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Lexington Jr. League - Thursday Morning


Thursday Morning


Thursday morning's session opened up with nine entries making the gate for Saddle and Bridle's Pleasure Equitation Medallion.  Blair Barrett, a decorated equitation rider, teamed up this week with a new mount for the pleasure equitation division:  Samuel Adams.  Tuesday morning, in their first show together, they earned the red in the 14-17.  Thursday morning, Barrett and Samuel Adams were flawless on both their rail and pattern work to earn the blue ribbon under the direction of Renee Biggins and Samuel Adams' trainer, Desiree Clauson.  Kristen Koenig in her last year made the decision to make the move into pleasure equitation under the direction of Nancy and Bill Becker.  She turned in a solid performance with Spirit Stuff to win the reserve in the competitive class.

In the AHHS Junior Exhibitor Hackney Pleasure Driving Medallion, the blue ribbon went to the Harper-trained Razzle Dazzle Me with Lauren Mathewson up. This up and coming team’s hard work paid off as they bested 10 entries. Reserve in the class went to Heartland's Parade Time and Kelsey Herbert.

Twenty-one adult riders returned to the track for the Adult Country Pleasure Championship.  CH By Mi Add Lib and Kendra Fisher once again earned the trip to the winner's circle in unanimous fashion.  Reserve honors in this competitive class went to CF Not Tonight and Cece Hagan with Kalarama's High Roller and Helen Rosburg earning a strong third place.

Next up, it was the junior exhibitors competing in their country pleasure championship with again more than 20 entries vying for the title.  The young team of Callaway's C.H. Hardin and Katie McLaughlin were the standouts as they made a comeback ride to capture the win under the direction of Nancy McConnell.  Reserve honors went to Some King Of Magic and Jessica Moctezuma. Taking home the yellow ribbon was The Bachelor Prince and Christy Bennett, with a first place vote on the card.

The junior exhibitors continued to be in the spotlight as they were back challenging each other in the AHHS Junior Exhibitor Roadster Pony Under Saddle Medallion.  After a magnificent ride, Silent Partner and Aliyah Asch were called to with winner's circle with the unanimous win.  With their red silks flying, reserve honors went to the Carolina team Sugar Daddy and Crystal Case. 

The NHS Goods Hands Event rounded out Thursday morning’s schedule.  After rail and pattern work from five teams, the poised Jacqueline Beck aboard Pinstripe Dancer was called to the winner's circle under the direction of Zubrod Stables.  Reserve went to Olivia Weber aboard Worthy I Am for the Premier banner. 

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