Dan and Barb Pruett of Rim Country Shetlands and John and Sue Handka of AZ Hot to Trot Shetlands ventured to Tacoma, Wash. to represent Arizona Shetland breeders.
Rim Country's B-Boppin' Buddy took Grand Champion Modern Pleasure Jr. Stallion and first in Amateur Shown Modern Pleasure Stallion. Rim Country's Chico Bonito took first in 2-year-old Under Classic Stallion and Amateur Shown Classic Stallion with AZ Captain Smack taking second in Amateur Shown Under Classic Stallion and first in Under Classic Yearling Stallion.
Arizona may not have many registered Shetlands, but through selective breeding, the state has several quality ponies. Arizona's representation was also noted visually with a display of the Arizona flag and information about Payson and the Rim Country supplied by the Chamber of Commerce.
The Shetland farms are located across from each other in Mesa del Caballo.