WWU Wins Three World Championships at Pinto World

Jennie Petterson, assistant professor of equestrian science at William Woods University, and four WWU students competed in the Pinto World Championship in Tulsa, Okla., June 6-19. The riders came home with multiple awards in the competition, including three world championships and two reserve world championships.

 


The results:

 

World Championships and Reserves

World Champion–Kristen Asher of Fulton, Mo., and WV Kyss of Fame Jennie Petterson(Western Pleasure Jr. Horse Pleasure Type)

World Champion– Petterson and WV Kyss of Fame (Ideal English Pleasure/Saddle Type)

World Champion–Cassie Giske of River Falls, Wis., and Unzip This (Novice Amateur Discipline Rail Western)

Reserve World Champion– Asher and Purely Zip N Rock (Novice Amateur English Equitation)

Reserve World Champion– Asher and WV Kyss of Fame (Amateur English Pleasure Pl/SD type)

 

 Top Fives

3rd– Asher and WV Kyss of Fame (English Pleasure PL/SD type)

3rd– Asher and WV Kyss of Fame (Amateur Western Pleasure PL/SD type)

Kristen Asher3rd–Frankie Hart of Lee’s Summit, Mo., and The Top Spot (Western Pleasure Saddle Type)

3rd– Giske and Unzip This (Novice Amateur English Showmanship)

4th– Petterson and WY Kyss of Fame (PL/SD color class)

5th– Giske and Unzip This (Novice Amateur English Equitation)

5th– Giske and Unzip This (Novice Amateur Horsemanship)

 

Top Tens

6th– Hart and The Top Spot (Amateur English Pleasure PL/SD type)

6th– Hart and The Top Spot (Amateur Western Pleasure PL/SD type)

7th– Petterson and WV Kyss of Fame (Western Pleasure Geldings PL/SD type)

8th– Asher and Purely Zip N Rock (Novice Amateur Horsemanship)

9th– Petterson and WV Kyss of Fame (Ideal Western PL/SD type)

10th–Abby Dinsick of Fulton, Mo., and Remington Van Beau (Open Hunter Geldings) 

Cassie GiskeFinalists (made the preliminary cuts and invited back for the finals)

Giske and Unzip This (Novice Amateur English Pleasure)

Giske and Unzip This (Novice Amateur Western Pleasure)

Giske and Unzip This (Novice Amateur Western Showmanship)

Asher and Purely Zip N Rock (Jr. Amateur English Showmanship)

 

“The show was larger than last year, with 2,100 horses,” Petterson said.  “We received lots of compliments on the turnout of our horses/riders, and the show management (the show secretary, the paddock manager and two tack judges) made a point of telling me how much they appreciated our positive attitude and professionalism.”