Tar Heel Fall Classic Reigns in Raleigh

Check out these results and candid photos from North Carolina Quarter Horse Association's final show of the year.

The American Quarter Horse Journal

This was Sandy Thompson's first time showing in the ranch horse pleasure and she earned two first places and one second at the Tar Heel Fall Classic. (Photo courtesy of NCQHA) Scroll down to view more photos in a slideshow.

The Tar Heel Fall Classic, September 26-28 in Raleigh, wrapped up the 2014 North Carolina Quarter Horse Association show season. 

View results from Show 1 and Show 2. 

Among the show highlights were futurities for western pleasure, hunter under saddle and reining competitors, plus a trail challenge. The winners included:

  • Open yearling longeline: Diamond N The Skin, shown by Jessica Gillis for owner Randal Menscer of Hope Mills, North Carolina, earning $535
  • Open 2-year-old western pleasure: Justa Machine, shown by J. Cole Baker for owners Gorman and Alice Barger of Weber City, Iowa, earning $1,700
  • Open 3-year-old western pleasure: Chex This Hot Amiga, shown by J. Cole Baker for owners Gorman and Alice Barger, earning $624
  • Open 3- and 4-year-old hunter under saddle: Best In The Moonlite, shown by Tami Thurston for owner Linda Jacobs of Galloway, New Jersey, earning $384
  • Non-pro 3-year-old western pleasure: Show Gurl, shown by Juliana Blackburn-Baskin for owners Bill Baskin and Susan Blackburn, earning $319.50
  • Non-pro western pleasure maturity: RR Time To Step Out, owned and shown by Virginia Carter of High Point, North Carolina, earning $384
  • Open 3-year-old reining: Peppy Rey Shines, shown by Rick Rogers for owner Dennis Herman of Maiden, North Carolina, earning $535
  • Trail challenge: MWS Lace His Zipper, shown by Jacob Hartman for owner Haley Hine Of Yadkinville, North Carolina, earning $384

View the full results from the Tar Heel Fall Classic futurities.