Sportaloosa news archives to 2010
SPORTALOOSA INTERNATIONAL AT EQUITANA 2010
We've officially declared Equitana 2010 to have been brilliant for Sportaloosas. We talked to hundreds of people, answered countless questions and handed out brochures, for sale and stallion lists until we were exhausted! We were interviewed for Horsetalk TV and photographed for newspaper.
Our spotted ambassador Cayuse A Grand Illusion took part in 4 stallion parades and 2 breed displays with commentary.
We sold DVDs, mouse mats, mugs and calendars, gave out 3 spot prizes of beautiful Sportaloosa saddle blankets and made 2 people very happy when they were drawn the winners of a free service.
All Sportaloosa stallions were on display and we had a slide show of several hundred photos running constantly, so people got to see a huge variety of spotted horses. There was a real buzz in the air as people had a close look at the quality of the horses in the Sportaloosa registry and we lost count of the number who claimed they weren't Appaloosa fans but had been converted!
It was wonderful to meet so many of our members; thanks again for coming to see us and special thanks to Ann and Warren Lewis for providing a home away from home and helping with every little thing and to Ev Lagoon for assistance with missing stirrup leathers!
Read the inside story and see all the photos in Illusion's diary on Facebook
Winners of the Sportaloosa stallion services
Congratulations to these lucky winners
- Yvonne Wintergreene - winner of the service to Cayuse A Grand Illusion
- Bridget Woodward - winner of the service to Mighty Luminous
we wish you wonderful foals!
HOT CUSTARD CHAMPION AT QUEENSLAND DILUTE CHAMPS
The golden Sportaloosa filly Hot Custard won her filly class and went on to win champion at the Queensland State Dilute Championship Show on 23 October.
Hot Custard is owned by Leane Williams and was shown by Ben O'Sullivan - congratulations!
PINEROW DAT'S A GOER DOES IT AGAIN!
Johnny had a great Royal Hobart show - one of the biggest shows in Tasmania. He competed in the show hunter hacks with the top hunters hacks in Tasmania, and the judge was a top hunter judge, looking for forward going horses that were well mannered.
Ridden by owner Carolyn Kitchener, he ended up with to wins in his height class and romped into first place in the biggest class of the day - the owner/rider class - with a one handed gallop that blew all the others away.
PINEROW DAT'S A GOER - RESERVE CHAMPION HACK
Pine Row Dat's A Goer first two Hacking shows of the year saw him take away Reserve Champion Hack against TBs and Warmbloods and the second show again reserve champion Hunter Hack after winning the Open Hunter classed against HOTY hacks.
SPORTALOOSAS SHINE AT THE NSW STATE CHAMPS
Congratulations to the Sportaloosas that competed sucessfully at the NSW State Appaloosa Show!
Well done Lindy Villanueva with her stylish gelding Over and Out champion amateur and open Preliminary dressage, champion Hunter In Hand and placing well in the ridden hacks. The handsome fewspot Yallawa Timeless Dream (pictured right) took home Grand Champion Stallion for Kerry Hartmann from Nnamtrah Stud Tamworth. Cayuse Monikas Majik won Suitability for Dressage (the largest class of the show), Reserve Champion in Prelim and Novice Dressage,plus placing in hacks and hunter in hand,not bad for her fourth outing!
More photos coming soon.
EQUITANA 2010 - MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
The countdown is on... Sportaloosa International will be at Equitana Australia in the Breeder's Village, 18-21 November 2010.
Samantha, Petra and A Grand Illusion will be flying the Sportaloosa flag and they'll have films, photos, information, spot prizes, a special release of the Sportaloosa DVD (including never before seen footage), stallion ads, kids' competitions and more.
Plus, enter our draw for a free service to Sportaloosa High Achiever Cayuse A Grand Illusion (for Aussies) and Mighty Luminous (for kiwis).
If you're coming to Equitana, please come and say hi! If you've always wanted to find out about spotted horses, now's your chance. You bring your questions, we'll bring a smile and as much information as we possibly can.
Find out more about Equitana at www.equitana.com.au
See you there!
TASMANIAN RUNNER UP HIGH POINT HALTER HORSE
Congratulations to Diane Johnston, whose beautiful gelding Yallawa Playful Times took out the Tasmanian Appaloosa Club high point gelding 2 and under and runner up overall high point halter horse.
SECOND HIGH ACHIEVER
Cayuse A Grand Illusion is our second High Achiever - congratulations! A Grand Illusion won Combined Training and Open Prelim dressage (72%) and Novice 2C and placed third in Elementary 3B (60%) at Gunnadah Agricultural Show in May.
The show had its biggest entries in 10 years and it was his rider’s first outing after having her knee operated on.
OREGON PARK SOPHIE STEKAT
Oregon Park Sophie Stekat was announced the winner of the 2009/10 High point Appaloosa at halter at the recent Pioneer County Quarter Horse Association high point dinner.
OREGON PARK CLASS C LAD - DEBUT HACK RESULTS
Congratulations to Nikki Aglio & Oregon Park Class C Lad
1st Maiden Hack & Novice Hack 15hh -15.2hh
2nd Led Hack - Gelding over 15hh & Hunter Hack
3rd Debut Hack & Open Hack 15hh -15.2hh
5th Ideal Pony Club Hack
Champion Novice Hack
In their first hack outing.
INAUGURAL ONLINE SPORTALOOSA AUCTION
At Sportaloosa Central, we're just recovering after the successful running of the first ever online auction for Sportaloosas. We're delighted to have sold several quality Sportaloosas at or over their reserve prices and very encouraged by the enormous viewer response to the auction.
KERRINNA SIE MY AFFAIR - CHAMPION IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA
'Pink' and Karen Fischer came home from the South Australian Appaloosa Championships with: Champion 2 yr old filly. Reserve Champion in the 2 yr old halter classic. Reserve Champion in the Amateur mare or filly. Reserve Champion in most colourful at halter. Reserve Champion in the 2 yr old trail. and 3rd in ridden hack over 15hh, 2 yr old hunter under saddle, 2 yr old western pleasure classic, 4th in the 2 yr old western pleasure, and 7th in hunter in hand.
Phew! They competed at the Diamond Futurity show straight after the state show and won the 2 + 3 yr old appaloosa filly class, got 2nd in the 2 yr old all breeds halter futurity, open breeds performance halter mare/ filly, Amateur halter mare/filly, 3rd in open hunter in hand and 5th in the 2 yr old trail.It was a great trip, well worth going,
Congratulations! Photo courtesy Ev Lagoon
SPORTALOOSAS AT MURRAY LODDON IN MAY
Young Sportaloosas had great success at the Murray Loddon Regional Appaloosa Club Show in May 2010.
Lewisville did it again, with Champion Appaloosa stallion/colt taken out by LV Lane Frost, with Ann Lewis.
Reserve champion went to the elegant colt Kerrinna Kats Frosty Moon with Karen Fischer. He's now off to his new owner in QLD - all the best with him.
Both photos courtesy Ev Lagoon.
FIRST SPORTALOOSA HIGH ACHIEVER
A huge round of applause and $500 goes to Cayuse Global Warrior and Rebecca McDonald for the highest achievement of Jan - Mar 2010 in open competition.
Rebecca and 'Earl' scored 67% in an open, official dressage test, qualifying them for the state dressage champs in September.
FIRST EVER ONLINE SPORTALOOSA AUCTION
The online auction has been beaten into submission and our catalogue of quality Sportaloosas will be availableon 16th May. We'll have some super horses available for sale in Australia and New Zealand at very reasonable reserves, so make an appointment in your diary... catalogue and bidder registration available from 16th May, auction opens 1 June.
SUPREME PERFORMANCE HORSE AT QLD ALL BREEDS YOUNGSTOCK CHAMPS
Little Miss Leuwin competed in the inaugural Sportaloosa in hand classes, held at the QLD All Breeds Youngstock Championships and not only did she win the Sportaloosa section, she also won the Warmblood section (she's half WB) and went on to win Supreme Performance Horse.
Congratulations to owner Leane Williams and handler Ben O'Sullivan for a wonderful job preparing and presenting this very promising young mare!
SPORTALOOSA TV AND THE SPORTALOOSA STALLION SHOWCASE ON DVD RELEASED
We are incredibly proud to present the Sportaloosa Stallion Showcase on DVD.
NEW ZEALAND SPORTALOOSA STALLION VIDEO TASTER
Appaloosa and Sportaloosa stallions at stud in New Zealand were filmed in February, March and April 2010 and here's the taster video.
SPORTALOOSA CROWNED APHANZ SUPER HORSE
G.A.B.'s Whata Kracka put in a truly phenomenal performance at the NZ Appaloosa National Show, winning National English Horse, National High Point Horse, English In Hand Award, Runner Up Stallion 4 yrs & Over, Runner Up Hi Point Grade D Halter Horse, Hi Point Show Jumping; Hi Point Dressage; Hi Point Show Hunter, Open English Horse AND ApHANZ Super Horse for 2010.
RESERVE CHAMPION AT AAA NATIONALS
Sportaloosa colt Cayuse Blizzard-O-Lena leaving the ring with his head held high after accepting his ribbon for Reserve Champion 2007 Colt at the 2010 AAA Nationals. (He sure was the talk of the town with that beautiful flowing white mane).
KAREN FISCHER'S SPOTS ON TOP AT MURRAY LODDON
Kerrinna Sie My Affair (top right) won the 2 yr old western pleasure, placed 2nd in the filly 2 yrs and under, 2nd in the 2 yr old western horsemanship and placed in her other classes.
NEW ZEALAND SPORTALOOSA STALLIONS FILMED
All NZ Sportaloosa boys have been filmed and the final videos are due to be released on 30 April. Web versions will be available on our site and a top quality DVD featuring all 24 Sportaloosa stallions will be available at a very reasonable price.
CHAMPION MARE AND STALLION AT MURRAY LODDON
Congratulations to Melanie Torr, whose stunning mare Cayuse Isobel Anne (photo right) took out champion mare and also took out first place in the beginner horse and rider western pleasure (their first ridden show.
To top it all off, Ann and Warren Lewis' spectacular LV Lane Frost was sashed champion stallion. Photo by Ev Lagoon
NZ'S EQUINE TRADER GIVEAWAY DRAWN
7 fabulous NZ-based Sportaloosa stallions took part in NZ's Equine Trader huge summer giveaway and we're thrilled to congratulate Rhona Mackenzie of Levin, who not only wins a service to her choice of participating stallions but also a shed, a year's horse insurance, an enormous water tank, Horserail fencing, a year's horse feed supply and more.... you'd have to be happy with that!
Our sincere thanks to David Adkins, Dave Gundry and Dianne Udy, Sheena Martin, Allison Alderton, Debbie McRae and Petra Davidson for allowing Double A Ariki Pii Hui, Mararoa River Breeze, Enriched, GAB's Whata Kracka, Tequila Jet Set, Mighty Luminous and Skip's Supreme to be part of this huge promotion - thank you very much team!
AUSTRALIAN SPORTALOOSA STALLION VIDEO TASTER
Appaloosa, Knabstrupper and Sportaloosa stallions at stud in Australia were filmed in January 2010 and here's the taster video... each stallion's video will be online and an Australian and New Zealand Sportaloosa stallion DVD will available to purchase in late April 2010.
HIGH POINT PERFORMANCE HORSE OF THE TASMANIAN STATE CHAMPS
Pine Row Dat's a Goer (Johnny), ridden by owner Carolyn Kitchener took out Overall Hi Point Performance horse of theTasmanian state championships in fine style with with 8 champions, 1 reserve and grand champion hack.
He won all his hack classes, Hunter in Hand, Hunter Hack, 2nd in the Hunter under saddle, and the fun events at the end of the last day with wins in the Barrel race, and Keyhole race. He also won Hi Point English horse 3 out of 4 years. Phew!
Congratulations to Carolyn and her great Sportaloosa, promoting the colored horse out and about.
2009 HIGH POINT AWARD WINNERS
High Point Led Horse
- includes halter, hunter in hand, led hack, suitability for dressage, led stock horse
Runner up - Kerrinna Sie My Affair
Winner - Yallawa Playful Times
|High Point Ridden Horse
- includes all ridden events
Runner up - Cayuse Global Warrior
Winner - Cayuse A Grand Illusion
|High Point Youth Rider
- includes all ridden youth events
Winner - Jakob Wilkinson
|High Point Amateur Rider
- includes all ridden Amateur events
Winner - Beatrice Foster
CONTINUED SPOTTED SUCCESS IN THE DRESSAGE ARENA
Cayuse Global Warrior with Rebecca McDonald took 1st place in his prelim test with 67.2% and managed 60% in his first novice test, for 7th place at Warringah Dressage.
SPORTALOOSA SUCCESS AT 2010 VICTORIAN APPALOOSA STATE CHAMPS
An enormous 'well done' to some wonderful Sportaloosas and handlers, who put in stellar performances at the 2010 Victorian Appaloosa Champs.
Kerrinna Sie My Affair, photo by Ev Lagoon
CA Inconclusion, photo by Tanya Bawden
Oregon Park Sophie Stekat, photo by Ev Lagoon
Cayuse Bradford, photo by Ev Lagoon
LV Lane Frost, photo by Ev Lagoon
NZ SPORTALOOSA STALLION SHOWCASE FILMING UNDERWAY
Skip's Supreme is the first NZ stallion to be filmed, with the rest to follow very soon.
Editing for the Australian stallion videos has begun so the full deal isn't too many weeks away now.
FIRST ONLINE SPORTALOOSA WEB AUCTION - EARLY JUNE '10
Sportaloosa major sale - the date is set! Bidding will open Tuesday 1 June and end Friday 4 June at 4pm. Mark it in your diaries now and please tell your friends (whether they want to buy or sell)... lots of promotion, online catalogue (with video) and many more details to come!
Want to enter a horse in this web sale? You can enter any Sportaloosa, any age - weanling/yearling/mares in foal or a classy horse under saddle. All must be Sportaloosa registered. Mares in foal can be an approved outcross in foal to a Sportaloosa stallion.
Full entry form coming shortly. Choose a super Sportaloosa to buy and enjoy. Be involved!
NORTHBOUND MAGNOLIA DOLL
Karen Leoncelli's palomino placed 2nd in the Appaloosa led mare 3yrs and under at the Royal Melbourne Summer Show. Well done Karen!
Photo by Ev Lagoon
FAREWELL TO AN APPALOOSA CUTTING LEGEND
The grand old man of Appaloosa cutting - Ric O'Lena - went to greener pastures on 27th January 2010 aged 33 years.
An underused sire, he created a stir wherever he competed as a young horse and showed that spotted horses can work a cow with the best of them.
SPORTALOOSAS AVERAGE $6,000 AT NSW SALE
Sportaloosas sold to average $6000 at the Premier Peformance Horse sale Aelec Tamworth run by the NCHA in conjunction with the ABCRA National finals rodeo and campdraft. The crowd was very enthusiastic with the quality and the way they performed under saddle and working cattle... One filly by Ric O'Lena sold to an Australian barrel racing champion!
THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN SPORTALOOSA VIDEO TRIP
As part of our mission to bring Sportaloosa stallions to the world, we decided to spend Christmas holidays filming as many Australian stallions as we could reach. These boys couldn’t believe they really had to run around in the heat of the Australian summer but every one of them got up and danced when the camera was on.
WIN A SERVICE TO A NEW ZEALAND SPORTALOOSA STALLION
Here's one for NZ Sportaloosa enthusiasts - WIN a service to a Sportaloosa stallion (plus a few other goodies)!
We are so proud to be a part of Equine Trader's huge summer giveaway. One lucky winner will take away a barn, Horserail fencing, a year's supply of horse feed, insurance, a service to their choice of participating Sportaloosa stallions and much more.
It's a line up of amazing quality stallions and a competition that will be publicised far and wide in NZ. If you're in NZ, make sure you put in an entry!
LEWISVILLE APPALOOSAS SHOW HONOURS
LV Annie's Bright Delight (above right) took out reserve champion mare/filly at the recent Bendigo Regional Appaloosa show.
At the same time, LV Lane Frost (below right) took out champion stallion/colt.
Both are owned and shown by Warren & Ann Lewis.
ISOBEL ANNE WINS AT FIRST SHOW
Mel Torr and the young Cayuse Isobel Anne took out the mare class at their first show. Isobel Anne proudly wears the Sportaloosa brand, so you can't miss her!
Photographer Amanda Yeoman
JAKOB TAKES OUT LEADLINE HONOURS
Jakob Wilkinson took out the top leadline spot at
two A-class western shows on 10 and 11 October with the help of Sportaloosa mare Shonshoni Montana.
Congratulations Jakob and good luck for your next shows!
Bradley Basham & Cayuse Mighty Surprising
2009 Barham Show Results...
2nd - Appaloosa mare/filly
Reserve Champion Appaloosa
1st - youth showmanship - go Bradley!
Yallawa Beyond N Illusion
2009 Barham show results...
1st - Appaloosa mare/filly
2nd - youth showmanship
1st - open showmanship
SPORTALOOSAS ATTENDING FIRST EVER NATIONAL EQUINE AND LIVESTOCK EXHIBITION IN TAMWORTH
Stop by the Breeders Village to see Sportaloosa stallions Cayuse a Grand Illusion and Chatta Lena plus the German Knabstrupper colt Loris Flashpoint Af Lyn in the flesh from Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 October.
NEW BREEDS ADDED TO ACCEPTED OUTCROSS LIST
We're pleased to add the Andalusian, Lusitano and Friesian to our list of acceptable Sportaloosa outcrosses. Note though that grey isn't an acceptable outcross no matter the breed!
SPECIAL NEWS - $2,000 SPORTALOOSA HIGH ACHIEVER AWARD
We're proud to announce the introduction of an extra incentive to compete on a spotted horse in 2010.
The Sportaloosa High Achiever Award has a $2,000 prize pool for 2010 and will be awarded to the registered Sportaloosa who achieves the highest result in any open performance event. There will be one High Achiever in each quarter of 2010 (Jan - Mar, Apr - Jun, Jul - Sept, Oct - Dec), each winning $500 plus a special award for the Highest Achiever of the 4 winners.
The Sportaloosa High Achiever need not be the winner of an event but they will have put in the best performance against all the odds, in tough open competition.
SPOTTED WINS KEEP COMING
Bec McDonald and mount Cayuse Global Warrior came through again at Warringah Dressage Championships. The early test 1.D finished with a 55.9% which was still enough to secure 3rd. The 1.C after a quick gallop to get a better "forward" received a 71.35% and a 1st, to finish the day Reserve Champion Prelim Horse!
FIRST COMPETITION, FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP!
Congratulations to Ben O'Sullivan and Leane Williams, whose young Sportaloosa stallion Harry Hotspur won his first dressage test on September 13 and took out Champion Pre-Horse.
Please keep the results coming in, everyone!
SPORTALOOSAS ON SHOW AT NSW DRESSAGE CHAMPS
The Sportaloosa-sponsored Elementary 3D test at the NSW Dressage Championships was won by Lauries As (an imported Hanovarian stallion), with 70.5% ridden by Tor Van Den Berge from Qld.
WINNER WARRUMBUNGLE ONLINE FOAL SHOW
Cayuse Robin James took out the top spot in the Sportaloosa and Appaloosa sections of this popular annual online foal show. Congratulations to owner Janette Taylor!
TURNING HEADS IN OPEN SHOWJUMPING
Etched In Time turning heads on debut in D Grade Open showjumping at Benalla, Vic. Teamed with Peter Stevens and Vikki Smith from Boorooora Dressage & Showjump Stables.
SPORTALOOSA DRESSAGE SUCCESS
In New Zealand: Zippers Dynasty and Lisa Oswald scored 81% for second in prelim dressage at Eastern Bay Dressage Group's Winter Dressage Day.
In Australia: Cayuse Sign Of A Storm won champion prep class at the Namoi Associate Championships and Cayuse A Grand Illusion took out second in his Novice test, both piloted by Samantha McAuliffe.
SAVANNAH STUD DOES IT AGAIN IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY
Savannah Stud has cleaned up at Katherine Show, the second biggest show in the N.T.
Cayuse Mighty Windstorm (right) won 1st Appaloosa Stallion or colt, with his son Savannah Midnight Storm 2nd.
Storm then won Champion Appaloosa Stallion and went on to be judged Reserve Supreme Stal