New Certificate of Eligibility Requirements
Beginning January 1, 2016 horses entered in any NSBA class except for Dual Approved classes require a Certificate of Eligibility for competition.
What is a Certificate of Eligibility?
A Certificate of Eligibility is a new requirement for horses being shown in any NSBA class except for Dual Approved classes. If your horse is already enrolled in NSBA’s Breeders Championship Futurity or Stallion Incentive Fund License Program, you already have a Certificate of Eligibility. If your horse is not already enrolled, you can receive the required certificate by registering with NSBA.
February The Way To Go Is Now Online!
AQHA, APHA and PtHA Stallion Living Large, known as Shaq, is passing on his unusual genetics, talent and athleticism to the next generation. Learn more about him in the February Cover Story in The Way To Go. Speaking of breeding, how much does a mare bring to her resulting foal? We asked this question and look at the legacy of mares in our Hall of Fame. Falling in love with a cowgirl can also make for an interesting story. Stephanie Lynn talked with recently engaged couples about their love story, and gets their advice. All this plus recaps of the Florida Gold and Gulf Coast and the Fun In The Sun shows, and much more can be found in the February issue of The Way To Go!
Dixie National Quarter Horse Show Announces Expanded Equestrians With Disabilities Horse Show
The Dixie National Quarter Horse Show has expanded its Equestrians with Disabilities (EWD) show to 4 AQHA shows and 2 NSBA shows. Additionally, the show will expand to a two day event. MQHA President and AQHA Judge Tom McBeath said, “The addition of the two NSBA shows was made to respond to what our participants wanted at our show. We also made the change to hold our classes over two days to keep our show from lasting too many hours on one day and make things easier on our participants. We had the largest EWD show in the nation last year, and we are expecting more entries this year. We already have participants from Texas, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Mississippi who have made stall reservations and are planning to attend.”
Liz Turner, EWD Show Manager, said that although the show is expanding to two days the Dixie EWD will still have the same volunteers and down home southern welcome for all participants, trainers and family. “Our MQHYA Youth and adult volunteers dedicate their time to welcome our participants and help them unload when they arrive on Sunday afternoon. We could not put this show on without the entire MQHYA and MQHA family working together.” This year’s show will be held February 9-10, 2016. The Dixie National invites all EWD participants nationwide to come to our show and enjoy some good ole southern hospitality! For questions or additional information, please contact Mary Hopkins (601) 415-7272 or Liz Turner (228) 669-4517.
NSBA Announces New Judges for 2016
NSBA congratulates the following newly approved NSBA Judges:
Cindy Butler – Caseyville, IL
Charles Cannizzaro – Purcell, OK
Timothy Jedra – Fort Collins, CO
Valerie Kearns – Grayslake, IL
Carmen Mayabb – Bethlethem, GA
Keith McDonough – Redmond, WA
Carla McMullen – Norris, TN
Eric Petersen – Cannon Falls, MN
Mark Shaffer – Tioga, TX
Christina White – Denton, TX
To be considered for a NSBA Judges Card, new applicants must submit a completed application by the May 1st deadline. Upon review and approval, new applicant testing is held annually in Irving, Texas in December. If you would like more information on how to obtain your NSBA Judges Card, please contact Kimberly Adams at the NSBA office at 847-623-6722 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former NSBA Horse of the Year, Radical Rumors, retires
From THE WAY TO GO:
American Quarter Horse Association World Champion mare Radical Rumors is retiring from her impressive show career. ‘Annie’ is 19 years old by Radical Rodder and out of the mare Platinum Flash. Now owned by Olivia Hoecker, she has accumulated over $73,000 in NSBA earnings predominantly in Western Pleasure. "I just can't say enough good things about her. She was easy to show and always took care of me. She's now turned out with some of our best broodmares," Olivia said.
Most notably, Annie won the NSBA Horse of the Year title and the Junior Western Pleasure at the AQHA World Show all in 2001 with NSBA Quarter Million Dollar rider Ty Hornick. She not only had an impressive show history herself, but has passed on her versatility to her offspring who have accomplished AQHA World Show top ten placings, ROMs and Superiors in multiple all-around events. “I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to ride a horse like her,” Ty Hornick said. “She's a legend.”
NSBA remembers Iron Age
Iron Age , a 2005 bay stallion, was euthanized on January 14, 2016 after complications from colic surgery. ‘Clark’ was by 2013 NSBA Hall of Fame inductee Natural Iron and out of the mare Indian Skye. He was an NSBA World Champion in the Two Year Old Open Hunter Under Saddle and Reserve World Champion in the Two Year Old Limited Hunter Under Saddle in 2007 and accumulated over $10,000 in NSBA earnings during his show career. Clark was donated to The Ohio State University in 2014, where he will be missed by students, faculty and staff who had the opportunity to work with him. According to his social media accounts, there will be a limited amount of frozen semen available to outside mares for the 2016 and 2017 breeding years.
Fun In The Sun Show Concludes on Wednesday With Signature Class
Showmanship, Western Riding, Hunt Seat Equitation, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Walk Jog and over fence classes rounded out the final day of the Fun In The Sun NSBA All Breed Show at Fox Lea Farm in Venice, Florida.
Class winners shared their comments with The Way To Go.
Fun, Sun and Winners Named During First Day of Fun In The Sun NSBA All-Breed Show
The second annual Fun In The Sun NSBA All Breed Show saw an increase in entries, especially in Trail classes, during the first of its two-day schedule.
“We had nearly 100 Trail runs today,” said David Pardue, with Mark Harrell Horse Shows, which manages the show. “Our exhibitors really like showing at Venice, and the NSBA show reflects that,” added Dean Bogart, who created the show with Tammy Schuster.
The Way To Go talked with some of the day's winners.
NSBA remembers Dotevita
Masterson Farms LLC is sad to inform the industry of the passing of the great mare Dotevita. The 1990 sorrel mare was sired by Zippo Jack Bar and out of the mare Big Daddy Bonanza. Dotevita has a total of 23 foals, 15 of which are performers. Her foals have earned a total of 3,486.5 AQHA points, $86,718.23 at the AQHA World Championship Show and a total of $333,161.25 in NSBA money earnings. Dotevita foaled such great show horses as Potential Diva and A Certain Vino. A Certain Vino has earned a total of 1,508.5 performance points to date, as well as being a multiple world and reserve world champion in multiple events. Potential Diva earned a total of 498.5 performance points and was a world and reserve world champion. Masterson Farms LLC is honored to have had her in their care for the last few years.
2016 NSBA Rulebook
The 2016 NSBA Official Handbook is now available in a PDF version online or in print. Learn more about all of the changes by downloading the new book.
To request a printed copy, please contact the NSBA office at email@example.com or 847-623-6722.
Disclaimer: Because the online version of the NSBA's rulebook can be updated throughout the year, it should be considered the most current version of the NSBA Official Handbook.
BCF Program Changes
NSBA’s board of directors and Breeders Championship Futurity (BCF) Committee met this month to review participation numbers and payout in Trail and Western Riding BCF classes.
The following changes to the BCF will be in effect beginning in 2016.
1. A new BCF 3 Year Old Open Trail class and BCF 3 Year Old Non Pro Trail class will be added to the current BCF class list.
2. The existing BCF 3-6 Year Old Trail and Western Riding classes will be revised to BCF 4-6 Year Old Classes.
Horses that have participated in NSBA’s BCF Yearling Sale are eligible for an additional purse in BCF classes as a two year old or three year old. A three year old is now eligible to ride for its sale graduate money in the new Trail classes.
Click here to view a complete list of BCF classes.
For more information on the BCF program, contact the NSBA office at 847-623-6722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gil Galyean Becomes NSBA’s First Million Dollar Rider
The National Snaffle Bit Association is pleased to announce that Professional Trainer Gil Galyean, of Purcell, Oklahoma, has become the first rider in the association’s history to record more than $1 million in lifetime earnings from competition at sanctioned association events.
Galyean reached the million dollar milestone during the 2015 All American Quarter Horse Congress. A member of NSBA’s Hall of Fame, Galyean was inducted into NSBA’s Quarter Million Dollar Club in 2000. A long-time supporter of NSBA programs, Galyean served on several NSBA committees and is a past president of the association.
NSBA Holds 2015 Annual Membership Meeting
The National Snaffle Bit Association held its annual membership meeting on Wednesday during the All American Quarter Horse Congress, which included election of 2015-16 officers and setting goals for the coming year. (Pictured above are 2015-16 officers Scott Myers, treasurer; Susan Johns, first vice president; Bill Cosentino, president-elect; Chris Darnell, second vice president; Allen Mitchels, president; David Dellin, past president. Scott Neuman, not shown, will serve as secretary)
More Than $45,000 Awarded at NSBA’s Riders Cup
When the 2015 NSBA Riders Cup concluded on Sunday, horse owners and trainers had been awarded $45,796.24 over the two days. Sunday saw Showmanship, Western Riding and Equitation as well as more Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle classes as the NSBA Riders Cup Show concluded at Roberts Arena in Wilmington, Ohio.
NSBA Pays Out More Than $22,300 in Saturday’s Rider’s Cup Classes
NSBA’s second annual Riders Cup horse show paid out $22,351 to exhibitors showing in Trail, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship and Hunter Under Saddle classes on Saturday. The show is taking place at Roberts Arena in Wilmington, Ohio, October 3-4, and we caught up with Saturday's winners.
2015 NSBA World Show Ends With Nearly 20 Percent Growth And Economic Impact of $30.8 Million on Tulsa Area Economy
The 2015 NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity saw a record number of entries and horses enter the Built Ford Truck Livestock Complex in Tulsa, OK, over the past eight days.
Final numbers saw a record 4,180 show entries, besting last year’s high mark, which was 3,590. All of those horses, owners and exhibitors add up to a total economic impact of the 2015 NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity on the Tulsa area economy is estimated to be $30.8 million.
Two Year Old NSBA Kaplow Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale Graduates Rake In the Cash
Ten two year old horses that graduated from the 2014 NSBA Kaplow Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale last year will share in $46,432 – their share of the purse generated from last year’s sale.
NSBA Ancillary Classes Approved
News from THE WAY TO GO magazine:
NSBA Board of Directors recently approved a rule change, effective in 2015 to approve “ancillary” classes. Ancillary classes are those classes which conform to NSBA’s list of approved categories but are not on NSBA’s list of approved classes.
We’ve already seen shows seeking approval for ancillary classes at Las Vegas Silver Dollar Circuit and Buckeye Classic. Spread the word and if you have a show that might have ancillary classes, contact the NSBA office today!