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Warm Weather and Winning Starts The Season



CLEMSON, S.C. - The T. Ed Garrison Arena hosted the 17th annual American Saddlebred Association of the Carolinas (ASAC) Horse Show March 18-20, 2004. Warm weather and winning rides started the horse show season off for many of the exhibitors.

Several teams also made their debut in the Carolinas. Kim Cowart rode Howling Wolf in a debut ride to the blue for new owner Brenda Pulis. Steve Joyce, aboard Fourth Dawn, gave an explosive performance in the five-gaited division for new owner Dory Zandy of Zandyland. CH Sarah Catherine and Laura Henderson started the 2004 season with the promise of success. The seasoned Dreamcatcher took his new jockey, Ashton Hale, to the top with an explosive ride. Ashton is the daughter of James and Jackie Hale. The ASAC club hosted a barbecue dinner and exhibitors party after the show Friday. This party was pulled together by Erin Hall. After dinner it was time to party, and no party would be complete without disco lights and music. The resident DJ for the evening was Wesley Hall, an ASAC member and sibling of the host. The ASAC youth hosted a pizza party after their Saturday afternoon meeting. The youth also coordinated a devotional hour, which was held Sunday morning for those exhibitors that might still be on the show grounds. This is something the ASAC youth plans to provide at all of the shows in the Carolinas. Five-Gaited

In one of the first shows in the Carolinas for the season, Brian Reimer rode He's Real Good to the winner's circle in the Five-Gaited Grand Championship for Mary Jane Curtis, who rode him to the win in the Ladies Five-Gaited class earlier. Shamrock Return and Deborah Richardson were reserve to Reimer in the championship. Steve Joyce rode Fourth Dawn to the blue in the Open Five-Gaited class for Zandyland. Ventura's Gold Card and Daryl Cruse won the Junior Five-Gaited class for Frank Jones. Kim Cowart and Howling Wolf claimed top honors in the Novice Five-Gaited class in their debut ride for Brenda Pulis.

SA Kami Kazi and Hayden Bracknell rode away as the winners in the Amateur Five-Gaited Grand Championship. Spent A Fortune and Frank Jones claimed the reserve tie in the championship after winning the blue in the Amateur Five-Gaited qualifier.

CH Hank Heiron and Ali Deutsch rode out of the ring as the winners in the Juvenile Five-Gaited Championship following their win in the qualifier. Ashton Hale was aboard Spindazzle for the reserve in both classes for Amy Weaver. The Dreamcatcher and Ashton Hale topped the Five-Gaited Pony Championship and the qualifier for Lyda and Berger. Kansas City's Red Baron and Barratt Rudolph were reserve to Hale in both classes for owner Patricia Rudolph. Three-Gaited

Tipitina and Steve Joyce won both the Three-Gaited Open qualifier and Three-Gaited Grand Championship in two excellent rides for Zandyland. She's An Asset and Nancy Gordon rode to the top in the Three-Gaited Ladies class. Better Believe and James Hale won the blue in the Junior Three-Gaited class. Justa Delight and Mary Lou Greenwell claimed top honors in the Novice Three-Gaited class for Barbara McDaniel.

Nancy Gordon rode She's An Asset to the top of the Amateur Three-Gaited Grand Championship. Magic Under the Stars and Barbara Bush-Barrett claimed the reserve in the championship. Believer's Beware and Jackie Ware won the Amateur Three-Gaited qualifier for Jerry Bernheim.

Soulmate and Emily Schwebke claimed top honors in the Juvenile Three-Gaited qualifier and championship. Lady Of Flame and Kristin Goforth were reserve to Schwebke in both classes. Lauren Henderson rode CH Sarah Catherine to the tricolor in the Three-Gaited Pony Championship after winning the blue in the Three-Gaited Pony class. CH Callaway's Career Girl and Susan Kinzler were reserve to Henderson in both classes. Fine-Harness

In the fine harness division which was light in entries, but not in quality , Martini Haze was driven by Kay Meadows to the winner's circle in the championship. Leatherwood's Almost Heaven and Steve Joyce drove to reserve in the championship after their win in the Open Fine Harness class. Mandala Remembered and Jenny Styskal drove to the blue in the Junior Fine Harness class for Soquili Stables. Park

Showboat's Casablanca ridden by Steve Joyce, claimed top honors in the Three-Gaited Park Championship after receiving the blue in the Open Three-Gaited Park class for Marian Hunt-Bramlett. War Shadow and Steve Old were reserve in the championship for James Dellinger Jr. Cash Back and Brian Reimer rode away as the winners in the Junior Three-Gaited Park class. Unbreakable Heart and Betsy Boone rode to the top in the Three-Year-Old Park class for Paul Boone.

Amanda Dellinger was aboard CH Ramses to claim the tricolor in the Amateur Park championship following their win in the Amateur Park qualifier. Promise To Dance and Marie Gwinn received the reserve tie in both the qualifier and championship.

Whispering Of Moonlight and Taylor Church topped the Juvenile Park Championship. Romantic Magdalena and Beth Hazelig rode to the reserve tricolor for Haelig/ Ragan. Belle Heiress and Brittany Tuttle won the Juvenile Three-Gaited Park class for Queens Saddlebred Farm. Pleasure

Deborah Richardson rode Cheers Cheers to the top of the Five-Gaited Pleasure Championship and qualifier for Richardson Stables. Callaway's Crown Jewel and Luanne Kilday were reserve in both the qualifier and the championship. Callaway's Hot Leed and Rance Boozer won the Amateur Owned and Trained Five-Gaited Pleasure class.

In the Show Pleasure Driving championship, Highpoint's Heir Apparent and Kevin Ingram claimed top honors for James Dellinger Jr. Harlem's Babe Ruth was driven by Susan Whittington to the reserve tie in the championship. Emanating and Deborah Richardson drove to the blue the Show Pleasure Driving qualifier for Richardson Stables.

Showing his versatility, Emanating took Deborah Richardson to the top in the Amateur Owned and Trained Three-Gaited Show Pleasure class as well as the Adult Three-Gaited Show Pleasure Championship. Callaway's Custom Made and Vallory Hall rode to the reserve tie in the championship. Promise Keeper and Lauren Camp claimed top honors in the Three-Gaited Show Pleasure Adult Riders class. Brian Reimer rode Plumyumi to the winner's circle in the Pleasure Prospect class for Kim Burnworth. Smoke And Mirrors and Kevin Ingram won the Three-Gaited Show Pleasure Novice Riders class for James Dellinger Jr.

Cloverleaf's Pocketful of Miracles and Megan McClure rode awaywith the wins in the Juvenile Three-Gaited Show Pleasure qualifier and championship for McClure and Arndt. The team of Cajun Moon and Ginny Hack was reserve in the championship.

Sunkissed Supreme and Megan Barrett topped the English Pony division winning both the qualifier and the championship. Shanghai Tang and Lake Dailey were reserve to Barrett in both classes. Giggles & Grins and Crystal Case trotted away as the winner's in the Walk and Trot Pleasure class for riders 12 and under and the championship for the Case family. She's Jamacian Me Crazy and Shanley Treleaven were reserve to Case in the championship.

What A Keepsake and Debbie Koning dominated the country pleasure division, driving to the winner's circle in both the qualifier and the championship for owner David Crockett. City To City and Susan Whittington drove the reserve tie in the championship.

Prince O'Lee and Debbie Richardson rode to the tricolor award in the English Country Pleasure Championship after their win in the Amateur Owned and Trained Country Pleasure class for Richardson Stables. Hometown Commander and reserve in the championship after a win in the Adult Country Pleasure class. Callaway’s Passport and Lisa Austin rode to the top in the English Country Pleasure Novice Rider class for Kismet Ventures, LLC.

Rebecca Acuff rode Step Into My Office to the winner's circle in the Juvenile English Country Pleasure qualifier and championship. CH Gemma and Josey Green received the reserve tricolor in the championship.

Luanne Kilday's mount Rum Tum Tigger dominated the western pleasure division, winning both the Western Country Pleasure qualifier and championship. Stand at Command and Jan Henderson were reserve to Kilday in the championship following their win in the Saddle & Bridle William Shatner Western Pleasure class. Star's Rambo and Stephanie Leidenheimer won the Saddle & Bridle William Shatner Working Western Pleasure class.

Hurricane Swamp Fox and Marie Gwinn rode to the blue in the Hunter Sport Horse Pleasure class.

Road Horse and Pony

Westgate Villian and Mike Gordan Sr, drove to the top honors in both the Open Road Horse class and the Road Horse Championship. Where's Reuben and Lindsay Simpson drove to the reserve award in the championship. If I Would I Could and Luanne Kilday made their way to the winner's circle in the Ladies Road Horse class. Here Comes Billy and Larry Jenkins drove to the win in the Novice Road Horse class. Debbie Koning rode Pretty Woman to the blue in the Road Horse Under Saddle.

David Crockett drove Lexus to the top in the Amateur Road Horse class. Shadowlands Ishtar, with Kristina Clang at the whip, claimed top honors in the Road Pony Championship for K. Davis. Luv Ya Baby and Cathy Hackney the reserve tie in the championship.

Twin Willow's Storm Warning won the Open Road Pony class with Chad Chandler as well as the Amateur Road Pony class with owner driver Renee McCall. Rant And Rave and Karen Voerg drove to the blue in the Novice Road Pony class for Ricky Voerg.

Jeb Boyd drove Shooting Star to the tricolor in the Juvenile Road Pony Championship and the blue in the Juvenile Road Pony qualifier. Insatiable and Stephanie Leidenheimer drove to the reserve tie in the championship.

Crystal Case rode Sugar Daddy to the winner's circle in the Road Pony Under Saddle Championship for the Case family. K & J's The Harley Sportster and Britt Gentry trotted to the reserve in the championship after their win in the Road Pony Under Saddle qualifier. Hackney

Heartland High Time was driven by Rita Camp to the tricolor honors in the Open Pleasure Pony Driving Championship for Camp & Associates. Rare Treat and Ann Reeves claimed the reserve tricolor after winning the Open Pleasure Pony Driving qualifier for Reeves and Fiveash.

Will Mayo drove Boo to the blue in the AHHS Youth Medallion Pleasure Pony Driving class for Suzanne Mayo. Equitation

Regan Hugley claimed top honors in the Saddle Seat Equitation Championship after her win in the Equitation 14-17 division under the guidance of Stepping Stone Farm .

Kevin Ingram, under the direction of Delton Farms, rode to the top in the Adult Equitation class.

Mallory Haynie trotted away the winner in the Pleasure Equitation- Juvenile Riders class, under the Cameo Stables banner.

This concludes the highlights of the 17th annual ASAC Horse Show. Complete results follow and more can also be found on our web site at www.saddlehorsereport.com.

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