Walking On Volume 6, Issue 10, October 2019 - Page 14

Kentucky Breeders Incentive Championship October 12, 2019 • Brownsville, Kentucky The 11th Annual Kentucky Breeders Incentive Cham- pionship Show was held October 12th In Brownsville, Kentucky. A COLD fall day saw exhibitors in dress attire in the ring and gloves, blankets, earmuffs, etc. outside the ring. Folks, WHOA hosted a great Championship Show. 161 horses came thru the gate manned by Sput Houch- ins. These were NOT entries but actually horses, 161 showed! Lovely, lovely trophies were donated by Blueray Jose owned by Holly Thrasher Schroeder for the Kentucky Breeders Incentive Shows. These trophies were much sought after by all exhibitors. The gorgeous ribbons were donated by Indigo Blue, also proudly owned by Holly. Both of these outstanding stallions are in the KEEPS Program and stand at O’Brien Vet Clinic in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This show differs from the other Kentucky Equine Ed- ucational Program (aka KEEPS) Shows in several ways. First - a person may not show any horse that has not been previously nominated into the KEEPS Program. The KEEPS program is funded by the Kentucky Race Horse Association. The horse that is to be shown must be nominated and must be sired by a stallion standing in Kentucky or the dam of said horse must reside in Kentucky 45 days prior to foaling. Second - With these requirements met; the horse may be shown only one time in the Championship Show. So pick the class in which you think you will do the best and go!!! Third - A horse receives four points for the class in which it shows. Therefore, IF you enter the class and complete the class you get double points. Fourth - If the horse places 1st thru 5th in under saddle classes you receive more monies!!! The money earned at the Championship Show is paid when the points are tallied at the end of show season. A person does not necessarily receive the money in the year in which the show is held - it might be the next spring before all the monies are divided. Hopefully I have clarified things and not confused you more. One hundred sixty one horses made the gate call with the Honorable Darden Gladney making the choices. All the way from Homer Louisiana, Darden got a feel of the weather a bit further north but was prepared with his overcoat and gloves. He did ask for the heater to be cranked up on the way home! It was a great show with cold but happy exhibitors Pretty Little Miss Edmonson County, Layla Roscoe helped tremendously with the ribbons AND her Dad, Eriq Roscoe did an awesome job of stepping in and tak- ing pictures when my Ipad got just a wee bit chilly. My thanks to both! – Sis Osborne That Darn Cat and Ava Johnson Papa’s Got The Blues and Larry Woods 14 • Walking On