Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Bragging rights

I have to do a little bit of bragging about how well several of my 'kids' are doing.  No, not the human kind, although they are doing pretty well themselves.  There are two Khan offspring that I bred that are competing in the Pacific Northwest and doing a great job.  The first is Asil Tumay (or Tommy), who is a 2006 Astrachan x Anastasia gelding, owned and shown by Shannon Mayfield.  Shannon has had Tommy now for over a year and this year he did 1 endurance ride (Home on the Range) and several horse shows.
Galen and Cathy, Shannon and Tommy and Monica and Danny at Home on the Range in March 2012

Just recently, Shannon took him to the Eddie McMurdo Memorial show in Walla Walla, WA a few weekends back and has this to say
"I was really proud of him.  We competed against all other breeds, and he did really well with the competition.  There were some fantastic national quality show horses there, and we ended up winning the novice horse class!  Totally thrilled.  =:)"

Earlier in the summer, he went to the Pink Ribbon Classic and here are a few photos:

They have been racking up the ribbons, cups and other assorted award items.  It will be great to see what they do next year.
And then there is Mazaly, a 5 year old Astrachan x Mirija (7/8 Teke 1/8 Hanoverian) mare, owned and ridden by Catrina Mettam of Centerville, WA.  Mazaly has done 3 shows/events this year and has really blossomed.  Catrina brought her up to the ATAA Conference this past weekend and she and Maisie (Mazaly) jumped our outside jump course with Monica and Magdan. I just got a new computer and still haven't found all my old files, but will upload some photos as soon as I do.  Maisie is a full sister to Mahri and Andre, both of whom are still here at CGAT and ready for their forever homes.

The two horses on the bottom are Mazaly and her owner/rider Catrina Mettam and Magdan and his rider Monica Bretherton.  Both horses were bred here at CGAT and both are Astrachan offspring.
Thanks to Betsy Wandler for taking these photos!

Of course, I have to mention Danny (Magdan) who did 5 LD endurance rides with Monica this year and has also been jumping.  Danny and Monica have been really doing well and we're thinking we'll do some shows over the winter.
Monica and Danny at the Mt. Adams LD ride 2012

Monica and Danny jumping September 2012
It will be great fun to see how everyone does next year.  I'm planning on getting Mahri started this winter and getting Andre to the next level.  Goshen will continue his training too, so I should have lots more big grins to report.

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