Winners Circle

Thank you to the many owners and riders of Indian Artifacts offspring that have provided us with the following win pictures!  We love being a part of your successes!
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Artifactually A Star ~ 2008 Congress Res Ch Non-Pro Maturity HUS Ltd & 5 Top 5 Finishes!
Congratulations Samantha Chiodo and Artifactually A Star under the guidance of Becky Schooler ~ 2008 Congress Res. Ch. Non-Pro Maturity HUS Ltd, plus 5 Top 5 Finishes! Great Congress!
Deltafact! AQHA World Show Pleasure Driving Finalist

Congratulations to Allison Tucker and Deltafact as they were Finalist in the 2007 AQHA World Show Pleasure Driving!

Leading the Nation ~ SR Green HUS ~ Congratulations Artful Indian!

Congratulations Megan McConkey and Artful Indian of Tennessee! Leading the nation in SR Green HUS as of 11/01/08! This team is under the guidance of Matt and Beth Gouthro!

Relic Hunter ~ NSBA Res. World Champion Open Hunter LL!
Congratulations to Relic Hunter and his new owner Janet Gunn! “Mossberg” was NSBA Reserve World Champion Open Hunter LL!
Here’s The Facts! 5th in the Nation as of 11/01/08 ~ SR Green HUS!

Congratulations MJ Fowler of Indiana and “Rudy” aka Here’s The Facts ~ Leading the Nation ~ 5th in Sr Green HUS… Shown here over fences… he’s also got mutliple circuit awards and is racking up points in many events!

One Hot Artifact ~ NOQHA 2 & 3 YO Non-Pro & Closed HUS Futurity Champions!

Congratulations to Nicole Buchanan with her mare One Hot Artifact, better known at home as “Gigi”… they have had quite a summer. Starting with a Top 10 at the Tom Powers, they were named 2&3 YO HUS Non-Pro Reserve Champions at the EOQHA. At the NOQHA Futurity, One Hot Artifact was Champion in the Closed 2&3 HUS ( 1st under both judges ), and Reserve Champion in the Open 2&3 HUS w/Amber Clark. Nicole then with her mare, won the Non Pro 2&3 HUS! They even placed 2nd in the Green HUS out of 18 horses! is now winning in Am HUS!

2008 2YO Non-Pro HUS Champion Black Eyed Susan Futurity

Michelle Petrovsky and Artifacts in Time, under the guidance of Ralph Thomas win in their first outing! Congratulations to the new Champions in the 2YO Non-Pro HUS at the Black Eyed Susan Futurity; Michelle and “Madison”. The show was held in Culpepper, VA.

2008 S. Belle Champion Open Hunter LL (Tied First) Relic Hunter & Kathie Kennedy

Congratulations Kathie! You have done it again this year for us! Choosing a great one by Indian Artifacts; Relic Hunter, a full brother to our home-bred Congress Champion; Infactuation has just won the S. Belle Open Hunter LL ~ this is 2 years in a row for you! Good luck in the fall futurities!

Speaking Softly & Amy Richardson 2008 AQHYA 4th Hunter Hack & 4th Working Hunter!

Congratulations Amy Richardson of Allendale Michigan with Speaking Softly ~ 2008 AQHYA World Show ~ Two Top 5 Finishes! 4th in Youth Hunter Hack and 4th in Youth Working Hunter! Best of luck in the fall shows and at Congress!

Just the Beginning! Show Me The Money! Just For Pleasure Champion

Congratulations Missy Thyfault and DGS Indygo, aka ‘Early Bird’! Way to go! Winning the big money 2YO Open HUS Event at Just for Pleasure is DGS Indygo. By Indian Artifacts and out of the Invitation Only mare; Taking Invitations, a full sister to Private Pleasures. Look for more top performers by Indian Artifacts out of this cross! Good luck in the 3 YO summer events Missy and Early Bird!

Hieroglyphics Clinches 2007 NSBA YE HiPoint Open Hunter LL Championship Honors at JFP!

Congratulations Kathie Kennedy, finishing up a great year with Stella; aka Hieroglyphics in the Open Yearling Hunter Longe Line! Champion at the Virginia Quarter Horse Association Futurity and the Just For Pleasure program, you both are crowned the Year End Hi-Point Champions for 2007!

2007 Congress Champion Novice Youth Horsemanship

What a sizzling set of patterns for Zoey & Sam! We heard you were ‘on fire’ during your patterns and left no room for error! Samantha Chioda and Artifactually a Star earned Championship Honors in the Novice Youth Horsemanship this October at the All-American Quarter Horse Congress… right on the heels of last year’s (2006) tie for the win, but ended up Reserve under the tie-breaker judge! In addition.. congratulations on your 6th Place finish at the 2007 Congress in Performance Halter Mares!

Indian Artifacts ~ A Great Maternal Grand Sire in the Making!

Iron Age, ridden and shown by Kim Reynolds of Florida credits Indian Artifacts for many of the winning characteristics that the colt Iron Age has. Good Luck to you both as you continue with this young horses promising career!

Top 10 AQHA Youth World HUS! Congratulatios Artifactually A Star & Sam Chioda

Congratulations Sam & Zoey! We are very proud of you (both) and your accomplishments. Under the guidance of Becky Schooler we are pleased that you placed so well in such a tough class!

Lynn Palm Continues Winning & Promoting the QH in Dressage with Indian Harvest

Indian Harvest and Lynn Palm continue to show and promote the Quarter Horse in Dressage across the nation. Her selection and use of this outstanding individual are a credit to his physical ability to perform at increasing levels of difficulty. Thank you Lynn for your hard work in developing the Quarter Horse in different markets. We wish you continued sucess(s).

Zip Along Lil Indian Repeats HIH Win from the Nationals at the World Show!

Congratulations to quite a team the 2&3 YO Open Champion Hunter In Hand Stallion at both the Nationals and now at the World Show. Good Luck Robin next year!

2&3 YO Mare National Champion HIH ~ Im Back In Black

Marchelle Everhart’s very special mare; Ms Norma as she is affectionately known has produced another outstanding individual out of this cross on Indian Artifacts! 3 YO National Champion Hunter In Hand Mare. Best of luck to you at the App Worlds Marchelle with Im Back in Black!

Appaloosa National Champion 2 & 3 YO Hunter In Hand Stallions!

Congratulations to Robin and Zip Along Lil Indian! Yearling Champion winners and now back in the 2&3 YO Division to be crowned Champion 2&3 YO Hunter in Hand Stallions at the National Show!

Missing Artifacts Win Starter Div S Farm Horse Trials First Time Out!
Owner Ahna Henderson writes: On July 7 & 8, Lola entered her first eventing competition and won the Starter division of the South Farm Horse Trials! She was 10 points ahead after dressage and then went clean in cross country and stadium. This was her first event and after 2 or 3 cross country fences, she “got it” and was galloping along, looking for the next fence. Our next events are the Penny Oaks horse trials in IN Aug. 4 & 5, and then we’ll be in Erie, PA Aug. 17 & 18. Hope things are well for you guys and the Chief!
Deltafact: Open Ltd Rider HUS~2nd & 3rd in Open Ltd Pleasure Driving Nationally as of 8/22/07

Bred by Kathy Haynes, we congratulation Deltafact and with them continued success this year. Currently, Deltafact is Open Limited Rider Pleasure Driving 3rd place nationally and Open Limited Rider Hunter Under Saddle 2nd place nationally as of 8-22-07 with Allison Tucker! Quite impressively, their many other successes include: *Open & Amateur All-Around at the 2006 Mid-South Breeder’s Futurity & QH Show *Top 10 Junior Hunter Under Saddle 2006 & 2007 Dixie Nationals *Top 10 Amateur Hunter Under Saddle 2006 & 2007 Dixie Nationals *Amateur Hunter Under Saddle Champion at the Region 9 Quarter Horse Show *Junior Hunter Under Saddle Reserve Champion at the Region 9 Quarter Horse Show *Currently leading in point standings for West Tennessee Quarter Horse Association in Amateur & Open Hunter Under Saddle *Currently 2nd place in point standings for West Tennessee Quarter Horse Association in Amateur Hunt Seat Equitation *Currently leading in point standings for Mid-South Quarter Hors

First Under All 4 Judges! NSBA BCF Champion Non-Pro!
Hieroglyphics made it easy for Robin to get back in the show ring; first time in 8 years! Congratulations: Champion Non-Pro Hunter Longe Line in Tulsa at the NSBA Breeders Championship Futurity!
Reichert Champion & NSBA BCF Res Ch. With Kathie Kennedy

“STELLA”; Hieroglyphics had a great show with Kathie Kennedy of Ocala, Florida when in Tulsa! Congratulations to a great team ~ Tied First in the Open Hunter LL and Reserve Champion in the Breeders Championship Futurity!

2007 National Ch. NonPro Hunter In Hand Mares~ I’m Back in Black!

Congratulations Marchelle Everhardt of Archdale, NC! Your SECOND National Champion by Indian Artifacts! We just love your great producing mare; “Ms Norma”!!!! This beatiful filly; I’m Back In Black was Champion Non-Pro Hunter in Hand Mares. Additionally, she was 3rd in the Nation in the Open 2&3 YO Hunter In Hand Mares, exhibited by Mike Mergaert! She has been fabulous all year long and is in the hunt for the NonPro Mares Year End title… we wish you the best of luck this year!

Folk Art & Becky Volkert Top 10 APHA World Show Amateur Showmanship

Becky Volkert has added a new event this year to the classes that her big gelding “Artie” shows in. They achieved Top 10 Honors at the 2007 APHA World Show in Amateur Showmanship! Congratulations!

Racking Up the Circuit Awards in 2007!

Samatha Chiodo & Artifactually A Star continue on the show trail in 2007 – Sam was undefeated in the equitation and the Hunter Under Saddle and took those circuits at the Harbor Classic, although she lost the showmanship circuit to her best friend Ty Paris. In Berrian Springs…Sam was undefeated. She showed in showmanship, HUS and Equitation and won every class over the four days.

A Bold Artifact ~ 3rd APHA 3 YO HUS Challenge!

Congratulations Marie Tufo-Booth on your horses’ excellent ride at the 2007 APHA World Show! Brian Isabelle and A Bold Artifact were 3rd in the 3 YO Hunter Challenge! Good luck for the rest of the season!

Hieroglyphics ~ 1st Under ALL 4 Judges at S. Belle!

Congratulations Kathie Kennedy and Stella! You had a great go in Tunica, MS at the Southern Belle! 1st Under ALL 4 Judges in the Open Hunter Longe Line! We wish you the best of luck at the Reichert & NSBA BCF & World show in August!

Art of an Indian ~ Leading Ohio Jr HUS & 2nd 13 & Under HUS!
Congratulations to Charley Thiel and Art of An Indian!!! Circuit Champion Canfield Ohio Summer Circuit 2007 Novice Youth Equitation, Reserve Champion Canfield Summer Circuit 2007 13 and Under HUS, Class Winner The Southern Ohio Winter Circuit 2007 Novice Youth Equitation, and Currently 2nd in Ohio 13 and under HUS ~ Look for Charley and Indy in All around 13 and under and Novice Youth classes! This great team is under the guidance of Missy Thyfault of Shelby, Ohio. We also congratulate Missy and Art of an Indian ~ Leading Ohio in Jr HUS year end standings!
Hieroglyphics ~ 2007 Champion Tom Powers Open Hunter LL!

Congratulations Kathie Kennedy of Ocala Florida and Hieroglyphics! Champion Open Hunter Longe Line at the Tom Powers Futurity in Berrien Springs Mich! This beautiful filly was bred and raised by Trucco Quarter Horses of Columbus, Ohio and is now owned by DeGraff Stables. Watch for her in upcoming major LL events!

2007 Indy Circuit Champion!

Samantha Chiodo and Artifactually A Star just finished up the Tom Powers QH Show circuit and were Undefeated in Showmanship, HUS and Equitation! 3 Firsts in each class over 4 days! Recently they completed the Indy circuit and the state show. Sam was circuit champion in showmanship 13 and under for both circuits and circuit champion in the 13 and under HUS and HT ST EQ for the state show.€ The HUS and EQ were all age for the Indy circuit and she won it one day in a pen of 25. She was first under all four judges in the HUS and EQ for the state show. She picked up 22 showmanship points 13 HUS points 10 1/2 equitation points She also took the circuit in senior HUS at the Indy circuit with Becky Schooler. She had to show a different senior horse for the State show.

2007 Arizona Sun Circuit Reserve Champion Jr Pleasure Driving Circuit Award Winners

Congratulations to Pam Keefer with Shes All Indian for their great performances during the 2007 Arizona Sun Circuit in Jr Pleasure Driving. They were named Reserve Champion Circuit Award winners!

Indian Harvest and Lynn Palm ~ 2006 USEF Breed Champions Training Level Dressage!

CONGRATULATIONS Lynn Palm of Ocala, Florida whom was named with her riding partner; Indian Harvest as the 2006 USEF Breed Champions in Training Level Dressage! They achieved a Median Score of 70.0! In addition, as part of a 5-Part series of articles on “How to Ride Your Quarter Horse in Traning Level, Test 1” this team was featured on the cover of the publication “Dressage Today” in the February 2006 issue. Congratulations again Lynn for having the first-ever Quarter Horse to appear on the face of this magazine! We appreciate your efforts to promote our breed in other venues and applaud your successes!

Anne Marie Tufo-Booth &

We would like to congratulate Anne Marie Tufo-Booth on her excellent performance with Cooper aka “A Bold Artifact” who placed in the Top 5 in the 2 YO Non-Pro HUS event at the Just For Pleasure futurity in Perry GA in December of 2006! This team is looking forward to Cooper’s 3YO season and we wish them all the best for a great year to come in the show ring!

A Bold Artifacts ~ Just For Pleasure Top 10 2 YO Open HUS

Congratulations to owner Anne Marie Tufo-Booth on her horse “A Bold Artifact” at placing in the Top 10 in the 2 YO Open HUS event at Just For Pleasure in Perry Georgia in December 2006! His rider is Julie Marks of Social Circle Georgia. “A Bold Artifact” is by Indian Artifacts out of the mare Stone Heart Tivio and was bred by top APHA breeder; Tommy Breedlove.

2006 Congress All-Around Ch & Ch HUS Equitation – Nov Youth 13 & Under!

Artifactually A Star ~ 2000 Bay Mare ~ Indian Artifacts X Boston Tri Star and Samantha Chiodo continue their Winning Ways! the 2005 Michigan Justin Rookie of the Year in 2006 WOWED ‘EM at Congress! Nov Youth 13 & Under Div. All-Around Champion & Champion the Hunt Seat Equitation. This year at Congress they also finished 6th in the Youth Hunter Under Saddle 12 – 14 age group and 5th NSBA. It is also official~ They are Michigan’s 2006 All-Around Champions in the 12-14 Youth Category! WOW Again! Congratulations to a GREAT Team!

2006 Congress Ch Nov Youth Showmanship 13 & Under!

Artifactually A Star ~ 2000 Bay Mare ~ Indian Artifacts X Boston Tri Star and Samantha Chioda had fabulous patterns and were the Champion team in Novice Youth Showmanshipfor 13 & Under at the 2006 All-American QH Congress!

2006 Congress Res Ch (Tied First!) Nov Youth Horsemanship 13 & Under!

Artifactually A Star & Samantha Chiodo displayed their winning form in Horsemanship earning the Championship at the 2006 Congress in the Nov Youth 13 & Under Division, tying for first in overall pointa, and 2nd under the tie-breaker judge.. No Problem! We were excited with their performance and very pleased with the Reserve title! Congratulations Sam & Zoey!

Indianized! 2006 AWR Site Inspection Champion!

INDIANIZED! our 2006 chestnut filly (Indian Artifacts X Wise Investment (OLD) by Wall Street Kid (HAN) was submitted to the American Warmblood Registry for inspection and registration 10/24/06 and earned Top Scoring Honors (7.7) and the Site Inspection Championship Award! We were very pleased that the foal outscored the dam, thus proving that her sire Indian Artifacts was able to improve on an exceptional mare in the result of this mating. This filly is for sale. Please contact DeGraff Stables at or call us toll free at 866.264.6342

2006 AWR Site Inspection Reserve Champion!

INDYCISIVE! The 2006 chestnut filly (Indian Artifacts X SPS Wahre Liebe (OLD) by Welt Hit II (OLD) was the second high scorer (7.6) at the American Warmblood Registry inspection tour and earned Reserve Champion status to her half sister; Indianized! She joins her full sibling; Remincient as a previous AWR Site Inspection Champion and a half sister; Divali as the 2003 #2 Oldenburg Sport Horse of the year for yearling fillies! This exceptional and fancy sport horse filly; Indycisive, is For Sale. Please contact us at or toll free at 866.624.6342!

Indian Artbeat Exhibits Winning Form Over Fences!

Indian Artbeat, owned by Marie Hoffman of Kirkland, IL sent in this photo from one of the many wins over fence by “Stilts” in AQHA events.


Minnesota QHA – Corporate Challenge Class Winner – Jr HUS

3YO Gelding out of Sneaka Chocolate Kiss
Owner/Breeder: Linda Kay Van Huda

Congratulations Pam Keefer and Shes All Indian! Winners First Time Out!

Pam Keefer of Sherwood, Oregon couldn’t be more pleased with her mare; Shes All Indian! Bred by Terri & Tommy Cook of Tennessee, this mare has made her way all the way to the west coast… Recently shown in Jr Pleasure Driving she has been captivating viewers along the rail wherever she goes! Watch for her with Tammy Mills in 2007, starting with the Sun Circuit in AZ. She will be shown in Jr Pleasure Driving and Jr Hunter Under Saddle! Good Luck Tammy! And, special thoughts and prayers for Pam for a speedy recovery! We’ll be thinking of you Pam!


2006 Tom Powers & NOQHA Res Champion, Top 5 Reichert & NSBA BCF Open Hunter LL!!!

NOTABLE ARTIFACTS – Circuit Champion

2006 Redbud Spectacular – Circuit Champion Jr Pleasure Driving with Kim Huver

Currently 2nd in the Nation – Jr Pleasure Driving (as of 8/1/2006)

Showing at Congress & World Show in Jr, Am, Nov Am Pleasure Driving.

Offered for Sale at World Show

2006 Hunter Hack Class Winner!

Factual Encounter ~ 2001 Sorrel Gelding ~ Indian Artifacts X Regal Encounter (dam to Regally Krymsun) Now For Sale! Winner in Hunter Hack & Hunter Under Saddle ~ Contact Tammie Hurtgam at

Ch Jr Working Hunter & Ch Green Working Hunter!

Heres The Facts ~ 2001 Bay Gelding ~ Indian Artifacts X Ten Chimes (TB) ~ Congratulations to MJ Fowler of Lebanon IL and your wins in 2005 & 2006! 2006 AQHA World Show Qualified in Jr Working Hunter. 2006 Regional Experience Champion in Jr Working Hunter and Green Working Hunter! 2005 Regional Experience Resv. Ch in Jr. Hunter Hack!

Rare Artifact – Shown/Owned by Ashley Britt

2006 MS QHA Dixie National QHS – Top 5 Nov. Am. Hunt Seat Equitation Points in Hunter Under Saddle & Hunt Seat Equitation Events. See Posting in Foal Showcase for details.

Jaks Artifacts! 2004 AQHA World Show Jr HUS Champion ~ 4th Place!

Congratulations to Jim and Nena Edwards of Galt, CA on an excellent job of breeding, raising and showing Jaks Artifacts to his full potential! Earning AQHA Superior honors, multiple circuit and futurity championships, he culminated the 2004 season with a 4th Place finish in Jr HUS at the AQHA World Show with rider Vicky Holt in the irons! Read more about this top breeding stallion on his webpage at


Owned by Doug Hartwig, Minnesota
2005 AQHA World Show – Top 10 – Jr Pleasure Driving
2005 All American Congress – Top 10 – Am Pleasure Driving
2005 All American Congress – Top 10 – Jr Pleasure Driving
Shown by: Kim Huver

2005 Reserve Congress Champion (Tied First!)

2004 Bay Filly – Owned by DeGraff Stables, Ohio
2005 Congress Reserve Champion English LL (tied for 1st)
2005 Reicherts Celebration Champion English LL (First under ALL 4 Judges)
2005 Just for Pleasure Champion English LL
2005 Virginia QHA BIP Reserve Champion English LL

2005 Congress Top 10 Youth HUS

What a wonderful team! Nearing their Youth HUS Superior, this great horse has already earned his Superior in Jr HUS and is in the running for Top Year End AQHA Hi-Point Honors! Congratulations to the Lucas Family and breeder Holthaus Quarter Horses!

2-Time Liberty Circuit Winner

Two Time N Artifact – Bred/Owned/Shown by: Lisa Pahl, NY
2006 Liberty Circuit Res Champion 2YO Hunter LL
2005 Liberty Circuit Champion Yrlng LL

Pinto Reserve World Champion

Owned & Shown by Chad Mills, Michigan

2005 Pinto Reserve World Champion – Amateur Hunter Halter Stallions


2003 Mare Owned and Shown by Jennifer Axe, Ohio
2004 NSBA BCF Champion (1st Under ALL 4 Judges)
2004 Just For Pleasure Res Champion
2004 Tom Powers – Top 5
Breeder: Holthaus QH

2003 Congress Champion Open Hunter Longe Line! Congratulations Indyannafax!

This great filly by Indian Artifacts was bred by Donna Holthaus; Holthaus Quarter Horses, and we think just the first of many Congress Champions for Donna and Bill from their great breeding program! A special thank you to Jamie Watson for your excellent training and handling performance!

Solo Artist & Sara Hanifin ~ Multiple Wins Over Fence

Congratulations to Sara and Solo Artist! They have been extremely successful with class wins and Top 5 and Top 10 finishes in Hunter Hack, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation and Working Hunter classes at AQHA shows and Regional Experience events! Breeder is Deborah Bush of Alabaster, AL.

Elegantnthsafact & Lorraine Roe Multiple Wins USEF Over Fence Classes

Lorraine comments that “Ellie”; Elegantnthsafact, bred by DeGraff Stables, has been a pleasure to own and show. She has earned multiple placings on the flat and over fence in Class B and C shows on the East Coast and in Florida during the winter months.

Absolute Fact Sets All-Time Record for QH Congress Super Sale for Yearling in 2001!!

Congratulations to breeder Greg Hale of Perryton, TX and to Steffani Grogg/Luanna Williams of Spencer WV on your purchase of Absolute Fact! Absolute Fact out of Absolutely Chats (TB) by Royal Chat (TB) set the All-Time Record Selling Price for a Yearling at the Congress Super Sale managed by National Equine Sales and Tim Folck. $31,000!!!!