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  • Written by Allie Layos
  • Category: Events

Two Riders and One Great Horse: What happens when you trust your trainer

Alicia Owens and Greysen Fors. Photo by Allie LayosAlicia Owens and Greysen Fors. Photo by Allie LayosHeir Highness and Renna Russo were having a fantastic 2019 World’s Championship Horse Show. The pair had taken third place in the Three-Gaited Pony Div. 1 qualifier on Sunday evening – their highest Louisville placing yet. Everyone at Scottfield Stables was excited for the pair to show back on Friday evening.

But sophomore Renna, who also plays high school tennis, had made third singles on the varsity tennis team, and there were a number of matches starting that same week. Since there were four full days between the classes, she and her mother, Ashley, thought it should be no big deal to fly home, get some rest, play some tennis and then fly back in plenty of time for Renna’s championship class. When their Thursday flight back to Louisville was cancelled, they were worried, but rebooked for Friday morning and went to bed hopeful. By the time that Friday flight was cancelled as well, it was too late to start driving. Renna would not be able to show “Princess” back in their championship. But Scottfield trainer Alicia Owens thought someone still could.

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  • Written by Allie Layos
  • Category: Events

Matt Shiflet on Too Hot To Tango and the Success of Parting Kiss

Matt Shiflet and Too Hot To Tango. Photo by Julia Shelburne-HittiMatt Shiflet and Too Hot To Tango. Photo by Julia Shelburne-HittiThere's something special about breeding and raising your own winner, and Matt and Whitney Shiflet know that better than most. Through the years they have had incredible success with their stallion, Tango's Parting Kiss, and on Friday morning at the World's Championship Horse Show, they had even more when Matt rode the filly Too Hot To Tango to the Two-Year-Old Three-Gaited Div. 1 World's Championship title – a filly they bred, raised and trained at their Matt Shiflet Stables in Asheboro, N.C.

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  • Written by Allie Layos
  • Category: Events

Sugar Knoll Farm’s Marvelous Monday at Louisville

Isabelle Fischer and CH His Supreme Reflection with the Sugar Knoll team. Photo by Julia Shelburne-Hitti.Isabelle Fischer and CH His Supreme Reflection with the Sugar Knoll team. Photo by Julia Shelburne-Hitti.Shelley Fisher’s Sugar Knoll Farm has had many good days, but it would be hard to beat Monday, August 19, at the World’s Championship Horse Show. During the morning session, junior exhibitor rider Isabelle Fischer showed three times, and was victorious two of those times. Then, during the evening session, adult amateur rider Piper Bordegon showed twice, and won both her classes.

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  • Written by Allie Layos
  • Category: Events

Undercover Makes ASB Hunter History

Photo by Julia Shelburne-HittiPhoto by Julia Shelburne-HittiOn Sunday August 18th during the final class of the day session, Undercover and Marie Gwinn made Saddlebred history by being the first-ever team to be named ASB Hunter Country Pleasure World’s Champions.

This inaugural class at the World’s Championship Horse Show saw 20 hunter horses hit the Green Shavings. And it wasn’t Marie’s first time being a trailblazer at Louisville.

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