John Henry
Owned and driven by Kathleen Conklin
aided and abetted by Jeff Morse from time to time


John Henry and Kathleen Conklin

Reserve Champion ~ Trade/Commercial Division, Walnut Hill 2004

John Henry is the 1st Mule to compete at Walnut Hill.

John Henry & Kathleen at Eden Hill in the Currier and Ives Class as a Chimney Sweep Turn Out   Classic Portrait of John Henry taken by Lisa Cenis    

John Henry at Eden Hill in 2004 

Click on any of the above photos for a larger image. Click here for a photo album of John Henry Images

John Henry, born in 1991, is a 16-2H, 1500 lb John [gelding] Mule out of a Percheron mare by an American Mammoth Donkey
He rides, drives, packs, jumps, comes when you call him, bows, gives kisses, has an amazing bray and is an all-around good guy who lives in Albany, NY. He is also a qualified fox hunter with the Old Chatham Hunt in Old Chatham, NY


*John Henry and Kathleen were struck by a car Nov 12/01.* 

For background about The Legend of John Henry.

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Email Kathleen Conklin: conklinkathleen@yahoo.com
Kathleen's Blanket Cleaning & Repair and Custom Made Mounted Police Equipment Web Site

John Henry's home page     Photo albums of John Henry

John Henry's Competition Record


1998

ADMS National Championship Show, Shelbyville, TN ~National Champion Pleasure Driving Mule -
Dutchess County Fair ~ Champion Pleasure Driving Mule


1999

Garden State Combined Driving Event ~ 1st place Training Level
Spring Gladstone Combined Driving Event  ~ 1st place Training Level
Fonda Fair ~ Champion Pleasure Driving Horse

2000

Saratoga County Fair ~ Grand Champion

Dutchess County Fair ~ Champion Pleasure Driving Horse

G & M Riding Club  ~ Champion Pleasure Driving Horse

New York State Fair ~High Point & Reserve Champion

 2001

GMHA 2 Phase ~ 2nd Limit Preliminary, 2nd - Preliminary

Saratoga Classic ~ 1st - Preliminary Dressage,  Champion Mule

Mid-Atlantic ADS Regional Meeting & Pleasure Driving Weekend, Fair Hill, MD

Musical Kur, believed to be the 1st ever Musical Kur by a Mule in USA

Dutchess County Fair Driving Show ~ Champion

Fonda Fair Driving Show ~ Champion

2002

GMHA 2 Phase ~ 3rd Open Preliminary & 3rd Intermediate

Saratoga Classic ~ 2nd Preliminary Dressage, 4th Intermediate Dressage, Champion Mule

Dutchess County Fair ~ Champion

2003

GMHA 2-Phase ~ 2nd Preliminary Dressage, 1st Intermediate Dressage

Champlain Valley Open Horse Show ~ CDE Champion

Colonial Carriage & Driving Society ~ 1st Intermediate Dressage 3, 2nd Reinsmanship,  2nd Heritage, 4th Working

Lorenzo Driving Society  ~Championship for Overall Best Marathon Score

Dutchess County Fair  ~Champion

 2004

My Lady's Manor Pleasure Driving Show ~1st-cones, 1st-Coach Dog Class!

Champlain Valley Morgan Horse Open Show ~ Champion - 2-Phase, Champion - Overall Driving Horse

Eden Hill ~ 1st Heritage Class, 2nd Reinsmanship, 3rd Intermediate Dressage 3

Walnut Hill Farms ~ Reserve Champion - Trade/Commercial Division

Dutchess County Fair ~ Champion

2008

Champlain Valley Morgan Horse Open Show with Agnes De Mule

2 Phase Limit Reserve Champion ~ Driving Horse Limit Champion  

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