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Tri-State Honors Their High Point Champions



The Tri-State Walking Horse Association (TSWHA) honored its 2019 Ride For The Roses, High Point Champions on November 3rd at the Iron Valley Golf Club in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. A delicious buffet including broiled haddock, chicken picatta, stuffed top round of roast, eggs benedict, salad, various types of dessert and cash bar set the luncheon in motion.  

With the hustle and bustle of show season over, tack cleaned and put away, we looked forward to the opportunity to visit with fellow exhibitors outside the ring; a wonderful way to bring the 2019 Show Season to a close.  Beautiful silver plates, ribbons and trophies were awarded to the High Point Champions and all youth present were honored and given an embroidered 2019 Ride For The Roses High Point Champion, padded bridle/halter bag.  TSWHA is dedicated to supporting the Youth of our industry and this year we celebrate our 2019 Youth Overall High Point recipient, Dakota N. Hodgson. 

Dakota "Koty" Hodgson is a Sophomore at Liberty High School in Bealeton, VA.  An honors student, Officer in the JROTC program including Commander for the Armed Exhibition (rifle) Team, Koty is also an avid Basketball Player (High School JV Team, multiple AAU/Travel Teams, volunteer Assistant Coach/Trainer for the local Special Olympics Basketball program and the local Recreational Basketball League).  Koty currently has 2 Tennessee Walking Horses of his own, Taylored by Allen and Nine Yards Above & Beyond; if you don't see Koty in the ring, he's on the basketball court somewhere.  Congratulations Koty on a phenomenal 2019 show season.  

The TSWHA hosted two shows during the 2019 season, June 8th and September 28th at the Diamond 7 Ranch in Dillsburg, PA.  The June 8th show was a memorial for Lifetime Member, Gladys Willey who passed away on April 14, 2019; the June show will continue as an annual event in her honor.   TSWHA hopes to see all our current exhibitors and welcomes all newcomers in 2020. The Ride For The Roses show dates are scheduled for 13 June 2020 and 3 October 2020, at the Diamond 7 Ranch.  The single day shows provide a multitude of qualifying and championship TWH, RCK, RMH and SSH classes; Open, Amateur, AOT and Youth. Wishing all a wonderful start to the 2020 Show Season.  - TSWHA (Author)

MODEL
1st Taylored By Allen, Dakota Hodgson
2nd I'm June Cash, Emma Wood
2nd The Merry Dare Devil, Mark/Shirley Basehore
3rd Nine Yards Above & Beyond, Dakota Hodgson
4th Gens Red Hot Revolver, Cindy Katheycanis

TRAIL PLEASURE
1st Wise and Famous, Joe London/Robert Beck
2nd Walk Like Mick Jagger, Tomi Chittum
3rd Cat Daddy’s Sunshine, Dr. Carol Lamberson
4th Really Rowdy, Paul Lenhart

AMATEUR TRAIL PLEASURE
1st Walk Like Mick Jagger, Tomi Chittum
2nd Cat Daddy’s Sunshine, Dr. Carol Lamberson
3rd Fried Boloney, Susan Boose
4th Wise & Famous, Erin Hershey
5th Really Rowdy, Michelle Kaczmark

RACKING
1st Miss Sugar Kane, Sharon Rice
2nd Gen's Red Hot Revolver, Cindy Katheycanis
3rd MindCraft, Bill Reel
4th Majestic Star Dancer, Lora Riggins
5th Generva, Dr. Carol Lamberson

ALL DAY PLEASURE
1st Gamblers Golden Flame, Susan Smith
2nd I'm June Cash, Emma Wood
3rd Gen's Royal Chip, Victoria Keegan
4th Confederate Titleist, Kristi Catterton
5th Horton Hears a Who, Sophia Perez
6th Generva, Dr. Carol Lamberson

MTN HORSE OPEN TRAIL
1st Cocoa's Widowmaker, Pam Smith
2nd Big Time Champion, Lora Riggins
3rd Knight’s Widowmaker, Harold Brown
4th Power Commotion, Mary Heacker
5th Pretty Sassy Lassie, Karen Maier
6th Double Creek's Extreme Machine, Deborah Haney

LITE-SHOD
1st The Mary Dare Devil, Mark/Shirley Basehore
2nd Miller's Ultra Lite, Joe London/Robert Beck
3rd Final Notice, Susan Wolfgang
4th Vol's Spirit, Vicky Swayne
5th Que No Par La Fiesta, Erin Hershey

ALL DAY EASY GAIT
1st Gen's Royal Chip, Victoria Keegan
2nd Picasso's Masterpiece, Roger Boose
3rd Silver's Class Act, Erin Hershey
4th Skyshaker Shadow, John Hershey
5th I'm June Cash, Emma Wood
6th Nine Yards Above & Beyond, Dakota Hodgson

MTN OPEN COUNTRY PLEASURE
1st Knight's Sudden Storm, Harold Brown
2nd Big Time Champion, Lora Riggins
3rd Power Commotion, Marcy Heacker
4th Mr. Natural, Karen Maier

COUNTRY PLEASURE
1st Taylored By Allen, Dakota Hodgson
2nd Jose N’ Grey, Susan Smith
3rd Big City Jose, Joe London
4th An All Around Gem, Emma Wood
5th Rowdy Roxie, Paul Lenhart
6th All Colors Black and Gold, Tony Perez

COUNTRY PLEASURE AMATEUR
1st Jose N’ Grey, Susan Smith
2nd Taylored By Allen, Dakota Hodgson
3rd An All Around Gem, Emma Wood
4th Dyna Gold, Ann Hawn
5th Skyshaker Shadow, Erin Hershey
6th Big City Jose, Victoria Keegan

CLASSIC PARK PLEASURE
1st Paroled With Silver, Sharon Rice
2nd Carbon’s Triple Coin, Steve Rice
3rd Andy Spec Five Pusher, Cindy Katseyeanis
4th Power Nap, Michelle Kaczmark

AOT RIDERS
1st Susan Smith
2nd Dr. Carol Lamberson
3rd Emma Wood
4th Tony Perez
5th Tomi Chittum

ADP YOUTH
1st Gamblers Golden Flame, Lindsay Atkins
2nd I'm June Cash, Emma Wood
3rd Gen's Royal Chip, Victoria Keegan
4th Sunshine’s Babydoll, Stella Krause
5th All Colors Black And Gold, Sophia Perez
6th Horton Hears A Who, Sophia Perez

TWH 17 & UNDER, ANY SHOE
1st Dakota Hodgson
2nd Victoria Keegan
3rd Isabelle Funkhouser
4th Emma Wood
5th Sophia Perez

HIGH POINT YOUTH OVERALL
1st Dakota Hodgson
2nd Emma Wood
3rd Lindsay Atkins
4th Victoria Keegan
5th Sophia Perez

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