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Memorial Day/Stanford Happening

Memorial Day Circuit & Stanford Happening

$280 All-Inclusive fee (stall included)
Tunica Arena - Tunica, MS
Four Judges: Rob Meneely, Mike Hoeppner, Brad Leubben, and Steve Heckaman

Showbill now available!

Patterns and more information available closer to the show date.

Added Money IBRA/Open Barrel Race

ATTN: Barrel Racers
May 26 following AQHA speed events Youth, Adult, and Masters side pots
Contact Jack Scott (901)619-6383

Join us for the 17th Stanford Happening Memorial! Award buckles are sponsored by Equine Omega Complete!

2018 Results from Money and Buckle classes

Stanford Happening Results

$500 added Ranch Riding – 30 entries

Champion – Gotta Hot Gun owned and shown by Karen Johnson ($560, champion buckle and neck ribbon, and highest placing non-pro buckle and neck ribbon)

Reserve – Colonelspeppybargirl shown by Lesa Lewis owned by Dwight or Lesa Lewis ($305 and buckle)

3rd – MS Red Devil owned and shown by Zach McCarver ($168)

4th – Taking Chancez owned and shown by Jenny Honey ($112)

5th – Cinimer Jae shown by Rhonda Williams owned by Greg and Rhonda Williams ($98)

6th – Wimpys Flashy Jac owned and shown by Isabella Jacuzzi ($84)

7th –  Magnum Moo La owned and shown by Tim Laws ($70)


$500 added Blind Horsemanship Challenge – 20 entries

Champion – Brain Brady and Lazy Looker ($1,100 and neck ribbon)


$500 added Non-Pro Level 1 Horse and/or Rider Western Pleasure – 14 entries

Champion – Katie Johnson and Sole Sister ($368, buckle, and neck ribbon)

Reserve – Victoria Stroupe and Presidential Zippo ($276 and buckle)

3rd – Cole Crossland and Ubetimwhistlindixie ($184)

4th – Shelia Franklin and KM Jazz It Up ($60)


Level 1 11 & Over Walk-Trot – 13 entries

Champion – Cole Crossland and Ubetimwhistlindixie ($156, saddle, and neck ribbon)

Reserve – Alec Cochran and Zipit Martha Stewart ($117 and buckle)

3rd – Candy Workman and Dreams R Made Ofthis ($78)

4th – Jo Little and KM Bos Country Girl ($39)


Class buckle winners:

Youth Western Pleasure

Champion – Spencer Hardin and Zipit Martha Stewart

Reserve – Allie Briggs and KM Always Invite Me


Select Western Pleasure

Champion – Mariann Harrington and HP Lopin The Best

Reserve – Debora Jones-Young and A Gold Machine


Amateur Western Pleasure

Champion – Katie Johnson and Sole Sister

Reserve – Lori Ward and KM Jazz It Up


Level 1 Youth Ranch Riding

Champion – Zach McCarver and MS Red Devil

Reserve – Quinn Hodges and Saragosa Duck


Level 1 Amateur Ranch Riding

Champion – Alicia Parker and DJs Vested Trouble

Reserve – Amy Huffman and Taitos Doc Hollywood


The Memorial Day Circuit and 16th annual Stanford Happening would not have been possible without gracious sponsors. ArQHA would like to thank Equine Omega Complete, EH Pait Quarter Horses, H&P Ranch, Ferguson Tack, The Lewis Family, Specifically Special, Despino Cattle and Performance Horses, Jeff and Linda Sargent, RF Beef Co., Tutor Custom Granite, Stallion Transportation Group, Wicker Farm, Mary Bess Woodruff, The Beaty Family, Brian Brady, Classic Promotion, GO Team Dunham, Charles and Joan Gann, The Hardin Family, Jeff Honey Show Horses, Jessica Parris, Sally Blackwell Photography, and 2L Performance Horses.

Comeback later for 2017 Candids