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October 2018 Volume 1 Issue 10

The Journal

Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association

October 2018 Volume 1 Issue 10 October 2018 The Journal 1


THE JOURNAL is the official publication of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association


3 Presidents Corner 5 2018 WGC: Lady Anttebellum By: Jen Gaffke

7 In Other News: Assorted MFTHBA Happenings By:Jen Gaffke 9 Welcome New Members

14 National Trail Ride Schedule 15 Classifieds

MFTHBA PO Box 1027 Ava, MO 65608 Phone: 417-683-2468 Email: Officers and Board of Directors President Aaron Stanifer Fordland, MO 417-838-2019 Vice President Lisa Cantrell Conway, MO 417-533-9354 Secretary-Treasurer Jeff Shields Ash Grove, MO 417-274-4595 Director Region #1 Michelle Hodges Idaho Falls, Idaho 801-718-7074

Director Region #8 Jennifer West Shelbyville, IL 217-454-1761

Director Region #2 Dennis Bromley Highland, UT 801-541-0391

Director Region #9 Beverly Frizzell 870-715-0066

Director Region #3 James Stone Whitney, Texas 214-929-0205

Director Region #10 Ross Harper Ocala, FL 352-843-3427

Director Region #4 Amber Wilson Bonner Springs, KS 816-806-9374 Director Region #5 Ted Nichols Ozark, MO 417-581-2657 Director Region #6 Eddie Moore Lebanon, MO 417-850-8558 Disclaimer Articles that appear in The Journal do not necessarily reflect the position or opinion of the MFTHBA, nor its employees, nor does the publication of said articles constitute an endorsement of views that they may express. Appearance of an advertisement in The Journal does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the MFTHBA. The Journal shall not be reproduced in any form or manner without prior written agreement. The Journal will not be held responsible for any typing errors or omissions other than a correction in the next available issue.

Director Region #7 Gale Thompson West Plains, MO 417-505-9419

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For advertising and editorial content in The Journal contact: Jen Gaffke * Cell 417-225-0588 Deadlines Advertising and editorial deadline is the 5th of the month prior to publication month.

Presidents Corner Hello, The 60th Anniversary Diamond Jubilee Show and Celebration was held in September and was a success! Thank you to all the volunteers that helped with the show. We couldn’t have done it without you. I tried to get back to our roots and our traditions that had gone by the way side. I feel that is what our Celebration is all about. In September we were chosen to host the “Wall that Heals”. Thank you to the Douglas County Veterans Memorial Association for bringing the Wall to Ava. Your organization did a great job in bringing it to this area. We are glad we could be a part of such a special event. I’m also glad that the veterans are now running our cook shack during our shows. It helps our association and also helps the veterans. Please be sure to thank our veterans for their service and for helping the MFTHBA. Congratulations to everyone who came out as winners in our election this year. Good luck to all! With that being said I would like to say thank you to all who have supported me the last two years. I learned a lot. I feel I managed to get a lot accomplished with the help of members who became friends in the process. I ask that you as members insist on keeping the transparency we accomplished by keeping the meetings open and videoed. That alone is very important. Members are entitled to ask for records also. It’s the law. Be sure to check the Missouri Not for Profit law if you have any questions. * In closing it has been a honor and a pleasure to serve the members of the MFTHBA. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do so. Sincerely, Aaron Stanifer *Editor’s note: for your convenience here is a link to the Revised Missouri Statutes October 2018 The Journal 3

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2018 WGC: Lady Antebellum

By Jen Gaffke

Lady Antebellum, owned by Lee Hackler and ridden by trainer, Tom Williams, won the 2018 World Grand Championship in the Open class during the World Show and Celebration in September. Last year she won the Amateur World Grand Championship. In a recent interview with Lee Hackler he said, “Winning the Open World Grand Championship was bittersweet”. On one hand he was so pleased with and proud of Lady Antebellum and on the other hand it was sad because it meant it was time for him to sell her. He explained, “ Lady A has gone as far with me as she can go, its time for her to move on”. Lee Hackler describes Lady Antebellum (affectionately known as Lady A) as the best horse he has ever had and he said he has had a whole bunch of good ones over the years. When asked what is next for Lady Antebellum Lee Hackler said that she has been sold and the new owner plans to raise some foals from her by embryo transplant. He also said that he will not be too surprised to see Lady A back in the show ring in a different class next year. We will all have to stay tuned to see what this beautiful horse does next.

Photos courtesy of Martys Photography to view more photos check out their website

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FOR SALE! Hard to find 10-ACRE HOBBY FARM, ideal for horse enthusiasts, gentleman farmers or anyone looking for a perfect, peaceful, country retreat. Cozy 1300SF 2BR/2BA home on level 10-acres with 32x30 4-stall horse stable with tack and storage rooms, 32x20 hay barn, and 13x24 workshop/ shed with wood stove. Move-in ready home includes appliances, central HVAC and supplemental wood stove. Enjoy incredible views from every angle and vantage point including covered front, side and rear porches. Acreage is fenced and cross-fenced with corrals. Conveniently located water lines with multiple access points from private well. Easy, trailer-friendly driveway access from paved roadway. A fantastic property that’s just a short drive from Branson, Forsyth, Mark Twain National Forest, Glade Top Trail and beautiful Bull Shoals Lake! $172,000 For more information, contact Julie Clifford 417.593.9537 Branson House Realty

Your ad could go here! Contact Jen Text: 417 225 0588 Email:

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In Other News

MFTHBA holds an election every year. Ballots had to be in no later than

October 1st and the results are prepared by an accountant. Here are this year’s results: For complete election results click here President: Vice-President: Region 1: Region 3: Region 4: Region 9: Region 10:

Mark Mackie Mitzi Nichols Michelle Hodges Alexis Zastoupil Amber Wilson Beverly Frizzell Ross Harper

For future reference nominations are made from July 1st until August 1st, ballots are mailed in mid August to members in good standing. If you didn’t receive a ballot and your membership was current please make sure that the office has your proper mailing address on file. The changes will be effective November 1st and contact information for the Board of Directors (printed on the inside front cover) will be updated in the next issue of The Journal.

Memberships expire on December 31, 2018 Remember to Renew

The Cook Shack, located on the MFTHBA grounds will be run by the Douglas County Veterans Memorial Association. The Cook Shack will be open during both the Spring Show and Celebration from 6am until 30 minutes after the last show of the day and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also sell bags of ice. Profits from The Cook Shack are shared by both MFTHBA and DCVMA.

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MFTHBA hosted “The Wall That Heals” in partnership with the Douglas

County Veterans Memorial Association. The truck transporting the Wall arrived in Ava on September 18 accompanied by an escort motorcade of over 600 cars and motorcycles. Visitors to the Wall That Heals numbered over 20,000 during the three day event. The Wall That Heals is an exact, albeit scaled down, replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. The truck that transports it is a mobile museum, as it has built into it’s sides displays of memorabilia, historical data and informational videos. During an interview with Larry Morrison of the Douglas County Veterans Memorial Association I found out that bringing the Wall to Ava was a two year process. Mr. Morrison said that once they were selected to host the Wall they had to find a venue large enough. The surprise came when they were notified that they would be the first group to host the new, larger replica wall which is built to 3/4 scale (375’) rather than 1/2 scale (250’). Larry Morrison said “this is where the Foxtrotters came in”. Larry says MFTHBA were “wonderful and gracious hosts, we were very fortunate because they had the perfect facility for what we had to do”.

Photos courtesy of Douglas County Veterans Memorial Association.

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Welcome New Members! August New Members


McKenna Gowans Edik Oganesyan Ralph Carlson Rosie Sadie LLC Marsha Hale Norman Hale Melissa Weiss Richard Mobley Linda Westfall Ginger Dierdorf Deborah Manning Autum Miller DeeLynn Packer Judith Willman Mary Lynne Carpenter Karen Lehman Rebecca Banks Debbie A Cox Gerhard Kranyecz Theresa Lynn Head Sue Walker William Walker Thomas Ferguson Jo Ferguson Aaron Davidson Tori Nelson Wallace Fluhr Kenda Firkins

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September New Members Leigh Ann Jones Jeanine Pettit Janine Parmley Sandra Hannan Jerry Thacker Michael McQuiston Mary Kay McCaw Andrea Stines Karin Donnelly John Vess Sierra Vess John Hannan Carolyn Turner Lise McNamara Darcy Marlow Lisa Wagenknecht Denton Dirks Rebecca Raggio Kevin Raggio Molly Jane Sampson James Middleton Paul Glen Bookhout Karli Badami Zara Leivan John Harvey Jaime Mibbs Emery Roark Kimber Vest Cory Taylor Karen Scott John Rush Rebecca Rush Joseph Hafner Whitt Hawk Jeannie Kapraun Taylor Hafner Wyatt Hafner Vickie Cottle-Sedberry

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Question Corral We invite our members to submit questions. You may submit your questions via email to The Journal Editor Jen Gaffke at Please put “Question Corral” in the subject line.

Tell us about your Chapter News

Submissions can be sent to Editor Jen Gaffke at Please put “Foxtrotters” in the subject line. Submissions need to be received by the 5th of the month in the month prior to publication.

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You Ride. We Recognize. The MFTHBA’s Fox Trot America Program recognizes MFTHBA members for the hours they spend riding their registered Missouri Fox Trotters! Key components of the program include

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One time nomination fee of $30 as long as MFTHBA membership is maintained and an hour log is submitted yearly, even if you sell the nominated horse. As long as the new owner maintains their membership and submits an hour log, no new nomination is needed. Hours are part of the horse’s permanent record maintained at the registry office Recognition for cumulative hours ridden plus recognition of yearly hour winner in each MFTHBA region Participants may also submit mileage with their annual logs. Mileage will be recorded in the horse’s permanent record but will not be used for awards.

APPlicATiOn FOr FOx TrOT AMericA AwArd PrOgrAM Please fill out a separate form for each horse enrolled.

Horse: ______________________________________________ MFTHBA Reg. Number: ____________________ Recorded Owner of Horse: ______________________________ Member Number: _________________________ Recorded Owner’s Address: _____________________________________________________________________ City: ________________________________________________ State/Province: ___________________________ Zip Code:______________________Country: _______________________________________________________ Telephone:___________________________________ Email: __________________________________________ Fox Trot America enrollment Fee ___ Enrollment Fee --- $30 per each horse/participant combination I understand and agree to the rules of the MFTHBA Fox trot America Awards Program as defined by the program’s description sheet available for viewing on the web site or a copy of which is available from the MFTHBA headquarters. I understand that I must have the Fox Trot America Application form into the office prior to logging time. Owners Signature:___________________________________________________Date:_____________________ Method of Payment

oCheck or Money Order Enclosed oMasterCard oVisa oDiscover Card No:__________________________________________CVV#______________Expiration Date:____________ Name on Card:_______________________________________________________________________________ Signature:___________________________________________________________________________________

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Upcoming Events For a complete list of upcoming MFTHBA events please see our Calendar here

Tell us about your Upcoming Events Submissions can be sent to Editor Jen Gaffke at Please put “Foxtrotters� in the subject line.

Submissions need to be received by the 5th of the month in the month prior to publication. Upcoming publication schedule: December 2018 February 2019 April 2019 June 2019 August 2019 October 2019 December 2019

Community Breakfast hosted by the Douglas County Veterans Memorial Association Every Tuesday from 7am-9am. Donation only and you do not need to be a Veteran to attend. Location: 402 W. Washington Ava, MO

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March 23-24

Nick Cox Memorial Ride Rustic Sky Horse Camp, Melder, LA

April 26-29

Big Creek Trail Ride Hartshorn, MO

Louisiana Chapter of the MFTHBA

Brett Howell (877) 932-4846

Missouri Foxtrotter Europa e.V.

Susanne Heid

Gut Temmen, Germany

June-5 June-6 June-7 June-8

Spring Show & Futurity Rides-Ava, MO Letsinger Farm Ride MFTHBA Corbitt Potter (National Forest) (anyone residing outside of Crystal Lake Ride region 5, 6 or 7 riding 2 or East Bar K/Carol Kutsko Farm more days will receive double points) Longhorns & Wild Ponies Ride Grayson Highlands State Park Mouth Of Wilson, VA

June 15-17

Flying R Ranch West Plains, MO

June 23-24

IFTHA National Trail Ride Bay Creek Ranch, Simpson IL

August 11-12

September-3 September-4 September-5 September-6 September-7

MTRA August Ride Scheck;s Trail Camp, Traverse City MI Letsinger Farm Ride Abby Ride Crystal Lake Ride Twin Star Ranch Ride Assenmacher Farm Ride

September 21-22 Bob Burns Memorial Ride Flying R Ranch, West Plains, MO

MFTE Trail Ride Weekend Lone Star Ranch, Weilbach Austria

Jeff Alcorn (417) 683-7929 Steve Assenmacher (417) 796-2912

FoxTrot Trailriders of TN

Sam Gerhardt (423) 237-8724

Pam Carroll (417)204-2502

Rhonda Gunter (417)274-7622

Illinois Fox Trotter Horse Assoc.

Michigan Fox Trotter Assoc.

Cheryl Crowdson (217) 246-8361

Kathy Kruch (989) 390-1838

MFTHBA (anyone residing outside of region 5, 6 or 7 riding 2 or more days will receive double points)

Jeff Alcorn (417) 683-7929 Steve Assenmacher (417) 796-2912

Douglas County Fox Trotters

Steve Assenmacher (417) 796-2912

September 28-29 Rockbridge Trout & Game Ranch Rockbridge, MO October 6 & 7

JW Lott (318)-729-5609


May 5-6

June 13-17


Danny Richison (417) 989-1507 MFTE e.V.

Guenther Stahl

October 20

"Think Pink" FoxTrot Tennessee Affiliate Big South Fork, Bandy Creek Campground Oneida, TN

Sam Gerhardt 423-237-8724

October 20

"Pink Ride" Camp Robinson, Mayflower AR

Cindy Fonken 501-607-0719

Arkansas Chapter of the MFTHBA

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Classifieds FOR SALE: Flashy Hannah! Blue Papered 10 yr old beautiful Cremello Mare with lots of go! 15 hands glistening white mane and full flashy tail, tons of potential for showing or trail riding, months of professional training. Rhythmic smooth foxtrot, and flat walk. Easy keeper, healthy, for $4,500.00 479-857-1041 FOR SALE: Sorrel 3 Year old Futurity filly “Legend’s Lillie-Lane S” Registration number 15-100683. Call 417-443-3777

For Sale: 10-Acre Hobby Farm close to Branson, Forsyth and Bull Shoals Lake. Cozy 1300SF 2BR/2BA ranch on level 10-acres with 32x30 4-stall horse stable with tack room, 32x20 hay barn and 13x24 workshop. Move-in ready home with beautiful views from covered front, side and rear porches. Pastured acreage is fenced and crossfenced with corrals. Easy trailer-friendly access from paved roadway. $172K. For more information, contact Julie Clifford, Branson House Realty 417.593.9537

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For Sale “Ward’s Little Susie” 06-89823 Granddaughter of Hall of Fame Inductee Southern Playboy Susie is a big strong mare with excellent mothering skills. She has been ridden on trails. Call or text Jen at 417-225-0588 $1,000 Email:

For Sale: “Jus Fuggedaboutit” MFTHBA Registration #11-98319. Beautiful Sorrell girl, 14.2 hands, she was being ridden prior to becoming pregnant. She is a 6 yr old and just had her 1st foal by Blossoms Vanilla Pal 15-100733. Interested please text Jen 417 225 0588 or email

Your Classified Ad could be here. Classifieds are $15.00 per month for the first 30 words then $.35 per word after. They are posted on the web site and in the MFTHBA Journal. Call MFTHBA Headquarters at 417-683-2468

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The Journal  

Official magazine of the Missouri Fox Trotter Horse Breed Association

The Journal  

Official magazine of the Missouri Fox Trotter Horse Breed Association