Results from The Stampede Show, Hamilton, TX March 12-15, 2015

We had 5 people in the 70s this weekend at our first WTRHA show of the year in Hamilton, TX. Pictured are Blair Thompson, Kathy Thompson, and Kirk George. Missing from the picture are Yvonne Koontz and Chloe Gates.

Open Results:

Open and Intermediate Open 5th place - San Juan Whiz owned by Kim Oldham & shown by Melanie Wilhelm

Non Pro Results:

Kirk George & Chexy Whiz: Rookie L2 Co Champion
Yvonne Koontz & Nics Rooster: Co Reserve Champion Limited and Intermediate Non Pro, 3rd Non Pro
Kathy Thompson & Starstruck Nic: Co Reserve Champion Limited Non Pro, 5th Rookie L1
Blair Thompson & The Boominator: WTRHA Youth Champion, Youth 13 & Under Reserve Champion
Blair Thompson & Diamond Gunner: $500 Novice Champion, WTRHA Youth Reserve Champion, 5th Rookie L1

Results from National Reining Breeders Classic, Katy, TX April 13-19

Michelle George & Can't Spook Me: Top10 Level 1 Non Pro In the Classic
Kathy Thompson & Starstruck Nic: Top 10 AQHA Amateur

2015 Wilhelm Performance Horses 70's Club

This club is for those who earn a 70 in the reining show pen. Awards are given for the First 70 of the year, the Highest 70 of the year and the most 70's during the year.

Wilhelm Performance Horses wants to congratulate Yvonne Koontz for being the first member of the 2015 70's Club. Yvonne marked a 71 and a 71.5 to win the Amateur Select at the Pre Denver under 2 judges.

Kathy Thompson and her new horse Starstruck Nic is the 2nd member of the 2015 70's Club. They marked a 70 and 70.5 for 5th and 6th place finishes in amateur reining at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.

So proud of Blair and Waylon. Hard work pays off and he joined the 70s club in the rookie class at Hamilton, Texas.

Chloe Gates and her horse Dually marked a 70 in the rookie class at Hamilton. Welcome to the club Chloe.

Kirk George and Chexy Whiz continue to make a good pair. They marked a 72 to win the rookie class at Hamilton, TX

Michelle George joined the 70's club at the NRBC where she earned four scores in the 70's on her great gelding Can't Spook Me! Welcome to the club Michelle!

 

 

Results from the Pre-Denver,  North West Stock Show & $15,000 Dodge Ram Freestyle

Wilhelm Performance Horses wants to congratulate Yvonne Koontz for being the first member of the 2015 70's Club. Yvonne marked a 71 and a 71.5 to win the Amateur Select at the Pre Denver under 2 judges. Yvonne is now qualified for the 2015 Amateur Select World Show.

 

Wilhelm Performance Horses also would like to congratulate Kathy Thompson on a successful first show on her new horse Starstruck Nic. Kathy and "Buddy" joined the 70's Club at the Denver Stock Show. They marked a 70 and 70.5 for 5th and 6th place finishes in amateur reining. They also showed in the ranch pleasure and did great. In fact they earned enough points in their first show to qualify for the 2015 AQHA Amateur World Show

 

At the conclusion of the horse show Melanie stayed in Denver to compete for the first time in the $15,000 RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining.  She transformed Nics Rooster into the Miller Lite Ford race car and marked a 220.5 which landed her in a 4th place tie.

 

 



Results from National Reining Horse Futurity:

Ryan Birkenfeld and his outstanding gelding Can't Spook me posted a 217.5 in the First Go round of the NRHA Cinch Non Pro futurity. That was good enough to win the Level 1, 2nd in the Level 2, 4th in the Level 3 and 7th in the Level 4. It also made Ryan the highest placing first time exhibitor for which he received a beautiful buckle. A few penalties in the finals kept Ryan from finishing where he had hoped, but they still had a great first futurity and earned over $11,000. 

 

 

Results from South West Reining Horse Futurity - Ardmore, OK:

Congratulations to Ryan Birkenfeld and Can't Spook me as they had a fantastic run at the South West Reining Futurity marking a 217.5. Ryan and "Spook" captured the Level 1 Non Pro Championship and tied to win the Level 2 and Level 3 Non Pro Championship. They also tied for 5th in the Level 4. When it was all said and done they brought home over $4600, a saddle, 2 bronzes and a buckle. So proud of this team and looking forward to watching them in OKC at the NRHA Futurity.



Results from September Slide:

The final WTRHA show of the year is in the books and Team Wilhelm had some great results. Horse shows are truly a family affair for the Thompsons. Lubbock marked the debut of Jim Hotz entering the reining pen in the Green as Grass. Jim & his wife Linda have followed Team Wilhelm to almost every show for the last couple of years, opening their RV to the team for food and social gatherings. They have become know as "Pop & Memaw" to the whole team. It was soooooo fun to see Jim finally get his chance to enter the show pen. His daughter, Kathy Thompson was the Rookie L1 Champion and his grandson Blair Thompson was the WTRHA Youth Champion. We expect to see much more of "Pop" and The Boominator in 2015

 

From Left to right - Blair Thompson, Kathy Thompson, Jim Hotz & Grant Thompson

 

Jim Hotz and The Boominator making their debut in the reining pen. Look for much more of them in 2015

 

Kathy & Trashes Kohana Cash were the Rookie L1 champions!

 

Blair & Diamond Gunner were the WTRHA Youth Champions!

 

Open Results:
Open and Intermediate Open Champion - Lasting Delight owned by Kirk George and ridden by Melanie Wilhelm
Open & Intermediate Open Reserve Champion - Nice Rooster owned by Yvonne Koontz and ridden by Melanie Wilhelm
Open & Intermediate Open 3rd Place - Trashes Kohana Cash owned by Kathy Thompson and ridden by Melanie Wilhelm
Limited Open & Rookie Professional Champion - Chics Sugar Momma owned by Rockin K Remuda and ridden by Heather Thompson
Limited Open & Rookie Professional Reserve Champion - Clarks Chic Olena owned by Rockin K Remuda and ridden by Heather Thompson
Ranch Horse Pleasure Reserve Champion - The Boominator owned by Daniela Bernabeu and ridden by Alisha Womack

 

Team Results:

  • Brenna Braddock & Whizzin Off: Champion Green Horse

  • Ryan Birkenfeld & Can't Spook Me: Reserve Champion Limited, Intermediate and Non Pro Champion

  • Kathy Thompson & Trashes Kohana Cash: Champion Rookie L1, Reserve Champion Rookie L2, Reserve Champion $500 Novice

  • Yvonne Koontz & Nics Rooster: Champion Rookie L2

  • Michelle George & Lasting Delight: Champion Novice Non Pro L2

  • Kirk George & Chexy Whiz: 3rd Place Limited, Intermediate & Non Pro, 4th Place Rookie L1 & L2

  • Kim Oldham & San Juan Whiz: 4th Place Intermediate & Non Pro, 5th Place Limited Non Pro

  • Blair Thompson & Diamond Gunner: Champion WTRHA Youth and Reserve Champion 13 & Under

  • Michelle George & Final Revolution: 4th Place Green Horse

  • Rebecca Bigelow & Jac Brownburn: Champion Green Reiner L1, 3rd Place Green as Grass



Results from South Central Affiliate Finals in Tulsa, OK:

Team Wilhelm made the trip to the South Central Affiliate Finals in Tulsa the last week of August. When it was all said and done there were four horses that qualified to go on to Oklahoma City to compete for the North American Affiliate Championships held during the futurity which starts the day after Thanksgiving, we were part of the West Texas Reining Horse Association that won the Affiliate Team Tournament, and we all had a blast helping Blair Thompson compete in the youth freestyle.

 

Congratulations to Kirk George who qualified for the Rookie of the Year and for all levels of the Non Pro riding his wife's great mare Chexy Whiz.

 

Congratulations to Brenna Braddock who qualified on A Hot Little Pistol in both the Novice Non Pro and the Youth 14-18.

 

Congratulations to Nics Rooster, owned by Yvonne Koontz and shown by Melanie for qualifying in the Open and Intermediate Open.

 

Congratulations to Lasting Delight, owned by Kirk George and shown by Melanie for qualifying in the Open and Intermediate Open.

 

One of the highlights of the Tulsa show was the youth freestyle. Congratulations to Blair Thompson and Boggies Gun Phire for their 3rd place finish. So much fun with Kirk George and Grant Thompson playing their parts as Boss Hogg and Roscoe from the Dukes of Hazard perfectly!

 

 



AQHA Select World Show:

Wilhelm Performance Horses is so proud of Kim Oldham and her awesome gelding San Juan Whiz. Kim only got to show a limited amount this year but she made the most of it by qualifying for the AQHA Select World Show for her first time ever and then making the finals and placing 3rd in the Intermediate and 7th overall. Way to go Kim and "Sandy"!!!!!

 



Results from Graham II Stampede Show:

Team Wilhelm had a great time in Graham and had some good results as well. Pictured is Can't Spook Me owned by Keith Birkenfeld and ridden by Melanie Wilhelm. They won the Snaffle Bit Open.

 

Open Results:
Can't Spook Me: Open Snafflebit Champion owned by Keith Birkenfeld & ridden by Melanie
Nics Rooster: Open and Intermediate Open Champion.
Yvonne Koontz and Nics Rooster - Reserve Champion Rookie Level 2 and Reserve Champion Prime Time Rookie.
Kirk George and Chexy Whiz - Co Champion in Limited and Intermediate Non Pro and 3rd in Non Pro
Brenna Braddock and A Hot Little Pistol - Co Champion in Limited and Intermediate Non Pro
Blair Thompson and Diamond Gunner - Reserve champion in the 13 & under.

 

Boom Circuit Results:

Team Wilhelm took their "Select" team members to the Boom Circuit AQHA show in Amarillo July 25th and 25th.. Congratulations to Kim Oldham and San Juan Whiz for winning the Amateur Select the first day and teammate Kirk George & Chexy Whiz for winning the 2nd day. Both Kim and Kirk earned 5 points and are almost qualified for the 2015 AQHA Select World Show already

 



Results from Guns Up Show

From left to right we have: Grant Thompson & "Gunny", Kirk George & Yvonne Koontz with "Chexy Whiz", Rebecca Bigelow & "Jac Brownburn", and the Rokin K Remuda horses shown by Heather and Melanie. 

Team Wilhelm definitely had their "guns up" and fired off some record high scores. Yvonne Koontz went to the early lead in the Non Pro class with an outstanding score of 74; however teammate Kirk George bested that with the run of his life and a score of 75 on the amazing Chexy Whiz to win all divisions of the Non Pro. Great job to both of them!!!!!

We got a new member of the 70's club....congrats to Rebecca Bigelow!!!!!

Grant Thompson and Boggies Gun Phire's 2nd place run in the Green as Grass made Grant our newest Green As Grass Graduate. Great Job!

 

Open Results:
Nics Rooster - Intermediate Open Champion and Open Reserve Champion ridden by Melanie and owned by Yvonne Koontz
Trashes Kohana Cash - Intermediate Open Reserve Champion and Open 3rd place ridden by Melanie and owned by Kathy Thompson
Lasting Delight - Intermediate Open 3rd place and Open 4th place ridden by Melanie and owned by Kirk George
Diamond Gunner - Novice Open Champion ridden by Melanie and owned by Blair Thompson Chics Sugar Momma - Limited Open 4th place ridden by Heather and owned by Rockin K Remuda

 

Team Results:

  • Kirk George & Chexy Whiz - Limited, Intermediate and Non Pro Champions& 4th place in the Rookie L1, L2 and $500 Novice

  • Kathy Thompson & Trashes Kohana Cash - Champion Rookie L1 and $500 Novice, Reserve Champion Rookie L2

  • Yvonne Koontz & Nics Rooster - Champion Rookie L2 and 3rd in all division of the Non Pro

  • Rebecca Bigelow & Jac Brownburn - Green as Grass and Green Level 1 Champion & Reserve Champion $500 Novice and Rookie L1

  • Grant Thompson & Boggies Gun Phire - Reserve Champion Green As Grass

  • Brenna Braddock & A Hot little Pistol - WTRHA Youth and 14-18 Youth Champion

Ranch Pleasure Results:

  • Open Reserve Champion Mister Silver Chic ridden by Heather Thompson and owned by Rockin K Remuda

  • Open 3rd place Clarks Chic Olena ridden by Melanie Wilhelm and owned by Rockin K Remuda

 



Results from Graham Stampede Show

 

 

From left to right we have: Kim & "Sandy", Michelle and "SP", Kathy and "Cash" and Brenna and "Callie"

Team Wilhelm had a fantastic show in Graham, TX. The 70's club got 4 new members: Kathy Thompson on Trashes Kohana Cash, Kim Oldham on San Juan Whiz, Brenna Braddock on A Hot Little Pistol and Michelle George on Lasting Delight.

 

Open Results:
Nics Rooster - Open and Intermediate Open Co-Champion ridden by Melanie and owned by Yvonne Koontz
Lasting Delight - Open and Intermediate Open Co-Champion ridden by Melanie and owned by Kirk George

 

Team Results:

  • Kathy Thompson & Trashes Kohana Cash - Rookie L1 Co-Champion, WTRHA $500 Novice Co-Champion, Rookie L2 Co-Reserve Champion/p>

  • Kim Oldham & San Juan Whiz - Co-Champion in the Limited Non Pro, Tied for 3rd in the Non Pro & Int Non Pro

  • Kirk George & Chexy Whiz - Reserve Champion $500 Novice, Reserve Champion Prime Time Rookie, 3rd Novice Horse NP, 4th in Rookie L1

  • Rebecca Bigelow & Jac Brownburn - 3rd Green As Grass, 3rd $500 Novice, 4th Green Horse

  • Michelle George & Lasting Delight - Co-Reserve Champion in the Limited Non Pro

  • Brenna Braddock & A Hot Little Pistol - Champion WTRHA Youth, Reserve Champion Youth 14-18

  • Blair Thompson & Diamond Gunner - Co-Champion Youth 13 & Under, Tie for 3rd in the WTRHA Youth

 



Results from the Circle T Stampede Show

The first show of the 2014 season for Wilhelm Performance Horses was the Circle T Stampede Show in Hamilton, Texas. Wow, what an awesome facility. A good time was had by all and we had several team members in the top placings. Way to go Team!!!

Open Results:
Lasting Delight - Intermediate Open - Reserve Champion ridden by Melanie and owned by Kirk George
Trashes Kohana Cash - Open and Intermediate Open - 3rd place ridden by Melanie & owned by Kathy Thompson
Clarks Chic Olena - Limited Open 4th place, Rookie Pro 5th place ridden by Heather & owned by Rockin K Remuda
Chics Sugar Momma - Limited Open 5th place, Rookie Pro 7th place ridden by Heather & owned by Rockin K Remuda

 

Team Results:

  • Kathy Thompson & Trashes Kohana Cash - WTRHA $500 Novice Champion, Co-Reserve Champion Rookie L2, 4th place Rookie L1, 5th place AQHA Amateur

  • Blair Thompson & Diamond Gunner - Co-Reserve Champion Youth 13 & Under, Reserve Champion WTRHA Youth, $500 Novice 5th place

  • Yvonne Koontz & Nics Rooster - Co Reserve Champion Rookie L2, Reserve Champion Prime Time Rookie, Limited Non Pro tie for 7th

  • Brenna Braddock & A Hot Little Pistol - Co Champion WTRHA Youth, 7th Youth 14-18

  • Chloe Gates & One Smart Dually - tie for 7th in Limited Non Pro

  • Kirk George & Chexy Whiz - AQHA Amateur Champion

  • Sandy Smith & Little Wimpy Dunit - 5th place in Green As Grass, 6th place in WTRHA $500 Novice

 



2013 WTRHA Year End Standings

Another year of showing is complete and the 2013 year end standings for the West Texas Reining Horse Association is final. Congratulations to all of the year end champions from Team Wilhelm!!!!

Team Results:

  • Chexy Whiz - Open and Intermediate Open Champion Owned by Michelle George Shown by Melanie Wilhelm
  • Trashes Kohana Cash - Open and Intermediate Open Reserve Champion Owned by Kathy Thompson Shown by Melanie Wilhelm
  • Lasting Delight - 3rd Place Open Owned by Kirk George Shown by Melanie Wilhelm
  • San Juan Whiz - Limited Open Champion & 3rd place Intermediate Open Owned by Kim Oldham Shown by Cheyanne Hawks & Heather Thompson
  • Rebas Shining Glory - 3rd Place Limited Open Owned by Linda Tatum Shown by Heather Thompson
  • Michelle George & Chexy Whiz - Non Pro Champion Intermediate Non Pro Champion Limited Non Pro Champion
  • Brenna Braddock & Shine Machine - WTRHA Youth Champion Youth 14-18 Reserve Champion Non Pro Reserve Champion Intermediate Non Pro Reserve Champion Limited Non Pro 3rd place
  • Kim Oldham & San Juan Whiz - Rookie Reserve Champion $500 Novice Reserve Champion Limited Non ProReserve Champion Non Pro & Intermediate Non Pro3rd place
  • Kirk George & A Smoking Enterprise - Rookie 3rd Place WTRHA $500 Novice 3rd Place
  • Kinsey Jones & Gunners Hickory Lena - Youth 13 & Under Reserve Champion Green As Grass Graduate

 



Results from the September Slide - September 27-29 Lubbock TX

I won my very first NRHA Open Reining at the 2002 September Slide in Lubbock, TX on the first horse I ever trained.....Docs Frosty Lena CT. 11 Years later at the same show, owner Terry Martin brought the Old Man out of retirement and showed him in the Green As Grass. Although Terry & Warnetta Martin have been loyal customers and friends from the very beginning, this was the first time Terry has ever shown and at 17 years of Age "Frosty" proved he still has it. Now that Terry has had his debut, I can't wait til next year to watch them compete some more

Team Results:

  • Mel - Intermediate Open Reserve Champion and Open 4th Place on Chexy Whiz owned by Michelle George, Intermediate Open 4th place and Open 6th place on Trashes Kohana Cash owned by Kathy Thompson
  • Heather Thompson - Co Champion in the Rookie Pro and Limited Open on San Juan Whiz owned by Kim Oldham, 3rd in the Rookie Pro and Limited Open on Rebas Shining Glory owned by Lynda Tatum
  • Kirk George - 2nd in Prime Time Rookie, 3rd in Rookie, 3rd in the Novice Non Pro, 4th in the WTRHA $500
  • Kathy Thompson - 4th in Rookie, 5th in the WTRHA $500, 5th in the Novice Non Pro
  • Blair Thompson - Tie for 2nd in the Youth 13 & U, 4th WTRHA Youth, 2nd Green Level 2
  • Grant Thompson - 4th in the Green As Grass
  • Kinsey Jones - 4th in the Youth 13 & U
  • Brenna Braddock - Champion Youth 14-18, Co-Champion WTRHA Youth, Tie for 3rd in the Limited and Intermediate Non Pro and Tie for 4th in the Non Pro
  • Michelle George - 2nd in the Novice Non Pro, Champion Limited and Intermediate Non Pro and Reserve in Non Pro
  • Kim Oldam - 5th in the limited and Intermediate Non Pro
  • Chloe Gates - 3rd in the L2 Non Pro Futurity on Suanne Shines and 6th in the Limited Non Pro on Molly Ann Shines

 



Results from the Permian Basin Side in Andrews, Texas June 8-9, 2013

The Permian Basin Side in Andrews, Texas was a great show and Team Wilhelm enjoyed their share of wins. Kim Oldham and Brenna Braddock tied to win all of the Non Pro Levels and each took home nice paychecks. Here they are pictured with their horses, Shine Machine and San Juan Whiz, and their trophies. Other champions from Team Wilhelm at this show were Cheyanne Hawks who won the Rookie Professional, Limited Open and tied to win the Intermediate Open on San Juan Whiz, Kirk George was the Prime Time Rookie Champion on A Smokin Enterprise, Kim Oldham was the $500 Novice Champion, Sandy Smith was the Green Rider Level 1 Champion on Jac Brownburn and Michelle George was the Novice Horse Non Pro Champion on Chexy Whiz. Pictured are Brenna Braddock and Kim Oldham who were Co-Champions in all divisions of the Non Pro.

Team Results:

  • Mel: Open Reserve Champion on Chexy Whiz owned by Michelle George, Open 3rd place on Trashes Kohana Cash owned by Kathy Thompson
  • Cheyanne: Rookie Professional and Limited Open Champion and Reserve Champion Intermediate Open on San Juan Whiz owned by Kim Oldham
  • Kim Oldham and San Juan Whiz: Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro, and Limited Non Pro Co Champions, Prime Time Non Pro Champion, $500 Novice Champion, Prime Time Rookie Reserve Champion, Rookie 3rd Place
  • Michelle George and Chexy Whiz: Novice Horse Non Pro Champion
  • Kirk George and A Smokin Enterprise: Prime Time Rookie Champion, Rookie Reserve Champion, $500 Novice Tied for 2nd
  • Brenna Braddock and Shine Machine: Non Pro, Intermediate Non Pro and Limited Non Pro Co-Champion Youth 14-18 and WTRHA Youth Reserve Champion
  • Sandy Smith and Jac Brownburn: Green Rider Level 1 Champion
  • Grant Thompson and Boggies Gun Phire: Green as Grass Reserve Champion
  • Kathy Thompson and Trashes Kohana Cash: $500 Novice Tied for 5th
  • Blair Thompson and Boggies Gun Phire: Novice Horse Non Pro Reserve Champion
  • Warnetta Martin and Miss Jacspins Whiz: Intermediate Non Pro and Limited Non Pro 5th place
  • Kinsey Jones and Gunners Hickory Lena: Youth 13 & Under 3rd Place

 



2013 NRHA Derby

Team Wilhelm enjoyed the NRHA Derby and had two members get to take win photos. Pictured is Michelle George and her great mare, Chexy Whiz, after their win in the Limited Non Pro in show #1. Kim Oldham and her awesome gelding San Juan Whiz won the Rookie in show #2. Pictured is Michelle George and her great mare, Chexy Whiz, after their win in the Limited Non Pro in show #1.

 

Team Results:

  • Mel: Reserve Champion Novice Horse Open Level 2 on Chexy Whiz owned by Michelle George, Level 1 Open Derby Finalist on Lasting Delight owned by Kirk George
  • Cheyanne Hawks: 4th place tie in the Rookie Professional on San Juan Whiz owned by Kim Oldham
  • Michelle: Champion Limited Non Pro Show #1 on Chexy Whiz
  • Kim Oldham: Champion Rookie Level 1 and Level 2 Show #2 on San Juan Whiz

 

 

 



2013 NRHA Awards Banquet

Team Wilhelm got all dressed up for the NRHA Awards Banquet. What a fun night! Thank you to all of my wonderful customers, friends and family who made it possible for me to be named NRHA Professional Horse Woman of the year, and thank you for being there to celebrate the special evening with me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Results from the Guns Up Show in Lubbock, TX June 8-9, 2013

 Team Wilhelm enjoyed sharing the arena with the Panhandle Reined Cow Horse Association at the Guns Up Show in Lubbock, TX June 8-9. Assistant trainer Cheyanne Hawks led the way by winning the Limited Open on Kim Oldham's San Juan Whiz and was also Reserve on Kirk George's A Smoking Enterprise.

Team Results:

  • Mel: Open, Intermediate Open and AQHA Open Champion (Saturday) on Chexy Whiz owned by Michelle George, Open Reserve Champion and Intermediate Open 3rd place on Trashes Kohana Cash owned by Kathy Thompson, AQHA Open Champion (Sunday) on Lasting Delight owned by Kirk George.
  • Cheyanne: Limited Open Champion & Intermediate Open Reserve Champion on San Juan Whiz owned by Kim Oldham, Limited Open Reserve Champion on A Smoking Enterprise owned by Kirk George
  • Brenna Braddock and Shine Machine: Non Pro Champion, Intermediate Non Pro Champion, Limited Non Pro Champion
  • Ryan Birkenfeld and Customized Smart: Rookie Champion
  • Ryan Birkenfeld and Spark A Spotlight: 3rd Place Rookie
  • Kirk George and A Smoking Enterprise: Prime Time Rookie Champion, Reserve Rookie Champion, Reserve Champion $500 Novice on A Smoking Enterprise
  • Kirk George and A Hot Little Pistol: Reserve Co-Champion Limited Non Pro
  • Kim Oldham and San Juan Whiz:Reserve Champion Non Pro and Intermediate Non Pro, Reserve Co-Champion Limited Non Pro, Reserve Novice Non Pro, AQHA Select Champion (Saturday), AQHA Amateur Champion (Sunday)
  • Michelle George & Chexy Whiz: 3rd Place Non Pro, 3rd Place Intermediate Non Pro, 3rd Place AQHA Amateur (Saturday), 4th Place Tie Limited Non Pro
  • Sandy Smith & Jac Brownburn, 5th Green As Grass
  • Kathy Thompson and Trashes Kohana Cash, 5th AQHA Amateur (Sunday)
  • Blair Thompson and Boggies Gun Phire:Reserve Co-Champion Youth 13 & Under, 3rd Place Tie WTRHA Youth
  • Blane Thompson and Whiskeys Chick Stick:3rd Place Tie WTRHA Youth, 3rd Place Tie Youth 14-18
  • Kinsey Jones and Gunners Hickory Lena:Reserve Co-Champion Youth 13 and Under, 3rd Place Tie WTRHA Youth

 



Results from Graham Slam Spring Show in Graham, TX May 3-5, 2013

 Even the chilly weather in Graham, TX didn't keep Team Wilhelm from having fun times especially Saturday night at the Team BBQ and kickball game in the practice arena. In the show arena, Kim Oldham and her new horse San Juan Whiz continue to lead the team as they join the "70's Club" and win both the rookie and the $500 Novice. Other Championships from this show include, Michelle George on Chexy Whiz in the AQHA Amateur, Melanie on Chexy Whiz in the Open, Intermediate Open and AQHA Open, and Kary Key on Easy Brodie Whiz in the Novice Horse Non Pro. We also witnessed the debut of Grant Thompson in the Green As Grass on the one and only Boggies Gun Phire.

Team Results:

  • Mel – Open & Intermediate Open Co Champion, AQHA Champion on Chexy Whiz owned by Michelle George, 2nd in AQHA Open on Trashes Kohana Cash owned by Kathy Thompson
  • Cheyanne – 4th place tie in Limited Open on A Smokin Enterprise owned by Kirk George
  • Michelle George – Champion AQHA Amateur, Reserve Champion Limited and Intermediate Non Pro and 3rd in Non Pro on Chexy Whiz
  • Kary Key – Novice NP Champion, 3rd in Limited and Intermediate Non Pro and 4th in Non Pro on Easy Brodie Whiz, 4th in Intermediate Non Pro and 5th in Non Pro on Lean N Hollywood
  • Warnetta Martin – 4th in Intermediate Non Pro and 6th in Limited Non Pro on Miss Jacspins Whiz
  • Kim Oldham – $500 Novice Champion & Rookie Co-Champion on San Juan Whiz
  • Kirk George – 3rd in rookie, 3rd in AQHA Amateur on A Hot Little Pistol and 4th in rookie on A Smokin Enterprise
  • Kinsey Jones – 3rd in Youth 13 & Under & 4th in $500 Novice on Gunners Hickory Lena
  • Blair Thompson – 5th in Youth 13 & Under on Boggies Gun Phire
  • Kathy Thompson – 6th in $500 Novice on Trashes Kohana Cash

 



Results from Glen Rose, TX March 15-17, 2013

Team Wilhelm had a great show in Glenrose, TX March 15 - 17. Pictured is Kim Oldham making her debut on her new horse San Juan Whiz. Kim was the WTRHA $500 Novice Champion . There were three other class champions from our team: Michelle George on Chexy Whiz in the Novice Horse Non Pro, Brenna Braddock on Shine Machine in the Youth 14-18 and Melanie on Chexy Whiz in the Open.

Team Results:

  • Mel - Open: Co-Champion on Chexy Whiz owned by Michelle George, 3rd on Trashes Kohana Cash owned by Kathy Thompson, 4th on Lasting Delight owned by Kirk George
  • Mel - Intermediate Open: Tied for 4th on Chexy Whiz owned by Michelle George
  • Cheyanne – Limited Open:Tied for 4th on San Juan Whiz owned by Kim Oldham, 6th on A Smokin Enterprise owned by Kirk George
  • Michelle George and Chexy Whiz:Co Champion in the Novice Non Pro, 4th in the big Non Pro, Tied for 2nd in Intermediate Non Pro, 5th in Limited Non Pro, 4th in AQHA Amateur
  • Kirk George and A Smokin Enterprise: 2nd in the WTRHA $500 Novice, 7th in the Prime Time Rookie
  • Kary Key and Lean N Hollywood: Tied for 9th in the Limited Non Pro, 9th in the Novice Non Pro
  • Kim Oldham and San Juan Whiz: Champion WTRHA $500 Novice,7th in the rookie
  • Brenna Braddock and Shine Machine: Champion Youth 14 – 18
  • Kinsey Jones and Gunners Hickory Lena: 3rd in the 13 & Under Youth
  • Blair Thompson and Boggies Gun Phire: 5th in the 13 & Under Youth, 8th in the WTRHA $500 Novice
  • Blane Thompson and Whiskeys Chick Stick: 6th in the Green as Grass, 7th in the Youth 14 – 18
  • Kathy Thompson and Trashes Kohana Cash: 10th in the WTRHA $500 Novice

 



 

 WTRHA Banquet
Congratulations team Wilhelm!

  • Open & Intermediate Champion - Chexy Whiz Owned by Michelle George Shown by Melanie Wilhelm
  • Open & Intermediate Open Reserve Champion - Bueno Commander Owned by Kim Oldham Shown by Melanie Wilhelm
  • Intermediate Non Pro Reserve Champion - Warnetta Martin & Docs Frosted Shiner
  • Limited Non Pro Champion - Michelle George & Chexy Whiz
  • WTRHA $500 Novice Champion - Brenna Braddock & Shine Machine
  • WTRHA $500 Novice Reserve Champion - Michelle George & Chexy Whiz
  • Rookie Champion - Michelle George & Chexy Whiz
  • Rookie Reserve Champion - Brenna Braddock & Shine Machine
  • Rookie 3rd Place - Kirk George & A Smokin Enterprise
  • Youth Short Stirrups Champion - Blair Thompson & Boggies Gunphire
  • Youth 13 & Under Co Champions - Blair Thompson & Boggies Gunphier & Kinsey Jones and Juliette Starlite
  • Youth 14-18 Champion - Brenna Braddock & Shine Machine
  • WTRHA Youth Champion - Brenna Braddock & Shine Machine
  • WTRHA Youth Reserve Champion - Blair Thompson & Boggies Gunphire
  • WTRHA Youth 3rd Place - Savanna Graves & Little Boomalena
  • Green as Grass Graduates: Kirk George, Kathy Thompson, Blair Thompson & Savanna Graves


 

     

    Results from the September Slide in Lubbock, TX September 28-30

    Big Congratulations to Warnetta Martin and Miss Jacspins Whiz on their L2 Futurity Championship and L4 Reserve Championship at the September Slide!

     

     Team Results:

    • Open- Co-Champions: Melanie on A Smokin Enterprise owned by Kirk George and Melanie on Bueno Commander owned by Kim Oldham
    • Intermediate Open- Co-Champions: Melanie on A Smokin Enterprise owned by Kirk George and Melanie on Bueno Commander owned by Kim Oldham
    • Limited Non Pro- Champion: Kirk George and A Smokin Enterprise
    • Green as Grass- 3rd Place Tie: Kinsey Jones and Gunners Hickory Lena, 5th Blair Thompson and Boggies Gun Phire
    • WTRHA $500 Novice- Champion: Brenna Braddock and Shine Machine, Reserve Champion Kirk George and A Smokin Enterprise
    • Novice Open- 3rd Place: Melanie and Lean N Hollywood owned by Pat Fletcher, 4th Melanie and Lasting Delight owned by Kirk George
    • Short Stirrups- Champion: Blair Thompson and Boggies Gun Phire
    • Youth 13 and Under- Champion: Kinsey Jones and Juliette Starlight, 3rd Blair Thompson and Boggies Gun Phire
    • Youth 14-18- Champion: Brenna Braddock and Shine Machine
    • WTRHA Youth- Champion: Kinsey Jones and Juliette Starlight, Reserve Champion Blair Thompson and Boggies Gun Phire
    • Rookie- Champion: Kinsey Jones and Gunners Hickory Lena, Reserve Champion Brenna Braddock and Boggies Gun Phire, 4th Place Tie Kirk George and A Smokin Enterprise

     

       

      Results from the Ariat Tulsa Affiliate Championships in Tulsa, OK August 29- September 2

      Cheyanne Pennington and Shine Machine captured the Rookie Professional Affiliate Championship.

      Team Results:

      • Green Reiner Level 1- Champion Kathy Thompson and Boggies GunPhire
      • Affiliate Finals Intermediate Open- 4th Place: Melanie and A Smokin Enterprise
      • Affiliate Finals Limited Open- Reserve Co Champions: Cheyanne Pennington and Shine Machine
      • Affiliate Finals Rookie Professional- Champion: Cheyanne Pennington and Shine Machine
      • Schooling Class- Co Champion: Melanie and Boggies GunPhire
      • Affiliate Finals- 6th Place tie: Brenna Braddock and Shine Machine
      • Rookie Youth- Champion: Brenna Braddock and Shine Machine
      • Short Stirrups Class- Reserve Champion: Blair Thompson and Boggies GunPhire
      • Affiliate Finals Youth 14 to 18- 3rd Place: Brenna Braddock and Shine Machine
      • Rookie- 6th place tie: Brenna Braddock on Shine Machine and Kirk George on A Smokin Enterprise

       

       

       

       

       

      Results from the Cowtown Classic in Fort Worth, TX August 11- 18

      Melanie and her "pit crew" earned 3rd place in the Cowtown Classic Four Minutes of Fame Freestyle competition.

      Click here to watch the video.

      Team Results:

      • Show #1 Rookie- Reserve Co-Champion: Michelle George and Chexy Whiz

      • Show #2 Rookie- Champion: Brenna Braddock and Shine Machine

                                      Reserve Champion: Michelle George and Chexy Whiz

      • Show #2 Green Reiner- Reserve Champion: Michelle George and Chexy Whiz

      • Show #1 Short Stirrups Class- 3d Place: Blair Thompson and Boggies GunPhire

      • Show #2 Youth 14-18- Champion: Brenna Braddock and Shine Machine

      • 1D Reining- 3rd Place: Michelle George and Chexy Whiz

      • 3D Reining- Champion: Kathy Thompson and Colonel Muchacha

                              Reserve Champion: Kirk George and A Smokin Enterprise

       

       

      Results from the Texas State 4H show Abilene, TX

      We are so proud of all of the youth that competed at the Texas State 4-H Horse Show in Abilene. There were 77 entries in the reining and the Top 15 made the finals. Wilhelm Performance Horses had 4 kids in the finals.

      Congratulations to Haley Birkenfeld and her horse Spark a Spotlight for making the Top 15 in the reining at the Texas State 4-H Finals!

       

      Congratulations to Brenna Braddock for her Reserve Championship at the State 4-H Finals in the Reining. Way to go Brenna and Gator!

      Congratulations to Kinsey and Juliette for placing 6th out of 77 in the reining at the State 4-H Finals.

       

      Congratulations to Lane Birkenfeld and his horse "Toby" for finishing 4th out of 77 in the reining at the State 4-H Finals in Abilene.

       

       

       Results from the Andrews, TX show July 7 -8

      Brenna, Kathy and Ryan all won new headstalls in Andrews!

       

      Team Results:

      • Open & Int. Open- 1st Mel on Bueno Commander owned by Kim Oldham, 3rd (tie) Mel on Chexy Whiz owned by Michelle George
      • Limited Open- 2nd Cheyanne on Shine Machine owned by Brenna Braddock
      • Rookie Professional- 1st Cheyanne on Shine Machine owned by Brenna Braddock
      • Novice Horse Open- Co-Champion - Mel on Bueno Commander owned by Kim Oldham
      • Non Pro- 1st Brenna Braddock, 2nd Warnetta Martin
      • Int NP- 1st Brenna Braddock, 2nd Warnetta Martin, 3rd (tie) Michelle George
      • Lmt Non Pro- 1st (tie) Brenna Braddock, 3rd Warnetta Martin, 4th (tie) Michelle George, 6th (tie) Sharon Reecer
      • Rookie- 1st Kathy Thompson 2nd Kirk George 4th Michelle George
      • Novice Horse Non Pro- 1st Kirk George (new member of the 70's club with a 71.5)3rd Kathy Thompson
      • Youth 13 & Under- 2nd Savanna Graves 3rd Blair Thompson 4th Kinsey Jones
      • Youth 14 - 18- 1st Brenna Braddock
      • WTRHA Youth- 1st Brenna Braddock 2nd Savanna Graves 3rd Blair Thompson 4th Kennady Johnson
      • Green as Grass- 1st Blair Thompson 4th Savanna Graves
      • $500 Novice- 1st Ryan Birkenfeld (Toby) 2nd Michelle George 3rd Kyle Birkenfeld (Randy) 4th (tie) Kyle Birkenfeld (Spotlight) 4th (tie) Brenna Braddock

       

       

       

       Blair Thompson with his first NRHA plaques!


      Results for Team Wilhelm Guns Up Ride N Slide, June 10th in Lubbock, TX

      Blair Thompson won his first NRHA plaques in Lubbock!

      Team Results:

      • Open and Int Open- Champion Mel on Chexy Whiz owned by Michelle George
      • Rookie Professional- 3rd Cheyanne on A Smoking Enterprise owned by Kirk George
      • Green As Grass- 2nd Savanna Graves
      • Green Level 1- Champion Kirk George
      • Novice Horse Open- Champion Mel on Gallo Chex owned by Tami Nelson 2nd Mel on Gunners Hickory Lena owned by Kinsey Jones
      • Rookie- Co Champions - Brenna Braddock and Michelle George
      • $500 Novice- Champion Ryan Birkenfeld (on Toby) 2nd (Tie) Brenna Braddock & Michelle George 4th (Tie) Ryan Birkenfeld (on Randy)
      • 10 & Under- Champion Blair Thompson
      • 13 & Under- Champion Blair Thompson 3rd Kinsey Jones 4th Savanna Graves
      • 14 - 18 Youth- Champion Brenna
      • WTRHA Youth- Champion Brenna Braddock 2nd Blair Thompson 3rd Kinsey Jones 4th Savanna Graves
      • Non Pro and Int. NP- Champion Michelle George
      • Limited NP- Champion Michelle George 2nd (tie) Kathy Thompson 4th (tie) Brenna Braddock

       

       

      Results from the Graham, TX show May 4-6

      Kathy and Muchado watch their run with Mel!

      Team Results:

      • Open & Intermediate Open- Reserve Champion Melanie on Chexy Whiz owned by Michelle George
      • Open- 4th Melanie on A Smokin Enterprise owned by Kirk George
      • AQHA Youth- Champion Brenna Braddock, 3rd Blair Thompson
      • Intermediate Non Pro- 4th Warnetta Martin
      • Limited Non Pro - 2nd (Tie) Michelle George
      • Green As Grass - 3rd (Tie) Kathy Thompson 3rd (Tie) Blair Thompson
      • Green Reiner - 3rd Kirk George
      • Rookie - Champion Michelle George
      • $500 Novice - Champion Michelle George
      • Maturity Level 1 - 4th (Tie) Brenna Braddock
      • Youth 10 & Under - 2nd Blair Thompson
      • Youth 13 & Under - 2nd Blair Thompson 5th Savanna Graves
      • Youth 14 - 18 - 2nd Brenna Braddock

       

       

       

      Results from the Stampede show in Glen Rose, TX March 16-18

      Team Wilhelm kicked the year off at the Stampede Show. Kinsey Jones won the 13 and under championship!

      Team Results:

      • Intermediate Open - Reserve Champion - Melanie on Chexy Whiz owned by Michelle George
      • Open- 4th Place - Melanie on Bueno Commander owned by Kim Oldham
      • Youth 13 and Under - Champion - Kinsey Jones
      • Rookie- Reserve Champion - Michelle George
      • Novice - Reserve Chamipon - Brenna Braddock, 4th Place- Kathy Thompson