Part III

2013  2017

1/12/13 Nickie has won for the second year in a row, the Dixie Reining Horse Association's Open Ladies High Point for 2012!! Not too shabby!! She also won the reserve High Point Limited Non Pro. Got lots of awards including a large poster of us stopping, a nice cooler with "2012 High point champion, and for the reserve award, got a nice leather halter with brass plate.

3/1/13: Nickie is now owned and a proud member of,  TheUniversity of Georgia's  5 time National Champion Equestrian Team!

GoooOOOOO Dawgs!!  Sic um!!!

3/5/13:  Pearl starts her NRHA show season at Perry, GA and wins a couple of paychecks!!


7/23/13: Dixie nails a nice stop to win an Amateur reining class in Clemson, SC


8/11/13:  Pearl takes 3rd place in the Bill Horn NRHA derby in Perry, GA. She has picked up paychecks in her last 6 classes!


9/17/13: Dixie takes the Select Amateur All Around at the Clemson show, with 2 wins in Ama Performance Halter mares and Open Performance mares with 2 grand championships and qualified for the Open World in Halter!


11/14/13: The kittys are cold this November day. It was 23 degrees this morning and the cats are next to the woodstove keeping warm! It's rare moment where they are THIS close together!

3/20/14: Dixie gets 2nd at the Dixie Reining horse Assoc show last week, but paid a big price with a major stifle injury that has taken her out of the show pen for at least the rest of this year. She may never run a reining pattern ever again. She needed arthroscopic surgery and is on the mend. If all else fails, she will join the ranks of broodmare.


3/28/15: After 6 months of stall rest and pasture turn out, along with 6 months of rehab and conditioning, Dixie has returned to the show pen sound and able to win 10.5 points in open and amateur ranch riding and open and amateur halter. I am delighted that she has bounced back and is not in any pain. I will continue to show her but will be very careful to not over do any reining.

4/24/15: Dixie returns to Perry, GA for the Horseman's QHA show. It's been 15 yrs since we have attended, so it was fun to see everyone again. Dixie did well with a circuit championship in Select Amateur Ranch Riding and picked up a point in open Ranch riding.

5/7/15:  Our newest family member, Elsie May. From Flo Hix's dogs, Molly and Ike, a sweet, active Border collie.

5/24/15:  Pearl does well at the Dixie Reining horse assoc Memorial Day show in Perry, GA. She wins both days in the Novice Horse NP level 2 and gets 4 paychecks totaling $675. Not bad for a couple days work!!

7/22/17: Marked a big goal for Dixie. After dealing with her stifle tear in 2014, she continued to show in mostly Ranch Riding, at the AQHA shows, and has now completed her AQHA Open Superior in Ranch Riding. What a comeback from a serious injury. I am proud of her.

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