Archive October 2013

American Saddlebred Museum Art Contest returns

 2013 Young Adult Winner by Kenna Al-SayedThe Museum’s Young Adult Committee is once again hosting an Art Contest! The contest will be divided into two categories: Photography and Art (in any media). Each category will be divided into three age divisions: Youth (14 & under), Youth (15-18) and Young Adult (19-35).

Rotten Apple

This is about the time when I began to bargain with her. (She looks a little too pleased, don't you think?)

This is about the time when I began to bargain with her. (She looks a little too pleased, don’t you think?)

Happy almost Halloween! Sorry I’ve been gone for a bit, I’ve been doing this weird thing called school. I promise I will be getting back into the swing of things soon, and back into posting my adventures with everyone’s favorite bay mare. The roomie came home last night and was telling me how Apple got her show shoes off for the season and was promptly lunged after. This made me remember one of my worst experiences with Apple, back when I was pretty new to the whole lunging thing. I even wrote about it back then, and I guess enough time has gone by that I’m finally willing to share. Feel free to laugh, but don’t think less of me!

I don’t like Apple very much right now. I don’t even have anything witty to say about that. Remember how I said that I would do anything for that horse? Well apparently the feeling is not mutual. I may love her, but I really don’t like her at this particular juncture in time. “Why, Ashlea? Oh, why are you so dismayed?” you ask. Don’t worry I’ll tell you, and how.

Show Jumping and American Saddlebred Five-Gaited Swap at AllTech National Horse Show

Four World’s Champion American Saddlebred trainers will be teamed up with four Grand Prix Show Jumping riders during the Alltech National Horse Show to compete for top awards.

Gayle Lampe takes reservations for winter clinic

Gayle Lampe is conducting a saddle seat riding clinic at William Woods University December  14th – 20th, 2013. Riders are welcome to come for as many days as they wish, however, it is recommended to stay for at least three days. Riders will ride twice on some days and three times on other days. Barn visits to saddle horse training stables in the area and a variety of lectures will be included.

Marjorie Fergusson passes away

Marjorie Fergusson, mother of Jeanne Pettry and grandmother of Donna, Kristen, Andrew, and Tom D. Pettry, passed away peacefully the afternoon of October 6th. Arrangements will be detailed as they are made available. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Pettry family.

Horse girl memories of a special riding instructor

Grenadier pictures
I read the Cash Lovell Stables newsletter the other day. It was very long, packed full of information on the happenings in the barn, but the article that really caught my eye was the very first. It was a personal letter from Parker Lovell, announcing the loss of her childhood riding instructor — the woman who had taught her how to love horses all those years ago. It touched me very deeply because, as she talked about her childhood experiences, I remembered mine.

Roberta “Bobbie” Ann Antonacci passes away

Roberta “Bobbie” Ann Antonacci, 79, died at 6:58 p.m. on Sunday September 29, 2013 at her home.

Bobbie was born on May 20, 1934 in Springfield. She married Pasquale “Patrick” Antonacci on October 27, 1956 in Springfield; he preceded her in death on March 27, 2007.

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