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FWRHA Holds Meeting and Banquet



Coverage by Mary Palmer • Editorial by Sarah Smith

MONTEVERDE, Fla. – The Florida Walking and Racking Horse Association held their annual meeting and awards banquet at the Montverde Academy on January 15, 2011. Attendees elected a new board of directors, enjoyed a great meal, received awards and participated in a lively silent auction.
Photos from the FWRHA are now available on the Walking Horse Report's new Facebook page.

Model Walking and Racking
1. Skyjacker’s Untold Secret – Chelsea Palmer


Leadline
1. Hamilton’s Worth The Wait – Gracie Bastow

Trail Pleasure Walking Amateur English Specialty

1. Magic Jose – Kathy Nitabach
2. Cash Is Grand – Gail Hart


Lite Shod 4 & Under Specialty
1. Titanium’s Extra – Smart Vacations


Youth Trail Pleasure Walking Specialty
1. Jose’s Hannah Montana – Kailin Kesselring

Park Performance Specialty
1. Dancing For Cash – Leslie Ehrich

Country Pleasure English Specialty
1. The Lovely Miss Jane Cash – Flo Vineyard
2. Texas Elegance – Kathy Anderson

50 & Over Trail Pleasure Amateur Specialty
      1.  Cash Is Grand – Gail Hart
      2.  Smarty’s Gone An Done It – Wayne Van De Walker

Youth Country Pleasure
1. Princess Dumas – Sydney Hardat
2. Princess Speed – Christina Morrison

AOT Trail Pleasure Specialty
1. Smarty’s Gone An Done It – Wayne Van De Walker

Youth Country Pleasure 11 & Under Specialty
1. Princess Dumas – Skylar Berk

Youth Equitation
1. Repeat’s Color Me In – Amber Sinopoli

Easy Gait Amateur Specialty
1. Messenger’s Spirit – Tena Kastner
2. Cash Is Grand – Gail Hart

Walking Show Pleasure Specialty
1. Bold Reaction – Kailin Kesselring

Trail Pleasure Walking Amateur 4 & Under Specialty
1. Jose On The Bay – Mary Palmer

Country Pleasure Western Specialty
1. The Lovely Miss Jane Cash – Flo Vineyard
2. I Am That Ladies Man – Jack Mount

Stock Seat Equitation
1. Alen’s Razzle Dazzle – Christina Morrison


AOT Country Pleasure
1. I Am That Ladies Man – Jack Mount
2. Messenger’s Spirit – Tena Kastner


Youth Easy Gait 11 & Under
1. Princess Dumas – Skylar Berk
2. Who’s Breathless – Alex Conklin

Trail Pleasure Amateur Western Specialty
1. Smarty’s Gone An Done It – Wayne Van De Walker

Park Pleasure English Specialty
1. Miss Armani – Corey Benedict & Brent Humphrey

Walking Open Specialty
1. Oh Manhattan – Brice Ehrich


Leslie Ehrich was thrilled to receive the Park Performance Specialty High Point Award for Dancing For Cash from Darren Gray. Dancing For Cash claimed four blue ribbons during the 2010 show season. Brice Ehrich also accepted High Point honors for Oh Manhattan in the Walking Open Specialty division.


Mary Palmer joined Darren Gray to accept top honors in the Model Walking and Racking division with Skyjacker’s Untold Secret and the Trail Pleasure Walking Amateur Four and Under Specialty with Jose’ On The Bay.


The newly elected FWRHA posed for a picture after the awards presentations. From left to right the board includes: Ola Archer, Janie Van De Walker, Carol Wakefield, Kasey Kesselring, Toni Specht, Wayne Dean, Gail Hart, Terry Martin, Darren Gray and Wayne Conkle.


Darren Gray presented Sydney Hardat the Youth Country Pleasure High Point award for Princess Dumas. Princess Dumas won four blues last year along with other numerous honors. Princess Dumas also won the Youth Country Pleasure 11 & Under division and the Youth Easy Gait 11 & Under division with Skyler Berk.


Jack Mont was happy to accept the Amateur Owned & Trained Country Pleasure High Point award for I Am The Ladies Man. I Am The Ladies Man was also reserve in the Country Pleasure Western Specialty division. Mont also accepted reserve honors for Pal’s Peppermint Patti in the Amateur Owned And Trained Spotted Trail Pleasure.


Janie Van De Walker accepted several awards from Darren Gray throughout the evening. Wayne Van De Walker directed Smarty’s Gone An Done It to the Amateur Owned & Trained Trail Pleasure Specialty. Janie won the Trail Pleasure Racking division with Dealer’s Pretty Lady.


Wayne Dean accepted the Walking Show Pleasure Specialty High Point Award for Bold Reaction and Kailin Kesselring.

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