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FWRHA Enjoys A Day At Clarcona



by Mary A. Palmer


APOPKA, Fla. - The Florida Walking and Racking Horse Association hosted another show on March 3 at the Clarcona Horseman’s Park with the Jamie Hankins judging the entries. Despite the colder than normal weather for Florida and the intermittent rain, entries remained strong.

The day began with the Model Walking and Racking division. Undertaker’s Ace and Johnny McKeehan placing first for Firkel and Fisher. Regal Rebel and Tracy Pinson were reserve for owner Bernie Duncan.

In the Flat-Shod Driving division, Repeats Color Me In with Tim Thompson at the whip made the victory lap for owner Kasey Kesselring. Charging Into The Sky and Lisa Steinbach took the red ribbon.

Thirteen entries made the gate in the Amateur Country Pleasure division. Making the winning ride was Command’s Sensation Ace with owner Flo Vineyard in the irons. Coin’s Lady Rachel and Mary Connor made a nice ride to finish in the reserve spot for owner Wayne Carreker.

A Jazz Angel and Kathy Anderson made a good ride to win the Amateur English Trail Pleasure Walking Specialty division. So Much Solar and Debbie Hanns received second place for owner Johnny McMullen.

Coins Time Out and Joan Birdsall made a nice presentation to take the blue in the Park Pleasure English Specialty division.

An impressive 16 entries made the gate for the Amateur Favorite Gait division. Command’s Sensation Ace and owner Flo Vineyard received the judge’s nod for the blue. In the reserve spot was Vineyard’s grandson, Carson Wells, aboard Shadow On The Mountain.

Making a blue ribbon ride was Burl Dale on Gen’s Major Success in the English Lite-Shod Specialty division.

The Park Performance Specialty division saw Speak Up and Charles Nitabach make the winning ride for owner Henry Rempel. Stock Up On Cash and Meg Caldwell took the red streamer.

Janie’s Got A Gun and Elizabeth Krupski made a good ride to win the Country Pleasure Four and Under division for owner Kasey Kesselring. Spirits Killer Good Looks and Chelsea Bauer were second for Johns and Bauer.

Nine entries made the gate in the Youth Easy Gait Specialty division. So Much Solar with Michael Hanns in the irons received the blue for Johnny McMullen. Who’s Breathless and Alex Conklin made a nice ride for the reserve honors.

In the Amateur Trail Pleasure Walking Western Specialty division, Delight’s Silver Design and Darren Gray took the blue. Skyjacker’s Busting Loose and Kathleen Hetherman were second.

The juveniles were back in the ring, this time for the Youth Country Pleasure division. Fifteen fine entries made the gate call, and making the winning ride was Shadow On The Mountain and Carson Wells for owner Flo Vineyard. Ultra Finesse and Natalie Brush received reserve honors.

Gen’s Armed With Cash made a good ride with Sasha Teft in the irons to take the blue in the Park Pleasure Four and Under division for owner Lisa Boyle.

In the Amateur Owned and Trained Trail Pleasure Specialty division, My Scarlett and owner Carol Worsham made their way to the winner’s circle. Making a good ride to finish in the reserve position was Pay At The Pump and Diane McMurtrey.

Olympic Bronze and Alexandra Quammen made a nice ride to take the blue in the Youth Walking Specialty division for owner Donnie Kemp.

Gen’s Major Success and Burl Dale claimed another blue ribbon, this time in the Amateur Lite-Shod Specialty division. Taking reserve honors were Candidate’s Late Entry and Wayne Vandewalker.

Also taking home another blue was So Much Solar, with Debbie Hanns in the irons, in the 10-entry Amateur Easy Gait Specialty division. Making an impressive ride for the red ribbon was Shadow On The Mountain and Weldon Vineyard.

The Walking Show Pleasure division saw the team of Busted And Hard Up and Tracy Pinson make the winning ride for Pinson and McKay. Grace In Command and Kailin Kesselring made a fine ride for the reserve position.

The Grand Liza Jane and owner Laurie Wilson had a good ride to take the blue in the Western Park Pleasure Specialty division.

Four fine entries took the ring for the Stock Seat Equitation division. Getting the judge’s nod was LeAnne Rempel aboard Generator’s Miss Blaze, owned by the Montverde Academy. Kelly Mendez also made a fine ride to receive second place honors aboard Breaker’s Second Chance.

A Jazz Angel, with owner Kathy Anderson in the irons, made a great ride to finish on top in the Amateur Trail Pleasure Four and Under Specialty division. So Much Solar, with Debbie Hanns aboard, received the red ribbon for owner Johnny McMullen.

Shadow On The Mountain added another blue to his tally with Weldon Vineyard up in the Amateur Owned and Trained Country Pleasure division. The team of Coin’s Lady Rachel and Mary Connor finished in the reserve spot for Wayne Carreker.

In the Amateur Easy Gait to Canter division, Breakers Second Chance and Kelly Mendez came out on top. Charging Into The Sky and Lisa Steinbach placed second.

Delights Silver Design took home another blue with Taylor Gray aboard in the Youth Trail Pleasure Specialty division. Also making a good show for the red streamer was So Much Solar and Michael Hanns.

Kathy Anderson also took home another blue, this time aboard Generator’s Push Up in the Lite-Shod Western Specialty division.

Also taking home another blue for the day was Tracy Pinson and Rambling Ritzy Lady for owner Diane McMurtrey in the Amateur Walking Specialty division.

Tracy Pinson received back-to-back blues, the first one with Regal Rebel in the Amateur Trail Pleasure to Canter division for owner Bernie Duncan. The team of Delight’s Silver Design and Darren Gray claimed the reserve honors.

Pinson could not get enough of the winner’s circle. She was back aboard Coin’s Time Out for owner Joan Birdsall in the Park Pleasure to Canter division.

The final class of the day was the Walking Open Specialty division. Taking home the top honors was A Frivolous Masterpiece with Tim Thompson in the irons for the Montverde Academy. Making the second place ride was Raining Gold and Sasha Teft for Archer Margate.

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