The Madness AQHA and NSBA circuit got underway Tuesday at the World Equestrian Center-Wilmington this week with a flurry of activity for exhibitors of all ages. The show is hosted by the Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association.
With split arenas showing in the World Equestrian Center's R & L Arena and more than 100 head of Senior Trail horses showing in Roberts Arena, trainers found themselves trying to be several places at once for Showmanship and Equitation patterns, Halter and Hunter Under Saddle events throughout the day.
First Futurity Champions Named
The first NSBA added money futurity class of the Madness portion of the circuit saw Keith Miller and Prettiest Of All take top honors, showing in the $1,000 Added Three Year Old Open Hunter Under Saddle. Keith and “Kate” earned $583.00 for owner Meaghan DePalma-Pye.
“Kate is by Allocate Your Assets and out of Art I Pretty, so she is a full sibling to Pretty Assets,” Keith said. “We kind of waited on her, because she needed to grow a little bit as a two year old. She still has some growing up to do mentally, but she trots so well and just covers the ground so beautifully. She truly looks like a Hunter Under Saddle horse.”
Keith showed Kate in the Open Three Year Old class at the A Sudden Impulse Futurity a few weeks earlier, where the duo were third. “We’ll be showing in the three year old Open events this year, and Meaghan will show her in Non-Pro,” Keith explained. “We hope that she will become Meg’s next Non-Pro and Amateur horse, and eventually she would like to raise some babies with her.”
Dawn Baker showed The Luxury Line for owner Beth Hartman to place second, and two horses tied for the third and fourth place spots – Big Game Changer, shown by Amber Hanson Pickard for Sara Jackson-Vance and Best Time Ever, shown by Jamie English for Talli Terlizzi.
Earlier over the weekend, Talli Terlizzi showed Its Game On to win the $1,500 Added NSBA All Age Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Futurity class, earning $582.00 for the win. Two horses tied to win the $1,500 Added Three Year Old $2,500 Limited Rider Open Western Pleasure – Sheza Classy Machine, shown by Jennifer Reams for Suzanna Lougee, and Its Ur Thing, shown by Elizabeth Yoder for Madison Hallis, each earned $763.88 for the tying placings.
The Madness continues through Sunday, May 15. To view show results, please visit the Horse Show Tracker app or go to anequineproduction.com.