Froman Family Purchases My Dream Remembered from Amy Groefsema
GoHorseShow would like to congratulate the Froman family of Wayne, Illinois on purchasing My Dream Remembered from Amy Groefsema of Lemoore, California. Groefsema and the 2009 AQHA All-Around gelding, affectionately known as Hank, have been very successful in the show arena with several wins, including the Level 3 All-Around Amateur at the Silver Dollar Circuit and Sun Circuit Level 2 Showmanship and Trail Circuit Champions. Vanessa Froman’s son, Collin, will be showing him in the AQHA All-Around events.
“Hank was my rock,” Amy Groefsema, who is under the guidance of Brad Jewett, told us shortly after the deal was finalized. ”He was certainly my dream. He taught me the trail and guided me to numerous all-around titles and superiors in halter, showmanship, and trail. Life has taken a turn for me, and horse showing has to take a back seat to my children. Although I am heartbroken, I am comforted knowing Hank is going to a wonderful family. I can’t wait to see all the success Hank and Collin will have in the show pen. Collin is so gifted in the showmanship, and this pair will be a force. Good luck, Collin, may Hank be your dream too.”
Collin’s mother, Vanessa, told us that they decided to start looking for a future horse for Collin in the spring. Then, at the AQHYA and NSBA World Shows, they started trying out horses. “Hank was the second horse we rode,” Vanessa recalls. “Collin’s only requests were that the horse looks and acts just like (his quarter horse) Assets Miss Reba. So, when he got off Hank and told me he wanted him, I about fainted.”
With the guidance of trainer, Jenell Pogue, Froman said that she wanted to keep looking at other horses to make sure they got what they wanted and needed for Collin (pictured left) when he moves up into the 14-18 division.
“Going from Reba to any other horse is tough. We knew we would be coming back down to Texas for the APHA World Show a month later, so Jenell said I could keep shopping, and if he was still available at Paint world, then it was meant to be. The stars aligned, and God’s plan was for Hank to be a Froman,” Vanessa says and laughs.
While at the Paint World, Collin won the Novice 13&U Showmanship with his APHA partner, Beckys Last Gal. This team was also Reserve Champion in the 13&U class and named Intermediate Champions. Vanessa admits that, “The last few days have been crazy hectic with Collin showing at the Paint World, doing a vet check, and figuring out the logistics of this purchase. But it really could not have been any better.”
“There is so much to love about Hank,” Froman shares. “Collin loves that his name rhymes with Tank. He has so much self-carriage, doesn’t anticipate what you want but does what you ask, has all the pieces and parts that make him a great pattern horse, but the best thing about Hank is that he takes care of Collin. Watching the two of them together in showmanship makes my heart sing. I’m so excited to work on more of our dreams with Hank by our side.”
Their trainer Jenell Pogue echoes these same sentiments, “I am so excited about this new adventure with ‘Hank the Tank’ and Collin. We are so blessed to be able to have these amazing animals to chase our dreams.”