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Mr. Jim Aikman

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Local Address: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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The All American Cup - Jim Aikman
www.allamericancup.org, 16 Nov 2013 [cached]
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Jim Aikman and Hide-A-Way Farms
The Aikman family founded Hide-A-Way Farms. Hide-A-Way Farms is on the S.E. quadrant of Indianapolis near the small community of Acton. In 1941, George and Marcella bought Jim his very first American Saddlebred horse.
Jim entered Pre Vet at Indiana University - 1946. He became a professional horse trainer in 1950. Many horses were probably "saved" because of the Korean War, when Jim was called to service. While in the Air Force, he received his most treasured award - The American Spirit Medal of Honor. Jim was Honorably Discharged in 1954 - and entered the family business - designing and providing Commercial Food Service facilities all over the world. He is a workaholic and not proud of it, made quite a bit of money so he could have horses. - Partnered and built one of the finest and largest fine dining restaurants in the Midwest - Lost a lot of money.
Mr. Aikman stood some decent stallions at Hide-A-Way - Cameo Kirby, (Sire of The Lemon Drop Kid), Ridgefield Denmark, Firefly Supreme, and the last stallion he owned, "Wild Country" perished in a fire in 1988. He also raised and trained a few World Champions.
Starting in 1966 thru 1989, Jim served 23 years on the Board of the American Saddlebred Horse Assn. and in 1980 thru 1983, he was coerced into the ASHA Presidency by Mr. C.J. Cronan and Tom Morton. Jim brought in a new and active board. - A lot of people made a lot of good things happen. Changed the name of the Assn. Changed from a "stock" corporation to an open membership, and moved the Assn. and Museum from Louisville to the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.
In 1997, Jim Aikman "thought" he would retire at 68 years, so he sold the "Aikman Co. He tried "fishing" - that didn't work - too boring. Took up "Golf" - lasted 30 days - too bad at it . . . . He decided to continue training colts - and share 50 years of his experience just teaching people - "Loves every minute of it".
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Jim forged into the "21st" century with ideas for the growth of the American Saddlebred Industry. In 2002, one of those ideas would become the most challenging, frustrating and labor intensive endeavor of his life - 18 hour days - seven days a week and lots of his own money too . . . but Aikman only thinks one way, "Win Big !." With that thinking, the ALL AMERICAN CUP has grown into the largest paying event in American Saddlebred History.
So, Four years pass. It is October 2006 and he realizes that there are about 6 hours remaining, so he has taken on another project that has been one of those "We ought to . . ." Jim began interviewing every horse Owner, Trainer, Breeder with his camcorder that he could get to sit still. The endeavor is called "Jim Aikman Interviews...." and they are becoming quite the collectors item.
The ALL AMERICAN CUP has grown by leaps and bounds and Jim is still going strong. . . . he loves his family, Jim has a son, James W. Aikman, a Doctor of Music Composition, a composer of classical and popular music and he has his own website (www.aikmanmusic.com). James has 3 children and they all reside in Michigan.?
Jim has a daughter, Jennifer who graduated from one of the largest schools in Indiana as Valedictorian. She attended Oberlin College to be a Pediatrician. Contracted Encephalomyelitis causing vision problems ending that intended career. When well, returned to school where she became a Rhodes Scholar candidate. She married Joel who was a Rhode's Scholar recipient
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ASHA Individual Award winners announced; ...
www.asha.net, 10 Jan 2006 [cached]
ASHA Individual Award winners announced; Aikman, Stonecroft Farm, Rowland, Kressley, Durant, Courts and Harris to receive honors at American Saddlebred Ball in February
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Lexington, Kentucky - The American Saddlebred Horse Association has announced its seven 2006 Individual Award winners with Jim Aikman, Stonecroft Farm, Sarah Rowland, Carson Kressley, Jeanette Durant, Charles and Carol Court, and Will Harris receiving top honors.
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This year's winners are: Lifetime Achievement Award - Jim Aikman; Breeders Award - Stonecroft Farm, Don Spear and John Scheidt; Meritorious Service Award - Sarah Rowland; C.J. Cronan Sportsmanship Award - Carson Kressley; Lurline Roth Sportsmanship Award - Jeanette Durant; Gordon Jenkins International Award - Charles and Carol Court; and Frank Ogletree Youth Award - Will Harris.
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Aikman, a resident of Indianapolis, Indiana, has operated his Hide-A-Way Farms for decades.As one of the most popular futurity trainers and handlers in the industry, Aikman founded the All American Cup, which has offered the highest futurity payouts in the history of the breed.In 2005, over $160,000 was awarded in the weanling division.Looking to share his wealth of knowledge, Aikman put together a booklet on training and conditioning, as well as a video on showing weanlings and yearlings.He was inducted into the World's Championship Hall of Fame in 1995.Aikman has served the American Saddlebred Horse Association in a number of different capacities including as president from 1980-1983.He is currently chairperson of the State Futurities Committee, and a member of the Breeders and Kentucky & National Futurities committees.Some of Aikman's accomplishments include breeding the influential stallion Hide-A-Way's Firefly Supreme, and the great show horse CHBlackberry Delight.Aikman still participates in futurities, as he showed Pull Up Your Socks to a first place in the Limited Breeder's Stake at the Wisconsin Futurity.
American Saddlebreds Archives
www.breedersguide.com, 16 Dec 2008 [cached]
The American Saddle Horse Association's Annual Meeting and Youth Conference was Feb. 16 - 18 at the Embassy Suites Hotel, Lexington , KY. Pictures above include All-American Cup chairman Jim Aikman addressing the Breeders Forum, a scene from the Saddlebred Museum dinner, the ASHA atrium, and ASHA executive secretary Alan Balch visiting with members. (Cawthon photos)
Aikman, and the Aikman ...
www.campolivet.org, 5 April 2009 [cached]
Aikman, and the Aikman family. The Foundation is comprised of members of Southminster Presbyterian Church, and is charged with overseeing the operations and maintenance of the camp. Any improvements or changes to the property are approved and implemented by The Olivet Foundation.
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Marcella Lucile Smith Aikman, 93, of ...
www.saddlehorsereport.com, 9 Feb 2002 [cached]
Marcella Lucile Smith Aikman, 93, of Indianapolis, Ind., the mother of former ASHA president Jim Aikman, died Nov. 30.She was the co-founder with her husband, George, of G.V. Aikman Co., and served as vice president for 59 years until her retirement in 1995.She also co-founded Camp Olivet and was the vice president of the Olivet Foundation.
Aikman is survived by her son Jim Aikman, two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.Jim Aikman who in addition to being a former president of the American Saddlebred Horse Association also heads the All American Yearling Breeder's Classic and is a well-known breeder and exhibitor.
Services were held Dec. 5, at Southminster Presbyterian Church where Mrs. Aikman was a member.Burial was at Washington Park East Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to the Olivet Foundation, a non-profit organization that governs Camp Olivet near Bedford, Ind. Camp Olivet is a non-denominational Christian retreat in southern Indiana founded more than 30 years ago by the Aikman family.Send contributions to Camp Olivet, RR 1, Box 1776, Springville, Ind. 47462.
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