The Team NW show season went out with a bang at NW Spectacular where Oz dominated the premier classes of the horse show as well as the Circuit Awards.
The week started out strongly with Jeff winning the 1.40m Open Welcome class on Cartiano Z and placing 3rd on Wiberra. In the NW Spectacular Grand Prix, Cartiano earned 4th, Wiberra placed 6th and Apache Joe finished in 7th.
The biggest win came with Legatus and Shelley in the USHJA International Hunter Derby. Although scores were close at the end of the first round, the pair secured the top spot with a 99 in the handy round. Exposure and Shelley placed 3rd in the class. Greyscale and Maggie Dennis were 4th. Tara and Pendleton finished in 5th. Swagger and Vivian Keller ended up 6th. Encore and Shelley received 10th and Avery Worthington and Hakuna Matata came in 12th.
In Mini Prix, Kantos and Jeff placed 2nd and Contendra and Samantha Ortman finished 5th.
Shelley rode Black Pearl to a 3rd place finish in the National Hunter Classic and Alexandra Ulmer and Wembley received 8th.
Congratulations Jeff and Shelley for winning the Team NW Golf Cart Challenge for both the Mini Prix and the National Hunter Classic!
Oz horses and riders were also very successful in the USHJA Zone 9 Championship Classes:
Young Jumper Championship: Apache Joe and Jeff- 1st, Wiberra and Jeff- 3rd.
Junior/ Amateur Owner Championship: Musketeer and Kaylee Cox- 3rd.
Pre Green Championship: Mon Avis and Shelley – 1st, Perseverance and Shelley- 3rd, Night Song and Tara- 4th.
Performance 3’6 Championship: Wembley and Shelley- 4th.
Performance 3’6 Championship: Encore and Shelley- 1st, Legatus and Shelley- 3rd, Hakuna Matata and Shelley- 5th.
Green Working Hunter Championship: Greyscale and Shelley- 1st, Exposure and Shelley- 2nd, Swagger and Tara- 3rd.
Adult Amateur Hunter Championship: Exposure and Alexandra Zell- 2nd, Locaro Z and Bryan Laycoe- 3rd, Night Song and Erica Hass- 7th.
Junior Working Hunter Championship: Legatus and Madison Cameron- 3rd, Greyscale and Maggie Dennis- 4th, Swagger and Vivian Keller- 5th, Pendleton and Paige Hamilton- 8th.
Children’s Hunter Championship: Wembley and Alexandra Ulmer- 1st, Rendition and Lexie Grant- 5th.
Oz’s consistent results throughout the summer became clear when the Team NW circuit championships were announced.
Circuit Grand Champions:
- Perseverance and Shelley- Baby Green Hunter
- Exposure and Shelley- Green Working Hunter
- Night Song and Tara- Pre Green Hunter
- Snow Patrol and Shelley- Large Hunter
- Perseverance and Diane Laycoe- Pre-Adult Hunter
- Madison Cameron- Junior Equitation
- Greyscale and Maggie Dennis- Junior Hunter
- Chanel and Alexandra Majer- Children’s Jumper
- Kantos and Kimberly Bruce- Low Child/ Adult Jumper
Reserve Circuit Champions:
- Swagger and Tara- Green Hunter
- Exposure and Alexandra Zell- Adult Amateur Hunter
- Korina Winkler- Short/ Long Stirrup Equitation
- Wiberra and Madison Cameron- Junior/ Amateur Owner Jumper
It was a successful week in the hunter ring: Perseverance was Champion with Shelley in the Baby Green Hunters and Reserve Champion with Diane in the Pre Adult Hunter. Exposure was Champion both in the Adult Hunter 50 and Over with Alexandra Zell and in the Green Hunter division with Shelley. Madison Cameron and Legatus earned the tri colors in the Junior Hunter 16-17 and Maggie Dennis and Greyscale took home Reserve. The Championship in the Equitation 16-17 went to Vivian Keller and Reserve Champion went to Madision Cameron. Wembley and Shelley were Reserve Champion in the Performance Working Hunter 3’3 and last but not least Lexie Grant rode Rendition to the Reserve Championship in the Children’s Hunters.
Jumpers also had a good week: Jeff and Cartiano Z were Champion in the Open Jumper division. Hologram and Maggie Dennis tied for the Championship in the Medium Junior/AO Jumpers. Musketeer and Kaylee Cox were Reserve Champion in the Low Junior Jumpers and Leslie Cox and Lenamore Cavalier earned Reserve Champion in the Low Adult Jumper.
Individual Class Winners Included:
Kantos and Jeff- 1.10m jumper
Contendra and Samantha Ortman- 1.15m Jumper
Contendra and Jeff- 1.20m Jumper
Wiberra and Jeff- 7&8 year old Young Jumper
Encore and Shelley- Green Hunter Undersaddle
Korina Winkler and Black Pearl- Long Stirrup Hunter
Diane Laycoe and Encore- Pre Adult Undersaddle