Paints earn big checks in Farnam Pleasure Stakes classes
When asked, Mike Hachtel pointed to one thing that took him to the top of the judges’ cards on A Jellybean Impulse: consistency.
“Every time you look at that horse, he’s the same,” Mike said. “He’s a very consistent horse. He walks, he jogs, he lopes, and every time you look at him, it’s the same. If you can create a consistent picture, nine times out of 10, you can stay on top.”
That consistency proved vital in the Farnam 2-Year-Old Western Pleasure Stakes, which took place November 8 at the APHA World Championship Show. Mike and “Jellybean” won the class under four judges, making them the newest champions in the Farnam series of stakes classes. For their win, they took home $11,451 of the total $35,784 purse.
Jellybean, a 2012 chestnut overo gelding by A Scenic Impulse and out of Sensational Lollipop, was bred and is owned by Debi and Loren East of Bountiful, Utah.
“It takes all of us to make this work, but Farnam has stepped up to the plate and hopefully they feel like we’re representing them with really good horses,” Mike said.
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