Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse News
2009 Stallion Issue

 

SMHA News

2009 Show Season!

 

 

by Melinda Jennings

 

The 2009 show year has started with a bang! In May, the Jr. Robinson 20th Anniversary show kicked off the year at the Kentucky Horse Park. In front of a large turnout of spectators and competitors, the horse Quillan and Jane Shelton took home the blue in the SMHA Trail Pleasure Championship class. Rocking the Night Away and Chuck Chambers won the SMHA Classic Pleasure Championship, and Kay Barnett and Fancyís Painted Delight won the SMHA Park Pleasure Championship.

The Spotted Versatility award was such a success at the International Grand Championship show last year, the award will be offered again this season. To compete for this award a spotted horse must be nominated before the show begins. Points are then tallied for the horses placing and class participation. It was a tight race, but the spotted horse with the most points was Kerry Wehmeyer and Sundance Kid. Michael Michno and Ronís Scout were a very close second.

The show year continued with success in May with the Spring Spectacular held in Owingsville (KY). Attendance was high as over 300 entries took to the show ring for the two day show. Iceburg and Geoffrey Hill took the blue in the SMHA Trail Pleasure Championship. Yankee and Brad Anderson were the SMHA Classic Pleasure Champions and LBís Wild Thing and Bennie Johnson won the SMHA Park Pleasure Championship.

Show participation has been up this year including more spotted horses coming out to the shows. The KMSHA/SMHA State Championship show will be held on July 10th and 11th in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Please come out to watch or participate and support these terrific horses.

As a reminder, it is breeding season. Donít forget the Spotted Mountain Horse when making your stallion choice.