to Gaitway’s Jasmine Joy and Robert Lawson for their
first place award at the KMSHA International Grand
Championships in Trail Obstacle and Natural Horsemanship.
Robert rode Jazzy through the obstacle course without a
bridle for his free style performance. Wow – talk about
Congratulations to MX
Wrangler & Michael Butler for being awarded the 2010 Al
Prewitt Versatility Award at the KMSHA International Grand
Championship. Horses compete in the required classes of Under
Saddle Age Division and Trail Obstacle. Then three optional
classes from Western, 4 Gait, You & Me, Natural Horsemanship, and
Driving to comprise the total points for the award. They did
an awesome job!
2010 Super Horse:
Congratulations to MX Wrangler the UMH 2010 Super Horse winner,
his owner Kathy and Jim Wilkerson, and trainer Michael Butler.
Super Horse classes include Trail Obstacle, Under Saddle age
division, Conformation, Pro Am, and an optional class: Open 4
Gait, Western, or driving.
will be America’s Favorite Trail Horse?
Michael Butler and MX
Wrangler are scheduled to air Nov. 15, time 8:00 p.m. – episode #10 of America’s Favorite
Trail horse that will be seen on HR – TV and ACTHA TV (HR-TV Dish network
channel 404) or if can be viewed on
www.actha.tv on the internet. The series
will begin on Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00 P.M. One episode will air each
week. Every week, there will be ten competitors shown and America will vote
for their favorite. The ten top winners from each week will be shown one
more time and the final vote will be taken to determine America’s favorite.
What an opportunity! Be sure to check out Mike and Wrangler YouTube! They
are an awesome pair. Other Mountain Horses are competing as well. Legendary
Lady and Judy Brummer will be shown on episode #7 and Blue on Black and H.T.
Derickson can be seen on episode #12. We want America to know that their
favorite trail horse should be a Mountain Horse. Be sure to tune in and
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see the video of Michael and MX Wrangler, friend "Stoner
Congratulations to MX
Wrangler who won the RMH Kentucky State Show Pleasure
Championship and to Blueberry Wine for winning the H.T. Derickson Open
Championship on July 9th.
RRF Gold Nugget has been selected
to be part of the Rocky Mountain Horse demo at the FEI 2010 World Equestrian
Games. Blueberry Wine has also been selected in a group alternates.
Congratulations to these outstanding horses!
RRF Gold Nugget -- 2009 Sam Tuttle
Memorial Award Winner
One of the most prestigious awards any Rocky
Mountain horse can win is the Sam Tuttle Memorial Award. It is given
every year in memory of Sam Tuttle, who owned Tobe, the horse from whom
all Rocky Mountain horses originate. There is no leeway in choosing
classes that count toward this award because they are pre-determined
before the show ever begins. That is one reason why the award is so
difficult to win. Horses accumulate points from both conformation and
under saddle age division, championship, and grand championship classes
plus the points that count from trail obstacle. In addition, horses
become ineligible for the award if they are disqualified during the
trail obstacle class.
For the first time in recent years, the winner of
the award was already determined before the grand championship class was
held. Those points were not even needed to conclude that RRF Gold Nugget
was the 2009 winner. He had placed first in all his age division and
championship classes both under saddle and in conformation. He went on
to place reserve in trail obstacle and in the conformation grand
championship. In addition to classes required for the award, he won the
driving class and placed reserve in the Men’s Amateur Show Pleasure
class with his owner, Steve Heuslein. What an awesome accomplishment!
Nugget, as he is affectionately called around the
barn, has been able to accomplish so much because of Steve’s dedication
and the Foundation First TM training principles used at
Stoner Ridge Farm by his trainer Charlie DeAtley. Early in his career,
Nugget displayed his show pleasure abilities winning many under saddle
classes. It soon became apparent that had a great mind to go with that
talent so preparation began for trail obstacle and driving competition.
He proved to be successful in those areas as well, winning both events
at last year’s Rocky Mountain International for the first time.
Congratulations to Steve and Charlie, and to Nugget for receiving the
awesome Sam Tuttle Memorial Award. By now it’s easy to see that Nugget
doesn’t do anything half way - his heart of gold shines through every