The third show of the season, the Versatility Fun Show, was held on Saturday, June 29 at Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn, WI. All started out a bit wet and rainy, but improved throughout the day, allowing use of the outdoor ring for plenty of fun and games. Exhibitors turned out from Wisconsin and Illinois for this casual dress show, which was been the largest WWHA show so far this season. The Honorable Jason Bachert made the trip from Wildwood, MO to judge the 55-class show. Check out the complete results. Additional pictures can be found on the WWHA Facebook page and in a link posted by Amy Janecek, who so kindly donated her time and efforts to photograph the show. Article and photo compilation by Marianne Springer.
Pre-show hustle and bustle.
Teyha Crego is all smiles as she waits for the first class of the day, Model Flat Shod, with Dee Jay’s Morning Angel, owned by Margaret Wittkopp.
Judge Jason Bachert with ring steward Marsha Boeing (left) and Show Manager Carol Olp (right).
Jan Spencer on Spirit of Brigadoon, happy the rain has finally stopped.
Thomas White making his way to the ring on Kodachrome’s Snapshot.
Ava Peapenburg on Sierra’s Gold Sunrise getting a little assistance from owner Shannon Salm.
Julia Autiero on Goldust’s Merry Boy, owned by Margaret Wittkopp.
Gale Zinter relaxing for a moment on Northern Adventure.
Laura Donze getting focused for her ride on Charlie, owned by Jennifer Donze.
Chuck Scholl, ready to enter his class on A Super Thrilling Spirit, owned by Jan Spencer.
Chuck Spinelli enjoys a moment after taking honors in Country Pleasure on Packin’ a Pistol owned by Amy Spinelli.
Mary Kepplinger, on Sweet Southern Jazz being assisted by grandfather and owner Mike Weber.
Renee Stasiewicz and Fash’s Main Man trying to stay dry under an eave between classes.
Mick Salm making a class list check, on Armed Cash Threat, owned by Andrea Seelhorst
Family conference: Matt Huebner on Mr Extra Motion and Terre Huebner on Counselor’s Jewel, both owned by Terre and Wally Huebner.
Ring steward Marsha Boeing delivering judge’s card with class results to show announcer Marianne Springer.
Carlee Domstrich getting warm-up time on Ford’s Sassy Cricket.
Eileen Olsen enjoying a little sunshine on General’s Sparking Image.
Cheryl Beres “all business” heading into her class on Wicked Dare Devil.
Amy Spinelli, making her way into a lite shod class on Red Sun Chip.
Jim Sizer taking a short break on Lady’s Gustin Thrill.
Andrea Pfeifer (left) on Whispher of Jazz, Jolene Trapp (right) on Irenes L Star of Midnight, both for Ralph Trapp. Final adjustments before class.
Plenty to eat at the pot luck.
Samantha Lepien was “abuzz” winning the costume class on Dude’s Sunrise owned by Kayla Kuenzi.
Craig Donze searching for a page in the catalog race with Charlie, owned by Jennifer Donze, quietly waiting.
Savannah Aller on Wicked Dare Devil and Miranda Kepplinger on Sweet Southern Jazz in the Tiny Tot Leadline class.
Kayla Kuenzi negotiating a speed turn in barrel racing on Dude’s Sun Rise.
Amanda Huebner racing home in a speed class on Extra Agent, owned by Terre and Wally Huebner.
Margaret Witkopp negotiating her way through pole bending on Dee Jay’s Morning Angel.
Kim Sizer and Andrea Madison galloping to victory in the rescue race on Lady’s Gustin Thrill, owned by Kim Sizer.
CONGRATULATIONS to Kim Sizer and granddaughter Andria Madison, winners of the Adult Hight Point and the Youth High Point awards at the Versatility Fun Show. They rode all day in rail classes, then went on to compete in non-timed and timed events. Each accumulated highest point totals amongst tough competition.