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»
Congratulations to Kevin & Matthew Stains on their purchase of SH Cockadudealou! Thanks Patrick Corrigan of Regal Bay Farm – agent. We are so excited for the Stains, we know they are going to love this sweet gelding. SH Cockadudealou will remain in training with Preston and go to US Nationals in October.
Preston and Dun Bein Smart had a great ride in the Level 1 Futurity at the IRHA reining horse show in Heber, Utah. They finished second place and took home a check of $450. Dun Bein Smart is a 2010 stallion by Smart Chic Olena x Dun Stoppin (x Hollywood Dun It). Owned by Roger & Heidi Eggett.Read More»
Preston is currently offering 3 months training with the purchase of any futurity prospect from Sage Hill Arabians. Contact him for more details email@example.com or 801-690-4112. Sage Hill Arabians is currently offering many talented futurity prospects. Many Sage Hill horses have gone on to be incredibly successful in the reining show pen. Read a list of all the champions we have produced and sold here.
This year’s Region 4 was full of red ribbons!
Preston and SH Cockadudealou placed reserve in both the HA/AA Reining Futurity and the HA/AA Reining Junior Horse at the Arabian Region 4 show. SH Cockadudealou is owned by Sage Hill Arabians and Heritage Farms.
Diane Comeau and her horse SH Cool Dude (Buenos Partee Dude x Noble Duchess) competed against 15 other riders in the Open HA/AA Reining Horse and scored a 74, making her reserve champion! Congratulations Diane! She had a beautiful ride.
Preston showed SH Cool Dude last night at the IRHA show in Farmington and scored a 70.5 in the Limited Open. Had a good time at the show, thanks IRHA for all you do! This was a good warm up before heading to Arabian Region 4 today. SH Cool Dude is owned by Diane Comeau.
We are proud to announce that Equine Oasis is our tack sponsor. Preston recently purchased a Jim Taylor saddle from Equine Oasis and has been very impressed with the quality and workmanship. Not only does Equine Oasis sell saddles, it also has bits, pads, headstalls, and other tack. Check them out on their website www.equineoasis.com or at their booth at the next reining show you are at. Tim Bauer has given us great customer service and has been wonderful to work with. We highly recommend Equine Oasis!
The Kent Family was very sorry to hear of the passing of Noble Iceman. This sad news came as a great shock and disappointment. Horses like him do not come around often. He was one of the finest results of over 30 years of breeding. He was an example of the pride and vision that go into producing quality Arabians. I myself have never been so captivated by one individual horse, both by his beauty and also his mental and physical talent. He was an inspiration to me as a young trainer. He gave me something to look forward to each day and something to take pride in. And now, though we acknowledge that we can never fully replace Iceman, the dream of producing more horses like him is what drives us forward. Our hearts go out to the Golestani family, for we know that they too have suffered a great loss. Not only those who have been involved with Iceman, but also the Arabian breed will miss this great stallion. It was a privilege to be a part of his life and I am grateful that he was a part of mine.
We’d like to thank Heritage Ranch for building us a beautiful new tack room. We’ve been hard at work staining it and moving in. We are still working on the inside but come by and check it out!Read More»
Congratulations to Rachel Nicks on her purchase of SH Zeenormous. We are so excited for their future together!
SH Zeenormous is a 2008 purebred gelding by Vaguely Noble x Zee Norma Jean. He was previously owned by Sage Hill Arabians and Heritage Farms. He recently placed 6th at the 2013 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show in the Arabian Reining Futurity.