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Pacific Northwest Classic Showcases The Versatility Of The Morgan

by Lauri Huston


SPANAWAY, Wash. - The second annual Springtime Pacific Northwest Classic was held over Memorial Day weekend May 25-27. Though the numbers were small, Judge Kathy Shorten was presented with quality horses to choose from in every division.


PNW offers something for everyone to participate in. In addition to the standard hunter, western, English and driving divisions, PNW offers a reining division, sport horse and dressage suitability classes, Justin Morgan Standard class, obstacle driving, road hack, hunter hack, bridle path hack, trail horse, side saddle and musical freestyle to name just a few of the unique offerings to showcase the versatility of the Morgan breed. To that end, PNW also offered a versatility award at the end of the show. Exhibitors and horses who participate in this division must register and show in at least five different categories. The winner is based on a total number of points accumulated during the course of the show. This year’s winner was Theresa Vandre and Saddletime Chancellor. 


The Morgan Master’s Award goes to two different categories: three or fewer horses entered and four or more horses entered.  Exhibitors are observed by the Selection Committee throughout the show and are judged on their Morgan horsemanship, stall decorating, safety and congeniality. The spirit of cooperation, friendliness and inclusiveness at the Northwest shows in general is always present and the Morgan Master’s Award provides recognition to the efforts everyone puts out to make the show fun and relaxed.  The 2007 Morgan Master’s Award went to Crown Morgans and Midnight Mountain Morgans. 


The Junior Exhibitor High Point awards went out to all three seats this year. Elyse Brill and He’s Simply Marvelous were the High Point Western Seat team under the direction of Carmen Hobson. Nicole Olson and Bernhill Flaireissa were awarded the Reserve High Point Western Seat Award.


Elyse Brill and He's Simply Marvelous


Maxi Gumprecht received the High Point Hunter Seat award and Suzanne Cairns was Reserve High Point Hunter Seat, both teams are under the direction of Yvonne Sekyra of Northwood Farm. Krystal Blundell and PWF Keep The Roses received the High Point Saddle Seat award. Heather Musick and Moriah’s Buckshot were the Saddle Seat Reserve High Point winners. The Walk/Trot High Point Award went to Piper Wright and Mystic Isle’s Magician and the Reserve Walk Trot High Point went to Linel Mullendore and Properly. 


Complete show results can also be seen and searched by clicking here.


Also seen around the show:



Kim Hahon and Harlington's Chelsea

Lynette Thomas and Mystik’s Highlight Image


Anne Robataille aboard Tri Star’s Opening Act



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