Prepping for Hurricane Irma: Horse community unites to stay safe

Prepping for Hurricane Irma: Horse community unites to stay safe

For the second time in less than a month the horse community is reaching out to help each other in the wake of adversity. In late August, a major relief effort — consisting of both monetary and supply donations — was coordinated to aid horses and their caretakers in Texas and Louisiana impacted by Hurricane […]

Zuidema tried out World Champion Al Wayz On Your Mind in yoga pants

Zuidema tried out World Champion Al Wayz On Your Mind in yoga pants

Al Wayz On Your Mind collected his third win at the National Snaffle Bit Association’s World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity this week in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This time Katy Jo Zuidema rode the 2014 bay gelding to a win in the 3-Year-Old Novice Horse Hunter Under Saddle to get the competition started in the […]

InStride Edition sad to report the passing of The Rock

InStride Edition sad to report the passing of The Rock

Promising young American Quarter Horse Association stallion, The Rock, has died, according to owner Loretta Magnuson, owner of Magnuson Farm LLC, Mound, Minnesota. “With deepest regrets I would like to announce the death of The Rock, she said this morning. “It started with a reaction to anthestia after elective surgery. He developed neuralgia (an inflammation […]

NSBA World show sees repeat winners in Wednesday competition

NSBA World show sees repeat winners in Wednesday competition

The National Snaffle Bit Association made competition at its 2017 World Championship Show in Tulsa an early day on Wednesday as it prepared for its annual Awards Banquet held at the Doubletree Hotel. But there was still plenty of action in all three arenas as new World Champions were crowned and Breeders Championship Futurity winners […]

Trail and Western Pleasure take center stage Tuesday in Tulsa

Trail and Western Pleasure take center stage Tuesday in Tulsa

It was a busy day Tuesday in the Super Duty Arena as Trail dominated the morning’s competition at the National Snaffle Bit Association’s World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Angela Wade ruled the Amateur Trail, with a total of 42 entries, by collecting both a Championship and Reserve Championship trophy. Wade […]

Orphan foal makes debut at NSBA World Show; Recap of competition

Orphan foal makes debut at NSBA World Show; Recap of competition

    He had a shaky start in life but on Monday a yearling gelding, orphaned at birth, fulfilled the dreams of his breeder and owner by making his show debut at the National Snaffle Bit Association’s World Championship Show in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Although he didn’t place in the Top 10 in the Open and […]

NSBA welcomes competitors to Tulsa for 12th Annual World Show

NSBA welcomes competitors to Tulsa for 12th Annual World Show

Things are heating up here in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as the National Snaffle Bit Association (NSBA) prepares to host its 12th Annual World Championship Show. Judging started today and will continue tomorrow in Show Your Colors AQHA/NSBA Dual Approved classes. World Show classes start on Monday and continue over seven days. More than $500,000 in cash […]

AQHA moves to end Incentive Fund

AQHA moves to end Incentive Fund

As a means to conclude the program, the American Quarter Horse Association Incentive Fund will not accept foal nominations past 2018 and, effective immediately, will no longer accept stallion nominations. “The AQHA Incentive Fund was a landmark program for the equine industry, having paid out more than $80 million in its lifetime,” said AQHA Chief […]

AQHA family mourns the death of Peter J. Cofrancesco III

AQHA family mourns the death of Peter J. Cofrancesco III

Funeral services are pending for AQHA Past President Peter J. Cofrancesco III, who passed away Aug. 1. Peter, 45, was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in March. A case displaying his memorabilia was unveiled July 26 at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo. Peter said his emergence as […]

Entries open for Congress Super Sale, Stakes Sale

Entries are now being accepted for the 51st Annual Congress Super Sale, according to Mike Jennings of the Professional Horse Services, LLC, management team. “The Congress Super Sale has proven to be the best Show Horse Auction in America, with the largest crowd to attend any horse auction in the Country.  The 2017 Super Sale […]

AQHA replacing rope gates with metal gates in Trail

AQHA replacing rope gates with metal gates in Trail

If you and your horse are used to opening and closing a metal gate, that maneuver will come in handy, as the American Quarter Horse Association is replacing rope gates with metal gates in Trail classes at two AQHA world championship shows this year. Exhibitors can view an example on AQHA’s Youtube channel of the  type […]

Tom Powers Futurity opens today in Michigan with wide range of classes

Tom Powers Futurity opens today in Michigan with wide range of classes

The Tom Powers Futurity, now in its 38th year got started today with great weather, great competition and great prizes. Stall rentals this year are about the same as last year, according to founder Tom Powers. The event is one of the largest and longest-running futurities in the world. A pre-futurity was featured on Sunday […]

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