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Posted on July 20, 2006     Midwest Stallion Directory
Meet the Creator of the Midwest Stallion Directory, Christy Dicks.
A native of Bloomfield, Iowa, Christy grew up in the center of the Midwest. Her first pony, Patches, was given to her when she was just 2 years old. When a surprise filly (Moppy) hit the ground the following spring, she was happy to sit outside and watch the two ponies graze in the pasture.
Photo credit Bar H Photography  

Even though no one else in the family was particularly horse-oriented,
Christy’s interest in horses continued to grow. She began taking lessons
at a local stable, enjoying riding Morgan and Arabian mounts. A few years
later, her first full-fledged horse, an AQHA gelding named Royals Benefit
(aka Wonder) joined the family.

After purchasing her gelding, Wonder, Christy focused on showing
western horses. She experienced much success in the show ring
including being named the Iowa State Fair 4-H Champion in Senior
Western Horsemanship, the Iowa Quarter Horse Association High
Point Youth 14-18 Horsemanship, an All-American Quarter Horse
Congress Semi-Finalist in Showmanship, and competed at the
American Quarter Horse Youth World Show. In 2003, Christy
expanded to the Paint Horse World when she acquired her first
American Paint Horse, a red dun overo weanling with blue eyes.

Christy’s professional experience includes founding the web site
and graphic design company, Web Wrangler Design. The company
began as an outgrowth of a simple website that she created for
the Iowa Quarter Horse Youth Association in 1999. Web Wrangler
now provides web site design, graphic design, marketing
strategies, and photography services. Though primarily focused
on the equine industry, the company also provides services for
lawyers, banks, investment companies, and many others.

The Midwest Stallion Directory was founded in 2004 when Christy
found herself in the middle of a search for her AQHA World Show
mare, Good Time For Candy, an own daughter of Zippos Mr Goodbar.
After spending much time thumbing through varied media sources
in search of the perfect stallion, the idea for a comprehensive,
one-stop source of stallions in the Midwest was formed. The
Midwest Stallion Directory website was launched in 2004 and the
first print publication went to press in 2005.

Christy currently lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her
whippet, Zach, and cat, Poly. In addition to working for the
Midwest Stallion Directory, she is an accomplished musician and
enjoys teaching saxophone, flute, clarinet, and piano lessons.
In September, she will marry her fiancé, Tristan, who also enjoys
showing horses on the APHA and AQHA circuits.  The two
operate Lovenduski Show Horses.

Christy is photographed with her 2004 AQHA Filly, Kiss Me Good
Nike. The filly is sired by Northern Nike and out of Good Time For
Candy. "Taffy" was a top ten finisher in the IQHA Breeders Futurity.

Posted on July 20, 2006     Midwest Stallion Directory
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