Show Results and Awards

2017us banner2017 U.S. National Championship Show Results

We had a wonderful show, thanks to Jill Mitchell, Gary Ferguson, Andy Camacho and our great crew!

3 National Championships and 2 Reserve National Championships

Agracie Girl V +++//
(Sundance Kid V x Amazing Grace V)
U.S. National Champion Arabian English Trail  - with Jill Mitchell
U.S. National Champion Arabian Western Trail Horse- with Jill Mitchell
U.S. Reserve National Champion Arabian Western Trail Horse AAOTR - with Nan Walden

Stars & Stripes SF +//
(Allionces Knight +/ x Starry Spumoni +//)
U.S. National Champion HA/AA English Trail AAOTR  - with Nan Walden

Chicago Chaps RS +/
(Jullyen El Jamaal x SC Chipawa Chinks)
U.S. Reserve National Champion Arabian English Trail AAOTR  - with Nan Walden

Benedito Bey SMA +++//
(Brandon Bey JCA + x Onapar)
U.S. National Top Ten - Arabian Western Trail Horse AAOTR  - with Dick Walden
U.S. National Top Ten - Arabian Western Trail Horse Open  - with Dick Walden
U.S. National Top Ten - Arabian English Trail Horse Open (3rd)  - with Dick Walden

Duns Smokey Lady +/
(Were Dun x Zerrette)
U.S. National Top Ten - HA/AA English Trail Horse Open (3rd) - with Jill Mitchell
U.S. National Top Ten - HA/AA Westerm Trail Horse Open  - with Jill Mitchell
U.S. National Top Ten -  HA/AA Western Trail AAOTR  - with

Picante Jullyen V
(Jullyen El Jamaal x Precious V)
U.S. National Top Ten - Arabian Reining Horse Derby  - with Gary Ferguson 

Cowgirl Jake RS
(Jake Jamaal JCA ++// x SC Chipawa Chinks)
U.S. National Top Ten - Arabian Herd Work  - with Andy Camacho

 

Gallery:

 

 

2017 Canadian National Show Results

2017 Canadian Nationals

 
 Rancho Sonado - 2017 canadian nationals

Class 180 – Arabian English Trail Horse
    Top Ten: Benedito Bey SMA – Jill Mitchell
    Top Ten: Agracie Girl V – Jill Mitchell

Class 182 - Arabian English Trail Horse AOTR
    Top Ten: Agracie Girl V – Nan Walden

Class 211 - Arabian Trail Horse
    Champion: Agracie Girl V – Jill Mitchell
    Top Ten: Benedito Bey SMA – Jill Mitchell

Class 213 - Arabian Western Trail AOTR
    Reserve Champion: Agracie Girl V – Nan Walden

Class 205 - Arabian Western Pleasure Jr.  Horse
    Top Ten: MacNificent RS – Gary Ferguson

Class 226 – Arabian Reining Horse
    Top Ten: Picante Jullyen V – Gary Ferguson

Class 336 – Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle
    Top Ten: Romance V – Sierra Swaffar

Class 340 – Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR
    Reserve Champion: Romance V – Sierra Swaffar

Class 348 -  Sport Horse Show Hack
    Champion: Renegade Mac V – Kirstin Mckillop

Class 646 – HA/AA Trail Horse
    Champion: Stars and Stripes SF – Jill Mitchell
    Top Ten: Duns Smokey Lady – Jill Mitchell

Class 648 – HA/AA Western Trail AOTR
    Champion: Stars and Stripes SF – Nan Walden
    Top Ten: Duns Smokey Lady – Dick Walden

Class 692 – HA/AA English Trail Horse
    Champion: Duns Smokey Lady – Jill Mitchell
    Reserve Champion: Stars and Stripes SF – Jill Mitchell

Class 694 – HA/AA English Trail Horse AOTR
    Reserve Champion: Stars and Stripes SF – Nan Walden

Class 778 – HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle ATR
    Top Ten: Sundancin Kid – Sierra Swaffar

Class 780 – HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle Junior Horse
    Top Ten: Sundancin Kid Sierra Swaffar

Class 1359 – A/HA/AA Western Horsemanship AATR
    Top Ten: Stars and Stripes SF – Sierra Swaffar
    Top Ten: Duns Smokey Lady – Dick Walden
    Top Ten: Agracie Girl V – Nan Walden

Class 2701 – Arabian Sport Horse Mares In-Hand Hunter
    Reserve Champion Romance V- Hillary Boothe

Class 2709 - Arabian Sport Horse Mares In-Hand ATH Hunter
    Top Ten: Romance V – Hillary Boothe

Class 2741 - Arabian Sport Horse Gelding In-Hand Hunter
    Top Ten: Benedito Bey SMA – Hillary Boothe

Class 2749 -  Sport Horse Gelding In-Hand ATH Hunter
    Top Ten: Benedito Bey SMA – Hillary Boothe

Class 2761 – Arabian Sport Horse Mares In-Hand Dressage
    Top Ten: Romance V – Hillary Boothe

Class 2769 - Arabian Sport Horse Mares In-Hand ATH Hunter
    Top Ten: Romance V – Hillary Boothe

Class 2801 - Arabian Sport Horse Gelding In-Hand Dressage
    Top Ten: Renegade Mac V – Hillary Boothe
    Top Ten: Benedito Bey SMA – Hillary Boothe

Class 3007 – Arabian Ranch Riding
    Top Ten: Agracie Girl V – Jill Mitchell

Class 3009 – Arabian Ranch Riding ATR
    Top Ten: Agracie Girl V – Nan Walden

Class 3027 – HA/AA Ranch Riding
    Top Ten: Duns Smokey Lady – Jill Mitchell

Class 3029 – HA/AA Ranch Riding ATR
    Top Ten: Duns Smokey Lady – Dick Walden

 

2017 Scottsdale Arabian Silver Saddles Championship

2017 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show: Dick Walden winning Silver Saddles ChampionshipHow fun are these photos of Dick recently winning the 2017 Scottsdale Arabian Silver Saddles Championship on Benedito Bey SMA ++/?
 
For those of you that don't know, in Silver Saddles, the combined age of horse and rider have to equal 70 or more! (Dick is celebrating his 75th this March!).
 
Beni is by Brandon Bey JCA+ (Jade Creek Arabians) by Bey Shah+ out of Onapar. The Schuttes bred him at Show Me Arabians.  Ali Brady found him for us and started him in CA.
 
I included Tommy Garland in this announcement because when he was a little boy, Tommy Jr. aka " T-Bird" told Dick, "Mr. Walden don't EVER sell Beni!" and he was right.
 
Some highlights of Beni's career, and he is only 10:

  • East Coast W. Pl. Jr. Horse Res Champion AOTR with Nan
  • East Coast W. Pl. Jr. Horse Res Champion Open with Katie Garland
  • East Coast W. Pl. Horse, JTR with Tommy Jr.
  • 2015 Scottsdale Ch AOTR and ATR W. Trail with Dick Walden
  • 2016 Sport Horse Nationals Top Ten Show Hack Horse with Kirsten Prutch; Top Tens in Hand
  • 2017 Scottsdale Ch Sport Horse Geldings in Hand, Top Ten in Trail
  • Multi-National Top Tens in Western and English Trail

 
Dick has ridden him on the Santa Barbara County Rancheros Visitadores Trail Ride with 1,000 horses + riders, bands, wagons, etc. parade and for a week in Los Padres National Forest.
 
Dick and Beni are a great team two silver haired handsome gents!

 

2017 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show: Dick Walden winning Silver Saddles Championship

2017 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show: Dick Walden winning Silver Saddles Championship

 


2016 Sport Horse Nationals Results
Nampa, ID.

Benedito Bey SMA
2016 Sport Horse National Top Ten Purebred Sport Horse Gelding In-Hand Hunter and Dressage

Benedito Bey SMA

 


Sundancin Kid
2016 Sport Horse National Top Ten Half-Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle

Sundancin Kid

 

2015 us nationals news2015 U.S. Nationals Show Results

Stars and Stripes SF +//
(Allionces Knight + x Starry Spumoni +//)

U.S. Reserve National Champion HA/AA English Trail
with Jill Mitchell
U.S. Reserve National Champion HA/AA Western Trail
with Jill Mitchell
U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian Trail AAOTR
with Nan Walden
 

Chicago Chaps RS +
(Jullyen el Jamaal x SC Chipawa Chinks)

U.S. Reserve National Champion Purebred English Trail Open
with Jill Mitchell
 

Benedito Bey SMA +/
(Brandon Bey SMA+ x Bey Shah x Bay el Bey+++ x Onapar)

U.S. National Top Ten Purebred Trail
with Jill Mitchell

U.S. National Top Ten Purebred Trail AAOTR
With Dick Walden

 
Dun’s Smokey Lady +
(Were Dun AQHA x Zerrette)

U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian Western Trail AAOTR
with Dick Walden
 

Picante Jullyen V

(Jullyen el Jamaal x Precious V)

U.S. National Top Ten Purebred Reining Junior Horse
with Gary Ferguson
U.S. National Top Ten Purebred Reining Futurity Horse
with Gary Ferguson
       
 

 

2015canada date2015 Canadian National Show Results 

The Canadian Trail courses were the hardest in 5 years of going to any Nationals, with many jumps, a trellis, water hazard and very complex tight combinations. It took a lot of heart to even get through it—there were a number of zeroes in Open and Amateur. We were so proud of our brave, Varian bred horses and our Half Arabs Duns Smokey Lady, “Lady” and “Deuce” aka Stars and Stripes SF.
 
The Rancho Sonado crew, led by Jill Mitchell, did super well at Canadian Nationals this year.
2 National Champions + 2 Reserve National Champions in Trail; 19 Top Tens Overall in Trail and Sport Horse with 5 horses showing.
 
Highlights:
 
Chicago Chaps RS
(Jullyen el Jamaal x SC Chipawa Chinks x Desperado)

Won the PB Trail Championship Open decisively, with Romance V (McClintock V x Ravven’s Skylark) going Top Ten.
Chaps is now a 3 time National Champion, having won Futurity and Jr. Trail Horse at US in 2013 with Courtney Spicer.
 
Benedito Bey SMA +
(Brandon Bey JCA x Onapar)

Top Ten's in Open and Amateur Trail and ATH Sport Horse In-Hand
Top Ten in Dressage Type Geldings in-Hand ATH with Nan
 
Dun’s Smokey Lady
(We’re Dun x Verette)

Won her first National Championship in Half-Arabian Open Trail with Jill.
 
Close on her heels was Stars and Stripes SF +//
(Allionce’s Knight x Starry Spumoni) who was Res Ch behind Lady.
 
Romance V
Also got Top Tens in both Open and ATH Sport Horse In-Hand
She missed Reserve Champion by one point with Nan handling in “Hunter Type” class with many beautiful, athletic mares!
She also got a Top Ten in “Dressage Type” class with Nan.
 
Chicago Chaps RS
Top Ten in Hunter Type Open Sport Horse In-Hand

 

 

 

 

National Titles for Rancho Sonado Arabians and Half-Arabians

 

SC Chipawa Chinks and Deb Walden Ralls
2006  U.S. Reserve National Champion Working Cow Horse AAOTR       


Agracie Girl V and Nan Stockholm Walden

2010  U.S. National Champion Trail Horse AAOTR


Agracie Girl V and Amanda Borduin

2010  U.S. Reserve National Champion Trail Horse


Calypso PE and Maggie McCarthy

2011 U.S. Reserve National Champion Half-Arabian Youth Hunt Seat Equitation 14-17        


Chicago Chaps RS and Courtney Spicer
2013  U.S. Res National Champion Trail Futurity Horse


Chicago Chaps RS and Courtney Spicer
2013 U.S. Reserve National Champion Trail Jr. Horse


Agracie Girl V and Nan Stockholm Walden
2014 U.S. National Champion English Trail Horse AAOTR


Agracie Girl V and Jill Mitchell
2014 U.S. Reserve National Champion English Trail Horse


Agracie Girl V and Nan Stockholm Walden
2014 Canadian National Champion Trail Horse AAOTR


Agracie Girl V and Jill Mitchell
2014 Canadian Reserve National Champion Trail Horse


Stars and Stripes SF and Jill Mitchell
2014 Canadian National Champion Trail Half-Arabian Horse


Stars and Stripes SF and Nan Stockholm Walden
2014 Canadian Res National Champion Trail HA Horse AAOTR


Stars and Stripes SF and Nan Stockholm Walden
2014  U.S. National Champion Trail Half-Arabian Horse AAOTR

 

Thirteen National Championships for Rancho Soñado since 2006!

Seven National Championships and Twenty-Three National Top Ten Honors in 2014 alone for Rancho Soñado!

 

 


2014 USEF Awards

 

AGRACIE GIRL V +++//
(Sundance Kid V x Amazing Grace V)

Reserve National Champion United States Equestrian Federation Arabian Working Western Horse of the Year 2014

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STARS AND STRIPES SF +// 
(Allionce’s Knight +/ x Starry Spumoni +//)

National Champion United States Equestrian Federation Half-Arabian Working Western Horse of the Year 2014

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2014 U.S National Show - Results

2014us-trail-champ-trophyThe Rancho Soñado team capped off a wonderful year by winning 3 National Championships and 14 National Top Tens at the U.S. Nationals in Tulsa!

Nan Walden and her two trail horses, Agracie Girl V+++// and Stars and Stripes SF+// distinguished themselves in 2014 by winning the "Triple Crown:" Championships at Scottsdale, Canadian Nationals, and U.S. Nationals!

 

Agracie Girl V+++//

(Sundance Kid V x Amazing Grace V)

  • 2014 U.S. National Champion Arabian English Trail Horse AAOTR
    with Nan Walden

  • 2014 U.S. National Reserve Champion Arabian English Trail Horse Open
    with Jill Mitchell

  • 2014 U.S. National Top Ten Arabian English Western Horse AAOTR
    with Nan Walden

 

Stars and Stripes SF+//

(Allionce's Knight x Starry Spumonti)

  • 2014 U.S. National Champion Half-Arabian Western Trail Horse AAOTR
    with Nan Walden

  • 2014 U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian Western Trail Horse Open
    with Jill Mitchell

  • 2014 U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian English Horse AAOTR
    with Nan Walden

  • 2014 U.S. National Top Ten Half-Arabian English Trail Horse Open
    with Jill Mitchell

 

Romance V

(Maclintock V x Ravvens Skylark)

  • 2014 U.S. National Top Ten Arabian Trail Junior Horse AAOTR
    with Jill Mitchell

  • 2014 U.S. National Top Ten Arabian Trail Horse Futurity
    with Jill Mitchell

 

Renegade Mac V

(Maclintock V x Ravvens Skylark)

  • 2014 U.S. National Top Ten Hunter Pleasure Futurity
    with Chris Cubreth

 

Chicago Chaps RS

(Jullyen El Jamaal x SC Chipawa Chinks by Desperado V)

  • 2014 U.S. National Top Ten Arabian Trail Open
    with Jill Mitchell

 

Benedito Bey SMA

(Brandon Bey JCA+ x Onapar by Parys El Jamaal)

  • 2014 U.S. National Top Ten Arabian Trail Open
    with Jill Mitchell

 

Breeze V

(Sundance Kid V x Balakarta V)

Made it to the finals in Western Pleasure 55+ with Nan in a very tough class, with two Sundance Kid V stallions it it.

 

Courtney Spicer stole the show during U.S. Nationals by having twins. Congratulations!

 

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2014 Canadian National Championship - Results

 
Agracie Girl V+++//
  • Canadian National Champion Trail AOTR
    with Nan Walden

  • Canadian Reserve National Champion Trail Open
    with Jill Mitchell

  • Canadian National Top Ten Sport Horse In Hand Mare-Dressage Type Open
    with Sarah Shawcroft

  • Canadian National Top Ten Sport Horse In Hand Mare-Dressage Type ATH
    with Nan Walden
 
   

Stars And Stripes SF+//

 

  • Canadian National Champion Half-Arabian Trail Open
    with Jill Mitchell

  • Canadian Reserve National Champion Half-Arabian Trail AOTR
    with Nan Walden
  • Canadian National Top Ten Half-Arabian Hunter Pleasure Select
    with Nan Walden
 

 

 

Benedito Bey SMA

 

  • Canadian National Top Ten Trail Open
    with Jill Mitchell
  • Canadian National Top Ten Trail AOTR
    with Nan Walden

 

 

 

2014 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show - Results

 

59th Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show 2/13-2/23/14

     
AGRACIE GIRL V Arabian Trail Horse 2nd place with Courtney Spicer
Arabian Trail Horse ATR 1st place with Nan Walden
Arabian Trail Horse AOTR 2nd place with Nan Walden
Arabian Trail Horse Championship Champion with Nan Walden, Score of 75
  Arabian Trail Horse Championship ATR Champion with Nan Walden, Score of 74
  Arabian Trail Horse Championship AOTR Champion with Nan Walden, Score of 76
  Arabian Sport Horse In Hand Mares 3rd place with Sarah Shawcroft
     
STARS AND STRIPES SF HA/AA Trail Horse 1st place with Courtney Spicer
  HA/AA Trail Horse Championship Reserve Champion with Courtney Spicer, Score of 75
  HA/AA Trail Horse Championship ATR Champion with Nan Walden, Score of 75
  HA/AA Western Pleasure AATR 55& over Championship Top Ten With Nan Walden
     
DUNS SMOKEY LADY HA/AA Trail Horse Championship ATR Top Ten with Dick Walden
     
ROMANCE V Arabian Sport Horse In Hand Mares 2nd place with Sarah Shawcroft
  Arabian Sport Horse In Hand Mares ATH 3rd place with Meranda Scott

 

 

Heritage Horse Show Results - January 2014

Heritage Show  - January 10-12, 2014  
     
     
AGRACIE GIRL V Arabian Trail Horse 1st place with Courtney Spicer
Arabian Trail Horse Championship Champion with Courtney Spicer
Arabian Trail Horse ATR 1st place with Nan Walden
Arabian Trail Horse ATR Championship Champion with Nan Walden
     
STARS AND STRIPES SF HA Trail Horse ATR Reserve Champion with Nan Walden
  Western Horsemanship ATR Champion with Nan Walden
  HA/AA Sidesaddle Championship Champion with Ashley McKinney
  HA/AA Sport Horse In Hand Reserve Champion with Sarah Shawcroft
     
BENEDITO BEY SMA Western Horsemanship ATR Reserve Champion with Dick Walden
  Arabian Trail Horse Novice Horse 1st place with Courtney Spicer
  Arabian Western Pleasure 1st place with Courtney Spicer
  Arabian Western Pleasure Champion with Courtney Spicer
  Arabian Western Pleasure AATR 1st place with Dick Walden
  Arabian Western Pleasure AATR Champion with Dick Walden
COLD PLAY KID Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-18 1st place with Ashley McKinney
  Arabian Hunter Pleasure JTR 14-18 Championship Champion with Ashley McKinney
     
ROMANCE V Arabian Western Pleasure Jr Horse Champion with Courtney Spicer
  Arabian Western Pleasure AATR Reserve Champion with Nan Walden
     
PICANTE JULLYEN V Arabian Hunter Pleasure 1st place with Courtney Spicer
  Arabian Hunter Pleasure Championship Champion with Courtney Spicer
     

Successful 2013 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show for Rancho Soñado

2013 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show Results:

The 2013 Scottsdale Arabian Horse show has concluded and once again the horses, riders and trainers of Rancho Soñado distinguished themselves with one Reserve Championship, sixteen top tens, three 1st place, and three 2nd place results.

Job well done team.

Complete results:

AGracie Girl V:

  • 4th place Arabian Western Trail with Courtney Spicer, and a score of 71
  • 2nd place Arabian Western Trail ATR with Nan Walden, and a score of 72
  • 2nd place Arabian Western Trail AOTR with Nan Walden, and a score of 71
  • Reserve Champion and Top Ten Arabian Western Trail with Courtney Spicer, a score of 76 and a score of 77 in the tie breaking ride off
  • Top Ten Arabian Western Trail ATR with Nan Walden
  • Top Ten Arabian Western Trail AOTR with Nan Walden
  • Top Ten Western Horsemanship AATR with Nan Walden

Benedito Bey SMA:

  • 5th place Silver Saddle Class with Dick Walden

Breeze V:

  • 6th place Western Horsemanship JTR 14-18 with Ashley McKinney
  • 6th place Arabian Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 and Over with Nan Walden
  • 3rd place Arabian Western Pleasure Mares with Courtney Spicer
  • 3rd place Silver Saddle Class with Nan Walden

Calypso PE:

  • 3rd place HA/AA Training Level Dressage Test 1 with Nicole Curry
  • 1st place  HA/AA Sport Horse In Hand with Nicole Curry
  • 1st place HA/AA Sport Horse In Hand ATH with Ashley McKinney
  • Top Ten HA/AA Training Level Dressage Test 3 with Nicole Curry
  • Top Ten HA/AA Sport Horse In Hand with Nicole Curry

Chicago Chaps RS:

  • 4th place Arabian Western Trail Junior Horse with Courtney Spicer
  • Top Ten Arabian Western Trail Junior Horse with Courtney Spicer

CR Kidd Rock:

  • Top Ten Arabian Western Trail Horse ATR with Dick Walden
  • Top Ten Arabian Western Trail Horse AOTR with Dick Walden

Flower Girl V:

  • 4th place Arabian Sport Horse In Hand ATH with Nan Walden
  • 4th place Arabian Sport Horse In Hand with Nicole Curry
  • 6th place Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle AATR with Nan Walden
  • Top Ten Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle AATR with Nan Walden
  • Top Ten Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle with Nicole Curry

For Goodness Jakes RS:

  • 3rd place Arabian Sport Horse In Hand with Nicole Curry
  • 6th place Arabian Sport Horse In Hand ATH with Nan Walden
  • Top Ten Arabian Sport Horse In Hand with Nicole Curry

Romance V

  • 2nd place Arabian Sport Horse In Hand with Nicole Curry
  • 4th place Arabian Sport Horse In Hand ATH with Nan Walden

Stars and Stripes SF:

  • 1st place HA/AA Western Trail Horse ATR with Nan Walden
  • 3rd place HA/AA Western Trail Horse with Courtney Spicer, and a score of 74
  • 5th place HA/AA Western Pleasure Geldings and Stallions with Courtney Spicer
  • 5th place Western Horsemanship AATR with Dick Walden
  • Top Ten HA/AA Western Trail Horse with Courtney Spicer, and a score of 73
  • Top Ten HA/AA Western Trail Horse ATR with Nan Walden
  • Top Ten HA/AA Western Pleasure AAOTR 55 and Over with Nan Walden
  • Top Ten Western Horsemanship AATR with Dick Walden

Too Many Toys:

  • Top Ten HA/AA Sport Horse Under Saddle with Catherine Ferandelli

Successful 2013 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show for Rancho Soñado

Nan-on-Agracie-Girl-V2013 Awards:

 

The Southern Arizona Arabian Horse Assosciation (SAAHA) high point adult amateur for 2013 : Nan Stockholm Walden

The SAAHA 2013 high point purebred horse of the year: AGracie Girl V +++//

The SAAHA 2013 high point half-Arabian horse of the year: Stars and Stripes SF+//

The SAAHA 2013 high point youth rider of the year: Ashley McKinney

"You can never rely on a horse that is educated by fear. There will always be something that he fears more than you. But, when he trusts you, he will ask you, what to do when he is afraid."

~ Antoine de Pluvinel
16th century equerry to King of France

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