Susar Farm had their first show in 1977 and during all of the years we have been putting on this show, many many wonderful horses have competed and made an impression on us for their various noteworthy performances. We decided to dedicate memorial trophies to horses who excelled in the different classes we offer. These trophies are awarded once a year, for the horse with the most points throughout the year in a particular area. These trophies are awarded for one year, and at the end of the next year are returned to be re awarded. Each of the horses represented by the Memorial Trophies has a story and we would like to tell you a bit about them to keep their memories alive.
The Courage Jumping Trophy is donated by Dr. Nat Adams and Treva Adams in memory of Ann's Courageous Commander, a 1972 American Saddlebred gelding who was a consistent jumping winner at Susar shows from 1977 until his death in 1996. Courage carried Andrea Spillman in his earlier years and later on carried many more riders to victories. His final rider, Treva Adams won many year end overall championships on Courage riding him ONLY English. Very few folks have won overall high point championships ridng just english or just western!
The Satron English Pleasure trophy is dedicated to Satron (Addie) to his friends, who is still alive and well as of fall 2011. Addie and Jan Cooper won the Decade High Point Championship winning the Overall Year End High Point ten years in a row! Although Addie is shown here at his retirement party wearing a western saddle, he was at his absolute best in the English Pleasure classes where he trotted on leaving horses many hands taller than he in the dust! Satron is an 1987 Arabian gelding and he and Jan are such a wonderful team that they can do anything!
Our Pattern Ride Trohpy is dedicated to the memory of Miss Frills and is sponsored by her loving owners Jim and Angie Williams and her dear partner Karen Freeman. Miss Frills was a wonderful Quarter Horse mare who not only successfully competed in all of the western classes at Susar Farm, but also carried beginner riders in their quest of horsemanship. Miss Frills could always be counted on to give her best whether being piloted by an expert rider, or carrying a beginner and she had many wins throughout the year.
Our Versatility Trophy is dedicated to Buzznai (Serrim x Bint Kaka), a 1973 Arabian Stallion. Buzzy not only carried Susan to Class A wins in Western Pleasure, Trail, Reining, Dressage through fourth level, Jumping, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunter Hack and Pairs, but he also carried numerous beginner riders. Buzznai won the Kubala Equitation Trophy for three years with three different young riders and he safely carried many kids to their first class A wins in a wide variety of classes. About the only thing Buzzy never entered were the cattle classes.
The Sundansk Kid, an Arabian gelding lovingingly owned by Glenda Clyne was the only offspring of her racing Arabian Sunn Dansk. Glenda broke and trained him herself. Kid was originally trained on cattle and competed successfully for 7 years. After a layoff Glenda started showing him in pleasure and Kid won many year end high point awards at most of the local show series in North Texas. Kid was a very good friend to Glenda and is terribly missed. We also miss his lovely self at the Susar Shows.
The Dancer Walk Trot trophy is sponsored by Steve and Chris Bode. Dancer was Chris's first show horse and he carried her safely and successfully as Chris learned to ride and gained confidence showing. Dancer was the best beginner horse you could ever imgine combining the classic Arabian beauty and temperment with good training and a desire to take care of his riders made him the best choice for a memorial trophy for Walk Trot!
Our Jedi Year End High Point Award goes to the horse with the most points in a combination of hard trail and hard pattern. Jedi was a wonderful 1993 Asil Arabian gelding owned and loved by Keith Kosel. Jedi was lost way too young to a lipona in spite of surgical intervention. Keith has donated this trophy in Jedi's memory because Jedi was very good at doing so many different things and making them look easy.
AK Maslaha was a 1980 Straight Egyptian mare who was a fantastic producer of halter winning offspring. Maslaha produced children, grandchildren and now great grand chldren who have excelled in conformation, movement and overall brilliance. Keith Kosel has two of her daughters, both Regional winners and he has sponsored the AK Maslaha Halter Year End High Point in her honor.