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
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
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
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
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
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