WWU Wins Missouri Horse Shows Association Awards

William Woods University horses and riders took home many awards from the Missouri Horse Shows Association (MSHA) 2007 awards presentation Feb. 2 in Columbia, Mo.

Awards were based on the number of wins by horses during the 2007 show season at member shows throughout the area. Shows included the Missouri State Fair, the St. Louis National Charity Show and the American Royal, as well as shows in neighboring states.

WWU equestrian students showed the horses, and awards were won by each of the concentrations offered at the school: Saddle Seat, Hunter/Jumper, Western and Dressage.

Gayle Lampe, WWU professor of equestrian science, brought home top awards for her own horse, Callaway’s Born To Win. He was named high point in the MSHA Champion 5-Gaited Ladies, Champion USEF Region 5 ASB 5-Gaited Open and Champion USEF National ASB 5-Gaited Open.

William Woods alumna Colleen Harper Hertzog of Fulton, Mo., was named ASB Amateur High Point Adult.

Three WWU equestrian students received awards. In Hunter/Jumper Equitation, Nicole Kovanda of Maplewood, Minn., earned MSHA Senior Medallion Reserve Champion.
In Western, Kate Woodard of Van Meter, Iowa, received Reserve Champion Stock Seat Equitation, Adult. Woodard also took 3rd in Hunt Seat Equitation, and Amber Petty of Jefferson City, Mo., took 4th.

In addition, WWU equestrian students were recognized for high point awards with their own horses. Morgan Williams of Cape Girardeau, Mo., received Champion Training Level for Sahara’s Raja and Champion 2nd level for Sahara’s Starr. Williams also won Champion Amateur Adult. Morgan Shindler of Fulton, Mo., placed 3rd in ASB Three Gaited Show Pleasure Junior Exhibitor on Radiant Future.

In Show Horses and Ponies, WWU horses earned 20 awards. Trefethen received Champion ASB Country English Pleasure Adult, ASHA State Country English Pleasure Adult and placed 5th in ASB Country English Pleasure. Callaway’s Abigail Adams received Champion ASB 3-Gaited Amateur and Ch. Sportster placed 4th. Valhalla’s King of Hearts earned Reserve Champion ASB 3-Gaited Show Pleasure Adult and 3rd in ASB 3-Gaited Show Pleasure All Ages. Keep It Simple placed 3rd in ASB 3-Gaited Show Pleasure Adult and 5th in ASB 3-Gaited Show Pleasure All Ages. I Found My Champagne placed 5th in ASB 5-Gaited Show Pleasure.

Uptown Talk to Me won Reserve Champion Open Trail, Reserve Champion MSHA Arabian Western Pleasure and 3rd in MSHA Arabian Hunter Pleasure. Independentlywealthy took home Reserve Champion Morgan Western Pleasure Open, 3rd place in Morgan Western Pleasure Amateur, 3rd in Morgan Hunter Pleasure, 2nd in Open Western Pleasure, Adult Exhibitor, and 3rd in Open Western Pleasure. Sandbox Captian placed 4th in MHSA Arabian English Pleasure and 3rd in National Show Horse English Pleasure Open.

In Hunters and Jumpers, WWU horses earned 17 awards. Champion Amateur Adult Hunter 18-34 was earned by WWU horse J. Arthur. Reno was named Champion Limit Rider/Adult and 3rd place Amateur Adult Hunter 18-34. Charmed won Champion Beginner Rider Hunter and 4th place in Amateur Adult Hunter 18-34.

Don Ferinelli placed 5th in Amateur Adult Hunter, 18-34. Cosmos placed 3rd in Large Junior Hunter. Pro Bono placed 4th in Pre-Green Hunter. Queen of Drums placed 4th and Capital Account placed 6th in Limit Rider/Adult. Django placed 6th in Adult Jumper and Get In Line earned 6th in Level 3 & 4 Jumpers. In the Beginning Rider/Adult class, This Time Around placed 3rd, Houston and Merlin tied for 4th, Fergus O’Sullivan placed 5th and Cartier placed 6th.

In Dressage, WWU horses took home nine awards. Lamborghini won Champion 3rd level in both high point awards and high percentage awards. Marvin received Reserve Champion 2nd level in high point awards. An Honest Request earned Reserve Champion 1st level high percentage and 4th place 1st level high point. Imagine That won 3rd place in 1st level high point and high percentage. Emily placed 3rd in 2nd level high point. Kaletto placed 5th in Training level high point.