November 2013

Joan Gilbert, Author 1931-2013

By |November 18th, 2013|News, People In The News|

Author, Joan Gilbert, of Hallsville, MO passes away on October 31, 2013.  Joan is most well known perhaps as a member of the Editorial Staff for Saddle & Bridle Magazine, the oldest equine publication in the country.  Joan was an accomplished journalist, writer and author of over 700 works, both […]

August 2013

Dr. Dean Hodge Passed Away at 86

By |August 8th, 2013|News, People In The News|

Dean E. Hodge, PhD
August 18, 1927 – August 2, 2013

The Missouri Horse Shows Association and the entire equine community lost a valued friend and supporter on August 2, with the passing of past president and long-time board member Dean Hodge.


June 2013

Lifetime Achievement Presented to Alice Neihardt Thompson 2012- 2013

By |June 10th, 2013|Awards and Recognition, News, People In The News|

Alice Neihardt Thompson Lifetime Achievement 2012- 2013 Alice Neihardt Thompson with daughter Erica

MHSA Jeff Shikles Distinguised Service Award for Lifetime Achievement 2012- 2013

Presented to Alice Neihardt Thompson

Skyrim Stables
Columbia, Missouri

Ninety one year old Alice Neihardt Thompson graciously accepted the Jeff Shikles Memorial Ditinguished ServiceTrophy for Lifetime Achievement during the MHSA yearly award’s presentation. Held at the Peachtree Convention Center in Columbia, Mo., on January 26, 2013, the presentation was made by former MHSA president, Sarah Book-er.
Longtime horse trainer and riding instructor, Mrs. Thompson still resides at her be-loved Skyrim Stables north of Columbia. A forty year partnership with W.B. Cook pro-duced the great stallion, Skyrim’s Bourbon Stone wall and many champions sired by him and his son, Skyrim’s Bourbonaire.