Threat's Supreme was
foaled on Pete and Margaret Anderson's farm in Manchester, Tennessee,
12 years ago. His training began as a two year old with Sammy
Anderson. The late Neil Branscom took him over as a three year
old and he was later transferred into the hands of Donald Paschal.
Pete Anderson brought Threat's Supreme back to his farm in 1973 and
showed him in amateur competition in 1973, 1974, and 1975.
People were continually urging the Andersons to turn the reins over to
a professional who would campaign him more extensively, and in 1976
they carefully selected a professional trainer, Bud Seaton, a master
horseman. One example of Bud's dedication and ability is that he
personally shod Threat's Supreme from the day Supreme was delivered to
his stables, and he fashioned a special left rear shoe for him.
with Bud Seaton up, was in amateur competition for three years before
making his first Celebration bid in 1976. Donn and Sandi
Perry bought the bay stallion after seeing him at the 1976
Bud continued to
show Supreme during 1977 and, at the 1977 Celebration, Bud and Supreme
again captured the seventh place award in the Grand Championship
Class. The 1978 Fun Show third place tie with Bud in the saddle
against the top competition in the country put an end to the plans for
Sandi to campaign Supreme as an amateur. The 1978 Celebration
found Bud and Threat's Supreme accepting the seventh place award in
the stake class for the third year in a row.
Bud and Supreme captured blues continually during the 1979 show
season. Rain fell eight of the ten nights of the 1979
Celebration but Wednesday night the skies were clear and Threat's
Supreme walked away with the blue ribbon in the "A" division of the
aged stallion class. Saturday night came and the rain
again fell. When the call was made, ten great horses entered the show
ring to make their bid for the roses. When the lights were
turned out and the spotlight roamed over the horses, each rider waited
with great anticipation to hear his number called as the new World
Grand Champion. When number 1292 was called out and Bud
Seaton brought him around the ring under the Celebration spotlight his
fans were thrilled that Threat's Supreme had won the coveted award he
had pursued so gallantly for so long. A most deserving
horse and a very deserving man!