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DASH TO THE WIN

Dez Add To The Assets reign in speed events brought him to the Super Gelding races top spot.
By JILL SCHELLENBERG

SUPER GELDING
Winner: Dez Add To The Assets, a 2004 chestnut overo gelding by Hes Got The Assets and out of Added Dimension Owner/Exhibitor: Tammy Botsford, Rockyview, Alberta, Canada Breeder: Roger and Jeanette Dezall, Spruce View, Alberta, Canada
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Points Earned: 60 Number of Classes: 3 Top Placings: World champion in Pole Bending; reserve world champion in Stake Race; sixth in Senior Barrel Racing

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JILL SCHELLENBERG

ez Add To The Assets proved he can play with the big boys at the APHA World Championship Show, where the speed-event horse earned the 2013 Super Gelding award. The 2004 chestnut overo gelding, who is owned and exhibited by Tammy Botsford of Rockyview, Alberta, Canada, topped the charts with a world championship in Pole Bending, reserve world championship in Stake Race and sixth place in Senior Barrel Racing. Before her world champion win, Tammy knew she had to revise her frame of mind and just let Jake do what he did best. For our pole bending runs, I had my Amateur class first and I wasnt happy with that run because I was listening to people in the stands. For my Open run, I thought, Now Im just going to go in and make a nice clean run and let him have itjust let him go how he likes to go, and it worked out well, Tammy said. The award came as a surprise to Tammy, whose friends and significant other, Darryl Laycock, were unsure whether or not to tell her about Jakes top standing for the award. It wasnt even on my radar, Tammy said. I guess I was phoned at home first before I got a call on my cell phone; when I texted Darryl at home, he said, Yeah, I knew already. I gave them your number. And I said, Oh my gosh, way to keep a secret, honey. Participating at the World Show was almost an after-thought for Tammy. She competed with Jake at the Extreme Cowboy Association World Championship Show two weeks before the show and decided to prolong her stay in the Lone Star State. I thought, You know what, Im in Texas. I want to stay and do it all, the second-time World Show exhibitor said. Its been incredible, the whole experience.

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Super Gelding
2. Big Expectations
Stats: A 2007 sorrel overo gelding by The Big Sensation and out of Expectations Of Gold (QH) Owner: Rockin Bar S LLC, Magnolia, Texas Breeder: Siri Darrell, Whitesboro, Texas Points Earned: 48 Number of Classes: 3 Exhibitors: Nancy Smith, Peyton Weldon and Jerry Erickson Top Placings: World champion in Senior Working Hunter; third in Senior Hunter Hack; seventh in Senior Hunter Under Saddle

MEGAN BRINCKS

3. Good Bars Only


Stats: A 2012 sorrel overo gelding by By Appointment Only and out of Shes Plenty Good Owner: Angela Finegan, Forest Grove, Oregon Breeder: Lori Hanson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Points Earned: 48 Number of Classes: 2 Exhibitors: Monica Baker, Kara Whitsell Top Placings: World champion in Yearling Longe Line; reserve world champion in Yearling In-Hand Trail
LARRY WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY

4. Friends With Benets


Stats: A 2008 sorrel overo gelding by Radical Rodder (QH) and out of Eyes Fisty Owner: Ali Eidson, Tuscola, Texas Breeder: Paul Morris, Pilot Point, Texas Points Earned: 47 Number of Classes: 4 Exhibitors: R.J. King, Sara Beth Simons Top Placings: World champion in Junior Western Riding; third in Junior Barrel Racing; fourth in Junior Western Pleasure
LARRY WILLIAMS PHOTOGRAPHY

5. Inthesweetshop
Stats: A 2007 bay tobiano gelding by Three Chips and out of Endless Zippo Owner: Marylyn Caliendo, Lake Oswego, Oregon Breeder: Paul Toal, Cedar Hill, Texas Points Earned: 45 Number of Classes: 3 Exhibitors: R.J. King, Sara Beth Simons Top Placings: World champion in Senior Trail; fourth in Senior Western Pleasure; sixth in Senior Hunter Under Saddle
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