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Brandreth Farms
P.O. Box 1068
Canton, GA 30169
United States

Phone: 678-848-8830

The Kansas Kowboy D. aka Kowboy

MFTHBA Registration Number: 03-77425 – Date Foaled: 05/07/2003
Sex: Gelding – Paper: Blue – Color: Sorrel – Markings: Wide blaze narrowing above nostrils and then widening to snip; both rear full stockings.
Pinto Horse Association of America Inc. Registration #142432
Just click on their images to find out more!

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 Kowboy Hall of Fame

* Kowboy named F.O.S.H. Horse of the Year 2010!
Read more about it below or on the “In The News” page!
“It takes a great stallion to make an exceptional gelding” and this saying is so very true for Kowboy!

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

First Celebration (2013 in Ava, MO) for Isabella and Kowboy as a team.

Isabella Brandreth and The Kansas Kowboy D.
* World Championship – Youth Western Horsemanship
* World Championship – Open Ranch Pleasure
* Reserve World Champion – Youth Western Pleasure
* Reserve World Champion – Youth English Pleasure

Top 10 World Championships finishes in:
* Youth Showmanship
* Youth Reining
* Youth Barrels
* Youth Pole Bending
* Open Amateur Ranch Conformation


SHOW RECORD

2003

  • National Breeders Cup Grand Champion Foal
  • MFTHBA World Grand Champion Foal

2004

  • MFTHBA World Grand Champion Yearling

2006

  • MFTHBA World Champion Model Horse

2007

  • MFTHBA Reserve Champion Ladies Out of State Rider & horse

2008
50th Annual World National Show & Celebration, Kowboy joined the ranks of the few Fox Trotters that were able to capture the “Triple Crown” by winning World Championship Titles in all three divisions at the World Show.

  • World Champion Novice Men’s – Performance
  • World Champion Amateur Studs & Geldings 4 & 5 YO- Model
  • World Champion English Huntseat Pleasure – Versatility
  • World Champion Out Of State Studs & Geldings – Performance

2010
6 World Championships, -Open Hunter Hack, -Open Hunter Over Fences, -Open Showmanship,-Open Trail,-Open Western Pleasure,-Open Western Horsemanship

  • Reserve World Champion English Pleasure
  • Reserve World Champion Pleasure Driving
  • World Grand Champion Open Versatility
  • 2010 FOSH Horse of the Year
  • Earning over 1000 points

2011

  • Georgia Jr. Rodeo Circuit, top event times in barrels against stock horse competitors

2012

  • Florida Foxtrotter Association, State 3 Grand Champion Amateur 2-Gait
  • FFTA State Grand Champion Open 3 Gait
  • FFTA Reserve Grand Champion Versatility

2013
Performing at their first Celebration (2013 in Ava MO)
Isabella Brandreth and The Kansas Kowboy D.

  • World Championship – Youth Western Horsemanship
  • World Championship – Open Ranch Pleasure
  • Reserve World Champion – Youth Western Pleasure
  • Reserve World Champion – Youth English Pleasure

Top 10 World Championships finishes in:

  • Youth Showmanship
  • Youth Reining
  • Youth Barrels
  • Youth Pole Bending
  • Open Amateur Ranch Conformation

2014
2014 Fall Show and Celebration, Ava, MO
Kowboy and Isabella Results:

  • World Championship – Youth Reining
  • World Champion – Youth Western Pleasure
  • Reserve – Youth Western Horsemanship
  • Reserve – Youth English Pleasure
  • 2 reserve World Champion – Basic level at the WDAA (Western Dressage Association of America) World show Tulsa OK 11/2014

2015
2015 western dressage association of Florida gaited grand champion 2015 United States equestrian Federation top honor – top six -placing in their horse of the year award program with all breeds included nationwide, for western dressage, basic level.
Kowboy and Isabella Results:

  • World Championship – Youth Reining
  • World Champion – Youth Western Pleasure
  • Reserve – Youth Western Horsemanship
  • Reserve – Youth English Pleasure
  • 2 reserve World Champion – Basic level at the WDAA (Western Dressage Association of America) World show Tulsa OK 11/2014

NATIONAL PUBLICATIONS FEATURING KOWBOY’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Horse and Rider, 2012
  • Equine Wellness Magazine, 2011
  • MFTHBA Journal, 2010
  • The Sound Advocate, 2010
  • Horse & Pony News 2009, SE US Regional Magazine.



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.”

An article by Cathy Warren, owner of last year’s FOSH Horse of the Year, Trixie Trax, can be read at www.fosh.info/press_p7.html. Trixie Trax is also a Fox Trotter and was trained by Blankenship Stables – www.budblankenshipfoxtrotters.com.

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.

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Media Contact:
John Brandreth, Brandreth Farms
770-596-6256
John@Brandrethfarms.com


MFTHBA Journal Article 2011

MFTHBA Journal MFTHBA Journal

December 15, 2011 Featured in “Horse and Rider” Magazine.

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