Battle of the Breeds
We were proud and excited to once again be a part of Team Gypsy Vanner for Spruce Meadows' Telus Battle of the Breeds. Despite rather shocking winter conditions, Clononeen Tullamore Dew (ridden by Wendy Walker), Rollin' Thunder Bailey (ridden by Angela Ruether), and North Fork Cash (ridden by part owner Jackie Johnson) did well, and the final placing for Team Gypsy Vanner was 7th. This brought them up 5 spots from their 12th place finish at this venue in 2013 against some of the toughest competitors they've ever been up against! As quoted by team leader Jackie, "This is only the 3rd Battle of the Breeds competition for Team Gypsy Vanner and they are certainly getting noticed as contenders who come in stronger and more competitive with each event. Battle gives the teams' horses and riders a chance to measure their skills against their peers. Between Battles, the Teams riders, and their horses are continuously training, competing and showing to improve their skills and talents and offer the best showing of this fabulous breed. Thank you to the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society, and all of our sponsors for your continued support." For the full article by Jackie Johnson, click here.
Saskatchewan Equine Expo Battle of the Breeds 2014
Our Thanks to all the riders and trainers who worked so hard with North Fork Cash, Clononeen Tullamore Dew (Tully) and Rollin'Thunder Bailey: Jackie Johnson of Stunthorse.com, Wendy Walker of Wendy Walker Horse Training and Angela Ruether.
Click here to visit the Saskatchewan Equine Expo Saskatoon 2014 website.
We are pleased to announce the following placings in the Battle:
Overall: Tied with Team Paint for 3rd
Equine Expo 2013 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Special Thanks to Linda Hazelwood for her photo contributions.
Calgary Stampede 100th Anniversary
These photos were taken during our visit to the Calgary Stampede 100th Anniversary. Special Thanks to the Ruether Family, part of the Stunthorse.com Team.
Mane Event Red Deer 2012
These photos were taken during our visit to the Mane Event Red Deer 2012.
Equine Expo 2012
These photos were taken during our visit to the Equine Expo 2012. Thank you to Amanda Ubell for her photo contributions.
Calgary Stampede 2011
These photos were taken during our visit to the Calgary Stampede in July of 2011. Thank you to Denise Pezderic for her photo contributions.
Calgary Stampede 2011 Demo
Calgary Stampede 2011 Show Part 1
Calgary Stampede 2011 Show Part 2
Mane Event 2011
These photos were taken during our visit to the Mane Event in 2011. Thank you to Denise Pezderic for her photo contributions.
Mane Event 2011 Demo
Spruce Meadows 2010 Master’s Re-cap
Once again we had a great time at Spruce Meadows Masters’ Event, manning our booth and taking part in the Breeds for the World Demonstrations each day. It was great to be at a show that we actually knew our way around for a change, as this is the second year we’ve participated. Cash, our two year old stud colt from Tumbleweed, did a great job with trick trainer Jackie Johnson’s leadership and Megan, her team member, riding him in English gear.
Wendy, our trainer at North Fork, rode our mare Bailey beautifully for the demo. Bailey at just three years old is already well on her way in Western style training, with some introduction to dressage. Bailey is for sale at this time and confirmed in foal. She has been a wonderful show horse for us this year, and with her loving personality and professional training, would be a great addition to any home. Most of the kids that saw Bailey assumed she was a unicorn who had lost her horn!
We look forward to being at Spruce Meadows again next year, and hope to see you there.
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