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Mid-A Morgan Divisional Coverage



IN-HAND

The in hand competition started off the show on Wednesday evening with the stallions. Dragonsmeade Spot On made his show ring debut with Tim Roesink on the line at the Mid-Atlantic Morgan Horse Show for the Fu family of Dragonsmeade. In his impressive performances, he claimed the Grand Champion Stallion title as well as the blue ribbon in the Colts Two and Under qualifying class. Spot On is out of Dancity Gracious Remark and by HVK Bell Flaire, making him a full brother to world champions SLB DaVinci and SLB Puccini. Also from the junior age group, AW Global Vision captured the Reserve Grand Champion Stallion streamers. Scott Thacker led this son of Contential Vision and the Liberation First Star daughter Curves for Allison Wright. Global Vision went into the Grand Champions Stallion class with a reserve in the Colts Two and Under class. In the Stallions Three and Over, Lynn Peeples led Ultras High Definition for Marty and Annie Landry to the win, while Jim McCleester had MCC Lady’s First Dance in fine order for owner David Glick to pick up the red ribbon.

Graywood’s Epona bested an impressive class of Mares Three Years and Over on her way to winning the title of Grand Champion Mare. Mark Mason led this elegant mare for owner William Haines. Just a three-year-old, Epona was named 2006 East Coast Invitational Grand Champion Mare as a yearling. Lynn Peeples led the reigning Reserve World Champion Mare, Fair Catch, to the Reserve Grand Champion Mare title for owners Doug and Marlene Sluiter. Fair Catch also won the Ladies English Pleasure class, proving that she is not just another pretty face. For the younger division, John and Ben Warner led RJMF Because I Said So to the blue ribbon in the Fillies Two and Under class for owner Jean Morgan. Jim McCleester was on the lead of MKT Freedoms Destiny for Monica O’Guinn to pick up the red streamers in the class.

HVK Lord Of The Bluegrass, an impressive son of World Champion Mare UVM Christine and the legendary Noble Flaire, won the Grand Champion Gelding title for Kohler Stables and Herbert V. Kohler. This extraordinary gelding was also directed by Steve DeBolt to the Four and Over Geldings blue ribbon. Reserve in both classes was Krista Headley’s handsome GLB Leader Of The Band. With Ken Swanson on the lead, Leader Of The Band modeled with ease. Lucky-U continued his age group success when he captured the blue ribbon the Geldings Three and Under with trainer Lynn Peeples for owner Steven Handy. Jim McCleaster was on the line of Alphastar Wilburforce for Allan Fisher claim the red ribbon in the three and under class.

PARK SADDLE

An entry of Cindy Nord was victorious in the Open Park Saddle Championship for the third year in a row. This time it was CN The Master’s Flyte trotting away with the tricolor streamers following the qualifier win with Mike Goebig in the irons. The sporty team of WS Commanding Spirit and Elizabeth Lloyd Reitz paired up for the reserve honors for the second year in a row as well, guided by Sebring Stables for Patricia Lloyd.

It was a tricolor sweep once again for the riders from Broadmoor in the amateur division. Following a memorable tricolor debut at Southern States Get Busy and Kathy Gutting made two crowd-pleasing showings to collect the blue and tricolor honors. Jessie Fejes has taken over the reins on Gutting’s former partner as CBMF Undeniable made the victory pass in the ladies class and came back to be named Amateur Park Saddle Reserve Champion.

Boasting a world titled career in harness, Steven Handy’s dynamic Bellerophon celebrated a victorious saddle debut at Mid-A. Lynn Peeples guided the HVK Bell Flaire son to the Junior Park Saddle blue and tricolor. Dan Earehart guided the charismatic chestnut HVK Bold Reasoning to the reserve honors under the Kohler Stables banner.

Michelle McCleester and Alphastar Wilburforce added the limit blue to the Heatherstone banner for owner Allan Fisher.

PARK HARNESS

The park harness division at Mid-A was full of exceptional entries, with many world champions vying for titles and some exciting debuts made the park harness division an exciting one to watch. Headlining the division was JW That Special Flaire and Ken Swanson. This duo continued their winning ways with a pair of captivating performances in Lexington, winning both the Park Harness Championship and the Open Park Harness blue ribbon for Frances Pugh of Tara Farm. Reserve in both outings was Patricia Lloyd's Whitemud Dixie DanceKing. Fresh off his wins at Connecticut Morgan with trainer Harry Sebring, DanceKing was consistent and looking through the bridle at Mid-A.

Sasha Klein continued her winning streak with her electrifying MEM

Ultimate Star in the Amateur Park Harness Championship and qualifying class. Trained by Lynn Peeples at Waterford Farm, Klein and her partner are truly becoming a team and have improved every time they hit the in-gate. After a great junior exhibitor career, Klein is shining in the amateur division. The big trotting Exceptionallee and Stephanie

Skelton park trotted out of the ring with the reserve championship garland for Robert and Jean Morgan. Under the direction of John Warner this sporty team also picked up the reserve ribbon in the qualifying class.

The Junior Park Harness classes at Mid-A were filled with incredible horses. Claiming the title of Junior Park Harness Champion was MEM Bonnie Blue and trainer Tim Roesink for owners John and Nancy Hendricks. The reigning World Champion Three-Year-Old Park Saddle sensation was fabulous in harness as well. She also claimed the blue streamers in the Four-Year-Old Park Harness class to add to the winning collection at Grove Pointe LTD. The Reserve Championship Junior Park Harness went back to Ohio with RJMF Chandler and John Warner. This exciting three-year-old is owned and bred by Robert and Jean Morgan.

The five entry Park Harness Three-Year-Old class was a highlight as CBMF Crown Prince earned top honors in his show ring debut. Breeder/owner Ann Hailey was ecstatic with the performance of the Stonecroft Masquerade son under the direction of Harry Sebring. Taking reserve honors was the impressive HVK Noble Italia with Thomas Caisse on the lines for owner Ron Campbell.

Signed Sealed Delivered and Kim Germ Cramer were the picture of elegance as they captured the blue ribbon and flowers in the Ladies Park Harness. Trained by Mike Goebig and Dwyane Knowles at Broadmoor, Cramer looks like she is having the time of her life driving her beloved and very talented mare. Gillfree Power Play and Sarah Dye Gallant performed for the red ribbon to add to the Friday Farm banner.

ENGLISH PLEASURE

Uppercase Innovation made a sensational showing to carry the Open English Pleasure Championship victory to owner Cynthia Fawcett. Following his purchase at the Signature Sale, Lynn Peeples debuted the And The Beat Goes On son to the blue ribbon in the stallion/gelding class. Shelley Silber and Sacred Path Indiana Jones continued their tricolor season with the reserve championship streamers for Kourt Jester Morgans under the direction of Tim Roesink. They started off with the reserve placing in the ladies class where Fair Catch and Kathleen Peeples made the victory pass in the competitive five-entry competition for Doug and Marlene Sluiter.

Tim Roesink presented a pair of charismatic English pleasure mares to victory at Mid-A. Four-year-old TTMF French Enchantress stepped up with the big girls to earn blue ribbon honors in the English Pleasure Mares for Frank and Carolyn Gibbard. Dragonsmeade Evensong celebrated a winning East Coast debut as she carried the Limit English Pleasure win to Ann Hailey and Copper Beech LLC.

Kim Germ and Gotti enjoyed returning to the Mid-A winner’s circle as they topped the Amateur English Pleasure Championship and the stallion/gelding qualifier for the third year in a row. Amanda McHatten matched up with Comiskey Park for a fine ride to add the reserve streamers for Kourt Jester Morgans. HB Miss Intimidation and Kathleen Tomlinson turned in a polished ride to carry the Amateur English Pleasure Mares blue back to the Mason Training Stables banner.

The new team of HRH Aladdin and Taylor Ekovich made headlines with their winning performances in the Junior Exhibitor English Pleasure Championship and qualifier under the direction of Valarie Siemer. Faithfullee and Shannon Connard earned the reserve placings for Friday Farm while stablemates GFF Riverdance and Anna Gibbons made the victory pass in the Youth English Pleasure.

Ariella Silber displayed the winning smile as she rode Intrepid Immortal Beloved to the winner’s circle in the Walk-Trot English Pleasure to the delight of proud parents Bill and Shelley Silber.

The young horse competition saw Mike Goebig introduce the Stand And Deliver son Floored to the Junior English Pleasure Championship as well as the three-year-old blue for Tara Good. Aimee Austin matched up with GLB Leader Of The Band to add the reserve tricolor for Krista Headley under the Tara Farm banner. It was Claim To Fame and Amy Neifert who claimed the blue ribbon in the four-year-old class to add to the ribbon count for Copper Beech LLC.

PLEASURE DRIVING

CBMF Ruling Class continued a tricolor season for owner Holly Johnson as Ken Swanson handled the lines of the charismatic gelding to top the Open Pleasure Driving Championship. Graywood’s Lennox made two fine showings for Harry Daughtry as they earned the limit blue and the Pleasure Driving Reserve Championship for Mary Daughtry.

The open qualifiers went back to the Grove Pointe banner as Tim Roesink gave Graycliff Precious Metal a blue ribbon show ring return in the Pleasure Driving Mares for Jeff and Lynn Yelton. Bill Silber took over the lines of CBMF Stand By Me to top the stallion/gelding class to start off the show for Kourt Jester Morgans.

The world championship team of Dragonsmeade Carnaros and Nancy Hendricks made a pair of bold showings to win the Amateur Pleasure Driving blue and tricolor over a competitive field of entries. Cathy Minard and her handsome JAJ Bel Shashar turned in two fine drives to collect the reserve honors for 21st Century Morgans prepared by Dwayne Knowles. Leslie Minard celebrated her birthday in blue ribbon style as she drove John Weslee to the Ladies Pleasure Driving blue.

Bling Bling lit up the ring as Steve DeBolt drove the DBA Street Talk son to the Junior Pleasure Driving Championship and four-year-old blue in his show ring debut for Thomas Caisse. Grand National Champion Graywood’s Boogie Boy followed in reserve in both competitive classes with Mark Mason on the lines for Josephine Graci.

The Three-Year-Old Pleasure Driving featured a winning performance for Stiletto, a fancy daughter of world champions Stand And Deliver and Heaven’s Mikala, driven by Mike Goebig for Tara Good.

Ann Hailey was justifiably proud of her youngsters at Mid-A. Stonecroft Flammable was the picture of regal elegance as Tim Roesink guided the Stonecroft Trilogy daughter to the Two-Year-Old Pleasure Driving victory.

CLASSIC PLEASURE

The Classic Pleasure Saddle Championship featured a large and competitive finish for this division as a beaming Kylee Cochran rode Tug Hill Slight Indulgence to the winner’s circle. They were greeted by trainer Tim Roesink as they were in their mare class win for Cochran Auction Service. Willowhaven Armageddon and Amanda Fritz turned in a polished ride to collect the reserve honors following the limit rider win directed by Rob Marsh.

June Davis and Hollybrook Walk In Tall earned a trip to the winner’s circle for their performance in the Classic Pleasure Stallion/Gelding class. MLS Shock N Y’All and Alexis Armour made the victory pass in the Junior Classic Pleasure Saddle for Thomas and Elizabeth Molin.

Total Recall and Kristin King added the Junior Exhibitor Classic Pleasure Saddle blue and tricolor to the Flintlock Farm banner with their performances. They were followed in both classes by Roca Bob’s Legacy and Molly O’Guinn performing for Catherine Jones.

The Classic Pleasure Driving Championship featured an impressive victory for the stylish Lucky-U and Steven Handy. They topped the impressive six-horse field following the blue ribbon drive in the Junior Classic Pleasure Driving under the direction of Lynn Peeples. Patricia Lloyd and CBMF Mozambique continued their tricolor season with the reserve championship following the victory pass in the stallion/gelding class coached by Sebring Stables.

Linda Brewer celebrated a show ring debut to remember. While a thunderstorm was striking outside, Brewer and ALB Deliverance delivered a blue ribbon performance in their debut in the Limit Driver Classic Pleasure Driving to the delight of the Broadmoor cheering section.

Isabella Bertolani enjoyed a memorable driving debut as well. Matched with Whitemud Forever Sunbeam, Bertolani was all smiles as she drove away with the Junior Exhibitor Classic Pleasure Driving blue and tricolor directed by Barb Goda.

WESTERN PLEASURE

HL My My and Kathleen Peeples continued their winning season with a trio of victorious performances at Mid-A for the second year in a row for proud owner/breeder Holly Seavitt. They closed out the show jogging away with the Open Western Pleasure Championship following matching blue ribbons in the ladies and mares classes. Elizabeth Abernathy and Salem Total Eclipse finished off with the reserve tricolor after a victory pass in the AOTS class.

Mtn Laurel Election Day and Tony Lee earned the tricolor vote in the Amateur Western Pleasure Championship where they excelled at gait extensions, following a blue ribbon ride in the amateur stallion/gelding class. Lauren DuPont and Windward’s Mariana turned in a polished ride for the reserve tricolor presentation for the second year in a row following the winning ride in the amateur mares. Carlette Hunt and DAF Amazing Grace picked up the yellow ribbon in the championship following the victory pass in the amateur ladies class.

Sara Sebring and Millbrook Spellcaster continued their winning ways with a polished ride to earn the Junior Exhibitor Western Pleasure Championship. The qualifier winning team of Ryan’s Starbeam and Kristin King jogged away with the reserve tricolor and showed their versatility with the Road Hack win.

Treble’s Front And Center has earned center stage in each of his three shows this season as Shayna Butts guided the Centerpiece son to the Junior Western Pleasure blue and tricolor for Copper Beech LLC. The tricolors were a repeat from Southern States as Valarie Siemer directed Lora Dunlap’s white trimmed CBMF Trading Up to the reserve honors.

The flashy Guha’s Dream Come True and Amanda DuPont bested the limit class for Sid and Sharon Guha. HRS Icing On The Cake and Patricia Couto jogged away with the limit rider blue for Leitha Stone.

Rebecca Beets was all smiles when she made a trip to the winner’s circle aboard Sunny Acres Skywalker in the Walk-Jog Western Pleasure for proud mom Eleanor Hutcheson.

HUNTER PLEASURE

World Champion Gradell’s Ring My Bell stepped up to the open division in victorious fashion as Kathleen Peeples rode Jerome and Shirley Modell’s magnificent stallion to the Open Hunter Pleasure Championship as well as the stallion/gelding blue. Roadshow Killarney made a strong comeback with Amanda DuPont to garner the reserve tricolor for Trotwood Stables. DuPont also guided Dreamaker Whatta Sight to the open mares blue, with owner Jane Thompson taking over the reins to make the victory pass in the amateur mares.

The Amateur Hunter Pleasure Championship was filled with 15 top performing teams vying for the $2,000 jackpot. It was a show to remember for Sasha Klein as she matched up with Ladies Night to produce a magical new combination. They triumphed in the amateur championship following a blue ribbon ride in the ladies class directed by Kathleen Peeples. Displaying her versatile talents, Sasha Klein became probably the first amateur to ever sweep tricolors in the hunter pleasure and park harness divisions at the same show. The flaxen trimmed Riverchase Starbound and Andrea Graeff enjoyed a stellar show as they topped the amateur stallion/gelding and amateur/ladies classes on the way to the Amateur Hunter Pleasure Reserve Championship for Denice Fulmer.

Rambling Brook Fantasia and Merri Lee celebrated matching blue ribbon rides as they topped the AOTS and limit rider classes.

The enormous junior exhibitor division featured qualifiers and championships for two age groups. In the older group, Carreg Wen Nocturnal Hawk and Alyssa Peechatka closed out their partnership by carrying the tricolor to the Windward Farm banner for the second year in a row. Kristin King added the reserve honors to a tricolor show as she rode JJF The Big Easy to the title. Meagan Pierce and Sacred Paths Rayne matched up to best the field in the 14-17 qualifier for proud mom Kathy Pierce.

Kendra Peeples displayed the winning smile in the 13 and under division as she matched up with WSG Mystic Impression for the blue ribbon and tricolor to the delight of the Waterford Farm cheering section. CBMF Danger Zone and Kelsey Thomas added the reserve ribbons to the West Coast Morgans banner.

The adorable pairing of H-Vee Hawk’s Saralaine and Zoie O’Neal earned the victory pass for Trotwood Stables in the Walk-Trot Hunter Pleasure 10-11. In the 9 and under class, it was Abigail Newcomb and RGR Moonshadow who matched up for a blue ribbon ride under the Waterford Farm banner.

Kathleen Peeples directed Treble’s Take The Stage to center stage as the handsome Hollybrook Stage Rage son earned the Junior Hunter Pleasure blue and tricolor for Rocky and Diana Schliefer. Jennifer Mason gave LSF Elegant Creation a smooth ride to garner the reserve tricolor for William Haines.

Wish List continues to make quite an impression as Amanda DuPont rode to the three-year-old blue and Kara Brooke Hose to the limit blue for Trotwood Stables.

EQUITATION

The equitation division featured numerous classes in all seats and age groups. Molly O’Guinn showed poise and polish to earn the Saddle Seat Equitation Championship as well as the qualifier blue. The Walk-Trot Saddle Seat Equitation featured a promising group of aspiring equestriennes as Lauren White showed off her winning form for the victory.

Harry and Carolyn Sebring cheered on daughter Sara as she matched up with the multi-titled Millbrook Spellcaster for the Western Seat Equitation victory. Rebecca Beets and Sunny Acres Skywalker enjoyed a return engagement in the winner’s circle in the walk-jog equitation, where they were greeted by Ann Scussell.

Morgan Cioffi continued her winning ways as she was named Hunt Seat Equitation 14-17 Champion coached by Amanda DuPont. Elizabeth Fawcett followed up as the reserve champion. Nicole Daugherty collected the yellow ribbon following the blue ribbon ride in the 14-17 qualifier.

The 13 & Under Hunt Seat Equitation Championship featured a tricolor ride for Kelsey Thomas after a win in the qualifier coached by Valarie Siemer. Julia Harsh followed as the reserve champion for the second year in a row. Emma Thomson picked up the AMHA Hunt Seat Medal for the second year in a row.

Just as they had in the walk-trot pleasure classes, Zoie O’Neal reigned supreme in the 10-11 equitation, while Abigail Newcomb topped the 9 & under. Kimberly Fullerton earned the winning score for the AMHA Dressage Medal for the second year in a row.

MISCELLANEOUS

This facility is a perfect showcase for the versatility of the Morgan breed with all disciplines enjoying center stage in the many show rings and arenas. The roadster competition featured World Champion Arboria Victorious opening the season in winning fashion as Lynn Peeples raced to the finish line with Paul Calandra’s handy bay in the bike qualifier and championship. Steve DeBolt introduced HVK Bold Spirits to the division with a pair of eye-catching reserve performances for Kohler Stables. Ben Warner donned the silks to guide RJMF Symphonic Music to the winner’s circle for the Roadster Under Saddle blue and tricolor for Robert and Jean Morgan.

The sport horse competition was outstanding with many top-scoring entries performing. The list dressage champions featured WH Masai and Spirit Of Delight (Intro Level Champions), Statesman Firefly and PTR Wish In Time (Training Level Champion) and PTR Time To Dance (Training Level and First Level Champion). In the Sport Horse Suitability Championship, Best’s Dimitri performed for the top honors directed by Emily Boyce for Molly Corcoran. The carriage driving division featured Heyday Vermont Spirit capturing the high point honors with Robynlee Bianco. The hunter/jumper classes were entertaining with a number of top entries including: TW Raven and Sacred Paths Rein (Low Working Hunter), Severn Hill Good As Gold and Phils Ridge Harry Potter (Working Hunter), UVM Glimmer (Amateur Hunter Hack), Laughter’s Anniversary and Spirit Delight (Beginner Hunter), Severn Hill Good As Gold and CN Command Attention (Medium Working Hunter) and Severn Hill Sunshine (Hunter Hack). World Champion That’s My Nick and Amanda DuPont showed off their talents as they carried home the $1,000 check in the Jump For A Grand as the Jumper Champions to owner Kathy Pierce edging out reserve champion Smaland Kokopelli and Molly Corcoran.

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