Counterplay was a AAA AQHA champion by Sugar Bars out of a Leo mare. He was owned by Steven Schovolley who owned a beautiful ranch near Montrose, MI. He also owned Double Thistle at the same time. Counterplay was a rich dark chestnut much the same color as his sire. AQHA calls him a sorrel as they have not learned the difference in a sorrel and a chestnut. Steven commissioned a painting of Counterplay and Double Thistle. This was one of the research anatomy photos used for reference to detail the painting. Steve was a friend of Grafton Moore and Grafton had sons my age. I stayed with Grafton while working for Steve.
Author: Darol Dickinson