It seemed appropriate on the National Day of the Cowboy that a number of cowboys and cowgirls were recognized for their efforts in Western events at the 2014 Buckeye Classic AQHA and NSBA show at Eden Park in Sunbury, Ohio.
The American Buckskin Registry Association's World Championship Show continued on Friday with NSBA and world champions named in Showmanship, Longe Line and Western Pleasure events.
The 2014 American Buckskin Registry Association's World Championship Show is now underway at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Thursday saw NSBA bronzes and world champion titles awarded in Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation and the Two Year Old Western Pleasure classes.
A quartet of exhibitors and horses earned the final NSBA titles at the 2014 Palomino Horse Breeders World Championship Show in Tunica, Mississippi, on Saturday. Familiar faces dotted the list as awards were presented in Battle Arena.
Trevor Barnes and Alyssa Casa were the biggest winners of the day at Friday's PHBA World Championship Show. Barnes rode Batt Mans Cruiser to win the PHBA/NSBA Three Year Old Western Pleasure Derby, while Case showed Cowboys Aint Easy To Luv to the win in the PHBA/NSBA All Age Hunter Under Saddle Stakes.
The day's schedule at the Palomino Horse Breeders of America's World Championship Show in Tunica, Mississippi also saw several Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation and Hunter Hack champions named.
DJ Beam and Vanilla Yella (pictured above) and Teresa Porter and Twentyfourkaratchip were the biggest winners during Thursday's events at the Palomino Horse Breeders' World Championship Show. The two horse and rider pairs won the Western Pleasure Stakes classes in Tunica, Mississippi.
Wednesday of the Open and Amateur week at the Palomino Horse Breeders of America's World Championship Show in Tunica, Mississippi saw some repeat winners and a few new faces during a day that featured several Western Non-Pro events.
A veteran horse and a veteran showman tied to win the PHBA/NSBA Four Year Old and Older Western Pleasure Maturity and the biggest checks of the day Tuesday at the Palomino Horse Breeders Association's World Championship Show in Tunica, Mississippi. Merle Arbo and Invite Me Im Good, owned by Sarah Pilliard, tied with Leonard Berryhill and Immortal Entertainer, owned by Lynn Branson, for the win and $907.07 each.
The Palomino Horse Breeders Association's 2014 Open and Amateur World Championship Show got underway Monday beginning with Open Halter Stallions, Junior Western Pleasure and a full slate of Trail events.
The July issue of The Way To Go features Kate Bamford and All The Sudden, who is featured on the cover and in a feature cover article outlining their quick rise through the AQHA ranks. The issue also remembers the lady behind the June Warren Memorial Award, as well as celebrates Sonnys Black Gold, winner of NSBA's 2014 Legacy Award and the Color Breed Council, winner of the 2014 President's Award. The top 20 Open and Non-Pro leading lifetime earnings exhibitors are also featured along with articles on the Interscholastic Equestrian Association, equine mortality insurance and the "chain of commerce" in the horse industry. Click on the cover image to view the online issue.
Sunday closed out the Tom Powers Triple Challenge Futurity in Berrien Springs, Michigan with a number of Non-Pro and Youth champions named in Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure events - including Triple Challenge tri-champions in the 50 & Over Western Pleasure.
The 2014 Tom Powers Triple Challenge Futurity awarded its biggest checks of the show on Saturday at the Berrien Springs Youth Fairgrounds, including $50,000 in payout for the Maiden Two Year Old Stakes Western Pleasure and $60,000 in the Super Sires Stakes Three Year Old Non-Pro and Limited Non-Pro Western Pleasure classes.
The Tom Powers Triple Challenge Futurity continued into its second day on Friday with bright sunshine and named several futurity champions and co-champions. The day started with three Longe Line classes followed by Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure classes on the schedule.
The 2014 Tom Powers Triple Challenge Futurity began Thursday, June 26, with overcast skies and gave way to bright sunshine as the day went on. It was a welcome sight for exhibitors, who had faced flash flooding and heavy rain at the Berrien Springs Youth Fairgrounds in Berrien Springs, Michigan earlier in the week. The show named several futurity champions on its first day.
The National Snaffle Bit Association Foundation has announced a trio of young ladies - Bailey Anderson, Rebecca Anderson and Mary Huddleston - have each earned $1,000 scholarships through the organization.
The National Snaffle Bit Association announces their 2013 year-end award winners. Results can be found online on this website in the Showing dropdown menu under 2013 Point Standings. Award winners will be recognized during the NSBA Banquet in August. Stay tuned for additional information regarding the banquet. NSBA congratulates all year-end award winners and wishes them continued success during the 2014 show season!
The National Snaffle Bit Association is excited to unveil a new program that will allow participating NSBA members to compete for an estimated $100,000 purse this fall. In its first year, the NSBA Riders Cup will be held October 4-5 at Roberts Arena in Wilmington, Ohio, just prior to the 2014 All American Quarter Horse Congress.
The National Snaffle Bit Association is pleased to announce Dr. Scott Myers, of Sharon Center, Ohio, is the recipient of the 2014 Jack Benson Award.
Dr. Myers has served as executive director of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association since 2012. He is an NSBA national director, serving on the Animal Welfare and Grievance committees. Prior to becoming an executive with OQHA, Dr. Myers served as that association's president, All American Quarter Horse Congress Tri-Chairman and as a board member. He is also active with AQHA, where he has served as a national director since 2011, and currently serves on the AQHA Foundation Council. In addition, he also served as president and as a board member of the Northern Ohio Quarter Horse Association.
A licensed veterinarian since 1985, Dr. Myers continues to own and manage Hunting Ridge Animal Hospital and owns and manages Ridgewood Stables in Sharon Center. He and his wife Leslie, as well as daughters Taylor and Mallory, have all shown actively at the national level in AQHA and NSBA events.
Awarded annually by NSBA, the Jack Benson award recognizes individuals who unselfishly give of their time and energy to promote NSBA, its mission and create greater interest in the pleasure horse industry. It is named for the late Jack Benson and has been awarded since 1989.
Dr. Myers will be recognized during the NSBA's annual awards banquet, held during the NSBA Breeders Championship Futurity and World Championship Show, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, August 11-17.
The National Snaffle Bit Association is proud to announce its 2014 inductees into the Hall of Fame and the 2013 Horse of the Year.
The Hall of Fame, Show Horse category inductee is Ruler I Am, owned by Jerry Erickson of Sanger, Texas.
Two horses have been named to the Hall of Fame, Breeding Horse category. They include Skys Blue Boy, ownd by Ray and Linda Monaco of Prosperity, Pennsylvania, and Paleface Doll, owned by Hedy Levin and BSBR-11 of Sturgis, Michigan.
Stephen Stephens, of Weatherford, Texas, has been named to the Hall of Fame in the Individual category.
Named as the 2013 Horse of the Year was Huntin My Zipper, owned by Rebecca Kazakevicius of Ocala, Florida.
The National Snaffle Bit Association congratulations all of this year's inductees. Look for additional information about each honoree in upcoming issues of The Way To Go.
The inductees will be honored during NSBA's annual awards banquet, held during the NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity in Tulsa, Oklahoma, August 11-17.
NSBA has announced the Stallion Incentive Fund payout of $47.84 per point earned in 2013. All licensed horses are eligible to earn incentive fund points in NSBA classes earning a cash value. NSBA points earned in Dual Approved and Special Event Open and Amateur classes will be paid out, excluding Green and Novice classes.
The stallion nominator benefits by receiving 10 percent of the earnings of the offspring, the horse nominator earns 10 percent and the owner of the horse earns 80 percent of the License payout.
Check the eligibility of your horse’s sire on the NSBA website, nsba.com, and become part of this exciting program. Horses may be licensed as a weanling for $100, and $200 as a yearling and older horses. Contact the NSBA office for more information about the SIF program.
The purpose of the National Snaffle Bit Association is to define, promote and improve the quality of the Pleasure horse; to promote exhibits, events and contests in expositions and shows; to promote the training of Pleasure horses; to promote interest in Pleasure horses among the younger horsemen and to use and encourage the use of the standard rules for holding and judging contests of the Pleasure horse.
For additional information, call 847-623-6722!
The NSBA Smart Points Program has announced a payout of $48.40 per point based on points earned in 2013. NSBA is taking a leadership role in rewarding youth for their participation in NSBA programs and encouraging youth to become lifelong learners. Smart Points is a program developed for youth members to earn money towards their future educational expenses.
Youth riders can apply to the Smart Points program by completing the enrollment form and submitting a one-time fee of $25. They must also be an NSBA member and ride a Licensed horse. Each NSBA point that the youth rider earns in a dual approved or other designated youth class will earn a money value, including novice youth and walk-trot classes. Each youth enrolled in the program will receive an annual print out of earnings.
Please contact the office at 847-623-6722 for more information regarding the Smart Points Program.