The first competition in the popular 2017 Heart of Texas Working Equitation Series welcomed 29 competitors to the Highlander Ranch facility in Waco, Texas. Doreen Atkinson served as Judge, while Bruce W. Menke was Technical Delegate.
Four youth competed at the Introductory level, with Meredith Villarial and Georgia winning both Dressage and Ease of Handling to take home top honors with scores well above the 58% needed to Qualify for the 2017 National Championship.
Kathy Faust and Whiskey for Doc swept both trials to win the two-rider Introductory Amateur class. In the process, this horse-rider team easily exceeded the scores needed to qualify for the WE United National Championship September 1-3, 2017. All three entries in the Introductory Open class earned Nationals-qualifying scores, and Dori Johnson rode Invulgar to take the overall win.
The competition offered Open and Amateur classes at both Novice A and B. The three-entry Novice A Amateur class was won by Prissy Rumel on Morita de Mali, while Lisa Harding and Sandhaven Clair de Lune won the seven-entry Novice B Open class.
Jade Watts Gonzales and Luppy’s Boyfriend took the overall win for the three-entry Intermediate A Amateur class.
Lisa Harding and Sandhaven Shameless won the one-horse Intermediate A Open class, while Tiago Ernesto and Funcho won the two-entry Intermediate B Open class, competing against himself on Danes.
Prissy Rumel and Priscella’s Flight moved up to the Advanced level for this competition and came away with scores that qualify them to compete in the WE United National Championship.
Congratulations to show organizers, volunteers, and competitors on another successful event!