September The Way To Go Now Available Online
Kelly Smith’s Willy Wanna Be Me graces the cover of the September issue of The Way To Go, which is now available online. Learn about Kelly’s 40 years of winning Quarter Horses, read a recap of the largest NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity and its second annual NSBA Kaplow Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale, see how horse shows have become big business for host cities, learn how to choose the best towing vehicle as well as how to use social media to your advantage, and learn from Stephanie Lynn how words impact your success in the show ring.
Cannizzaro and King Earn Big Checks in Equine Sports Medicine Buyers Choice, Equine Chronicle Color Classic at Reichert Celebration
It’s not often that riders get to show for a $30,000 first place check, but such was the case for Angie Cannizzaro, riding Best Game In Town for Stanley and Susan Scott Friday night at the Reichert Celebration. As she has for much of the summer, Cannizzaro piloted “Georgia” to the winner’s circle, this time winning the Equine Sports Medicine Reichert Sale Stakes Two Year Old Buyers Choice Open Western Pleasure.
NSBA Yearling Sale Grad Simply Ziprageous and David Archer, Nancy Ditty, and Carly Parks Win Big At Reichert Celebration on Friday
NSBA Kaplow Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale Graduate Simply Ziprageous, who had just won $3,805 in the 2014 NSBA World Championship Show’s Sale Graduate payout, added another $15,000 to her winnings Friday at the 2014 Reichert Celebration.
Naturally Lazy and Wade Parks Take Reichert Celebration’s Harris Three Year Old and Older Limited Western Pleasure
Wade Parks piloted Naturally Lazy, a three-year-old mare bred and raised by Belinda Harris of Cottontown, Tennessee, to win the Harris Three Year Old and Older Limited Western Pleasure Thursday night at the Reichert Celebration in Fort Worth, Texas.
Lisa Ligon Leads NSBA Winners in Wednesday’s Reichert Celebration Classes
Lisa Ligon started the day on Wednesday with two NSBA championships in the NSBA Two Year Old Limited Hunter Under Saddle and NSBA Two Year Old Color Breed Hunter Under Saddle, and by day’s end she had earned a total four NSBA championship titles at the Reichert Celebration in Fort Worth, Texas.
NSBA World Show Sees Increase in Over Fence Entries on Final Day
The National Snaffle Bit Association jumped into the final day of its World Championship Show experiencing a 22 percent increase in entries for its over fence classes. Saturday, NSBA hosted an AQHA and Special Event Over Fences show, and the final day of the world show featured NSBA World Show classes along with an AQHA Special Event held concurrently.
Heroes and Final Rail, Pattern Class Winners Named at 2014 NSBA World Championship Show
The NSBA World Championship Show recognized Heroes On Horses, and some familiar and some new exhibitors emerged as world champions on the last day of rail and pattern classes on Saturday. The show concluded on Sunday with world championship over fence classes combined with an AQHA Special Event show.
Friday Sees New Champions Named at the NSBA World Championship Show
It was an emotional win in the Three Year Old Open Western Pleasure for Angie Rigdon Cannizzaro (pictured at left), of Purcell, Oklahoma in the Ford Truck Arena at the NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Friday.
She rode Wearin Only Moonlite to the world championship for owner Lauren Love, of Dallas, Texas. “This is just the best horse I’ve ever had the privilege to ride,” she said.
Jesse James Steals Hearts and the Show at Thursday’s NSBA World Championship Show
Jesse James the horse was named a world champion today in the Two Year Old Non-Pro Hunter Under Saddle with his owner Courtney Battison, but today we would like to share the story of another Jesse James that you may not know.
2013 NSBA Kaplow Insurance BCF Sale Graduates Earn Big Checks During Inaugural Classes
Nine graduates from the 2013 NSBA Kaplow Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale earned their share of the $34,250 purse for those horses shown in a designated class during their two year old year at this year’s NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity.
Ever So Sudden, and No Doubt Im Trouble each earned the highest checks among the 2013 sale graduates.
Wednesday Brings Hunter Under Saddle, Western Pleasure Champions at NSBA World Championship Show
Wednesday’s National Snaffle Bit Association World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Show saw several world champions and Breeders Championship Futurity champions named at the competition continued.
Tuesday Sees More Champions Named at NSBA World Show and Breeders Championship Futurity
It was another busy day at the NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity at the Built Ford Tough Complex in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Tuesday, with activities that included the first ever Performance Halter Get of Sire Class and the first competitors vying for their share of the 2014 purse for 2013 NSBA Kaplow Insurance Breeders Championship Futurity Yearling Sale graduates.
First Champions Named as 2014 NSBA World Show and Breeders Championship Futurity Begins
The National Snaffle Bit Association’s World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity started with a flurry on Monday, August 11, at the Built Ford Tough Complex in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with competition active in three arenas and numerous world and futurity champions named.
NSBA Youth Win Big at the Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show
NSBA Youth members had a huge showing at the 2014 Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association’s World Championship Show, held this week in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
NSBA Foundation Announces 2014 Scholarship Winners
The National Snaffle Bit Association Foundation has announced a trio of young ladies - Bailey Anderson, Rebecca Anderson and Mary Huddleston - have each earned $1,000 scholarships through the organization.
NSBA 2013 High Point Award Winners Named
The National Snaffle Bit Association announces their 2013 year-end award winners. Results can be found online on this website in the Showing dropdown menu under 2013 Point Standings. Award winners will be recognized during the NSBA Banquet in August. Stay tuned for additional information regarding the banquet. NSBA congratulates all year-end award winners and wishes them continued success during the 2014 show season!
NSBA Unveils Riders Cup
The National Snaffle Bit Association is excited to unveil a new program that will allow participating NSBA members to compete for an estimated $100,000 purse this fall. In its first year, the NSBA Riders Cup will be held October 4-5 at Roberts Arena in Wilmington, Ohio, just prior to the 2014 All American Quarter Horse Congress.
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.
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.