ApHC Champion Horse
ApHC Supreme Champion Horse
National & World
Dream is a 1986 bay roan gelding registered
with the Appaloosa Horse Club (ApHC) as
"A Dream Come True". I purchased Dream from a family friend while I was in
college in hopes of having an all-around prospect. Dream has far exceeded my
Dream was bred in West Virginia by Dr. John
Godfrey. His sire was Baby Bar Patch. His "Appaloosa Roots" include two
ApHC Hall of
Fame members. He is a great-grandson of
Apache and a
Bars can also be found in this side of Dream's pedigree.
Dream's dam was a Quarter Horse mare, Franza
Bar, a double great granddaughter of the thoroughbred
Bars. One of his distant relatives even won the Belmont Stakes !!! (Luke
McLuke in 1914).
Dream began his show career in Maryland at
small, local shows. I began showing Dream in the larger, ApHC regional shows in
1989. Within a few years, we were showing up and down the east coast.
In 1995, our jobs took us to Texas. Dream
came along of course. I started showing in Texas the spring of 1996. I took the
second half of that show season off so Dream and I could adjust to being
In October of 1996, Dream and I started
"serious" trail-riding with the Cowboy Capital Trail Riders, from Bandera,
Texas. I met a lot of really nice people and look forward to going on other
trail rides with this group in the future. I was really proud of how my "little
show-pony" handled all the new experiences on the real trails. In November
1996, we went on the Cowboy Capitol Toys For Kids benefit ride. On this ride,
Dream actually crossed running water for the first time! I was so proud! He
didn't even hesitate to walk right into the stream.
In March of 1997, I finally got serious
about Pleasure Driving, and sent Dream to a trainer. He did extremely well, and
the trainer was really surprised that such an "old" horse picked up pulling a
cart so easily.
In 1998, I decided to once again try
something different, this time it was riding side saddle. Like everything else,
Dream took right to it. He earned his ROM in less than a year!
In 2000, I started running Dream in games
classes. Dream has become a real speedster. So far, his favorite games class is
Keyhole with the Figure-8 race running a close second.
Dream completed his ROM in Keyhole on April
22, 2000. He earned the ten points at 4 shows over three weekends! With the
completion of this ROM, Dream earned the ApHC Versatility Champion
Dream completed the points to earn his ROM
in Trail on August 26, 2000. Along with this ROM, Dream earned the ApHC
Supreme Champion Horse Award. This award has only been earned by 29 other
horses as of January 1, 2000.
Using Dream as my only mount, I completed
the requirements for the Non-Pro Supreme Champion Lifetime Award in November of
And to top it off, Dream lead the nation in
Senior Saddle Seat Pleasure for 2000!
ApHC National Championships!
National Champion - Non-Pro Saddle Seat
6th - Open Saddle Seat Pleasure
8th - Non-Pro 35 & Over
Showmanship at Halter
ApHC World Championships!
Reserve World Champion - Non-Pro Saddle
Reserve World Champion - Open Saddle Seat Pleasure
Open Keyhole Race
8th - Non-Pro Keyhole Race
Lead the Nation in Ladies Side Saddle
- Registered Name: A Dream Come True
- Age: 22 years
- Breed: Appaloosa
- Color: Bay Roan
- Born: 1986 in Hurricane, West
- Sire: Baby Bar Patch
- Dam: Franza Bar (AQHA)
- Breeder: Dr. John S. Godfrey, DVM
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