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2005 National Pleasure Horse Awards to be presented at ASHA Annual Luncheon


Lexington, Kentucky ­– The 2005 National Pleasure Horse Award winners have been named in eight divisions, all of which are based on a highpoint scoring system.  All registered American Saddlebreds are eligible for these awards without payment of additional fees.    


The National Pleasure Horse Awards are based on a formula that favors horses that are consistent winners across the country.  The system, which crowns eight champions, is based on the USEF rating of the show and the number of entries in the class.  The complete explanation of the points system, eligibility requirements and rules can be found by clicking here.


For the first time, there was a tie in one of the divisions, showing how important every class and every performance really is.  The final top-10 points standing can be found by clicking here


This year’s winners will be recognized at the ASHA Annual Luncheon, Saturday, February 18, during the ASHA Annual Meeting and Youth Conference.  Information on the Annual Meeting and Youth Conference can be found by clicking here


The 2005 National Pleasure Horse Award Winners are:




HORSE: CHNinety-Eight Degrees

EXHIBITOR: Alice Unger

OWNER: Nancy Leigh Fisher, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin



HORSE: Vegas Dreams

EXHIBITOR: Victoria McCune

OWNER: Barbara McCune, Oklahoma, Oklahoma


HORSE: Wind Cruzer

EXHIBITOR: Callie Smith

OWNER: Rex &/or Sammy Smith, Paducah, Kentucky



HORSE: Sedona Red

EXHIBITOR: Mary Strohfus

OWNER: Mary F. or Norman C. Strohfus, Hastings, Minnesota



HORSE: Stonewall’s Stargate

EXHIBITOR: Patrice Watson

OWNER: Patrice Watson, Baton Rouge, Louisiana



HORSE: CHHeir’s Town

EXHIBITOR: Alice Unger

OWNER: Nancy Leigh Fisher, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin



HORSE: CHCallaway’s Pretty Penny

EXHIBITOR: Nancy Anderson

OWNER: Brown-Anderson Farms, LTD., Plainfield, Illinois



HORSE: The Bachelor Prince

EXHIBITOR: Christy Bennett

OWNER: Dorchester Farms LLC, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma



HORSE: CHThe Shadow Knows

EXHIBITOR: Sherry Frankel-Deal

OWNER: S.G.F. Winning Ways Farm, LTD., Tomball, Texas



USEF Judges Clinic


The United States Equestrian Federation will offer a Saddle Seat Equitation, American Saddlebred, Roadster and Hackney Judges’ Clinics Tuesday and Wednesday, February 14-15, 2006 at Tattersalls in Lexington, Kentucky, before the start of the Saddlebred Summit.


Panelists for these clinics are Gayle Lampe, Sandra Lilly, Jimmy Robertson and Sam Brannon and will feature live demonstrations in each division. This judges’ seminar is open to licensed officials, applicants or silent auditors.


For information or clinic applications, contact Charles E. (Chuck) Walker at or phone (859) 225-6970.

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