World Equestrian Center – Ocala hosted another day of A Sudden NSBA Show & Futurity competition. Feature class action from today’s show included the Select Amateur Ranch Riding, Amateur Ranch Riding and the $10,000 NSBA 3-Year-Old Western Pleasure.
The day’s feature classes began in the Buckeye Nutrition Jumper 1 arena showing the $1,500 NSBA Select Amateur Ranch Riding and $1,500 NSBA Amateur Ranch Riding with all exhibitors working AQHA Ranch Riding Pattern 1.
Sixteen entries contested the $1,500 NSBA Select Amateur Ranch Riding. Deborah Deschamps Baker and Hava Cocktail On Me (Wimpyneedsacocktail x Lenas Dynamite Chic) topped the class with high scores for first place honors.
$1,500 NSBA Select Amateur Ranch Riding Results:
1. Deborah Deschamps Baker, Hava Cocktail On Me, Deborah Deschamps Baker
2. Kenneth Banks, See The Magic In Me, Kenneth & Laina Banks
3. Lisa Winburn, Magnums Chic Dun It, Lisa Winburn
Courtney Dobbs Clagg of Gastonia, NC and Fancy Blue Roo (Gallo Del Cielo x MM Fancy Figure) bested twelve entries to win the $1,500 NSBA Amateur Ranch Riding.
We caught up with Courtney ringside to chat about her big win. “Roo is 13 years old and we have had him for about three years now. He’s such a fun horse and is pretty much the same for every show. He never tries to cheat and does his best for me each time he steps into the pen. My favorite thing about him is his extended lope!” I’m looking forward to showing him the rest of the week; we will be showing in the Ranch Rail tomorrow, which should be fun out by the gorgeous trees.”
$1,500 NSBA Amateur Ranch Riding Top 3 Results:
1. Courtney Dobbs Clagg, Fancy Blue Roo, Courtney Dobbs Clagg
2. Courtney Dobbs Clagg, Mr Great Red, Courtney Dobbs Clagg
3. Kathryne K Zachrich, Shine Mega Shine, Kathryne K Zachrich
The afternoon’s feature class schedule wrapped up with the $10,000 NSBA 3-year-old Open Western Pleasure in World Equestrian Center – Ocala’s Grand Arena. Sixteen entries tried their best to impress the panel of four judges, but none could top Aaron Moses and VS The Fireman (Machine Made x VS Lady in Red). The dynamic duo unanimously secured the win – taking top remarks from all judges.
“This horse is really special to me. He listens to every step. He has a ton of self-carriage, you just put him in gear and sit there. He was supposed to be my Masters entry last year, but I got hurt and couldn’t show him. Jay Starnes was kind enough to show him for me at the World Show and he won. This was actually the first time that I have shown him,” said Moses.
$10,000 NSBA 3-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure Top 3 Results:
1. Aaron Moses, VS The Fireman, Kristen N Galyean
2. Kenneth D Lakins Jr, Made Like No Other, Mr. and Mrs. William Wilkes
3. Cole Baker, Flo Rida, J R & Melissa Cook
Photos courtesy of Shane Rux Photography.
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