By: Brittany Bevis
This morning at the 2019 NSBA World Show, Mallory Menard rode her home-bred mare, Made In Detroit, to win the BCF 2-Year-Old Intermediate Open Western Pleasure. The uniquely colored “Olive” is by Machine Made and out of Mallory’s old show mare, Smoke A Lil Smoke.
“I used to show her mother, who actually got kicked in a freak accident and broke her hock. I kept her and this is the first baby out of her that I’ve gotten to show. I had her at BSB-R11 Quarter Horses, and I didn’t see her until her weanling year. She’s good-minded and easy like her mother.”
But due to the extremely hot temperatures at the show this week, Mallory wasn’t even sure she was going to show Olive. “She hasn’t been sweating all week, so we didn’t know if we were even going to show today. It’s a good thing it finally cooled off in time.”
The Reserve Champion was Beckey Schooler with If It Ain’t Dixie. Third place was Nick Mayabb with Drinks R On Me. Fourth was Laurie Ison with One Hot Summer Nite. Fifth was RJ King with Kiss Me Goodnite.
14-year-old Kaylynn Heitman and Hunting Blue Skies won their first NSBA World title at their first NSBA World Show in Novice Youth Equitation. Kaylynn and her 5-year-old mare “Sky” just came off the APHA Youth World where they were the 13 and under Trail World Champions.
“I was the third to go today, so I was really nervous being in the beginning. But, when I came out, I was really happy with my pattern. We’d been working on the serpentine for a while now, from going right bend to left bend. That was going to be the hardest part, and she listened and did it really well.”
The Reserve Champion was Leah Anderson with Gun Powder N Smoke. Third was Riley Dosa with Forgot My Invitation.
Angela Wade won Amateur Trail for the third year in a row here at the NSBA World Show. She rode A Soxy Dream, aka “Sister,” to win the class and was third with The Perfect Kryme, aka “Clyde.”
“I thought this pattern flowed really well. There were really no tricky spots. However, there were a decent amount of dirty last poles where there would be a staircase and the poles would get bigger as you went along.”
“Sister excels in a pattern where you can continue loping for a period of time. She’s such a pretty mover and so slow-legged over the poles that this is a pattern I knew she would excel in, because there wasn’t a lot of stopping and starting.”
Angela’s third place partner, Clyde, gave a valiant effort and she was pleased with his performance as well. “He has a tendency to be a bit lazy, so you never know what you’re going to get when you get out there. But, he gave a big effort today, and some people thought he was better than Sister was. It’s always nice to hear that. Two years ago, Sister won and Clyde was second, so they almost did a repeat of what they did in 2017.”
Coming up next, Angela will show Sister in the BCF Non Pro 4-6 Trail and Clyde in Amateur Horsemanship and Western Riding. She also has plans to show her 4-year-old, Can I Get A Witness, aka “Bellini,” in BCF 4-6-Year-Old Trail. The bay roan is out of Angela’s mare, One Hot Drama Mama, who is also competing here at the show. “They’re almost a spitting image of each other.”
The Reserve Champion was Katie Grossnickle with Always Lopin Sober. Fourth was Dr. Lori Leigh withKM Jazz It Up. Fifth was Amy Groefsma with My Dream Remembered.
Jayna Lagace rode Huntin Hotty Tottys to win 13 and Under Equitation. Jayna and “Stanley” won at the NSBA World Show last year in 13 and Under Trail, but her favorite class is Equitation. In fact, she was just named the Reserve Champion in 13 and Under Equitation at the AQHA Youth World Show. Her favorite part of today’s pattern was the hand gallop. Coming up next, they will compete in Non Pro 4-6-Year-Old Trail.
The Reserve Champion was Alyssa Kladny with Asset Appeal. Third was Kaylynn Heitman with Hunting Blue Skies. Fourth was Sheridan Baringer with Invite Duke. Fifth was Alexis Potts with Slam I Am.
Beckey Schooler rode Chattanooga Lucy to win the Intermediate 3-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure and her first NSBA World Show buckle.
“We bought her in May of her two-year-old year,” she says. “She won the Tom Powers Stakes Sale class, and then her owner, Alicia Ritsema, won the Limited 2-Year-Old Western Pleasure. This is my first NSBA buckle. I’ve been coming here for a long time, and I finally got one! I’ve had a ton of Reserves.”
“This mare’s best qualities are her topline, ears, and expression. Her neck doesn’t move, and she’s so natural and so much fun to show.”
Prior to today’s class, Beckey and Lucy had to wait a moment before they could compete, because there was a bit of a tack malfunction. “Charles Cannizzaro always ties my hackamores, and he thinks our reins should match our outfits. I had it tied this morning, but it was too tight to get on her head, so he had to re-tie it last minute for me.”
Stay tuned to see who will be named big winners at the NSBA World Show this afternoon.