Winning Hands at Lucky Seven Classic
See who claimed all-around titles at the Tennessee Quarter Horse Association's circuit May 7-10.
By Tara Matsler | May 11, 2015
Good ol' Southern hospitality and big classes were the marks of the Tennessee Quarter Horse Association's Lucky Seven Classic May 7-10 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Boasting especially large classes in the Miller Coliseum were Thursday's Level 1 (Green) western pleasure, which required two splits for its 32-horse class; Thursday's performance halter classes, where handlers tracked their horse to all six judges, then showed to three at a time; plus Saturday's showmanship classes, with 27 in Select and 36 in amateur.
Exhibitor favorites for the weekend were the Lucky Seven snack wagon, hospitality tent featuring coffee in the morning and dinner in the evenings, and "Win, Lose or Draw," where everyone was eligible for a chance to win a custom-made Harris work saddle, sponsored by Sierra Vista Ranch and Nancy Chapman. Each time an exhibitor entered a class, he or she received a ticket. After that, all that was left to do was for exhibitors to put their back number on the ticket, place it in the box and TQHA drew for the lucky winner, which happened to be Cindy Rosson of Eads, Tennessee.
Show committee members Katie Benson and Dawn Woodside deliver the goods in the Lucky Seven Snack Wagon.
And then there were the all-around, reserve all-around and circuit awards ... All-around champions took home bronzes by McMillan trophies, with coco-fiber rugs going to reserve all-around winners, then leather halters and halter bags for circuit winners, red buckets to reserve circuit winners, and not to mention the top six under each judge in each class taking home something special as well.
The American Quarter Horse Journal congratulates the following all-around champions from the Lucky Seven Classic.
Level 1 (Green) All-Around
Champion: Raise Ur Bid, a 2012 bay mare (Good I Will Be-IE On The Raise by Iron Enterprise), shown by Dawn Baker for Eloise Turner-Jones of Burlington, North Carolina
Reserve: Chocolatey Special K, a 2011 brown mare (One Hot Krymsun-Zips Chocolate Swirl by Zips Chocolate Chip), shown by Amber Hanson Pickard for Kelli Jensen of Freeland, Michigan
Champion: Onlyafraid Inthedark, a 2008 bay mare (Invitation Only-I Like Itin The Dark by Dynamic In The Dark), shown by AQHA Professional Horseman Michael Colvin for Cathrin Gutmann of Austria
Reserve: Air Zip, a 2007 sorrel gelding (Zippo Jack Bar-Mysterious Dream (TB) by Mystic Prospector (TB)), owned and shown by Makayla Flowers of Ocala, Florida
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Champion: RV Miracle Machine, a 2010 bay gelding (A Good Machine-Ill Be RV Radical by Radical Rodder), shown by Justin Clay Arrington for Vickie Kent of Graceville, Florida
Reserve: Putadrinkinmyhand, a 2010 sorrel gelding (Only In The Moonlite-RR Just Call Me Sara by Potential Career), shown by Hayley Saul for Dean and Kathie Saul of Des Arc, Arkansas
Champion: Pawn Star, a 2010 chestnut gelding (Hot N Blazing-Sophisticated Invite by Invitation Only), owned and shown by Teresa Balkcum of Wilmington, North Carolina
Reserve: RC Will I Be Good, a 2009 bay mare (Good I Will Be-Absolute Iron by Natural Iron), owned and shown by Suzanne Mayo of Thompsons Station, Tennessee
The lucky Harris saddle winner was Cindy Rosson of Eads, Tennessee, just by her are best buddies Kara Sisco and Nancy Boatwright of Hays Quarter Horses.
Champion: Putadrinkinmyhand, shown by Hayley Saul
Reserve: Take The Last Luke, a 2006 sorrel gelding (Luke At Me-Diversi Dee by Diversified), owned and shown by Tina Volmer of Oak Point, Texas
Level 1 (Novice) Youth All-Around
Champion: Too Flashy To Zip, a 1999 chestnut gelding (Flashy Zipper-Mito Jona by Mito Paint (TB)), owned and shown by Alaina Smith of Tifton, Georgia
Reserve: Soxys Krymsun Sun, a 2004 bay roan gelding (One Hot Krymsun-Good N Soxy by Zippos Mr Good Bar), shown by Jobeth Scarlett of New Market, Tennessee
13-&-Under Youth All-Around
Champion: Soxys Krymsun Sun, shown by Jobeth Scarlett
Reserve: Zippo Lightair, a 1996 brown gelding (Zippo A Award-Air Of The Night by Lucys Doc), shown by Sydnie Ochs of Milton, Wisconsin
14-18 Youth All-Around
Champion: Zippin On Top, a 1997 brown gelding (Tonto Top Chic-Zippo Breeze Bar by Zippo Pat Bars), owned and shown by Katheryn Van Slyke of Nolensville, Tennessee
Reserve: They Call Me Jake, a 2001 bay gelding (The Sports Machine-Zippos Annie Lee by Luck Too), owned and shown by Kamiah McGrath of Bell Buckle, Tennessee