WWU Takes Multiple Championships from Mane Event Show

William Woods University students and faculty took home many championship and reserve championship ribbons from the Mid-American Mane Event Horse Show held Oct. 19-22.

Six students took the trip to the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Ill., to show school-owned horses. The students were coached by equestrian science professor Gayle Lampe.

Sarah MacKenna of Salisbury, N.H., showed The Great Gazoo to win both the Five Gaited Pleasure qualifier and championship.

Jenn Holdren of Louisville, Ky., showed Trefethen to win the ASB Country Pleasure Adult Riders 18-39 class, and the pair also came back to take reserve in the ASB Country Pleasure Championship.

Angie Noah of St. Paul, Mo., rode Callaway’s Abigail Adams to take reserve in Amateur Three-Gaited 15.2 and Under, as well as pinning top four in the Amateur Three-Gaited Championship.

Jackie Ware of Duluth, Ga., took the reins to guide Lydian to win the Amateur Three Gaited Park class, as well as taking top three in the Amateur Three Gaited Park Championship.

Erin Kilray of Newington, Conn., showed I Found My Champagne to a sixth place ribbon in Five Gaited pleasure.

Ashley Miller of Valley Park, Mo., rode Bel Cheval’s All That Jazz to a sixth place in ASB Show Pleasure Adult Riders 18-39.

Gayle Lampe showed her own Callaway’s Born To Win to win the Ladies Five Gaited class, as well as the Ladies Five Gaited Championship.

Isabelle Hilgers of Warrenville, Ill., was also named Reserve Champion in Adult Amateur Judging.