Twenty-two horse/rider pairs showed up to compete at the first of the 2017 Kansas Working Equitation Buckle Series shows on May 28, 2017.
Kate Fowler piloted her Clydesdale Rebecca Jill to a first place finish in Dressage and a first place in Ease of Handling to take the overall win at the Introductory level in a class of four.
Amateur Jo Teter and her mule Teter’s Copy of Bandy won the 8-entry Novice A class, finishing third in Dressage, and 1st in Ease of Handling and Speed to take home the win. Jo Teter and mule Teter’s Dazzle also dominated the Novice B class, sweeping all three trials to take home the win. In the process, Jo earned two additional qualifying scores toward her Bronze Lifetime Rider medal, with a 70.75% on Teter’s Copy of Bandy and a 63.75% on Teter’s Dazzle, both earned in Ease of Handling. Points earned at this Kansas competition launched Jo into the top of the National standings for American rider at the Novice level.
In the four-entry Intermediate A class, Amateur Linda Frazier and Rosie’s Chexy Lady not only won first place overall (with a 1st in Dressage and Speed and a 2nd in Ease of Handling), Linda also managed to earn her first qualifying score for her Silver Lifetime Rider Medal! In addition, points earned at this competition helped Linda and Rosie’s Chexie Lady earn a berth in the Top Ten National Standings at the Intermediate Level, where the two are currently standing in 7th place in the Nation.
Open rider Bill Walton and Peptos San Vanna won the two-entry Intermediate B class, sweeping all three trials.
The following horse/rider pairs qualified for the WE United National Championships at this show:
Marty Steward & Dusty
Kate Fowler & Rebecca Jill
Jo Teter & Teter’s Copy of Bandy
Patrice Thomsen & HK Kamelot
Jo Teter & Teter’s Dazzle
Kim McBroom & Oakley Twistin Lark
Micayla Freeman & Chip
Tamera Mayo & Clair NAF