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Kailesbailes
Jan. 7, 2010, 07:46 PM
I am about to premier my fancy little quarter horse cross (3/4 QH/1/4 Arab) gelding this spring and just wanted to open up some discussion on the successes and thoughts of those out there who are also eventing quarter horses--an atypical choice for eventing...

flea
Jan. 7, 2010, 07:52 PM
I am eventing a little 14.3 QH mare. She is great. Qualified for AEC twice at Novice. My daughter is probably going to do some training level on her this spring while I start over with another 14.3 QH mare. I didn't even want mares but these two are doing well!

TheBrightSide06
Jan. 7, 2010, 07:55 PM
I used to ride quarter horses for my old boss and we evented them. Just make sure they are conditioned well and aren't super obese..lol! :lol:
All in all, they are very honest horses who give their hearts, especially the guy I rode when on a XC course! He was 16.1hh.

Bobthehorse
Jan. 7, 2010, 07:56 PM
I dont think stock breeds are atypical for the lower levels at all. Probably second only to OTTBs in population below Training.

Mine went through Prelim, topped out there due to age and heaves. But my coach still pines for what could have been. He was foundation bred, 1990 model. Did his first prelim at 19 years old, and hasnt had an injection, or really a real injury, in the 10 years Ive had him.

http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs208.snc1/7520_508494019675_292400180_402492_3937292_n.jpg

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b223/steph_higgins/horse%20trials/300809-8040.jpg?t=1262912102

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b223/steph_higgins/horse%20trials/300809-5013.jpg?t=1262912123

Rescue_Rider9
Jan. 7, 2010, 07:57 PM
I have a QH mare! Love her to death. A lot of people have told me she looks cow bred (idk her lines), but she is one hell of a jumper! We have only done BN, but schooled up to Training! I have hopes to take her prelim done day. Im pretty sure she can do it, but idk if I can do it with her in her time frame!

AmandaandTuff
Jan. 7, 2010, 07:57 PM
My horse is a solid paint, same thing though. She loves jumping, and just loves the solid jumps. If I were a better rider we'd move up to Novice, but I keep us back.

Our first jump.
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d77/DontBelieveInMe/Eventing_072-1.jpg

staceyk
Jan. 7, 2010, 08:00 PM
Isn't he a quarter horse? Think a junior rider piloted him around rolex for 2 years. Think they w/drew each year before the show jumping, but that's plenty accomplished.

http://useventing.com/blog/?p=2582

Bobthehorse
Jan. 7, 2010, 08:02 PM
^ she wasnt a junior, she was 20, but yes he is a QH "mexican bred".

ETA he is only a year younger than mine!

Rescue_Rider9
Jan. 7, 2010, 08:05 PM
Jazz was still recognized by AQHA. QH journal did a piece on him. Im really not sure what a mexican bred QH is though..

Bobthehorse
Jan. 7, 2010, 08:06 PM
Also, 2 Canadian Eventing hall of fame horses, Crusader and Dial-a-Dream were appendix QHs. Both competed in the long format days.

Bobthehorse
Jan. 7, 2010, 08:07 PM
Jazz was still recognized by AQHA. QH journal did a piece on him. Im really not sure what a mexican bred QH is though..

I guess it means bred in Mexico. Canadian bred QHs are still recognized with AQHA, it doesnt necessarily mean American bred.

Rescue_Rider9
Jan. 7, 2010, 08:10 PM
I guess it means bred in Mexico. Canadian bred QHs are still recognized with AQHA, it doesnt necessarily mean American bred.

OO okay!

Waterwitch
Jan. 7, 2010, 08:17 PM
Twenty years ago (!) I evented a wonderful QH gelding Training and Prelim.

Here is Rocky's pedigree:

http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/rocks+go+bar

Bobthehorse
Jan. 7, 2010, 08:26 PM
Its funny, my horse, your horse, and Acapulco Jazz dont have any TB close up at all. You would expect the QHs that do well in eventing would be mostly TB in breeding, but these ones arent!

Bobthehorse
Jan. 7, 2010, 08:27 PM
Bob's pedigree.

http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/palleo+shawn

pday09
Jan. 7, 2010, 08:49 PM
My mare and I have done Training, and lotsss of jumpers. She is a superstar! Dressage is hard for us because she wasn't gifted with great conformation, not QH specific faults, just in general. But she has the best brain of any horse I've ever ridden.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30286387&l=c9a1e40703&id=1227930103

Cheval Gris
Jan. 7, 2010, 10:19 PM
the coolest horse I ever had (and NEVER should've sold) was a QH. Placed in the top 3 in N/T dressage against WBs. He was so freakin cool. A pony clubber friend has him now and has done a lot with him. This should make you smile :) I was pretty competitive in my teen years and i was going to do YR with this horse, but college got in the way. He wouldve been my prelim horse back then i just ran out of time. He is 18 now and still doing training with current owner and has never needed maintenance. Sound as ever.

http://www.facebook.com/#/photo.php?pid=32773752&id=12707075



and with his new mom :(
http://www.facebook.com/#/photo.php?pid=990161&id=1163556596&fbid=1325256929179

http://www.facebook.com/#/photo.php?pid=990133&id=1163556596&fbid=1325253129084

FANCY!!!!!

KBG Eventer
Jan. 7, 2010, 10:27 PM
QHs, Appaloosas, Paints, and crosses like Appendix QH or Paint/TB are actually quite common especially at the lower levels. I have had a AQHA registered QH and Appendix, my current horse is an APHA registered Paint, and the one other pony I leased wasn't registered but definitely had QH in him.

Doc (Doc's Mirror Image) http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2176401110100013841SFInfO was my first horse. He was 14.2/14.3, an all around type of horse, and very sweet. He evented through BN and could have gone Novice. I'm not sure where his papers are at the moment, but he was by Doc's Keepin' Time. He played Black Beauty in the 1994 version of the movie and did some other stuff as well. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Docs_Keepin_Time. My Doc was apparently black when he was born but turned into a mix of dappled and flea bitten grey.

Tyler (Myers Beau) (Jester Beau x Little Peggy Meyer) is a little 15.1 Appendix QH machine. Shelley Lambert evented him when he was young, and then was evented and shown in Hunters and Equitation by Casey Hodges. He showed me the ropes, packed my little sister around, and is very competitive at BN. He's being leased by a girl now, and they won their last recognized BN together with a 33. He's turning 20 on the 17th and has never had anything other than a couple Adequan shots a few years ago. http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2753233780100013841TAyFBP


Sonny (Sonny Side Up) (Sonny's High Life x Lucky Ratchett) is my current eventer, and he's awesome. He has a great brain and has pretty much done everything. He's scored in the 70s at Training and 1st Level as well as in the 20s at Novice. We did two Trainings and had clear jumping rounds at both. He doesn't have fantastic movement, but his steadiness makes up for it. http://sports.webshots.com/photo/2678125480100013841hbXAZh

And the nonregistered QH-y pony. http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2984218120100013841UmGGxU

I love QHs. I've ridden them most of my life! :)

ETA: Sonny is registered with APHA but his papers show almost all QHs. I don't know much about breeding, but it's funny to see how he ended up with spots when there are mostly solid QHs on the papers + his dam was a solid Paint.

QHEventr
Jan. 7, 2010, 11:28 PM
I evented my QH gelding, Code Red (Cody) through prelim 10 years ago....He finally retired from prelim to teach some kids the ropes.....Now, at the ripe old age of 19, he's getting ready for a season back at prelim, and in Oct, at 18, he completed his very first Long format at the Mid South T3D with his current YR!

He;s never been a dressage star, but man can he jump and gallop!!

Cody running prelim in 2000 at Midland
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/photo.php?pid=3156379&id=735246878

Cody running Prelim at Champagne Run, 2000 or 2001?
http://www.facebook.com/johannadufort?v=photos&ref=profile#/photo.php?pid=3154154&id=735246878

Cody at the T3D 2009 (18 yr old)
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/photo.php?pid=3273479&id=735246878


He's an amazing boy!

Neets
Jan. 7, 2010, 11:29 PM
Well, my horse doesn't actually have papers, but we're pretty sure he's a paint...

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2823226&op=1&o=global&view=global&subj=1072944057&id=636796428

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30712998&op=1&o=global&view=global&subj=1072944057&id=1072944057

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=2494949&op=1&o=global&view=global&subj=1072944057&id=707358003#/photo.php?pid=2494960&op=1&o=global&view=global&subj=1072944057&id=707358003&fbid=114723273003

http://www.facebook.com/#/photo.php?pid=30579675&op=2&o=global&view=global&subj=1072944057&id=1072944057

He's my first horse, and I've taken him from his very first jumps (well, technically my trainer jumped him the very first time ;) ) to the AECs our first season at beginner novice. He's been an amazing first horse; he seems to "level up" in talent and difficulty exactly when I'm ready to handle more horse. He is worth his weight in gold to me. He came to me as Sunday, but we call him Val, with the show name Valerius Magnus.

smm20
Jan. 7, 2010, 11:30 PM
Manuela Propfe down in Tucson used to event a QH gelding. They competed through intermediate.

carrie_girl
Jan. 8, 2010, 12:17 AM
I evented a QH type appy to prelim in the early 90's. He was a cross country machine and had a heart of gold! For example, in my very first prelim, I got a nasty spot to the water and screwed up slipping my reins over the ramp dropping in. Actually it was more like I lost them completely. We're talking way up by his ears. Anyway, he did the 3 strides through the water, slight right turn up the correct out bank to bounce and tight right turn to a skinny completely by himself. I swear, he knew that white on green meant Prelim! He then proceeded to slow to a walk so that I could pick up the reins and carried on with the course. Clean round, no time faults even.
He also packed me around the XC course at PC Natn'ls in KY. I was really sick, with a 105 fever, but I had travelled all the way from CA to compete and I wasn't going to withdraw no matter what (stupid, I know). I just bridged me reins and pointed him at the jumps. Clear round.

three_dayer
Jan. 8, 2010, 02:24 AM
I rode a qh thru advanced, did a CCI *** long format on him...He was not registered AQHA cause I couldn't read his tatoo,...which was unfortunate but hey, what can you do?....Finni was the ultimate three day event horse(long format) Could hardly ride him in the h.t. but after roads and tracks and steeplechase he was very rideable..he would not be able to do the eventing of today, way too technical, and there is no way to let the excess energy out. QH's are very cool, and i have a appendex qh right now, she really isn't wanting to jump right now, but she can move, will probally be a dressage horse, who knows...

wildlifer
Jan. 8, 2010, 09:58 AM
I event an Appendix QH now, we just moved up to Novice. He is phenomenal on XC, all heart and will have a go at anything, but with that great QH mind so he always listens, never out of control. Super athletic and LOVES this sport (some phases more than others, LOL)! Such a kind, generous, brave, and neat horse to ride!

KSevnter
Jan. 8, 2010, 10:14 AM
I had a QH who was 100% QH as far as his papers went back. He was a western pleasure flunky when I bought him. I rode him through the Prelim HT level in the early 90's. He was the year end USCTA Area res. champion at training level and won the USDF region dressage championships at training level, both jr/yr and overall. Everyone thought he was a warmblood, dapple grey with a white blaze and white stockings.

While he was able to do the 4'-4'6" jumpers well he was much happier as a novice event horse, than he ever was at the higher levels. So I sold him to someone who was just starting out when I was ready to move on to the one star level. He had the physical ability but simply didn't want to keep going.

I have a friend who had a lovely appendix that she rode through the 2star level and advanced horse trials late 90's -00's.

My personal favorite was Dancin' Cowboy who was a APHA. I am not sure of his exact breeding but pretty sure he had some QH. Janet Marden Lester rode at Rolex and Fair Hill in the early 90's.

sch1star
Jan. 8, 2010, 11:06 AM
I have no idea what the pony is crossed with, but you can see the Arab immediately! He started BN last year, and will possibly move up this year.

http://shannonmolloy.wordpress.com/2009/10/24/pony-pix/

I think you'll have fun with yours!

Trak_Eventer
Jan. 8, 2010, 11:28 AM
I believe The Gingerbread Man ridden by Cristian Eagles is a QH
Looks like he has done a few ***. I saw him go at the COHP last summer.

http://useventing.com/competitions.php?id=831&horse_id=90218

mybeau1999
Jan. 8, 2010, 11:49 AM
Here's my guy: My Beau :)
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=3737522&l=80089c6e15&id=660536020

He's registered with AQHA as Dolly Observer :rolleyes:

He's competed up to Novice and has qualified for the AECs. He's schooled training and a couple prelim, but he totally wimps out on xc when all the jumps are decorated at shows.

I don't know too much about the horses in his pedigree, other than he has TB 4 back on the dam side, but here it is:
http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/my+beau3

mortebella
Jan. 8, 2010, 11:53 AM
Here is my darling bud - sorry I don't have a jumping picture of him. He is a full QH, although everybody who sees him insists he must be Appendix so I usually just tell 'em he is. Far enough back he is VERY inbred to 3 Bars. He was event trained in his youth; I don't know how far up he competed but I was told he had a brother who did Rolex. He had a pasture accident that tore his entire chest wall open and they stopped his career. He is 16 now and I am a re-rider who will probably never ride well enough to event him, but his favorite thing we've ever done is a 14 mile hunter pace, and jump and gallop?! H*ll yeah!!!

http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/cocreate/Whiskey%20stride/?action=view&current=WhiskeyCrystal4.jpg

eventer80
Jan. 8, 2010, 12:01 PM
My older guy is a QH. He is AWESOME. An amazing jumper!!!! He has been ridden with Karen Oconnor, Jim Graham, Nick Larkin, etc....... and they were very impressed. I love him. He is running bred quarter horse BUT no TB until way back.

Here is a pic of him:

http://amyetheridge.shutterfly.com/402

LuckyStar
Jan. 8, 2010, 12:14 PM
Here is my darling bud - sorry I don't have a jumping picture of him. He is a full QH, although everybody who sees him insists he must be Appendix so I usually just tell 'em he is. Far enough back he is VERY inbred to 3 Bars. He was event trained in his youth; I don't know how far up he competed but I was told he had a brother who did Rolex. He had a pasture accident that tore his entire chest wall open and they stopped his career. He is 16 now and I am a re-rider who will probably never ride well enough to event him, but his favorite thing we've ever done is a 14 mile hunter pace, and jump and gallop?! H*ll yeah!!!

http://s49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/cocreate/Whiskey%20stride/?action=view&current=WhiskeyCrystal4.jpg

Your guy looks just like how I always imagine my two year old (also way back highly inbred with three bars!) will look when he grows up. He is often thought to be appendix too.

My current event horse is a little APHA mare, who's pedigree is as much appendix as paint.

Bobthehorse
Jan. 8, 2010, 12:17 PM
^^ he has such a round jump! Bob is all about the flat, he has a very long neck so he doesnt need to use his back so much in the air, just his neck. He is kind of all about the flat at all times, really. But he is never happier than when a jump is in front of him, especially a nice wide oxer.

mortebella
Jan. 8, 2010, 06:42 PM
LuckyStar, I think you will have an AWESOME horse!! I would love to have had mine since he was two! Someone at my barn just gestured at him the other day and rolled eyes and said, "Can you you imagine what a handful he would've been, when he was young?" He's a handful NOW! (snort!) I have loved reading these posts about how long (and successfully) some of these QHs have been competing.

a_quick_one
Jan. 8, 2010, 10:55 PM
I've got this guy: http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/innocent+invitation

I rode him for Mike Page, he loved him, thinks he's got the scope and mind to go advanced. Certainly not bred to be an event horse (western pleasure much?), but I'll take it! I think he made it to me because of his high neck set and being so fresh.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=43865671&l=f337b5ff3a&id=10704313

Wish I had a good one of him jumping - that's what he's really good at. But he is scoring in the mid-60's at 1st level - great lengthening.

Waterwitch
Jan. 9, 2010, 09:37 AM
The Australian Quarter Horse Jensen's Man (http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/jensens+man) (sire of Aussie CCI**** horse Ringwood Jaguar who placed 10th at the 2008 Olympics, among others), was ranked 11th in the WBFSH Eventing Sires list last year. He had 1 offspring in the top 50 and 1 in the top 100 and he was damsire of TEN ranked eventers overall - way more than any of the other breed/registry damsires (which could be a factor of his age - he was born in 1978). Jensen's Man does have Top Deck and Three Bars up close so obviously has a good dose of TB.

Watermark Farm
Jan. 9, 2010, 07:16 PM
I evented my very Quarter Horsey Appendix gelding to Prelim. He was a jumping machine who could jump the moon, despite being clunky, big, and built totally downhill. He topped out at prelim not for lack of scope and jumping ability, but lack of endurance. I had to condition the heck out of him to get him round a prelim course and make the time. Best horse ever...

Hotspur
Jan. 9, 2010, 07:17 PM
My guy Riley (All Riled Up) is a 16.2hh registered QH and was my wife's event horse when he came to me after an injury five years ago. After a year of careful rehab he taught me to jump at age 55!

We do some lower level eventing and lots of fox hunting. If you look up 5th. leg in the dictionary, you will see a photo and discripition of him!! We just love him and he's going strong at age 16.

eventingismylife
Jan. 9, 2010, 07:31 PM
I had a APHA soild bred mare 14.2h 2001 model- all QH though. She was wonderful- she loved cross country didnt like stadium too much though. Haha, but boy could she go! I took her bn, could have gone novice but our size difference was so great it was a safety issue so I sold her to a little girl and they curse around together now. Wish she had been at least a hand bigger she could have gone training too. Love that horse. I know a lot of people that have pure QH's, and some arab QH crosses that are the bomb (dont like arabs very much to begin with), but boy to they jump! My friend had a 15h arab qh that she jumped over 4ft like it was 3ft, but she was too big for him, if she wasn't so big for him they could have gone prelim easy. I also know another of the same crossing that went training and could jump the moon. My trainer has an appendix barrel bred mare that is only 5 and jumping 3'3" like a walk in the park- hopefully she will go advanced.

chestnutwithchrome
Jan. 9, 2010, 08:01 PM
I have a breeding stock paint mare with all quarter horse breeding. She is a jumping machine! Still working on the dressage.... We are currently going novice with aspirations of making it to training.

Pedigree: http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/mach+n+roll

And pics. Not sure if these work or not, please tell me if they don't!

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt51/crazkat13/hagyard%20midsouth/001_1.jpg

http://i597.photobucket.com/albums/tt51/crazkat13/hagyard%20midsouth/004_4.jpg

Long Shadow Farm
Jan. 10, 2010, 08:12 PM
I have a QH that I currently Event at Training Level, show in the jumpers up to 3'6" and sometimes do the hunters on. Here is his pedigree... http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/jus+passed+my+zipper
Spanky aka Jus Passed My Zipper is very much western pleasure bred and it shows in his dressage because he doesn't have the biggest movement. Here are a few pics of him jumping.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=445933&l=4962f78569&id=690631754

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=87340&l=45090f35f5&id=690631754

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=445934&l=b77aa784f1&id=690631754

He is one of the coolest horses that I have ever had the pleasure of riding and I enjoy each day with him!

ohhthatgirl
Jan. 10, 2010, 08:42 PM
I have a QH that I evented (http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v50/205/42/1113600518/n1113600518_30104780_5517.jpg) through Novice & pony clubbed on. Now that I'm at college, he's on his semi-retired kick at 17 teaching (http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs008.snc3/11545_206590269866_697679866_4111904_7364267_n.jpg ) my mom Dressage. But when I'm home, I still like to take him out on XC schools (http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v652/205/42/1113600518/n1113600518_30899150_1361.jpg). :) He's the best first horse I could ever wish for. Even if he is a strong, hot jumper, he definitely taught me how to ride over the years!

KBG Eventer
Jan. 11, 2010, 09:08 PM
I have a QH that I evented (http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v50/205/42/1113600518/n1113600518_30104780_5517.jpg) through Novice & pony clubbed on. Now that I'm at college, he's on his semi-retired kick at 17 teaching (http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs008.snc3/11545_206590269866_697679866_4111904_7364267_n.jpg ) my mom Dressage. But when I'm home, I still like to take him out on XC schools (http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v652/205/42/1113600518/n1113600518_30899150_1361.jpg). :) He's the best first horse I could ever wish for. Even if he is a strong, hot jumper, he definitely taught me how to ride over the years!

Sorry offtopic but...

That's SuCaro Ridge in the dressage photo isn't it?! I trained with Judy for around 4 years before my family had to move for my dad's job a few of years ago. I miss it there! It's gorgeous.

clpony
Jan. 11, 2010, 09:22 PM
i event a 14.1 hand quarter horse pony at training level.
he's the love of my life.(well one of them) wish i could clone him. he's so much fun, athletic and smart. can't beat that sweet and level headed quarter horse brain;)

Carol Ames
Jan. 11, 2010, 09:24 PM
Mike Hubers’ Quartermaster won Pan Am ;)gold; and was bred by the family:cool: of my former boss ;)Mike Jennings, of Professional Auction Services, Inc. Mike is up to date with Quarter Horse sport horses in most disciplines:yes:

PhoenixFarm
Jan. 11, 2010, 09:46 PM
Love QH's!

My first event horse (when I was 12) was a surprise Chrsitmas present and was a QH mare. She got good ribbons at Novice (no BN back then), but I couldn't manage to consistently pilot her around Training without the odd stop. She was a refugee from the hunters--a bit of the hunter spook at the jumps, and the style over the fences, but absolutely would NOT do a flying change, so the hunter folks moved her on. :lol:

She was a great first horse (could dress her up in costumes, ride her bareback in a halter, dead safe, etc.) and an OK event horse, but I learned a ton from her.

About three horses later I bought a two year old Appendix gelding I started and brought along through preliminary. Great horse, good jump, easy to ride, but the shortest stride in the history of man kind so making the time and the distances at prelim took some pretty careful riding. I could do it, but I had to be pretty perfect--things were much more forgiving at training. :winkgrin: Still he was awesome.

More recently, we semi-rescued an APHA mare who turned out to be an awesome event horse, who is now beloved of a young girl learning to event. And of course, Mr. Pf's latest star, Miss Alba, who he'll take prelim this spring. Scope, speed, or stride length, is NOT an issue for her, LOL. I actually think she could be an upper level horse, if someone besides us looks past her size.

Both of them can be seen on this page (http://www.phoenixsporthorses.com/page3/page3.html). Alba is at the top (and there is a link to a video) Matilda is down below listed under sold horses.

I find the QH's just have the most willing temperaments, to the point that it can overcome what may be lacking physically, and be of tremendous benefit to the ones that aren't lacking physical gifts.

ohhthatgirl
Jan. 11, 2010, 10:03 PM
Sorry offtopic but...

That's SuCaro Ridge in the dressage photo isn't it?! I trained with Judy for around 4 years before my family had to move for my dad's job a few of years ago. I miss it there! It's gorgeous.

Ohmygod, yes! That place is beautiful! My mom attended a clinic there with a guy from California (blanking on the name right now). Met Judy, too, and she was so nice! I'd kill to ride at a place like that; if only it was closer to Auburn... :rolleyes:

KBG Eventer
Jan. 11, 2010, 10:19 PM
Ohmygod, yes! That place is beautiful! My mom attended a clinic there with a guy from California (blanking on the name right now). Met Judy, too, and she was so nice! I'd kill to ride at a place like that; if only it was closer to Auburn... :rolleyes:

Me too! I never realized how lucky I was to have all those acres of sandy soiled footing and different terrain until I moved away. I think I thought all farms were like that. Hah, sadly no. :sigh:

lilypondlane
Jan. 11, 2010, 10:32 PM
My daughter's QH/Hanoverian gelding, now 22 years old, was an amazing competitor -- excelled at dressage, H/J and eventing. Oh, and last year, at Waredaca, my Trak boy was cleaning up until someone on a QH gelding who we had not encountered at any events up to that point arrived and stole my fancy warmblood's first place lead by 8 points. I was seriously impressed. He was fabulous! :lol:

Erin Pittman
Jan. 12, 2010, 11:14 AM
I have taken my 14.2 hand paint mare BN (will hopefully move up one day - but right now she's in foal for an April baby, so it'll have to wait). She's an awesome little jumper - very brave. I LOVE her!!!!!

http://inlinethumb43.webshots.com/15210/2178464070039146725S600x600Q85.jpg

http://inlinethumb36.webshots.com/42851/2823916870039146725S600x600Q85.jpg

nature
Jan. 12, 2010, 11:22 AM
The American Warmblood!!!!

I evented mine through preliminary and he then was shown at 3rd and 4th level dressage!!!

The closest TB was in the 4th generation back. My current AQHA has no TB until the 5th generation back.

Can't beat an honest horse with a big heart and a good brain!!! I'll take that over talent without a brain anyday.