Skip to content

Lowry's Receive Mid-West Hackney Award




Editor's note: The following presentation was made during the recently-concluded Illinois State Fair Horse Show.

Dr. Lowry's interest in Hackneys began at an early age when his parents, Ed and Mariam Lowry of
Pittsfield, Ill., showed Shetlands and Hackneys as a family activity. The broodmare band and most of the stock were sold in a complete dispersal after Ed's death in 1970.  

Following his marriage to Judy, while starting his family and veterinary practice in Davis Junction, Ill., he sought out broodmares from his family's band and started Lowry Stables with Judy and their three children, Jolene, Jill, and Tom.   

Together, Joe and Judy have participated in the Mid-West Hackney Association's Futurity program every year since the mid-1970s. In fact, in 1987, their stallion, Air Jordan, was the winner of the first Two-Year-Old In Harness class ever held.   

Joe served as Vice-President of the association from 1980 to 1985, and was on the Board of Directors for more than twelve years. Judy also offered her talents as social secretary organizing meetings and association events for many years, and enjoyed serving as clerk for the annual pony sale.  

The Lowrys have owned and shown many fine ponies through the years including Ghee Whiz, the roadster pony Tom showed as a juvenile; Sudden Impact, the Hackney Jill showed as a juvenile; Air Jordan; stallion, Well-I-Will; Hi-Note's Melody; Carnation's Sara Ellen; Sweet Liberty; The Buccaneer; The Tiger Lily; and Power of Attorney.
   

While the Lowrys have undoubtedly provided distinguished service to this organization, the Mid-West Hackney Association's futurity has, in turn, been a wonderful vehicle for Joe and Judy to achieve two things they value highly: breeding, training and showing young ponies, and providing an activity the whole family could enjoy - traveling and working together as a group while developing horsemanship and sportsmanship.  

Tonight, the Mid-West Hackney Association proudly presents to Joe and Judy Lowry this Distinguished Service Award and extends to them many thanks for their efforts on behalf of the association over the years.

 

 

More Stories

  • Obituary - Rich Robertson

    Saddle Horse Report learned of the passing of noted horse trainer Rich Robertson on December 24, 2017 at the age of 69. Robertson spent several years as the trainer for Susan Phillips’ Alpha-Sun Stables, showing world-class stars across the country. Read More
  • Brookhill's Fame Now Offered For Your Consideration

    The March 12 issue of Saddle Horse Report will feature its Spring Sales Spectacular. In addition to a special rate, one of several extras for placing horses for sale in that issue will be each horse will be featured on the home page of our website like this. This big, handsome, bay gelding has been a proven champion in the Amateur Ladies Three-Gaited, Adult Park and Show Pleasure divisions. If you're looking for a safe, competitive pleasure mount, he is the one. Direct inquires to Mark Utoft. Read More
  • CH Wicked In A Winning Way Now Being Offered For Your Consideration

    The March 12 issue of Saddle Horse Report will feature its Spring Sales Spectacular. In addition to a special rate, one of several extras for placing horses for sale in that issue will be each horse will be featured on the home page of our website like this. A World's and Reserve World's Champion, he is enough horse for the amateur or ladies five-gaited division but would be a superstar in the 13 and under or five-gaited pleasure division. Direct inquires to Mark Utoft. Read More
  • AMHA Announces Board of Director Election Results

    The American Morgan Horse Association, Inc., held its annual meeting of members on February 16, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky.  Read More
  • 2018 AMHA/WMF Stallion Service Auction Results

    Nearly $75,000 was raised at the 2018 AMHA/WMF Stallion Service Auction. The net income following expenses from this auction go to Morgan breed promotion and will be distributed to the World Morgan Futurity, AMHA regional shows, the AMHA Show Grant Program, and AMHA's Marketing and Promotion. Read More
  • Heritage Stables Open House

    Bryan and Katy Earehart announce their first Open House, Saturday February 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Heritage Stables, 6209 Bethel Church Rd, Gibsonville, North Carolina. Light breakfast items will be available while enjoying Hackney Pony demonstrations and sharing a common love for the Hackney. Read More
  • ASB Museum accepting applications

    The American Saddlebred Museum is seeking a skilled development and marketing professional to assist in fundraising, donor relationships, and execution of marketing and communication strategies for the Museum, located in Lexington, Kentucky at the Kentucky Horse Park.  Read More
  • Latest Issue Feb-19-18

    Read More
  • UPHA Chapter 14 Scholarship Applications Available

    Chapter 14 of the United Professional Horsemen’s Association offers educational scholarships annually with up to $7,500 awarded. These scholarships are open to applicants who are high school seniors or college freshmen. Applicants must be UPHA Chapter 14 Junior or Associate members or the child of an Active UPHA Chapter 14 member. Read More
  • Jubilee Regional Morgan Horse Show Holding Online Fundraiser

    With the commitment to a Bigger and Better Jubilee in 2019, the show committee is not letting time get away. “We have been meeting every week via conference call and have been working on the financial side of the show in the past month, said Jubilee treasurer Kathy Beverage. Read More