By: Brittany Bevis
Now that competitions are starting to resume in certain states, exhibitors in the Midwest were excited to get back to their old stomping grounds at Gordyville in Illinois for the Illinois Paint Horse Association’s Firecracker Classic. True to the show’s name, the event took place July 2-3 over Fourth of July weekend.
Congratulations is in order for the High Point Champions! Izzy Hostetler was named the Youth Walk-Trot (5-10) winner. Emma Quinton was the Youth Walk Trot (11-18) champion. Olivia McDermott was the Novice Youth Champion. Cara Christensen was the Youth 13 and Under Champion.
Rana Orsan was the Youth 18 and Under winner. The Youth Solid Paint Bred Champion was Steven DeVries. The Amateur Walk-Trot was Ellen Beguelin. The Amateur SPB Walk-Trot winner was Brandi Feger. The Novice Amateur winner was Stephanie Mohindra. Lana Markway was the Amateur 19 & Over Champion.
Susan Barker was the Amateur 45 & Over Champion. Kristy Doyle was the Amateur Solid Paint Bred winner. Stephanie Mohindra was the Open Champion. The Open SPB Champion was Kristy Doyle.
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