World Equestrian Center – Ocala set the stage for another picturesque day at A Sudden Impulse NSBA Show & Futurity. Today’s featured classes showcased the $15,000 NSBA 4 & Over Maiden Trail, $2,000 NSBA 3-Year-Old Limited Rider Trail, $2,000 NSBA Maturity Non-Pro Western Pleasure, $2,000 NSBA 3-year-Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle and $10,000 NSBA 3-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure.
The day began in Arena 2 which showcased the $15,000 NSBA 4 & Over Maiden Trail and $2,000 NSBA 3-Year-Old Limited Rider Trail. Blake Weis and Kent Ray Taylor’s Snippity Snap (VS Code Red x Snap Krackle Pop) faced a field of fifteen during their maiden trail voyage. The pair received top honors from an esteemed panel of judges to win the first place prize.
We caught up with Taylor and Weis after the class to chat about this talented horse. “She is very stoic; she loves her job. She is very smart, and a thinker. If something goes not so well during our practice, you can go right back to it and she will figure it out.”
$15,000 NSBA 4 & Over Maiden Trail Top Three Results:
1. Blake Weis, Snippity Snap, Kent Ray Taylor
2. Sara Simons, Break N The Law, Tami Farnsworth
3. Troy Lehn, Believe In Magic, Lisa Hand
Next up was the $2,000 NSBA 3-Year-Old Limited Rider Trail. Patty Vatterott and Cecilia Livingston’s Three Point Won Four (Its A Southern Thing x Sheiks Miss Jazmitaz) walked away with the winning prize.
$2,000 NSBA 3-Year-Old Limited Rider Trail Top Three Results:
1. Patty Vatterott, Three Point Won Four, Cecilia Livingston
2. Eric Felt, Only In De Moonlight, Robin Loreth
3. Cody Campbell, Come On Over, Rebecca Figueroa
Feature class action in the Grand Arena began with the $2,000 NSBA Maturity Non-Pro Western Pleasure. Owner and Rider, Kathryne K Zachrich piloted Only A Dream Machine (The Lopin Machine x Only Version) to a first-place finish.
$2,000 NSBA Maturity Non-Pro Western Pleasure Top Three Results:
1. Kathryne K Zachrich, Only A Dream Machine, Kathryne K Zachrich
2. Tessa Lynch, Good Vybes, Amy Lynch
3. Susan Roberts, Start Ur Engines, Capital Quarter Horses LLC
Give Me A Good Alibi (Give Me The Goods x Al Be Your Alibi) and Michelle Bauer rode to the top of the judge’s cards during this afternoon’s $2,000 NSBA 3-year-Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle. During yesterday’s competition, Give Me A Good Alibi has had a phenomenal show, also winning yesterday’s $2,000 NSBA 3-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle.
$2,000 NSBA 3-year-Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Top Three Results:
1. Michelle Bauer, Give Me A Good Alibi, Michelle and Sheila Bauer
2. Angela Fox, Makin Me Happy, Three Fox Farm LLC
3. Sandra Morgan, Loving My Minute, Sandra Morgan
VS The Fireman (Machine Made x VS Lady In Red) loped to the winner’s circle once again, this time with owner Kristen Galyean aboard in the $10,000 NSBA 3-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure. She and the 2019 stallion earned top marks on three of the four judges cards to take home the custom A Sudden Impulse diamond pendant created by Hannah Jewelry, a gorgeous purple neck ribbon and an NSBA bronze trophy.
We chatted with Kristen ringside about her stunning stallion and winning ride. “I was so nervous for this class, but we had so much fun! I split up my time between cutting and western pleasure, so this was my first time showing him and maybe the fifth time sitting on his back.”
$10,000 NSBA 3-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure Top Three Results:
1. Kristen N Galyean, VS The Fireman, Kristen N Galyean
2. Raymond Arnona, VS Enjoy The Ride, Vincent Arnona
3. JR Pickard, The Whos Who, Wayne and Judy Davis