William Woods University horses and riders were honored at the Missouri Horse Shows Association (MHSA) annual awards banquet Feb. 7 at the Peachtree Banquet Center in Columbia, Mo. Seventeen university-owned horses received awards.
During the show season, points are awarded to each nominated horse based upon the ribbons it wins; higher placings receive more points. Since they are owned by the university, WWU horses may be shown by multiple riders, but there is usually one student who partnered with that horse more often than the others, thus helping to accumulate most of the points for that horse. It is these riders that are listed.
The Hunter/Jumper division was coached by Linda McClaren and received the following awards:
- Reno, 2nd Adult Hunter, 6th Limit Rider/Adult, shown by Megan Salmon of Richardson, Texas.
- J Arthur, 4th Adult Hunter, shown by Blair Hackel of Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
- Giles, 5th Adult Hunter, shown by Trish Clark of Fulton.
- Mane Event, 6th Adult Hunter, 5th Beginner Rider/Adult, shown by multiple riders.
- Sounds Expensive, 3rd Beginner Rider/Adult, shown by Katie Langley of Fulton.
- Charmed, 6th Beginner Rider/Adult, shown by multiple riders.
- Capital Account, 4th Limit Rider/Adult, shown by Meghan Tosie of Fenton, Mo.
- Get In Line, 4th Adult Jumper, 4th USEF Level 3, shown by Krista Vehlewald of Overland Park, Kan., and Whitney Miller of Sammamish, Wash.
- Omnistarr, 2nd USEF Level 3, shown by Trish Clark and Casey Parmenter of Wentzville, Mo.
The Saddle Seat division was coached by Gayle Lampe and Laura Ward and received the following honors:
- CH Sportster, 1st ASB Three Gaited Open, 1st ASB Three Gaited Amateur, shown by Erica Santa of Longmeadow, Mass.
- Certainly A Star, 1st ASB Three Gaited Park Amateur, 1st ASB Three Gaited Park Open, shown by Kaitlyn Alemian of East Weymouth, Mass.
- Keep It Simple, 3rd ASB Three Gaited Show Pleasure Adult Exhibitor, 6th ASB Three Gaited Show Pleasure, shown by Morgan Shindler of Fulton.
- O.H. Independence Hall, 2nd Morgan English Pleasure Open, shown by Erica Santa and Alyssa Wick of Hugo, Minn.
- Trefethen, 5th, ASB Country English Pleasure, shown by Cheryl Perkins of Fulton.
Gayle Lampe, professor of equestrian science and saddle seat instructor, also won first place for ASB Five Gaited Ladies with her own CH Callaway’s Born To Win.
The Western division was coached by Jennie Petterson and garnered the following titles:
- Golden Phlash, 2nd MHSA Arabian Western Pleasure, shown by Jasmin Seitzer of St. Paul, Minn., and Samantha Sobol of Kane, Ill.
- Prazer OBF, 4th MHSA Arabian Hunter Pleasure, 6th MHSA Arabian English Pleasure, shown by Ann Kiddy of Cabot, Ariz.
- High Y’s Summer Storm, 2nd Stock Seat Equitation, 18 & Over and MHSA Senior Stock Seat Medallion Reserve Champion, shown by Megan Eldridge of Mexico, Mo.