| The Region 16
Championship Horse Show took place on July 15-18, 1999 at the
NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. This show was sponsored by Region 16. 443
gorgeous Arabians showed throughout the 4 day show. Listed are some of the larger
stables that came to show their versatile Arabians:
Omni, Hy-Wynne Farms, Snook
Training Stable, Carosel Farms, Echo Hill Farm,
Phelan Training Stable, Leysbach Farm, Stachowski Farm, Thowbridges's, Victory
Lane Stables, Debbie Reed Training, Stillwater Farm, Classic Training Centre, The
Best of Both Worlds, Wellington Arabians, Maureen Quillan Ltd., North Ridge Farm,
Lakeside Stable, Meadow Ridge, Zekan Arabians, JL Arabians, Jubilee Show Horses,
Classic Arabians, Johnson Arabians, Dunromin, White Oak Farm, Mishugina Arabians,
Springwater Farm, Chestnut Hill Arabians, Brasslite Arabians, Desert Fox Arabians,
and Burger Training Centre.
Various vendors were
on the grounds: Esengards, State Line Tack Shop, The
Gorgeous Horse, Horse Tales and IAHA to name a few.
No show is ever
complete without a well-run show staff. Show Manager Gaylon
Medley and her staff did another spectacular job with this show. Show
Secretary - Marlene Kriegbaum, Office - Sally Story and Michael Kriegbaum,
Announcer - Hank Martin, Barn Manager - Roger Baldwin, Course Designer Over
Fence - Naomi Blumenthal, Coolers/Prize Money - Sally Smith & Sherry Christopher,
EMT - Barbara McCabe, Hospitality - Lee & Sherry Christopher, Dressage Manager -
Ann Fowler, Farrier - Norm Carney, Feed/Bedding - Mike Teske, Organist - Nancy
Roberts, Paddock Manager - Paula Haney, Photographer - Jeff Janson, Ring Clerk -
Barbara Longley, Ringmaster - Jack Dougherty, Scorer IAHA - Connie Curtis, Asst.
Scorer - Ellen Baldwin, ASHA Steward - Carolyn Kuhn, Veterinarian - Fingerlakes
Equine Practice, Videos - Horse Videos, Inc.
Judging the 4-day
Show were: Jackie Johnston (Missouri), Robert Purtee
(California), and Gerald Mcrae (Michigan), Dressage Show - Janet Black (New York),
Hunter Judge - Annabelle Francia-Kiss (New York).
The date for next
years Regionals are July 13 - 17, 2000 to be held in West
Springfield, Mass. Place the date on your calendars. Don't miss showing in the
century. Can't hardly believe it's almost here.
The hospitality tent
was managed by Lee Christopher, who as always, did a great
job of handling the people coming for the "free" water and lemonade. They
giving away free bags of popcorn. Approximately 200 gallons of water and lemonade
were given out throughout the 4-day show. On Sunday morning, everyone was treated
to "homemade pancakes" for breakfast made by Lee Christopher. Last year I
an opportunity to sample some of Lee's pancakes, no more restaurants for me! Each
morning, donuts and bagels were available in the Hospitality Room.
On Wednesday Evening
the "Welcome Party" was held at the Jukebox Restaurant.
"Free" hot dogs and hamburgers to the exhibitors. What a great way to
start a show!
The Jukebox Restaurant was busy at this show with the Chicken Barbecue held on
Saturday night. Good food and a lot of conversation makes for a fun evening! I
"you" thought the horses had all the fun. Sounds like the exhibitors
sampled a lot of
good food at the show!
prize money was given out to the non-sweepstakes classes.
Every Grand Champion received an embroidered cooler.
Here's a few rules
for the year 2000 to keep in mind: 1.) No longer will there be a
fee for sequential elimination. 2.) Horses qualified this year is good for
This show was fun
for the exhibitors/horses/spectators and the staff. You missed
this year but the New Year is right around the corner. Hope to see you riding your
horse to the Championship in the year 2000.