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.
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