American Saddlebred's Biggest Stage Crowns New and Repeat World's Grand Champions


Louisville, Kentucky - The 2010 World's Championship Horse Show (WCHS), held annually in conjunction with the Kentucky State Fair, was held at Louisville's Freedom Hall from Sunday, August 22, through Saturday, August 28.

There was plenty of excitement at WCHS this year, as new World's Grand Champions were crowned in the Fine Harness and Three-Gaited World's Grand Championships, while the Five-Gaited World's Grand Champion repeated as such in 2010. Among a formidable field of competitors, as in each class, Courageous Lord emerged victorious in the Five-Gaited World's Grand Championship, owned by Marsha Shepard and Bill Carrington of Shelbyville, Tennessee, and ridden & trained by Merrill Murray.

In the Fine Harness World's Grand Championship, Lace's Last Tango won the top spot, piloted by James Lowry, owned by Tri Color Ventures, Inc. of San Juan Capistrano, California.

The Three-Gaited World's Grand Championship was won by CH Grande Gil, owned by Hillcroft Farm, LLC of Paris, Kentucky, trained by Larry Hodge, and ridden by Misdee Wrigley Miller.

To view the full results of all competitions held at the 2010 WCHS, visit ASHALive.net. Here you will find links to all class schedules, entries and results, as well as judges' cards. You will also find online versions of the American Saddlebred Daily, a daily results magazine that includes competition results from classes held the previous day, editorial content, and graphic photos of the previous day's events.

In addition to the coverage at ASHALive.net, you can find candid photos, videos and more by visiting the special coverage page on Club Equestrian.

Photo:  Merrill Murray and Courageous Lord, Five-Gaited World's Grand Champion. Photo by Jen Corcoran/E Motion Photography.




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