NWHA National News August 2018 - Page 4

OHIO CLASSIC REGION 2 CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW JUNE 22-23, 2018 — SUNBURY, OHIO Over 300 entries made the gait for the Honorable Gary Feltner to judge at the Mid-Ohio Walking Horse Association Ohio Classic Region 2 Championship Show June 22-23 at Eden Equestrian Park in Sunbury, Ohio. Folks traveled from Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, North Carolina, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, and from all over Ohio to support this event. Classes with amazing horses....a lot of champions crowned and qualified for the Regional Grand Championships at the National. It was a rainy weekend and rains became downright torrential and flooding, but exhibitors stayed dry with stall to showring under one roof at this venue. Of course, lots of work by Matt Janisch delivering all kinds of extra shavings to everyone during the flood-ing sure helped… rain was coming down in buckets….even water troughs at times!! The all volunteer office crew of Patty Janisch, Amy Messersmith, Susie Mackanos and Megan Jenkins did a wonderful job as always to keep the show running smoothly. Before the show, Terri Smith worked to obtain donated items for the silent auction that was also in the office and handled the auction duties throughout the show. The gate folks in the ring area were great…. Samantha Eveland had never been at a show before but volunteered for gate duties and still had a smile at the end. Mat Janisch and David Messersmith also helped on gates. We had a new DQP at the show and it was so nice to have Charlotte and Jim Holmes volunteer to scribe all weekend which was so helpful to keep the inspection area moving along so exhibitors had ample warm-up time before their class. Welcoming exhibitors into the showring, was a lovely center ring display put together with plants brought by Mag Ranft, Wendy Kaufman and Marianne Springer along with setup help from Shannon Gibbs, Roger King and the Lowe family. 4 NWHA National News / August 2018