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Louisville – Monday Morning


Monday Morning


Monday morning turned out to be gorgeous with a cool breeze, perfect for a horse show, and what a show it was!  The first class to answer the gate call was the first split of the Country Pleasure Driving division  with eleven entries.  The flaxen tailed beauty Heirithmatic and Donna Smith under the direction of Chad Graham made the victory pass for the first blue ribbon of Monday's session.  Reserve honors belonged to an absolutely thrilled Anita Simpson and Really Worth It.  This duo is trained by Smith Lilly, and Simpson was ecstatic as she picked up her red ribbon and laughed with joy upon exiting the ring.


Coming off a spectacular Lexington show with three blue ribbons, Casey Morgan Tibolet continued her winning streak picking up the blue ribbon in the 15 year-old equitation class, under the direction of Cape Cod.  Reserve honors belonged to the elegant Jacqueline Beck having a picture perfect ride for Zubrod Stables.


The Adult Three-Gaited Show Pleasure, with its whopping 88 entries, required four splits. The high-headed CH Uncle Abe with Piper Granger made the winning ride in the first split, trained by Shelley Fisher.  Taking home the red ribbon were Lookin’ Yonder and Laura Michelle Dozer under the direction of Cryst-A-Kell and James Nichols.  This team just came off a nice reserve ribbon ride at the Shelbyville Horse Show. 


The unanimous blue ribbon in the Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited 13 Years-Old And Under belonged to the flashy up-headed Callaway’s Sunday Edit and Morgan Brison under the expert direction of her mother, Tonya Brison.  Looking simply stunning for the red ribbon were CH The Showstopper and Margaret Morrison under Cash Lovell’s direction.


Making it two years in a row for this bay beauty, CH Lightnin’ Lil returned to the winner’s circle in the second split in of the Show Pleasure Adult class under the direction of the Biggins stable crew.  Having a simply super ride CH Just Special and Carol Hillenbrand stepped up for reserve.


The high-stepping The Attaché Orchid and Holly Wilson made a stunning show in the 14-17 Three-Gaited Pony class to claim the blue ribbon under the expert direction of Smith Lilly.  Reserve honors belonged to Powerful Tango and Molly Trent. 


Seven roadster to wagon entries made the gate call to compete in their qualifier.  Coming out on top and speeding away with the blue ribbon were Ashland and Mike Barlow.  As always Raymond Shively is most competitive with his roadsters, and stepped up to claim second with the speedy Power Ranger. This was the same order of finish as in 2005.


Camille Cowart is sidelined this week with a broken ankle in a cast.  Brittany Ann McGinnis had a fabulous catch ride on Small Packages to rack her way to the winner’s circle in the Five-Gaited Pony in the 13 and under division under the direction of Camille’s parents Peter and Kim Cowart. Picking up the red ribbon for reserve with an exceptional ride was Callaway’s Exception To The Rule and Alexa McWilliams.


Darryl Kolkman sped away with the blue ribbon in the Four-Year-Old Roadster Pony division with the quick stepping Heartland Most Wanted.  Randy Harper stepped up to claim reserve with Extremely Rare for owners Ed and Karen Frickey in this competitive class of fifteen entries. 


The third split of the Adult Show Pleasure class answered the gate call next and having a super show to claim the top honors were For Reference Only and Tracy Garcia under John Conatser’s direction.  Reserve red ribbons went to Santana’s Gypsy Gal and Shawn Stachowski. 


The fourth split of the ever so popular Adult Show Pleasure division made the gate call with seventeen entries.  Taking home the top honors, unanimously, were CH Ninety-Eight Degrees and Alice Unger for Nancy Leigh Fisher.  This lofty, expressive horse is trained by Hollow Haven and this was the second year in a row that he made it to the winner’s circle.  Reserve honors belonged to the four-year-old My One Night Stand and Lisa Schlesinger. 


CH Sammyshine and Cydni Simmons had a great ride and made their familiar way to the winner’s circle to claim their sixth overall world title in the Five-Gaited Pony 14-17 division.  This duo is trained by Tammy Devore.  Reserve honors belonged to the very busy Casey Morgan Tibolet and Heiress To Champagne under the direction of Cape Cod.


Speeding away with the blue ribbon in the Roadster To Bike Mare class was the black beauty African Queen and Larry Bacon.  The reserve belonged to the fast-paced Lucy Lawless and Danette Musselman for Alliance Stud.


Looking like the epitome of pleasure, the second split of the Country Pleasure Driving qualifier belonged to CH A Pretty Penny with Nancy Anderson for the Brown/Anderson Farms for the second year in a row.  This duo is trained by Hollow Haven.  Reserve honors went home with Helen Rosburg making a bravado performance with the high-stepping CH Shamanic Dream, under the direction of Ruth Gimpel.


The third time was the charm for Andrew Slater and Tantalize Me LCC in the Three-Gaited 13 & Under Division II. This was Andrew’s third trip to Louisville and his first blue ribbon. This confident pair is under the direction of Bob Griffin at Northern Tradition. The popular team of Callaway’s Buttons And Bows and Nathan Stein picked up the red streamers under the watchful eye of Rob Byers.


Having a chance to show off their young Hackney pleasure driving ponies the adult amateurs made the gate call on Monday afternoon with their junior ponies.  Top honors from this talented group of young ponies went to the lovely DJ’s High Fashion and Jerry Peach directed by Chris Gantley.  Taking home reserve were Her Excellence and Ed Frickey under the expert direction of Randy Harper.


Two different splits of the Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited Show Pleasure class made the gate call on Monday afternoon.  World Champion honors in the first split belonged to CH L.A. Boca Raton and Kelsey Olson directed by Rob and Sarah Byers.  The red ribbon for second went to Believe Her and Mallory Greaves, who won the second split last year.  Making a stellar show for the top honors in the second split was the seasoned team of CH Assets And Attitudes and Sarah Sessoms under the direction of Nelson Green.  Reserve honors in that split went to the lofty Wild Wonderful and Suzanna Crews.


Making it three years in a row the expressive Heartland Production and Mary Gaylord McClean claimed top honors in the Amateur Road Pony Over 50 Inches To 52 Inches class.  Hot on their heels for reserve were Calvin Hobbs and Mary Gise under the direction of Hollow Haven.


With an excitement that was infectious Shana Jo Brown rode her way to equitation victory in the 17 and under equitation qualifier under the direction of Memory Lane Farm. She got a big hug from trainer Jenny Taylor in the winner’s circle.  Mary Catherine Swinson was picture perfect for the reserve ribbon. 


Taking home the blue ribbon to the Tar Heel state for the second year in the Three-Gaited Pony for the younger age group were Cameo’s Carte Blanche and Anna Drew Jackson under Cash Lovell’s direction.  Simbara’s Cara Mia and Ashley Biggins earned their second reserve in two years under her parents, John and Renee Biggins’ direction.


An ecstatic Elise Johnson sped into the winner’s circle with the bold moving Old Memories in the Amateur Road Pony 50 Inches And Under.  This duo is trained by Maureen Lydon.  Second in this class went to Triumphant and Jane Mueller. 


Looking absolutely lovely in the 14 year-old equitation qualifier to claim the top honors was Amber Lynn Lowry from Nicholasville, Kentucky.  Reserve ribbons in this six rider class went to Deanna Lanigan.


Twenty-three stallions/geldings answered the gate call in the Open Park Three-Gaited class.  After creating a sensation at last year’s American Royal, The Woodsider and Jackie Tanner stayed true to form in their first show of the 2006 season. They earned an impressive win for owner Robert Facciola.  Coming off two stunning wins in Lexington, Clark Clouse and Lime Twisted Gin took home reserve for Jackie Stred.  Claiming fourth, Tom Thorpe and The Majestic captured the crowd’s cheers and their unbridled support.


Closing out the day session, Alexandra Flynn demonstrated the ideal picture of equitation to claim the unanimous blue ribbon in the 16-year-old qualifier for the DeLovely team.  Reserve honors in this class belonged to the sporty and talented Kyle Gagnon under the direction of Marsha and Gary Garone.


Complete show results can be seen and searched by clicking on SHOW RESULTS.

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