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This page has been designated for Federation History.


Program Book Covers and T'shirts
 are a major part of the 
Annual State Show.  

The designs are created by the Host Club 
and often kept a secret 
until the day of the show. 

 Past program book covers from 1977 forward are displayed below.

A Special Thank You
 to everyone who has shared past information.


Think about what you would like to see as a History of the Federation - 

Running
* Fastest time in each event   
* who holds the fastest time
* what state show -
* who was the horse
* who hosted the show what year
* group by Arena - ex:  Perry, Unadilla, etc.

Pleasure
* who has won an event more than once
* has someone won the same event two or more years   in a row
* what state show
* who was the horse
* who hosted the show what year
* group by Arena - ex  Perry, Unadilla, etc

If you have any information that could be helpful in establishing a history - please share.

The information needs to be documented and verified 

2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002t.
2001
2000
1999
1982
1981
1979
1978
1977
UPDATE
 Research completed back to 1999 - see below
The first state show was held in 1967.  In the beginning the state shows were held 
at the host club's 'best' arena with shows held in Americus, Waycross, Warner Robins, 
and probably other arenas that have not been shared yet.  

In 1984, the show moved to the Southeastern Arena in Unadilla and stayed there until 1989.  
Deep Dixie hosted the last show in Unadilla.  The 1990 show was held in Hawkinsville and stayed 
through the 1992 show.  The first show held in Perry was in 1993, hosted by Georgia Mountain.

The following records are a start to creating a history - these are all pulled from the Timed Event division from 1999 forward.  As best we can tell the Cloverleaf pattern changed in 1998 or 1999.  Records also show the change from 'baskets' to 'cones' in the 90's (exact date not known)
 We welcome input for the ongoing research on Pleasure and Timed History.

click on the links to see individual age divisions
POLES

Melissa Hoilman and Colors
20.100
Ladies 20-38
Coastal Plains Association
45th Annual State Show 2011

Pole History 1999-2016

CONES

Gene Nix and   ?
8.294
Men 39 & Over
Georgia Mountain Association
39th Annual State Show 2005

Cone History 1999-2016
TEXAS

Karen Hunnicutt
10.173
Ladies 20-38
Coastal Empire Association
49th Annual State Show 2015

Texas History 1999-2016
ARENA

Brent Wade and Frog
9.214
Age 13-19
Coastal Plains Association
49th Annual State Show 2015

Arena History 1999-2016

CLOVERLEAF

Melissa Hoilman and Colors
14.936
Ladies 20-38
Coastal Plains Association
45th Annual State Show 2011

Cloverleaf History 1999-2016

OVERALL HIGH POINT RUNNING WINNER

Coastal Plains Association
2016

STATE SHOW STATS FROM THE JUDGED / PERFORMANCE DIVISION
UPDATE
Entry made - see below
Thanks to Terry Broussard, 
Coastal Plains,
for sharing this picuture of the
 1990 State Show T' Shirt.

Terry shared that her family went to their first State Show in 1990 when her daughter was 5 - just to see what it was all about.  The results - "they bought their first pony and the rest is history"    Her daughter is now 25 !

1993

I have not received and do not know if there are any program books from 1967 to 1976
Gwen Mitchell, McDonald's in Perry, has advised there were no program books the first few years.  She was one of the pioneers that helped start the program books and hopefully can add some more information for us soon.

1980
1983
1984
1989
1991
1995
1997
1998
1996 T'Shirt
STATE SHOW PROGRAM BOOK COVERS
1987
1988
1985
1986
1990
1992
1994
1996
1992 T'Shirt
2008 

I was a member of the Georgia Mountain Association for many years 
and have many fond memories I would like to share.  
As well as give credit to two amazing equine athletes that carried me 
to titles at the State Federation Horse Show.



My first state show was in 1994...
I won the 12 and Under Pony Western Pleasure State Title 
on JJ Fancy Girl. (I was 11 years old) 
 I won the same title again in 1995 on the same pony.

In 2001, I won the 13-19 Cloverleaf Barrels
 aboard RRR Peppys Pride.  
I won the reserve state title in this event in 2002 
and followed up in 2003 by winning the 
13-19 Cone Weave Championship.  
In 2004, I got 5th in the 20-38 Ladies Cloverleaf Barrels.


Some of the best times of my life
 were at the State Federation Horse Show.  
I love the people, the atmosphere, 
and rode harder there than I did at the world finals. 
 I guess growing up in the Reaves Arena, it just feels like home...
moreso than anywhere else in the world.  
It is a place that I can go and remember 
amazing people, horses, and great times in my life.


I am now 25 and in my 3rd year of vet school at Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine.  I still ride, 
but am concentrating on school at this time in hopes of being an Equine Lameness Veterinarian. 

What an awesome tribute to the Georgia Federation, 
All Associations, Parents, Riders, Spectators, etc.

"A hundred years from now
It will not matter what my bank account was, 
the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, 
But the world may be different 
because I was important in the life of a child !"
                                                                 unknown

Congratulations to Krystal for all her accomplishments 
and Good Luck in all your future endeavors.
Thank You for sharing your story !

2009
Individual History Sheets updated through 2016 
2010
2011
OVERALL HIGH POINT PLEASURE WINNER

Northwest Association
2016

From the verified records 
 Northwest holds the Overall Pleasure Title from 2006 - 2016

Still working on the spreadsheet for Individual Results
HALTER CLASSES

Stallion Halter 
Ann Powers and DallopOfGold
Coastal Plains Association

Gelding Halter
Patricia Klinger and Show"N"Off
Flint River Association

Mare Halter
Bentley Smallwood
Georgia Mountain Association

Weanling / Yearling 
Sue Newman & DazzleMeAtSundown
Coastal Empire Association

Pony Halter
Bella Williams & ShezaTexasGa
Northwest Plains Association

Youth Halter
Bentley Smallwood
Georgia Mountain Association
RACKING CLASSES

Adult Style Racking
Shannon Cole and Strut
Northwest Association

Adult Flatshod Racking
Becky Siniard and Netflix
Northwest Association

Adult Country Pleasure Racking
Tyler Brugh and WaitAndSee
Northwest Association

Youth Style Racking
Logan Witt and Hootie
Northwest Association

Youth Flatshod Racking
Hannah Corley and JuniorsFashionLady
Northwest Association

Youth Country Pleasure Racking
Aubrey Smith and AMagicCarpetRide
Northwest Associiation
WESTERN PLEASURE CLASSES

Ladies 20 -38
Melissa Williams and Sophie
Heart of Georgia Association

Ladies 39 & Over
Melodie McGlamory & SkipswIntergrity
Heart of Georgia Association

Men 20 - 38
Willie McClain
Coastal Plains Association

Men 39 and Over
Hoyt English R & ZippinAndZaggin
South Georgia Association

Pony
Abby Williams and Buckshot
Northwest Association

Age 12 and under
Riley Griner and Charlie'sMiracle
Coastal Empire Association

Age 13-19
Erin Parker and ZippinSoGood
Deep Dixie Association

WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP CLASSES

Ladies 20 & Over
Tori Gillespie and NCaseUHadnNoticd
Georgia Mountain Association

Men 20 & Over
Curt Johnson and HotHollywoodChip
Deep Dixie Association

Age 12 and Under
Kendall Kay Gill and You R Invited
Deep Dixie Association

Age 13 - 19
Erin Horne and Good Occasion
Deep Dixie Association


REINING CLASSES

Adult Reining 20 and Over
Hoyt English Sr. and SnoslsOnTheWay
South Georgia Association

Youth Reining 19 and Under
Alexis Hill
Coastal Empire
ENGLISH CLASSES

Pleasure 20 & Over
Amanda Black and UnskupppableBelle
Deep Dixie Association

Equitation 20 & Over
Amanda Black and UnskippableBelle
Deep Dixie Association

Pony Pleasure
Graybill Collins and SingletreeGidget
South Ogeechee Association

Pleasure 12 and Under
Olivia Campbell and ColorDynamics
Northwest Association

Pleasure 13-19
Alaina Smith and TooFlashyToZip 
Deep Dixie Association

Equitation 12 and Under
Bentley Smallwood and GamblinOnThisFella 
Georgia Mountain

Equitation 13-19
Alaina Smith and TooFlashyToZip
Deep Dixie Association

Hannah Hollingsworth
Northwest Association
2016 Princess


Olivia Campbell and LonesomeRosalita
Northwest Association
2016 Queen

Shared Memories
My Memories of State Show
by Krystal Mincey
2011 Update from Krystal

                                                                                                                       I have now graduated and am a DVM.
  I almost came down to the state show this past year 
but I had to retire my good horse last year 
and am not settled yet with an 
equine veterinary job.  

I heard there were many records broken all weekend.  
Hopefully soon I will be back as a competitor. 
 I have completed and won at the AQHA Congress 
and so many other places, 
but nothing is like Perry - Labor Day weekend

Krystal Mincey,
D. V. M.
















 
An awesome testiment to Krystal 
and her memories of growing up with the Georgia Federation of Saddle Clubs State Championship
Krystal and Pride
2012 Update to story below

Tori Ferreira (Shannon Barnhart's daughter and Pug Wingo's granddaughter) was crowned 2012 GA State Federation Queen.
What a blessing and excitement for the family.  
Pug Wingo (grandmother) was crowned Queen in 1972
Shannon Barnhart (mother) was crowned Princess in 1992
All 20 years apart !

Shannon reports that her family has shared so many wonderful memories at the Federation Show 
and hope to continue to build more memories in the future. I am so blessed to be a part of such a 
great organization where memories like these happen every year !

Thanks Shannon for sharing this update

Memories of State Show
by Pug Levinson Wingo

I would like to share some information on the Queen Contest from back in the ancient times !

The year, 1972, The State Show was held in Ashburn, GA.  I was representing the National Association of Saddle and Riding Clubs of America which I understand now they have changed their name.  At the State Show, all the Queen contestants had to go to breakfast with the judges and some show executives.  Wow, talk about nervous, never drank coffee in my life until that day and haven't drank any since.

That afternoon the Queen and Princess contest was held.  I won the Queen's Contest.  Pug (Levinson) Wingo, riding Wimpy Jo Five.  When I won, I was so happy and excited for my Association and for myself of course.  It is a great honor to represent your association to the best of your ability.

I got married to Bobby Wingo who also showed at most of the state shows and as tradition goes, our son, Robbie Wingo, showed two years at the State Show.  He gave up riding when he found out cars went faster then horses and girls smelled a whole lot better !

My family grew up, moved out, got married, so we took a break, sold everything we had concerning showing.  We kept a horse, put her in the pasture and just looked at her !

Then when our daughter, Shannon (Wingo) Barnhart, wanted to ride, here we are again.  Had to buy a trailer, saddle, bridle, saddle pad, and all that has to go with the horse.  Oh no, we don't have a horse for her to ride, so here we go getting another horse.  We started showing NASRCA again and she became the Princess, riding Nifty's Cowboy.  Here we go back down to the State Show.  I can't remember where it was but it was held at a race track for trotters.  (Hawkinsville possibly)  

Shannon won the Princess Contest at the state show in 1992, 20 years from when I won it.  She showed a while then got married and moved out.  None of the other grandkids showed much interest, but this time we were not so stupid to get rid of everything.  We were hoping that out of 9 grandkids, there would surely be 1 that liked horses.

Shannon had a daughter named Tori Ferreira, who showed a lot of interest in horses.  She loved horses, and of course she wanted to show and we were thrilled.  Ok, well we had everything this time, so we worked with her and finally went to the shows at the Flint River Association.  She qualified and became Princess of the Flint River Association.  She is showing in the Princess Contest with her horse JS Jack Daniels this year.  Although she really needs to win it next year to make it 20 years to carry on the tradition, but of course we would REALLY not care if it came a year early !

Free Advice -  don't get ride of all your horse stuff, who knows, one day you or a family member will be back and hopefully be showing at the State Show !
2012
SHOWMANSHIP CLASSES

Adult Showmanship  20 and Over
Jessica Nguyen and InviteMeRock
Northwest Association

Youth Showmanship 1-12
Olivia Campbell and Color Dynamics
Northwest Association

Youth Showmanship 13-19
Miranda McTyre and SweetLopinRatchet
Northwest Association
2013
Article from 
The Franklin County Citizen, September 9, 1976 Edition -  

Billie Jo Lavonia Gordon - born during State Show 
WALK TROT CLASSES

WESTERN

Adult - 20 & Over
Sue Jung and CoaniesSoRadical
Flint River Association

Youth 1-12
Sawyer Cofield and She'sGotZip
Northwest Association

Youth 13-19
Jordan Arnold and NaturallyImpulsive
Deep Dixie Association

ENGLISH

​Adult 20 and Over
Betsy Ferguson and PuddinOnTheRitz
Coastal Empire Association

Youth 1-12
Sawyer Cofield and She'GotZip

Northwest Association

Youth 13-19
Coppi Durden and Mel
Northwest Association

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2017
2017 will be updated once all classes are verified