"My grandmother always told me that everyone gets their once-in-a-lifetime horse, and she was most definitely mine," Mallory says. Photo © Kirstie Marie Photography

Multiple World and Congress Champion Krymsun Belle Sells

Shannon and Mallory Vroegh have sold Multiple AQHA World and Congress Champion Krymsun Belle to amateur exhibitor Taylor Kungle of Sterling, Connecticut. Krymsun Belle is an AQHYA World Champion in Showmanship, a two-time AQHYA  Reserve World Champion in Horsemanship, a four-time Congress Champion in Showmanship and a two-time Reserve Congress Champion in the Horsemanship.

“I just want to say how appreciative I am to have been able to share a bond with such a talented horse,” Mallory, a freshman at SMU, told us. “My grandmother always told me that everyone gets their once-in-a-lifetime horse, and she was most definitely mine. It breaks my heart to be parting with her, and it was probably one of the hardest decisions my mom and I have ever had to make.”

“I have mixed emotions,” Shannon told GoHorseShow right after the sale went through. “She is going to a great place with an owner who I know will take great care of her, but to finally own one like her and sell her – it just tears your heart out.”

Krymsun Belle is an eight-year-old sorrel mare by One Hot Krymsun and out of Miss Mega Cash. She was bred by Dawn Jindrich of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. During their youth career, Mallory and Belle amassed over 1,074 points in seven different events. In 2018, the duo was the AQHA High Point winner in the Youth Horsemanship and Reserve in the Youth All-Around as well as attained their AQHA Championship during their illustrious youth career.

“Belle just loves to show, and she is the perfect mare,” says Shannon. “She is never grumpy; you can clip her without a halter. I bought her for a client as a three-year-old from Larry Hansch but ended up buying her back as a four-year-old.”

Shannon continues, “Belle doesn’t owe us anything. I wish I could tell her how much she means to us, but I guess she does know because she got an apple every day. Mallory received a scholarship for college largely due to the partnership she developed with Belle. She is a once-in-a-lifetime mare that changed our lives for the better. We can never thank her enough for what she did for our family.”

The new owner, Taylor Kungle plans to show Belle in the Novice Amateur All-Around Events this year under the supervision of Buster and Tara Buckley.

“I am beyond thrilled to have such a special mare. The Vroegh’s have been fantastic to work with,” says Kungle. “She’s such a sweet and talented horse and I hope I can have some of the success that Mallory had with her. She did such a great job with her and they were so successful as a team. I’m looking forward to this year with her.”

Mallory adds, “I am thrilled that she will be going to such a caring family and will be under top-notch guidance. I will be Belle and Taylor’s biggest fan, and I wish them the best of luck in their new journey together.”