Interesting classes, a great exhibitor party and sun weren’t the only things that made Early Summer Classic enjoyable! Oz’s results continue to speak for themselves as Ozlings rise to the top of their respective divisions.
In the jumper ring, Jeff was Champion Open Jumper with Cartiano Z and Reserve Champion 1.10m jumper with Kantos, while Leslie Cox and Lenamore Cavalier were Reserve Champions in the .85m jumpers. Hunters were also successful: Perseverance, Diane Laycoe’s new horse, was Champion with Shelley in the 4 and 5 year olds. Exposure and Zizi were Champions in the Adult Hunter 50 & over division. Mon Avis, the new horse of Lauren Worland’s from Triple Rise, was Baby Green Hunter champion with Shelley. Rendition was Champion in the First Year Green Hunters with Shelley as well as in the Children’s Hunters with Lexie, and Legatus and Madison were Reserve Champions in the Junior Hunter 16-17 division. Last, but not least, Korina Winkler and Black Pearl were Reserve Champions in the Long Stirrup Equitation.
There were also several individual class winners worth recognition. Cartiano Z and Jeff won the Open Welcome 1.40 m class. This was Carter’s first time at the 1.40m level and he made a fantastic showing. Apache Joe won in the 7&8 year old jumper division, Lenamore Cavalier and Leslie Cox won two classes in the .85m Jumpers, Chanel and Alexandra Majer won in the High Children’s Jumpers, Contendra and Jeff won in the 1.20m, Locaro Z and Bryan Laycoe won in the Adult Hunter 50 and Over and Night Song and Tara Niculescu won in the Pre-Green 3’3” Hunter division. In addition, Alexandra Ulmer won in the 15 and Under Equitation, Legatus and Shelley won a High Performance Hunter class, Snow Patrol won in his Large Hunter under saddle and Adam 12 and Alexandra Zell won the Schooling Hunter.
The Early Summer Classic hosted multiple special classes such as the Team NW Jumper Classic, the Mini Prix, The DA Davidsion and Cameron Family Jr/Ao Classic, the USHJA International Hunter Derby, a WCHR Handy Hunter Classic and the National Hunter Classic. Probably the biggest win came with Greyscale and Maggie Dennis who won the $1,000 WCHR Handy Hunter Classic in addition to a 5th place finish in the International Hunter Derby. In the 1.20 Mini Prix, Jeff and Kantos were 4th and Kaylee and Musketeer finished 5th. In the $20,000 Team NW Jumper Classic Jeff was 8th and 9th with Cartiano Z and Apache Joe. Madison Cameron and Wiberra placed 3rd in the Junior/AO Jumper Classic, while Sam Ortman and Contendra earned 5th. Shelley and Black Pearl were 2nd in the National Hunter Classic.
Overall, the Early Summer Classic was a perfect beginning of summer and a fantastic show for Oz. Congratulation to everyone on their great results!
Saturday evening was the traditional Progressive Aisle Party and this year there was a carnival too. Dave Majer, the BBQ Master, made delicious chicken wings in the Oz aisle. Thank you Dave – you singlehandedly made the Progressive Aisle party the best ever! The clowns, great weather, super competition, 200 happy people, and a VERY popular OHJA fundraising Dunk-Tank certainly helped too!