Gayle Lampe, professor of equestrian science at William Woods University, is the proud owner of a horse named Callaway’s Born to Win. And win it does!
Lampe acquired Born to Win from Callaway Hills Stable in 2003 and rode him to a World Championship at the Kentucky State Fair that August.
At the American Royal later that year, she won the 5-gaited Ladies National Championship on Born to Win.
Now, less than two months into 2005, Lampe and her horse have been stacking up the honors for their performance during 2004. Born to Win, shown by Lampe, was:
• Selected by the members of the United Professional Horseman’s Association as the best Ladies Five-Gaited horse in the nation. The award was presented at the annual UPHA convention in Hilton Head, S.C.
• Chosen by the National Horseman magazine as the top Ladies Five-Gaited horse in the nation
• Awarded the Why Worry Cup for being the best Five-Gaited Open horse in the nation. This award was based on points earned at shows recognized by the U.S. Equestrian Federation. The presentation was held at the annual USEF convention in Louisville, Ky.
• Ranked 1st place in the nation for the Ladies Five-Gaited division by the Saddle Horse Report weekly national newspaper.
“I was absolutely thrilled for Callaway’s Born to Win and I to be recognized and honored by everyone. I am so pleased that Born to Win is appreciated by so many other people in addition to me.”
The biggest thrill, she said, was the UPHA Award, “because we earned that award as a result of receiving the most votes from my peers—other professional horse trainers. I am very lucky to own such a wonderful horse and I look forward to showing him again in 2005.”