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Ooh Ah Named 2011 Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF National Hunter Breeding Champion

Ooh Ah, 2011 Best Young Horse West Coast and Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF National Hunter Breeding Champion. Photo: Maria Morgan

Warrenton, VA – The chestnut filly with the large blaze was the best in the west – with judges then determining Ooh Ah the 2011 Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF National Hunter Breeding Champion.

Ooh Ah (Nob Hill x Holy Cow by Fire Jade), bred and owned by Leslie Nelson and handled by John Ducharme, is an 18-month-old Thoroughbred cross. She competed against several dozen other horses in Southern California at the Del Mar Horse Park on August 31, with the Best Young Horse and Reserve Best Young Horse that day going on to challenge the East Coast victors for the title of National Best Young Horse.

“I really didn’t think this day would ever come,” Nelson said. “I was in such a state of shock.”

It’s not that Nelson isn’t used to winning West Coast. With Ooh Ah, it was her third West Coast victory. But the overall Grand Champion trophy was always just out of reach.

But not this time, not with Ooh Ah, known around the barn as Josie. “This time, the stars aligned,” Nelson said. “She is without a doubt the quietest, nicest, most uncomplicated filly. She’s just really simple.”

Simple enough – and perfect enough – to get the top votes of judges on both coasts.

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World Equestrian Brands, LLC Offers Must-Own Book for Breeders and Riders on Selected Sires of Germany

"Selected Sires of Germany" is a must-have library addition for breeders and riders everywhere. (Photo courtesy of World Equestrian Brands, LLC)

Buena Vista, VA (July 20, 2011) – A gorgeous, hardcover book depicting the bloodlines of selected sires of Germany is a must-have library addition for breeders and riders everywhere. World Equestrian Brands is offering the 2012-2013 edition of “Ausgewahlte Hengste Deutchlands,” which translates to “Selected Sires of Germany,” and information on the book will be available through their website.

“This book is a must for breeders and riders, as it is a great resource pertaining to many of the bloodlines people are investing in. The photography is excellent and bloodlines are depicted in a tree showing four generations of every horse in the book,” said Robin Moore, President of World Equestrian Brands, the United States distributor of Amerigo saddles and strap goods, Amerigo Vega saddles, Vespucci, E. A. Mattes and Equilibrium products.

The hardcover book features 608 pages written in German, packed with great images of the stallions. “It comes with a soft cover that lists the stallions in English that are in the hardcover book, with in-depth bloodline information, as well as a performance and breeding records when available which makes it useful for breeders and competitors alike,” Moore said. “Even if you don’t speak or read German, you won’t have trouble thanks to the translation guide.”

Moore said the breed book will be available on the World Equestrian Brands website by mid-August and will cost $125. “This book comes out every two years, and is a valuable resource,” Moore said, adding that this will be the first time World Equestrian Brands offers the book. “I have admired this book for years, and have acquired about five copies through the years. It beckons you to pick it up and imagine the possibilities.”

For more information on World Equestrian Brands, visit their website at www.worldequestrianbrands.com or call 1-888-637-8463.

For more information contact:
Robin Moore
World Equestrian Brands LLC