NSBA Hunter Under Saddle Champions Crowned at IBHA World Championship Show
Two young ladies earned NSBA bronze trophies in Hunter Under Saddle events at the 2015 IBHA World Championship Show on Friday, and they share a common connection. Allison Applegett piloted Dukes Review to win the NSBA title in Senior Hunter Under Saddle for owner Lydia Korikian, of Hilliard, Ohio, while Dakota Diamond Griffith rode her buckskin mare, Ima Riding Solo to win Junior Hunter Under Saddle. Applegett trains at Sid Griffith Equestrian Center in Hilliard, Ohio, while Dakota Diamond Griffith is Sid's daughter and operates a training facility in Hilliard and Venice, Florida.
Longe Line, Western Pleasure, Trail NSBA Champions Named at IBHA World Show
The second day of the International Buckskin Horse Association's World Championship Show saw four NSBA champions named along with numerous world champions as Longe Line, Western Pleasure and Trail events took center stage at C Bar C Expo Center in Cloverdale, Indiana.
August issue of The Way To Go is now online!
The August 2015 issue of The Way To Go is now online! Jason Wanderer became a true wanderer this year showing his horse, Zippos Petite Prince, in Amateur Western Riding coast-to-coast. Read about his ‘dream show season’ in this month’s Cover Story. Also in this issue, we’ve devoted a special section to the NSBA World Championship Show, including biographies for year’s judges, recognizing staff and commercial exhibitors as well as past BCF and world champions, and previewing the 2015 consignments for the NSBA Kaplow Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale. World Show exhibitors also share their favorite memories over the past ten years of the NSBA World Show. The Pinto World Show, Little Futurity, Tom Powers Triple Challenge, and the Color of Money are also featured in the August issue of The Way To Go!
IBHA World Show Crowns First 2015 NSBA Champion
Dan Grunewald piloted Be Dun Smokin to the first NSBA bronze as well as an IBHA world championship in Open Western Riding during the the first day of the International Buckskin Horse Association's World Championship Show. Grunewald showed Be Dun Smokin for owner Janice Fleckenstein, of Hartland, Wisconsin, as the IBHA World Show began Wednesday at C Bar C Expo Center in Cloverdale, Indiana. (Photo by Don Trout)
Exhibitors Like NSBA Day at the Buckeye Classic
A change in the show schedule for NSBA futurity class exhibitors has been well received at the 2015 Buckeye Classic, taking place this week at Eden Park Equestrian Center in Sunbury, OH. "Our entries are up, and the exhibitors tell us they like having the futurity classes separated out, so they can show their young horses in Green or other classes on the other days," said Kristin Martin, first vice president of the Ohio Amateur Quarter Horse Association, which along with Buckeye Western Horse Association hosts the event. Wednesday found 11 NSBA $1,000 added classes including a new Walk Trot Western Pleasure added in 2015.
Judges for the futurity classes included Robin Frid, Larry Hansch, Rhonda Replogle and Nancy Sue Ryan.
Sun Sets On the 2015 Tom Powers Triple Challenge Futurity
With a bright, sunny Sunday, the 35th annual Tom Powers Triple Challenge Futurity came to an end with the final day of classes, seeing an increase in both futurity entries and quality of stock.
Starnes, Galyean, Hawkins and Edgerton Win Big On Crisis Fund Day at the Tom Powers Triple Challenge
There were plenty of titles to go around on Saturday at the Tom Powers Triple Challenge Futurity, but Jay Starnes took home the biggest check of the day. Starnes piloted Lazy Illusion to win the $25,000 first place check for Katherine Tobin in the Triple Challenge Maiden Two Year Old Sale Stakes Open Western Pleasure.
NSBA and NSBA Foundation Help Celebrate 35 Years of the Tom Powers Triple Challenge
Although cool, rainy weather brought out overcoats and boots for much of the day, NSBA members showed their support for the NSBA Foundation by donning red t-shirts, and also helped Tom and Dominique Powers celebrate 35 years of the Tom Powers Triple Challenge Futurity on Saturday.
Voge, Roberts Are Multiple Winners at Friday’s Tom Powers Triple Challenge
A few more sprinkles fell during the second day of the Tom Powers Triple Challenge futurity, but the show went on and horse owners Patty Roberts and Julie and Justin Voge saw multiple wins during the 35th annual show.
Tom Powers Triple Challenge Futurity Underway in Berrien Springs, Michigan
The 2015 Tom Powers Triple Challenge Futurity got underway on Thursday under cloudy skies and a few sprinkles of rain, but the weather didn’t dampen the spirits of exhibitors who helped usher in the 35th anniversary of the storied futurity show.
Alexandra Chavez was the biggest winner of the show’s first day, with her horses earning three futurity classes. Chavez was in the saddle to earn two Non-Pro titles, including winning the Maturity Limited Rider Western Pleasure on Hot Lopin Goodbar and the Non-Pro Color Breed Western Pleasure on A Chrome Cookie.
NSBA Youth Invited to AQHYA's Youth Excellence Seminar
The 2015 Bank of America Youth Excellence Seminar is set for July 7-9, 2015, in Amarillo, Texas. Y.E.S. welcomes AQHYA members and nonmembers aged 10 to 18 to experience this three-day, fun-packed event that offers valuable leadership skills, inspiring speakers and tons of fun. There is still time to register for this year's conference. For additional information, please visit this YES Seminar website link.
2015 World Show Qualifying Announcement
The 2015 NSBA World Championship Show Qualifying period is now closed and all results are in! Click here to view the complete list of horses and exhibitors qualified for this year's World Championship Show. Official NSBA Qualifying Letters have been sent via US Mail, and should arrive next week. Look for yours in the mail!
2015 Hall of Fame Announcement
The National Snaffle Bit Association is proud to announce the inductees into its prestigious Hall of Fame for 2015.
EQUESTRIANS WITH DISABILITIES CLASSES OFFERED FOR THE FIRST TIME AT All American Quarter Horse Congress in 2015.
Officials from the Ohio Quarter Horse Association have announced they will be offering dual approved (AQHA/NSBA) classes for Equestrians with Disabilities at the 2015 All American Quarter Horse Congress.
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!
NSBA Announces 2014 Horse of the Year Recipient: Rock County Kid
NSBA Announces 2014 Horse of the Year Recipient: Rock County KidRock County Kid, owned by Sharnai Thompson of Pilot Point, Texas was named NSBA’s 2014 Horse of the Year. “Rocky” was campaigned successfully by Sharnai and trainers Rusty and Katie Green and Maggie Grandquist in Open and Non-Pro Western Pleasure events.
NSBA Announces Four New Members of Quarter Million Dollar Club
The National Snaffle Bit Association has announced a quartet of professional trainers who have become the newest members of the association’s Quarter Million Dollar Club.
Brian Baker, of Sunbury, OH; Angie Rigdon Cannizzaro, of Purcell, OK; Andy Cochran, of Roberts, GA; and Bret Parrish, of Pavo, GA, have become the newest members of the association to earn $250,000 in lifetime NSBA earnings, bringing the total number of riders in the distinguished group to 24. (The four are pictured above L-R: Brian Baker, Angie Rigdon Cannizzaro, Andy Cochran and Bret Parrish)
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.