WWU Wins Missouri Horse Shows Association Awards

William Woods University’s equestrian studies division took home numerous awards from the Missouri Horse Shows Association (MHSA) 2006 Awards Presentation. The banquet took place on Feb. 3 at the Peach Tree Banquet Center in Columbia, Mo.

Awards won by WWU went to William Woods-owned horses and were based on the number of wins by horses during the 2006 show season at member shows throughout the area.

These included such shows as the Missouri State Fair, the St. Louis National Charity Show and the American Royal, as well as shows in many neighboring states. Various equestrian students rode the horses, and awards were won in every concentration offered at the school.

The following WWU horses took home awards:

Two WWU horses received High Percentage awards in dressage. Kaletto took first place in Training Level with a score of 67.308. Funny Face took second with a score of 60.577. A dressage High Point Award went to Marvin, for Third Level.

WWU hunter/jumper horses took 34 awards and saddleseat took 20. Placing first were 10 university horses: J. Arthur in Adult Amateur Hunter, 18-35; Dempsey in Beginner Rider/Adult; Spirit in Pony Jumper; D’Jango in Level 3 Jumper; Get In Line in Level 4 Jumper; MJK Seize Command in both Morgan English Pleasure Amateur and Morgan English Pleasure Open; Callaway’s Abigail Adams in ASB Three Gaited Amateur; Sandbox Captain in Open English Pleasure, Open English Pleasure Junior Exhibitor and MHSA Arabian English Pleasure; The Great Gazoo in ASB Five Gaited Show Pleasure; and Trefethen in ASB Country English Pleasure Adult Exhibitor.

In addition Callaway’s Born to Win, owned and ridden by Gayle Lampe, professor of equestrian science, took first in ASB Five Gaited Ladies, United States Equestrian Federation Region 5 ASB Five Gaited Open, and United States Equestrian Federation National ASB Five Gaited Open.

Trefethen and The Great Gazoo also won additional awards, both receiving the ASHA Missouri Pleasure Horse Awards in their respective divisions. Trefethen received the award for ASB Country English Pleasure, Adult Exhibitor, and The Great Gazoo received the award for ASB Five Gaited Show Pleasure.

Ten horses placed second: Pro Bono in Baby Green Hunter; Import 22 in Amateur Adult Hunter, 18-35; Perfect Pizzaz in Beginner Rider/Adult; Vienna in Child/Adult Jumper-Adult; MJK Seize Command in Morgan Pleasure Driving; Summer Rendezvous in ASB Five Gaited Open; CH Mogul in ASB Three Gaited Show Pleasure, All Ages; I Found My Champagne in ASB Five Gaited Show Pleasure; Trefethen in ASB Country English Pleasure; and Lydian in ASB Three Gaited Park Open.

Third place honors went to: Touche and Mane Event, both in Amateur Adult Hunter, 18-35; Captiva in Beginner Rider/Adult; French Kiss and Spirit, both in Level 3 Jumper; Biltmore in Level 4 Jumper; Get In Line in Level 5 & Above Jumper; and Independently Wealthy in Morgan Western Pleasure, Open.

Taking fourth place were: Spirit in Large Pony Hunter; Sirinko in Beginner Rider/ Adult; Fergus O’Sullivan in Limit Rider/Adult; Jackalope in Child/Adult Jumper-Adult; Biltmore in Level 3 Jumper; French Kiss in Level 4 Jumper; and CH Mogul in ASB Model.

Fifth place winners were: Charmed in Amateur Adult Hunter, 18-35; Meet Joe Black in Large Junior Hunter and MHSA Hunter; Detante in Beginner Rider/ Adult; Vienna in Level 3 Jumper; and Jackalope in Level 4 Jumper.

Taking sixth place were: Reno in Amateur Adult Hunter, 18-35 and Novice Amateur Adult Hunter; Charmed in Limit Rider/Adult; Detante in Novice Rider Jumper; Spirit in Child/Adult Jumper-Adult; and French Kiss in Level 5 & Above Jumper.