June Craig took the Open Showmanship class with her 6-year-old
gelding Nadejnico. In second was David Whittard's Comanche
The first two places in the Novice Horse Pleasure went to
exhibitors who had been here the previous year with Evelyn
Dash's red and white mare, Ice'N'Fire heading Bev Parker's
Ross Marrakech. In third was a new combination, Linda Hayes
with her 13-year-old gelding Millais, a purebred bred by Michael
Harris. Linda moved up to head the Novice Horsemanship, with
seasoned all-round competitors Clare Wilson and Nuriznaya
and Betsy Borthwick's Benjamin Hotpants in second and third
place. These three then changed the placings in the Western
Riding with Clare in the lead followed by Betsy and Linda.
Bev Parker's young horse Ross Marrakech moved up to win the
Amateur Pleasure. The runner-up was Benjamin Hotpants who
also took the Preliminary Western Riding, and earned Betsy
the Novice Hi-Point award. The reserve Novice was Kay Curtis's
Evelyn Dash and Ic'N'Fire made it a hat-trick by adding the
Open Pleasure and Novice trail to their collection and so
being assured of the National Hi-Point Western title. June
Craig's Nadejnico took the reserve High Point award.
Western Riding Results, Judge Sally Chamberlain
Showmanship class 1 & res. ch. J Craig's
Nadejnico; 2, D Whattard's Commanche Deuce.
Novice Horse Pleasure. 1, Ice'N'Fire; 2, B Parker's
Ross Marakech; 3, L Hayes's Millais.
Novice Horsemanship. 1, Millais; 2,K Curtis's Nuriznaya;
3, B Borthwick's Benjamin Hotpants.
Novice Rider Western Horsemanship. 1,Nuriznaya;2,
Benjamin Hotpants; 3, Millais.
Amatuer Pleasure. 1, Ross Marrakech; 2, Benjamin
Open Pleasure. 1 & Hi-Point ch. Ice'N'Fire
Preliminary Western Riding. 1& nov. ch Benjamin
Hotpants; 2, Nuriznaya.
Open Western Riding 1& Hi Point Open Champion
Ice'N'Fire; 2 & res. Hi-point Nuriznaya.
Nov trail. 1, Ice'N'Fire; 2, Nuriznaya; 3 , Benjamin
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