Kenny Lakins rode She Had Me At Hello and Chris Jones and Amazin Dream tied for the win in the western pleasure slot class. Photo © Creations Photography

Gordyville Inaugural Slot Class Winners

The Gordyville Spring Show is off to an exciting start. The show had the inaugural $9,000 NSBA Level 1 Western Pleasure Slot Class Sunday; it is the first of four slot classes that will be offered during the ILQHA Gordyville Spring Circuit. In total, they will award more than $12,000 over the ten-day show. The western pleasure class ended in a tie and co-winners were announced. Each took home $2,376.00 and additional prizes from Pards, Best Saddle Racks, and Cinch. There were also gift bags from AQHA stallion, Won Last Stand.

Chris Jones and Amazin Dream were the first co-winners to be announced. Chris’s mare is owned by Amy Bauer. The Bauer family bought the mare as a yearling with the intention that she would be Amy’s futurity horse. However, the 5-year-old mare is now doing horsemanship and showmanship with Amy’s daughter, Jaclyn. The pair is in the hunt for the Novice All-Around. Chris said the mare is so honest and talented that she returned from the breeding
barn only a week ago and has been able to jump right back in.

Kenny Lakins rode She Had Me At Hello for owner Micheal Vargo for the co-win. The mare was Kenny’s Congress Masters horse last year. Kenny said that he knew the mare was going to have better things ahead of her and that he was going to have a great horse in 2017. After the Congress, the mare had a few months off to mature. According to Kenny, the mare is so great minded and easy to prepare that he started riding her a week before the January Cloverdale show and won the Circuit Championship in the Green Western Pleasure.

Jennifer Burton and Wheres My Cowboy won the Limited Division of the class and took home the fourth place prize for the Open Division. The 3-year-old mare is owned by Adam Berge and was purchased as a yearling. Jennifer says the mare is laid back and fun to show. This is Adam’s first horse in over 20 years, and he is excited for the 3-year-old futurities this year!

Coming up next Saturday, March 25th, the show will have the $2,500 NSBA Level 1 Trail Class. There is also a $500 added Showmanship on Friday, March 24th and a $500 added Horsemanship class on Sunday, March 26th.

CLICK HERE for results of the class