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Leopard AppaloosaPatchesFancyDancer

Fancy, AKA PatchesFancyDancer, is a striking 16 year old Appaloosa mare who resides in Sudbury, Ontario. Fancy loves to trail ride and jump, but don't try to pet her or you just might lose a finger!! She loves to give kisses and bows for treats.

Fancy was purchased in 1994 after her owners heard about "a cute little appy up the road scheduled to be put down tomorrow because she's dangerous". With trailer in tow, they bought Fancy on the spot just to save her from the fate that lay ahead. Little did they know she would be an extremely successful show horse and the best family horse anyone could ask for. She is small and not the best mover, but what she lacks in size she more than makes up for in heart.

Over the years Fancy has earned 12 Canadian National Titles, countless Reserves and Top Tens, World Top Ten in Working Hunter, and many wins on the Trillium Circuit in the hunter classes. She was leased by 2 different youth, winning each of them Canadian National awards. Her owners decided that they would take Fancy out of retirement 3 years ago and try showing her again - earning 2 Reserve Canadian National titles this year in Saskatchewan.

Fancy also shines outside of the show ring. She is the "Dalmation" for the local fire department. When they go Christmas carolling, she trots in between the firetrucks as they tour neighbourhoods to raise money. Fancy's owner trail rides with her everywhere - even alongside major highways and Fancy never flinches! She thinks it's cool to watch the trains go by as she waits patiently to cross! She also lets youngsters ride her around, never once spooking, but no petting.... she has a bit of an attitude and can be quite snarky at times, but her owners have come to an agreement that works for them.

She is a once in a lifetime horse and she will live out the rest of her years with them! Fancy is a true ambassador of the Appaloosa breed!!

Congratulations to Fancy for being our December 11th, 2006 Horse of the Week!

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