WWU Western riders win Arabian championships

WWU equestrians at Missouri Arabian Horse Show
WWU equestrians at Missouri All-Arabian Horse Show in March

Again showing why William Woods University is considered a top equestrian school, Western riders proved their abilities against professional equestrians at the Missouri All-Arabian Show, showing in both hunter flat and western classes.

The WWU students won two championships and two reserve championships at the Missouri All-Arabian Show in March. The Missouri Arabian Horse Association hosted the show at the National Equestrian Center in Lake St. Louis, Missouri.

Kayla Lancashire and Celebrating Iris were champions in the HA/AA Hunter Pleasure ATR Select Rider Championship and reserve champions in the HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Open Championship. They also received three blue ribbons.

Marissa Boster and Dancin in Cylk were champions in the Arabian Halter Mares.

Grace Routh and Prazier OBF were reserve champions in the Western Pleasure Championship Open and took first in Western Pleasure Limit Horse.

Complete results were:

Deanna Zimmerman and Pines Skippa Lad

3rd HA/AA Western Pleasure ATR Select Rider

5th HA/AA Western Pleasure ATR

4th HA/AA Western Pleasure Open

Grace Routh and Prazier OBF

Champions in the Western Pleasure Championship Open

1st in Western Pleasure Limit Horse

2nd Western Pleasure ATR

3rd Western Pleasure Open

3rd Western Pleasure ATR Select Rider

4th Western Pleasure Championship ATR

Trista Ruckman-King and WV Kiss of Fame

5th HA/AA western pleasure

5th ATR select rider

5th HA/AA hunter pleasure ATR

5th HA/AA hunter pleasure ATR select rider

5th HA/AA western pleasure ATR championship
6th in HA/AA geldings in hand ATH
8th in HA/AA hunter pleasure ATR championship

Kayla Lancashire and Celebrating Iris
Kayla Lancashire and Celebrating Iris

Kayla Lancashire and Celebrating Iris

champions in the HA/AA Hunter Pleasure ATR Select Rider Championship

reserve champions in the HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Open Championship

1st– HA/AA Hunter Pleasure ATR

1st– HA/AA Hunter Pleasure ATR Select Ride
1st– HA/AA Hunter Pleasure Open

 

Nikki Bell and Tarbask Desert Indian

5th– HA/AA Open Hunter Pleasure

5th– HA/AA Open Hunter Pleasure Championship

5th– Liberty

2nd– HA/AA Open Halter Geldings

3rd– HA/AA ATH Halter Geldings

Sierra Schmidt and WV Majorific

4th– Western Pleasure Select Rider

2nd– Western Pleasure Limit Horse

3rd– ATR Hunter Pleasure

3rd– Open Hunter Pleasure

4th – Open Western Pleasure Championship

3rd– ATR Western Pleasure Championship

Marissa Boster and Dancin in Cylk

Champions in the Arabian Halter Mare3

rd– ATR Hunter Pleasure

4th– Open Hunter Pleasure

4th– ATR Hunter Pleasure Championship

Anne Wehner and Destin to Impress

2nd– Arabian Western Pleasure Limit Horse

6th– ATR Arabian Hunter Pleasure

4th– Arabian Hunter Pleasure Geldings

3rd– ATR Arabian Western Pleasure Select Rider

3rd– Open Arabian Western Pleasure

4th– ATR Arabian Hunter Pleasure Select Rider

3rd– Open Arabian Hunter Pleasure

3rd– Open Arabian Hunter Pleasure Championship

3rd– ATR Arabian Western Pleasure Championship

3rd– Liberty

Sarah Seidel and Tosk Diamond

2nd– HA/AA ATR Hunter Pleasure

2nd– HA/AA Select Rider Hunter Pleasure

4th– HA/AA Open Hunter Pleasure Championship

6th– HA/AA ATR Hunter Pleasure Championship

A dozen owners and breeders of Arabian horses formed MAHA in 1957 to promote this ancient and beautiful breed. Since then, MAHA has grown to a current membership of over 100 seniors and 30 juniors.

MAHA is affiliated with the Arabian Horse Association, which coordinates the efforts of many Arabian Horse clubs in the United States and Canada. Some of MAHA’s activities include an active youth group, a regular newsletter, a high point program, membership meetings, an annual awards banquet and a Class A Arabian Horse Show.

William Woods University took 10 riders and nine horses to the National Equestrian Center in Lake St. Louis. The Missouri All Arabian Show was open to any rider, but was limited to only Arabians and Half Arabians entries. Classes included English Pleasure, Western Pleasure, Country Pleasure, Native Costume, Driving, Hunter Hack, Sport Horse Under Saddle, Halter, Liberty, and Equitation.

A handful of William Woods University students also traveled to the show as grooms. Both Liz Kuda, Western clinical instructor, and Jennie Petterson, associate professor and chair of the equestrian studies division, attended the show.

For more information on the WWU Western program, contact Petterson at jennie.petterson@williamwoods.edu.