Appaloosa Journal

DEC 2018

Appaloosa Journal is the official publication of the Appaloosa Horse Club, the international registry for the Appaloosa horse.

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84 Appaloosa Journal December 2018 out & about By Dr. Ted Zajac V ictoria Carroll exhibited Neon Cola Sign to Reserve Champion in the NRHA Rookie Reining at the 2018 All American Quarter Horse Congress. Victoria, of Bordentown, NJ, competed against 100 exhibitors and scored an impressive 211.50 to finish in the second spot. The 2003 bay roan mare is owned by Shawn and Tracy Reyn- olds, also of Bordentown, NJ. She was purchased from Wade Smith in January. Victoria started riding Neon Cola Sign in Feb- ruary. "She was supposed to be my practice horse for a little while. They let me take her to a show and we hit it off!" Victoria Carroll started her riding career at Shawn and Tracy Reynolds' North View Farm. She successfully competed in the pleasure and all-around events including winning the 16-18 Western Pleasure at the 2009 Appaloosa Youth World Show on Tribute To Paradise. Victoria competed with Some Kinda Chip as a Non-Pro before transitioning to the reining in 2014. Victoria rides under the guidance of NRHA professional Dean Brown of Santa Hill Ranch. Dean just has to coach Victoria since Cola is so well broke. Cola has competed at the ApHC shows in reining events earning a Register of Merit in Open Senior Reining. She has been trained and shown by Appaloosa greats Harvey Stevens and Terry Thompson. Neon Cola Sign won the Senior Reining Neon Cola Sign wins Reserve Champion in the NRHA Rookie Reining at the All American Quarter Horse Congress at the 2012 National Show with Harvey Stevens and the 2014 World Show, 2015 National Show and 2015 World Show with Terry Thompson. Owner Wade Smith won the Non-Pro Reining at the 2015 World Championship Appaloosa Show. Neon Cola Sign is sired by High Sign Nugget. High Sign Nugget was a 1988 few spot leopard Appaloosa by the Hall of Fame stallion High Sign. High Sign Nugget was a five-time World Champion in Working Cow Horse. He was the sire of World Champions in Cutting, Reining, Working Cow Horse, and Roping. Neon Cola sign is out of the 1994 solid black mare Candy Cola. Candy Cola was sired by the Canadian National Champion Me Gold Two. Victoria will continue to compete with Neon Cola Sign throughout the rest of the year. Their next big show will be the Affiliate Finals in Oklahoma City in November. This will also be their last competition together.

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