Young Guns! Oklahoma Equine Hospital Youth Evening a Success

The next generation of reiners came out to showcase their talents on Friday evening during the Tulsa Reining Classic’s Youth Evening sponsored by Dr. Joe Carter and Oklahoma Equine Hospital. The night began with the leadline event, where 14-entries vied for top honors.

In the end, Judge Mike Perkins couldn’t make the call, resulting in a 14-way tie for first. Congratulations to all the contestants:
Frank Wolford IV and Colored White Trash
JJ Gauthier and Snap Whiz It
Ignacio Diano and Whiz N Annie
Evan Buckley and Tagmealeo
Joy Deary and Dun Deal
Emily Kuykendal and Wright On Whiz
Charlie Johnson and Jac Smart
Lane Petroll and Lil Ruf Major
Sofia Boechat and Wimpy Walla Wanda
Hailey Ordner and Dun Won A Spook
Turner Olsen and Im Dreaming Of Chics
Matheus Teodora Salgado and Pintadinho
Ty Boechat and Ned
William Horner and Fortunate Cowboy

Immediately following the Leadline event, the Walk/Trot began. In the end, Colt Mitchell bested the field of11. During the in-arena interview following the class, he was asked what he was thinking about while showing. He earnestly replied, “Winning.”

Competing in the Walk/Trot class were:
Madison Rafaz and Lenas Whizabelle
Jace Villines and Whizability
Mimi Cate Copeland and Travelers Invitation
Becca Schaffhauser and Get Juiced
Brinkley Beicker and KC Customchromedout
Madison Pokluda and Doctor Pistol
Alexandra St. Onge and Bella Juice
Colt Mitchell and Surprise Easter Kid
Trace Olsen and Im Dreaming Of Chics
Matheus Teodora Salgado and Pintadinho
Faith Horner and Fortunate Cowboy

Five riders competed in the Youth Freestyle Class. Beaches, pop culture, and patriotism themes ruled the night. Savannah Ostner captured the 14-18 division with her Hunger Games-inspired routine. Molly Mitchell slid and spun her way to the top spot of the 13 & Under class, performing to Scotty McCreery’s “Out of Summertime.”

The list of Freestyle contestants included:
Blair Thopmson and Boggies Gun Phire
Jacob Keller and Lil Jazzy Gun
Reed Harris and Checs Sport Model
Molly Mitchell and Playgun Chic Olena
Savannah Grace Ostner and A Bueno Chic

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