August 31, 2010
Overcoming hurdles: That’s what it’s all about for many Adequan Select World exhibitors.
By Mallory Martin, AQHA Marketing Intern
For many of the over-50 crowd showing at the 2010 Adequan Select World Championship Show, coming to show their American Quarter Horses is a big challenge in a variety of ways.
Every Select exhibitor has a story to tell; we thought you’d like to meet a few.
A Belated Start and a New Horse
Charlene Timmins of Chipley, Florida, came to the Adequan Select World to show in trail after losing her horse last year just two weeks before the 2009 show.
In August 2009, Charlene’s horse died of a kidney infection. She had planned on taking him to Amarillo for a second time.
As a way to remember her horse, Charlene wears jewelry made of his tail hair.
“I wear this bracelet when I ride,” Charlene says. “It gives me spirit that he’s there.”
Charlene’s husband, Stanley, had surprised her with a horse when she was 58. She hadn’t been around horses since before she was married. Stanley wanted her to live out her dream. ‘He told me we have worked too long and too hard not to fulfill that dream,’ Charlene said.
Charlene has been showing her new horse, Huntin The Blues, aka “Tuffy,” for almost a year now and will be competing in trail September 1.
She has really enjoyed coming to this show and has met many wonderful people, but she relies on her husband’s support, her trainer’s guidance and Tuffy’s great rides, Charlene said. Read the rest of this entry »