Kentucky State Fair 2007

I had the privilege of attending the recent 104th World Championship Horse Show, in Louisville, Kentucky. What a Show!  The South African bred stallion, Casey's Final Countdown,  jointly owned by Michelle McFarlane and breeder Chris Viljoen's Si-Si Stables of Bloemfontein, was crowned Five Gaited World's Grand Champion on Saturday night. What an achievement for horse, rider and breeder! 

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 Futurity In Hand Classes where 2 stallions's offspring caught the eye. Undulata's Nutcracker and Sir William Robert both are two young stallions that are making their mark as great sires and are producing foals of exceptional potential and quality. 

Two Stallion's offspring in the performing classes caught the eye namely  CF First Night Out and Castle Bravo. Wouldn't it be fantastic to import semen to South Africa from these great stallions! 

Two  ex-South African Stallions progeny again stood out from the rest of the imports, namely (S.A.) Tornaado and Tango's Wee Pee. Another young S.A. stallion who has made his mark this year is Warrior Song, he had an outstanding filly, Big Girl's Toy, that won the Two Year Old Fine Harness Mare Class in grand style.

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 very impressed with the Champion Three Year Old Fine Harness Gelding that was showed by Dena Lopez. His name is A Travelin' Man and he is owned by Susan Whittingon. What an incredible horse! He is by Tornaado out of Travelin'.

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Kentucky County Fair:

Hackney Pony Champion - General Mills

Fine Harness Champion - Harlem Sante Fe

Three Gaited Champion - Dunay

Reserve Three Gaited Champion - Last Tango In Paris

Five Gaited Champion - Radiante

Reserve Five Gaited Champion - Zara Spook


Western Country Pleasure Invitational Championship

Reserve Champion - Like Thunder


Hackney and Harness Pony Championship

World Grand Champion Hackney Pony , Champion Four Year Old Hackney Pony - Lord Ovation

Reserve World Grand Champion Harness Pony, Harness Pony Stallion Gelding - Dun-Haven Phenomenal

Hackney Pony Amateur World Champion, Amateur Gentlemen - Heartland Elise

Harness Pony Amateur World Champion, Harness Pony Amateur Ladies - Vindicator

Harness Pony Mare Stake - Heartland Beautiful Dreamer

Harness Pony, Four Year Old - Art -O -Matic

World Grand Champion Roadster Pony - Free Willy

World Champion Roadster Pony Junior Exhibitor - 14 - 17 Years - Buckwheat

World Champion Roadster Pony Junior Exhibitor Driver 13 Years & Under - Dun-Haven Grandiose


Roadster Champions

Roadster to Bike Amateur - Gingerbread Man


ASR Kentucky Futurity Champion Weanling 

Undulata's Dream Team


Breeders Open - Champions Weanling

Alde-Mar's Crystal Pistol


ASR Kentucky Futurity Champion  Yearling 

The Power Of One


Breeders Open - Yearlings

Pocket Aces


Fine Harness

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

World Champion Stallion/Gelding - The Tango Dancer

Reserve World Champion Stallion/Gelding - Legend Of Troy

Junior  World Champion - Callaway's Clemency

Junior Champion Stallion/Gelding - Joe Friday

Reserve Junior World Champion  - Sister Sally

Junior Champion  Mare  - Open Arms

Amateur World Champion & Amateur Ladies - Castledream

Amateur Gentleman Champion - Simbara's Exclamation

Ladies World Champion , Ladies Champion - Lady Vol

Ladies Reserve Champion - Mother Mary

ASR National ThreeYear Old Futurity - Magic Fire Music

Three Year Old Stallion/Gelding - A Travelin' Man

Three Year Old Mare - Callaway's Local News

Two Year Old Stallion/Gelding Div I - Curtis Lowe

Two Year Old Stallion/Gelding Div II - The Chick Magnet

Two Year Old Mare - Big Girl's Toy


Three Gaited

World Grand Champion, Champion over 15.2 Stake - Grande Gil

Reserve World Grand Champion , ASR National Three Year Old Futurity Champion - Glenview's Excelalante! 

Champion  15.2 & under  Stake -  (SA) The Starwalker

Ladies Three Gaited World Champion, Ladies 15.2 & Under - Our Charming Lady

Ladies Three Gaited Reserve World Champion - Marching Orders

Ladies Three Gaited Over 15.2 - Madeira's Love

Ladies Amateur World Champion , Ladies Amateur over 15.2  -   Manilla Thrilla

Ladies Amateur 15.2 & under  -  The King's Lady Ann

Amateur World Champion - Boston Legal

Amateur Gentleman Champion - Heir To A Star

Amateur 15.2 & under -  Enough About You

Amateur over 15.2 - New York's Perfect Gift

Junior World Champion, Junior Champion under 15.2 - Heavenly Thunder

Reserve Junior World Champion, Junior Champion over 15.2  -Punch Baby

Junior Reserve Champion 15.2 and under - Harlem's Showman

Champion Three Year Old - I'm McDreamy

Reserve Champion Three Year Old - More Than Enough

Champion Two Year Old, Div I - Sir, Yes Sir

Champion Two Year Old, Div II - Lovely Addition

World Champion Junior Exhibitor 14 - 17 years - (SA) Tango 4 Ever

Champion Junior Exhibitor 14 - 17 years, Div II - Keeper Of The Stars

Amateur Park Champion  - Princess Ruby Begonia

Amateur Park Stallion/Gelding  Div II - High Heat

Country Pleasure Adult Champion - The Shadow Knows

Country Pleasure 14 - 17 Years Champion, Country Pleasure 144 -17 Div I - He Walks On Water

Country Pleasure, 14 - 17 years, Div II - Crimson's Dance Card

Show Pleasure 14 - 17 Champion - Blackberry Delight

Show Pleasure, 13 years and under Div II - Discover

ASR National Futurity Three Year Old Park Pleasure - Bouffant


Five Gaited

World Grand Champion and Reserve World Champion Stallion - (SA) Casey's Final Countdown

Reserve World Grand Champion and Champion Mare - According To Lynn

Reserve Champion Mare - Callaway's Winning Ways

Champion Stallion - I'm First

Champion Gelding - He's The Man

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

Reserve Ladies World Champion - Callaway's Born To Win

World Champion Amateur, Champion Amateur Stallion/Gelding  - Swish

Amateur Mare -  Amusing

Champion Amateur Gentleman Stake - Silver and Blue

Ladies Amateur World Champion, Champion Amateur Stallion/Gelding -  I'm A Treat

Ladies Amateur Reserve World Champion - Parker Road

Junior World Champion and Junior Champion  Mare - Callaway's Born For This

Junior Champion  Stallion/Gelding Stake  -  Arrowhead's Dreamcatcher

Champion  Three Year Old Stallion/Gelding Stake - Busting Out

ASR National Three Year Old Futurity Champion -  Lynn Williams

World Champion Junior Exhibitor 14 - 17 Years - Tigerlee

Reserve Wolrd Champion Junior Exhibitor & Champion Junior Exhibitor 14 - 17 years  Div II - Colonel Hoss

Champion Junior Exhibitor 14 - 17 years  Div I - Rumor Has It

Show Pleasure Adult Champion - Miss Genevieve