What other horse show encourages competitors to wear ugly Christmas sweaters, welcomes fuzzy horses, and has a cookie decorating competition? At the 2018 Reindeer Run, recently held Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Christmas festivities were in full force, made even more complete with a Christmas Cookie Walk on Saturday evening. With APHA, AQHA, ABRA, Roan Horse, and Open classes, there was something for everyone.
Judges for this fun event were John Boxell and Danielle Burns, and they even got in on the fun with their own Ugly Christmas sweater outfits! The Equine Chronicle was a proud sponsor of the show this year. Congratulations to all of the High Point winners!
Pat Heeley and Real Hot N Spicey were named the Open Champions. Rhonda Roozeboom and Im Fun Sized won the Level 1 Amateur High Point; this was also the Select winning team. Katie Pidgeon Mitchell and Sure Enough Lazy were named the Amateur winners. Kaydee Bennett and Seventies Hotrod won the Level 1 Youth High Point. Kaylynn Heitman and Hunting Blue Skies won the Youth division.
Jennifer Hartman and Tempting Charm won the Open High Point. Tawny Lagenfeld and Tempting Charm won the Novice Amateur title. The Amateur Champion was Kelly Birkenholtz with Absolutely Lazy. The Youth Champion was Sarah Eberspacher with Zippos New Toy. Denise Sommerlot and LF Black Gold won the Amateur Walk/Trot title.
The Youth High Point Champion was Kayla Beckett with Maggie Mae Flash. The High Point Roan Horse was Mitch Adkins with A Good Muse.
Mikayla VonBehren and Showme Gucci won the Youth title. Rhonda Roozeboom and Im Fun Sized won the Amateur title.
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Click here to view results, courtesy of An Equine Production.