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.
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