Watson, Schooler and Jargella Win Fall Classic Events at Tough Enough To Wear Pink
It was a day to honor fallen friends, raise money and show good horses at the Tough Enough To Wear Pink Horse Show on Saturday at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio.
Four signature classes, including a $500-Added Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle, $1,000-Added Open Hunter Under Saddle, $1,000-Added Non-Pro Western Pleasure and $2,000-Added Open Western Pleasure completed the JD Equipment Fall Classic event Saturday night.
Trainers Pink Challenge Highlights First Day of Tough Enough To Wear Pink Horse Show
Intrepid riders dressed in their best pink outfits to raise money for patient assistance at the Tough Enough To Wear Pink Horse Show, going on now through Sunday at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, Ohio.
NSBA Hires Bill and Sue Ellen Kaven, Christopher Hernandez
The National Snaffle Bit Association announced today the hiring of two additional industry professionals as well as an IT professional. Bill Kaven, Sue Ellen Kaven and Christopher Hernandez will soon join the staff at NSBA fulfilling open positions in Gurnee, Illinois.
Bill Kaven (seen at left) has been a judge, breeder, trainer and clinician for over 30 years. Since 2009 he has been teaching full time at North Central Texas College in the Equine Science Department as well as the coach for the IHSA Western and Stock Horse Team.
Sue Ellen Kaven (pictured at right) has spent her life in the show ring as a trainer, coach and instructor and has most recently pursued judging credentials.
Christopher Hernandez is an information technology specialist who began working at NSBA part time as part of an IT service provider in northern Illinois. He will begin full time work as an employee of NSBA mid-September.
Sue Ellen Kaven will begin working for NSBA full time late September. Bill Kaven is set to begin his employment with NSBA later this year.
The September issue of The Way To Go is Now Online!
Shawn Johnson and Lazy Holla Dayz grace this month’s cover - learn more about this Non-Pro team who are making an impact in just a few shows together in our Cover Story. Also in this issue, learn how you can jump start your 2017 training or breeding season with the Trainer Sale and SIF Stallion Service Auction, see how to budget for success in the show ring, meet the surprise inductee into the NSBA Hall of Fame and learn how youth can participate in equestrian sport without owning a horse. You can also find out who were the big winners at Show For Dough, the Buckeye Classic and the ABRA and IBHA World Championship Shows in this issue of The Way To Go!
Heroes On Horses Highlight Saturday at the NSBA World Championship Show
The National Snaffle Bit Association honored veterans on Saturday during the World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex in Tulsa when the show hosted its annual Heroes On Horses class for Independent Riders.
NSBA Honors Its Best
The National Snaffle Bit Association honored its brightest stars from the 2015 show year at its annual awards banquet held Wednesday, August 17, at the Doubletree Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity. (Photos courtesy of Larry Williams)
NSBA Members See Fantastic Friday
Several NSBA members saw a fantastic Friday at the NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity, winning futurity and world championship titles throughout the day. The Way To Go talked with some of the day's champions.
Thursday Sees BCF and World Champions at NSBA World Show
The NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity continued on Thursday with several world champions and Breeders Championship Futurity champions named in the Ford Truck Arena, Mustang Arena and Pavilion. The Super Duty Arena, preparing for the NSBA Markel Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale Preview on Thursday and Sale on Friday, took a break from the show schedule.
Mid-Week Champions Named at the NSBA World Championship Show
Wednesday started with color and ended with color in the Ford Truck Arena during the 2016 NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity. The first class of the day was the Breeders Championship Futurity Color 3-6 Year Old Open Hunter Under Saddle, and ended with the Color Maturity Open Hunter Under Saddle, with several Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure classes in between. We caught up with some of the class champions.
All Around Winners Named from 2016 NSBA Show Your Colors
Prior to the NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity, NSBA hosted its annual Show Your Colors AQHA and NSBA show at the Built Ford Truck Complex in Tulsa, Oklahoma. All Around High Point Winners were named for the 2016 show.
Terrific Tuesday at NSBA World Championship Show
With classes ranging from Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure to Showmanship, Performance Halter, Horsemanship and Trail, Tuesday’s schedulat the NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity offered something for everyone. The Way To Go caught up with some of the day’s champions.
Monday Was Good to NSBA Members
Although a lot of people don't like Mondays, Monday at the NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity saw several BCF futurity and world champions named as the second day of the event came to a close.
2016 NSBA World Champions Named In Over Fence Classes
The National Snaffle Bit Association jumped right into its World Championship Show competition on Sunday with a full set of over fence classes and a concurrent AQHA special event show in the Ford Truck Arena on the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Masterson Farms Announces Loss of Zippos Sheik
With great sadness, Masterson Farms, LLC, announces the euthanasia of Zippos Sheik due to severe laminitis on August 3. Sheik, with great heart and determination, had successfully battled through several bouts of laminitis over the past several months. However, increasing rotation and sinking, and the further pain he would have endured, forced the decision to end his life in as peaceful and dignified a manner as possible.
Zippos Sheik, a red sorrel stallion, foaled on April 3, 1992, was by Zippo Pine Bar and out of Sheik's Cover. He sired 436 foals among which were a number of outstanding pleasure horses such as My Body's Sheik, Genuine Sheik, Step Out With Sheik, Jet Set Sheik, Sheiks Miss Jazmitaz, Mr Smooth Sheik, Hanks A Skip N Zippo, and Taylor Made Sheik. Upon his death, his foals had lifetime earnings of $370,000.
Sheik was much loved by everyone at Masterson Farms, LLC, and he will be greatly missed. His unique personality, beauty, and character endeared him to those who worked with and knew him. He will be long and affectionately remembered with admiration and respect as an outstanding example of the quarter horse breed.
NSBA Past Treasurer and Director, A. George Shaw, Dies
NSBA is saddened to learn of the death of A. George Shaw, of Jensen Beach, Florida. George served as NSBA’s treasurer as well as on the association’s board of directors. He was also a past director of the Florida Quarter Horse Association.
George credited his father, Arthur Shaw, a world-renown Standardbred trainer and driver, for inspiring him in his love and involvement with all things equine. At a young age, he joined the family business of training and racing premier Standardbreds across the country. Following his mother’s encouragement to pursue a degree in law, George graduated from Bradley University and the University of Illinois Law School. He worked as a paralegal before heading to serve in the Marine Corps, working with the Provost Marshal in the Judge Advocate General’s office.
Following his military service, George returned to a successful career in racing and became the first and largest importer of Australian and New Zealand Standardbreds. He then acquired and syndicated five world champion record-holding stallions. By flying them between the United States, Australia and New Zealand, he promoted a year-round breeding schedule for the stallions.
George credited his widow, DeDe, for supporting him in the racehorse business and for drawing him into the Quarter Horse world. George and DeDe purchased the AQHA stallion These Irons Are Hot and began a successful breeding business. The couple became involved in the Shaklee Corporation in 1981, and George served as national presidential master coordinator for many years.
“It was an honor and privilege to serve and participate in the NSBA,” he once said. “I thoroughly enjoyed watching the expansion and growth of the association.”
2016 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
The National Snaffle Bit Association is proud to announce its 2016 Hall of Fame inductees in three categories. Radical Rumors is named to the Show Horse division, Good Version is inducted in the Breeding Horse category and The Hannagan Family is honored in the Individual class.
Good Version leaves his legacy as a leading sire with a distinguished list of offspring. He sired more than 1,300 foals with 432 becoming AQHA point earnings. More notably, his get have earned $578,337.97 in NSBA earnings, $558,041.92 in AQHA Incentive Fund earnings and more than 37,000 AQHA points. Some of his offspring include Show Diva, Batt Mann, RV Won Good Version, Gypsys Little Image and RL Cocoas Version. Good Version Inc, co-owned by John Wainscott and Bill & Brenda Guffey, purchased the stallion in November 1993 as a three year old year and owned him for the duration of his career until his death in 2006.
The Hannagan Family is well known to many Midwesterners for their horse show facility and management team. Patriarch of the family, Gordon Hannagan, had a vision of creating a place to host auctions and equine events. Their facility, appropriately named ‘Gordyville’ has 160,000 square feet of space and has two 100 x 270 arenas and can hold up to 650 stalls. The Hannagan Family has hosted NSBA events since they opened their doors in 1988 including the Pleasure Jubilee and Breeders Classic Yearling Sale. They also held some of the first Equestrians With Disabilities classes in the country. Mary Hannagan has also served on the Show Management Committee for NSBA. The Hannagans continue to work together as a family from show management to announcing and even helping with the back gate, they continue to impact the horse industry and NSBA.
NSBA congratulates all of the Hall of Fame Inductees. They will each be honored at the annual Awards Banquet on August 17, 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Established in 1983, the National Snaffle Bit Association has expanded from its roots of the pleasure horse to recognize various disciplines and eight breed associations in competition. NSBA’s programs uphold keeping the welfare of the horse as the primary consideration in all activities and encourage the use of standard rules for holding and judging events.
Big Numbers at the 2016 Madness
The Madness AQHA and NSBA show sponsored by the Southern Ohio Quarter Horse Association has been seeing large numbers during the first two days of its run at Roberts Arena in Wilmington, Ohio.
2015 NSBA Horse of the Year Announced
The Horse of the Year award is designed to represent the best horse in a given year. Each year the Board of Directors will present the Horse of the Year Award to the owner of the horse, which is most deserving of this prestigious award based on NSBA participation, show record and points earned in that year. This year, the National Snaffle Bit Association recognizes For One Night Only as the recipient for the 2015 Horse of the Year.
Equine Herpes Virus Update
The State of Oklahoma is home to countless horse owners and many large equine events. Due to the potentially serious consequences, news of an Equine Herpes Virus incident has caused questions and concerns throughout the horse industry.
Horse owners, event managers, and veterinarians should be aware of a recent outbreak of neurologic Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) at a racetrack in New Mexico.
“A quarantine remains at Sunland Park Racetrack in New Mexico and Frontera, a local horse-training center,” said Dr. Rod Hall, state Veterinarian of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. (ODAFF)
Sunland has been under quarantine and racing has been suspended. Hopefully, we have seen the worst of this particular incident. There are no related cases of EHV-1 in Oklahoma.
New Certificate of Eligibility Requirements
Beginning January 1, 2016 horses entered in any NSBA class except for Dual Approved classes require a Certificate of Eligibility for competition.
What is a Certificate of Eligibility?
A Certificate of Eligibility is a new requirement for horses being shown in any NSBA class except for Dual Approved classes. If your horse is already enrolled in NSBA’s Breeders Championship Futurity or Stallion Incentive Fund License Program, you already have a Certificate of Eligibility. If your horse is not already enrolled, you can receive the required certificate by registering with NSBA.
2016 NSBA Rulebook
The 2016 NSBA Official Handbook is now available in a PDF version online or in print. Learn more about all of the changes by downloading the new book.
To request a printed copy, please contact the NSBA office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-623-6722.
Disclaimer: Because the online version of the NSBA's rulebook can be updated throughout the year, it should be considered the most current version of the NSBA Official Handbook.