Parks, Roberts and Wright Wrap Up APHA/NSBA World Championship Performance Classes
Wade Parks and Shannon Gillespie took a final victory lap around the John Justin Arena, after taking the world and reserve champion titles in the Three Year Old Western Pleasure Challenge on Saturday afternoon at the Will Rogers Equestrian Complex in Fort Worth, Texas.
Familiar Faces Highlight Thursday’s APHA and NSBA World Champions
It wasn’t “Throwback Thursday,” but there were definitely some familiar names among the world champions crowned at the APHA World Championship Show on Thursday.
Salsa and Silver Heat Up The Day at the APHA World Show
Salsa was on the menu for the APHA World Show’s exhibitor reception, sponsored by the Paint Horse Journal Wednesday evening, but Salsa - and Silver - also heated up the arena in the day's world show classes.
Tops On Tuesday: More APHA/NSBA World Champions Crowned
On a cool Veteran’s Day Tuesday, the American Paint Horse Association’s World Championship Show continued to crown APHA and NSBA world champions in Open and Non-Pro events including Hunter Under Saddle, Horsemanship and Western Pleasure.
New and Veteran Teams Top Monday’s APHA/NSBA World Champions
We found new teams and experienced show teams among Monday’s APHA and NSBA winners at the 2014 APHA World Championship Show at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Monday’s classes included Western Riding, Trail, Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure events.
It’s All In The Family With APHA Open Yearling Longe Line Champion A Scenic Ride
Kathie Kennedy took A Scenic Ride to a triple win in APHA, NSBA and Southern Belle Breeders portions of the Open Yearling Longe Line class on Sunday at the APHA World Championship Show. With the colt's champion pedigree, it wasn't hard to see winning in his future.
APHA World Show Awards More Than $50,000 in Saturday’s Sweepstakes Events
The air was electric with excitement in the John Justin Arena at the Will Rogers Equestrian Complex in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday night as the American Paint Horse Association’s World Championship Show awarded more than $52,000 in cash during its Stakes and Sweepstakes events.
Color Breed Congress Puts the Color in Pleasure
It was Western Pleasure day at the Color Breed Congress on Friday at the Built Ford Tough Complex at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Western Pleasure and Trail competition took place for Appaloosa, Buckskin, Palomino and Pinto horses and exhibitors and included a number of NSBA competitors. The Way To Go visited with some of the day’s champions.
Colorful Winners Named Wednesday at Color Breed Congress
It was a colorful day for champions at the Color Breed Congress at the Built Ford Tough Complex at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Wednesday, and NSBA exhibitors were an active part of the competition.
“We’re expecting to have about 3,500 entries total during the show,” said Darrell Bilke, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Pinto Horse Association, host of the Color Breed Congress. “As of right now, we’ve had 366 NSBA entries go through the arena." The Way To Go visited with some of Wednesday's winners.
View the November issue of The Way To Go Online
Be sure to check out the November issue of The Way To Go now available online. Featured on this month's cover is Ty Hornick's entry in the Two Year Old Snaffle Bit Western Pleasure at the AQHA World Championship Show, Lazy Holla Dayz, owned by Lance and Shawn Johnson. Learn who earned big money at the inaugural Riders Cup, held in early October at Roberts Arena in Wilmington, Ohio; share notes with today's horse show moms in the feature article, Oh Baby!; see who tops the list of highest money earning get of stallions in all NSBA categories in this month's By The Numbers article; see what's new in hat fashions in The Not So Humble Western Hat; and learn how you can use your world championship show experience to fuel future success in Stephanie Lynn's article in this issue.
Final Day of the World Championship Appaloosa Show Ends With Familiar Faces and an ‘Old Pro’ Earning Championships
The World Championship Appaloosa Show came to a close at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, with familiar faces and an old pro leading the list of champions on its final day.
No Tricks, Just Treats for ApHC World Champions on Halloween
The only tricks to be found on Halloween at the World Championship Appaloosa Show were turning horses into world champions on Friday at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas - although there were a few unusual characters in John Justin Arena for a good cause.
Thursday's World and NSBA Champions Named at the World Championship Appaloosa Show
ApHC and NSBA exhibitors continued to earn world championship titles as the World Championship Appaloosa Show continues in Fort Worth, Texas this week.
Two world champions – Katy Jo Zuidema and Sara Simons - made it to the top of the class by unanimous decision.
Wednesday’s Winners: NSBA Champions Named During the 2014 World Championship Appaloosa Show
The World Championship Appaloosa Show got underway on October 24, and NSBA exhibitors have been part of the action from the beginning. Wednesday, October 29, saw several dual-approved event winners named.
The Masters of the Masters Highlight the Final Saturday’s Winners at the Congress
Two familiar faces - Jay Starnes and Trisha Yamber - found themselves in the winner’s circle during the All American Quarter Horse Congress Equine Chronicle Two Year Old Masters Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure classes on Saturday.
Unanimous Winners Named in Friday’s Hunter Under Saddle, Western Pleasure Finals
There was no doubt who the Congress champion was in both the Congress Two Year Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Stakes, Limited division, and the Three Year Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity Limited division on Friday.
A Thurston Thursday
Tami Thurston wasn’t expecting to win the NSBA Two Year Old Open Hunter Under Saddle Stakes on Thursday at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. “We won the Limited the other day, and I figured we had had our day,” she said.
However, Thurston came back to win the Open division of the class, sweeping both classes with her mount, Good Will Huntin. The duo bested a field of 24 horses in the finals.
Purcell’s Top Picks Highlight Wednesday at the Congress
There must be something in the water in Purcell, Oklahoma that brings out champions. The city boasted the top three places in the Two Year Old Open Western Pleasure Futurity, a four-time Congress champion horse and the winner of the Junior Western Pleasure, just to name a few.
Triple Time Tuesday
It was a day for triple winners at the All American Quarter Horse Congress on Tuesday, as several exhibitors earned their third championship of the show.
Rainy Days and Mondays Bring Congress Champions
On a cold and rainy Monday at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio, exhibitors warmed up to Congress championship wins at the All American Quarter Horse Congress.
NSBA Hosts Annual Meeting, Western Pleasure Lecture at the Congress
The National Snaffle Bit Association held its annual meeting and also hosted a lecture on Western Pleasure on Sunday, October 19, at the All American Quarter Horse Congress.
Repeat Champions and New Congress Queen Highlight Sunday at the Congress
A chilly but sunny day brought repeat Congress champions, a new Congress Queen and the culmination of the National Youth Activity Team Tournament on Sunday at the All American Quarter Horse Congress.
Weakly, Black and Lakins Lead ‘Super Saturday’ Congress Champions
With a busy day that included everything from pancakes to Youth classes, the Congress Super Sale and futurity finals, “Super Saturday” had something for everyone at the 2014 Congress.
International Champion Highlights Friday’s Congress Winners
It was Hannah Friedl’s first American horse show, and she started at the top by winning the AQHA and NSBA Novice Amateur Horsemanship. The Salzburg, Austria Non-Pro showed Rip City Zip to the win Friday afternoon.
It Was a Trail of Champions at Thursday’s All American Quarter Horse Congress
Thursday’s slate of NSBA-approved classes at the All American Quarter Horse Congress left a trail of champions from morning until night, beginning with three Trail classes on the morning’s agenda and ending with Hunter Under Saddle champions in the evening, with futurity and stakes classes in between.
Several Congress Champions Named on a Busy Wednesday
On a day filled with futurity go-rounds, Limited division finals and AQHA events, Tuesday at the Congress was a busy day for horse show exhibitors. NSBA events kicked off in the afternoon with the Limited division finals of the Maturity Non-Pro Western Pleasure Stakes, with champions also named in the $10,000 Limited Horse, Limited Rider Open Western Pleasure and the Congress Maturity Limited Open Hunter Under Saddle Maturity. AQHA and NSBA champions were also determined in Junior Hunter Under Saddle, Senior Hunter Under Saddle and Senior Western Pleasure.
Valentine, Anderson, Cole and Martin Among Tuesday’s Congress Champions
In one of the first NSBA futurities of the 2014 Congress, Bethany Valentine and Al I Want Is You earned the Congress champion title and NSBA bronze in the Limited Division of the Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle Maturity. Valentine and “Wilt” have only been show partners since July, when the gelding was purchased at the Buckeye Classic AQHA show. The seven-year-old gelding is by Allocate Your Assets.
A “Home Grown” Hunter Yearling, Undefeated Im Fancy Schmancy Lead Congress Open Longe Line Results
Anyone who thinks a “home grown” Quarter Horse doesn’t have a chance to win at the All American Quarter Horse Congress needs only look to John Lorton, of Indianapolis, Indiana, for proof to the contrary.
Lorton showed A Kept Woman, by Keeping It Good and out of a Skys Blue Boy/Smooth Town bred mare to win the NSBA and Southern Belle Breeders Open Yearling Hunter Longe Line on Monday night.
Equine and Human Youngsters, Fence Classes Fill the First Weekend of NSBA Events at the All American Quarter Horse Congress
It was a weekend full of young exhibitors and young horses as well as over fence classes, Halter and Ranch Horse Pleasure as the first NSBA events of the 2014 All American Quarter Horse Congress took place October 10-12.
Riders Cup Pays Nearly $50,000 Over Two Days, Almost $10,000 To Participating Trainers
The inaugural National Snaffle Bit Association Riders Cup horse show concluded Sunday with a second day paying in excess of $20,000 to NSBA trainers and exhibitors. The show paid a total of nearly $47,000 over two days.
The Riders Cup is designed to pay 20 percent of the earnings to the designated trainer and 80 percent to the horse owner.Over the two days, five trainers earned $9,300 with their 20 percent stake in their clients’ placings.
First Day of NSBA Rider’s Cup Show Pays Out!
Four trainers split more than $3,000 of a total payout of more than $18,000 during the first day of the National Snaffle Bit Association’s inaugural Riders Cup horse show at Roberts Arena in Wilmington, Ohio. The show, being held October 4-5, is designed to present 20 percent of class earnings to the designated trainer with the entry.