April 9, 2014 14:44 by Jaime
Premier Paint Sires
I'm lucky that Kasino's sire's owners have elected to put him into the Premier Paint Sires program, which makes limited 3 year olds eligible for a special class at three different horse shows as long as they have a limited rider. This makes the Premier Paint Sires class our biggest goal for the year and has the best prospect for a big payout.
Even luckier still, I was already planning on attending one of these shows right here in NC in July, so there is almost no extra cost except $150 entry fee!
And it gets better...there's $1250 paid to the highest non-pro, and since I'm both limited AND non-pro, I can shoot for this realistic goal even though I lack the assistance of a full time trainer :)
Since the Premier Paint Sires program is brand new, there is quite a bit of what I consider "dead money" in there. There are about 9 stallions added that don't even have any three year olds on the ground! Although I'm sure the competition will still be fierce, the sheer number of eligible 3 year old prospects (around 246 total based on a brief look at APHA.com registered babies) is just not that large in comparison. So we are definitely going to go give that $1250 a look!
We gotta get broke. A harsh winter and no indoor put us behind. We know there's hard work left to be done! Here's where we stood at the end of March.
We'd love to have you come klap for Kasino if you're in Eastern NC on July 19, how about it?
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