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Always an exciting day, Friday morning began with the first split of Two-Year-Old Three-Gaited. Adding his name to the long list of luminaries to win this class, Crackin Up was the top call with Andre van Schalkwyk. This was Andre’s second win of the week, winning with a pony on Tuesday. This chestnut colt is by Undulata’s Nutcracker and out of CH Sultry Heiress. She is owned and bred by Tri-Color Saddlebreds, which is an entity of Joan Adler. Joan herself was at the lines with Sultry Heiress as the Country Pleasure Driving World’s Champion of Champions in 2000 and 2002. It also bears pointing out that this wonderful mare is a full sister to World’s Champion Heir Style and World’s Grand Champion An Heir About Her. Also making a debut performance, Expensively Designed was the Reserve World’s Champion for owner Chuck Herbert and Cedarwood Farm. Sired by Designed, she is out of the World’s Champion harness mare CH Harlem’s Santa Fe. Chuck of course went back to the well with Designed, as he has had great success with Judy Werner’s stud. The important thing to note here is that Chuck himself was not aboard for this ride. He let assistant Danelle Howser have this big opportunity, and she came through for him in a big way with a great ride, most likely earning Mr. Herbert a nice payday when the buyers come calling. That has been a cool trend lately: trainers owning prospects and giving them to their assistants as projects to work on. It works out well in a lot of cases, as the assistant takes ownership of the training of the horse and puts in that extra effort. Neil Visser was third in this one with Sedgefield’s Mirror Image for Diane Sembler Kamins, with Our Lucky Charm and Mike Tunstall fourth for Shadow Run.

It was a great moment for the horse training fraternity in the 8-and-Under Walk-and-Trot World’s Championship. A little girl who had been the Reserve World’s Champion in her qualifier was about to be without a horse to show in the championship as her horse popped an abscess the very night before her class was set to go. As one can imagine, it was absolute panic at that point. But it is always darkest before the dawn, and the sun came up in the form of Reese and Erin Richey, well Reagan Richey to be exact. After all, it is her horse that happened to be here this week with the Cape Cod crew. Reagan gave her blessing and the horse was trimmed last night and braced for the first time in over a year this morning! It is one of those Louisville stories that can’t help but end well, and it certainly did today, as Molly Crim rode to the winner’s circle with trainers Lisa and Bill Waller in tow. Molly has been knocking on the door all year long, consistently in the very top prizes with Bravia. She is about the prettiest little blonde girl you could find, though she doesn’t always like Whitney Shiflet, who stole Molly’s boyfriend Matthew Shiflet. Hopefully Molly will get a picture of her and Matthew with her tricolors and blanket of flowers. After what was arranged in the shortest of timeframes last night, that shouldn’t be too much to ask! Stephanie Sanders and CH The Mystery Machine were the Reserve World’s Champion of Champions for trainer Jamie Jankowicz. Stephanie was the champion at Bonnie Blue and Raleigh already this year, her first full season out of academy. The Mystery Machine has long been a great one at this job, actually trained by Bill and Lisa Waller in recent years. Jamie has tuned him just right for Stephanie to take this big honor. Sara Evans and CH Keeper Of The Stars were third for High Caliber, with Emma Von Ballmoos in fourth.

While Tuesday morning saw Rose Marie Wheeler take anything but the blue ribbon in a pleasure pony class for the first time in four years, today saw her avenge that loss with I’m In Heaven. The entry of Patricia Peters had the driver with quite possibly the highest winning percentage of anyone in a specific division. Rose Marie has all of the skills necessary and has done all of this driving under the Majestic Oaks banner. I’m In Heaven was a West Coaster until early this year, moving to Simpsonville to win in a return trip to Midwest Charity. The Ivy League and Kirstie Buerkley were the Reserve World’s Champion of Champions for Elisabeth Goth. Another from Majestic Oaks, The Ivy League also made a step-up drive to claim this prize. Kirstie drove to the tricolor at Blue Ridge, while Elisabeth was at the lines to win the championship at Devon and JD Massey. Pacifico’s Standing Ovation and Zach Meyer were third for Brown Anderson Farms, with Seamair Dear Sir and Dylan Kirk fourth for Gail Lane.

Elizabeth James Lipscomb worked through some heavy traffic in the Show Pleasure Driving Championship. She and CH Irresistible Design closed the deal in this one with a final pass at the second way extended trot that was absolutely stunning. The way this bay daughter of Designed and I’m Irresistible Too has been showing all season long, this could have been an inevitability if not for the fact that the division was so incredibly deep this year. The Hollow Haven team has just been perfect all throughout their campaign. It’s been sweep after sweep of the division at every single show they have been to. Mid-America Mane Event and the American Royal last fall. River Ridge, UPHA Chapter 5, and Midwest Charity this spring. A final tuneup for a qualifier blue at Blue Ridge and then on into this week to sweep the blues again.

“I’ve waited 23 years for this,” exclaimed Elizabeth. “I still can’t believe it’s true!”

 Priscilla Marconi, winner of the opposite split from Elizabeth, was the Reserve World’s Champion of Champions with Spread The Word. Priscilla and her Tri-Color Ventures were delighted with this prize, as they have made two of their best drives together in the biggest week of the year. Incidentally, this was the exact same order of finish at the UPHA Chapter 5 Horse Show in Kansas City back in May. Jim Lowry headed up the bay gelding by Harlem’s Friendly Conversation and out of Dream About Me. MBA’s Royal Shadow Phax and Anne Marie Biron continued the Morgan invasion in third from Luman Wadhams Stables, while CH A Cinderella Story and Karrie Graham were fourth from Lowry Stables. 

Even though the girl heading up the round of honor with trainer Shelley Fisher took a bit of a digger running out of the ring, Alayna Applegate didn’t miss a beat aboard Blue Over You. A winner once again, the 9-Year-Old World’s Champion took on the older kids to win the 9-10 Walk-and-Trot World’s Championship. Oftentimes equitation horses get overlooked, so we will point out that Blue Over You is just a six-year-old, by West Wing and out of Royal Etiquette. He has fit right into Shelley Fisher’s program, making her look incredibly astute at picking a horse for a young rider. Alayna herself had her bright blue suit on once again, allowing her to stand out from the group for even more reason than her outstanding riding skills. Nicole Jackson got teamed up with a new mount after Lexington by Steve and Tiffany Wheeler. She and Cuttin’ Up made their debut this week, working out the kinks in their qualifier and shining brightly here in the championship. The Reserve World’s Champion of Champions is the granddaughter of Joe and Sally Jackson. She stepped up to the plate today with the best ride of her young life. Scarlett Brinkley and Tantara’s Magic Decision were third from Boone’s Farm and Stables, while Gabbie Gardiner and Harley Rally finished fourth for Zubrods.

With a third horse showing in a four-class stretch, Hollow Haven claimed a second World’s Championship in that run, this one also coming in the show pleasure driving division. Zach Meyer finished the sweep of the tricolors in this division as the Junior Exhibitor Show Pleasure Driving World’s Champion of Champions with CH First Class Heir. He couldn’t let sister Brianna have all the fun. She drove to this same blanket of flowers just a year ago, also claiming the ASHA Youth Show Pleasure Driving Challenge Finals. Zach has taken over the lines this year with just one blemish on his record, the Reserve World’s Championship earlier this week. That’s not a bad first campaign! Also in their first season together, Hannah Kelley and Double Or Nuttin’ were the Reserve World’s Champion of Champions for Dan and Leslie Kelley. Showing under the direction of David Rand, this big bay gelding was the winner in the qualifier earlier this week in Hannah’s Louisville debut. These two have been taking it to the adult competition this year. The qualifying run was a somewhat tough one for this team, as they had to get it done in a condensed window. Previously a country driving horse, Double Or Nuttin’ was stepping up to this show pleasure driving division with just over a month to get the six classes and three shows necessary. Winners at Greater Boston and Syracuse International, in between those shows they found something called the Downeast Horse Congress in Skowhegan, Maine, scoring two wins there. Zoe Schaffel was happy in third with CH Chantilly Castle, making a great drive. Birthday Kiss and Clayton Stinnett kept it going for the boys in fourth for WoodLea Farms.

The pleasure driving continued next with the ponies, rounding out this somewhat odd scheduling run of four pleasure driving events in five classes. Sandra Surber and Charmed Masterpiece finished off their great week with a blanket of flowers and two tricolor ribbons. They scored the Hackney Pleasure Driving World’s Champion of Champions title for Majestic Oaks. Also the winner in section two of the qualifier, Charmed Masterpiece is by Truly A Masterpiece and out of Extremely Charmed. Sandra drove to the championship at Rock Creek as well this year. Lexington champion Bvlgari was the Reserve World’s Champion of Champions, taking that prize back to Majestic Oaks with Kay Marschel as the owner and driver. Compact and exciting, Bvlgari is by Mr. Hawkeye and out of Cherry’s Dream Motion. Toni Nastali drove this one to the National Championship last year at the Royal. CH Mastercraft’s Namesake LF was third here with Sharla Deuschle making a top drive, with Catch Me If You Can and John Wrather in fourth for Charlotte Wrather.

It was a family affair in the winner’s circle in the second split of Two-Year-Old Three-Gaited. Matt Shiflet was at the center of this one with Tango’s Token Kiss. Not only was he the rider of this big, striking chestnut colt, he also owns the sire, Tango’s Parting Kiss. Most of the time it isn’t the owner joining the winner at the far end of the ring, but today was a lot different as the owner was Harrison Shiflet! Harrison, along with wife Beverly, are the owners and breeders of this special youngster, sitting real pretty right about now as the cell phones came out when this horse hit the ring, as customers started calling their trainers to get in line for this one. Token Kiss is out of CF Deny Me Not, by CF First Night Out. It would seem that Matthew’s Christmas present from his parents will be extra special this year. When you see the name of the Reserve World’s Champion, you think that the breeders were poaching on the celebrity of We Must Be Nuts, by naming this horse We Must Be Really Nuts. Well you would be wrong, as there is no poaching from oneself! Julie Behrend Jones bred both of these full brothers. They are by Undulata’s Nutcracker and out of Evangelique. Tre Lee debuted him to the red prize today for Dr. Jack and Julie Behrend Jones. Full brother We Must Be Nuts was a winner earlier in the week, having won five World’s Championships now. Nuttin’ Innocent and Steve Wheeler made some great passes in third for Stocking N Stripes LLC, with Triumphal and Jerry Hutson fourth for Carl Fischer.

McGee Bosworth’s spectacular season with CH I’m Something Wicked peaked today with the Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited Pleasure World’s Champion of Champions title. Owned by Pair of Jacks Stables, Wicked is trained by Mary and Evan Orr. Beaten just once all season, this team has now taken 11 victory passes on the season. Also World’s Champions in the section two qualifier, Wicked and McGee are about as well-matched a team as you will find. They are always at their best, with the son of Santana’s Charm and Penny’s Free Spirit seeming to fire every time he shows. Fort Chiswell’s The It Girl was a Reserve World’s Champion for the second time this week with Caroline Rainbolt Forbes. This was their best week together so far for the Rainbow Princess Farms. They took this reserve tricolor back to DeLovely in high style. The It Girl is by Mountain Empire and out of SNM She’s So Beautiful. Wrapped In Chocolate took Zoe Schaffel to another top three prize on the day for MLS Equestrian LLC. CH A Dream In Color and Alexandra Bowlen rounded out the top four for Cater Stables.

Reserve in her 12-13 qualifier, Grace Allison used a solid pattern to ascend to the top of the junior ranks in her final year of 13-and-under as the Junior Saddle Seat Equitation World’s Champion of Champions. Jessie Richardson alternated throwing green shavings in the air and wiping tears, while Mike Richardson was all business working to get the ears up on Number One Girl as she took her round of honor. Mom Jane Allison couldn’t have been prouder of her girl winning here for the first time. Grace has a great line for equitation, as she is very tall in the saddle, holding strong in her upper body. “Little Bud” was the Reserve World’s Champion of Champions with Oh What A Feeling. From the Knollwood string, Ainsley Budzinski is part of a hard-riding duo of sisters. Sister Sydney was a strong contender in the senior division, finishing fifth last night. Ainsley has been making her own mark, winning the UPHA Junior Pleasure Challenge Cup National Championship last year in her first year out of walk-and-trot. That was her second National Championship, as she was the winner of the UPHA Walk-and-Trot Challenge Cup National Championship in 2012. Maisie Benfield was a good third here with Size Me Up for Zubrod Stables. Ellie Grosspietsch delighted the Equitate LLC team in fourth aboard Final Act.

Yet another by Undulata’s Nutcracker, Nutcracker Swagger was all rocked backed and strutting as the Two-Year-Old Fine Harness Stallion/Gelding World’s Champion. Header Roman Marcos pointed at driver Darrell Case when his number was called, and they made the trip to the winner’s circle. Swagger is out of Cholula, making him a full brother to It’s Just Jack, who made a celebrated show here as a three-year-old with Darrell Case. Cholula is by Attache’s Thunderbolt, making him a dyed-in-the-wool product of Willowbank. The Twenty-Four Carat Cat was the Reserve World’s Champion for Melissa Moore and owner Mary Sue Walker. This pretty colt is by Catalyst and out of A Woman In Love, by Only Man In Town. Mary Sue Walker is the owner and breeder of this colt as well as of his dam. She has owned second dam Liberty Day since 1991, producing this special colt now 23 years later as a result of that long ago purchase. Lionel Ferreira placed third in this one with Riverdream’s Nuttin ‘But Charm for Riverdreams LLC.

Heartland Infinity was a sensation here today, taking the Junior Hackney Pony World’s Championship back to Majestic Oaks with Patrice Watson O’Brien. An entry of Ashlyn Farms, Infinity won the three-year-old class earlier this week, coming in against the older ponies today to take top honors. Infinity closed strong, as her last pass second direction was probably her best. Whatever Patrice did in that far corner, she should store that one in the memory bank, as it looked as if they were vying for the World’s Grand Championship not the junior title! The Four-Year-Old World’s Champion settled for the Reserve World’s Champion of Champions title in this one, as Andre van Schalkwyk drove Heartland Commendable to that prize. By Heartland Blackhawk and out of Heartland Heather, by Dun-Haven Bandolier, Commendable’s first drive with Andre was last year as the UPHA Hackney Pony Classic National Champion. Susan Olcott has been undefeated with her this year, showing at both Indianapolis Charity and the Ohio State Fair.

CH Callaway’s Born For This made her debut in 2006, with Burt Honaker riding her to the ASR Three-Year-Old Five-Gaited National Futurity win. In 2007, she swept her junior classes with Nelson Green. Deborah Orr made the class rides a year later for a win and a reserve in ladies. In 2009, Allison Combs was up for good ladies amateur prizes, coming back the next year to take reserve in the qualifier and the Ladies Amateur Five-Gaited World’s Champion of Champions title. She added another Reserve World’s Championship in 2011, turning over the reins the following year to Catherine Wheeler. Catherine was twice reserve here in 2012 before having her mount stolen away by little sister Sallie Mason. But let’s face it. Born For This was born for Sallie Mason Wheeler. These two just click. They just work well together. It’s almost as if they have an understanding, and the picture could not be any more perfect. Smith and Alexandra Lilly guided them to this 13-and-Under Five-Gaited World’s Championship today for Ceil and Kenny Wheeler. Winners of their qualifier earlier this week, they were the Reserve World’s Champion of Champions just last year. Layton Sydenstricker took home the qualifier blue here in 2013 with He’s Here For The Party. Sired by Designed To Win and out of a Northern Blues mare, He’s Here For The Party is trained by Todd Graham. This team just keeps getting better and better, scoring two reserves here this week in a competitive group. Callaway’s Gabriel and Allie Poovey were third for High Caliber, with Callaway’s Outta Here and Jozee Johnson fourth for Harold Denton Jr., rounding out a top four that was almost exclusively Callaway Hills bred.

John Whalen and Eva Anderson are feeling awfully good about their selection of CH Fort Chiswell’s Prince Charming. Leaving the horse in training with Clark Clouse and Drew Taylor Hewitt for the Louisville run made them look even better, as “DT” bested a field of 23 with the grand gelding to win the Three-Gaited Show Pleasure World’s Championship. Also winners of section three of the qualifiers and both of their classes at Lexington, Prince Charming and Drew Taylor started to click this year with a win at Asheville. Since leaving there, it has been nothing but blues, winning six straight times, culminating with this final tricolor on the green shavings. Clark Clouse campaigned this horse last year in park pleasure, taking victory passes most everywhere they went. His wide-open style suits Drew Taylor well, as she has always been a hard-riding young lady. Carol Hillenbrand and Mighty Thor settled one spot shy of repeating their wins of a year ago. They were the Reserve World’s Champion of Champions from their Autumn Hills base. The section one winner was a sight again today, with Carol reprising some of those memorable rides in this pleasure championship, a blanket of flowers she has carried off many, many a time. This is just the second time in their last 14 classes that they have been reserve winners, having taken the blue in every other outing. Section two winner CH Perfect Vengeance made the gods of the numerical splits look good, as each of the three split winners was in the top three of the championship, exactly how a logical split would dictate it should be. Tara Grom made the ride aboard the 2012 World’s Champion of Champions, rounding out a top three of the now last three winners of this class. Warranty Connection and Deborah Orr worked the ring well in fourth for James Orr.

It was a good day for the cross of Undulata’s Nutcracker and Beat The Odds, who is eligible for the Broodmare Hall of Fame after a spectacular week for her kids. Also the dam of CH His Supreme Reflection, the Attache daughter produced the Junior Three-Gaited Park World’s Champion of Champions Tefnut.She is also the dam of DoubleOr Nuttin’a Reserve World’s Champion of Champions earlier today. Reserve World’s Champion a year ago, Tefnut and Neil Visser were unanimous winners of this class for Golden Lantern Farms. They were also winners of the qualifier. This Friday matinee always makes a writer want to create a shortcut on his keyboard for the words “Undulata’s Nutcracker.” Reserve honors went to yet another one, Nuttin More. Matthew Shiflet moved up with this big chestnut gelding to be the Reserve World’s Champion of Champions for Cameron Byford and William Masiak. Winner of this division at Lexington and Asheville, Nuttin More is out of All That N More, by Worthy Son. Bret Day rode the big bay Heir To The Prince to third for Greg Crews, with Prince Of Prowlin’ and Jim Stachowski in fourth for Shawn Stachowski. But let’s be real here, folks. This class featured the single greatest fifth-place presentation in the history of Freedom Hall. Tre Lee came up to get his prize with Attache’s American Patriot and this little spitfire did just about everything she could think of at one time. There was a kick, a bronc, and then a rear, with about 10 little moves thrown in between. There was absolutely no way for Tre to stick it, and of course he did. Of course he did! He’s Tre Lee! And as if just staying on all of that wasn’t enough, before the mare was even settled to the ground, Tre broke out that sly smile and tipped his hat to the crowd. They went ballistic. There wasn’t a person in the crowd that wasn’t clapping, whistling, hollering, and cheering. It was awesome, a signature Louisville moment that hopefully is on YouTube within the day!

Two times now the 13-and-Under Road Pony World’s Champion of Champions, Outside The Lines has moved up in the ribbons on both of those occasions to take this honor. This time it was a one spot jump from a Reserve World’s Championship drive on Wednesday with Ashley Creekmore at the lines. Hollow Haven certainly had a tremendous day with horses and ponies in harness, taking their third tricolor of this session, this one for Thomas R. Brock Jr. The Brock family has long been associated with Lynda Freseth, coming back to the business several years ago with the involvement of the granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Ashley. This was Ashley’s second time winning this title, having done it in 2011 as well with CH Cappuccino. Sallie Mason Wheeler swept the Reserve World’s Champion of Champions titles in her road pony classes here over the last two days, taking this title with Runaway for Majestic Oaks and parents Ceil and Kenny Wheeler. They were also reserve champions this year at Blue Ridge Classic in their first show together. My Kryptonite and Kate Lewis finished in third for trainer Lisa Hillmer, who is fast becoming a road pony expert, while Duck Dynasty and Ethan DeVore were an ever-popular fourth for Majestic Oaks.

A good session for Ashlyn Farms continued with a win in the Two-Year-Old Fine Harness Mare class. Enough Fluff was the winning ticket here for Chris Hostetter. Selected last November as a late yearling, Enough Fluff is by Sir William Robert and out of the Undulata’s Nutcracker mare, Fluffernutter. There will likely be many of these crosses seen over the next few years, as these two stallions have produced a lion’s share of the horses bred over the past decade. Fluffernutter is out of With A Passion, dam of World’s Champion Heir Popper. Kim Cowart drove the Gypsy Santana filly Amelie to the Reserve World’s Championship for Kaitlin Hiesey Krogh. It was a first trip to the show ring for the bay filly out of Phancy Jamas, Kaitlin’s old teammate in the show pleasure division. The owner and breeder of this nice horse, Kaitlin showed her dam to good prizes all up and down the Mid-Atlantic in the early 2000’s. Watch This Trick and Pedro Martinez were third for Blythewood Farms, with My Kir Royale and Andy Freseth fourth for Susan Meyer James.

Wil Rowland is a cool dude. As Peter Fenton pointed out that there were 15 female riders in the 13-and-Under Country Pleasure World’s Championship but just the one boy was the winner, Wil Rowland took his hat and spun it in his hand, riding down to the winner’s circle hat in hand. He even gave a point to center ring with his hat as he rode by. Missy Hughes Smith and the Ever Glades gang have their hands full with this burgeoning superstar. It isn’t the worst thing in the world for a young man to be involved in this horse industry where the ration of gents to gals tends to run just about like this class, 15:1. Wil had his CH Callaway’s Winning Number making a special show today. These two have become a matched pair over the years, with Wil becoming quite the jockey. He continues to get even lighter with his hands, no doubt a result of the instruction of Missy. Winning Number is yet another example of the loss to the gene pool of Callaway’s Born To Win as a breeding stallion. He is out of the Jamestown mare, Abacus Claudia. This is now five World's Championships for Wil and Winning Number and the eleventh for the blonde gelding overall. This is one who will certainly deserve a retirement in Freedom Hall one day long into the future. Madison Hunt and Miss Viviana put in a wonderful effort to move up as the Reserve World’s Champion of Champions. Top four in their split of the qualifier, Madison and Viviana took heed to the direction of trainer Gerhardt Roos and really took it to the big group of 16. An entry of Karen Lee, Miss Viviana is by Sir William Robert and out of Caramac’s Fizzy Lady. Madison Hunt is the daughter of Midge Hunt, with her second dam being Jo Cornell. High Point Memories and Jordyn Isgrigg were up for third with a good catch ride for Willow Wind Saddlebreds, with fourth going to Majestic’s Trust Me and Hannah Herbst.

It was a clever thing for the Wellington family to name their horse venture All Well Farm with the first three letters of Allie Wellington’s first and last names. They haven’t changed it now that she is married however, as All or Nun Farm doesn’t quite have the same ring to it! Allie and Tyler Nunley look as happy as can be, with Tyler supporting her every step of the way, cheering her on as the Junior Road Pony World’s Champion of Champions with Palisades Ladyhawke. Bred by Sandra Surber, a winner earlier today, Ladyhawke is by Heartland Blackhawk and out of What Luck. The Majestic Oaks trained entry was the Four-Year-Old Road Pony World’s Champion earlier in the week. Allie got in there and mixed it up with a ring full of good pony trainers to come away the winner. Dr. Mary Ling has got to be absolutely thrilled with the success she has had at Strickland Stables. Not normally associated with road ponies, or ponies of any kind for that matter, Lisa Strickland has proven herself to be quite the pony lady this year for Mary Ling. She was the Reserve World’s Champion of Champions here with Heartland Steppin’ Out. By Heartland Head Of The Class and out of Heartland Special Ways, Steppin’ Out is obviously not the high-stepping walk-trot horse we are accustomed to seeing Lisa with, but he certainly fits the bill in this division, taking a great prize here today. Josh Greer was third in this one with Three-Year-Old World’s Champion Heartland Made In The Shade. Bryan Earehart finished fourth with Romeo’s Highlander LF.

What has become a much-anticipated event at the end of every Friday matinee, the Two-Year-Old Five-Gaited Stake did not disappoint. In fact, it might have been even deeper and more competitive than some of the older age groups have been! There were a slew of good prospects in this class, but the best of those was judged to be Vegas Moon. This gorgeous bay filly rocks way back in the bridle, high in the forehand and light and bright. Tre Lee got to tip his hat in this one too, but as the winner for Golden Creek Farms. Vegas Moon is out of Winsdown It’s About Time, by CH The Talk Of The Town. Her second dam is Isadora’s Spirit, a half sister to the great Phi Slama Jama. Vegas Moon was bred by Prospect Lane. She is by Northern Vegas, Golden Creek’s resident Saddlebred stallion. A bay mare that moves like this and traces her lines back to Santana Lass? Mary was in. She bought this mare this spring, and the rest is history. Undulata’s Witchy Woman is a bigger, brasher mare than the fine as a deer winner. She is chestnut with all sorts of chrome, by Undulata’s Nutcracker and out of In Undulata Fashion, by Attache’s Born Believer. The second dam is Riva’s Fashion Spirit, the dam of World’s Champion Undulata’s Georgie Girl. Always a factor in this class, Darell Cruse finished in third aboard Storm Seeker for Dazzo Arabians and Saddlebreds. Arrowhead’s Up All Night was fourth with Chuck Herbert up for Edward Elliott. 

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