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Mid-America Horse Show Association Banquet Went Wild

by Katherine Hansil


OAK BROOK, Ill. - The Mid-America Horse Show Association awards banquet was held Feb. 2, 2008, at the Oak Brook, Ill., Marriott. The banquet is famous for its themes and entertainment, and this year everyone was encouraged to participate in the Wild West theme. The association is one of the largest charter clubs of the ASHA with over 400 members. Yearly it produces three horse shows and oversees a regional circuit of 35 A and B rated shows. It is at these shows that members earn points towards the year-end awards that were presented at the banquet.


During the first hour members gathered for cocktails and purchase raffle tickets for the awesome baskets that were donated by area stables and members. During dinner a year-end video was presented with pictures provided by Brendan Heintz of Saddle & Bridle. After dinner the UPHA Chapter 10 awards were given out. Before the long list of Mid-America awards were presented, a trio of cowboys livened things up a bit with their tricks and comedy. After the awards were done, Ray Krussell was handed the microphone. The raffle tickets were drawn and the baskets carried home by the winners. The live auction took center stage next with the help of famed announcer and auctioneer Bill Carrington. Afterwards the music took over the room and everyone enjoyed a great night of dancing and catching up as their show season is getting ready to begin again with the Mid-America Spring Horse in Roscoe, Ill., March 28-30, 2008.


Tom and Kristen Pettry were dressed for the party

in their western attire. Kristen was banquet co-chairman

with Dale Arnston for the evening’s great event.


Pat and Tom Bombolis and Glenn A. and Glenn T. Werry

made the trip in along with the rest of the

Glenmore gang for the evening.


Mark Utoft and Toni Knight were on hand

representing Deborah Jahn’s Seven Oaks.


The Landmark Farm group had a great time celebrating

their 2007 season and making plans for 2008.


Wendy Carney and Ray Krussell had a busy
evening with
Krussell handling the duties during
the raffle and auction.


Pam Slater, Toni Nastali and Connie MacQueen

took time to catch up on things during the dance.


Jeanette and Lynn Durant came ready for the

Wild West in their western themed attire.


Brittany and Ashley Baird, Megan Thibo and Megan Posch

were dressed to the nines for the evening.


Brendan Heintz was joined by his sisters,

Katie Miller, Maureen Katoll and Ann Bowie.

Heintz provided the photos for the year-end video.


Scott and Carol Matton celebrated a successful 2007,

training several of the award winners for the evening.


Ashley Hartwig and McKenna Slater looked

gorgeous as they danced the night away.




Hall of Fame: Carlton Huntoon

Horse Show of the Year: Midwest Charity

Horse Trainer of the Year: Robert Griffin

Horse Show Manager of the Year: Bonnie Kittredge

Distinguished Service: Kathy Hall


Five-Gaited Open
Ch: CH Harlem’s Hot Ticket Nick Neviaser
Rs: Private Sultan Jill Bosshard
Five-Gaited Ladies
Ch: Keep Me Posted Nick Neviaser
Rs: Sixes And Sevens Sally Jo Briney
Five-Gaited Amateur
Ch: Deluge D’Arcy Pogue
Rs: The New World Man Brown-Anderson Farms
Five-Gaited Junior Exhibitor
Ch: CH Harlem’s Hot Ticket Nick Neviaser
Rs: Freaky Links Angela Darrow
Five-Gaited Junior Horse
Ch: Silver And Blue Barbara Vincent
Ch: Final Deklaration Barb/Paul Schwemer
Three-Gaited Open
Ch: To Die For Denise Steinhauer
Rs: Tuff Hedemann MBA Equestrians
Three-Gaited Ladies
Ch: CH Sold Out Show Deborah Jahn
Rs: CH Sue-She Marilyn Gaiswinkler
Three-Gaited Amateur
Ch: Up Close & Personal WRF Kate Baumann
Rs: (SA) SJ Denmark’s Geronimo Nancy Berger
Three-Gaited Junior Exhibitor
Ch: (SA) Nelmar’s Tango 4 Ever Barb/Emily Scharpf
Rs: Tuff Hedemann MBA Equestrians
Fine Harness Open
Ch: Bandit’s Chief Pride Walt Healey
Rs: Another Asset Stonewall Farm
Fine Harness Amateur
Ch: CH Cary’s Moonraker MBA Equestrians
Rs: Harlem’s C My Radiance Dr Mary Jensen
Fine Harness Junior Horse
Ch: Alicia Silverstone MBA Equestrians
Park Open
Ch: Aurora’s Asset Albert Kelm
Rs: CH Matching Spirit Bonnie Kegley
Rs: CH Highland Cavalier Bonnie Kegley
Park Amateur
Ch: Day’s Grecian Gray Michelle Krentz
Rs:  Aurora Borealis Jan Langer 
Park Pleasure
Ch: CH So Fortunate Janene Becker
Rs: The Wild Blue Dr Mary Jensen
Park Pleasure Junior Horse
Rs: Just For The Hal Of It Don/Arlene Adler
Saddle Seat Equitation 14 – 17 Years
Ch: Meaghan MacQueen
Rs: Amy Glasgow
Saddle Seat Equitation 11 – 13 Years
Ch: MacKenna Slater
Show Pleasure Three-Gaited 39/Over
Ch: CH Laguardia Meridyth Munns
Rs: First Night Vision Debra Hoffman
Show Pleasure Three-Gaited 18-38 Years
Ch: I’m Taken S.Shakespeare/L.Larson
Rs: Worthy One’s Party Dude Megan Mahoney
Show Pleasure Three-Gaited 14-17 Years
Ch: Tommy James Debra Mulberry
Rs: The Majestic Bonnie Kegley
Show Pleasure Three-Gaited 13/Under
Ch: CH Fine By Me Alicia Sacotte
Rs: The Mystery Machine Nick Neviaser
Show Pleasure Three-Gaited Junior Horse
Ch: Phoebe Hansen Stonewall Farm
Ch: Meteor Might Lindsay Bade
Show Pleasure Five-Gaited
Ch: Heir’s Special Report Sammy Jo Galica
Rs: My Pepper Ann Toni Nastali
Show Pleasure Driving
Ch: CH Shot With Glory Elizabeth James Lipscomb
Rs: Foremost Dona Merg
Country Pleasure Three-Gaited 39/Over
Ch: CH The Shadow Knows Brown-Anderson Farm
Rs: Reedann’s Semper Phi Rivi Hatt
Country Pleasure Three-Gaited 18-38 Years
Ch: Concrete Blonde Kristen Pettry
Rs: Sky Limit’s Warlord Nancy Finch
Country Pleasure Three-Gaited 14-17 Years
Ch: The Gun Moll Martha Hoyt
Rs: Tamale Wally Nancy Rothe
Country Pleasure Three Gaited 13/Under
Ch: Storm’s A Brewing Marilyn Haugen
Country Pleasure Five Gaited
Ch: A Champagne Event Shelah Roell
Rs: Royal Crest’s Stone Passion Elizabeth Wildenberg
Country Pleasure Driving
Ch: Kourageous Genius Supreme Judith Manning
Rs: Hard Day’s Night TS Tillman Stables
Country Pleasure Western Toni Nastali
Ch: Harlem’s Mojo Karen Dangieri
Rs: Ace Ventura
Rs: Winsdown Cosmos Insanity Farm
Saddle Seat/Pleasure Equitation 18/Over
Ch: Dr Morgan Wolin
Pleasure Equitation 14-17 Years
Ch: Gretchen Bentz
Rs: Cori O’Brien
Pleasure Equitation 13/Under
Ch: Nick Maupin
Rs: Alicia Sacotte
Hackney Harness Pony Open
Ch: Conqueror’s Colleen LF Mary Ellen Golich
Hackney Pony Amateur
Ch: Royal Canadian Muffy Ernster
Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving
Ch: Wonmore Diamond Legacy Marylou Wilschke
Rs: Among The Stars Janet DiVecchio
Hackney Road Pony Open
Ch: Heartland Victory Maker Toni Nastali
Rs: Seamair’s Caprice Margaret Robertson
Hackney Road Pony Amateur
Ch: Seamair’s Strutter Mike Schallock
Rs: Regal’s Lady Bess Teri/Ted Klint


Park Open
Ch: Hasta La Vista Eleanor Fauber
Rs: Callaway’s High & Mighty Rocco Litrenta
Rs: Glenmore’s Nordic Princess Marcia Fuller
Show Pleasure Three-Gaited Junior Horse
Ch: Night Of Controversy TS Tillman Stables
Show Pleasure Three-Gaited 18/Over
Ch: Miss Elizabeth Bennett Ana Marcyan & Sheri Brandl
Rs:  SL Guardian Linda Wallen
Show Pleasure Three-Gaited 14-17 Years
Ch: Callaway’s Calla Lily Eric Mogren
Rs: Highpoint’s Happy Day Brittany Linstrot
Show Pleasure Three-Gaited 13/Under
Ch: Opti-Mystic Riley Sockett
Rs: Tantara’s DePhi All Odds Fritz Zimmerman
Show Pleasure Driving
Ch: Summerize Deborah Black
Rs: Wild Harley Liz Schultz
Show/Country Pleasure Five-Gaited
Ch: Immortality Jo Capitani
Rs: My Lady Valkyrie Gregg/Marie Nielsen
Show/Country Pleasure Three-Gaited O/T/R
Ch: Magic’s Royal Gift April Cuthbertson
Rs: The Jolie Blonde Jan/Mike Boraca
Show/Country Pleasure Western
Ch:  I Told You Linda Wallen
Rs:  Starheart Americana Diane Smrz
Country Pleasure Three-Gaited 18/Over
Ch:  Moonlight Delivery Cornelia Hempe
Rs:  Firelight Time Carleton Huntoon
Country Pleasure Three-Gaited 17/Under
Ch:  My Crescendo Linda Wallen
Rs:  Simbara’s Samba Jamba Patricia Nahn
Country Pleasure Driving
Ch: Captain Ridgefield Carleton Huntoon
Rs: Endolane’s Music Maker Cynthia Leute
Pleasure Equitation 18/Over
Ch: Sarah Lindner
Rs: Stephanie Chatham
Pleasure Equitation 14-17 Years
Ch: Lexi Rokvic
Rs: Amanda LeBlanc
Pleasure Equitation 13/Under
Ch: Riley Sockett
Rs: Katie Sullivan
Pleasure Equitation Walk/Trot 10/Under
Ch: Lexy Frechette
Rs: Garrett Weiler
Showmanship At Halter
Ch: Corie Jean Allen
Rs: Amanda LeBlanc
Ch:  Royal Crest’s Rocketeer Linda Stephenson
Rs:  A Champagne Toast Nancy Turner
13 and Under
Ch:  Alyssa Tanzillo
14 Thru 17
Ch: Claire Mogren
Academy Equitation 18/Over
Ch:  Debbie Black
Rs:  Anne Conway
Academy Pleasure/Horsemanship 18/Over
Ch:  Debbie Black
Rs:  Kelly Frechette
Rs:  Susan Leonard
Academy Equitation 14 - 17
Ch:  Caitlin John
Academy Equitation 13/Under
Ch:  Shannon Wibbert
Rs:  Jessica MacDougall
Academy Pleasure/Horsemanship 13/Under
Ch:  Jessica MacDougall
Rs:  Shannon Wibbert
Academy Equitation Walk/Trot 18/Over
Ch:  Yvonne John
Academy Equitation Walk/Trot 11 - 17
Ch:  Alex Nielsen
Academy Equitation Walk/Trot 10/Under
Ch:  Savannah Nickey
Rs:  Sydney Budzinski
Academy Pleasure/Horsemanship Walk/Trot 10/Under
Ch:  Allie Tanzillo
Rs:  Brynn Lunaas

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