Promoting Horse Activites Throughout Southern Colorado
2017 Queen Ashley Barton
I have always been the kinda girl who would give up shorts and a tank top for an old shirt, boots, and a pair of wranglers instead. My name is Ashley Catherine Barton and I am the 2017 queen of the Black Forest Saddle Club. I am 17 years old this year and will be a senior at Rampart High School in the fall. I love to ride my horses and play basketball and keep on top of my grades, holding a 3.5 GPA. I want to grow and learn in the horse and large animal environment and I plan going to college and minoring in an equine industry and majoring in business accounting. I hunt and fish with my dad and brother and prepare amazing crafts with my mom and love spending time with my one year old neice. I want to spread my love about horses in any way I can, and would love to share more about me and my horses at any given time. I look forward to this coming year and can not wait to have an amazing summer!
Aneka Normandie is 11 yrs old and in the 6th grade. Aneka has been riding horses competively since she was 6 yrs old and competes in all events, including, Western Pleasure, English Pleasure, Reining Cowhorse, and Gymkhana. This past year Aneka and her beloved 2004 Quarter Horse mare (Dolly) were named the 2016 National Versatility Ranch Horse Association (NVRHA) Novice Amature Working Ranch Horse Champions and the Overall NVRHA Youth Division Champions. Additionally, they competed in 4H and were named the 2016 Colorado State Fair Gymkhana Reserve Grand Champions and overall El Paso County Level 2 Grand Champions. Aneka also has earned her 3rd degree Brown belt in karate and hopes to have her Black Belt by the end of 2017.
Aneka and Dolly - 2016 National Versatility Ranch Horse Association Youth Div Champions
Aneka and Dolly - 2016 Colorado State Fair Reserve Champion Gymkhana