The National Snaffle Bit Association has named honorees for its Hall of Fame award winners for 2019. The association will recognize individuals and horses from the industry at its annual awards banquet during the 2019 NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity in August in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Hall of Fame, Individual – BSB – R11 Quarter Horses, Hedy Levin, Shelley & Kim Donovan
Hedy Levin, Shelley and Kim Donovan of BSB-R11 Quarter Horses will receive the Hall of Fame for an individual. “The proof is in the kids” is more than a tagline for this dynamic team from Sturgis, Michigan. Together they have built a reputation for breeding world-class show horses including NSBA Hall of Famer's Dont Skip Charlie, Goddess Of Love, Zippo Jack Bar, Hes Just Too Sharp and Paleface Doll, to name a few. The Hall of Fame horses bred by BSB-R11 are legendary in the industry and still provide a foundation for some of today’s great horses like A Certain Vino and Hez A Radical Zip. With offspring on the who’s who list and earnings that will turn heads, it is no surprise that NSBA recognizes the contributions of the girls, Hedy Levin and Kim and Shelley Donovan.
Hall of Fame, Breeding Horse – Vested Pine
AQHA stallion Vested Pine, owned by Susan Watkins, Hamilton, Indiana, has been named as the NSBA Hall of Fame in the breeding horse division. By The Investor out of Zippos Bay Lady, the 1991 stallion earned a Superior in Western Pleasure, earned $18,456, 100.5 Open performance points and sired numerous NSBA World Champions including NSBA Horse of the Year, Vested Faith. He sired multiple World Champions and Reserve World Champions, Superior Performance earners and Congress and NSBA Champions. Some of his get include Britney Pine, I Gotta Good Name, A Classy Pine and Invest N Vital Signs, winner of the $100,000 Two Year Old Western Pleasure and the Reichert Celebration.
Hall of Fame, Show Horse – One Hot Krymsun
AQHA stallion, One Hot Krymsun, owned by Bailey Farm, Batavia, Ohio, has been named as the NSBA Hall of Fame in the show horse division. With over $50,000 in earnings, One Hot Krymsun was crowned AQHA World Champion in the Two Year Old Western Pleasure, the Junior Western Pleasure and the Senior Western Pleasure. He was a multiple Congress winner by Invitation Only and out of Krymsun Jet Set by Hotrodders Jet Set.