Claire Babcock and Where Do I Sign
1) When and where did you first see your roan, how did you end up with him as yours, and how long have you owned your roan?
In October of 2017, I was lightly shopping for a new horse. I loved my horse at the time, so I never expected to actually be welcoming a new four legged friend to the family. After coming across Where Do I Sign aka Tebow, my mom and I decided to make the trip from California to Washington to try him. Still reluctant at the idea of getting a new horse, I didn’t expect fall in love with Tebow. However, it is an understatement to say that his loving and funny personality won my heart instantaneously. Tebow was the first and only horse I tried before making my decision. Shortly after our first ride, my family and I made the decision to purchase Tebow.
2) Where, what level, and in what classes do you show your roan?
We show AQHA shows, mostly in My horse and I live in California, so we show here most of the year. We show in Las Vegas, Nevada about 3 times a year too. I show Tebow in the AQHA youth events and my trainer shows him in the senior horse trail and western riding. Some of our favorite shows have been the Del Mar Double Feature, Oregon Summer Classic, AQHYA World Show, and NSBA World Show.
3) What is your favorite thing to do with your roan horse?
My favorite thing to do with my horse is show. In addition to the fact that showing is a fun and exciting experience, I have realized that each show is a fantastic opportunity for improvement. Each horse show lends to new knowledge and awareness for the areas that i need to practice. Similarly, I feel that the consistent riding which takes place at a show is a great way to reinforce the positives and correct the negatives.
4) What is your favorite memory with your roan horse?
My favorite memory with my horse was our first NSBA World Show. It was my first large show and the overall experience was unforgettable. The highlight of the show was when Tebow and I placed 8th in the novice youth western pleasure. Riding the pleasure is not a strong suit of mine, so it was really special to place in a class that I have struggled with!
5) What are your thoughts about the American Roan Horse Association?
I think that the American Roan Horse Association is a truly special. I know that many people, myself included, have longed for the day that roans are specifically recognized. While roans are not color breed, it is fun to have an association which recognizes the community of roan horses and owners. It is exciting that while showing at AQHA, APHA, NSBA and other venues, horses and members can have the opportunity to earn awards and titles.