Articles: Horse News
American Saddlebred's Biggest Stage Crowns New and Repeat World's Grand Champions
Merrill Murray and Courageous Lord, Five-Gaited World's Grand
Champion. Photo by Jen Corcoran/E Motion Photography.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2010
By Brice Carr, American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA)
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
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:
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for equestrian sport in the United States of America by promoting the
of excellence from the grassroots to the Olympic Games, based on a
foundation of fair, safe competition and the welfare
of its human and equine athletes.