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Year In Review Dedications Announced


Publisher Christy Howard Parsons and Year In Review Editor Bob Funkhouser have announced the dedications for the upcoming 2005 edition of the hardbound, leather covered historical reference book of the show horse industry. The book is due out in April.

After pouring over the possibilities for this year’s dedications, Parsons and Funkhouser decided upon the following: trainer, Todd Miles; owner, The Goodman/Manilow family; and horse, CH Blackberry Delight.

Representing DeLovely Farm, Miles joined an extremely small and elite group of trainers to have won the Five-Gaited and Three-Gaited World’s Grand Championships in the same year. His winning rides with Manila Thrilla and Five O’Clock put him in the same company as Garland Bradshaw, Earl Teater, and Lee Roby. In addition, Miles won the UPHA Three-Gaited Classic Grand Championship at the UPHA/American Royal and was second in both the Park Pleasure Classic and Five-Gaited Classic Championships to finish off an incredible year.

Longtime owners/breeders, the Goodman/Manilow family has supported all aspects of the industry for many years. Under the direction of Dick Obenauf, Barbara Goodman Manilow had a sensational season in the show ring with the likes of Callaway’s Sugarplum, Boo!, Lady Maya, and the home-bred Lady Cinnamon. It was also an extremely good year for her daughter Maya Manilow in the walk and trot division. In addition to showing and raising championship stock, the Goodman/Manilow family has been very generous to different endeavors throughout the industry, particularly the World’s Championship Horse Show.

Last but not least, CH Blackberry Delight was selected as the horse dedication beating out several worthy contenders. Trained at Hollow Haven Farm for Rachel Machamer and her mother Shannon Sewell, Blackberry Delight captured his 13th world’s championship in his fifth different division. Winner of this year’s Junior Exhibitor Three-Gaited 13 & Under World’s Champion of Champions title, Blackberry Delight will go down in history as the most versatile American Saddlebred to successfully compete at the highest level.

These three dedications will lead off the 2005 edition of the Year In Review. They will be followed by hundreds of pages of coverage from shows and events across the country, numerous lists of records, results and statistics, and profile pages on the nation’s top stables, horses/ponies, riders and sires.

For more information on how to be a part of the 2005 Year In Review contact Bob Funkhouser at (508)528-1124 or email

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