Skip to content

Lexington Jr. League Opens – A Few Observations



 

By Susan Harris

 

On the day before the show started one of the topics on everyone’s mind was the weather. Always a factor at Junior League, this year the possible spillover from Hurricane Dennis had folks a little more worried than usual. With sprinkles on Monday afternoon and more sprinkles after the show was finished, everyone breathed a collective sigh of relief at the fortuitous timing of the weather. In fact, Monday night’s weather was downright pleasant.

 

If the weather was cooler than normal, the competition in the ring was more than hot. Not only were classes filled with the usual high quality, but quantity was high as well. A number of classes had double-digit entries. Junior Five-Gaited Stallions and Gelding, with 16 entries, had the honor of being the largest of the night, with George Knight skillfully riding He’s The Man to the win for the Jean McLean Davis Trust and George Knight.
 

The Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited 14 & Under was a heck of a class! Fifteen hard-charging riders entertained the appreciative crowd. Diamond's Hope and Sarah Longworth were the best of the best tonight under the guidance of Cash Lovell.

The only disappointment of the evening, if one would dare call it that, was the Open Five-Gaited Stallion/Gelding Stake. With 14 entries listed in the program, six horses actually showed up. Not to take anything away from Lionel Ferreira who had a stunning and flawless ride on Carswald Prince’s Dominoe for the win. However, people were scratching their heads and wondering where the rest of the horses were.

 

If the first night is any indication, this week at Lexington will be full of great performances and interesting surprises. More complete coverage follows.


  
                                   Jr. Five-Gaited Line-up



                    Getting ready for Ladies Fine Harness



     Jessica Moctezuma, Nealia McCracken, Dottie & Dr. Alan Raun


            Margaret Morrison and CH The Showstopper


                   Don Spear, Christy and Chris Gantley


                          Misdee Wrigley and Deborah Butler

More Stories

  • Obituary – Chaudion Womble

    Chaudion Womble, 71, of Chattanooga passed away December 8th at a local hospital. Womble grew up in Flintstone, Georgia, where he learned to train American Saddlebreds with his father and brothers, including Eddie B. Womble and Jimmy Womble. Read More
  • Southern Saddlebred Spring Fling Dates Change

    The Southern Saddlebred Spring Fling will now be a four day show for 2019 so the new dates are April 24-27, 2019... Read More
  • Save the Date for Runway and Rescue

    Save the date for Runway and Rescue on Friday, February 15 at 7:00 pm at Churchill Down’s Starting Gate Suite. Carson Kressley will Emcee the evening’s festivities which include a fashion show, cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and entertainment... Read More
  • Latest Issue 12 10 18

    Read More
  • Obituary - Gregory Ramos Maldonado

    Gregory Ramos Maldonado passed away Sunday, December 2 at his home in Springfield, Kentucky. He was 63. Read More
  • Obituary – Steve Hanks

    A noted horseman and dear friend to many, Steve Hanks passed away at his residence on Monday, December 3 at the age of 66. Born July 24, 1952 in Statesville, North Carolina, he was the son of Harold Hanks and the late Frances Foster Hanks. Read More
  • Schedule Set for 34th Annual Wisconsin Limited Breeders Stallion Auction

    The 34th Annual Wisconsin Limited Breeders Stallion Service Auction will be held Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the Thunder Bay Restaurant in Milwaukee, WI. Read More
  • 2018 American Saddlebred People's Choice

    You don’t have to be a member of anything to vote for your favorite horses, exhibitors, trainers and shows in Saddle Horse Report People’s Choice conducted by The Saddle Horse Report and Horse World. It's wide open...just your opinion of who were the 'Best of the Best' during the great 2018 season. Read More
  • 2018 Morgan Horse People's Choice

    You don’t have to be a member of anything to vote for your favorite horses, exhibitors, trainers and shows in Saddle Horse Report People’s Choice conducted by The Saddle Horse Report and Horse World. It's wide open...just your opinion of who were the 'Best of the Best' during the great 2018 season. Read More
  • Save the Date for LBS Grand Weekend

    The AHHS Limited Breeders Sweepstakes Grand Weekend will be held in Fishers, Indiana starting Friday evening, March 8, 2019. On Saturday, March 9, there will be two sessions of speakers and the annual general membership meeting, followed by the Limited Breeders Sweepstakes dinner and stallion auction. Read More