Shelbyville Daily Union


June 20, 2014

Spurs Pleasure Horses On Display


Robinson and Hunt both won three classes in the 14-18 Division. Robinson won English Equitation, Western Pleasure, and the final class, Western Horsemanship to nip Hunt for the High Point Buckle. Hunt won Showmanship, English Pleasure, and Country Pleasure. The two swept every pointed class.

In the 19 & Older Division, it was unanimous. One point separated the High Point and Reserve Champions. Andrew Mathis riding Tramp Time Trouble scored 26 points to take the High Point Buckle, while John Nation riding GoodNSonny Gunner scored 25 points to be Reserve Champ.

Mathis and Nation also swept every pointed class in their division. Mathis won three classes and Nation three. Mathis won Showmanship, English Pleasure, and English Equitation. Nation won Country Pleasure, Western Pleasure, and the final event Western Horsemanship. Despite Nation winning the final class, Mathis had enough other points in the pointed classes to hang on and win the High Point Buckle over Nation by a single point. Nation also won an additional non-pointed class, Senior Horse (6 & Over).

In the Gaited Horse Division, Jennifer West, riding Icy, scored 28 points to take the High Point Buckle, while Ashlyn Rhodes, riding Secret, scored 22 points for Reserve Champion.

West won four events in the Gaited Division, while Rhodes won one class. West won Gaiter Halter, Gaited Showmanship, Gaited English Pleasure, and Gaited Horsemanship. Rhodes won Gaited Pleasure and earned enough points in other classes to be Reserve Champ. Danielle Sill also won an event in the division, Gaited English Equitation.

There were nine non-point classes. John Nation and Layne Lebshier, previously mentioned, won two of them. Kamryn Aylesworth won Gelding Halter, Jeanne Hawes won Mare Halter, Amanda Hall won Pony Halter, and Delaney Nation won Walk-Trot (13 & under), and Ashtyn Morgan won Pony Pleasure. Kids too young to ride and compete participated in two classes. Matthew Horsman, Reece West, and Bubba McMillan participated in Leadline. Horsman, West, Isabella Minks, Emma Minks, and Skylar Havenar participated in Stick Horse classes.

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