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Sandy Arledge

Sandy Arledge

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RANCHO MURIETA — Sandy Arledge of Encinitas was inducted into the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame during the organization’s Feb. 14 banquet.

In addition to her lifelong contributions to California’s Quarter Horse scene, Arledge has contributed at a national level with the American Quarter Horse Association. Arledge has been an AQHA director since 1997 and was elevated to director emeritus in 2011. She has served on the AQHA membership, shows and Professional Horsemen, judges, stud book and registration, and hall of fame selection committees. She also served on the nominations and credentials committee and served as the committee’s chairwoman in 2010. She currently serves on the American Quarter Horse Foundation Council.

Also inducted into the PCQHA Hall of Fame was Little Dry San, a 1985 bay stallion by Peppy San Badger and out of Dry Tang by Dry Doc. Bred by Strain Ranches of Arbuckle, Little Dry San showed successfully in working cow horse and cutting, with a reserve world championship in working cow horse, a top 10 in senior cutting with earnings in the National Cutting Horse and National Reined Cow Horse associations. His offspring were also successful in earning AQHA, NRCHA and NCHA points and money. Doug Ingersoll, who showed Little Dry San for most of his career, was on hand to receive the award. Little Dry San is now living his retirement days at Margo Farrelly’s ranch in California.

The 2014 PCQHA all-around champions were also recognized at the Valentine’s Day banquet, including EMO PCQHA high-point horse of the year award-winner, Hope To Be Hot, a 2008 bay gelding owned and ridden by Brittany Lynn Nicole Minks of Rancho Cucamonga. The award is given by the PCQHA to the horse and rider combination that earns the most PCQHA points during the year. Gary Roberts was presented with California’s most valuable professional award, donated by AQHA.

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