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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Results from 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"!!!!!

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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.

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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.

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

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Results from Guns Up Show

Team Wilhelm definitely had their "guns up" as they 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 and her coach Heather Thompson!!!!!

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

Heather & I decided to try the ranch pleasure for the first time and ended up Reserve Champion and 3rd place on the Rockin K Remuda horses. Fun fun!!!

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Results from Graham Stampede Show

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.

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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!!!

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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!!!!

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September Slide

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...

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Permian Basin Slide

The Permian Basin Side in Andrews, Texas was a great show and Team Wilhelm enjoyed their share of wins...

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NRHA Derby

Team Wilhelm enjoyed the NRHA Derby and had two members get to take win photos...

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NRHA Awards Banquet

Team Wilhelm got all dressed up for the NRHA Awards Banquet. What a fun night...


 

2013 Guns Up Show

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...

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2013 Graham Slam Spring Show

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...

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2013 Glen Rose, TX Show

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.

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WTRHA Awards Banquet

"Wilhelm Performance Team had a great time in Amarillo at the WTRHA Awards Banquet. So proud of everyone and thankful to WTRHA for giving such AWESOME awards!!!!!

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Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Hawks!

The Wilhelm gang enjoyed sharing in Cheyanne's evening as she became Mrs. Cheyanne Hawks. Congratulations!

2012 SEPTEMBER SLIDE

Congratulations to Warnetta Martin and Miss Jacspins Whiz...

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2012 ARIAT AFFILIATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Cheyenne Pennington and Shine Machine Captured the Rookie Professional Affiliate Championship...

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2012 COWTOWN CLASSIC

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

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2012 TEXAS STATE 4H SHOW

We are so proud of all of all of the youth that competed at the State 4H show in Abilene...

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July 2012 ANDREWS, TX SHOW

Brenna, Kathy and Ryan all won headstalls in Andrews...

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2012 GUNS UP RIDE N SLIDE

Blair Thompson won his first NRHA plaques in Lubbock...

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MAY 2012 GRAHAM, TX SHOW

Kathy and Muchado watch their run with Mel at the Graham show...

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2012 STAMPEDE SHOW

Kinsey Jones and Juliette win the Youth 13 and Under at Glen Rose, TX...

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