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The American Saddlebred is an extremely intelligent and versatile breed of horse, we can refer to this as Protean (Pro-tee-en) -- Versatile; able to play many kinds of roles.
Besides being bred to be a Gaited Horse, they also excel in Dressage, Cross Country, Show Jumping, Driving, Reining, Roping, Western Pleasure and are used in Therapeutic Riding Programs as well as in Law Enforcement.
If you have not experienced the enjoyment of an American Saddlebred Horse, and you would like to, we hope what you learn here will help to make that a reality.
The American Saddlebred Horse, One Breed Many Disciplines.
The first shows of the 2015 season are in the books and as such are 2015 Five-Gaited Louisville Watch is up and running. We will have additional entries to add and tabulate over the next couple of days after the River Ridge Charity Horse Show and the Southern Saddlebred Spring Fling Show finishes up this weekend.
We have a new survey up that will run through May 16th;
We were saddened by the news of the passing of Redd Crabtreee, February 19th at 79. He was an exceptional horseman who was inducted into the World's Championship Horse Show Hall of Fame in 1993 and it was always an experience to watch him show on the Green Shavings. The American Saddlebred Association has a nice review of his career that you can read here.
Results for the 2014 Five-Gaited Grand Championship are in and our list had some close hits and some surprises.
1. CH The Daily Lottery 115553 G 2004 (Ranked 20th)
Sultan's Great Day X Callaway's Lady Lottery
Owner: Ray &/or Nancy Hawley, Lewisville, NC
Breeder: Penny Lane Farm, Inc., Boaz, KY
Trainer: Kim Cowart
Competitor: Peter Cowart
2. CH Bravo Blue 111876 G 2002 (Not on our list)
Northern Blues X Amp Leigh
Owner: Elisabeth Goth LLC &/or, Lebanon, KY
Breeder: Ray J. Yoder, Lexington, KY
Trainer: Neil Visser
Competitor: Elisabeth Goth
3. CH Callaway's Annabel Allison 140795 M 2004 (Ranked 15th)
CH Caramac X Callaway's Love Lucy
Owner: Silver Brook Stables, Inc., Louisville, KY
Breeder: Callaway Hills Stable, New Bloomfield, MO
Trainer: Debbie Foley
Competitor: Debbie Foley
4. Roselane's Angelo 122577 G 2007 (Ranked 3rd)
Buck's Co-Star X Angela Lane
Owner: Janet M. Kellett, Atlanta, GA
Breeder: Ricky D. Cook LLC, Cox's Creek, KY
Trainer: Matthew Shiflet
Competitor: Matthew Shiflet
5. Marc Of Charm 117901 S 2006 (Not on our list)
Santana's Charm X Pretty Ribbons
Owner: Riverdreams LLC, Chapel Hill, NC
Breeder: Marc J. Gibson, Willisburg, KY
Trainer: Lionel Ferreira
Competitor: Lionel Ferreira
6. It's Double O'deuce 113185 S 2000 (Ranked 1st)
It's Hammertime X VHF York's Spillway
Owner: S.g.f. Winning Ways Farm, Ltd., Tomball, TX
Breeder: Tony C. Diamond, Augusta, GA
Trainer: Melissa Moore
Competitor: Melissa Moore
7. Two Sweet To Kiss 148601 M 2009 (Ranked 18th)
Callaway's Northern Kiss X Two Sweet Bucks
Owner: Hillcroft Farm LLC, Paris, KY
Breeder: Garry T. Mcbride, Asheboro, NC
Trainer: Larry Hodge
Competitor: Larry Hodge
8. CH Attache's Crown Royal 111360 G 2001 (Not our our list)
Attache's Thunderbolt X Crown Point's Chardonnay
Owner: Annika Moriarty Bruggeworth, Mays Landing, NJ
Breeder: Ruth E. Hooker, Uhrichsvile, OH
Trainer: William Martin
Competitor: Lisa Rosenberger Jones
Also known as “The Run for the Roses”, three year old Thoroughbred horses compete at the grounds of Churchill Downs for the 141st time in the Kentucky Derby horse race that takes place on Saturday May 2, 2015 (See live coverage here). The Derby day is a celebration of fashion, food and sheer enjoyment that peaks with a dramatic race that is celebrated around the world.
2015 Five-Gaited Louisville Watch List
|Rank||Horse's Name||Previous Rank|
|2||HE'S A FREE SPIRIT||2|
|4||TOP OF THE MARK||4|
|5||WISH ME RADIANT||5|
|7||Belle Reve's So Photogenic||7|
|8||THE VOODOO KING||8|
|9||WICKED IN A WINNING WAY||9|