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The March cover of GoMag features Best Brew At The Bar, currently standing at Gumz Farms in Morganfield, Kentucky. Verneda Pabon of Sarasota, Florida, purchased Best Brew At The Bar at the end of October. This 2015 stallion is by The Best Martini and out of Prissy Leggs. He has made an enormous splash in the show pen and Amy Gumz is looking forward to seeing his success in the breeding barn.

“I showed him for the first time in Florida and fell in love with him all over again,” the stallion’s trainer, Whitney Lagace told us. “If I was to build a horse from scratch, he is what I would build.” 

From 2018 to 2021, he captured multiple National Snaffle Bit Association World and Reserve World titles, Breeders Championship Futurity Champion and Reserve Champion titles, and multiple Champion titles at the Tom Powers. Additionally, he has won multiple Champion and Reserve Champion titles in the Western Pleasure at the AQHA Congress with multiple top 10 placings in the Amateur, Junior, Limited, and Senior Western Pleasure at the AQHA World Show.

The stallion’s new owner, Verneda Pabon affectionately refers to him as “Poppy” as part of the family tradition of naming new horses with her son. Pabon is excited to continue showing Poppy in the all-around events under the guidance of Whitney Lagace and Colton LaSusa of LaSusa Lagace LLC in Higganum, Connecticut.

Lagace and LaSusa have been looking for a special horse for Pabon for some time. After seeing Poppy at the AQHA Congress, shown by Dave Archer as a two-year-old, they followed his career with trainers Tim and Katy Jo Zuidema.  

“For us, he checks all the boxes we are currently looking for in our industry; mind, movement, structure, and breeding,” Lagace states.“We love that he will cross with so many mares in our industry. All of his babies we have seen, exhibit many of his characteristics. Best Brew At The Bar seems to put his stamp on his babies.”

Poppy will remain at Gumz Farms through a short breeding season. His last collection will be on May 15th to return to the show pen and the current breeding fee will remain at $1,500.

For more information, contact Amy Gumz on her cell at 219-689-1895 or via email at

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Cover Design: Valor Designs – Photos: Shane Rux

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