Kelsey Scott with Diego Tivio from Rossland - In Hand champion.

Horse Association of Central Kootenay holds successful show

Thirty-two riders participated in the 17th annual show.

The Horse Association of Central Kootenay (HACK) held its first show of the season May 27 and 28 at the Trail Horseman’s Grounds. Thirty-two riders participated in the 17th annual show.

“It was a great success,” said organizer Pam Malekow. “It was a gorgeous weekend — bright and sunny.”

This year’s judge, Linda Smith, was from Cranbrook. “She was so delightful with everyone,” said Malekow. “Very helpful, kind and encouraging words were said to each and every class.”

English and Western Dressage took place Saturday morning with Longe Line, Handy Horse and Trail classes in the afternoon, and English and Western flat classes took place Sunday. The judge put everyone through their paces with Halter, Showmanship, Equitation, Pleasure, and many more.

“We had many new riders this year and all said they had so much fun and they would be back,” said Malekow. “As an organizer that is so nice to hear people say.”

Malekow thanks everyone who helped make the event a success including Cindy and Danielle Martin, Dana Lebedoff, Charity Ellis, Christy Guiest, Laura Sobkiw, Miguel Legere, Dawn Brazdil-Lust, Wendy Price and Sarah Wyatt. Thanks to the Trail Horseman’s Club, especially the grounds crew for making the rings look fabulous and Sarah Wyatt for the photography. “Without the amazing volunteers the show would not go on,” added Malekow.

Champion Results:

Overall Champion — Sam Levick riding Jazz

Overall Reserve Champion — Miguel Legere riding Southern Bell

English Dressage High Score — Wendy Price riding Sir Synerzied

Reserve High Score — Tammy Peitzsch riding Shilo

Western Dressage High Score — Wendy Price riding Sir Synerzied

Reserve Western Dressage High Score — Meagan Leslie riding Glassy

In Hand Champion — Kelsey Scott with Diego Tivio

Reserve In Hand Champion — Cara Frew with Willow

English Champion Adult — Wendy Price riding Sir Synerzied

English Reserve Champion Adult — Tammy Peitzsch riding Shilo

English Champion Youth — Suki Simmington riding April and Cheyenne Stevens riding China

English Champion Walk/Trot — Arianna Marchi riding Clyde

Reserve English Champion Walk/Trot — Miguel Legere riding Southern Bell and Sam Levick riding Jazz

Western Champion Adult — Meagan Leslie riding Glassy

Reserve Western Champion Adult — Nikki Wieczorek riding Jack Daniels

Western Champion Youth — Cheyenne Stevens riding China

Western Champion Walk/Jog — Sam Levick riding Jazz

Western Reserve Champion Walk/Jog — Zoe Depellegrin riding Smokey and Miguel Legere riding Southern Bell


Leadlines Amelia Lesy and Jayden Worsnop riding Shorty.

Riders and a horse learning their patterns.

Senior Western class.

Cheyenne Stevens with Buster Brown.

Show Grandma - Deb Miller.

Reserve Overall Champion, English & Western Reserve Senior Champion, Miguel Legere riding Southern Belle. (Cindy Martin)

English Youth Champions Cheyenne Stevens on China, Suki Simmington riding April Storm.

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