Posted 02 October 2013 - 04:47 AM
Dr. Gordon Stocking (vet) is one of the most wonderful horsemen I have ever met. Doreen was showing his horses when we started Shane. Back in the 90's several were involved in and won Regional awards the amateur multiple discipline program (too early, brain has not kicked in to remember the name of it). Gordon himself showed and won at Region 18. She showed GG Elegant, beautiful white stallion, in hunt and costume. Gordon gave Elegant to Doreen and Curtis and he carried Curtis to numerous championships in hunt and equitation. We always showed Elegant the pattern because he would remember it when young Curtis did not. Even as a stallion, Elegant was a perfect gentleman in the line up no matter if it was a trainer or kid on him. Gordon's horses have beauty, quality, brains and temperament.
One night long, long ago, Doreen and I were talking into the wee hours of the morning, TV on in the background. Some PBS-like program came on about CalPoly in the early days. B&W video, fuzzy edge to it -- from way back in the 50's or so. Something caught my eye and we stared -- there was a very young Gordon, riding in the old time sheep hair chaps. I would give my right arm and left leg to see that video again, or get a copy of it.
One word of warning, if you see Gordon, be prepared to spend and extra hour or two talking pedigrees and arabian history -- but it will be a very enlightening discussion and worth twice your time. I wish I weren't so bogged down with work, I'd join you all. Any one who sees him -- give him our love, a ton of it.
Linda and Shane (retired july 2006)
Tukes Shenanigans+ [Yahya Matuk x OK Aquarius by El Raffon]
Loved by All ..... Owned by ME
2006 & 2005 Region 13: Reserve Champion Sport Horse Under Saddle
2005 Region 14: Top Five Sport Horse Under Saddle
2004 Region 13: Top Five Sport Horse Under Saddle
2002 Region 13: Top Five Sport Horse Geldings In-Hand
2000 Region 13: Top Five Hunter Pleasure Open
1997 Region 13 & 18: Reserve Champion Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse
1996 Region 18: Champion Hunter Pleasure Junior Horse
1994 Region 13: Champion 2 Year Old Gelding Sweepstakes
1994 Ohio Buckeye: Reserve Champion Junior Gelding Halter
1992 born at 2 am St. Patrick's Day