CH Hail to Genius

 

American Saddlebred

Foaled: April 19, 1969

Dam: Patty of Oaks

Sire: Ridgefield's Genius

Breeder: Wildwood Farms

Owner at birth: Doyle Davidson and Jim G. Bray
Tansferred full ownership of Hail to Genius to Jim Bray: January 12, 1970

 

 

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1972 Kentucky State Horse Show

Bonnie Byrne, up

World Champion 3 Gaited- 3 Year Old Stake

Louisville, Kentucky

 

1973 Tampa Charity Horse Show

Bonnie Byrne, up

3 Gaited Junior

Tampa, Florida

 


1975 Midwest Charity Horse Show

Jeanne Pettry, up

3 Gaited Amateur Championship

Springfield, Illinois

Texas Horse Farm

Hail to Genius was foaled on this farm..


Click here to read a letter of correspondence with one of the trainers. (.pdf pdf file)
 
Show Record for CH Hail to Genius:
Date Show Class Place
Oct. 1969 Texas State Fair Horse Show Weanling Halter Championship Class   2
1972 Illinois State Fair Horse Show 3 Gaited Junior   1
1972 Midwest Charity Horse Show 3 Gaited Junior   1
Aug. 1972 Kentucky State Fair Horse Show 3 Gaited 3 year old Stake   1
1973 Tampa Charity 3 Gaited Junior   1
1973 Orlando Charity 3 Gaited Junior   1
1973 Winter Haven 3 Gaited Junior   1
1973 Illinois State Fair Horse Show 3 Gaited Junior   1
1974 Milwaukee Spring Horse Show 3 Gaited Over 15.2 Junior   1
1974 Orlando Charity 3 Gaited Over 15.2 Junior   1
1974 Orlando Charity 3 Gaited Championship   2
1974 Tampa Charity 3 Gaited Championship   2
1974 Madison Charity Horse Show 3 Gaited Championship   1
1975 Midwest Charity Horse Show 3 Gaited Amateur Championship   1
1975 Chicago International 3 Gaited Amateur Championship   2
1975 Milwaukee Spring Horse Show 3 Gaited Amateur Championship   2

This horse, CH Hail to Genius, represents the lifestyle I had until January 2, 1970, the day I sold my equine practice and veterinary hospital, 121Veterinary Hospital. I transferred ownership of Hail to Genius that same month and that was the beginning of God divesting me of all my holdings. I will not say it was easy, it was hard. But I grew up in church and I knew what Jesus said about the rich man in Luke 12:

 

15) And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

 

16) And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:

 

17) And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits?


18) And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

 

9) And I wll say to my soul, Soul, thou has much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

 

20) But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?


21) So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.”


I knew these verses and my Dad had told me when I was young, that God had taken him down to hell three times, showed him the flames, and people in the flames, and he told me it caused him to fear God. I really didn’t care to have Dad talk to me about that, it made me nervous. I was thirty seven when God said, “Sell out and obey me”. I absolutely knew I would die like that rich man, if I did not obey God. That had a great impact on the decisions I made. God required me to lay everything down, not only my wealth and possessions, but my family, my friends and the lifestyle that I lived. Today, my house, my car and my SUV are my only possessions.

 

God has brought me to Philippians 3:


“7) But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ

 

.8) Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ…”


This is what God required of me. Consider what I say and let God give you understanding.

 

Have a prosperous journey,

Doyle

 

Posted May 4, 2011

 

 

 

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