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