Sunday, October 12, 2014

10/13/2014 2014 ASHAM horse show

10/13/14  Finally got to see a little bit of horse show this week.  Drove to Lansing Michigan to the Michigan State University Pavilion to watch part of the Saturday night session of the show.  The Pavilion is a very nice facility and hosts a variety of events including horse, livestock and rabbit shows.  We've done all three and my daughter had a grand champion lamb there one year.  But this time was all about the horses and it was a great week for the show, mostly sunny and just a bite of autumn in the air.  Horses from Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Canada and of course, Michigan, were on hand.    Friday night was the retirement of Justasample, Michigan's 25 year young ambassador for Saddlebred versatility.  Over the years he has done 5-gaited pleasure, fine harness, western pleasure, country pleasure, parade and he was a habitual trophy winner in the best dressed pet class. 

Captain Hawk by Prim Style X Society Bay Belle by Longview's Supreme

Saturday night's first class was the Parade Horse Championship.  Michigan's own Paddyngton's Mark of Distinction took first place.  Marcus has his own Breyer horse model fashioned after his beautiful chestnut pinto markings. The Parade Division is such a wonderful class to watch.  There is nothing more beautiful to watch!

Paddyngton's Mark of Distinction
CH El Cortez X Hope's True colors by STF Key Hope

The Amateur 3 Gaited Park class was won by Walterway's Tailor Made, shown by his owner, Dr. Richard Gallagher from Illinois. 

Walterway's Tailor Made
Star Material x Callaway's Fine as Silk by CH Callaway's Born To Win

English Country Pleasure was won by Sherry Frankel from Texas, who has some horses with Wes and Sena Bowling in Davison, Michigan.  This one was Coventry's Too Fast Too Furious.
Coventry's Too Fast Too Furious
Star Material X Ornamental by Merchant Prince

The Three Gaited Jackpot class was won by Lizzie Edgar riding her home grown horse, Tesoro.  Tesoro is sired by Designed and trained in Durand Michigan by Tom Sworm.

Designed x Worthy's Treasure by Worthy's Son

The 3-Gaited Park, FMT Championship class was another Sherry Frankel entry, this time shown by Lauren Greenwald from the Bowling's Taylor Creek Stables.  Thunder Crackin' made a great show.

Thunder Crackin'
Attache's Thunderbolt X SweetAnticipation V by CH Captive Spirit

The 5-Gaited Amateur class was another good one,  Callaway's Born A Winner.  I picked the horse to win the first pass into the ring and it was trained by Steve Demjen of Ohio. 

Callaway's Born A Winner
CH Callaway's Born To Win X Bellamie GSM by Ridgefields' Supreme Commander

The 3-Gaited Show Pleasure Adult Championship came next.  I was talking too much to write down the results, so I will have to try to track this one down............. Found it!

Shot an a Beer
Attache's Royal Assets X Let 'Er Rip by Desert's Supreme Memories

The evening finale was the 5-Gaited Open Jackpot class with six entries.  Sena Bowling from Taylor Creek Stables showed the big dark bay gelding You Can Kall Me Lucky to a nice victory.  Reserve went to Sweet Pickle.

two nice pictures of You Can Kall Me Lucky at the rack and trot.
Callaway's Guy Park X Kall Me Inkredible by Spring Valley's Deliverance

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Nest week will take another look at Michigan saddlebreds.

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