Dragonfire Nefertiti (WH Zimbabwe x Dragonfire Nova, by Dragonfire Kirin) is looking better tha
n ever, and is certainly a contender for a World title this year. "Faye" is the most stunning of beauties, and is always willing to give 110% in every performance. Ridden by Jennifer McFall and owned by Antonia Casados, her efforts were awarded at this show with a win in both Ladies Hunter Pleasure
and the Open Mares Hunter Pleasure before her Reserve Championship in the Ladies Hunter Pleasure.
In her debut performance, Taylor McFall shined in the Walk/Trot division with her partner, Iron Forge Aire Command. With great enthusiasm, Taylor entered the ring with style (thanks to Marsha De Arriaga!), grace and confidence. Taylor and "Ace" were ultimately named the Walk/Jog 11 and Under Western Pleasure Reserve Champions.
Rosy Outlook, by Dragonfire Kirin and out of a Holiday Compadre daughter, made her saddle debut at the Far West Regional with Earl McFall in the irons. As her breeding would suggest, she was all business as she won both the Dressage Suitability Under Saddle and the Three Year Old Hunter Pleasure class. Owned by Dragonfire Farm, "Rosy" has been UNDEFEATED in her career, with only blues to her name in three different divisions: In Hand, Hunter Pleasure and Dressage.
Dragonfire Timeless (Minion Millennium
x Raintree Ala Bella)will most certainly
have a timeless appeal in the show ring. He is tall, stretchy, and a big mover that comes strongly off all four. Combined with his smooth gaits and focused performance, "Timmy" is absolutely irresistible. An entry of the Dragonfire Farm, Timeless was named the Far West Junior Hunter Pleasure Champion with Jennifer McFall riding.
Not pictured, but no less impressive, was Barbara Fleming aboard her own, Alias. Barbara and Alias bested the the others in the Dressage ring with two winning rides in Second Level. These two have been working really hard for this move up, and her scores proved that the hard work paid off!
Another very exciting youngster is Melissa and Michael Votaw's Miss Ruby Slippers. Bred in the purple, "Ruby" is by Grand Cru Beaujolais and out of Carlyena, a Carlyle Command daughter and producer of World Champions such as Rampage. In her debut, Ruby turned several heads and inspired many compliments as she won the Three Year Old Western Pleasure with Melissa Votaw aboard. She then returned in the Junior Horse Championship with Jennifer McFall and took the Reserve Championship honors. All photo credits: Casey McBride Photography