The June The Way To Go is now online!
Mother and daughter exhibitors Carrie Geldner and Hannah Elizabeth Warren, who grace this month's cover, share the love of horses, competition and showing their horses together. Learn more about this family team and the horses they show. See how the Hannagan family, Good Version and Radical Rumors impacted the pleasure horse industry as NSBA celebrates their induction into the NSBA Hall of Fame. The Way To Go also looks at how the futurity class has evolved over the years, and Stephanie Lynn find out how to grow great green pastures. Meet NSBA’s scholarship winner, Lacey Jo Edge, as well as see highlights from the first leg of the Premier Paint Sires series, AQHA Level 1 Championships and the Texas Amateur/Big Country Show, all in this issue of The Way To Go!
Brewer Takes Top Honors in Premier Paint Sires Hunter Class
You could say Elizabeth “Spike” Brewer stole first place in the All Age Limited Horse Open Rider Hunter Under Saddle from her husband. She took home the largest check of the day in the class, earning $1,500, showing her husband Jody's horse, Good At It (by CR Good Machine), and bested a field of 11 exhibitors for the win. The class was held as part of the Buckeye Extravaganza APHA show hosted by the Ohio Paint Horse Club at Champions Center in Springfield, Ohio, April 30-May 1.
Colten Andrews Wins Big in Premier Paint Sires 3YO Limited Horse, Limited Rider Western Pleasure
Sometimes having good neighbors can lead to great partnerships. Such was the case when Colten Andrews piloted Hesa Good Ride to win the Premier Paint Sires Three Year Old Limited Horse Limited Rider Western Pleasure. Jeffrey Gibbs started Hesa Good Ride for owner Tracey Hoffman, and when it came time for a rider for the Premier Paint Sires Three Year Old Limited Horse Limited Rider Western Pleasure, Gibbs didn't have to look very far - Colten Andrews lives just a mile or so away.
2016 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
The National Snaffle Bit Association is proud to announce its 2016 Hall of Fame inductees in three categories. Radical Rumors is named to the Show Horse division, Good Version is inducted in the Breeding Horse category and The Hannagan Family is honored in the Individual class.
Good Version leaves his legacy as a leading sire with a distinguished list of offspring. He sired more than 1,300 foals with 432 becoming AQHA point earnings. More notably, his get have earned $578,337.97 in NSBA earnings, $558,041.92 in AQHA Incentive Fund earnings and more than 37,000 AQHA points. Some of his offspring include Show Diva, Batt Mann, RV Won Good Version, Gypsys Little Image and RL Cocoas Version. Good Version Inc, co-owned by John Wainscott and Bill & Brenda Guffey, purchased the stallion in November 1993 as a three year old year and owned him for the duration of his career until his death in 2006.
The Hannagan Family is well known to many Midwesterners for their horse show facility and management team. Patriarch of the family, Gordon Hannagan, had a vision of creating a place to host auctions and equine events. Their facility, appropriately named ‘Gordyville’ has 160,000 square feet of space and has two 100 x 270 arenas and can hold up to 650 stalls. The Hannagan Family has hosted NSBA events since they opened their doors in 1988 including the Pleasure Jubilee and Breeders Classic Yearling Sale. They also held some of the first Equestrians With Disabilities classes in the country. Mary Hannagan has also served on the Show Management Committee for NSBA. The Hannagans continue to work together as a family from show management to announcing and even helping with the back gate, they continue to impact the horse industry and NSBA.
NSBA congratulates all of the Hall of Fame Inductees. They will each be honored at the annual Awards Banquet on August 17, 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Established in 1983, the National Snaffle Bit Association has expanded from its roots of the pleasure horse to recognize various disciplines and eight breed associations in competition. NSBA’s programs uphold keeping the welfare of the horse as the primary consideration in all activities and encourage the use of standard rules for holding and judging events.
Brockmueller, Jacobs Close Out Futurity Winners at The Madness
The Madness AQHA and NSBA show awarded its final futurity champion titles to two Non-Pro exhibitors on Sunday at Roberts Arena in Wilmington, Ohio.
Hunter and Western Pleasure Futurity Champions Named at The Madness
The 2016 Madness AQHA and NSBA show continued this week with futurity champions named in Trail, Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure events on Thursday and Friday at Roberts Arena in Wilmington.
Big Numbers at the 2016 Madness
The Madness AQHA and NSBA show sponsored by the Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association has been seeing large numbers during the first two days of its run at Roberts Arena in Wilmington, Ohio.
2015 NSBA Horse of the Year Announced
The Horse of the Year award is designed to represent the best horse in a given year. Each year the Board of Directors will present the Horse of the Year Award to the owner of the horse, which is most deserving of this prestigious award based on NSBA participation, show record and points earned in that year. This year, the National Snaffle Bit Association recognizes For One Night Only as the recipient for the 2015 Horse of the Year.
90 RIDERS in 90 DAYS fundraising campaign for Veterans and Equestrians with Disabilities to kick off MARCH 1
In an effort to recognize and promote the great work that is being done out in the field with Veterans and Equestrians with Disabilities, the NSBA Foundation is seeking financial support for to provide 90 riders with grants to offset their expenses at the 2016 NSBA World Championship Show held in Tulsa, Oklahoma August 13-20, 2016.
Past competitors, trainers, facilities, volunteers, or relatives of riders that have participated and or competed in these activities will be sharing their personal stories throughout the 90 day effort. Additionally, "sponsored riders will be linked up with their donors" and be provided with a documentary effort of their travels and preparation for the world championship show. Upon arrival at the show, Riders will have an opportunity to meet their benefactor in person at a reception hosted by the Foundation.
10 RIDERS ALREADY FUNDED: Industry notables Gil and Becky Galyean, Non-Pro exhibitor Erin Girolamo, Dr. John & Jeanne McCarroll, Danny Terry, Kellie Hinely of Trendsetter Performance Horses, Diane Lahr and Jay McClennan of JS Quarter Horses have all taken the lead in this effort by already Sponsoring A Rider for 2016. Click here to find out how to sponsor a rider.
Equine Herpes Virus Update
The State of Oklahoma is home to countless horse owners and many large equine events. Due to the potentially serious consequences, news of an Equine Herpes Virus incident has caused questions and concerns throughout the horse industry.
Horse owners, event managers, and veterinarians should be aware of a recent outbreak of neurologic Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) at a racetrack in New Mexico.
“A quarantine remains at Sunland Park Racetrack in New Mexico and Frontera, a local horse-training center,” said Dr. Rod Hall, state Veterinarian of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. (ODAFF)
Sunland has been under quarantine and racing has been suspended. Hopefully, we have seen the worst of this particular incident. There are no related cases of EHV-1 in Oklahoma.
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.
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.