Rorschach Valentine, a Spotted Saddle Horse gelding born in 2004 and owned and shown by Andrea Marcinkus of Aurora, Illinois, was the top point-earning Gaited Horse competing in Working Equitation in North America in 2017. As such, this beautiful gelding will be receiving an award for National High Point Gaited Horse, sponsored by the non-profit Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH).
A charitable, non-profit 501 (c) (3) non-voting member organization, FOSH is the national leader in the promotion of natural, sound gaited horses.
FOSH also sponsored awards for three Regional winners from the breeds eligible for the award.
In Region 1, Oregon member Simrat Khalsa and her Spanish Mustang Bowdrie will receive a beautiful ribbon to mark their performance achievement.
In Region 3, Kansas member Patti Blichmann and her Paso Fino Guerrero de Primavera will be honored for their 2017 accomplishments.
In Region 5, Wisconsin member Kris Blacklock and her Rocky Mountain Horse Gambler’s Jackpot will be acknowledged for their Reserve Champion finish (Rorschach Valentine, who won the overall honors, also comes from Region 5, so FOSH decided to honor the 2nd-highest-point earner in that region as well).
We look forward to watching your continued dance up the levels.