Horse show

A trio of district riders strutted their horses at the Thanksgiving Classic quarterhorse show in Brandon, Man. last weekend.
Leanne Beck of Devlin and her horse, “Hot Red Rodder,” capture grand champion honours in the young halter class Saturday and took fourth in the trail division.
On Sunday, they won grand champion again in young halter class to go along with a fifth-place showing in trail and fourth-place finish in showmanship.
Beck also was sixth overall in the Western pleasure riding class.
The 15-year-old’s performance put her at 10 points in the halter category for the season–garnering her a register of merit from the American Quarter Horse Association.
Also competing in Brandon were Alana Wieringa of Emo and Beck’s younger sister, Michelle. Wieringa, riding “Bell Popper,” came in third twice in the same division as Leanne Beck.
She also grabbed fourth in halter.
Competing in the younger class, Michelle Beck and “Cat Dancing Lady” were fourth and fifth in the weekend’s overall showcases while earning fourth in the showmanship.
She also competed in the English riding hunt seat class (fourth on Saturday and third on Monday) and the Western pleasure (aged 13 and under), finishing fourth overall on Saturday and fifth in trail.
The girls are members of the Borderland Quarter Horse Assoication. Three other members, Kalli Wieringa and Kayla and Mackenzie Caul of Devlin, also showcased their horses about five times throughout the year, including at the Emo Fall Fair in August.
The unofficial end to the quarterhorse season in the region, the Classic attracted about 100 riders from Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Minnesota, and North and South Dakota.
The BQHA will host the Northern Superior quarterhorse circuit awards banquet in January.