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Lexington Jr. League Show Coverage – Thursday Morning

Thursday Morning

Cloudy skies opened up with gray drizzle on Thursday morning. The first class through the gate was the Saddle and Bridle ASB Pleasure Equitation Medallion. Taking the blue ribbon honors was the Shelly Fisher-trained pair of Taylor Newton and A Sweet Sensation. Reserve honors belonged to Emily Abbott and Walterway’s Redeemed, trained by Kathy Conflenti and
Mike McIntosh.

Hackney pony pleasure driving for the juvenile drivers took center stage next on Thursday morning. Dazzling the judges for top honors for the second year in a row went to Razzle Dazzle Me and Lauren Matthewson under the direction of Randy Harper. Stepping up for second was the Joy Lazarus team of Callisto and driver Aliyah Asch.

Taking home the unanimous blue ribbon in the Country Pleasure Adult Championship were the multi-titled CH Riva Diva and Catie Hawley for owner Donna Finch. This Cash Lovell-trained pair has been consistently in the winner’s circle all season. The red ribbon for second went to Kaitlyn Grom and Uwharrie’s Patriot Sage under the direction of Mike Richardson.

Conditions worsened as the day went on, but the road ponies and their junior exhibitors showed up for a competitive under saddle medallion class. The unanimous victory went to Heartland Little Gem and Alyssa Lopez, trained by her mother Dena Lopez. Reserve honors in this competitive class went to the energetic little Sugar Daddy and Crystal Case.

Casey Morgan Tibolet had a busy morning, starting with a win in the Junior Exhibitor Country Pleasure class with Lisa Korona’s Royal Crest’s The Ultimate Stone, trained by Tibolet's mother Lisa Paxton. This young rider, under the direction of Cape Cod in equitation, finished off the day with a beautiful ride for the blue ribbon in the NHS Saddle Seat Event, much to the pleasure of her large cheering section.

Reserve honors in the country pleasure class went to the Pat McConnell-trained entry of Crimson Blue and Brittany Baird.

Making a particularly good ride for the reserve ribbon in the NHS class was the ever so talented Ali Judah on Feng Shui, trained by Rob and Sarah Byers.


Complete results can be found by clicking on SHOW RESULTS.

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