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By: Brittany Bevis
AQHA competitors were welcomed to Oklahoma City last night with a Wine Tasting and Hors D’oevures Party at 6:00 pm in the Super Barn at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds. The event was sponsored by Earlywine Cellar & Spirits and Scott Cleaners. The fun evening kicked off the 2015 Redbud Spectacular, which will continue through June 7th.
Judges for the 11-day show will be Gary Roberts, Bozo Rogers, Justin Johnson, Dean Ross, Jim Searles, Jeff Carney, Casey Devitt, Holly Hover, Brent Maxwell, Gene Parker, Mitch Barney, Dave Brock, Kerry Allen, Ron Doyle, Don Falcon, Sara Good, Tonya Brown, Jonathan Meuilleur, Mike Hoeppner, John McQueen, Brian Lenahan, Woody Dykers, BJ Riberio, Ann Salmon, Don Flohr, Mark Miller, and Milt Alderman.
Because the dates for the Redbud overlap with dates for AQHA year-end points, the association has determined that the first four shows will count for 2015 year-end points and the remaining four shows will count for 2016 year-end points.
Trail courses have been designed by Tim Kimura and Over Fence courses have been designed by Robert Barton.
A special event that will take place tomorrow at the show is the Jerry Wells Memorial Scholarship Halter Futurity. This event will include WCHA-approved halter classes for limited open, non-pro, select amateur, youth, and limited youth competitors. Enjoy lots of great prizes, added money classes, and the Best of Show competition. In addition, 10% of all entry fees will go to the Jerry Wells Memorial Scholarship Fund. Winners for 2015 were Amy Vanderveer and RJ Shelton.
On Tuesday, June 2nd at 8:00 pm in the Super Barn, competitors are invited to attend the Progressive Dinner Party. On Thursday, June 4th at 8:00 am, the Huntfield Hunter Derby will be held with $1,000 purse for the open class, a $500 purse for non pro class, and a $500 for the high low derby class.
Round 1 will be judged in open, numerical score format, and there will be at least three option jumps that riders can receive 1 bonus point for each. Then, the top 15 scores will return for round 2, which will be a handy hunter round also judged in open numerical score format. Again, there will be three option jumps for 1 bonus point each. Up to 10 bonus points will be given to teams based on the level of handiness exhibited. Then, round 1 and 2 results will be combined to determine the winner!
Scroll below to view more fun candids photos courtesy of AQHA youth competitor Hayley Riddle.