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Horse Shows

Our 2012 Show Season will be dedicated to the memory of Nancy J. Knutson. So far our show schedule started in March with the MAHA Spring Fling Show. Innishfael Farm will be sponsoring classes at several different shows this year in Nancy's honor. We will be showing with Clearwater Equestrian for this season and are looking forward to several fun shows in Region X, as well as a few open shows later in the Summer.

March 23-25, 2012

Innishfael Dragon and Sheila entered three classes at the Spring Fling and continue to improve! Dragon has been in training with Corey James of Clearwater Equestrian Center over the winter and he is doing wonderfully. We did not place in our first class of 19 horses or our second of 12 horses, but Dragon took his leads and was very well-behaved. Our third class we did place and gained points towards our goal of Regionals. Goal accomplished!  Dragon also went into the open classes with Corey riding and they got two third places. 

Dragon and Sheila
Dragon and Sheila
Dragon and Sheila

September 17-18, 2011

Innishfael Dragon and Sheila waded into the 'big pond' of Class A Arabian horse showing. We were not quite ready, but you have to start somewhere! We did not place well as Dragon was having headset issues, but he never took a wrong lead in any of his three classes and Sheila did not fall off, so it was a complete success from our view. Onwards and upwards from here! We did garner quite a few compliments, and when Dragon is 'on', he sure can turn heads. These indoor photos are not as nice as we had hoped, but next year there will be better ones, I promise.

Dragon and Sheila
Dragon and Sheila
Dragon and Sheila

June 5, 2011

Innishfael Dragon and Sheila attended the RB Riders Open Horse Show.  Although we were the only Pleasure Type horse on the grounds, we did very well for our first show of the year!  Dragon placed second out of seven in the Colored Horse Halter class and we garnered a fifth out of nine in the Colored Horse Western Pleasure class.  For a first time competing in the riding ring together, it was great!

Dragon and Sheila
Dragon and Sheila
Dragon and Sheila
Dragon and Sheila
Dragon and Sheila
Dragon and Sheila

May 2010

Innishfael Dragon returned to the Minnesota Pinto ring at the Spring Fling and came out with another Reserve Championship at Halter.  We also participated in a very large Overo Color class and garnered enough points with our placings to be included in MN Pinto year end placings.  We were very pleased to do this in just one show.

November 2009  

Innishfael Dragon is 100% again and taking a few months off.  We will be sending him to be finished in the bridle sometime this winter and then have lots of plans for our 2010 show season!

August 2009

Innishfael Dragon is currently on the injured list.  He damaged his rear leg and while he is sound on the leg, we are resting him for probably the rest of the 2009 show season.  Dragon is simply too precious to us to push just for points. However, we are very proud to announce that this month, the Pinto Horse Association of America has awarded Innishfael Dragon TWO Register of Merit Awards - one for Open Halter and one for Overo Color. 

We are very proud to show you our Wolrd Champions, pinned at 2009 Pinto World Show!



Minnesota Pinto Spring Fling - here is the link to the Youtube video taken of Dragon in his classes!

Due to schedule and transport issues, we did not show Innishfael Dragon and Innishfael Maximus in halter this weekend. Instead we opted to have Dragon show under saddle in Junior Horse Western Pleasure and Ideal Pinto Western. Dragon injured both hind legs with several surface cuts during the Saturday evening haul and although he was sound, it was not pretty. We took him into the ring for experience and did not expect anything but for him to get used to riding classes.


Pinto World Show 2009

Our results are in and they are SPECTACULAR!!!  Below are our results and we have also added a bunch of casual photos from the show for you to view.  Our professional win shots will be coming soon from Kirkbridge Photography.


Pinto World Show 2005

Here are some photos we wanted to share from our trip to the Pinto World Show, Tulsa, OK. To attend this show has been a dream of mine for decades..... it was awesome!


June 30, July 1 - WI Pinto Show

Innishfael Dragon - Reserve Champion Pleasure Type Halter

Pleasure Type Western Pleasure - 1 First, 3 Seconds, 3 thirds

March 23-25 - MAHA Spring Fling

Innishfael Dragon - 3rd Place H/A Western Pleasure Open

3rd Place H/A Western Pleasure Geldings

6th Place H/A Western Pleasure Select Rider


June 5 - RB Riders Open Show

Innishfael Dragon  -  2nd Place Colored Horse Halter

                                   5th Place Colored Horse Western Pleasure

Sept 17-18 - MAHA Fall Classic

 Innishfael Dragon  -  3rd Place H/A Western Pleasure Select Rider

3rd Place H/A Western Pleasure AOTR

4th Place H/A Western Pleasure ATR


 May 23 - MN Pinto Spring Fling

Innishfael Dragon  -  Reserve Champion P/S Type Halter


May 25 - MN Pinto Spring Fling

Innishfael Dragon  - Jr Western Pleasure  - 4 first places,  2 2nd places

Ideal Pinto P/S Western  - 1 first place, 1 third, 1 sixth

June 13, 2009 - Pinto World Show

Innishfael Dragon  - World Champion, Amateur Stallion/Gelding Pleasure Type

Reserve World Champion Halter Pleasure Type

Reserve World Champion Overo Color Pleasure Type

Reserve World Champion Junior Western Pleasure P/S Type

9th Place Pleasure Type Western Pleasure Stallions/Geldings (Top Ten)

Innishfael Maximus - World Champion Pleasure Geldings 2 and Under

                                   4th Place Overo Color Pleasure Type (Top Ten)

                                   9th Place Pleasure Type Horse Youth to Show (Top Ten)

2009 Year End Awards

Innishfael Dragon - Top Ten Ranking (tied for 8th) Pinto Horse of the Year Award

Pleasure Type Amateur Halter

Register Of Merit Halter

Register Of Merit Overo Color


September 5, 6, 7th - MN Pinto Futurity Show

Innishfael Danu  (Innishfael Dragon x ASU Marifa)  Futurity Champion P/S Weanlings

Innishfael Maximus (Innishfael Dragon x GS April Tscent) Futurity Reserve Champion P/S Weanlings


September 9, 10, 11th - MN Pinto Futurity Show

Innishfael Dragon - Reserve Champion P/S two and under     

6th out of 18 in Overo color

August 12, 13, 14 2005 - MN Pinto August Extravaganza

Innishfael Dragon - Reserve Champion P/S two and under , 2nd place Overo color

DW Leave U Breathless - 6th out of 17 in Costume class

July 9th 2005, MHAHA Great Arabian Get Together

Innishfael Dragon - Reserve JR Champion HA/AA  in the Championship Class!!!  Thanks Corey!

July 2, 3 Wisconsin Pinto Show

DW LeaveU Breathless - Grand Champion, Two Reserve Championships  P/S Halter

June 18,19, 20   PINTO WORLD SHOW

INNISHFAEL DRAGON:  Top Five (fifth overall) 2 yr and Under Pleasure Type Colts

RESERVE WORLD CHAMPION, Pleasure Type Overo Color

DW LEAVEU BREATHLESS:  Top Ten (eighth overall) YA Halter Pleasure/Saddle Types

Top Five (fifth overall) 2yr and Under Pleasure Type Fillies

 May 28,29th Minnesota Pinto 'Spring Fling'

 Innishfael Dragon - Reserve Champion P/S two and under , 1st place Overo Color

 FEBRUARY 19TH - Scottsdale All Arabian Show

HA/AA Colts and Geldings of 2004 - Innishfael Dragon went TOP TEN (actually Top Five in Points) in a large lovely class of deep quality.  Thank you to Sandro Pinha of Midwest Training Center for showing our boy! 


PtHA Horse of the Year Award - Innishfael Dragon - Top Five Pleasure Type Stallion

MN Pinto - Innishfael Dragon -  Reserve Champion P/S Overo Color

Third P/S Halter 2 and under

                   BR Peaches Moore - Fourth Place P/S Overo Color