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February 25, 2019 - The Dixie National Quarter Horse Show is a wrap with large classes and fun had by all. The show started on February 5th with the Equestrian With Disabilities events. There were 121 AQHA and 94 NSBA entries, all of the participants had a great time, and a lot of new friends were made.
A special two-judge roping event was held on Tuesday, February 12, with 40 entries in some classes. The Dixie National AQHA event began on Wednesday, February 13 with Working Cow Horse and Boxing continuing with large numbers and the conclusion of roping classes.
Elite Custom Saddlery generously donated rope cans and bags to the winners of every roping class at the horse show. This is the third year in a row which Elite Custom Saddlery has donated the Andrew McBeath Memorial High Point Cattle Horse saddle, which was awarded to Bobby Lewis and Joseph Harrison and Dual Patron.
The second annual CC Dubois Memorial Tie Down Roping, sponsored by Gary Wells Performance Horses along with Carl and Pam McBeath paid out to the fastest time in the youth and amateur tie-down roping. The reining and ranch riding numbers were large with 30 or more exhibitors in the amateur and youth classes.
Our Equine Expo this year was held on the upper level of the Equine Center and a variety of vendors and well received.
Friday and Saturday included trail, horsemanship, western pleasure & western riding classes. This year, Saturday included our schedule change that allowed for all halter to show in the Equine Center, as well as showmanship and our grandparents favorite leadline and stick horse race.
Friday night, the Wendy’s Freestyle Reining was well attended and included a Frosty eating contest, helping to raise over $2800 for the MQHYA scholarship. Thanks go out to the fine group of individuals who tried very hard to eat very fast. They included Bailey Carwile representing the youth, some of our sponsors: Jamie Swafford with MS Ag, Cliff Mitchell General Manager Watson Quality Ford, Jon Carpenter Owner Elite Custom Saddlery, Hinds County Sheriff Victor Mason, and Andy Gipson Commissioner of Agriculture & Commerce, but Tom McBeath, representing the trainers & judges was crowned “Frosty Eating Champion 2019”. And Tim Anderson, VanCleave, MS earned the title of NRHA Open Freestyle Champion.
Saturday also so competition from our 4H groups in the manner of Horse Bowl Competition where Lamar County 4H swept the awards with first I both the Junior and Senior divisions.
Saturday brought the Southern Classic Horse Sale, with 115 horses. The high seller was Reytallica 2013 Stallion sold for $26,000. The sale average was$3,350.00, and the top ten horses’ average was $12,200. We concluded on Sunday with our speed events and hunt seat classes.
The High Point and All Around winners:
Small Fry High Point RL A Sudden Cover and Hadley Ware
Small Fry Reserve High Point My Dream Loper and Avery Jacobs
Level 1 Youth Walk Trot High Point Coupe Duevill and Jada Helmstetter
Level 1 Youth Walk Trot Reserve High Point RL A Sudden Cover and Hadley Ware
Level 1 Amateur Walk Trot High Point The Ultimate Odyssey and Denna Moore
Level 1 Amateur Walk Trot Reserve High Point AGR Krymsun Secret and Sara Miller
Level 1 Youth High Point Krymsun N Blue and Sophie Lansdown
Level 1 Youth Reserve High Point Awarded Investments and William Estess
Level 1 Amateur High Point Lil Southern Boon and Amy Jernigan-Parlier
Level 1 Amateur Reserve High Point Invited Black and Lauren Stillings
Youth All-Around Hes For Certain and Hannah Hussey
Youth Reserve All Around A Timely Version and Mcauley Ross
Amateur All Around Suddensgotnosneakers and Sabrina Turner
Amateur Reserve All-Around No Doubt I Shine and Rachel Trebesh
Select Amateur All Around Because Ima Diva and Ellen Deming
Select Amateur Reserve All-Around Huntin A Sweet Zippo and Karen Vance
All Arounds were honored with a trophy saddle provided by Elite Custom Saddlery and certificate for a full page ad in gohorseshow.com. Reserve All Arounds were awarded an embroidered halter bag provided by Valley Vet. High points were awarded trophy buckles.
Dixie National Committee wishes to thank our 2019 Major Sponsors: Watson Quality Ford, Puckett Rents, MS Ag & John Deere, Chimneyville, US 96, Outback, Elite Custom Saddles, Wendy’s, Ladd’s Canton, Cabot Lodge & Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau, our sponsors/contributors, class sponsors, the volunteers and all the exhibitors who made our show a success.
Make your plans to join us next year, February 11-16, 2020 in Jackson, MS.
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