Source: Photo by Kelly Barnes
Cole Baker rode Will Be A Good Chip to a win today in the Fourth Annual Kim Rich Memorial Green Western Pleasure at the Pro Am Quarter Horse Circuit in Conyers, Georgia. Will Be A Good Chip is a 2013 bay gelding, sired by Good I Will Be and out of Chipalilly, and is owned by Tammy Frelich, of Oxford, Florida. He earned $4,500 for the win in the class of 13 entries.
“I thought my ride was very good,” Baker said after the results were announced. “We bought him at the NSBA (National Snaffle Bit Association) World Show and held him all year with the hopes to make him a Green horse. There was a point where I really wanted to show him at the Congress but luckily (owners) Mitch and Tammy Frelich were on board with us holding him.”
Cole plans to show Will Be A Good Chip at all the major shows this year in Green Western Pleasure and Limited Horse events.
“We will do the Madness next and then the Tom Powers,” he said.
Gone Viral, a 2014 bay stallion by No Doubt Im Lazy and out of Suddenly Style N, was Reserve earning $520. Gone Viral is owned by Debbie Tieman, Madison, Georgia and was ridden by Jason English.
The Kim Rich Memorial Green Western Pleasure was established in 2014 to honor the memory of respected horsewoman, Kim Rich, of Panama City, Florida, by her family and close friend, Jan Pittman.
“Horses were Kim’s life, and she loved the Green Western Pleasure class, Pittman said. “I contacted the Alabama Quarter Horse Association and they graciously agreed to hold the first class in Montgomery, Alabama.
This year a decision was made to move the class to the Pro-Am Circuit since one of Kim’s favorite places to show was at the Conyers facility. The Georgia Quarter Association and show management agreed to hold this event in honor of Kim.
“GQHA is happy to be hosting The Kim Rich Memorial this year,” said Kathy Avolt, owner of Mark Harrell Horse Shows, manager of the Pro Am Circuit. “The Rich family has shown at the Georgia shows for many years and it is a true testament to how well respected the family is seeing donations come in from coast to coast.”
Complete Results are as follows:
Champion – $4,500 – Will Be A Good Chip, owned by Tammy Frelich, Oxford, Florida, shown by Cole Baker.
Reserve – $520 – Gone Viral, owned by Debbie Tieman, Madison, Georgia, shown by Jason English.
3rd – $390 – Only U, owned by Donna Grosse, Cedar Falls, Iowa, shown by Jennifer Stein.
4th – $260 – Shes Willy Awesome, owned by Barbara Williams, Covington, shown by Nick Mayabb.
5th – $130 – Arm Kandy, owned by Helmut Lekschas, Reddick, Florida, shown by Rebecca Spellman.
6th – Well Oiled Machine, owned by Jennifer Stein, Ocala, Florida, shown by Chase Barnes.
7th – Struttin My Assets, owned by Tammy Frelich, Oxford, Florida, shown by Elizabeth Baker.
8th – Hot Chippin Charlie, owned by Brenda Baker, Morriston, Florida, shown by Jenny Baker
9th – Mommadidnraisenofool, owned by Kimberly Kearns, Lawrenceville, Georgia, shown by Jamie Murrow.
10th – Zippinpistolgoodbar, owned by Ken Mullen, Grayson, Georgia, shown by Martin Doustou.