WWU Western Riders Do Well at Color Breed Congress

William Woods University’s Western riders competed at Color Breed Congress Nov. 5-10 in Tulsa, Okla., winning a number of top 10 awards. The results for WWU competitors were:

Shannon Yeaton and Better Than Expected, Naturally Fancy and Ima Seductive Dude – four Top Fives

Sierra Schmidt and Balido KA – two Top Fives, three Top 10s

Katie Bigge and Naturally Fancy – five Top Fives, two Top 10s, Novice Amateur High Point, third in Champion of Champion Amateur Western Horsemanship

Kelly Suntrup and Invitation to Hope – two Top Fives, one Top 10

Becca Thruston and Ultimate Luke – four Top Fives, one Top 10

Emily Barrett and Ultimate Investment – four Top Fives, five Top 10s

Patti Finch and Rhett Hot Butler – two Top Fives

“Congress was awesome,” said Liz Kuda, adjunct Western clinical instructor. “With the number of new Congress riders and horses, I was very pleased with the outcome. It was a very successful show!”

Jennie Petterson, chair of the equestrian studies division, said, “The group of students who attended Color Congress did a wonderful job supporting each other and helping get everyone in the ring. The show environment can be so stressful, and I felt like this group handled themselves with great professionalism and stayed positive throughout the show.”