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Oklahoma...Where The Wins Come Sweepin' Down The Plain



OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The 16th annual Oklahoma Centennial Horse Show held April 14-18, 2004, enjoyed continued success this year, according to show manager Fern Bittner. She also expressed that even though entries did not show much increase, the quality of horses had risen. The Amateur Five-Gaited classes, the Park Horse classes and the Road Horse Championship were just a few of the tough events that really had the crowd showing their support.

The Oklahoma Centennial Horse Show is a five-day celebration featuring a progressive barn isle party Friday night and the sixth annual pet parade after the morning session Saturday. The Centennial Board hosted the exhibitor’s party Saturday night. Also, Callie Smith, Todd Miles and Jack Magill shared in the fun by celebrating their birthdays during the week. The proceeds from the show benefited the Coffee Creek Riding Center for the handicapped once again.

The Oklahoma Centennial Horse Show got its start back in 1989 as a part of the Centennial celebration of the Oklahoma Land Run by Marion Story of 1889. With Coe London’s assistance, the show has grown over the years. Now in 2004, the horse show has been turned over to committee management to include over 170 classes, 303 horses represented from 23 states and entries totaling 680. The committee has great hopes and their sites set high for the 2007 Oklahoma Centennial, which will celebrate the 100 years of statehood.

Along with the horse show, exhibitors were able to enjoy many of Oklahoma City’s sites and activities such as Bricktown, the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma National Stockyards, shopping and fine dining establishments. Wednesday Evening

The show started with quality and ended with quality. Wednesday evening, the gate call brought the Fine Harness Open class to the ring. Lynda Freseth drove CH Kalarama’s New Sensation to the top for Guy Smith.

In the Hackney Pony Open class, Fancy Ribbons went to the top ribbon with owner Randi Wightman.

Next Judge Lewis Eckard chose Champagne’s Special Event with Jack Magill up as the winner in the Five-Gaited Open class for Bernie Hecht and Tim McClane.

In the Morgan Pleasure Driving Junior Horse competition, Phil Fountain drove MEM Reality Check to the winner’s circle for Judy Voss.

Starting the year off in a new division, CH Blackberry Delight and Ericka Nelson trotted away as the winners in the Three-Gaited Ladies class for Marilyn Gaiswinkler.

It’s About Time had Stephany Monteleone at the whip for the winning drive in the Harness Pony Amateur class.

In the Morgan Western Pleasure Open class, JLH Grand Marnier and Judith Leneau claimed the top honors out of eight entries.

The next call was for the Three-Gaited Junior Horse class where Callaway’s Halley’s Comet and Jessica Curl trotted away with the blue for Ann Curl.

Mary Jane Fredrickson was aboard Fame’s Preferential Treatment for the win in the Show Pleasure Adult class out of 12 entries.

In the Roadster Pony Open class, Beth Campbell drove Heartland Painted Creation to the top of the class for Paul Adams and Jerry Cummins.

Too Explosive barreled through the gate with Andy Freseth up to win the Three-Gaited Park Open blue for Patricia Treiber.

In the Morgan Pleasure Driving Open class, Phil Fountain took Total Addiction to the blue for Brad and Dawn Fire.

Todd Miles rode That’s Chicago to the top in the Three-Gaited Open class for Mary Jane Fredrickson. This was Fredrickson’s second blue of the evening.

Performing with strength and courage, Braveheart and Marilyn MacFarlane drove to the winner’s circle.

VQM Chairman Of The Board and Kelly Kraegel-Bates won the Morgan Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse competition.

The horn sounded and called the Morgan Park Saddle Open class to order. Mantic Diva and Phil Fountain trotted to the blue ribbon.

In their debut performance, My Chanel and Owen Weaver ended on top of the Five-Gaited Ladies class for Fox Grape Farms.

Thursday Morning

Shady Creek’s Sensation and James Nichols started the morning off in the winner’s circle for Dr. Max and Kathryn Webel.

Watch Me Till Dawn and Amie Van Dorn won the Hunter Pleasure Open class for Van Dorn and Coffelt.

In the Morgan Western Pleasure Junior Horse class, VQM Chairman Of The Board and Kelly Kraegel-Bates took the blue ribbon tie.

Early Edition, with Jane Mueller at the whip, received the top honors in the Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving class.

John Wallen was aboard Loaded Weapon for the win in the Three-Gaited UPHA Classic class for Cortney Lynch. This win qualified them for competition at the American Royal in Kansas City, Mo.

Periscope and Mandy Highsaw made their way to the winner’s circle in the Open Pleasure Driving class for Randy Cates.

Katie Haynes was aboard Cholita for the blue ribbon ride in the Country Western Pleasure class.

In the Morgan Classic Pleasure Saddle Open class, Scandias Mark of Destiny and Caitlin Novotny rode away as the winners.

Andy Freseth drove Calvin Hobbs to the top in the Roadster Pony Limit class for Priscilla Gise.

Chanel’s Designer Belle and Virginia Norris won the Morgan Hunter Open class out of 14 entries for Bio Innovations.

Showing their big city style, New York Style and Lynda Freseth rode to the top in the Park Pleasure Open class for Guy Smith.

In the Hackney Pony UPHA Classic class, Darrel Kolkman drove Heartland High Tech to the blue for Heartland Hackney Farm.

Kylie Hogin was aboard Summit’s Heritage to win the Hunter Seat Equitation Any Age/All Breed class.

Holly Nalty drove Burning Passion for Ann Doyle and won the Country Pleasure Driving class.

Judge Eckard’s card listed JLH Grand Marnier and Judith Leneau as the winners in the Morgan Western Pleasure Ladies class.

In the Morgan English Pleasure Junior Horse class, Phil Fountain, aboard JAR Panache, won top honors for High Hopes Morgan Horse Farm.

Cholita and Katie Haynes claimed their second blue of the session winning the Saddle & Bridle’s Working Western Pleasure class. Thursday Evening

In a single-entry class, Callaway’s Head Over Heels and Mary Gise gave a grand exhibition and won the Fine Harness Amateur class for Priscilla Gise.

In the Morgan Hunter Pleasure Ladies class, Chanel’s Designer Belle and Virginia Norris claimed top honors for Bio Innovation.

Cressi Bryant and Prior Knowledge trotted to the winner’s circle in the Morgan English Pleasure Junior Exhibitor 14-17 class.

My Party Manners, with Jane Mueller at the whip, drove to the top in the Roadster Pony Amateur class.

Going for the blue, Melinda Young rode Going to the Sun to win the Three-Gaited Park Amateur qualifier.

In the Carriage Pleasure Driving Working class, Arend/Hylke won the class with Marilyn MacFarlane at the whip.

In the single-entry class, Highland Ridge Daniel and Jane Blackburn drove to the win in the Morgan Pleasure Driving class for Pratt & Blackburn, LLC.

With another win for the week, Judith Leneau was aboard JLH Grand Marnier claimed top honors.

In the Three-Gaited Amateur class, Super Nova and Travis Van Zetten trotted to the top for the blue.

Randi Wightman drove Heartland Ringmaster to the winner’s circle in the Hackney Pony Amateur class.

In a commanding drive, Dale Hanson drove Royal Count to the Roadster Horse to Bike Amateur class win for Penny Lane Farm.

In her debut, Lauren Stone, aboard Time For Glory, won the Three-Gaited Junior Exhibitor 14-17 class for Stone Ridge Equine Care.

Next, the horn called the Morgan Hunter Pleasure Junior Exhibitor class to order. Mirabel’s Noble Aramis and Taylor Winstone claimed top honors.

Carrie Warner rode Forever Aptor to the blue in the Five-Gaited Show Pleasure Adult class for Guy and Pauline Warner.

Shame On You and Lonnie Quarles were crowned the winners in the Five-Gaited Junior Horse class for Maguire Hall.

With a single entry, the Morgan English Pleasure Open class Abendlied Aristocrat and Ronda Collins claimed the honors for Gwen Neiman.

Roger Lucas drove Fitz’s Elite to the top in the Harness Pony Open class with only one-entry for Charles and Barbara Fitzpatrick.

The next call was the for the Five-Gaited Amateur class, which was the final class of the evening. Becky Taggart rode Sunken Treasure to the top of the class.

Friday Morning

Mike Roberts drove Lace’s Last Tango to the blue for the Doris Marks Trust. This win qualified the team for competition in the classics classes at The American Royal later this year.

In an added class, Admiral’s Gifted Miss and Ashley Dickinson won the Five-Gaited Show Pleasure class for junior exhibitors.

CH Like Thunder and Sandi Dondlinger were named the winners of the Country Pleasure Adult class for Paul and Sandra Dondlinger.

Dawn Fire rose to the top aboard Total Addiction in the Morgan English Pleasure Ladies class for Brad and Dawn Fire.

Showing in a new division, The Champagne Tiger with Christy Bennett in the irons rode away as the winner in the Five-Gaited Junior Exhibitor qualifier for Molly Bennett.

Heartland Head Of The Class, with Darrel Kolkman at the whip, drove to the front of the class in the Harness Pony UPHA Classic section. This qualified them for Kansas City.

Callaway Halley’s Comet and Jessica Curl topped the Three-Gaited Limit class for Ann Curl.

In the Morgan English Pleasure Junior Exhibitor 13 and Under class Bandelaro and Emily Orthwein trotted to the winner’s circle.

Vuarnet and Jan Small-Beth won the Show Pleasure Limit Horse class out of a group of eight entries.

Watch Me Till Dawn and Amie Van Dorn claimed top honors in the Morgan Hunter Pleasure Amateur class for Van Dorn and Coffeit.

Heartland Capitol Hill, with Darrel Kolkman at the whip, drove to the blue in the Roadster Pony UPHA Classic class for Heartland Hackney Farm.

John Wallen was aboard Mr. Brown to take the prize in the Five-Gaited Limit class for Marianne Bantrup.

Kylie Hogin trotted to the blue in the Morgan Hunter Seat Equitation 14-17 class riding Summit’s Heritage.

Alexandra Flynn gave a commanding performance to win the USEF Saddle Seat Medal class aboard CF First Light of Dawn.

In the Morgan Classic Pleasure Saddle Junior Exhibitor class, Scandias Mark of Destiny and Caitlin Novotny won the class.

Harlem’s Strong Will and Terri Dolan drove to the blue in the Show Pleasure Driving class.

Callie Smith, aboard Americana’s Wings, was judged to have the best rail work and pattern execution and received the blue in the UPHA Challenge Cup 13 and Under class for her efforts.

Cholita and David Malta dominated the open western division winning the Western Open class for Katie Haynes.

She-Bop and Sarah Singer topped the Show Pleasure Junior Exhibitor 13 and Under class for Debbie Beard.

Roadshow I’ve Got Rhythm, with John Green at the lines, drove to the winner’s circle in the Morgan Classic Pleasure Driving Open class for Windswept Farm.

The call was then sounded for the Park Pleasure Amateur class where Ashley Kirkland aboard Hans Solo was named the winner.

Following in her sister’s winning footsteps, Marion McHenry riding Winter Possum received the blue in the Saddle Seat Equitation Novice Any Age/ All Breeds class.

In Saddle and Bridle’s Pleasure Equitation Medallion class, Ginny Beth Norton was named the winner. She was riding Oh So Elegant.

Showing one of her strengths, Krystle Pennington won the AMHA Hunter Seat on the Flat Medal.

Friday Evening

This evening was the beginning of the championship classes for the show where quality and outstanding performances filled the ring in nearly every class.

In the Roadster Pony class for Junior Exhibitors, Scooter Scheurich drove Call Me Mister to the win for Cascade Stables.

Highland Ridge Daniel and Jane Blackburn topped the Morgan English Pleasure class for Pratt and Blackburn.

As his name says, Reedann’s Phancy Footwork with Victoria McCune aboard was the fanciest entry in the class so judge Eckard’s card read. McCune claimed top honors in the Three-Gaited Junior Exhibitor class for riders 13 and under.

Driving to the top again were Arend/ Hylke and Marilyn MacFarlane in the Carriage Pleasure Driving Reinsmanship class.

In the Morgan Saddle Seat Equitation 14-17 class, Cressi Bryant rode to the winner’s circle aboard Prior Knowledge.

The Bachelor Prince and Christy Bennet rode to the blue in the Country Pleasure Junior Exhibitor class for Mollie Bennett.

Stephany Monteleone drove It’s About Time to the tricolor in the Harness Pony Amateur Championship.

VQM Chairman Of The Board and Kelly Kraegal-Bates trotted to the winner’s circle in the Morgan Western Pleasure Junior Horse Championship.

In another outstanding performance, CH Blackberry Delight and Ericka Nelson claimed top honors in the Three-Gaited Championship.

In the single-entry Morgan Saddle Seat Equitation 13 and under class, Emily Orthwein was aboard Bandelaro for the win.

Kelly Kraegel-Bates riding VQM The Right Stuff added another blue to her tack room wall winning the Morgan Road Hack Open class for Kathleen Jensen.

Walterway’s High Enough and Blake Powell won the Show Pleasure Junior Exhibitor 14-17 class.

Wearing the floral neck sash and tricolor ribbon, Fancy Ribbons and Randi Wightman drove to the top in the Hackney Pony Championship.

Peiaptus Victorius and Mike Breeggeman rode away as the winner in the Park Pleasure UPHA Classic class for Galanos and Galanos Farms. This win also qualified them for the Classics classes at The American Royal later this year.

Marilyn MacFarlane drove Arend/Hylke to the winner’s circle in the Carriage Pleasure Driving Turnout class.

JAR Panache and Phil Fountain claimed top honors in the Morgan English Pleasure Junior Horse Championship for High Hopes Morgan Horse Farm.

Calvin Hobbs, with Andy Freseth at the lines, drove to the tricolor in the Roadster Pony Championship for Priscilla Gise. Freseth also found himself in the winner’s circle after the Three-Gaited Park Stake aboard Too Explosive for Patricia Treiber.

After the show the progressive barn party began with 17 different barns. The menu included food, drinks and delicious deserts. Saturday Morning

Starting the morning with a blue ribbon ride, Kayla Suzanne Reser won the Stock Seat Equitation Any Age/All Breed class.

In the first academy class of the morning, Katie Spencer received the top award for her performance in the Academy Walk-Trot-Canter.

Get Over It and Leah Odom topped the English Pleasure Open class out of four entries.

Lauren Carlton won the Academy Walk-Trot class aboard Shadow showing under the Paul Cates banner.

In the Morgan Pleasure Driving Junior Horse Championship, MEM Reality Check was crowned the champion with Phil Fountain at the whip.

Hakeem’s MVP and Emily MacDonell won the Show Pleasure Novice Rider class out of seven entries.

Mallory Adams was aboard Fashion to trot to the winner’s circle in the Saddle Seat Equitation Walk and Trot 11 and Under class.

Blue Flag Whimsy and Krystle Pennington claimed top honors in the Morgan Hunter Pleasure Junior Exhibitor Championship.

Holly Nalty drove Burning Passion to the top in the Country Pleasure Driving Championship for Ann Doyle.

Kylie Hogin rode to the tricolor in the Hunter Seat Equitation Championship aboard Summit’s Heritage.

Early Edition had Jane Mueller at the lines for the tricolor drive to the winner’s circle in the Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Championship.

In the Pleasure Equitation 13 and Under class, Jane White had the winning ride.

Kayla Reser was aboard PKF Hollywood to claim the top honors in the single-entry Morgan Western Pleasure Junior Exhibitor class.

Ellen Medley Wright trotted to the blue in the Saddle Seat Equitation 13 and Under class riding CH Timeless Drifter.

Roadshow’s Stormin’ Norman, with Jessie Barham at the whip, topped the Morgan Pleasure Driving Junior Exhibitor class for Tuttle and Barham.

In the Morgan Hunter Pleasure Amateur Championship, Regancy Touch of Midnight and Hunter Novotny were crowned the winners for Sarah Renshaw.

Victoria McHenry aboard New York American Style received the blue in the Pleasure Equitation 14-17 class.

In the single-entry AMHA Saddle Seat Medal class Cressi Bryant claimed the blue riding Prior Knowledge.

Alexandra Flynn won the NSH Saddle Seat Event Good Hands Event in a commanding ride.

The gate then opened for the Academy Walk-Trot-Canter Championship, in which Katie Spencer rode to the tricolor.

New York Style and Lynda Freseth won the Park Pleasure Stake for Guy Smith after their qualifying win in the Park Pleasure Open class earlier in the week.

Jacqueline Gregory rode to the top in the Hunter/Western Seat Equitation Walk Trot 11 and Under class.

Cholita and Katie Haynes added another win to their list, winning the Saddle and Bridle’s Shatner Western Pleasure class.

In the Classic Pleasure Saddle Championship, Scandias Mark Of Destiny and Hunter Novotny were crowned the winners.

Kelly Cooke was aboard Fashion Attraction for the win the Academy Walk-Trot Championship.

Kylie Hogin rode Summit’s Heritage to receive the AMHA Western Seat Medal and win the class.

After a full list of classes, the morning session was completed with the pet parade. This was a pet show for anyone at the show who wanted to participate. Awards were given for the Best Trick, Best Costume, Prettiest or Cutest, and Best Look Alike to Owner.

Saturday Evening

The championship classes continued into the evening performance, where Fame’s Preferential Treatment and Mary Jane Fredrickson received the first tricolor in the Show Pleasure Adult Championship.

Tommy Hilfiger had Jessie Pettie at the lines for Bob Richards to trot to the winner’s circle in the Hackney Pony Amateur Championship.

That’s Chicago and Todd Miles claimed the honors in the Three-Gaited Centennial Stake for Mary Jane Fredrickson.

Chanel’s Designer Belle and Virginia Norris trotted to the top in the Morgan Hunter Pleasure Championship for Bio Innovations.

Playing their cards right, Player’s Choice and Owen Weaver won the Five-Gaited Show Pleasure Championship out of seven entries.

Heartland Sundust and Mary Gise trotted away with the neck sash after their win in the Roadster Pony Amateur Championship.

Lauren Stone, aboard Time For Glory, found herself in the winner’s circle after winning the Three-Gaited Junior Exhibitor Stake for the Stone Ridge Equine Care.

In the Morgan English Pleasure Centennial Championship, Abendlied Aristocrat and Ronda Collins received top honors for Gwen Niemann.

In an entertaining class Nancy Lassiter rode Dinero to the top in the Five-Gaited Amateur Stake.

In the Morgan Hunter Pleasure Junior Exhibitor Championship, Kelly Kraegel-Bates rode VQM Chairman Of The Board to the tricolor win.

Daddy’s Real Deal trotted to the honors in the Harness Pony Championship for Kevin Ireland with Gib Marcucci at the lines.

Going To The Sun, ridden by Melinda Young, claimed the Three-Gaited Park Amateur Stake for Robert and Melinda Young.

Arend/ Hylke was driven by Marilyn MacFarlane to the winner’s circle in the Carriage Pleasure Driving Championship.

JLH Grand Marnier and Kelly-Kraegel-Bates won the Morgan Western Pleasure Centennial Championship for Judith Leneau.

Deborah Butler was aboard Carolina Cat to top the Five-Gaited Ladies Stake for Butler Enterprises in a competitive class.

In the Roadster Horse To Bike Championship, Royal Count drove away with the neck sash and the tricolor honors with James Nichols at the whip for Penny Lane Farm. The crowd was full of excitement during this competition.

Super Nova and Travis Van Zetten rode to the winner’s circle in the Three-Gaited Amateur Stake besting seven fine entries for the tricolor.

In the Morgan Park Saddle Championship, Mantic Diva and Phil Fountain rose to the top for Brad and Dawn Fire.

In the final class of the evening, Owen Weaver was aboard Himalaya to claim the Five-Gaited Centennial Stake title for Fox Grape Farms. (SA) Rinanti Cock Robin and Paul Cates were reserve for Alta Dare Farm.

Sunday Morning

Krystle Pennington rode Blue Flag Whimsy to the top of the Morgan Hunter Seat Equitation Championship claiming the tricolor.

Proving their versatility, Travis Van Zetten was aboard Super Nova for the win in the USEF Adult Saddle Seat Medal competition.

Get Over It and Leah Odom were crowned the English Pleasure Open Champions out of four tough entries.

Jane White finished her weekend right by winning the Pleasure Equitation 13 and Under Championship.

Harlem’s Strong Will and Terri Dolan defended their title winning the Show Pleasure Championship tricolor for the second year.

Misty Green Hennessey and Lauren Moore won the Hunter/ Western Pleasure Walk-Trot 10 and Under for Van Dorn and Coffelt.

Claire Talley was aboard Periscope for the ride to the winner’s circle in the UPHA Challenge Cup 10 and Under.

Heirs Heiress and Susan Olcott rode to the winner’s circle in the Park Pleasure Amateur Stake.

JLH Grand Marnier and Judith Leneau added the Morgan Western Pleasure Amateur Championship to their list of wins for the week.

Periscope and Claire Talley prevailed again in the single-entry English Pleasure Equitation Walk and Trot 11 and Under Championship for Randy Cates.

Victoria McHenry won the Pleasure Equitation 14-17 Championship adding to her already impressive list of wins.

In the single-entry Stock Seat Equitation Championship, Kayla Reser received the award riding PKF Hollywood.

Excelling in the Five-Gaited Junior Exhibitor Championship, The Champagne Tiger and Christy Bennett claimed top honors in a tough class.

In the Morgan English Pleasure Amateur Championship, Total Addiction and Dawn Fire added a tricolor ribbon and neck sash to the tack room for Brad and Dawn Fire.

David Malta rode Cholita to the win in the Western Pleasure Open Championship for Katie Haynes.

Cressi Bryant finished out the weekend by being crowned the Morgan Saddle Seat Equitation Champion.

Victoria McHenry added the UPHA Challenge Cup 17 and Under to her list of wins riding New York American Style.

John Green drove Roadshow I’ve Got Rhythm to the championship title in the Morgan Classic Pleasure Driving Stake for Windswept Place.

In the Show Pleasure Junior Exhibitor Championship, She-Bop and Sarah Singer were crowned the winners for Debbie Beard.

PKF Hollywood was named the Morgan Western Pleasure Junior Exhibitor Grand Champion with rider Kayla Reser.

The Bachelor Prince, with Christy Bennett aboard, rose to the top in the Country Pleasure Championship for Mollie Bennett.

Watch Me Till Dawn and Amie Van Horn received the Hunter Pleasure Open Championship in the single-entry class.

Heart O’ Santana and Rachel Shupp rode to the winner’s circle in the Country Pleasure Western Pleasure Championship to close out their weekend with a win.

Prior Knowledge and Cressi Bryant added the Morgan English Pleasure Junior Exhibitor Championship to their impressive list of wins.

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