National Breeders Cup
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1998 Breeders Cup

Dale Esther

The 2nd Annual Breeders Cup is now in the history books of the Missouri Fox Trotters. Dale Esther, President of NBC, opened the show each night carrying the United States flag.  This year’s Breeders Cup had the largest purse in the history of our breed with almost $96,000 given away in money and prizes. Prizes were donated by our great sponsors. The first place Open Breeders Cup and Amateur Breeders Cup winners received the use of a Featherlite Trailer for one year. These beautiful trailers were presented by : Mr. Jim Mann, dealer for Featherlite Trailers, and owner of Southeast Mo Trailer Sales in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

The reserve winners of both Open and Amateur Breeder Cup received a Missouri Fox Trotter Saddle from Ortho-Flex Saddles located at Nevada, Mo. and was presented by Mr. Len Brown. The barrel racing classes drew a large number of entries with added prize money given by Purina Mill, Inc. Additional prizes for winners included 50 - 100 lbs of feed with a drawing for 500 lbs of Purina feed given to a lucky winner from those in attendance...all total, a trailer load of feed was given away!

The three day show went smoothly due to the efforts of many people who were willing to give their time and efforts (meaning long hours), including the exhibitors who showed their horses in front of large audiences each night with Saturday night being filled almost to capacity.

The Lebanon area was very supportive in helping make this show a success. We would like to thank the local spectators who not only enjoyed the beautiful Cowan Civic Center and it’s air conditioning, but got to see very competitive horses and exhibitors.

A "Presentation of Fox Trotters" was help during a luncheon for the Lebanon Arts Guild on Saturday morning. Janet Esther presented our breed from the first foxtrotters to the present day show horse. Great detail was given as to how and when the Fox Trotting Horse came into Lebanon area....I'll let Janet tell this in her own words.  Thanks, Janet! Go to Janet's article: "Fox Trotters Entertain Arts Council"

Note of Appreciation

A great big thanks to each and everyone that worked so hard to make the Breeders Cup very successful. All the board members spent long hours on this project and several volunteers worked at numerous jobs during the show.

Ron and Marilyn Morris
Jim and Genie Wood
Ray Wilson
Vic and Alice Rowden
Mike and Amy Rutledge
Jill Wilson
Dineen Johnson
Tanga Thompson
Patty Donley
Janet Esther
Cathy Williams
Jan Alford
Glenn Mongomery
Harold Moore
Jerry Jackson
Carl Davis
Melody Struemph
Charles Hightower
Bill Jameson
Nicole Johnson
Chelsea Kapper
Linda Owens
Missy Morgan

Eva Morgan


Sponsors for the 1998 Show

Alford Stables
Noble Hudson & Sons
Hugh Palmer Motor Co.
Acme Fence
Beauty Mart
Southern Sunrise Supporters
Loren Keene & Associates
Wall to Wall
Jolley Excavation
Breech Regional Medical Center
Mid Missouri Credit Union
Lindsay Chevrolet, Inc./Quality Ford
Page Printing
True Friends Pet & Livestock Feeds
Bill's Farm & Home
Super 8 Motel
J & S Builders
Bumgarner & Sons Construction


Betty Lynn
Pam Zastipoul
Beverly Berry

Ceramic Trophies

Pat Barton

Links to 98 Show Results
August 6 | August 7 | August 8 | 1998 Champions

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