Susan Johns Earns World Championship in AQHA Amateur Select Trail
Susan Johns and Heza Radical Zip mastered a tricky Trail course on Thursday to earn a score of 234, winning the AQHA Amateur Select world championship title and the NSBA bronze in the process.
NSBA Bronzes Awarded at AQHA Amateur Select World Championship Show
Three NSBA bronze trophies were awarded to NSBA members who competed in dual-approved classes at the 2015 AQHA Amateur Select World Championship Show at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo, TX. The show got underway last Saturday, and the first of twelve NSBA bronzes were presented to exhibitors in finals on Wednesday. The Way To Go caught up with Wednesday's NSBA winners.
September The Way To Go Now Online
Whitney Ward’s Double W Farm in Ocala, FL, is building a breeding program with the goal of providing quality horses with the conformation and sound minds to do many different events, and she is anxious to add her AQHA stallion, Sexy Suggestions, to the program. The stallion graces the September issue of The Way To Go. You can learn more about Ward’s program and stallion, get tips from trainers on helping horses peak at big events, relive moments from the record-breaking 2015 NSBA World Show and Breeders Championship Futurity, and get a glimpse of the state of the industry in the results from a recent equine industry survey, plus much more, in the September issue of The Way To Go!
NSBA Announces Stephanie Lynn as Director of Operations
The National Snaffle Bit Association announced today that Stephanie Lynn has joined the association’s staff as director of operations.
Lynn will work in the NSBA headquarters in Gurnee, IL.
2015 NSBA World Show Ends With Nearly 20 Percent Growth And Economic Impact of $30.8 Million on Tulsa Area Economy
The 2015 NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity saw a record number of entries and horses enter the Built Ford Truck Livestock Complex in Tulsa, OK, over the past eight days.Final numbers saw a record 4,180 show entries, besting last year’s high mark, which was 3,590. All of those horses, owners and exhibitors add up to a total economic impact of the 2015 NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity on the Tulsa area economy is estimated to be $30.8 million.
World Champions and Yearling Sale Highlight Friday at the NSBA World Show
Friday at the NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity saw a high selling record at the 2015 NSBA Kaplow Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale, as well as Longe Line, Color, Western Pleasure, Western Riding and Hunter Under Saddle champions crowned.
Two Year Old NSBA Kaplow Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale Graduates Rake In the Cash
Ten two year old horses that graduated from the 2014 NSBA Kaplow Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale last year will share in $46,432 – their share of the purse generated from last year’s sale.
Thursday Sees Sale Preview, More Champions at NSBA World Show and BCF
Thursday saw the preview of consignments to the NSBA Kaplow Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale, as well as crowned a number of Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle, Hunt Seat Equitation and EWD world champions at the NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity in Tulsa.
Honoring Our Best at the NSBA Awards Banquet
NSBA honored its 2014 year-end high point champions, as well inducted four members into its Quarter Million Dollar club and honored Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement, Legacy and the Jack Benson Award winners at its annual awards banquet on Wednesday.
A Winning Wednesday Crowns Futurity and World Champions
A winning Wednesday found additional Breeders Championship futurity and world champions crowned at the NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity in Tulsa, Oklahoma. So far, the show has seen more than 4,000 entries and more than 1,800 stalls sold at the 2015 event, which has broken participation records during the world show's tenth anniversary.
Hunter Under Saddle, Western Pleasure and Trail BCF, Get of Sire Champions Named at NSBA World Championship Show
The NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity continued Tuesday in Tulsa, with futurity champions named in Hunter Under Saddle, Western Pleasure and Trail BCF events as well as the show's Get Of Sire class.
NSBA World Show's Second Day Sees Champions in Three Arenas
The NSBA World Championship Show and Breeder's Championship Futurity continued into its second day on Monday, and crowned futurity and world champions in three arenas on the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex in Tulsa, OK.
All Around Winners Named at 2015 Show Your Colors Circuit
NSBA congratulates the high point winners from the 2015 Show Your Colors AQHA Show, held August 8-9 preceding the NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity. Exhibitors earned three sets of AQHA points as well as a full slate of NSBA dual-approved classes throughout the weekend.
Ellexxah Maxwell and Zips Bossy Chip were named the High Point Youth (pictured at left), while Hayley Saul and Putadrinkinmyhand earned the High Point Amateur award. Each earned a Harris Leather and Silverworks high point saddle for their achievements. Carlee Purcell and Only In Hollywood were named High Point Level 1 (Novice) Youth, and Ashley Hiller and TSU Passin Sonita won the High Point Level 1 (Novice) Amateur honors. Level 1 (Novice) high point winners earned an NSBA bronze trophy.
Over Fence, Ranch Riding Champions Named on First Day of NSBA World Championship Show
The NSBA World Championship Show jumped into its first classes on Sunday with over fence and Ranch Riding classes in the Ford Truck Arena at Built Ford Touch Complext in Tulsa, OK. A change to the show schedule brought the fence classes from the end of the show in previous years to the front of the show, and exhibitors responded with a 12 percent increase in entries. Ranch Riding also saw a 30 percent increase in entries in the Open and Non-Pro divisions.
2015 World Show Qualifying Announcement
The 2015 NSBA World Championship Show Qualifying period is now closed and all results are in! Click here to view the complete list of horses and exhibitors qualified for this year's World Championship Show. Official NSBA Qualifying Letters have been sent via US Mail, and should arrive next week. Look for yours in the mail!
2015 Hall of Fame Announcement
The National Snaffle Bit Association is proud to announce the inductees into its prestigious Hall of Fame for 2015.
EQUESTRIANS WITH DISABILITIES CLASSES OFFERED FOR THE FIRST TIME AT All American Quarter Horse Congress in 2015.
Officials from the Ohio Quarter Horse Association have announced they will be offering dual approved (AQHA/NSBA) classes for Equestrians with Disabilities at the 2015 All American Quarter Horse Congress.
NSBA Ancillary Classes Approved
News from THE WAY TO GO magazine:
NSBA Board of Directors recently approved a rule change, effective in 2015 to approve “ancillary” classes. Ancillary classes are those classes which conform to NSBA’s list of approved categories but are not on NSBA’s list of approved classes.
We’ve already seen shows seeking approval for ancillary classes at Las Vegas Silver Dollar Circuit and Buckeye Classic. Spread the word and if you have a show that might have ancillary classes, contact the NSBA office today!
NSBA Announces 2014 Horse of the Year Recipient: Rock County Kid
NSBA Announces 2014 Horse of the Year Recipient: Rock County KidRock County Kid, owned by Sharnai Thompson of Pilot Point, Texas was named NSBA’s 2014 Horse of the Year. “Rocky” was campaigned successfully by Sharnai and trainers Rusty and Katie Green and Maggie Grandquist in Open and Non-Pro Western Pleasure events.
NSBA Announces Four New Members of Quarter Million Dollar Club
The National Snaffle Bit Association has announced a quartet of professional trainers who have become the newest members of the association’s Quarter Million Dollar Club.
Brian Baker, of Sunbury, OH; Angie Rigdon Cannizzaro, of Purcell, OK; Andy Cochran, of Roberts, GA; and Bret Parrish, of Pavo, GA, have become the newest members of the association to earn $250,000 in lifetime NSBA earnings, bringing the total number of riders in the distinguished group to 24. (The four are pictured above L-R: Brian Baker, Angie Rigdon Cannizzaro, Andy Cochran and Bret Parrish)
Riders Cup Pays Nearly $50,000 Over Two Days, Almost $10,000 To Participating Trainers
The inaugural National Snaffle Bit Association Riders Cup horse show concluded Sunday with a second day paying in excess of $20,000 to NSBA trainers and exhibitors. The show paid a total of nearly $47,000 over two days.
The Riders Cup is designed to pay 20 percent of the earnings to the designated trainer and 80 percent to the horse owner.Over the two days, five trainers earned $9,300 with their 20 percent stake in their clients’ placings.
First Day of NSBA Rider’s Cup Show Pays Out!
Four trainers split more than $3,000 of a total payout of more than $18,000 during the first day of the National Snaffle Bit Association’s inaugural Riders Cup horse show at Roberts Arena in Wilmington, Ohio. The show, being held October 4-5, is designed to present 20 percent of class earnings to the designated trainer with the entry.