2011 AQHA Region Two Showing Off

What are the odds of three full sibling geldings appearing in the same halter class? Pretty good if the owners plan it that way.

What are the odds that three full siblings would show in the same halter class?  

Katrina Haase and Perfect Premonition at the 2011 AQHA Region Two Championship.
Katrina Haase of Valentine, Nebraska, and Perfect Premonition, aka "Limit," at the 2011 AQHA Region Two Championship; scroll down for the Journal slide show photo of Limit with his two full brothers who also showed. (Journal photo)

Well, pretty good if the owners plan it that way. It happened at the 2011 AQHA Region Two Championship in Rapid City, South Dakota, because three good horse show friends wanted to see their full siblings together in the halter pen.

In the amateur 3 and over geldings, Katrina Haase (Valentine, Nebraska) showed 2008 gelding Perfect Premonition, aka “Limit;” Sherri Bacon (Valentine, Nebraska) showed 2007 gelding LU Major Premonition, aka “Major;” and Hardy Huggler (Bayard, Nebraska) showed 2006 gelding LU Major Mister, aka “Freckles.”

All three sorrel geldings were bred by married veterinarians Joe Butler and Janet Wood of Valentine, Nebraska, and their Limit Up Quarter Horses. They are all by the late Mister Premonition and out of Shes Major Perfect (aka “Fadly”) by FDS Major Casmire.

All three owners met each other through showing halter at the Region Two – Sherri met Hardy and his wife, Elaine, at the 2007 show, and they connected with Katrina at the 2009 Region.

Knowing the geldings are full siblings begs the question: Are they alike?

“No,” says Katrina, and “Yes,” says Sherri, simultaneously; and everyone laughs.

“They’re all big personalities,” adds Katrina, and “They’re all quirky,” adds Sherri, again, almost simultaneously.

“They’ve all matured as they’ve grown up,” Hardy puts in, watching Freckles play with his hay bag.

Good friends now, connected through their good horses, it is a little tough keeping them all straight:

After meeting Sherri in 2007, Hardy and Elaine bought Freckles the next summer. According to the retired couple, Freckles is the most gentle and has the most white of the three.

Sherri works for Limit Up Quarter Horses. She pulled Major out of the pasture two weeks before the show for his AQHA debut. He’s got some white.

Katrina and her husband, Roscoe, farm outside Valentine. Neighbor Joe called her up one day and told her she ought to come look at one of his colts. She hemmed and hawed for two weeks, finally asking Roscoe to “please talk me out of this colt;” he didn’t and she ended up with “Limit,” who’s got the least amount of white.

The three geldings are broke to ride: Freckles packs the Huggler grandkids; Major helps Sherri move cattle; and Limit carries Katrina in western pleasure and horsemanship. Sherri says they get their size from their dam, Fadly, and all three are sensitive to flies.

One thing’s for sure – they’re NOT for sale. These friends have too much fun showing them all together. 

Learn more about all AQHA Regional Championships and more showing opportunities at www.aqha.com.

 Look for you and your horse in the coverage slide show presented by The American Quarter Horse Journal (click on the image to see the caption):

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If you have a Region Two story to share, send a note to chamilton@aqha.org.

6 thoughts on “2011 AQHA Region Two Showing Off”

  1. Christine,
    So good to see you again at the region 2 in rapid city. Thanks for including our pic on the aqha website! We appreciate all the hard work you do and always look forward to reading your stories!
    Good luck on the horse search and stay safe in all your travels!

  2. Hi Christine – I so enjoied visiting with you at the Regional Event. AQHA is lucky to have such a gracious and talented employee like you. You remember all of us from year to year and I love all the candid shots you take along with all the stories you do throughout the year.

  3. Christine, It was so wonderful to see you at our show again. It is like a big family reunion having everyone at our Region 2 show. I love all the great shots you take at our show. Todd!

  4. Thanks Christine for taking the time to find out and write about our “boys”. It was a pleasure meeting you. Hopefully we will cross paths again at another great show.

  5. Thank you!!! This was our first time showing at a regional experience. We have been to many shows this year including the ABRA World and the AQHA Select. This was the best show. We had a blast, the staff and facilities were wonderful, the people and the atmosphere so relaxed and fun. Kate Castleman, Genie Castleman, and Kaitlyn Coffey

  6. Thanks to everyone who came to the Region Two – it’s a great show because of you guys.

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