Shes Doolins Nikita: First European Horse in the APHA Hall of Fame

Congratulations are in order for Alena Helmcke and Shes Doolins Nikita: The 2001 black tobiano mare is the first European horse to be induced into the APHA Hall of Fame. It is the climax of a great story of success given that “Niki” has won 32 medals at the Euro Paint during her career, making a total of 1053 APHA points. However, it is also a sad story, because in 2013 Niki passed away.

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The Hinderer Family Purchases Blaze N Asset

The Hinderer family adds another horse to their show horse string: NSBA European Champion and DQHA Maturity Champion Blaze N Asset will move from Italy to Germany. “Willy”, as he is called at the barn, has been a force to reckon with in the past years in the Hunter under Saddle classes with Elisa Martini and Francesca Casetti Brach. The latter is especially sad, Willy is leaving, because she describes the 2008 gelding as a horse that would never let you down and one that is great with Novice riders. We have talked to Sandra Hinderer about this special horse.

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European Championship of Appaloosa still planned for September

While most European shows, including the Euro Paint and the ECQH, have already been cancelled, the European Championship of Appaloosa is still on. The show is planned to be held in in Grathem, Netherlands, in September. We have talked to Marie Bentley who is part of the show team about organizing a show in times of Corona. She also told us about a new initiative and why this show could be interesting for everyone, not just Appaloosa riders.

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A Very Special Birthday Present

Celebrating your birthday in times of corona is probably not what most people who were born in April imagined when they thought about their next birthday party – needless to say they are quite unlucky. For one girl, however, this birthday is going to be a very special one, because Zoe Brey is getting a very special birthday present.

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