Ton of Success
Ton Of Trouble experienced a homecoming of sorts at the APHA World Championship Show, but his visit to Fort Worth, Texas, was unlike any other horse in attendance.
Though he didn’t step into the John Justin Arena as a World Show competitor, “Dexter” entered as a champion—the latest winner of the APHA’s Superior All-Around Award.
Paired with owner Julia DuJonge and trainer Heather Brower, Dexter, a 2000 sorrel overo gelding by Mr I B Trouble and out of Miss Dee Dexter, racked up the final points for the award throughout the 2014 show season.
Dexter is only the 139th recipient of the award, which requires horses to earn a Superior in halter and a performance event, as well as Registers of Merit in at least four performance categories. Paired with talented riders, Dexter finished out his award by earning 20 halter points and six hunter hack points in 2014.
“Halter was definitely the toughest event, because we sometimes had to show against the younger and specialty halter horses, but Heather did a great job of keeping him in good shape,” Julia said.
Paired with Dexter since January 2011, Julia knew he was her ideal mount at first meeting.
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