The super friendly Pacific Arabian A Class Show was held on the 14th and 15th September 2019 at the Maryborough Showgrounds, this show is run by a very small Mackay and District Arabian Group and they do a fantastic job running the show and competing as well. A BBQ was held on the Friday Night as a get together for those people who had travelled early and it was a great opportunity for people to meet and have a chat with lots of laughs.
Saturday's program started off with a fantastic lineup of derivatives in the halter ring and included - Arabian Warmbloods, Anglos, Partbreds, Arabian Ponies, Arabian Riding Ponies, Half Arabians, Arabian Stockhorses and Api Classes. The open ring was judged by Jacqui Langfield who did a fabulous job. Plenty of horses in different types and colours to keep everyone happy. Supreme Derivative Halter horse - Royale Gezann KA.
Purebred Ridden horses followed the halter horses and some really quality horses and riders showed some lovely flashy workouts for good results. Supreme Purebred Ridden - Fames Phantom with Christine Hellyer.
The Junior ring was in full swing on Saturday morning with smiles all around and lots of fun. Jacqui judged the juniors as well and did a fabulous job, making the day fun for the parents and the kids. We had some very excited winners and these kids really are our future showies and pleasure riders. All showed lovely manners and sportsmanship especially Iris Jenkins who won the Judges Choice Garland.
A night program was included with a fantastic lineup of pure and derivative horses vying for the freestyle workout championship, everyone gave it their all with some great backing music. It was a close competition but an eventual deserving winner in the Purebred section sashed was Christine Hellyer and Fames Phantom showing some lovely work. The Derivative Ridden Winner was Petrina Gear and her very beautiful Just Magnetic.
Next in were the Liberty horses, this is always a fun class and with the horses left to do their thing we were treated to some really nice moving horses who were happy to show off for their owners. The winner of the Purebred Liberty was the show off Artistry MI owned by Hollie Webster and the winner of the Derivative Liberty was the flashy Halima's Prince Charming owned by Lee-Ann McClelland. The Liberty winners were presented with amazing paintings done by a local artist - Tammy Martin from Painted Brush Studios. These paintings are stunning.
Sunday started with the purebred halter horses and these horses put on a real show for the spectators, some lovely up and coming youngsters strutted their stuff. Supreme Purebred Halter horse - Aphrodites KA.
The purebreds were followed by the derivative saddle horses who put in some great workouts, it was great to see some youngsters coming through and handling the relaxed atmosphere very well. Supreme Derivative Saddle horse - Ellabrae Debonaire with Jessica Fedrick.
Next years date is 12th and 13th September, come along for a great weekend away with the family, we would love to see you. Please contact Wendy Saunders on her email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0429 841 993. Any Sponsorship questions to Wendy.
Photos for the Pacific Arabian Show were supplied by Jane Sheppard - 0428 653 325 or 07 4165 3325.
This show couldn't run without the help of the Committee, handlers, riders, volunteers, spectators and our wonderful and generous Sponsors who help out all weekend to make it fun for everyone. Thankyou to everyone.
Some of the results from the weekend
Champion Anglo Arabian - Twilon Ethereal Elegance
Reserve - Lavazza WFL
Champion Arabian Warmblood - Acclaim
Champion Arabian Partbred - Royale Gezann KA
Reserve - Brampton Divine Love
Champion Arabian Pony - Halimas Prince Charming
Reserve - Lookout Suzi Q
Champion Arabian Riding Pony - Elierra CSH
Reserve - Gossip Girl FF
Champion Half Arabian - Royale Elegance KA
Reserve - Sanjoy Shakira
Champion API - Jimba Royal Cascade
Champion Arabian Derivative natural pose - Queen Elsa of Shahbria
Reserve - Gossip Girl FF
SUPREME DERIVATIVE HALTER - Royale Gezann KA
Purebred under saddle
Champion Purebred Mare U/S - Foxylicious
Champion Purebred Gelding U/S - Balmoral MI
Champion Purebred Show Hunter U/S - Fames Phantom
Champion Purebred Working Hunter U/S - Balmoral MI
SUPREME PUREBRED ARABIAN RIDDEN - Fames Phantom
Adult Rider Classes
Champion Adult Rider - Darian Wise
Reserve - Gillian Beale
Champion Western Pleasure -Glengannon Anarchy
SUPREME FREESTYLE RIDDEN PUREBRED - Fames Phantom and Christine Hellyer
SUPREME FREESTYLE RIDDEN DERIVATIVE - Just Magnetic and Petrina Gear
SUPREME LIBERTY PUREBRED - Artistry MI and Hollie Webster
SUPREME LIBERTY DERIVATIVE - Halimas Prince Charming and Lee-Ann McClelland
Champion Purebred Mare/Filly -Aphrodites Ka
Reserve -Kithbrook Tahl'sha
Champion Purebred Gelding - Alias
Reserve -Princeton MI
Champion Purebred Colt/Stallion - Puccini WFL
Reserve -Aries CPA
SUPREME PUREBRED HALTER - Aphrodites KA
Champion Derivative Novice U/S -Elierra CSH
Champion Derivative Open U/S not ex 14hh -Elierra CSH
Champion Derivative Open U/S not ex 15hh -Ellabrae Debonaire
Champion Derivative U/S over 15hh -Just Magnetic
Champion Derivative Show Hunter U/S -Ellabrae Debonaire
Champion Derivative Working Hunter U/S -Pine Spur Justified
SUPREME DERIVATIVE ARABIAN RIDDEN - Ellabrae Debonaire with Jessica Fedrick
Champion Bridle Path Hack -Gossip Girl FF
Champion Arabian API - Kennallywood Kensington
The Gary Wells Practitioner Youth Program Hi Point Awards
5-9 years - Asha Hoolihan - Beauparc Rose Gold
10-13 years - Maya Hoolihan - Crestwood Royale
14-17 years Emily Larsen - Alias
Judges Choice Garland - Iris Jenkins - Koorana Park Lets Celebrate
A huge Thankyou to the sponsors of this show. Pan Pacs Arabian Club, Gary Wells Practitioner Group, Painted Brush Studio, Iionnah Arabians, Jane Sheppard Photography, Jordan Wicks Garlands & Photography, Cooloola Trophies, Zoe Rose, Southwood Saddlery, Kithbrook Arabians, Wayfield Lodge Arabians, Blue Dog Mechanical, Bunnings, Kerri Hill Photography & Graphic Design.