There were a number of newspaper clippings in the box of things from grandma that Aunt Cleo let me borrow. I’ll post one every so often, but some of you will have to fill in the details. It’s very seldom that there is a date on the clipping. I think these are all things that were hanging on the partition “wall” (did that have a name?) in the kitchen.
Alexis Bennett, writer for the The American Quarter Horse Journal wrote a nice article about Danny recent world championship win in Amarillo Texas. Here’s the first part of the article:
Daniel Sommerer’s debut at the Adequan Select World Champion Show was not without reward. The horseman from Jefferson City, Missouri, secured his first world championship title in weanling geldings with his horse, Embrace Me Cool.
This is Dan’s very first time to compete at an AQHA world champion show and said, “It feels wonderful. It feels better than I expected,” when asked about his win.
The experience has been fruitful and fun.
“This is a great venue. People have been very supportive and wonderful. I thank AQHA for putting something like this on,” he said.
His family is not new to the show world; in fact, halter horses are a family interest. His twin sons, Lance and Chance, qualified for the AQHA youth world show in 2008. Lance Sommerer finished eighth in 2008 with the dam of Dan’s weanling.
“It is a family event. We’ve got another son who’s in high school. My daughter just started college. She and my wife, they’re at home taking care of things while we’re off all week,” Dan said.
You can read the rest of the article here.
Dan Sommerer posted this as a comment a few weeks ago, and we wanted to make sure that no one missed this story about Peter Sommerer, so here it is for anyone who missed it the first time around.
One time there was a get together at Grandma & Grandpa’s and there was a hay ride. A bunch of kids and parents were riding in that old 2 wheeled wagon that was connected to the old CA Allis Chambers tractor, the one you had to hand crank to start, How many arms did it break starting it?
We had just crossed the dip below the pond before you get to the creek and the wagon became unhooked. In a split second Pete jumped off of the wagon and started holding back the wagon, it was pulling him along but he never let go. He held it back from gaining to much speed until other Uncles could catch up to help him.
Pete, I’ll never forget that, you are my hero and always have been!!!! I hope you read this note. I’m not sure I’ve ever told you that but it’s a very true story.