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A Winning Move For Michigan All-Morgan



July’s heat and humidity has always been a trademark of the Michigan All-Morgan. The weather seems to have followed the show this year even with the show moving to earlier dates of May 28-30 as exhibitors spent Memorial Day weekend at the show that has been held over July 4th weekend or the following week for many years. The show also took place at a new venue, the Michigan State University Pavilion in East Lansing. Michigan All-Morgan has taken over the dates and location from Michigan Showtime, which was a popular show the past several years.

The Michigan All-Morgan was fun filled with a pizza party Friday night hosted by Bre Schultz and Northern Winds Stable. Saturday night, exhibitors cut loose at the progressive party hosted by Crystal Farms, Liberty Stables, Morgan Valley Farm, Truimph Stables, and Sterling Training Center. John Whalen marked the cards at this year’s Michigan All-Morgan as several top teams performed along with many promising new combinations.

Mary Carlton claimed the Open English Pleasure Championship with Hunter Novotny’s sporty Scandia’s Debutante. Fait Accompli found a new partner in Celia Salmon to be crowned Amateur English Pleasure Champion for trainers Craig Clapp and Katie Mair along with owner Marie Frank. Taylor White and Gable’s Top Quark enjoyed a stellar show with concluding with the Junior Exhibitor English Pleasure Championship to add to the Showcase Stables banner. Crystal Farms trained Lynda Graves had a great ride with Livin’ on a Prayer to win the Junior English Pleasure Championship. Sporty and handsome Gelding In Hand Champion Bonnie Lee Future Flair was a sight as the Park Saddle Champion with new owner Allison Harding aboard under the direction of trainers John and Belle Hufferd. Beth Wilbur was elated to win the Classic Pleasure Saddle Championship with Ultra’s My Girl. The world titled team of Outrageous Courageous and Abby Meyer returned to Showcase Stables with the Classic Pleasure Driving Championship honors following a pair of qualifier blues.

Jackie Rodosalewicz and Renaissance Prelude were victorious in the competitive Open Hunter Pleasure Championship. Oakwyn Cooper and owner Michelle Conrad had a consistent ride to claim the tricolor in the Amateur Hunter Pleasure Championship. Crystal Farms trained Partridge Hill Prophet and Ellery Walker navigated through 17 entries to claim the Junior Exhibitor Hunter Pleasure Championship. Mary Carlton was in the irons of Janie Denning’s entry, MFM Remember Me, to top a deep Junior Hunter Pleasure Stake.

Morgan Valley trained Victory’s Valedictorian and Shannon Verbal jogged away with the Open Western Pleasure Championship. The new team of Graycliff Rimfire and Caitlin Novotny turned in a steady performance for trainer Mary Carlton to win the Amateur Western Pleasure Championship. The world champion team of Hylee’s Fanflaire and Sara Heidenreich maintained their winning ways as they carried home the Junior Exhibitor Western Pleasure Championship. Bobbi Jo Graham rode her own Quantum Fact to win the Junior Western Pleasure Stake victory.

Lyssa Bomgaars turned in a polished pattern on Hylee’s Noche De Oro to claim the Saddle Seat Equitation Championship under the direction of Mary Carlton. Crystal trained Gabrielle Graves and her world champion partner Twin Peaks Heritage were picture perfect in a tough class to win the Hunt Seat Equitation Championship. The Morgan Valley team of Jenny Miller and Morgan Valley Apollo topped a good field of riders to win the Western Seat Equitation Championship.

The adorable team of Lily Artz and Consider Me Special was focused to win the Walk & Trot Saddle Seat Equitation Championship for trainer Mary Carlton. Halee Mahoney and her beautiful new mount Stonecroft Trillium looked confident from beginning to end to claim the Walk & Trot English Pleasure Championship for trainers Katie Mair and Craig Clapp. Breann Tripp and JDS Secret Agent matched up for fine ride to win the Walk & Trot Hunter Seat Equitation Championship. Caren Earehart’s always steady Nemour’s Courageous won the Walk & Trot Hunter Pleasure Championship with new rider Alexandra Streicher for Liberty Stables. Show ring veteran Poplar Eldorado and new owner Maddie Nowosielski were the perfect pair to win the Walk & Jog Western Pleasure Championship for Morgan Valley. SPR French Twist showed his range with Breann Tripp to win the Walk & Jog Western Seat Equitation Championship for owner and trainer Lori Marino-Beasley.

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