[Winners Announced] Western Club Spring Freestyle



  • HMR Heza Dusted Bar
    Paint Horse Stallion
    Ridden by Kayla Welsh
    Freestyle - Saddle-less Reining
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    Dusty was a horse you could but any rider on and he would do a show on his own. Thats why when Kayla, my oldest daughter, came to me with an idea for the show I told her to go for it. So long as she did plenty of work before hand with him to get used to said idea. She wanted to do the freestyle event, with no saddle. She had me listen to the music, had me review her course, and had me spot her during her training. Its a father daughter thing we always have done. She couldn't of picked a better horse, from the bloodline of the famous Buck and our smart little Amgia, he was by far the best choice. If you slipped even the slightest he would stop and move whichever direction to try to keep his rider on or just stop and let you fall without his big ol' hooves stepping on you.

    "You sure you're ready to try him out in a night freestyle?" I was sure she heard the concern tone I was trying to mask, we had run the pattern only during the day...at dusk. "

    "Yes dad, we'll be fine. You said so yourself, Dusty wouldn't let anything bad happen to me and I could run this on him with my eyes closed and hands tied behind my back and not miss a beat. He's a bombs proof horse. Quit worrying, I'm not Kory." She had that right, her younger brother took unnecessary risks when it came to shows and his riding style. Where-as she trained over and over until she could do a pattern blind-folded. The announcer called her and dusty up next and "House party" began to play over the louder speakers. I took my place at the side of the arena to watch and see how they did.



  • RWH Runaway Ruby
    Appaloosa Mare
    Ridden by Kory Sanders
    Western Pleasure
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    Defiant that is the only way to describe my son. He had mentioned nothing to myself or anyone for that matter that he was taking Ruby into that Western Pleasure ring. He knows NOTHING about the sport. Figured if mom and his sister can do it...he can?! Idiot. Ruby isn't even a pleasure mare, she's a western trail and trail horse. It had been an argument day and night over everything after his sister did her bareback reining event. If it wasn't about letting him ride our young stallions it was about what he did and didn't know what to do with a horse or in a show.

    "I swear you favor her over me! Just because she trains longer then I do doesn't mean she's smarter. I don't see her here constantly, no she goes off to where-ever I don't care if its work or college. I have to do homework and tend to the stalls and horses. It's bulls..." Apparently the look on my face made him shut his trap before he cussed at me.

    "I don't favor either of you when it's rodeo season. It's not about you or her, it's about the name of the ranch and showing the quality of the horses. Getting THEIR names out there and the amount of points up so someday they can breed and offspring will earn. Go ahead, try Ruby out then. If she listens and does anything Western Pleasure I'll be surprised."

    All I could do was watch as Kory tacked Ruby up in the fancy gear of western pleasure and chuckle at the look on her face. Sure she's smart, but she needs a smart rider on her back to actually do well. He had no pleasure clothing so wore what he would if he was reining. That's okay I guess. I watched as they moved into the arena, she did okay at her extended jog that was normal movement for her between poles. Maybe...just maybe..the kid had been right.



  • OCS Color Me Fancy
    Paint Horse stallion
    Ridden by Caleb James
    Western Pleasure • Extended Jog
    And bonus portrait after the show

    OCS Color Me Fancy

    OCS Color Me Fancy


  • CSR Sun O'Lena
    Paint Horse mare
    Ridden by Jade Lacel
    Barrel Racing • Rounding the last barrel
    And bonus portrait after the show

    CSR Sun O'Lena


  • RLA Octavia
    Arabian Mare
    Ridden by Kory Sanders
    Approach sliding stop - freestyle reining
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    Dad was out of town, my sister was busy training her little colt to his halter, mom was off with her friends in LA for the weekend. And I...was bored. So I hooked the trailer up to the old chevy pick up my dad left for me to go to and from town in and headed on down to the small local rodeo with our little arabian Tavi. She was a sweet little mare, who did everything she was asked. Wouldn't harm a thing, unless its a pesky fly. Its why dad always said if I'm bored and want to go show to take her.

    "Ready girl? Just for fun today okay?" I pat Tavis neck as we were called into the arena. I gave her her head and she took off down the length of the area preparing for a sliding stop. She moved flawlessly and it was like flying. Her hooves moved to the beat of the music and her ears perked back listening.


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    DBR Scotch Trade
    Arabian Mare
    Ridden by Marsha Crocker
    Slow, Small Circle - Reining

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    HMR Leviathan
    American Quarter Horse Stallion
    Ridden by Alex Parson
    Sliding Stop - Reining

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  • WDC Lost Without You
    Baluchi stallion
    Ridden by Jade Lacel
    Western Dressage • Lead Change in working lope before joining the "track/trail" (not sure of the english word ?)

    WD1


  • RW* Haastia
    Baluchi mare
    Ridden by Jade Lacel
    Western Dressage • Working walk on the diagonal

    WD1

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    QMR Door Buster
    American Quarter Horse Stallion
    Ridden by Han Soo-jin
    Reinback - Reining

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  • RAHS Jailer's Custom Nic
    American Paint Horse Stallion
    Ridden by Kory Sanders
    Barrel Racing - Listen

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    "Jailer has been out of the show ring for almost a year! He shouldn't be the one taking him in there!" Apparently I hit a nerve with my sister when dad gave me permission to take Jailer into the barrels event at the local rodeo. I was laughing the entire time she was throwing a fit, mostly because she was the one whom had been getting him show ready for the last few months and rebuilding him after a poor trainer did him wrong.

    "You have a western pleasure event at the same time Jailer is set to run his. Kody isn't going to wreck a horse that could run a barrel pattern blind folded. So just cut it out." Dad had finally had enough and you could hear it in his voice. So could my sister because she stormed off to go get her horse ready for her event. Then he turned to me..."

    "Give him his head, point him towards his first barrel and let him go. He's got this you're just along for the ride." Jailer snorted and flicked his tail. I nodded and led he big black stud toward the arena to wait for our turn.



  • CK Prince Gotta Whiz
    AQH Stallion
    Ridden by Alexa Morgan
    Western Pleasure

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    Dad is gonna be pissed, my sister bailed on riding Prince in the western pleasure event. Instead she stood watching me do the barrel event. So Alexa, my sisters best friend took over the task of riding the little quarter horse. He's well trained, we have used him for little kids to ride in walk trot events at fun days. No big deal for Alexa who is still learning to hop on and do the show. But still....despite her moving him through the motions and him responding flawlessly....she wasn't who dad wanted on Prince. I think they did well, hopefully the judges felt the same way.



  • MSE Rome's Spookin' Devil
    APH Stallion
    Ridden by Alexa Morgan
    Freestyle Reining - Listen

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    I snuck the drone...dad told me to leave it at home but...being myself I didn't listen. My sisters best friend, also my crush, asked me to ride my horse Spook. I said sure why not and decided to try out the brand new camera I hooked up to it. It was AWESOME!!! While she was doing her spin to the music I captured the shot and it caught a ghost image of Spook mid step and then the final image clear as day to show the spin. Was pretty cool. Even dad said something after he was done being mad about how that photo needed to be mounted above his desk in the office. But yet he said it was a bad idea and might spook the horses. HA! Little did he know my big Spook doesn't spook at nothin'.



  • Revelwoods Seminole Wind
    Shetland Pony Stallion
    Ridden by Jessie Person
    Western Trail

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    Jessie looked at the big horse in front of her. She had practiced on Dusty not Windy. Windy was smaller yes but still... This was just a little starter show according to her dad. They were not even leaving the state. She had been to many many shows before but never allowed to show in one. Even the pony saddle was to big for her little legs. Jess knew Windy was a sweet boy but still. He was a big horse. Not like her mother's big horse but Windy was big to this little four year old.
    Everything had started out well for the little girl. Though no one dared to tell her she ended up accidentally taking a wrong turn on the third part. She came into the bridge backwards. The Ring stewards quietly just stayed out of site of the camera from the local paper and smiled at the little girl. Everyone silently cheering the little tyke on as her game little pony did the course following her every light command on his back. even if those little legs were in buddy stirrups instead of the saddle stirrups.



  • Jase Sunshine and Flower Y
    American Indian Horse Mare
    Cutting (Keeping her away from the herd)
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  • GFH Ashinta
    Akhal-Teke Mare
    Ridden by Auron Gryphon
    Reining, Spin
    GFH Ashinta and Auron Gryphon, during the show.


  • MFU Asfaloth
    Arabian Stallion
    Ridden by Sarisa Orens
    Western Dressage, Working Jog (Trot)
    MFU Asfaloth and Sarisa Orens, during the show.


  • MFU Shantae
    Arabian Mare
    Ridden by Rina Daine
    Western Pleasure, Jog
    MFU Shantae and Rina Daine, during the show.


  • Frozen Motion
    Akhal-Teke Stallion
    Ridden by Tom Mikens
    Western Dressage, Working Lope (Canter)
    Frozen Motion and Tom Mikens, during the show.


  • MV Black Widow
    Arabian Mare (SE)
    Ridden by Hanna Evans
    Barrel Racing - Rounding the first barrel
    Black Widow

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