Faithful Friends Wall of Honor

These horses have been honored with a donation to the American Saddlebred Horse Association
towards the technology upgrade, which will enhance the ASHA website and help support the advancement of our breed.

Sutlan's Colleen

Sultan's Colleen

There are some horses that take your breath away just by watching
them on the rail. Sultan's Colleen did that for me as a young girl who always dreamed of having her owned trimmed horse.  I watched her win over and over and over again in the three-gaited ranks for a couple of show seasons- and always remarked about her daintiness, class, and overall pride and the way she carried herself.  Most of all, I remarked about how great it would be if she were MY horse!

My dream to ride her came true in 1996, and my parents quickly made sure she was mine!  In the beginning, I was awed by her show presence- but once I got to know her,  I was floored by her kindness, willingness to learn, and her patience with me we learned and perfected the ranks of equitation together.  She never backed an ear, never backed away from a challenge, and never backed down when the going got tough.  I could go on and on about the victory passes and the patterns we nailed and the shows we went to- but none of that matters.  What matters is that this horse was there for me when my dad died, hugged me back when I cried, and was always happy to see me.  It
was a sad day when she went to a new owner and I still have not forgotten how faithful of a friend she was to me, even all these years later.  She truly was a best friend who gave her all, at all times. And for that, I will never be able to thank her enough. She was one point away from CH status per ASHA requirements, but far exceeded it in my heart!  I love you Colleen!!!! Thank you for everything!

*Her last recorded owner lost track of her a few years back, and if anyone has any information on her whereabouts, it would be greatly appreciated.

Posted 1/2014

Faithful Friends Wall of Honor

We welcome photos of your Faithful Friends. Show ring photos are fine, but we would prefer personal
photos along with a short story of 100 words or less about a favorite memory of your horse.
Please email webmaster to submit your photos and stories.

Make a tax deductible donation of $200 to ASHA to honor YOUR special horse on the Faithful Friends Wall of Honor,
or print out the nomination form (pdf).