Gayle Lampe, professor of equestrian science at William Woods University, rode her horse, Callaway’s Born to Win, to her third consecutive national championship in the Ladies’ 5-Gaited Championship/UPHA Pink Ribbon Class at the American Royal.
Lampe, along with other riders and horses from William Woods University, competed in the prestigious horse show in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 17-21.
This marks the third year for the United Professional Horsemen’s Association’s (UPHA) Pink Ribbon Program, and also the third year that the Ladies’ 5-Gaited Championship class at the American Royal has been designated as the Pink Ribbon Class. The class raises money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, funding breast cancer research.
Lampe and Callaway’s Born to Win have won the Pink Ribbon class all three years at the American Royal.
In addition to Lampe, several students won ribbons at the Royal.
Kaitlyn Alemian of East Weymouth, Mass., riding Enchanting Hour, won the Amateur Three Gaited class and Reserve Champion in the Amateur Three-Gaited Class.
Dana Bernacchi of Crown Point, Ind., riding Worthy’s St. Patty, placed second in the Country English Pleasure class.
Stacey Myers of Londonderry, N.H., riding After Eight, took second in the Open Park class and Reserve in the Open Park Championship.
Nick Royer of Oconomowoc, Wis., riding Valhalla’s King of Hearts, placed third in the Show Pleasure class.
Megan Monroe of Cana, Va., riding Trefethen, won third in the Country Pleasure Championship.
Teresa Rosa of Seabrook, N.H., riding Cheetah’s Debutante, won fourth in the Show Pleasure Championship, a huge division at the American Royal.
Additionally, students Jesse West of Gaston, Ore.; Linsay Bernard of Weare, N.H.; Molly Magoon of Hooksett, N.H., and Marla Snyder of Climax, N.Y., competed in the show.
According to Sandy Sessink, adjunct professor of equestrian science, the students attending the American Royal “had great rides, and represented William Woods University very, very well.”
Gayle Lampe, professor of equestrian science at William Woods University, wins her third consecutive national championship in the Ladies’ 5-Gaited Championship/UPHA Pink Ribbon Class at the American Royal riding her own horse, Callaway’s Born to Win.