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Pacific Northwest Harvest Classic Is A Fall Favorite

by Lauri Huston

Pictures by Marcia Shahon


        Mt. Ranier


SPANAWAY, Wash. - The Harvestime Pacific Northwest Morgan Horse Show closed the season out for Northwest Morgan exhibitors on Aug. 24-26. It ended on a fine note this year with just over 100 horses, up 20-plus horses from last year. Mount Rainier was out in its full glory under sunny skies when the show began. The show was relaxed and easy going as the show management kept the pace moving nicely. Judge Coby Holowacz had many quality entries 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, an adult walk-trot class and musical freestyle to name just a few of the unique offerings to show case the versatility of the Morgan.


The festive atmosphere of the show started off with a tasty Nacho Feed sponsored by Jeff and Eva Baker after the Friday afternoon session.  On Saturday the show sponsored a rib and chicken barbecue cooked up by the Chuckwagon. Nancy Eidam of Crown Morgans offered a refreshing watermelon feed after the Saturday evening session.


This show offers a horsemaster’s award in two categories. The first category is for stables with three horses and less, and the other for four and more horses. This year, it was the effervescent Shelly Bullard of Northwest Morgans and her group who won the three stalls and under section. Catherine Cloud of Sea Cloud Morgans and her group won the four stall and over section. Exhibitors are observed by the Selection Committee throughout the show and are judged on their Morgan horsemanship, stall decorating, safety, herdsmanship 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.


Complete show results can be found at by clicking here.


Seen at Harvestime Pacific Northwest Morgan Horse Show



Perazzi with owner LaVonne Copps

and Maxi Gumprecht


Briar Oak’s Patriot with Ginger Mullendore (up)

and owner Jennifer Kuhlman



Angelica Lengyel and Affinity One N A Million



Dallas Bolen and Futurity Kennedy


Cheyenne Rumens and Temptation’s Answer


Pacific Rim Sneak Preview and Lindsey Thomas


Maxi Gumprecht and QVM American Icon


Kimberly Forester and BMF X-Cellonte

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