2251 N Dequincy St Suite C, Indianapolis, IN 46218
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Some of the best desserts are topped with sprinkles, and in the American Saddlebred world, judges and spectators alike always enjoyed a sweet treat whenever skewbald pinto mare called CH Sprinkles and her teenage rider, Eleanor Rainbolt-Forbes, added their splash of pizzazz to a show ring.
Foaled May 15, 1996, Sprinkles inherited her color from her pinto sire, Chubasco* - who also had the honor of becoming a Breyer model! - and chestnut dam, Faraway Blue. Bred by Ellen Davis and her daughter Michele MacFarlane of San Diego, MacFarlane sold the mare 12 years later to Rainbow Princess Farms in Oklahoma City for a then 10-year old Eleanor Rainbolt-Forbes to love and show.
The pair became part of an elite handful to have won the “American Saddlebred Triple Crown,” earning the Juvenile Five-Gaited Championship at the American Royal Horse show, plus wins at the Lexington Junior League Horse Show and Kentucky State Fair World’s Championship Horse Show. Todd Miles, one of only four trainers in Kentucky State Fair history to simultaneously win the Three-Gaited World’s and Five-Gaited World’s Grand Championships, was her trainer. Over the course of her 18-year career, CH Sprinkles won 128 classes and 16 reserves.
March 18-20 IASHA Spring Warm-Up Show Cloverdale, IN
April 6-9 Bridlespur MHSA Kick-Off Show Lake St. Louis, MO
May 5-8 F.A.S.H. Spring Show St. Paul, MN
May 27-30 Madison Classic Madison, WI
June 3-4 Cleveland Invitational Cleveland, TN
June 7-11 Cleveland Tri-State Charity Horse Show Cleveland, TN
June 14-18 Midwest Charity Horse Show Springfield, IL
Jun 29-Jul 2 Indianapolis Charity Horse Show Indianapolis, IN
July 13-15 Asheville Summer Fun Show Asheville, NC
July 19-23 Blue Ridge Classic Asheville, NC
August 4-6 ESTA Mid-Summer Classic White Pine, TN
August 20-27 World's Championship Horse Show Louisville, KY
Sept 8-11 All American Horse Classic Indianapolis, IN
Sept 21-24 Monarch Series Championship Springfield, IL
Sept 29-Oct 2 St. Louis National Charity Horse Show Lake St. Louis, MO
October 9-16 Morgan Grand Nationals Oklahoma City, OK
October 21-23 Heartland Spooktacular (tentative) Springfield, OH
November 8-13 UPHA American Royal Kansas City, MO
Lauren Thompson & Allen Cintas
Lauren Thompson has been riding since she was 6 years old, and began a long career in Academy at 7. During the end of high school she began working at a local barn.
She attended the College of Wooster and competed in intercollegiate hunt seat and dressage. Whenever she had time during breaks and the summer, she continued showing in Academy and working at local barns. She graduated in 2014 with a BA in Psychology. After a year at home, and her first time showing out of Academy in the Arabian world, she started at William Woods University.
At William Woods Lauren pursued her love of riding and training horses, and found herself in a new passion in leather working. Soon after her 2017 graduation with a BS in Equestrian Science (saddle seat concentration), she began making her own tack, wallets, and other leather goods. In 2019, she purchased her first horse, an ASB gelding named Mr. Tomfoolery. Lauren now attends shows as a competitor, a vendor, and sometimes both at the same show!
Allen Cintas is new to the equestrian world, with more of a background in "steel horses". Allen enjoys going to shows and supporting his Show Horse Tack customers by both supplying them as a tack resource and cheering from the sidelines.
Show Horse Tack, Inc. was founded in 1990 Marvin Huber and Cathy McKinley. After they retired it was purchased in May 2020 by Lauren and Allen.