AGS CAPPUCCINO WINS FIRST PLACE AT CONGRESS TWO YEARS IN A
Janet and Capp have won in
the past and have
received a blue
ribbon, again, in his class at the
prestigious Shetland Congress twice...last year (August, 2006)
in St. Louis and again this year (August, 2007) in Gordyville,
Janet and Capp were featured
in the April/May 2007 edition of
ShowLife (The Equestrian Show Connection) Magazine and
mentioned again in the June/July 2007 edition.
Janet writes about their trip up to the Congress (August
are home from the Ohio State Fair, in Columbus, Ohio and the
Shetland Congress in Gordyville, Illinois. Cappuccino
won a great class at the Congress. We are all very proud
of him. No first places at the World Championships in
Ohio but what a thrill to compete there and we did get some
good ribbons. Mandy, Tom, William, Max and Ashley came for two
evening performances to cheer us on. We had a wonderful trip.
THE BEST TIME but I'm glad to be home.
We were gone nineteen days...Pen, the boys, ages two and four,
Cappuccino and me. Pen drove 26 hours straight coming back. On
the way up...started at 6:00 PM... we stopped at the Ken-Mar
Pony Farm in Greenback, Tennessee to take an additional pony
to both shows. They had only space in their trailer for four
ponies and they wanted transportation for a customer's pony.
We spent the night near Greenback where we rested. We didn't
take that pony back to Tennessee because he went home with his
owner from Congress.
The trip was very successful. At both shows the photographers
took some nice pictures that will be here in a couple of
weeks. At the show Cappuccino had lots of fans...many
knowledgeable horsemen.That really pleased me.
At Congress, after Cappuccino won his class, while back in
Cappuccino's stall, RFD TV arrived to interview me. Camera
man, interviewer and some onlookers. No warning! Wanted to
film me as is. Blue jeans and rolled up shirt sleeves. No time
to brush my hair, etc. I wanted to take Cappuccino out of his
stall but that is not what they wanted. The interview lasted
only a few minutes. I can't remember one thing I said. The RFD
crew filmed at the show ..classes and interviews for five days
and nights. Million $ stables with fancy, fancy ponies. I
think that there will be little chance I will make it on TV
but still very flattering. It should be aired some time
October for an hour. I'll let you know.
And while at the show the Director of Marketing for the
Shetland Pony Club, Johny Robb, told me she would like to do a
story on Aloysius which might be in the Shetland Pony Journal
and/or the Shetland Pony Web page. For those of you that don't
know, Aloysius was greatest Shetland pony ever, who taught all
eight of our children to ride.
The Shetland Congress is the largest Shetland Show in the
world. There were 500 show Shetlands there from almost every
state and Canada. It was a wonderful gathering of beautiful
Shetlands and the people of all ages that loved them.
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