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Famous (or not so Famous) West Coast Hunters of the Past

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  • I believe the gentleman who rode Rivertrain was names Isiah or something like that. This was early 60's so maybe not the same horse. For some reason I believe he was married to a Coors.
    POYBGP, member in good standing.


    • Does anyone have the pic of Wendy? Right around that age is when I hung out with Wendy and am wondering about the pic. Thanks


      • Harryjohnson - Are you thinking of a guy named Isa Alvarado? He may have also ridden River Train. River Train had MANY riders and won with most of them and it was in the 60's.


        • Yes, that may be who I was thinking of, Isa Alvarado. He showed a good many horses out west, if memory serves me correctly.
          POYBGP, member in good standing.


          • Originally posted by Silver Bells View Post
            I can't remember GiGi Gaston's horses... she had some good ones.
            I remember GiGi waaaay back when she rode Lemon Drop, her palomino pony. But I think her bay junior hunter with the crooked stripe on his face was named Venture's Gain. And she also rode Canada Dry.

            Remember the junior hunter On a Clear Day? One of my favorite memories is of the old Del Mar Fair shows, where we had the live organist. Whenever On a Clear Day would enter and go on course, the organist would start playing "On a Clear Day." I just thought that was Horse Show Heaven!

            The best, though, had to be Showdown.


            • Code of Honor

              Originally posted by Katie_Rosenzweig View Post
              i got to ride him in the Juniors for a little bit, sooo much fun. he's retired and turned out to pasture now down in Tucson, fat and happy : )
              He is a very special guy. I bought him when he was only 5 and very green and we ended up winning the country in 1998.


              • Originally posted by La Gringa View Post
                Does anybody know Perry Grey on here? I was really good friends with her as a Jr. She rode with Duncan MacFarlane back then.

                Does she still ride?

                I remember Nancy Vincent's hunter when I rode then... Legacy. A gray WB.

                Does anybody remember Aloha Kid? He was a pretty nice TB gelding.

                Of course there was Code of Honor in Arizona. He was cool in the 90's
                Awe, thanks for remembering Code of Honor! He was my baby. "Major" is enjoying retirement down in Tucson now.


                • Some of my favorites were:

                  Bonnie Parker
                  Riff Raff
                  Country Swing
                  And though not west coast,
                  Rox Dene
                  Monday Morning


                  • Wasn't Aloha Kid at Rainbow Canyon in like '93 or '94? Belonged to Courtney Justice IIRC.


                    • Reviving

                      Reviving this thread so I can take a walk down memory lane. Some horses I remember from the late 90's:

                      -Special Occasion
                      -Bellingham Bay
                      -In Sync
                      -Coal Creek
                      -Strapless (not west coast but I LOVED this horse)


                      • Originally posted by Riverlong View Post
                        Does any one remember Mississippi Mud? Bavaria was ridden by Brad Laird before she was sold. Doubletake used to be in John Turner's barn. I owned the mare 301 that competed on the west coast. Jeff Cook's What's up Doc was also a nice horse- I shall have to look at old programs to remember more!!! It was a long time ago!!!!! (Iam old )
                        I remember Mississippi Mud and little Jo Jo Chapman. They were a wonderful pair! I rode at Sunwood with Joan & Don Kerron in the 70's and also remember Jeff Cook when he was a little kid, and his little sister Kristie with Sundown. My best friend owned the great large pony Sundown. What a wonderful pony!!!

                        I also am glad to hear someone mention Brad Laird. I knew him when he was still in high school and and rode with him for years. A nicer person and a more beaufiful rider you will never meet. So very sad that his life was cut short. He was a huge influence on my riding.


                        • Does anyone remember Lemon Jello and Mellow Yellow from Oregon in the 70's?

                          They were the cutest pair of palomino hunters. You don't see many palomino hunters, but these two were great looking horses and good jumpers.


                          • You guys are not going back far enough.....how about Criterion (mine in his older years) and Skip Wright's Debated Issue. Twinkie Nissen had some nice ones too but I do not remember their names. And what about her Crocodile, the huge appy, altho he was a jumper. And Sutter's Showboy, also an appy and a jumper, ridden by Poncho Frankel in a very unusual style. And Spittin Image, owned by Betty Lu Whitmore. And Tin Lizzie.....Sorry I got off on the Jumpers.


                            • i wonder what happened nowadays with eria barron. just curious anyone know?


                              • she used to have a horse named my chocolate mouse, as well as sureshot, then she got a newer horse against her trainers wishes. he was a good horse but didnt vet. she won alot on him... then was asked to leave stoney point for causing alot of problems with the other girls. hope she has grown up and done well and still riding.


                                • Who owned Bavaria?

                                  Originally posted by Coreene View Post
                                  The problem with political jokes is that they get elected.
                                  H. Cate


                                  • I rode with Brad as well - I remember Bavaria -
                                    Nancy Green rode with him as well with Silver Lining - Special Occasion was out of Silver Lining by Final Pool.
                                    Brad was a totally amazing rider.
                                    He got John Baumann to come up here as well. John was great fun.

                                    Originally posted by 1516 View Post
                                    I remember Mississippi Mud and little Jo Jo Chapman. They were a wonderful pair! I rode at Sunwood with Joan & Don Kerron in the 70's and also remember Jeff Cook when he was a little kid, and his little sister Kristie with Sundown. My best friend owned the great large pony Sundown. What a wonderful pony!!!

                                    I also am glad to hear someone mention Brad Laird. I knew him when he was still in high school and and rode with him for years. A nicer person and a more beaufiful rider you will never meet. So very sad that his life was cut short. He was a huge influence on my riding.
                                    The problem with political jokes is that they get elected.
                                    H. Cate


                                    • When I first started reading this I didn't realize it dated back so far!!
                                      The problem with political jokes is that they get elected.
                                      H. Cate


                                      • Megan Johnstones fleet - The Kid, Dexter Dan, Rave Review,Elfin Magic
                                        Councilor Buck


                                        • Calgary, first with Dick Widger and then with John French (also on the cover of Practical Horseman)

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                                          Tommy John