WWU Riders, Horses Take Honors at Oklahoma Centennial Show

Seven William Woods University students and horses made the trip to Oklahoma City, Okla., for the Oklahoma Centennial Horse Show April 8-11. The trip was a great success and garnered the following awards:


Emily Abbott of Zionsville, Ind., rode Certainly a Star to win the Amateur 3-Gaited Park class. The pair came back to take Reserve Champion in the Amateur 3-Gaited Park Championship.


Kaitlyn Alemian of East Weymouth, Mass., teamed up with Red Oak’s Citation to take fourth in Adult 5-Gaited Show Pleasure and Reserve Champion in the 5-Gaited Show Pleasure Championship.


Linsay Bernard of Weare, N.H., rode OH Independence Hall to win the Morgan Park Saddle qualifier. The pair also took third in both the Morgan Park Saddle Championship and Morgan Park Saddle Ladies class.


Sondra Hodgson of Charlestown, Ind., put Undulata’s Clean Sweep through his paces to take sixth in Adult Country Pleasure, and seventh in the Country Pleasure Championship.


Geralyn Dexter of Brookline, N.H., rode Keep It Simple to a fourth place win in Amateur Park Pleasure, and came back to take third in the Amateur Park Pleasure Championship.


Alyssa Wick of Hugo, Minn., showed Our Prince Charming to a third place in Amateur 3-Gaited Park, as well as a fourth place in the Amateur 3-Gaited Park Championship.


Nicholas Royer of Oconomowoc, Wis., teamed up with Valhalla’s King of Hearts to take fourth place in the Adult 3-Gaited Show Pleasure class and fifth in the Adult 3-Gaited Show Pleasure Championship.

All students were coached by Gayle Lampe, professor of equestrian science and saddle seat instructor.