Move-in Day at Pinto Worlds Shows Promise for a Big Show!
Our newest correspondent Brandy Smith is showing, and reporting, at the 2013 Pinto Worlds this year, and will be sharing all of the action for our readers here at PleasureHorse.com! She made the trip from Ohio to Tulsa beginning Friday the 7th and so far has gotten moved in with the rest of the fairgrounds:
Day 1 at Pinto Worlds- It was a warm, sunny and breezy day here in Tulsa. Trailers were backed up 15 deep for check in at 8am. The bustle of move in day and unpacking was going on all throughout the 4 barns and the vendor area. Looks like it is going to be another huge show!!
Brandy Smith is a 19 year old avid equestrian, who is attending The University of Findlay for Pre-Law. “I have been riding horses since I was 6 months old and grew up on my parents horse farm in eastern Pennsylvania,” she explains. “My parents, Mark and Laura Smith, were full time APHA horse trainers and breeders and I grew up on the back of a horse.” The Smiths moved to Ohio in 2005 when Mark became an instructor at the Western farm at The University of Findlay. Mark and Laura are still able to train, and show APHA and PtHA all around the country, including a yearly trip to the Pinto World Show. “Pinto Worlds is my favorite show of the year; so much fun and great people and horses,” Brandy exclaims. “I have been blessed with several amazing horses, all bred, raised and trained on our farm. I have also been blessed with wonderful, supportive parents who allow me to show extensively, and chase my dreams and become a multiple World Champion. My current show horse is a 2008 gelding named Struttin My Assets aka Charlie. I show him in all around 14-18 youth events (everything from showmanship to western pleasure to barrels) and he is a joy to own and show. His mother was my walk trot horse and I have had Charlie since the day he was born. I have done 95% of his training myself. This is my last year of youth and I look forward to many more years in the show ring as an amateur.”