by Christine HamiltonThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Kayotic and AQHA Professional Horseman Ross Roark
“We’ve been on quite a roll with this horse!” Debby Brehm of Lincoln, Nebraska, told The American Quarter Horse Journal.
AQHA Professional Horseman Ross Roark of Monahans, Texas, had just led her yearling stallion, Kayotic, to the 2013 AQHA world championship in yearling stallions November 21, a repeat of her daughter, Morgan’s, win with the colt in the amateur November 15.
“He’s won every futurity he’s been in this year,” Debby continued. “We tied for first at the (All American Quarter Horse) Congress and lost on the tie-breaker. I won the (Adequan Select World Championship Show), my daughter won the amateur and Ross today – that made it a three-way sweep at the world shows and that’s pretty exciting.
AQHA Professional Horseman Denny Hassett of Auburn, Kansas, and Doug Coleman fitted and trained Kayotic for the show. Ross catch-led the colt for the class, and “did a tremendous job,” Debby added.
“They’ve really worked hard to get him to show,” Debby said. “As a stallion, he’s been a bit nippy. They’ve worked so hard (with him) these past couple of months and he has been showing like a dream.
“I can’t take any credit for that at all. He likes to show and that helps a lot. When a horse wants to get out there and show, that makes a difference.”
As a youth, Morgan had always wanted to show a stallion, but that’s not allowed in the youth division. When she started showing amateur, she told her mother she really wanted to show a stallion, and that’s how they ended up with Kayotic.
“Denny went out and found him at Lonn and AQHA Professional Horseman Kathy Smallwood’s … they raised him,” Debby said. “That’s how it started. It was a good move on our part. We’ve always shown geldings or mares, so this has been a new venture for us.”
They plan to show the horse through his 2-year-old year and then decide where to go from there – either sell him or stand him.
“We just want to enjoy the win today and this whole week,” Debby said. “He will stay in our hands for next year for sure.”
She added: “We’re pretty excited. This is the first time that we’ve had something at Select, amateur and open to win it all. We’ve, when my daughter was a youth, won the youth and amateur, but this is the first time to do something like this, here at the World Show. That makes it extra special.”
Debby really enjoys showing halter with her daughter.
“She’s got the bug like I do, growing up showing horses,” Debby said. “She does the all-around as well with Robin Frid. We also do pleasure horses with Rusty Green.
“Our halter horses have been with Denny, and next year we’re celebrating our 30th anniversary together … we’re going to have a big party here next year. It’s going to be a big celebration!”
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