Boltz takes champion honours at horse show

Many competitors’ homes were under the threat of fire, which made for a stressful and emotional time.

Overall Weekend Champion Merna Boltz (left) with Overall Reserve Weekend Champion Sam Levick.

By Pam Malekow

The Horse Association of Central Kootenay hosted the Hot August Hooves Show Aug. 14 – 16 at the Trail Horseman’s Grounds.

It was a wonderful weekend of riding and fun, despite setbacks. Many competitors’ homes were under the threat of fire, which made for a stressful and emotional time.

The judge came from Riverside, Wash. and did a fantastic job. The weekend started Friday with dressage. Fifty-six tests were ridden, both English and Western.

The associationa added something new to our program this year. TREC, which is a trail course with different kind of obstacles you would find if you were out in the mountains, was run and judged by Jocelyn Templeman, and was so much fun. Nineteen horses and riders went through the challenging course.

Saturday was English Day, and Sunday was Western Day, along with some halter and in hand classes.  The weather was amazing, although very smoky on Saturday, and a tad hot Sunday.

 

Results for the weekend are as follows (Boundary riders in bold text):

Overall Champion of the Weekend ̶ Merna Boltz riding Royal King Zantanon

Reserve Overall Champion of the Weekend   ̶ Sam Levick riding Liden Bo Pine

In Hand Champion  – Pam Malekow with Illusionary King

Inhand Reserve Champion  – Kalpana Perry with Dongars Diamond

Halter Champion Merna Boltz with Royal King Zantanon

Halter Reserve Champion Wendy Price with Sir Synerzied

English Dressage Champion Merna Boltz riding Royal King Zantanon

English Reserve Dressage Champion –  Toni Wilhite riding Luke

Western Dressage Champion Merna Boltz riding Royal King Zantanon

Western Reserve Dressage Champion –  Tanya Ryan riding Twister

TREC Champion –  Steven Pearson riding Nelson Ranch Surprise Doc

TREC Reserve Champion –  Pam Malekow with Illusionary King

English Senior Champion –  Tanya Ryan riding Twister

English Reserve Senior Champion Wendy Price riding Sir Synerzied

English Junior Champion Portia Dagg riding Sheeza Dun Dreamer

English Child Champion –  Taylor Robertson riding Sunny

English Reserve Child Champion –  Jesse Selwood riding Comanche Max

English Walk/Trot Champion –  Sam Levick riding Liden Bo Pine

English Reserve Walk/Trot Champion –  Jacklie Smolinski riding Born a Titan

Western Senior Champ ion –  Merna Boltz riding Royal King Zantanon

Western Reserve Champion –  Jackie Pollard riding Royal King Fairytale

Western Junior Champion Portia Dagg riding Sheeza Dun Dreamer

Western Child Champion –  Jesse Selwood riding Comanche Max

Western Reserve Champion Montana Dagg riding Kita

Western Walk/Trot Champion –  Sam Levick riding Liden Bo Pine

Western Reserve Walk/Trot Champion –  Tanya Ryan riding Eyes Full o’Charm

Child Walk/Trot Champion Gabby Elder riding Madison

Child Reserve Walk/Trot Champion –  Lohan Buckland riding Fivestar Deival, and Paige Matejka riding Spook

Lead Line Champion –  Jessa Buckland riding Freddy and Fivestar Feival