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Rambling Ritzy Lady Ends The Day At FWRHA



by Mary A. Palmer


APOPKA, Fla. - The Florida Walking and Racking Horse Association (FWRHA) hosted another show at the lovely Clarcona Horseman’s Park with Philip Trimble doing the judging honors. Rambling Ritzy Lady and Tracy Pinson took the blue to finish the day, winning the Walking Open Specialty Championship under the Darby Oaks Stables and Wayne Conkle banner.

At the end of the day Darby Oaks took home a total of five blues including the Model Championship with Regal Rebel and Tracy Pinson for owner Bernie Duncan. Regal Rebel and Pinson also took championship honors in the Amateur Western Trail Pleasure Specialty division and Amateur Trail Pleasure to Canter division. Happy Camper with owner Gail Hart in the irons, took the Amateur Walking Specialty Championship.

Several barns took home multiple blues including the Montverde Academy under the direction of Tim Thompson. Seven blues were captured with wins in the Flat-Shod Driving division with Repeat’s Color Me In and Kasey Kesselring at the whip. Janie’s Got A Gun and Elizabeth Krupski took the Country Pleasure Four and Under Championship and the 11-entry Youth Country Pleasure Championship. Rachel Davies made a nice ride to win the eight-entry Novice Horse/Novice Rider Easy Gait Specialty Championship. The Youth Walking Specialty champions were War General and Jennifer Otterbacher for Janet Howell. Grace In Command and Kailin Kesselring took top honors in the Walking Show Pleasure Specialty division. Kesselring also received the judge’s nod to win the Stock Seat Equitation Championship.

The Kuszlyk family went home with five blues. Making a good ride in the largest class of the day with 14 entries were Ruby Who and Miles Irby in the Amateur Country Pleasure Championship. Irby also made winning rides aboard Cabo San Lucas to win the Park Pleasure Four and Under Championship and the Western Park Pleasure Specialty Championship.  I’ve Been Busted and John Kuszlyk made a flawless ride to take the Park Performance Specialty Championship. Ruby Who claimed another blue, this time with Jeanette Kuszlyk in the irons to win the Amateur Owned and Trained Country Pleasure Championship.

Taking home three blues were Hard Rock Farm and Sheryl Skala-Carl with A Jazz Angel and owner Kathy Anderson winning the Amateur English Trail Pleasure Specialty Championship. Amateur Favorite Gait Championship honors went to the team of Silver Dollar Sue ZQ and owner Kathy Nitabach who caught the judge‘s eye in this 13-entry class. Cash For Kodie and Darren Gray were victorious for owner Teresa Healer to win the Amateur Four and Under Specialty Championship.

Vicki Ritter also took home three blues including the English Park Pleasure Specialty Championship and the Park Pleasure to Canter Championship aboard American Legend. Ritter also made a winning ride in the Lite-Shod Walking Four and Under Specialty division aboard Pride’s Colt 45 under the direction of L & K Ranch.

Another group to walk away with three blues was Walkabout Farm and Sasha Teft. The team of An Olympic Dream and Katie Anderson made championship rides in the English Lite-Shod Specialty division, the Amateur Lite-Shod Specialty division and the Lite-Shod Walking to Canter division.

Dual blues went to the Rex family who won the Youth Easy Gait Specialty 11 and Under Championship with She Will Rock You and Melanie Rex. This team also went onto win the Youth Trail Pleasure Walking Specialty Championship.

Taking individual blues were Ron Fullerton winning the eight-entry Amateur Easy Gait Specialty division aboard Copper Coyote, the Underwood family with Sky’s Dream Catcher and Alan Underwood winning the Walking Four and Under Specialty Championship, Kris Teger and My Scarlett winning championship honors in the Amateur Owned and Trained Trail Pleasure Specialty division and the Osborn family with and Dylan Osborn winning the Amateur Easy Gait to Canter Championship.

With the weather being picture perfect and everyone enjoying a day of great competition all agreed the FWRHA held another successful show. Complete results follow and may be viewed, searched or printed at

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