By: Brittany Bevis
The Kansas Quarter Horse Association hosted the 2020 Prairie Classic in Oklahoma City, February 5-9. The AQHA, NSBA, KQHA, and OQHA approved show provided competitors with six full sets of points and was judged by Mike Edwards, Jeff Greaves, Mike Hoeppner, Jennifer Leckey, Scott Neuman, Kristy Starnes, and Ronald Stratton. Specialty judges for Ranch Riding and Reining were Lance Baker, Chris Benedict, and Chris Jeter.
The schedule kicked off on Wednesday and Thursday with Trail and Western Riding classes. Thursday and Friday hosted Reining, and Ranch Riding. Showmanship classes were held on Friday with exhibitors showing on two separate courses to three judges on each side of the arena. Exhibitors performed the first pattern, walked over to the second course, and then performed the second pattern. Both patterns were the same, so it gave the competitors the opportunity to improve upon their first run!
Friday’s classes also included Halter, Hunter under Saddle, and Equitation. Then, the show wrapped up on Saturday and Sunday with more Hunter Under Saddle, Over Fences, Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, and Trail.
Congratulations to some of the big winners at the show! Under judge, Jeff Greaves, Sara Simons and Hitt The Jackpot were named the champions in Junior Trail. His winner in Senior Trail was Jess Bergantzel with High Road Reload. His Level 2 Junior Trail Champion was Bruce Vickery with Son Of A Sudden. Level 1 Open Western Riding was won by Blake Weis with Don’t Think Twice. Chad Evans rode A Speed Demon to win Level 2 Senior Western Riding.
Judge Jennifer Leckey named Barbara Nealon as her winner in Select Hunter Under Saddle aboard Tails N Assets. Her winner in Level 1 Youth Hunter Under Saddle was Madison Dolan with One Of The Cool Kids. Ella Petak and Won Vital Code RV were the winners in Youth Hunter Under Saddle. Claire Marcell and Sundaymondayalways were the winners in Junior Hunter Hunter Under Saddle.
Scott Neuman named Rachel Sackrider as his winner with An Impulse To Be Hot in Amateur Level 1 Showmanship. His winner in Amateur Showmanship Level 2 was Dani Picard with Zips Ultimatum. Jacqueline Marlow led Mugg Shot to win Amateur Level 2 Select Showmanship. Alexa Gerdes and Definately Deluxe were the winners in Youth Level 1 Showmanship.
Thanks to Don Moore of Mane Events, we have a selection of results from the show. Click on the links below to view.
If you have trouble accessing Excel forms, click here to view the results webpage. You can search results by class or by horse.
Stay tuned for more photos from the show coming soon.