RV Not For Hire Wins 2022 Pleasure Versatility Challenge
RV Not For Hire is the winner of the 2022 Pleasure Versatility Challenge, presented by Super Sires. “Teddy” was shown in all three classes by AQHA Professional Horseman Blake Weis, who picked up his third PVC win. Teddy is a 2019 bay gelding by Machine Made and out of I Will Be A Good RV by Good I Will Be.
“It feels good, actually,” Blake said. “It was nerve wracking … it was a little tight. The top three horses were really, really good horses.”
Second place went to VS The Fireman and AQHA Professional Horseman Aaron Moses, and third went to crowd favorite Xxtreme and Kyra Ley. Here are the full results.
“I rode the horse last year at the World Show and really like him,” Blake said. “I love him, but I didn’t have anyone (a customer) for him. Then early this year, my customer, Evon Werner, was looking for a horse and I knew Teddy was the one for him. So, I called Clay (Arrington) and asked him to bring the horse to Texas from Florida. So, Clay drove the horse to Texas the very next day.”
Now that Blake has won the PVC three times, does he have a good feel for the type of horse that it takes to win the event?
“I’m very big on the ‘look’ of the horse,” Blake said. “They have to be pretty. They have to halter. Obviously, I don’t go buy versatility horses, but when I look at one, I take into consideration whether they would be a fit for this competition.”
Blake described Teddy as easy to train.
“R. J. King helps me with all my pleasure stuff. He’s my go-to when I feel like something doesn’t feel right,” Blake said.
Blake said the plan for Teddy is to “start adding trail, western riding, all the classes. That’s what I like about this event. When you get to the World Show, you have about a week and a half to work with the horse and they just learn so much. So by the time you get home, they’re about ready to go.”
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