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Goodnight Middle School entrants win honors at horse shows

082410HaileyAward winner Hailey Ousey poses with her Paint Horse, Miss Excelling Star.


Goodnight Middle School eighth grader Hailey Ousey and her mother, San Marcos CISD speech therapist Kirsten Ousey, both won several awards at the Pinto World  Horse Show in Tulsa, OK, this summer.

More than 2,000 exhibitors from all 50 states participated in the 12-day competition. Kirsten Ousey took Reserve World Champion Youth Halter Mares with her horse, Miss Excelling Star. She also took eighth place in World Open Halter Mares and and third place in Overo Color Mares. Kirsten Ousey took sixth place with Miss Excelling Star in World Amateur Halter Mares.

Hailey Ousey also won third place in the Youth Mares category at the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship Paint Horse Show Youth Championship in Fort Worth. The show drew 2,035 entries with 579 horses over the course of 11 days.

Kirsten Ousey is a speech therapist at Goodnight Middle School and San Marcos High School.

A Paint Horse has a  colorful coat pattern which is a particular combination of white and any color of the equine spectrum: black, bay, brown, roan, buckskin, dun, gray, grullo, perlino, smoky cream, chestnut, cremello, palomino, red dun, sorrel, or champagne. Although Paints come in a variety of colors with different markings, there are only three specific coat patterns: overo, tobiano and tovero.


Award winner Kirsten Ousey stands with winning Paint Horse Miss Excelling Star.