Horse Infenitee++// Wins Sundowner Trailer
year's Sundowner High-Point Horse, the Arabian stallion Infenitee++//
(MHR Port Zar x Ga-Maara), racked up more points in the Arabian
Horse AssociationSM(AHASM) Horse Achievement Awards program in one
year--377--than any previous winner. His achievement earned his
owner/breeder Margaret Vanden Broek of Norco, California, a two-horse
trailer from Sundowner, an AHA Corporate Partner. But the real honor
is not how many points Infenitee++// earned but how he earned them.
2002, 11 different riders showed Infenitee++//. They ranged from
professional trainers to a first-time entry in native costume. What's
astonishing is that he wins championships with beginners and amateurs
as easily as he wins with trainers.
have had just about every kind of rider you can think of on him,
and some didn't even have time to practice," says Lance Curtis,
who trained the stallion and shows him for Vanden Broek. "Or
it's the first time they ride him in the ring and he takes a national
championship. He is a very easy horse to work around and always
willing to work hard at impressing anyone who rides him."
youth and beginners, Infenitee++// is the perfect gentleman. He
inspires confidence and takes them to heights they never thought
they could achieve. Last July, Devin Drake, a 12-year-old girl who
had only competed in a walk/trot class at all-Arabian shows before,
rode him to a championship in Arabian Mounted Native Costume JTR
13 and Under at the Arabian Youth Nationals. Her 17-year-old sister
Lauren won three national titles on him showing for the first time
in mounted native costume and side saddle and the second time in
competes and wins in five different disciplines-- country English
pleasure, native costume, show hack, ladies side saddle and driving.
He claimed nine regional championships, one reserve champion and
11 top fives in those disciplines in 2002, and he's never in training.
When not showing, he stays home and produces national champion offspring.
started life as an English pleasure horse and was switched to western
pleasure, a discipline in which Vanden Broek showed him to a number
of Class A reserve championships from 1994-96.
even been shown hunter," says Vanden Broek. "About the
only thing he hasn't done is jumping or reining, but I think he'd
make a nice reining horse. He will swap leads back and forth along
the rail if you just ask."
Vanden Broek's daughter, Cindy Martin, who's won numerous national
and regional amateur titles with Infenitee++/, would like to attempt
trail. At home, she often throws a bareback pad on him and rides
around Norco on the nearby trails. "Last year I rode him in
the hills everyday and swam him in the Santa Ana River to build
up his muscles," says Martin. "Infenitee++// and I have
grown up together, and I have learned a lot from him. He is my best
yard is not very big. We have to back down a narrow 100-foot driveway
because I can't turn my six-horse trailer around," says Vanden
Broek. "It will also be nice to have a small trailer when I
only want to haul one to two horses."
presentation of the Sundowner Trailer will occur at the 2003 Scottsdale
Arabian Horse Show on Saturday, February 22.
Trailers, Inc., a family business that has been in operation since
1976, is one of the world's premier manufacturers of steel and aluminum
horse and stock trailers. Sundowner's success is due primarily to
its continued desire to improve all aspects of production and its
commitment to customer service, which has created a strong, loyal
customer base. Sundowner's confidence in the quality of its workmanship
is reflected in its 3-year Hitch-to-Bumper warranty and eight-year
structural warranty on all trailers. The company, which has been
an IAHA Corporate Partner since 1999, and has sponsored the Sundowner
High-Point Horse Achievement Award since its inception in 2000.
For more information, contact Sundowner at (580) 937-4256 or visit
Sundowner's website at www.sundownertrailer.com.
HIGH-POINT HORSE STANDINGS
AHA would like to congratulate the following horses that finished
in the top ten in the Sundowner High-Point Horse Achievement Awards
Program. All top ten finishers received jackets from Sundowner.
Infenitee++// (MHR Port Zar x Ga-Maara), Arabian, Margaret Vanden
Broek, Norco, CA
#2--310 Allegacy WF++++// (Allionce+/ x Miss USA++), Half-Arabian,
Faye White, Sherwood Park, AB
#3--308 IBN Promotion+// (Promotion x Dancing Melody), Arabian,
Nicole and Greg Genzel, Oakville, WA
#4--262 Elkatrez+// (*Elimar x Lana Port), Arabian, Cheryl &
Kearra Markowich, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
#5--243 Tymeless Treasure+// (Eternety x Letraza), Arabian, Brian
and Sandra Feuling, Hudson, WI
#6--215 Final Descision+/ (Barnaby++ x That Certain Look), Half-Arabian,
Troylyn Ball, Austin, TX
#7--203 JK Famous+// (Fame VF+ x JK Chelsea), Arabian, John and
Karen Sparks, Paradise Valley, AZ
#8--196 Spots Bi Muscati+// (Muscati x Mahan's Fancy), Half-Arabian,
Kristin and Janet Cooper, Englewood, CO
#9--191 Vivacious Leigh+/ (Focus Alimus+/ x Ba Baskala+), Arabian,
Meghan Braden, Collinsville, IL
#10--183 GS Knight Wind+// (Crimson Knight x GSA Wind Allure), Arabian,Laurie
and Bubba Long, Scottsdale, AZ
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