by Mallory MartinThe American Quarter Horse Journal
Classiest Lady and Gene Parker
Classiest Lady is quickly making a name for herself with three major titles in the last two months.
Gene Parker showed “Pamela” to the gold at the AQHA World Championship Show on November 20 in yearling mares.
Pamela is owned by Susan and Ernest Groeb of Circle 3 Farms LLC located in Onsted, Michigan. The Groebs were nervous watching the class, but knew they had a top notch yearling, according to the owner.
“She’s such a beautiful filly,” Susan told The American Quarter Horse Journal. “We knew she had every chance in the world of winning, but you never know until the final judge comes out.”
During Bank of America Amateur Week, Susan and Pamela were reserve world champions in yearling mares. At the 2010 All American Quarter Horse Congress, Gene and Pamela won the open yearling fillies title.
Susan and her husband found Pamela when they were showing their aged mare last year at the World Show.
“Gene Parker found her at the Paint world show,” Susan said. “She’s double-registered. He said she’s a once-in-a-20-year kind of horse. We weren’t looking to buy a weanling, but I went to do something, and my husband bought her.”
The Groebs knew they found a special weanling when they bought her, and plan on using her as a part of their breeding program in the future.
“We are going to keep showing her,” Susan told the Journal in her winning run interview. “When she is old enough we are going to flush some embryos out of her. We have a world champion stallion. He won the amateur and the open in 2008, and we plan on breeding them.”
Circle 3 Farms LLC’s world champion stallion is Grand Slam Touchdown. He was the 2008 open and amateur world champion in aged stallions.
Gene Parker showed Grand Slam Touchdown to his win in open aged stallions, while Susan showed him the amateur.