SA Paint Horse State show And All Breeds Extravaganza were held last weekend, with many outstanding performers. Some of which have been travelling the national show circuit of late with great success. The State show, which was held at Owen Recreational Complex saw a healthy turnout, which represented a promising resurgence for the breed within this state. Notable performance include but aren’t limited to;
DAYTONA FAMOUS STRIKE incredible results for this colt and his Owner Handler Michelle Edwards taking out the Yearling Versatility, yearling Halter Futurity, Supreme Paintbred Halter Exhibit and Supreme Grand Champion Halter Exhibit of South Australia. The pair won too many other events to list. DAYTONA FAMOUS STRIKE is now an SA, VIC and National Paint champion. Congratulation’s to his connections and good luck embarking upon NPHA.
CEE THE SENSATION this horse certainly lived up to his name, skilfully shown to perfection, by One of SA’s Leading Pleasure Trainers, Amber Pearse. This quirky yet talented chestnut gelding took out the Senior Horse Hunter in Hand, western pleasure and Horsemanship, but the biggest and most impressive wins of the day for his connections were by far the Lance Memorial Trail Feature and the Open Western Pleasure Feature. To top off the day, he showed a great display of versatility by competing in the Western riding showing off some beautiful changes. We are excited to see this partnership flourish.
Most of the 2yr old classes were dominated by superstar filly SHE’S FIRST UP. The Futurity winner also took out Champion Paintbred Mare. She showed great versatility winning the 2yr old Hunter in Hand, Lungeline, led Trail and led Hack. This filly had minimal work leading up and was still a powerhouse for Ashley Giampaoli.
Last but certainly not least of our notable performers of the weekend, was the ever captivating I GUESS THESE IRONS ARE HOT and Ashley Giampaoli. this mare competed on the Sunday at the ALL BREEDS EXTRAVAGANZA with great results. This lightly shown mare by THESE IRONS ARE HOT, is hypnotising to watch and it seems judge Kate Elliot agreed, with a win in both the Amateur and 2yr old and over Hunter in Hand, The open Walk Trot, Amateur and Junior Horse Hunter Under Saddle. But the biggest Win of the day for this Hunter Specialist was winning the Open Hunter Under Saddle Futurity. We are hoping to see this combo compete interstate in the coming month.