2016 NSBA Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
The National Snaffle Bit Association announces this year's Hall of Fame inductees.
June 7, 2016
From the National Snaffle Bit Association
The National Snaffle Bit Association is proud to announce its 2016 Hall of Fame inductees in three categories. Radical Rumors is named to the Show Horse division, Good Version is inducted in the Breeding Horse category and The Hannagan Family is honored in the Individual class.
As a show horse, Radical Rumors amassed NSBA and AQHA earnings of $94,821.55 throughout her show career and earned more than 1,000 AQHA points. Her impressive show record includes a third place finish at the AQHA World Show in 1999 in Two Year Old Western Pleasure followed up by world championships in 2001 in Junior Western Pleasure and Amateur Western Pleasure. Bred by Steve Martin, she now is owned by Olivia Hoecker of Reddick, Florida where she is retired.
Good Version leaves his legacy as a leading sire with a distinguished list of offspring. He sired more than 1,300 foals with 432 becoming AQHA point earners. More notably, his get have earned $578,337.97 in NSBA earnings, $558,041.92 in AQHA Incentive Fund earnings and more than 37,000 AQHA points. Some of his offspring include Show Diva, Batt Mann, RV Won Good Version, Gypsys Little Image and RL Cocoas Version. Good Version Inc, co-owned by John Wainscott and Bill & Brenda Guffey, purchased the stallion in November 1993 as a three year old and owned him for the duration of his career until his death in 2006.
The Hannagan Family is well known to many Midwesterners for their horse show facility and management team. Patriarch of the family, Gordon Hannagan, had a vision of creating a place to host auctions and equine events. Their facility, appropriately named ‘Gordyville’ has 160,000 square feet of space and has two 100 x 270 arenas and can hold up to 650 stalls. The Hannagan Family has hosted NSBA events since they opened their doors in 1988 including the Pleasure Jubilee and Breeders Classic Yearling Sale. They also held some of the first Equestrians With Disabilities classes in the country. Mary Hannagan has also served on the Show Management Committee for NSBA. The Hannagans continue to work together as a family from show management to announcing and even helping with the back gate. They continue to impact the horse industry and NSBA.
NSBA congratulates all of the Hall of Fame inductees. They will each be honored at the annual Awards Banquet on August 17, 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.