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My Dream Remembered and Amy Groefsema Destined to Reach New Heights at AQHA World Show

Amateur exhibitor Amy Groefsema of Lemoore, California, is poised and ready for this year’s AQHA World Show. Groefsema and My Dream Remembered (Hank) will be competing in the Level 2 and 3 Amateur Performance Geldings, Showmanship, Trail and Horsemanship under the guidance of her trainer, Brad Jewett. Hank is also qualified in Level 2 Senior Trail and Level 2 and 3 Open Performance Halter with Brad.

This duo won the Fall Championship Show Circuit Championship in Performance Halter, Top 3 in Level 3 Showmanship, and picked up points in everything else.

When Amy was not busy with her real estate business and taking care of her kids, this California native tried to go to as many horse shows as possible with great success. The team was the Level 3 All-Around Amateur at Silver Dollar Circuit, Sun Circuit Level 2 Showmanship and Trail Circuit Champions, Del Mar Double Feature Amateur All-Around, and they were Sun N Surf Circuit Champions in Amateur Showmanship, Reserve in the NonPro Trail Classic and was the Reserve All-Around Amateur. This duo was also 5th in Amateur Trail at NSBA World Show.

The Arizona Fall Championship Show that was held in September was Jewett and Groefsema’s first show together.

“I have admired Brad’s training for a long time, but always thought having a horse in a different state would be silly,” Amy told us. “It was a culmination of reasons, but I woke up one morning in August and decided to make the change.”

“Brad is very detail-oriented and creates a polished look,” Groefsema says. “He is very organized and creates a riding schedule for each client. I appreciate this because I often have to work during horse shows, and I can plan. I can’t say enough about the people in the barn; they are all amazing people who support each other.”

“I feel like Hank carried me through my last novice year, and my first year as an Amateur and feel like this year, we are a team,” Amy shares. “I have more confidence as a rider because of our experiences together and the great instruction we have received.”

“I have to admit, I do not feel as prepared as I did last year because my schedule has not allowed me to get to Texas to ride him,” Groefsema explained to us. “But, Brad has been amazing, and I know Hank will be dialed in when I get there. My main goal is to not go off pattern like I did last year,” she says and laughs. “I want just to lay out some great patterns and be the team that Hank and I have been all year.”

Her future goals are to spend more time in Texas riding and also to visit her brother, who is a member of the United States Marine Corps. He recently got orders to Corpus Christi, Texas. “Then, I can’t wait to attend new shows in all different states. I want to get back into the English saddle, as well.”

Groefsema adds, “Thanks to everyone who has helped me and continues to help and support me along the way.”

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CLICK HERE to view her ad in the October issue of GoMag.

Photos © Larry Williams, Don Trout/Blackwell, Shane Rux