2017 Provincial Championships

Congratulations to the Open Hunter Classic Winner

Shawn Butler and Matinee



Congratulations to our 2016 OPHC Champions and APHA Zone 11 Exhibitors:

Veronika Franchetto and The Revolution, and Julia Laverdure and The Butler Did It attended all 2016 Ontario Paint Horse Shows. They had an amazing season, Veronika and The Revolution took home Grand Champion in Novice Western Pleasure, Grand Champion in Amateur Western Pleasure and Reserve Champion in Open Western Pleasure. Julia Laverdure and The Butler Did It walked away with Reserve Champion Novice Western Pleasure and Reserve Champion Tobiano Colour.

On the APHA side of things, both competitors made significant achievements placing in the top five in APHA Zone 11, which covers New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec. Veronika Franchetto came in 3rd and Julia Laverdure came in 5th place.

At the APHA shows a competitor can accumulate points toward a Register of Merit or ROM for short. The purpose of the ROM is to establish a record of excellence. Horses are advanced to the Registry when they have won a least 10 points in the scale of points for classes in anyone open event.

We are pleased to say that “The Revolution” obtained his second ROM, and his son “The Butler Did It” achieved his first ROM in Novice Western Pleasure.



2016 Banquet

Butler Show Horses hosted their 5th annual Awards Banquet on the evening of January, 28th 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. Thank you to everyone who made the silent auction a success!



Perpetual Awards


 Teresa Butler Humanitarian Award
The Carpino family


Most Devoted Award
Brooklyn Peck


Sportsmanship Award
Avery Mooring


Open Western Division Award
Denise Shelley, Reserve Champion – Sue Hart-Little


Open Western Horsemanship High Point Award
Denise Shelley


Most Improved Award
Aliah Butler and Emily Miller


Equitation Award
Charleen Steeb


Highpoint Dressage Award
Erin Meighan



2016 Award Winners


  • Dressage Walk/Trot Division Grand Champion, Olivia Ng; Reserve Champion, Amanda Reynolds
  • Dressage Walk/Trot/Canter Division Grand Champion, Erin Meighan; Reserve Champion, Josephine Bradford
  • Lead Line Division, Ava Readman
  • Novice Western Division Grand Champion, Brooklyn Shannon
  • Green Horse Division Grand Champion, Reserve Champion, Erin Meighan on BSH Change of Plans
  • Novice English Flat Grand Champion, Jamie Marceniuk; Reserve Champion, Olivia Ng
  • Novice English Over Fences Grand Champion, Jamie Marceniuk; Reserve Champion, Aliah Butler
  • Youth Western Division Reserve champion, Allysha Carpino
  • Masters Western Pleasure Grand Champion, Veronika Franchetto, Reserve Champion, Julia Laverdure
  • Youth Walk/Trot Grand Champion, Danika Hamilton; Reserve Champion, Alice Burbidge
  • Youth English Flat Grand Champion, Erin Meighan; Reserve Champion, Carley Silk
  • Open Command Grand Champion, Sue Hart-little; Reserve Champion, Veronika Franchetto
  • Open Western Division Grand Champion, Denise Shelley; Reserve Champion, Sue Hart-little
  • Open English Flat Grand Champion, Jessika de Groot; Reserve Champion, Carley Silk
  • Open 2’3 English Over Fences Grand Champion, Charleen Steeb; Reserve Champion, Erin Meighan
  • Open 2’6 English Over Fences Grand Champion, Hope Hermans; Reserve Champion Carley Silk
  • Open English Over Fences 2’9 Grand Champion, Brooklyn Peck; Reserve Champion, Jessika de Groot
  • Jumpers Grand Champion, Hayley Paquette; Reserve Champion, Hope Hermans
  • Games Grand Champion Hope Hermans; Reserve Champion is Sue Hart-little



2016 Banquet Highlights



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


 Photographs courtesy of Jarod Stafford