Member Spotlight: Verla Schaer
1. When did you join SDQHA? I joined SDQHA around 1990.
2. What has been a highlight over the past year?
Actually have had a couple highlights over the last year. The first was went I got Doon It Smooth an own son of Smooth As A Cat which hopefully I get to start showing. The other was when I was able to ask Hydrive Angel Jack an own daughter of Hydrive Cat to my broodmare band. When I got Angel she was in foal to one of One Time Pepto top producing sons. She gave me a beautiful little stud prospect. The colts are always a highlight. The main highlight would probably be when one of the babies that some friends purchased a few years ago took there daughter to the championship breakaway roping in there state high school rodeo and will compete at nationals.
3. What horse was your first AQHA registered?
My first registered AQHA horse was JB Jackie’s Dream which was also the first horse I showed AQHA. Before that I had just showed little open play days. Jackie was a strawberry roan mare that I broke and trained than raised two fillies out of her.
4. What is your favorite horse that you have owned?
I have had several favorite horses over the years starting with Quick Silver Smoke who I breed, raise, trained, competed, ranch on and was here all his live. Another is Ima Kissin Fool who is 27 this year and has been here all his live, he has taught a lot of kids how to show. DSR Hansome Stranger aka Punch quickly became a heart horse when he came into my live even though he’s a one person horse. Of course Classy Dakota Jack will always be a favorite, he is the one who really got me into competing at higher levels and help promote my horses.
5. Favorite SDQHA show memory?
I have a lot of favorites memories showing. Being with friends and horses there are always favorite memories at each and every shows show. Classy winning his first Grand Champion Stallion award in Rapid is one.
6. What is your favorite AQHA convention memory?
I have not been able to attend a AQHA convention yet but is on my list to do.