WWU Professor, Two Alumni Do Well at Lexington Junior League Horse Show

A William Woods University professor and two alumni did well at the 71st Annual Lexington Junior League Horse Show July 9-14 at the Red Mile Race Track in Lexington, Ky.

Gayle Lampe, professor of equestrian science, rode her own Callaway’s Born to Win to first place in both the Ladies Five Gaited Gelding and the Five Gaited Ladies Stake.

Mary Marcum Orr rode Our Charming Lady to first place in both the Three Gaited Ladies 15.2 and Under and the Three Gaited Ladies Stake. She and her husband, Evan Orr, are both 2001 William Woods graduates. They now train American Saddlebred Horses in Winston Salem, N.C.

May 2007 graduate Alex Wile-Irmiter of St. Paul, Minn., was reserve champion in the Five Gaited Show Pleasure Championship, after qualifying by placing fourth in Five Gaited Show Pleasure Adult. She rode WWU-owned The Great Gazoo.

The Lexington Junior League Horse Show is the first leg of the American Saddlebred Triple Crown. The world’s largest outdoor saddlebred horse show attracts more than 30,000 spectators and since 1937 has raised more than $3.75 million to benefit regional charitable organizations.

CUTLINE: Gayle Lampe on Callaway’s Born to Win