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If you want to talk about a World’s Championship effort, think about getting an 8-and-under child out of bed, fed and cleaned up, into a three-piece suit, hair done up into a bun and ready to ride a horse by nine in the morning . Yeah. Go try it and let us know how much fun it was. But it all pays off when you see that kid riding strong across the green shavings. So here’s to World’s Champion Parents Susan Creekmore and Bobby Creekmore and World’s Champion Grandparents Tom and Irene Brock, as their charge, Ashley Creekmore, walked and trotted to victory in the 8-and-Under Walk-and-Trot class. Teamed with "Nemo," Something’s In The Heir, Ashley made a rock solid performance today to open the show with a blue ribbon ride. The Hollow Haven cheering section was in full voice as she rode off with the top honors. A winner last month at Blue Ridge, Maelee Dudan was the Reserve World’s Champion. In just her first year out of Academy, Maelee is directed by Brooke and Quintus VanderSpuy. Also making the Carolinas proud, Cashlynn Lovell finished third here in Freedom Hall for the second year in a row with CH Aces And Eights.

Winning their qualifier here for the third year in a row, League Of Nations and Carol Hillenbrand made another charismatic show for their overall fourth Louisville victory pass together in Section One of Adult Country Pleasure. John Conatser directed the round of honor for this team that is undefeated on the year. Reserve honors went back to Tennessee with Deborah Richardson and Stonecroft Ring Leader. By Supreme Heir and out of Ring Girl, Ring Leader was the Weanling Breeders Stake World’s Champion in 2003. Lexington Champions Ali DeGray and Careless Fortune finished third for James and Helen Rosburg. CH Bella Marietta and Claudia Gardner Sipp earned the white ribbon in fourth for Stonewall Farm.

With a big hug for her horse and a big cheer from the Zubrod Stables section, Maisie Benfield rode to the winner’s circle in the 9-Year-Old Walk-and-Trot Equitation class. Cindy Boel and Renee Zubrod helped out with the victory pass. Maisie was twice a World’s Champion last year in the 8-and-Under ranks as well as a winner at Lexington this year. A World’s Champion a year ago, Payton Lynn Walker was reserve today, under the direction of Tammy DeVore. Her World’s Championship came in the 8-and-Under division last year, winning Section One. Two-time Reserve World’s Champion Zach White was once again a crowd pleaser, as he picked up third with Hello Boys, directed by Ray Krussell.

In her first year in the Pleasure Driving division, She’s Gone earned her first World’s Championship, with Alexa McWilliams at the lines. Clark Clouse punched the air in celebration when the beautiful blonde mare’s number was called. These two hit the ring with an absolutely stunning first pass, sending their number straight to the top. Two-time defending World’s Champion of Champions and winner of this class just a year ago, CH May Issue and Rose Marie Wheeler were reserve today. Kim Crumpler headed up this multi-titled team in the line for Chestnut Dream LLC. Last year’s Reserve World’s Champion was third today, as Alicia Silverstone and Ashley Baird earned the yellow streamers for MBA Equestrians and the Knollwood team.

Team Kierson celebrated another World’s Championship performance, as Joanna Ricci earned the 10-Year-Old Walk-and-Trot Equitation World’s Championship. Jessie Richardson joined in the winner’s circle, as the DeLovely faithful helped cheer for their former barnmate, Callaway’s Coraleen, Joanna’s teammate. Lexington’s Champion was looking poised and cool in her light gray suit, winning her first world title. Ethan Feiber made the trip from California very worthwhile, as he picked up the red ribbon in reserve. Jennifer Dixon trains Mr. Feiber and gathered up that pretty red ribbon from Chuck Walker, once she found him "hiding" in front of the lineup. Morgan Morton made a nice ride for third, with Emily Hopp finishing fourth.

Emerging the victor from an original field of 19, Amanda Dellinger gave a big hug to her pretty gray mare, Jessie Cole, when her number was called as the unanimous winner of Section Two of Adult Country Pleasure. Lynda Freseth came running through the gate to join her World’s Champion team. An entry of James Dellinger, Jessie Cole has come on strong all year long, culminating in a Wednesday morning ride down Louisville’s victory lane. Making his Louisville debut as a Country Pleasure entry, Firecracker Jack was reserve with Vicki Reed aboard for Sam and Vicki Reed. They were Reserve World’s Champions in Pleasure Driving in 2008. Erin Obenauf rode A Midnight Kiss to one of their best performances together in third for Cheryl Friedman. Lisa Austin and Highpoint’s Grandee were fourth, with the new Mrs. Tommy Pettry, Vanessa Leone Pettry, finishing fifth with Lady Suzanne for Charles Goodman.

World’s Champion of Champions in 2005 with grandpa Bob Anderson driving, Pacifico’s Standing Ovation made a return trip to the Louisville winner’s circle with grandson Zach Meyer in Junior Exhibitor Hackney Pleasure Driving. The Brown-Anderson Farms family was overjoyed with the World’s Championship performance, Zach’s first trip over the green shavings. Long a resident of Hollow Haven Farm, Standing Ovation had their cheering section going wild today. Shannon Ella made a beautiful catch drive for Sandra Sur ber, guiding Palisade’s Margarita to reserve for the Majestic Oaks team. A Lexington winner, this junior pony continues to shine as the year goes along. A popular contender all around the Midwest, Honest Impression was third with Garrett Weiler driving for Amy Weiler. Mollie Kregor drove Twin Willow’s Logan S to the white ribbon for the Kathy S. Capsuto Trust.

Cowboy Dave Lopez made a pleasure perfect show with Willie Angel to win the Western Country Pleasure Invitational. In a ring full of the sparkle and flair of the ladies’ outfits, Dave stood out in his stark white shirt with the black chaps and hat. It was the beautiful bay beneath him that made the picture though, as Willie Angel was the image of a Western horse, earning a World’s Championship title today. Winner of this class for the last two years as well as the 2009 Championship, Toreador was reserve in this one for Dr. Catherine Gallo and the Oregon-based Arcuri Stables team. Lexington Champions I’m Goin’ Out Tonight and Jessica Moctezuma were third for Nealia McCracken and Margory Brown, with Buttoned Down and Grace Arnold finishing up in fourth.

Champions at Midwest and Blue Ridge, CH Teuschers and Rebecca Boorstein were the winners of the first split of 14-17 Country Pleasure class for Equilateral Enterprise Inc. Trained by Lowry Stables, Teuschers has found a new division in which to be a superstar, making a spectacular show for the Louisville blue. Mollie Kregor got the call to ride Tremendously Charming to the reserve title for Paula Schmidt and Kathy Capsuto Trust. A qualifier World’s Champion in the Adult division last year with Kathy Capsuto, Tremendously Charming looked great in reserve, with Mollie Kregor sporting a well-tied green tie. Moving up a spot from 2009, Protector and Dylan Hines made a great show for third here today. Man Of Hour Dreams and Alex Ennis were an excited fourth for the Ingleside Farm team.

It was yet another qualifier World’s Championship for the outstanding team of CH Mastercraft’s Namesake LF and Stephany Monteleone, as they captured the blue ribbon in Section One of Hackney Pleasure Driving for the fourth consecutive year. World’s Champion of Champions in 2007 and 2008, Namesake is also the reigning National Champion, winning at the American Royal last fall, as well as the two before that. Under the direction of Abel Vega, he continues his career as one of the winningest pleasure ponies to grace the show ring. Heartland Breaking News and Kay Marschel were reserve. Also a qualifier winner in 2009, Breaking News was reserve to Namesake in the National Championship a year ago as well. Reserve World’s Champion of Champions last year as well as a former World’s Champion of Champions in this division, One More Time was third for Anna Marie Knipp. Stacey Swalla finished fourth with Mastercraft’s Sandman LF.

World’s Champions in all of the even years they have shown in Freedom Hall, CH CF First Light Of Dawn and Maya Manilow topped a third Louisville class together as the 14-17 Country Pleasure Section Two winners. Maya continues to impress as the week goes on, putting on a clinic with her entries, earning top ribbons every time out. Donna Pettry Smith always puts on a display of speed when she covers ground on the run to the far end, often beating husband Kenny to the winner’s circle. World’s Champion of Champions in 2009, Sir Andrew was a popular reserve with Dakota Reiser aboard for Chris Reiser. They were Lexington Champions early last month as well. Fine Harness Futurity World’s Champion as a two-year-old, DressedForTheParty was third with Courtney Greenbank up for Edward and Thomas Elliott.

Taking her second victory pass in the last about 14 hours, Megan McClure drove aunt Tamra Arndt’s pony, Heartland Parade Time, to win the second section of Hackney Pleasure Driving. Reserve National Champion in 2008 with Tamra at the lines, Parade Time was making his first show with Megan McClure since a third place finish in the Championship here in 2006. It seems that Megan has the golden touch this week, as she is two for two so far. Anna Marie Knipp was back again, showing a second entry, benefiting from the split divisions with the opportunity to show both ponies. This second pony finished in second. It was I’m In Heaven, a World’s Champion in 2007, also with Knipp driving. Donna Zimmerman and Heartland Smooth Operator finished third, directed by Jim and Jenny Taylor.

Charles Gassen and CH Cappuccino continued their undefeated career on the green shavings, winning their third World’s Championship in the 13-and-Under Road Pony division. World’s Champion of Champions a year ago as well as UPHA Road Pony of the Year, Cappuccino was all revved up and ready to go, swooping down victory lane. Alex Ververeli and CH Heartland Victory Maker made their Louisville debut together to pick up the red ribbon for Kathleen and Alex Ververeli and the Kierson Farm team. They were AHHS 13-and-Under Road Pony Medallion National Champions at Kansas City last fall.

When the judges call a class of 22 as fast as they would call a 3 horse class, you know it’s workout time. The judges got together in the Amateur Park Stallion/Gelding class, one that often calls for a second go-round, and selected 10 from the original 22 to vie for the blue ribbon and World’s Championship honors. In numerical order, Peter Fenton called forth these 10 teams to remain in the ring: Cumberland Crescent and Candi Covino Aversenti, Sudoku and Bambi Childress Bollin, CH His Supreme Reflection and Jacqueline Manzo, Major Buck and Kathryne Stief, Reedann’s Heir To Glory and Brittany Kale, Brookhill’s Periday and James Sigmon, CH Perfect Vengeance and Tara Grom, Tchaikovsky and Paula Percoco , CF Burn Out and Sally Winquist, and CH High Heat and Shawn Stachowski. With the traffic cleared out of the way, these 10 went to work and hit the ground running, or trotting as the case may be. Tara Grom encountered a whole bunch of the aforementioned traffic on the reverse in the first go, including a horse coming head-on at her after she was turned around going second direction. She made the most of the lack of traffic and came blasting down the rail with CH Perfect Vengeance. Standing out in that bright white coat, she turned heads to capture the blue ribbon, her first with "Ace" and second on the week. Sister Kaitlyn won her split of this class in 2006 with the longtime family favorite. Tara is now two for two on the week with her horses, Ace and Grace. Really cranking it up in the workout, Shawn Stachowski captured reserve honors with CH High Heat. The 2007 winner of this class with Melody Adler, High Heat and Stachowski were the Reserve World’s Champion of Champions just a year ago. They made a great case for themselves in reserve today. Two-time defending World’s Champion of Champions CH His Supreme Reflection was third with Jacqueline Manzo for Kimberly Jones. Cumberland Crescent and Candi Covino Aversenti finished fourth for Candied Partners LLC, while Brookhill’s Periday and James Sigmon continued to grow as a team in fifth. Reedann’s Heir To Glory and Brittany Kale finished sixth for Gary and Tammie Kale, with last year’s winner CF Burn Out seventh with Sally Winquist. Tchaikovsky and Paula Percoco rounded out the Championship qualifiers in eighth for Jayne Romano.

Holli McDowell Hayes continued her great week, this time winning the Three-Year-Old Harness Pony class in unanimous style with Heartland High Interest for Darrel and Sandra Kolkman. This one is by World’s Grand Champion Heartland Equality and out of New Song, producer of the great Heartland Rain Song. Darrel Kolkman headed up his World’s Champion entry in the line. X-Tremely A Dream Girl finished in reserve with Rodney Hicks at the lines for Copper Beech LLC. Sired by three-time World’s Champion X-Treme, Dream Girl is out of Kingsley Confetti.

The only horse to ever win a Junior Exhibitor Park World’s Championship kept that record all to himself with a unanimous win today. This, of course, was CH Justa Rascal with Camille Cowart. Two times here in 2009, Rascal continued his winning streak that began at Roanoke last June. Today marked win number 16 in a row, as Peter and Kim Cowart continued a great week with the run across the green shavings. Callie Smith was pretty in pink as she picked up the reserve ribbon with Brookhill’s Passion Punch, taking it back to DeLovely for Calico Farms. They continued their first season together in Reserve World’s Champion style, making a strong show here on Wednesday afternoon. CH Ya-Ya, the reigning Park World’s Champion of Champions, was third today with Ashley Bryce riding for Bryce Heritage Investments and the Jack Magill Stables banner. First Class Heir and Brianna Meyer rounded out the top four winners for Brown/Anderson Farms and Hollow Haven.

A third straight unanimous decision on the afternoon sent Misdee Wrigley Miller and Trio Bolero G speeding down to the far end of the ring in the Amateur Ladies Roadster to Bike class. USTA Roadster to Bike Classic winner in 2008 and famously the winner of the 2009 Roadster to Bike Stallion/Gelding World’s Championship, Trio Bolero has that flat-out top gear that is unparalleled. A champion driver no matter the discipline, Misdee pulled out all the stops once again to fire up the crowd and take the blue. Judy McNeish got the call to catch drive her former entry, Thunderbolt, to a Reserve World’s Championship for Belle Reve. They were winners of this class the past two years, and Thunderbolt was the 2007 USTA winner with Raymond Shively. Debra Clark and IAmNotACow finished in third.

Majestic Oaks swept the top two spots in the 14-17 Road Pony class, with Tyler Miles getting the call for a World’s Championship catch drive for the second year in a row. Last year, he drove Kentucky Hot Brown to the tri-color. This year, it was The Wizard LF taking his second victory pass of the week for owner Toni Nastali and the Majestic Oaks team. With a host of entries in this class and another in the class to follow, the Rich and Maureen Campbell brought in a catch header too. It happened to be Tyler’s dad, Todd Miles, who headed up the victory pass. Sha-Boom and Shannon Ella were next up for a prize, taking reserve for Karl Bridgeman. Another "trainer’s kid," Shannon was a World’s Champion in this division in 2008 with Heartland Wonderful Miss. Albery Kaponey and Mitchell Tunstall were a strong third for Ada Perwien and Kevin Berman. Late Nite’s Basic Impact and Max Kaplan were fourth in this one.

New owner Paul Richardson will be quite happy with his purchase, as pony power continued on Wednesday afternoon with yet another Majestic Oaks World’s Championship and a third winning drive for Holli Hayes. Looking lovely at the lines as always, Holli drove Heartland Dixie Drummer to the blue in the Three-Year-Old Hackney Pony class, with Rich Campbell in tow. Another winner by Heartland Equality, Dixie Drummer is out of Heartland Joyful Song, by Sky King. Benjamin Button made his show ring debut to take reserve for Randy Harper and Karen Frickey. Benjamin Button is by Dun-Haven Celebrity and out of First Lady, by Dun-Haven Awesome Creation.

Repeating their 2009 World’s Championship, Samantha Jones and Deborah Visser topped the Amateur Park Mares class for Deborah and Wrapped In Rainbows Farm. Now three times a World’s Champion, Samantha Jones is by CH Harlem Town and out of The Lady Lu Lu BH, by Catalyst. It was a repeat of first and second from last year, as CH Meadowlark Jubilee and Morgan King were excited in reserve under the direction of Judd Stables. This longtime team earned reserve in this class in 2008 as well. In third, Hollywood Electra and Kristian Taylor made a strong performance for the yellow streamers, while CH Princess Ruby Begonia and Nancy Leigh Fisher, three time winners of this class, were fourth.

Making a spectacular show to win the blue ribbon by a unanimous choice of the judges, Regal’s Promoter LF and Tom Lowry took top honors back to Golden Creek in the Three-Year-Old Roadster Pony class. By Dun-Haven Regal Attraction, this talented bay pony is out of Conqueror’s Starburst LF, a full sister to the Lights’ grand stallion, Romeo LF. Junior Schut and Mr. Magnificent were reserve for Junior and Douglas and Shirley Stanke. By Extremely An Asset, Mr. Magnificent is out of K&J’s Misty Nite, by Merrywill’s Prime Time. Hawkeye’s Private Conversation and Juan Rios finished third for Tom Fiedler, with two Light Farms entries following, Romeo’s Patricia Jean LF and Rick Wallen and Regal’s Mischief Maker LF and Erik Kirsch. As Peter Fenton noted, four of the seven ponies in this class were produced by Dan and Leah Light’s breeding operation.

With the second split of the ASR Three-Year-Old Park Pleasure National Futurity closing things out, the stage is set for Wednesday night and a much-anticipated matchup in the Gelding Stake.

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