The weather was a challenge, but we had a great time at the 2013 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show! Here are some of the hightlights:
— John O’Hara rode TA Markoni to 5th place in The Scottsdale Purebred Futurity winning $3,000. Congratulations to owners Gut Fronleitenhof Austria and Leona Dries.
— Congrats to Steve Grove and TA Horizon on Winnning Prime Time Plus Arabian ATR. Bringing home a check for $2,000. We are so proud and happy for you!
— We also were very proud that TA Mozart won the Purebred Arabian Working Western Horse of the Year honors!
— Congratulations to Kimberly Tillman and TA Hermes on winning the Purebred Arabian Non Pro Futurity Reserve Championship. Congratulations to Shannon O’Neal on the purchase of this talented horse. We look forward to seeing you in the show pen!
Also, a big congratulations to our long time client Cori Sampson Vokoun and BSF Buffalo Bill Cody on winning the 2013 Scottsdale ATR Half Arab Derby and taking a check home for $5,000. Also congrats to Cori and BSF Marshall Dillion on winning Reserve in same class and taking home check for $3,400. Cori and these talented two horses are pictured left.
For more behind the scenes info and pictures of the show, please visit our Facebook page!
Congratulations to Shannon O’Neal on the purchase of TA Hermes, aka Hero, at the 2013 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show!
Hero and Kimberly Tillman, pictured left, took the 2013 Reserve Championship in the Purebred Futurity at Scottsdale. Another great horse with a lot of talent and a great future in the show pen, for both Shannon and Hero, under the guidance of John O’Hara and his assistant trainers, Aaron and Rane.
Something you may not know about John O’Hara: He believes in helping others. John is a big supporter and advocate of ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship. Please watch this video and you will see how important the horse is not only to us but children and adults who really need the horses help and our financial support to keep this great service going.
At the 2012 Arabian National Championship Show in Tulsa, OK, Kimberly Tillman rode FR Scarlet Ohara to the US National Championship in Limited AOTR Reining and were the and US National Intermediate Reserve Champion!
“I literally had the time of my life tonight!,” said Kimberly afterthe awards ceremony. “Thanks for John training such and incredible horse for me to ride, and thanks to the O’Hara Team, Aaron & Rane for being the talented and wonderful individuals they are. This was a dream of mine and now I can take that off the bucket list!”
Best Wishes to our customers and their horses showing at US Nationals October 19th-27th in Tulsa, Oklahoma!
We’re excited that the following will be heading to Tulsa under the guidance of John O’Hara Performance Horses:
Steve Grove & TA Horizon
Ed Koehler & Im Smarty Cat
Cori Vokoun & Buckshots Lady Luck
Cori Vokoun & Dun Its Finest
Cori Vokoun & Premium Buckshot
Cori Vokoun & Belazarbi
Cori Vokoun & BSF Marshall Dillon
Kimberly Tillman & RF Scarlet Ohara
John O’Hara & RF Spareme Thedetails, riding for Ranch of Cherry Creek owned by Steve Grove
John O’Hara & Zees Mega Sweet riding for Buck Ranch owned by Dave & Joy Buck
John O’Hara & TA Mozart riding for Southern Star Ranch
John O’Hara & BSF Marshall Dillon riding for Buckshot Farms, owned by John & April Sampson, Dan & Cori Vokoun
We are very excited to be part of the Rein N Good Times Traveling Cocktail/Appetizer parties at the 2012 US Nationals. Here is the schedule:
John O’Hara PH- Oct. 19th
Gary & Tami Ferguson- Oct. 20th
Ranch of Cherry Creek- Oct. 22nd
Jessica Bein- Oct. 23rd
Event hours will be from 5-7 PM at the stalls of above Hosts and there will be drawings for great giveaways. So please come by and make yourself known. Kyle Tack saw we were having a party at US Nationals and not only offered to sponsor the food but is also going to donate Discount Coupons towards purchases at Kyle Tack!
And we were contacted by Gut Fronleitenhof of Austria who also saw our Rein N Good Times announcement and they have offered to sponsor the Wine and will be shipping the wine in from a fabulous Vineyard. WOW….So Grateful…… THANK YOU GUT FRONLEITENHOF !!!!!
Rane Baker has joined the John O’Hara Performance Horses team. Rane brings a lot of great experience to Johns program with very similar riding and training style as John. Rane has worked for Shawn Flarida, Silver Spurs, Terry Wegener, and Dave Dillman.
With Aaron and Rane we are looking forward to great things happening!
We are at the Reichert Celebration in Ft Worth and what a great show! The added money is great and when you win a championship they GIVE you a really nice jacket. This has been one of the best and thought out shows we have ever been to.
Here are some of our results:
Steve Grove and TA Horizon won $697 in Open Reining.
John and TA Mozart won $792.25
John and Zees Mega Sweet win $450 owned by Joy Buck