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Kelly Smith

By Bruce Ionson. The woman I am about talk about is most likely the

most decorated Youth and Amateur exhibitor this Province or Country has ever witnessed. Her name is Kelly Smith. It can be a challenge to explain to you her accomplishments In the Horse industry as it is a very long list. I have com- peted against Kelly in the show ring, worked along side her on Amateur Board of Directors for a number of years. Her parents Ron and Joan McMann were very instrumental with Kelly’s success then joined by her husband Bill Smith. Back when Kelly started showing Saddle Club and WHA she forged a foundation of competing and winning as these were the days when families went to the Horse show to- gether as a hobby and a sport that a family could share to- gether. Kelly’s show career started with a tremendous foundation that continued to flourish until she stopped showing. For the past many years Kelly has been a owner of many awesome Hunter Under Saddle Horses that com- pete on a National level across the USA. Kelly has an eye for a winning combination of Horse and Trainer in the USA. Here are some of Kelly’s accomplishments and there is just not enough room to list them all !

· 1972 her first horse, Little Dollie Jo purchased from Joe and Pat Carter. Won several Saddle Club and WHA awards · As an 18 year old Kelly was the High Point Youth for Ontario and a member of the Youth team riding Miss Julie Hill · First year showing Amateur showing Sweet Poco Rosalee was the Hi Point Amateur 2 years in a row · Then again was Hi Point Amateur for another 2 years in a row on Pierre Te · Owned several Hunter Under Saddle Horses such as Trula Rulah, Res Congress Champion (shown by Kelly) and Res World Champion shown by Sue Ellen Vickery. · Owned Several Congress Champions and Reserve Champions

, Reserve

World Champions, NSBA top 5 and so on. Today Kelly’s Horse

is Hez Really Exotic and is winning already in 2020. ————

If you have old pho-

tos and you were involved in the 60’s,70” and 80” and have a story to tell please send it to me at b r u c e . i o n s o n @

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Kelly with her new horse Hez Really Exotic

Kelly showing at Quarterama back in the 1970’s

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