SUR TEDDY’S MAGNA, Grey Gelding, 1997 (Surokhan / HM Magna)
Breeder: Susan Fyfe, Owner: Lorraine Prowse
Strain: Seglawi Al Abd (Urfah, 1898)
The Canadian Arabian Horse Registry is pleased to announce that the winner of their 2015 WAHO Trophy is the 18-year old grey gelding, Sur Teddy’s Magna, who throughout his long career has been amateur owned, trained and shown by Lorraine Prowse. This is his citation:
Lorraine Prowse wrote in her horse journal on March 25, 2001 “There isn’t much to say about the ride I had on Teddy today…he was pretty much perfect.” Sur Teddy’s Magna, fondly referred to as Teddy, was almost 4 years old. Little did anyone realize the journey that was about to begin. Lorraine first showed Teddy at a local show in Hunter Pleasure and Equitation. His first big win was the Junior Horse Championship at the Calgary Arabian Horse Show. To be fair, the winds were flapping the tent sides and roof; the other horses knew better than to approach the entrance, let alone go into the tent to compete. Lorraine and Teddy worked together showing in hunter pleasure, equitation, showmanship and began over-fences classes. As the trend towards sport horse classes began, it became apparent that Teddy had found his niche earning his first Top Five honours at the 2003 Region 17 Championships in Purebred Sport horse under saddle and in hand.
Teddy’s first Canadian National Top Ten awards were earned in 2004 in Purebred Sport Horse under Saddle, Working Hunter AAOTR and Hunter Hack. He followed this with his first National Championship in Working Hunter AAOTR and Reserve National Champion Hunter Hack the following year. He continued to add more Regional, Western Canadian Breeders, Canadian and U.S. Sport Horse titles to his record over the years. In 2011, Sur Teddy’s Magna brought home 6 Canadian National Championships. In 2012, he added another 9 National Championship titles between the Canadian Nationals and the U.S. Sport Horse Nationals including Working Hunter, Sport Horse under Saddle, Hunter Hack and both Training and First level dressage. In total, these were the most National Championship titles earned by any purebred Arabian in a single year.
Lorraine became the Arabian Horse Association High Point Adult Amateur rider in 2012 with Teddy’s amazing year, and although she has achieved success with other horses – in fact, to date, Lorraine has earned 141 National titles (including 62 Champion and Reserves) and has earned more than 200 Regional titles (including 82 Championships and 60 Reserve Championships) – one of her greatest achievements has been working with Teddy: Lorraine, as an amateur, has been his sole trainer and rider.
To this day, Teddy remains her favourite, most trusted companion. After 14 years in the show ring, Lorraine and Teddy’s journey continues. At 18 years of age, Teddy is still going strong. Whatever the show, whatever the class, this one-of-a-kind, once in a lifetime horse gives it his all. Always leaving a little something for that final trot down the rail!
To date, some of Teddy’s accomplishments include:
- A total of 88 National titles, the highest number earned by any Purebred Arabian. This includes 23 National Championships and 18 National Reserve Championships.
- A total of 116 Regional titles including 44 Champion and 26 Reserve champion honours following the 2015 WCB show in Saskatoon.
- 5 consecutive years on the Arabian Horse Association High Point Horse list, 2010-2014. Teddy has finished as high as second on the list in 2012.
- Teddy has earned the 2nd highest cumulative points in the AHA Horse Achievement program since its inception in 1965. To date, he has over 2600 points with the distinction that these points have all been earned by a single rider.
- 3 times Equine Canada Breed Sport Arabian of the year; 2012, 2013 and 2014.
- 2014 AOTS (Amateur Owned Trained and Shown) Connection High Point Champion
- Recipient of the Arabian Horse Association Legion of Honor, Legion of Merit, Legion of Supreme Honor, Legion of Supreme Merit and Legion of Excellence awards.
- Recipient of both AHA Training and First Level Dressage awards.
- Multiple winner of the Region 17 High Point Sport Horse award.
And, now, the 2015 WAHO trophy winner!