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Nutrena East Champion of Champions

Ginger Baxter leads Coos Me In The Dark to the Level 1 amateur halter Champion of Champions title at the 2019 Nutrena East AQHA Level 1 Championships in Wilmington, Ohio.
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By Larri Jo Starkey

Ginger Baxter of Rockford, Michigan returned to showing in style as she won the Level 1 amateur halter Champion of Champions title May 3 at the 2019 Nutrena East Level 1 Championships in Wilmington, Ohio.

Ginger led Coos Me In The Dark to win Level 1 amateur aged geldings, which qualified her for the Champion of Champions drive. “Colby” is a 2013 black gelding by Kid Coosified and out of Rth Style And Grace by Kids Classic Style. He was bred by Kelli Jensen of Freeland, Michigan.

"I have not been in the show pen since I was 18,” Ginger said, “and I’m 43. I’ve always been a horse show mom with my daughter, and now the deal was I had to show him.”

Show him she did. The decision for Coos Me In The Dark was unanimous, as all three judges had three-time world champion at the top of their cards. 

“We took ownership of him this year,” Ginger said. “We’re blessed and excited to have him.”

Shawn Yount of Knox, Indiana, showed Equities to the reserve Champion of Champions title with Equities, a 2013 sorrel mare by CK Kid and out of Emoney by Mr Elusive. She was bred by Terry Bradshaw of Thackerville, Oklahoma, and is owned by Shawn and Elizabeth Thompson.

Equities won the Level 1 amateur aged mares class to qualify for the Champion of Champions drive.
Blayne Specht, who turns 7 next week, of Meadowview, Virginia, led Shez Telling Me to the youth Level 1 halter Champion of Champions title. Shez Telling Me is a 2013 sorrel mare by Telling and out of Shez Kiddin Me by Im Kiddin. The mare was bred by Don and Doreen Mackenzie of Dugald, Manitoba, and is owned by Kyle G. Hughes of Meadowview.

Shez Telling Me won the Level 1 youth aged mares class to qualify for the Champion of Champions drive.
Alissa Zio of Johnstown, Ohio, led No Bling Needed to the reserve youth Champion of Champions title. The 2018 sorrel filly is by I Am Relentless and out of Unsweet Tee by Tees Legacy. She was bred and is owned by Renie F. Williamson of Granville, Ohio.

No Bling Needed won the Level 1 youth yearling fillies class to qualify for the Champion of Champions drive.