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September 2009

Ryan Iowa Futurity

Ryan Lind & I Am Ichi are the Iowa Non-Pro Futurity Champions

Ryan Lind showed JPH-trained I Am Ichi to a championship finish at both 13-year-old Ryan and 3-year-old Ichi’s first futurity appearance. Ryan rounded out the successful weekend by also winning both go-rounds and the championship of the event’s $2000 Limited Rider Tournament class while astride stallion Smart Chicaway.

July 2009

12-year-old Ryan Lind won the Northern Exposure weekend High Point trophy. He is pictured with his father and trainer, Bob Janssen, and the three horses he rode to attain high point (L-R) Smart Chicaway, Sunny Rey Solano & Colord By Vandals)

Colord By Vandals, owned by Bob & Anita Janssen, won the weekend's High Point horse trophy. The APHA mare is pictured with Ryan Lind, Bob Janssen and Anita Janssen. All three members of the Janssen family, along with youth client Brittany Staeck, won checks on the mare during the weekend.

Steph Dryden received her Rookie Buckle at the Red Horse Ranch show, and Ryan Lind won High Point Youth Rider for the weekend. The youth were competitive at Red Horse as well and they are pictured with their awards for the weekend.


May 2009

Congratulations to Ryan Lind for his two-time finalist performances at the NCHA Western Nationals in Ogden, Utah! Two entries, two finals!

Junior Youth, riding Sunny Rey Solano. (Ryan finished 4th in the First Go!) $2000 Limited Rider, riding Smart Chicaway. (Ryan finished 7th out of 80 entries in the First Go!)

Congratulations to Smart Chicaway...three trips to the NCHA Western National Championships thus far in his career...four times entered into various classes...ridden by three different riders..FINALIST EVERY TIME IN THE PEN!..and top ten twice.

Congratulations to the following JPH team members who qualified and showed at the NCHA Western Nationals in Ogden, Utah April 30-May 10:

Bob Janssen & Sunny Rey Solano ($10K Novice Horse)
Bob Janssen & JTS Aristocrat, owned by Catherine Hazelroth ($10K Novice Horse)
Anita Janssen & Sunny Rey Solano ($20K NP)
Jim Spalla & Hollys Prince Jewel ($2k LR)

JPH was featured in the February 2009 AQHA Journal and watch for Bob Janssen on KARE 11 (NBC affiliate) in the upcoming weeks when he “job swaps” with reporter Rena Sargianopolis during the morning show.

More JPH in the news...
featured in the Wall Street Journal (interview done, to run late September -- watch for a link)
featured in the AQHA Journal (interview done, to run fall 2008 -- watch for a link)
featured in Horse & Family (to run fall 2008 -- watch for a link)

Three for three! Congratulations to Bob Janssen & High Brow Madonna, owned by Mark & Patti Blackwell, Delano, MN. This duo made the finals at futurities in Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. This dynamic mare by High Brow Cat finished several of the go-rounds in either first or second place.

Jon Dorau of Sandstone, MN riding Chex R Smartest. Jon & Chexy are currently leading the NCHA Area 6 $2000 Limited Rider race.

September 2008 -- Greetings everyone!

Futurity season is upon us and Bob is on the road more frequently right now. He's currently in South Dakota, and after having success at both Iowa and Minnesota, he continues to be very excited about his three-year-old crop.

At my webmaster-extroidinaire's urging, I'm blogging. (She tells me it's a great way to enhance website optimization! -- She being Erin Staeck, mother to Brittany and JPH client). I'm using the blog to update information about where JPH is travelling to and show results. You can access it via the link .

I continue to try and build my photo portfolio, so if you have purchased photos of you showing your horse, please consider forwarding them to me so I can include them on the website.

If you are an MCHA member, you should have received your board of directors ballot earlier this week. Voting turnout was very low last year, so I want to remind everyone to vote!

Wishing you all the best for a fantastic fall season! Regards, Janssen Performance Horses - Bob, Anita & Ryan

August 2008 -- don't forget to check our blog as we are trying to update it before and after each show.

July 2008

JPH has been fortunate to have a recent flurry of media coverage, and last week was particularily busy. On Monday a reporter with the AQHA Journal came out and interviewed us for an upcoming article in that publication. She had seen the Fortune article online, and called us out of the blue. It's amazing how the internet makes the world so very small! She wasn't sure yet when it would be published, but will let us know and I will pass that along.

On Friday July 25, KSTP (Channel 5/ABC) came up for the morning and filmed a segment that will air on their new "magazine" show called Twin Cities Live. That will air tomorrow July 29 at 3 p.m. Click here to view it online.

We hope all is well with each of you and you are enjoying the beautiful summer. The latter part of this week finds us based in St. Paul at the fairgrounds for the NCRHA Futurity/Derby show, although Bob will be returning to Lindstrom most days to ride cutters in between showing reiners, keeping them ready for the next cutting the following weekend.

If you haven't had a chance to check out our new & improved website, please do at . Erin Staeck, one of our clients, redesigned it and did an outstanding job. Erin has a design business if you know of anyone looking for a great quality website. She also has me blogging, which is where I try to post show results, for anyone who is interested.

Have a wonderful day! Bob & Anita Janssen

June 2008 -- It's been an exciting spring at Janssen Performance Horses!

In addition to being in the middle of a successful show season, the past 30-days have seen a flurry of media attention, starting with an article in the national magazine, Fortune Small Business, and Bob and Smart Chicaway's national Equi-Stat rankings announced in Quarter Horse News.

Tomorrow (Friday June 27, 2008), Todd Walker and KMSP/Fox9 News are coming out for a shoot which will air on Fox's popular Sunday Morning show sometime between 7 and 9 a.m. this Sunday. The shoot tomorrow will consist of three parts: Bob providing a cutting demonstration, an interview with Bob, and finally Todd trying out cutting himself. The focus will be on the rapidly growing sport of cutting, and it's appeal/presence in Minnesota.

Check out Anita's article on CNN Money --

Ryan also had his share of the limelight with a front page article in the Star by -- go to for page 1 and page 18. Go Ryan!

May 2008 -- Janssen Performance Horses descended upon Ogden, Utah and the NCHA Western Nationasl with a relatively small contingent, but were hugely competitive! Bob Janssen kicked off Team JPH's success by riding Smart Chicaway to a finals entry in the $10,000 Novice Horse Class, the earning Top Ten status with his finals ride. Ryan Lind followed in Bob's footsteps, riding Sunny Rey Solano to a Top Ten finish in an extremely competitive and high-scoring Junior Youth class. Mark Blackwell piloted Smart Chicaway to a finals-qualifying run in the $2,000 Limited Rider as well. Patti Blackwell and Anita Janssen also showed.

Bob Janssen is the new Cutting/Reining/Reined Cow Horse columnist for Horsen Around -- look for his columns starting in the April 2008 edition. View online at

JPH will be featured in Horse & Family, April 2008.

Bob's recent interview with Don Wick on Horse Sense Radio.

Spring 2008: All is well at JPH, the barn is busy and gearing up for show season. We're fortunate to have a number of outstanding 2-year-old and 3-year-old prospects in training, as well as some exciting show horses. Breeding mares have started to arrive for their dates with Smart Chicaway, and his offspring are doing outstanding in the showpen. Bob has several exciting Chicaway 3-year-olds that he can't wait to show in this fall's futurities.


Bob Janssen ~ 49025 Government Road, Rush City, MN 55069 ~ Phone: 612-269-0696