Appaloosa showing

Finally made it to a couple of Appaloosa shows! My assistant, Jess, and the best groom and chauffeur in the business, hubby John, went to Cedar Rapids, August 3 for the MVApHC show with a 2 year old mare and yearling filly.

Sucha Looker, 2 year old mare, owned by Larry Goodale, took 3 Grands!

Pardon My Dream, owned by Dave Happel, brought home 3 reserves!

They then made a quick trip to Spencer on August 10 for a show sponsored by MRVAA. To make it worth the trip, they brought home all the grands! Sucha a Looker earned 3 grands (she also won her 2 year old class under all 4 judges). Looker was also Hi Point Halter Horse at the MRVAA show!!! Pardon My Dream brought home the other grand!

Both girl are in the Top 10 Leading the Nation with their limited showing.

Can’t thank John and Jess enough for all they do at home to keep things going while I am on the road to recovery. They are doing a great job!

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4H Iowa state fair

Here are some photos of Jessica and Jorge classes at the State Fair. Horsemanship, trail, walk /trot and western pleasure. I had permission from the Dr to go watch. It was a tough decision to go. I am only 71 days post transplant and we still worry about germs and crowds. But, I am so glad John pushed me to go!!! It was great to be out and it was great to watch my daughter show!! I sat up on the upper level by myself. (well, family joined me and some long lost friends!) I spent minimal time at the stall. I did take my mask off for the pix with Jess and as soon as Michelle took it, she said, “Get your mask back on!” I got to see her show in these 4 classes and I was so incredibly grateful to be able to see her win the buckle for the Champion of Champions in the senior western pleasure. I know she really wanted to win this going in. God is good! Hard work pays off!! Can’t thank my sister, Michelle Streit enough for all she does for us!!! She let’s us crash at her house. She gets up the wee hours of the morning to run Jess to the barn – and she takes time off work to do this! She is the best!!

J.J. is moving

July 9th around 7am. J.J. left on a trailer with his new owner s Doug and Brian Warren. We have been involved with J.J. since he was a baby.   His half Brother (Maid Midnight Delight) spent a show season here.  He has been a joy to be around and has started to prove to us what we thought he could be as a sire these last 2 foal crops.  Doug and Brian have hand picked some of the best mares in the country and are excited to be getting a stallion of his quality and personality.    We wish Doug and Brian Warren best of luck with J.J. in Danville, Kentucky.20190709_074405

Benton County Fair 2019

2019 proved to be another great year for Jessica and Jorge.
It started with a blue in Light horse over 2years old geldings. That would be her only blue ribbion as she would receive purples in every class that she entered the rest of the day.
Winning:
Winners Showmanship
Following are in senior division
Bareback pleasure
English pleasure
Western pleasure
Horsemanship
Trail
Ranch ridding
Practice and hard work truly paid off for her this year.
Next up State Fair in August!!

Dharmas 5th Benton County Fair this year.
Garrett guided her to win:
Light horse mares over 2years old (19 this year).
Intermediate showmanship.
Walk trot Junior division.
And blue ribbons in jr horsemanship and jr trail
113degree heat index during the show made everyone enjoy a shower and sleep after a busy day.

 

Not 1 but 2

Super proud of this young lady and Jorge!! She has been working very hard since last fall, despite the crappy weather this spring, and has been wanting to get to a show to see if her hard work is paying off. Dad took her to a show today with sister Violet and cousin Rachel.