Lauren Stanley and Rooster The Red Roany Pony
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?
When I first saw Rooster, Extremely Good Stuff, it was at the Buckeye Classic a little over three years ago with Kenny Lakins aboard. He was absolutely breathtaking! He had the most beautiful head that was accentuated by his roan color. Rooster had only been shown in pleasure classes but there were some trail poles at the show that I decided to take him over because I thought he moved like he would be great at trail. He was a natural to say the least. We decided we couldn’t leave the show without him and the rest is history!
2) Where, what level, and in what classes do you show your roan?
Rooster and I show in the Level 3 Amateur All Around classes. He is exceptional in the trail and we just recently started adding the showmanship, horsemanship and equitation. He loves the new challenge and is really fun to show in everything.
3) What is your favorite thing to do with your roan horse?
Rooster lives at home and is my muse for a children’s book series that I am writing! His first book has been released called Rooster the Red Roany Pony. This has been so fun to put Rooster’s personality on paper. Everyday I watch him in his pasture, and he is always doing something comical. Whether it’s trying to adapt to his new cow neighbors or having to cope with people picking oranges on ladders, he is so fun. I simply love being around him.
4) What is your favorite memory with your roan horse?
My favorite memory was in 2018 when Rooster won the AQHA World Show in Junior Trail with Bruce Vickery aboard. Rooster and Bruce were so special to watch in the pen, it was as if they were one going over those poles. That was the first AQHA World Championship title for my family and is something we will cherish forever. Thank you, Rooster, for making that possible!
5) What are your thoughts about the American Roan Horse Association?
I think it’s a great avenue to be rewarded for showing our Roan horses. The Roan horse is so beautiful and so fun to show. I am excited to see what the association becomes and hopefully attend the Roan World Championship Show.