For her achievements in APHA’s Amateur division during 2013, Coleen Bull of Reed City, Michigan, won the use of a beautiful trailer by APHA Corporate Partner Hart Trailers for one year.
The trailer, a three-horse gooseneck with custom detailing, was awarded to the No. 1 Amateur competitor overall based on the number of points earned in Novice, Classic and Masters Amateur divisions.
Coleen earned a total of 490 qualifying points during 2013 with Timeless Assets, a 2005 bay overo gelding by Frozen Assets and out of This Times Divine.
“Before ‘Tucson’ came along, I don’t think I had ever won a buckle. I had certainly never won a saddle, and never in my life did I imagine I would win a trailer. I almost can’t believe it’s really true,” Coleen joked. “I look around, and there’s so many super qualified people, and I think, ‘How is that even possible? Why me?’ ”
Coleen and Tucson posted an illustrious season, including world championships in Masters Amateur Senior Hunter Under Saddle, Masters Amateur Hunt-Seat Equitation and her fourth consecutive win in Masters Amateur Showmanship, along with earning a third All-Around Masters Amateur title in as many years at the 2013 APHA World Championship Show.
The trailer was on display in Fort Worth at the World Show. Although Coleen passed it multiple times every day, she didn’t realize until the final day that the Amateur trailer would be awarded based on total year-end points.
“It was kind of a surprise,” Coleen said. “I am so incredibly fortunate. Ninety-nine percent of it is the horse and the training. I’m just fortunate enough to be sitting on top right now.”
For more about Coleen’s journey to the top and stories from other No. 1 winners for 2013, check out the April 2014 Paint Horse Journal—subscribe or renew online today!
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