From a show holder standpoint, the huge performance classes at the Jennifer Show were a gift from heaven. In my wildest dreams, I could not have predicted classes like these.From a shower standpoint, however, the big classes were more than a little frustrating. With twenty nine top notch entries and only six ribbons, a lot of really nice set-ups were bound to be unrewarded.
Performance judge, Sheila Bishop, was understandably struggling with this and asked permission to split the combined Reining/Western Dressage class into two separate contests.
Tiffany's PHF Ranger Dongle won the Reining section...
and Erin's Treats?! won the Western Dressage. I didn't get a photo of that, so here's Margaret's Hawthorne instead.
Western Trail was next.
there were a lot of entries featuring ground poles.
However, there were also a lot of fun and creative set-ups.
I love Allie Davidson's push carousel...
and Lu Heater's wonderful Trash Alley.
Sandy Sanderson's Queen of Hearts placed third with a water pouring obstacle,
and Erin's ES Mr. Purdtastic was second with an Extreme Cowboy Race set-up.
Top honors went to Sandy's Pistol Pete. What a great entry, what a great class!
On to Western Pleasure.
Treats?! placed second here...
right behind Lu's cute mule, Lady Bug.
And then, finally, it was time for the last class of the day--Other Western.
PHF Ranger Dongle ended the day as he'd begun it, with a blue ribbon.
He stayed on the table for Western division callbacks. A Championship here would have given him a clean sweep of the Division titles...
but he was just nosed out by Erin Corbett's Treats?!
Similarly, Sandy Sanderson's bid for three consecutive Champion Shower titles...
was denied by none other than Lu Heater, who was the inspiration for this award.
This was a great ending to a really good division. Overall Champs are next!