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Morgan Grand National - Saturday, October 7

Saturday, October 7

Coverage by Diana Davidson, Sadie Fowler, Bob Funkhouser and Christy Parsons




The 2006 Grand National and World Championship Morgan Horse Show opened on Saturday morning with three venues featuring the highest level of competition the breed offers. The coliseum was the site of the In Hand Gelding classes where the Grand National Yearling Geldings wore the first tricolors of the day. Judges Bernard Parker, Pierre Loiselle and Kathryn Schwartz stepped into the newly added green shavings to mark the cards in all of Saturday’s in hand classes.


It was a tricolor sweep in the yearling class for the breeding program of Stephen Smith’s Ultra Morgans, as Ultras Special Agent continued to put his stamp on his tricolor get. Smith was on the lead of the champion as Ultras Philosophy Major made the premier trip to the palm tree infused winner’s circle. Michael Slomkowski joined in the championship presentations as he guided Ultras General Lee to the reserve honors.


Papa D’s Donnatello (HVK Grand Entrance x Raintree Isadora) made a return trip to the Oklahoma winner’s circle.  Last year’s yearling reserve champion struck the winning pose in the two-year-old competition as Brian Hadley escorted the entry of Troy Brown and Michael Grabowski’s TNM Farm to the victory. New England’s Junior Champion Gelding Smarty Jones brought the reserve tricolor back to owners Rich and Diane Morse as Nikki Rae Woodworth stepped in to present the War And Peace son.


The quartet of tricolor youngsters returned to compete for the first world title of the show as the roses were hung on the Hadley Stables banner with Papa D’s Donnatello earning the honors with a unanimous decision. It was just the start of a memorable day for the yearlings competing in Oklahoma as Ultras Philosophy Major collected the reserve world championship with Stephen Smith.


The get of Ultras Special Agent continued their domination in the Grand National Three-Year-Old Geldings as Ultras Special Trademark left his mark as the champion. Bill Grundmeyer was on the lead of the impressive bay to garner top honors for Jan Van Dusen. TE Ammunition added to his tricolor season as Whitney Bodnar guided Bonnie Adams’ Tug Hill Whamunition son to the reserve tricolor. The competition was stiff as the three judges brought four entries side by side for further comparison with Grand Cru Taittinger collecting third place with Graywood’s Lenox following in fourth.


The Blackridge banner featured the Grand National Four-Year-Old Gelding Championship ribbon as Tomeri Tango (HVK Bell Flaire x Med-E-Oka French Riviera) posed for unanimous top honors. Bob Hughes presented the Morgan Medallion Grand Champion Gelding to the victory to kick off a great week for owner/breeders Tom and Teri Brisco. Dan Pavan and Jim Griffin earned a trip to the winner’s enclosure as Mtn Run Windtalker posed for the reserve honors.


The Five and Over Geldings featured the largest and most competitive field of the morning with tricolor winners from coast to coast setting their sights on the winner’s circle. The judging panel brought five horses out to compare side by side. When the final tally was in, it was the smooth and expressive Boogie Nights who claimed the honors with Phil Fountain on the winning lead for Peeper Ranch. It was a true contrast of styles as En Possession NKS claimed reserve honors displaying lofty form presented by Keith Nelsen for Donna Woolley.


The World Champion Senior Gelding competition was a tricolor repeat from the Five and Over Gelding class as Boogie Nights showed off his polish and pizzazz as he carried top honors back to the Peeper Ranch banner. En Possession NKS possessed a regal presence as the reserve champion with Keith Nelsen.


The honor and distinction of the first of the 2006 World Grand Champions was a historic trip down memory lane for this year’s champion. It was the year 1996 that Born To Boogie and UVM Unity wore the roses as World Grand Champion Stallion and World Grand Champion Mare. Now ten years later, it was the cross of these two iconic Morgans that has produced yet another In Hand World Grand Champion. Boogie Nights, who is also the reigning Classic Pleasure Saddle World Champion, proudly carried on the tradition of his sire and dam presented by Phil Fountain with an assist from Lynn Peeples to earn the ultimate achievement. En Possession NKS (Nobility x HVK Casa Blanca) put on a grand showing to add the Reserve World Grand Champion Gelding honors to his world titled park saddle career for Donna Woolley.


The morning’s activities came to a close with the first performance class of the show with Virginia Adams making the familiar trip to the winner’s circle aboard DLH Dakota Blues to top the Amateur Master’s Western Pleasure 15.1 & Over in unanimous fashion directed by Garn Walker. It was a strong showing for the state of California as VVM Aleesa and Ellen McCook continued an excellent season with the reserve performance under the Sterling Hill banner.


The Saturday afternoon session featured the elegance and refinement of the In Hand Mares starting off with the Grand National Yearling Filly competition. The judges once again selected a quartet of youngsters from the large field for further comparison. RWF Over The Rainbow (Centerpiece x FCF Lalique), PPR Belly Dancer (HVK Bell Flaire x Erotic Dancer), Harlan’s Dutch Fantasy (Minion Millennium x Lady Derringer), and Graywood’s Epona (SpiceOLife Right Answer x Salem Showgirl) stood side-by-side providing the judges and the audience a chance to see the fillies and their handlers really put on a show.


It was RWF Over The Rainbow who proved to be the fairest of them all as Bob Kellert guided the Circle J Regional Grand Champion Mare to the winner’s enclosure with a crowd-pleasing victory for Copper Beech LLC. She was joined in the tricolor presentation by New England Regional Grand Champion Mare Graywood’s Epona with Mark Mason handling the lead for Katrina Wood. Harlan’s Dutch Fantasy and John Hufferd collected the third place finish for Margaret Van Meter with PPR Belly Dancer and Phil Fountain performing for the white ribbon for Peeper Ranch.


The Two-Year-Old Mares featured another good-sized class where several different breeding programs and styles were on prominent display. Here, the most recent 2006 Regional Grand Champion Mare enjoyed her time in the spotlight as U-Two, fresh from her New York Regional victory, garnered the tricolor with owner/breeder Lynn Peeples on the lead. The in hand mare competition featured a number of the Regional Grand Champion Mares of the 2006 season in head to head battles as Jubilee Grand Champion Mare SpringMill New Harmony (Nostradamus x Treble’s Unchained Melody) added the reserve tricolor. Kurt Hufferd guided the charismatic entry bred and owned by John and Patricia Huse’s SpringMill Morgans.


The foursome of Regional Grand Champion Mares who earned the tricolors in the yearling and two-year-old classes returned to vie for the World Champion Junior Mare honors. It was quite a day for the yearlings in their in hand pursuits as RWF Over The Rainbow showed off her beauty and style to carry the world championship honors back to Copper Beech LLC and The River’s Edge banner. U-Two (Born To Boogie x UVM Unity) added the reserve title to the impressive roster of world champions bred by Lynn Peeples with her performance on this day.


The Grand National Three-Year-Old Mares were next to entertain as Lynn Peeples made a quick return to the winner’s circle with another of the lovely youngsters he has bred. It was a homerun performance for Fair Catch, as the daughter of two-time World Champion Stallion Man In Motion and out of the world champion producing Honeytree’s Simply Unique (Born To Boogie x UVM Unity) continued her family’s tricolor heritage performing for Doug and Marlene Sluiter. With a trio of 2006 Grand Champion Mare titles to her credit, Ah La Lucie added the Grand National Three-Year-Old Mare Reserve Championship. Bert Earehart handled the lead of the smooth bodied Ultras Special Agent daughter for Cheryl Gaszak.


Paradigm Hot Chocolate (Tug Hill Whamunition x Topic Of Conversation) announced her presence with a tail-flagging performance to command a unanimous victory in the Grand National Four-Year-Old Mares. Tim Roesink guided the dynamic entry of Kourt Jester Morgans to the top honors. Luman Wadhams handled the lead of HVK Resa (The Last Don x HVK Donna Resa’s Pride) for trainer Diane Conrady as they collected the reserve tricolor for Brenda Matusik.


The Grand National Five and Over Mares featured an impressive win for the breeding program of Robert and Jean Morgan. RJMF Symphonic Music (Beethoven x Royal Crown Centerfold) played the winning tune as John Warner guided the smooth-bodied bay to the tricolor victory. Sheza Bell represented her sire HVK Bell Flaire (1994 World Champion Stallion) and her dam Montbelle Rosalie (1989 World Champion Mare) in fine form as she posed for the reserve honors presented by Judy Harris for Barbara and Arthur Jones.


The World Champion Senior Mare competition featured the six tricolor entries lined up for the judges and the audience to admire and compare. The winning announcement ushered RJMF Symphonic Music to a rose-adorned presentation as the World Champion Senior Mare for a celebratory group at Ohio’s Morgan Horse Farm. Paradigm Hot Chocolate expressed her style every step of the way as Reserve World Champion Senior Mare for Bill and Shelley Silber’s Kourt Jester Morgans.


After a five-minute break, the four tricolor entries from the World Champion Junior and Senior Mare classes waged a memorable battle for the ultimate glory. It was evident that the mares and their handlers sensed it was their moment. And with a click of her ruby red slippers, RWF Over The Rainbow stood above them all as the unanimous choice for 2006 World Champion Mare. Bob Kellert was the wizard of the lead as RWF Over The Rainbow surely thought there’s no place like the winner’s circle as the newly crowned World Champion Mare posed for her beaming owner Ann Hailey with breeders Julie Ouska and Jay Kleiber sharing in the moment. The celebration of the ten-year anniversary of Born To Boogie and UVM Unity’s matching world championships continued as announcer Peter Fenton welcomed Reserve World Champion Mare U-Two to victory lane with Lynn Peeples adding to the tricolor family tree.


As the mares and their entourages returned to the barns, the afternoon session continued in the coliseum with a quartet of performance classes. Randi Wightman of nearby Tulsa enjoyed a trip to the winner’s circle with a polished ride aboard former Weanling Breeder Sweepstakes Champion Gaits Of Gold. Jonalyn Gwinup met the winning team for the trip down victory lane. The get of 1995 World Champion Stallion Pot Of Gold swept the top two ribbons as Walnut Ridge’s Solid Gold and Laine Vincent collected the reserve finish under the direction of Lowry Stables.


The first performance world championship on the schedule featured the World Champion Futurity Three-Year-Old Western Pleasure. A promising field of 14 competed for the honors and the World Futurity prize money. Following a long look on the rail along with stripped conformation judging, the cards were marked with Eitan-Beth Halachmy introducing another young champion. MJD French Quarter (Futurity French Command x GDM Rebecca) added his name to the list of tricolor winners for proud owner/breeders Mary and Jack Denove. The elegant black AMHF Missiplicity (AMHF Mr. Courageous x Cy Don’s Miss Trophy) and Shaughnessy Morris put on a polished performance to garner the reserve honors for Patti and Don Harms.


The Carriage Pleasure Driving Turnout classes closed out the afternoon with a dozen competing for the honors in the singles. It was a return trip to the winner’s circle for Samac’s Black Tie Affair and Cathy Grimes as they once again carried the blue ribbon back to owner Alton Page. HVK Hard Rock and Tristanne Childress continued their partnership with the reserve finish for owner Marilyn North.


In the multiple division of the Turnout class, the accomplished pair of Cum Laude Juhl and Cum Laude Kapstreiter drove away with the victory presented by Al Celecki. Cece Green-Yelek had Greentree Brigadier and Greentree Night Joy matched up for the reserve drive.


The Saturday evening session opened with the pageantry of the Grand National Heritage Salute To America where the Morgan breed’s place in history was on prominent display. The horses, carriages, drivers and passengers were all well turned out for their judging by Audrey Bostwick. The horses all performed together with awards then divided for the single and multiple entries. Be My Magic Moment and Barbara Nesse were welcomed to the winner’s circle in the singles division followed by Chairman Of The Board and Karen Holford performing for Bob and Judi McCoy. Cece Green-Yelek and her pair of Greentree Brigadier and Greentree Night Joy painted a very timely portrait as they carried their soldier passenger to the multiples victory. Gene Brown guided DD Steele’s Fenwicks Angelina and JSPJG Duce’s Daisey to the reserve tricolor.


Things were just getting started for a big night in the coliseum as a dozen exhilarating young stallions made their first trip down the runway into the green shavings of Oklahoma for the Grand National Yearling Colt competition. After closer comparisons of the top six, MCS Bandini earned a trip to the winner’s circle. Mike Carpenter had the impressive bay in top order to command the victory as he carried on the tricolor tradition of his late sire Liberation First Star for owner George Schott’s Maine Event Morgans. It was another tricolor presentation for Bob Kellert and the get of Centerpiece bred by Ridgewood Farm as RWF Noble Peace collected the reserve honors for Charles Buller.


EKL Exotic Vision (Century Bon Jovi x Indian Creek Clear Vision) followed up his show ring debut as New England Regional Junior Champion Stallion with another dazzling performance in Oklahoma. David Rand guided the charismatic chestnut to the unanimous Grand National Two-Year-Old Stallions victory for Elizabeth Poirier and Linda McDonald. The stallions followed the lead of the mare classes that featured the Regional champions of the season going head to head. Here, it was Jubilee Regional Junior Champion Stallion Cingate Lucky Star (Astronomicallee x Flirtacious Me) who posed for the reserve tricolor. Whitney Bodnar directed the handsome bay for Cingate Morgans LLC.


The World Champion Junior Stallion featured the quartet of tricolor winners vying for the distinction. MCS Bandini continued an amazing day for the promising crop of yearlings as he stood tall in the winner’s circle as the world champion with proud breeder/trainer Mike Carpenter handling the lead. It was a tricolor sweep for the young stallions hailing from New England as EKL Exotic Vision showed off his exquisite style as the reserve champion with David Rand.


The Grand National Three-Year-Old Stallions featured a grand Oklahoma return for 2005 World Champion Futurity Two-Year-Old Stallion Kosta Boda. The tricolor performance added to quite a memorable opening day in Oklahoma for owner Ann Hailey of Copper Beech LLC as Bob Hughes guided the Mizrahi son. It was a head to head battle of 2005 world champions as SYP High Definition (HVK Vibrance x Kim’s Bellegante) posed for the reserve tricolor with Rick Stevens presenting for Heidi Kunkel.


As the four-year-olds took their place on center stage, TRE Master Of Disguise (Stonecroft Masquerade x WTS Intrigue) made the familiar trip to the winner’s circle for the fourth year in a row. Bob Kellert guided the majestic Deborah Phelan entry to his age group victory as he had done each time since his Oklahoma yearling debut. Yet another region was represented as Far West Regional Grand Champion Stallion Mantic Excalibur collected the reserve honors with Joan and Rollie Bowers presenting their crowd-pleasing youngster.


A varied field of seven stallions capped off the preliminary round of competition in the Grand National Five and Over Stallions. The presentation of Mizrahi (HVK Bell Flaire x Schiaparelli) in his Oklahoma return was everything his owners, trainers and fans had hoped for as he posed proudly as the unanimous champion with Bill and Sammi Hazen on the lead for PlayMor Farm. Key Biscayne (Nobility x Nanton’s Marcia A) was dazzling as the white trimmed chestnut paraded down victory lane as the reserve champion directed by Judy Harris and Ernesto Chavolla for Ron and Lori Skover.


The World Champion Senior Stallion competition brought the excitement to yet another level. With the stallions and their handlers anticipating the moment, the judges gave them a discerning look before marking the cards. Once again all three judges agreed that Mizrahi, the pride of PlayMor Farm, stood at the head of the class. He enjoyed some outstanding competition from Reserve World Champion Senior Stallion TRE Master Of Disguise and him mentor Bob Kellert.


Following a five minute break, the final jewel of the 2006 In Hand World Grand Championship crown would be put in place. All eyes were on MCS Bandini, EKL Exotic Vision, Mizrahi and TRE Master Of Disguise as they vied to earn the ultimate victory. Following one final pose and trot before the three judges and the appreciative audience, the announcement was made and the roses headed home to Lexington, Kentucky. It was another across the boards victory for Mizrahi to cap an amazing year for PlayMor Farm. It was also a great victory for all of the people who have stood behind this grand stallion in the show ring and the breeding shed. TRE Master Of Disguise has enjoyed an incredible record of Oklahoma achievements and this dynamic four-year-old now adds the Reserve World Champion Stallion title to his record for owner Deborah Phelan.


The evening ended with celebrations with the first champions of the 2006 Grand National and World Championship Morgan Horse Show back in the barns. Saturday night also featured a special performance by Morgandom’s own Harry And The Lashwhips. This was a special encore performance to celebrate the ten year anniversary of the band’s famed Oklahoma debut.


Show Arena 6


The focus and preparation of the saddle seat equitation riders were on display to begin the day in Show Arena 6. Judges John Whalen, Patty Kent and Joyce Swanson studied the riders with a strong showing of encouragement from the family, friends and spectators on hand. The years of dedication and discipline on were center stage in the Saddle Seat Equitation 16-17 with 14 riders vying for top honors.


2005 AMHA Gold Medal Winner and Senior Saddle Seat World Champion Brooke Gove opened her final Oklahoma showing in the division with a return visit to the winner’s circle. Instructor Kristen Cater prepared Gove and Hollybrook Romeo for the much-applauded trip down victory lane. 2005 UPHA Senior Challenge Cup Champion Ariana Corrigan lit up the ring with her presence aboard Festival Troubadour as they carried the reserve ribbon back to the Rancho Del Mar banner.


Representing Equitation Unlimited, Marlo Franco carried home the yellow ribbon aboard Liberation Knickerbocker. Tommy Brisco came to Oklahoma with tricolor confidence as the Morgan Medallion Champion and carried the fourth place ribbon from this deep class to Blackridge. Holly Carlton earned a top five finish with a stylish ride aboard Swanbrook Masterplan to begin her final equitation show.


The Saddle Seat Equitation 14-15 featured Louisville’s World’s Champion Saddle Seat Equitation 15 Year Old Casey Morgan Tibolet adding to her victorious résumé under the Cape Cod banner matched with TSWF Prevailing Winds for the winning ride. Two-time Junior Saddle Seat Equitation World Champion Sarah Shimmer stepped up to the senior division with a determined ride for the reserve finish aboard Trophy J’s Valentine. The list of impressive performances continued with third place finisher Taylor Sams aboard Master Mark followed by 2005 UPHA Junior Challenge Cup Champion Katherine Alderman in fourth paired with Minion Absolut.


It was a memorable Oklahoma team debut for Lyssa Bomgaars and her new partner King Lehr’s Bob A Loo as they earned a trip to the winner’s circle in the Saddle Seat Equitation 12-13 where they met by an elated Ann Slomkowski. Gaetana D’Alesio Spina continued a stellar debut season with HVK Hot Ember as they carried the reserve ribbon back to the Chrislar Farm banner.


The Saddle Seat Equitation 11 & Under featured a historic achievement for Caroline Gaker as she and her picture perfect partner Wind Blu Supreme Fantasy secured the victory for an unprecedented fourth year in a row. Kristen Wade matched up with AMHF Double Miss C for a determined ride to carry the reserve ribbon back to The River’s Edge banner.


The Classic Saddle Seat Equitation qualifiers were next on the schedule with Nancy Becker joining Patty Kent and Joyce Swanson to complete the judging panel. A competitive field of ten performed in the 13 & under class with Cheyenne Banks-Diaz stepping to the forefront aboard VVM Litigator to earn the victory pass under the direction of Anne Speck. The top ribbons were dominated by the west coast as Hannah Hunsinger teamed up with Valerosa Immortal Dancer for the second place finish under the Miller Equestrian banner.


The 14-17 classic riders closed out the morning session with a field of 13 as Erin Boggs Richey coached her second winning rider of the session. The victorious presentation was made by Elizabeth Thomas mounted on HB Midnight Rhapsody. Meghan Bradley continued a fine season aboard Cingate Mystere with the reserve finish prepared by Jean DeGutis.


The preliminary round of the AMHA Western Seat Medal kicked off the afternoon session, as 18 riders from throughout the country performed rail work and individual patterns for judges Jane Blue, Terry Brennan and Patty Kent. After the tabulations were made, a total of 12 riders were selected to return for the finals on Tuesday afternoon. The qualifying riders in numerical order were Jenna Britt, Ellen McQuade, Caitlin Novotny, Olivia Lahr, Stephanie Fejes, Karlie Bagan, Kristin King, Alyssa Rumsey, Sasha Gumprecht, Katie O’Meara, Lauren Little and Kali Erin Hutchinson.


The Fitting And Showmanship classes followed with the 13 and under youngsters starting off with close inspection from judge Terry Brennan. Marie Wallich made the winning presentation with WMF Prudence under the Morgan Valley banner. It was a tricolor sweep by young ladies from the town of Marshall, Michigan as Ellery Walker guided Fairchild Skyway to the reserve tricolor competing from Crystal Farms.


Morgan Valley Farm enjoyed a pair of victorious performances as Emily Webster-Seely followed her stablemate to the winner’s circle in the Fitting And Showmanship 14-17 with WMF Prudence again serving as the winning partner. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Sasha Gumprecht followed up her equitation performance with Glacier Dream Blue by posing for the reserve tricolor under the Northwood banner.


Show Arena 6 played host to a field of approximately 70 riders in Saturday evening’s Hunt Seat Equitation age group classes with Jane Blue, Terry Brennan and Joyce Swanson officiating. The most senior riders of the 16-17 age group were first to compete with 22 riders bidding for top honors.


The top honors went back to Florida as Kelly Simpson topped the multi-titled field paired with Sonatina Dolce under the direction of Tom Johnson. Chelsea St. Pierre earned the red streamers as she teamed up with Meadowmere Amberly under the direction of Josh and Megan Merritt.


From the eldest riders to the youngest, the 11 and under riders were next to perform in the hunt seat division. Ellery Walker continued a memorable day in Oklahoma with Fairchild Skyway as she made the victory pass coached by Mary Carlton. Kelsey Thomas continued an impressive season matched with Coutscroft Diamonds Blaze as they carried the reserve honors back to West Coast Morgans.


Ariel Blackett enjoyed a spectacular return trip to Oklahoma as she piloted Heyday Rising Sun to the winner’s circle in the Hunt Seat Equitation 12 Year-Olds under the Cedar Spring banner. New England riders dominated the top ribbons as Kate Merrill was the toast of Taylor River Farm as she presented KHF Dante De Lion to the reserve finish.


The Hunt Seat Equitation 13 Year-Olds featured a ring full of focused young riders with Alana Little besting the field of 17 aboard Whistler’s Endeavor prepared by Kelly Kraegel. Representing Ohio, Carly Dodrill added the reserve ribbon to her Oklahoma list of honors aboard JAX Untouchable.


The Hunt Seat Equitation 14-15 capped the first day’s activities in Show Ring 6 with 18 confident riders performing. Lauren Cook followed up her clean sweep at Jubilee matched with Ha Ho Windstar with an Oklahoma victory pass. Belle Hufferd greeted the winning team. Stevie Meder and Manchester In Demand started off the week with the reserve finish to add to an amazing first season together under the Taylor River banner.


Ring 9


The numbers and depth in the dressage competition was outstanding from start to finish. A long day of competition on Saturday featured over 75 rides. The first winning score of the day was posted by Equinox Adelle as Jennifer McFall guided Kathy Smith’s precise performing chestnut to the Training Level Test 2 win. The second place finish also went back to Dragonfire Farm as Natalie Jensen guided QVM Gabrielle for Quincy Valley Morgans.


The junior exhibitor section of the Training Level Test 2 featured a winning performance by Wintergreen Sultana and Valerie Shurtleff with Monica Yarbrough and NAS Wynnesong right behind in reserve.


The amateurs were next to perform Training Level Test 2 as Sagamore Domino and Michaela Richardson earned the top score. Rogue Hills Woodsman and Jamie Hardy followed up in reserve.


Moving up to First Level Test 1, Bonnie Lee Mona Lisa and Stephanie Chandler earned the top prize for Linda Delene with Taproot Old Glory and Kristi Haines in reserve. Orrwoods Madison Bay and Victoria Fernalld collected the top honors in the junior exhibitor section with NAS Wynnesong and Monica Yarbrough again in reserve.


When the scores were tabulated in the AMHA Dressage Gold Medal Finals, Monica Yarbrough had secured the top score to earn the distinction of being the first AMHA Gold Medal winner of 2006 as NAS Wynnesong served as her winning mount. Kevin Schauer emerged from the competitive field of eight as the reserve champion aboard Julie Haugen’s TJR Destiny’s Tiara.


Sagamore Domino and Michaela Richardson earned their second victory of the day in the First Level Test 1 Amateur. Wintergreen Strike and Brandi Carter added the reserve performance to their list of Oklahoma accomplishments.


Moving up the line, the First Level Test Two rides featured Bonnie Lee Mona Lisa and Stephanie Chandler topping the open class with Taproot Old Glory and Kristi Haines again in reserve. Mykatas Questionnaire and Victoria Fernalld topped the junior exhibitor competition with Canequin Letter Perfect and Kara Norton in second. GKB Coal Magic continued a winning season for Lucy Tidd and Joanna Kelly with the amateur victory followed by Celilo Midnight Splendor and Norma Stein.


GKB Coal Magic and Lucy Tidd enjoyed their second high scoring ride as they topped the Second Level Test 1 with SGP Raizin Kane and Lynne Salewski picking up reserve for Christine Laine.


Dee Loveless and Meadowmere Courelation enjoyed a winning start to their first trip to Oklahoma as they posted the winning ride in the Third Level Test 1 with Sea Cloud Cymbal and Jennifer Root in second place.


Wintergreen Fortune and Susan Garmier showed off their high level moves as they added the Prix St. Georges win to their list of Oklahoma achievements for Ann Taylor.


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