USA EQUESTRIAN ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF WORLD'S CHAMPIONSHIPS
USA Equestrian (formerly AHSA) announced today the results of the Five Gaited, Three Gaited and Fine Harness titles at the 2001 World's Championship Horse Show, which took place during the Kentucky State Fair, Louisville, KY, August 19-25, 2001.
For the second consecutive year Dena Tanner Lopez piloted Wild Eyed and Wicked to the top to claim the title of World's Grand Champion Five Gaited Horse while Anne and Sam Safford's recent acquisition of Yes It's True paid off as Sam rode the gelding to victory in the Three Gaited Grand Championship. Callaway's Copyright, the 2000 Junior Fine Harness Champion, moved into the open division to claim the Fine Harness Grand Championship title in 2001 with driver/trainer John T. Jones.
Five Gaited Grand Championship
1 Wild Eyed and Wicked (My Genius King x Perry's Free Spirit); Rider/Trainer - Dena Tanner Lopez; Owner - Sally McClure Jackson, Overland Park, KS; Breeder - David Mountjoy, Lawrenceburg, KY.
2 Zovoorbji Commander in Chief ((SA) Pexid El Nimo x (SA) Vidas Cameo's Rosa-Lee); Rider/Trainer - William Schoeman; Owner - Samuel E. Webster, Atlanta, GA; Breeder - J. Lambrechts, South Africa.
3 Time Well Spent (Time Willing x Storm Seed), Rider/Trainer - Debbie Foley; Owner - Mr./Mrs. Charles Goodman, Chicago, IL; Breeder - Kathy Capsuto, Alhambra, CA.
Three Gaited Grand Championship -
1 Yes It's True (CF First Night Out x Callaway's Coronet); Rider - Sam Stafford; Owner - Anne/Sam Stafford, Cleveland, TN; Trainer - Anne Stafford; Breeder - Caughman Farms, Inc. Eastover, SC.
2 Hollywood Excellence (Attache's Born Believer x Hollywood Nights); Rider/Owner - Elizabeth Goth, Lebanon, KY); Trainer - Larry Hodge; Breeder - Don Harris, Simpsonville, KY.
3 Castle Bravo (CHSky Watch x Yorkshire Pudding); Rider/Owner/Trainer - Mitchell E. Clark, Danville, KY; Breeder - Paul Hamilton, Springfield, KY.
Fine Harness Grand Championship
1 Callaway's Copyright (Supreme Heir x Callaway's Claudette); Driver/Trainer - John T. Jones; Owner - Fox Grape Farms, Inc., Roanoke, VA; Breeder - Callaway Hills, Jefferson City, MO
2 Kalarama's New Sensation (Slam Dunk H. G. x Conversationalist); Driver/Trainer - Lynda Freseth; Owner - Guy & Karen Smith, Shack Creek, WI; Breeder - Paul Hamilton, Springfield, KY.
3 CHRadiant Success (Radiant Sultan x CHLa La Success); Driver/Trainer - Nelson Green; Owner - Jacquelyn M. Sted Revocable
Trust, Lexington. KY; Breeder - Mrs. F.D. Sinclair, Tulsa, OK.
USA Equestrian Inc., as the National Equestrian Federation of the U.S., is the regulatory body for the Olympic and World Championship sports of dressage, driving, endurance, eventing, reining, show jumping, and vaulting, as well as 19 other breeds and disciplines of equestrian competition. As the country's largest multi-breed organization, the Federation has over 77,000 members and recognizes more than 2,800 competitions nationwide each year. It governs all aspects of competition, including educating and licensing all judges, stewards, and technical delegates who officiate at these shows.