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Fox Trotters Name Futurity Champions

333 #73champThe 2013 3-Year-Old Futurity and Spring Show of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association closed last weekend with the crowning of new Futurity champions.

In the open show that brought down the curtain on this year’s event, Pinky Tuscadero, owned by Therese Murray, of Kansas City, and shown by Randy Williams, claimed the garland and the top payback.

The 3-year-old had also taken first place in the qualifying futurity mares class on Thursday night to earn her way into the stake class on Saturday night.

Reserve champion in Class 73 was Mo Jazz Red Pride LJ, shown by Steve Dampier for Ronlin Farms, LLC, of Everton.

Mo Jazz Red Pride had also placed first on Thursday night in the futurity stallions and geldings class.

In the 3-Year-Old Futurity Amateur Owned & Trained championship, Ain’t She Grand took first place and Playboy’s Gypsy Rambler placed second.

The champion was ridden by Melody Nagel, of New Bloomfield, and is owned by Melody Nagel and Donna Struemph, of California, Mo.

The reserve champion was shown by Buddy Landon for Buddy and Cathy Landon, of Lebanon.

Ain’t She Grand placed second in the qualifying class on Thursday night but worked her way into the top spot on Saturday night.

In the Open Amateur class of the 3-Year-Old Futurity, Doc’s Surgeon General took the championship garland, and General’s Golden Warrior S claimed the reserve title.

Doc’s Surgeon General was shown by Autumn Larkowski for Brian and Autumn Larkowski, of Strafford.

Golden Warrior was shown by Linda Kilroy for Linda and Larry Kilroy, of Bucyrus, Kan.

Other champions named on Saturday night included the Open 4 Years & Older that went to My Daddy Is Grand, ridden by Randy Williams for Therese Murray, of Kansas City; and the Open Amateur 5 Years & Older, shown by Debbie Franklin for Debbie and Steve Franklin, of Buffalo.

Several other champions were named on Saturday night in various classes for amateur exhibitors and specialty classes, as well as a youth class.

Saturday night’s show opened with the pony performance which was the final leg of the Pony Triathlon. Previously in the week, these same horses and exhibitors had competed in model and obstacle course classes.

At the conclusion of the three events, the winner of the Pony Triathlon was Cinnamon Cindy, shown by Allie Terrill for Carl and Kip Terrill, of Summersville.

Reserve champion was Micro Sunrise, shown by Reagan Stevens for Larry Stevens, Marshfield.

Taking third place was Sunrise’s Frosty Cupcake, shown by Trey McDaniel for Larry Stevens, Marshfield; and fourth went to Sunrise’s Repunzel, shown by Salina Wheeler for Ronlin Farms, of Everton.

Fifth place was secured by Beautiful New Yorker, shown by Dally Thompson for Harry Patterson, Wichita Falls, Texas; and sixth place went to Sunrise’s Muffin Man, shown by Sadie Sherwood for Ronlin Farms, of Everton.

Rounding out the class was Little Boss Man, shown by Brock Utecht for Harry Patterson, Wichita Falls, Texas.

Fox Trotters also competed in versatility and ranch horse events earlier in the week, and points were tallied to determine the Versatility Ranch Horse champion.

That title went to Toddy’s Velvet Perfection, shown by Nichole Copple for Terry and Susan Engle, Pleasant Hill, Mo.

Second place went to Attu, owned and shown by Caitlyn Vaught of Fair Play.

Taking third place was JJ’s Platinum Champagne Doll, shown by Tony Vaught for Susan Engle, Pleasant Hill; and fourth place went to Nathan’s Ovation, shown by Jennifer Vaught for Susan Engle, of Pleasant Hill.

A Thrill A Minute, owned and shown by Sally Scott, of Rogersville, took fifth place in the Ranch Horse competition and sixth went to The Kansas Kowboy D., show by Isabella Brandreth for John Brandreth, Canton, Ga.

Taking seventh place was The Smooth Criminal V., shown by Ryan Weigel for Sweetgrass Ranch of Weston, Wyo.

The 55th annual Show & Celebration of the Missouri Fox Trotters will be held here Sept. 1-7. During that week, registered Missouri Fox Trotters from all over the country will be competing for the title of World Grand Champion.

World grand champions will also be named in Versatility and Ranch Horse competition at the fall show.