2011 Select World

Pleasure Driving

She’s hooked on pleasure driving

It has been an unbelievable week for Kerry Papendick, as she’ll tell you.

Kerry was reserve in western riding at the 2011 Adequan Select World Championship Show with Harley D Zip and placed ninth in western riding with Must Be A Detail.

But for Kerry and Must Be A Detail, aka “Stewie,” the week only got better.

“In the hunter under saddle, I was champion with Must Be A Detail and it was so nice and then this!” Kerry said of her final win at the 2011 Adequan Select World – the world championship in pleasure driving.

“It’s been a great week!” the Rapid City, South Dakota, resident gushed.

This is Kerry’s first year to compete in pleasure driving, but it’s Stewie’s second.

The 2002 bay gelding by Last Detail and out of Miss Boogie Bear by Bear Branch was the 2010 reserve world champion in senior pleasure driving with AQHA Professional Horseman Charlie Cole.

“Charlie’s done a phenomenal job (with Stewie),” Kerry said.

If it wasn’t for the extension of the qualifying period for the 2011 Adequan Select World, Kerry said that she wouldn’t have been in Amarillo to win the gold trophy.

“I got kicked by a horse back home in my hand and broke my hand up, so it was casted and I didn’t think I’d be able to drive at one of the shows, and then they extended the period, so I was able to go to the Redbud (Spectacular), so I got qualified there.”

In a year’s time, Kerry has gotten hooked on pleasure driving. Stewie’s performance in the Amarillo National Center arena probably helped matters, too.

“He was very good. There were no surprises during this class – it was very nice,” she said. “It’s a rush – it’s really fun! I know I’m going to continue ‘cause now I’m hooked.”

But what does Kerry think Stewie’s forte is? Between hunter under saddle and pleasure driving, she says it’s a little of both, but her goal is to work on her own equitation and get them to a place where they’ll be stiff competition in hunt seat equitation.

“I’m hoping that after a year of me doing (hunt seat equitation), I hope the eq is going to be his good class.” 

Kerry Papendick and Must Be A Detail

Kerry Papendick of Rapid City, South Dakota, and Must Be A Detail win the pleasure driving world championship at the 2011 Adequan Select World. (Journal photo).