HITS, Ocala Fla. 2018

For the past three years Butler Show Horses has made an annual trip to HITS in Ocala Florida to compete. It is a great opportunity for hunter/jumper riders of any experience level! HITS offers everything from short stirrup to the Great American $1 Million Grand Prix. This past February of 2018, Shawn brought down his horse BSH Matinee along with Brooklyn Peck riding BSH Conquest, Avery Mooring on Park Avenue Romance, Aliah Butler riding Jimmy Neutron, and Emily Miller on BSH Conquest. Over the span of three weeks Butler Show Horses took home two Reserve Champions, six – 1sts, nine – 2nds, six – 3rds, eight – 4ths, thirteen – 5ths, two – 6ths, five – 7ths, five – 8ths, but most importantly, brought home so many great memories! Going to HITS in Ocala is an amazing experience and an opportunity of a life time where you learn so much, and showing is available everyday from Tuesday to Sunday every week!!




Butler Show Horses 2017 Banquet

Butler Show Horses hosted their 6th annual Awards Banquet on the evening of December, 9th 2017 at the Coldwater Legion in Coldwater ON.. It was a lively evening with over a hundred guests in attendance celebrating the accomplishments of its member riders and horses. The night flew by with a live performance by Jarod Stafford during social hour, many prizes were won and a lovely sit down dinner. As the long awaited awards were presented there were many smiles, laughs and tears shared by all as speeches were read, and several awards given out in both English and Western disciplines. A special thank you to Brooklyn Peck, MC and everyone who made the silent auction a success.



Perpetual Awards


 Teresa Butler Humanitarian Award
Chris and Kim Peck


Most Devoted Award
Josephine Bradford


Sportsmanship Award
Julie Wright


Open Western Division Award
Brooklyn Shannon – Grand Champion, Sue Hart-Little – Reserve Champion


Open Western Horsemanship High Point Award
Brooklyn Shannon


Most Improved Award
Avery Tofts


Equitation Award
Julia Laverdure


Highpoint Dressage Award
Jade Bryan


High Point Equitation Over Fences Award
Avery Hoddy


High Point Walk Trot
Ava Readman




2017 Award Winners


  • Dressage Walk/Trot Division: Grand Champion – Jade Bryan
  • Dressage Walk/Trot/Canter: Division Grand Champion – Jade Bryan
  • Lead Line Division: Georgia Emerson
  • Open Halter: Grand Champion – Sue Hart-Little, Grand Reserve – Allysha Carpino
  • Novice Western Division: Grand Champion – Brooklyn Shannon
  • Green Horse Division: Grand Champion – Allysha Carpino
  • Novice English Flat: Grand Champion – Brooklyn Shannon
  • Novice English Over Fences: Grand Champion – Emily Reid
  • Youth Western Division: Grand Champion – Allysha Carpino
  • Masters Western Pleasure: Grand Champion – Julia Laverdure
  • Youth Walk/Trot: Grand Champion- Ava Readman
  • Youth English Flat: Grand Champion – Carley Silk
  • Open Command: Grand Champion, Sue Hart-Little
  • Open Western Division: Grand Champion – Brooklyn Shannon
  • Open English Flat: Grand Champion – Carley Silk
  • Open 2’3 English Over Fences: Grand Champion – Aliah Butler
  • Open 2’6 English Over Fences: Grand Champion – Erin Meighan
  • Open English Over Fences 2’9: Grand Champion – Erin Meighan
  • Jumpers: Grand Champion – Hope Hermans
  • Games: Grand Champion – Sue Hart-little



2017 Banquet Highlights



Congratulations to all the winners and we can’t wait to see you again next year!


 Photographs courtesy of Jarod Stafford