By: Brittany Bevis
The American Royal in Kansas City, MO. recently recorded a whopping 5,200+ entries during its 2019 edition that took place September 5-8. Judges for the show were Judd Paul, Dean Bogart, Liz Baker, Eric Petersen, David Denniston, and Kelly McDowall.
As has become a tradition each year, there was an Exhibitor BBQ on Thursday and The Royal Feast on Friday, where each participant was asked to bring a dish to serve in front of their stalls. Each barn was responsible for a different course and a printable menu was provided so guests could graze the selections. The Most Spectacular Host received a crystal trophy. This year’s winner was Danny Cannon with a delicious enchilada and tamale spread.
Congratulations to the High Point Champions at the show!
Alexandra Rippeon rode Famous N Foolish to be named the Small Fry winner. Reserve was CJ Kirkland with BCQH Diamond Lass. The L1 Amateur Walk Jog Champion was Patti Wellendorf with Nice Girls Only. Reserve was Leigh Nitcher with Mister Sawyer Brown. The L1 Youth Walk Jog Champion was Alexandra Rippeon with Famous N Foolish. Reserve was CJ Kirkland with BCQH Diamond Lass.
The Open Champion was Snap Krackle Pop for Twylla Brown. Reserve was Spooky Melody for Nadine Moine. The VRH Open Champion was Nadine Moine with Spooky Melody. Reserve was Jim Dudley with Smart Norma Jean. The VRH Amateur was Susan Dudley with Smart Norma Jean. Reserve was Erin Hart with Wrangler Two Step. The VRH Youth Champion was Justin Eddy with Busy B N Fancy. Reserve was Lola Morris with Snap Crakl Chex.
The L1 Amateur Champion was Amy Engle with JustLopenonTheOpenRange. Reserve was Kristen Bye with No Doubt Im Stylish. The Amateur Champion was Tony Anderman with Solo Invested. Reserve was Dani Picard with Zips Ultimatum. The Select Champion was Kim Hibdon with A Presidential Veto. Reserve was Marty Oltjen with Cant Me Caught.
The L1 Youth Champion was Kelly Coonce with Presleys Got Rhythm. Reserve was Holly Phalen with VS Code Victoria. The 13 and Under Champion was Carley Rutledge with VS Born To Be Good. Reserve was Madalynn Redline with Huntin Machine. The 14-18 Champion was June Roberson with PS Bringing The Bucks. Reserve was Holly Phalen with VS Code Victoria.
Click on the links below to view complete results, courtesy of An Equine Production. Scroll below to view more fun photos, courtesy of Cody Parmenter Photography and show attendees.