December 2017 Issue - page 10

Page 10
December 2017
PENNSYLVANIA EQUESTRIAN
“It’s Probably
New to You”
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within the last 12
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Riding Dragonsmeade Well Played, Kerrianne Adamek of Murraysville, won two unanimous titles at the
Morgan World Championship Show. She won numerous other national and world titles with her other
two horses.
Photo by Howard Schatzberg
Locals Win at the World Champion Morgan Horse Show
By Suzy Lucine
Many quality Morgans from
Pennsylvania were shipped to
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to
compete in the Grand National
& World Championship Morgan
Horse Show, held October 7-14.
More than 1,000 Morgans were
entered from all over the country
and Canada, and they competed
in excess of 300 classes for over
$400,000 in prize money.
For the four consecutive
year, Matt Kwapich of Bernalil-
lo, New Mexico, was the show's
manager. This year, Sally Plum-
ley of Monmouth, Oregon, served
as show chairman. "We were so
happy to have more entries than
in recent years participating in a
record number of classes," Sally
said. "From thrilling park saddle
classes to carriage driving class-
es, including a spectacular four-
in-hand presentation, to 38 entries
in the newly added Ranch Horse
Pleasure class, and everything in
between, there was something for
everyone as the versatility of our
Morgan horses was demonstrated
magnificently.”
Merriehill Nighty Night was
the first horse from Pennsylvania
to bring home world and national
titles. Owned by Debbie Con-
fer of Cardinal Hill Stables in
Bedminster, she won the Grand
National Two-Year-Old Mare
Championship, the Reserve
World Junior Champion Mare
and the World Futurity Two-Year-
Old Mare Championship. Scott
Neidlinger of Lingering Hill
Stables presented her.
There was another Penn-
sylvania winner in the next age
group of mares. Ledyard Octa-
via was pinned Grand National
Three-Year-Old Champion Mare,
and went on to win World Senior
Champion Mare and World
Champion Mare. Owned by Wil-
liam Haines of Ledyard Farms,
Dwayne Knowles and Mike Goe-
big of Broadmoor in Kutztown
presented the mare.
Mike Goebig and Dwayne
Knowles, owners/trainer of
Broadmoor, took the most horses
from one Pennsylvania barn
with 16. Showing under their
direction, retired Derry Township
School Superintendent Linda
Brewer was back in the winner’s
circle with her bay gelding,
Centaurus Rising. They were the
Reserve Grand National Classic
Pleasure Masters Champions.
They culminated the show season
with Reserve World Champion
honors in the Masters Classic
Pleasure Driving division.
Showing under the Broad-
moor stable banner, Allyson
Wandtke had an incredible show.
She rode CN Timeless Master-
piece GCH, a mare owned by
her mother, Cindy Nord, to the
Grand National Ladies English
Pleasure Mare Championship.
They finished the division as
World Champions. For the third
year in a row, Allyson presented
this mare to the Grand National
Ladies Pleasure Driving Mare
Championship. Later in the week,
Allyson drove the nine-year-old
mare to the Reserve World Ladies
Pleasure Driving Championship.
For Allyson, the third time
must be the charm as she also
rode Get Smart to the Grand Na-
tional Ladies Park Saddle Mare
Championship. Allyson co-owns
the mare with her mother.
Riding her dynamic gelding,
CBMF Restless, Allyson won the
World Amateur English Pleasure
Championship. This was the
fourth time they have won this
honor. The other wins happened
in 2012, 2014 and 2015, with Re-
serve World Championship titles
in 2013 and 2016.
MIZ Saturn Star, owned by
Good Morgans LLC and ridden
by Kim Germ-Cramer, won the
Grand National Amateur English
Pleasure Masters Championship
for the second year in a row. They
went on to win the World Cham-
pionship in this division. Before
they made their victory pass in
the spotlight, it was announced
that this talented mare would now
be retired to Kim’s broodmare
band.
Reserve World Amateur
English Pleasure Masters Cham-
pion was Clayhill Affirmative,
owned by Tony Humphreys
and Julie Broadway, and ridden
by Julie Broadway. Showing
provides Julie with a different
perspective of the horse world
as compared with her job as
President of the American Horse
Council.
Indian Creek American Girl
and owner Holly Johnson won
the Grand National Amateur
Ladies Pleasure Driving Cham-
pionship. Then they captured the
Reserve World Ladies Amateur
English Pleasure Championship.
Whitemud Sky Captain
CH and owner Dianne Lents
were Reserve Grand Nation-
al Amateur Pleasure Driving
Masters Champions. This duo
also captured the Reserve World
Amateur Masters Pleasure Driv-
ing Championship.
Tony Lee had a great catch
drive in the Grand National Ama-
teur Gentlemen Pleasure Driving
Championship. He drove Dianne
Lents’ gelding, RWJ Massimo, to
reserve championship honors.
Broadmoor also had the hon-
or of presenting the first horse in
the 45-year-history of this show
to be officially retired. Following
the last class on Friday evening,
the special retirement ceremony
for the multi world champion
Stand And Deliver was held.
A brief video of his career was
shown on the Jumbotron in center
ring. Then the house lights were
dimmed and the spotlights were
aimed toward the ingate as owner
Tara Good rode ‘Stilts’ into the
ring to a standing ovation. After a
few trotting passes both ways of
the ring, Tara lined up the stallion
in center ring, and was greeted
by Mike Goebig and Dwayne
Knowles. His bridle and saddle
were removed and his halter put
on. Then a garland of roses was
laid across his back, and Tara led
him out of the show ring for the
very last time.
Friends and fans of the great
stallion were invited back to the
Broadmoor stable area to cele-
brate this retirement. Stilts was
in his glory standing in his stall
with the door open so anyone
who wanted to could have their
photograph taken standing next
to him or take the opportunity to
pet him.
Making the last victory pass
from the Kutztown-based stable
was CBMF Uprising. He was the
Reserve World Open Pleasure
Driving Champion for owner
William Haines of Ledyard
Farms and was driven by Dwayne
Knowles.
Alicia Owens and her en-
tries from Scottfield Stables in
Lenhartsville had a great show.
Audra Lee unanimously won the
Grand National Saddle Seat Eq-
uitation 14 & 15 Championship
and the Reserve World Saddle
Seat Equitation 14-17 Champi-
onship. She was also Reserve
Champion in the UPHA Morgan
Senior Challenge Cup Phase II
and in the AMHA Saddle Seat
Gold Medal Finals. Audra was
riding CBMF Random Hearts
GCH, an eight-year-old bay
mare owned by Kristina Vinge-
lis.
Kristina’s bay gelding, SFS
Johnny Drama, won the Grand
National Four-Year-Old Classic
Pleasure Driving Champion-
ship. Debbie Peterman drove
him.
EKL Girl From Ipanema
won the Grand National Four-
Year-Old English Pleasure Mare
Championship. Alicia rode her
for proud owners, David and
Beth Grella.
Riding Someone Like You,
Alicia won the Reserve Grand
National Ladies English Pleasure
Mare Championship. Jennifer Joy
Norris owns the five-year-old bay
mare.
Also showing under the
Scottfield Stable banner, Drag-
onsmeade Varvatos and Sarah
Hecht unanimously won the
Grand National Junior Exhibitor
Park Saddle 15 & Under Champi-
onship. They went on to win the
Reserve World Junior Exhibitor
Park Saddle Championship. This
was the second year in a row this
duo won both of these impressive
titles.
Amanda DuPont of Wind-
ward Farm in Port Matilda had
a successful show. She rode
SSLLC Imperial Command to
the World Three-Year-Old Hunter
Pleasure Futurity Champion-
ship. The bay gelding is owned
and bred by Kevin Schengrund,
DVM, of Hershey.
Chit Chat was the Reserve
Grand National Hunter Pleasure
Mare Champion. Amanda rode
the bay mare for owners Peggy
and Phil Alderman.
Owner Jane Thompson was
thrilled when Amanda rode her
BRMF Fearless to the Reserve
Grand National Three-Year-Old
English Pleasure Mare Champi-
onship.
Amanda coached Elizabeth
Fawcett to the Reserve Grand
National Hunter Seat Equitation
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