The William Woods University Western program will compete at the Missouri-Kansas Border Bonanza Horse Show, hosted by the Eastern Kansas Arabian Horse
Association and the Greater Kansas City Arabian Horse Association, April 24-26.
William Woods will send three riders and horses to the Missouri State Fair Grounds in Sedalia, Missouri. Kayla Lancashire, a junior from Powhatan, Virginia, will show Celebrating Iris; Shannon Friske, a freshman from Friendswood, Texas, will show Dakota AB; and Jessica Scharenbroch, a junior from Kiel, Wisconsin, will show IWF All That Glitters.
Border Bonanza is open to any rider, but is limited to Purebred Arabians, Half-Arabians and Anglo-Arabians. Classes include English Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Driving, Equitation, Sidesaddle, Halter, Showmanship, Native Costume, and Reining, to name just a few. There has also been $6,500 in added Jackpot money.
“This is another great way for our riders to show with others and make connections with potential employers,” said Shannon Yeaton, a senior at William Woods University and Western Club president.
A handful of WWU students will travel to the show as grooms. Liz Haben,Western clinical instructor, will accompany the students.
“I am very excited to have such talented riders and horses representing William Woods at the MO-KAN Border Bonanza. This show is very competitive and is a great opportunity to showcase our students’ riding capabilities, as well as their horse management skills to other equine professionals,” said Haben.
“This year will be the first year since 2008 that the Border Bonanza will be held at the state fairgrounds in Sedalia. It is a great opportunity to compete at such a well-recognized competition so close to WWU’s hometown, Fulton.”
For more information on the WWU Western program, contact Jennie Petterson, chair of equestrian studies division and associate professor of equestrian studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Liz Haben at email@example.com