Participation in Thursday Kids is by appointment only. If you are interested, contact Tony at LtlAmerica@aol.com or 512 576-5903. If you are a regular participant, please confirm attendance in advance.
Our daughter, Lauren, loves to share her love of the miniature breed with others and in 2005, she came up with an idea to have others come out after school to learn about them. Some have actually worked with the show horses and participated in shows and we have had some fun shows to practice some Thursday afternoons. Participants range from elementary school through high school seniors. Grooming, working with the weanlings, training, cleaning stalls, clipping, working with the new guard dog puppies are just some of the activities that Thursday Kids enjoy.
Kids of all ages who love horses can have a great time and learn more about horses. We request that parents stay for the session.
2012 Show Season
We got a head start on the 2012 show season at the Fort Worth Livestock Show and Rodeo with five of the Thursday Kids. Learn more about how the show went here: 2012 Ft. Worth Stock Show
For their April/May issue, AMHA ran an article in the Miniature Horse World about how Thursday Kids began.
Here are some of our favorite pictures from other shows in 2012.
World Show 2011
Five of the Thursday Kids participated in the show: Tyler, Sarah, Casey, Kameron and Gabe. We had a fun weekend with the kids garnering ten Top Ten placings. Kameron won World Champion honors in Youth Costume with Rainbow and Special Needs Halter with Struttin’ Athena. Gabe won Reserve World Champion Youth 8-12 Jumper with Sheeton. Gabe also won Reserve High Point Boy 8-12. Gabe also won a stallion in a drawing and Tyler won a driving harness!
SAAMHC Family Fiesta Show, July 10, 2011
Three made their show ring debut at the AMHA Miniature Horse Show in Bryan, Texas May 15, 2010.
Kameron in hunter with Rainbow, Sarah with Sheeton in jumper, and Gabe in hunter with Jeremiah.
World Show 2010
Paula, Tyler, Kameron, Anijah had a fun time with their families at the Youth Calcutta party. Kameron won High Point Boy 7 & Under for the show as well as Special Needs Showmanship World Champion.
Working with thirty weanlings September 10, 2009
Our 2009 foals and Thursday Kids and More
2009 Hays County Youth Horse Show
We took five Thursday Kids, nine horses and came home with nine Top Tens showing against mostly big horses. Four of our participants were showing for the first time! Hats off to Lauren, who couldn't come to the show because she is in Washington, D.C., beginning an internship through A&M. Four of the five that she trained for showmanship placed in the Top Ten out of twenty-one entries, one placing third.
Here are some fun "before and after" shots:
Michaela with Little America's Struttin' Elation, Silver Keeper and Xenon Dimitri.
Pictures of group starting to learn hunter/jumper with the horses November 6, 2008, as you can see, some of the horses were just learning too.
2007 and 2008
Here are a few pictures of some of the earlier participants and activities: