The one that started it all!
September 1976 - January 2009
1976 13.2 hh Seal Brown Rabicano
ACPS Inspected & Approved
Sire: *Texas Hope
Dam: Round Robin's Easter Bonnet
"Hope" was a member of our family for almost two decades! She won just about everything there was to win in the pony hunter and pony equitation ring. Winner of the Clifden Trophy an amazing FIVE times, Hope has many state, zone and national awards and championships to her name as well. Hope taught the whole family to ride (and show in style), and enjoyed many years of retirement. Hope was also awarded the ACPS's Camlin Trophy in 2005 for recognition of a career of outstanding achievement of a purebred mare or gelding, demonstrating durability and accomplishment.
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Hope at the Pony Finals in 1990 - Lexington, KY.
Hope and Nicole - Medium Pony Hunter June 1990.
Hope and Nicole at the St Louis National Charity HS.
Hope and Nicole at the STLNCHS - September 1991.
Hope and Nicole in the Connemara division - 1992.
Michelle and Hope in Short Stirrup Hunter - 1990.
Michelle and Hope at the Pony Finals in New Jersey.
Winning Medium Pony Hunter at the American Royal.
Michelle showing off her shadbelly at the Pony Finals.
Medium Pony Champions at Memphis in May.
Jumping in style to the Medium Pony Championship.
Michelle, Hope and Nicole at the Pony Finals in NJ.
Hope at 26 years of age, enjoying her retirement.
Hope looking good at 30 years of age in 2006.
Hope at 30 years of age in November 2006.
Waiting for the 'food truck' to drop off breakfast.
Hope, always classy and correct, in the pasture.