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Come On Man, owned by Adam Jokisch, of Freeburg, Ill., and ridden by Vance Vahle, claimed the garland in the Open 3-Year-Old Futurity Championship at the Spring Show of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association last Saturday night.
Come On Man, owned by Adam Jokisch, of Freeburg, Ill., and ridden by Vance Vahle, claimed the garland in the Open 3-Year-Old Futurity Championship at the Spring Show of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association last Saturday night.

Fox Trotters’ Spring Show Features 3-Year-Old Futurity

The 3-Year-Old Futurity and Spring Show of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association concluded last Saturday night with the crowning of champions in various categories of judging.
A traditional highlight of the Spring Show is seeing the 3-year-olds nominated for the Futurity make their inaugural ride in the show arena.
Futurity horses make their first appearance in the preliminary classes on Thursday, with the top 10 in those classes returning for the championship classes in three categories on Saturday night.
Winning the open futurity championship on Saturday night was Come On Man, owned by Adam Jokisch, of Freeburg, Ill., and ridden in the show by Vance Vahle, of Bolivar.
The fox trotter had placed first in the qualifying stallions and geldings class on Thursday night, as well.
Placing second and securing the title of reserve champion in the open futurity was Outta The Blue, shown by Garrett King for Joe Stewart and Jennifer Stewart of Farmington, Ark. He had placed second in the preliminary stallions and geldings class on Thursday.
Three-Year-Old Futurity champion in the Amateur Owned & Trained category was Glory B Rockin, owned and shown by Mitzi Mantle, of Sparta. Reserve champion was Neat Little Package, shown by James McNail for James McNail and Judith McNail, of DeSoto.
These fox trotters had also placed first and second respectively in the preliminary futurity mares class on Thursday.
Winning the championship in the Open Amateur division of the 3-Year-Old Futurity was Be My Guest, ridden by Craig Dansie, for Craig Dansie and Michelle Dansie, of Cody, Wyo.
Taking reserve champion in that class was King’s Rhythm Queen M., shown by Eddie Moore for Eddie Moore and Rose Moore, of Lebanon.
Both these horses had taken first place in their respective qualifying classes on Thursday.
The 2014 Spring Show opened in traditional manner on Tuesday last week with the Youth Seminar. The young exhibitors held a fun show on Tuesday night before the 35th annual show officially got under way on Wednesday.
Despite thunderstorms and rain showers, a total of some 74 classes were exhibited during the week, closing with Saturday’s championship show in the main arena.
Following are results of Saturday’s other championship classes. A complete list of all winners can be found on the MFTHBA website.
Class 62. Pony Performance (Pony Triathlon) (No Canter) Rider 7-14 – 1. Stroker’s Sweet Dawn, Noah Phillips, for Frank Phillips, Buffalo, Paula Phillips, Buffalo; 2. Isabells Charm, Taylor Abbott, for Tori Abbott, London, Ark., Judy Abbott, London, Ark.
Class 63. Youth Champion 11 and Under (Top 10 from classes 51A & 51B (No Canter) – 1. Fax Anne, Emma Jokisch, for Adam Jokisch, Freeburg, Ill.;  2. Sunrise’s Gold Spike, Jamie Alford, for Phillip Turner, Walnut Grove, Barbara Saxton-Turner, Walnut Grove.
Class 64. Youth Champion 12-17 (Top 10 from classes 55 & 58) (No Canter) – 1. King’s Special Sensation, Keeli Land, for Brian Land, Dora, Tara Land, Dora; 2. Playboy’s Southern Belle, Kassidy Landon, for Kim Landon, Lebanon, Kara Landon, Lebanon.
Class 65. Open Amateur Restricted 3 Yrs & Older Champion (Top 10 from classes 37 & 40) (No Canter) – 1. Silverado’s Country Rose L., Steve Franklin, for Debbie Franklin, Buffalo, Steve Franklin, Buffalo; 2. Kings Annie Lynn O, Herman Osborn Jr., for Herman Osborn Jr., Spring Hill, Kan., Teresa Osborn, Spring Hill, Kan.
Class 66. Out of State Champion (Top 10 from classes 22 and 38) (No Canter) – 1. Cardinal’s Parlie Annie, Amber Wilson, for Amber Wilson, Bonner Springs, Kan.; 2. Baby Jack Dusty C., Tina Stumpf, for Tina Stumpf, Columbia, Ill.
Class 67. Amateur Owned & Trained 3 Yrs & Older Champion (Top 10 from classes 20 and 53) – 1. Playboy’s Southern Belle, Kim Landon, for Kim Landon, Lebanon, Kara Landon, Lebanon; 2. The Belle Of The Ball, Megan Cantrell, for Lisa Cantrell, Conway, Danny Cantrell, Conway.
Class 68. Open Amateur 3 & 4 Yr Old Champion (Top 10 from classes 23, 25 & 28) (No Canter) – 1. Baby Grand, Autumn Larkowski, for Brian Larkowski, Strafford, Autumn Larkowski, Strafford; 2. Generals Golden Warrior S, Larry Kilroy, for Larry Kilroy, Bucyrus, Kan., Linda Kilroy, Bucyrus, Kan.
Class 69. Amateur Owned Specialty 5 Yrs & Older Champion (Top 7 from classes 54, 56 & 59) (No Canter) – 1. Jest Another Jessie, Laurie Luna, for Laurie Luna, Highlandville, Larry Luna, Highlandville; 2. Ebony’s Bobbie Sue, Brent Abbott, for Brent Abbott, London, Ark., Taylor Abbott, London, Ark.
Class 70. Open 4 Years & Older Champion (Top 10 from classes 26 & 29) (Will Canter) – 1. Pinky Tuscadero, Randy Williams, for Therese Murray, Kansas City; 2. Arizona Outlaw’s Margarita M.R., Vance Vahle, for Monika Rowe, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Class 71. Open Amateur 5 Yrs & Older Champion (Top 10 from classes 60 & 61) (Will Canter) – 1. Logans Pirate Chief, Dr. Julie Alford, for Dr. Julie Alford/ Revocable Trust, Springfield, Jamie Alford, Springfield; 2. Legend’s Blazie, Dawn Toler, for Dawn Toler, Greenfield, Shanna Toler, Greenfield.

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