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Wapato Gold and Cassidy Stobart won the Junior Young Rider Training Level Northwest USDF Championships

OTTB steals dressage win from fancy w’bloods

Resplendent with jaw-dropping beauty, the elegant show horses dazzled like fashion models on a catwalk as they waited their turn to strut before judges at the Northwest USDF Championships. Warmbloods and sport horses of all breeds and backgrounds were positively intimidating to behold, says Paula Graham Stobart. “You could just tell by looking at them, these horses are in full-time training, and are very, very fancy and well-trained. And definitely not Thoroughbreds.” Well, there was one Thoroughbred there. Her Thoroughbred. Wapato Gold, nicknamed Wapo, a less statuesque, 15.2 hand ex-racehorse more than made up for his lack of height Sept. […]