We’ve had a great show at US Nationals in Tulsa! Preston and SH Cool Dude placed Top 10 in the HA/AA Reining Horse Open Championship and Diane Comeau and SH Cool Dude placed Top 10 in the HA/AA Reining Horse AAOTR Championship. We sure love that Cool Dude!
Diane and SH Cool Dude also placed Top 10 in the A/HA/AA Showmanship AAT Championship! This was Diane’s first time showing CD in Showmanship and she did a fantastic job! Thanks to Tyler O’Neal for all his help in getting CD ready to show.
Check out the July 2014 Arabian Horse Times for our ad! The ad was designed by Lisa Kent, the photo is by Osteen Schatzberg and the horse is SH Playin It Cool, owned by Diane Comeau. Preston was also interviewed for an editorial in the magazine. Be sure to look for our ad and read the editorial!
Congratulations to Rolf & Marina Brem of British Columbia, Canada on their purchase of Bald Faced Wimp! Bald Faced Wimp (2009 gelding by Wimpys Little Step x Angel Oak) is a great little horse and we wish you the best of luck!
Preston and Dun Bein Smart won the Limited Open Reining at the IRHA Farmington show. Congrats to his owners, Heidi and Roger Eggett!
Dun Bein Smart is a 2010 stallion by Smart Chic Olena x Dun Stoppin (x Hollywood Dun It).
We are really excited about the newly added Arabian and half-Arabian reining classes added to the High Roller Reining Classic in Las Vegas, Nevada. A huge thanks goes out to Dick Ames and Brumley Management Group for making this possible! We look forward to going to a reining show where we can show not only our Quarter Horses, but also our Arabians and half-Arabians.Read More»
In case you missed reading the article about our 2013 US Nationals success in the January edition of Arabian Horse World, here it is! Thanks so much to Connie O’Brien, Rob Hess, and Arabian Horse World for making this article possible!
We are so grateful for Preston’s AHA Reader’s Choice nomination and also the nomination of Diane Comeau, Nobles Top Gun, Sage Hill Arabians and Nathan Kent in the APAHA Horseman’s Awards and AHA Reader’s Choice Awards! Thank you to whoever nominated each of us. What an honer is is to be considered for such an award.
Preston Kent – Working Western Trainer of the Year
Nobles Top Gun – Arabian Working Western Horse of the Year
To vote for the APAHA Horseman’s Awards, you’ll need to be a member of the Arabian Horse Association. When you vote, you will need your AHA # and an email address. Click here to vote! We kindly ask you to consider voting for:
Thanks to Rob Hess for taking these photos at Arabian US Nationals!
Arabian Reining Horse Association members: We hope you consider voting for Preston on the ARHA Board of Directors ballot. Preston would love to help promote Arabian and half-Arabian reining as much as possible. Ballots must be postmarked no later than December 10, 2013.
Preston has been nominated for the 2013 Working Western Trainer of the Year by the Arabian Horse Times Readers Choice Awards! Thank you to whoever nominated Preston. We’re grateful for the nomination and support. Voting begins January 1, everyone please vote! Congratulations to all the other trainers who were also nominated:
WORKING WESTERN TRAINER
LaRae Fletcher Powell
SH Cool Dude
Preston showed SH Cool Dude in the first go of the Half Arab Open Reining and marked a 214, leading the pack after the first go. Two days later he repeated that streak in the second go scoring a 213, also the highest score, making a composite score of 427.
On Tuesday evening Preston drew up first in the Half Arab Open Finals. He had a great ride and scored a 214.5, the highest score of the show up until that point. He held the high score until Tyson Randal showed Paulis Europena and also scored a 214.5. After all 10 riders showed, Preston and Tyson were still tied for first. A run-off was decided between Preston and Tyson for champion and reserve. Preston was up first again. He and SH Cool Dude started their pattern out strong but unfortunately in their second large fast circle, CD stumbled and Preston accidentally dropped a rein. In a heart breaking turn of events Preston had to stop CD to pick up his rein and his pattern was over, they of course zeroed. We are soRead More»