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Hold Your Applause

Hold Your Applause

Applause is praise for a job well done. Society has taught us to recognize achievement by rhythmically slapping our hands together so it’s only natural for spectators to clap, even hoot ‘n’ holler for an exhibitor who has placed well in a class. But for horses, who are prey animals that are put on alert […]

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 […]

The Midwest Appaloosa Classic held last weekend in Minnesota

The Midwest Appaloosa Classic held last weekend in Minnesota

  The Midwest Appaloosa Classic, held Aug. 5-6, at the Minnesota Equestrian Center, turned out to be a rainy weekend but that didn’t deter exhibitors.   “We have definitely seen an increase in entries this year,” said Wissota Appaloosa president Sara Schwartz.   It was the first time the Classic has been held at the […]

New World Champions Crowned at the AQHYA World Show

New World Champions Crowned at the AQHYA World Show

  Thirty five new youth world champions were crowned this week in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the American Quarter Horse Association hosted its annual Youth World Show. Exhibitors from across the globe flocked to the sooner state to compete for a coveted world show globe. Kicking things off this year was a veteran to the […]

Tom Powers releases final results with payouts from this year’s futurity

Tom Powers releases final results with payouts from this year’s futurity

    There’s a very good reason that the Tom Powers Triple Challenge is one of the largest and longest-running futurities in the world. Its founder keeps the focus directly on the owners and exhibitors. Each year, after the conclusion of the event, held the last week of June in Berrien Springs, Michigan, Tom Powers […]

Keep your head high, your heart humble and your “Assets Pretty”

Keep your head high, your heart humble and your “Assets Pretty”

It took Meghan Tierney, of Augusta, New Jersey a grand total of 30 seconds to know that Pretty Assets was the horse for her. What she could never have imagined is how big a role the pretty bay mare would come to play in her life.   In the spring of 2016, after taking a […]

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 […]