Oregon High Desert Classic II – July 22 – 26, 2015

We arrived in Bend for the second week of the Oregon High Desert Classic horse shows. This week was a WCHR sanctioned event featuring several great classes: $25,000 Sherri Allis Memorial Grand Prix; $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby; $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby; $2,500 Mini Prix; $1,000 Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic; $1,000 Junior/Amateur Owner Hunter Classic. The surrounding city of Bend always offers a great atmosphere and a thriving food and outdoor entertainment scene. A good time was had by all :)

Champions this week:
MUSKETEER and LESLIE COX in the High Adult Jumper
LAUREN RANSONE and FIRST LADY in the Adult Equitation
KERA MCCANDLESS and SORCERER in the Equitation 14 – 15
BAILEY SMITH and PAPYRUS in the Equitation 16 – 17
CARTIANO Z and Jeff in the 1.40m Jumper
ZEPPELIN and Shelley in the Large Working Hunter
KILKENNY CHANCELLOR and Dustin in the Performance Working Hunter 3’3”
KNOW-HOW and Dustin in the Performance Working Hunter 3’6”
ZEPPELIN and KORINA WINKLER in the Pre-Adult Working Hunter
SCOOBY-DOO and HELEN LIND in the Pre-Children’s Working Hunter
KILKENNY ESQUIRE and Shelley in the Small Working Hunter
ZOE STASCAUSKY and SIMPLY THEO in the Opportunity Walk Trot Equitation
ZOE STASCAUSKY and SIMPLY THEO in the Opportunity Walk Trot Obstacle Course
PLAYLIST and Shelley in the Conformation Hunter
PAPYRUS and BAILEY SMITH co-champion in the Junior Working Hunter 16 – 17
LEGATUS and MEGAN GODSBY co-champion in the Junior Hunter 16 – 17
SORCERER and KERA MCCANDLESS in the Junior Working Hunter 15 & Under

Reserve Champions:
RACHEL VAN ALLEN and CALLISTUS 4 in the Adult Equitation
STEPHANIE VON GORTLER and KILKENNY ESQUIRE in the Adult Equitation
KNOW-HOW and KARSON PARRY in the Children’s Hunter 13 – 14
ZOE STASCAUSKY and SIMPLY THEO in the Opportunity Cross Rail Equitation
ZADON and LISA LAMOREAUX in the 1.0m Limit Jumper
KILKENNY ESQUIRE and Shelley in the Pre-Green Working Hunter
NEW ENGLAND and Shelley in the Conformation Hunter
GRACE SPIEGEL and KNOWING in the Equitation 13 & Under
NEW ENGLAND and EMILY PERKINS in the Junior Working Hunter 15 & Under
PLAYLIST and ALEXANDRA ZELL in the Amateur Owner Working Hunter 3’3”

Additional class winners:
NINYA 2 and KERA MCCANDLESS in the $1,000 Junior/Amateur Jumper Classic
PAPYRUS and BAILEY SMITH in the $1,000 Junior/Amateur Owner Working Hunter Classic
BAILEY SMITH and PAPYRUS in the ASPCA Horsemanship Class
KERA MCCANDLESS and SORCERER in the USEF Talent Search
NINYA 2 and KERA MCCANDLESS in the 1.25m Junior/Amateur Jumper
LONDON and KATE WILLIAMS in the 1.15m Modified Jr/Am Jumper
ANGELIQUE and Catherine in the 1.20m Jumper
FIRST LADY and LAUREN RANSONE in the Amateur Owner Working Hunter 3’3”
UPPERCASE and Shelley in the Conformation Hunter – Handy
KILKENNY CHANCELLOR and RACHEL VAN ALLEN in the Adult Amateur Working Hunter 18 – 30
KILKENNY CHANCELLOR and Dustin in the Small Working Hunter
PLAYLIST and ALEXANDRA ZELL in the Amateur Owner Working Hunter 3’3” U/S
CASSIUS and LESLIE COX in the Adult Amateur Jumper
CALLISTUS 4 and RACHEL VAN ALLEN in the Adult Amateur Working Hunter

Also, we’d like to recognize a couple special awards:

Along with being award Leading Junior Rider, BAILEY SMITH finished 2nd in the $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby with her PAPYRUS. Great job, Bailey!

And finally, a “Ride of the Day” was awarded in each ring every day of the horse show. Congratulations to several of our riders for being nominated, and to DUSTIN GOODWIN and HELEN LIND for being our big winners! Way to go!


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