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California Appys in spotlight at ApHC World

From Horsetrader staff reports - November 18th, 2010 - Show & Event News
First N Always won her fifth Bronze Medallion as ApHC World Champion Aged Mare.

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First N Always won her fifth Bronze Medallion as ApHC World Champion Aged Mare.

FORT WORTH, Texas — The Appaloosa breed in California is a small, yet robust group of breeders, trainers and owners, and this year Californians again held the spotlight at the 2010 Appaloosa Horse Club World Championship Appaloosa Show Oct. 22-30 at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center.

Golden State residents brought home 25 trophies and 105 Top Tens in their respective classes.

For the fifth consecutive year, Marilyn Feruerstein and Three Creeks Ranch in Creston brought home the ApHC Leading Breeder Award.

The list of get and grand get of Three Rivers’s stallion, Always Dignified, with ApHC World titles and reserves was a long one: Listen Up became the fifth “Dignified’s” foal to win the Silver Medallion by winning Senior Hunter Under Saddle as well as the World Championship in Non Pro Hunt Seat Equitation. In addition, three new Dignified foals were medallion winners to make the tally 63 different foals earning 102 Bronze Medallions. This year’s trio included Along Way To Go, owned by Frank Montalvo (World Champion Open and Non-Pro 3-year-old Stallion); All Extatic, owned by Kathy Johnson (World Champion Open 2 year-old Geldings); and Dancin All Night (World Champion Open 3 year-old Mare).

Way Exclusive was named ApHC World Champion Aged Gelding.

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Way Exclusive was named ApHC World Champion Aged Gelding.

Other noteworthy wins by get of the Leading Breeder’s stallion was Way Exclusive, a 6-year-old gelding owned by the Wagner family who took his seventh open Bronze Medallion; Absolutely Always, winner of the World Champion Open 2 year-old Stallion; First N Always, winner of her fifth Bronze Medallion as World Champion Aged Mare. Three Dignified daughters, all full sisters bred to Self Employed, produced, Always Dreaming (Non Pro Yearling Filly), Gimme A Hint out of All The Clues (Open Yearling Filly); and So Envious, out of Without A Clue (World Champion Open 2 year old Mare).

Julie Flagtwet of Perris led her home-bred 2-year-old mare, Extra Dynamic, into her first World Show class and walked away with the World title in Non-pro 2 Year-old Mares.

Julie Flagtwet and Extra Dynamic

Julie Flagtwet and Extra Dynamic

“What makes this even sweeter,” said Flagtwet, “is…while no one can argue that winning a world championship is nothing less then amazing… winning it with one of your own, that you’ve bred, raised, and done the prepping all yourself.”

Abby Bruno, of Moreno Valley, took home more than just a few trophies with her big grey gelding, Shy’s Blue Boy. They also brought home the Nutrena Iron horse award for the “World’s Best Appaloosa.” Along with the title, Bruno received an award saddle and a three-horse Featherlite trailer to showcase the award.

Vicki Castle, in her first World Show with her mare, Dreams And Vision, won several Top Tens.

Pam and Dean Hargesheimer of Valley Center also enjoyed a successful World in 2010 with their stallion, Skipa Maxi Treat. In what was perhaps the stallion’s final World Show, Skipa Maxi Treat, known affectionately at age 18 as “Daddymax,” earned the Non Pro Masters Hunt Seat Equitation World Championship and also earned a reserve title in the 5-older Stallions Hunter In Hand class.


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See website http://www.appaloosa.com/worlds-show/world-show.htm

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