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November 7-22, 2014, Oklahoma City

Performance Halter Mares

Homebred Most Appealing Dream makes a dream come true for the Alderson family.

Most Appealing Dream and AQHA Professional Horseman Ross Roark

AQHA Professional Horseman Ross Roark showed Most Appealing Dream for the Alderson family of Sharpsville, Indiana. (Journal photo)

With one class and one mare, a family’s most appealing dream came true November 18 at the 2013 AQHA World Championship Show.

In open performance halter mares, AQHA Professional Horseman Ross Roark of Monahans, Texas, led Most Appealing Dream to the gold trophy for the Alderson family of Sharpsville, Indiana.

Randy and Christina Alderson, their son, Aaron, and their daughter, Andrea, who are 20-year cumulative breeders, bred the mare, who is the family's first home-bred world champion.

“My dad and my mom and I all raised her,” Andrea said. “We’ve been there since she was a baby.”

Most Appealing Dream is a 2010 bay mare by A Dream Remembered and out of Lil Bit Impulsive.

A Dream Remembered is a 2004 chestnut stallion by Invitation Only and out of Investment Annie by Investment Capital. He was bred by Gary and Virginia Keeter of Benton, Arkansas, and is owned by Pearson Livestock of Pleasant Plains, Arkansas.

He earned $10,738.75 through the National Snaffle Bit Association.

“My father really enjoyed that stud when he first competed,” Andrea said.

Lil Bit Impulsive is a 2000 bay mare by A Sudden Impulse and out of Codys Bay Punk by Mr Tuff Beard. She was bred by Jean A. Scott of New Hampton, Iowa.

“We bought her at the AQHA World Show (in 2007),” Andrea said. “(Lil Bit Impulsive) had a very level topline and then a great big hip on her, and this mare has turned out to have a great topline as well. It’s been very exciting.”

AQHA Professional Horseman Jon Barry of Advance, Missouri, fit Most Appealing Dream for the World Show.

Randy is an AQHA judge and director who serves on the AQHA International Committee. Andrea shows Most Appealing Dream in amateur classes, and they were all sitting in the stands for the judges’ lineups in the performance mares class.

“We were all nervous because it got down to the last couple of points,” Andrea said. “The last judge was the deciding factor.”

Most Appealing Dreams' point total was 302, exactly one point ahead of the reserve world champion, A Classic Edition.

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