On Tuesday at the NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity, rail classes got underway in earnest in the Ford Truck Arena.
A few repeat champions were named, including Air Ryde and Sara Simons, showing for Anita Weiscamp to win Senior Western Pleasure, competing again against the elder statesmen in the horse world. The duo had already won against the senior class in the Four To Six Year Old Western Pleasure Maturity earlier in the week.
Dawn Baker piloted Only Ride The Best to his second title with a win in the Breeders Championship Futurity Four To Six Year Old Open Hunter Under Saddle. “Teddy is having an amazing World Show,” Dawn said.
Loving That Lope
In the Breeders Championship Futurity Two Year Old Western Pleasure Futurity, Million Dollar Rider Gil Galyean bested the field to take the futurity championship with his entry, I Lope You Love Me. The two year old mare was bred by Dorothy Hornback, and Gil and Becky Galyean purchased her in the Markel Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale in 2022.
“We call her Little Penny, and she’s by The Lopin Machine and out of Too Cute To Snooze,” Gil said. “Becky showed her mother quite a bit. This is her first foal.
“You’re always a little bit concerned the first time you show them, because there is a lot going on in that arena, but she is real quiet and doesn’t get scared of things. She was very consistent in our class. She’s such a pretty mover. Things really came together for her at this show.”
A New Horse, A New Win For Anneene Miller
In the Color Breeders Championship Futurity Three Year Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure, Anneene Miller took a recent purchase into a class for the first time and came out with the futurity championship when she showed Heza Heart Throb.
“I saw him at Back To Berrien, and asked if he was for sale. He was just so consistent. I went back and forth with Aaron Moses with videos and discussion since Aaron wasn’t at that show, but we got him bought,” Anneene said. “He’s a super boy and I’m excited to have him. It seems like Aaron has even found another gear for him since we bought him.
“He was started by Brian Baker, and Brian and Aaron start horses very similarly, so it was easy for Aaron to follow Brian in training him. He’s very cute and he doesn’t get rattled. For me though, it was a little scary and I was nervous showing him for the first time. I had new chaps and they just felt a little different. And no one offered me a drink,” Anneene joked.
Tara Byrd Wins Her First Belt Buckle
The Novice Amateur Hunter Under Saddle saw a competitive group of horses and riders that took two splits and a final to determine the winner, but Tara Nicole Byrd and JustSayTheCode earned the world championship title.
“I just won my first belt buckle,” Tara said leaving the arena. “Sawyer is four years old, and my mom bought him as a late yearling. He’s by VS Code Red and out of Just Say Gold.
“I’ve been doing Hunter Under Saddle for a couple of years, but this is my first year to show him. He’s a good soul, and he’s very honest. We had a great ride.”
Fabio Was Fabulous
In the Breeders Championship Futurity Non-Pro Three Year Old Hunter Under Saddle, there was no doubt who the champion was when the judges all agreed that Im Willy Fabulous and Sandra Morgan were indeed fabulous, unanimously choosing the duo as the winners of the class.
“I just got him back from the breeding shed the 15th of June, but he didn’t seem to miss a beat,” Sandra said of the stallion she calls Fabio. “He just really flowed through the class. He just rides like no other horse I’ve ever been on.”
Saay My Name Gets Named Again
Aaron Moses’ horse in the Three Year Old Open Western Pleasure has already made a name for herself after racking up wins at other futurities, but Saay My Name has now added NSBA world champion to her resume.
“She seems like she’s just getting stronger,” Aaron said of the mare known as Chevy. “She’s had a little time off and I think that helped her. She’s one of the most honest horses I’ve ever had. And, she’s the most fun I’ve had showing a horse.
“Today, she was sso consistent. She has great balance and she lopes and jogs well both ways. She’s actually a full sister to the second place horse, Queen Ov Hearts, that Gil Galyean showed. They were both bred by H&P Ranch and they started them both.”
The Cooki Monster Gobbles Up The Competition
Susan Roberts and The Cooki Monster haven’t been showing all that long together but they are becoming old pros at winning classes. The case in point is their double win on Tuesday in the Breeders Championship Futurity Four To Six Year Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure and the Amateur 50 & Over Western Pleasure.
“I started showing her last year, and the Premier was our first show together,” Susan said. “She’s amazing. I couldn’t ask for a better horse. I didn’t think I could top Richard that I showed before, but Cher does that. I was a hair nervous because we trotted in first and I’ve never done that before, but from then on she listened to me and did what I asked.
“RJ King and Blair Townsend have been awesome, and we’re really having fun showing together.”
Alyse Roberts’ Perfect Trifecta
Alyse Roberts had a monster day in the Hunter Under Saddle pen on Tuesday. She won a futurity championship aboard Maximum Quarantime for owner Megan Brown in the Color Breeder Championship Futurity Three Year Old Open Hunter Under Saddle.
Alyse later showed Do I Willy Have To to win the futurity championship in the Breeders Championship Futurity Two Year Old Open Hunter Under Saddle, as well as the world championship in Two Year Old Open Hunter Under Saddle.
“This colt just has great rhythm,” Alyse said. “Lauren Allen bought him at two days old from Debbi Trubee. He’s by Makin Me Willy Wild. This was my first time showing him, and he didn’t care about anything out there. I loved his canter. He’s just a really good boy.
From Pony Horse To BCF Champion
When Sandra Morgan was looking for a Maturity horse at the Congress, no one thought the pony horse would be the best pick, but that’s just what happened when she bought Always GoodToBe Best and they won the Breeders Championship Futurity Four To Six Yea Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle. It would be Sandra's second win of the day on Tuesday.
“Alyse Roberts had this horse that she was using as a pony horse,” Sandra said. “We saw her on the hot walker and thought she was pretty good legged. So I made her my project horse.”
Sandra took the gelding by Good Better Best home over the winter as a DIY project. “I’ve shown Tom at the Premier and the Sun Circuit and now here,” Sandra said.
From Longe Line To Two Year Old BCF Championship For Dee From Tennessee
Dee From Tennessee has had a lot of accomplishments since she left Tulsa one year ago. Nancy Ditty bought the filly by The Lopin Machine and out of KM All The Best at the NSBA Markel Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale in 2022. Since then the filly has been named a Congress and reserve Congress champion in Longe Line and is now an NSBA world champion in the Color Breeders Championship Futurity Two Year Old Open Western Pleasure with trainer Rusty Green.
“She’s such a natural loper,” noted Katie Green. “She’s very talented and you really can’t not make her lope. It’s been more about training her mentally than anything else. She’s already having a great career, and we love that she started in the Longe Line and is continuing to succeed.”
With Nancy’s Ditty Up Farm located near Rusty and Katie Green in Ocala, Florida, it’s an easy relationship. “It’s been fun this year,” Nancy said. “We’re just enjoying her this year and we’ll see where it takes us.”
From Little White Dot To World Champion
You could say that Paula Czapko has been with This Cowboys Mine from the very beginning, and Tuesday she watched the four year old gelding win the $25,000 Limited Horse Western Pleasure world champion title with Aaron Moses aboard.
“I’ve been with this colt since he was an embryo,” Paula said. “There were actually twin embryos, one filly and one colt, and I kept telling Aaron Moses that I had a feeling that the colt was special. After training both of them, Aaron agreed with me, so Cowboy has always been special.
By The Lopin Machine and out of Suddens Leadin Lady, Cowboy is one example of Paula’s breeding program. “It’s even more special to have raised him to this,” she said. “Aaron is such a good showman. Cowboy just went so slow and strong in the class. It was fun to watch.”
Makin Angela Fox Happy
Angela Fox had been showing Makin Me Happy, known as Bean, in several events at the NSBA World Championship Show, and it was her goal to win the Amateur Hunter Under Saddle world title. They accomplished their goal.
“We’re doing a whole lot of classes, and he just takes it all in stride,” Angela said. “What’s nice is since we added classes like Showmanship, Horsemanship, Hunt Seat Equitation, Western Riding and Trial, I have steering now and I can adjust his speed to get our spots in classes. Today, we had a lot of horses in the pen, and I was able to adjust.
“I didn’t think it was possible for him to get better at the Hunter Under Saddle, but I think the other classes have really helped make him better. We’ve been a bridesmaid in some of our other classes, but this was one class at the NSBA World Show that I really wanted to win.”
Bean is by Makin Me Willy Wild.
Bred For Pleasure, Made To Hunter
Leslie Vaugner Lange showed Look Here Im Hot to win the world championship in Color Senior Hunter Under Saddle for owners Jean and Gerald Swiss. “He’s by Extremely Hot Chips and out of One Hot Mouse, so he’s bred to be a pleasure horse, but he really took to the Hunter Under Saddle,” Leslie said.
“He kind of went to the back burner for a while. His three year old year was the COVID year, and now that he’s six, he’s a senior horse. So we decided to try a new event. He was second in the Green Hunter Under Saddle last year, and he’s also doing Showmanship and Trail and starting on lead changes.
“He has a Select Amateur owner for now, but he might be starting an All Around career next year with a new owner, we’ll see.”
To view complete show results, see the NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity schedule or view the live video feed, please visit nsba.com. The NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity continues through Sunday, August 20.