February 2016 - Sevens Are Cool (Diva) gets her PHBA ROM

Congratulations to Robert Smith and Sevens Are Cool:   After 11 years of not showing and at the grand old age of 14 during 2015 she showed with Robert Smith at Senior Western Pleasure while being 7 and 8 months pregnant before retiring in September to be a full-time brood mare. She was a former PHBA 2 YO Western Pleasure World Champion and in 2015 she was awarded her PHBA Register of Merit (ROM) in Western Pleasure of all ages. Thanks Robert and way to go Diva. 
Diva rom

ADA Spring Celebration at WestWorld - April 2016

Congratulations to Rachel Weatherly and ZEVIS Private Jet (Gunny) on taking first place in their Second Level Test 1 Open class this morning, scoring 62.727% (63% is the State Championship qualifying score). This afternoon they went on to score 57.879% and took second place in their Third Level Test 1 Open class (where 60% is the State Championship qualifying score).

Considering Mr. Gunny has not been showed in nearly 18 months, this is the first time he has ever showed at Third Level and this is his first show ever with Rachel on board, we think they both did fantastically well.
Rachel on Gunny at the ADA Spring Celebration at WestWorld

Rachel on Gunny at the ADA Spring Celebration at WestWorld

Lily Baughman on Pebbles - May 2016

Congratulations to both Miss Lily Baughman and our very own Miss Pebbles on getting a second place scoring 64% in intro level B and winning first place scoring 63% in intro level B test of choice in their first ever show together.
4 year old Lily Baughman on Pebbles

4 year old Lily Baughman on Pebbles

Lily, Pebbles and Nathalie

Lily, Pebbles and Nathalie

Chloe - Reserve World Champion - Pinto World Show - June 2016

Congratulations to Robert Smith and Beth Mallett's Sinfully Lazy (Chloe) who was Reserve World Champion in the Solid Bred Open Longe Line class at the 2016 Pinto World Show.

Roadrunner Dressage Show in Tucson, AZ - July 2016

Congratulations to Rachel Weatherly and ZEVIS Private Jet (Gunny) on getting 2 first places in their Third Level Test 2 at the Roadrunner Dressage Show in Tucson last weekend in their first time trying out at Third Level Test 2. In addition they scored 59.397% at Third Level Test 1 where they just missed a qualifying score of 60%. Very well done. It was also Gunny's first road trip in his new trailer! Here is a photo of them together showing their 2 first places. Well done Rachel in wearing a jacket in 110 degree heat to take this photo!
Rachel on Gunny at the Roadrunner Dressage Show in Tucson, AZ in 110 degree weather

Rachel on Gunny at the Roadrunner Dressage Show in Tucson, AZ in 110 degree weather

2016 PHBA Palomino World Show at Tunica, MS - July 2016

Congratulations to Robert Smith and the following horses on their show results at the 2016 PHBA World Show in Tunica, MS in July 2016:
  • Shes So Berry Cool (Valentina) - Reserve World Champion in the NSBA/PHBA Palomino Bred 2 Year Old Western Pleasure class;
  • Hes Suddenly Famous (The Batman) - 4th Place in a really tough Senior Western Pleasure class;
  • A Cool Berry Blazin (Miracle) on placing in the Top 10 in a really tough Open Longe Line class;
  • SCR Sheik Invitation (Baby Girl) on placing in the Top 10 in the Open Ranch Riding class.
Valentina as Reserve World Champion at the 2016 PHBA World Champion

Valentina as Reserve World Champion at the 2016 PHBA World Champion

Robert Smith and Miracle in the Top 10 in the NSBA/ PHBA Open Longe Line class at the World Show.

Robert Smith and Miracle in the Top 10 in the NSBA/ PHBA Open Longe Line class at the World Show.

2016 OPEA Go For The Gold - Claremore, OK - September 2016

Congratulations to Robert Smith at the 2016 OPEA Go For The Gold show in Claremore, OK on achieving the following results:

- Circuit Champion in the AQHA Senior Western Pleasure (after winning on both days) with Lazy Butt Perfect (Mr Loper);
- Reserve Champion in the AQHA, NSBA and Go For the Gold 2 Year Old Western Pleasure classes on Shes So Berry Cool (Miss Valentina);
- Circuit Champion in the Open Ranch Riding class on SCR Sheik Invitation (Ms Baby Girl);

2016 Ranch Pleasure Congress - Tulsa, OK - November 2016

Congratulations to Robert Smith on the 2016 Ranch Pleasure Congress on the following show results:
  • SCR Sheik Invitation (Baby Girl) placed 6th in the Open Ranch Pleasure class;
  • SCR Sheik Invitation (Baby Girl) placed joint Reserve Champion, later placed 3rd by Tie Breaker Judge in the Open Ranch Riding class;
Robert on SCR Sheik Invitation (Baby Girl) at the Ranch Horse Show

Robert on SCR Sheik Invitation (Baby Girl) at the Ranch Horse Show

2016 Color Breed Congress - Tulsa, OK - November 2016

Congratulations to Robert Smith and Shes So Berry Cool (Valentina), sired by Hes Berry Blazin (Troy) out of Sevens Are Cool (Diva), on the following results at the Color Breed Congress in Tulsa, OK:

- Taking Reserve Champion title in the 2 Year Old Solid Bred Pinto class In her first ever Pinto class;
- Taking the Reserve Champion title in the 2 Year Old Cash Challenge in a very tough class of 13.

 
Robert on Valentina as double Reserve Champion at the 2016 Color Breed Congress

Robert on Valentina as double Reserve Champion at the 2016 Color Breed Congress

Blue Ribbon Show at Horse Lovers Park, AZ - December 2016

Congratulations to our younger Sundancer Stables riders, trained by Robert Smith, last weekend at the Blue Ribbon Show at Horse Lover Park where they scored the following results:

- 10 and Under Western Pleasure - Ayana McKnight on Flash Me Back (Ringo) - First Place;
- 10 and Under Horsemanship - Ayana McKnight on Flash Me Back (Ringo) - First Place;
In addition we later found out that Ayana also took High Point 10 and Under, under both judges and she also took High Point under both judges for All Ages.
- 10 and Under Western Pleasure - Brianna Hunter on Casanova Brown (Spencer) - Third Place;
- 10 and Under Horsemanship - Brianna Hunter on Casanova Brown (Spencer) - Third Place;
- English Novice Horse - Chloe Dobbins on Henry - First Place;
- English Equitation - Chloe Dobbins on Henry - First Place.

2016 Goldmine Circuit at WestWorld - December 2016

Congratulations to Alyson Hartsook on Suddenly I'm Famous (Batman) with Robert Smith, after winning their class at the Goldmine Circuit Show at Westworld

End of Year 2016 POA Arizona State Awards

Ayana McKnight on Flash Me Back (Ringo), took various prizes at the Year End State of Arizona Ponies of America (POA) Awards which included the following:

- Travelling Trophy for the High Point Equitation;
- High Point Trophy for the Novice rider;
- Silver Headstall for High Point 9 and Under Performance;...
- Silver Belt Buckle for the High Point Gymkana 9 and Under.

Here she is pictured with her prizes and a photo of her silver belt buckle.
In addition Flash Me Back (Ringo) was placed 7th in the State's top 10 horses.

2016 Annual Blue Ribbon Horse Show Banquet

The annual Blue Ribbon horse show banquet for 2016 was held in February 2017. Our very own Ayana McKnight, who was 7 years old in 2016, was awarded this silver headstall for achieving 3rd Place in the Walk/Trot All Ages and she was awarded this rolling travel case for achieving 4th Place in the Walk/Trot 10 and Under. Congratulations Ayana - very well done!!!
Ayana with her 2016 Blue Ribbon awards

Ayana with her 2016 Blue Ribbon awards