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Wisconsin Futurity – One of Fall’s Best!

by Leeann Mione

MADISON, Wis. – For 32 years, the Wisconsin Futurity has been showcasing talent. Whether it’s young equitation riders vying for the title of National Champion, young equines competing for bountiful futurity prize money, newly crowned world’s champions or novice horse and rider combinations, this year’s group of entries was no different. Talented owners, trainers and exhibitors, along with their entries, made the trek to Madison, Wis., for the Wisconsin Futurity Horse Show.


As the show season heads into fall, the equitation riders gear up for their finals at various shows throughout the country. Madison is an important stop for the pleasure equitation riders. The ASHA Pleasure Equitation National Championship is held at Wisconsin Futurity and this year six riders competed for the title of national champion. The class is also one of the North Central Regional Championship classes.


Saturday morning dawned bright and early as the riders performed their rail work for the panel. They then came back to begin the session Saturday night to perform their patterns and await the judges’ decisions.


The SEN System was used by the judges and the pattern score for each rider was announced to the crowd so they could keep score. The entire group returned to the ring to nervously await the results which where announced in reverse order. Riley Sockett, from La Fleur Van Ess Stables was sixth with a total of 230 points. Allison Schuh claimed fifth, showing from Knollwood Farm, and finished with 251 points. Next to be called out was Gretchen Bentz, also from La Fleur Van Ess Stables. Bentz finished in fourth place with a total point score of 255.


The top three riders each received scholarship money. Wisconsin Futurity Horse Show provided $4,000 and the Knollwood Knockouts provided $1,000. The $5,000 total was split with $3,000 going to the winner. The reserve national champion and the top three placing rider would each receive $1,000 scholarship.


All of the top three riders represented Knollwood, Cori O’Brien trotted up to accept the ribbon, scholarship and applause for third.  She finished with a total score of 292 points.

Deanna Lanigan, with a total score of 300 points, was named the ASHA Pleasure Equitation Reserve National Champion. She was all smiles as she headed to center ring for her presentation.


This season has been quite a season for Nick Maupin and the recently crowned world’s champion added to it by claiming the title of national champion with a total score of 315 points.


Switching gears from young riders to young horses, the Wisconsin Futurity has established itself as one of the top futurity programs in the country. With big payouts at stake, the futurity classes consistently draw big numbers in the weanling, yearling, two-year-old and three-year-old classes.


The Wisconsin Futurity Three-Year-Old Park Pleasure Championship had $10,000 in prize money at stake and brought a nice group of three-year-olds through the gate.

The Bourne Supremacy, with Sarah Luft riding, won the competitive class and earned $3,000 in addition to the tricolor and title. Majestica and Robert Gardiner were the reserve grand champions for Paul Chovanec and Jonelle Gardiner. Majestica had just claimed the sweepstakes win at All American Horse Classic only a few short weeks ago. Cheetah’s Debutante and Lance Hayes, Cattie La Belle and Kenny Smith, All That Lovin and Lyle Wick, A Wise Guy and Mayo Moctezuma, Royal Crest’s High On Stones and Hector Lopez, Going Hollywood and Ryan Rongers and Wanna Be Me with Kris Martalock claimed the remaining ribbons in that order.


The Wisconsin Futurity Limited Breeder’s Weanling Championship brought together 27 weanlings representing their owners, trainers and breeders for a terrific class Sunday morning. The depth and quality of the field was a testament to not only the breeders who are working hard to breed top American Saddlebreds, but also to the strength of the Wisconsin Futurity program.


Total prize money of $86,100 was offered and both the weanling owner and the stallion owner received their share if their weanling was in the top 10. After the panel evaluated each weanling, they conferred and decided to call back 12 to evaluate again. The results were announced in reverse order and the top 10 weanlings all earned futurity money.


The big, handsome colt Sir William Blue, shown by Pat McConnell, was named the unanimous weanling grand champion and earned $22,832 for Margo and Todd Valentine, as owners of the weanling. Owner of the sire, Sir William Robert, Tom Galbreath earned $7,610.


Antonio Hernandez and Pat McConnell (not pictured)

presented Sir William Blue to the Wisconsin Futurity

Limited Breeders’ Weanling Championship

for MBA Equestrians.


Reserve grand champion Meadow Dance, by MJB Highland Dance, picked up a total prize of $19,025 and was shown by Marc Holm for Danielle Holm.


Marc Holm presented Meadow Dance


Third place paid $11,414 and King’s Carma, by The Cheetah, finished in the top three for owners Benjamin and Lyssa King. John Hufferd showed for the Kings. Royal Crest’s Stone Jester, by Designed, was fourth for Bruce and Rusty Rademann and Tropical Heat Storm was fifth for Patricia Misko. Pam Speck showed the colt sired by Santana’s Tropical Heat Wave. Up Jumped The Devil, by Sand York Tanna; That’s A Fine Alibi, by Whoop And Holler; The Big Pop, by Kinex; Royal Crest’s Alecia Silverstone, by Rifles And Roses; and Smithwick’s Last Time, by Time Out For Lovin’ claimed the remaining top 10 ribbons and prize money.


Big prize money, first rate competition, the ASHA Pleasure Equitation National Championship and the North Central Regional Championships all made the Wisconsin Futurity Horse Show all combine draw owners, trainers and exhibitors from throughout the country to the Wisconsin Futurity Horse Show.


All of those things are great and provide many reasons to make the trek to Madison the third weekend in September. First-rate hospitality was yet another reason. A homecoming party was held at the Clarion Hotel Wednesday afternoon between sessions. Friday evening’s progressive party was a huge hit and for the 11th year in a row since its inception, drew a huge crowd to the participating barns for a delectable array of food and drink. Knollwood Farm, Linzmeier Training, Northern Tradition Farm,. Stone Fence Farm and Clean Sweep all participated in providing food for the main course. John Willis Stables, Barry Stables and Winsome Saddlebreds all provided desserts to satisfy anyone and everyone’s “sweet tooth.”


Saturday night’s exhibitors’ party drew a big crowd to the mezzanine for food and drink and Sunday afternoon the luncheon buffet was a welcome break between the Limited Breeders’ class and the start of the afternoon championship session.


Manager John Owens, secretary Vicky Holston, assistant secretary Jackie Evenson, hospitality and public relations coordinator Liv Moyer, USEF steward Scarlett Mattson, announcer Tuffy Owens, ringmasters George Robertson and John Frye, photographer Rick Osteen, farrier Jeff Couch, organist Randy Roberts, paddock master David Morris, tabulator Michelle Wojcik and veterinarian Hank Clemmons were all part of the team that keep this show running smoothly and efficiently. Margaret Robertson was also a vital member of the team as the person organizing and in charge of sponsorships.


The Wisconsin Futurity Horse Show now has the task of preparing for version number 33 next year and has much to live up to in order to continue the show’s reputation of being bigger and better each year. This year’s show, one of the best of the fall show season was an unqualified success and gave those involved in its success much to be proud of.




The Talk Of Lexington, with Rick Wallen, and open class winner Marquis Spirit, with Pat McConnell, battled it out in the Five-Gaited Jackpot Stake, which was also a Region 3/4 Championship. Moore, Harris and Waller each named The Talk Of Lexington as the unanimous champion for owners Neal and Patsy Loeb. McConnell rode for owner Carole Bart.


Rick Wallen and The Talk Of Lexington

prepare for their victory pass in the

Five-Gaited Jackpot Stake.

Keep Me Posted had a busy and successful weekend in Madison, winning the Ladies Five-Gaited Stake and qualifier and earning two unanimous decisions for owner Nick Neviaser. Neva Van Ess rode for both victories. Summer Sweet and Ann MacMurray-Cox were the reserve grand champions.


CH Roseridge’s Gold and Doug Lindstrom topped a nice group to win the Amateur Five-Gaited Stake/Region 3/4 Championship. They also earned a unanimous decision from the panel and had previously won the amateur qualifier unanimously. Callaway’s Place Your Bets and Lindsey Bade were the reserve grand champions from Bell View Acres.


Angela Darrow and Freaky Links swept the junior exhibitor division and won the stake which was also a regional championship with a unanimous decision. CH Harlem’s Hot Ticket and Nick Neviaser were the reserve grand champions from La Fleur Van Ess Stables.


Roseridge’s I Will won the junior horse class with Ryan Rongers on board from Clean Sweep Farm. Rongers rode for owners Pat Egland, Kathy Platta, Charles Knuppel and Kris Schones.


High Times High Roller won the UPHA Five-Gaited Classic. Kris Martalock rode for owner Patricia Nahn.

The Five-Gaited Wisconsin Owned and Shown class featured four teams and once again Keep Me Posted was awarded the blue ribbon, this time with Nick Neviaser in the irons from La Fleur Van Ess Stables.


Que Pasa topped the novice horse class with Louis Louw riding for Reedannland and earned three first place votes from the panel to close out the division.




The Three-Gaited Jackpot featured a nice group of five competing for the title of North Central Regional Champion and Jackpot champion. Kristen Erickson rode Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves to the win for owner Carrie Glapinski after having won the open class. To Die For and Meredithe Steinhauer finished as the reserve grand champions under the direction of Rick Wallen.


Deborah Jahn was directed to both wins in the ladies division under the direction of Mark Utoft. She rode CH Sold Out Show to a unanimous victory in the ladies stake after winning the qualifier. Callaway’s Mandate and Faye Wuesthofen rode up for the reserve tricolor streamers for owner Glenn A. Werry Jr.


CH Sue-She and Ericka Nelson won the Three-Gaited Amateur Stake/North Central Regional Championship for owner Marilyn Gaiswinkler. Heir To A Star and Glenn T. Werry won the qualifier before returning in the stake to finish as reserve grand champions for Glenmore Farm.


Emily Scharpf and teammate (SA) Nelmar’s Tango 4 Ever continued their great season so far with the Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Stake/North Central Regional Championship victory to add another win to the Knollwood Farm total. Scharpf also rode to the winner’s circle in the qualifier and both wins were unanimous.

Tantalize Me and Andrew Slater, from Northern Tradition Farm, were awarded the title of reserve grand champions for owner Pamela Slater.

Callaway’s Happy Endings and Tom Bombolis won the junior horse class for Glenmore Farm to add another blue ribbon to Werry’s total.

Gypsy’s Bragging Rights won the UPHA Three-Gaited Classic for owner James Stewart. Liz Kinney was up for the winning ride.

Mayo Moctezuma was up on the winning two-year-old, Ro & Me’s Miss Independent. The panel named them the unanimous champions for owner Amy Weiler.

The team of Sue Worzalla, Sharon Worzalla and Sarah Luft had a big week in Madison with several blue ribbons on the tack room wall by Sunday afternoon, including the blue ribbon in the Three-Gaited Amateur Wisconsin Owned and Shown class. Sharon Worzalla rode Royal Crest’s Jurasic Stone to victory for Sue Worzalla.

Bob Griffin rode Lisa Dahleh’s entry Salvatore Ferragamo to the win in the novice horse class, which featured a trio of nice entries competing.




The park division was quite competitive with seven proven teams competing in the Three-Gaited Park Jackpot/North Central Regional Championship. CH His Supreme Reflection and Andy Freseth added another tricolor to Marilyn Gaiswinkler’s total when the panel named them the unanimous jackpot champions. Daddy’s Treat and Scott Matton were reserve in the stake for owner Susan Honkamp.

Owner Mimi Bahcall rode Long Distance to the blue in the open class under the direction of Lisa Strickland and topped six other entries for the unanimous win.

The Amateur Park Stake/North Central Regional Championship was a great class and showcased 13 teams competing after another deep, competitive class, the 15-entry amateur qualifier.

Long Distance and Bahcall earned the tricolor in the stake and another unanimous decision from the panel. First Class Heir and Glenn T. Werry were the reserve grand champions.

Princess Ruby Begonia and Nancy Leigh Fisher finished at the top of all three cards in the amateur qualifier under the direction of Hollow Haven.

Tess Wartman rode Magilla Gorilla to the blue ribbon in the Junior Three-Gaited Park class, which featured four young entries, for owner Jimmy Orphanos.

Rick Wallen drove The Border Star to the win in the Park Fine Harness class for Mike and Jane Schallock. The panel awarded three first place votes for the Star Hill Farm entry.


Fine Harness


Claudia Gardner Sipp put the first of her two entries in the winner’s circle when Another Asset was named the Fine Harness Jackpot/North Central Region Championship winner for Stonewall Farm. Sipp drove under the direction of Dick Obenauf and also won the open class unanimously. Alicia Silverstone and Pat McConnell followed in the ribbon count for MBA Equestrians.

The amateur stake was also a North Central Regional Championship and the panel was also in complete agreement when they named the winner. All Buttoned Up and Irv Udell won for Natalie Udell under the direction of Bell View Acres. Silver Certificate and Valerie Guell were reserve under the direction of Kenny Guell.

Miracle On Forty Second Street was the unanimous winner of the junior horse class to continue Glenmore’s successful show. Glenn A. Werry Jr. drove to top a competitive group of five for the win.

The New York Look won the UPHA Fine Harness Classic with Dick Obenauf driving for Barbara Goodman Manilow. A competitive group of six came through the gate and put on a good show for the crowd.

Mojito topped a field of eight to win the Wisconsin Futurity Two-Year-Old Fine Harness Championship. Eric Griedl drove to the winner’s circle for Scott and Carol Matton.

The Norseman was the two-year-old open winner for owner Libby Mathers. Dr. Alan Raun drove in the Grand National class for Mathers.




The futurity show drew a nice group of ponies from throughout the country and the Roadster Pony Championship put seven competitive ponies in front of the panel.

Heartland Carolee and Kevin Ingram were named the winners and in fact, Ingram won four of the seven classes offered for the roadster ponies. Heartland Carolee had previously won the open class with a unanimous decision. Dun Haven Majestic Motion was the reserve grand champion with Rick Wallen driving for Denise Steinhauer.

Ingram and Calvin Hobbs scored two unanimous decisions to sweep the amateur championship and qualifier from Hollow Haven Farm. Heartland Victory Maker and Toni Nastali finished with the reserve streamers in the championship under the direction of Northern Tradition Farm.

Steinhauer’s pony Thunderation headed to the winner’s circle in the AHHS Roadster Pony Youth Medallion class with Patsy Loeb driving. Regal’s Margarita LF won the AHHS Roadster Pony Under Saddle Youth Medallion class with Devin Curran up for Vonal Curran.

Impress My Daddy and Glenn Werry Jr. won the Harness Pony Championship and open class with a unanimous decision in both. Gib Marcucci directed the winning team. Natalie Udell drove Creation’s Windstar to reserve in the championship. Conqueror’s Colleen and owner Mary Ellen Golich won the amateur class for Beaux Reves Farm.

Impress My Daddy and Glenn A. Werry Jr.


Gib Marcucci was back in center ring for the presentation in the Hackney Pony Championship. Muffy Ernster and Royal Canadian earned three first place votes for the win after capturing the amateur qualifier unanimously earlier in the week. Heartland Alluring and Deborah Jahn were the reserve grand champions. Marcucci drove Front Page News to the blue ribbon in the open class to earn a unanimous decision for Oakbrook Farm. They also won the novice/junior pony class with three number ones from the panel.

Honest Impression and Toby Hegner exited the ring as the grand champions when they were called out to win the Hackney Pleasure Pony Driving Championship for Richard Hegner. They won the AHHS Hackney Pleasure Pony Youth Medallion class, with a unanimous decision, earlier in the week. Queensbury Debutante and Kurt Antonacci teamed up for Queensbury Farm to earn the win in the qualifier before being named the reserve grand champions.


Show and Park Pleasure


The pleasure divisions at Wisconsin were large and competitive and showcased a great group of horse and rider combinations across the board.

In the Adult Five-Gaited Pleasure Stake/North Central Regional Championship, Bonnie Kegley and CH Hank Heiron turned it on to follow up their unanimous win in the adult class with the tricolor victory in the stake. Hero’s Jumpin Jack Flash and Travis Van Zetten were right there to be named the reserve grand champions from Hollow Haven Farm.

Bonnie Kegley and CH Hank Heiron

Alexa Trakalo rode Will’s No Doubt About It to the winner’s circle in the junior exhibitor stake. The judges had each named them the grand champions for owner Helen Taylor and their win in the qualifier was also unanimous. My Pepper Ann and Brittany Baird were named the reserve grand champions for owner Toni Nastali.

The park pleasure classes were well filled and showcased tremendous depth and talent. The open stake had 11 entries and the crowd supported their favorites, but when the cards were turned in, it was a unanimous decision to put Rick Wallen in the winner’s circle with So Fortunate. Wallen rode for owner Janene Steggeman after taking the blue in the open class. Mighty Mouse and Kurt Antonacci were reserve in the big class for Mimi Bahcall.

The junior horses had their work cut out for them in their 10-entry class. They performed like seasoned veterans and when it was over, She Ain’t Much was named the victor with Lyle Wick up for owner Rachel Bullock.

The $10,000 Wisconsin Futurity Three-Year-Old Park Pleasure Championship resulted in $3,000 payday for owner Sarah Luft, when she topped a great group to win the class with her entry The Bourne Supremacy. Majestica and Robert Gardiner, fresh off their win in the sweepstakes class at All American Classic, were named the reserve grand champions for Paul Chovanec and Jonelle Chovanec Gardiner.

Seaforth’s Heiristotle topped the biggest class of the park pleasure division, the UPHA Classic for owner Diane Nyhammer. Lisa Strickland rode to the winner’s circle to accept the blue ribbon.

Barbara Manilow’s successful show continued with her unanimous victory in the Three-Gaited Pleasure Adult 39 and Over Championship/North Central Regional Championship. Manilow rode Teuschers and topped 10 other talented teams after also winning the 10-entry 39 and over class in unanimous fashion. First Night Vision and Mary Adams were reserve in the championship for owner Debra Hoffman. They had already won the Adult Three-Gaited Pleasure Novice Horse class with a unanimous decision to top nine other teams.

CH My Grande and Amanda Dellinger continued James Dellinger’s winning streak when they swept the 18-38 division with two unanimous wins from Hollow Haven Farm. Cody Banks was reserve in the stake with Kelly Oselka up from Bell View Acres.

CH My Grande and Amanda Dellinger


Owner Emily Wiersma rode Harlem’s Irish Dancer to the tricolor in the Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Pleasure 14-17 Championship, which featured eight teams. She earned a $1,000 scholarship in addition to the tricolor. The Majestic and Bobby Kegley turned in the reserve grand championship effort for Bonnie Kegley. Tommy James and Loretta Mulberry won the eight-entry 14-17 qualifier to add another win to the Knollwood total.

The 13 and under classes were even larger and the young riders did a great job of showcasing their entries in the big classes. CH Fine By Me won the qualifier with Alicia Sacotte before returning to win the championship with three first place votes. She also received a $1,000 scholarship as the second junior exhibitor grand champion. Nick Neviaser and The Mystery Machine accepted the reserve tricolor streamers under the La Fleur Van Ess Stables banner.

Just as Rick Wallen had presented a winning entry for Janene Steggeman, she did the same for him. Steggeman rode Rosemont’s Mystre to the blue ribbon in the Wisconsin Owned class for Wallen and their win was a unanimous decision.

Reedann’s Phorget-Me-Not was the top junior horse in the stake and took the tricolor with owner Dorian Stulberg Anderson riding under the direction of Bob Jensen. Phoebe Hansen won the junior qualifier, with Claudia Gardner Sipp riding, before finishing second in the stake.

Claudia Gardner Sipp and Phoebe Hansen

under the direction of Dick Obenauf.


The junior exhibitors and their novice horses put on a great show for the crowd in their class and when they lined up, it was Brianna Meyer and CH Attaché’s Irish Wine named to take the blue ribbon for Brown-Anderson Farms, Ltd.

Hollow Haven kept the wins coming when CH Shot With Glory swept the show pleasure driving division with Elizabeth James Lipscomb. They bested a field of nine in the Show Pleasure Driving Championship/North Central Regional Championship, and a field of 10 in the qualifier with a unanimous decision. CH Sand Kalamehameha scored perhaps the biggest comeback of the week when Sue Duchow drove to the reserve grand championship after a big move up from the qualifier.

The ASHAF Show Pleasure Youth Driving Challenge class put She Phloats On Heir in the winner’s circle with Nicole LaRoussa and earned them a unanimous win. LaRoussa drove under the direction of Mayo Moctezuma.

My Tahiti Sweetie won the Junior Show Pleasure Driving class and had the panel in complete agreement for the win. Terra Herale drove to the winner’s circle and was directed to the win by Mike Barry.


Country Pleasure


Two classes showcased the five-gaited country pleasure horses and the team of A Champagne Event and Shelagh Roell won the championship. Mike Barry directed the grand champions to their unanimous win. Queensbury Jasmine was the unanimous winner of the qualifier and returned to take reserve in the stake with Dr. Michelle Sprengelmeyer up for Queensbury Farm LLC.

The country pleasure division was very competitive, like the show pleasure classes, and the novice horses faced the biggest group, with 14 entries in their class.

CH The Shadow Knows and Linda Meyer scored both unanimous wins when the panel named them the Adult Stake/North Central Region Grand Champions and 39 and over champions. Meyer showed for Brown-Anderson Farms to continue a great week for the Meyer and Anderson families.


CH The Shadow Knows and Linda Meyer


Another Great Day and Robyn O’Meara represented Krussell Stables with their reserve grand championship. Beth Krueger rode Pierre Cardin for co-owner and mom Barb Hendrickson to win the 18-38 class under the La Fleur Van Ess Stables banner.

Brianna Meyer earned a $2,000 scholarship when Hometown Commander was named the winner of the Junior Exhibitor Country Pleasure Championship/North Central Regional Championship. Meyer rode for owner James Dellinger from Hollow Haven. Unlike in the show pleasure division, which offered two championships for the young riders, the junior exhibitors were not split in the country pleasure division so Meyer received the entire $2,000.

Top This and Maya Manilow won the qualifier then returned to take the reserve ribbon in the stake for Charles Goodman. Thirteen teams competed in both junior exhibitor classes.

Sarah Luft and Tura Lura Lura took the blue in the Show/Country Pleasure Owner/Trainer/Rider class with a unanimous decision from the panel.

Susan Estes and VHF York’s Coppertone won the novice horse class for the Schedule Source LLC to put yet another blue ribbon on the Hollow Haven tack room wall.

CH Callaway’s Pretty Penny was unstoppable on the way to winning the Country Pleasure Driving Championship and the section one class with Nancy Anderson. Both wins were unanimous. Ten driving horses came through the gate for the championship and drivers worked hard to showcase their horses for the panel. CH Hard Day’s Night TS and Jayne Tillman, from Krussell Stables, were the reserve grand champions. Carissimo and Doug Fiola won the section two class and they also were awarded three first place votes. Fiola drove for co-owner Jessica Timmington under the direction of Jared Ratzloff.

CH Royal Crest’s Black Marble and Tracey Wagner Mitchell headed to the winner’s circle with three first place votes in the Western Country Pleasure Stake/North Central Regional Championship. A group of seven came through the gate for the stake.

Braveheart Of Silver Oaks and Kim Gallenberg were the reserve grand champions for Kim and Dennis Gallenberg. Toni Nastali and Harlem’s Mojo won the adult/junior exhibitor qualifier under the direction of Northern Tradition Farm and stablemate Winsdown Cosmos won the Saddle & Bridle Shatner Western Pleasure class with owner Sharon Vuinovich.


In Hand/Futurity


That Kinda Answers That (My Kinda Lovin x High On Lovin’), with Devin Curran presenting, topped the nine-entry Wisconsin Futurity Open Weanling Championship and earned a unanimous decision from the panel. Curran had previously presented to the unanimous victory in the weanling colt class.

Royal Crest’s A Stone In The Dark (Seaheart x Royal Crest’s Stone’s Shadow) was the reserve grand champion with Peter Mace showing for Bruce and Rusty Rademann and Royal Crest Farm.

Heir Color (Reedann’s Heir To Glory x Colors Flying), presented by Dr. Alan Raun, topped a huge 19-entry weanling filly class to earn the blue for Reedannland Farm.

Louise Gilliland watched James Vantrease present her weanling Winsdown Point Breeze (Winsdown Hi Octane x Meadowcreek’s Imagine) to the unanimous tricolor in the Wisconsin Futurity Amateur Weanling Futurity. The class featured 23 weanlings and each showed individually before the entire group returned for judging. Royal Crest’s A Stone In The Dark was reserve with Kurt Antonacci.

Winsdown Point Breeze with James Vantrease
and Louise Gilliland


The Rademanns’ winning week continued when Royal Crest’s Rising Above The Rock (Simbara’s Rising Son x Royal Crest’s Sticks) won the Wisconsin Futurity Amateur Two-Year-Old Championship with Antonacci showing. Mojito (Simply Majestic x Commotion In Motion) was the reserve grand champion with Nick Maupin showing for Scott and Carol Matton.

Lovely But Deadly won the 10-entry Wisconsin Futurity Open Yearling Championship with three first place votes, the yearling filly open class and the Wisconsin Futurity Amateur Yearling Championship. Owner Mike Peerenboom showed for all three victories for the yearling sired by Sand York Tanna and out of Deerhaven’s Courageous Gal.


Lovely But Deadly presented by

Kurt Antonacci and owner Mike Peerenboom


Royal Crest’s Rhinestone Cowboy (Seaheart x Kalarama’s Cabernet Blue) was reserve in the open yearling championship after winning the 11-entry open yearling colt class with Peter Mace.

After all nine Grand National yearlings had shown and results were tabulated, it was announce that there was a natural three-way tie between Lovely But Deadly, Bada Bling and Summer Jammies. Those three yearlings were evaluated a second time by the panel and when the results were announced, it was Barb and Emily Scharpf’s entry Summer Jammies (Phi Slama Jama x Heart O’ Summer) named as the winner. Bada Bling (sire and dam) and Sue Worzalla took the reserve. Expialidocious (Forty Second Street ERB x Galafragilistic) was the Wisconsin Futurity Amateur Yearling Reserve Grand Champion with Jan McGlaughlin showing.




Meaghan MacQueen earned the Saddle Seat Equitation Championship/North Central Regional Championship title when the panel named her the winner of the three-entry class. MacQueen rode Tantara’s Magic Blessing under the direction of Northern Tradition Farm. Emily Scharpf was reserve with CH Louisville Lass.

Meaghan MacQueen

riding Tantara’s Magic Blessing


Emily Collins earned three first place votes on her way to the winner’s circle in the 17 and under qualifier. She also won the USEF Medal. Angela Darrow was reserve in the medal class with Tango Till Dawn.

Amanda Winkels rode Russell Peterson’s Highpoint’s Golden Angel to the win in the Walk and Trot Equitation 10 and Under Championship. She also won the UPHA 10 and Under Walk and Trot Challenge Cup.

Ashley Alden and Radiant Revival were the winning team in the Adult Saddle Seat Equitation Championship/North Central Regional Championship. Alden rode Megan Donohue’s entry under the direction of Royal Scot Stables and also won the adult pleasure equitation class. Kevin Ingram was reserve with James R. Dellinger’s CH Hayden Fox. He also claimed reserve in the adult challenge cup class.

Morgan Wolin and CF Cool Night Out were the USEF Adult Saddle Seat Medal Champions and Adult UPHA Challenge Cup Champions under the direction of Ray Krussell. Sarah Shakespeare and I’m Taken were reserve champions in the medal class.

Ashlinn Thommes, riding Kajun Kalu, won the 17 and Under UPHA Challenge Cup. She was followed in the ribbons by Claire Mogren with Callaway’s Calle Lilly.

Cori O’Brien won the 14-17 Pleasure Equitation class with Callaway’s Don’t Panic and bested a pair of competitors. Allison Schuh won the 13 and under class with Heart O’Summer and she also defeated two other riders for the win.

Narin Avci, riding Matisse, and Allison Schuh finished one and two respectively in the UPHA Pleasure Challenge Cup class.

Alicia Sacotte won the Saddle & Bridle Pleasure Equitation Medallion with her entry CH Fine By Me. Gretchen Bentz was second with Turn Up The Heir.

This completes the highlights of the 32nd annual Wisconsin Futurity Horse Show. Complete results can be seen and searched by clicking here.

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