Update on Sydney
Sydney came to Sleepy Hollow Farm in the fall of 1999. He had been given to the Mn Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation because he was not wanted. Still a stallion and full of attitude, little did I know that he would be where he is today.
Because he had such a bad attitude (and that the MHARF has a policy about breeding), Sydney was castrated. He began his training in 2000. Since he had such a busy, quick mind it was hard to put him to task so his handler (Carol Lindeman) taught him tricks. This worked and Sydney took to it like a duck to water. His harness training was really a breeze. Carol and I showed him in 2001 and really had a fun season with the MPtHA. He received year end MPtHA awards of:
Champion Color Mini A; Res Champion Halter; Res Champion Driving.
Ruby Kennedy came on board to show Sydney in the Open classes in 2002. And what a splendid year we had – even holding our own at the Pinto World Show in Tulsa, where Sydney placed in every class entered.
Our 2002 year ended with:
Champion Color Mini A; Res Champion Halter Mini A; Res Champion Pleasure Driving Mini A; Hi-Point Overall Mini A, and – standing 3rd in the Nation for Halter Mini A for the 2002 show season.
Now coming 8 yrs of age Sydney hasn’t slowed down a bit and neither have Ruby and I. Sydney will again compete on the MN Pinto show circuit – and, will travel to the Pinto World show!