The Show Ring


King’s Prairie Rose L.

From Tori Blankenship
Brandreth Farms – John & Samantha Brandreth – Your amazing mare, King’s Prairie Rose has just become the first gaited horse to receive a Register Of Merit from the USEF’s Western Dressage Association of America!

“The Western Dressage Association® of America’s educational mission focuses on “honoring the horse” and the “value of the partnership of horse and rider”. The Horse Lifetime Points and Awards Program recognizes and celebrates the devotion of this relationship through their awards offerings.”

Oh yes, gaited horses can-do, especially this one. I am so proud of this accomplishment for this mare, I could just burst with happiness!


Photos above – by Marcia Stone Corbet


Lifetime Points 36.5
Lifetime Entries 16

Award Level Activity
11/17/2016 – Achieved New Award Level WDAA Register Of Merit

Show Activity 2017
03/01/2017 – Earned 12.0 Points at Syh Western Dressage Winter Festival
03/01/2017 – Earned 8.0 Points at Syh Western Dressage Winter Festival
03/01/2017 – Earned 8.0 Points at Syh Western Dressage Winter Festival
03/01/2017 – Earned 8.0 Points at Syh Western Dressage Winter Festival
02/12/2017 – Earned 2.0 Points at The Sunshine Classic
02/12/2017 – Earned 4.0 Points at The Sunshine Classic
Show Activity 2016
12/27/2016 – Earned 4.0 Points at Syh Holiday Western Dressage
12/27/2016 – Earned 4.0 Points at Syh Holiday Western Dressage
12/27/2016 – Earned 2.0 Points at Syh Holiday Western Dressage
12/27/2016 – Earned 4.0 Points at Syh Holiday Western Dressage
12/27/2016 – Earned 2.0 Points at Syh Holiday Western Dressage
12/27/2016 – Earned 4.0 Points at Syh Holiday Western Dressage
12/27/2016 – Earned 2.0 Points at Syh Holiday Western Dressage
12/27/2016 – Earned 2.0 Points at Syh Holiday Western Dressage
11/16/2016 – Earned 2.0 Points at 2016 Wdafl Championship Show
11/16/2016 – Earned 2.0 Points at 2016 Wdafl Championship Show
11/16/2016 – Earned 2.0 Points at 2016 Wdafl Championship Show
11/16/2016 – Earned 2.0 Points at 2016 Wdafl Championship Show
11/16/2016 – Earned 1.5 Points at 2016 Wdafl Championship Show
11/16/2016 – Earned 3.0 Points at 2016 Wdafl Championship Show
11/16/2016 – Earned 1.5 Points at 2016 Wdafl Championship Show
11/16/2016 – Earned 3.0 Points at 2016 Wdafl Championship Show
09/22/2016 – Earned 1.5 Points at Alpha Dressage Association
09/22/2016 – Earned 1.5 Points at Alpha Dressage Association
09/22/2016 – Earned 1.5 Points at Alpha Dressage Association
09/22/2016 – Earned 3.0 Points at Alpha Dressage Association
08/17/2016 – Earned 4.5 Points at Syh Fall Into Western Dressage
08/17/2016 – Earned 3.0 Points at Syh Fall Into Western Dressage
08/17/2016 – Earned 3.0 Points at Syh Fall Into Western Dressage
08/17/2016 – Earned 1.5 Points at Syh Fall Into Western Dressage

View Rose’s Lifetime Points Record


The Kansas Kowboy D.

The Kansas Kowboy D. is owned by John and Samantha Brandreth of Canton, Georgia. Through winning a record number of championships, Kowboy has brought world­wide recognition to the Missouri Fox Trotter. Kowboy was named the FOSH Horse of the Year in 2010, and has been featured in such magazines as Horse & Rider. “The Kansas Kowboy D. would like to thank everyone involved in his success,” said his owner, John Brandreth.

Kowboy Hall of Fame

The Kansas Kowboy D.

2014 Hall of Fame Inductee.

2014 Fall Show and Celebration
Kowboy and Isabella Results:
* World Championship – Youth Reining
* World Champion – Youth Western Pleasure
* Reserve – Youth Western Horsemanship
* Reserve – Youth English Pleasure

FOX TROTTER NAMED HORSE OF THE YEAR BY FRIENDS OF SOUND HORSES (FOSH)

Ava, Missouri – MARCH 29, 2011 – Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) has named a Missouri Fox Trotter its Horse of the Year for the third time. The Kansas Kowboy D, owned by John Brandreth of Brandreth Farms, Brandrethfarms.com, is the 2010 FOSH Horse of the Year, earning more than 1000 FOSH show points. “Kowboy” was the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association’s (MFTHBA) World Grand Champion Open Versatility horse in 2010 with six World Championships, and was an MFTHBA gaited performance champion, winning four World Championships in 2008.

“It’s a thrill to compete against some of the best gaited horses in the country,” said Brandreth. “Kowboy demonstrates that you can take a top gaited performance horse that wins demanding ‘in breed’ competitions for correct smooth gaits, and train that horse to excel in versatility horse sports like reining, cutting and barrel racing.”

FOSH is a national organization dedicated to the promotion of humane horse activities and to fighting abusive horse-training practices. The FOSH Horse of the Year title is bestowed on the horse that accumulates the most points in FOSH-sanctioned shows for gaited horses, which are produced nation-wide and feature competition in a wide range of disciplines.

“When we left the MFTHBA Celebration Show in September of 2008, we developed a strategy to transform The Kansas Kowboy from a gaited performance horse to a gaited versatility horse, which meant changing his mindset,” said Brandreth, a native of Georgia who owns Fox Trotters and Quarter Horses and enjoys raising gaited horses to compete in ranch horse disciplines.

“Kowboy spent two months in the mountains riding trails and bushwhacking, then another seven months at the farm doing anything but getting in an arena. In November of 2009 Kowboy went to Blankenship Stables in Sarasota, Florida, where Tori Blankenship began his transformation,” Brandreth said.

In the 2010 FOSH competition, Tori Blankenship rode Kowboy at the shows in Tampa, Florida, and Ava, Missouri, and Brandreth rode him at shows in Lexington, Virginia, and Sedalia, Missouri.

Kowboy and Brandreth plan to set their sites on cowboy mounted shooting next.

“This breed has produced wonderful horses, and we’re proud to demonstrate the talent, athleticism and disposition Missouri Fox Trotters have. Many thanks to our friends at the MFTHBA,” Brandreth said.

“Missouri Fox Trotters have become popular throughout the world because of their natural smooth gait, temperament and versatility,” said Clyde Connelly, President of the MFTHBA. “We’re very pleased to see Missouri Fox Trotters performing so well across the gaited horse spectrum and across so many disciplines.”

Tori and Bud Blankenship’s Fox Trotter stallion Playboy’s Sampson was the 2008 FOSH Horse of the Year. Sampson won many accolades in MFTHBA shows before launching his FOSH career in Florida.

About Friends of Sound Horses

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) is a national leader in the promotion of natural, sound gaited horses and in the fight against abuse and soring of Tennessee Walking Horses and other gaited breeds. For more information about FOSH or to become a member, please visit www.fosh.info or call 1-800-651-7993.

About the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association (MFTHBA)

Fox Trotters originated in Missouri as ranch horses bred for smooth riding gaits as well as stamina for mountain riding and heavy ranch and farm work. They are known for versatile athleticism, the naturally smooth flat walk and fox trot gaits, and an endearing, trainable personality. Since 1948, the MFTHBA has worked to promote the Fox Trotter gaited horse and support a registry for horses that meet the breed standards of gait and conformation. There have been more than 96,000 registered Fox Trotters since the breed was formed in 1948.

Horse lovers wanting to learn more about gaited horses, in particular the Missouri Fox Trotter, can subscribe to new email publications from the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association(MFTHBA). Visit www.mfthba.com to sign up.

MFTHBA Journal Article 2011

MFTHBA Journal MFTHBA Journal


JB’s Raising the Bar

Bar's Hall of Champions Award

JB’s Raising the Bar was this year’s recipient of the Hall of Champions Award

2014 Fall Celebration Results for John Brandretha & JB’s Raising the Bar
* World Champion – Open Amateur Reining
* World Champion Open – Amateur Showmanship
* World Champion Open Amateur – Western Pleasure
* World Champion Open Amateur – Ranch Pleasure
* World Champion Open Amateur – Trail
* World Grand Championship Open Amateur – Ranch Horse
* World Grand Championship Open Amateur – Versatility
* Reserve Open Amateur – Ranch Conformation
* Reserve Open Amateur – Ranch Cutting
* Reserve Open Amateur – Ranch Roping
* Champion Open Amateur Division – Foxtrot Playground Trail Obstacle Competition


Rio’s Cloudd Moon

Rio's Cloudd Moon

2014 Fall Celebration
FOX-TROT PLAYGROUND
YOUTH TRAIL OBSTACLE CHAMPIONSHIP
ISABELLA BRANDRETH & RIO’s CLOUDD MOON


January-2012 Florida All Gaited Classic

King’s Prairie Rose and Rob Hudec took Novice-Reserve Champion!
This was Rob’s very first time showing! Congratulations Rob & Rose!


John Brandreth and The Kansas Kowboy D. placings:
Amater 2-Gait Champion
Open Fox Trotter 3-Gait Champion