Anglo-Arabian One More Round++// Named 2009 High Point Horse of the Year
RELEASE: February 25, 2010
AUTHOR/ADMINISTRATOR: By Hilary Nixon
Photo by Don Stine (One More Round++// with Alexis Doughty riding, shown with trainer Ben Flynn and Bill Doughty.)
One More Round++// (Al Jassur Laddin x Winifred), owned by Bill and Alexis Doughty of Cape Charles, VA, was named the 2009 Arabian Horse Association (AHA) High Point Horse of the Year. The 2004 bay gelding earned 467 points in 2009 by competing in over 200 classes at 20 shows.
The rigorous show schedule, which was carefully balanced with rest time, began in January and ended in September at the Sport Horse Nationals Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show, where One More Round earned the championship title in Half-Arabian/Anglo-Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle AT, two reserve championships and seven Top 10s.
“My husband shows him in-hand and, I ride him,” said Alexis Doughty, who earned the Adult Amateur of the Year award with the help of One More Round and trainer Ben Flynn. “We took One More Round to about two shows a month and gave him about six weeks off before preparing him for Sport Horse Nationals about a week before leaving for Lexington,” said Doughty.
One More Round seems to like the attention he receives at shows and likes to be at the center of things. “He loves attention. He gets in more trouble when things aren’t focused on him. He’s totally a prankster,” said Doughty, recalling how the gelding will pull blankets off his pasture-mates. “He’s like Dennis the Menace. He’ll school perfect and then go in the ring and chew on my husband’s arm.”
The six-year-old gelding is only in his second year of showing and has a bright future ahead of him. Bred by Doughty at her Bayview Farms in Cape Charles, she’s excited to see how far One More Round will go, especially in working hunter, his favorite. “I think he’s got a lot more to do. He’s ready to move up, and I hope that people see a lot more of him,” said Doughty.
The top ten point-earners from the Achievement Awards program receive an embroidered cooler from Schneiders Saddlery. Doughty will also receive a $1,500 gift certificate from Schneider Saddlery and a Montana Silversmith belt buckle.
*Horse Achievement Award 2009 High-Point Top Ten Standings
1. One More Round ++//, Bill Doughty, 467
2. Chance to Jam+//, Ashley Toye, 340.5
3. Kohlminer++++//, Ken & Debra Smith, 318.5
4. O Lordy+//, Laura Wolsey, 293.5
5. Starlord Rhythm++++//Louise Gray, 287
6. GSF Makin a Fortune++++//, Elizabeth or Ashleigh or Gordon Clark, 275.5
7. ADF Scarlet Ohara+++//, Gem Henderson or Annette Wells, 263.5
8. Megas Tall Tale++++//, Anne Hoover, 256
9. Masterpiece PA++++//, Alexandra Ramage, 242
10. Khehanad Adhem++//, Lance Bowman, 222
*Standings are subject to change pending final verification.