Equine.com 15th Anniversary Sweepstakes Grand Prize Winner

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After Sharon Rader was named Equine.com's grand prize winner of our 15thanniversary sweepstakes, we chatted with her a little bit about her exciting win of a brand new Exiss Horse Trailer

Equine.com: Sharon, Congratulations on your win! I’m sure you were excited to hear the news.
Sharon Rader: I was so excited to win the horse trailer. Never thought I would in a million years!!! 

EC:So How many time did you enter?
SR: I only entered the sweepstakes one time and never imagined, in my wildest dreams I would win any of the smaller prizes, let alone the GRAND PRIZE!!!!

EC: How many and what type of horses do you have?
SR: My husband Don and I own a small horse farm in Navarre, Ohio. We train, breed and show Arabian and Half-Arabian horses. Of the 12 horses we own, my Stallion WRR ICY HOT, who is a FIRE AN ICE son is closest to my heart. 

EC: How long have you had horses?How long have you been involved in horses?
SR: I have had a horse since I was 7 years old, and lets just say I am 60 something now!!!! WRR ICY HOT will be 17 years old this Spring and was born literally in my lap.

EC:Do you compete/trail ride/etc? If so what events?
SR: Together WRR ICY HOT and I have earned many Championships in Western Pleasure - Amateur Division, and my husband, Don has shown him to many Championship in the Open Division. 

EC:Who was the first person you called/texted/emailed when you won?
SR: The first person I called when I received the news as the winner (after screaming to my husband that I won) was my Mother, who is 89 years old. She was as excited as I was. I have been so excited and can't wait to get the trailer home. Thank you so very much,

Along with Sharon, there were 15 other winners over the nine-month sweepstakes whose various prizes totaled more than $40,000 to celebrate Equine.com’s15th anniversary. Here is a list of all the winners and their amazing prizes:

  • Patrick Morgan won the December Monthly Prize of Clinton Anderson Fundamentals Training DVD Library from Downunder Horsemanship by Western Trainer
  • Laurel White won the December Monthly Prize of a Nantucket Bridle from SmartPak™
  • Julia Murphy won the November Monthly Prize of a Just-B-Natural Tree Free Saddle from Circle Y
  • Shirley Ensey won the November Monthly Prize of a winter prize pack of jackets and blankets
  • Dan Payne was the October Monthly Prize winner of a Bucas Power Turnout and Irideon Riding Jacket from Toklat
  • Ms. L.P. Ribble won the October Monthly Prize of an Automatic Waterer for Pasture from Nelson
  • Jordan Lankford won the September Monthly Prize of a Rebecca Ray Designs Prize Pack
  • Jennifer Wessel won the September Monthly Prize of a $500 Gift Certificate for Ariat Boots
  • Michelle Ahshapanek won the August Monthly Prize of a full collection of Ez-All grooming products
  • Deren Leeson won the August Monthly Prize of a wall mounted rack from Classic Equine
  • David Webb won the July Monthly Prize of ONE TON of Purina Feed
  • Chad Serion won the July Monthly Prize of a wooden grooming box with Mane 'n Tail Products from Straight Arrow
  • Yvonne Metcalfe won the June Monthly Prize of Mountain Horse Supreme Boots from English Riding Supply
  • Katharine Fowler won the June Monthly Prize of Julie Goodnight's training library
  • Whitney Bartlett won the May Monthly Prize of Six WF Young Stall Safe® Disinfectant Systems, and six 8 oz refills