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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.