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Volume 6 Issue 3 June 26, 2012 SHOW RING TIMES

In This Issue: About Our Covers Matthew Roy Feature Bonnie Blue Rock Creek Nebraska Charity News Greater Boston Madelyn Millard Feature New River Valley Walden Bullard Feature Desmoines Springfest KVHA Russell Springs Big D Charity Asheville Lions Club Mid South Premier Midwest Charity Burlington Spring Blowing Rock Devon Ny Breeders May Classic Candids of The Week Directory Calendar Best of Times

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Bonnie Blue National 2012

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Bonnie Blue National 2012

Betty Ann Bilton won the Novice Horse Country Pleasure Class, with Imagine If. These two are trained by Rob Turner at LM Turner Stables.

Mike and Jessie Richardson , trainers at Kierson Farm, enjoyed a successful show.

Patrice Watson, Lionel and Georgia Ferreira.

Dr. Owen Weaver enjoyed a successful show, with a great Ladies Five Gaited win aboard Fox Grapes Dauntless, and a stellar debut aboard Courgeous Lord to win the Five Gaited Grand Championship. The crowd could be heard in downtown Lexington VA during their stunning performance!

Kentucky Proud and Karly Morgan from Mercer Springs Farm, wins the Junior Exhibitor Three Gaited Championship.

Luman Wahdams has a stellar ride aboard Thunderboomer to win the Open Three Gaited Championship. Page 7

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By Donna Nabors Organized on April 21, 1929, the original Rock Creek Riding Club didn’t hold its first horse show until 1933 and the participants were restricted to members only. Four years later it was a two day event and open to the general public .C. J. Cronan, Jr., Helen and Charles Crabtree, Harold Morgeson, Herman Miles, Cornelia Serpell and K. K. Gutridge are just some of the names that have ties to the early days of the facility. Now, the five day event has a large number of entries from all over the country, but the old-time ambience is still there. This statement doesn’t refer to the potato fields that once surrounded the show grounds, but rather the stately old trees, the colorful tents, concession stands, vendor tents and charming clubhouse that pre-dates to the Civil War. With the proliferation of horse shows every weekend in some town or city, Rock Creek has had to share those horses that can and do eventually go on to make their mark in Saddlebred history. At one time, Rock Creek was one of the places a competitor had to go to make a name for their horse. But even with the share and share alike philosophy prevalent today, a win a Rock Creek still deserves respect and admiration from anybody familiar with the high caliber competition that shows up outside of Louisville every June. Trainers are starting to fine tune their mounts for the shows leading up to the World Championships, and everyone is aware that Rock Creek is still the perfect place to acquire experience needed to make a good impression in the upcoming shows. The 2012 Rock Creek Horse Show defied tradition in that the weather cooperated every day of the show. Over the years, the rain seemed to be a regular visitor to the show grounds, but this year it was dry and temperatures were very pleasant the whole week. Golden Creek Farm led the way of owners who had something to cheer about. Eleven times their horses or ponies paraded through the entrance gate and came back with either a first, second, third or fourth place ribbon. Carl Fischer got to add 10 more ribbons of various colors to his collection, thanks to Peter Palmer. Shelby Farm & Stable, LLC collected eight ribbons for their efforts, as did Hillcroft Farm. Susan Olcott garnered seven ribbons during the show, and Carol Hillenbrand and Terri Dolan both had six ribbons to show off. Five ribbons each were awarded to Amy Dix Rock, Fox Grape Farm, Elisabeth Goth, Sondra Kipper, Payton walker, LLC, Kay Marschel and Sandra Surber. Whether a competitor left the ring with a ribbon or not, everyone would have to agree that this year’s Rock Creek Horse Show was one for the record books, if for no other reason than for the special memories each left with.

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Scenes from Nebraska

Game Day and Afton Greif

Rob Kritzler and Rocky Bay

Avis Van Zomeren and The Majestic Lady

Hope Hatxchitt and I’m A Believer Page 17

Rob and his family on Leatherwoods Sutton Place winning the Five Gaited Championship

Nadine Van Zomeren and Heirronic winning NHS Good Hands Class

Street Secret and Lindy Skinner

Harlem’s Ace Of Spades and Rob Kritzler Page 18

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For more information contact: Joyce Webster 147 Saddelbred Dr Hartselle, Al 35640, email-joyce-webster@ and go to our awesome website- for all the latest updates , entry forms and sponsorship forms

Show horSe ASSociAtionS ASking for trAinerS/exhibitorS Attention Lexington, Kentucky - The United Professional Horsemen’s Association (UPHA) hopes that everyone is enjoying a great start to the 2012 show season. Please note that there is a possibility that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be attending and observing at several of the American Saddlebred, Morgan and Hackney Pony horse shows across the country. As you meet and greet these Federal employees please be kind and courteous and represent our breeds with the class they deserve. The UPHA, along with officials from the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA), the American Hackney Horse Society (AHHS), and the American Morgan Horse Association (AMHA), are reminding all horsemen of the importance to fully understand the rules and regulations contained in the Horse Protection Act (HPA). The HPA applies to all horsemen at all times. The rules and regulations contained in this Federal Law can be found here. With the recent heightened sensitivity regarding equine welfare, we need to remind the outside world how much effort and care goes into the welfare of our horses and exhibit those same actions at all times. As always, the UPHA prides itself in keeping its membership fully informed and up to date on the daily happenings within the equine industry. Please remember the foundation slogan of the organization is “Horsemen Helping Horsemen,” so let’s all work together to help each other not only abide by the rules set forth in the Horse Protection Act, but also keep the general public’s perception at the forefront at all times. Best of luck this show season!

St. LouiS nAtionAL chArity horSe Show AnnounceS JudgeS Lexington, Kentucky - The St. Louis National Charity Horse Show, scheduled for Sept. 26-30, 2012, is pleased to announce its judging panel. The show will continue to feature the three-judge system but with four judges available. Peter Fenton, returning for his second year as the Show Manager for St. Louis, notes that the addition of a fourth judge

allows flexibility and an expanded rotation of judges for the variety of divisions that St. Louis has to offer. • James Hale Columbiana, Alabama •

Maria Gilman

Land O’Lakes, Forida

John Whalen

Monroe, North Carolina

• Matthew Roberts Cave Creek, Arizona The show is also pleased to announce that Howard Schatzberg will be the official photographer for St. Louis National Charity Horse Show and that Seehorse Video is the official video service and will offer daily live streaming video of all classes. In addition to the tradition that St. Louis has to offer, they are re-introducing a division from the past to the 2012 show. There will be a Parade Class Division (all breeds), that will feature two classes to highlight the rebirth of this grand tradition. The Academy Show, newly renamed the ‘St. Louis National Charity Horse Show Academy Classic,’ is back with Saturday afternoon classes and Sunday championships. 10 ‘graduating’ riders will compete in the 2nd annual Becker Brothers WTC Challenge, an educational clinic-style class with a $500 gift certificate from Becker Brothers as the grand prize. Additionally, the ASHA National Pleasure Equitation Championship has a new home in St. Louis. Box seats once again can be purchased to enjoy the show ringside and there will be an exhibitor party each night immediately following the evening performance with live music highlighting Friday night’s party. Further, the facility is close to The Meadows at Lake St. Louis, the newest shopping and restaurant development in the area. The prize lists for St. Louis National Charity Horse Show will be mailed in the next few weeks. The website will soon have the entry forms and prize list available at . Please e-mail Peter Fenton at or call Peter at (859) 321-9281 if you have any questions or require additional information.

uSef high SchooL equeStriAn AthLete ProgrAm Lexington, Kentucky - Letterman jackets and varsity letters have long been a tradition of the American high school experience. Whether it’s from track and field or basketball, earning your letter and wearing it proudly is a rite of passage but until recently, equestrian student athletes were left out of these acknowledged ranks. Today’s equestrians have more opportunities than ever before to compete on interscholastic equestrian teams, and now, thanks to the United States Equestrian Federation’s (USEF) increasingly popular High School Equestrian Athlete program, teens interested in earning their letter in equestrian have got it made. Page 19

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AmericAn SAddlebred HorSe ASSociAtion of ScAndinAviA SeekS volunteerS to trAvel to Sweden

Lexington, Kentucky - In order to promote the American Saddlebred and educate owners, breeders, and potential owners; the American Saddlebred Horse Association of Scandinavia is seeking volunteers from the U.S. to travel to Sweden to give instruction and judge competitions. The American Saddlebred Horse Association of Scandinavia is grateful to those that have traveled to Sweden in the past. The list includes Jack Noble, Nancy Becker, Bob Ruxer, Nancy McConnell, and Fred Sarver. Please contact Birgitta Andersson by email at or or by phone at +46 321 40026, if you have an interest in participating in the advancement of the American Saddlebred in Sweden.

ASHA to Hold open forum for All ASHA memberS And GueStS Lexington, Kentucky - The Board of Directors of the American Saddlebred Horse Association (ASHA) is pleased to host an Open Forum for all members of ASHA and their guests, to be held on Tuesday, July 10th, from 4:30 until 6 p.m. in the lower level of the Red Mile Clubhouse in Lexington, Kentucky, prior to the Lexington Junior League Horse Show that evening. This will be an informal, open session where ASHA members can learn more about recent ASHA activities and initiatives, sign up as volunteers, and chat with board members. ASHA will provide snacks, and there will be a cash bar available. ASHA President Tandy Patrick said, “I hope that all of our members who are in Lexington for the Junior League Horse Show will stop by and share ideas and concerns with our board. We will have information on all of our ASHA committee chairs available and invite our members to take this opportunity to become more involved with your Association.”

Carolina will judge the Hackney and carriage divisions. Betsy Boone of Concord, North Carolina will judge the All American Cup Versatility Series. Betsy Boone, Sandra Currier, and Brent Jacobs will judge the UPHA Pleasure, Adult, and Five-Gaited Horsemanship Challenge Cup National Championships. Due to a local golf tournament, hotels are filling quickly. Ablock of rooms have been reserved under a special horse show rate. Mention “the All American Horse Classic” when making reservations at the following hotels: Holiday Inn Express: 9780 N By Northeast Boulevard, Fishers, Indiana (317) 578-2000 (pet friendly) Hilton Garden Inn: 9785 North by Northeast Boulevard, Fishers, Indiana (317) 577-5900 Sheraton: 8787 Keystone Crossing, Indianapolis, Indiana (317) 846-2700 Printed prize lists for the show will be mailed by special request only. For more information about the All American Horse Classic, visit the show’s website at

nAtionAl AcAdemy cHAmpionSHipS AnnounceS cHAnGeS The National Academy Championship Finals has revamped their program. Savings Bonds can no longer be purchased at the banks, therefore, the Winners will receive Prize money in the Pleasure divisions. New this year will be Prize money awarded to the 5-6 yr olds and the 8-9 yr olds. Due to the extremely large entries last year, a total of 22 classes had to be split, making for a VERY LONG DAY AND EVENING. New this year, the show will begin at 10 Am on Friday morning to help alleviate this growing problem. 823 entries competed for the Crown of National Academy Champion from 14 states.

The Equitation Division will receive, a National Academy Champion jacket, and a National Academy Champion Director’s Chair. The JudGeS Announced for 2012 All Ameri- Sr.WTC Equitation Winner will also receive a $1,000 Scholarship to cAn HorSe clASSic William Woods University, Fulton ,Mo, and the Jr.WTC Equitation The judges for the 2012 All American Horse Classic are Sandra Cur- Winner Will receive a Jeffries Cut Back Show Saddle. rier, John Jones, Brent Jacobs, Mark Wilson, and Betsy Boone. We have another great judging panel for 2012. They are Cindy MuThe All American Horse Classic will be held Tuesday, September nier,Belchertown, Mass. Sheri Brandl,Oconomowoc,Wi. and Mark 4 through Saturday, September 8, 2012 in the Pepsi Coliseum in Indianapolis, Indiana. Sandra Currier of Bellview, Texas, John Jones Bodnar,Marengo, Il. of Cave Creek, Arizona, and Brent Jacobs of Georgetown, KY will We extend a warm welcome to this one of a kind show for the Acadejudge the Saddlebred, All American Weanling and Three-Year-Old Cups, American Saddlebred Futurity of Indiana, Friesian, Roadster, my rider and look forward to seeing you Nov 2-4,in Murfreesboro, Tn. It’s an event you will never forget!! Come “Catch the Vision”, after all and English Pleasure divisions. Mark Wilson of Greenville, South

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Greater Boston Charity Horse Show

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New River Valley

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12 & Under W/T Pleasure Champions Madison Alley and Irish Hill’s Mountain Star DUBLIN, VA- The New River Valley Horse Show took place at the New River Valley Fairgrounds in Dublin, VA on May 24-26. Memorial weekend is always a special weekend to spend with friends and family to celebrate our freedom and to thank those who serve, or have served, for all they do. We would not be where we are today without them. Everyone got a kick out of a visit from the Goodyear Blimp at the Airport next door. The NRV Horse Show featured multi-breed classes to suit everyone. Saddlebreds, hackneys, racking, western and hunt seat were featured. The classes were filled with some fierce competition and Paul Boone, from Concord, NC, had some very tough decisions to make. Saturday evening featured the Retirement Ceremony for Not A Moment Too Soon. Melanie Carroll rode and unsaddled “Bubba” in the ring for a final time. For 22 he still had some moves. The entire weekend was filled with exciting and competitive classes. Looking forward to an even better show next year.

Game Day and Afton Greif


Saddlebred Judge……………..Paul Boone- Concord, NC Announcer…………………….Pete Martens- Dayton, VA Ringmaster…………………….Stan Crigger- Pulaski, VA Steward…………….Susan Warren Chadwell- Ewing, VA Organist………….………….Martha Preston- Draper, VA Photographer…….………Judy Robichaux- Staunton, VA Manager, Secretary ………Alice C. Martens- Dayton, VA Chuck Paulson Page 27 27 Page

Jane McAllister and Angel

Heavenly Prophet and Rick Wallen were the ASB Park Pleasure Driving Winner

Juv. Show Pleasure Champions Frankie Sue Snider and Man Of Her Dreams

Show Fizz and Ally Kolarki

Olivia Kritzler and Edith

Sir Country Voices and Hanneman were the ASB Show Pleasure Novice Horse Winner Page 28



Sutton Paulson on Sara

Morghan Alley and A Starless Nite

CH Callaway’s B. Gratz Brown and Karin Banks Winsdown Forbes Field and Kathy Rhodes winning Saddle and Bridle Shatter Western Pleasure

ASB Five-Gaited Show Pleasure Champion Karaoke and Patricia Schultz

Margaret Woodson and Worthy’s Just Once Page 29 29 Page

Lisa Whittle and Ultimate Spitfire

Junior Three-Gaited Park Champions Andre Fourie and Leatherwood’s Hancock

Brittney Ritter and Grapetree’s Finest Fox took home the blue in Juvenile Three-Gaited

Hunter Country Pleasure Champions Melinda Barber Warden and Ronan

Amateur Five-Gaited Champions Darlene Rose and Star Dreamer Lauren Ashe and Stella Artois Page 30



Amateur Road Pony Champions Cindy Jackson and Runaway

Park Pleasure Champions Shirley Trail and Elvis

Brittney Horton-Robert and Spook

Alex Sandifer and Heartland Revolver

Aimee Harrell and License to Chill

John Paul Jones and Fort Chiswell’s Mountain Dew Page 31 31 Page

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Introducing Walden Bullard By Donna Nabors As with everything that goes on in life, one generation follows another. Over the years, the older generation is replaced by the younger, and the decades move on. Everything from businesses and industries to governments and sports, success so often depends on the younger generation learning everything they can from the ones before them. This same philosophy applies to the Saddlebred world. Trainers with the name of Robertson, Moore, Bass, Simmons, Lee, Harris, Teater, Shifflet, just to mention a few, were wellknown and respected in their time. They’ve been replaced by their sons or daughters or assistant trainers, and those same people are grooming the next generation of Saddlebred trainers. Once they feel they have learned as much as they can, the “trainers-in-waiting” strike out on their own, trusting that the knowledge and experience they’ve garnered from their mentors will merit the trust of future clients who will put their dreams of a future world champion in their ready and capable hands. Such is the scenario with Walden Bullard. Growing up as a boy in North Carolina, Walt didn’t have any specific direction in his life, but he knew he loved horses from the time he could walk and talk. The native Lumbee Indian started his equine experiences with a Morgan gelding named Buck. He went to a racking horse show (sandlappers are they are fondly referred to in that area) and eventually landed a job at a Walking horse barn during his high school years. But his life was destined to change when he saw Elisabeth Goth riding Hollywood Excellence at the Walking Horse Celebration. Nothing would do except to pursue his new-found love with American Saddlebreds. He honed his experiences with a few different barns, talking a wealth of knowledge with him each time. After landing a job with George Knight in Lexington, Kentucky, Walt spent 10 years surrounded by numerous champion and high caliber horses, from That Kind of Woman, HS Daydreams’ Celebrity and HS Dignitary to If The Tiara Fits, Rachel Zoe and Along Came A Spider, just to name a few. Walt doesn’t hesitate to proclaim Spider as his favorite horse of all time. As with all new adventures, Walt anticipated both excitement and interpretation by going out on his own. The latter didn’t last long. The former is still going strong. Today he trains a small number of horses, a conscious choice on his part. He prefers to give each horse his individual attention, no matter how long that takes, each day. Not one to hurry a horse along, Walt’s days start early and end late, but he’s enjoying every minute of every hour. Nestled along a tree lined lane near Versailles, Kentucky, the 18 stall barn is an ample size, and very well kept. Not lamenting the fact there is no formal riding ring on the 18 acre property, he uses the picturesque grounds around the house he owns not far from the barn to exercise his students. No way a horse is going to get “ring sour” working out at Birchwood Farm. Walt has a preference for the younger horses that he can shape and mold the way he thinks best. Only when he is 100% sure that he’ll be presenting his horses to the best of their ability will he venture into the public eye. Walden Bullard has the desire to make something of himself. He has the talent to make something of the horses he trains. The next generation of Saddlebred trainers is here, and Walden Bullard will have his name listed along with all the other up-and-coming young men and women who are devoting their lives to the success of the American Saddlebred. Page 33


Springfest Desert Light and Delaney Fitzgerald - AHHS Under Saddle Youth Medallion Winner

CH Jessie Cole and Amanda Dellinger - Country Pleasure 18-38 Winner.

Game Day and Afton Grief.

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What a Charmer and Gib Marcucci.

Designed To Be Treasured and Rebecca Westberg

He’s Heaven Sent and Brooke Boyer - UPHA Challenge Cup 17 & Under Winner

Leatherwood’s Sutton Place and Rob Kritzler

Champagne Lifestyle and Isaac Deurloo were the Five-Gaited Novice Horse Winner


Miss Jersey Shore and Paige Boyer


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Nadine Van Zomeren and Heirronic My Gypsy Moon and Donna Beck were the Fine Harness Championship Winners

Here I Am Again and Marjorie Townsend

Rascal Flatts and Gib Marcucci - Hackney Pony Championship Winner

Amazed ,Whinny, and Jade Woods

Play Dirty and Rob Kritzler

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Russell Springs Show

Roberto Binoasenor, Bing Crosby, and Greg Reason with SHOWTIME SADDLEBREDS By: Donna Nabors The Russell Springs Jaycees deserve a big “Atta-boy” for their efforts to make their 2012 Fair and Horse Show a successful event. Picture perfect weather helped to bring out large crowds to enjoy the rides, food, games, entertainment and shows. While there were a variety of horse breeds participating in Saturday night’s show, the Saddlebreds seemed to be the standouts. Thirty-two classes were scheduled, with 9 dedicated to Saddlebreds; the rest of the night’s competitions were minis and gaited horses. Although not exactly on the beaten path for the majority of Saddlebred barns, there was still a respectable number of trainers bringing nice horses to compete. Chris Reiser Stables, Showtime Saddlebreds, Kentucky Creek Saddlebreds, HOPE Stables and Iron Horseshoe Farm were just a few of the training facilities that had representatives in the pleasure, driving, three gaited or five gaited classes. Even in the open breed classes, the Saddlebreds showed everyone how a blue ribbon gets won.

Chelsey Wilson, Cobi Van Den Berg, and Adam Carey Page 38

Rena Silvers and Jeff Bumgardner

Russell Springs Show

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The Best Little Horse Show in Texas By Kelley Reason Irving, TX-Let me tell you about the Best Little Horse Show in Texas that took place on May 3 through May 6, 2012 in Irving, Texas. It’s about everything that’s good in the Lone Star State. It’s about fun. It’s about the big hearts of a group of equestrian enthusiasts who use their passion for horses to assist those of their community in need. For the last 41 years, the Big D Charity Horse Show has been able to raise over $415,000.00 for Metroplex charities. Each year several hundred horsemen make their way from East to West to support Big D in its effort to reach out to others and this year was no different. Spectators, exhibitors, and sponsors witnessed the excitement of American Saddlebreds, Racking Horses, and Tennessee Walking Horses competing for trophies and prizes. They enjoyed great food, fun parties, and entertainment at the Las Colinas Equestrian Center. All this was teamed with exciting competition and set the stage for the best little horse show in Texas to maintain its claim to fame.

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Big D Charity

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Big D Charity

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The 29th Annual Asheville Lion’s Club Benefit Horse Show 2012

By Dana Wise Although we all hope for ribbons and other prizes, first places and reserves when we head to our shows, I was reminded this weekend of our “true” prize, the love, respect, and loyalty of our faithful steeds. “Retire to your left” is one of my favorite times to photograph horse and rider. It is when the athletes get a moment’s rest before the placing is called. It is also when you see the hard work, up close, winner or not, in each horse and rider, but more importantly where you see the quiet bond between the pair. I watch riders pat their mounts, telling them subtly – good job – a silent appreciation of their partner. I see horses and riders exhale simultaneously, as if they were breathing as one, and a calmness come over both, although anxiety is at its peak. When the placing is called, I watch the exhibitor’s faces, and rarely do I see a frown or disappointed look on any rider. This past weekend at the Lion’s Club Benefit show was no exception to the positive horsemanship displayed at every show. The Lion’s Club Benefit Show was held at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher, NC on May 16-19, 2012. This show is one of the most well attended shows in the Carolinas. The competition is high, with many competitors at all levels of riding. Once again, teams came from all over the US, ready to give there all, and show off their talents as riders, and the skill and beauty of their horses. Through all of the nervousness and excitement last weekend, I listened to trainers on the sidelines instruct and praise their riders and horses. One trainer, whose horse did not place, said to another trainer, that the horse looked the best it has ever looked, and the rider did great! It is this positive feeling, and respect and love for the “show” that bring people back. Where no matter where you place, you still leave with the greatest prize of all, your horse! Page 44

CH Kiss Of The Zodiak and Courtney McGinnis were the Saddle Seat Equitation Champions

Sugarland, ridden by Elizabeth Goth, was the Roadster Pony Championship Amateur winner

Follow The Sun, driven by Annia Bruggeworth, was the ASB Fine Harness Championship winner

CH Stravinsky, ridden by Brittany McGinnis, was the ASB Three-Gaited Park Amateur champion

CH Stravinsky, ridden by Brittany McGinnis, was the ASB Three-Gaited Park Amateur champion

CH Jessie Cole, ridden by Amanda Dillinger, was the ASB Three Gaited Country Pleasure - 18-35 Champion

CH Jessie Cole, ridden by Amanda Dillinger, was the ASB Three Gaited Country Pleasure - 18-35 Champion

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Midwest Contenders Battle It Out SPRINGFIELD, IL - The 71st Annual Midwest Charity Horse Show welcomed some of the nation’s top competitors on June 13-16 at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, Illinois. Soaring temperatures and humidity did not dampen the enthusiasm for this event, which is accepted as one of the premier showplaces for Saddlebreds. Classes were filled with show stars that will undoubtedly have ribbons on their bridles at the Kentucky State Fair. The show committee again rolled out the red carpet of hospitality with a delicious meal served each evening in the hospitality room. The ever popular “best of show”, was awarded to the horse or pony that made the biggest impression on the judges, trainers, and spectators. The complete results can be seen on our free website at

OFFICIALS Show Manager ............................... Judy Kjellander, Springfield, IL Judges: ...................................... Nancy Becker, Nicholasville, KY Randy Harper, Shelbyville, KY Euchee Matthews, Alachua, FL Catherine Whitaker, Wildwood, MO U.S. Equestrian Steward: ......... Mary Lynn Whitley, Cary, NC Ringmasters: ................................................. Bill Whitley, Cary, NC John Frye, Riverton, IL Show Secretary/Tabulator: ......... Cheryl Rangel, Wheeling, IL Photographer: ................................ Doug Shiflet, Asheboro, NC Veterinarian: ................................................. Dr. Karl E. Luthin, DVM Dr. Kate Luthin, DVM, Equine Veterinary Service, Riverton, IL, Emergency Referral: University of Illinois Large Animal Hospital, Urbana, IL. Ring Announcer: ......................... David Owens, Montrose, PA Barn Announcer: ............................... Dave Morris, Big Rock, IL Farrier: ............................................................ Rick Medd, Clinton, IA Organist: ........................................ Groff Bittner, St. Charles, MO Video Services ............................... Seehorse Video, Arcadia, IN Gate Manager: .......................................... Jackie Wold, Beloit, WI Specific assignments are: Nancy Becker, Randy Harper, Euchee Matthews ............ Saddlebred, Roadster, Equitation and Hackney Divisions Catherine Whitaker.............................................. Arabian Division Nancy Becker .......................................................... Morgan Division

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The Best Again Battled It Out At Midwest

The History of the Midwest Charity

Four years after the cavalry’s Amateur Show, The Midwest Horse Show was organized. The show became an annual event through 1941. When World War II broke out, the U.S. Army Air Corps took over the state fairgrounds and the shows were suspended for the duration. In 1946, the show returned and in the late 1940s and early 1950s, new ideas were added to the pageantry surrounding the “Midwest.” A kickoff parade through downtown Springfield became an annual even. A queen contest was held in area high schools, resulting in a coronation ceremony and fashion show held, prior to the show’s opening, at the old Abraham Lincoln Hotel. The selected queen received a scholarship award from Springfield Marine Bank. During this period, citizens’ committees of businessmen and women selected which service organizations were to be the recipients of the proceeds of each annual event. In 1958, the Midwest Horse Show was chartered as a non-profit corporation, with a 15-member board of directors. The name was officially changed to “The Midwest Charity Horse Show.” At that time, the board decided to choose one organization each year to be the recipient of the profits made on the shows and to act as a sponsor of the show. Over the years, The Boys Club, Ansar Shrine, Chamberlain Park, Th% Service Club, and Cerebral Palsy have all received the benefits of the show. As the direction of the Midwest Charity Horse Show changed, the association and St. John’s Hospital Guild teamed up for a successful partnership that raised over $60,000 for St. John’s Hospital in the late 1970s. At the end of the 1990s, the show born in the 1930s with a mixture of a few cavalry and civilian horses now attracts approximately 700 performing horses from around North America. Breeds participating include American Saddlebreds, Hackney-Harness Ponies, Roaster Horses, Morgans and Arabians. The show has been named Best in Illinois by the United Professional Horsemen’s Association and Best in the Country by the American Saddlebred Horse Breeder’s Association. The original enthusiasm of the people involved in those early years still lives, in many third-and fourth-generation families of exhibitors and sponsors. The exhibitors and their beautiful show horses provide five days of continuous family entertainment to residents of Springfield and surrounding communities. In addition to the entertainment value of this event, those participating in the Midwest Charity Horse Show offer a substantial economic boost to the Springfield area: during the show the exhibitors spend over $1.3 million on goods, services and accommodations. Studies conducted by the State of Illinois indicate that every dollar spent in the community generates an additional dollar, bringing the total economic impact to $2.6 million annually. Since 1989, the Midwest Charity Horse Show Association has had as its co-sponsor, the Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine Foundation. An endowment fund has been established by Midwest Charity Horse Show Association, and all proceeds from the Midwest Charity Horse Show are donated to the COCO Children’s Cancer Fund, a project of the SIU School of Medicine whose primary project is Camp COCO, a one-week summer camp for children with cancer and blood diseases and their siblings. We honor those who have supported the Midwest Charity Horse Show, and express our appreciation to our co-sponsor and all those who have contributed.

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The Burlington

Spring Horse Show By Donna Nabors

The 2012 Burlington Horse Show is always a good place to take that inexperienced horse in the show barn. The classes are not overflowing, but the competition is such that winning a blue ribbon there is not always a guarantee for the seasoned entries. While there are numerous shows going on practically every weekend starting in May, this show just outside Cincinnati, Ohio brings competitors from a wide area. Sometimes it looks like “old home week”, as it may have been the previous Burlington show in the fall that people saw each other last. Without the festival atmosphere that accompanies the Burlington Fair and Horse Show later in the season, the focus stays on the ever-improving horses and their riders, keeping in mind the big payoff that waits for those worthy enough to make the trip to the Kentucky State Fair and World Championships less than three months away. The Friday and Saturday night classes were numerous and showed a wide variety of talents, both with the Saddlebreds and Arabians. Announcer Ron Burcham is always informing the crowd of the type of class and qualifications of the entries, which always seems to be well received by the spectators who aren’t familiar with saddleseat riding or driving requirements. While the evening classes were geared mainly toward the adults, both amateur and professional, Saturday’s daytime classes were all about the youngsters and adults working their way up the ranks in the competitions. Louisville Equestrian Center, Besty Webb Stables, Little Britian and Sandy Run stables all brought their students to duke it out with the likes of Zubrod, Spring Hill and Showtime stables. All in the name of good fun and friendly competition, nearly everyone had a ribbon by the end of the day. It’s no doubt that many of these neophytes will be making their victory pass aboard their own pride and joy in a future show.

Lilly Justice, Claire Giffis, Isabelle Fuchs, and Katie Maxwell are definately enjoying themselves at the show.

CLASS RESULTS, HORSE AND RIDER: Three Gaited Jr. Exhibitor CF’s Tonight’s All About Her - Shelby Graves Preferred Branch - Annabel Kippe Noe Romancing The Sun - Caitlin Centers Mr. Heirastotle - Rachael Rohrbach American Fiddle Faddle - Isaac Bumgardner

Betsy Webb Stables preparing for a great show!

Arabian English Pleasure Moons Pro - Carol Pfau Milagro - Jenny Marsh FHF Outlaw Josie Wales - Sue Hughes Hanama Bey - Carolyn Denny Belles Allience - Caitlin Fields Road Pony to Bike Michigan’s John Hancock - Angie Denham Crystal Creek’s Newscaster - Mike Denham Snapshot - Lisa Cox Sparrow My Travlin’ Man - Katy Sterrett Kiss This - Jim Bray RWC Tia Maria - Kim Becker Show Pleasure (Jr. Exhibitor) Calibogue Charm - Delaney Webb Lady Kiera - McKenzie Ballard Belmont’s Hi Cotton - Melanie Palmer Tribal Chief - Katelyn Crisp Stonehenge Supreme Contender- Jordan Kirk High Times Encore - Zoe Brannon

Ron Conley and Kelly Johnson made the trip to Burlington from Ashland, Ky.

Beth encourages Cali to do some tricks. Cali is named after Kentucky basketball coach John Caliperi.

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Five Gaited (Denver Jr. Horse)

Road Pony to Bike

Country Pleasure Adult Exhibitor

Angelina Charm - Wyatt Dehart He’s Here for the Party - Rob Byers Pure Royalty - Mike Turnstall Brown Recluse - Catherine VanArnsdall Sheze Royal Memory - Clark Clouse

Heartland Sundust - Beth Jones Regal’s Amigo LF - Juan Rios Regal’s Country Squire - Mike Cox Heartland Yankee Strutter - Larry Meyer Railsplitter - Kaycee Dolwick

Hackney Harness Pony

Five Gaited Pleasure

Cheeta’s Admiral - Cathie Simmions Sassacus - Patricia Clifford Heir Rifle - Rachel Kelley I’m All Show - Tammy Ross She’s Like A Rose - Kaycee Dolwick Complimentary’s Ruby Cane - Matt George

Front Page News - Juan Rios

Lotta Bucksw - Angela Mangine Attache’s Infinite Charm - Susannah Sherman Harlem’s Moni Maker - Elly Giuffre Be Delicious - Marsha Wallen Callaway’s Wind Chill - Jenny McGorvan Haute (Hot) Fussy Hussy - Isaac Bumgardner

Walk/Trot 10 & Under Crimson Flower - Mary Ledford First Night’s Attraction - Alayna Applegate CH Lost Token - Noah Justice Memories of Us - Kendall Johnson Go Lightly’s Independence - Vivian Sandifer CH Believe Her - Ethan Lane Five Gaited Jr. Exhibitor Uhlen’s Look of Love - Annabel Kippi Noe Row Jimmy - Samantha McCutchan Party Clown - Zoe Brannon Between The Lines - Jordan Kirk Revival Fire - Katelyn Crisp Polly Pockets - Isaac Bumgardner Show Pleasure Bubba Gump - Amanda Sentney Beware the Fox - Kathleen Muhsam Belmont’s Hi Cotton - Laura Peters Bow Ties & Blues - Katie Hafer Young Born With It - Ashley DeBord Wild Bill - John Adelman

Country Pleasure Jr. Exhibitor Erica Cain - Dakota Reiser Lenore’s Blonde & Blue - Grace Shaftner Unending Love - Brenna Trainer MW Whatever Works - Rachel Rohrbach I’m Southern - Hayley Mitchell Ambersun - Anna Schweitzer Three Gaited Park Callaway’s For All We Know - Clark Clouse On The Record - Greg Reason CH Nurse Goodbody - Wendy Bruwer Cloverleaf’s Freedom Writer - Gerhardt Roos Santana Snow - Alison Walker H.S. Fixation - Joe Brown Three Gaited Amateur

Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Regal’s High Power - Andy Brown Music City - Lisa McMackin Hawkeye’s Dark Magic - Julie England Heartland Paradilime - Beth Jones Mahalo - Brooke Jacobs Craycroft Bandit - Larry Meyer Show Pleasure Adult Exhibitor Radiant Day - Janel Scott CH Tipitina - Megan Carter Call Me Lucky Blue - Allison Hunter Callaway’s Love Me Or Leave Me - Jack Schutt Callaway’s Match Maker - Lean Wilson Dasheene - Kaycee Dolwick Five Gaited Open I’m Here For The Party - Wyatt Dehart Callaway’s Otta Here - Clark Clouse Candy Strides - Sydney Simmons Razin Arizona - Ryan Stodd

Academy Equitation 14 – 17 Handsome Heir - Amy Rock In A Minute - Paige Klee So Timely - Sarah Sarey All Rise - Rebecca Davis Three Gaited Open Bey Buchanaa - Hanna Poe All New Sensation - Anne Guillory Twighlight’s Brightest Star - Liza Tibbs Great Day’s War - Leah Wilson A Sweet Inspiration - Chris Riser Louis - Jessica Raines Undulata’s Dream Team - Theresa Vonderschmitt J.J. - Emily Adams Ask Me Why - Todd Walker Our Pretty Pearl - Beth Synder Molly Mae - Julia McClain Pleasure Equitation Academy Equitation 13 & Under Loaded Weapon - Kelsey Martin Road Pony Under Saddle Nothin But A Good Time - Katie Foste So Timely - Paige Russell Heir to My Heart - Kelley Arterburn Twinwillows Logan S - Alex Rudder Frito Bandito - Addie Woodruff Silver Oaks Sinner & Saint - Mitchell Turnstall I’m Southern - Hayle Mitchell The Star of April - Macy Gill Worthy’s Can’t Touch This - Anna Dearen Make Mine Gold - Jozee Johnson Kwik Start - Sofie Brown Daylight’s Shine on - Alexandra Potter Miss Fuente - Anya Rothgeber Sultan’s Kingdom - Lee Lenkoff Breakfast At Tiffany’s - Kelsey Miller Road Pony to Bike Five Gaited Amateur Exhibitor Academy Equitation 13 & Under Showtime’s Anna Marie - Greg Reason Playboy’s Flamette - Jenny McGowan Michigan’s Awu to B - Ryan Kidlow A Holiday Affair - Brooke Jacobs Worth Waiting For - Hayley Byrne Regal’s Minstral Man - Mike Denham SBR Jeremiah - Breona Justice

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Harlem’s Moni Maker - Sophia Guiffre This Bud’s For You Too - Gracie Sandlin Canterbury - Ella Johnson Sofie - Lauren Bode

Sega Genesis - Emily Wyland Clover Hill’s Irish Jig - Taylor Bulton Academy Equitation 9 & 10

Academy Equitation, Adult

Just About Paradise - Sydney Glenn SBR Jeremiah - McKensey Bunch Mountjoy’s Town Boy - Danielle Milbern I’m Southern - Macy Brangels Worth Waiting For - Laura Jones Rock The House - Bronze Peach-Yancy J.J. - Barbara Pippin Chester - Reagan Moore El Dorodos Majestic Heir - Bobbie Johnson Cognac - Lilly Wade Academy Pleasure - Adult

Academy Equitation 8 & Under

Worth Waiting For - Laura Jones El Dorados Majestic Heir - Bobbie Johnson Mountjoy’s Town Boy - Danielle Milbern J.J. - Barbara Pippin

Margaret Hayden - Avery Hoover This Bud’s For You Too - Talia Disney Chester - Reagan Giles Sofia - Emily Walden J Crew - Avery Grant Angel of Fortune - Sara Fouts

Academy Pleasure, 17 & Under

Johnny Hollywood - Hannah Ceuters Academy Pleasure 8 & Under Sofia - Emily Walden This Bud’;s For You Too - talia Disney Margaret Hayden - Avery Hoover Chester - Reagan Giles Rowdy - Jessica Ridgway J. Crew - Avery Grant Academy Pleasure 8 & Under Super Gun - Brandon McKnight Rowdy - Amelia Gorman Dom Benito - Tyler Walker Angel of Fortune - Sara Fouts Midnight Snack - Chloe Griffis Ma Padrada Star - Morgan Chuck Academy Pleasure 8 & Under

So Timely - Russell Paige Bey Buchanan - Hannah Poe Twighlight’s Brightest Star - Liza Tibbs J.J. - Emily Adams Molly Mae - Breona Justice Cappy - Megan Tobergte The Shamrock Gal - Ashley Chuck

Academy Equitation 8 & Under Dom Denito - Tyler Walker Super Gun - Brandon McKnight Ma Padrada - Morgan Chuck Angel of Fortune - Amanda Williams Rowdy - Amelia Gorman

Beau’s Lucky Star - Sophie Rodgers Rock The House - Hannah Broughton Tanner - McKenna Lanham Angel of Fotune - Amanda Williams Margaret Hayden - Colby Hoover Dom Benito - Elizabeth Lawson

Academy Pleasure, 17 & Under

Academy Equitation 8 & Under

Academy Lead Line

SBR Jeremiah - Julia McClain Frito Bandito - Addie Woodruff Kwik Start - Sofie Brown Worth Waiting For - Hayley Byrne The Star of April - Macy Gill Sultan’s Kingdon - Lee Lenkoff

Beau’s Lucky Shamrock - Sophia Rodgers Tanner - McKenna Lanham Dom Benito - Elizabeth Lawson Rock The House - Hannah Broughton Margaret Hayden - Colby Hoover Sega Genesis - Trent Stephenson

Beau’s Lucky Shamrock - Salay Tompkins So Timely - Travis Reason Rowdy - Ainsley Blangels Sega Genisis - Sara Plank Raindrops on Roses - Kelsey Roy Ma Padrada Star - Stella Asherman

Academy Pleasure 17 & Under

Academy Pleasure - Adult

Western Pleasure Open

Harlem’s Moni Maker - Sophia Giufre So Timely - Sarah Carey Canterbury - Ella Johnson This Bud’s For You Too - Gracie Sandlin Tanner - Lauren Bode Louis - Jessica Raines

Katie Starbird - Tony Rivera Worth Waiting For - Barbra Brown A Rare Sight - Daniel Crawford

The Sugar Shaq - Lindsay Sowell Wild Licorice Stick - Larry Gardinier CH Heirilee - Skylar Rueff Harm Spotter - Junelynne Oldham Yellow Rose Star-A-Far - Susann Strayer Roman’s Star - Shelly Fisher

Academy Equitation - Adult

Academy Pleasure - Adult Super Goji - Emily Nolan Katie Starbird - Cindy Byers

Worth Waiting For - Barbara Brown Katie Starbird - Tony Riviera Super Goji - Emily Nolan A Rare Sight - Daniel Crawford

Academy Pleasure 14 – 17

Academy Equitation- Adult

Academy Pleasure 11 – 13

Katie Starbird - Cindy Byers Super Goji - Emily Nolan Academy Equitation 14 - 17 The Shamrock Gal - Emily Gil Kwik Start - Brianna Vitt Worth Waiting For - Barbara Brown

Just About Paradise - Edie Taylor Red - Hannah Vagedes Dom Benito - Gabrielle Paverd Tanner - Kylie Burns Chester - Hayley Carpenter Angel of Fortune - Savannah Williams

Academy Equitation 11 – 13

Academy Pleasure 11 – 13

Super Gogi - Kasey Nolan Angel of Fortune - Savannah Williams So Timely - Maggie Smith Breakfast At Tiffany’s - Rachel Carden Chester - Hayler Carpenter Red - Hannah Vagedes

Kwik Start - Briannia Vitt The Shamrock Gal - Emily Gil


Lead Line Western/English Silver - Claire Coppage/Alison Montoya Chiseled In Gold - Cadence Helm Moonie - Izabelle Fischer/Angie Fischer Navajo Nation - Michael Smiley Camilla - Marea Earl/Cyndi Simmons Red October - Greta Koszarek/Racheal Holly MW Whatever Works - Elena Sandifer Fabio - Samantha Prescott Haute (Hot) Rod - Addison Wilson Hunt Seat Pleasure Belles Allience - Caitlin Fields Milagro - Jenny Marsh Champagne’s Bay Symbol - Kate Lecalire Count Snow - Sare McNeely

Super Goji - Kasey Nolan Beau’s Lucky Shamrock - Cassidy Buchanan Katie Starbird - Addison Combs Show Pleasure Driving So Timely - Maggie Smith Fantasia - Bailey Raleigh Callaway’s Haley’s Comet - Christine Clover Hill’s Irish Jig - Hailey Jaggers Broder CH Harlem’s Beau Dandy - Valene Academy Equitation 11 – 13 Academy Pleasure 9 & 10 Blackwell Captured Pistol - Jenny McGowan Just About Paradise - Edie Taylor Jeremiah - Mckensey Bunch Rosey Dollface - Kristin Solien Beau’s Lucky Shamrock - Cassidy BuchananBeau’s Lucky Shamrock - Trent Tompkins Clover Hill’s Irish Jig - Hailey Jaggers Rock The House - Devkin Sell Country Pleasure AOT Cappy - Kelly Luebbering Dom Benito - Haleigh Denney Fantasia - Bailey Raleigh Sega Genesis - Emily Wyland Top Shelf N Tonic - Katie Hafer Young Tanner - Kylie Burns Clover Hill’s Irish Jig - Taylor Bulton Mountainview Price Royal - Linda Jones Highpoints Bad Man James - Melanie Academy Equitation 10 & Under Academy Pleasure 9 & 10 Hudnall Denny Best Farm or Pet Pony/Horse Rock The House - Devin Sell Just About Paradise - Sydney Glenn Cognac’s Afternoon Delight - Lilly Wade Beau’s Lucky Shamrock - Trent Tompkins Worth Waiting For - Elizabeth Sieler Domino - Madison Patton Worth Waiting For - Elizabeth Sieler Rock the House - Bronzie Peach-Yancy Izzy Man - Karina Smith Dom Benito - Haleigh Denny I’m Southern - Macy Brangels Chester - Reagan Moore

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English Pleasure Open

Country Pleasure Championship Jr. Exhibitor

Midnight Starmaker - Shelly Fischer KK Impetuous Son - Greg Reason Hales Angel - Chris Reise Sanami Sea - Mary Ruth Calloway Big Love - Sierra Newsome Starheart Emblem - Todd Walker

Erica Coihn - Dakota Reiser The Cowboy Casanova - Angela Mangine Lenore’s Blonde &U Blue - Grace Shaftner Unending Love - Brenna Trainer Spirit Varnel - Tori Quinton MW Whatever Works - Rachel Rohrobach


Fine Harness Stake

Worthy’s Ticket - Judy Dolwick Harlem’s Foxy Lady LFG - Sara Crane Captured Pistol - Jenny McGowan

Entourage - Chad Riser

Carriage Reinmanship

Uhlen’s Look of Love - Laurin Carver

Oh Canada & June Bug - Charlie Poppe Classic Snapsnot - Nancy Bedinghaus

Arabian English Pleasure Championship

Show Pleasure Championship Jr. Exhibitor Calibogue Charm - Delaney Webb Belmont’s Hi Cotten - Melanie Palmer Tribal Chief - Katelyn Crisp Lookin Ready - Kaitlin White Stonehenge Supreme Commander - Jordan Kirk Crystal Blue - Olivia Utler Just Along for the Ride - Madeliene Kissinger Hillcroft’s Country Wine - Lydia O’brien Road Pony to Bike Championship Michigan’s John Hancock - Maggie Denham Shapshot - Lisa Cox Sparrow Saddle Seat Equitation Championship Miss Belivin’ - Christine Oser CF’s Tonight’s All About Her - Shelby Graves Daylight’s Shine On - Alexandra Potter Shelby’s Genie in a Bottle - Kristen Ghouse

Five Gaited Championship Amateur

CF Hot Diggity - Blair Cecil Moons Pro - Carol Pfau Promkise Duel - Day Barker Milagro - Jenny Marsh Hanama Bey - Carolyn Denny Belles Allience - Caitlin Fields Carriage Class Period Dress Oh Canada & June Bug - Nancy Bedinghaus Country Pleasure Championship Adult Exhibitor I’m All Snow - Tammy Ross Heir Rifle - Rachel Kelley Cheetah’s Admiral - Cathie Simmons She’s Like A Rose - Kaycee Dolwick Sassacus - Patricia Clifford Jewels for a Princess - Brooke Trainer Sweet Adiction - Irene McCafferty Worthy’s Ticket - Judy Dolwick Harness Pony Championship

Road Horse Under Saddle

Go Big Blue - Paul Adams

Zeus - Zach Duffy The Quiet Man - Johnny Lewis T A Turner - Ashley England

Three Gaited Championship, Amateur

Five Gaited Pleasure Championship Lota Bucks - Angela Mangine Be Delicious - Marsha Wallen Attache’s Infinite Charm - Susannah Sherman Beyond Good Looks - Austin Kucera Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving Championship Regal’s High Power - Randy Bowen Hawkeye’s Dark Magic - Julie England Heartland Parade Time - Beth Jones Heartland Special Special - Callery Howard Extremely Unique - Gloria Becker Craycroft Bandit - Larry Meyers Show Pleasure Championship – Adult Calloway’s Love Me or Leave Me - Jackie Schutt Haute (Hot) Rod - Alyssa Wilson Radiant Day - Janet Scott Simply Stella - Kathy Walker Smoke Away - Aslely Giles Call Me Lucky Blue - Allison Hunter Callaway’s Match Maker - Leah Wilson

All Rise - Rebecca Davis Romancing the Sun - Caitlin Centers Preferred Branch - Annabel Kippi Noe All New Sensation - Anne Guillory Radient Elegance - Melanie Hudnall Denny Road Pony Championship Heartland Sundust - Beth Jones Heartland Summer Storm - Greg Dixon Regal’s High Roller - Drew Case Seamair Royale - Jordan Dremer Regal’s Country Squire - Mike Cox Heartland Curtain Call - Juan Rios Deja Blues - Tolm Galbreath Heartland Yankee Strutter - Larry Meyer Three Gaited Championship A Sweet Inspiration - Chris Riser Ask Me Why - Todd Walker Our Pretty Pearl - Paul Snyder American Fiddle Faddle - Isaac Bumgardner Arab Costume

Hackeny Pony Championship Cob Tail

TT Backdraft - Matt George Hanama Bey - Terry Denny CF Hot Diggity - Blair Cecil

Heartland Globe-Trotter - Juan Rios

Road Horse to Bike Open

Three Gaited Park Championship

Clemenza - Jim Schack Kentucky Pride - Miranda Chaplin

At Last - Joe Brown Santana Snow - Alison Walker Swerte - Doug Bowen Hallelujah! Stonewall Phoenix - Jeff Humble Emily’s Guy - Shelby Pribble J. Crew - Caroline Walker

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Five Gaited Championship Attache’s Crown Royal - Lionel Fierreira


Show Ring TimeS


The USEF High School Equestrian Athlete program began in the fall of 2009 and was born out of a growing number of high school students wanting their sport of choice - equestrian - to get the same recognition as all the other traditionally recognized sports. “What initiated the program,” says Jennifer Mellenkamp, Director of National Breed/Discipline Affiliates and Youth Programs at the USEF, “was simply supply and demand. We were receiving phone calls from parents saying, ‘Is there anything offered that would recognize high school equestrian athletes? They spend just as much time training or competing as football and basketball players,’” recalls Mellenkamp.

The program quickly found its stride, and the response has been overwhelming. “Right now we have nearly 5,000 students enrolled.” says Mellenkamp. “Parents have told us the school systems don’t understand the training and dedication that is involved to be an equestrian athlete” adds Mellenkamp, “and there is often no recognition for these athletes within their school systems. We felt we needed to start something to give all equestrian athletes the acknowledgment they deserve.”

Skylar Rowan of Knoxville, Tennessee was another student enrolled in the program. When asked what the USEF High School Equestrian Athlete program meant to her, Rowan responded, “What the (program) has given to me is validation and recognition from those who truly understand this amazing sport. By earning my varsity letter every year, I can also say to the world that I am an athlete... not just the girl who leaves school every day to ‘ride horses.’ Riding is my life, my passion and my sport. Yes, it would be great if my school was able to recognize me in the way that they do the other student athletes. But because of the USEF High School Equestrian Athlete program, I now feel every bit as empowered as those that parade across the stage each May to pick up a letter.” For more information about the USEF High School Equestrian Athlete program, please or email Please send in application forms to the American Saddlebred Horse Association’s Brenda Newell at 4083 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY, 40511. She can be reached by email at or by phone at (859) 475-1461.

The USEF High School Equestrian Athlete program was created as a means for students to receive recognition for their individual achievements regardless of if their school recognizes equestrian as a sport. Students are responsible for tracking their own hours and competitions which means support from the student’s school is not necessary to participate. Individuals who do compete interscholastically are able to use their team practice hours and competitions towards meeting the annual requirements. The program does provide schools with updates and information about the students. “We’re hoping this will initiate conversations with the schools,” says Mellenkamp, “and that they will start taking notice of the equestrians that are enrolled.”

RobeRtson equine sales, llC announCes Fall sale

The requirements for the USEF High School Equestrian Athlete program are simple: High school students must belong to USEF, log at least 100 hours of time training and participate in three competitions during the program year. If you’re currently enrolled in grades 9-12 and just now hearing about the program, you’re not too late to get started and earn a letter for all four years. The program was expanded to allow any current high school student the opportunity to earn a varsity letter retroactively. You can also get started in the middle of the program year, which runs from June 1 through May 31, and use hours and competitions from before you enrolled.

For additional information contact:

Robertson Equine Sales has announced that their fall auction will be Monday and Tuesday, October 29th and 30th in the Bradley Barn at the Shelby County Fairgrounds in Shelbyville, Kentucky. The auction will be held prior to The National Horse Show, Oct 31- Nov 4, 2012, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. This year’s auction will include the American Saddlebred, Hackneys and Roadsters in various divisions. Entries for the auction are being accepted until Sept. 17, 2012.

Jimmy Robertson P. O. Box 616 Simpsonville, KY 40067 Cell 502-802-6977 email

The benefits of the program reach far beyond the varsity letterman patch, lapel pin, and Certificate of Achievement students receive upon completing the program. Laura Orr of Topsail Beach, North Carolina, completed all four years of the program and described it as “an avenue through which kids in the equestrian sport can verify the time, sweat, hard work, victories and losses they have experienced as part of the world of horses. It’s how the girl who takes her math assignments to every show, the young man that spends his time between classes studying Chemistry, and the homeschooled kid can be part of something bigger than themselves.” Page 55

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Show Season is in Full Swing in North Carolina with the

89th Annual Blowing Rock Charity BLOWING ROCK, NC - The 89th Annual Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show was held June 7-9 in the gorgeous town of Blowing Rock in Western North Carolina. The morning classes were held at the L.M. Tate Show Grounds at the Blowing Rock Equestrian Preserve in Broyhill Park. Exhibitors showed their beautiful Saddlebred, Roadster, Friesan, and Hackney entries to top notch competition in a friendly atmosphere. Hospitality was world class with parties everyday and the traditional Sunday brunch on the final morning of the show. Ray Cloninger’s expert staff turned out another successful horse show. The complete show results may be seen on our free website at www.

Brookhill’s Periday, Amateur Park Grand Champion

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CH Heathermoor’s Prince and Emma Sanchez, Juvenile ThreeGaited Champion

Blowing Rock Charity

Stinnett was all smiles after winning the Three-Gaited Pony class on Powerful Tango

I Tunes and Grant Shiflet, Open Park Pleasure Driving Grand Champion

Soquili’s Shades of Blue and Emily Young, Novice Rider Show Pleasure Grand Champions

Strange Brew and Jackie Hale, Open Three-Gaited Grand Champion

Royal Count and Rebecca Cloninger, Youth Roadster to Bike Champions

Kalarama’s Delightful and Kim Cowart were the Five- Gaited Ladies Champion for Karen Mcclure Page 61


By: Kelley Reason

Devon, PA- Many champion riders and horses met again at Devon for their annual horse show held May 24-June 3, 2012 in Devon, PA. Classes were full of exciting teams and kept spectators on the edge of their seats. In 1896, the Devon Horse Show started as a one-day show. Now, years later, it has become the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States. It is internationally recognized, USEF-A rated, and one of the most exciting events to happen in the PA area. While it draws top competitors from around the world, the show continues to reflect the local traditions and lifestyles of the Philadelphia Main Line. In 2010 Devon had become just the fourth American horse show to be honored with the designation as a USEF Heritage Competition. This award is reserved for those competitions that have been in existence for more than a quarter century, promoted and grown the equestrian sport, and made a contribution to the community outside the gates of the horse show by achieving, maintaining and promoting the equestrian ideals of sportsmanship and competition. Devon was also recognized for the second consecutive year by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame as the Horse Show of the Year. Devon has captured this national title over fifty percent of the time it has been awarded. In addition to the Horse Show Devon hosts a County Fair. The Country Fair is made up of over 28 committees that work together to help raise money for Bryn Mawr Hospital. There are over 2,000 volunteers that work on each committee, selling souvenirs, programs, candy, hamburgers hot dogs, ice cream, sodas and much more. Volunteers receive a special badge and are asked to work two shifts during the show.

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By Donna Nabors The 2012 May Classic at the Shelbyville, Kentucky show grounds looked to be the start of a highly competitive horse show season. Despite other bigger shows going on during the same weekend, most classes had a very respectable turnout and the entries were of a high quality, something not always seen this early in the season. As usual, the pleasure-related classes had the most interest and at times the ring gave the resemblance of bumper cars going around. Fourteen competed in the Country Pleasure Novice Pleasure class, ten in the Country Pleasure Driving class, fifteen showed in the Three Gaited Show Pleasure class, eleven went in the 3-Gaited Show Pleasure and thirteen were in the Adult Country Pleasure class. It’s quite obvious that the popularity of these pleasure classes are growing and one can only surmise that the bigger shows have even more entries competing. A.J. Bruwer did well for his barn, taking a win in the Five Gaited Novice Class riding Without Any Doubt , a second in the Open Three Gaited class aboard Liberty’s Magic, a first in the Open Fine Harness guiding Three Gables Cracklin Rose, and another first in the Open Five Gaited class on New York’s real Magic. Although the Saturday night’s classes had a drizzling to contend with, there was still a good turnout of people in the covered stands and they didn’t hesitate to let the judge know who they thought deserved the blue ribbons. Not even the “Southern dew” can keep diehard Saddlebred lovers away from supporting their favorites now that the 2012 horse show season is in full swing.

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MAY CLASSIC Blue ribbons winners at the May Classic Horse Show: ASB Model – Sir Wills Walk/Trot Pleasure 12 & Under – Night Sight Open English Pleasure – Keirian of Carrisbrock Saddle & Bridle Pleasure Medallion 17 & Under – Elusive Image Open Park Pleasure Jr. Horse – The Final Four ASB 5 Gaited Novice Pleasure – Callaways Don’t Sass Me Jr. Exhibitor 3 Gaited – Unforgettable Kiss ASB Country Pleasure Novice – Hooked 3 Gaited Pleasure Pony – Lookin Ready ASB Country Pleasure Driving – Roberta Belle Jr. Exhibitor 5 Gaited – One Night in New York ASB AOT 3 Gaited Show Pleasure – Watch Me Go Wild 5 Gaited Pony – By Design Only ASB 5 Gaited Country Pleasure – Callaways English Toffee Amateur Road Horse – Last Call Natural Pleasure – Sign Up ASB Jr. Exhibitor 5 Gaited Pleasure – Oom Pah Pah Amateur 5 Gaited – Nutrageous 3 Gaited Novice Horse – Callaways Count Your Blessings Amateur Park – Heir’s Mark ASB 3 Gaited Show Pleasure Novice – Fox Grape’s Imprimis 5 Gaited Novice – Without Any Doubt UPHA W & T Challenge Cup – CH Lost Token Amateur Road Pony – Heartland Yankee Strutter ASB Adult 3 Gaited Show Pleasure – Mighty Thor ASB Show Pleasure Driving – The Delivery Boy ASB Jr. Exhibitor Country Pleasure – Stonecroft Me First Open 3 Gaited – I Spy A Firefly Open Hackney Pony – Regal’s Trademark UPHA 3 YO Fine Harness – Sir Frank Sunatra ASB Jr. Exhibitor 3 Gaited Show Pleasure – Whole Lotta Vevve UPHA Challenge Cup 17 & Under – Catalyst’s Sweet Boy Open Fine Harness – Three Gables Cracklin Rose Jr. 5 Gaited – Heir Assault Open Park Pleasure – Luchesse Open Harness Pony – Last Call ASB Adult Country Pleasure – CH Pierre Caroin Open Park – The Rumba Hackney Pony Pleasure Driving – Regal’s High Power Amateur 3 Gaited – CH Sue She UPHA 3 YO Park Pleasure Classic – Apparently So ASB Adult 5 Gaited Pleasure – Simbara’s Cup of Sugar Open Roadster to Bike – Eclipse ASB Country Western Pleasure – Prince In The Park Open Roadster Pony – Murry Dickson Open 5 Gaited – New York’s Real Magic

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DESERT PALMS EQUESTRIAN CENTER, LLC. (Saddlebred) Training • Sales • Lessons • Summer Camp. Michelle McVey, owner/trainer/instructor; Erin Smith Instructor, Camp Director, Assistant Trainer. 28410 North 44th St. Cave Creek, AZ 85331. Barn/ Office: (480) 239-4896; Email: Website: www.desertpalms. net MATTHEW ROBERTS STABLES LLC (Saddlebred) Boarding, Training, Sales, Showings, Lessons. Matthew Roberts, Owner/Trainer/Instructor; Jolene Galvin, Instructor. Mailing Address: 28248 N Tatum Blvd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331; Phone: (480) 4198010; Email:; Web: www.matthewrobertsstables. com


BILL SCHOEMAN STABLES (Saddlebred Services) Training, Instruction, Sales, Breeding. We offer quality young horses for sale. Owner: Bill Schoeman Trainer: Bill Schoeman P.O. Box 220 Lexington, GA 30648 Ph: 706-614-1335 BLUFF CREEK STABLES (Saddlebred/Hackney)Training*Sales*Lessons;Mary Ann/Billy Jones, Owners; Wayne Hackney, Trainer, Cathy Hackney, Instructor; 189 Bluff Creek Drive Colonel’s Island Midway, Georgia 31320; (Barn)912-884-WHOA (9462); ; GRAVEL HILL FARMS(Saddlebred, Hackney, Morgan)Training*Breeding*Sales*L essons; Alicia/Jim Floyd, owners; 133 Graybeard Lane, Hinesville, GA 31313; Alicia Floyd (912)977-1366; RED OAK STABLES(Saddlebreds, Hackney Ponies, Roadsters) Boarding*Training* Lessons*Sales*Breeding; Nancy Sealy, Owner; Clay Noel, Trainer; Erin Peel, Instructor; Sid Perryman, Consultant; 2228 Midway Church Rd, Forsyth, Georgia 31029; (478)394-0157;; SOQUILI STABLES (Saddlebred) Training, Showing, Sales, Breeding, Prospects for sale. Betty and Ron Moore, partners; Randy Stoess and Allison Walker, Trainers; Hector Castillejo, Asst Trn; Kathy Brodie, Breeding Mgr. 6330 Putnam Ford Dr., Woodstock, GA 30189. (770) 928-6760 (stable); (770) 592-5256 (fax); (678) 294-0291 (Stoess cell)


LOWRY STABLES - (Saddlebred, Morgan) Training, Sales, Showing, Breeding, Riding Lessons: Jim and Fay Lowry, Owners/Trainer: 1522 County Rd. 100, Seymour, IL 61875: (217)687-4551: SKYLINE STABLES LLC (Saddlebred) Donna and Kenny Smith, Owners/Trainers. P.O. Box 1379, New Lenox, IL 60451. (520) 991-6536 (cell) ; (815) 463-8418 (stable)


DELOVELY FARM (Saddlebred, Roadster, Equitation) Training, Sales, Riding Instruction. Raymond and Lillian Shively-Owners; Todd Miles, Trainer; Mark Turner, Trainer; Constance Young and Andrew Deminey-Assistant Trainers; Karen Greenwell-Assistant Instructor. 3476 W. County Rd 50 N., Rockport, IN 47635. (812) 649-2518 (barn); (812) 649-9949 (barn fax); INDIAN CREEK FARM(Morgan, Saddlebred) Training*Sales*Lessons*Breeding* Instruction; A. Russell and Jeanette Quilhot , owners; Kurt Hufferd, manager/trainer; Shanna Gish, trainer/instructor; 6550 E 900 South Columbia City, IN 46725; (260)3962640; Fax (260)396-2670;; NRG FARM (American Saddlebred) Training, Sales, Riding Instruction; Gene Ress and Nancy Ress, Owners; Nancy Ress, Trainer; Miguel Flores, Asst. Trainer; Ali Sandage, Instructor; 12094 State Road 37, Tell City, IN 47586; (812) 836-2070 Page 74


ALLIANCE STUD (Saddlebred, Morgan) Breeding, Embryo Transfer, Training, Sales. Scott Bennett, DVM, Owner. 1630 Todd’s Point Rd., Simpsonville, KY 40067. (502) 722-0203;; ARROWHEAD FARM (Saddlebred, Hackney, Roadster) Training, Breeding, Sales. Melinda Moore, Trainer. 2305 Harrodsburg Rd, Lawrenceburg, KY 40342. (859)6131645 (cell). AUTUMN HILLS FARM, LLC (Saddlebred) Training, Showing, Sales; Steve and tiffany Wheeler, Owners/Trainers. 1630 Todds Point road, Simpsonville, KY 40067. Phone (859) 576-5221 or (859) 608-2632. GOLD LEAF FARM (Saddlebred) Training, Showing, Sales. Mike and Nancy Spencer. 8690 Shelbyville Road, Simpsonville, KY 40067. 502-722-5543 home and messages, 502-649-2703 cell. HILLVIEW STABLES (Saddlebred, Roadster, Hackney Pony) Training, Showing, Sales, Lessons. Steve and Suzanne Crabtree, Owners/Trainers. 1337 Hogenville Rd., Elizabethtown, KY 42701. (270) 737-7508. PENNY LANE FARM, INC. (Saddlebred, Hackney, Roadster) Training, Sales, Riding Instruction, Showing, Breeding, Broodmare Care, Retirement. Amy & Dale Hanson, Owners. Jon Wallace, trainer; Melinda Young, trainer/instructor. 370 Housman Rd, Boaz, KY 42027. (270) 658-3970; “Quality Young & Finished Horses Available.” Email: VENTURA FARM (Saddlebred) Sales • Training • Home of Classic American Saddlebreds. Kathy Snyder, owner; Mike Hylton, trainer. 2849 Mt. Eden Rd., Shelbyville, KY 40065. Phone: (502) 633-9371; Stable: (502) 647-3238. WINGSWEPT FARM (Saddlebred) Training, Lessons, Sales. Stephanie Sedlacko, Owner/Trainer. 7175 Harrodsburg Road. Nicholasville, KY 40356.Cell (410)708-1201 Barn (859) 887-0955 ZUBROD STABLES(Saddlebred) Training*Sales*Lessons; Bonnie Zubrod, owner/ manager; Cindy Z. Boel, trainer; PO Box 379, Prospect, KY 40059; Stable (502)228-3377; Zubrod Res (502)228-5367; Cindy Boel (502)338-7805


ROCKING HORSE FARM (Saddlebred, Hackney, Morgan) “Where Champions Meet” Training, Sales, Showing, Instruction. Lillian Gilpin, owner/trainer. 99 Palmer Rd., Plympton, MA 02367 (781) 424-4788;

New Jersey

SIREN SONG STABLE (Saddlebred, Friesian) Training & Sales. Dr. Scott and Annika Bruggeworth, Owners; Jerry Hutson, Trainer; Cassidy Hutson, Instructor. 337 Clarkstown Rd., Mays Landing, NJ 08330. (609) 909-0170 (stable); (215) 284-9009 (cell)

New York

DAR MAUR MANOR (Saddlebred, Hackney, Morgan) Training, Sales, Showing, Boarding, Instruction, Equine Transportation. Maureen & Thomas Quackenbush, owners; Christopher Carrick, trainer; Laura Denale, Instructor. 2858 Old State Route 12, Sauquoit, NY 13456. (315)-737-8862 (farm); (315) -737-8210 (house); (269) -357-4280 (Chris); (315) -507-7099 (Laura); maureen@darmaurmanor. com;; LUKENS STABLES (Saddlebred) Boarding*Training*Instruction; Jan Lukens, owner/trainer; 259 Tracy Rd; Ravena, NY 12143; (518)756-9777; Fax (518)756-8272; Resident student accommodations

North Carolina

CASH LOVELL STABLES & RIDING ACADEMY, INC. (Saddlebred, Hackney, Roadster) Training, Lessons, Sales. Cash and Parker Lovell, owners; 2915 Shetland Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27127; (336) 784-6385 (stable); (336) 785-0983 (res); (336) 420-5501 (Cash cell); (336) 784-7908 (fax);; www.cashlovellstables. com HARRISON SHIFLET STABLES (Saddlebred) Training, Showing, Sales, Lessons, Breeding, Boarding. Harrison and Beverly Shiflet, owners. 108 Joanda Farm Rd., Mooresboro, NC 28114. (828) 245-0600 (stable) ; (828) 248-9514 (house) HIGH CALIBER STABLES (Saddlebred, Hackney) Training, Sales, Instruction. Mary and Evan Orr, Owners/Trainers. 704-500-6166 (Cell); 336-769-4701 (Barn); 1736 Union Cross Road Kernersville, NC 27284; Mail: 1100 Reynolds Price Drive Kernersville, NC 27284; TARA FARM LLC(Morgan)Breeding*Sales*Training*Lessons; “Where champion performers produce champion foals.” Frances Pugh, owner; Ken/Diana Swanson, trainers; 715 Newton Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615; Stable (919)847-5774; Fax (919)866-1735; email


BLUE GRASS FARM (Saddlebred, Hackney) Breeding. Specializing in young stock. Trainer: Jerry Toliver (865) 659-6223 ; Tails by Debbie Toliver (865) 659-6221 Evans Lakeview Stables(Saddlebreds, Caters to All Breeds)Boarding* Training*L essons*Breeding; Standing At Stud: Periaptus Maximus by Periaptor; Featuring a 50 x 180 indoor lighted arena and coming soon 100 x 200 outdoor ring; Randy/Sally Evans,Owner. 21876 E. Coast Tellico Parkway, Greenback, TN 37742; (865)566-2707; fax(865)8568588;; TYLER NUNLEY STABLES, Saddlebreds; Training, Sales, Broodmare and Foal Management. Prospects for your consideration available at all times. Tyler Nunley- Owner/ Trainer; 326 Bridwell Hts. Rd., Kingsport, TN 37664, cell (423) 967-7799, barn (423) 2888760 or fax (423) 288-7695; email


Fort Chiswell Stables (American Saddlebreds)Breeding, Training, Specializing in Young Horses; Standing at Stud: Attache’s Royal Assets and Mountain Empire; Dickey Davis, Owner/Trainer; 2484 E. Lee Hwy Wythville, VA 24382; (H)276-6203216/(Fax)276-637-3216

West Virginia

Mountain Trail Stables (American Saddlebreds, Roadsters,Friesians)Training, Lessons,Boarding,Breeding, Retirement; Standing at Stud: Forty Third Street, Katies Rob Roy, and Grey Ridge Heiro Smith; Ralph/Shirley Trail, Owners; Shirley Trail, Trainer; 1048 Bicknal Flats Rd., Rock, WV 24747; Shirley-Cell(304-920-8762;


HOLLOW HAVEN FARM (Saddlebred) Training, Showing, Sales, Equitation. Andy and Lynda Freseth, owners/trainers. N77W36498 Saddlebrook Lane, Oconomowoc, WI 53066. Stable (920) 474-4704; Fax (920) 474-4724,


BECKER BROTHERS LLC EQUESTRIAN OUTFITTERS; 115 Walton Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508 (859) 233-0700 FRIERSON’S - Custom Riding Apparel - Saddle Suits starting at $895. Custom made shirts, vests, and hunt coats. P.O. Box 1122 Saluda (Asheville) NC 28773. 1-800-225-6419;


SADDLEBRED RESCUE - A 501 c 3 not for profit organization dedicated to rescuing American Saddlebreds and other saddle breeds from horse auctions and other venues where they are often bound for slaughter. Saddlebred Rescue works with trainers and owners to return them to useful, cared for, and dignified lives as show horses, lesson horses, and companion animals. Neilia McCracken, president; Pat Johnson, Executive Director; Christy Parker, founder. (908) 304-3560;

Directory UNITED PROFESSIONAL HORSEMEN’S ASSOCIATION (UPHA) Karen G. Rich ardson, Executive Secretary; 4059 Iron Works Parkway #2, Lexington, KY 40511 (859) 231-5070 (phone) (859) 255-2774 (fax);


BROWN’S CLIPPER SERVICE-Repair clippers, sharpen blades, sell clippers and accessories; Jay Brown; 1119 South 4th Street, Springfield, Illinois 62703; (217)414-8126 MORTON BUILDINGS-Byron Day, Manager; 118 Jones Lane, Frankfort, KY 406019807; Office(502)875-4312; Fax(502)875-7136;Res(859)873-1044; Cell; (859)221-3178;


INDEPENDENT EQUINE AGENTS - Kris Knight, CEO - Equine, Farm and Liability Insurance Specialists. 10234 Shelbyville Road, Louisville KY 40223. (502) 245-6878 or (800) 346-8880; (502) 245-9698 (Fax);; PLAMP-KEEN AGENCY - All forms of livestock and farm related insurance. D. Chris Keen and Erin B. Mason. PO Box 5039 or 1705 Bardstown Rd., Louisville, KY 402550039; (502) 451-7700 or 1-800-626-2494; (502) 458-7416 (fax);;

Ribbons and Awards

ROYAL RIBBONS AND AWARDS 889 Colloredo Blvd., Shelbyville, TN 37160; Phone/Fax (931)685-0110; Owned by Keith and Suzy Johnson; Ribbons-Trophies-Back Numbers-Crystal Awards.


TAIL SWITCHES BY ELAINE GREGORY – 7’ to 9’ long silver, black, creamy white, strawberry blonde switches as well as a great variety of liver and silver, solid liver and red chestnut switches. Call Elaine Gregory at (802) 276-2155 or (802) 249- 9170. Email at


A CLASSIC EXPRESSION - Photography by Ted Douglass. Horse shows, portraits, farm shoots; 231 KingSt., Boscawen, NH 03303 (603) 491-9964; ; Avis (Girdler) (502) 245-4365; Bowling, Michael (606) 739-0239 Church, Courtney, (651) 442-0007; Douglas, Natasha (276) 445-5545; Elcock, Laura (913)469-4282; Fox, Brittany (205)807-0423; Hall, Sandra (843) 623-6652; Jacobs, Jane and Brooke (859) 321-5393; Kelley, Rachel (502) 905-5851 ; Kelsey, Tracy (434) 203-9378; Kirk, Jim (404) 667-2827 McBride, Casey (623) 580-1768; Mohme, Jerry (512) 203-2809; Moseder, Bob and Jean (904) 825-7645 Murphy, Chris (919) 606-2862; Osteen, Rick and Joni ( 760) 752-4498; Pieper, Sara (608) 257-2621; SaddlebredWeb, (859) 299-0892; Schatzberg, Jack and Judy (602) 522-9777 Schatzberg, Howard (480)-595-2865; Shiflet, Doug and Debbie (336) 629-6545; Shiflet, Shane and Suzy (336) 318-2116; Strickroot, Gayle (859) 321-5389; Uecker-Keough, Debbie (619) 933-2730; Val Web Creations (502) 418-7207; Washburn, Terri and Kirk (507)789-4657;

Wollaber, Linda and Bruce (304) 755-7240; Young, Terry (859) 264-8579;

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7- IASPHA Spring Show, Gurnee, IL; Cindie Kozeluh (847)824-5347;;

9-14 Lexington Junior League Horse Show, Lexington, KY; Alice Dearborn, Horse Show Chair or Beth Snider (502)647-0076 or (859)252-1893; or 12-14 Summer Showcase, Heather Engstrom (541)689-9700; or 26-29 Lawrenceburg; Lawrenceburg, KY; Wayne Hanks; 502517-1503 (cell);; www.lawrenceburgfair. com 27-30 Syracuse International, Syracuse, NY, Julie Kritzler (315)736-1928; or 27-30 Tanbark Calvacade of Roses, St Paul, MN, Sally Tesch (763)559-4896; or www. 28-30 Oshkosh Charity, Vicky Holston(262)510-6614 or (262)560-9764; or www.oshkoshcharity. org 28-30 Charlotte Charity; Charlotte, NC; Nancy Boone; 704933-7416; 704-305-3447 (cell); 29 Wayne County Fair, Monticello, KY; Doug Stockton (606)348-8566; or www.


14 Pine Spur Hunt Club Spring Show, Vinton, VA, Tommy Barron(540)344-7114; 15 HIghview Riding Club, Cumberland ME; Dollie Hutchins (207)850-1773; or www. 18-21 ASAW Summerfun Horse Show, West Allis, WI, Vicky Hoston (262)560-9764; or 19-21 Denver Queen City Classic Horse Show Denver, CO, Stacey Kipper (303)766-6985; or www. 20-22 Iowa Summer Spectacular, Cedar Rapids, IA, Susan Achenbrenner(515)278-2714; susanachenbrenner@hotmail. com or 20-21 Asheville Invitational Horse Show, Fletcher, NC, Joyce Wilson(919)365-5149; or www. 20-21 Rockbridge Fair Horse Show, Lexington, VA; Alice Martens (540)879-9976; or 24-28 Blue Ridge Classic, Fletcher, NC, Liz Holmes (919)5635992; or 26-28 Summer Challenge of Champions, WinďŹ eld, WV; Kathy Hamilton (304)965-0030; kvhahorseshow@hotmail. com or 27-29 Southwest Pine Classic, Flagstaff, AZ, Joe Husband(602)841-0541 or (928)679-8003; or

4-7 Santa Barbara National, Santa Barbara, CA, Rae Deane Stone (805)687-8711; or www.earlwarren. com

27-28 Swartz Creek Kiwanis Crystal Horse Show, Corunna, MI, David Bedell(810)659-5393 or (810)845-8699; Page 77

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27-29 Mid Summer Signature, Roscoe, IL, Joy Meierhans(630)557-2575; or www.

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1-3 Lancaster Fair Horse Show, Lancaster, NH; Evelyn Elms (603)787-9834; or

1-4 Shelbyville Horse Show, Shelbyville, KY, Beth Snider(502)647-0076 or (502)314-7960; www. or 2-4 ETSA Midsummer Classic Horse Show, White Pine, TN, Tammie Moore(423)586-3602 or (865)712-4378; or 4 Saturday Night Series, Sequin, TX; Paul Cates (512)5653886; or 9-11 Madison Invitational, Madison, WI, Vicky Holston(262)560-9764 or (262)510-6614; www. or 17-19 Continental Divide Horse Show, Loveland, CO, Farra Baker (303)355-7633; or www.

2 Carriage Town Horse Show, Amesbury, MA; Felicia Knowles (603)501-3325; or 4-8 All American Cup, Indianapolis, IN, James Aikman (317)862-4341; or www. or Claire Panke (317)331-5451; 6-9 Summers End Show, Ocala, FL,Glenn Winograd (813)286-2000; or 7-8 KVHA Point Show, Winfield, WV; Kathy Hamilton (304)965-0030; or www. 7-8 North Carolina State Charity Classic Horse Show, Raleigh, NC, Beth Snider(502)647-0076 or (502)314-7960; or

19-25 Kentucky State Fair, Louisville, KY, Scarlett Mattson (270)547-2407 or (502)647-0076; or

14-15 Southwest Classic Horse Show, Scottsdale, AZ, Marcia Everett (480) 312-6802 or (847) 612-0298 or meverett4@

23-Sept 3 New York State Fair, Syracuse, NY, Naomi Blumenthal(315)682-1933 or (315)436-1933; www.nysfair. org/competitions or

15 KASPHA Kentucky State Championships, Shelbyville, KY,Gail Kline(502)722-8129; or www.

30-Sept 2 Oregon State Fair, Salem, OR, Margo HepnerHart(503)645-0400 or (503)351-0345; www.oregonstatefair. org or

20-23 Wisconsin Futurity, Mequon, WI, Vicky Holston(262)560-9764 or (262)510-6614; vhoston@msn. com or 20-23 Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA, Carol Keller (413)205-5016; or www.

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26-29 Northwest Saddlebred Fall Classic, Salem, OR, Bailey Freeman (503)747-4191; or bailey.

12-13 KVHA Point Show, Winfield, WV; Kathy Hamilton (304)965-0030; or www.

26-29 ASHAV, Lexington, VA, Beth Snider(502)314-7960 or (502)647-0076; or kentmoeller@ or

12-13 Dallas Fall Classic, Dallas, NC, Ray Cloninger (704)4892000; or

26-30 Saint Louis National Charity, Lake Saint Louis, MO, Peter Fenton(859)321-9281; or or 26-30 LA International Draft Horse, Mule and Open Driving Show, Pomona, CA; Sharon Gifford 909-374-8139; taylor@ or Roxanne Hood 831-637-8510; rhood@ 27-29 Brown County Fair, Georgetown,OH; Juanita Baricklow (513)256-2573;


12-15 Salina Charity Horse Show, Salina, KS, Yvonne McCarthy (316)304-2755; or vbmcarthy@ 18-21 Mid-America Mane Event, Springfield, IL, Joy Meierhans(630)557-2575; or www. 21-23 Saddlebred Futurity; Las Vegas, NV; Harriet Landrum 805-687-8711 or Roxanne Hood 831-637-8510; rhood@ 24-27 North Carolina State Fair, Raleigh, NC, Dale Barnett(919)839-4701; or www. 26-28 Arizona Futurity Horse Show, Scottsdale, AZ, Melanni A Hershberger (480)443-3372; www. 27 SAHIBA Spring Horse Affair, Shelbyville, KY; Deneb Thompson (304)389-5717; or www.

NOVEMBER 5-7 UPHA Chapter 10 Fall Horse Show, Roscoe, IL, Sue Hillegonds(815)444-9485; 5-7 Minnesota Futurity Horse Show, Winona, MN, Sally Tesch (507)452-5600; or www. 5-7 Kentucky Fall Classic, Lexington, KY, Charles Walker (859)333-1406; or www. 5-7 Morristown Charity Horse Show/ASHB Futurity of TN/ ETSA Harvest Breeders Jackpot, White Pine, TN, Tammie Moore(423)-586-3602 or (865)712-4378; tammie88@yahoo. com or

2-4 Harvest Days Horse Show, Tampa, FL, Becky Buffington(813)926-6974 or (813)740-3500; www. or 13-17 UPHA/American Royal National Championship, Kansas City, MO, Beth Snider(502)647-0076 or (502)3147960; or

10-13 Alabama Charity, Priceville, AL, Janet Byron(256)7734594 or (256)654-0142; or dkhoss@aol. com 17-18 Georgia Fall Classic, Perry, GA; Bruce Payton (404)353Page 79

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