Appaloosa Journal

SEP 2018

Appaloosa Journal is the official publication of the Appaloosa Horse Club, the international registry for the Appaloosa horse.

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GEAR RETURN 19 n the Cha mpi f Cha mpi n Pleasu re class nglish a nd western sh wed t ether. We had a Calcutta f r the class a nd direct rs t k bids a n hn Ha rdin wa u r a u cti neer. curing the Dream Park in New Jersey as the venue, the group started planning the show on a wing and a prayer, hoping that they could make it into something successful. The great success of the return of GEAR shows what can happen when a group of dedi- cated individuals work hard to achieve a goal. To make the show special, GEAR added spe- cial classes. The main event was the showcase classes on Saturday night. This included mon- ey-added Men's and Ladie's Western Pleasure classes. The halter Champion of Champions class invited the overall grand and reserve mare, gelding and stallion to compete for the over- all champion. There was also a Champion of Champions Pleasure horse class. For this class, the overall top two horses from the Junior and Senior Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle were invited back to compete for money and prizes. During the showcase event, GEAR provided hors d'oeuvres to all the spectators as well as beer and wine for those over 21. To add a special feel to the event, the youth exhibitors acted as servers and brought the hors d'oeuvres to all the spectators. The Champion of Champions Halter horse was Fancy Cowgirl shown by Sean Schembri and owned by Pat Rich. The Reserve Champion of Champion Halter Horse was Lopin Down The Allie owned and shown by Peyton Snyder. The Champion of Champi- ons Pleasure Horse was Designed For Divas ridden by Virginia Williams and owned by Mariah Peake. The Reserve Champion of Champions Pleasure horse was Color Outside The Lines shown by Pat O'Dell and owned by Kelly Sweeney. GEAR High Points: High Point Ranch Horse was Hunter In The Irons and Reserve was RF Uniquely Black. High Point Eng- lish Horse was Designed for Divas and the Reserve was I Heart My Art. High Point Games Horse was Sold As Iz and the Reserve was Lucky Chuck. High Point Western Horse was Lopin Down The Allie and the Reserve was All About Art. High Point Non Pro Walk Trot rider was Catherine Jaton and Reserve was Allyson Birchfield. High Point Non Pro 35 & Over was Alicia Fleming and Reserve was Lori Tucker. High Point Master's Non Pro was Phyllis Kirby and the Reserve was Sandra Lunden. High Point

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