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Louisville - Sunday Afternoon

It seemed a little strange at first to not have Gene Wright down in his corner providing the music. It made sense though, as the Reverend Gene had Sunday service to play for up the road in Shelbyville! The crowd got into the first class of the afternoon, the first class ever on Sunday afternoon, the 17-Year-Old Equitation qualifier. The crowd really got into this loaded class, staying with it through a thrown shoe, something rarely seen in equitation classes. Aleia Brown gave a tearful hug to the grand CH-EQ Madeira’s Fame as her number was called. Reese and Erin Richey made the run to the far end to greet their World’s Champion. This was the second year in a row for Aleia to win her age group, having finished as the Reserve World’s Champion the previous two years. As has been the case so often these past two years, Cameron Kay was right there in the top two with Aleia. Trained by DeLovely and teamed with CH Reedann’s Heir To Glory, Cameron is showing on both sides of the aisle this year, winning with the Morgan and Saddlebred breeds. Last year’s UPHA Challenge Cup National Champion continued her great run with a Reserve World’s Championship. Adding to the incredibly deep competition was Courtney McGinnis, finishing a strong third for DeLovely with CH-EQ Imagine My Surprise. Taylor Pszeniczny finished out the top four with a great prize for Fairfield South.

From a field of 46, two groups of 23 were split out for the 14-17 Three-Gaited Show Pleasure qualifier. In a class this big, you better have a heck of a jockey, and that’s just what owner David Rudder had for Kalarama’s Prospero. Well, he actually bred this one. The rider not the horse. Alex Rudder made a smashing show for the Kalarama banner, winning the first split and another World’s Championship honor for Prospero, last year’s Junior Park Pleasure World’s Champion of Champions. Joined in the winner’s circle by trainers Larry Hodge and Danny Lockhart, Prospero is by Calif First Night Out and out of Miss Cosmopolitan, by Catalyst. This was the debut show for Alex and Prospero, as David has done the honors up until now. Another horse that has done a ton of winning this year, HS First Day was the Reserve World’s Champion, continuing a great start to the week for the Bruggeworth family. Scotty Brooks Bruggeworth did the honors once again for Annika Bruggeworth and the DeLovely team. First Day is by Callaway’s Northern Kiss and out of none other than the great Broodmare Hall of Famer, A Daydream Believer. First Day was the winner of his Lexington qualifier, finishing reserve in the championship there. Also from DeLovely, Wild I Am finished third with Jacquelyn King. CH League Of Nations and Rhiannon White made a sporty show in fourth for Stacey Himmelstein White.

Sight Unnseen and Kay Marschel took top honors in the Junior Hackney Pleasure Driving class, adding a World’s Championship blue to the Majestic Oaks banner. By Mastercraft, Sight Unseen is out of Regal’s Love Song LF. The bay gelding has lots of white, with a wide white stripe and white all the way around on his legs. The top two could not have been any more different, as the coppery chestnut Four Point O was the Reserve World’s Champion. Cheryl Innis got the catch drive today for Kim Swartz. Janet Hicks drove this one to the World’s Championship here a year ago. He is by Valedictorian and out of LLF Special Secret.

Ava Stachowski made a picture perfect ride to win the 13-and-Under Three-Gaited Show Pleasure Section One World’s Championship. This was Ava’s second World’s Championship win, her first with Callaway’s Nachelle, her new teammate for this year. Mom Shawn Stachoswki owns the daughter of Callaway’s Blue Norther and Callaway’s Return Engagement. Dad Jim Stachowski was the winning trainer here, smiling as he ran the long run to the far end. Trainers rarely seem to care about the long run here, especially when it’s their own child waiting at the far end. Grace Cutting and CH Carameaprize were up next as the Reserve World’s Champions for the second year in a row in this class. Trained by Sheri Brandl, Carameaprize is by Prize Contender and out of Callaway’s Cara Mia. The flashy gelding never drops an ear and always seems to be in the right place at the right time with Grace, a testament to her polish and ring savvy at a young age. Rondo and Emily Candelaria were up next in third for Barbara Woods and Judd Stables. Warranty Connection and Ryan Visser finished fourth for grandpa James Orr.

Macey Joan Miles won her age group qualifier for the fifth straight year, taking the 15-Year-Old Saddle Seat Equitation World’s Championship today under the direction of Lillian Shively. Teamed with CH-EQ Lemon Shake Up WRF, Macey was also the qualifier winner at Lexington this year, finishing as the Senior Equitation Reserve Champion on the Red Mile. Molly Codeanne and CH-EQ Chanti’s Prayer were up for the Reserve World’s Championship for Cater Stables. Molly has been reserve in her age group for three years in a row now. This grand team is triple qualified as well, having won all four of their classes on the year coming into today.

The undefeated team got put back together today with similar results. Nashville Cat and Rose Marie Wheeler won here for the fifth time in a row, taking the Junior Exhibitor Hackney Pleasure Driving World’s Championship. Sweeping this division in 2011 and 2012, Rose Marie and Nashville Cat have never been beaten together. Trained by Majestic Oaks, he is owned by Carter McGlothlin. Danny Hicks debuted with The Perfectionist to take two victory passes at Connecticut Summer Classic. He made a Reserve World’s Championship drive in this one for Marjorie Kenney and trainer Rodney Hicks. This is just the second show in this division for The Perfectionist. Olivia Schumacher and The Ivy League were third for Majestic Oaks. CH Seamair Dear Sir and Dylan Kirk finished fourth for Gail Lane.

Our Favorite Memory gave the Jack Magill Stables team a thrill, winning the 13-and-Under Five-Gaited class with Blake Crim. Blake had one of those great Louisville reactions, with the jaw dropping as the moment of realization sets in, followed by a huge smile on the way to the winner’s circle. This was a catch ride for Blake, bringing it home for Pleasants Valley Stable. Our Favorite Memory is by Titleist Memory and out of Hometown Favorite. The grand veteran CH Sunken Treasure took another youngster for a great green shavings trip. He and Abigail Tabor romped to the Reserve World’s Championship under the High Caliber Stables banner. The entry of Allen and McGee Bosworth has been part of the High Caliber team for what seems like forever, always giving his very best. Another veteran of many a Louisville trip, CH Callaway’s Lil’ Abner was third here for Karla Moritz. Here I Am Again and Harriet Townsend did Ever Glades Farm proud in fourth.

Top three in the Kentucky Riders Equitation class last night, Kaeley Arterburn put it all together today to win the 16-Year-Old Saddle Seat Equitation World’s Championship aboard La Zingara. Trained by Zubrod Stables, this was Kaeley’s first Louisville win and her first week ever to show on the green shavings. She was the Pleasure Equitation 14-17 Reserve Champion at Lexington earlier this year. World’s Champion in her age group a year ago, Sydney Budzinski took the Reserve World’s Championship in her age group for the second time. She and Royal Tryst ride under the Knollwood banner. They were top three in two of the National Finals last year. Emily Winchell was up next in third, with Clara McCool fourth.

When Alex Jeppesen got CH De La Hoya as her 13th birthday present, there is no way she knew just how great that present would turn out to be. She took a unanimous round of honor today in the second section of 13-and-Under Three-Gaited Show Pleasure. Trainer Bob Hughes headed up his first Louisville victory pass, while mom Debi Jeppesen gave us another great Louisville face, the hand covering the mouth crying face while running. She had every reason to be proud, as Alex put on a clinic, showing almost the entire second direction on a rail all by herself. Lexington Champion Cuttin’ Up was the Reserve World’s Champion today with Nicole Jackson. The entry of Sally Jackson is trained by Steve and Tiffany Wheeler. She is by Undulata’s Heir Apparent and out of Charlotte Russe, by Undulata’s Man Of The Hour.

Rose Marie Wheeler made it two for two on the afternoon, as Majestic Oaks had three of the top four in this one. Rose Marie drove A Promise Honored to the top spot for Ashlyn Farms. This was the season debut for the product of Night Predator and Twin Willow’s Promise. This was also the Majestic Oaks debut for the sporty new face. Stat Tistic was up next as the Reserve World’s Champion with Kirstie Buerkley. Kirstie has made four victory passes on the year with Stat Tistic, driving for owner Doug Mesker. Juan Rios drove this one last night in the county fair class, making the quick turnaround to make another good show today. Boogity Boogity and Story Sinex finished next in third for Krista Sinex, while Kharbon Steel and Morgan Billig took fourth for Alex Ververeli and Majestic Oaks.

The top two in both classes in the Junior Exhibitor Show Pleasure Driving division a year ago were back at it again, taking the top two spots today as well. CH First Class Heir got the top call in the qualifier this year, taking the World’s Championship with Zach Meyer driving for Brown/Anderson Farms. Trained by Hollow Haven, this team was the World’s Champion of Champions in this division last year. Winner of this class a year ago, Double Or Nuttin’ was the Reserve World’s Champion today with Hannah Kelley. Owned by Victory Lane Farm, the big bay gelding is by Undulata’s Nutcracker and out of Beat The Odds. David Rand trains this team, his lone charge for the week of Louisville. David will make up for his week of “vacation” here by taking something like 30 horses to the Morgan Grand National.

It was a pretty great debut for Scotty Brooks Bruggeworth and his new horse. They took home the 14-Year-Old Saddle Seat Equitation World’s Championship this afternoon for DeLovely Farm. Headed up by Lillian Shively and the horse’s former trainer, Scott Matton, Scotty Brooks made just his second show of the year in the equitation division! At least he got to have his first practice ride on the horse yesterday! Winner last night in the Kentucky Riders Equitation class, Maisie Benfield earned the Reserve World’s Championship today with Size Me Up. Trained by Zubrod Stables, Maisie has been the UPHA Junior Challenge Cup Reserve National Champion the last three years.

Sallie Mason Wheeler got a practice drive under her belt at Blue Ridge with Sirfistication. Luckily she also got to practice a victory pass there with the entry of Ashlyn Farms, as she was more than ready to take another one today. She drove off with the 13-and-Under Road Pony World’s Championship today under the Majestic Oaks banner. Sirfistication is by Dun-Haven Regal Attraction and out of a Canterbury Comet mare. Jacques Marais had a big smile heading up Dimitri as the Reserve World’s Champion. Faith Sturm made her debut drive with the speedster to grab this prize for Dr. Mary Ling and Strickland Stables. Dimitri is by Twin Willow’s McMillan and out of a Vindicator mare. Take It To The Limit and Olivia Schumacher were up next in third for Cascade Stables, while Little Big Town and Austin Grace Bentley finished fourth for Byronview Farm.

Whatever Rose Marie Wheeler ate for breakfast this morning, every horse show mom on the grounds better find out what it was and stock up. Her afternoon closed out with a bang, as she won her third class of the day, the 14-17 Three-Gaited Show Pleasure Section Two World’s Championship. CH Redesigned got a big hug from his rider before trotting down victory lane. This is the second year in a row for Rose Marie and Redesigned to win their qualifier here, also winners in 2012 for Chestnut Dream LLC and Grey Ridge Farm. Macey Joan Miles made another top catch ride, taking Mystery Magic to the Reserve World’s Championship for Ashlyn Farms. Macey also rode the DeLovely entry to two wins at Pro Am this year. By The Mystery Writer, Mystery Magic is out of Magic Talk, by CH The Talk Of The Town. Cameron Kay hopped aboard to sweep the division at Midwest with the chestnut star. Laney Henley had the High Caliber crowd cheering wildly in third aboard CH Catalyst Commander for Charis Family Interests LLC. Brookhill’s Knockout and Eleanor Rainbolt Forbes were strong in fourth for Rainbow Princess Farms and DesMar Stables.

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