On Saturday evening the 2015 Andalusian World Cup show came to a successful conclusion. From the standpoint of United States PRE Association, we gathered more members and breeders together than ever before. Not only did more members come to our Annual Meeting — the notes from this meeting to be published as a separate story — but they came to the USPRE booth, processed services, renewed memberships and we even gathered more new members than in any previous show.
At the culmination of the main show on Saturday afternoon the Born in America Awards were announced.
Colt: Orlando de Guerra presented by breeder and member Juan Guerra, Yeguarda Juan Guerra
Filly: Fantasia de Trujillo presented by breeder and member Carlos Mondragon, Placeres del Oro Ranch
Stallion: Relampago ARM V presented by member and breeder Raul Armendariz, Rancho Armendariz
Functionality: Relampago ARM V presented by member and breeder Raul Armendariz, Rancho Armendariz
The award for mare was not officially presented by USPRE. The arenas and vendor floor was full of activity for three solid days. Betsy Ketcham, vice president of USPRE, was pleased to be a part of it all. “You can see the renewed interest in the PRE. Breeders are breeding again, we have had a record number of new owner codes in 2015 and new breeder codes issued this year. And membership is growing again,” she said.
A special thank you to Kevin Kidder and Amber Lentz for all the work the did on this show and the generosity of their time and efforts.
Pictured here is Juan Guerra who collected his award from Executive Director Joan Mack. “This is encouragement for me,” Mr Guerra said who very pleased to have won the award for best American Born colt.