2016 NSBA Boot Camps Wrap Up
For The Love of The Horse
The National Snaffle Bit Association was pleased to be able to host three successful Boot Camp clinics for riders of all ages across the country. This year was the first year that the clinics were hosted, providing an opportunity for participants to work alongside top NSBA professionals in multiple events.
Boot Camps took place in Gifford, Illinois; Laurinburg, North Carolina and Loveland, Colorado over the course of two or three days. Each clinic had there own set of top horsemen and horsewomen that provided riders with the opportunity to not only improve their riding skills, but also reminded them why they began riding – for the love of the horse.
Gordyville USA, located in Gifford, hosted the first NSBA Boot Camp June 21-23. Top professionals at the first camp included Whitney Lagace, Blake Weis, Kevin Dukes, Patty Campbell and GiGi Bailey who instructed 43 riders over the course of three days. The next clinic took place in Laurinburg, North Carolina at St. Andrews Equestrian Center where Sandra Vaughn, Ryan Cottingim, Debra Jones Wright, Carla Wennberg and Keith Miller spent three days teaching 23 riders from the east coast.
Big Checks and Big Winners Named Saturday at the Tom Powers Triple Challenge
Sissy Anderson, Tony Burris, Jerry Erickson and Judd Paul had their work cut out for them on Saturday at the Tom Powers Triple Challenge as tough class after tough class of young futurity horses showed before them for big earnings throughout the day.
Friday’s Champions Named at the Tom Powers Triple Challenge
Friday’s futurity classes at the Tom Powers Triple Challenge included Longe Line, Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure as well as the first of the Western Pleasure Super Sires classes.
Some New, Some Repeat Winners Emerge Thursday at the Tom Powers
Thursday at the Tom Powers featured Hunter Under Saddle, Color Longe Line and Western Pleasure events, with some new and some repeat futurity champions emerging.
Pattern, Novice and Color Breed Classes Highlight Day One of the Tom Powers Triple Challenge Futurity
Two new events, Trail and Western Riding, along with Novice Horse, Novice Rider and Color Breed Western Pleasure futurities highlighted a beautiful June day at the Tom Powers Triple Challenge Futurity in Berrien Springs, Michigan. It was the first day of the 2016 futurity show.
July Issue of The Way To Go is Now Online!
Eighteen year old Emma Verplank graces the cover of the July The Way To Go. Learn about this determined young lady who competes in all around and over fences classes in this month’s Cover Story. Take a walk through the NSBA World Show; get to know this year’s Jack Benson Award Winners, Steve and Susan Thompson; learn about NSBA’s newest sponsor, Markel Insurance; get tips on Big Show Survival and wrapping legs, plus see highlights from the Trophy Circuit and Sun & Surf circuits, all in this month’s issue of The Way To Go!
Heart Of Stone Western Pleasure, Non-Pro Slot Class Close Out 2016 Little Futurity
It was a busy day at the James B. Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh, North Carolina, as the Little Futurity completed its final day of classes. Highlights of the day included the Heart Of Stone Western Pleasure fundraising class, and the NSBA Little Futurity Non-Pro 3 & Older $7,500 Limited Horse Western Pleasure.
Slot Class Highlights Day Two at Little Futurity
The second day of futurity classes at the Little Futurity in Raleigh, North Carolina saw a full slate of futurity classes, highlighted by the NSBA Southern Oaks Three and Four Year Old $1,000 Novice Horse Western Pleasure Slot Class.
Little Futurity Kicks Off With Trail, Western Riding Classes
The 2016 Little Futurity got underway on Sunday with Trail and Western Riding futurity classes, which showed concurrently with AQHA classes as part of the Tar Heel Classic AQHA Show, held at the James B. Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh, North Carolina.
NSBA Past Treasurer and Director, A. George Shaw, Dies
NSBA is saddened to learn of the death of A. George Shaw, of Jensen Beach, Florida. George served as NSBA’s treasurer as well as on the association’s board of directors. He was also a past director of the Florida Quarter Horse Association.
George credited his father, Arthur Shaw, a world-renown Standardbred trainer and driver, for inspiring him in his love and involvement with all things equine. At a young age, he joined the family business of training and racing premier Standardbreds across the country. Following his mother’s encouragement to pursue a degree in law, George graduated from Bradley University and the University of Illinois Law School. He worked as a paralegal before heading to serve in the Marine Corps, working with the Provost Marshal in the Judge Advocate General’s office.
Following his military service, George returned to a successful career in racing and became the first and largest importer of Australian and New Zealand Standardbreds. He then acquired and syndicated five world champion record-holding stallions. By flying them between the United States, Australia and New Zealand, he promoted a year-round breeding schedule for the stallions.
George credited his widow, DeDe, for supporting him in the racehorse business and for drawing him into the Quarter Horse world. George and DeDe purchased the AQHA stallion These Irons Are Hot and began a successful breeding business. The couple became involved in the Shaklee Corporation in 1981, and George served as national presidential master coordinator for many years.
“It was an honor and privilege to serve and participate in the NSBA,” he once said. “I thoroughly enjoyed watching the expansion and growth of the association.”
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.