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2021 NSBA World Championship Show Winners – Final Update

Final Update – A Super Busy Saturday at NSBA World Show

NSBA annually remembers association past President June Warren with the presentation of the June Warren Memorial trophy in the Breeders Championship Futurity Three Year Old Open Hunter Under Saddle.

June was instrumental in the development of the Hunter Under Saddle division of NSBA’s show classes and helped write the rules and develop the classes that are the foundation of the division today. Winning the futurity title, as well as the memorial trophy, was AQHA stallion Enticed, shown by Amber Hanson Pickard for the Deeds Family Farm.

“It’s pretty special because his mother, Pretty Assets won the same class as a three year old,” Amber noted. “He’s really amazing. I just tried to keep up the pace. He is so fluid and slow legged. We are excited that he gets to go to the breeding farm for the 2022 breeding season with Amy Gumz.”

Amber’s husband Dwayne remembered June. “She rode so many good horses and set the standard for the Hunter Under Saddle horses in many ways,” he said. “June was a great lady, and she was such a great advocate for the Hunter Under Saddle division. I did a lot of business with her husband Ron over the years and we have become good friends.

“I will always remember when June was diagnosed with cancer, because she offered The Next Detail to Katy Jo Zuidema to show at the Congress that year. She was having trouble with her balance and didn’t think she could show him.”

Enticed would return to the arena on Saturday to win the Three Year Old Limited Open Hunter Under Saddle world championshp with Erin Lieurance aboard.

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Update #8 – Final Friday at NSBA World

Make N Me Happy made Angela Fox really happy by carrying her to the futurity win in the Breeders Championship Futurity Two Year Old Limited Open Hunter Under Saddle. The sorrel gelding known as ‘Bean’ is by Makin Me Willy Wild.

“He is one of just two Jeffrey babies who is showing here. I love red horses, and when I first saw a video of him, I thought he would make a really nice horse. Debbi Trubee really didn’t want to sell him, but I was persistent and ended up buying him. Kenny and Ashley Lakins put the first ride on him. I love his canter, because he has a really nice front leg and a great hock. He’s been really easy for me. In fact, he’s pretty lazy and very laid back and chill.

Angela had a bit of a panic on Friday morning when she couldn’t find Bean’s rear boots. “We looked everywhere for them, and I thought I put them in our grooming bag but they weren’t there,” she said. “I drove everyone at the stalls crazy looking for them. I had taken them off of Beth (Case) and apparently put them in a hunt cap case, but we eventually found them.”

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Update #7 – Thursday’s Thirst For World Titles

Showing her father and stepmother Wayne and Judy Davis’ horse, KM Bit Of The Best, Katy Jo Zuidema won the Breeders Championship Futurity Two Year Old Open Western Pleasure. “I saw her riding around at a show, and we got her bought this spring. Since then, we’ve won the Premier Sires and the Tom Powers with her,” Katy Jo said.

“She’s the same all the time. She has lots of self-carriage, and she has substance and conformation, and I think that really makes her stand out. We will be showing her in Ocala and at the Congress.”

Katy Jo and her husband Tim both showed in the BCF Two Year Old Western Pleasure class, and shared a celebratory kiss after the placings were made.

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Update #6 – Gettin Western on Wednesday

From starting at a lope, to navigating around an awards stage in the middle of the arena to two logs, the Senior Western Riding provides exhibitors and horses with a pattern that is not performed anywhere else but the NSBA World Championship Show.

“Having that lope off to start the pattern, to going from a spot where you lope, stand still, lope off again and stand still, this pattern really lends itself to a more forward horse,” noted Chad Evans. “It’s a very different track than our normal set patterns. Once you start, the horses are listening because they aren’t sure what’s next. And the last change, where you’re going forward into a trot at the end is a hard element to do smoothly. It is a fun pattern.”

“I love the pattern,” noted Anthony Montes, who took the reserve world title with Strawberri Wine. “It’s different, and it allows a horse to show at it’s best in a real length of stride. There are lots of crossovers even over a long time. It can be a challenge to find center sometimes. It’s so different than any other pattern we do, and having to collect back for the pole at the end is also challenging.”

Jason Martin, who won the world championship with Hez Blazin Trouble for Bonnie Sheren, third with Heza Radical Zip, and eighth with Zippin A Breeze, talked about his winning run. “I probably overpracticed a little bit because he knew where he was going,” he said.

“Sara Simons started him and showed him during his three and four year old year, and this is my first year to get to show him. He’s special. He has so much eye appeal, and is honest and so trainable. He also has so much rhythm, and it’s just a pleasure to ride.”

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Update #5 – Terrific Tuesday at NSBA World Show

In the Breeders Championship Futurity 4-6 Year Old Open Western Pleasure, Nothin But Nett, shown by Rusty Green for Susie Johns, went straight from the Trail pen to the Western Pleasure arena where he scored 235 ten minutes before, to become the futurity champions.

“He’s now four years old, by Machine Made and out of an RL Best Of Sudden mare, and we call him Brett,” Rusty said. “He won the AQHA Three Year Old Versatility class last year, and we took him home from the World Show to work together on him. He’s just a great Western Pleasure based All Around stallion and we love him.”

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Update #4 – Putting the Show in Showmanship

Collin Froman and My Dream Remembered have now completed a trifecta of world titles in Showmanship 13 & Under. Earlier this summer, they won the APHA World in Youth 13 & Under Showmanship, and then the AQHYA World in 13 & Under Showmanship, and on Monday they added the world championship in NSBA Youth 13 & Under. It was a fitting end to Collin’s last year in 13 & Under competition.

“I didn’t think we were going to win this one,” Collin said. “When I was going past the judge, you were supposed to stop with your horse’s hip even with the judge, and he pulled his legs forward. But it worked out.”

Ever the perfectionist, Collin talked about his pattern. “I especially liked our back, and our set up, because he knew it was coming, our 180 was good and he just walked on really well,” he said.

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Update #3 – Full Sunday at NSBA World Championship Show

The NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity was in full swing on Sunday with multiple arenas showing and awarding world championship titles and Breeders Championship Futurity championships.

The Ford Truck Arena saw its first Breeders Championship Futurity champions in several BCF, Color and World Show classes.

In the Three Year Old Novice Horse Hunter Under Saddle, Sara Simons piloted All Silver Linings to win a world championship title for owner Janis Semmelmayer. “Chuck Briggs raised him, and he’s by Allocate Your Assets and out of A Walk In The Sky,” Sara said.

“We bought him as a yearling and didn’t show him as a two year old, and brought him along slowly. What I like about him is that he canters so nicely both directions and has a great top line. He showed amazingly. I will be showing him in the Open and Green classes.”

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Update #2 – A Day for Heroes 

Thirteen veterans competed in this year’s Heroes On Horses Walk-Trot Western Pleasure class, and a second-year participant was named the 2021 World Champion. Miranda Burkett, showing MTC Easy Tiger, won the title unanimously.

“I’m so excited,” Miranda said. “I showed last year for the first time and got sixth, on a different horse, and this year I was able to win it. I’m from Nashville, Tennessee, and I work with Ryan Cottingim. I think this was my third ride on this horse, but he was great.

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Update #1 – Jumping into the 2021 NSBA World Show

Some inaugural classes and the Working Hunter Derby were among the Day 1 schedule at the NSBA World Championship Show, which got underway at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Friday.

The NSBA World Championship Show held its inaugural Open and Non-Pro classes this year for the Working Hunter Under Saddle class, and it was fitting that one of the individuals who had campaigned for the class was named its first champion in the Open division.

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