Trail Legend: Hot Rockin Potential
Elizabeth Rinder did not expect to purchase a horse at the 2008 All American Quarter Horse Congress.
She also did not plan to be an AQHA world champion owner two years later.
Fortunately for “Libby,” who hails from Watertown, Massachusetts,, life rarely goes as anticipated. The then-youth rider had just started her search for a young prospect, and when she rode Hot Rockin Potential one night, she knew he was too good to pass up.
“It was really late, pitch black out,” Libby remembers, adding that the atmosphere at that year’s All American Quarter Horse Congress was somewhat chaotic due to the approaching end of the show. “I went out to ride him, and he couldn’t care less about the craziness. He was just so natural to ride, just so steady. It was a ton of fun.”
After Libby’s longtime trainer and friend, AQHA Professional Horsewoman Whitney Lagace of Higganum, Connecticut, rode “Sonny” a second time, Libby purchased the 2005 sorrel gelding by HH Red Rock and out of EBG Potential Hobby by Potential Investment, bred by Stephen and Stephanie Lubbers of Morrow, Ohio.
The decision paid off when Whitney showed Sonny at the 2010 AQHA World Championship Show.
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