Thank you to Tom and Dominique Powers for putting on another great event. Safe travels everyone! Photo © Morgan McCarthy Warda

Kimes Kandids and Results from Tom Powers

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Report#5 – Sunday’s Results from NSBA

It’s a wrap for the 2018 Tom Powers Triple Challenge Futurity! Congratulations to the final day’s champions:

Novice Non-Pro Western Pleasure: Co-champions Consider Me Best and Kayla Budine with To Cool To Be How and Suzan VonEssen

Three Year Old Limited Non-Pro Western Pleasure: Chattanooga Lucy and Alicia Ritsema

Walk Trot Western Pleasure: Certainly Flatlined, Logan Starnes

Youth Hunter Under Saddle: Vinn Diesel and Michaela Darrow

Three Year Old Novice Horse Novice Rider Hunter Under Saddle: Al About My Assets and Mallory Menard

Youth Western Pleasure: GettinRadicalInMyRV and Clay Arrington with RR Magical Moonlite and Kylee Wiseman

Two Year Old Limited Non-Pro Western Pleasure: Darksyde OfTheMoon and Brooke Granzow

Two Year Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure: Forever Cool and Nancy Ditty

Maturity $2,500 Limited Horse Western Pleasure: Cool Andy and Jennifer Bennett

Thank you to Tom and Dominique Powers for putting on another great event. Safe travels everyone!

Report #4 – Saturday’s Results

With extreme heat warnings and “feels like” temperatures ranging from 104-113  looming over the Berrien Springs Youth Fairgrounds on Saturday, it was no surprise that the competition was just as hot.

Lauren Louw got a catch ride that became the Sale Stakes Two Year Old Limited Open Western Pleasure champion when she showed Batters Up for Stanley and Susan Scott. The team earned an $8,000 check for first place as well as earned $1,000 in the Harris Challenge for showing in a Harris saddle.

“Jason and Jamie Murrow had her super broke and ready for me,” Lauren said. “I just rode her once yesterday and once this morning and then showed her. She’s so quiet and has a great feel. This is an early futurity, so they have to be pretty good minded to come here and do well. She’s not super tall but she is very strong. She was super consistent. She is a great jogger and just throws her front leg out in front of her.

“I have to thank Jason, Jamie, Stanley and Susan for letting me show Polly. It was a lot of fun.”

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Report #3 – Friday’s Results

Friday Brings More Futurity and Super Sires Champions at the Tom Powers Triple Challenge

A sunny, hot day brought even hotter competition as the Tom Powers Triple Challenge Futurity continued in Berrien Springs, Michigan on Friday. The day saw Longe Line, Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle champions named as well as a special No Bridle Western Pleasure benefit class and a hot pepper eating contest to end the day.

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Report#2 – Donkey Races

The NSBA Foundation held its second annual donkey races fundraiser at the Tom Powers Triple Challenge Futurity on Thursday night, which saw many thrills and spills on the way to raising money for the NSBA Crisis Fund.

The races took place after the day’s show classes.

Eight intrepid teams were auctioned off Calcutta style, including the Saul Sliss team, the Brooke Ganzow team, the Taft Dickerson team, the Gil Galyean team, the Shawn Knowles team, the Tom Forehand team, the Chad Sandavol team and the Wayne Davis team. Proceeds from the auction were split 50/50 between the Crisis Fund and the high bidders on the first and fourth place teams.

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Report#1 – Father and Daughter Duo Stanley Scott and Nancy Ditty Tie for Color Non-Pro Longe Line Title

Rains off Lake Michigan kept a steady pace Wednesday morning in Berrien Springs, delaying the start of futurity classes at the Tom Powers Triple Challenge Futurity and eventually moving the Color Longe Line classes to the indoor arena at the Berrien County Youth Fairgrounds, but the rain couldn’t dampen the experience for the day’s exhibitors.

The Color Non-Pro Yearling Longe Line class saw father Stanley Scott tying to win with daughter Nancy Ditty. Stanley, who won the tiebreaker, showed Come N At Ya Blue, while Nancy showed A Sensational Paint. Both are APHA registered yearlings.

“This one is by VS Code Blue, and we bought him from Jan Pittman. I I just loved his legs, his movement and conformation. He has a great jog and a great lope. He’s very, very pretty and easy to show,” Stanley said. 

“She was born on my son’s birthday, so she’s kind of special,” Nancy said of her filly. “She’s by a Scenic Impulse, and I just love her. She has such natural movement and she has a sweet disposition.

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