Team #606 Kathy Jorgenson and Showy
Team #606: Kathy Jorgenson and Showy
From: Healdsburg, California
Ages: 72 & 29
Combined Age: 101
Test: Training Level Test
Date: August 21, 2022
Kathy (nee Reinecke) Jorgenson has been riding since she was nine years old. In her early years, she competed successfully in the world of jumpers in northern California. When she met some of the founding members of the California Dressage Society, she began training in dressage and even did a bit of eventing.
Kathy began rehabbing horses from the racetrack and developed a Thoroughbred stallion. She later sold him to France as a Selle Francais stallion. In later years she began to specialize in dressage, training horses and riders. Now Kathy is semi-retired but still breeding a few nice horses and doing a bit of teaching.
Showy, the true hero of this pair, is a 29-year-old pony that has done almost everything with everyone and quite successfully too. As a schoolmaster, he was very successful in dressage, eventing, and jumpers. He has faithfully carried innumerable riders, including three generations of Jorgensons. He is the superstar of Yonder Hills Farm and just the best.