Callebeau wins Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Highscore Award at WDAA World Show
The Western Dressage Association of America® congratulates TIM CHRISTENSEN and CALLEBEAU on their success at the 2022 Western Dressage World Championship Show, held Sept. 27-Oct. 1 at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. They were named the breed highscore award winner for Missouri Fox Trotting Horse. Callebeau was sired by Chocolatier and out of the mare Sundust’s Lady Jane. He is owned by Tracee McEwen of Lakewood Ranch, Florida and was bred by Jamie Whiteaker.
The 2022 Western Dressage World Championship Show drew exhibitors from 28 states – from Alaska to New Hampshire and all parts in between, as well as one Canadian province. More than 1,000 western dressage tests were ridden at the picturesque Lazy E, and more than 170 entries competed in rail classes.
Western Dressage is an inclusive discipline, welcoming all breeds of horses – 55 different breeds were represented at the World Show – and all skill levels, including the walk-trot Intro Level up to the highest, Level 5. There were Greenhorns (World Show first-timers), military veterans, and exceptional riders (physically challenged or therapeutic riders) who competed for special awards.
The breed high-score awards gave WDAA a special opportunity to spotlight the diverse breeds who can all excel in this welcoming discipline. Whether it’s a gaited horse, stock horse, sport horse, or anything in between, any mount can enjoy the benefits of western dressage.
The World Show is the pinnacle event for a discipline that melds the precision of classical dressage with the western traditions that grew in the American West, and with the Spanish vaqueros before that. It is WDAA’s mission to honor the horse and to value the partnership
between horse and rider.
The MFTHBA is a proud breed partner with the WDAA and annually sponsors the highscore award at the WDAA World Show. The MFTHBA appreciates all the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse owners that showcase our breed in western dressage competitions.
More about the WDAA:
The Western Dressage Association of America® is a not-for-profit 501c3 organization based in Colorado. WDAA is a recognized affiliate of the United States Equestrian Federation. Its primary focus is on education about and the promotion of Western Dressage, and an ever-growing number of riders have found a home within the discipline of Western Dressage. For more information, visit www.westerndressageassociation.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.