November The Way To Go Now Online
Larissa Affeldt and Huntin My Zipper grace the cover of the November issue of The Way To Go. Learn about Affeldt's journey with the decorated Hunter Under Saddle futurity horse to take his all around skill set to the next level. Read a recap of the second annual Riders Cup event, which awarded $45,796.24 to trainers, exhibitors and horse owners; learn what it takes to put on a horse show from scratch from show managers and associations in the article Made From Scratch; see how a $100 investment could bring you as much as $5,000 in yearly earnings for showing your horse in The Big Investment; and see how Equestrians With Disabilities shined at the 2015 All American Quarter Horse Congress. Plus, view recaps of the Tough Enough To Wear Pink Horse Show, the Sierra Paint Horse Club's Fall Futurity Show and the Silver Classic, all in the November issue of The Way To Go.
NSBA Winners Help Close Out World Championship Appaloosa Show
The final day of the 2015 World Championship Appaloosa Show saw NSBA exhibitors earn some of the last world champion titles in the John Justin Arena at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth. Meet some of the final champions.
Friday Fun Day at the World Championship Appaloosa Show
Friday at the World Championship Appaloosa Show included costumed humans, dogs and horses, racing for ropes, bidding for cancer and toys for tots – and some world champions were also crowned in the process.
A Colorful World at the World Championship Appaloosa Show
The World Championship Appaloosa Show is underway at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, and NSBA members are earning hardware along with world championship titles this week. The Way To Go caught up with some of today's winners.
A Million Dollar Man, A Three-Pete and Equine Family Legacies Highlight the Last Saturday of the Congress
When the final day of NSBA class competition ended Saturday night at the Congress, NSBA’s first million dollar rider celebrated with a special win, Beth Case celebrated a three-pete and the get of two stallions and produce of a famous dam followed in their famous families’ footsteps.
“Final Friday” At the Congress Brings Trail, Western Riding, Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle Champions
On the last Friday of the 2015 All American Quarter Horse Congress, NSBA exhibitors were working Trail patterns, Western Riding runs and showing in Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure classes on a sunny fall day.
Trail, Hunter Under Saddle and Equitation Highlight Thursday at the Congress
NSBA members continue to work their way through the 2015 Congress show schedule, and found a marathon day of Trail, Hunter Under Saddle and Equitation classes in the Celeste Center Thursday.
Gil Galyean Becomes NSBA’s First Million Dollar Rider
The National Snaffle Bit Association is pleased to announce that Professional Trainer Gil Galyean, of Purcell, Oklahoma, has become the first rider in the association’s history to record more than $1 million in lifetime earnings from competition at sanctioned association events.
Galyean reached the million dollar milestone during the 2015 All American Quarter Horse Congress. A member of NSBA’s Hall of Fame, Galyean was inducted into NSBA’s Quarter Million Dollar Club in 2000. A long-time supporter of NSBA programs, Galyean served on several NSBA committees and is a past president of the association.
NSBA Holds 2015 Annual Membership Meeting
The National Snaffle Bit Association held its annual membership meeting on Wednesday during the All American Quarter Horse Congress, which included election of 2015-16 officers and setting goals for the coming year. (Pictured above are 2015-16 officers Scott Myers, treasurer; Susan Johns, first vice president; Bill Cosentino, president-elect; Chris Darnell, second vice president; Allen Mitchels, president; David Dellin, past president. Scott Neuman, not shown, will serve as secretary)
NSBA Exhibitors Win Big On “Back To The Future Day”
When Doc Brown and Marty McFly went into the future to October 21, 2015, they probably never imagined they would find themselves at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. But for a number of NSBA exhibitors, the infamous date proved one full of good luck.
NSBA Members Win Several Disciplines Tuesday at the Congress
Showmanship, Horsemanship, Western Riding, Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle highlighted the day on the last Tuesday at the 2015 All American Quarter Horse Congress.
Trail, Western Pleasure and Horsemanship Champions Named Monday at the Congress
The last Monday of the 2015 Congress found all ages of Youth Trail, several Western Pleasure finals and Horsemanship champions being crowned. The Way To Go talked with some of the day’s champions.
Congress Youth Weekend Sunday Brings Team Tournament, Western Pleasure, Hunter Under Saddle Champions
The conclusion of “Youth Weekend” at the Congress brought champions in several classes within the Youth Activity Team Tournament as well as Limited division futurity winners on Sunday.
A Busy Saturday for Youth and Adults at the Congress
Saturday saw “Youth Weekend” in full swing with Youth Showmanship, Equitation and Western Pleasure classes crowning champions, as well as the Open Maturity Western Pleasure Stakes and Limited division of the Two Year Old Open Western Pleasure Stakes. Learn more about the day’s winners.
Potpourri of Champions Named Friday at the Congress
From Trail to Horsemanship to Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure, Friday’s exhibitors competed in a little bit of everything on a typical Congress day – cool and cloudy. Some of the day’s champions shared some comments with The Way To Go.
Trail, Hunter Under Saddle, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship Highlight Thursday at the Congress
NSBA members had a busy day on Thursday at the 2015 All American Quarter Horse Congress, with several different disciplines showing throughout the day and evening. We caught up with some of the day’s champions.
New and Familiar Faces Among Wednesday’s Champions at the Congress
A few familiar faces and a historic new figure were among the champions named Wednesday at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. The Way To Go talked with a few of Wednesday's winners.
First Rail and Western Riding, Final Fence Champions Crowned Tuesday at the Congress
NSBA exhibitors kept busy in very different disciplines on Tuesday at the Ohio Expo Center as the All American Quarter Horse Congress continued in Columbus. The day’s schedule included crowning the first rail class champion as well as the first Western Riding winners of the show, while the day closed out the final over fence events of the Congress.
Over Fence, Equitation and Longe Line Classes Highlight Columbus Day in Columbus, Ohio
NSBA exhibitors squeezed in another beautiful day at the 2015 Congress until rain fell in on the last classes of the day on Columbus Day in Columbus, Ohio, and earned a number of NSBA and AQHA champion titles in the process in over fence, Longe Line and the final Small Fry class of the show. The Way To Go highlights some of the day's champions.
EWD, Small Fry, Longe Line and Over Fence Events Continue for NSBA Members at the Congress on Sunday
NSBA members had a busy day on Sunday at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. Small Fry exhibitors started early in the Trail pen as the first class of the day, with Equestrians With Disabilities Independent and Supported Trail classes soon after. They were followed by Small Fry Western Pleasure, Non-Pro English Longe Line and Working Hunter, Equitation Over Fences and the Working Hunter Open and Non-Pro Classic.
Small Fry, EWD, Longe Line and Working Hunter Highlight Saturday at the Congress
The very first Equestrians With Disabilities champions along with the year’s first Small Fry champions were named as the All American Quarter Horse Congress continued on Saturday. The Non-Pro Western Longe Line and Working Hunter Classes also highlighted NSBA events for the day.
NSBA Foundation Hosts Equestrians With Disabilities Exhibitor Welcome Reception
The National Snaffle Bit Association Foundation hosted a welcome reception for Congress Equestrians With Disabilities participants and their supporters Friday evening at the All American Quarter Horse Congress. EWD exhibitors were able meet other contestants who will be showing with them throughout the weekend, as well as get answers to questions about how the classes will run at the Congress and learn more about the NSBA Foundation.
More Than $45,000 Awarded at NSBA’s Riders Cup
When the 2015 NSBA Riders Cup concluded on Sunday, horse owners and trainers had been awarded $45,796.24 over the two days. Sunday saw Showmanship, Western Riding and Equitation as well as more Western Pleasure and Hunter Under Saddle classes as the NSBA Riders Cup Show concluded at Roberts Arena in Wilmington, Ohio.
NSBA Pays Out More Than $22,300 in Saturday’s Rider’s Cup Classes
NSBA’s second annual Riders Cup horse show paid out $22,351 to exhibitors showing in Trail, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship and Hunter Under Saddle classes on Saturday. The show is taking place at Roberts Arena in Wilmington, Ohio, October 3-4, and we caught up with Saturday's winners.
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.
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!