The December Issue of The Way To Go Is Available Online
AQHA Performance Sire Hot Ones Only, who graces the December The Way To Go cover, has set a high standard not only for his own performance but with the competitive edge he is passing on to his get. Learn more about how his foals are making their mark in the horse show world. NSBA also looks at Invitation Only’s phenomenal rise to the top of the all-Time Leading AQHA Sire’s list, and interviews those who worked with him, bred to him and have trained his offspring. The Way To Go also talks about marketing horses in today’s multi-media world, learns about more than 30 years of adjustments using kinesiology with Laird Burke, and Stephanie Lynn provides tips on making 2015 your most successful show season yet.
NSBA Resource Publishes Book on Affects of Facebook
In the April 2014 issue of The Way To Go, we discussed how comments in cyberspace impact the horse industry, and offered strategies to manage them. The article sparked a great deal of discussion when it first appeared. For those who are interested in learning more about Facebook-related issues, Dr. Suzana Flores, a clinical psychologist who participated in our article, recently published ‘Facehooked: How Facebook Affects Our Emotions, Relationships and Lives.’ To learn more about the book, visit http://drsuzanaflores.com.
Parks, Roberts and Wright Wrap Up APHA/NSBA World Championship Performance Classes
Wade Parks and Shannon Gillespie took a final victory lap around the John Justin Arena, after taking the world and reserve champion titles in the Three Year Old Western Pleasure Challenge on Saturday afternoon at the Will Rogers Equestrian Complex in Fort Worth, Texas.
Familiar Faces Highlight Thursday’s APHA and NSBA World Champions
It wasn’t “Throwback Thursday,” but there were definitely some familiar names among the world champions crowned at the APHA World Championship Show on Thursday.
Salsa and Silver Heat Up The Day at the APHA World Show
Salsa was on the menu for the APHA World Show’s exhibitor reception, sponsored by the Paint Horse Journal Wednesday evening, but Salsa - and Silver - also heated up the arena in the day's world show classes.
Tops On Tuesday: More APHA/NSBA World Champions Crowned
On a cool Veteran’s Day Tuesday, the American Paint Horse Association’s World Championship Show continued to crown APHA and NSBA world champions in Open and Non-Pro events including Hunter Under Saddle, Horsemanship and Western Pleasure.
New and Veteran Teams Top Monday’s APHA/NSBA World Champions
We found new teams and experienced show teams among Monday’s APHA and NSBA winners at the 2014 APHA World Championship Show at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Monday’s classes included Western Riding, Trail, Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure events.
It’s All In The Family With APHA Open Yearling Longe Line Champion A Scenic Ride
Kathie Kennedy took A Scenic Ride to a triple win in APHA, NSBA and Southern Belle Breeders portions of the Open Yearling Longe Line class on Sunday at the APHA World Championship Show. With the colt's champion pedigree, it wasn't hard to see winning in his future.
APHA World Show Awards More Than $50,000 in Saturday’s Sweepstakes Events
The air was electric with excitement in the John Justin Arena at the Will Rogers Equestrian Complex in Fort Worth, Texas, Saturday night as the American Paint Horse Association’s World Championship Show awarded more than $52,000 in cash during its Stakes and Sweepstakes events.
Color Breed Congress Puts the Color in Pleasure
It was Western Pleasure day at the Color Breed Congress on Friday at the Built Ford Tough Complex at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Western Pleasure and Trail competition took place for Appaloosa, Buckskin, Palomino and Pinto horses and exhibitors and included a number of NSBA competitors. The Way To Go visited with some of the day’s champions.
Colorful Winners Named Wednesday at Color Breed Congress
It was a colorful day for champions at the Color Breed Congress at the Built Ford Tough Complex at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Wednesday, and NSBA exhibitors were an active part of the competition.
“We’re expecting to have about 3,500 entries total during the show,” said Darrell Bilke, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Pinto Horse Association, host of the Color Breed Congress. “As of right now, we’ve had 366 NSBA entries go through the arena." The Way To Go visited with some of Wednesday's winners.
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.
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.