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Santa Barbara National Shines Once Again

by Leeann Mione

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- The Earl Warren Show Grounds drew Saddlebreds, Hackneys, Roadsters, Friesians and equitation riders, in addition to Tennessee Walking Horses and Paso Finos, for the 86th annual Santa Barbara National Horse Show July 6-9, 2005. The horse show staff put on a nice horse show in the colorfully decorated arena, which added a nice touch to the entertaining show.

Competition manager Rae Deane Stone was joined by show secretary Harriet Landrum and assistant secretary Sheri Hurst. Diane Novak served as data processing secretary and Cecile Hetzel-Dunn was the USEF Steward. Jim Kurtze was awards coordinator and Peter Looker served as paddock steward.

Malcolm Rossell announced the classes in his inimitable style and Jim Trader put everything to music as official show organist. Grace Yaglou served as horn blower/ringmaster.

Dave Fraser was the official farrier and Medical and Safety Management acted as the official emergency medical technicians for the show. Patricia Dedrick, DVM, was show veterinarian.

Ed Moore captured the winning moments on film as the show photographer and Take One Video was the official videographer.

Judge Lynn Harvey-McNamara had a lot of good horse flesh in front of her all weekend and she had the unenviable task of naming blue and tricolor ribbon winners.

Four entries came through the gate for the Five-Gaited Stake Friday evening after competing in their various qualifiers. Will It Be Jill and Shelah Heiman joined Peritime and Helen Cherry, open champion CCV Casey’s Final Countdown and Michele Macfarlane, and He’s Got Chutzpah and Allison Deardorff to face off in front of Lynn Harvey McNamara.

Final Countdown and Macfarlane followed up their qualifier win with the open stake title fresh off their Five-Gaited Grand Championship at Del Mar for co-owners SiSi Stables and Macfarlane. Peritime and Helen Cherry followed up their reserve tricolor performance at Del Mar with the Santa Barbara Reserve Five-Gaited Grand Championship for Allison Bell Cherry. He’s Got Chutzpah and Allison Deardorff were third for Robbie and David Hunt and were followed in the ribbons by Will It Be Jill and Heiman for Norma Keels.

It was another tricolor performance for Sprinkles in just about as many weeks when Macfarlane rode to the winner¹s circle in the Amateur Five-Gaited Stake to follow up their win at Del Mar. Sprinkles also took the top prize in the Ladies/Amateur qualifier for Scripps Miramar.

Gail Hooker and Callaway’s Cover Page put on a good show under the direction of Bill Tomin to claim the reserve tricolor in the amateur stake.

Tip Me Do and Alexis Bishop put together the winning display of teamwork to finish their week as the Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited Grand Champions for Mark and Cynthia Bishop in a nice class. Bill Tomin directed the winning team.

Jack-A-Lope and Kendall Weber have been a fixture in the juvenile gaited division and have consistently earned top ribbons in their career together under the direction of Barbara Beamer of Seaview Farm. Weber always celebrates her birthday during the show along with her brother Patrick, whose birthday is just one week later. Friday afternoon, Barbara Beamer and Tara Weber hosted a great party with food and drinks that was once again a hit with those in attendance. Weber, who is looking forward to Louisville, celebrated her win in the juvenile qualifier and her reserve grand championship title along with turning 18.

Callaway’s Pretty Polly was one of a trio of top junior/limit horses competing in their class and when the card was turned in McNamara named rider Roman Marcos, from Emerald Hills Ranch, the winning jockey for Seahorse Stables.

Callaway’s Firecracker Too and Allison Deardorff scored the win in the three-year-old class to continue their winning season after winning at Del Mar for Willard Deardorff and co-owner Allison Deardorff.

Victoria Lynn continued her undefeated streak this season by winning the Open Three-Gaited class before returning in the stake to claim the Three-Gaited Grand Championship title for Zazen Ranch. Periempress and Marie Peyman turned in a strong effort for the reserve tricolor streamers for Bob Facciola and Woodhaven Farm.

CH X's and O's and Allison Cherry also followed up their success at Del Mar by capturing two wins in the three-gaited division to add to the Zazen ranch titles. X's and O's was on top of his game to win the Amateur Three-Gaited Stake after having won the ladies/amateur qualifier. Susan Chen and Like Sunshine have been strong and consistent performers in the amateur division under the direction of Michael Craghead and they added the tricolor in the amateur stake to their career resume.

Red Sable was the one to beat in the Junior/Limit Three-Gaited class with Kendall Weber up for Seaview Farm.

Doubletrees Avalanche has been having a great season with numerous wins including the UPHA Park Pleasure Classic win at Del Mar. At Santa Barbara, the youngster was right on the money for the victory in the Three-Year-Old Three-Gaited class for owner Sally Nottage. Allison Deardorff was up for the winning ride.

Callaway's Gold Coast and Missy Bennett made it a clean sweep in the three-gaited park division from J. Bennett Stables. Bennett rode to the Three-Gaited Park Championship and open qualifier wins and topped a strong group of four in the stake and three in the qualifier.

Teri Yount and Lucky's Revelation followed up their good show at Del Mar with the reserve tricolor in the park stake.

Sarah Rainwater rode There's No Doubt to the blue ribbon in the Junior/Limit class for Rainwater Saddlebreds and Shari Rainwater to close out the park division.

Jack Reich's Kalarama's On A Roll was in top form for her win in the Fine Harness Stake with Bill Tomin driving. This nice mare won the Junior/Limit class with Reich in the buggy. CH Royal Winter and Barbara Beamer won the open class and returned in the three-entry open stake to be named the reserve grand champions for Seaview Farm.

Sally Spalding drove No Jacket Required to the blue in the entry's only performance at Santa Barbara. No Jacket Required earned the blue in the Ladies/Amateur class to continue a great season for the Spaldings under the direction of Michael Craghead.

CH The Savoy was yet another fine harness blue ribbon winner for Barbara Beamer's Seaview Farm. Kendall Weber drove to victory in the ASHAF Fine Harness Youth Driving Challenge class.

Heir About Him was the Three-Year-Old Fine Harness Champion after winning the title at Del Mar to make it two in a row for owner Gail Hooker. Bill Tomin drove to the winner's circle.

Rockridge Farm's Kiko Urena drove his Rox No Salt to the win in the two-year-old class to give Rockridge yet another fine harness blue ribbon. The youngster topped three other two-year-olds for the win.

Bob Facciola and Fedencio Maturino went head to head in the Road Horse To Bike Stake with Woodhaven's new roadsters for the 2005 season.

When McNamara turned in her card, it was open winner The Main Man earning the win with Maturino driving for Facciola. The victory was even more special as it was announced that Maturino was celebrating his birthday. Facciola and Muddy Waters were the reserve grand champions.

P.T. Cruiser represented Woodhaven Farm yet again in the winner's circle when he was named the winner of the Roadster Pony Stake for Facciola. Marie Peyman handled the winning drive.

Smart Charlie has earned numerous roadster pony titles this season for owner Joan Richardson and at Santa Barbara he added yet another. Joan Richardson drove to the win in the open class then turned things over to daughter Katie Richardson for the reserve grand championship drive in the stake under the direction of Greg Carstens of Seamair Farm.

Mary Teter and Awesome Spirit also continued their great season from Seamair Farm and by the end of the show had added two more winning ribbons to the tack room wall. Awesome Spirit won the Hackney Pleasure Pony Driving Stake and topped five other teams for the win after having won the four-entry qualifier.

Julie DeVault and Seamair stablemate Seamair's Awesome Dancer earned the blue ribbon in the AHHS Hackney Pleasure Pony Youth Medallion class before returning in the pleasure driving stake for the reserve title for DeVault Farms LLC.

Kendall Weber was back in the winner's circle when DF Tres Chic won the AHHS Hackney Pleasure Pony Under Saddle class. Weber rode her pony under the direction of Sabino Equestrian Center and Tara Weber.

CH Because You're Mine and Joanne Weiner topped a strong group of five in the Five-Gaited Pleasure Stake to continue their great season under the direction of Rockridge Farm. Such A Charming Charlie and Meghan Hill claimed the blue ribbon in the equally competitive qualifier before returning in the stake for the reserve streamers. Hill rode for owner Mary Teter under the direction of Diamond Hills.

CH Picante came back in the Park Pleasure Stake and took owner Debbie Tomin straight to the winner's circle after a powerful performance to follow up wins at Del Mar. Cute As A Button and Roman Marcos were on target and finished as the reserve grand champions in the eight-entry class for Emerald Hills. Brigitte Scholl rode to the win in the eight-entry qualifier with Miss American Phi, owned by Julie Barrow and Stephanie Duck, adding to an already successful season in the division.

Debbie Tomin wasn't done yet. She and Ultrasuede teamed up to make it a clean sweep in the three-gaited pleasure division, winning both the eight-entry adult championship and adult qualifier. Tomin and Ultrasuede have had a great season so far under the direction of husband Bill Tomin. Doubletrees Doubletake and Susan Valley Chen won the junior/limit class and were reserve in the competitive stake class for owners Cathy and Art Sauer's Sunrise Hill Farm.

It was another "Doubletrees" horse that won the juvenile stake and qualifier. Doubletrees Lymrique and Whitney Howard kept up their hard work and put together the wins in both the juvenile stake and qualifier under the direction of Don Deardorff. Champagne Barbara and Alexandra Johnson were the reserve grand champions to add yet another top ribbon to the Monarch Stables total.

Samantha Bishop was met by an ecstatic Bill Tomin after Callaway's Party Time was called out as the winner of the 10 and Under Walk and Trot Pleasure class.

The show pleasure driving division, like the under saddle pleasure division for the horses of California, Washington, Oregon, and Arizona has been competitive all year and Santa Barbara was no exception.

Six top teams came through the gate for the six-entry stake. Negotiating the arena's wide turns and short straightaways, all six drivers worked hard to stay in a good spot in front of Harvey-McNamara. When her card was turned in, it was Worthy Prince and Katie Richardson earning the tricolor after taking the blue in the ASHAF Show Pleasure Youth Driving Challenge class to continue Seamair's great show for the Carstens-Richardson team.

Magic March has been a star under saddle with Julia Chen and in a great display of versatility turned in the reserve grand championship effort with Kevin Michael driving for Susan Valley Chen. It's Good Karma and Julie Greenbaum Belgrad were the ones to beat in the qualifier to add yet another win to their total this season. This team shows under the direction of Roman and Cayce Marcos.

Sunlight and Shadows swept the country pleasure division after just having done so at Del Mar to add another tricolor and blue ribbon to the Scripps Miramar total. Michele Macfarlane was up for the win. Santana Sea and Natalie Vandeventer were reserve in the Country Pleasure Stake under the direction of Matthew Roberts of White Star Stables. Both the stake and qualifier hosted six top teams.

Linda Brittan and Fair Hills Mountain Man were two time winners at Del Mar and they followed up those wins at Santa Barbara by getting the nod from McNamara in both the Country Pleasure Driving Stake and qualifier under the direction of Derek Repp of Fair Hills Farm. Sultan's Jackpot and Nan Chapman were directed by Marie Peyman to the reserve title in the stake.

The western pleasure division across the country has been extremely large and competitive and the talent and depth in the division were showcased at Santa Barbara. The western country pleasure stake and qualifier were the two largest classes of the pleasure division, with 10 and 11 entries, respectively.

CH Fiasco and Doug Glick continued their great season so far with winning performances at Santa Barbara. CH Fiasco was the Western Country Pleasure Grand Champion and champion under the direction of Michael Craghead at Diamond Hills.

Gen Hess always has a top contender in the western pleasure division and has made many trips to the winner's circle in the division with her various stars. At Santa Barbara, she teamed I'm Lucky to the reserve grand championship title for her Pleasants Valley Stable after a strong effort in the competitive class.

Another Doubletrees horse went to the winner's circle in Santa Barbara but this time it was Doubletrees Next Step and Patrick Bright. This pair won the Junior/Limit Western Country Pleasure class for Kathleen March and Patrick Bright. Next Step topped a nice group of seven for the blue ribbon prize. Highpoint's Born To Boogie and Michelle Ganci won the good six-entry Saddle & Bridle Shatner Western Pleasure class and were met by trainer David Becker, Jr. to prepare for their victory pass.

Shiseido and Susan Chen teamed up to sweep the Hunter Country Pleasure Stake and qualifier for owner John Lemuel Barry, continuing Shiseido's successful season from Diamond Hills. Zane Grey and Sarah Rainwater made their last appearance together a successful one with their reserve grand championship finish for Rainwater Saddlebreds. Rainwater is headed to college in a couple of months and her ride with Zane Grey was her last for the season.

The Friesian Horse division on the west coast is yet another one that is as deep and competitive as any Friesian division anywhere in the country. At show after show, the numbers and talent are impressive whether under saddle or driving.

Jannie Giles Stables came away with a great show in the Friesian division at Santa Barbara. Giles rode Feije fan de Slachtedyk to the win in the competitive seven-entry Friesian Under Saddle Stallion/Gelding class for owners Kimberly and David Ramirez then returned in the Friesian Under Saddle Stake to claim that tricolor as well. Nanning 374 was the reserve grand champion for Sunshine Friesians with Antonio Aldana up.

Zenobia de Perior won the under saddle mare class with Christina Luizi up for Shangri La Friesians.

Ate van de Wittewijk and Janna Goldman have had a successful season so far for Black Sterling Friesians and recently teamed up with trainer Bill Tomin. They followed up their good show at Del Mar with the win in the Friesian Walk and Trot class.

Goldman also went to the winner's circle with her Up-t 'fan Panhuys after they were called out the winners of the Friesian Dressage Hack open class and amateur class. Both dressage hack classes hosted five entries each. Otte 375 and Heather Morgan won the Friesian Novice Rider Show Hack class for Sunshine Friesians.

The winners of the Friesian Yearling Colt class and yearling fillies class came back to finish one and two, respectively, in the Friesian CCFHC Grand Champion Yearling class. Minne and Pier Van Der Hoek won the colt class and yearling championship, followed by yearling filly winner Meinke of DMF with Bruce Griffin showing for Jeanine Gigi Greene.

Ronald added two more wins this season to the Black Sterling Friesians total with the tricolor performance in the Friesian Pleasure Driving Working Open Stake after winning the working open qualifier for Ron and Janna Goldman. Nanne K and Antonio Aldana were the working reserve grand champions for Sunshine Friesians.

After winning the NHS Good Hands class, Ariana Corrigan made it two in a row and won the Saddle Seat Equitation Championship with her I Do Believe In Spooks. She recently won the title at Del Mar under the direction of Anne Speck. Chloe Macaulay, riding CH Buck's Triple Treat, was the equitation reserve grand champion under the direction of Emerald Hills. Corrigan came into the class having won the 14-17 class and Macaulay was the winner of the 13 and under class. Samantha Bishop, from Rockridge, won the 10 and under walk and trot class with Callaway's Party Time.

Kendall Weber rode Casino Lights to the win in the USEF Saddle Seat Medal under the direction of her mom Tara Weber before finishing with the reserve ribbon in the good hands class. She was followed in the ribbons by Siri Hadland and CH Blue Ridge Miles from Monarch Stables. Hadland also won the 17 and Under UPHA Challenge Cup. Laura Denenholz was reserve in the challenge cup with Altadena Starlight under the direction of Altadena Stables.

Michael Craghead directed Haley Hudson to her winning ride in the UPHA 10 and Under Walk and Trot Challenge Cup class with CH Supreme Roman, owned by Mary Teter. Adeline Zerrenner was the walk and trot reserve champion with Legacy Farms entry Gary Indiana.

Santa Barbara, California is such a gorgeous location for a horse show and once again, the Earl Warren Show Grounds proved to be the site of an entertaining and competitive horse show. Exceptional weather was matched by exceptional talent in class after class and once again proved that the West Coast show circuit is as competitive as any circuit in the country.

This highlights the winners of the 2005 Santa Barbara National Horse Show. Complete results can be seen on this web site by going to Statistics and clicking on Show Results.


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