The OQHA Fall Show Was Spectacular

Look at these photos and all-around results from the Oregon Quarter Horse Association September 11-14 show in Eugene.

Oregon Quarter Horse Association and The American Quarter Horse Journal

Scroll down to view more photos in a slideshow from the 2014 Oregon Quarter Horse Association Fall Spectacular, which was September 11-14 at the Oregon Horse Center in Eugene. (Credit: Don Trout, courtesy of OQHA)

The Oregon Quarter Horse Association Fall Spectacular wrapped up September 14 in Eugene, Oregon, after four days of showing, learning and sunshine. 

A particularly fun highlight of the show was the free barbecue for exhibitors on September 12, where good food and great company was enjoyed out by the barns. Several clinics preceded the barbecue, including:

  • Roping – Mike Marriott of Aurora, Oregon, and Dale Tingle of Corning, California
  • Working cow horse – Brandon Staebler of Klamath Falls, Oregon, and Jim Spence of Yamhill, Oregon
  • Advanced reining – Gary Roberts of Murrieta, California
  • Advanced showmanship – Nancy Alto-Refro of Finley, California

On Saturday, several more clinics were offered: 

  • Advanced trail – Gary Roberts
  • Advanced horsemanship – Nancy Alto-Renfro
  • Beginning horsemanship and trail – Laura Satern of Silverton, Oregon, and Sarah Hamer-Raschein of Albany, Oregon

OQHA show organizers would like to extend a huge thank you to these AQHA Professional Horsemen for their help with the clinics.

Horsemen and -women tested their mettle in an all-breeds trail competition, which was held on an outdoor extreme trail course. The course featured 12 to 16 obstacles, depending on the class. The obstacles ranged from a pond to boulders and trees. Five classes, or divisions, were offered, and the winners were: 

  • In-hand– Shesa Bugs Commander (Kellys Golden Moon-Just Magical by ZX Flashy Commander) and Abby Archer of Eugene, Oregon
  • Level 3 – “The Bailiff” and Dennis Foley of Eugene, Oregon
  • Level 2 – “Chief” and Katherine Dovenberg of Wilsonville, Oregon
  • Level 1 – Shesa Bugs Commander and Abby Archer
  • Youth – “Tanner” and Madison Morrow

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OQHA also offered beginning classes for exhibitors who have earned 2.5 or less lifetime points in any breed competition.  These classes are offered to give new, beginning exhibitors a place to compete. A buckle was awarded to the winner of each class. Congratulations to the following beginning class winners:

  • Halter – TH Her Touch Is Ntense (APHA) and Lindsay Toney
  • Showmanship – Sizzlin Jet Set (Hot Attraction-Mos Loveable by Doc O Mos) and Brooke Birchard of Oregon City, Oregon
  • Hunter under saddle – Swellegant Elegance (Barpassers Image-Zips Poco Honey by Zee Zee Zip) and Sophie Gratchner of Tigard, Oregon
  • Hunt seat equitation – Repeat The Pleasure (Repeated In Red-Miss Winter Dream by A Winters Breeze) and Joyce Sorensen of Corbett, Oregon
  • Western pleasure – Way Zippin Sensation (APHA) and Amira Johnson
  • Horsemanship – Macs Good N Dynamic (Macs Good N Plenty-Slow Floatin Zippo by Dynamic Deluxe) and Jennifer Reeves of Oregon City, Oregon
  • Trail – First Rate Mos (Doc O Mos-Checkmate Partee by Par Three) and Hannah McDonald
  • Reining – Commanda Lil Remedy (Hesatuf Leocommander-Cutta Chex Remedy by Cal Cutta Remedy) and Adrienne Davidson of Scio, Oregon
  • Team roping, heading – “Dualls” and Candace Schultz
  • Team roping, heeling – Honey Of A Pistol (Pistol Packin Dual-One Last Gem by Dox Ruby Gem) and Robert Lovell of Coquille, Oregon
  • Ranch horse pleasure – Hotroddin Tailwind (Zippos Tailwind-Sheza Hot Leaguer by Blazing Hot) and Barbie Fowler of Zamora, California
  • Working cow horse – Ima Cutn N Whizn (Topgun Whiz-Docs Cut Thumb by Short Thumb) and Tracy Brown of Red Bluff, California

The show concluded with the crowning of the all-around winners:

  • Open – Just Dual Me (Dual Peppy-Harley Chic by Dealin Dirty), owned by Dan Fox of Chino, California, and shown by Kurt Pylman of Bend, Oregon
  • Select amateur – Foxy Jerrycat (Jerry Lees Surprise-Foxy Ali Cat by Taris Catalyst) and Joel Gisler of Bend, Oregon
  • Amateur – Cruisen Slow N Sweet (The Sweet Cruiser-Majors Vesta Rose by Canis Major) and Angela Marshall of Burns, Oregon
  • Level 1 (Novice) amateur – Cruisen Slow N Sweet and Angela Marshall
  • Youth – Docs Royal Doulton (RC Command-Genuine Gayle by Genuine Doc) and Racheal Nordby of Bend, Oregon
  • Level 1 (Novice) youth 14-18 – Some Like Hot Chicks (Some Like It Sonny-Chickie Charm by One Oh) and McKenzie Church of Coquille, Oregon
  • Level 1 (Novice) youth 13-&-under – Swellegant Elegance (Barpassers Image-Zips Poco Honey by Zee Zee Zip) and Sophie Gratchner of Tigard, Oregon
  • Small-fry – Luvtalope (Zipped My Zipper-Shimei and Squaw Leo) and Emily Gratchner of Portland, Oregon

Congratulations to all the winners at the OQHA Fall Spectacular! Good luck to those headed to the AQHA Level 1 (Novice) Championships or the AQHA World Championship Show!