Charlie DeAtley, 2015 RMHA Trainer of the Year and SRF’s
Silver Sundown 2015 Rea Swan Versatility Award Winner
Congratulations to Charlie DeAtley on being named the RMHA
Trainer of the Year at the awards banquet held at Boone Tavern, Berea, KY on
December 12th. Charlie is a dedicated trainer who excels in all disciplines of
training – Under Saddle, Western, Conformation, Trail Obstacle, and other
versatility events. As a professional since 1998, Charlie has developed many
skills over the years and has had the opportunity to help many horses develop to
high levels of accomplishment. His horses are willing, skilled companions in
all venues. We salute Charlie on his many accomplishments and his 2015 RMHA
Trainer of the Year Award.
HBF Furious Revenge ~ Winner of the 2015 UMH Ace of Spades
Super Horse Award
Wow . . . We offer our sincere congratulations
to Don & Nancy Copland and HBF Furious Revenge – winner of the 2015 UMH Ace of
Spades Super Horse Award. It was like a dream come true for “Duncan” and his
trainer, Charlie DeAtley, to rise to this level. Never before in the history of
the Association has a park performance horse been able to win this prestigious
award which requires competing in several different venues. In order to show
the horse’s true versatility, several classes are offered. Duncan won his
Under Saddle Mares/Gelding Park Pleasure Championship class and Adult
Equitation. He was reserve champion in Trail Obstacle, fourth in Western
Pleasure, and fifth in Conformation. We are so proud of all he was able to
accomplish in spite of what he had to overcome at birth. Duncan was born to a
mother who didn’t love him. He had to be removed from her and raised by a nurse
mare. He was down on his pasterns so badly that he had to have tiny shoes glued
to his back hooves when he was only a few days old. Fortunately, Duncan
received the best of care from all the folks who loved him enabling him to
become the Super Horse he is today. We congratulate the Copland’s, Charlie, and
most of all we congratulate Duncan for his tenacity and all the success he has
enjoyed. Way to go!
Congratulations to the 2015 Rea Swan Versatility Award
Winner: SRF’s Silver Sundown
the third time, SRF’s Silver Sundown is the winner of the Rea Swan Versatility
Award. How exciting! We congratulate Steve and Susan Heuslein on this
outstanding Stallion’s accomplishments. Silver has risen to every occasion. He
did a fantastic job in Conformation, Under Saddle, Trail Obstacle, Pole Bending,
Bareback, and the Water Glass Class in order to accumulate the highest overall
point value. Silver and his trainer, Charlie DeAtley, make quite a team.
Congratulations guys . . . you were awesome!
Carollynn Tucker Wins the 2015 Ashley Hytry Youth Versatility
to Carollynn Tucker! You can see the joy on her face after receiving the Ashley
Hytry Award. Carollynn competed in several venues in order to rise to top
honors in the 11 and Under Division in order to be considered for this
prestigious award. She and Gaitway’s Jasmine Joy were awesome! They competed
in Trail Obstacle, 11 & Under Country Trail Pleasure, 11 & Under Western,
Showmanship, Equitation, and Water Glass in order to accumulate the highest
number of points. Congratulations to Carollynn, Jazzy and her owners Steve and
Susan Heuslein, and to her trainer Robert Lawson of Stoner Ridge Farm. Woo Hoo
guys . . . super job!
Chapel Tinius and Carollynn Tucker Take Top Honors at the UMH
Congratulations to Chapel and Carollynn! Their hard
work has paid off in a big way! They were the recipients of the Youth
Versatility Awards at the 2015 UMH World Show. Way to go girls!
Woo Hoo! SRF’s Silver Sundown Wins
to Silver for winning the Versatility Award at both the UMH Kentucky State
Championship and the Summer Celebration. What an awesome stallion. Hat’s off
to owners, Steve and Susan Heuslein, and congratulations to Charlie DeAtley in
Congratulations to HBF Furious Revenge for his Park Pleasure
Championship wins at the UMH Spring Premier and at the UMH Fonzie Graham
Memorial Horse shows.
everyone knows Duncan's story . . . He was premature and unloved by his mother.
He became a 'foster child' to Cinnamon who would lead him to the barn to drink
milk from his bucket. He had to have special attention to help support weak back
pasterns AND he was ugly. We thought he wouldn't even live when he was born.
Thanks to Glen and Val who nurtured him and to Nancy for providing what he
needed to grow and develop. Thanks to Robert who started him and then turned him
over to Charlie who has ridden him for the last two years. We never imagined he
would grow up to be what he is. Thanks to all who have come to love and care for
this awesome horse who belongs to Don and Nancy Copland. Love you Duncan!
of the Show!
Gaitway's Jasmine Joy had a fantastic show at the UMH Fonzie Graham Memorial.
She was truly the little engine that could. Nine year old
Carolynn Tucker rode her to win the 11 & Under CTP Under Saddle, Western, and
Trail Obstacle Classes. Robert was in the irons when she won the CTP
Mares/Geldings class. He and Emily Noland won the Pro/Am. She placed reserve
in Western and Amateur. Her success led her to win the Adult Versatility
Award! When it came time for the Country Trail Championship, Jazzy was able to
strut her stuff one more time winning the class. All her accumulated points put
her in the running for the Breeder's Cup mare competition. When the judging and
tabulations were announced, once again Gaitway's Jasmine Joy was announced as
the winner. What a show!
Congratulations to Jazzy her owners: Steve and Susan
Heuslein, her trainer:
Robert Lawson, and her exhibitors: Carollynn Tucker,
Emily Nolan, and Robert Lawson! Woo Hoo . . . .
Robert Lawson presented with the UMH Ambassador Award
to Robert for being honored for all he has done for the Mountain Horse
industry! On Saturday night of the World Show Grand Championships, Robert was
asked to come to center ring with trainers, exhibitors, owners, and spectators.
Little did he realize he would be the focus of the presentation. Robert was
honored for his many years of service [Link
to UMH Mountain Horse Ambassador Award 2014], for
his dedication, and for all the young trainers who have had the benefit of his
influence. Robert is truly honored by this awesome recognition.
SRF Silver Sundown Wins the Rea Swan Versatility Award
the second time, SRF’s Silver Sundown was the recipient of the Rea Swan
Versatility Award at the Rocky Mountain International Show. With an astounding
48 out of a possible 50 points, Silver was able to claim the title once again.
The Rea Swan Versatility Award is comprised of under saddle, trail obstacle,
conformation, western, water glass, and bareback classes. Charlie DeAtley did
an outstanding job riding him to the win in both 2010 and in 2014.
Congratulations to his owners, Steve and Susan Heuslein! What an accomplishment
Congratulations to SRF’s Silver Sundown Winner of the UMH
Western World Grand Championship
the fifth time Silver has ridden to victory in Western WGC! He made an awesome
performance. Ruby, rode with her dad in the victory pass. Congratulations to
Charlie DeAtley in the irons and to his owners, Steve and Susan Heuslein!
Congratulations to World Grand Champion Yearling, Moriah Mae!
stiff competition, Moriah Mae, yearling filly belonging to Steve and Susan
Heuslein rose to top honors winning the Yearling Grand Championship. She
was sired by SRF’s Silver Sundown and out of Sundown Special (who is a daughter
of Kilburn’s Chocolate Sundown). She is as sweet as she is beautiful.
Congratulations Steve and Susan.
SRF’s Silver Sundown wins Kentucky
State Breeder’s Cup
to SRF’s Silver Sundown for winning the 2014 UMH Breeder’s Cup Stallion award.
The recognition is given to both stallions and mares. The top five high point
recipients during the show are asked to come back for a special Breeder’s Cup
class after the championships. The award is based on 60% of the points
accumulated, 30% conformation in the Breeder’s Cup class, and 10% temperament.
Silver did a fantastic job. Congratulations to his handler, Charlie DeAtley and
to his owners Steve and Susan Heuslein, LaCrescent, MN.