Mallory McKewen & Shez Settin The Bar

Mallory McKewen & Shez Settin The Bar

The Horse

Shez Settin The Bar, known at home as "Evie" is a 2012 mare by Zippos Mr Goodbar and out of Shesa Jet Setter (Hotrodders Jet Set). When asked about something that most people wouldn't know about her, Mallory shared "Evie's my mom's horse and she pretty much *is* my mom. They are two peas in a pod... I think it's why they click so well!"

The Exhibitor

Mallory has been riding since the age of 3, and showing AQHA since lead line. She had a bit of a need for speed so preferred a jumper pony as a Youth, but had a bad fall leading to a broken arm so that's when her parents persuaded her toward the AQHA All Around. Her favourite event is Horsemanship. 

The Team

Mallory's family has owned Evie for almost 5 years. She mostly does the L1 Amateur Walk-Trot events for Laura (McKewen), but Mallory borrows her for the Amateur classes sometimes and enjoys riding her in Horsemanship. When asked about their proudest moment as a team Mallory reminisced "in 2021 when we were finally coming out of Covid lockdowns, my horse was laid up so my only option was Evie if I wanted to show. I wasn't expecting much, but she tries so hard and quickly became really proficient in the Horsemanship. We ended up winning the OAQHA Challenge (previous rendition of the Provincial Championship) that year which was an amazing feeling."

What's Mallory most looking forward to about the Provincial Championship? "I love the energy. I'm excited for the feeling of my heart racing at the start cone, to see if we can push the limits and lay out a cool pattern."