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Greetings from Burton Performance Horses

October 2015
Greetings from Burton Performance Horses

We have been wonderfully blessed, with a new addition- Declan Michael Burton who joined us June 22, attended his first POAC Congress show a couple of weeks later and is now pretty much in control of the entire operation! Both of us have been associated with the POA Breed our entire lifetime and are now looking forward to watching Declan as he begins his POA career.

We are thankful to Lee Nylen for selling us back Third Day. “Mac” has accomplished an impressive list of awards and championships, will continue to show in the JPFC & 19 and over classes with Janelle, but will soon be packing a Leadline Saddle.

Watch for Flawless aka “Kona” owned by Karen and Chuck Oberman as she finishes her in-hand career this fall. This great mare is conformationally correct, a phenomenal mover and great minded, we are excited to watch her and Cheyenne in the Pleasure classes next year. Thank you, Spruce Ridge POAs for the opportunity to show “Kona” she is one of a kind!

Our breeding program is not large, we focus on quality and believe that the great POA’s are a result of exceptional genetics, proper preparation and lots of hard work.

We are expecting another full sibling to the 2014 Select Sire Champion filly Mercy Me from our ”Congress Produce of Dam Champion” Petra. Abdull’s Almond Joy produced the 2014 Honor Roll Yearling Gelding and is expecting a 2016 foal by LP All The Rage. Our great Pleasure Mare, Watch Me Sparkle will join the broodmare band in the spring. Our 2015 Select Sire Filly Contender is Redemption, watch for ‘Olive” in the in hand events next year.

Wishing each of you a great Futurity, Sale and all the best to those of you buying new ponies at the sale. We are POAholics and always willing to share our Pony passion with others, look us up at the Futurity, let us know if we can help you select, train, fit or show your next POA winner. Thank you, to all of our POA friends for your support and belief in our program.

The Burton’s
Pat, Janelle and Declan

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