Friends Etc.

Rhythm Riders

The Rhythm Riders mounted square dance team. From left to right they are Kay Heikens, Lorraine Cassidy, Joanne Capitanich, Alice Zogg, Phylis Clayberger, Danny Clayberger, Barbara Muller, and me on Pepper. In front is the caller Rose Capitanich.

Tommy Campora

Jim Curry, President of the Stockton Horse Show Exhibitors, presenting Tommy Campora with the Year End High Point Junior Exhibitor Award.

Barbara Bayliss High Point

Jim Curry, President of the Stockton Horse Show Exhibitors, presenting Barbara Bayliss with the Year End Senior High Point Award.

CSHA Convention Riders

Riding to the California State Horsemen’s Association Convention and Championship Show. I’m on Pepper in the front on the far left, with Pete Wilkes, Vivian Ginn, and June Porter.

San Joaquin County Fair Horse Show Staff

The staff of the San Joaquin County Fair Horse Show with me as manager third from the left.

CSHA Region 4 Officers

Officers of Region Four of the California State Horsemen’s Association. Jim Curry, President; Sue Campora, Secretary/Treasurer; Frank Mello, Vice President.

Jim and Kay Heikens

Pepper and me, Kay Heikens and Chico. Photo taken at the Delta Riders horse show on Roberts Island, 1949 or 1950.

Friends at CSHA Convention

Friends at CSHA Convention in Antioch, CA. Me, Judy Wise, (?), Cecil Rendon, (?), and (?)

AMHA Nationals Staff

The first AMHR Nationals I judged. Roger Eitel (Judge), announcer, me, Kathi Knight, Steward), Lenard Davenport (Manager), Mike McCabe (Judge), Paul McDannald (Ring Master), the Junior Ambassador, Barbara McDannald, John Belcher (Judge), Organist, and other Steward.

Friends at ASPC/AMHR Convention

ASPC/AMHR Convention. Friends and fellow judges. Me, Jim McKeith, Karen Iversen, and Matt Sehugart. 2005, Grand Rapids, MI

East Coast Show Judges

Judging an East Coast show.

Dena Merrill

Dena Merrill winning the Seven and Under Showmanship class at AMHA Nationals, a feat she accomplished two more times before ageing out of the class at age seven.

Michele Nelson 1978 State Fair

Michele Nelson and her two-year-old Appaloosa/Thoroughbed mare, Brand-E-Wine, at the California State Fair on my birthday in 1978. They won a halter class for hunter-type horses three and under.

Jim, Kay, and Alice

Kay Heikens on Chico, me on Champ, and Alice Thompson on Jewel. Champ belonged to Alice and was one of the horses purchased when the Army sold the last of the calvary horses. Photo taken in 1949 or 1950.

CSHA Region 4 Officers

Region 4 of CSHA Officers: Jim Curry, President, June Mello, Secretary, and Al McCarty, President of San Joaquin County Horsemen’s Association.

Judges, Des Moines, 2005

Judges Jim McKeith, Karen Iversen, Jim Curry, and Adam Longman. July 16-17, 2005, Des Moines, Iowa

2010 Area VII BOD

2010 Area VII Board of Directors: Kathie Peterson, Kathy Fransen, Nancy Turner, Jim Curry, Joan Clements, Barbara Naviaux, and Susan Browning-Wroe

Michele Nelson and El Titan

Michele Nelson and June Schwal’s two-year-old Arabian gelding, El Titan, at the Region III Championship show in 1978.

Linda and Pat Anastasio

Good friends Linda and Pat Anastasio. They have Ladies Man on lease and have several foals by him. I traveled to shows with them in 2016 and 2017 and enjoyed showing miniatures after not doing so for several years.

Jim, Alice, and Kay

Friends who rode together as teenagers. Alice Thompson, Jim Curry, and Kay Heikens. Photo taken in the early 2000s.

Mike Rodgers and Bunny Buzz Bars

My Junior 4H Horse Leader, Mike Rodgers, riding Bunny Buzz Bars in a Western Equitation class.

AMHR Nationals Merlene Olmstead

AMHR Nationals awards the year that Merlene Olmstead went with me to the show and groomed.

AMHR Nationals Merlene Olmstead

With Merlene Olmstead at AMHR Nationals.

Lunch in Canada

Lunch at a show in Canada. Billie Hesseltine, Jim Curry, show Steward, and Canadian judge. My friend Billie sent me this photo.

Jim and Jennifer

2009 ASPC/AMHR Convention in Florida at the Arabian Nights dinner show with my friend Jennifer Radoi.

Heather Gooby

One of my students, Heather Gooby, at the Diablo Arabian Horse Association show.

Honest Injunn

My friend Barbara Johnson's new horse, Honest Injunn. She's riding him and training him to be a driving horse.