Friday’s classes at the A Sudden Impulse Futurity saw large payouts on a day that ended with classes under the lights in the Grand Arena. In between, exhibitors kept busy with Performance Halter, Trail, Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle classes, as well as a with an exotic car show, a Kentucky Derby party, an auction to benefit Tricia Yamber and the special auctioning of the late Susan Scott’s saddle to establish the Susan Scott Memorial Youth Scholarship.
Leading the Trail
Three Trail classes saw purses that featured $2,000 in added money on Friday morning.
Cheyenne Augsburger and Made No Regrets won the Four and Five Year Old Non-Pro Trail, earning $960. She and the four year old Machine Made gelding are relatively new show partners.
“We got him in the barn a year ago in February when a customer owned him, and we bought him last October,” Cheyenne said. “We are learning to do the All Around classes, everything from Trail to Hunter Under Saddle, Equitation, Horsemanship and sometimes Halter.
“He’s very easy and quiet and he’s fun to be around. I love his personality. He’s always in your face. We call him several things but his barn names are really Apollo and Baby.
“I’m really excited about winning this class with him, because its his first big class win.”
Carmen Mayabb piloted Made The Right Bet to win the Three Year Old Limited Open Trail, earning $1,097 for former owners Capital Quarter Horses LLC. Libby Maggert recently purchased the three year old roan gelding.
“We’re really excited about his future,” noted Tommy Sheets, who will be working with the gelding known as Butch.
“Nick Mayabb and Andy Cochran put a phenominal foundation on him, and on top of that he has the bloodlines, being by Machine Made, and such great movement and ability. We will keep showing him in Trail and Western Pleasure, and then Libby will be showing him too.”
In the Limited Non-Pro Trail, Rachel Trebesh and No Doubt I Shine took the top spot, earning $1,036 for the win.
Known as Mako, the eight year old gelding is by No Doubt Im Lazy. “I’ve had him since he was four years old,” Rachel said. “We do the All Around events, but he really loves Trail. We won the Amateur Trail earlier, as well as the Southern Belle and Non-Pro.
“He’s such a good boy, and he’s at such a fun age. He’s pretty much always happy and is good with his ears. I thought today’s pattern flowed really well, and it was a fun course to show.”
In the first class of the afternoon in the Grand Arena outdoors, Deanna Green took the first place prize and $3,861 with Cardi Bee. She was a quick study of the three year old One Hot Krymsun mare.
“Katie’s been working with her for about a week now,” Deanna said. “We bought her from one of Bill Hatten’s clients. She’s so fun to show. She’s very soft, and she has such a good feel. She’s showing in the Maiden too and Bill made the Limited finals.
Two veteran exhibitors tied to win the Maturity $5,000 Limited Horse Non-Pro Western Pleasure. Steve Wheat, showing Pipe Dreamz, and NothinButLazy and Bill Cosentino each earned $830, with Steve winning the tiebreaker for the awards.
Big Checks for Youth
Kenzie Bracken and her long-time show partner Styles Sophisticated earned a big paycheck for first place in the Youth 13 & Under Hunter Under Saddle. They took home $3,088 in the $7,500 added class.
“I’ve shown Tex ever since I was in Small Fry,” Kenzie said. “He was really good today. His lopes were especially good.”
Tex was bred, born, raised and trained by Kenzie and her parents, Laura and Jerry Bracken, and is by their stallion Sophistication Only.
Another round of big checks were handed out in the Youth 14-18 Western Pleasure, which featured $10,000 in added money. NSBYA's own Steve Wheat and Pipe Dreamz returned to earn their second bronze trophy of the day, as well as a first place check for $4,148.
“We call him Neo, and we’ve had him about a year,” Steve said. “I really like him. He’s pretty fun to show. My dad (Greg Wheat) helps me with him. I’m not sure where all we will be showing this year, but we’re planning to go to the AQHA Youth World Show.”
Steve was especially excited about the support of the NSBA Youth at the A Sudden Impulse Futurity. “We really appreciate the added money that the Roberts family put into this class,” he said.
The Three Year Old Maiden Hunter Under Saddle’s Limited Open division saw a tie for first and second place, with Jack And Koa and Darla Lee, showing for Shelly Boyle, and Hot Mess N A Dress and Lori Augsburger, showing for Kelley Mundrick, each earning $3,000.
In the tiebreaker, Darla and Jack And Koa earned the first place trophy.
The Limited Open division of the Three Year Old Maiden Western Pleasure Futurity saw Fiire N Ice and Cody Parrish, showing for his parents Bret and Candy Parrish, earning the first place spot and $16,760 for the win.
The flashy stallion known as Kona was a favorite among the crowd. “It is just so easy for him, that really I just stay out of his way,” Cody said. “He has such a cadence, rhythm and self -carriage about him that he just does it on his own. It’s really the most fun I’ve ever had showing a horse.
“The hardest part of this whole thing was waiting for this show to happen. We knew a year ago with this class was announced that we wanted to show in it, so we’ve been trying to wait patiently for it to get here.”
Kona is by Machine Made, and out of Diamonds R Best, by RL Best Of Sudden. The Parrish family has certainly seen success with both sides of Kona’s pedigree. Kona and Cody will compete again in the Open Maiden finals. “We will be showing at the Madness and the NSBA World, and all the major shows,” Cody said.
For Katie Green, winning the Three Year Old and Over $2,500 Novice Horse Western Pleasure with Ima Golden Machine was bittersweet. “This was our last show together,” she said.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome. It was great showing under the lights here in Ocala in the last class of the night. ‘Mac N Cheese’ is going to a great home with Linda Neece and showing with Aaron Moses. Linda is a dear friend of ours, and we are really excited for Aaron to get her. We think they will do great things together.”
The four year old palomino mare is by Machine Made. “We bought her at the Big A last year, and with COVID, we didn’t get to show her that much. It ended up being a blessing, because she had earned just under the limit for the Green and Novice classes and we got to show her in them this year.
“She’s just special. She is very even, and so well cadenced, and she just lopes her butt off. Plus she’s just beautiful to look at.”
The final day of the A Sudden Impulse Futurity concludes on Saturday, May 1, with Performance Halter, Lead Line, Walk Trot and Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle classes, including the finals of the Three Year Old Maiden Hunter Under Saddle and Three Year Old Maiden Western Pleasure on Saturday evening. For more information about the show, please visit worldequestriancenter.com.
NSBA members gave with their hearts in memory of two long-time NSBA members. The show saddle of the late Susan Scott was auctioned to start the Susan Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund within the NSBA Foundation, and was purchased by Leslie Bacon for $37,000, a record for the sale of a Harris Leather saddle. With additional donations to date, the fund has already collected more than $80,000 for the new fund. To donate to this fund, please visit nsba.com/how-to-contribute and choose the Susan Scott Memorial Scholarship.
In addition, a live and silent auction is being held for Tricia Yamber, who lost her husband Carl earlier this year. Live and silent auction items will continue to be auctioned on Saturday before the Maiden Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure classes on Saturday.
The final day of the A Sudden Impulse Futurity concludes on Saturday, May 1, with Performance Halter, Lead Line, Walk Trot and Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle classes, including the finals of the Three Year Old Maiden Hunter Under Saddle and Three Year Old Maiden Western Pleasure on Saturday evening. For more information about the show, please visit worldequestriancenter.com