Longe Line, Hunter and a Few Western Champions Top Thursday’s Show For Dough, Premier Quarter Sires Classes


As the Big A AQHA/NSBA show continued on Thursday, the added money classes for Show For Dough and Premier Quarter Sires featured Longe Line, lots of Hunter Under Saddle and a few Western Pleasure classes thrown in.


LaRoseThurswebPremier Quarter Sires saw English and Western Open Longe Line champions named. Carolyn La Rose showed a filly she bought at one month old, Blazing Thru The Money, to win the English Longe Line. She earned $1,670 for the win. Nancy Ditty showed her Western Pleasure horse, Huntin A Good One to second, earning $700. There were two exhibitors in the class.

“I saw a video of this filly, and I just had to have her,” Carolyn said of the filly she calls Anna. “She just started longing about three weeks ago. She’s easy, very talented and great minded. She’s out of a great mare, a Marked For Money mare, and by Hot N Blazing.

“I honestly just brought her here to get her used to things, and she was going along so well that I decided to enter her in the Premier Quarter Sires. It was a great last minute decision.”




DittyLLThurswebNancy Ditty wasn’t sure how the judges would handle her filly’s break in the action to relieve herself during her run in the Premier Quarter Sires Western Yearling Longe Line, but Forever Cool still won the judges over with her pretty movement, making the best of a “crappy” situation. The duo won $1,600 for the win, in a class of six entries.

“My biggest fear was having her stop to go to the bathroom, because I knew I couldn’t push her through it, and it happened,” Nancy said. “ I guess we’re not going to be able to give her hay the day she shows. She was still a good girl though.”

Keeping it in the family, Nancy’s father, Stanley Scott, was second with Batters Up.






CaseThurswebAliciaPorterwebIn the Premier Quarter Sires Three Year Old Open Hunter Under Saddle, Beth Case piloted Hubbout A Dance to another futurity win for Breanne Porter, earning $1,800 for the win. Nancy Sue Ryan showed Re Allocate to second for her daughter Courtney Brockmueller, winning $1,200.

Hubbout A Dance would come back to win the Premier Quarter Sires Limited Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle with Alicia Porter showing for her sister Breanne. “He’s so much fun to show,” Alicia said.

“I wasn’t sure if I was going to get to keep showing him this year after I showed at the Congress, but Breanne has continued to share him with me. It’s really exciting for us since we own his sire, Hubba Hubba Huntin, and being able to see his babies succeed is a lot of fun for us.”




NyaKearnswebNya Kearn showed Red Code Review to win the Premier Quarter Sires Limited Horse Limited Rider Non-Pro Western Pleasure Maturity Hunter Under Saddle. Lisa Burgesss and Star Trek Enterprise were second in a class that saw three entries.

“I watched my mom have a lot of fun showing here last year, so I decided I wanted to get to do it this year,” Nya said. “It’s really his first year going to a lot of shows since he’s just four, but he’s really been good. We’re qualified for the AQHA Youth World in Performance Halter Geldings and Hunter Under Saddle. I’ve started doing a little bit of Equitation on him too.”



CourtneyBThurswebShow For Dough Exhibitors Earn Checks

Courtney Brockmueller showed Re Allocate to win the Show For Dough Three Year Old Limited Open Hunter Under Saddle. “We call him Pine, and he is a full brother to Beautiful Maiden,” Courtney said.

“He’s just a good old soul. He’s easy going, happy go lucky and just happy to go do something every day. We decided that he would make a stronger three year old, and so we held him back to show this year in the Premier Quarter Sires and Novice Horse events. It’s been a good decision. He’s approaching earning $10,000 just here at the Big A.”




JulieMajernikwebJulie Majernik and Huntin Only Blue were named the champions in the Show For Dough Two Year Old Open Hunter Under Saddle. Julie showed for Magnuson Farms and earned $573.75 in a class of five horses. Scott Jones showed Every Once In A While to the reserve title.

“I had gone down and rode for a while at Highpoint Performance Horses in Texas, and it really got me wanting to get a two year old to show this year,” Julie said.

“I got to ride Hubbout A Dance while I was there, and it really sold me on the Hubba Hubba Huntin horses. When Huntin Only Blue came up for sale, Lorretta Magnuson and Greta and I were excited to get her. She’s out of such a great mare too, Only Blue Couture. She is just a soft, kind mare, and she was so good today.”



NimiganThurswebIn the Show For Dough Three Year Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle, Sarah Nimigan and Al Wayz On Your Mind took the win, besting four entries. Sarah noted that her mount has come a long way since she first rode him at the Novice Championship Show in April.

“He has come so far,” she said. “The first time I rode him was after we bought him. He was a little rough around the edges, because he was just really green. Since then, he’s just getting so broke and he’s really been training as we’re showing on the road. We’ve given him some days off and had some training days, and he just gets better and better every time we show him. It’s been very unexpected and very exciting to watch him come along.”



JamieMurrowThurswebThe first Western winner of the night was Jamie Murrow showing No Doubt Im A Chipmunk to win the Show For Dough Two Year Old Limited Open Western Pleasure. The duo bested a class of seven.

“We call him Bugsy because he bugs everyone,” Jamie said. “But he is a really fun horse to show. He’s very easy and a very kind boy. Although he’s big and strong, he always looks good when he shows.








AaronThurswebGiorgiaThurswebIts A Pretty Thing continued her winning ways, winning the Show For Dough Three Year Old $2,500 Limited Horse Open Western Pleasure as well as the Premier Quarter Sires Three Year Old Limited Non-Pro Western Pleasure with her owner, Giorgia Medows.

“It’s been fun to transition to the Western Pleasure classes from the All Around,” Giorgia said. “You would think it wouldn’t be that much different, but it is quite a bit different. But Callie makes it easy. She’s so sweet to work with, whether you’re in the show pen or in the barn with her.”






KariCraftwebCari Kraft showed James Deen Daydream to win the Show For Dough Maturity $10,000 Limited Horse Non-Pro Western Pleasure, in a class of seven horses.

“He is great,” Cari said of her horse known as Monster. “He’s the most fun I’ve ever had showing a horse. He’s super talented and everything comes easy to him, so that makes it a lot of fun to show him. He’s also full of personality.”




KatieGreenwebKatie Green rounded out the night’s classes by winning the Show For Dough Three Year Old Open Western Pleasure aboard WhatILikeAboutYou for Debbie Brehm. “Today was the first time Katie even rode her,” Debbie noted. “Shannon Curl did most of the training on her. I got to show her for the first time at the Cornhusker Classic.”

“I think she is very consistent, and soft, and you can see her mother’s (Whatscookingoodlookn) in her movement. She has a great top line too,” Katie noted.




ForneywebOne pattern champion was also crowned in the Show For Dough classes on Thursday. Elizabeth Forney, showing One Hot Big Leaguer, was the unanimous champion in Show For Dough’s Non-Pro Horsemanship, in a class of four exhibitors.

“We had never done a Non-Pro class before,” Elizabeth said. “We just started doing Horsemanship in March of last year, so we’re still a little green at it. The pattern today was tough, because it had an extended lope across center. Usually the horses know they are going to lope a circle, so keeping them straight can be hard, but it was great experience for him. It’s a great way to work toward our final year – I’m going to college and will be riding on the equestrian team at Baylor, so the AQHA Youth World Show will be our last show together.”

The Big A and Show For Dough and Premier Quarter Sires classes will continue through Sunday at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Georgia.