Video: 2019 NSBA World Championship Show Winners – Final Update
The final Saturday of the NSBA World Championship Show saw plenty of action in four arenas throughout the day, and several world champions and futurity champions named.
Shannon Vroegh and Lover Treat Me Good for owner Lily Anderson scored a 240.5 and were crowned Senior Trail World Champions in the super deep class of 120 shown. They won $2,963.
“He was so crazy good,” Shannon told GoHorseShow. “I’m really excited!” Check out Shannon’s near flawless go in the video.
Erin Girolamo showed Huntified to their first world championship title in Novice Amateur Hunt Seat Equitation on Saturday.
“I bought Frankie a little over a year ago,” Erin said. “In this pattern, I really liked the transition from the canter down to the sit trot to my next canter. I wanted sit because I have a good sitting trot and I wanted the judges to see that. He’s a really great equitation horse.
“This win means a lot. It’s been a long year for me personally, and my barn family has kept me sane and focused and I couldn’t do it without them. We showed in every class.”
The NSBA World Championship Show continues through Sunday with Ranch Riding classes, but that’s a wrap from GoHorseShow.
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The NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity offers classes for exhibitors and horses of all ages and skill levels, so it was only natural that many of the pattern classes have become quite popular for both professionals and non-pros alike.
“This is the first time I’ve ever shown at the NSBA World Show, let alone win a world championship,” Rebecca said. “I also showed in Select Amateur Showmanship, and the Color Trail with my other horse. When I show, the biggest challenge is just handling my nerves. For my Select Western Riding pattern, I was a little wee bit fast, so I just wanted to relax and let it happen. I kept telling myself to relax, relax, relax. I was really happy with it, and it paid off.”
Rebecca added, “Junior was a Christmas present from my husband. I’ve always wanted to get into the Western Riding. Bruce Vickery and Anthony Montes found the perfect partner for me. I got on him and within the first five minutes, I knew this was the horse for me.”
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Samantha Gardner had seen her horse, EPR Face It Im Good, take a world championship title with Keith Miller, but it was her turn to savor a world championship with her horse, not once, but twice this week.
This duo won the Breeders Championship Futurity 4-6 Year Old Limited Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle on Tuesday as well as the Maturity Limited Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle and Color Breeders Championship Futurity 3-6 Year Old Hunter Under Saddle on Thursday.
“We call him Chrome, and he’s a four year old Paint gelding,” Samantha said. “We got him as a two year old, and he’s been showing ever since. I had always wanted a black horse, and I saw Julie Schmidt riding him around and so we got him.
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The last two days of competition have featured a marathon of classes, including a very popular class with all the big name hunter under saddle horses in it. The Maturity Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle was won by Madison Nirenstein and Hubbout A Dance. The class wouldn’t have been complete without a little drama. When Madison picked up her awards to do her victory lap, “Henry” got scared and Madison fell off but of course saved the trophy from breaking.
Madison and her trainers, Jason Martin and Charlie Cole of Highpoint Performance Horses had a little fun with it by posting it on social media for a good laugh. Highpoint had the top four horses in the class – in addition to Madison, Willy Has Potential and Shelby Ratliff was reserve, Couture Blue Genes and Debbie Hodde was third, and Angela Fox with HP The Rusty Fox was fourth. Fox also won the Amateur Showmanship earlier in the show.
Kent Ray Taylor of Mesa, Arizona has also had quite a show so far. After not showing in the English events for over 30 years, he made an impressive comeback with his gelding All Good. Taylor and his gelding swept the Three Year-Old Non Pro and BCF Hunter Under Saddle classes in demanding style.
Another exhibitor having an unbelievable year and show is Sydnie Ochs and No Doubting Me who just won the AQHYA World Championship show in the western pleasure. She kept the momentum as she took home the win in both the Maturity Non-Pro and Intermediate Non-Pro as well as the 14-18 Youth Western Pleasure earlier in the week. Sydnie has been working really hard to have her day in the spotlight and it is well deserved.
Kristen Galyean and her “unicorn”, VS Lady In Red, continued with their winning ways with wins in the Amateur Western Pleasure and Amateur Western Riding. Earlier in the show they also won the BCF 4-6 Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure and her trainer, Aaron Moses won the BCF 4-6 Year Old Open Western Pleasure. The mare’s mother the legendary Vital Signs Are Good is leaving some talented progeny to carry on her unbelievable talent.
Sandra Morgan is also having an outstanding show with the offspring of her sires, Mechanic and Good I Will Be. Morgan took home the win in the Two Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle with Mechanical Assets. Morgan won the Canadian lottery several years ago and appears to now be hitting the jackpot in the show arena.
Non-Pro rider Jaida Dreyer of Nashville, Tennessee doesn’t just write number one songs but yesterday won the Limited Open Three Year Old Western Pleasure with her new mount, KM Betcha Im Best by RL Best of Sudden. This talented gelding named “Albert” was bred and raised by Kenneth and Marilyn Masterson and trained by Casey Willis. Dreyer beat out all the trainers to take home the win.
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With four arenas featuring everything from Performance Halter, Showmanship and Longe Line to Trail, Western Riding, Pleasure Driving, Hunter Under Saddle and Western Riding, NSBA staff, spectators and exhibitors kept a brisk pace all day long at the 2019 NSBA World Championship Show.
First Time Drivers
For the very first time, the NSBA World Championship Show offered two Pleasure Driving classes, and both saw huge numbers. There were 15 drivers in the Open Pleasure Driving, and exhibitors remarked that they could not remember the last time their class was that large.
Kevin Dukes drove Al Wayz On Your Mind to the win for owner Gerri Leigh Pratt. It was the second world championship for ‘Memphis’ who also won Junior Hunter Hack with Linda Crothers in the irons on Sunday.
In only her fourth time ever to show the class, Jenna Tolson showed Thefairestofthemall (pictured left) to win Amateur Pleasure Driving. “She’s really quiet, and we had been doing Hunter Under Saddle. She was getting bored with that, so we wanted something different to do so we tried it,” Jenna said. “I think we were the only APHA horse in the Amateur class. I’m really happy that NSBA added Pleasure Driving to the show.
Jenna’s mare, known as Scarlett, is by All Time Fancy and out of Dancin In The Truck. She is a past APHA champion.
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It was a jam-packed schedule at the NSBA World Championship Show on Sunday, with four arenas of classes as well as the Heroes On Horses parade and competition as well as the NSBA Honors awards banquet.
Isabella Buckley was surprised to be named the World Champion in Novice Youth Horsemanship. “I was so nervous and didn’t know if it was good enough, but she was so good for me,” Isabella said.
“I’ve done the NSBA World for three years, and I won the Walk Trot before, but this is my first big one. My favorite part of the pattern was the spins, because I’ve had trouble with them and worked really hard on them. I love the pattern classes. I feel like you have to set really high expectations because there are really good competitors.”
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The 13 year old gelding AE Hot N Sonny had seen his share of titles at the Congress and the AQHA Level 1 championships, however ‘Jazz’ had not taken home an NSBA World Championship. That all changed when Jerry Erickson piloted the gelding over a go-round and finals to win the 2019 Working Hunter Derby for owner Peter Sloane on Saturday night.
“He’s by my old stallion Sonnys Hot Jazz, and was bred by a lady in Texas,” Jerry said. “I didn’t see him until he was about four years old, and I had to go back to the stallion breeding report to see what mare he was out of. The first time I saw him, he wasn’t very broke, but I loved him. He has a very long, slow-legged canter, and he covers a lot of ground without getting quick. It’s easy to find where you want to go with him, and we can show him very confidently.”
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