Indian Artifacts and HBF Iron Man Offspring Making a SPLASH at the 2013 Congress!

October 18th, 2013 12:28 PM | No Comments

Robin DeGraff is pleased to share stories of success from DeGraff Stables! HBF Iron Man and Indian Artifacts offspring have been having a great Quarter Horse Congress this year. Here are just a few, with more to come!

NICOLE GRIFFO AND FACTUAL ENCOUNTER BY INDIAN ARTIFACTS – 2013 CONGRESS CHAMPION 11 & UNDER HUNTER UNDER SADDLE

2013 Factual Encounter Congress Ch 11andUnderWNicoleThis is a very touching story for the 11 year old Nicole and also for Tyler Schultz and Mark Potterton; all of whom have combined for their first ever Congress Championship!  Nicole actually exceed their plan last year: they did not anticipate her placing so well in the 2012 Congress, and it caused her to point out of the Novice Youth last year.  In all of 2013, in addition to her Youth HUS, she showed Factual Encounter in Senior HUS classes, winning many first places against trainers and other show persons!
 
Factual Encounter was bred and raised by DeGraff Stables. By Indian Artifacts, he is out of one of our very special mares by Regal Lark and has many siblings whom also are competitive in AQHA and USHJA competitions!
 
SARAH ELDER CHABOT AND A WELL DRESSED MAN BY HBF IRON MAN – 2013 CONGRESS CHAMPION AMATEUR HUNTER HACK
 
well dressed manThis team of Sarah and A Well Dressed Man, by HBF Iron Man, has been story book from the start.  Under the guidance of Karen Evans Mundy, they have systematically developed this young horse into a top competitor and continue to add events as the team matures.  “Sarah and her enthusiasm for the show ring is infectious,” shares Robin, “and I couldn’t be happier for both the horse and rider.” 
 
“It’s always tough to sell the horses we raise… we are so pleased when they end up in good programs and are allowed to reach their potential!” A Well Dressed Man by HBF Iron Man was bred and raised by DeGraff Stables and is out of one of DeGraff’s wealth of  Thoroughbred mares.  There are several full and half siblings, all of which have achieved wins in both AQHA and USEF competitions.
 
SUSAN MARIE STOCKER AND HBF SILVER N CHROME BY HBF IRON MAN – 2013 CONGRESS TOP 10 JUNIOR HUNTER UNDER SADDLE
 
2013 Congress Top 10 Jr HUS

2013 Congress Top 10 Jr HUS

Susan Stocker and HBF Silver N Chrome by HBF Iron Man have capped an exceptional 2013 show season with their Top 10 Placing in the Junior Hunter Under Saddle at the 2013 Congress!  In 2012, this team was AQHA High Point Top 5 and Top Year End Champions in Green HUS and Junior HUS along with Top 5 2012 Congress placings in HUS.  They are AQHA World Show qualified in Junior HUS and Pleasure Driving.  “Susan has this horse impeccably prepared and he has won many, many futurities through the past two years!” exclaims Robin.  HBF Silver and Chrome was bred and raised by Bruce Brown of Frankfort, KY. Congratulations Susan and “Pooh” on another great year! (See Photo: 2013 Congress top 10 Jr HUS)

 
 
 
 
KELBY KANE AND SPEAKING SOFTLY BY INDIAN ARTIFACTS – 2013 CONGRESS CHAMPION NSBA NOV YOUTH EQUITATION OVER FENCES
 
10-13 Congress Win PhotoWe are so proud of Kelby Kane on Speaking Softly by Indian Artifacts (gray mare on the right hand side) 2013 Congress Champion NSBA Nov Youth Eq Over Fences and 6th Overall, Non-Pro Hunter Classic-10th Overall and Nov Youth Working Hunter-3rd NSBA Eq Over Fences 13 & Under-5th and 14th Overall.  “Izzy” as she is affectionately know is just a very special horse with a long, long list of multiple Championships Over Fence in both AQHA and USHJA competitions with different riders.  David Warner teamed “Izzy” with Kelby this year and they have had an exceptional year!  A special thanks to David Warner!  Speaking Softly was bred and raised by Linda Landis.  (See Photo:  10-13 Congress Win Photo)
 
MINDY BARR AND GOTTA LOVER HER BY INDIAN ARTIFACTS – 2013 CONGRESS TOP 10 YOUTH AGED MARE HALTER CLASS
 
Gotta Lover Her 8th Place Congress Youth Halter Mares

Gotta Lover Her 8th Place Congress Youth Halter Mares

Mindy Barr from Circleville Ohio with her mare; Gotta Lover Her by Indian Artifacts! Congratulations to this team on a 8 th place over all finish in the 2013 Youth Aged Mare Halter Class today at Congress!  The team has points in Youth Halter, Showmanship and Hunter Under Saddle. Heather Barr also wanted to thank and congratulate Delaney Carter Tittel.   Gotta Lover Her was bred and raised by Amber Clark and is out of her Dakota Te mare; CR Simplicity.

 
“We have many others that are set to compete in the coming week and we wish them all the best in their Open, Youth and Amateur competitions!” shares Robin. “We invite you to come visit us the 20th through the 27th in the Gilligan Building (South).  We are in stalls 1199-1207 and 1238-1244, about midway between the Green Wall and Cooper Arena off the center aisle.”
 
DeGraff Stables has breeding specials for all the stallions plus a free breeding drawing from paid bookings!   Contact us for information for:  DGS INDYGO, FROSTY THE GOODBAR, HBF IRON MAN, HES A COOL HOTROD, INDIAN ARTIAFACTS, INVITE THE ARTIST and PR TELLS A TALE.    Or, you may visit our websites:  Stallion Breeding Information:  www.DeGraffStables.com and DeGraff Stables Offspring Information:  www.WhatiWork4.com !!!
 
“We also have several prospects offered for your consideration and for your viewing; yearlings and under saddle horses!  Please call ” Robin Cell: 419.573.9098 or Jenna Cell: 440.915.4290!  Email: robin@whatiwork4.com

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