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Hardworking recreational riders are 2015 Saddle Stars

Whether recording the time spent enjoying equine companionship or riding toward bigger goals, the following equestrians logged the most time riding or driving their Paint Horses in their respective zones during 2015 through APHA’s Ride America program.

Ride America merged with Paint Alternative Competition in 2016; riders can now log their hours under the Youth or Open Recreational Riding PAC categories, receiving the same personal recognition for their hard work coupled with top-notch year-end awards through the program. To learn more, email [email protected] or call (817) 834-6444.

Congratulations to the following 2015 winners:
Zone 1—Tristan Troudt

Hours Logged in 2015: 1,106
Hometown: Priest River, Idaho
Horse: Will If I Want, a 2008 bay tobiano gelding by Classy Will and out of Scootin Sally

Zone 2—Carol Fergen

Hours Logged in 2015: 768
Hometown: Sandy Valley, Nevada
Horses: FR Ellie Mae, a 2003 bay overo mare by Partee Redi Or Not and out of FR Amazing Grace; FR Gentlemen Jethro, a 2003 palomino overo gelding by Partee Redi Or Not and out of Cher The Illusion (QH); FR Sweet Clementine, a 2003 palomino tobiano mare by Dun N Gold Legacy and out of Dun Buns

Zone 3—Cindy Coe

Hours Logged in 2015: 599
Hometown: Cody, Wyoming
Horse: Docs Sugar Ray, a 2007 black tobiano gelding by Rapid Lil Dancer and out of Snowhill Ebony Dancer

Zone 4—Elaine Hunter

Hours Logged in 2015: 408
Hometown: Longview, Texas
Horse: Hawkeyes Delight, a 1997 sorrel tobiano mare by Sierras Hawkeye and out of Ellens Delight (QH)

Zone 5—Deb Larson

Hours Logged in 2015: 672
Hometown:  Racine, MN
Horses: One Hot Rodder, a 2007 sorrel overo gelding by Sierras TNT and out of Ms Rodder

Zone 6—Deanna Boyd

Hours Logged in 2015: 792
Hometown: Mena, Arksnas
Horses: Shilohs Triple Spots, a 1997 red dun overo gelding by CC Triple Loot and out of Jamars Spots; Sheza Sierra Gold, a 2003 buckskin tobiano mare by Freckles Cowboy Gold and out of Jamars Spots

Zone 7—Anthony Bartolo

Hours Logged in 2015: 511
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Horse: Little Red Rodeo, a 1998 sorrel overo gelding by Just Garth and out of Windsors Skippa Doc (QH)

Zone  8—Kim Nobel

Hours Logged in 2015: 900
Hometown: Dorr, Michigan
Horses: Extra Blazin Lad, a 2007 chestnut overo gelding by Extra Impressive and out of Splashs Skippa Belle (QH); Pretty Special Titan, a 2001 sorrel overo mare by Special Attention and out of Titans Mega Star

Zone  9—Tammy Dobek

Hours Logged in 2015: 1696
Hometown: Marianna, Florida
Horses: HR Kidnights Clu, a 2000 black solid mare by Kidnight (QH) and out of Arts Ezmovin Lady; Kidnight Color Design, a 2008 black tovero stallion by Sparks Flying Dude and out of HR Kidnights Clu

Zone  10—Shalyn Christianson

Hours Logged in 2015: 163
Hometown: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Horses: Sprats Dancin Olena, a 2004 sorrel overo gelding by Chick Out This Sprat (QH) and out of Dancin Fancy Free

Zone 11—Lysane Cree

Hours Logged in 2015: 161
Hometown: Kanesatake, Quebec, Canada
Horses: Mae West Holliday, a 2002 sorrel tobiano mare by Mr Pep O Holliday and out of MG Doc Sugar Chex

Zone 12—Stephen Cox

Hours Logged in 2015: 828
Hometown: Carbury County, Kildare, Ireland
Horses: Allstar Crash Hancock, a 2001 black overo stallion by RSM Crash Hancock and out of CH Heart Felt Tux

Zone 13—No Winner
Zone 14—Lee Ann Hall

Hours Logged in 2015: 73
Hometown: Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
Horses: HMF Perception, a 2007 chestnut overo gelding by Ratchetts Impresed and out of Fannys Golden Finale (QH)


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