Two-time PBR World Champion Justin McBride
Accepts Exemption Invitation to Compete in the Bull Riding Event at World’s Richest One-Day Rodeo, RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER
Western sports’ all-time highest money earner to compete in bull riding event
OMAHA, Neb. –Two-time PBR World Champion Justin McBride has accepted an exemption invitation to compete in the bull riding event during RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN, presented by Polaris RANGER, on March 2, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Nov 25, 2013, 15:06
Championship Bull Riding at WestWorld in Scottsdale
It was near six, the sun was almost down when the bulls began bucking, witnessed by a well over half filled stadium at Westworld. CBR made it to Scottsdale, Arizona on Saturday, October 19, 2013 and what an adrenaline filled night it was.
Championship Bull Riding only selects the biggest, baddest bulls from 12 different ranches. These bulls graze on grass from states like Oklahoma, Colorado, and Texas; not as diverse as where the 24 riders came from that rode them bulls. Although, either bull or rider there was no mistaking only the best of the best showed up that night.
Nov 25, 2013, 15:04
Dale "Tuffy" Cooper, Nov. 7, 1925-Nov. 17, 2013
Dale "Tuffy" Cooper, considered a pioneer in the sport of roping and patriarch of one of the greatest rodeo families in the history of the sport, died Nov. 17 at his home in Monument, N.M., after breaking his hip in a fall. He was 88.
Cooper, an inductee in the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City and the Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, was exceptional in all three roping disciplines and was also widely respected as a teacher of the sport, an announcer, rodeo judge and radio reporter.
Nov 25, 2013, 10:05
Zoetis Partners with Customers to Provide $1.2 Million to FFA, AABP, AAEP Programs
Industry Support Program has donated more than $5.9 million since 2008
FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Nov. 25, 2013 — Students involved in agriculture rely on support from their teachers, mentors and the industry. For the fifth year, Zoetis has partnered with veterinarians, animal health suppliers and dealer customers to support youth through its Industry Support Program. The 2013 spring program has raised $1,231,243 to benefit students through FFA, the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) Foundation and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation.
Nov 25, 2013, 10:02
20 more competitors from Tie-Down Roping and Barrel Racing qualifying events advance to THE AMERICAN
This weekend, Tie-Down Roping and Barrel Racing events were held advancing 20 more competitors to THE AMERICAN Semifinals. The Tie-Down Roping event was held in Amarillo, Texas at the Tri State Fairgrounds and the Bill Cody Arena. The Barrel Racing event was held in Jackson, Miss. at the Kirk Fordice Equine Center. THE AMERICAN Semifinals will take place in Mesquite, Texas on Feb. 22-23, 2014. The top finishers from each event after the qualifier will advance to RFD-TV’s THE AMERICAN Presented by Polaris RANGER on March 2, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. THE AMERICAN is the richest one-day rodeo in history, with a payout of $2 million.
Nov 25, 2013, 10:00
Celebrities and local heroes will compete on reining horses
Ted Levine • Lyle Lovett • Michael Schumacher • David Yurman
Free After Party with American Idol's Kristy Lee Cook
Friday, December 6 at 6 p.m. • Oklahoma State Fair Park
National Reining Horse Association Futurity
Since 2007, the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) has produced a unique, entertaining reining horse event to benefit a local Oklahoma charity. The 2013 event will benefit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum and will be held in Oklahoma City during the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show on Friday, December 6 at 6 p.m.
Nov 25, 2013, 09:59
ARIZONA SUN CIRCUIT 2014 –SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
Exciting changes are being made to benefit the many exhibitors and attendees of Sun Circuit. 2014.
Reiners will have a new schedule with 2 reining arenas operating on many days. An additional warm up area is being planned to accommodate the reiners. The latest current estimated completion time for a reining arena will be 7:30 PM and many days as early as 5. The NRHA classes will be held over four days versus 2 days to allow for earlier completion times throughout the show. The NRHA classes will now be affiliate shows of Arizona Reining Horse Association. To add to the excitement Sun Circuit is offering of two CRI qualifying reinings. This will be the first of such offering anywhere in the western United States. Everyone will get an opportunity to watch some of the greatest riders and horses from around the world qualify for future FEI events.
Nov 24, 2013, 11:37
Four States Ag Expo has an exciting announcement to share
March of 2014 the Ag Expo is excited to ad John Lyons to the top of our list of presenters at the show!
Times and Clinic titles will be on our web page soon.
John Lyons is one of the most respected trainers around the world. He is known as “America’s Most Trusted Horseman” and he has earned that title through 30 years of dedication to horses and horse owners. His ideas and concepts in horse training have influenced every level of performance, every style of riding and every breed of horse throughout the world. His ideas and work have directly changed thousands of lives. John’s sincere regard for people and the horses they love has remained unchanged throughout his career.
Nov 24, 2013, 11:35
Glitz, glamour & high-dollar gambles on the finest, young horseflesh
Some of the Country’s wealthiest individuals and most talented horsemen will converge on Fort Worth to bid on 50 of the most sought after yearlings in the cutting industry. Set to take place on Tuesday December 10, 2013 during the 2013 NCHA Futurity, the Black Tie Select Yearling Sale & Gala is the first event of its kind to be held with a cutting.
Nov 24, 2013, 07:34
Reminders on NCHA Medication Policy
NCHA’s Medication Policy contained in the NCHA Handbook of Rules and Regulations is designed, first and foremost, to protect the welfare of the horses competing while also protecting the integrity of the competition. As a reminder to all exhibitors, horses competing at the 2013 NCHA World Championship Futurity will be randomly selected for drug testing. In addition, the winner of each class will be tested in accordance with NCHA Policies.
Nov 24, 2013, 07:33
2013 Farnam Superhorse
AQHA crowned the 2013 Farnam Superhorse and Oklahoma City Leading Owner at the AQHA World Show. Un Forgettable was crowned the 2013 Farnam Superhorse at this year's AQHA World Show.
During the past week, the top exhibitors and horses from around the world have competed at the 2013 Bank of America Amateur and American Quarter Horse Association Open World Championship Show at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.
Nov 24, 2013, 07:31
“The All-Around” AQHA’s new talk show
“The All-Around” AQHA’s new talk show, “The All-Around,” hits on the AQHA Proud campaign, shows you fashion for your dog and horse, and offers updates from the 2013 AQHA World Show.
“The All-Around” hits on the AQHA Proud campaign, shows you fashion for your dog and horse, and offers updates from the 2013 AQHA World Show.
Nov 24, 2013, 07:30
The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry releases horse industry impact study
The Oklahoma Equine Alliance as well as state legislators and top executives from breed organizations and private entities gathered today to recognize Oklahoma’s thriving equine industry.
The Oklahoma Equine Alliance released a comprehensive study showing the economic impact generated by the Oklahoma equine industry reached $3.6 billion in 2012, yielding roughly 35,070 full-time-equivalent jobs. The study was completed in 2013 and commissioned by members of the Oklahoma Equine Alliance.
Nov 24, 2013, 07:28
NFR CALIBER RODEO COMES TO SCOTTSDALE
COLORADO SPRINGS – As part of its ongoing commitment to increasing the popularity of the cowboy sport, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association will launch a special made-for-TV series of Champions Challenge rodeos this year on Great American Country (GAC), featuring 10 top competitors in each event and the sport’s best livestock.
There will be a Champions Challenge in Scottsdale Az on Feb 27 2014 followed by the famous Parada del Sol PRCA rodeo on Feb 28th, March 1 and 2nd. Each of these events, will be held in conjunction with a regularly-scheduled PRCA rodeo and will offer $80,000 in added money “You have the best guys going against the best stock in a one-head event,” said four-time World Champion Bareback Rider Bobby Mote.
Nov 24, 2013, 07:10
NRHA names Gary Carpenter as Commissioner
After an extensive search and interview process, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors gave their unanimous stamp of approval to fill its vacant leadership position. Today, the worldwide standard-setting body for the sport welcomes Gary Carpenter as the new NRHA Commissioner. Carpenter plans to attend the upcoming NRHA Futurity and to take on full leadership responsibilities in January 2014.
|Gary Carpenter |
NRHA President Beth Himes commented on the decision, “Gary has traveled the world working on a variety of equine industry topics and has the expertise to help grow Reining worldwide. I look forward to partnering with him to perpetuate the success we’ve seen in recent years.”
Nov 24, 2013, 07:06
Wuesthofen Wins USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final
Kansas City, Mo. – A talented field of competitors entered the Kemper Arena on Saturday, November 16, in hopes of winning the USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final at the United Professional Horsemen's Association (UPHA) American Royal National Championship. The judging panel comprised of Kim Cowart (Statesville, N.C.), Sandra Currier (Bellville, Texas) and Cecile Hetzel Dunn (Weirsdale, Fla.) unanimously declared Jessica Wuesthofen the champion. The Verona, Wis., native received the Gold medal after demonstrating her excellent equitation skills aboard Michelle Werry’s CH EQ Chanti’s Prayer both on the rail and during pattern work. By winning the USEF Saddle Seat Medal Final, she claimed the Saddle Seat Equitation Triple Crown after winning the National Horse Show "Good Hands" Final in October and the UPHA Challenge Cup earlier last week.
Nov 24, 2013, 07:04
New NRCHA Introductory Events reach out to other associations
New NRCHA Introductory Events reach out to other associationsIn an effort to build relationships with other clubs and associations, the National Reined Cow Horse Association Board of Directors has given the green light to a new "Introductory Event" NRCHA approval category in 2014.
Introductory Events are designed for non-NRCHA affiliated groups with no previous history offering NRCHA classes. Money won at Introductory Events will be counted as NRCHA earnings for horses and riders, but Introductory Events will not offer points toward Regional or National awards, or NRCHA Celebration of Champions qualification.
Nov 24, 2013, 07:01
New NRCHA Youth and Select divisions established for 2014
Riders at both ends of the age spectrum will enjoy additional competitive divisions within two of the largest National Reined Cow Horse Association horse show classes beginning in 2014.
The Non-Pro Select program is designed to increase participation among riders 55 and older at NRCHA Premier Events and affiliate shows. It adds a jackpot-only Select division to five existing NRCHA classes: the Non-Pro, Intermediate Non-Pro and Novice Non-Pro Bridle; and the Non-Pro Limited and $5,000 Non-Pro Limited.
Nov 24, 2013, 07:00
Success on the opening of the second phase of ticketing for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian GamesTM 2014 in Normandy:
50% of the passes sold in 24 hours! The initial goal of 150,000 tickets has been reached
The figures say it all. With nine months until the event start, the Normandy 2014 Organising Committee has already recorded 102,000 pages viewed on the ticketing site and sold 150,000 places for the various competitions. This symbolic target was exceeded yesterday, Monday 18 November 2013, the day that tickets for the general public passes went on sale. It was a day that sent the counting device into turmoil on the official website for the organising committee (www.normandy2014.com), with over 15,000 visits. Evidence then that the appeal of this international equestrian event, the largest sports event organised in France next year, extends far beyond just its members.
Nov 24, 2013, 06:55
Rose Bowl Parade
Look for the Calizona Appaloosa Horse Club in the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, 2014 (Entry 68). Calizona was one of only 16 Equestrian groups selected to ride the upcoming Rose Parade and they will also appear in the Tournament’s Equestfest on December 29, 2013 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Besides the Rose Parade, the group was also invited to participate in the 2013 Hollywood Christmas Parade, a long standing event held the Sunday after Thanksgiving and this year on December 1, 2013.
Nov 24, 2013, 06:53