Thurston came back to win the Open division of the class, sweeping both classes with her mount, Good Will Huntin.
Tami Thurston wasn’t expecting to win the NSBA Two
Year Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Stakes on
Thursday at the All American Quarter Horse
Congress. “We won the Limited the other day, and I
figured we had had our day,” she
said. However, Thurston came back to win the
Open division of the class, sweeping both classes
with her mount, Good Will Huntin. The duo bested a
field of 24 horses in the finals.
"The Congress is my favorite show and I love everything about horses and showing," said eight year-old Violet.
To say that eight year-old Violet Shetler is a
good rider is quite an
understatement. Even at
such a young age, the Pennsylvania third grader
has the show presence and confidence of riders
twice her age. In just
her first year out of
Small Fry, young Violet won the Novice 13 and
Under Showmanship besting 76 other exhibitors,
most of them much older
than her, with her
pretty five year-old mare, Flaunting Her
"He is such a great mover and sweet horse," Cee Money's owner, Dan Yeager told GoHorseShow following their first Congress Championship together.
Always a bridesmaid and never the bride...Dan
Yeager and Cee Money can no longer say that. With
a first, a
second and two thirds, Yeager and
Money cemented their first Congress win
Thursday in the Select Amateur Showmanship. Money
had already won four Reserve Congress
Championships, three earlier in the week and one
in 2013, but they
finally broke the reserve
streak for their first Congress Championship
Pine View Farm, home of Invitation Only, Lazy
Loper, Winnies Willy, The Best Martini and
Lazy, would like to congratulate their futurity
western pleasure winners so far at
the Congress. The two year-old events have wrapped
up and of the six classes offered for two
year-olds, Pine View Farm stallions, Invitation
Only and Lazy Loper sired five Champions, one
Reserve Champion and nine Top 10's.
Pictured is the sun! It's a rare sight to see in Columbus, Ohio in October.
GoHorseShow is excited to have Debbi Trubee of
Pine View Farm doing the picture of the day for us
at the Congress. Pine View Farm is the home of
Invitation Only, Lazy Loper, The Best Martini,
Winnies Willy and Lopin Lazy. Trubee along with
Roger Landis are the breeding managers for the
farm, and we are thrilled she wanted to share her
pictures with us from the 48th Anniversary of the
All American Quarter Horse Congress. Check out her
pictures from the show.
Contributing to the value for mare owners, the DeGraff Stables stallions participate in many of the Breeders Incentive programs available.
Fall is here and it is time to begin thinking of
that new suitor for your favorite mare this
spring! DeGraff Stables, offering the best in
pleasure and performance bloodlines, are pleased
to present their exceptional lineup for
2015. New to our farm for the coming season
is Fiesta Fudge by Zips Chocolate Chip, owned and
promoted by Myers Horse Farms Inc. We are
delighted to add this genetic diversity to our
World Class Stallion offering.
The Congress attracts more than 650,000 people to the Columbus area, bringing more than $180 million to the central Ohio economy.
The All American Quarter Horse Congress is the
World's Largest Single-Breed Horse Show. The show
receives more than 17,000 horse show entries
during its three-week schedule. The Congress
attracts more than 650,000 people to the Columbus
area, bringing more than $180 million to the
central Ohio economy.
On October 17, 2014 with 77,062 points, Invitation Only surpassed Zippo Pine Bar for the All Time Leading Sire of Points Earned, a title Zippo Pine Bar has held since 1996. Photo courtesy OQHA.
The All American Quarter Horse Congress is proud
rolling out the red carpet for a very
special guest. In this unprecedented appearance
Invitation Only “Invy” will be
becoming the #1 All-time Sire of AQHA Points. We
will have a
number of very special guests in
attendance that have been instrumental in
to achieve the pinnacle of this stallion’s
breeding career. This presentation
place on October 25 during the Masters.