Sandi and Ken Bartolotti and their incredible stallion Paints Rocky Top have done it again. Rocky Top was recognized as a Supreme Champion for the Spotted Saddle Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association in December.
In order to obtain this title, a horse registered with this association must have been awarded at least ten blue ribbons in affiliated or sanctioned Spotted Saddle Horse shows.
The Bartolottis also attended the third Annual Stallion Showcase and Expo in Green Cove Springs Dec. 27 and 28. The Bartolottis have exhibited their painted walking horses there every year it has been in existence.
On Saturday afternoon, Sandi rode her stallion, Paints Rocky Top, in the stallion demo. Earlier in the day, Ken and Sandi dressed as Rhett Butler and Scarlet O'Hara complete with antebellum tack and attire and performed a duo to the music from "Gone With The Wind."
On Sunday morning, Rocky Top and Sandi were models for a side-saddle clinic, and later that afternoon exhibited in the parade of breeds.
The Bartolottis are very active in exhibiting and breeding Painted Walking Horses from their farm in Dowling Park Walking Tall Farms.