BBR Show Record 2013
It was an amazing year for Big Barn Ranch and it's wonderful Fox Trotters! Thanks to all the people that gave us the opportunity to compete and ride. And especially to our coach and trainer Julie Moore. She had to train us and the horse!
BBR WAS INVITED TO REPRESENT THE MFTHBA AT EQUIFEST
We started off the year 2013 with an invitation to represent
the MFTHBA at Equifest of Kansas. That was in February. Julie Moore rode
High Point Amateur Superhorse, JJ's Sweet Dream ("Diva") and Waland Burger
rode Amateur Versatility World Grand Champion New York City Slicker
("Slick"). Together they performed a Western Free Style set to script and
music by Amber Wilson and choreographed by Julie Moore.
There was a lot of interest and many people attended. They loved what they saw and were amazed at the beauty, agility and versatility of the Missouri Fox Trotter.
BBR WINS HIGH POINT IN ALL ELIGIBLE DIVISIONS AT SUPER HORSE
Then in June there was the first ever "Super Horse
Competition". In addition to the competition for "Super Horse" there were
five other competitions. These divisions were Youth; Open; Semi-Pro; Open
Gaited Breed and Amateur. Our BBR riders and their mounts qualified for
three out of the five Divisions and Big Barn Ranch dominated by placing
First in all three Divisions.
It went like this. Dan Dyke and Misty's Mudslinger, ("Slinger), won First Place High Point in the Semi-Pro Division; Waland Burger and JJ's Sweet Dream ("Diva") won First Place High Point Amateur Division; Peggy Dyke and "Sweetheart" won First Place High Point Open Gaited Breed; and Lynne Burger and Gold Digger's Dusty Son ("Dusty) took Second Place Amateur High Point.
BBR DOMINATES THE AMATEUR DIVISION AT
The WORLD SHOW
TAKING FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PLACE
It was something we could never have dreamed of. Many thanks
to our exceptional trainer, Julie Moore and our wonderful riders from
Germany, Gerti Merk and Nadja Mayer.
In the Versatility Amateur Division New York City Slicker ("Slick) and Gertie won World Grand Champion Versatility; Nadja and JJ's Sweet Dream (Diva) came in second; and Lynne Burger and Gold Digger's Dusty Son "Dusty" placed third.
Diva and Slick also shared 1st place in the Versatility Working Horse High Point.
BBR Horses also dominated the open amateur division of the MFTHBA Obstacle Challenge at the World Show:
1st. J.J.’s Sweet Dream, Nadja Mayer
2nd. New York City Slicker, Gertrude Merk
Gold Digger's Dusty Son and Lynne took World Champion in Western Pleasure and Reserve World Champion in Western Horsemanship.
In addition, New York City Slicker and Waland took World Champion in the Open Ranch Roping.
IT WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR! WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO 2014!
- 4-27-13 - “Big Barn Ranch began the Show Season well at the Spring ASHA Show, conducted by the Missouri State University Ranch Horse Team and held at the Pinegar Arena in Springfield. Diva and Julie took 3rd place in Open Working Cow Horse; Open Pleasure and Open Reining. Lynne and Dusty took 2nd place in Novice Cutting and 4th in Novice Trail. (The Novice class was very large with 11 quarter horses competing!). And Waland and Slick took 5th in the Non-Pro Class. ASHA stands for American Stock Horse Association. All the horses present excluding the Big Barn Ranch Horses were Quarter Horses. The Judge was very impressed with the training and ability of our Missouri Fox Trotters! We can do this. Come on out for these shows and bring your Fox Trotters!"
- 1-27-13 - Two Big Barn Ranch horses and their riders have been chosen by the Missouri Fox Trotter Board of Directors to represent the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association at “Equifest Kansas”. “Slick”and rider Waland Burger; and “Diva” and rider Julie Moore will demo once a day. This is quite an honor and we are looking forward to introducing as many people as possible to the versatile and smooth Missouri Fox Trotting Horse. Equifest runs from February 8-10. To find out more about Equifest and see a Schedule of Events go to http://www.equifestofks.com/.
Originally published in Jan/Feb 2013
Big Barn Ranch Team Wins a Wallful of Awards
at FOSH Championship Show
By Josephine Cozean Styron
“A wallful of awards.” That’s how trainer, coach, and exhibitor Julie Moore
happily described the success of the Big Barn Ranch team at the 2012 North
American Pleasure Gaited Horse Championships Fall Region 2 show, held
October 6 and 7 at the National Equestrian Center, Lake St. Louis, Missouri.
The show was sponsored by NAPGHC, Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) and the GaitWay Horse Association. “The FOSH show was very well organized, and they had a good assortment of gaited horses,” said Moore, of Rogersville, Missouri. “The National Equestrian Center is a beautiful, first-class facility that is so comfortable and convenient for the exhibitors. The barns are connected to the large, beautiful arena so even during cold and rainy weather, everyone stays dry and warm,” said Moore.
The team of Lynne and Waland Burger’s Big Barn Ranch, Stockton, Missouri, won across the board. Here’s the rundown:
Waland Burger with New York City Slicker placed in the top 5 of the Best of Show and won the Open Gaited Breed (OGB) 3-gait Grand Championship. They won Reserve Champion in both the OGB Country Pleasure and OGB Gaited Pleasure. The duo also earned blues in five classes and took seconds, including the Mars and Venus class with Julie Moore. Lynne Burger, on Gold Digger’s Dusty Son, won the OGB 3-gait Reserve Grand Championship, as well as four second placings.
Team member Staci Ratti, riding Sun-Ray’s Bay Ray, was also in the top 5 Best of Show and won the Open 2-gait MFT Championship class. The pair also placed first in four other classes and took home a second place. Peggy Dyke, riding Yankee’s Special Sweetheart, won the OGB Gaited Pleasure Championship and took first in OGB E/W Country Pleasure.
Julie Moore, riding Patriot’s Scud Buster, captured second-place in the Open Gaited Pleasure and took two third-places. Moore also showed The New Yorker, winning the OGB Trail Obstacle class and the OGB Western Pleasure 3-gait class, as well as a second-place. In addition, Team BBR carried home seven additional third-places and one fifth-place in a mix of MFT and OGB classes.
“It felt very good to win because the judge (Martha Chatten of Estell Manor, NJ) was good. If she picked you, you knew you had done a good job. We also won in
several of the Open Gaited Breed Classes, which made you feel even better about your Missouri Fox Trotter!” laughed Lynne.
“Every time you show, you are an “Ambassador of the Breed.” I think this is even more so when you compete against other breeds. It makes a huge impression on the show participants, especially the ones you beat, and the spectators,” said Lynne. “One of the spectators at this show is now the proud owner of one of our two-year-old geldings. She saw her first Fox Trotter at a FOSH show.” The FOSH Region 2 Championship show was well organized and well attended, with over 200 entries,” said Moore. “The BBR team extends their appreciation to Teresa Bippen and her show management group for putting on such a successful show. We encourage any MFT owners who enjoy showing their natural and versatility Fox Trotters to participate in next year’s show. See you there!”
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