The Lexington Junior League Horse Show is an area tradition that draws people from all over the country. This year, The Red Mile was in the middle of getting a facelift with the front of the grandstand building and parking still under construction. The dedicated women of the Lexington Junior League made all possible accommodations, moving the horse show office and providing parking on the infield, to help the show run smoothly despite the construction.
They also had to accommodate the weather when the bright skies and warm temperatures early in the week turned to rain and storms by the weekend, postponing Friday night’s session until Saturday afternoon to have time to get the ring in shape again. This show is always known as a drought buster locally, but the amount of rain that came down in just one afternoon/evening was excessive along with the high winds. Some exhibitors who saw the ring early on Saturday scratched due to the footing, but just a few hours later, the ring was back in show shape and ready to go for the 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. sessions. Luckily, the bad weather on Friday afternoon came after the end of the last day session and spared Family Night on Thursday. Also, while the Friday night exhibitors party was cancelled, Siren Song Stables still went on with their barn party, welcoming all attendees.
While we love the show for the horses and competition, it shouldn’t be forgotten that the show is the Lexington Junior League’s biggest fundraiser, raising money for many meaningful local charities including the Alzheimer’s Association, Hospice of the Bluegrass, and the University of Kentucky’s Children’s Miracle Network to name just a few. By supporting this show, exhibitors and attendees provide much needed support for the local area as well.
The heavy rains on Friday didn’t deter Sabotage and Melinda Moore from coming back on Saturday night to rack to the unanimous win in the Five-Gaited Grand Championship, rising from their second place finish in the Five-Gaited Gelding class with their powerful rack and trot. The reserve tricolor in the three-horse championship went to the winners of that Gelding class, I’m A Bluesman and Robert Gardiner. The earlier Five-Gaited Stallion class saw Top Of The Mark and Tré Lee make the winning show with Dylann’s Desert Admiral and Melinda Moore in second. In the Five-Gaited Mare class, the lovely Cary On Broadway MBA and Todd Graham made the victory pass with Voulez Vouz and Brian Chappell in second.
The weather and ring conditions earlier in the day caused many scratches and no more so than in the Junior Five-Gaited Championship which saw No Tan Lines, by Commander’s Stud Muffin, and Matt Shiflet as the only entry. The earlier Junior Stallion/Gelding class was well filled, and it saw Mountjoy’s Extra Nice, by Mountjoy’s Knight, earn the win with Tré Lee. My Royale Flush, by My Royale Charm, finished in second with TJ Santaferra. The Junior Mare class was full of quality as well, and it saw Walterway’s Born To Be Wild, by I’m Lookin' For You, earn the win in her second class ever; Merrill Murray was in the irons. I’m A Sugar Shaker, by Undulata’s Heir Apparent, finished in second with AJ Bruwer. In the UPHA Five-Gaited Classic, Vegas Moon, by Northern Vegas, racked and trotted to the unanimous win with Tré Lee. Undeniably Undulata ERB, by Undulata’s Nutcracker, and James Lowry finished in second.
The new team of I’ll Bet You and Phyllis Brookshire continued their winning ways, unanimously topping both the Ladies Five-Gaited Championship and the Ladies Gelding class leaving the team undefeated so far this year. The reserve tricolor went to Tango Mango and Maria Gilman, who also finished in reserve in the Ladies Mare class. Callaway’s Hint Of Heaven and Janet Crampton earned the blue in that earlier Ladies Mare class while Don’t Ask Me and Kris Knight finished in second in the Ladies Gelding class.
The Ladies Amateur division saw Katherine McGee Bosworth make it two for two in her first year in the adult divisions, showing her CH Moonlight Memories to the unanimous wins in the Ladies Amateur Five-Gaited Championship and the earlier Ladies Amateur qualifier. The reserve tricolor went to He’s Born To Lead and Holly Nichols with a great show. The red ribbon in the qualifier went to the good team of Cheerful Memories and McKenna Slater.
Finest Hour Spent and Susan Orton rode to the win in the Amateur Five-Gaited Championship, rising from their fourth place finish in the Amateur Stallion/Gelding class. CH Honey Badger and Andrea Athanasuleas finished both classes in second with exciting shows. The rain was pouring down in that Stallion/Gelding qualifier, but Iconium and Vickie Byrd were all smiles as they made the winning show. The Amateur Mare class saw Callaway’s Say Yes and Alexis Braswell rack to the unanimous win. Rhythm & Romance and Brittany McGinnis turned in a stellar show for reserve. The Amateur Gentlemen’s class saw A Lasting Legacy and Andrew Slater win their second class together, leaving this team undefeated so far. CH Fox Grape’s Dauntless and James Miller finished in second.
He’s In Style and Emma Sanchez are a perfect team, and they made it two for two as they unanimously won both the Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited 14-17 Championship and qualifier. The reserve honors in both classes went to another excellent team, He’s Born To Royalty and Catherine Wheeler. CH Sunken Treasure saw a new pilot as Abigail Tabor showed him to the unanimous win in the Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited 13 and Under Championship, rising from their second place finish in the qualifier. CH Walterway’s Pardon Me and Emily Candelaria earned the reserve tricolor. The blue in the 13 and Under qualifier went to CH Callaway’s Lil Abner and Karla Moritz.
By Design Only and Caroline Dolt swept the Five-Gaited Pony division, winning both the qualifier and championship with their smooth gaits and style. The reserve tricolor went to The Rest Of The Story and Olivia Shumacher while the red ribbon in the qualifier went to I’m A Little Wicked and Audrey Kim.
Don O’Neill lit up the Red Mile once again, this time to emerge as the Three-Gaited Grand Champion with Chris Reiser. This refined gelding finished in reserve in the earlier Three-Gaited Open 15.2 and Under class. The reserve tricolor went to Spanky McFarland and Melinda Moore, unanimous winners of the earlier Open Over 15.2 class, who continue to make bold yet elegant shows. The red ribbon in that Over 15.2 class went to The Red Hot Kid and Robert Gardiner in their only appearance. Reedann’s Blackberry Treasure and Matt Shiflet topped the 15.2 and Under class with balance and brilliance in their only appearance as well.
The freshly trimmed It’s All About Grace, by I’m Lookin For You, and Peter Cowart made it two for two as they topped the Junior Three-Gaited Championship and Junior Over 15.2 qualifier, unanimously sweeping the small but very competitive division. By Seaforth’s Billion Heir and out of CH Our Charming Lady, Sedgefield’s Graceful Heir made a show ring debut as impressive as his lineage, earning the reserve tricolor with Robert Hirshon after an earlier third place finish in the Junior Over 15.2 class. The red ribbon in that Over 15.2 class went to Peter Griffin, by Designed, and Robert Gardiner. The Junior Three-Gaited Under 15.2 class saw Nightingale Princess, by He’s Born To Royalty, earn the unanimous win with Robert Gardiner. The red ribbon went to Souper Salad, by Undulata’s Nutcracker, in his first show under saddle; George Schmid was in the irons. The UPHA Three-Gaited Classic saw Expensively Designed, by Designed, earn the win with Piper Granger Bordegon. The red ribbon went to Sedgefield’s Mirror Image, by Undulata’s Nutcracker and also out of CH Our Charming Lady, with Rob Byers in their only appearance.
A Sweet Inspiration and Lisa Strickland were another pair that rose from second to first as they topped the Ladies Three-Gaited Championship after a second place finish in the Ladies Over 15.2 class. Caramina’s Wow and Careen Dubuc Cardin earned the reserve tricolor. In that Ladies Over 15.2 class, the perfectly paired HS Baby Steps and Misdee Wrigley Miller unanimously topped the competition for the blue in their only appearance. The Ladies Under 15.2 class saw Melinda Moore make yet another victory pass, this time on She’s My Kinda Party. Destiny’s Exquisite Lady and Mackenzie Lyttle finished in second.
Misdee Wrigley Miller swept the Ladies Amateur division, showing Moonbeams And Dreams to the unanimous wins in the Ladies Amateur Three-Gaited Championship and the earlier Ladies Amateur qualifier. The reserve tricolor went to Soquili’s Georgia Kracker and Caitlin Cline. Nutter Butter and Kelly Mount made a mannerly and animated show for the red ribbon in the qualifier.
Yet another who rose from second to first, Callaway’s Count Your Blessings and Jennifer Katko made the good show for the win in the Amateur Three-Gaited Championship, topping their second place finish in the Amateur 15.2 and Under class. The reserve tricolor went to CH Stravinsky and Brittany McGinnis, who also finished in second in the Amateur Over 15.2 class. That class saw the relatively new team of Talk Is Money and Susan Swope make a balanced and bright show with manners and motion to earn the unanimous blue. The Amateur 15.2 and Under class unanimously went to Callaway’s Naughty And Nice and Ceil Wheeler in their only appearance. For the second year in a row, Attaché’s Popeye and Danny Cummins topped a competitive Amateur Gentlemen’s Three-Gaited class. Just Surprize Me and Jonathan Retzlaff finished in second.
Lulu Guiness and Frankie Sue Snider topped the Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited 14-17 Championship in their first trip to the Red Mile together. The reserve tricolor went to CH Platinum Moon and Courtney McGinnis after a stellar show. The qualifier saw Buckles Boots N Spurs and Madeleine Wood earn the win in their first year in the older age group in their only appearance. She’s Born To Sparkle and Alexandra Gendron earned the red ribbon in that qualifier. CH Real Action and Reagan Campbell dominated the Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited 13 and Under division, unanimously winning both the championship and qualifier in their first year together. Another pair in their first year together, My Hail Mary and Clayton Stinnett, finished both classes in second.
Nuttin But Style and Eleanor Rainbolt-Forbes reigned in the Three-Gaited Pony division, unanimously winning both the Three-Gaited Pony Championship and qualifier. The reserve tricolor went to the good team of Faizah and Sydney Dunaway. The red ribbon in the qualifier went to Sylvan Springs and Catherine Wheeler in their only appearance.
Belle Reve’s Sgt. Pepper and Melissa Moore made an upheaded show with brilliance to earn the unanimous win in the Fine Harness Grand Championship, rising from their second place finish in the Fine Harness Stallion/Gelding class. The reserve tricolor went to the big and bold Cosmic Charm with Merrill Murray, who also won the earlier Stallion/Gelding class. The Fine Harness Mare class saw Samuri Lady and Peter Palmer make the winning drive in their only appearance. The red ribbon went to the stylish Tory Burch and Bret Day in their only appearance as well.
The Junior Fine Harness Stake saw Undulata’s Crystal Crown AMF, another product of the great combination of Undulata’s Nutcracker and CH Crystal Illusion, unanimously top Junior Fine Harness with Gary Garone. Our Lady Godiva, by Belle Reve’s Renaissance Man, finished in second with Bob Phillips. Sir Graham Cracker, by Sir William Robert, earned the unanimous win in the UPHA Fine Harness Classic with Kathy Capsuto Walker. Enough Fluff, also by Sir William Robert, finished in second with Chris Hostetter. Sir Lancelot’s Legacy, by Sir Silver Knight, earned the win in the Two-Year-Old Fine Harness class. MBA’s Just About Time, by MBA’s Manhattan’s Shooting Star, earned the red ribbon with Emily Lee.
The new team of Costa Nostra and Phyllis Brookshire made a clean sweep of their division, unanimously winning both the Amateur Fine Harness Championship and the earlier Ladies class. The dark beauty Kalarama’s New York Lady and Vicki Reed finished the Ladies class in second while Magical Promises and Anna Marie Knipp, unanimous winners of the earlier Amateur qualifier, finished the Amateur Championship in second.
Cloverleaf Freedom Writer and Alexandra Percoco have had a fantastic year so far, and their wins in the Three-Gaited Park Championship and the Open Three-Gaited Park classes were their best performances to date; their tricolor was unanimous. The reserve honors in both classes went to the pretty pair of The Rhumba and Melissa Moore, who showed with elegance and grace. Nut Too Sweet, by Undulata’s Nutcracker, topped the Junior Three-Gaited Park class with TJ Santaferra while Kalarama’s Studious Girl, by Calif First Night Out, finished in second with Smith Lilly.
Completely Caveat and Alexandra Lawson dominated the Amateur Park division, topping the Amateur Park Championship unanimously and the earlier Amateur qualifier. The reserve tricolor went to the lovely new team of Belle Reve’s Lady Madonna and Jacque Nance. CH Let’s Talk and Katherine McGee Bosworth earned the red ribbon in the Amateur qualifier.
The brand new team of CH His Supreme Reflection and Milan Kordestani swept the Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Park division, making the victory passes in the championship and qualifier, the former unanimously. Anderson Cooper and Kimberly Earlywine finished both classes in second.
Undulata’s Spider Man and Lauren Burin rode to the top to earn the tricolor in the Park Pleasure Championship. Undulata’s Mister Machine and Tommy Benton turned in a show balanced with manners and flash for the reserve tricolor. The earlier Open Park Pleasure class saw The Final Four and Lisa Strickland earn the blue with Celebrity Son and Jan Lukens in second. Nutcracker’s Call Me Maybe, by Undulata’s Nutcracker earned the win in the UPHA Park Pleasure Classic with Kevin Tomasko. The red ribbon went to Fox Grape’s Love Bug and Steve Wheeler.
Show and Country Pleasure
Two riders, just recently out of the Junior Exhibitor division, dominated the Adult Five-Gaited Pleasure division. CH I’m Something Wicked and Katherine McGee Bosworth, showing as an adult for the first year, won both the Adult Five-Gaited Show Pleasure Championship and qualifier, the latter unanimously, while CH What’s The Whoopla and Camille Cowart, showing as an adult for the second year, finished both classes in second.
Agent Cool Blue and Clayton Stinnett rose from their second place finish in the Junior Exhibitor Five-Gaited Pleasure qualifier to earn the tricolor in the championship. The reserve tricolor went to CH Hey Joe and Jessi McCurry after a terrific show. The qualifier saw Take It From The Top and Madeleine Wood earn the unanimous win in their only appearance.
Trust In Love and Nancy Ehle got on the judges’ cards to earn the win in the Adult Three-Gaited Show Pleasure Championship. Undulata’s Hullaballoo and Jake Butts turned in a good show for the reserve tricolor. The Adult Three-Gaited Show Pleasure 36 and Over class saw On Higher Ground and Shawn Stachowski earn the blue in their only appearance. CH Kent Brockman and Bridget McNeese earned the red ribbon in their only appearance as well. The 35 and Under class saw The Winter Rose and Abigail Mutrux earn the blue in their only class. The red ribbon went to Callaway’s Cohort and Gavin Gagnon.
Miss Can’t Be Wrong and Nicole Percoco went from second to first as they won the Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Show Pleasure 14-17 Championship after a second place finish in the qualifier. The reserve tricolor went to the unanimous winners of the qualifier, the handsome team of HS First Day and Scotty Brooks Bruggeworth. The Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited Show Pleasure 13 and Under Championship and qualifier saw the excellent Cuttin' Up and Nicole Jackson earn the wins, the former unanimously. The reserve honors in both classes went to the solid team of Rondo and Emily Candelaria. Also on offer were the ASB Pleasure Walk/Trot 12 and Under Championship and qualifier, both of which saw CH Stonecroft I’m Radiant and Anne Ellis Bohannan earn the win, the latter unanimously. The red ribbon in both classes went to Magic Legacy and Courtney Kramlick.
Bewitching Lad and Kathy Capsuto Walker swept their division as they unanimously won the Show Pleasure Driving Championship and qualifier. Callaway’s There’s No Stopping Us and Krista Headley earned the second place honors in both classes.
The Adult Country Pleasure division was so large the qualifier had to be split, and it was Undulata’s Snowflake and Roberta Hirshon who came from a second place finish in the first split to earn the win in the Adult Country Pleasure Championship. The reserve honors went to Reedann’s Rare Mystery and Juliette Dell who were also winners of the second split in Dell’s first year showing as an adult. CH It’s Good Karma and Bonnie Lee earned the win in the first split in their only appearance. The red ribbon in the second split went to Sir Fabulous with Jennifer Katko.
CH Jessie Cole and Gretchen Halloran were yet another team who went from second to first as they topped the Junior Exhibitor Country Pleasure Championship after a strong second place finish in the division. TMF Troubadour and Sierra Comer earned the reserve tricolor with Callaway’s Essential and Jenifer Moritz earning the win in the qualifier.
World Turning and Cheryl Rhoton made the stylish winning drive in the Country Pleasure Driving Championship. Surprise Kiss and Elaine Earlywine earned the reserve tricolor as well as the red ribbon in the qualifier. That qualifier saw Miss Olivia O Claire and Clayton Caldwell make the victory pass.
Blushing Bull and Lindsay Sowell left with two unanimous blues in two classes as they handily won the Country Western Pleasure Championship and qualifier. Second in both classes went to Stonecroft Me First and Charlotte Kurtz. The Shatner Western Pleasure class saw He’s A Secret Agent and Jill Wilson jog to the win with Parole Violation and Courtney Oblender in second.
Joshua Sam and Katlin Zimmerly earned the good win in the well-filled Country Hunter Pleasure Championship. Who Dat Deuce and Jennifer McGowan had the requisite stretch to earn the reserve tricolor as well as second in the earlier qualifier which saw CH Perazzi and Sarah Keil earn the blue.
Roadster Horses and Ponies
Chanteur PV and Martin Teater sped to the win twice, showing three distinct gaits for the wins in the Roadster to Bike Grand Championship and Open Roadster to Bike classes, the latter unanimously. The Art Of War and Milo Jones made two impressive shows as well for the red ribbons in both classes. Lima Cajun and Ron Skover made the winning show in the Novice class with Lear Jet and Melinda Moore finishing in second.
Mr.’s Bones and Charles T. Jones earned two more Lexington blues, driving to the win in the Amateur Roadster to Bike Championship and qualifier, the former as a single entry in the mud. The red ribbon in the Amateur qualifier went to Nothing Else Matters and Judy McNeish, who appeared to be having the time of their lives.
The Open Roadster Under Saddle class saw Rocky and Danette Musselman make the winning, and thrilling, ride. Code Blue and Dr. Holly Ackerman earned the red ribbon. Ackerman was also aboard the winner of the Amateur Roadster Under Saddle class, her CH Vivacious.
Ice Man and James Nichols were the single entry in both the Roadster to Wagon Championship and the Roadster to Wagon Open classes.
Regal’s Night Shadow LF and Abel Vega made it two for two as they unanimously won both the Road Pony Championship and the Road Pony Open classes. Regal’s Special Effort LF and Sherry Frankel came from the Amateur division to earn the reserve tricolor. The red ribbon in the Road Pony Open class went to Regal’s Lightning Strike LF and Mary Gaylord McClean in their only appearance. Regal’s Perfect Song and Juan Rios drove to the win in the Limit class with The Lone Ranger and Tom Lowry in second. The UPHA Road Pony Classic saw Prime Time’s Choice LF, by Romeo’s Prime Time LF, earn the unanimous win with Tom Lowry. Heartland Worthy Son, by Code Of Extreme, finished in second with Josh Greer.
CH Sha Boom and Ken Killinger rose to the first place finish in the Amateur Road Pony Championship. CH Hawkeye’s Seven Eleven and Stacey Swalla earned the reserve honors in both the Amateur Road Pony Championship and the earlier Amateur qualifier. That qualifier was won by Sis O Six and Louise Bennett in their only appearance.
Little Big Town and Austin Grace Bentley left with two blues as they topped the Junior Exhibitor Road Pony Championship and the AHHS Youth Medallion Hackney Road Pony class, the former unanimously. The reserve tricolor went to Roadrunner and Jessi McCurry while second in the Medallion class went to Boogity Boogity and Story Sinex.
Drum Beat and Remi Adams moved up from their second place finish in the AHHS Youth Medallion Road Pony Under Saddle class to win the Road Pony Under Saddle Championship. The reserve tricolor went to the winners of that Medallion class, Cocked N Ready and Alex Rudder.
Golden Creek Farm ponies won nearly every class in the Hackney and Harness Pony divisions, winning every class entered. Abel Vega drove their Mastercraft’s Politician LF to the wins in the Hackney Pony Grand Championship and the Open Hackney Pony class, the latter unanimously. Heartland Road Show and Jeff McClean, unanimous winners of the earlier Amateur class, earned the reserve tricolor. The red ribbon in the Open Hackney Pony class went to Heartland News Leader and Connie Smith, who unanimously won the Ladies class. Second in that Ladies class went to Follow Suit and Linda Quinn, who were also the single entry in the Amateur Hackney Pony Championship. The red ribbon in the earlier Amateur qualifier went to CH The Final Contender and Alexis Lewis. Jeff McClean and Heartland Dressed To Impress unanimously topped the Limit Hackney Pony class with Extremely Supreme Star in second with Alexis Lewis.
In the Harness Pony Championship, it was Heartland Demonstrator and Mary Gaylord McClean who captured the unanimous win as well as the win in the Ladies Harness Pony class. The reserve tricolor went to another Golden Creek Farms pony, Mr. Naples with Abel Vega. This pair was also second in the Open Harness Pony class, which saw Go Daddy and Mary Gaylord McClean make the unanimous winning drive. The Amateur Harness Pony class saw a single entry with Twin Willow’s Handsome Dan and Jeff McClean. McClean also drove the unanimous winner of the Limit Harness Pony class, Twin Willow’s Handsome Dan’s son Handsome Harry. Heartland Pretty Penny and Melvin Jennings finished the Limit class in second.
Spiff and Polish and Park Lane were the unanimous winning team with Joel Brown in the Hackney/Harness Pony Pairs class. The veteran team of Gifted Love and Inkspot finished in second with Lanny Judd.
Reedann’s Liberace and Jacqueline Hawkes improved on their second place finish in the Adult Hackney Pleasure Driving Pony class to earn the tricolor in the Adult Hackney Pleasure Driving Pony Championship. The reserve tricolor went to Major Impact and Beth Jones, winners of the earlier Adult qualifier. CH Seamair Dear Sir took yet another child to Red Mile wins as Dylan Kirk drove home to unanimous victory in the Junior Exhibitor Hackney Pleasure Driving Pony Championship and the AHHS Youth Medallion Hackney Pleasure Driving Pony class. Kilbro’s Uncle Louis and Alexis Lewis earned the reserve tricolor while Heartland Walk The Line and Taylor Russell finished the Medallion class in second. Heartland Barnstorm and David Estis unanimously won the UPHA Hackney Pleasure Driving Pony Classic with Craycroft Maid Of The Mist and Roger Sims in second. Finnagan Winnagan and Cece Hoffman were the single entries in the AHHS Youth Medallion Hackney Pleasure Pony or Horse Under Saddle class.
Saddle Seat Equitation
Despite the constraints on workouts presented by the Red Mile ring, the Saddle Seat Equitation division is alive and well at Lexington Junior League as always. Both the USEF Adult Saddle Seat Medal and UPHA Adult Challenge Cup Finals have made this show their home, and both were filled with competitive riders with ten plus entries in each class. Brett Lee Self ended up on top in the USEF Adult Medal Finals and finished in second in the UPHA Adult Challenge Cup Finals. Reagan Upton topped the Adult Challenge Cup Finals and finished in second in the Adult Medal Finals.
The seven entry Senior Saddle Seat Equitation Championship saw Aleia Brown earn the win with flawless rail and individual work; she finished in second in the earlier Saddle Seat Equitation 16-17 class. The reserve tricolor went to the poised Macey Joan Miles, unanimous winner of the earlier 14-15 class. The 16-17 class saw Cameron Kay earn the unanimous win while second in the 14-15 class went to Malika Keglowitsch.
The three entry Junior Saddle Seat Equitation Championship saw Alayna Applegate, winner of the 11 and Under class, unanimously earn the tricolor. The reserve tricolor went to Sofia Rashid, the winner of the 12-13 class. That 12-13 class saw Gabriella Snyder finish in second while Lilyanne Goodman finished in second in the 11 and Under class.
Rayann Schaffer topped the USEF Medal class with Courtney McGinnis in second. Schaffer also unanimously topped The Good Hands class with Maisie Benfield in second. The USEF Adult Medal class saw Taylor Deer in first and Ashley Brandeis in second. Taylor Pszeniczny unanimously topped the UPHA Senior Challenge Cup with Savannah Brock in second. The UPHA Junior Challenge Cup saw a single entry in Lilyanne Goodman.
There were so many entries in the 10 and Under Walk/Trot classes, two separate championships were offered. In Walk/Trot Saddle Seat Equitation 10 and Under Championship Section A, Samantha Swiger rode to the win with Sara Evans in second. The Section B championship saw Reagan Webb, who also earned the red ribbon in the Walk/Trot Saddle Seat Equitation 10 and Under class, earn the win. The reserve tricolor went to the winner of that 10 and Under class, Quentin Roberts. Molly Crim earned the win in the UPHA Walk/Trot Challenge Cup 9-10 with Courtney Kramlick in second. The UPHA Walk/Trot Challenge Cup 8 and Under class saw Ava Kimmel earn the unanimous win with Gracelynn Jordan in reserve.
Bailie Deer had precise rail and individual work to earn the unanimous tricolor in the Pleasure Equitation 14-17 Championship; she also earned the red ribbon in the Pleasure Equitation Medallion class. The reserve tricolor went to Kaeley Arterburn, who won that earlier Medallion class. The Pleasure Equitation 14-17 qualifier saw Rayann Schaffer earn another blue with Kristina Mauro in second. Gina Pansari rose from second to first to win the Pleasure Equitation 13 and Under Championship after earning the red ribbon in the 13 and Under qualifier. Zoey McCutcheon turned in a great ride for the reserve tricolor. That earlier 13 and Under class unanimously went to Gabbie Gardiner.
The Parade division was a welcome addition to the Lexington schedule, and the Parade Horse Championship and qualifier saw Jackson Park and Jennifer Cunningham make the sparkling winning shows, the latter unanimously. The reserve tricolor went to the colorful team of Paddyngton’s Mark Of Distinction and Holly Armstrong. Midnight Arabesque and Cheri Wise finished in second in the qualifier.
Lauw fan’e Goengamieden and Annika Bruggeworth won the Friesian Walk/Trot Championship and qualifier, both of which were well filled with top entries. The reserve tricolor went to Bruggeworth’s daughter Winter with Ilus Waldman. The red ribbon in the qualifier went to Erik H W and Wendy Bruwer.
Misdee Wrigley Miller’s teams won both the Coaching Four In Hand class and the Carriage Evening Park class.