(Leigha Brigham riding Nettie first time)
Nasty Nettie, the latest SPHO-MA adoptee is starting training with her young rider Leigha!
Leigha is working with her trainer, Brooke Markowitz. Brooke has an extensive and impressive background with horses.
Brooke said Nettie is a great mover. Very willing, and fast learner.
Racehorse converted to Pleasure Horse Retires with honors
Duncan running barrels and showing as a Roadster
Slam Dunk Lobell, or “Duncan” as he is affectionately known, has been retired from competition at the age of 19.
He was a nine-time world qualifier in the National Barrel Horse Association, plus he has been shown in
Dressage, Pleasure, Halter and Roadster Under Saddle and done well in them all.
Slam Dunk Lobell earned just under $60,000 on the racetrack from 1997 through 2001.
The son of Jate Lobell took a mark of 1:52.4 at the Meadowlands at both age four and five.
Slam Dunk Lobell’s dam was the Justin Passing mare Singing Strings, who made $565,326 while racing in the 1980s.
Slam Dunk Lobell's owner, Judith Catchpole, has adopted another off-track standardbred to train for the upcoming show year,
his name is DA's Bad Boy, or "Ace" as he is known. And he looks like a handful! Best Wishes to Judi for a successful 2014 show season!
DA's Bad Boy (Ace)
Equine Affaire 2013
Standardbred Demo at the 2013 Equine Affaire
The Equine Affaire 2013 was a HUGE success. Special thanks go to Sarah Morcom for her excellent organizational skills,
the volunteers and especially the standardbreds that posed and performed in the demo and the stalls!
Great job done by all!
Sarah & Celeste Morcom pose with H Masterson (Harry) in the petting stall next to the breed booth.
The Volunteers (Nancy S, Grace, Kelly M, Liz T, Sarah M, and Celeste M)
Kelly Marshall and TC
Liz Tewksbury and Dreamy Starlet
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the horses with expanded gaming in Massachussetts
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SPHO of MA Proudly supports the purchase of Plainridge Racecourse
by Penn National Gaming
We have been proud to work with Plainridge over the years
and look forward to many more if the slots parlor is awarded
Who says Standardbreds cant jump!
(Merlin and Brianna)
Merlin (Registered name "Parade") is a Conway Hall trotter that didnt make it at the track.
He must have had his sites on jumping instead!
aka Tres Belle
Consealed and Rita Bellinger
XFiles Hanover and Jody getting ready for their 2012 Show Season!
Have you hugged your standardbred today??
Photo by Julie Bosland
Emily and Jet
The versatile Standardbred (racehorse to babysitter)
Duncan (Slam Dunk Lobell) takes
Sammi for a ride!
Congrats to Orphine Hanover and Rosie Haseltine
who have been taking their share of the ribbons this year!
Click to see Standardbreds at The 2010 World Equestrian Games
WEG 2010 Standardbred Roadsters
(Xfiles Hanover and Jody)