Are you a gaited horse enthusiast? The Ozark Gaited Saddle Club is inviting members past and present from the following clubs:
Arkansas Gaited Horse Association
Arkansas Spotted Saddle Horse Association
Arkansas Chapter MFTHBA
Arkansas Ozark BCHA
Arkansas State Horse Show Association
Trail riders, gaited or non gaited
White River Carriage Drivers
Arkansas Pony Association
Arkansas Walking & Racking Association
Any other clubs or interested persons
Anyone interested in having input on planning of shows, events, clinics and seminars and other horse-related ideas is invited to a "Burger Burn & Fixings" 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at 1405 Locust Grove Road, in the Jamestown Community, Batesville, Ark.
For more info, come to the meet and greet. This will be a general membership meeting for club members, new and old.
Richard Winters of Reno, Nevada, makes his debut at the Missouri Livestock Symposium as one of several nationally recognized equine experts to be in Kirksville, Missouri, on December 2-3, 2016, to share their knowledge with horse enthusiasts. Although the Symposium will feature a superb equine experience, it also has nationally known authorities who will speak on beef cattle, sheep, meat goats, forages, stock dogs, farm and ranch succession, and more.
According to Garry L. Mathes, Chair of the 2016 Missouri Livestock Symposium, Winters has been a staple in the world of horse teaching and training. For nearly three decades Richard has dedicated himself to honing his horsemanship skills and to passing this knowledge onto others. His vast experience includes starting literally hundreds of horses that have gone on to almost every equine discipline imaginable.
Richard Winters’ horsemanship journey has earned him prestigious honors such as a past Rode to the Horse winner, National Reined Cow Horse Association world champion, and NRCHA Hackamore Circuit Champion. Richard’s mission has been to change people’s lives through his weekly television show on RFD-TV, “Winters Horsemanship”, as well as instruction of clinics and special appearances. More than just a clinician who talks about horsemanship, Richard Winters is a true horseman whose clinics and seminars are born out of real world experiences working with and learning from horses.
Winters will give three talks at this year’s Symposium, which is free and open to the public. Richard’s talks will be on “Understanding Equine Psychology—What Trigger Never Told You,” “How to Buy a Horse-Buyer Beware!” and “The Revolution of Horsemanship.”
Also speaking in the Horse Section this year will be Kim Lindsey, AQHA’s new Director of Ranching. Kim is responsible for developing new programs and educating American Quarter Horse owners about the ranching division of the Association. Lindsey’s resume boasts a more than 20-year career in ranch management and an AQHA record of competing in Versatility Ranch Horse and ranch pleasure classes. Lindsey’s talks on Saturday will be “Opportunities with AQHA Ranch Programs” and “How to Prepare Your Horse for AQHA Ranch Classes.”
Another exciting addition to the lineup will be Martin Bergin, Overland, MO. Martin is a nationally known cowboy poet and historian. Martin is known all over the country for his working saddles and associated horse gear. Martin will demonstrate and talk on proper tack care.
The Missouri Livestock Symposium opens its doors at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2. Hours for Saturday, December 3 are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Symposium includes a large agriculture-related trade show along with a classic tractor contest and display. There is a free beef dinner at 6:00 p.m. Friday night and a free Governor’s Style Luncheon on noon Saturday, coordinated by the Missouri Department of Agriculture and co-sponsored by many of Missouri’s outstanding commodity groups and associations.
In addition to all of the educational speakers on Saturday, the Friday evening program will headline Dr. Scott Brown. Dr. Brown is a nationally known agricultural economist with the University of Missouri and will provide the keynote address “The Financial Challenges and Opportunities Facing Missouri Agriculture.”
For additional program details go to missourilivestock.com or call the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866 or Garry Mathes at 660-341-6625, or email Zac Erwin at firstname.lastname@example.org (and put MLS in the subject line).
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The 2016 APHA World Championship Show is going green: with more than $600,000 in cash and prizes on the line—including big added-money events for reining, working cow horse, cutting, roping, pleasure and more—there’s never been a better time to make sure you and your Paint take a shot at the ultimate prize.
The show takes place November 2–13 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. More than 275 classes are on tap for the 10-day show, which is followed by two partner events open to all breeds: the USTRC Cowtown ShootOut and the ACHA/APHA Cowtown Cutting.
We’ve got almost $200,000 alone in added money earmarked for select events, in addition to world championship classes, Breeders’ Futurity and more. It’s not too late to enter—entry forms are available online, and entries are accepted until 5 p.m. the day before the class. Check out the full schedule at apha.com/oawcs.
o 3-Year-Old Reining Challenge ($5,000 added)
o Non-Pro 3-Year-Old Reining Challenge ($5,000 added)
o 4-, 5- & 6-Year-Old Reining Challenge ($15,000 added)
o Non-Pro 4-, 5- & 6-Year-Old Reining Challenge ($15,000 added)
Working Cow Horse: $18,000
o 4- & 5-Year-Old Working Cow Horse Challenge ($7,500 added)
o Non-Pro 4- & 5-Year-Old Working Cow Horse Challenge ($7,500 added)
o Non-Pro Limited Working Cow Horse Challenge ($3,000 added)
o Non-Pro Cutting Challenge, all ages ($3,500 added)
o 3-Year-Old Cutting Challenge ($3,500 added)
o 4-Year-Old Cutting Challenge ($3,500 added)
o 5- & 6-Year-Old Cutting Challenge ($3,500 added)
o ACHA Cowtown Cutting
o USTRC Cowtown ShootOut ($5,000 Paint incentive)
o Junior Heading Jackpot ($500 added)
o Senior Heading Jackpot ($500 added)
Barrel Racing: $10,500
o PBRIP Barrel Racing Sweepstakes ($2,500 added)
o PBRIP Solid Paint-Bred Barrel Racing Sweepstakes ($2,500 added)
o PBRIP Sweepstakes Farnam Bonus ($2,000 to overall fastest time)
o PBRIP 4- & 5-Year-Old Barrel Racing Sweepstakes ($1,250 added)
o PBRIP 4- & 5-Year-Old Solid Paint-Bred Barrel Racing Sweepstakes ($1,250 added)
o PBRIP Futurity Farnam Bonus ($1,000 to overall fastest time)
Ranch Events: $8,000
o Ranch Sorting Sweepstakes ($1,000 added)
o Amateur Ranch Sorting Sweepstakes ($1,000 added)
o Ranch Riding Sweepstakes ($2,000 added courtesy Farnam)
o Amateur Ranch Riding Sweepstakes ($2,000 added courtesy Farnam)
o Ranch Trail Sweepstakes ($1,000 added)
o Amateur Ranch Trail Sweepstakes ($1,000 added)
Western Pleasure & Hunter Under Saddle: $76,000
o Farnam 2-Year-Old Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle Stakes ($50,000)
o NEW limited division payouts
o Farnam Non-Pro 3- & 4-Year-Old Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle Stakes ($10,000)
o 3-Year-Old Western Pleasure Challenge ($5,000 added)
o 3-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle Challenge ($5,000 added)
o Non-Pro 2-Year-Old Western Pleasure Sweepstakes ($1,000 added)
o Non-Pro 2-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle Sweepstakes ($1,000 added)
o Non-Pro 3-Year-Old Western Pleasure Sweepstakes ($1,000 added)
o Non-Pro 3-Year-Old Hunter Under Saddle Sweepstakes ($1,000 added)
o 3-Year-Old Novice Horse Limited Rider Western Pleasure Sweepstakes ($1,000 added)
o Bridleless Western Pleasure Sweepstakes ($1,000 added)
o Breeders Halter Futurity Bonus (Amateur weanling halter classes)
National Snaffle Bit Association, Southern Belle Breeders’ program, WCHA halter classes and speed-event jackpots also featured added money, taking place during designated classes on the schedule. And check out our new Platinum division of the Breeders’ Futurity halter classes.
Check out the 2016 World Show Premium Book for class details and eligibility requirements. New for 2016, solid Paint-bred horses with two Regular Registry parents are eligible to compete in the “Challenge” classes noted above.
Is your horse eligible for APHA registration, but the paperwork hasn’t been completed? It’s not too late to register your Paint and take advantage of these great opportunities. Registering your Regular Registry, Solid Paint-Bred or cropout Paint Horse is easy—visit apha.com for registration forms or contact our MemberCare Team at (817) 222-6423 to learn more.
Got questions about the APHA World Show? Contact our Performance Department at 817-222-8455 or email email@example.com.
Nineteen years later, one horse owner’s story begins again with a second adopted Quarter Horse from the Purina Animal Nutrition Center.
Shoreview, Minn. [August 17, 2016] – Every horse owner has had that one special horse, the one that has changed it all. For many, their iconic horse entered their lives after giving to others. This second career is possible through horse adoption.
“By adopting, people give horses a second career or a second chapter,” says Mike Jerina, equine research manager at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center in Gray Summit, Mo. “We are
proud to be a part of this adoption story.”
Jerina says the Quarter Horses bred at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center spend their first few years helping millions of other horses by participating in feeding trials. Research specific to equine nutrition has been conducted for more than 87 years. Some of the horses stay on the 1,200-acre farm, while some go onto their forever homes across the country.
Two of these adopted horses have belonged to the Ley family in Fort Atkinson, Wis. The first, a horse named Senor, was adopted by Kirsten’s grandmother, Judy, from Purina in 1996. After Senor had passed away, the story continued when the Leys returned to the state-of-the-art farm to adopt Desi, a relative of Senor.
During their drive from Wisconsin to Missouri, the Ley family looked back on all their years with Senor. Kirsten, 19, thought of her very first memory –watching her cousin show Senor at the county fair. She reminisced about her own success in the show ring. Most of all, she was thankful to Purina for making Senor available for adoption.
“Senor was my best friend growing up. I spent almost every day with him. Through the years, I didn’t realize that he was changing my life, but looking back there’s no doubt that he did,” Ley remembers.
Kirsten’s mom, Kim, looked back on the memories as well, focusing more on the kids’ lives that Senor changed.
“When Kirsten went off to college, I knew that she had grown up, and Senor had grown up as well,” she says. “He grew with us, because he was a part of our family. After nineteen years with us, we unfortunately lost Senor. Adoption was our chance to continue Senor’s story and begin a new one.”
The next chapter begins with Desi- the young Quarter Horse at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center who traces back to the same lineage as Senor.
“When we made it to the Purina Animal Nutrition Center and saw Desi, it was like Senor had sent him to us,” Kirsten smiles. “He had the same white snip on his nose and seemed like he already knew me. We could not be happier.”
The happiness from these adoptions is reciprocated by the Purina team who raised both Desi and Senor.
“Adoptions like these give both the horse and families a new chapter, but all adopted horses don’t have the same luxuries as our horses,” says Mike Jerina. “There are thousands of horses in need across the country available for adoption. We recommend contacting A Home for Every Horse to connect with your next horse.”
Purina is the proud title sponsor of A Home for Every Horse. Through the partnership, Purina has donated over $425,000 to participating horse rescue shelters. A Home for Every Horse works to connect rescue horses in need of homes, in over 600 rescues across the United States, with people looking for horses. To make the connection, rescue organizations can list their horses for free on Equine.com.
For more information, visit www.ahomeforeveryhorse.com or www.purinamills.com/horse-feed.
Purina Animal Nutrition LLC (www.purinamills.com) is a national organization serving producers, animal owners and their families through more than 4,700 local cooperatives, independent dealers and other large retailers throughout the United States. Driven to unlock the greatest potential in every animal, the company is an industry-leading innovator offering a valued portfolio of complete feeds, supplements, premixes, ingredients and specialty technologies for the livestock and lifestyle animal markets. Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is headquartered in Shoreview, Minn. and a wholly owned subsidiary of Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Updated July 7, 2016 – Four United States Pony Clubs (Pony Club) members will attend the 2016 US Pony
Jumper Championships held in conjunction with the US Pony Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY August 8-14th. Pony Club members from all over the country have been vying for a spot on the team for the last 12 months. The four riders with the most points accumulated from the USEF Pony Jumper competitions earned their spot on the team punching their ticket to represent USPC at the Championships.
Team Members: Keely Bechtol (C-2, Bluegrass Pony Club/Midsouth Region) riding Lark’s Magic
Megan De Michele (C-1, Misty Brae Farm Riding Center/Virginia Region) riding Gracie Lou
Alexis DiPasqua (C-3, Radnor Hunt Pony Club/Eastern Pennsylvania Region) riding Capezio
Genevieve Munson (C-2, Northwest Arkansas Pony Club/Midwest Region) riding Bluebelle
The USPC Team will be led by Linda Allen as Coach and Richard Lamb as Chef d’Equipe. The Team will come together in Kentucky to compete against other teams representing zones from all over the nation in both team and individual jumping events. Allen (Laredo, TX) has a long history in the Jumping discipline as well as distinguished list of credentials making her a great asset to the riders at the Championship. She is a FEI 3* Jumping Judge, 4* Course Designer, 4* Technical Delegate, USEF “R” Jumping, Hunters and Hunt Seat Equitation Judge. Lamb (Aiken, SC), a C-1 Pony Club Graduate, will also be on-hand to assist Allen and guide the team at the event.
Any Pony Club members D-3 certified and above were eligible for the team; qualifying began in June 2015.
Unlike the other teams competing from the same zone the USPC members are coming from states and regions all over the country. For more information on the USPC Team please go to the Pony Club website and for further information regarding the Championships please visit the USEF website.
About Pony Club – The United States Pony Clubs, Inc. (Pony Club) was founded in 1954 as a nonprofit
national youth organization to teach riding and horsemanship through a formal educational program. There are approximately 9,000 Pony Club members in over 600 clubs and riding centers throughout the country. Many of the nation’s top equestrians, including several of our Olympic team members, business professionals, government leaders and career military officers, have roots in Pony Club. Youth members range in age from as young as 4 through age 25. Pony club also offers educational opportunities to a growing number of adults through Horsemasters membership. www.ponyclub.org
Oklahoma issued emergency import requirements on May 13 for livestock entering the state from a county where vesicular stomatitis has been diagnosed.
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, May 21, 2015 - As of May 13, Oklahoma issued emergency import requirements for livestock (equine, bovine, porcine, caprine, ovine or cervidae) entering the state from a county where vesicular stomatitis has been diagnosed within the last 30 days or a county that contains a premise quarantined for vesicular stomatitis shall be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) dated within five days of entry containing the following statement:
“All animals identified on this certificate have been examined and found to be free from signs of vesicular stomatitis and have not originated from a premise which is under quarantine for vesicular stomatitis.”
The CVI shall be completed by an accredited veterinarian from the state where vesicular stomatitis has been diagnosed and shall be obtained prior to each entry into Oklahoma. This includes re-entry of Oklahoma-origin animals that have traveled to a state with vesicular stomatitis.
Counties in States with vesicular stomatitis and effective date:
Maricopa, Arizona – May 1
Kane, Utah – May 1
Yavapai, Arizona – May 13
Grant, New Mexico – May 15
Pecos, Texas – May 18
More information from Michael Herrin, DVM, Assistant State Veterinarian, Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry:
“We currently do not have any movement restrictions or testing requirements regarding Equine Herpes Virus (EHV).
I share your concern given the recent news of two EHV positive horses at a reining competition in Illinois. We rely on the state officials in Illinois to investigate the situation and institute movement restrictions on exposed horses.
Show management for upcoming events should remind participants to be “disease aware” by practicing good biosecurity, maintain daily health and temperature evaluations on their horses, ensure vaccinations are current, and get prompt veterinary care for sick horses.
The situation with Vesicular Stomatitis or EHV can change quickly, please check back or review http://ag.ok.gov as your event approaches for up-to-date information.”
Tulsa, Okla., November 1-9, 2014 - The Pinto Horse Association of America, Inc. is proud to welcome the largest color breed horse show in the world. Colored horses will soon take over the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex at the Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla., November 1-9, 2014 for the Color Breed Congress. This year, we will also host the Western Dressage World Show, Nov. 1-2, 2014.
The Color Breed Congress encompasses four separate breed shows into one. The participating breeds include the Pinto Horse Association, Palomino Horse Breeders of America, Appaloosa Horse Club and American Buckskin Registry.
In addition to specific breed classes, exhibitors will get the chance to compete against one another in the Champion of Champion classes. These classes are designed for winners of certain youth, amateur, and open classes to compete against one another for the true color champion in their respective breed and category.
"The Champion of Champion classes are a fun and great way for exhibitors to showcase their skills and breeds in front of the entire audience," said Darrell Bilke, PtHA Exec. VP and COO. "Seeing all these breeds at one event is an amazing sight."
With an award budget of well over $150,000, awards will be abundant during the show. They include: jackets from Tioga Territory for class champions (with five or more entries), medallions for 1st-6th place in each class, Gist Silversmith custom belt buckles and Kensington Protective Products for high points. Scholarships will also be given this year to the high point overall youth within each breed. A total of $2,500.00 will be divided between the four breeds. The scholarships will be redeemable upon enrollment in college.
The Cash Challenge classes will sure to be a success again, with an estimated purse of $10,000! In addition to the breeds at the show, horse registered as the following can participate APHA, APHA Solid Paint-Bred and POAC.
National Snaffle Bit Association dual approved classes are offered in the Pinto, Palomino, Buckskin and Appaloosa breed show, including solid classes. The NSBA classes allow exhibitors to gain points in both associations, as well as to compete for more prize money.
While partaking in the horse show, be sure to check out the CBC Market Place for great merchandise. Held in conjunction with the show, over 30 vendors from across the country will display an array of goods. This is a great opportunity to do some shopping.
"The Color Breed Congress has something for everyone," Bilke said. "We hope you come to Tulsa to enjoy this great event."
For more information about the 2014 Color Breed Congress or the WDAA World Show please check out the website at www.colorbreedcongress.com or contact the Pinto International Headquarters at (405) 491-0111.
Incorporated in 1956, the Pinto Horse Association of America was formed to encourage the promotion of quality horses, ponies and miniatures with color and to establish a registry for maintaining their show records and pedigrees. Currently, the association serves approximately 12,000 members and boasts more than 145,000 registered Pintos.
Village Creek State Park is hosting its 12th annual Saddle Up For St. Jude event on Saturday, Oct. 18. This event is to raise money for the continued research, prevention, treatment and cure of catastrophic childhood diseases. The event features a trail ride, free lunch, live band, barbeque dinner, and auction. Campsites and stalls are available for those wishing to stay the weekend. For more information call Village Creek State Park @ 870-238-9404.
A day filled with horses and horse-related activities will be held May 31 at Crossroads Cowboy Church in El Paso, Ark.
The "Celebration of the Horse" is hosted by Equine Quick Response and sponsored by Horsemen's Roundup magazine. Clinics and events will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will include a free clinic by Steve Jones for up to 10 horses and riders and demonstrations of cutting horses and stock dogs by Winchester Performance Horses and Stock Dogs.
A demonstration and clinic on competitive trail riding and arena obstacles will also be presented by ACTHA ride host Kay Carmody of J Bar K Ranch and ACTHA judge Kirk Davis. Up to 6 participants can ride through the course and be given a free coaching/critique session.
A saddle fitting clinic, equine massage, freeze branding, a Coggins clinic and vaccinations will also be available, along with live music by Rodger King.
Vendors and concessions will be on hand and the closing ceremony will be a flag ride to honor U.S. servicemen and women.
The event is free. For more information or to sign up for the clinics or to sign up as a vendor, visit www.celebrationofthehorse.com.
BENTONVILLE, AR-- The 6th Annual Horses for Healing Benefit Golf Tournament will be held on Friday May 9, 2014 at Kingswood Golf Course in Bella Vista. The Tournament is a best ball 4-man scramble with a shotgun starts at 8:00 am and 1 pm. Plaques will be awarded for the top 3 teams with low scores and great door prizes for all. For more information or to sign up, contact: Stafford Wilson at (479) 254-3200 Ext. 3253, or 479-225-8699, or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Horses for Healing
Horses for Healing is a non-profit therapeutic riding center that serves as many as 400 children with special needs each year and is heavily dependent upon volunteers. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday mornings and Tuesday through Friday evenings. For more information, contact Linda Brown at (479) 795-0570 or visit www.horsesforhealingnwa.org.
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