A Spotted Fawn colt.... Yep you read that right! Derringer got awarded a Grand Champion and Reserve champion and two blue ribbons. Our first event of the day was Showmanship. All older horses were in the class besides Derringer. For his being his first year and him being only a year and a half, he won over almost all the other horses and got a Reserve champion. I was very very happy with him. He responded nicely to everything i was doing. Our next one was the yearling showmanship in hand and got a blue ribbon. The next event was the trail in hand, which he was a total dreamboat. He responded to everything perfect which we were awarded the grand Champion. We also had a yearling evaluation which he got a blue ribbon. I was very pleased with him. We got many complements on how great he was! I am surely blessed with the best! Magdalena Ringer..Age 14 in the 9th grade.
Our own 16 hand Grulla Paint gelding, "STETSONS WEST COUNTRY" (out of Stetson West and our mare Cash Printer) has an update from his owner Emily Carmey of Michigan. In her own words... "I emailed you a while back about my horse "Cash" that came from your farm. I just wanted to give you a little update on his progress :) You should take great pride in the bloodline you have perfected because Cash is amazing. He is almost 5 now and from personality to movement he has it all. We showed this past October at the Buckskin Congress and placed top in everything we went in! (including Western and English Pleasure) I have attached pictures from the show. God bless. -Emily Carmey"... **The competition in this association also includes AQHA horses.**
From Corinne Leslie...owner of the Los Angeles, CA., Olympic Equestrian Center: Thought you'd like to see a picture of JJ Flash (Timeless X Stetson West) without a saddle so you could see how beautiful he is. Doing amazing in both jumping and cow sorting! You are breeding not only beautiful horses but super athletes too.
....Another winner from Spotted Fawn... Hi Wendy, Just wanted to share a couple of photos that we finally got to take of Patriot (Cokito X Aztec Eagle) at a show this past Sunday. The photos are with his trainer on board. He did very well this weekend for being so young and she received mostly all 8's and the judge commented that he was capable of 9's with experience. I also showed him for the first time and we were 1st out of 4 in Intro Test 1 with a score of 68.863. Not bad for our first time out together. Kathie Pacheco...FLORIDA
...APHA "STARDUST", Another one of our own sons of The Aztec Eagle we raised and sold to Emily shown here riding to another win in Barrel Racing showing his powerful speed due to her hat landing under him! He's moving on to Arizona to become a 1D Barrel Horse! Just another example of the high performance offspring of our stallions!
Two Spotted Fawn colts out of Stetson West now growing up: Last night was our town Halloween parade. Told the boys we would ride the horses through since they were so excited about it. So we decorated the horses like Indian war horses my friend Katie and I were cowgirls my youngest Keith was an Indian warrior and my oldest KJ was Spider-Man. Pretty good for a stallion whose 2 years old and hasn't been saddled in 10 weeks, took him in the parade rode him with a three-year-old on with me he never once looked at anything walk through like he's been doing it every day of his life. Another reason why I love your horses. We were even riding behind ambulances that had their lights on maybe a distance of 15 ft in front of us, have I ever told you how much I love these horses. Here's some pics for you to enjoy hope everything's going well at the ranch love you. Liz from PA.
...A Big Gunner colt sold to Texas, now a yearling.... Here's Sheriff (Banjo) his first time to get a saddle. He did absolutely great with it. He didn't try anything, never got scared. Sheriff is the most laid back horse I have ever owned. To be 18 months he acts like a 15 year old horse. He is so lovable, I catch myself loving on him so much I just can't help it. We absolutely love him! Thank you so much Wendy! Your horses are the best hope you enjoy the picture. We will be sending some pictures of Slade soon.