Congratulations to the First 2017 World Champions

October 11th, 2017

Competition is at its fullest at the 2017 Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show® taking place in Oklahoma City this week. More than 1,000 Morgan horses are competing for eight days for $250,000-plus in prize money!

The first world champions, the In-Hand division, were crowned on Saturday. Congratulations to the following Morgans, handlers, and owners of these first world champions!

World Champion Junior Gelding LBJ Starfire Tim Roesink Little Rock Morgans
World Senior Gelding Saralin In Touch Tim Roesink Lora Lyons
World Champion Gelding Saralin in Touch Tim Roesink Lora Lyons
World Champion Junior Mare Merriehill Maleficent Whitney Bodnar Merriehill Farm
World Senior Champion Mare Ledyard Octavia Dwayne Knowles Ledyard Company LLC
World Champion Mare Ledyard Octavia Dwayne Knowles Ledyard Company LLC
World Champion Junior Stallion EKL Shake It Off John Hufferd Kurt & Teri Rumens
World Senior Stallion Merriehill After Hours Eric Antman Theodore & Elaine Olsen
World Champion Stallion Merriehill After Hours Eric Antman Theodore & Elaine Olsen

Other world champions crowned over the weekend include:

World Champion Fitting & Showmanship 13 & Under T-Town Talk About Me GCH Max Shingledecker BrookeLynn Shingledecker
World Champion Fitting & Showmanship 14-17 Tropic Anne's Legacy Elizabeth Keller Ann Keller

  
The competition has three shows daily through Saturday, October 14. Show times are 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 6:30 p.m., daily. Admission is free throughout the week.

For those who are unable to attend in person, the show will be webcast live for free at www.mgnlive.com beginning at 9 a.m. local time. Results are posted daily on www.gaitkeeper.com.

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