The 2017 Madness closes out with big numbers, big payouts

Source: Photos by Jeff Kirkbride

Dave Archer and The Silver Foxx.

It was standing room only when the Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association presented its two showcase slot classes – the 3 & Over Novice Horse Western Pleasure and the 3-Year-Old Maiden Horse Western Pleasure – during The Madness Circuit this weekend at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio.

On Saturday, Dave Archer piloted The Silver Fox to a win in the 3 & Over Maiden Western Pleasure Class. The Silver Foxx is a 2013 gray gelding by Lazy Loper and out of Goodbars Glamourgirl and is owned by Eric Mendrysa, of Boerne, Texas. The win was worth $15,000. The team also collected a $2,000 bonus for riding in a Harris saddle plus another $1,500 for winning the Intermediate Division.

Reserve Champion was CowboyPutASpellOnMe, owned by Fritz Leeman, Massillion Ohio,  and shown by Angie Cannizzaro. The took home $7,500 plus prizes.

Jamie Murrow claimed a Harris work saddle for winning the Limited Division aboard Crank Up The Heat, owned by Brad and Corrine Borton, Bridgeton, New Jersey. The team was also Reserve in the Intermediate, earning an additional $500.

Aaron Moses and Its A Pretty Thing.

In the 3-Year-Old & Over Novice Horse Western Pleasure, featured on Friday, Aaron Moses teamed with Its A Pretty Thing, a 2013 bay mare by Its a Southern Thing, to win the 3-Year-Old & Over Novice Horse Western Pleasure. They earned $15,000.

Its A Pretty Thing, is out of Pine Ventures and is owned by Amy Gumz, of Morganfield, Kentucky. Gumz, who owns and stands Its A Southern Thing (Moonpie), purchased It’s a Pretty Thing from the breeder as a baby.

“I knew I had to get this type of filly out for the public to see and to instill confidence in Moonpie as a sire,” she said.

Gumz, who was not able to make it to Wilmington in time to watch the class go, said when she learned her horse won she felt a combination of thrill and relief.

“It’s always great when you see a plan come together,” she said. “Aaron has done a great job with her and from everything I’ve been told, he really deserved this win.”

Gumz has always had total faith in Its A Pretty Thing.

“She had an amazing soft way of moving from the first time that I saw her,” Gumz said. “She had so much lift and such a great shoulder, I really couldn’t see anything else. Plus it never hurts when they are so easy on the eyes.”

Carley Veldman Parks aboard The Dark Nite.

A total of 17 showed in the Novice Class. Reserve Champion was Pistol Packin Mann, owned by Richard Baumann, and ridden by Bret Parrish. The 2013 sorrel gelding, sired by Machine Made and out of Shes Simply Southern, earned a check for $7,500.

The Champion Intermediate Rider was Jason English riding Gone Viral, earning $15,000 and the Reserve Jonathan Meilleur, collected $500 for riding Thepartysgettinghot, owned by Dr. Ted Filandrainos to the title of Reserve Intermediate Rider.

The Limited Champion was Chase Barnes, riding This Machine Is Lazy for Rosemary Strassburg. They took home a trophy saddle. Reserve Limited Champions were Jennifer Burton and Wheres My Cowboy, owned by Adam Berge. They earned a check for $500.

In other action at the Madness, there was a tie in the nine-entry 3-Year-Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure between Susan Knapp with Platinum Dot Com and  Natasha Blanchard aboard Made N The Shade. Both took home $879.38. On Friday, Rusty Green rode Made In The Shade to a (tie) win in the $3,000 added 3-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure. Aaron Moses was the Co-Champion in that class aboard Moonlite Madnez, owned by Lisa Pinner. They both earned $1,120. Travis Duit won the Limited Division aboard Platinum Dot Com for owner Knapp Quarter Horses, earning $640.

Nicole Kuklinski and her show partner, Sketchie Details, was a big winner at the Madness. Together they collected $367.50 for winning the All-Age Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle. Put Your Spurs On was Reserve with Shelly Boyle in the irons. Kuklinski and Sketchie Details also won a Circuit Championship in Amateur Hunter Under Saddle.

Natasha Blanchard and Susan Knapp.

Dawn Baker showed Mito Been Me to win the $1,000 Added Green Hunter Under Saddle. Mito Been Me is owned by Fritz Leeman. The win was worth $640.

Jason English rode James Dean Daydream to a win in the $10,000 Ltd Horse Western Pleasure for owner Kari Craft earning $1,241. Reserve Champions was Thepartysgettinghot, shown by Jonathan Meilleur and owned by Dr. Ted Filandrianos

On Sunday Carley Veldman Parks rode The Dark Nite to victory in the $2,500 Rider/$2,500 Horse Western Pleasure for owner Sky Ten Ranch, Bridgeport, Virginia. earning $1,102.

Sleepin was the winner of the 3-Year-Old Open Hunter Under Saddle, with Keith Miller in the irons for owner Meg DePalma-Whelan.

Nick Mayabb teamed with VS Code Me Lucky to win the 13-entry $1,000 Added Green Trail for owners Lisa and William Wilkes, earning $632.

AQHA classes were large with Trail drawing as many as 53 in L1. Horsemanship also enjoyed strong support with as many as 39 in Amateur. And L1 Youth Equitation saw as many as 21 to show.

Western Pleasure classes boasted big numbers as well with 26 in Junior, 25 in Amateur Select and 18 in Youth 14-18. Hunter Under Saddle saw numbers as high as 24 in Youth 14-18 and 17 in Senior.

But Showmanship stole the show with s many as 49 in Amateur and 32 in Youth 14-18.

Halter classes were a crowd favorite with as many as 25 in Amateur Performance Halter Geldings and 11 in Youth Aged Geldings.

Judges for this year’s show circuit included: Sissy Anderson, Jessica Gilliam, Jennifer Leckey, Bruce Walquist, Brad Jewett and Clint Fullerton.

For complete results, including Circuit Champions from Mark Harrell Horse Show click here:

http://www.markharrellhorseshows.com/2017%20Results/2017%20Madness_SC%201.pdf

http://www.markharrellhorseshows.com/2017%20Results/2017%20Madness_SC%202.pdf

NSBA Results here:

http://www.markharrellhorseshows.com/2017%20Results/2017%20Madness_SC%201_NSBA.pdf

http://www.markharrellhorseshows.com/2017%20Results/2017%20Madness_SC%202_NSBA.pdf

Circuit Champions here: http://www.markharrellhorseshows.com/2017%20Results/2017%20The%20Madness_circuit.pdf

 

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The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
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The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio
The Madness • May 17-21, 2017 • Wilmington, Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

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