Show For Dough, Premier Quarter Sires Classes Kick Off at Big A


The weather was hot and the competition was hotter at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Georgia on Wednesday.

Show For Dough’s all-breed NSBA classes as well as Premier Quarter Sires added money classes got underway in conjunction with the Stars And Stripes/Big A AQHA show.


JulianHarriswebPremier Quarter Sires Pays Big Checks

The Premier Quarter Sires program saw three classes on Wednesday including a Three Year Old Limited Rider Limited Horse Hunter Under Saddle. The class was won by Julian Harris showing Al Wayz On My Mind for Sarah Nimigan, earning a $8,800 first place check in a class of 11.

“We contacted Julian really late about riding him, and he did a great job,” said Katy Jo Zuidema, trainer for Al Wayz On My Mind. Re Allocate, shown by Mandy Gately for Mark and Courtney Brockmueller, was second.



BrittanyAndrewswebOn the Western side of the pen, Brittany Andrews showed Faith Is Certain for Looney Quarter Horses LLC to win the Three Year Old Limited Horse Limited Rider Western Pleasure, taking home a $8,900 check. Even Courtney Brockmueller donned Western attire to take Re Allocate in the class for a fifth place finish and a $2,900 check.




AaronMoseswebAaron Moses showed Its A Southern Thing to another big class win for Giorgia Medows, earning $1,870 in the Three Year Old Open Western Pleasure Closed Breeder class.

“Callie has just gotten really solid and just knows her job really well,” Aaron said of his mount. “She just seems to get better and better as the summer goes on.”




BethCasewebShow For Dough Names First Champions

Beth Case and Hubbout A Dance, showing for Breanne Porter, won the first Show For Dough class of the show, the $500 Added Three Year Old Open Hunter Under Saddle, earning $349 for the win. Keith Miller Jr. showed Sleepin for Meghan Whelan to second and a check for $233 in the class of two.

“I think this is his fourth show out since the Congress last year,” Beth said. “He won the circuit award in Junior Hunter Under Saddle at his other shows. He’s gotten a lot bigger and stronger. He still has a really good attitude and loves his job. He’s just a happy horse.”




RebekahKwebRebekah Kazakevicius and Not Just Anyhoo earned a first place win in the $500 Added Show For Dough Non-Pro Maturity, and a $277 paycheck. Nya Kearns and Red Code Review took second in a class that saw six exhibitors.

“Horton has sort of gotten a vacation from rail work because he’s been working on Jumping, Hunter Hack and Pleasure Driving,” Rebekah said. “He’s qualified for the AQHA World Show in Hunter Under Saddle and Pleasure Driving and we’re working on Working Hunter. This is a really fun show for me, because my parents can be here.”




JamieMurrowwebJamie Murrow showed Gone Viral to the win in the $500 Added Show For Dough Three Year Old Limited Open Western Pleasure. They earned a check for $337.50 in a class of six.

“He rides the same for everyone,” Jamie said of the stallion known as Monkey. “You would never know he’s a stud, because he doesn’t act like one. He just gets stronger every time we show him.”

The stallion was owned by Debbie Tieman and Jason English but is in the process of transferring to new owner Kari Craft. “Kari is very excited, and I’m excited that he gets to stay in our barn. He’s one of my favorite horses,” Jason English said.




AbiTwebIn the $500 Show For Dough Maturity Non-Pro Western Pleasure, Lexus Made Lady and Abi Tuiososopo earned the first place spot, besting four competitors.

“We had a dark cloud overhead and I thought we were going to get rained on, but it blew over,” Abi noted. “She was good and gave me a good ride.”





JayStarneswebJay Starnes and Why Dont You Kiss This won the $500 Added Show For Dough Two Year Old Open Western Pleasure for Becky Crider Durrett. There were four competitors.

“We bought him in November sight unseen,” Becky said of her horse. “Jay and Kristy Starnes raised him. He’s been a lot of fun. This is just his second show.”

“He’s good legged and a strong horse that we knew would make a nice summer horse because he’s big and mature,” added Jay Starnes. “He’s a nice horse.”

In the last class of the night, Brittany Donald showed Lover Treat Me Good to win the $1000 Added Show For Dough All Age Non-Pro Trail. She scored a 225.5 for the win, earning $566.40. The class saw 14 Non-Pros compete.

The Big A continues through Sunday.