May Issue of The Way To Go Now Online
Hot Ones Only graces the cover of the May issue of NSBA’s The Way To Go. Mark and Tammy Dyer's Taymar Ranch is the home of not only this famous AQHA stallion, but also NSBA’s Horse of the Year Rock County Kid and D Designs Show Clothing. Learn more about each in this month's Cover Story. The May issue also welcomes 16 new NSBA judges, features NSBA sponsor Tribute Equine Nutrition, while Stephanie Lynn ponders the thrill of success as seen through the eyes of some of this year's top professionals, and we highlight The Madness and the Silver Dollar Circuit AQHA and NSBA shows.
Congratulations to NSBA Champions at the Virginia Classic
NSBA would like to congratulate the Virginia Quarter Horse Association on its successful recent Virginia Classic NSBA and AQHA show! We would also like to recognize the winners of several classes:Hylton Maiden Western Pleasure
Made By J, Taft Dickerson for Candice Hall and Cory Seebach (pictured above, photo courtesy of Eric Hardesty)
2015 Hall of Fame Announcement
The National Snaffle Bit Association is proud to announce the inductees into its prestigious Hall of Fame for 2015.
EQUESTRIANS WITH DISABILITIES CLASSES OFFERED FOR THE FIRST TIME AT All American Quarter Horse Congress in 2015.
Officials from the Ohio Quarter Horse Association have announced they will be offering dual approved (AQHA/NSBA) classes for Equestrians with Disabilities at the 2015 All American Quarter Horse Congress.
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!
NSBA Announces 2014 Horse of the Year Recipient: Rock County Kid
NSBA Announces 2014 Horse of the Year Recipient: Rock County KidRock County Kid, owned by Sharnai Thompson of Pilot Point, Texas was named NSBA’s 2014 Horse of the Year. “Rocky” was campaigned successfully by Sharnai and trainers Rusty and Katie Green and Maggie Grandquist in Open and Non-Pro Western Pleasure events.
NSBA Announces Four New Members of Quarter Million Dollar Club
The National Snaffle Bit Association has announced a quartet of professional trainers who have become the newest members of the association’s Quarter Million Dollar Club.
Brian Baker, of Sunbury, OH; Angie Rigdon Cannizzaro, of Purcell, OK; Andy Cochran, of Roberts, GA; and Bret Parrish, of Pavo, GA, have become the newest members of the association to earn $250,000 in lifetime NSBA earnings, bringing the total number of riders in the distinguished group to 24. (The four are pictured above L-R: Brian Baker, Angie Rigdon Cannizzaro, Andy Cochran and Bret Parrish)
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.
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.