"She doesn't let her many handicaps stop her from loving life," owner Stephanie Moore says about Pown Pown. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Moore.
Two years ago, on January 21, 2013, AQHA breeder
Stephanie Moore had no idea that this day would
change her life forever. At her farm in Veersburg,
Indiana, one of her mares gave birth to twin foals
in five degree weather. Unfortunately, one died
shortly after birth. Moore knew immediately that
the surviving twin foal was something special.
"She was full of spit and vinegar when she came
out," Moore stated in an article we wrote about
the sassy filly when she was born.
As you may know, several challenges emerged for
college equestrian programs during this past fall
season. Today, I want to provide you with the most
current information about the NCEA and the
progress we have made over the past few months to
support the coaches and
For most people, the name, "The Rock" conjures
up visions of the muscled movie star and
professional wrestler, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
But in today's horse world, The Rock is quickly
making a name for himself as a striking red roan
stallion with a very bright future. By the
multiple World Champion producing stallion, RL
Best of Sudden, and out of Lopen Good Bar, The
Rock was bred to be special.
Wednesday afternoon, a federal judge ordered about
$90,000 in retirement fund reimbursements owed to
former Comptroller Rita Crundwell be turned over
to the government. Crundwell had contested
the inclusion of those funds toward the nearly $54
million restitution she was ordered to pay after
she pleaded guilty to wire fraud in November
“When we’re pushing toward a horse’s peak, I try to get an overall look at my horse twice a week, at least, on Monday or Tuesday and again on Friday,” says AQHA Professional Horseman Luke Castle. Journal photo
How do you keep your halter horse at the top of
his game, big show after big show? “When you
say a halter horse is at his ‘peak,’ it means he’s
100 percent fit in his body and mind, in tune and
at the top of his game,” says AQHA Professional
Horseman Luke Castle of Wayne, Oklahoma. “It means
peak performance in the way a horse looks and
shows, physically and mentally.”
"Western Dressage is really a good introduction to all the fundamental maneuvers that we already require our horses to know and understand," Lynn states.
Earlier this month, the AQHA show held in Venice,
Florida premiered two new classes--Western
Dressage and Performance Hunter Under Saddle. On
January 10th, the show debuted the first USEF
recognized Western Dressage event as well as the
first Performance Hunter Under Saddle class. Both
events were well attended by both entry standards
and by viewers.
Always a crowd favorite, Lazy Loper was loved by
many trainers and spectators when he showed as a
two, three, and four year-old in western pleasure
classes. Many remember fondly when the gorgeous
bay came into the pen with his flashy blaze and
huge thick forelock. Lazy immediately demanded
attention with his looks, mind and movement. The
2005 AQHA World Champion and two-time Reserve
Congress Champion clearly has passed on his traits
to many of his offspring.
"I'm blessed with the best parents, friends, and horses I could ever ask for and I am very thankful for all of the good things in my life," Hillary states.
Our industry is full of many types of people with
diverse backgrounds who all share one thing, a
love of horses. But there is so much more than
meets the eye to many of these people. We asked
multiple AQHA World and Congress Champion Hillary
Roberts to list the Top 10 things she loves and
hates. Hillary and her horses including
Whatscookingoodlookin and Chrome On My Zipper have
been dominating the past several years.