Kentucky State Fair 2010


Picture perfect RWC Nutcracker's Ballerina and Clark Clouse

George Borcherds and I had the privilege of attending the recent 107th World Championship Horse Show, in Louisville, Kentucky. Merril Murray and Courageous Lord put up a grand show to win the coveted title of Five Gaited World's Grand Champion on Saturday night! Surely one of the best Five Gaited classes I ever had the privilege of watching.

The Junior Horses were especially of a high standard this year and we can look forward to them showing later on in the Senior Division. 

Undulata's Nutcracker and Sir William Robert offspring were excelling once again with Undulata's Nutcracker siring a record of 12 World Champions! He was the no 1 sire of World Champions  for the second year in a row. Sir William Robert 's offspring was second with 8 World Championship Titles. CF First Night Out was third with 6 WC's.

Only a four year old, Nutcracker's Ballerina and Clark Clouse put on a brilliant show in the Open Mare Park Stake! How she was tied reserve by two of the judges is still one of the unsolved mysteries of the show! The knowledgeable Louisville crowd reacted appropriately to this travesty.

(SA) Tornaado broodmares' once again produced performance World Champions with Tornaado's Tidal Wave producing 2 World Champions at the show. Both were sired  by Undulata's Nutcracker! It will not be long before she is inducted as the first Broodmare Hall Of Fame for (SA) Tornaado. She, incidentally, is also the dam of the deceased, brilliant 2009 Weanling Champion, Sir Clarence Ronald (x Sir William Robert).

Tango's Wee Pee became the first S.A. stallion to sire a World Grand Champion, namely Lace's Last Tango, the Fine Harness World Grand Champion. He is out of the 1989 Amateur Three Gaited World Champion, Sultan's Leather and Lace. The Fine Harness Reserve Grand Champion was A Travelin' Man sired by (SA) Tornaado.

The horse however that really lit up the ring with her performance Saturday night, was the Amateur Three Gaited World Champion, With Style and Grace shown by Tara Grom! This exquisite mare is by Sir William Robert x Lady Peridot (x Periaptor) They unanimously win a two horse workout against the great CH Marching Orders. 

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Kentucky County Fair:

Hackney Pony Champion - Heartland Rough and Ready

Fine Harness Champion - Cherished King

Three Gaited Champion - Paranormal

Five Gaited Champion - Treasure The Warmth


Equitation Championship:

Junior Saddle Seat Equitation - Courtney McGinnis

Senior Saddle Seat Equitation - Brittany Mc Ginnis


ASR Futurity Champion Weanling 

Sir Surreal

ASR Futurity Reserve Champion Weanling 

MBA's Cary's Girl


ASR Futurity Champion  Yearling 

I'm First Born


Breeders Open - Champions Weanling

Amateur Champion Weanling

We Must Be Nuts


Breeders Open - Yearling

Royal Scotsman


Fine Harness

World  Grand Champion, Ladies World Champion, Ladies Champion  - Lace's Last Tango

Reserve World Grand Champion, World Champion Stallion/Gelding - A Travelin Man

Junior  World Champion, Junior Champion Stallion/Gelding - HS Dignitary

Reserve Junior World Champion, Junior Champion  Mare  - Madison Brown

Amateur World Champion & Amateur Gentleman Champion - Heir's Treasure

ASR National TwoYear Old Futurity - I'm In Heaven

ASR National ThreeYear Old Futurity - Military Secret

Three Year Old Stallion/Gelding - Aldemar's Crystal Pistol

Two Year Old Stallion/Gelding Div I - Night Tide

Show Pleasure Adult Driving World Champion, Division I Adult Champion - CH A Cinderalla Story



Three Gaited

World Grand Champion, Reserve Champion over 15.2 Stake - Grande Gil

Champion  15.2 & under  Stake -  Callaway's Clemency

Ladies Three Gaited World Champion, Ladies over 15.2  - Our Charming Lady

Ladies Three Gaited Reserve World Champion, Ladies under 15.2  - Heavenly Thunder

Ladies Amateur World Champion , Ladies Amateur over 15.2  -   Glenview's Excellalante!

Ladies Amateur 15.2 & under  -  Size Me Up

Amateur World Champion,  Amateur 15.2 & under -  With Style And Grace

Reserve Amateur World Champion, Amateur over 15.2 - Marching Orders

Amateur Gentleman Champion - Heathermoor Prince

Junior World Champion, Reserve Junior Champion over 15.2 - Real Action

Junior World Champion over 15.2  - Brookhill's Glam Slam

Reserve Junior World Champion, Junior Champion 15.2 and under, Division I - Call Me Regal

Junior Champion 15.2 and under, Division II - Swing An Singin

Champion Three Year Old - Thunderstar

Reserve Champion Three Year Old - Fox Grape's Imprimis

Champion Two Year Old, Div I - Vienna Waltz

Champion Two Year Old, Div II - Crystal's American Idol

Champion Two Year Old, Div III - A Night In Vegas

World Champion Junior Exhibitor 14 - 17 years, Champion Junior Exhibitor 14 - 17 years, Div I - CH An Heir About Her

Open Park World Champion  - Dr Zhivago

Open Park Mare Champion  - Callaway's Local News

Open Park Mare Reserve Champion  - Nutcracker's Ballerina

Amateur Park Champion, Amateur Stallion/Gelding Champion  - CH Perfect Vengeance

Park Champion, Junior Exhibitor  - CH Justa Rascal

ASR National Futurity Three Year Old Park Pleasure - Three Point Shooter

Junior Exhibitor 13 & under Championship  - Victoria Lynn

Three Gaited Pony Championship - Manhatten's Irish Cream

Show Pleasure Adult Championship  - Kalarama's Twister


Five Gaited

World Grand Champion and World Champion Gelding - Courageous Lord

Reserve World Grand Champion and Champion Mare - Callaway's Annabel Allison

Champion Stallion - Callaway's Bluesman

Reserve Champion Stallion - I'm Lookin' For You

Ladies World Champion, Ladies Mare Champion - Lynn Williams

World Champion Amateur, Champion Amateur Gentleman Champion  - The Daily Lottery

Reserve World Champion Amateur , Amateur  Mare Champion -  Ava Gardner

Amateur Stallion/ Gelding -  CH Breaking News

Ladies Amateur World Champion, -  Callaway's Born For This

Ladies Amateur Mare Champion -  Our Sweet Addison

Junior World Champion, Junior Champion  Stallion/Gelding Stake    - Marc Of Charm

Junior Champion Mare - Nuttin' But A Dream

Junior Reserve Champion  Stallion/Gelding Stake  -  The King's Redemption

ASR National Futurity Three Year Old Champion - Kalarama's Delightful

Junior Exhibitor 14 - 17 Years, Championship  - Fight Night

Champion Junior Exhibitor 14 - 17 years  Div II - Stravinsky

World Champion Junior Exhibitor 13 & Under - Sprinkles

Show Pleasure, Junior Exhibitor Division I  - Callaway's Exception To The Rule

Show Pleasure, Junior Exhibitor Division II  - Desert Supreme Kid