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May Classic Heats Up Despite Chilly Weather

By Michelle Krentz

SHELBYVILLE, Ky. - The Kentucky American Saddlebred Pleasure Horse Association put on another successful horse show in this year’s May Classic, held May 7-8, 2010. John Field served as the judge for the show, while Rachel Kelley snapped the winning photos. On Friday and Saturday evenings there was a full load of a variety of classes, while on Saturday morning the academy riders were in the spotlight. Some of the best of the best came to show with Louisville winners and hopefuls. A strong showing of Saddlebreds, Hackneys, and roadsters heated up the crowd despite the unseasonably chilly weather on Saturday night. The large crowd kept warm with coats and horse coolers while cheering on their friends and favorites.

Highlights from the show include CH According To Lynn winning the Open Five-Gaited class with Mary Gaylord McClean, Paranormal winning the Open Three-Gaited class with Tre Lee for Betty Costoplos and Karen Thornhill, and Legend Of Troy winning the Open Fine Harness class with Melinda Moore for Poser Farm. Melinda Moore also won the Open Roadster to Bike class with her own Belle Starr. Heartland Rich And Famous won the Open Road Pony class with Holli Hayes for Linda Kay Hendricks, Spencer was the Open Harness Pony winner with Randy Harper for Karen Frickey, and Extremely Fine and Candi Covino Aversenti won the Open Hackney Pony class for Candied Partners LLC.

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