Foothills River Queen M1592 XXXIII
 14.2h mare, born black on 4/2/93
(former) broodmare and riding pony

heterozygous gray, HWSD N/N
(C.R. Roaringwater Bay x Blue Hills Erin)

Bred and owned by FFC, Athens, TN

Inspected and Approved by the American Connemara Pony Society; ACPS Passport No. USA 0174

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Full sister to Foothills Waterford

Kris and Queen at the 2021 ACPS Region 4 Show at Foxboro Farm

Summer 2021

Sky and Queen concluded their show year at the 11/21/20 show in McMinn County. They placed in all their classes and Queen won the SMHSS Unicorn HOTY Award!

Pony Club clinic with Sky (D1) in the tack - 10/31/20:

Schooling cross-country with Cherie Gaebel; Savannah (PC D2) in the tack (11/1/20):

Sky riding Queen at Tri-State Exhibition Center; this was their second show together. The judge was Jay Moore:

 SMHSS 8/8/20 Placings:
Open Handler Showmanship - 3rd
Open English Horse Halter - 5th
Youth/Junior Groundrail Hunter - 5th
Youth/Junior Groundrail Equitation O/F - 4th
Youth W/T English Equitation - 4th

I'm so proud of my granddaughter, Skylan, who rode Foothills River Queen in her first horse show (not on a lead line)!). It was the Smoky Mountain Horse Show Series (SMHSS) this one held at the McMinn County Park. She rode exceptionally well, using all the skills she has worked on practiced so hard, and also was super organized. I announced for the show part time, so I gave her the list of classes that she was entered in, and she made sure to get tacked up and into the arena on time, memorized her showmanship pattern and groundrail courses, and knew what was required in each class, mostly on her own! Super proud of number 99!!!!

 SMHSS 6/27/20 Placings:
Youth/Junior Handler Showmanship - 6th
Youth/Junior Groundrail Hunter - 4th
Youth/Junior Groundrail Equitation O/F - 6th
Youth/Junior Hunter Under Saddle W/T - 6th
First Year Showing W/T - 2nd

Foothills River Queen, 27 years young, at pony club with Savannah riding (May 2020)


C.R. Roaringwater Bay X Blue Hills Erin


Queen's produce:
2017 Foothills Highlander by Balmullo's Beacon *
2008 Foothills Leapling by
*Gun Smoke
2007 Foothills Caroline * by *Gun Smoke
2005 Foothills Rocky River by Cashel's Rock of Ages
2004 Elderglen's Miss Kitty * by *Gun Smoke
2002 Foothills Houston by Balmullo's Beacon
1997 Foothills Magnolia * by
Balmullo's Beacon *
* Has been inspected and approved by the ACPS

BELOW: ACPS Region VII Connemara Show , July 2005: L -R Foothills Magnolia and Foothills Houston, with Deanne Haggard (TX) and Pat Cunningham (IL), respectively.

2019 (age 26):

Queen is a jailbird, arrested for speeding tickets with officer Savannah!

Loving her new young rider (Oct 2019)

Savannah and Queen having fun at the Jan Bellows clinic, sponsored by Smoky Mountain Horse Show Series (Sept-19)


Nice job showing Foothills River Queen, in their first dressage show together and Kris's first in a long time:-) And if they gave awards for turn-out, you definitely would get the blue!
Well done, Krista Hughey!

below: April 2018, age 25

Queen has a new rider, Krista Hughey, and they seems to be getting along famously:-)


24 yr old Queen and her 2017 colt, Foothills Highlander, by Balmullo's Beacon


On the Battlefield (Dec 2015):

River Plains Driving Derby First time doing obstacles with the pair: Foothills Hopefilly and Foothills River Queen - (August 2015)

Whip - Vanessa Morgan; Gator - Charlie Morgan; Groom - Brionna Harper

Carole Moss and I took Foothills Hopefilly and Foothills River Queen to Florida for the final week of "The Caravan; a trans-continental horse-drawn journey" (March 2015)

Queen with Sky and Alyssa up - Dec 2013 (below L) and Queen with Lisa up - Dec 2013 (below R)

Queen with Bri up - Nov 2013 (below L) and at the ACPS Region IV Show at Highfields - June 2013 (below R)

2013Certificate of Achievement In Hand

Queen with Bri up, and her daughter Caroline pictured left, with Amanda up - Dec 2012 (below L) and Queen with Caroline in 2007 (below R)

pictured in May 2006 at 13 yrs old

ACPS Region IV Show , Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, GA, August 3 & 4, 2001
w/Emily Benton, rider/handler:
Hunter over fences 2'6" - 4th, Hunter under saddle - 6th,
Purebred Hunter O/F - 2nd, Purebred Hunter U/S - 2nd, Gamblers choice - 2nd, Family Class - 1st, PB Mares, age 3 & up - 3rd, Purebred Get of Sire - 1st, Produce of Dam - 1st


BELOW: Rachel Blalock and Queen - 2000

1999 Year-End Champion Low Jumper, Reserve Schooling Jumper and Reserve Long-Stirrup Hunter for the Fiesta Farm Circuit Series.

1998 Certificate in Hunters, ACPS Acheivement Awards Program.
Foothills River Queen was the 1994 winner of the ACPS Region III Purebred Yearling Futurity


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