Miss Cocoa Gold, ApHC - Deceased 12 August 2016
Update: 8/10/14 Arizona Appaloosa Association Summer Classic Show:
This show we placed last in halter or second to last, but we won first in Hunter In Hand Non-Pro mares and came in second in in HIH Open mares. No riding due to my schedule constraints.
Update: 4/12/14 Arizona Appaloosa Association Spring Classic Show:
Cocoa was Reserve Grand Champion mare.Why am I posting this? because Cocoa is 21 years old at this show.
Update: 4/14/2013 Arizona Appaloosa Association Spring Classic Show:
- High Point Champion, All Around Appaloosa
- High Point Champion, Non-Pro
- Western Riding Open, 1st of 3
- Western Riding Non-Pro, 1st of 2
2012 Year End Awards:
- Open Games Horse Champion
- 3rd Open Halter Mares, 4th Open English Horse, 5th Open Western Horse, 5th Open Most Colorful
- Novice Non-Pro Versatility Champion, Non-Pro Versatility Reserve Champion
- Youth Games Champion
- Youth Reserve Champion Halter horse
- 4th, Novice Youth Versatility, 4th Youth Versatility, 4th Youth Western horse, 4th Youth English horse.
| Update: 11/18/12 - AAA Turkey Trot Show:|
Update: 11/17/12 - 2012 Lead, Follow Or Get Out Of My Way 30 mile Limited Distance Endurance ride.
Update: 9/8/2012 - 3rd out of 5 Open Western Pleasure at the EVAHA show
Update: 8/5/2012 - High Point Games horse, AAA Fall Super Classic and Reserve Novice Youth High Point.
Update: 4/22/212 - Reserve High Point NP AAA Spring Classic
April 22nd, 2012 AAA Spring Classic, Cocoa at the age of 19.
Update: 2/21/2012 2nd in 3D poles, ESPRA
Update: 1/8/2012, Miss Cocoa Gold - 2011 Year End awards for the Arizona Appaloosa Association:
- Champion Open Games horse
- Reserve Champion Open Halter Mares
- 3rd Open Most Colorful
- 5th Open Western Horse
- Champion Non-Pro Versatility
- Reserve Champion Novice Non-Pro
- 3rd Non-Pro 35 & Over
- 5th Non-Pro Halter Exhibitor
Reserve Champion High Point Youth, 1/6/2011, ANLS
Update: 1/6/2012: Arizona National Live Stock Show:
- 3rd - Open HUS, our very first English class out of 5
- 1st - Nez Perce Stakes Race
- 2nd - Camas Prairie Stump Race
- 2nd - Figure 8 Stakes Race
- 1st - Youth Nez Perce Stakes Race
- 1st - Youth Camas Prairie Stump Race
- 1st - Youth Figure 8 Stakes Race
- 2nd - NV NP Western Horsemanship
- 2nd - NV NP Western Pleasure
Update: 12/31/2011: Completed a 50 mile endurance ride, did not get credit for the completion as we did not pass the final vet check.
Update 12/11/2011: Blue Ribbon Horse Show
- Western Equitation 19 & Over 4th and 5th place out of 7.
- Western Pleasure 19& Over, did not place
- Western Pleasure Open, 5th place under both judges.
Update 12/4/2011: Goldmine Circuit. Rode in three WP classes. Placed 7th under one judge in one class. Classes were 22+.
Update 11/19/2011: Miss Cocoa Gold completed her first AERC sanctioned endurance race in great shape and time. 30 miles, ride time was 4.5 hours.
Update 10/27/2011: The 2011 ApHC World Show, Open Barrels - 22.6ish, NP Barrels: 22.1, Open poles 26.1, Figure 8, 20.0 (Open and NP), Key Hole, 8.9 seconds (Open and NP). For us, a decent performance.
- Her sire, Stimulation, won Reserve Champion Weanlings at the World's in 1989.
Update:10/15/2011: Barrels - 25.6ish, poles 27.8, a personal best at East Side Progressive Barrel Racing Association (ESPBRA).
Update: 10/1/2011: Barrels - 22.676, poles - 29.461, the latter is a personal best at Southern Arizona Barrel Racing Association (SABRA).
Update: 9/24/2011: Went to the Chandler Vaqueros Saddle Club (CVSC) gymkhana. Cocoa had her fastest barrel pattern yet at 22.145 seconds. We placed in pole bending - 6th place, first time placing in this speedy crowd.
Update 9/18/2011: Miss Cocoa Gold became a Versatility Champion*.
- She completed seven ROMs*: Nez Perce Stakes Race, Camas Prairie Stump Race, Key Hole, and Figure 8 Stakes Race, plus NP Nez Perce Stakes Race, NP Camas Prairie Stump Race, and NP Key Hole at the age of 18. *pending official awards from the ApHC.
- She earned 39.5 national points to include points in NV NP Showmanship, NV NP Horsemanship, NV NP Western Pleasure, Western Riding and NP Western Riding.
- She also qualified for the 2012 World show in Figure 8, Nez Perce Stakes Race and Key Hole.
Update: 8/28/2011 - Calizona Champagne and Roses Show. Cocoa qualified for the World show in Camas Prairie Stump Race and Key Hole. We even earned one half a point in Novice Non-Pro Western Pleasure. Cocoa was the Non-Pro high point winner and high point games horse at this show.
Update 8/21/2011 - West Texas Appaloosa Horse Show - Qualified for the World Show in Nez Perce Stakes Race and Figure 8 Stakes Race. Earned a point in reining, Novice Non-Pro Western Pleasure and one half a point in Non-Pro Western Pleasure.
Update 8/6/2011: AAA Flagstaff All Breed Scholarship Show Results
- Overall High Point Winner, High Point 19 and Over, AAA All Breed Flagstaff Scholarship Show
- Halter: 3 out of 5
- Western Showmanship: 3rd out of ~6
- Western Pleasure: 3rd out of 7
- Western Horsemanship: 3rd out of ~5
- Western Riding: 1st out of 3
- Trail: 3rd out of 10
- Barrels: 1st out of 4
- Poles: 2nd out of 4
- Speed Barrels: 2nd out of 4
- Scurry: DQ
Update: July 31st, 2011, Calziona Horse Show, Riverside California.
- First in Stumps (Open and NP)
- First in Stakes (Open and NP)
- First in Pokes (Open and NP)
- Second in Keyhole (Open and NP)
- 6th in Western Showmanship, out of 9, first time entering this class.
- High point games horse and high point Senior Western horse under one judge
Miss Cocoa Gold and Sonja on the Salt River, July 23, 2011
Just a fun picture:
6/24/2011 Miss Cocoa Gold
Update 5/15/2011: EVAHA Spring Show placings
- Halter: 3 out of 4
- Western Pleasure Walk/Trot warm-up: 1 out of 2
- Western Equitation 1 out of 1
- Western Pleasure Novice Horse or Rider: 1 out of 2
- Western Pleasure Open: 1 out of 1
- Western Pleasure Open Championship: 1 out of 2
Update 5/1/2011: AAA Spring Classic. We had best performance so far in pleasure classes. Not enough to win, but our personal best nonetheless. We did win the games classes.
Update 4/2/2011: We had our annual AAA trail ride. It was so fun! Everyone enjoyed themselves. Cocoa did a great job. I was the sweep rider, all 25 riders came in healthy and on sound horses.
Arizona Appaloosa Association
Group photo 4/2/2011
Sonja on Miss Cocoa Gold 4/2/2011
Sonja on Miss Cocoa Gold
Update 3/5/2011: We had our Arizona Appaloosa Association Banquet tonight.
Here are Cocoa's 2010 year-end AAA awards:
Update 1/16/2010. Coon Bluff, the Salt River.
Update 10/17/2010, Superstition Mountains in background.
Update 10/3/2010. I took Cocoa to the Arizona Appaloosa Association Sun and Spot Spectacular show. This was a big show with four judges, 57 horses and 400+ entries.
Placings (four judges):
- Non Pro Mares: 5/4/5/7 out of 7
- Aged Mares: 6/7/6/8 out of 10
- Bareback Equitation: 2 out of 2
- Western Horsemanship 35 & Over Non Pro: 6 out of 6
- Western Horsemanship Novice Non Pro: 3 out of 3
- Western Pleasure Non Pro: 5/6/5/5 out of 6
- Western Pleasure Novice: 3 out of 3
- Non Pro Poles: 2 out of 2
- Open Poles: 2 out of 2
- Non Pro Figure Eight Stakes: 2 out of 2
- Open Figure Eight Stakes: 2 out of 2
- Non Pro Barrels 2 out of 2. Time was 23.01 seconds. Our fastest time ever.
- Open Barrels, 2 out of 2. Time was 25 seconds.
10/3/20120 AAA show
10/3/20120 AAA show
10/3/2010 poles AAA Sun and Spot Spectacular
Update 7/31/2010. Cocoa and I at the Arizona Appaloosa Association scholarship benefit show.
Waiting to run barrels, July 31st, 2010.
Update: June 26th, 2010.
I have taken Cocoa to three gymkhanas since the last show. We are slow, but I am not pushing it. She hit all her lead changes at the Western Saddle Club gymkhana on June 26th, 2010. Her Washington poles time improved to 36 seconds.
Update: May 16th, 2010. East Valley Arabian Horse Association mini series circuit.
- Halter - 3 out of 4
- Walk / Trot Warm-up - no placing
- Western Equitation Open - 2nd out of 6
- Western Pleasure Novice Horse and Rider - 3rd out of 5
- Western Pleasure Open - 4th out of 5
- Western Pleasure Open Championship - 2nd out of 4
I signed up Cocoa and Sunnyboy for the Appaloosa Competitive All-Breed Activities Program (ACAAP). This program awards merits to appaloosas that place in open shows. The point system is the same as the national point system. Today's placing should give Cocoa her first point under that program.
Update: April 24th, 2010. Arizona Appaloosa Association Spring Classic show.
- Miss Cocoa Gold - Reserve Grand Champion Mare! - Open Aged Mares, at 17 years old out of six entrees.
- Non pro mares - second out of six entrees. These are my first halter points.
- Most Colorful - 3rd out of 3
- Bareback Equitation - First place! Cocoa's first performance points.
- Western Pleasure - getting better, 3rd out of 3 (NP 35 & over), 3rd out of 4 (NV NP and NP)
- Western Horsemanship - 3rd out of 4
- Open Nez Perce Stakes Race - 2nd out of 2
- NP Nez Perce Stakes Race - 2nd out of 2
- NP Figure Eight Stakes Race - 2nd out of 2
- Open Camas Prairie Stump Race - 2nd out of 2
- NP Camas Prairie Stump Race - 2nd out of 2
- This was the second time ever running games. if I practice, she will get good at this.
Update: March 6th, 2010.
- Cocoa earned her first blue ribbon in Western Pleasure Novice Horse and Rider at the East Valley Arabian Horse Association (EVAHA) open show.
- Cocoa earned the ribbon even though she had not been ridden in three weeks due to all the rain and mud.
- Now that is an appaloosa!
The Salt River, 5/1/2010.
Sonja and Miss Cocoa Gold, 4/18/09 at the Arizona Appaloosa Association Spring Show.
9/28/2008 Arizona Appaloosa Association Show.
Miss Cocoa Gold on the trail, April, 2009.
From the trail, to the show:
April 18th, 2009. Miss Cocoa Gold in Western Pleasure at the Arizona Appaloosa Association, Spring Show.
From Western Pleasure, to poles:
Sonja and Miss Cocoa Gold, May 2009. This was our fifth event of the evening. We started at 6:00 pm. This last run was poles at 12:30 am. Neither of us had ever run a pole pattern. Cocoa was perfect.
Sonja and Miss Cocoa Gold in the Salt River, 9/7/2009.
Cocoa's coat has changed color dramatically from her foal picture. This picture is poor quality, but it shows the color Cocoa was born with:
The bold print in the pedigree below show Appaloosa bloodlines.
Color pattern thoughts: Cocoa's sire was solid, therefore the appaloosa color most come from her dam, Gold's Miss Folly. Cocoa's dam's dam was solid, therefore the appaloosa color must come from Cocoa's maternal grand sire, Jagady's Gold. Jagady's Gold's dam, Jagady Jill, was solid, therefore the appaloosa pattern must come from his sire, Rinkys Montie. Rinkys Montie's dam, Montana Maid, was solid, therefore the appaloosa color must come from his sire, Rinky Jinks. Rinky Jinks had a blanket pattern with spots. This means he was heterozygous for the appaloosa spotting. Both his dam and sire had appaloosa color, so it is anyone's guess which side provided the appaloosa spotting gene. However, I will guess. After all, I have a 50-50 chance of being right. Rinky Jinks' dam, Reincarnation, had white spots over her entire body (a leopard) and Rinky Jinks' sire, Mercury, had only white over his hips and his sire was a quarter horse, so my guess is the color comes from Reincarnation. Rinky Jinks was a line-bred V-8 grandson as Reincarnation and Mercury were related, effectively, aunt and nephew. The stallion V-8, F-1047, was both Rinky Jinks' maternal grand sire, and his paternal great grand sire. V-8 had a blanket over his loin and hips. Hence the guess. I am hoping in the future genetic testing will show how color is inherited. This is why all my horses have their DNA on file.
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Miss Cocoa Gold's foals
Miss Cocoa Gold Ancestry
Miss Cocoa Gold (Stimulation x Gold's Miss Folly) is a 1993 mare, ApHC #523975. The below photo taken September 4th, 2009 at the age of 16. Miss Cocoa Gold's complete pedigree is listed here on allbreed.
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- Stimulation won the 1989 ApHC Reserve World Champion - Weanlings.
- He was bred by Tim and Virginia Webber, Kansas.
- He received fourth as a three year old at the 1992 World show out of 8 entries.
- The Webber's bred Impress Me Shanon, ApHC.
Sire's Sire: Mr. Intimidation (The Intimidator, AQHA x Going to Flame).
- Mr. Intimidation is a 1985 stallion.
- 1988 Reserve National Champion - 3 Yr. Old Stallions
- 1988 Reserve World Champion - 3 Yr. Old Stallions
- 1988 Reserve World Champion - Suitability for Dressage Stallions
- 1989 National Champion - 3 Yr. Old Stallions
- 1990 National Champion - Aged Stallions
- 1991 National Champion - Aged Stallions
- 1991 World Champion - Aged Stallions
- 1991 World Champion - Non Pro Aged Stallions.
- This horse was loved.
- Sire of several Top Ten World and National competitors.
- Bred by David O. Bridges of Pilot Point, Texas, and last owner was Marcia Matthews of Aubrey, Texas.
1990 World Champion
2 time 1991 World Champion, Open and Non Pro
Mr. Intimidation sired:
1995 World Champion - Suitability for Dressage
Mighty Intimidating - 1999 National Champion NV NP Showmanship, multiple National and World Top Tens
1995 Reserve World Open and NP Champion 2 Yr Old Fillies
Can't Intimidate Me (full sibling to Intimidating Mr.)
1995 Reserve National Champion Stallion
Intimidating Mr (full sibling to Can't Intimidate Me)
Sire's Dam: April Doolin, PC 4580 (Fancy Doolin x Poso Larketta). Foaled: 4/1/1975. Color: Chestnut. Pattern: Solid. No photo available. Owned by Tim and Virginia Webber. She produced eleven , of which nine (9) were halter and/or performance point earners. Her get earned 11 ROMs and 2 Bronze medallions. Here are some of her most noted get:
Dam of Reserve World Weanling Champion, Stimulation.
Dam of ApHC Club Champion and ROM earner, Shannon Does It.
Sire of Sire's Dam: Fancy Doolin, was a 1971 stallion (Cuchara High Hand x Roving Bill, AQHA). This horse was shown extensively through1984. He placed 8th in Aged Stallions at the 1975 National Show out of 54 entries. He earned ROMs in Halter, WP and HUS. Click here to see more details on Fancy Doolin.
Fancy Doolin, ApHC T-156,97, Cuchara High Hand, ApHC x Rovin Bill, AQHA
- 1971 - Nationals 4th place weanling colts.
- 1975 - Nationals Top Ten Aged Stallions. 8th place out of 54 entries.
- Show points until 1984 (thirteen years old).
- Foaled: 4/20/1971 in Kansas.
- Color: Dark Bay or Brown.
- Halter ROM - Open Aged Stallions, 21 Points.
- WP ROM - Open Senior Western Pleasure, 48 pts.
- HUS ROM - Open Senior HUS, 14 Points.
- Sired 51 registered foals, seven (7) Open point earners.
- One of which earned a halter and a performance ROM (Friar Tuck`s Boy).
- Son Tom Doolin was 8th out of 51 entriesat the 1975 National show as a weanling.
Cuchara High Hand, 1963, by High Hand x Sox Royalette, AQHA
| Going to Flame|
Going To Flame, year 1975
Going To Flame with
1976 foal Do-Go
by DoDo Chick,
AQHA, ad 1976
Going To Flame, 1976
Dam of Sire's Sire: Going to Flame was a 1972 grand champion mare, ApHC T-180495. Going to Flame was a full sister to Hall of Fame stallion, Goer.
Great Grand Dam on sire's side, dam of Going to Flame is AQHA Miss Bar Heels, #272595.
Sire of Going to Flame: Go Bay Go, a 1965 stallion, #60855, a National and World Champion sire. Go Bay Go and Miss Bar Heels (AQHA) produced 12 foals together. Remarkably, all twelve foals had regular or tentative registration.
The Intimidator, as a yearling
Sire of Sire's Sire: The Intimidator (Impressive x School Queen) was a 1975 stallion, # 1176504.
- The Intimidator stood Grand Champion at Congress in 1981.
- He was in the top ten at the World show four consecutive years:
- 1980 & 1981 3rd Aged; 1979 5th Aged; 1978 6th 3 yr old.
- He earned 17 points in Western Pleasure, a Superior Halter and ROM in 1978.
Gold's Miss Folly has 3 points in Junior Western Pleasure. The only photo available of Gold's Miss Folly is Cocoa's registration
Gold's Miss Folly produced twelve total foals.
- Three foals were performance point earners: Tradition, Miss Cocoa Gold and My Lady King.
- Three foals achieved halter ROMs: Miss Cocoa Gold, Vantage, and Naughty Dream.
- Her foals earned a total of four ROMs (halter and Senior Western Pleasure) plus eight Youth ROMs.
- She foaled one medallion and superior achievement earner named Vantage, the 1987 Three-Year-Old Gelding Champion.
Dam's Sire: Jagady's Gold, ApHC #156641, ( Rinky's Montie x Jagady Jill).
Jagady's Gold is a 1971 stallion, World Champion Get of Sire in 1977 and 1978. He is described as a red roan with white over loin and hips. Born in California, died in May, 1987. No photo is available, except for his get, below:
Gold's Miss Sen Sen, 1975 Champion
Gold's Miss Sen Sen
1976 National Halter 2 year old Champion out of 84 entries.
Gold's Dial 2 Bar
Gold's Cleo Play
Golds Dial Me 2
Grand sires to Jagady's Gold are Rinky Jinks and Jagady Big Chief:
Jagady Big Chief
Dam's Dam: Catsy's McCue, AQHA 0563262, (Chicaro McCue x Catsy).
Following info from AQHA records:
Catsys Mccue is a sorrel Mare foaled in Nebraska in January of 1968.
No show points on record.
Owners:JIM SCHAEFFER BAKERSFIELD, CA 08/09/1974.
M V RANCH LTD MALTA, ID 01/01/1972.
CARL MILES ABILENE, TX 08/30/1969.
Breeder is unidentified.
Produced no AQHA foals.
Produced five appaloosas:1973 stallion/gelding, Prince Cute Cat (solid) by Prince Plaudit
1977 mare, Golds Miss Folly, WP points, by Jagady's Gold
1978 stallion/gelding Gold`s Cat McCue, Grand Champion Gelding, Halter ROM, WP points, by Jagady's Gold
1979 Gold`s Cat`s Meow by Jagady's Gold
1981 Gold`s Cat Can Do by Jagady's Gold
Dam of Dam's Dam: Catsy, AQHA 0363413, (Bob's Folly x Little Meow).
- No Photo available.
- Catsy was a 1965 AQHA mare bred by J and X Casement.
- AQHA records show Catsy had one AQHA foal, Catsy's McCue.
- No photo is available.
Sire of Dam's Dam: Chicaro McCue (Little Chicaro Bill x Sparky) was a 1951 AQHA stallion, 0030749.
- Chicaro McCue was not extensively bred.
- He had seven performance foals and one foal achieved an AQHA Championship.
- AQHA records showed his last sale was in 1972, therefore he lived to be over twenty.
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Sire of Dam's Dam's Dam: Bob's Folly (Three Bars x Hot Heels) was a 1953 AQHA race winner and prolific stud, bred by Walter Merrick. He set several track records and the World Record at 440 yards. Race Winner; Total Race Earnings $35,522. Best Speed Index of 100. Showed in 1 Show, but There were No Wins or Points Earned.
Dam of Dam's Dam's Dam: Little Meow (Tadpole x Jackie McCue)was a 1947 AQHA race bred mare, 0016767. She had 14 foals. Eleven (11) foals were performers. Four were champions!AQHA H-34. Earned five halter wins.
Race SI-80 AA SW
Breeder: Wm. B. Coy, Torrington, WY.
Owner: Jack Casement, Westplains, CO.
Little Meow was bred to Bob's Folly twice.
The first breeding resulted in the 1965 filly, Catsy. She had no race record and only one foal.
The second breeding resulted in Meow's Folly, a 1966 gelding that earned some money on the track.
Tadpole, 1941, sire of Little Meow, by Red Dog x Mae West