View Results - Gambler's Choice Pairs

Organizer: Sharon Brown
Howard County Fairgrounds
West Friendship, MD
Aug 21 - Aug 21, 2004
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Twenty-two riders and plenty of support turned out for the first Gambler's Choice Pairs Open at the Howard County Fairgrounds newly renovated main arena.  There was a mixture of new riders, old riders, new ponies and old ponies for this competition.

The partner drawing for the AM session took place at 8:30AM sharp. Colored t-shirts were handed out to the newly formed pairs.  Some pairs tacked up and worked on their skills in the practice arena.

The first division to ride was the mixed Fossil/Novice/Green Pony division. The team of S Calhoun and M Reilly ran away with the first place ribbon.  The steady team of D McCready & A Vassallo took second.  The team of A Cone and R Freeman worked with new ponies and took third.

Next up was the Master's A & B Heats. In the Masters Heat A, the Green team of J McCready and R Horn got in stride early and coasted to a first place finish.  The Red team of V Brown and M Gilley started out slow but rallied to take second by one point over the Pink team of L Beckwith and K Sunderland. The Blue team of S Cone and C Rutledge worked through some DQs and finished fourth.

In the Masters Heat B, two old gamers came back to play again, A Gibbon and S Ritter.  The Purple team of M Vassallo and R Whitehair held on to take first closely followed by the Pink team of B Calhoun and S Ritter. The Green team anchored by J Hoke and with A Gibbon riding a new pony finished third.  The White team of J Cone and R Ningard finished fourth.

Masters Session 2, Heat A found the Pink team of M Vassallo and B Calhoun battling it out with the Red team of V Brown & R Whitehair.  Pink took first by 2 points.  The Purple team with S Ritter and K Sunderland worked out the morning issues with their ponies and finished third.  The Stars team with L Beckwith and R Ningard took fourth.

Masters Session 2, Heat B, was a cakewalk for the Blue team of J Hoke and J McCready (two members of the White Ice team). The Green team of S Cone and R Horn worked well together and finished second.  The M&Ms team (J Cone & C Rutledge) and Outer Limits (A Gibbon & M Gilley) battled it out for third place.  M&M's took third by one point.

Individual Champions and Reserve Champions were named for both divisions with the total earned points in both session making up the scores.  For the Fossils/Novice/Green, S Calhoun was Champ and D McCready was Reserve.  For the Masters, J McCready took home the Championship ribbon and J Hoke took the Reserve.

I would like to especially thank all the riders and non-riding supporters who came out and supported this competition.  For once, we had plenty of equipment crew workers and the parents could actually take a break!!  Keep up the good work!

Report from Sharon Brown, Gambler's Choice Pairs Organizer


Open Division

Results

AM Session

Team Points
Orange Crush
S. Calhoun riding JD
M. Reilly riding Tease
32
Gray Matter
D. McCready riding Midnight
A. Vassallo riding Cinbad
25
M & M's
R. Freeman
A. Cone
21

 

PM Session

Team Points
Grey Matter
S. Calhoun riding JD
D. McCready riding Midnight
32
M & M's
R. Freeman
A. Cone
25
Orange Crush
A. Vassallo riding Cinbad
M. Reilly riding Tease
20

Champion Individual Rider: S. Calhoun
Reserve Chamption Individual Rider: D. McCready


Masters Division

Results

AM Session, Heat A

Team Points
Green
J. McCready riding Nitro
R. Horn riding Two Bits
42
Red
V. Brown riding Sprite
M. Gilley
34
Pink
L. Beckwith riding Katie
K. Sunderland
33
Blue
S. Cone
C. Rutledge riding Somer Gold
29

 

AM Session, Heat B

Team Points
Purple
M. Vassallo riding Sebastian
R. Whitehair riding Skee
42
Pink
B. Calhoun riding Bustin' Dust
S. Ritter
38
Green
J. Hoke riding Somerset Bay
A. Gibbon riding Poncho
33
White
J. Cone
R. NIngard 
27

 

PM Session, Heat A

Team Points
White
J. Cone
R. NIngard 
44
Red
V. Brown riding Sprite
R. Whitehair riding Skee
42
Purple
S. Ritter
K. Sunderland 
29
Stars
L. Beckwith riding Katie
R. Ningard
26

 

PM Session, Heat B

Team Points
Blue
J. Hoke riding Somerset Bay
J. McCready riding Nitro
54
Green
S. Cone
R. Horn
35
M&M's
J. Cone
C. Rutledge riding Somer Gold
26
Outer Limits
A. Gibbon riding Poncho
M. Gilley
25

 

Champion Individual Rider: J. McCready
Reseve Champion Individual Rider: J. Hoke