Favorite Oklahoma Moment?

Just curious to know what everyones favorite Oklahoma moment was?

Mine has got to be JW That Special Flaire winning the WC Open Park Harness again :) :)

69 Responses to Favorite Oklahoma Moment?

  1. anonymous says:

    My favorite was my friend winning her eq championship! Haha, a little biased XD

  2. anonymous says:

    Seattle Reign must have bitten his tongue because he was spewing blood all over the place. On him, his breastplate. This should be an automatic disqualification and he still placed third..

  3. AnonyHorse says:

    There were MANY bloody mouths this year. Including both Ch and Res Ch stallions.

  4. anonymous says:

    I think this is where things are all wrong…there should NEVER be bloody mouths. We are supposed to love this breed and this animal and watch out for its well being. Everything is so cut throat that I think alot of people have lost sight of what is important….Showing the animal at their best, showing the animal who is happy ,liking his job and is comfortable. Also showing the Morgan as a true Morgan. I think the breed is getting away from the true standards of the morgan breed. We have seen this happen so much with other breeds, Arabian, QH, TWH, etc.

  5. Anonymous says:

    ‘WC Park Saddle:

    Bugatti is coarse and just ran out of gas.
    Vibrance has no back end.

    Thought Bonnie Blue should have beaten both these.’

    Bonnie Blue just got lost in the crowd in my opinion if I hadn’t seen her enter the ring i would have not known she was in there. I think shes one of the coolest horses out there but on that night she just couldn’t rival the stallions, they had so much more presence.
    I disagree I don’t think Bugatti ran out of gas, infact quite the opposite I thought his workout was better than his class. Bear in mind that both him and Bonnie Blue are still only four and it is such a huge achievement for them to go into the open class and rival some of the biggest names in the breed.

    I thought the park saddle classes where better than ever this year, so many horses showed back making it a lot more entertaining! The young horse classes had so much quality i thought the junior park harness division had so much depth.

  6. rpt says:

    The four year old english pleasure classes were insane! The quality and standard in those two classes were perhaps the best in the entire english pleasure division.

  7. in regards to Seattle Rein’s bloody mouth– I could be wrong here, but if I had to guess, I think he ripped his mouth apart when he nearly fell down taking a turn and cutting to make a pass. The horse hit his knees, and still went back to work with his ears up!! I agree that bloody mouths should be penalized, but I really think that that is what happen with that particular horse, and I gave the animal a lot of credit for going on after that!

    I thought Bugatti got better as he went. Bonnie Blue is awesome, but it wasn’t her night. That was the first time I watched that horse and was acutely aware of how small she is. Still love ehr, though….

    I could have made a case for Cartier winning the Open, but I really like Peggy’s horsemanship, and I think that had a lot to do with her winning on Bada Bing.

    I loved the junior horse classes, all of the park saddle, and the Open English pleasure. I was disappointed with the lack of correct options in the In-Hand, and I thought the judges didn’t always put the right horse on top given what was in front of them. The really seemed to want a horse that could trot well on the line, and forgave some pretty short forearms if they could wave their legs anyway. Interesting to see the cards– I believe each judge selected a different winner in the Grand Champion stallion class. Will have to double check…

  8. Mark Bodnar says:

    I have been what I guess you could call a “lurker” on this list for a few months and this is my first post. I have been reading the post OKC comments and also read the post New England comments and have a couple of observations of my own. Some may not like them. If you choose to sign your post “anonymous” then dont post at all. Especially if it is to criticize a horse, judge, or exhibitor. If you have a strong enough opinion to post it then you should be brave enough to sign your name. I feel it is disrespectful to all of us. Everyone who shows puts a lot of time, money and love into their horses and shouldn’t be criticized by someone who wont sign their name. Just a pet peeve, sorry.

    Overall I thought the quality of horses at this years Grand Nationals was outstanding and I feel our breed is stronger in most every division that it was a few years ago. While I may not agree with every placing, I know from experience when I have judged that the view from inside the ring often times is a lot different than that from the stands.

    Congrats to all on a great OKC and have a great winter.

    Mark Bodnar

  9. bella says:

    Well written. We hope to hear more from you in the future.
    Michele =)

  10. Dawn Fire says:

    Hi Mark,

    I also find it very irritating when someone posts “anonymous”. I noticed a lot of posts on here being signed that way. Then it happened to me. A few weeks ago, I was signed in to this site and when I posted something, it came up anonymous. I am thinking it is some sort of computer glitch. Having said that, I am not sure that is not the case all of the time. Since that happened to me, I have wondered how many people thought their name was going to show up and it didn’t.

    Dawn Fire

  11. liz says:

    it has happened to me too Dawn

  12. Mark–

    I completely agree! I have taken A LOT of heat for some of my comments about the New England Regional. I gladly signed my name to the posts, and I have left them up there. I wouldn’t post something in this kind of a format that I hadn’t given careful thought to, but if I think it through, and think it is the right thing, I am signing my name to it every time!!

    BTW– Will you be at the Cochran’s auction? :-)

  13. susan overstreet says:

    I agree on the anonymous posting as well. Actually, people signing with a psuedonym have much the same effect, as people cannot identify them.

    Be really nice if posters signed with their name on each post. That eliminates any isse with the website showing “anonymous” even after signing in.

    Susan Overstreet

  14. Black Eye Beth says:

    I am sorry I have missed this problem. When we updated the blog software some strange problems have arisen. I will have my tech dude look into it.

    I am also sorry I haven’t caught this line of comments sooner either. I have been in the midst of some other “life” stuff and haven’t been able to watch as closely. If anything of this nature happens please email me directly. I will try to be a little more attentive.

  15. Anonymous says:

    This is a bit off the point, but I don’t know how to start a new post….
    Don’t you think Youth classes should have a world class? Surely it would help some youth stay in the breed as it is still a progress step between Junior Exhibitor and Ladies/Amateur. Youth Eq would be cool also!

  16. MManfreda08 says:

    anonymous, I would LOVE a youth WC! They have jr exibitor, why not youth?

  17. IED says:

    I’m all for a Youth WC.

  18. GraceMorgn says:

    Trisha- This is a couple days late… but yes, that was Alyssa Wick on Smitty in Jr Ex Park World Championship. She was indeed crying, though she says she doesn’t know why! That was her last year as a jr ex and they had already won the class last year. Smitty is a tough cookie and Alyssa only catch rides him at shows. She has done a wonderful job with him over the last three years.


  19. Cyanstar says:

    Hi Everyone; I loved the Amateur Park Saddle Class and I started to tear up when Allyson Nord started to cry when her number was called. I had just met her two days beforehand!

    I was fortunate enough to be part of the Broadmoor team this year because my son David has spent the last six months doing an apprenticeship with them. Mike and Dwayne are awesome and David said he would do it all again, no regrets!

    I also loved the Ladies Park Saddle Class, again, watching Allyson win with Love Her Madly. Did you catch “LOLA” smirking with her lips in the line-up? She was a hoot and brilliant in her class!

    Nancy Kavanagh

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