NOTE: This competition was not licensed with WE United. The judge is not a WE United recognized judge; so points earned at the competition do not count toward any of the WE United Performance Awards Programs. We provide this show report as a service to our many members who participated in the competition.
The 2017 Nebraska State Fair added Working Equitation to their offerings, and 13 competitors helped celebrate the event.
Wisconsin member Kris Blacklock and Gambler’s Jackpot placed 2nd in Dressage (66.67%) and 1st in Ease of Handling (70.28%) to win the six-entry Introductory level class, followed by Iowa resident Louise McCall riding Rio Bravo. Louise scored a 60.48% in Dressage and a 60.83% in Ease of Handling to place third in both of those trials,
Nebraska member Jo Teter rode Teter’s Copy of Bandy to a 1st-place finish in the four-entry Novice A class, with Hallie Paulson on Dandy Triple Joe, also from Nebraska, taking 2nd overall. Jo’s 64.77% in Dressage, 67.5% in Ease of Handling, and 249.72 second finish in Speed clinched the overall victory. Hallie scored 56.25% in Dressage, 56.25% in Ease of Handling, and completed the Speed course in 337.94 seconds.
Jo Teter also won the two-entry Novice B class, this time aboard Teter’s Dazzle, with a 65.77% in Dressage, 63.75% in Ease of Handling, and a time of 226.43 seconds for Speed. Kansas member Kim McBroom on Oakley Twisten Lark scored a 63.85% in Dressage, a 61.25% in Ease of Handling, and completed the Speed trial in 294.4 seconds to take 2nd place overall at the Novice B level.
Nebraska member Janelle Stelk and These Spots are Hot earned a 63.57% in Dressage, 62% in Ease of Handling, and completed the Speed course in 306.16 seconds to place 1st overall in the one-entry Intermediate A class.