Equine Journal Article
March 2009

In lieu of a column, GHA would like to share some of our members’ moments from 2008. These are achievements and treasured memories involving their horses, foals born, or simply photos of their horses. Please enjoy and see
www.gypsyhorseassociation.org for additional photos.

Travis Adkins and 4-year-old Laken Adkins with Bootleg Express Draft Farm's Nobility, National Gypsy & Drum Horse Classic, May '08.

Thorn Hill Farm's His Majesty the King's Heir

Power Paint Gypsy Vanners' promising young stallion EBV Airwalker, who, besides taking 1st place among stallions his age at the Buckeye, is The Paisley Pony's Pony of the Month. Photo (c) Power Paint Gypsy Vanners

Ella Cummings' Lexi gives grandson Thomas a ride. Photo (c) Ella Cummings

Olivia Barnes of Lucky Star Stables on Dottie showing her blue ribbon from the Buckeye Gold Cup, August '08.

Stone Tavern Gypsies' Royal Road by Hope of Glory's Royal out of Lisheen.

Midnight Sun Ranch's Michele Bournonville and Kiah model a Christmas halter made for her by Michele's daughter Kyanna.

Azura of Orcas Island Feathered Horses. Photo (c) Joss Bennett

Meadow Farm's silver dapple stallion Silver Dollar. Photo (c) Meadow Farm UK

Rowan Cowan of Rivendell Gypsies drives gelding Bowtie to the Championship in Training Level Dressage, Carolina Carriage Club's Pleasure & Dressage Show, September 2008.

Filly Dyna basks in the sunlight on the beautiful Painted Hills Farm, Leyden, MA

Gail DeMarco and stallion SFG Storm King, who enjoys herding cattle. Photo (c) XSight Photography

Owner Jeannean Mercuri and Joe on their first trail ride.

Cielo Celeste Farm's Celeste Huston on her silver dapple stallion St. Clarins.

Shamrock Farm's Billy O'Brien driven by Julianne Wilson, National Gypsy & Drum Horse Classic, May '08.

Lee Ann Kagy proudly shows her mare LeAnn, National Gypsy & Drum Horse Show, May 2008.

Danni Showers of Kintara Gypsy Cobs shows off Tia, Grand Champion of the first Gypsy classes ever held in Australia, Royal Melbourne Horse Show, March '08.

Carol Cranmore and her gorgeous stallion Declan of Coloured Cobs of Cranmore.

Tyler Lang and Aisling Farm's Dharma share a first kiss.

Melissa Fischbach of Forest Heart Farm and 4-year-old gelding Bram.

Hearts 'n Horses stallion Diamond Cutter's Eli

Toni Tidwell of T-N-T Gypsy Horses describes this photo, "Our premier mare, Clononeen Etaine, ridden by our wonderful granddaughter, Shelbe Harry."

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Gypsy Dance Ranch's Diva won 8 ribbons at the Heartland Feathered Classic in halter and English & Western Pleasure.

Helen Halderman & Jazz It Up, Costume Class, Oregon State Fair.

Golden Signature Farm's Fallon, shown by Mary Hart, won the Weanling Colt Class, Texas Draft Horse & Mule Association's Annual Show. Photo (c) Janet Choate of One Ton Photography

The Producer, well known stallion belonging to Tom Price of Welsh Gypsy Horses, prepares to be groomed. Photo (c) Andrea Betteridge

Shadowhawke Gypsies' Farleigh, ridden by trainer Bethany Moss, competed in Dressage at Saratoga (Saratoga Springs, NY), scoring a 70% in Intro Test A and 73% in Intro Test B. They received blue ribbons in both and had the 3rd highest overall score.

Sue Gallien's daughters Madeleine and Stephanie assist Sue's granddaughter Amber in her first ride, on Lightning, aka Bug, of Blue Moon Gypsies

Blarney Stone Acres' Maestro at Breezie Hollow. Photo (c) Brianna Tummino Photography

Wendy Buchanan's King of the Road with Shelbe Harry on board.

Trainer Lisa Baker and SFG's Silver Pearl took the blue, Trail Class,
2008 Feathered Horse Classic

The Pelton Vanners' D'Jango Jazz and Sandra Pelton,
Feathered Horse Classic, Oct. '08

Heaven Sent Gypsy Farm & Stables' lovely Gucci and her
month old filly Coco Chanel

Linda Enger and Clononeen Kilcorran Bree

Gaelic Farm welcomed Flame by Gaelic Dancer out of June Bug

Terry Marshall on Honorary Gypsy, Basqui

Robin Hale's GSF Glenfiddich won a 1st in the Color Class, National Gypsy & Drum Horse Classic, May '08. Gordon Boswell, honored guest from Great Britain, looks on. Photo (c) Fran Scott

West River Gypsies' Ruari, a red sabino stallion.

Novice driver June Villa (right) and trainer Rachel Nicely (Riverplains Farm, TN) drive June's palomino stallion Romeo in a Double Jeopardy Class, Nashoba Carriage Classic, September 2008. Photo (c) Erin Woodcock

J-Lo Haven Farms' Lilly shown by Deanna Gajdik.

Lucky Charm Ranch's Sweet Candy Jane

Driven by trainer Alphonzo Hargrove, BellaDonna Farms' Cash Man in Red, displays his ribbons, 2008 NC State Fair