The April The Way To Go is Online
The April The Way To Go features two men with a passion for Hunter Under Saddle and over fences horses and for keeping the long-term goals for their horses and clients. These passions drive Scott Jones and David Miller in their training business, showstring, whom we feature in this month’s Cover Story. Also in the April issue, we look back at 2016 by featuring the year-end high point award winners, as well as the top ten futurity shows and Dual-Approved events of 2016. Since the NSBA Exhibitor Lists calculate exhibitors’ earnings over the previous three years, we’ve also featured the top ten exhibitors by earnings from 2014-2016. Stephanie Lynn looks at how we each define winning in this month’s Sound Advice. All this and more is featured in the April issue of The Way To Go!
AQHA Convention Recognizes Members & Horses
Last week, the American Quarter Horse Association hosted its annual Convention. Many NSBA members and horses were recognized as Hall of Fame recipients, Professional Horseman and Executive Committee members.
AQHA Executive Committee
Norm Luba was elected as AQHA’s newest Executive Committee member
New Leadership, Rules Announced at 2017 IBHA Convention
The 2017 International Buckskin Horse Association hosted its 2017 convention at the Clarion Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 16-19 and announced new leadership as well as rule changes and additions to its World Championship Show.
Incoming president Michael Stadler reported interest in the 2017 convention was up over previous years, with the office seeing an increase in attendance of 15 percent. Office manager Deanna O’Keefe also reported seeing an increase in membership and registration over previous years, which she sees as an encouraging trend for the coming year.
NSBA Horse Of The Year: Lexus Made Lady
NSBA Announces 2016 Horse Of The Year: Lexus Made Lady
The National Snaffle Bit Association has announced Lexus Made Lady, owned by Anchored Soul LLC, of as NSBA’s 2016 Horse Of The Year. The 2013 mare known as Iggy was shown successfully by Cody Parrish, of Pavo, Georgia, in Open events and Abi Tuiososopo in Non-Pro events throughout 2016.
NSBA Hall of Fame Horse Hes Just To Sharp passes
NSBA Hall of Fame Horse Hes Just To Sharp has passed away.
‘Travis’ was born on March 3, 1988 at BSB-R11 Quarter Horse Farm in Sturgis, Michigan.
Vital Signs Are Good Laid To Rest
NSBA is sad to report that Vital Signs Are Good, NSBA’s 2007 Horse of the Year has been laid to rest at age 17.
‘Lucy’ was known for her excellence beginning in the Western Pleasure pen but also had some of her greatest accomplishments seen in Western Riding and all around events.
Cole Baker added to NSBA's Quarter Million Dollar Club
NSBA congratulates Cole Baker of Dunnellon, Florida as the most recent addition to NSBA’s Quarter Million Dollar Club. Cole crossed over the mark in 2016 taking his total lifetime NSBA earnings to $262,208.09 at the end of the year.
Riders Cup Pays Out More Than $46,087
The 2016 Riders Cup classes concluded on Friday, paying out more than $16,000 in purse money to participating NSBA members. Over the past three days, the program paid more than $46,087. Friday’s classes included Showmanship, Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure events.
Rusty Green Reaches NSBA Million Dollar Milestone
When Rusty Green, of Pilot Point, Texas, was named reserve champion in the Congress Masters Two Year Old Snaffle Bit Western Pleasure Saturday night aboard Whatilikeaboutyou, his $5,880 earnings for Capital Quarter Horses LLC pushed him to a career milestone that only one other rider has achieved - winning one million dollars in lifetime earnings in National Snaffle Bit Association-sanctioned events. He joins Gil Galyean as the only other rider to achieve this career mark.
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.