Randy Wilson Wins Hylton Maiden at Virginia Classic Quarter Horse Show
Congratulations to NSBA Quarter Million Dollar Club Rider Randy Wilson, who rode Certainly On Sundi to win the Hylton Maiden $50,000 Three and Over Western Pleasure at the 2014 Virginia Classic Quarter Horse Show on April 12. Owner Bryon Parsons received a $31,000 check as well as a free breeding to Invitation To Flash,2008 AQHA Honor Roll High Point Green Western Pleasure Horse and same year AQHA World Champion Performance Halter Stallion.
Dr. Scott Myers Awarded NSBA's 2014 Jack Benson Award
The National Snaffle Bit Association is pleased to announce Dr. Scott Myers, of Sharon Center, Ohio, is the recipient of the 2014 Jack Benson Award.
Dr. Myers has served as executive director of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association since 2012. He is an NSBA national director, serving on the Animal Welfare and Grievance committees. Prior to becoming an executive with OQHA, Dr. Myers served as that association's president, All American Quarter Horse Congress Tri-Chairman and as a board member. He is also active with AQHA, where he has served as a national director since 2011, and currently serves on the AQHA Foundation Council. In addition, he also served as president and as a board member of the Northern Ohio Quarter Horse Association.
A licensed veterinarian since 1985, Dr. Myers continues to own and manage Hunting Ridge Animal Hospital and owns and manages Ridgewood Stables in Sharon Center. He and his wife Leslie, as well as daughters Taylor and Mallory, have all shown actively at the national level in AQHA and NSBA events.
Awarded annually by NSBA, the Jack Benson award recognizes individuals who unselfishly give of their time and energy to promote NSBA, its mission and create greater interest in the pleasure horse industry. It is named for the late Jack Benson and has been awarded since 1989.
Dr. Myers will be recognized during the NSBA's annual awards banquet, held during the NSBA Breeders Championship Futurity and World Championship Show, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, August 11-17.
NSBA Names Hall of Fame and Horse of the Year Honorees
The Hall of Fame, Show Horse category inductee is Ruler I Am, owned by Jerry Erickson of Sanger, Texas.
Two horses have been named to the Hall of Fame, Breeding Horse category. They include Skys Blue Boy, ownd by Ray and Linda Monaco of Prosperity, Pennsylvania, and Paleface Doll, owned by Hedy Levin and BSBR-11 of Sturgis, Michigan.
Stephen Stephens, of Weatherford, Texas, has been named to the Hall of Fame in the Individual category.
Named as the 2013 Horse of the Year was Huntin My Zipper, owned by Rebecca Kazakevicius of Ocala, Florida.
The National Snaffle Bit Association congratulations all of this year's inductees. Look for additional information about each honoree in upcoming issues of The Way To Go.
The inductees will be honored during NSBA's annual awards banquet, held during the NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity in Tulsa, Oklahoma, August 11-17.
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Kristy Starnes and Al The Right Moves Close Madness in March Circuit With Multiple Wins
It was a long drive from Summerton, South Carolina, to Roberts Arena in Wilmington, Ohio, but Kristy Starnes and Al The Right Moves made it count by winning the $500 Added NSBA Three Year Old Hunter Under Saddle class on Sunday at the Madness In March circuit. The pair also closed out the show as the unanimous AQHA choice and NSBA winner in the Green Hunter Under Saddle, as well as earning the circuit award for Green Hunter Under Saddle.
Western Classes Wrap Up With Wells, Arnona Wins at Madness In March Show
A cold front may have brought snow and cooler temperatures to Roberts Arena in Wilmington on Saturday, but the competition was still hot at the Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association's Madness in March circuit. The day saw the conclusion of the show's Western classes including Trail, Western Riding, Horsemanship, Western Pleasure and timed events, and also featured the Three Year Old and Older Novice Horse Western Pleasure and the $1,000 Three Year Old Non-Pro Western Pleasure.
Wilson, Gooding and Bracken Among Friday's Winners at Madness in March in Wilmington
Day Two of the Madness in March AQHA/NSBA Show at Roberts Arena in Wilmington saw Showmanship, Halter, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation and Reining class competition, with several NSBA added money events as well.
March Madness Begins in Wilmington, Ohio
March Madness of another kind is underway at Roberts Arena in Wilmington, Ohio with horses - rather than basketball - in competition. The Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association is hosting its annual Madness in March AQHA/NSBA show, which began March 27 and runs through March 30. This year's show has attracted huge numbers, with more than 600 stalls sold for the event, according to show management.
Consignments Being Accepted for 2014 NSBA Kaplow Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale
The second annual NSBA Kaplow Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale will be held Friday, August 15, 2014 during the NSBA Breeders Championship Futurity and World Championship Show at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Consignment and sale agent forms as well as absentee bidder forms are now available on the NSBA website. To access them, go to the World Show tab at the top of the nsba.com home page and then select Yearling Sale on the drop-down menu. The 2014 consignment deadline is June 1.
Zone Six Deep South Zone-O-Rama Names Western Winners
The 2014 Zone 6 Deep South Zone-O-Rama concluded on Sunday, March 16, with Western Pleasure, Horsemanship and Western Riding classes at the Tunica and Exposition Center in Tunica, Mississippi. While the weather was turning colder and wetter outside, the warm hospitality provided by the six state Paint associations kept exhibitors feeling warm.
NSBA Hunter Under Saddle Winners Named at Zone Six Deep South Zone-O-Rama
The 2014 Zone Six Deep South Zone-O-Rama entered its second day on Saturday, March 15, at the Tunica Arena and Exposition Center in Tunica, Mississippi with a good crowd and lots of enthusiasm from the six Paint clubs that host the annual event. After beginning the weekend with Trail classes on Friday, Saturday included Showmanship, Halter, Hunter Under Saddle and Hunt Seat Equitation events, with numerous NSBA winners named in addition to five sets of APHA points.
NSBA Stallion Incentive Fund Pays $47.84 Per 2013 Point
NSBA has announced the Stallion Incentive Fund payout of $47.84 per point earned in 2013. All licensed horses are eligible to earn incentive fund points in NSBA classes earning a cash value. NSBA points earned in Dual Approved and Special Event Open and Amateur classes will be paid out, excluding Green and Novice classes.
The stallion nominator benefits by receiving 10 percent of the earnings of the offspring, the horse nominator earns 10 percent and the owner of the horse earns 80 percent of the License payout.
Check the eligibility of your horse’s sire on the NSBA website, nsba.com, and become part of this exciting program. Horses may be licensed as a weanling for $100, and $200 as a yearling and older horses. Contact the NSBA office for more information about the SIF program.
The purpose of the National Snaffle Bit Association is to define, promote and improve the quality of the Pleasure horse; to promote exhibits, events and contests in expositions and shows; to promote the training of Pleasure horses; to promote interest in Pleasure horses among the younger horsemen and to use and encourage the use of the standard rules for holding and judging contests of the Pleasure horse.
For additional information, call 847-623-6722!
Smart Points Pays $48.40 Per 2013 NSBA Point
The NSBA Smart Points Program has announced a payout of $48.40 per point based on points earned in 2013. NSBA is taking a leadership role in rewarding youth for their participation in NSBA programs and encouraging youth to become lifelong learners. Smart Points is a program developed for youth members to earn money towards their future educational expenses.
Youth riders can apply to the Smart Points program by completing the enrollment form and submitting a one-time fee of $25. They must also be an NSBA member and ride a Licensed horse. Each NSBA point that the youth rider earns in a dual approved or other designated youth class will earn a money value, including novice youth and walk-trot classes. Each youth enrolled in the program will receive an annual print out of earnings.
Please contact the office at 847-623-6722 for more information regarding the Smart Points Program.
2014 NSBA Judges Announced
The National Snaffle Bit Association recently announced their newly approved judges for 2014.
Melissa Dukes – Weatherford, TX
Learn more about these new judges in the April edition of The Way To Go Magazine.