Last week the National Pole Bending Association announced its plans to induct Teddy Terrific, owned by the Ford Family of Chillicothe, Ohio, into the association’s Hall of Fame.
The induction ceremonies will take place Friday, June 11 in Murfreesboro, Tenn., during the NPBA Championship show.
“I am so thrilled that this more formally gives him a “permanent place” in pole bending history,” said Jessie Ford, who runs Teddy throughout the year.
With 10 Congress championships and two reserve World championships, Teddy Terrific has made his mark in pole bending over the last 17 years with brothers Bryan and Marc and sister Jessie. At 20 years old, the gelding has also topped the barrel racing standings on more than won occasion, notably winning the Congress Amateur Barrel Racing in 2007 with Jessie aboard.
To see more on Teddy Terrific, check out the BRB’s five-part series on this local great!
Some of you might have seen this, but watch this run and you’ll be sure to know why Teddy Terrific is truly a hall of famer!