The 2015 American Saddlebred Horse Association of Georgia began it show season March 21 with the inaugural show for Southern Legacy Stables in Allenhurst.
“We had a fantastic turnout for our first annual show,” SLS owner Caitlin Jarriel said.
Barns from all around southeast Georgia participated, including Bluff Creek Stables of Colonels Island, Pine Haven Stables of Brunswick, Wildwood Stables of Jesup, Revere Stables of Midway and Golden Isles Riding Academy of Brunswick.
Sara Kate Garrett, Lori Harden, Sydney Prindiville and Tiana Patten brought home blue ribbons and championships for Bluff Creek Stables. Garrett won the ASB show-pleasure class and the ASB show pleasure championship, riding Nuttin’ To It.
Patten won the hunt seat pleasure class and finished the day by winning the WTC championship. Prindiville claimed first place in the WTC equitation and showmanship classes. In the performance classes, Harden won the saddle seat equitation championship.
After a successful 2014 in the academy division of ASHAG for SLS, Lily Darsey moved into the performance division this year and continued her winning ways while riding Jaque Rules. She won the blue ribbon in the ASB country pleasure qualifying class and the 17-and-under saddle seat equitation class and also won the ASB country pleasure championship.
Other first-place winners for SLS were in the academy division of ASHAG. Madison Burriss, riding Santa Cruz, won the 11-17 WT showmanship class, Grace Pyon won the WT adult academy showmanship class, Tori Johnson won the WT adult equitation class, Maddox Blanche won the nine-and-10 WT equitation class, and Sanaa Owens won in lead line equitation walk only 8-and-under. Addy Shaw won the legacy lead line class.
Riding for Revere Stables in Midway, Marian Jeffers, riding Remington, won the open hunter pleasure qualifying class and the open hunter championship.
Liberty County riders Lindsey Dasher and Bunny Braun, riding for Pine Haven Stables, both were blue-ribbon winners at the show. Dasher won the saddle type pleasure, non-saddlebred horse or pony class, riding Whizbang. Braun won the road pony under saddle class, riding Twin Willows Storm Warning.
See coastalcourier.com for full show results.
In addition to the show, SLS hosted an Easter-egg hunt for all the junior exhibitors.
The next local show will be April 25 at Wildwood Stables in Jesup.