Nick Wrinkle, of Hartsville, was named Circuit Champion in the Small Fry Showmanship during the Tennessee Quarter Horse Association’s 2013 Dogwood Classic last month.
Wrinkle competed with Magnificent Minute, aka Clyde, during the class.
The Showmanship is a special class designated to evaluate the exhibitor’s ability to execute, in concert with a well-groomed and conditioned horse, a set of maneuvers prescribed by the six judges with precision and smoothness while exhibiting poise and confidence and maintaining a balanced, functional and fundamentally correct body position.
This was Wrinkle’s first AQHA show, and he plans to show again.
“It was the start of a wonderful showing career,” said Wrinkle.
He also took third place in Youth Performance Geldings in the halter class.
Wrinkle added that he plans to show in the performance classes in the future.
He is the son of Jerry and Kim Wrinkle. He is the grandson of Chester and Olyne Wrinkle and Jerry and Sandy Ford.