First Legacy GM+++/
The "GM" of Westbrook Sport Horses, none other than Gwen Marshall herself, is back in the saddle again. Gwen campaigned the lovely and talented First Legacy GM+++/ in amateur owner dressage and under saddle classes in 2018 after a long hiatus from the show ring.
Earning an additional award of merit in 2018, Gwen and Ginger had a successful year. They are looking forward to showing off their developing partnership under the tutelage of Dannelle Haugen during the 2019 show season.
First Legacy GM +++/
Foaled April 25, 2010, "Ginger" was special from the beginning. according to her veterinarian Dr. Bo Weeks.. Well known Arabian trainer, Jeff Schall, saw Ginger at 3 months and felt that she would do quite well in the Main Ring halter. As a yearling, Ginger was presented to a Trakehner inspector and was given a premium scoring.
Her initial conditioning and in-hand training was done by Beth Anderson Ness who handed the lead to Dannelle Haugen for Ginger's first taste of showing in-hand. As a 2 year-old, Ginger won her first Sport Horse in Hand class with a 78.25 qualifying her for Arabian Regional V, where she claimed a Top Five (3rd) despite being the youngest competitor in the class. Ginger went on to Arabian Sport Horse Nationals in Nampa, ID. claiming the title of Reserve Champion 2 year old Half-Arabian Sport Horse Filly. Not bad for only 3 shows.
As a 3 year old, Ginger continued to show in-hand, again qualifying for Regionals. Dannelle and Ginger won their qualifying Half-Arabian Junior Horse Hunter Under Saddle class. Ginger followed up with another winning ride (Beth Anderson Ness in the irons), in Region V Championships. Due to logistics, Ginger competed at Canadian Nationals in Manitoba, Canada claiming Top Ten standing in both In-Hand, and Junior Horse Under Saddle.
About merit awards...,, the special award notations following Ginger's name....
The Arabian Horse Show Association established the Horse Achievement Program to recognize outstanding horses. These awards are presented to horses that have achieved outstanding records for; halter or performance, competitive trail, endurance riding or racing. Thousands of horses compete in a variety of disciplines every year, but few reach the levels that warrant receiving the prestigious Achievement Awards.
Points were earned in AHA recognized classes including; Sport horse mares in hand, green working hunter, hunter hack, sport horse under saddle - junior horse, modified working hunter, dressage- training level- junior horse and novice eventing.
Ginger holds regional (V) championships and reserve championships in dressage- training level-Jr horse and sport horse under saddle- Jr. and top five placings in; green working hunter, regular working hunter and mares in hand.
National titles include; reserve champion dressage- training level- jr and 2yo sport horse fillies in hand. Top ten placings in; dressage- training level, sport horse under saddle- Jr, sport horse mares in hand- hunter type, sport horse under saddle- Jr horse, dressage- training level and Junior horse.