Kentucky State Fair 2005

I had the privilege of attending the recent 102nd World Championship Horse Show, in Louisville, Kentucky. What a Show!  The South African 2004 Five Gaited Grand Champion Prince's Domino was brilliant in the Five Gaited Gelding Stake and was eventually crowned on Saturday Night as the Reserve Five Gaited World's Grand Champion. A great achievement for Lionel Ferreira and John Bulmer of England! The Junior Horses were especially of a high standard this year and we can look forward to them showing later on in the Senior Division. 

A highlight was the Champion Three Gaited Junior Exhibitor that was crowned on Saturday night. Gene van der Walt of Singing Hill Stables, in Oregon trained the Champion Tango 4 Ever. What made this feat even more remarkable was that the horse (which are also imported from South Africa)  had a S.A. rider, Nicola van der Walt!  Well done!

Three Stallion's offspring caught the eye namely Revival, First Night Out and Castle Bravo. Would it not be fantastic to import semen to South Africa from these great sires! 

Two  ex-South African Stallions progeny stood out from the rest of the imports, namely (S.A.) Tornaado and Tango's Wee Pee.

I have taken some photographs of some of the World Champions and Reserve World Champions and would like to share it on the website.

I have a special connection with Tornaado (the sire of my stud, Perfect Timing) and was again very impressed with foals (although few) by him that showed. They are featured in a separate gallery.

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(S.A.) Tornaado foals:

Dancing Up A Storm

Tornaado's Tidal Wave

Kalarama's Twister


Kentucky County Fair:

Fine Harness Champion - Unclaimed

Three Gaited Champion - Cadillac Spirit

Five Gaited Champion - Oak Grove's Tom Cat



Kentucky Senior Equitation Champion  - Kelsey Nicole Smith


ASHA Kentucky Futurity Champion Weanling 

My Charming Christina


ASHA Kentucky Futurity Champion  Yearling 

Golden Market


Fine Harness

World  Grand Champion, World Champion Stallion/Gelding  - Callaway's Copyright

Reserve World Grand Champion, World Champion Mare - Along Came A Spider

Junior  World Champion, Champion Stallion/Gelding - Coco Loco

Reserve Junior World Champion  -  VHF The Licorice Drop Kid

Junior Champion  Mare  -  Sugar Pine

Amateur World Champion - Kalarama's New Sensation

Reserve Amateur Gentleman Champion - Call Me Ringo

ASR National TwoYear Old Futurity - At Night

ASR National ThreeYear Old Futurity - Castle Dream

Champion Junior Exhibitor Driving Challenge  -  Carey's Moonraker

Reserve Champion Junior Exhibitor Driving Challenge  -  Unclaimed



Three Gaited

World Grand Champion &  Reserve over 15.2  Stake  - Manilla Thrilla

Reserve World Grand Champion , Champion over 15.2 Stake - Yes It's True

Champion  15.2 & under  Stake -  Rejoice

Ladies Three Gaited World Champion - Marching Orders

Ladies Amateur World Champion - Callaway's Sugarplum

Ladies Amateur 15.2 & under  - Ostentatiously

Amateur World Champion - Callaway's Merry Go-Round

Amateur Gentleman Champion - Kalarama's Twister

Amateur 15.2 & under - All Rise

Amateur over 15.2  - That's Chicago

Junior World Champion, Champion over 15.2 - Boston Legal

Reserve Junior World Champion, Reserve Junior Champion over 15.2  - Wee Pee's Storm

Junior Champion 15.2 and under - Lace's Last Tango

Junior Reserve Champion 15.2 and under - A Silver Charm

Champion Three Year Old, Div I - New York's Perfect Gift

Champion Three Year Old, Div II - Halleluja Chorus

ASR National Three Year Old Futurity Champion -  Coco Royale

ASR National Three Year Old Futurity Reserve Champion -  Grande Gil

Champion Junior Exhibitor 14 - 17 years - Tango 4 Ever

Reserve Champion Junior Exhibitor 14 - 17 years - Devote

Champion Junior Exhibitor 13 years & under - Blackberry Delight

Open Park World Champion, Reserve Open Park Mare Champion  -  Our Fallen Angel

Open Park Mare Champion  -  Pocketful of Magic

Open Park Stallion/Gelding Reserve Champion  -  Great Guts

World Champion Amateur Park Champion  -  A Step Of Time


Five Gaited

World Grand Champion and Reserve World Champion Gelding - Five O' Clock

Reserve World Grand Champion and World Champion Gelding - Prince's Domino

World Champion Mare - Glider's Star

Junior World Champion & Junior Champion  Stallion/Gelding Stake Div I  - He's The Man

Junior Champion  Mare - Angelene

Champion Amateur Gentleman Stake - Adelita

Champion Amateur Mare  - Amusing

Ladies Amateur World Champion, Champion Amateur Mare - Boo!

Reserve Ladies Amateur Mare - Have You Ever

Ladies World Champion ,Ladies Gelding Stake Champion - Walterway's Remember Me

Reserve Ladies World Champion - Callaway's Born To Win

Ladies Mare Champion  - My Chanel

Champion  Two Year Old - Spirit Of New York

Champion  Three Year Old Stallion/Gelding Stake Div I - Linkin Park

Champion  Three Year Old Stallion/Gelding Stake Div II - Bono

ASR National Three Year Old Futurity Champion -  According To Lynn

Champion Junior Exhibitor 14 - 17 years - Tigerlee