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The Jubilee Regional Celebrates Labor Day Weekend In Tricolor Style

by Diana Davidson


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The 2007 Jubilee Regional Morgan Horse Show featured outstanding competition from near and far. Throughout its 43 years, Jubilee has provided Morgan enthusiasts a myriad of ways to celebrate the Morgan breed. This year’s Jubilee was indeed a grand celebration as numbers were on the rise with nearly 80 more horses entered than just a year ago. The Labor Day weekend was certainly enjoyed in Springfield, Ill., by those attending the Jubilee.


From the disciplines competing throughout the show, to the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, to the Street Party, to the crowning of the UPHA Classic Finals Grand Champions and Morgan Breeder Sweepstakes Champions, Jubilee featured many occasions to celebrate. The well-appointed Illinois State Fairgrounds welcomed one and all to the AMHA Region 5 Championship on Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Faithful exhibitors from throughout the Midwest and many surrounding areas ventured to Jubilee again this year. Several other participants joined them from near and far including Rushton Stables making the return trip from California, while eastern barns including Broadmoor, Waterford, Windward, Mason and Summerbird were joined by those from the south including Cheri Barber Stables from Florida and several stables from Texas and Oklahoma.


One of the reasons stables have added Jubilee to their show schedule is all of the hard work and promotion done by the Jubilee show management and committee. Jubilee President Mark Bodnar was delighted with the results of this year’s show. “It was great to see so many barns come to support the show. We are grateful to those that came for the first time as well as the many barns that have always been loyal supporters of Jubilee. We hope everyone enjoyed the show and all of the special events and parties and will come back next year.”


The team of Mark Bodnar and second year Jubilee show manager Fred Nava has really hit its stride with this show and continue to make popular changes and additions. “It was a true pleasure working with everyone at Jubilee this year. The exhibitors are very enthusiastic, the competition was deep and the staff formed a great team. I am looking forward to next year and hope that we will draw more entries to this great show and outstanding facility. It is truly a unique show,” Nava commented.


The week was filled with many events to keep exhibitors and spectators busy and entertained. A welcome breakfast was held on Wednesday morning sponsored by Lake Holiday Farm and Cadence Farm. Peeper Ranch hosted a well-attended wine and cheese party following the Thursday evening session outside of their stabling area.


The Thursday evening session also featured the crowning of the 2007 UPHA Classic Finals Grand Champions. This year’s champions – Bellerophon in Park Harness, Fox Hollow Talk About Me in Pleasure Driving and Gradell Ring My Bell in Hunter Pleasure – earned the winner’s share of the prize money. The $70,000 Morgan Breeder Sweepstakes (see separate story) took center stage on Friday night with John Hufferd presenting the champion for the fifth year in a row as Jaklee’s Bravo Papa earned top honors and $25,000. Another memorable edition of the Jubilee Street Party closed out Friday evening with a celebratory mood in the air.


The Jubilee Hall of Fame induction ceremonies took place on Saturday evening with Medomak King Cobra along with Orwin and Norine Osman adding their names to this elite group (see separate story). The show finished off on Saturday night with the $4,000 Classic Pleasure Driving Jackpot where Airegantlee and Mari Sanderson drove all the way back to California with the top honors and winner’s purse.


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 as well as the Boy Scouts of America. Representatives of both were in attendance at the show and received sizable checks on Saturday evening in center ring from show president Mark Bodnar.


In addition to President Bodnar and Manager Nava, the Jubilee is proud to have a large group of dedicated volunteers and officials. The team of Jubilee officials once again included; announcer Peter Fenton, USEF steward Kent Moeller and show secretary Linda Burke assisted by Pam Turner, official photographer Howard Schatzberg, farriers Steve Zindars and Derek Rushing, ringmaster John Frye, paddock announcer Doug Irvine, organist June Brune and veterinarian Karl Luthin.


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 Rodney Hicks, Cindy Mugnier and Phil Price. In the other divisions Rodney Hicks (Stallions and Mares In Hand, Futurity, English Pleasure, Park Saddle, Pleasure Driving, Park Harness, Classic Pleasure Saddle, Roadster and Miscellaneous), Cindy Mugnier (Geldings In Hand, Western Pleasure, Hunter Pleasure, Classic Pleasure Driving, Equitation, Carriage and Miscellaneous), Diane Young (Hunter/Jumper) and Susan Posner (Dressage and AMHA Dressage Medal) officiated.

The show ring highlights of the 2007 Jubilee Regional follow with complete results available online by clicking here.


Park Saddle


The park saddle division gained the attention of the audience with a grand field of Grand National and world titled show ring stars performing in the historic Springfield coliseum. The Jubilee audience gave two-time defending Park Saddle World Champion Stand And Deliver a hearty welcome to Jubilee as Mike Goebig directed Tara Good’s grand performer to the Open Park Saddle blue to close out the Thursday evening session. They added the Park Saddle Championship tricolor to the Broadmoor banner with another dynamic performance on Saturday evening.


Stand And Deliver and Mike Goebig



Anne Morgan and HyLee’s Dann Right were in top form as the world titled team garnered the blue ribbon and flowers in the Ladies Park Saddle in their only performance of the show. John Warner greeted the winning duo as they performed for Robert and Jean Morgan.


Erotic Dancer and Dawn Fire enjoyed two more trips to the Jubilee winner’s circle this year. They showed off their world championship style to carry the Amateur Park Saddle blue and tricolor back to the Peeper Ranch banner. Nan Wille-Cecchettini did a great job teaming her bold performing stallion The Real Deal to the reserve honors in both outings directed by Stacy Hennessy and Gerry Rushton.


Jane Steffenhagen was on hand to cheer on Grand National Champion HyLee’s Goldsmith as he trotted away with the Junior Exhibitor Park Saddle blue for the second year in a row. Alyssa Wick teamed up with the handsome bay for the victory pass under the direction of Kenny Guell.


The junior park saddle division featured a pair of top performing four-year-old stallions with world titles and recent Northampton victories to their credit. Dwayne Knowles teamed up with Kathy Gutting’s charismatic Get Busy to make the victory passes in the qualifier and championship to add their third Regional tricolor of the season. Jim Lowry had Cabot First Things First looking through the bridle for the reserve honors for WSS Prestwick Farms LLC in this most competitive division.


Park Harness


World champions and those with tricolor aspirations were the order of business in the park harness division, giving the audience plenty of occasions to cheer. World Champion Spiceolife Present Tense maintained his all-star billing as he stepped up to the open division. Diane Conrady manned the lines of David James Walker’s athletic chestnut to capture the Open Park Harness blue and tricolor in crowd-pleasing fashion.


Jacqueline Clapp enjoyed a stellar show at Jubilee with her world titled park harness partners. She started off by matching up with HVK Constantinoble for the Ladies Park Harness victory in his season-opening performance. She then turned up the intensity a notch to give Will-O-Way Moment In Time two outstanding drives to add the Amateur Park Harness blue and tricolor to the PlayMor Farm banner. Celia Salmon and Will-O-Way In Due Time kept it in the family as they collected the reserve amateur championship following a victory pass in the Junior Exhibitor Park Harness directed by David Earehart.


The UPHA Park Harness Classic Finals Championship was one of Thursday night's main attractions. The UPHA Classics program was one of the first to offer substantial prize money to young performers and has over the years paid out millions of dollars to Morgans, Saddlebreds and Hackney ponies along with their owners and trainers. The Park Harness Classic Finals competition was indeed a time for the young show ring performers to shine as Bellerophon (HVK Bell Flaire x Carmen Sandiego) earned the unanimous victory. Lynn Peeples directed Steven Handy’s dynamic stallion to the unanimous victory. In a repeat of the top two placings from Northampton’s UPHA Classic, Lake Holiday Magic (Astronomicallee x FCF Seductress) and Jim Lowry earned the reserve streamers with an athletic performance for the Dodson/Krupp family’s Lake Holiday Farm.


Andy Marlett directed the elegant Mizrahi daughter Queen’s Lady Ashley to a pair of victory passes for Rocky and Diana Schliefer’s Wild Rose Ranch. They drove away with the three-year-old blue on the way to the Junior Park Harness Championship top honors. Brian Hadley guided Jaye Alles’s sporty, chestnut Ryan’s Valentino to the four-year-old victory as well as the junior reserve tricolor.


JDS Paladin Pizazz showed off his style as Damian Hyde directed Debbie Lemay’s promising youngster to the Two-Year-Old Park Harness blue.


English Pleasure


The English pleasure division was one of the largest of the show and featured some new combinations along with some of the season's top winners. Katie Mair took over the reins of Lauren Brand’s VVM Mad About You and took him to a pair of outstanding victories. The fronty bay was all show horse as he earned the stallion/gelding blue on the way to the English Pleasure Championship. In his first season under saddle, FRF Exodus added Jubilee’s reserve honors with Stan Bodnar in the irons for Connie Locher.


Stonecroft Deuces Wild hung the English Pleasure Mares blue on the Conrady Stables banner with Kathy Mayes aboard for Chris and Janet Morris. Kristen Tramposh matched up with PSC Gabriel to collect the limit victory for owner Pamela Curry Siemers and the Peeper Ranch team.


Katie Mair continued a victorious season with Marie Frank’s Futurity French Command sons as Merriewold Diplomat topped the eight-horse field in the ladies qualifier and returned to be named Ladies English Pleasure Champion. Michelle Wich teamed up with LeRoy and Doretta Umnuhs’s white trimmed HyLee’s Showtime to garner the reserve tricolor honors.


The amateur English pleasure competition was some of the deepest and most competitive of the week. Alex Wille-Irmiter teamed up with the Cook family’s world titled MEM La Vida Loca and did a great job maneuvering in the large field to pilot the sporty bay to victory. They topped the amateur stallion/gelding class directed by Rushton Stables and closed out their partnership as the Amateur English Pleasure Champions as excited new owner Beth Fancsali cheered them on.


Beth Fancsali congratulated Alex Wille-Irmiter
on her victorious ride with MEM La Vida Loca


Rebecca Sebastian and CN Grand Style continued their outstanding season in both the saddle and driving divisions as they were reserve in both Jubilee outings with a pair of stylish rides for Bonus Time Farm LLC under the direction of Lowry Stables.


Karen Shields and Key Criterion have enjoyed a stellar first season together. Glenn Bouvier had the pair in top order at Jubilee as he greeted them in the winner’s circle in the Amateur Masters English Pleasure. Caryn Earehart and Ah La Lucie teamed up to present the winning picture in the Amateur English Pleasure Mares performing for Leah Thomas under the direction of Bert Earehart.


The well-named Nocturnal Flash showed off his show ring style in his two victorious performances matched with Lauren Cook. John and Belle Hufferd directed the white-trimmed entry of The Three Ss LLC to the Junior Exhibitor English Pleasure blue and tricolor. Becky Devos and JP’s Livin On The Edge closed out a great show as the reserve champions directed by David Earehart.


The Youth English Pleasure featured a blue ribbon repeat victory for Tiffani Earehart. This year she matched up with the veteran performer Liberation Instant Replay for the victory pass for Liberty Stables.


Audrey Lowry’s smile said it all as she matched up with Jim and Lynn Miller’s many time park saddle champion Ultra’s Dark Shadow to earn the Walk-Trot English Pleasure victory. Jim and Fay Lowry coached and cheered on the winning team in this large and impressive field.


Audrey Lowry with Ultra’s Dark Shadow

and proud parents/trainers Jim and Fay Lowry


Dwayne Knowles continued a tricolor season with his junior horses at Jubilee. Northampton’s junior champion Extremelee notched another impressive tricolor as the white trimmed Astronomicallee son earned the Junior English Pleasure Championship for Tony Lee. Shirley O’Gorman directed the handsome three-year-old Cedar Creek Cariad to the reserve tricolor performance for Cedar Creek Farm.


Miramax and David Earehart took a trip to the winner’s circle in the Four-Year-Old English Pleasure adding to the Liberty Stables banner in their performance for Fred and Francis Ellett. Cingate Lucky Star celebrated a blue ribbon saddle debut as Stan Bodnar rode him to the three-year-old win with owners Cindy and Gaeton Lorino cheering them on. SMC One Last Dance and Lyle Wick had the winning moves in the Jubilee Futurity Three-Year-Old English Pleasure as they delivered the victory to owner/breeder Katherine Smith.


Pleasure Driving


The pleasure driving division saw a number of the season's top competitors, while some surprise entries to the division also attracted quite a bit of attention. The lion’s share of attention went to one of the division’s all-time greats CCR’s Outrajus Corajus. The Jubilee audience cheered on the grand entry of Dick and Nan Cecchettini as Gerry Rushton returned to the lines of the 2001 Pleasure Driving World Champion to carry home the Jubilee blue and tricolor in grand style.


Cathy Minard enjoyed a memorable trip to Jubilee as she matched up with her charismatic JAJ Bel Shashar to capture the Amateur Pleasure Driving Championship as well as the amateur stallion/gelding blue under the direction of Broadmoor. Jim Miller continued a fine first season with four-year-old Kriskroft Keynote as they added the reserve tricolor to the Lowry Stables banner.


Diane Garrow and Cum Laude Nell brought home a matching pair of blue ribbons from their trip to Jubilee as they topped the ladies and amateur mare classes under the direction of Tim and Shirley O’Gorman. David Earehart added the gentlemen’s blue to the Liberty Stables banner as he drove MJK Fire N Ice to the honors for Margaret Keeler.


JP’s Livin On The Edge and Becky Devos successfully defended their titles of a year ago as they earned the Junior Exhibitor Pleasure Driving qualifier and championship victories under the direction of Liberty Stables. Jarrett Burch and Boston Dylan continued their tricolor debut season as they added the reserve streamers to the Sterling Training Center banner for proud parents Lynn and Steve Burch.


David Earehart directed JP’s Livin’ On The Edge

and Becky Devos to the Junior Exhibitor Pleasure

Driving Championship.


The UPHA Pleasure Driving Classic Grand Championship was the first of the three UPHA Finals taking center stage on Thursday evening. The eight-horse field featured an impressive group of youngsters vying for the honors and added prize money. When the cards were tabulated, it was a tricolor three-peat for Merriehill Farm as the UPHA Pleasure Driving Classic Finals Championship top honors went back to the green and tan banner for the third year in a row. Young Whitney Bodnar scored his fourth UPHA Classic Finals tricolor as he directed the charismatic chestnut Fox Hollow Talk About Me (Whispering Whammunition x Cyderbay Chantilly) to the victory. They certainly had them all talking to the delight of the Redwood Partners. Dragonsmeade Infusion (HVK Bell Flaire x Cedar Creek Pirouette) turned in a fine performance with Phil Fountain on the lines to collect the reserve tricolor with one first-place vote for Dragonsmeade.


Mike Goebig introduced a bright new star to the Jubilee winner’s circle as MSV Genuine Risk, the look-alike daughter of Cyderbay Sassafras sired by Minion Millennium, captured the three-year-old blue on the way to the Junior Pleasure Driving Championship honors for Robert and Stacey Foster. World Champion RCV Don Coeur Lion and Jim Lowry added the reserve honors in this competitive division for owner/breeder Kathleen Gatien.


The four-year-old class featured an impressive victory for Born To Be Wild and Sarah Moses. The fronty full brother to Born To Boogie and his owner topped the six-entry class directed by Hardwood Creek.


The Jubilee Futurity driving winners both hailed from Merriehill Farm. Cingate Lucky Star showed off his good looks and style in harness, saddle and in hand at Jubilee. He carried the Jubilee Futurity Three-Year-Old Pleasure Driving honors back to Gaeton and Cindy Lorino. Merriehill Dusk To Dawn returned to the site of her show ring debut as the 2005 Breeder Sweepstakes Reserve Champion to show off her grown up presence as the Jubilee Futurity Two-Year-Old Pleasure Driving Champion with Whitney Bodnar on the lines.


Whitney Bodnar had a pair of impressive two-year-olds to choose from at Jubilee. It was the impressive Astronomicallee son Cingate Revelations who earned the winning nod in the Two-Year-Old Pleasure Driving class for owner/breeders Gaeton and Cindy Lorino.


PSC Gabriel made his first of two Jubilee victory passes in the Novice Pleasure Driving as Phil Fountain guided the winning entry for Pamela Curry Siemers.


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 with many enjoying their first in hand performance of the year at Jubilee.


The Peeper Ranch breeding program started off the show in blue ribbon style as Phil Fountain presented PPR Godiva to the weanling fillies blue. The royally bred daughter of Supernova and Mantic Diva came back later in the week to pose for the Jubilee Futurity Weanling Fillies win as well.


The get of Ultras Special Agent kicked off a busy show with Ultras Agent 99 besting a nice field to earn the Yearling Fillies blue. Susan Jansson handled the lead for the Reserve Junior Champion Mare honors as well for Stephen Smith.


Following her victorious show ring debut in harness at New England, Indian Creek American Girl enjoyed center stage in hand at Jubilee. Kurt Hufferd presented the attention-capturing daughter of Mizrahi and Cache to the Two-Year-Old and Junior Champion Mare honors and finished as Reserve Grand Champion Mare for Russell and Jeanette Quilhot.


It was a tricolor battle of the Hufferd brothers with a pair of lovely young bay mares. John Hufferd earned the nod as he debuted FRF Tres Chic (Pondview Tres Bien x FRF Curtain Call) to a tail-flagging performance to earn the Three-Year-Old, Senior and Grand Champion Mare honors for the Wright family of Warlock Farm.


The get of CCR’s Outrajus Corajus enjoyed a stellar show with their sire leading the way at Jubilee. Dreammaster J’st Outrajus started off a tricolor week for Rushton Stables as the Reserve Senior Champion Mare for Jean Stewart and Kate Aldinger.


Ah La Lucie enjoyed another victorious showing at Jubilee. It was another winning performance for the get of Ultras Special Agent as Bert Earehart presented to the Four-Year-Old Mare honors for Leah Thomas.


Stonecroft Deuces Wild earned her first of two blue ribbons on the week as she topped the Five And Over Mares for Chris and Janet Morris under the direction of Conrady Stables.


The geldings were next to command center stage in the In Hand competition on Wednesday with Ultras Philosophy Major earning high honors. Stephen Smith was on the lead to collect the Two-Year-Old and Junior Champion Gelding awards. Orrwoods Drakkar and Brian Hadley collected the Yearling Geldings blue as well as the Reserve Junior Champion Gelding title with his showy performances for Darlene Orr and Toni Maunder.


Cingate Morgans kicked off another victorious trip to Jubilee as Cingate Lucky Star began a winning week for the get of Astronomicallee as the Three-Year-Old Gelding winner. He went on to be named Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion Gelding with Whitney Bodnar on the lead.


Kingsgrove Dynasty enjoyed a return trip to Jubilee as he struck the winning pose in the Four-Year-Old Geldings for owner/breeder Dolores Nickel and the Rushton Stables team.


Cadence Farm is enjoying a banner year with their CopperDragon Sale purchase Dragonsmeade Bravura. Phil Fountain guided the polished Beethoven son to the Five and Over, Senior and Grand Champion Gelding victories at Jubilee.


The stallion classes rounded out Wednesday's in hand schedule. Renee Page was the justifiably proud owner and breeder of the Weanling Colt winner Delirium. The dazzling chestnut started a winning show for his proud sire Spiceolife Present Tense as Erica Harp presented him to the honors.


RWJ Commanding Topic stepped to the front of the line in a nice field of Yearling Colts. Phil Fountain handled the Tug Hill Commando son for owner/breeder Robert Jones for the blue ribbon as well as the Reserve Junior Champion Stallion honors.


MSV Maximus repeated his Gold Cup victory with the winning pose in the Jubilee Two-Year-Old Stallions. John Hufferd was on the lead for owner/breeder Margaret Van Meter in the promising field of seven.


Gaeton and Cindy Lorino were on hand for the third year in a row as a handsome product of their breeding program posed for the Junior Champion Stallion tricolor. This year it was 2006 World Futurity Yearling Colt Champion Cingate Instant Karma who posed as the Junior Champion Stallion and went on to be named Reserve Grand Champion Stallion. Whitney Bodnar was on the lead of the charismatic chestnut HVK Bell Flaire son who returned later in the week to be named Jubilee Futurity Two-Year-Old Stallion/Gelding winner as well.


Cingate Instant Karma and Whitney Bodnar


Jubilee is the runway of choice for the high style of Balenciaga. The dynamic son of Hollybrook Stage Rage and Schiaparelli made his show ring debut here in 2004 as yearling to top honors and high praise, and his return in 2007 was spectacular as well. He lit up the ring on this steamy day as Glenn Bouvier guided him to the Four-Year-Old, Senior and Grand Champion Stallion honors for owner/breeder Louise Brandon Shane.


PlayMor Farm started off another stellar Jubilee with MSV Shooting Star returning to the winner’s circle. The Liberation First Star son proudly carried his sire’s heritage as Five and Over Stallion winner as well as Reserve Senior Champion Stallion presented by Bill and Sammi Hazen.


The Jubilee In Hand Futurity classes rounded out the in hand competition later in the week. Following a grand debut in the Breeder Sweepstakes, Locutus (Astronomicallee x Essex Primetime) returned to top a field of seven in the Jubilee Futurity Weanling Colts with Lynn Peeples presenting for Don and Denise Wetmore.


In the yearling competition, LDF Perfect Tense added to a winning week for David James Walker as the Spiceolife Present Tense daughter earned a trip to the winner’s circle in the Jubilee Futurity Two-Year-Old Fillies under the direction of Conrady Stables.


Merriehill Farm added two more tricolors to the well-filled banner in the futurity in hand classes. Epona’s Walk The Line (Walk The Line x Cingate Sugar Magnolia) stepped to the head of the line in the Jubilee Futurity Yearling Colts for Epona Morgans LLC. The get of Hollybrook Stage Rage were all the rage at Jubilee as Merriehill Dusk To Dawn added to the winnings in the Jubilee Futurity Two-Year-Old Mares guided by Whitney Bodnar.


Classic Pleasure


The classic pleasure division featured large and competitive classes throughout. Jubilee instituted its well-publicized $4,000 Amateur Jackpot Championships in 2004 (English pleasure) and has continued to earn headlines in 2005 (hunter pleasure) and 2006 (western Pleasure). This year the Classic Pleasure Driving Championship drew the distinction. A large field of multi-titled entries answered the call to close out the show in competitive fashion on Saturday night.


The prize money was an added bonus this time around as Airegantlee and Mari Sanderson earned the tricolor honors for the second year in a row with another memorable performance as Rushton Stables closed out the show with the tricolor victory in each of the final three classes. The competition was outstanding as the world titled team of Med-E-Oka Nobel Prize and Jacqueline Clapp collected the Classic Pleasure Driving Reserve Championship following the blue ribbon drive in the adult qualifier.


Mari Sanderson and Airegantlee


Kristen Kvanbeck continued a stellar season with Mirabel’s Dartanyan as they carried the blue ribbon and flowers back to Hardweek Creek following the ladies victory.


Stonesong Work Of Art and Danielle Wich returned to the Jubilee winner’s circle as they added the junior exhibitor blue this time around for Leroy and Doretta Umnuhs. The always-showy Merriehill Destiny Bay added another blue ribbon for owner Cristy Rafn with the victory pass in the Limit Driver Classic Pleasure Driving. Sarah Shapiro also teamed up with Destiny Bay for the Junior Exhibitor Classic Pleasure Saddle victory directed by Merriehill Farm.


Dean Meyer and Rustic V Total Revelation teamed up to make the victory pass in the Junior Classic Pleasure Driving. Kurt Antonacci was on the lines of Circle Z Pot Of Elegance to add the Jubilee Futurity Three-Year-Old Classic Pleasure Driving title to the Conrady Stables banner for Mary Lou Zacheis.


Sandcastle Spittin Image and Whitney Hazen continued their tricolor season as they added Classic Pleasure Saddle Championship to the PlayMor Farm banner following a blue ribbon ride in the ladies qualifier. Coalition X-Static and his newest partner Lynda Graves made the reserve tricolor pass following a blue ribbon ride in the open qualifier under the direction of Crystal Farms.


Sandcastle Spittin Image and Whitney Hazen


Kay Corelyou and Tempest Abbey Road enjoyed a trip to the Jubilee winner’s circle for their performance in the amateur masters class directed by Tim and Shirley O’Gorman. Mandate and Allison Harding enjoyed a victorious repeat in the Limit Rider Classic Pleasure directed by Cheryl Woosley for Margo Harding.


A Sir Real Affaire and Holly Garcia were perfectly matched as they earned a pair of trips to the winner’s circle. They added the Junior Classic Pleasure Saddle and Jubilee Futurity Three-Year-Old Classic Pleasure Saddle top honors to the Peeper Ranch banner.


Western Pleasure


The western pleasure division at Jubilee featured a large group of multi-titled performers making a return trip to the winner's circle. The Open Western Pleasure Championship came down to a tricolor battle between last year’s elegant open champion Tracemark Tapestry ridden by Andy Marlett and last year’s charismatic junior champion Worked In Gold guided by Jeff Bessey. Following a victorious performance in the stallion/gelding class, Worked In Gold and Jeff Bessey worked their magic to carry the tricolor honors back to proud owner Francis Beers. After topping the mares class for the third year in a row Tracemark Tapestry and Andy Marlett added the reserve championship to their tricolor record for Kristie Strom.


Owner Francis Beers greeted

Worked In Gold and Jeff Bessey


Troika's Black Russian and Ling Fu Wylie repeated as the tricolor pairing in the Amateur Western Pleasure Championship after jogging away with the qualifier blue in this outstanding division performing for Dragonsmeade under the Peeper Ranch banner. Jubilee marked the team debut of Mtn Laurel Election Day and Tony Lee as they opened up with a stellar showing as the reserve champions under the Broadmoor banner. The winning ladies class team of Radiance In The Night and Laurie Revard added the yellow ribbon from the amateur championship. Following a blue ribbon performance in the junior exhibitor class HyLee’s Fanflaire and Kali Erin Hutchinson put in a fine ride to add the white ribbon in the amateur championship, since no junior exhibitor championship was offered.         


The multi-titled entries of Rocky and Diana Schliefer added a pair of Jubilee blues with Rocky aboard Bear’s Braveheart for the amateur masters victory. Andy Marlett teamed up with the lovely Bear’s Covergirl to add the gentlemen’s blue over an all-star field.


Nikki Liedel and Briarlane Above Regala T teamed up to best an outstanding field of eight in the Walk-Jog Western Pleasure for Terra Zimmerman, who also picked up the trail blue with Regala T.


MJL Rochaller and Belle Hufferd repeated their Gold Cup victories as they jogged away with the Junior Western Pleasure Championship and the three-year-old blue for James and Mary Jo Lovett. JW I’m Outrajus Too made a winning transition to the western pleasure division as Amy Bessey directed the CCR’s Outrajus Corajus daughter to matching blues in the four-year-old and novice classes and finished off with the Junior Western Pleasure Reserve Championship.


Lake Holiday Taboo and Jessica Cavanaugh had the winning style in the Jubilee Futurity Three-Year-Old Western Pleasure as they carried the tricolor back to Merriehill Farm for the Blome family.


Hunter Pleasure


The hunter pleasure division featured competitive classes throughout with many top champions earning Jubilee victories. World Champion Graycliff Miss Liberty and Mary Carlton added their second 2007 Regional tricolor as they earned the Open Hunter Pleasure Championship as well as the qualifier blue for Jeff and Lynn Yelton. Kriskroft Concertmaster and Bert Earehart rode away with the reserve tricolor honors for Sierra Harris.


Penncrest Philosopher King and Kara Hose enjoyed a memorable trip to Jubilee as they bested the field in the Ladies Hunter Pleasure Championship for Trotwood Stables under the direction of Amanda DuPont. Following a pair of blue ribbons in the ladies mares and amateur mares classes, World Champion Silverheels Lumination and owner Leslie Linvill finished off with the Ladies Hunter Pleasure Reserve Championship under the Triumph Stables banner.


Silverheels Lumination and Leslie Linvill


Whitney Hazen and BMF Take Down The Flag added two more stellar victories to their record as they carried the amateur stallion/gelding and ladies gelding wins back to PlayMor Farm.


The Amateur Hunter Pleasure Championship featured an impressive victory for Storyville and Jennifer Cooley as the four-year-old bested his elders with a polished ride under the Lowry Stables banner. HDP Noble Warrior and Paula Messier enjoyed a fine performance to collect the reserve tricolor in the deep field directed by Mary Carlton.


It was another banner week for the hunter pleasure entries from Lowry Stables. Susan Brown and Crestfield Hi Command matched up for top honors in the amateur masters class with a polished ride. The team of Paradigm Power Surge and Sara DeGregorio earned a trip to the winner’s circle for their performance in the youth class.


Rebecca Boorstein and Z’s Majestic Sensation are enjoying a grand first season and added to it with a big win in the Junior Exhibitor Hunter Pleasure Championship to the delight of the Lowry Stables cheering section. Foolish Games and Kelly Proctor teamed up for a determined performance under the direction of Katie Mair to earn the reserve tricolor from the stellar field.


Kali Erin Hutchinson put her world titled riding talents to use with HyLee’s Blood Sweat & Tears to capture the 14-17 blue over a large and competitive field of entries. The 13 and under class saw LCS Strategically Speaking and Shelby Shockley team up for the top honors.


Merriehill Rhythm Nation and Ryenn Nicole Johns added the Walk-Trot Hunter Pleasure blue to another great season coached by Sandy Sessink.


David Earehart proved his versatile talents as he matched up with SPR Don Juan to collect the novice blue.


The fourth installment of the UPHA Hunter Pleasure Four & Under Classic Finals Championship featured a promising field of 13 vying for top honors and prize money. Gradell Ring My Bell and Kathleen Peeples earned top marks from all three judges as they earned the unanimous victory for proud owner/breeders Jerome and Shirley Modell. This marked the first of two unanimous Classic Championships on the night for Waterford Farm with HVK Bell Flaire sons. A night earlier, this team bested the field in the four-year-old class. MEM Once Again followed his Northampton debut with a blue ribbon performance in the three-year-old class with owner Misty Pleiness. Mary Carlton took over the reins for the UPHA Classic Reserve Championship.


The Junior Hunter Pleasure Championship featured LLL Trotsky turning in a bold and dynamic show to capture the tricolor with Jessica Cavanaugh in the irons for proud owner/breeders Boris and Emelia Tabakoff. World Champion Cabot First Confession and Katie Mair showed off their polished style to collect the reserve tricolor for Steve and Lynn Burch.


The outstanding young horse competition also featured Tudor Oaks The Real Deal topping the Jubilee Futurity Three-Year-Old Hunter Pleasure with Jessica Cavanaugh doing the honors for Bruce and Susan Peterson.




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 eight poised riders making for an outstanding competition. Alyssa Wick closed out the show with a memorable tricolor victory pass directed by proud parents Lyle and Colleen Wick after making the victory pass in the UPHA Challenge Cup. Lyssa Bomgaars showed off her skill and determination as she earned the reserve tricolor following the AMHA Saddle Seat Medal victory to the delight of instructor Ann Slomkowski.


Ann Slomkowski and Lyssa Bomgaars


Emily Buchanan prepared for Oklahoma with a blue ribbon ride in the Saddle Seat Equitation 14-17 directed by Sandy Sessink. Many time Oklahoma winner Caroline Gaker continued her winning ways in the Saddle Seat Equitation 13 & Under coached by John Warner.


Bailey Bartley enjoyed another trip to the Jubilee winner’s circle as she topped the Classic Saddle Seat Equitation prepared by Sandy Sessink. Mattie Willard was the toast of Windswept Place as she made the victory pass in the Walk-Trot Saddle Seat Equitation.


Mattie Willard and Roadshow Texas Playboy


Jordan Cusumano enjoyed a victorious return to the hunt seat equitation division at Jubilee as she swept top honors in the AMHA Hunt Seat Medal, 14-17 qualifier and the Hunt Seat Equitation Championship directed by Mary Carlton. Alyssa Rumsey added the reserve tricolor to the Triumph Stables banner with her flawless performance.


Jordan Cusumano and Blk Orchid Ace Commander


Stablemate Kaitlin Emmerson enjoyed a trip to the winner’s circle in the deep 13 and under competition. Ryenn Nicole Johns added the Walk-Trot Hunt Seat Equitation win to the Peeper Ranch banner with another polished ride.


Kali Erin Hutchinson added the Western Seat Equitation blue to her winning week aboard HyLee’s Fanflaire coached by Mary Carlton. Jordyn Draime earned a trip to Oklahoma with a blue ribbon ride in the AMHA Western Seat Medal. Mary Kris Revard showed off the Jubilee blue in the Walk-Jog Western Seat Equitation prepared by Jonalyn Gwinup.




Jubilee’s regional status ensures that it has a full compliment of classes for all disciplines. The roadster division featured some crowd-pleasing action with HVK March Flaire and Sammi Hazen capturing the Roadster To Bike blue and tricolor for PlayMor Farm. The audience gave Nouveau Riche and Andy Marlett a rousing sendoff as the reserve champions after making the blue ribbon pass in the exciting four-entry saddle class for Shannon Robins.


UVM Delaney and Leslie Barnard added the Road Hack blue to the Gwinfield banner as they earned the victory pass for William Julien. The Fitting & Showmanship blue ribbon also headed back to Oklahoma with Sascha Mills earning the honors.


The parade class was a family affair as Skye Davies competed with her mom and sister on the way to the blue ribbon ride with Canalta Squire King for K Lyn Stables. The Davies also earned top scores in the Dressage competition with LV Dark Crystal and LV Karro.


Wednesday’s steamy dressage competition also featured blue ribbon scores for Islamorada, Striking Viking Elite ASF and Bonner River Savannah.


Springtown Joshua and Debra Halstead earned top honors in the carriage and hunter over fences competition. TRS Longfellow Serenade and Kate Brightwell along with Melendy Cash Mare and Melendy Simply Dashing with Kelsey Robinson were also frequent winners in the hunter competition.    



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