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other, and scor­ing her first Novice Youth points at a big show. Levasseur is only 7 and was com­pet­ing against youth in their up­per teens. Grabowski, in the same class, placed first un­der one judge and sec­ond un­der the other. That’s how tough the class com­pe­ti­tion was.

Jenna Dawes won the Youth Western Plea­sure class dur­ing the Re­gion 5 com­pe­ti­tion us­ing her horse, “Cer­tain to be In­vited” (Toby).

More re­cently, at the Tal­bot County Fair Horse Show, sev­eral Queen Anne’s County eques­tri­ans com­peted in the Open show, Fri­day, July 14. Dawes had an amaz­ing show, win­ning ev­ery class she en­tered, ex­cept two — Trail and English Plea­sure, which she placed sec­ond in both. She won Con­fir­ma­tion Hal­ter Geld­ing with “Toby”, and then Toby won Over­all Hal­ter Cham­pion for the fair. She also won the Un­der 14 Fit­ting & Show­man­ship class, Western Plea­sure, Western Horse­man­ship and English Equi­tation classes. She was the High Point Cham­pion for riders un­der 14 for the show.

Levasseur won the High Point Cham­pion for the begin­ner divi­sion. Judge for the Tal­bot show was long­time eques­trian Me­gan Wise.

Sev­eral other eques­tri­ans from Queen Anne’s County new to eques­trian sport com­peted for the first time ever in the show, all do­ing re­spectable in their show­ing.

PHOTO BY DOUG BISHOP

Lauren Levasseur, 6, of Cen­tre­ville, com­peted in the Open horse show of the Tal­bot County Fair, Fri­day, July 14. Here, Lauren is pic­tured plac­ing a hoody atop a jump pole dur­ing the Begin­ner Trail com­pe­ti­tion. Lauren won the class and was the Over­all Begin­ner Cham­pion for the show.

PHOTO BY DOUG BISHOP

From the left, Trainer Karen Marx of Cen­tre­ville stands proudly with some of her stu­dents, MaKen­zie Miller, Lauren Levasseur, Jenna Dawes and Rachel Grabowski at the Dream Park Eques­trian Cen­ter in Swedes­boro, New Jersey. The stu­dents com­peted there June 21 — 25, dur­ing the Re­gion 5 Quar­ter Horse cham­pi­onships and New Jersey Quar­ter Horse As­so­ca­tion show. Each placed high in a va­ri­ety of events.

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