William Woods University students and instructors took home numerous awards from the St. Louis National Charity Horse Show. The hunter/jumper portion of the show took place Sept. 13-17, and the saddleseat section took place Sept. 27-30 at the National Equestrian Center in Lake St. Louis, Mo.
Whitney Miller of Boise, Idaho, guided Cosmopolitan to a second place finish in the Ariat Adult Medal class. Early in the week the pair took a second in Adult Amateur 18-35 Over Fences Course 1, and a seventh in Course 2. Later in the week, in this same division, they took fourth in Course 1 and fifth in Course 2. They also took fifth place in Adult Amateur 18-35 Under Saddle.
Elise Bellefontaine of Bowmanville, Ontario, showed J Arthur to a seventh place in the Adult Amateur 18-35 Over Fences Course 1, as well as a third place in Course 2. Later in the week this pair took fourth in this same division, Course 2, as well as fourth in Adult Amateur 18-35 Under Saddle.
Amanda Payne of Topeka, Kan., rode Woodland’s Eclipse to take fourth in Adult Amateur Jumpers, II, 2.2 (b), as well as seventh in Adult Jumpers, II, 2.2 (b). They also had a clear round in Level 2 Jumpers.
Jenna Stimac of St. Charles, Mo., showed Pro Bono to a fourth place in Baby Green Hunter Over Fences, as well as a third in Baby Green Under Saddle.
The saddleseat riders from William Woods garnered many awards and ribbons as well, riding both school-owned horses and personal horses.
Cydney Cutchall of Fulton, Mo., guided Cybertown to a second place finish in both the Fine Harness Amateur class, and the Fine Harness Championship.
Erica Mundt of Urbandale, Iowa, rode her own Caraman to take second in the ASB Country Hunter Pleasure and Championship. The pair also took fourth in Saddle & Bridle’s ASB Hunter Seat Classic qualifier 2007, as well as third in Saddle & Bridle’s ASB Hunter Classic 2006 National Championship.
Addie Miller of Watertown, Minn., showed her own Raindrops and Roses to a fourth place finish in Saddle & Bridle’s Five Gaited Equitation/Horsemanship qualifier 2007, a fifth in Saddle & Bridle’s Five Gaited Equitation/Horsemanship 2006 Finals, and an eighth place in the Five Gaited Show Pleasure Championship.
Gayle Lampe, WWU professor of equestrian science, showed her CH Callaway’s Born to Win, and they did, indeed, win. They took home the blue in both the Ladies Five Gaited and Ladies Five Gaited Championship classes.
Another one of Lampe’s horses, El Matrero, was shown by William Woods graduate Kelly Hulse to take second in the Five Gaited Three Year Old class.