By: Brittany Bevis
This time of year, clubs pull out all the stops to help get their exhibitors into the Christmas spirit, and that was very evident at the recent Florida Paint Horse Club’s six-judge Holiday Classic that took place December 13-15 in Tampa. The four-judge show was officiated by Kelly Boles Chapman, Rob MeNeeley, Julie Thompson, and Daren Wright. The two-judge show was officiated by Lori Gordon and Sandy Jirkovsky.
In addition to the six-judge event, there were Ranch clinics, a Yearling Challenge, and most exhibitors competed in their ugly Christmas sweaters!
Congratulations to High Point Champions at the show! The winner of Youth Walk Trot 5-10 was Rhylee Tillis. The Amateur Walk Trot winner was Ellen Waidner. Reserve was Sharon Welsh. The Novice Youth Champion was Gracie Heather McDonald Silver. Reserve was Brooklyn Rufrano. The Novice Amateur Champion was Jillian Sinclair. Reserve was Jodie Hughes Miller. The Youth 18 and Under Champion was Gracie Heather McDonald Silver. Reserve was Lauren Stokes.
The Amateur Champion was Lauren Bork. Reserve was Kristen Venable. The Open High Point winner was The Manhattan Club for Lauren Bork. Reserve was Pure Royal Heat for Mike Mergaert. The Open All Breed High Point was Maggie Nipper. Reserve was Anne Kelly.
The All Breed Walk Trot High Point was Shelley Winter. Reserve was Anne Kelly. The Novice Amateur Ranch Riding High Point was Karen Fleetwood. Reserve was Lynn Waldrop. The Amateur Ranch winner was Karen Fleetwood. Reserve was Lynn Waldrop. The Open Ranch Champion was Phantoms Overture for Tera Rae Fauver. Reserve was Diversified Link for Bear Smith.
The Yearling Longe Line Challenge Buckle winner for the Open division was Haley Graham. The Reserve Champion was Caitlin Daniels. The Amateur division champion was Suann Alfiero Illgen. The Reserve Champion was Lisa Ellington Graham.
This puts a wrap on FPHC shows for 2019, but check out what they have planned for 2020.
January 18-19th Canterbury, Newberry, FL. 2 APHA/PtHA judges
February 14-16th Zone 9 show Perry, GA. 14-15th APHA 4 judges, 15-16th 6-judges
April 17-19th Tampa, FL. 17-18th APHA/Ptha 2 judges, 2-day show 18-19th 4 judges APHA only
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