2013 WCHA Horse of the Year -$1000
Boonsmal had an amazing 2013 year winning over $ 42,000
while being ridden by Josh Sleeman and owner, Sarah Sherman.
The pretty roan mare is by Peptoboonsmal out of Darling
Nurse, by Dual Rey. Judd and Sarah purchased “Dooney” when
she was a day old. The 2013 season started with a bang when
Dooney and Josh marked a 155 at the Spring Idaho LAE. They
went on to win a Championship and were a multiple Finalist.
Dooney and Sarah were Reserve Champion all three days. At
the Western Nationals Dooney was a Finalist in the 3000
Novice class. The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association
was a show Sarah will long remember. They were the 5/6 Non
Pro 10,000 , 100,000 and 200,000 Champion. Plus, they were a
Finalist in the Non Pro 5/6. Of course, there were also many
weekend show successes for Dooney. The year ended with
Dooney winning the 5/6 Open at WCHA and the 5/6 Open Reserve
Championship at Calgary.
||Reyguns Merada is the 2013 WCHA
Novice Horse. -$500
Barry Barnes purchased him under the guidance
of Kenny Pugh Jr. as a three year old. “Willy” proved to
meet their expectations. Shown by Kenny in the Open and
Michelle in the Non Pro novice classes he always gave 100%.
Michelle says that above all he has a kind and gentle soul
that just wants to please. Reyguns Merada, now seven, was
sold and he is a Canadian.
Non Pro - Sarah
Sarah Sherman is the 2014 WCHA Non Pro Division
Champion. She has always had a love for horses. As a child
she was in 4-H. She decided that horses were going to always
be a part of her life. Dental School and two children
delayed her horse dreams, but if you have ever been around
Sarah you can tell that she is a very high energy, goal
oriented person. Before being involved in cutting she
enjoyed success in snaffle bit futurities and was a NRCHA
Amateur Futurity Champion.
She and husband Judd
purchased some well bred cow horses. When some showed more
aptitude in cutting they switched disciplines and started
working with trainer Josh Sleeman. Sarah still plans to ride
snaffle bit horses when the right horse comes along.
Sarah showed three horses in 2013, Dooney Boonsmal, Handling
Kitty and Dual Reys MS Bobbi. She works hard juggling being
a mother, working in their business, Todays Dental, and
riding her horses. Congratulations Sarah and good luck in
future goals. We know you have some young horses coming up,
so the dream continues.
2013 Amateur Award Alexa Dahl - $500
Alexa has been showing
cutting horses competitively for about 6 years. In 2012 she
stepped up to the 15,000 Amateur. As the summer rolled
around, she found herself very close to the top fifteen in
the world. With the help of Kenny and Kay Lynn Pugh, she
traveled to shows much farther from home and as far as
Arizona resulting with her being in the Top 15. She went on
to compete in the World Finals at Ft. Worth. She won all
three goes and ended up the 15,000 AM World Show Champion
and the 2012 Reserve World Champion. Alexa would like to
give a huge thank you to Dan and Karen Hansen (KP Bar
Ranch), Ron Crouch, Kenny Pugh and Josh Sleeman for their
help at the show!
Alexa’s greatest mentors and
inspiration come from Dan and Karen Hansen. They have helped
her set goals for herself and achieve them. She spends every
minute she can learning from them, not just cutting, but
also running her P3 Equine Therapy business. Both Alexa’s
horses, Rita Wood and Woody Jazz, come from the KD Bar
of Alexa’s recent accomplishments include:
2013 NCHA Area
1 50,000 Amateur Champion
2013 WCHA Amateur of the Year,
50 AM Champion, SR. Youth Champion
2012 NCHA 15 AM World
Show Champion, 15 AM Reserve World Champion
Nationals: 50 AM Co-Champion, 15 AM Finalist, Sr. Youth
5000 Novice Horse NP Finalist
currently finishing high school on line and plans to
graduate in June 2014. She would like to thank everyone who
helps her at all the shows and appreciates their hard work
and dedication to the sport she loves so much.
SENIOR CLASS AWARDS
Ron Davis, Senior Class Ride Off
Champion and winner of $500!
Ron Davis and RD Bud Light
are a team to be reckoned with. They are no stranger to
Awards. They were 2007 NCHA World Champion $3000 Novice /Non
Pro. Of course, they have also won many affiliate Year End
titles and NCHA Area titles. Congratulations Ron!
||Senior Class Saddle Winner
riding Tomahawk Taz won the beautiful saddle built
by WCHA member Chuck Black. This was the second
saddle Chuck has donated to WCHA for the Senior
Class. It is awarded to the high money winner for
the year. Susan would like to thank Chuck and
“Tommy’s” trainer, Josh Sleeman, plus the wonderful
turnback helpers who so willingly help us all.
2014 Senior Class
WCHA is offering the Senior Class in 2014.
The Ride Off
for $500 will be held during the Finals show in September.
To be eligible to compete in the Ride Off you must have
ridden 50 % + 1 the number of times the class is offered.
Chuck Black is generously donating another handcrafted
saddle for the 2014 high money winner in this class.
WCHA thanks you, Chuck!
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