The Silver Dollar
Classic, is under way March 17–21 at the South Point Events Center in beautiful
and warm Las Vegas. Great judges, management, prizes, facility, futurity
classes with added money and lots of fun to be had!
The 2010 APHA Slot
Classes will be hosted at the APHA Fall World Championship Show in
Fort Worth, TX – November 4 - 13, 2010. All slot classes will be held
prior to their corresponding World Championship class(es) during this
2010 Slot Deadlines Renewal: July 10 New Purchase:
August 10 Late Purchase: September 10 Horse & Exhibitor
Nomination: September 10
Show competitors, it’s time to make your plans, finish qualifying
and get ready for the World Show in your division. To help you plan
early, AQHA has released schedules for the Built Ford Tough AQHYA,
Adequan Select, Bank of America Amateur and FedEx Open World
“Significant improvements have been made to
all of the schedules for AQHA’s slate of World Shows,” said Tom
Persechino AQHA Executive Director of Competition and Breed Integrity.
“We hope these modifications, as well as the early release date of these
schedules, will make it easier for exhibitors to plan their summer and
fall trips to Oklahoma City or Amarillo.”
Among the changes to the
Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show schedule: AQHA will
utilize the performance arena, begin with performance halter and move
halter classes up earlier in the schedule. The Ford Youth World begins
Friday, July 30, and continues through Saturday, August 7. View the 2010
schedule at www.aqha.com/youth/activities/yws/schedule.html.
Competitors coming to Amarillo for the Adequan Select World
Championship Show need to plan on arriving a day earlier and will get
home a day earlier to enjoy the Labor Day weekend with their loved ones.
The show now begins on Sunday, August 29, and wraps up on Saturday,
September 4. See the schedule at www.aqha.com/showing/shows/selectshow/schedule.html.
all schedules, AQHA has slightly spread the time between preliminaries
“So many exhibitors – from youth to select to
professionals – told us they would like more time to celebrate making
the finals with their friends and family,” Persechino said. “We had
refined the schedule so much that in many cases preliminaries and finals
were back-to-back. By adding some time, our members can go enjoy a nice
dinner, relax with family or simply relish in the fact they are one of
the top 15 in the world. Part of the fun of showing is celebrating every
accomplishment and being in the top 15 is a big accomplishment few have
the chance to realize.”
the AQHA Convention in Kissimmee, Florida, earlier this week, AQHA’s
expanded Show Council approved the revised schedules. The council had
asked that the schedules be modified and made available earlier to
For more information on AQHA’s World
Championship Shows, visit www.aqha.com/showing
and select the Shows & Events option along the top of the page.
The National Snaffle Bit Association Announces Hall of Fame Inductees
and 2009 Horse of the Year
Each year, NSBA inducts individuals, horses and
riders into the NSBA Hall of Fame. Nominations for horses and
individuals are made in writing to the NSBA office and these nominations
are reviewed by the board at their regularly scheduled meeting in
- this category is open to Sires or Dams; they maybe living or deceased
but must be permanently retired from the show ring.
Blazing Hot, owned by Robbie and Joan Schroeder of Gainesville,
Goddess of Love, owned by Hedy Levin, of Strugis, Michigan
Hall of Fame - Show Horse Category
Stallions, Mares or Geldings; they maybe living or deceased as well as
they maybe actively showing.
Potential Diva, owned by Steven and Susan Thompson of Hillsboro,
Hall of Fame - Individual Category
This category is to
acknowledge individuals that have had on impact on the National Snaffle
Bit Association. This can be evident by their dedication and time
served to the association. This could be an individual, company or
Debbie Popp Hubbard
Hall of Fame - Rider Category
Qualifications - All NSBA
earnings will count in a rider's earning figures. All earning from
Hunter Under Saddle, Longe Line, Western Pleasure, Trail and Western
Riding will be combined. Results on records from 1984 through the
present year will be used. A NSBA Rider will be inducted into the Hall
of Fame the year following the year in which he/she has obtained
earning totaling $250,000 or more.
Horse of the Year
Since 1998, the NSBA has has presented
the Horse of the Year Award to the owner of the horse, which is most
deserving of this prestigious award based on NSBA participation as
evident by NSBA show record and most points earned in that year. Again,
nominations are submitted and the horse is selected by vote of the NSBA
Board of Directors.
2009 Award Winner
Goodcowboymargarita, owned by Crosby Boyd of Leonard, Michigan
Special thanks to Jennifer Horton of Bar H photography for candids from The Iowa Winter Wonderland show in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The show, managed by EMG Horse Shows, ran Feb 25-28 and the judges were Gary Roberts, Tina Kaven and Jeff Mellott.
Everyone at GoHorseShow.com would like to wish Joan Schroeder a very happy birthday! Joan has been extremely busy this breeding season at Schroeder Ranch in Gainesville, Texas, where she and husband Robbie stand Blazing Hot and Born To Be Blazing. We hope she can take a little time out from her day to enjoy it!
Hot N Blazing would like to congratulate The Heat Seeker and owner Angela Fox who won the Amateur High Point English Horse and Reserve All Around Amateur titles at the 2010 Arizona Sun Country Circuit.
The Heat Seeker is a 2003 sorrel gelding and is trained by Briggs Show Horses of Pilot Point Texas.
Show Me Again is having an Inventory Reduction Sale! Hundreds of Items on marked-down to make room for new inventory! No Reasonable Offer Refused!
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Great news from Mississippi! Cody Fisher reports "God has blessed Michelle and me with the prettiest girl in the world, Evelyn Grace. She arrived on Wednesday, February 10th at 1:52 pm and weighed 7 pounds even and measured 19.25 inches."
Jeff Williams Quarter Horses would like to congratulate Gretchen Greene of Poulsbo, Washington on her recent purchase of "Ultra Sudden." This two year old AQHA gelding by "Sudden Inclination" will be prepared for non-pro western pleasure futurities in 2010. Also, watch for "Go Slow N Sweet" at major west coast circuits during the upcoming year. The 2009 AQHA Amateur Western Pleasure World Show finalist will continue to be shown by Jeff Williams in Amateur Western Pleasure and Kristy McCann in Senior Western Pleasure. Jeff has nationally competitive western pleasure and western riding show horses and prospects for sale at all times.