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Pro Am Continues Grand Georgia Tradition

by Leeann Mione

PERRY, Ga. – The 32nd annual Pro Am Benefit Horse Show closed out with great weather and a competitive Five-Gaited Stake to continue the grand tradition of competition in the state of Georgia that it established 32 years ago.

Beth and Scott Snider were once again at the helm as show manager and show secretary, respectively, and they welcomed Saddlebreds, Hackneys and roadsters to the Georgia National Fairgrounds. This year, for the first time, Morgans and Friesians were included on the schedule as well as Amateur Hackney Pony and Amateur Harness Pony classes.

The reigning World Grand Champion Hackney Horse, Halstead’s Viking, made an appearance in the first ever Hackney Horse Stake with co-owner Bruce Ekstrom and the first ever Saddlebred Racking class win went to Tina Gunby Smith and Redhawk’s War Dance for Mountain Laurel Saddlebreds.

Also new to the schedule was the addition of "Pro Am Pleasure" class. Seaside Santana and Denise Trethaway headed to the winner’s circle. The show was also a member of the Equine Roadster Cup, a new program established for 2009 in the roadster division.

Friday evening’s Ladies Five-Gaited Stake was the official UPHA Pink Ribbon class and helped raise money for Susan G. Komen For The Cure to benefit breast cancer research, education and treatment. Deborah Butler and Pour Some Sugar On Me were met in center ring by Todd Miles when they won the three-entry class from DeLovely Farm.

Other fundraising efforts included the nightly "Pitch A Pony" contests where those who paid a fee could throw a toy pony into a hula hoop in hopes of being the closest to the center and winning the money. A pink scooter was also raffled off Saturday night and Harry Chapman held the winning raffle ticket. The silent auction offered numerous items to entice shoppers to open their wallets as well.

Thursday night a retirement ceremony was held for CH Viper and owner Valery Hall. A big group of those affiliated with the grand three-gaited gelding throughout his career including trainers James and Jackie Hale, gathered in center ring to watch him make his final show ring appearance (see separate edit in this issue).

Lillian Shively and DeLovely Farm have been supporters of Pro Am for 30 years and this year the show was dedicated to her with a special presentation Saturday night (see separate edit in this issue).

Shelby Reimer was named the 2009 Dewey Henderson Junior Exhibitor Sportsmanship Award winner and she was presented with that award Saturday night as well (see separate edit in this issue).

Pro Am has the good fortune to be held at a premier facility and the early-week rains proved to not be too much of a problem, although when the sun came out just in time for the weekend, it was a welcome relief.

Merrill Murray made the trip from Versailles, Ky., to judge the performance divisions and Madge Bass from Mt. Washington, Ky., marked the cards for the academy classes Saturday afternoon. Bass also served as ring secretary for the performance division and her husband, Dewey Bass, returned again this year to serve as paddock master.

Mark Farrar was also back again this year to announce the classes as master of ceremonies and he was accompanied in center ring by ringmaster Don Baker and organist Dale Stone. Doug Shiflet has been photographing Pro Am for 31 years as of 2009 and he once again captured the winning images on film. Richfield Video served as videographers and J.L. Johnson was the official farrier.

The show prides itself on its "Southern Hospitality" and things kicked off Wednesday afternoon with a "Welcome Lunch". The traditional Progressive Barn Party was held at the end of the Thursday evening session and those in attendance had plenty of choices of food and drink to fill their stomachs and quench their thirst. The hospitality continued with the Pro Am Extravaganza and exhibitors’ party Friday evening and each day breakfast was offered to everyone who wanted it.

Saturday evening’s Five-Gaited Stake closed out four days of competition, which most of the time was quite competitive. Although some divisions were light on entries, for the most part numbers were great.

The Five-Gaited Stake hosted six entries including open winner and ASAC grand champion I’m A Skywatcher, with Bill Schoeman up, and novice horse winner Blue Highway with Maria Gilman riding for Kelsey Olson. David Chretien and Not Listed, Redhawk’s War Dance and Tina Gunby Smith, Boulevard and James Spriggs and Kalarama’s Lady Bancroft and Lisa Rosenberger Jones rounded out the field.

Each horse took their own good pass more than once for the crowd and judge Merrill Murray but when he turned his card in it was I’m A Skywatcher capturing his second Five-Gaited Championship in as many shows for owners Lori and Larry Schmidt. Jones and Kalarama’s Lady Bancroft took the reserve streamers for owner Alexis Landreth.

Simeon and Jackie Hale took the second place tie in the UPHA Pink Ribbon Ladies Five-Gaited Stake for James and Jackie Hale. Pour Some Sugar On Me and Deborah Butler won the four-entry ladies gaited qualifier.

The amateur riders had deep competition in both their classes, with 11 entries in the amateur stake and qualifier. DeLovely stablemates Arrowhead’s Dreamcatcher and CH Callaway’s Banner Headline battled for the top spot in the big, competitive group but it was Deborah Butler and Arrowhead’s Dreamcatcher called to the winner’s circle as the amateur grand champion and champion. Janet Kellett and Banner Headline exited to lots of applause for their reserve grand championship effort.

Cheryl Baird brought her group to Perry, Ga., and they had a great week including Kelsey Baird’s two winning rides with Carmel Delivery for Bill and Meredith Dancer. Baird took the victory pass in the Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited Stake to top a pair of tough competitors and the three-entry qualifier. Asked And Answered and Jayne Major claimed the second place finish as the reserve grand champions under the direction of Don Judd and Maria Gilman.

Bill Schoeman continued his good week by showing another winning gaited horse. Cloverleaf Elegant, owned by Schoeman, was the junior horse champion.

Janet Kellett teamed Callaway’s Duchess Of Caramac to the blue ribbon finish in an entertaining seven-entry Five-Gaited Georgia Owned class under the direction of Bob Vesel for Alde-Mar Farm.

Adam and Desiree Clauson put the two-time winning team of Cheyenne Mabey and I’ve Got My Game On in the ring to capture the Five-Gaited Pony Championship and qualifier for Cheyco Farm.

The Three-Gaited Stake gave three elegant entries the opportunity to impress the crowd and vie for the tricolor and all three did a great job. Merrill Murray named Wee Pee’s Storm, winner of the open class, the grand champion for James and Helen Rosburg from Ruth Gimpel Stables. The sporty walk-trot was just one of the winners who represented the Gimpel-Rosburg team in the winner’s circle during the week.

Cloverleaf Red Baron and Bill Schoeman exited as the reserve grand champions for owners The Good Group.

Thunder Cloud Nine and owner Erin Obenauf were the team to beat in the ladies division and they took the victory pass in the ladies stake and qualifier. Obenauf and her entry represented Reiser Stables. Up Close & Personal and owner Michelle Hartman followed in the ribbon count as the reserve grand champions from DeLovely Farm.

Co-owners Project Connect and Avalon Stables trainer Pam Roush celebrated Safe Harbor’s winning performance as the Amateur Three-Gaited Grand Champion with Lisa Misiecwicz in the irons. They had previously competed in the novice horse class. Altostratus and owner Jack Cumber, showing from James Hale Stables, claimed the reserve tricolor in the amateur stake which hosted four teams.

Nancy Bryan was thrilled when Merrill Murray named Royal Sweet the winner of the Amateur Three-Gaited class. Bryan showed under the direction of Jimmy Womble.

I’m McDreamy and Hunter Chancellor faced a great group of six in the junior exhibitor stake and seven in the qualifier and they came out on top in both classes for the Steven Chancellor family. DeLovely Farm also claimed the reserve title in the stake with the team of Show Baby Show and Christina Collis.

Euchee Matthews teamed his entry The Sun’s Out to the top spot in the Junior Three-Gaited class and Maria Gilman rode her entry Callaway’s Gentleman’s Agreement to the blue ribbon in the three-year-old class.

Shelby Reimer had a great week at Pro Am. In addition to showing numerous mounts to top honors, she was also named the winner of the 2009 Dewey Henderson Junior Exhibitor Sportsmanship Award. That award came as a surprise to Reimer but she had already had plenty of reason to celebrate at the show. Day On The Town won the Three-Gaited Georgia Owned class earlier in the week.

Tami Reiser and Show Material were named the winners of the novice horse class to top a pair of competitors and claim the blue for Morgan and Tami Reiser.

The Attache Orchid put Hunter Chancellor in the winner’s circle twice more in the three-gaited division with the Three-Gaited Pony Championship and qualifier wins for the Chancellor family. Lisa Rosenberger-Jones directed CH Simbara’s Audacity and Alexis Landreth to the reserve tricolor to close out the three-gaited division.

The park division was quite competitive and the largest class, the novice horse class, had 12 hard working entries come through the gate. I’m Legendary and Tommy Richardson claimed that win for Richardson Stables.

The open stake hosted five teams and Judd Stables added two more wins to their total when Murray named Master And Commander the Three-Gaited Park Grand Champion and open champion for Barbara Woods to continue her great week. James Hale rode the entry he co-owns with Jack Cumber to the reserve title in the stake. Winsdown New Vision was the reserve grand champion.

Santana Snow and Mary Jane Kirkpatrick earned the prestigious win in the big amateur stake, showing from DeLovely Farm and it was yet another Judd Stables entry, Meadowlark Jubilee, chosen as the reserve grand champion. Owner Morgan King exited with the reserve tricolor after having won the competitive qualifier.

Seven junior exhibitors competed in their stake and qualifier and Elegant Mandarin, with owner Nicole McSweeney up, swept both classes under the direction of Abbott Wilson and Linda Weber of Hawkewood. McSweeney’s win Saturday night in the stake was especially sweet as she celebrated her 16th birthday. Boundless Worry and Shelby Reimer were next in the ribbon count in the stake and claimed the reserve tricolor for owner Emily Baker.

Chris Reiser was on board for the winning ride in the five-entry junior horse class. He showed Pola Negri to the top spot for Steve and Ellen Hanes to add another blue to the Reiser Stables total for the week.

James and Helen Rosburg had both open winners in the fine harness division, but it was two different horses bringing home the blue and tricolor ribbons to Ruth Gimpel Stables. Ronnie Graham showed The Tango Dancer to the Fine Harness Stake tricolor and Ruth Gimpel drove Joe Friday to the open class victory in his only appearance.

In Bold Print, with owner Paul Richardson driving, was the fine harness reserve grand champion under the direction of Mike and Kathy Barlow. Hoof Prince and Janet Kellett teamed up to win the amateur class under the DeLovely Farm banner and Tim Henderson piloted Donna Smith’s entry Lovely Addition to the junior horse win. Life’s Supreme Lesson closed out the fine harness division with James Hale driving to the winner’s circle in the three-year-old class for Doug Flor.

Iamnotacow drew lots of attention for his unusual name as well as his command of the ring on the way to winning the Roadster To Bike Stake and novice horse class (the biggest class of the road horse division) with Jon Walker in the bike. Walker drove for owner Debra Clark and topped a nice group in the stake including reserve grand champion Raising The Bar with Mark Turner showing for Raymond Shively. Martell and Rick Adams won the open class for Ed and Ann Moore.

Ashland and Kathy Barlow were the ladies champions in a class of four hard driving ladies and brought back the blue to Buffalo Creek Farm for Howard Six. Pam Roush, of Avalon, directed Paul Misiewicz to the winning drives with Top Star Willie in the Amateur Roadster To Bike Stake and amateur class earlier in the week. Where’s Reuben gave owner Debra Clark another top ribbon with the amateur reserve tricolor.

Barlow was back in the winner’s circle twice more when Murray named Eclipse the winner of the Road Horse Under Saddle Stake and qualifier for Barbara Matthews. Sissy Mayo drove Rebekah Cloninger’s entry At Full Throttle to the second place tie in the under saddle stake, showing from Beaver Brook Stables.

Seize The Moment and Ruth Gimpel swept the open roadster pony division with the wins in the stake and open qualifier. High Society’s Memories and Matt Schuckert claimed the reserve ribbon in the stake for co-owners Bruce Ekstrom and Charles McCallister.

Charlotte and John Wrather had a great week at the show with trainer Janet Crampton. Charlotte drove Boxford Courageous Spirit to the win the Amateur Roadster Pony Stake in a really nice seven-entry class after an eight-entry qualifier. Suzanne Mayo and Heartland City Girl followed in the ribbon count from Buffalo Creek Farm. James Rosburg was at the lines for the winning drive in the amateur qualifier with Bud Light, owned by James and Helen Rosburg.

Mollie Kregor catch drove Heartland City Boy for owner Kayce Bell and she turned in two winning efforts. Kregor topped three other teams for the win in the Junior Exhibitor Roadster Pony Stake and also won the five-entry AHHS Roadster Pony Youth Medallion. Jose Cuervo and Taylor Price were the reserve grand champions in the stake under the direction of Brian Reimer Stables.

Heartland Pursuit turned heads in pursuit of the blue ribbon in the Junior Roadster Pony class with Ronnie Graham driving for Helen Rosburg. A well-filled seven-entry novice pony class featured a strong group and it was Heartland Landmark named to take the blue for owner Harry Chapman. David Cunningham turned in the winning drive.

Pete and Ann Reeves entry, Heartland Masterpiece won the AHHS Roadster Pony Under Saddle Youth Medallion to close out the roadster pony division.

The Wrather’s continued their successful weekend in the harness and Hackney pony divisions when Merrill Murray named Seamair Sensation the winner of the Harness Pony Stake after winning the open class earlier in the week. John Wrather drove for both wins. Charlotte Wrather was right behind her husband in the ribbon count with reserve grand champion Oliver Twist.

Rhapsody In Bay and owner Helen Rosburg took the blue in the amateur class and topped a trio of sporty long tail ponies in the process.

Seamair Simply Awesome added another tricolor and another blue to John Wrather’s total with the tricolor victory in the Hackney Pony Stake and win in the open class under Crampton’s direction. Kilbro’s Code Red and Ronnie Graham were next in line for Helen Rosburg as the reserve grand champions. James Rosburg had previously driven Code Red to the win in the amateur class to continue the Rosburgs’ successful show.

Heartland Stepaside topped a really nice eight-entry Hackney Pleasure Driving Stake and qualifier for Helen Rosburg. Ali DeGray drove to the win in the stake and Helen Rosburg drove to the blue in the qualifier. Heartland Elegant Touch and Gwen Stableford were right on target to take the reserve tricolor streamers back to the Buffalo Creek Farm tack stalls.

The Adult Three-Gaited Pleasure Stake was the largest class of the show and featured 14 entries. Not only is that a respectable showing, that’s pretty darn great and all 14 put on a good show. In the end, it was CH Sweet Virginia and Barbara Woods named as the champions from Judd Stables.

The pleasure division, in addition to the big adult show pleasure stake was quite well filled and competitive across the board, whether showing in five-gaited, park, show or country pleasure. Riders and drivers had to be on their toes to showcase their horses in hopes of getting the nod from Merrill Murray.

Eight top teams answered the gate call in the Five-Gaited Pleasure Stake and they all put on an entertaining show for the crowd, but in the end it was CH Inphallible and Catherine Larue named to take the victory pass under the direction of Jennifer Alvis of Heathermoor Farm. They won the qualifier which featured six entries earlier in the week.

Doubletrees Confederate Grey and Deborah Richardson took the reserve tricolor for Richardson Stables. James Lewis, with Lindsey Angel up for Denah Angel, took the blue in the junior exhibitor class.

Mrs. Julian Gregory watched Lance Williamson take the victory pass with her Hillside’s Light My Fire after they won the competitive eight-entry Park Pleasure Stake under the direction of Frank Gray Jr. and also earned the blue in the five-entry open class. Mo Rhythm and Christine Freeman, from Judd Stables, exited the ring as the reserve grand champions.

Chris Reiser was on board the winner of the junior horse class. Memories Of Us and Reiser topped a pair of competitors to win the class for owner Ed Rhoads. Adam Clauson rode Sophia Galloway to the blue in the four-entry three-year-old class to bring the blue back to the Cardinal Farms tack room wall for owner Margaret MacGregor.
Delightful Starlet closed out the park pleasure division with the win in the novice horse class with MJO Stables trainer Mary Jo Schmidt up for Cantrell Stables.

Imagine My Surprise and Ashley Wilson rode up to accept the reserve tricolor for their performance in the big Adult Three-Gaited Pleasure Stake for the Steven Chancellor family to follow up their win in the adult qualifier.

Erin Ohning rode Callaway’s Letter To The Editor to the blue ribbon in the Junior Exhibitor 14-17 Three-Gaited Pleasure Stake for owner Diane Goforth. Cheryl Baird directed the pair to their winning performance. Columbia Buckaneer and Shelby Reimer took the reserve tie in the competitive 10-entry class. Rachel Rafolski rode CH My Special Sultan to the blue in the 10-entry 14-17 qualifier for owner and trainer Christy Parker.

Holly Hein and Haunting were twice victorious under the direction of Adam and Desiree Clauson. They swept the 13 and under division and were followed in the ribbons by Kramer and Jamison Baker in the stake. Baker rode for owner Deborah Lechner and the class featured a trio of hard riding young equestrians. Jennifer Alvis directed the reserve grand champions.

Native Rose and teammate Madison McCall swept the walk/trot pleasure stake and qualifier for owner Renee McCall. They joined the list of winners from Cheryl Baird Stables. Elizabeth Peterson rode her entry Worthy’s First Lady to the reserve title in the stake to add the reserve grand championship to the Cardinal Farms total.

Kristian Taylor White brought two-month-old son Taylor White to the show and he got to watch his mom win the Three-Gaited Georgia Owned class which was well filled with eight strong entries. White rode Hollywood Electra to the blue ribbon from DeLovely Farm. Stablemate My One Night Stand with owner Lisa Schlesinger up took the blue in the nine-entry novice rider class to add another blue to the DeLovely total for the weekend.

Heathermoor Farm was represented twice more in the winner’s circle when Murray selected Crown Jeweller and Emily Hillhouse as the winning team in the pleasure pony stake and qualifier. Select Me, with Lauren Byrd up for Kim Byrd, also brought the reserve tricolor back to the Heathermoor tack room to give Alvis-trained riders the one-two punch in the division.

Finest Material and James Rosburg teamed up to take the tricolor in the Show Pleasure Driving Stake to continue the wins for the Rosburgs and Ruth Gimpel Stables after also having won the qualifier. Foxy Camilla and Aubrey Sloan Lambert were next in line for a ribbon in the stake and they showed under the direction of Morgan Reiser Stables.

Kaitlin Whatley and Carolina Clay faced 12 other teams on their way to the tricolor ribbon in the Adult Country Pleasure Stake after having won the eight-entry adult qualifier. The country pleasure division, like the show pleasure division, was well filled and full of talent. Owner/trainer/exhibitor Maggie Costigan and Tropical Sno were the adult reserve grand champions in the deep class.

Luke and Blair Redlhammer, from R Farm, directed Bouquet O’Hearts and Jackie Taylor to the victory in the junior exhibitor stake and 14-17 qualifier to sweep the division. Taylor topped four other teams for the tricolor win and a pair of competitors in the qualifier. CH SS Lies And Alibis and owner Katie Boyson teamed up to follow in the ribbon count in the stake under the direction of Christy Parker.

Strike Up The Lights and owner Taylor Price won the 13 and under class from Brian Reimer Stables and Lindsay Dasher added another blue to the Pine Haven Stables total with her win in the Georgia owned class with Glider Supreme. Megan Bailey took her turn with Glider Supreme and they too went to the winner’s circle, winning the seven-entry novice rider class.

Deborah Richardson and CH Prophet’s Fire Hazard won the AOTS Country Pleasure class to claim the final ribbon in the country pleasure division.

Ali DeGray took two more victory passes when Harlem’s Worldly Lady won the Country Pleasure Driving Stake and qualifier for James and Helen Rosburg. Both classes featured four teams competing for the win. CF Private Night Out and Janet Kellett were next in the ribbon count for Alde Mar Farms and took the reserve tricolor streamers.

Deborah Richardson, from Richardson Stables, and Jan Henderson, from Ward Stables, shared the blue ribbon wins in the western pleasure division. Richardson rode Lion King to the wins in the Western Country Pleasure Stake and qualifier, as well as the open western pleasure class and Henderson won the Open Western Pleasure Stake and Saddle & Bridle Shatner Western Pleasure class with New York Fire. They were the reserve grand champions in the Western Country Pleasure Stake as well. BDM Aruba’s Destiny and owner/trainer Melinda Dennis claimed the reserve streamers in the Open Western Pleasure Stake behind New York Fire.

CSF Dixie Silk, owned by trainer Lynn Pace, won the Saddlebred Hunter Pleasure class and topped a pair of competitors with Tiffany Smith on board for the win. Carowill’s American Idol and owner/trainer Melinda Dennis won the Open Hunter Pleasure Stake and qualifier. The open stake had six teams and the qualifier featured five teams competing for the win. Hylee’s Venitian and Bre Schultz were reserve in the open stake for owner Cheryl Solberg. Cha Ching Cha Ching and owner Alexandria Walker were the Saddle & Bridle Hunt Seat Classic Champions to close out the hunter pleasure division.

Belle Owen had a successful weekend in the equitation division. She rode Chanti’s Prayer to the Saddle Seat Equitation Championship after winning the 17 and under class. Four young ladies came through the gate and when it was time for the workout, Judge Merrill Murray requested they use their pocket workout. Two of the four riders were able to complete the workout requested. Christine Thomas and Magic Mahogany, from Judd Stables, finished in the reserve slot in the championship and they also won the UPHA Pleasure Challenge Cup.

Jennifer Huston teamed CSF Supreme Memories to the blue in the walk and trot class, riding for owner Judy Brown under the direction of Janet Crampton.

Courtney Huguley, of Stepping Stone Farm, directed daughter Reagan Huguley and Sultan’s Miracle Man to a sweep of the adult equitation division. Lindsay Dasher and Worthy’s Chicago Hope were the adult reserve grand champions. The adult qualifier was the largest of the equitation division with six riders.

Hunter Chancellor picked up the win in the UPHA Challenge Cup with CH Can You Hear Me Now then returned to also win the NHS Good Hands class. The UPHA Walk and Trot Challenge Cup win went to Lindsey Slemmons, riding Worthy’s Hale Bop. The Worthy Prince carried Rachel Rafolski to the win in the Saddle & Bridle Pleasure Equitation division.

The Morgans that made the trip to Pro Am for the first time put on a great show and although their numbers were light in some divisions, they are sure to get bigger as word spreads of the hospitality and competitiveness of the show.

Cause Celebre and Mary Brannon took the blue ribbon in the Morgan English Pleasure class in their only appearance in that division.

Patchwork Legend and Kaitlyn Cooper, directed by Euchee Matthews, won the Classic Pleasure Stake and qualifier for Alicia Davis and Jean Rothe. Willowick Will To Wynne and Doug Hawkins, from Willowick Morgan Farm, were the reserve grand champions.

Patchwork Legend also won the Classic Pleasure Driving Stake with owner Alicia Davis driving and Willowick Sister Suzie was reserve with owner Sylvia Bedell. Bedell drove to the blue in the qualifier.

Five Morgan hunters came through the gate for their Hunter Pleasure Stake and when the card was turned in it was Hylee’s Venitian and Bre Schultz named as the winners. Owner Dimity Richardson piloted Bermuda Triangle to the reserve streamers. March Militaire won the six-entry qualifier with Nichole Mitchell riding for Morgan View Farm.

Mary Brannon guide Ultra Brite Lites to the tricolor win in the Morgan Western Pleasure Stake and owner Melinda Dennis rode Outside The Fire to the second place finish. Ultra Brite Lites also won the four-entry qualifier.

Century LeBaron and Emilie Wells won the Morgan 11 & Under Walk/Trot Stake and bested a field of six in the process. Nichole Mitchell and March Militaire were the reserve grand champions. MMFM Scarlet and Jordan Gorman won the qualifier for owner Emily McCallister.

Auke Van Der Himmer and Leslie Elliott took the tricolor in the Friesian Saddle Seat Pleasure Stake which featured four entries that entertained the crowd and put on a great show in their first appearance at Pro Am. Marwyn Of Shady Nook was the reserve grand champion with Meredith Dancer for Bill and Meredith. Trainer David Chretien directed the winners and Cheryl Baird put the reserve grand champions in the ring and had previously directed them to the winning effort in the qualifier.

Owner Tracy Estes rode Tessa D to the win in the Friesian Pleasure Walk/Trot Stake and qualifier to add another blue and tricolor to the Cheryl Baird Stables total. Samantha Hocking and Syb Van De Laoksham were reserve for owner/trainer Lynn Pace of Dixie Stables.

Inne, also from Cheryl Baird Stables, was the Friesian Country Pleasure Grand Champion with owner Kim Davidson and they won the qualifier as well.

Jon Walker drove Waeltsje to the Friesian Show Pleasure Driving Stake for owner Nancy Williams and Erin Ohning teamed Dam Dries K to the reserve tricolor for Diane Ohning. In the qualifier, it was Dam Dries K named to take the victory pass with Ohning.

Shelby Reimer didn’t know she was the recipient of the junior exhibitor sportsmanship award when she was preparing to show Columbia Buckaneer in the Parade Stake, but when they won it, she ended up with yet one more reason to celebrate a great night at Pro Am. Inna and Cheryl Baird took the reserve title in the class for Kim Davidson.

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