The 2018 Sport Horse National Arabian and Half-Arabian Championship Show held in Nampa, Idaho is known for its glitz, glamour, and high spirited horses. This year one young lady outshined all of the sparkle with her outstanding smile and sportsmanship. Hillary Boothe, of Lompoc, California, competed two horses over the weekend and greeted everyone she encountered with warmth and sincerity.
Boothe was overjoyed that her outstanding sportsmanship was recognized during the show. The Sportsmanship Award is presented to one competitor at the National Arabian Championships who displays exemplary sportsmanship during the competition. Boothe was presented with a tri-colored sportsmanship ribbon and a silver engraved tray presented by the Jacksonville Equestrian Center.

Boothe owns and runs Promises Ranch LLC alongside her mother, Sarah. Together, they have built a strong presence on the Arabian horse scene and have won countless Champion and Reserve Champion titles along the way. Boothe competed in a wide variety of classes over the weekend with her mounts. My Khinda Party, a six-year-old stallion was bred and raised by Boothe herself. This made his stellar performance that much sweeter. She was thrilled with his performance the entire weekend. Boothe’s second mount was Susan Claycamp’s six-year-old Khiamo Ko, who stole the show.

The Jacksonville Equestrian Center is known for its extensive amenities and ideal location: offering 422 stalls housed in 4 permanent barns, 78 full RV hook ups in addition to indoor & outdoor vendor spaces on over 80 sprawling acres. Construction of a 300’ X 300’ covered arena and 130’ x 80’ livestock pavilion will soon be underway and will nearly double the covered area available for events.  Nearby amenities include an Olympic sized swimming pool, ball fields and a golf course. For more information and to learn more about upcoming events, visit www.jaxequestriancenter.com or call (904)-255-4215.
Photo: Hillary Boothe receiving her Jacksonville Equestrian Center Sportsmanship Award. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Boothe)