finally here and the Spotted Mountain Horse Association is beginning
the year with several new undertakings. This spring expect
of the new Spotted Mountain Horse Brochure. The
new brochure will be distributed at breed fairs and expos all over
the country, and is a great way for us to promote the spotted breed.
Futurity is in its second year. Spotted breeding stallions, four
years old and over are eligible to be nominated for the futurity.
The names of all nominated stallions will appear both in the KMSHA
News and on our website. Your stallion will also be eligible to show
at the KMSHA International Grand Champion Horse Show in October in
benefits include the prestige of advertising your stallion as a
futurity stallion and increased exposure. In addition,
nominated stallion’s offspring will be able to compete in their age
division in Futurity Classes offered at the International Grand
money for the futurity classes increase with each entry and as a
result the prize money can reach outstanding amounts.
If you have
a breeding stallion or foal you would like to be eligible for the
futurity, please contact me at the KMSHA office as soon as possible
for more information.
It will soon
be time to dust off your saddles, and polish your show boots as the
SMHA high point program will be kicking off with our 2007 Spring
Spectacular Horse Show, April 13,14 at the Kentucky Horse Park.
If you would
like to compete for high points with your spotted horse, remember
there are several classes offered. They will include Spotted Trail
Pleasure, Classic Pleasure and Park Pleasure classes as well as an
opportunity to compete against their solid color counterparts in the
Country Trail Pleasure, Juvenile, Novice, Amateur and Regional
this year is the Junior
Robinson Pot O’Gold Jackpot award. The program tracks the total
money any pre-registered horse wins for the entire 2007 season. Both
KMSHA and SMHA horses are eligible to compete for this award, but
must pay a $100.00 registration fee which goes into the POT to be
paid out at the end of the Season.
The POT has
already started with $4,500 and will grow by donations and
registration fees. All pre-registered "horses" by May 15th will have
their earnings tabulated continually throughout the 2007 season
starting with the Spring Spectacular Horse Show and the "top money"
horse as well as the Runner-Up and the "top money" Juvenile horse,
will split the Jackpot winnings 50,25,25.
for more information for this award in this month's issue of
Kentucky Saddle Horse News or see me at the Office to register your