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Awards Banquet Time in Wisconsin



November signals the biggest meeting of the year for the Wisconsin Walking Horse Association members. Not only is it the anticipation of winning a hard fought and very time consuming prize, but also the excitement of election time. This event always takes place on the second Saturday of November, and this year was held at Lindberg’s By The River.

With the last show of the year now in the past, it was a good time to relax and enjoy the fruits of the year’s labors. The WWHA shows begin the very first weekend of May (next year, in ‘05, it with be April 30th) and end the middle of September. With the majority of the people training their own horses, it is a labor of love, yet very time consuming, so the end of the season is usually warmly welcomed.

Around 70 plus attended, first the cocktail hour, a very good dinner, and then the high point award presentation, with many door prizes interspersed. Those sought after awards are calculated from the individual returns, with checks over the results by the Point Committee. Presiding over the High Point Committee was Carol Olp, who always does an excellent job of organizing this meeting, as well as being overall Show Chairman of the season’s shows, and even putting on the show in Oshkosh, Wis. She is a very valuable member of this association. Assisting her were Peggy Butler, Donell Schetter and Terre Huebner.

Several special awards are given yearly in this event. The Jeffrey Wilson Perpetual Memorial Traveling Trophy, donated by Deb and John Wilson in loving memory of their son, is awarded to the High Point Youth pleasure horse and rider combination. This year it was Shelby Foat and That’s My Pride Jubilee.

The June Mist Memorial Trophy sponsored by the Ron Hillen family is awarded in two divisions. The High Point Youth went to Kendel Domres, who also also won the WWHA Youth Versatility Award with Busting With Charisma, owned by Cindy and John Linstedt. The other division of the June Mist Award is the High Point Versatility Adult. This award went to Professor’s Ebony Boy and Carl Dickson, who also won the WWHA Adult Versatility Award.

The next special award was the WWHA Club Appreciation Award, which goes to a person who unselfishly devotes themself to this organization in many different areas. This year’s recipient was Donell Schetter.

The Charles Sears Award goes to the individual who selflessly gives of themselves to the WWHA for the betterment of the Association and who displayed good sportsmanship at all times. The honored person this year was Sue Clement. Sue and her family were presented with a check for $300 for the charity of her choice on behalf of the WWHA.

And lastly the high point horse of the year was Busting With Charisma, exhibited by Kendel Domres for Cindy and John Linstedt.

The election of the three new board members each year is a vital part of this Association. The board consists of nine members, three of which, on a rotation basis, are elected each year. The three winners this year were Dick Baer, Ruth Ann Spinelli and Margaret Pierce. The other six members are Lori McMahon, Kim Leonard, Martha Crawford, Bob Rodenkirch, Kim Sizer and Kristen Zabler.

Following this article is a listing of high point winners in each category.

Plantation Model, 1. Grandy’s Fancy Lady, Martha Crawford O/E, 2. Generator’s Coal Dust, Jacob Schulz for Sue and Dillon Schulz, 3. Bob Dillon, Raelynn Greenwood for Terry McCaughey

Plantation Novice Horse Two-Gait, 1. Doing Time In Texas, Marianne Springer O/E, 2. Whim Of A Madman, Terre Huebner for Wally Huebner

Plantation Ladies English Two-Gait, 1. Sundrop’s Country Razen, Rebecca Cox for Johnson and Cox, 2. Bob Dillon’s Ebony Threat, Raelynn Greenwood for Carl Dickson, 3. I’m Taking Charge, Amy Gourlay for Spinelli and Gourlay

Plantation Four-Year-Old & Under English Three-Gait, 1. Bob Dillon’s Ebony Threat, Raelynn Greenwood for Carl Dickson, 2. Designed By Cash, Kathleen Dryden for Martha Crawford

Amateur Country Pleasure English Two-Gait, 1. Hankerin To Push, Chuck Spinelli for Chuck and Ruth Ann Spinelli

Lite Shod English Two-Gait, 1. Sundrop’s Angel, Diane Ramskugler O/E, 2. Generator’s Coal Dust, Jacob Schulz for Sue and Dillon Schulz, 3. Bay On The Loose, Amy Gourlay O/E

Amateur Trail Pleasure English Two-Gait, 1. Ideal’s Carbon Gray, Lynne Levy for Gary and Lynne Levy, 2. Spirit Of Missouri, Jan Spencer O/E, 3. Etched In Time, Kim Sizer for Nancy and Dick Baer

Plantation English Three-Gait, 1. Sundrop’s Country Razen, Rebecca Cox for Johnson and Cox ,2. Tornado Appeal, Ruth Ann Spinelli for Chuck and Ruth Ann Spinelli -- Tie, 2. I’m Taking Charge, Amy Gourlay for Spinelli and Gourlay -- Tie, 3. Bob Dillon, Raelynn Greenwood for Terry McCaughey

Lite Shod English Amateur Owned and Trained, 1.Generator’s Coal Dust, Jacob Schulz for Sue and Dillon Schulz, 2. Thriller’s Jazz Man, Jim Sizer for Kim Sizer

Lite Shod English Pleasure Three-Gait, 1. Busting With Charisma, Lori Greenwood for Cindy and John Linstedt, 2. That’s My Pride Jubilee, Beth Foat O/E

Plantation Two & Three-Year-Old English Two-Gait, 1. Bob Dillon’s Ebony Threat, Raelynn Greenwood for Carl Dickson, 2. Bay On The Loose, Amy Gourlay O/E

Plantation Amateur Four-Year-Old & Under English Two-Gait, 1. Sundrop’s Angel, Diane Ramskugler O/E, 2. Bob Dillon’s Ebony Threat, Carl Dickson O/E, 3. Bay On The Loose, Amy Gourlay O/E

Amateur Country Pleasure Western Two-Gait, 1. Hankerin To Push, Chuck Spinelli for Chuck and Ruth Ann Spinelli

Plantation Gentlemen English Two-Gait, 1. Tornado Appeal, Chuck Spinelli for Chuck and Ruth Ann Spinelli, 2. Bob Dillion’s Ebony Threat, Carl Dickson O/E, 3. Thriller’s Jazz Man, Jim Sizer for Kim Sizer

Plantation Amateur Owned and Trained English Two-Gait, 1. Grandy’s Fancy Lady, Martha Crawford O/E ,2. Generator’s Coal Dust, Jacob Schulz for Sue and Dillon Schulz, 3. Thriller’s Jazz Man, Jim Sizer for Kim Sizer

Plantation 59 and Over, 1. Widowmaker’s Rare Spirit, Ruth Ann Spinelli for Chuck and Ruth Ann Spinelli, 2. Sundrop’s Angel, Diane Ramskugler O/E,3. Tornado Appeal, Chuck Spinelli for Chuck and Ruth Ann Spinelli

Plantation Amateur Owned & Trained Three-Gait, 1. Grandy’s Fancy Lady, Martha Crawford O/E

Weanlings & Yearlings, 1. Our Gamblin Spirit, Rebecca Cox for Gary and Lynne Levy, 2. Gen’s Alternated Powerwalk, Raelynn Greenwood for Carl Dickson, 3. Heza Birthday Masterpiece, Julie Debus-Levy O/E

Plantation Combination English/Western Two-Gait, 1.Tornado Appeal, Ruth Ann Spinelli for Chuck and Ruth Ann Spinellim 2. I’m Taking Charge, Amy Gourlay for Spinelli & Gourlay

Amateur Trail Pleasure Western Two-Gait, 1. Ideal’s Carbon Gray, Lynne Levy for Gary and Lynne Levy, 2. Spirit of Missouri, Jan Spencer O/E ,3. Etched In Time, Kim Sizer for Nancy and Dick Baer

Plantation Western Two-Gait, 1. Sundrop’s Country Razen, Rebecca Cox for Johnson and Cox, 2. Tornado Appeal, Ruth Ann Spinelli for Chuck and Ruth Ann Spinelli, 3. I’m Taking Charge, Amy Gourlay for Spinelli and Gourlay

Lite Shod Western Two-Gait, 1. Sundrop’s Angel, Diane Ramskugler O/E, 2. Busting With Charisma, Lori Greenwood for Cindy and John Linstedt, 3. Hand Paint’D Lady, Don Schetter for Kim Sizer

Lite Shod Western Three-Gait, 1. Hand Paint’D Lady, Kim Sizer O/E, 2. Busting With Charisma, Lori Greenwood for Cindy and John Linstedt, 3. That’s My Pride Jubilee, Beth Foat O/E

Plantation Western Three-Gait, 1. Sundrop’s Country Razen, Rebecca Cox for Johnson and Cox, 2. Tornado Appeal, Ruth Ann Spinelli for Chuck and Ruth Ann Spinelli, 3. I’m Taking Charge, Amy Gourlay for Spinelli and Gourlay

Youth High Point, 1. That’s My Pride Jubilee, Shelby Foat for Beth Foat, 2. FDS Master By Design, Alissa Maerzke for Jean Maerzke, 3. One Thrilling Dance, Kourtney Rose for Barb Bennet

Plantation Youth 11 and Under, 1. Hand Paint’D Lady, Andria Madison for Kim Sizer, 2. FDS Master By Design, Alissa Maerzke for Jean Maerzke, 3. O2Cool, Sarah Maerzke for Jean Maerzke

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