This is going to be one fantastic show pony. With just 30 days of training with Aelin she is nearly ready for foe the 2017 show season. Check out her video at https://youtu.be/7smaac_HnEw
It was an amazing first season for MM Mags Son of a Gun. At the beginning of November 2015, MM Mags Son of a Gun was an unbroke 7 year old stallion who was an International Grand Champion Stallion and 2 year old Stallion in Halter as a 2 year old. By April 2016, he needed to be able to compete in Halter, Showmanship, Hunt Seat, Western Pleasure, and Horsemanship while being ridden one handed.
At his first show on April 23rd, MM Mags Son of a Gun impressed the judges by winning Western Pleasure 19 & Over and Halter Stallions under both judges, 3 & 5 in Most Colorful, and 2nd in Showmanship under both judges.
On May 21st & 22nd MM Mags Son of a Gun competed in Halter, Most Colorful, Western Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Hunt Seat Equitation, and Hunter Under Saddle. He continued to impress the judges by taking home 5 First Place ribbons, 1 Second Place, 1 Third, and 1 Fourth on Saturday, and 7 First Place ribbons and 1 Second Place ribbon on Sunday.
MM Mags Son of a Gun then competed in his first nationally recognized POA show, The Southeast Regional, on June 17th – 19th. With just 7 months of under saddle training MM Mags Son of a Gun took home the blue in Western Pleasure, Western Horsemanship, and Showmanship. He took second in Halter, Hunter Under Saddle, and Hunter in Hand, and finished a single third in Hunt Seat Equitation. He also, claimed the 19 & Over Equitation Championship award.
The next show was the Eastern Classic on August 19th – 21st. MM Mags Son of a Gun only competed in two of the three days and still accumulated enough points to earn the 19 & Over Equitation Reserve Champion award and was 3rd in the all around standings. He showed strong in Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle earning 1st and 2nd place under 3 judges. On Sunday he won both Horsemanship and Equitation under all 3 judges.
The final show of the 2016 season was September 23rd and 24th in Lebanon, Tennessee and MM Mags Son of a Gun finished the season exceptionally strong with a nearly perfect show. This show we added 19 & Over Hunter Over Fences to his class list. He won all of his classes under both judges both days except for in one showmanship classes where one judge placed him 2nd.
MM Mags Son of a Gun is an exceptional stallion. He started his show season under saddle with just five months of training and ended his season with 10 months of training, and won more than the majority of his classes. At the Tennessee State POA Award Banquet MM Mags Son of a Gun was awarded the Champion Stallions Award and the Reserve Champion 19 & Over Award. His National Standings are top 10 for All Around 19 & Over and top 5 in Halter Stallions with points accumulated from just two nationally recognized shows.
MM Mags Son of a Gun is now accepting mares for the 2017 breeding season at Grandview Downs in Eagleville, Tennessee. This stallion has an exceptional mind and trainability. Do not miss this opportunity to breed your mares!
Congratulations on a successful first show for Jessica and Dillon yesterday at Walnut Trace Farm. They have been working hard to further their knowledge in dressage and jumping and it has paid off. Yesterday was a combined test show, which consisted of them competing in Dressage and Stadium and they came away with a 2nd place finish in the Stater Division. Great riding Jessica!
MM Mags Son Of A Gun and Aelin Johnson couldn’t have ended the season better yesterday in Lebanon, TN. They competed in 10 classes under 2 judges and brought home 17 blue ribbons and one 2nd place ribbon. The show started off with the Halter and Western classes, then Aelin and MM MAGS SON OF A GUN dubuted in jumping winning both classes, and then finished the day with English flat. It was the perfect way to end the season and build up points for year end awards. Congratulations to them both on their hard work and dedication the past 10 months and congratulations to MM MAGS SON OF A GUN’S owner Trent Tolbert on owning such a fantastic stallion.
MM MAGS SON OF A GUN is currently taking reservations for breedings for Spring 2017.
Labor day weekend was the Tennessee State Saddle Club show for Sierra, Scotch, and Tinkerbel. It was a bit of a rough show with Scotch taking a while to settle in and Tinkerbel competing against horses in large classes. Sierra and Scotch competed in Hunt Seat and Ranch that consisted of 15 and 30 riders. Sierra and Tinkerbe competed in Western Pleasure and Trail earning a 6th and 3rd place of over 15 riders. Great job Sierra, Tinkerbel, and Scotch.
Hannah and Aries Sisterling “Grace” had a great weekend at Brownland Farms in Franklin, TN. This was their second show competing in the 3ft Hunters and they took Reserve Champion with two 2nds and a third place on Saturday! Sunday was a little tougher but they still walked away with 3rd, 4th, and 6th place ribbons. With just a little more work they will be bringing home the blue! Congratulations on a great show!
It was a very successful weekend for Aelin and the One Eyed Wonder at the Ol South Dressage Show in Murfreesboro, TN. They competed in First Level Test 2 and 3 and Second Level Test 1 and 2 earning a 66.719, 66.321, 65. 152, and a 60.152, earning them 3 firsts and 1 second! With these scores they have now earned 4 of their 6 scores towards their USDF Bronze Medal. Over the winter they will be schooling 3rd level to debut in 2017! It has been an exciting adventure for both of them! Aelin would like to send out a big thank you to her sponsors Rutherford Farmer’s Co Op, Promises Kept Stable and Rehabilitation, and Rhinestones N More and Fern Kimmel for their incredible support.
It was another successful show for Aelin and MM MAGS SON OF A GUN. The POA Eastern Classic was a 3 day show and while these two only showed 2 days they still accumulated enough points to earn Reserve Champion 19 & Older Equotation and came in 3rd for the 19 & Over All Around Award. MM MAGS SON OF A GUN continues to show strong in Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle earning and 1st and 2nd place under 3 judges. He came back stronger in Horemanship and Equitation winning both pattern classes under 3 judges. Congratulations to Aelin and MM MAGS SON OF A GUN