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The "WAPS" rule at Maryland State Fair Again!!

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  • The "WAPS" rule at Maryland State Fair Again!!

    It is with great pleasure that I report in that at The Maryland State Fair this week the "WAPS" ruled all the divisions. A big shout out to "Wapsolutely" for being Grand Champion Hunter and for "Waps James Dean" being Res. Champion. It is so surprising that this many Appaloosas showed and represented Ginny and Jerry Hood for all their hard work and dedication to promoting their Sporthorses. Just goes to show what good breeding and hard work can do . This show was very special to Ginny Hood and in her honor , her husband Jerry had a trophy dedicated to her for the " Get of Sire" class.
    What a great way to show such honorage to that special lady.
    We Love You Ginny...
    "YOU create your own stage. The audience is waiting."
  • Original Poster

    "YOU create your own stage. The audience is waiting."


    • #3
      ***CONGRATULATIONS Maurice***. You make a very handsome pair, you & Caesar. Ginnie would be very proud of you both
      Visit us on FB : ~ http://www.facebook.com/Leopard.Rock.Appaloosa.Stud
      Breeders of the JG Wap line of Appaloosa Sport Horses


      • #4
        Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver Equine Insurance Specialist


        • #5
          You go Maurice!
          ~ Bill Rube ~
          Check us out on Facebook


          • #6
            I saw your pictures and video on Facebook! Your horse is gorgeous!!!! Look out A/Os in a few years!


            • #7
              LOL!!! And now, Maurice, YOU must do some dressage when that boy goes under saddle!!!

              Congrats again!

              Gleann Oighrig LLC
              Showing, Sales, Breeding, and Boarding
              Manakin-Sabot, Virginia


              • Original Poster

                YES I am very lucky and none of this would have been possible if it had not been for Ginny Hood.
                That lady knew her bloodlines and bred some of the nicest horses to become Sporthorses. I just hope " WE" can continue and keep the WAPS going for her.
                Glad you saw the pics and video and as for Dressage.
                I am All Hunter true and thru . So gonna play that one by ear . LOL
                ONLY Time Will Tell .
                "YOU create your own stage. The audience is waiting."


                • #9
                  The Waps will prevail!

                  Don't worry, Maurice, I'm getting Chino (Reflection son, bred by Lori B. out of a Wap's Spot 2 mare) ready to do some dressage shows. He's 8 yrs now and after not wanting to do arena work as a youngster (he loves the trails), he suddenly is absolutely awesome in the dressage arena. In fact he's so good it's like I was training him all those years instead of trail riding. These Waps are so smart, they just figure it out before you do!

                  I can't wait to get him out there and show him off. Waps are rare in California and Appaloosas of their caliber are almost non-existent.

                  In the area I live (a bit north of San Diego and east of LA in the mountains), we have some Knabstrupper breeders who are very active in the Knab USA club. They have a stallion called Pegasus von somethin' that is few spot from Germany. They also used to have Apollon on their farm which is where he passed away a few years ago. (I saw him about six months before he died -- nice horse, but very baroque-type with Iberian characteristics, like convex profile, very up and down movement, etc.) Anyway, they have Pegasus out and about sometimes and some friends of a good friend of mine who are gaited horse trainers saw him and asked the gal riding him if he was an Appaloosa. She exclaimed that no way was he an Appy, he is a KNABSTRUPPER from Germany.

                  A few weeks later I brought Chino over to my friend's friend's ranch to ride with her gaited horses in the arena (so Chino would know what they are)! When I brought him into the arena, she and her two assistants and her husband immediately thought he was a warmblood and asked me if he was a Knabstrupper. I told them where he was from and they were astounded. One of the gals knew the significance of the Wap line and got all excited because she didn't think any of that type existed anymore. I told them all about JG and now they all know the Waps are alive and well and they all agreed that they blow Knabs away!! We were supposed to do obstacles and then trail ride. We did the obstacles, which Chino negotiated with flying colors, even though he had never seen any of them, and during the remainder of the two hours, they watched Chino strut his stuff under saddle.

                  It's so much fun showing off a Wap. Thanks J & G for allowing all of us to have such fantastic horses in our lives!!


                  • #10
                    What a great post, Anfieldappies, you have two exceptional boys there & I am not surprised at people's reaction to them. There is no comparison with anything else when it comes to a JG Wap Way to go!
                    Visit us on FB : ~ http://www.facebook.com/Leopard.Rock.Appaloosa.Stud
                    Breeders of the JG Wap line of Appaloosa Sport Horses


                    • #11
                      It was a fitting tribute to Virginia, her life and her legacy!


                      • Original Poster

                        What a touching moment to have her husband Jerry Hood there and to present the Trophy for the " Get Of Sire" class.
                        Brought tears to my eyes and my heart filled with pride. joy. and saddness . All at the same time. That lady will certainly be missed. And we must continue the " WAPS" bloodlines. They are great animals. and very true to live up to their names.
                        "YOU create your own stage. The audience is waiting."


                        • Original Poster

                          Also, it was so nice to see so MANY "Waps" there to represent and have the arena filled . What a turnout in support for JG Appaloosas...
                          "YOU create your own stage. The audience is waiting."


                          • #14
                            But where are the pictures?


                            • #15
                              The pics are on the JG Appaloosa Sport Horse Fans page on Face Book. There are LOTS of pics from the show there. Login, become a "fan" and enjoy hundreds of pics of "WAPS"!


                              • #16

                                It was a great day!! Fun too see, and be a part of such support and celebration of some wonderful people & horses.

                                BIGG congrats Wapsolutely!!
                                Davey Farm Sport Horses
                                Hamburg, PA


                                • #17
                                  Thanks, Sportnhorse

                                  Originally posted by sportnhorse View Post
                                  What a great post, Anfieldappies, you have two exceptional boys there & I am not surprised at people's reaction to them. There is no comparison with anything else when it comes to a JG Wap Way to go!

                                  That's nice of you to say and means a lot coming from Wap owners that have accomplished as much as you guys have in S. Africa. You have some major Wap winners at your farm. (see the JG Appaloosa site www.jgappaloosas.com, under Late Breaking News).


                                  • #18
                                    I agree with Martha

                                    Originally posted by mitma View Post
                                    LOL!!! And now, Maurice, YOU must do some dressage when that boy goes under saddle!!!

                                    Congrats again!


                                    Caesar is awesome and will be an all-round great sport horse in both hunters, and if you choose, dressage, too.

                                    Congratulations on his well-deserved win at the Fair. JG deserves the credit for breeding him, but you deserve the credit for making his winning turnout possible. He is well-cared for and growing into an outstanding horse because of you.


                                    • #19
                                      I wish I could have taken a WAP or two of my own. I would live to hear from some of the WAP owners here and how their horses did. I especially like to hear how our Appaloosas and WAPs did in competition against warmbloods. So, how did everyone do?
                                      Altamont Sport Horses
                                      Trakehners * Knabstruppers * Appaloosa Sport Horses
                                      Home of stallions: Ambrosius af Asgard "Atlantis" & Hollywood Hot Spot
                                      Birmingham, AL


                                      • Original Poster

                                        Please Join

                                        Hey , Please go and join our Fan page in Face book.
                                        It is JG Appaloosas. You can see all the results there. See all the pictures. there are tons.
                                        "YOU create your own stage. The audience is waiting."