Irish Hills Farm


American Saddlebred Horse Association 2012 High Point

2012 American Saddlebred Horse Association High Point results are in.  The classes are based on the horse except for equitation is based on the rider.  Participants are required to show in each division area 3 or more times at 3 different shows.  The results listed below are based on the 2012 High Point rules.

Congratulations to the following Irish Hills Farm riders and horses in 2012 American Saddlebred Horse Association High Point!

Open English Pleasure -9th place Elena and DRK Sassy Doll, 11th place Emily and Phantin Menace

Open Western Plesure - 3rd Elena and DRK Sassy Doll

In Hand - 5th place Elena and DRK Sassy Doll, 6th place Emily and Phantom Menace, and 7th Thalia and Chillin With Bugs Bunny

Walk/Trot (for all ages) - 3rd place Elena and DRK Sassy Doll and 4th place Emily and Phantom Menace

Congratulation to IHF riders at the 2012 IL Jr. Horse Show!

Congratulation to all the Irish Hill Farm riders for doing fantastic at the 2012 IL State Jr. Horse Show.  Our riders include:

Elena and DRK Sassy Doll

Emma  J and Roxy Music and IHF Black Pearl

Emily and Phantom Menace and LR Red

Emma S and Miss Tennessee Adams and Buck

Makayla and Glenn Bob

Colby and Odie

2012 Reserve Champion Overall Saddle Seat Champion at IL Jr. Horse Show

Elena and DRK Sassy Doll reveived the 2012 Reserve Champion Overall Saddle Seat Champion at the IL State Jr. Horse Show in July.  They competed in Saddle Seat Pleasure, Road Hack, Society Western Pleasure, Saddle Seat Halter, Saddle Seat Showmanship, Saddle Seat Equitation,and Dressage.  They also competed in Traditional Hunt Seat Pleasure, Hunt Seat Equitation, and Barrels.  Elena and DRK Sassy Doll also qualified and competed in versatility on Saturday night.

2012 Knox County 4-H Show

Congratulations to all Irish Hills Farm students at the Knox County 2012 Horse Show.  The riders competing were:

Elena J on DRK Sassy Doll and Ivory's Crystal Slipper

Emma J on Roxy Music and IHF Black Pearl

Thalia J on Top Hat, Sultan's Fancy Jane, and Chillin with Buggs Bunny

Maddie C on EZ

Morgan C on Royal Crest's Rockabilly

Emily M on Phantom Menace

Darrah S on Sissy 

Highlights on Horse Championships!

Grand Champion Horse Halter -- Maddie and EZ

Grand Champion Western Horsemanship -- Elena and DRK Sassy Doll

1st Beggining Western Horsemanship -- Thalia J and Top Hat

2nd Int/Adv Western Horsemanship - Emma J and Pearl

Grand Champion English -- Emily M and Phantom Menace

Res Grand Champion English - Elena and DRK Sassy Doll

1st English Equitation - Morgan and Royal Crest's Rockabilly

Res Grand Champion Western Pleasure - Elena and DRK Sassy Doll

Grand Champion Speed Events - Elena and DRK Sassy Doll

Res Grand Champion Speed Events - Emma J and Roxy Music

Also a big Congratulations to Thalia J and Charlie at the Dog Show.  They received Grand Champion Junior Showmanship.  Congratulations!

ASHA High Point System

American Saddlebred Horse Association added a High Point System for registered and half registered saddlebreds where USEF and non USEF shows will counts as points for each saddlebred and/or equitation rider.  The show resuts wil be under the horse's name in the ASHA database.  Local shows are included in the high point.  It is a great opportunity for all members to show their registered and half registered saddlebreds.  Thank you to Galesburg Boots and Saddle Club, Rusty Spur 4-H open youth show, and Lamoine Trails Saddle Club Futurity show.

Thank you American Saddlebred Horse Association!

High Point's Ivory Coast 2012 Foals arrive:

High Point's Ivory Coast's first 3 foals arrive this spring.  They are all 3 golden in color.  There are pictures in the photo gallery under 2012 foals.

  1.   A palomino colt out of Sultan's Fancy Jane on April 7, 2012, at 10:30 am.  He has 4 white socks and blaze.  His name is Chillin With Buggs Bunny.  He is owned by Thalia.  Look for him in Futurity show ring.
  2.   A palomino filly out of Stonewall's April Ice on April 11, 2012, in the early morning.  April was checked at 2 am and there was no foal.  At 5 am she was checked again.  This filly was cleaned off, dry, and up running around.  She has 3 white socks, star, stripe, and snipe.  Her name is Ivory's Crystal Slipper.  Look for her in the Futurity show ring.  She is for sale.
  3.   A golden filly out of Lady Beau Chrome arrived on May 24, 2012.  She has star and stripe.  She is owned by Joleen.

Look for more golden foals in 2013.  


Elena and DRK Sassy Doll competed in the 2012 IL Horse Fair Queen Contest.  They competed March 2-4 in Springfield, IL.

Elena and Sassy placed 2nd in horsemanship division.  Congratulations on a great ride!

Thank you to Americna Saddlebred Horse Association and Irish Hills Farm for sponsoring Elena and DRK Sassy Doll.

See their performance on the video page.

See pictures of the 2012 Queen contest on the photo gallery page.