Sly Playgirl needed to win Tuesday’s Classic/Challenge Open finals with trainer Jaime Snider to become the Breeder’s Invitational All-Time Top Earning Horse and that’s what she did. A first-set 221 by the 6-year-old mare (That Sly Cat x Taquitas Playgirl x Freckles Playboy) and Snider, 33, Lipan, Texas, held up for a victory worth $22,826.
Calvyn M. Loree passed away peacefully on the morning of Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the age of 82 years.
Cal and his wife Rosemarie of Loree Quarter Horses were perhaps best known in American Quarter Horse circles as long time halter horse breeders and owners/exhibitors of such famous horses as Coosa, Ima Cool Skip, CRL Shesa Cool Coosa, and Perpetualism. Cal and Rosemarie began showing halter horses in Canada in the 1980s, where they fitted all their horses themselves before asking a local trainer to show them.
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The Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas experienced a strong bout of severe weather Wednesday evening, May 15, which resulted in several tornados. One tornado touched down in the cutting capital of the world – Weatherford, Texas, and another slammed through Granbury.
There are probably plenty of you out there who got started in the horse industry like I did – showing horses as a kid. Back in those days, horses were all-around horses. I had one horse and he did everything – halter, showmanship, English, Western, trail and I believe we even made one embarrassing attempt at reining. At 4-H shows, we even did the fun classes – the dollar bill class, the keyhole boot race, barrels, and egg and spoon. There was no performance halter, no ranch horse pleasure, no Select Amateur and no American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Horseback Riding Progam.
“We feel very lucky to have another great horse in our life, Hollywood Dun It being the first. No matter how great any horse is, it still takes all the people in his life to make him successful. We have so many people to thank for his success and we just want each of them to know how much we appreciate their investment in Gunner and our program,” said Tim and Colleen McQuay after learning of the achievement.