Jay Starnes and Extremely Late won the Congress Two Year Old Masters Western Pleasure Class on Saturday night and a $30,000 payout. Photo © Courtsey Promotions

Four-Peats Across the Board for Congress Masters Winners Beth Case and Jay Starnes

The arena is ready, the horses are in and the gate is shut for the 2016 Congress Masters Classes. Nine horses in the Masters Two-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle class and 12 horses in the Masters Two-Year-Old Western Pleasure competed for the prestigious title and a payout of $15,000.00 for the English and $30,000.00 for the western class.

First up in the show pen was the hunter under saddle and trotting her way to the winner’s circle unanimously was Beth Case and Because Shes Worth It (Phoebe) for owner Tom Lukenbill.

caseLukenbill bred and raised Phoebe and knew she was special from day one. Phoebe is by Hot Ones Only and is the first paint to win the Masters Hunter Under Saddle.

Beth started riding her in May and knew right away that she was going to be her Masters horse. “From day one, Phoebe has been so quiet and easy,” Beth said. “She is big and pretty and definitely catches your eye when she’s in the arena.”

This win will make it Beth’s fourth time to win the Masters. Next up for Phoebe is the APHA World Show in Fort Worth, Texas. (pictured right)

Trotting away with the Reserve Champion title was Scott Jones and A Hidden Agenda for owners Jerry and Vickie Strickland.

Next up in the show pen was the western pleasure class and bringing home the Masters championship title was Jay Starnes and Extremely Late (Flynn) for owner Brenda Yates. Jay’s son Logan named Flynn after the cartoon show, Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Flynn is by Extremely Hot Chips. This win also makes it Jay’s fourth time to win the Masters.

starnes“When I’m picking my Master’s horse for the year it has to be pretty and it has to be able to jog and lope and Flynn can definitely do all three gaits well,” Jay said.

Next up for Jay and Flynn (Pictured left) is the AQHA World Show in the Two Year old Western Pleasure Class.

The limited winner of the Master’s Two Year Old Class was Daddy Doesnt Know shown by Brian Baker and owned by Caroline Cavallo.

Congratulations to Beth and Jay for having great rides and bringing home the win.


Photos © Courtsey Promotions