"We enjoyed good numbers, nice weather, and a great staff. Thank you to all the exhibitors who came and participated," Show Manager, Casey Devitt stated. Photo © Dixie Nationals

Kimes Kandids and All-Around Winners from 2018 Dixie Nationals

The Dixie National Quarter Horse Show was held February 13th through 18th in Jackson, Mississippi. This show featured southern hospitality at its best with excellent sized classes, great prizes, fantastic show management and wonderful volunteers who helped run the show. Also known as The Southern Classic, the show offered thousands of dollars in awards and added money, two days of EWD shows, as well as a special roping event.

“The weather could not have been any more perfect minus one wet day,” Mississippi Trainer Shon Gage told us. “I don’t remember in all the years I have been going that I was wearing short sleeves in Jackson, Mississippi in February.”

The 2018 Dixie Nationals had its traditional down home southern hospitality. “We enjoyed good numbers, nice weather and a great staff. Thank you to all the exhibitors who came and participated. Looking forward to an even bigger and better show in 2019,” Show Manager, Casey Devitt stated.

The ranch riding and reining numbers were good with 25 to 30 in most of the ranch riding classes. Tim, “The Trail Man,” was there and ran the trail pen with the help of Millie Thompson. A crowd favorite was the Farman Freestyle Reining on Friday evening. Saturday got underway with the Nutrena educational seminars in the trade mart and was well attended. Sunday, the show concluded with the hunter under saddle and hunt seat equitation in the coliseum and the running events in the equine center.

CLICK HERE to view the Kimes Ranch candids kindly taken by Shon Gage, Angie Proctor-Reichert, Macy Blackwell and Little Things Photography.

All-Around Winners included:

Small Fry All Around buckle winner
RL A Sudden Cover and Hadley Ware

Reserve Small Fry winner
Lil Country Cloud with Baylee Fleming

Youth All-Around Elite Custom Saddlery saddle and 14-18 All-Around buckle
Hez Purely Dynamic with Sidney Dunham

Youth Reserve All Around Youth and 14-18 All Around
A Timely Version with McAuley Ross

Select All-Around Elite Custom Saddlery saddle winner
Because Ima Diva and Ellen Demming Jumper

Select Reserve All Around winner
The Sheik with Denise Hoffman

Amateur All Around Elite Custom Saddlery saddle winner
Ubetimwhistlinedixie with Julie Crossland

Reserve Amateur All Around winner
RL A Sudden Cover with Brooke Ware

Level 1 Amateur Walk Trot All Around buckle winner 
Huntin Vital Signs with Karen Phillips

Level 1 Amateur Walk Trot Reserve All Around
Huntinforvitalsigns with Lena Aviles

Level 1 Youth Walk Trot All Around buckle winner
Mr Chips Pine Bar with Cassandra Hollingsworth

Level 1 Youth Walk Trot Reserve All Around
Ambers Hotrod with Ashlie Bell

Youth 13 & Under All Around buckle winner
Hot Rockin Rhett with Maranda Rickman

Youth 13 & Under Reserve All Around
Star In The Machine with Cher Blackwell

Level 1 Youth All Around buckle winner
Ambers Hotrod with Ashlie Bell

Level 1 Youth Reserve All Around
You Bet I’m A Star with Ashley Doan

Level 1 Amateur All Around buckle winner
Don’t Skip Stick with Keeli Bias

Level 1 Amateur Reserve All Around
Maker Good N Lazy with Courtney Woodard

High Point English Horse
Whetherin A Storm with Erin Mary Victoria Kendrick

 

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