By: Brittany Bevis
The Pleasure Versatility Challenge is a fast-paced, high stakes, multi-discipline competition that takes place at the AQHA World Championship Show this fall. The three-pronged class is being brought to you by Terry Bradshaw Quarter Horses and will take place at 6 pm on Friday, November 12th.
First, riders will take their three-year-old horses through a Western Riding/Trail hybrid pattern that will count for 40% of the total score. The next step is a traditional Western Pleasure class that will also count for 40%. Finally, the competition will conclude with a conformation class that will count for 20%.
The most exciting portion of the event will take place during each transition period, because horses and riders must stay in the arena. The 5-minute countdown clock, combined with the assistance of two grooms and a wheelbarrow full of equipment, has led to hilarity and hijinks in the past! Judges will be sequestered and no placings will be announced until the conclusion of the event.
The pattern class is being sponsored by Cimarron Trailers; the Western Pleasure class is being sponsored by The Equine Chronicle; and the conformation class is being sponsored by the World Conformation Horse Association.
Click here to view the Versatility pattern.
Entries have closed for the AQHA World Show, and we have the lineup for the competition! Who will you be rooting for?
#1- Best By Design and Carly Parks for Jay and Kristy Starnes
#2- The Solitaire Affair and Shannon Vroegh for Amy Engle
#3- All Made Up and Sarah Diamond for Caitlin Lyons
#4- Hes Ohso Cool and Kyra Ley for Haley Jose
#5- All Eyezs On Him and Deanna Searles for Kathy Tobin
#6- Willys Goodride and Houston Huff for Sarah Lebsock
#7- Eyes Be The Rock and Cody Campbell for Mallory Wachob
#8- Becuz O Said So and Michael Jung for Shaggy Holding Corp
#9- Themargheritamachine and John Briggs for Kevin Spicer
#10- Straight Up Lazy and Chad Evans for Susan Merkatoris
#11- Itsa Southern Belle and Aaron Moses for Shannon Vroegh
#12- VS Bettin On Red and Gil Galyean for Superior Care Management, LLC.
#13- South Bound and Jamie Dowdy for Kristy Mckehnie
#14- Megga Machine and Ashley Dunbar-Clock for Linn Wyatt
#15- Guess Who and Angie Cannizzaro for Scott and Linda Berwick
#16- Best Money Made and Katy Jo Zuidema for Denise Hawkins
#17- Madefourit and Stephanie Armellini for Stephanie/Dennis Armellini/Oyer
#18- Wellthereyougo and Robert King for Renee Norleen
#19- Redwine Or Moonshine and Bruce Vickery for Kara Vickery
Click here for more information about the event.
Click on the links below to view coverage of previous events.