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
Norm Luba of Louisville, Kentucky, has been an AQHA life member since 1995 and an AQHA director since 2011. He has served on the AQHA Stud Book and Registration Committee for the past three years. Norm has also served on the AQHA Public Policy Committee and the affiliate council.
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.
The March The Way To Go is Now Online!
Mike and Jan Hay operate Pilot Knob Quarter Horses, a full service breeding facility, in Pinnacle, North Carolina. Their farm graces the cover of the March issue of The Way To Go and is this month’s Cover Story. Learn how the pleasure horse industry, including NSBA and its alliance members, has an international reach in “The Global Village.” Non-Pros share how a futurity foundation can help an All Around horse quickly transition to its new career. We also feature Non-Pros who have made recent transitions in their own show careers. The Way To Go also introduces you to the 2017 NSBA board members, as well as the officers and directors who currently lead the NSBA Foundation. Stephanie Lynn discusses ways to overcome the stress of competition, and the Chisholm Challenge is this month’s featured show. All this and more in the March issue of The Way To Go!
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.
Final Fun In The Sun Champions Crowned
The third year of the Fun In The Sun NSBA All Breed horse show concluded with entries approximately even with 2016 numbers. “We had a great year,” said Tammy Schuster, who with Dean Bogart created the show.
Fun In The Sun Lives Up To Its Name
On a day when much of the country faced cold weather, the Fun In The Sun NSBA All Breed Show saw sunny skies and temperatures in the 60’s at Fox Lea Farm in Venice, Florida. The Way To Go caught up with several of the first day's champions.
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.
Riders Cup Exhibitors Earn Nearly $20,000 Thursday in Georgia
NSBA members who showed in the 2016 Riders Cup Western Riding, Horsemanship, Hunter Under Saddle and Western Pleasure classes on Thursday at the Georgia Classic AQHA show competed for their share of nearly $20,000 in payouts on the second day of Riders Cup classes.
2016 Riders Cup Pays More Than $5,000 To Trail Exhibitors Wednesday
Trail exhibitors at the Georgia Classic AQHA Show earned more than $5,000 in earnings while competing in NSBA Riders Cup classes, which began Wednesday during the show at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, Georgia. Riders Cup classes joined more than 60 AQHA Trail entries on the first day of the show.
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.
2016 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
The National Snaffle Bit Association is proud to announce its 2016 Hall of Fame inductees in three categories. Radical Rumors is named to the Show Horse division, Good Version is inducted in the Breeding Horse category and The Hannagan Family is honored in the Individual class.
Good Version leaves his legacy as a leading sire with a distinguished list of offspring. He sired more than 1,300 foals with 432 becoming AQHA point earnings. More notably, his get have earned $578,337.97 in NSBA earnings, $558,041.92 in AQHA Incentive Fund earnings and more than 37,000 AQHA points. Some of his offspring include Show Diva, Batt Mann, RV Won Good Version, Gypsys Little Image and RL Cocoas Version. Good Version Inc, co-owned by John Wainscott and Bill & Brenda Guffey, purchased the stallion in November 1993 as a three year old year and owned him for the duration of his career until his death in 2006.
The Hannagan Family is well known to many Midwesterners for their horse show facility and management team. Patriarch of the family, Gordon Hannagan, had a vision of creating a place to host auctions and equine events. Their facility, appropriately named ‘Gordyville’ has 160,000 square feet of space and has two 100 x 270 arenas and can hold up to 650 stalls. The Hannagan Family has hosted NSBA events since they opened their doors in 1988 including the Pleasure Jubilee and Breeders Classic Yearling Sale. They also held some of the first Equestrians With Disabilities classes in the country. Mary Hannagan has also served on the Show Management Committee for NSBA. The Hannagans continue to work together as a family from show management to announcing and even helping with the back gate, they continue to impact the horse industry and NSBA.
NSBA congratulates all of the Hall of Fame Inductees. They will each be honored at the annual Awards Banquet on August 17, 2016 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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Established in 1983, the National Snaffle Bit Association has expanded from its roots of the pleasure horse to recognize various disciplines and eight breed associations in competition. NSBA’s programs uphold keeping the welfare of the horse as the primary consideration in all activities and encourage the use of standard rules for holding and judging events.
Equine Herpes Virus Update
The State of Oklahoma is home to countless horse owners and many large equine events. Due to the potentially serious consequences, news of an Equine Herpes Virus incident has caused questions and concerns throughout the horse industry.
Horse owners, event managers, and veterinarians should be aware of a recent outbreak of neurologic Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1) at a racetrack in New Mexico.
“A quarantine remains at Sunland Park Racetrack in New Mexico and Frontera, a local horse-training center,” said Dr. Rod Hall, state Veterinarian of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. (ODAFF)
Sunland has been under quarantine and racing has been suspended. Hopefully, we have seen the worst of this particular incident. There are no related cases of EHV-1 in Oklahoma.
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.
2016 NSBA Rulebook
The 2016 NSBA Official Handbook is now available in a PDF version online or in print. Learn more about all of the changes by downloading the new book.
To request a printed copy, please contact the NSBA office at email@example.com or 847-623-6722.
Disclaimer: Because the online version of the NSBA's rulebook can be updated throughout the year, it should be considered the most current version of the NSBA Official Handbook.