by Laura StevensThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Halter trainer Justin Bisel, who had been fitting A Classical Touch for owner John Peck of Ashland, Ohio, asked Ross Roark to show the gelding at the 2010 AQHA World Championship Show. Ross said when it’s “that caliber (of horse), of course you want to show him.”
“I was very privileged to be able to show him,” Ross said in his winning run interview with the Journal.
Ross described A Classical Touch as “what we’re looking for” in performance halter. He noted the horse’s strong topline, straight legs and style, and credited the gelding’s balance and correctness for the win.
“From head to toe, he’s a balanced horse with some substance.”
The 4-year-old gelding has earned points in several western events, including western pleasure and western riding.
At the 2010 All American Quarter Horse Congress, A Classical Touch was the performance halter geldings grand champion with Justin Bisel.
In the performance halter geldings class, A Classical Touch and Ross Roark competed against 27 qualifiers. “There were quite a few horses in there,” he explained. “Three lines. He showed real good.”
Ross says the gelding’s owners plan to continue showing him.
“He’s a young horse, so I think they’ll keep going.”
“Keep trying to win more gold trophies with him!” Ross said with a smile.
Ross Roark shows A Classical Touch