Young Horse Show 2018 by Marian Michalson

Khaleesi. Photo by Marilyn Merrick

Khaleesi. Photo by Marilyn Merrick

We had GREAT results from this years’s Young Horse Show in Kansas City. We took 5 young horses, and surprisingly, it all ran smoothly.

Khaleesi (Larino, Sultry Song) Successfully competed in her first under saddle class, and then wowed the crowed winning the 3yo free jumping with a score card full of 8s!

Latido. Photo by Marilyn Merrick

Latido. Photo by Marilyn Merrick

Latido (Zirocco Blue X Hard to Read) returned this year bigger and better than last, earning 2nd in both the 2yo In Hand/Liberty as well as through the free jump chute. Things are getting interesting with this one, and we can’t wait to see him under saddle as a 3yo.

Masterpiece. Photo by Marilyn Merrick

Masterpiece. Photo by Marilyn Merrick

Masterpiece (Balou du Rouet X Colbert GTI) was 2nd in his large and strong yearling class, enjoying every minute of showing off his fabulous gaits.

Madeira and Mirabilis also received excellent remarks and behaved impeccably.





Juxtapose Stands Out at Haunted Hunter Pace by Marian Michalson

Photo by Mackie Blair

Photo by Mackie Blair

In her last outing of the year, Juxtapose put up with me and all of my ridiculousness at the Haunted Hunter Pace at Fox Run.  It was the first cold weekend of the year, the morning starting with a wind chill of 19 degrees.  Elizabeth Frey with her 4yo Irish Draught mare and I had been toying with the idea of going, but were not planning on dressing up.  The day before we confirmed we were going, and even got motivated enough to come up with costumes.  After buying paint, brushes, and scouring the dress-up chest, we ended up with an ensemble later dubbed "Mardi Gras Skeletons."  The young horses were great sports with the jingling mask and capes flying, and marched up and down hills, through a creek, and over/under/through all of the scary Halloween decorations the Blair family spread out.  

In the end Elizabeth, Ruby, Juxtapose, and I won best costume in the hill topper group.  Juxtapose also won the inaugural Flying Monkeys award out of around 70 horses.  To quote Lora Blair, owner of Fox Run, the award is "in honor of the late TB William Wallace "Alfie" who loved to romp and run in many Haunted Hunter Paces here.  This year Juxtapose exemplified extraordinary mature behavior at the event for such a young horse!"

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Jenuine Legacy MF Wins Big by Marian Michalson

Photo by Stacy Lynne Photography

Photo by Stacy Lynne Photography

Photo by Stacy Lynne Photography

Photo by Stacy Lynne Photography

Photo by Stacy Lynne Photography

Photo by Stacy Lynne Photography

We are super excited that Canasta's first foal Jenuine Legacy proved his worth in the North American KWPN keurings of 2017.  "Monster," as he is affectionately called, is by Emilion and out of our first warmblood cross mare Canasta, who is by Burggraaf and out of the TB mare Western Witch by Western Playboy.  He was sold to Joanna Hagan in utero and we were lucky enough to get to keep him around until he grew up a little.  He now lives with Joanna in Virginia.  

Jenuine Legacy racked up the points, including earning a 9 for scope, to win Champion North American KWPN jumper bred gelding/stallion.  He also went out of his age group to win year end Champion in the North American Global Equine Sires cup against tough competition.  

Showing off at the Young Horse Show by Marian Michalson

Juxtapose   Photo by Elizabeth Frey

Juxtapose

Photo by Elizabeth Frey

Khaleesi  Photo by Celtic Pride Photography

Khaleesi

Photo by Celtic Pride Photography

Latido  Photo by Jami Anderson

Latido

Photo by Jami Anderson

Jadzia  Photo by Jami Anderson 

Jadzia

Photo by Jami Anderson 

Khaleeis  Photo by Elizabeth Frey

Khaleeis

Photo by Elizabeth Frey

We decided without a KWPN Keuring close by this year that we would take our young horses to the Young Horse Show series in Sedalia.  This is the first time we have been to one, and it wont be the last.  The way the show was run was laid back and the handlers were phenomenal with the horses. They showed off the horses abilities without over facing or scaring them.  This show was a good experience for all.  We also would like to give a shout out to Anna Gaffney for putting in a lot of hours to help get the horses ready.

Jadzia (Emilion X Outlaw Love) came home after taking top honors in the 3yo in hand/ at liberty, and second in the free jump chute.  We are very excited about this filly's future as both a mother and a performance horse.  

Juxtapose received Nationally qualifying scores through the 3yo free jump chute and 3yo under saddle.  She really seemed to have fun playing with all of the handlers in the ring and showing off her stuff.  

Khaleesi's scores in the 2yo classes also qualified her for Nationals including placing 3rd in free jumping behind 2 FEI prospect jumpers.  She showed a lot of heart the the chute, not letting her small size get in the way.  

Latido spent his first time off property with his mother taking everything in.  He was surprisingly well behaved the night before touring the rings and practicing his trotting in hand.  He patiently waited his turn to take a spin through the practice free jump chute and showed of his technique and ease of jumping.  

 

Jadzia  Photo by Jami Anderson

Jadzia

Photo by Jami Anderson

Juxtapose  Photo by Jami Anderson

Juxtapose

Photo by Jami Anderson

Latido  Photo by Anna Gaffney

Latido

Photo by Anna Gaffney

Jadzia  Photo by Jami Anderson

Jadzia

Photo by Jami Anderson