Caitlyn Malyk of Clive Alberta competed at the 2015 American Paint Horse Association (APHA) Youth World Championship show in Fort Worth Texas June 27th –July 4th 2015.
The Alberta Youth and her mount Hes Lopin Spotless earned the following titles:
World Champion Solid Paint Bred Showmanship
Reserve World Champion Solid Paint Bred Hunter under Saddle
Reserve World Champion Solid Paint Bred Western Pleasure
Reserve World Champion Solid Paint Bred Western Horsemanship
Top 5 Solid Paint Bred Hunt Seat Equitation (3rd)
Top 10 Solid Paint Bred Gelding Halter (6th)
Caitlyn has been riding for many years, starting at a very early age competing in leadline classes. She has belonged to many associations including being a member of the 2014 Canada World Cup Saddle Seat Equitation Team which competed in Ashville North Carolina. Hes Lopin Spotless is a 2008 Bay Solid Paint Bred Gelding by Hes Lopin Supreme and put of Shes Cruisin Town.
Under the guidance of trainer Katie Roxburgh the Alberta teen set her sights on the World Show and has worked diligently towards her goal. Roxburgh is an American Paint Horse Association Professional Horseman from Bentley Alberta.
Cailtyn describes Hes Lopin Spotless (Elliott) as unique. He is a solid with no white. Elliott is a very personable, happy, goofball who loves people. He thinks of himself as a person and is always ready to make friends.
The World show has been in the plan for a few years. We were planning on making the trip 2 years ago, but due to my grandfather’s heart attack we weren’t able to attend that year. I am happy to report that even though my grandfather wasn’t able to make the trip this year. He was able to watch online and cheered super loud from Ponoka Alberta all week long.
I learned a lot in preparation for the world show. Including how to travel with horses all the way to Texas in the June/July heat. Preparing them to show in the heat and changes that were needed in Elliott’s feed, electrolyte, and vaccine program. Challenges of our world show experience in[more]...
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