Riders Take Honors at American Royal

Riders from William Woods University’s equestrian science program took home honors at the UPHA American Royal National Championship Horse Show Nov. 18-22 in Kansas City, Mo.

Gayle Lampe, WWU professor of equestrian science, took 1st place – Missouri-Kansas 5-gaited Mares Champion on She’s Out and About and 5-gaited Ladies Geldings Champion and 5-gaited Ladies National Champion on Callaway’s Born to Win.

The following William Woods University students, all coached by Gayle Lampe and Laura Ward, chair of the division of equestrian studies, won ribbons:


· Jessica Savinelli of Newton, N.H., 5th place – Missouri-Kansas 5-gaited Pleasure Class on Callaway’s Connie Mack.


· Kristie Cutting of Barre, Mass., 1st place – Missouri-Kansas 3-gaited Show Pleasure Champion and Grand Champion on Tonight’s Dream.


· Stella Traylor of Dale, Ind., 2nd place – Missouri-Kansas 3-gaited Show Pleasure Class and 6th place – Missouri-Kansas 3-gaited Show Pleasure Championship on Lydian.


· Heather Digiannantonio of Grand Blanc, Mich., 2nd place – Missouri-Kansas 3-gaited Show Pleasure Championship and 4th place – Missouri-Kansas 3-gaited Show Pleasure Class on Sultan’s Starfish.

· Samantha Barber of Coden, Ala., 5th place – Missouri-Kansas 3-gaited Show Pleasure Class and 8th place – Missouri-Kansas 3-gaited Show Pleasure Championship on Sweet Steel.


· Zachery Duffy of Janesville, Wis., 3rd place – Missouri-Kansas 3-gaited Show Pleasure Championship and 4th place – 3-gaited Show Pleasure 18-38 on Lucky’s Revelation.


· Kris Maloney of West Seneca, N.Y., 2nd place – Country Western Pleasure, 2nd place – Country Western Pleasure Stake and 2nd place – Saddle and Bridle Shatner Western Class on CH Revelwood’s Jacks are Wild.


· Victoria Carlile of Smithfield, Ky., 2nd place – Missouri-Kansas 3-gaited Amateur Stake and 4th place – Missouri-Kansas 3-gaited Amateur Class on Paragons Jolie.


· Jessie Kieren of Delafield, Wis., 3rd place – Missouri-Kansas 5-gaited Amateur Class and 3rd place – Missouri-Kansas 5-galted Amateur Stake on Swatch Watch.