*LA Karát Collection Party

September in the northern Utah mountains brings vibrant hues of red, yellow and orange. This year’s early fall also brought admirers from across the country to the annual *LA Karát Collection held at Travis Training Center in American Fork, Utah. As guests lunched on old fashioned BBQ, with all the trimmings, colorful balloons and music added a party atmosphere. A family affair, kids swarmed the face painting and photo booth as the adults eyed the unique door prizes given away during the event. Excitement edged through the crowd with the growing anticipation of seeing the first foals of *LA Karát. A 3 year old European import, Karát is a grey son of WH Justice and was undefeated as a yearling shown throughout Europe. With his exotic type and exceptional structure, it was simple to see why the international interest in Karát. The crowd greeted the first Karát foal with applause and appreciation, which only grew with the presentation of the next foal. As if from a cookie cutter, the 2011 Karát Collection exuded consistent type, expression and attitude. In a final thrill of excitement Karát took center stage as guests jumped to their feet clapping. As the shadows grew long in the fall air, Travis Hansen and his hospitable staff continued private showings of the 2011 Karát foals, mares in foal to Karát, and the centerpiece of the Collection: *LA Karát, up close and personal. It was an afternoon and evening of great people, great horses and good times.

Written by: McKay Stirland

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