We would like to congratulate our good friends, the Dempze family and Gil Galyean Quarter Horses, following the exciting news of the recent purchase of Reserve Congress Champion, Rewind and Repeat. At the 2012 All American Quarter Horse Congress, Brian Cox loped Rewind and Repeat to a second place finish in the Equine Chronicle Masters 2-Year-Old Western Pleasure for Allen and Marilyn Wade.
Now, this talented 3-year-old has a new home with AQHA amateur and non pro exhibitor, Jenna Dempze. Dempze first spotted “Rerun” at the 2012 Congress, when the crowd favorite earned a Reserve Champion title during his maiden ride. Although he wasn’t available for sale at the time, persistence definitely paid off as the parties involved were able to make a deal at the 2013 Tar Heel Triple Classic in Raleigh, North Carolina last week.
“I saw Rerun at the Congress last year and thought he was a really nice horse,” Dempze says. “We asked about him then, but they didn’t really want to sell him. I’ve always had [thoughts of] him in the back of my head, because he’s one of the nicest ones I’ve seen in a long time. I asked Gil about it all spring, and I wondered if they still didn’t want to sell him. When we went to Raleigh, I saw him again. We kept asking and finally they decided they were willing to part with him. It kind of all fell together.”
“We are very excited. We will show him in 3-year-old events. As long as I have the sorrel mare, “Millie,” [KM Million Dollar Baby] I will keep showing her in Amateur Western Pleasure and Maturity events.”
Caption: Jenna Dempze and KM Million Dollar Baby at the 2013 Tar Heel Triple Classic.
As for Dempze and her new mount, they will be making their debut in Berrien Springs, Michigan at the 2013 Tom Powers Futurity. Their first class as a new team will be on Friday in the 3-Year-Old Open Non Pro Western Pleasure. Dempze’s trainer, Gil Galyean, will show the horse in the 3-Year-Old Open Western Pleasure class as well.
“I’m excited and a little bit nervous,” she says. “Everyone will be watching, and that’s a lot of pressure. I feel like that’s kind of setting the bar really high for me, but I’m just really excited to have a horse of this caliber.”
“He’s not like anything we’ve ever had before. I find it hard to describe him with words. He just floats around. It’s a really great feeling. You can just tell that he is special.”
Following the Tom Powers, Dempze and Rerun have their sights set on the NSBA World Show and All American Quarter Horse Congress with the possibility for an appearance at the Reichert Celebration. A big congratulations goes to the Dempze family and the Gil Galyean and Brian Cox crews on this exciting transaction.