Photo’s of Barefoot Champions


Karen Chaton and Granite Chief logged 2250 American Endurance Ride Conference miles in 2005, all barefoot wearing Easyboot Epics, winning the National Mileage Championship and First Place in the nation. And Chief won the Arabian Horse Association’s Distance Horse of the Year Award and received the Supreme Legion of Honor. In 2007 Chief was 6th overall. In 2009 Chief passed the 8000 career mileage mark. Only 33 horses have logged more career mileage. Note the beautiful heel-first landing!

Barefoot Champions


Dr. Hilary Clayton and MSU Magic J (left) and MSU Fanfare, both barefoot. In 2007, at 16 Magic competed at the Grand Prix level. Magic has 3 Arabian National Championships, 10 USDF All Breeds Championships, 5 Midwest Dressage Assoc Year End Championships, all barefoot. Fanfare, now 8 years old, has 2 Arabian National Championships, 6 USDF All-Breeds Championships and 3 MDAYE Championships, also all barefoot.

Saucy Night won the 2 1/2 mile Steeplechase at Folkestone, UK… barefoot.



High Flying Princess, ridden by Claudia Edgewater Lors. Six first-place finishes her first barefoot season.


South African Barefoot Warmblood Franlaren Latecomer wins consistently including the recent Victor Ludurom.

Tracey Gallagher on barefoot That’s Alright
in the 2008 Balmoral Grand Prix in Ireland
clearing a 1.40 meter jump
They placed 7th overall.

Chance, a 10-year-old quarter horse, is a member of the Houston Mounted Patrol, all of which are winners every day, and all 36 are barefoot.

Yvonne Welz, with Gezebella (aka Belle), a 4 year old RPSI (OldxHann) mare by Gatsby. The pair received
71% for Training Level Test 4

LRM Lightning Watch and Leslie Maynard.
#1 in the 2008 World Standings – WPRA ProFuturity Division. With many other titles to boot. All, of course, barefoot.
Read their story

Shamrock – The new South African Champion Show Hunter and overall Champion Show Horse is barefoot, lives out, and obviously has no problem galloping on grass.

Jill Owens and Trinity’s Gypsy Moon, a barefoot BLM mustang, USDF All-Breeds Champion Mustang at Training Level in 2005 and at First Level in 2007.

Sossity Gargiulo and her barefoot Oldenburg gelding D’Artagnan winning a three-star Sport Horse International dressage show with a whopping 73%.

Dehere’s Mint (aka: Chewy), 8 yr old off track TB who was lame for 4 years in shoes. Now totally sound barefoot and winning Grand Champion Adult Hunter at this show on 6/4/06. Owned by Natalie Cruz & Greg Scott

Nuvola Di Lucca a Mustang wins 1st Place AA 2008 AMBA Training Level Dresage – Barefoot, of course. Ridden by Wendee Walker.

Barefoot Jumper Molly (Apache’s Rebecca) brings home the ribbons every time with her best friend 11-year-old Leigh. On 4/11/09 they took Reserve Champion with 2 firsts, two thirds, and a fourth!

Catherine Chandler of Wickenburg, AZ, with CF Promise Me (aka Indra), a 5 year old TB/Clydesdale cross mare. They received a 70% for Training Level Test 1

Azure Down There (aka “Dollar”) won
at Ajax Downs in Canada after having
been barefoot only 7 weeks!

Ashley and April Sunshine.
On the day of April Sunshine’s first ever competition she and 13-year-old Ashley entered 7 events and came home with
4 firsts and 3 seconds! All barefoot,
of course.

Maryse and Taffarel won all three of their classes and were Third Level High Point Champions at the Arizona Dressage Association Fall Festival 2008.

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