William Woods University students took home many top ribbons from the MHSA Kickoff Horse Show in Columbia, Mo., April 20-23. Both saddle seat and western students showed, and were coached by Laura Ward and Jennie Petterson.
Marie Bouvet of Lakeville, Minn., rode Oedse K to win both MHSA Open English Pleasure and the USEF Adult Saddle Seat Medal.
Erin Kilray of Newington, Conn., showed I Found My Champagne to win both the ASB 5-Gaited Show Pleasure and ASB 5-Gaited Show Pleasure Championship.
Cydney Cutchall of Omaha, Neb., showed Bell Cheval’s All That Jazz to win ASB 3-Gaited Pleasure Adult, and to take second in ASB 3-Gaited Show Pleasure Championship.
Jenn Holdren of Lousiville, Ky., rode Callaway’s Abigail Adams to win ASB Amateur 3-Gaited, as well as taking second in the ASB 3-Gaited Stake.
Sarah MacKenna of New London, N.H., teamed up with Red Hook to take second in ASB 3-Gaited Amateur, and third in ASB 3-Gaited Stake.
Courtney Miller of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., showed Trefethen to a second place ribbon in ASB Country English Pleasure Adult Rider, and the pair came back to win the ASB Country English Pleasure championship.
Liz Duggan of Clearwater, Fla., rode The Great Gazoo to a fourth place ribbon in ASB 5-Gaited Show Pleasure.
Hillary Senecal of Johnsonville, N.Y., showed Lydian to win ASB Park Amateur, and to take second in the ASB Park Stake.
Sarah Dyer of Raytown, Mo., teamed up with My Ultimate Investment to win the Pairs Class, as well as taking second in Stock Seat Equitation Championship. They also placed third in MHSA Stock Seat Medallion, Open Western Pleasure, and Open Western Pleasure Championship, and fourth in Open Western Pleasure Adult Rider.
Amber Petty of Lake St. Louis, Mo., rode Independently Wealthy to win the Morgan Western Pleasure Open, Morgan Western Pleasure Amateur Rider, and Morgan Western Pleasure Stake. The pair also placed second in Open Western Pleasure Novice Horse, fourth in Open Western Pleasure Amateur Rider, and fifth in Open Western Pleasure Adult Rider.