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Gambler's Golden Flame WF
Golden Gambler x Kate's Red Flame


In June of 2006, Gambler's Golden Flame WF entered the world KNOWING he was special. "Flame" was such a small foal that he could easily walk under his 16h dam's belly without ducking. He never realized that he was small though! He carried himself with pride and presence, absolutely sure of himself. Flame was purchased before he was born by his dam's former owner, Deborah Gillespie of Madison County, Virginia. Debbie had shown and trail ridden his dam, Kate's Red Flame (affectionately known as "Bella" to us and sometimes not so affectionately referred to as "tank" by others.) Flame was her first foal.

When Flame was ready to go under saddle, Debbie took him to respected trainer Joe London of Culpeper. Joe is one of the best natural gaited trainers on the east coast. Through his guidance, Debbie and Flame began their partnership. It soon became appearant to Joe that Flame had the talent to do well in the show ring. Joe and Debbie began showing Flame and the results were tremendous. He was just raking in the blues!

FlameIn an industry that typically prefers red and black colored horses, Flame stood out as an anomoly. There is a prejudice in the walking horse show industry against odd colored horses. Most people thought that golden horses were bred just for color and didn't have what it took to win in the show ring. Flame blew that theory right out of the water.

That saying "you can't have your cake and eat it, too" never made sense to me. Why have cake if you can't eat it? I've always believed that you CAN get everything you want in a horse if you go about it the right way. I don't believe in sacraficing gait for color...or gait for mind. I believe in producing horses that are smooth gaited, intelligent family and working horses who happen to be gold in color.

Flame is arguably one of the most famous "yellow" horses on the National Walking Horse show circuit at the moment. When all eyes are on you, you better make sure that you're performing at your best, because every mistake you make will be seen. Despite the industry color standard, Flame has continued to excel in the show ring.

FlameFlame has earned 9 Championship titles and 3 National Grand Champion titles:

  • 2 Gait Plantation Champion at the Keystone Classic Horse Show in Quentin, PA on 5-7-2011

  • Trail Pleasure Specialty Champion at the American Classic in Quentin, PA on 06/23/12

  • Country Pleasure Specialty Champion at the American Classic in Quentin, PA on 06/22/13

  • Trail Pleasure Youth Specialty Champion at the North American Classic Horse Show in Dillsburg, PA on 08/31/13

  • Trail Pleasure Western Amateur Specialty Champation at the North American Classic Horse Show in Dillsburg, PA on 08/31/13

  • All Day Pleasure Open Specialty Champion at The 2013 National in Shelbyville, TN on 09/23/13

  • National Grand Champion - All Day Pleasure English Amateur Specialty at The 2013 National in Shelbyville, TN on 09/23/13

  • All Day Pleasure Western Open Specialty Champion at The 2013 National in Shelbyville, TN on 09/23/13

  • All Day Pleasure Western Amateur Specialty Champion at The 2013 National in Shelbyville, TN on 09/23/13

  • National Grand Champion - All Day Pleasure Western Open Specialty at The 2013 National in Shelbyville, TN on 09/23/13

  • All Day Pleasure Open Specialty Champion at the American Classic in Quentin, PA on 06/21/14

In the Walking Horse Owners' Association's 2013 High Point list, Flame ranked Horse of the Year in the All Day Pleasure category.

Debbie loved her "Flame Man," but her passion was trail riding rather than showing. In August of 2012, Debbie sold Flame to Susan Smith and her daughter, Rebecca. Rebecca and Flame are a match made in heaven. Not only do they win in the show ring under Joe's watchful eye and guiding hand, they absolutely adore each other.

In 2014, Rebecca and Flame participated in the Walk on Washington. On June 18, 2014, in honor of sound, easy gaited horses across America, the Walk On Washington took place in Union Square, Washington, DC. The event featured Tennessee Walking/Spotted Saddle/Racking Horses in exhibition, showcasing the natural ability, versatility and sound temperament of these exceptional horses. They brought public attention to the PAST Act. The PAST Act is an amendment to the original Horse Protection Act of 1970. Upon passage, penalties for soring will increase, enforcement will once again reside with the USDA and devices implicated in the abuse of soring will be banned.  currently enjoys the co-sponsorship of 288 members of the House of Representatives (HR1518) and 55 Senators (S1406). Endorsements have been received by such prestigious organizations as the AVMA, the AAEP, the USEF and the AHC. Additionally, the HSUS, the ASPCA and dozens of horse related organizations support passage of the bills.  See Culpeper Horses Walk on Washington to End Soring.

Flame has three full siblings: Gambler's Golden Julep, Gambler's Southern Rebel and Gambler's Trinity WF.


GAMBLER'S GOLDEN FLAME WF

KMSHA #200710053
TWHBEA #20700678

DOB: 6-7-2007
COLOR: PALOMINO
SEX: GELDING
MARKINGS: CONNECTED STAR & STRIP, LH SOCK

GENOTYPE:
[ee A- NCr]

GOLDEN GAMBLER
20112890 BUCKSKIN
Blue Gold
905820 CREMELLO
Jetstar's Sunrider
868692 CHOCOLATE PALOMINO
Delight's Jetstar
702623 BLACK
Merry Man's Charm
698609 Palomino Sabino
Big Star's Gold Lady
790692 Palomino
Eldorado's Big Star
662833 BLACK
Hero Merry Rose
694854 CHESTNUT
Cindy's Image - GH
823206 BAY
Solitude's Eb Master
685658 BLACK
Ebony Masterpiece
560586 BLACK
Go Boy's Lady Ann
550330
Threat's Cinderella
730274 BAY
Triple Threat
612233 Bay
Handshaker's Sue
655566 BLACK
KATE's RED Flame
965377 CHESTNUT SABINO
SIR JOSEPH'S ROCKER
833066 GOLD CHAMPAGNE SABINO
SIR JOSEPH E.
762323 ROAN
MIKE'S THINGDOER E.
697459 BAY
ALLEN'S TARHEEL
696555 BAY ROAN
FLAME'S GOLD HONEY
782972 GOLD CHAMPAGNE SABINO
WILSON'S GOLD FLAME
691191 GOLD CHAMPAGNE SABINO
NAMRON'S LADY B.
694963 BAY
DIGGERS LITTLE KATE
882990 CHESTNUT
COINS GOLD DIGGER
816491 CHESTNUT
PRIDES GOLD COIN
742472 CHESTNUT
DELIGHT'S LINDA B.
720390 BLACK
SETTING SUN MISS MINK
795422 CHESTNUT
SETTING SUN'S BLAZE
621459
SOUVENIRS MISS MINK
621457

Show Records

Show Date Show Name Class Name Entries Place
4-15-2011 ODGHA Mid-Atlantic Plantation Classic All Day Western 2 Gait   3
4-15-2011 ODGHA Mid-Atlantic Plantation Classic All Day Pleasure English 2 Gait 5
4-16-2011 ODGHA Mid-Atlantic Plantation Classic 2 Gait Plantation Pleasure  15 5
5-7-2011 Keystone Classic Horse Show, Quentin, PA 2 Gait Plantation Championship   1
5-7-2011 Keystone Classic Horse Show, Quentin, PA English/Western Specialty 6 1
5-7-2011 Keystone Classic Horse Show, Quentin, PA Junior Horse Trail Pleasure English Specialty 3 1
5-7-2011 Keystone Classic Horse Show, Quentin, PA Novice Specialty 6 3
6-4-2011 Shenandoah Valley Horseman's Association Show 2 Gait English Pleasure   1
6-4-2011 Shenandoah Valley Horseman's Association Show 2 Gait English Pleasure 4
9-3-2011 North American Plantation Classic Country Pleasure E/W Specialty Championship   6
9-3-2011 North American Plantation Classic Country Pleasure E/W Specialty Div B 12 1
9-3-2011 North American Plantation Classic Country Pleasure Specialty 10 3
9-3-2011 North American Plantation Classic Country Pleasure Open Specialty 14 3
9-3-2011 North American Plantation Classic Country Pleasure Championship 3
3-10-2012 West Wateree Ropes & Reigns - Camden, SC Trail Pleasure   1
3-10-2012 West Wateree Ropes & Reigns - Camden, SC Trail Pleasure Specialty   2
3-10-2012 West Wateree Ropes & Reigns - Camden, SC Trail Pleasure Western   2
3-10-2012 West Wateree Ropes & Reigns - Camden, SC Trail Pleasure Specialty Amateur Rider   6
04/13/12 OLD DOMINION - LEXINGTON,VA TRAIL PLEASURE AMATEUR SPECIALTY CHAMPIONSHIP 5 4
04/13/12 OLD DOMINION - LEXINGTON,VA TRAIL PLEASURE SPECIALTY CHAMPIONSHIP 6 4
04/13/12 OLD DOMINION - LEXINGTON,VA TRAIL PLEASURE SPECIALTY, AMATEUR RIDERS 6 2
04/13/12 OLD DOMINION - LEXINGTON,VA TRAIL PLEASURE AMATEUR OPEN 2 1
04/13/12 OLD DOMINION - LEXINGTON,VA TRAIL PLEASURE WESTERN SPECIALTY CHAMPIONSHIP 4 2
04/13/12 OLD DOMINION - LEXINGTON,VA TRAIL PLEASURE WESTERN SPECIALTY 6 3
06/23/12 AMERICAN CLASSIC - QUENTIN,PA TRAIL PLEASURE SPECIALTY CHAMPIONSHIP 6 1
06/23/12 AMERICAN CLASSIC - QUENTIN,PA TRAIL PLEASURE AMATEUR OPEN 6 3
06/23/12 AMERICAN CLASSIC - QUENTIN,PA TRAIL PLEASURE SPECIALTY 6 2
07/23/12 INTERNATIONAL PLEASURE & COLT GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP - NOVICE YOUTH COUNTRY PLEASURE 6 4
07/23/12 INTERNATIONAL PLEASURE & COLT GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP - COUNTRY PLEASURE YOUTH SPECIALTY 3 1
07/23/12 INTERNATIONAL PLEASURE & COLT GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP - NOVICE COUNTRY PLEASURE 13 9
07/23/12 INTERNATIONAL PLEASURE & COLT GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP - COUNTRY PLEASURE AMATEUR NOVICE RIDER 25 10
07/23/12 INTERNATIONAL PLEASURE & COLT GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP - COUNTRY PLEASURE SPECIALTY 11 5
09/22/12 SHENANDOAH VALLEY HORSEMEN'S ASSOCIATION - TIMBERV TRAIL PLEASURE SPECIALTY 6 2
04/05/13 OLD DOMINION - LEXINGTON,VA TRAIL PLEASURE YOUTH SPECIALTY CHAMPIONSHIP 3 2
04/05/13 OLD DOMINION - LEXINGTON,VA TRAIL PLEASURE SPECIALTY, AMATEUR RIDERS 5 3
04/05/13 OLD DOMINION - LEXINGTON,VA COUNTRY PLEASURE YOUTH SPECIALTY 2 3
04/05/13 OLD DOMINION - LEXINGTON,VA WESTERN TRAIL PLEASURE 17 & UNDER SPECIALTY 3 2
04/05/13 OLD DOMINION - LEXINGTON,VA TRAIL PLEASURE SPECIALTY 7 4
04/05/13 OLD DOMINION - LEXINGTON,VA TRAIL PLEASURE WESTERN SPECIALTY CHAMPIONSHIP 4 3
04/05/13 OLD DOMINION - LEXINGTON,VA TRAIL PLEASURE SPECIALTY, AMATEUR RIDERS 9 3
04/05/13 OLD DOMINION - LEXINGTON,VA TRAIL PLEASURE WESTERN AMATEUR SPECIALTY 6 3
05/04/13 KEYSTONE CLASSIC - QUENTIN,PA TRAIL PLEASURE SPECIALTY, AMATEUR RIDERS 3 2
05/04/13 KEYSTONE CLASSIC - QUENTIN,PA TRAIL PLEASURE SPECIALTY 3 1
05/04/13 KEYSTONE CLASSIC - QUENTIN,PA TRAIL PLEASURE SPECIALTY 1 1
05/04/13 KEYSTONE CLASSIC - QUENTIN,PA YOUTH SPECIALTY 1 1
05/04/13 KEYSTONE CLASSIC - QUENTIN,PA TRAIL PLEASURE SPECIALTY, AMATEUR RIDERS 2 1
05/04/13 KEYSTONE CLASSIC - QUENTIN,PA TRAIL PLEASURE WESTERN SPECIALTY 1 1
06/07/13 CAROLINA MOUNTAIN CLASSIC - FLETCHER,NC TRAIL PLEASURE WESTERN SPECIALTY 6 2
06/07/13 CAROLINA MOUNTAIN CLASSIC - FLETCHER,NC TRAIL PLEASURE 5 5
06/22/13 AMERICAN CLASSIC - QUENTIN,PA CHAMPIONSHIP STAKE CLASS 18 2
06/22/13 AMERICAN CLASSIC - QUENTIN,PA COUNTRY PLEASURE SPECIALTY CHAMPIONSHIP 2
06/22/13 AMERICAN CLASSIC - QUENTIN,PA COUNTRY PLEASURE SPECIALTY CHAMPIONSHIP 3 1
06/22/13 AMERICAN CLASSIC - QUENTIN,PA WALKING HORSE OPEN 2 2
06/22/13 AMERICAN CLASSIC - QUENTIN,PA COUNTRY PLEASURE SPECIALTY 1 1
06/22/13 AMERICAN CLASSIC - QUENTIN,PA YOUTH SPECIALTY 5 1
06/22/13 AMERICAN CLASSIC - QUENTIN,PA COUNTRY PLEASURE SPECIALTY 2 1
06/29/13 ROCKINGHAM COUNTY CLASSIC - TIMBERVILLE,VA ALL DAY PLEASURE JUVENILE 4 1
06/29/13 ROCKINGHAM COUNTY CLASSIC - TIMBERVILLE,VA ALL DAY PLEASURE 5 3
06/29/13 ROCKINGHAM COUNTY CLASSIC - TIMBERVILLE,VA ALL DAY PLEASURE 1 1
07/19/13 ROCKBRIDGE RETIONAL FAIR - LEXINGTON,VA GO AS YOU PLEASE CHAMPIONSHIP 6 2
07/19/13 ROCKBRIDGE RETIONAL FAIR - LEXINGTON,VA COUNTRY PLEASURE SPECIALTY CHAMPIONSHIP 6 2
07/19/13 ROCKBRIDGE RETIONAL FAIR - LEXINGTON,VA GO AS YOU PLEASE 6 1
07/19/13 ROCKBRIDGE RETIONAL FAIR - LEXINGTON,VA ALL DAY PLEASURE 6 1
07/19/13 ROCKBRIDGE RETIONAL FAIR - LEXINGTON,VA COUNTRY PLEASURE SPECIALTY 6 2
07/28/13 INTERNATIONAL PLEASURE & COLT GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP - ALL DAY PLEASURE OPEN SPECIALTY CHAMPIONSHIP 10 8
07/28/13 INTERNATIONAL PLEASURE & COLT GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP - ALL DAY BAREBACK PLEASURE 10 6
07/28/13 INTERNATIONAL PLEASURE & COLT GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP - ALL DAY PLEASURE JUVENILE 10 5
07/28/13 INTERNATIONAL PLEASURE & COLT GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP - ALL DAY PLEASURE 23 4
07/28/13 INTERNATIONAL PLEASURE & COLT GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP - ALL DAY PLEASURE 14 1
07/28/13 INTERNATIONAL PLEASURE & COLT GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP - ALL DAY PLEASURE JUVENILE 18 10
08/31/13 NORTH AMERICAN CLASSIC HORSE SHOW - DILLSBURG,PA TRAIL PLEASURE AMATEUR SPECIALTY CHAMPIONSHIP 4 4
08/31/13 NORTH AMERICAN CLASSIC HORSE SHOW - DILLSBURG,PA TRAIL PLEASURE YOUTH SPECIALTY CHAMPIONSHIP 1 1
08/31/13 NORTH AMERICAN CLASSIC HORSE SHOW - DILLSBURG,PA TRAIL PLEASURE YOUTH SPECIALTY 1 1
08/31/13 NORTH AMERICAN CLASSIC HORSE SHOW - DILLSBURG,PA TRAIL PLEASURE WESTERN AMATEUR SPECIALTY CHAMPIONSHIP 2 1
08/31/13 NORTH AMERICAN CLASSIC HORSE SHOW - DILLSBURG,PA TRAIL PLEASURE SPECIALTY, AMATEUR RIDERS 3 2
08/31/13 NORTH AMERICAN CLASSIC HORSE SHOW - DILLSBURG,PA TRAIL PLEASURE SPECIALTY, AMATEUR RIDERS 4 4
08/31/13 NORTH AMERICAN CLASSIC HORSE SHOW - DILLSBURG,PA TRAIL PLEASURE WESTERN AMATEUR SPECIALTY 3 1
08/31/13 NORTH AMERICAN CLASSIC HORSE SHOW - DILLSBURG,PA TRAIL PLEASURE WESTERN SPECIALTY 5 2
09/23/13 THE NATIONAL 2013 - SHELBYVILLE,TN ALL DAY PLEASURE OPEN SPECIALTY CHAMPIONSHIP 3 1
9/23/13 THE NATIONAL 2013 - SHELBYVILLE,TN ALL DAY PLEASURE OPEN SPECIALTY CHAMPIONSHIP 9 2
9/23/13 THE NATIONAL 2013 - SHELBYVILLE,TN ALL DAY PLEASURE OPEN SPECIALTY CHAMPIONSHIP 12 1
9/23/13 THE NATIONAL 2013 - SHELBYVILLE,TN ALL DAY PLEASURE 10 10
9/23/13 THE NATIONAL 2013 - SHELBYVILLE,TN ALL DAY PLEASURE 12 1
9/23/13 THE NATIONAL 2013 - SHELBYVILLE,TN ALL DAY PLEASURE 20 1
9/23/13 THE NATIONAL 2013 - SHELBYVILLE,TN ALL DAY PLEASURE 12 1
9/23/13 THE NATIONAL 2013 - SHELBYVILLE,TN ALL DAY PLEASURE 12 3
03/07/14 WEST WATEREE ROPES AND REINS 4-H SHOW - CAMDEN,SC ALL DAY PLEASURE 4 2
03/07/14 WEST WATEREE ROPES AND REINS 4-H SHOW - CAMDEN,SC ALL DAY PLEASURE 5 2
03/07/14 WEST WATEREE ROPES AND REINS 4-H SHOW - CAMDEN,SC ALL DAY PLEASURE JUVENILE 4 1
03/07/14 WEST WATEREE ROPES AND REINS 4-H SHOW - CAMDEN,SC ALL DAY PLEASURE 6 1
03/07/14 WEST WATEREE ROPES AND REINS 4-H SHOW - CAMDEN,SC ALL DAY PLEASURE 12 2
03/07/14 CAROLINA WALKERS' CAMDEN CLASSIC - CAMDEN,SC ALL DAY PLEASURE 4 2
03/07/14 CAROLINA WALKERS' CAMDEN CLASSIC - CAMDEN,SC ALL DAY PLEASURE 5 2
03/07/14 CAROLINA WALKERS' CAMDEN CLASSIC - CAMDEN,SC ALL DAY PLEASURE JUVENILE 4 2
03/07/14 CAROLINA WALKERS' CAMDEN CLASSIC - CAMDEN,SC ALL DAY PLEASURE 6 5
03/07/14 CAROLINA WALKERS' CAMDEN CLASSIC - CAMDEN,SC ALL DAY PLEASURE 12 5
04/04/14 OLD DOMINION GAITED HORSE ASSOC HORSE SHOW - LEXIN ALL DAY PLEASURE OPEN SPECIALTY CHAMPIONSHIP 3 1
04/04/14 OLD DOMINION GAITED HORSE ASSOC HORSE SHOW - LEXIN ALL DAY PLEASURE CHAMPIONSHIP CANTER 4 3
04/04/14 OLD DOMINION GAITED HORSE ASSOC HORSE SHOW - LEXIN ALL DAY PLEASURE JUVENILE 2 1
04/04/14 OLD DOMINION GAITED HORSE ASSOC HORSE SHOW - LEXIN ALL DAY PLEASURE YOUTH WESTERN SPECIALTY 1 1
04/04/14 OLD DOMINION GAITED HORSE ASSOC HORSE SHOW - LEXIN ALL DAY PLEASURE WESTERN SPECIALTY CHAMPIONSHIP 2 1
04/04/14 OLD DOMINION GAITED HORSE ASSOC HORSE SHOW - LEXIN ALL DAY PLEASURE SPECIALTY 2 1
04/04/14 OLD DOMINION GAITED HORSE ASSOC HORSE SHOW - LEXIN ALL DAY PLEASURE SPECIALTY 5 1
04/04/14 OLD DOMINION GAITED HORSE ASSOC HORSE SHOW - LEXIN ALL DAY PLEASURE WESTERN CANTER 1 1
04/04/14 OLD DOMINION GAITED HORSE ASSOC HORSE SHOW - LEXIN ALL DAY PLEASURE WESTERN SPECIALTY 5 2
05/30/14 CAROLINA MOUNTAIN CLASSIC - FLETCHER,NC ALL DAY PLEASURE YOUTH WESTERN SPECIALTY 8 3
05/30/14 CAROLINA MOUNTAIN CLASSIC - FLETCHER,NC ALL DAY PLEASURE JUVENILE 6 3
05/30/14 CAROLINA MOUNTAIN CLASSIC - FLETCHER,NC ALL DAY PLEASURE YOUTH WESTERN SPECIALTY CHAMPIONSHIP 5 4
05/30/14 CAROLINA MOUNTAIN CLASSIC - FLETCHER,NC ALL DAY PLEASURE 4 2
05/30/14 CAROLINA MOUNTAIN CLASSIC - FLETCHER,NC DOUBLE RIDER CLASS 8 5
06/21/14 AMERICAN CLASSIC - QUENTIN,PA ALL DAY PLEASURE OPEN SPECIALTY CHAMPIONSHIP 6 1
06/21/14 AMERICAN CLASSIC - QUENTIN,PA COUNTRY PLEASURE SPECIALTY 7 2
06/21/14 AMERICAN CLASSIC - QUENTIN,PA ALL DAY PLEASURE WESTERN SPECIALTY 3 1
06/21/14 AMERICAN CLASSIC - QUENTIN,PA ALL DAY PLEASURE LADIES 2 1
06/21/14 AMERICAN CLASSIC - QUENTIN,PA ALL DAY PLEASURE AMATEUR 3 1

   
KATE's RED Flame
SMHA #070016
TWHBEA #965377
CHESTNUT SABINO

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