classes and categories offered for the Morgan English pleasure horse. In the open division Key Criterion and Glenn Bouvier won the championship title for Dr. and Mrs. James Shields. A Better Soldier and Clark Vesty were in reserve for Holly Butterman after a win in the open English pleasure qualifier.

         

Century Mardi Gras and Eva Busboom went for the blue in the Morgan English Pleasure Ladies class for TVT Morgans. More And More and Madeleine Evans finished in reserve.

         

In the Morgan English pleasure amateur division, CN Grand Style and Rebecca Sebastian added to the celebration at Lowry Stables with victory passes in both the qualifier and championship classes. Springmill Souvenir and James Huse for Springmill Morgans LLC were right behind them in reserve in the qualifier while JPS Livin On The Edge and Becky Devos celebrated with reserve championship ribbon for Janice Devos.



       CN Grand Style and Rebecca Sebastian        

 

In the junior exhibitor pleasure class Claridge Armani and Alex Lawson were champions for Margaret Williams.  JPS Livin On The Edge and Rebecca Devos were right behind with a reserve.  

         

The eleven and under walk/trot riders presented a strong showing and Audrey Lowry proved her skills with a winning ride on The Heaven’s Masterpiece for William Woods University.  KE Flight Of A Star and Madison Tucker were in reserve for Janet Keesling.

         

In the junior pleasure class, Miramax and David Earehart earned a blue for Fred and Francis Ellett. 

         

Five classes were offered for Morgan English Pleasure Driving including a junior horse division that also went to Miramax and David Earehart.  Money Talks and Stephanie Roberts were in reserve for Royal Acres Morgans. Dragonsmeade Virtuoso and Judy Kjellander made both a championship drive and a winning driving in the ladies division. Kriskroft Keynote and Jim Miller took home the reserve tricolor in the open championship as well as a reserve in the amateur class.

         

In the Pleasure Driving Open, MEM The Patriot and Kurt Hufferd drove the extra mile for the blue ribbon for Springmill Morgans. FCF Immortal Affairs was in reserve with Susan Kanke at the lines.   

         

In the amateur division WSG Circumstan L Evidence and Priscilla Moore earned the top spot for Tri Color Ventures.

         

There were six classes offered in the Morgan classic pleasure divisions. Mandate and Allison Harding move up from reserve in the open and ladies qualifier to win the championship round. This team also had it together to pick up the win in the junior exhibitor class. Tara’s Heavenly and John Stephenson earned the blue in the open class, while The Heaven’s Masterpiece and Terra Schroeder took the blue in the ladies division for William Woods University.   

         

MJK Fire N Ice and Rebecca Devos took two victory drives for Margaret Keeler in the Classic Pleasure Driving qualifier and championship.

         

Six strong classes were represented in the Morgan western division with AMHF Bal Du Masque earning the championship and qualifying titles in the open divisions as well as a reserve in the amateur qualifier. SPR Don Juan and David Earehart put in a good performance to pick up the reserve championship for LS Morgans Inc. while The Vintage Touch and Stephanie Roberts captured the second place ribbon in the qualifier for Judith Sander.



      AMF Bal Du Masque and John Huse
         

 

Evil Knievil and Cheryl Woosley took the victory pass in the Morgan Western Pleasure Ladies and Madison Wurster mounted up on her horse for the win in the junior exhibitor class. The reserve in the ladies went to Winterridge Fancy Tiara and Madeleine Evans for Tom Ravencourt. The reserve in junior exhibitor class was earned by Genuine Jade and Haley Knauss who earned the blue in the Amateur Western Pleasure class. 

         

Last but certainly not the least was the 11 and under division with Aquilas Stardust owned and shown by Connor Chaffin.

         

Competing for five blue ribbons in the Morgan hunter pleasure division, Storyville and Crestfield Hi Command took turns sharing the victory passes in the adult division. Storyville and Jennifer Cooley earned the championship ribbon as well as the amateur blue with Trophy’s Special Edition and Stephanie Roberts, up for Gene and Mary Douglas, in reserve in both the Hunter Pleasure Stake, Hunter Pleasure Open and the amateur class. Crestfield Hi Command earned victory passes in the open qualifier and ladies class. KE Flight Of A Star and Alexandria Clark rode for the reserve in the Hunter Pleasure Ladies class for Janet Keesling.  



        Storyville and Jennifer Cooley         

 

Junior Exhibitor Hunter Pleasure rider Olivia Lahr showed JLS Night Track to the blue for Cheryl Woosley in the junior exhibitor class with KE Flight Of A Star returning for another reserve ribbon with Alexandra Clark.

         

Audrey Lowry was confident and consistent as she competed for the blue ribbon in the Morgan Saddle Seat Equitation Walk/Trot 11 & Under class. Corbin Jeffries was a strong rider to finish in reserve.

         

In the Morgan Western Seat Equitation class, Olivia Lahr finished with the blue and Haley Knauss ended up in reserve. Lahr continued on winning blues in the AMHA Western Seat Medal, the Hunt Seat Equitation on the Flat and the Hunt Seat Medal.   Haley Knauss was right behind each time earning three more reserve ribbons.   Walk/Trot Equitation 11 & Under rider Connor Chaffin was thrilled with two blue ribbons; one in western and the other in hunt seat. Madison Tucker was reserve in the Hunt Seat Equitation 11 & Under.

 

Friesians

 

The elegance of the Friesian horse was a welcomed and much enjoyed division for exhibitors and their guests. The big black yet graceful movement provided more entertainment as well as competition. Mindy Van Hellemont and her Loek B earned the Friesian Walk/Trot Pleasure Championship. Hylke and Judy Houk finished in reserve. Wytze Krist and Connie Smith floated through a victory pass for owner Beth Jones in the Friesian Under Saddle class.  Marko and Debbie Ecksten showed in reserve for Linda Lewis. Karen Frickey brought her Tjebbe and carriage for an elegant show in the Open Carriage Driving.

 

This concludes the highlights from Indy Charity. Complete results may be seen and searched by clicking here. 

   


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