The line up for the Ladies Amateur Five Gaited Mare class.
Many of the classes were filled to overflowing!
Storm Seeker pulled both of her front shoes. Not to worry, the
farrier got them both on within the 5 minute time limit. And that
qualified them for the finals of the Amateur Five Gaited Championship
where they place 8 out of 15.
A short clip of reigning WGC Top of the Mark
Top of the Mark on Monday night in the Stallion Stake.
Lady Mandolin was one section of the Junior Exhibitor Three Gaited
for riders 13 and under. She is a former WGC in Fine Harness from 2015.
She also won the Championship class on Friday night.
This was Section 2 of the American Saddlebred Junior Park Pleasure class.
Michigan had a lot of participants in the morning sessions.
This is Paddyington's Talk About Me leaving with his ribbon.
During the break between sessions, I went to Broadbent Arena to check out the livestock.
These border collies put on a show herding ducks. They were amazing.
And of course I had to watch the sheep showmanship classes.
Riverdreams' Spitfire took a good reserve in the ASB Registry National
Three year old Futurity Five Gaited. He reminded me of his sire WGC Marc of Charm
A well filled Roadster to Wagon class had 7 entries.
Sadly, there was no Emerson, but it was still thrilling to watch!
The next three shots are of the victory pass in the Three Gaited 15.2 and Under Stake
Last year's winner Don O'Neill made no mistakes, but I agreed
with the judges on this one. Roselane's Angelo was brilliant!
High stepping over Howie's head.
8 & under equitation, Alexa and Edna
The Code Cracker repeated as the winner in the ASB country Pleasure Driving class
Ella and Timely Caper were in the Walk Trot Equitation class for 9 year olds
It was fun watching the trainers from this perspective, not just in the equitation classes,
but in all the classes. Some were very animated, some were elated, some were
disappointed. Surely, there is a lot of pressure on these pros.
The smile says it all, I got a ribbon at Louisville!
I liked Snowpine's Pola Vortex more than the judges in the ASB Registry National 3YO Futurity
3 Gaited Park Pleasure class. However, they got a good 3rd place ribbon out of 14 entries.
The Junior Exhibitor Roadster Pony class
for drivers 14 to 17 had 12 in the class.
Stat won the class.
the 10 year old Walk Trot Equitation class.
There were 21 entries in the ASB Western Country Pleasure class.
This short video gives a look at 14 out of 21 entries.
The winner is on the rail.
CH Your Lucky Stars won the top ribbon.
On the way out of town last time I visited the show, I stopped at Cherokee Park to see the statue of Carolina and John Breckinridge Castleman. It was sad to hear that someone defaced this wonderful statue. Our history wont be any different by the use of malicious acts.
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