Kimes Kandids & Rundown from Oregon Summer Classic
The 2018 Oregon Summer Classic is finally a wrap. It took place June 20th through the 24th in Central Point, Oregon. There was a total of eight judges over five days in covered arenas at the Expo Center.
“This year’s Summer Classic was a whirlwind as we showed in every Amateur event as well as a couple of open classes,” Amateur Lena Sailor told us. “Arnold (Red Hot Options) was super all week, and we accomplished our goals and had some personal bests along the way. But as usual, My favorite part of these circuits is just getting to hang out and see my sweet boy every day.”
Sailor adds, “This show is known for its high temps, and this year was no different. With highs in the 90s for the first few days, we were all thankful for a small break in the heat for the off day, but it certainly came back, and we finished out the show with an afternoon of 103. OQHA did a wonderful job of having misters and plenty of water for all throughout the show.”
Nearly every night there was food and drink provided by local sponsors to enjoy in the Compton Arena while spectating futurities, bouncy horse races and Youth Champion of Champions.
Amateur Kathryn deVries Mitchell echoes Sailor’s thoughts. “It’s a great show. I went rafting for the first time on an off day and survived. We tied for reserve in both the Open and Non-Pro Three-Year-Old Western Pleasure class but lost the tiebreaker both times. Some exciting news is that we bred three out of the seven longe liners that showed. My trainer, Kellie Hinely was third with one, and another won the non-pro with its new owner. My all-around mare, Good Money Machine also won the high point trail saddle and the Amateur Trail Circuit Championship.”
Read more about Kathryn deVries Mitchell’s foray into the breeding business in our cover story about their farm, Oak Spring Ranch in our June Issue of GoMag by clicking here.