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WTHJA Springtime in Dixie and Encore Shows


Article & photos by Nancy Brannon, with contributions from Barney Mallace

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Spring weather finally arrived in the mid-south for the Springtime in Dixie show April 3-7 and the Springtime Encore, April 10-14, both AA-rated, at Germantown Charity Horse Show arena, Germantown, TN. Heavy rains on Thursday ushered in cooler temperatures for the weekend Encore show, but were still very comfortable for horses and riders. Show judges for Springtime in Dixie were Sarah Booker, Scott Fitton, Dacia Johnson, and Tara Krisle-Williams.

Possibly the youngest rider at the Springtime in Dixie show was Carter Rodwell on Double Stuff in the Lead Line class. At only 2 and 3/4 years old, he is Louise Turley’s youngest student at Aintree Farms Stable.

At Springtime in Dixie on April 7th, the winner of the big $2000 Children's / Adult Amateur Hunter Classic was Mindy Wurzburg riding Overseas.  The $10,000 1.30m jumper classic was won by Miguel Ventura riding Quan, owned by Allison Ventura.   The winner of the $5000 1.2m jumper classic was Timothy Maddrix riding Uluxion, owned by Claudia Styslinger.  Reserve was Mary Elise Nolen’s Life Is Good, also ridden by Tim Maddrix.

Performance Working Hunter 3’3” Champion was Claudia Styslinger’s Eloise, ridden by Tim Maddrix. Junior Hunter Champion was Ostentacious, owned and ridden by Louise Graves. Reserve was It’s Rooney, owned and ridden by Alexandra Efird. Adult Amateur Hunter Champion at both shows was Overseas, owned and ridden by Mindy Wurzburg. Reserve went to Hampton, owned and ridden by Ashley Herndon.

At Springtime Encore on April 14th, the winner of the big $2000 Pony Hunter Classic was Liza Shoaf riding Queen Frostine.  The $10,000 1.30m Jumper Classic was won by Rival Du Point Du Jour ridden by Michael Tokaruk and owned by Anastasia Bobilev and the $5000.00 1.2m Jumper Classic was also won by Michael Tokaruk riding Matilda, owned by Margaret Gore. Just Desserts, owned by Judith Tamposi and ridden by Hallie Rush was the Green Pony Hunter Champion at both shows.

Performance Working Hunter 3’3”/3’6” Champion was Hadley Graham’s Kapalua ridden by Amanda Thomas. Amateur Owner/Junior Hunter Champion was Oasis, owned and ridden by Emily Green. Full results of the shows are available at and Champions and reserve Champions are available on the Mid-South Horse Review website.

The next WTHJA shows are Memphis in May, May 1-5, and Memphis in May II, May 8-12, also AA-rated and at the Germantown Charity Horse Show grounds.

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