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Lexington Jr. League Show Coverage – Wednesday Morning



 

Wednesday Morning

Although the morning dawned hot and muggy, the sun was shining in
Lexington, as were the exhibitors. The morning session was filled with stunning juvenile classes, picture perfect equitation rides and a particularly competitive pleasure pony class.

Kicking the morning off with a bright and beautiful start was the Saddle Seat equitation for the 12 and 13 year-old age group. In top form for the blue ribbon were the talented Ellen Medley Wright and CH Timeless Drifter. Having an especially nice ride for second was Brittany McGinnis and Amandari. Both riders are instructed by the DeLovely team.

Catch drivers seemed to be the order of the day in the Hackney Pleasure Pony Driving class with the top three places going to ponies with catch drivers. Winning this class for the third year in a row was Early Edition, this time with Jan McGlaughlin on the lines for owner Jane Mueller. Cheryl Innis and the legendary Heartland Supremacy came away with the red ribbon for owner Lester Harmon. Megan McClure turned in a nice catch drive for her aunt Tamra Arndt with the perky pony Heartland Parade Time to take the yellow ribbon.

CH Trapp Mountain trotted into the winner’s circle yet again with Angela Darrow in the three-gaited show pleasure 14 and under division under the Knollwood banner. Taking second in this lovely class was Ashley Baird and Star Spangled Steel.

Worthy of the blue and having a particularly nice trip was Marjorie Phelps and Worth The Trip in the Saddle Seat Equitation 11 and Under class. Taking home reserve honors were Cheetah’s Admiral and Jessica Wuesthofen.

Alexandra Flynn and Kalu’s Can’t Stop The Magic had a striking ride for top honors in the Senior Challenge Cup under the direction of Lillian Shively.

One of the cutest classes of the morning was the UPHA Walk/Trot 9-10 Challenge Cup. Blue ribbon honors went to the adorable Hallie Sansbury and Highpoint’s Syncopated Rhythm for Cape Cod Farm. Looking equally adorable in second was Cagle James and Seattle Song from Cash Lovell Stables.

Coming out on top in the Three-Gaited Country Pleasure Junior Exhibitor class with a terrific ride was Ali DeGray and Kalarama’s High Roller for Pixie Dust and Steel. Having an absolutely lovely go for second, Casey Morgan Tibolet and Royal Crest’s The Ultimate Stone took home the red ribbon.

Equitation riders of all ages turned in poised and precise rides this morning, but having a particularly picture perfect go was another DeLovely team, Courtney McGinnis and Callaway’s Coraleen in the UPHA Walk/Trot Challenge Cup 8 and under. Aleia Brown and Something’s In The Heir made a stunning ride for the reserve honors.

Coming away with top honors in their new division, and looking pleasure perfect for that matter, were Sarah Sessoms and CH Assets And Attitude to capture the Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited Show Pleasure blue under the direction of Nelson Green. Riding up for the red ribbon in this large class were Lindsay Kellner and Callaway’s Don’t Panic. Also making a nice show for third was Allied Heir Strike and Jillian Schaffer.

 

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