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Memorial Day/Stanford Happening

Memorial Day Circuit & Stanford Happening

May 25-28, 2018
Tunica, MS - Paul Battle Arena
Four judges - Brad Jewett, Richard Spinks, Jerry Erickson, and John Boxell
Flat fee - $250 per horse (includes one stall, entry fees, and office & drug fees!)

Reserve stalls and RV spots - David Jones (501.743.7085)
Other information - Jerry Beaty ( or 501.258.9405)

Showbill and entry form are now available!
Patterns will be uploaded closer to the date.

2018 Memorial Day/Stanford Happening
Blind Horsemanship Challenge (Exhibitors were paid by over $1,000 in winnings, last year!)
AQHA Level 1/Green Western Pleasure will have $500 added
Buckles awarded to champion and reserve in Amateur, Select, and Youth Western Pleasure and Level 1 Youth and Level 1 Amateur Ranch Riding

Stanford classes are open to ALL BREEDS
     $500 added Open Ranch Riding (buckle to champion, reserve, and highest placing non-pro)
     $500 added Non-Pro Level 1 Horse and/or Rider Western Pleasure (buckle to champion and reserve)
     11 and Over Walk-Trot (saddle to champion and buckle to reserve)
     10 and Under Walk-Trot (money and random prizes to exhibitors)

Small Fry classes are open to ALL BREEDS!
     A buckle will be awarded to the Small Fry High-Point Champion.

2017 Memorial Day/Stanford Happening
Paid out $3,400 and awarded 16 buckles and a saddle
$1,000+ each paid in Blind Horsemanship Challenge and Open Ranch Riding
As always, Stanford classes are open to all breeds!

Largest AQHA Classes in 2017
25+ entries - Amateur and Level 1 Amateur Ranch Riding, 
20+ entries - Open Ranch Riding, Level 1 Amateur Western Pleasure
15+ entries - Amateur Reining and Western Pleasure, Open Poles, Level 1 Amateur Horsemanship
Also had 10+ entries in multiple classes including barrels, poles, stakes, horsemanship, western pleasure, hunter under saddle, showmanship, performance halter, ranch riding, and reining.

Join us for the 16th Stanford Happening Memorial! Award buckles are sponsored by Equine Omega Complete!

2017 Money and Buckle classes

Stanford Classes (Open to ALL BREEDS):

- $500 added Level 1 Horse and/or Rider Non-Pro Western Pleasure

  • Brian Brady and Lazy Looker awarded champion buckle and $385
  • Semmie Wicker and Hope By Certain awarded reserve buckle and $231
  • Jenny Honey and Cookin It Up Hot awarded $154

- $500 added Open Ranch Riding

  • Randy Schaffhauser and Dun Its Code awarded champion buckle and $383
  • Jeff Honey and Taking Chancez awarded reserve buckle and $302
  • Nicole Lewis and Suddenly No Warning awarded non-pro champion buckle and $232
  • Lesa Lewis and Colonelspeppybargirl awarded $151
  • Jenny Honey and Suddenlyoutoftheblue awarded $93

- Level 1 Walk-Trot (11 and Over)

  • Shelby Ashcraft and Riding The Range awarded champion saddle and $180 
  • Grace Thompson and Good Absolute awarded reserve champion buckle and $135
  • Linda Smiley and Broke Machine awarded $90
  • Stephanie Williams and Zipit Martha Stewart awarded $45

- Walk-Trot (10 and Under) | cash drawings


Stanford Buckles also awarded in:

- Amateur, Select, and Youth Western Pleasure (Saturday) | buckles to champions and reserve champions

- Level 1 Youth and Level 1 Amateur Ranch Riding (Sunday) | buckles to champions and reserve champions


The $500 added Blind Horsemanship Challenge had 17 entries and paid out over $1,000.

  • Shelley Grissom and Dun Ben Noticed awarded $323
  • Kay Hardin and Watch For Charlie awarded $253
  • Brandy Robbins and All Nite Invited awarded $182
  • Sidney Dunham and Huntin For Rhythm awarded $111
  • Nancy Boatwright and SRS Dream awarded $81
  • Hannah Longing and Blazing Hot Blake awarded $61

Comeback later for 2017 Candids