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Bell Family Sells World and Congress Champion The Beat Gos On to Original Owner Daniel Henson

GoHorseShow would like to congratulate Don and Joetta Bell on selling The Beat Gos On (Lucy) to Daniel Henson of Conyers, Georgia. Henson bred and raised Lucy before Rusty Green bought her for his client Tommy Blanchard in her three-year-old year. They went on to have great success, including winning the 2019 Maiden Slot Class at the Madness in Ohio. The mare is by VS Code Red and out of Henson’s mare, Invest N A Zippo. 

The first time Joetta Bell saw the mare in person was at the Big A in 2019. “I was enamored by how fluid and flawless she was,” Joetta recalls. “The future that horse had in front of her was inevitable. I watched her show all summer that year, and I told Katie Green, if Lucy ever becomes available, call me first. When the day came, I was so excited. Lucy is a dream to ride and show and has a heart of gold. She wants to please you, but has her little quirks.” 

“She’s like a person,“ Joetta adds. “I swear she knows what we’re saying, so be careful what you say in front of her.” 

Joetta says that Lucy was supposed to be her horse, but the mare connected with her two daughters immediately. “Some horses love children, and she does. She and Trinity bonded so quickly.”

At this year’s AQHYA World Show, Joetta and Don’s 11-year-old daughter Trinity and Lucy won the Level 3 – 13 & Under Western Pleasure and Level 1 – 13 & Under Western Pleasure. “I was surprised that we won,” Trinity told us in an earlier article we wrote about the pair. “Lucy is amazing and very easy to work with.”

In October, this duo went on to win the Congress in the 11 & Under Western Pleasure. “Lucy has done so much for me,” Trinity said. “I have been so blessed to have a horse like her. She shows with her whole heart every time.”

We talked to an excited Daniel Henson about being able to buy Lucy back. “I am so thankful that the Bell family agreed to sell her back to me. At first, I wasn’t sure if it would ever happen, but I’m so glad that they finally agreed.” 

Henson says he plans to show Lucy in the western pleasure under the supervision of Candy, Bret, and Cody Parrish. The goal is also for Cody to show her in the Green Western Riding. Dan says they will make their debut during the Venice, FL circuit. “I’m looking forward to showing Lucy and having some nice babies out of her. I’m confident that she will also be a great producing dam like her mother.”

After so much success in the pleasure pen, Trinity has decided to begin a reining career at Deary Performance Horses with Casey Deary. “We both are excited to pursue the reining adventures with our family. Lucy will surely have continued success with Dan Henson, as the beat will go on. We wish him the best of luck.”

Congratulations to all involved in this great mare’s success, and best of luck to everyone in your future endeavors.

CLICK HERE to see Trinity and Lucy on the cover of this year’s September issue of GoMag.