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CONTENTS 8th Annual Rock Bottom Chuckwagon Races

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ON THE COVER: The Fowler family is gearing up for their 8th Memorial Day weekend event and have added even more fun! – Photos by Pat & Cindy Bonish/Bonish Photo

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A new way to train Larry French’s changed style of traning gets to the “why.”

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Stay out of the barbed wire

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Pastor George Crumbly talks about God’s boundaries and staying on the right side of the fence.

CLUB NEWS 16 Arkansas Trail Riders Association 18 Arkansas Association for Morgan Horses 19 Arkansas Fast Trail Riders Assoc. 23 Arkansas Stock Horse Association 25 Horsemen of Arkansas

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Campfires, Trails and Tales By Steve Jones

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Rodeo wraps up Western Heritage Month in Fort Smith FORT SMITH, Ark. – The 81st Old Fort Days Futurity and Rodeo will be held May 26 through May 31 at Kay Rodgers Park in Fort Smith. Festivities kick off May 26 with the Old Fort Days Rodeo Parade and 5K Colordash, starting at 10 a.m. downtown. The Colordash is a new addition to the week of events. This fun run/ walk is for all ages and abilities and will start as the same time as the rodeo parade. Participants are covered with different colors of a non-toxic powder as the race progresses. Visit www.thecolordash5k.com to register for the race. Community leaders in Fort Smith declared May as Fort Smith Western Heritage Month and have planned a full slate of activities to highlight the area’s rich history. Events kick off the first weekend, May 2-4, with the “Hangin’ Judge & Old Fort Days Cutting Horse Show. Other events

include a Western art show at Frisco Station downtown; Judge Parker’s Rope War, a tug of war competition; a demonstration of Cowboy Mounted Shooting and the Old Fort Barrel Futurity and Derby May 17-24. The rodeo will be held each evening at 7. Ticket prices are $10 for reserved seating purchased in advance. A child’s advance ticket is $5 for ages 3 to 11. Tickets purchased the day of the show are $15. Get $2 off with a valid military ID on Monday night and on Tuesday and Wednesday, Family Nights, tickets are $5 each. Purchase tickets by calling 479-783-2393 or 1-800-364-1080 or go by the Kay Rodgers Park ticket office in Fort Smith after May 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For directions and more information visit oldfortdaysrodeo. com.

Horses for Healing seeks volunteers

25th Annual Southern Classic will benefit Hearts & Hooves

BENTONVILLE, AR-- Horses for Healing (HFH) is reaching out to the local community for volunteers to help make a positive difference in the lives of children with special needs across Northwest Arkansas. HFH’s next session begins April 21. Children will attend therapeutic riding lessons Mondays through Thursdays from 8:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. for 6 weeks. HFH provides therapeutic riding lessons to children with special needs which helps them grow physically, mentally, and emotionally. Oftentimes, children achieve breakthroughs in the saddle that traditional therapies have not been able to accomplish. Volunteers receive the privilege of seeing these young lives change each week as a unique bond forms among the team of child, horse and volunteer. Volunteer duties include helping the children make horserelated crafts in a classroom setting and walking alongside the child as they ride. But the volunteer’s greatest impact is the positive influence they build with the children. Volunteer orientation classes will be held in the morning from 9:00 a.m. till Noon on Monday, April 14 and Friday, April 18, and in the evening on Monday, April 14 and Thursday, April 17 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. New volunteers must attend only one of these classes. Make up days are available. No horse experience is needed, only a love for children. Horses for Healing is located at 14673 Daniels Road in Bentonville. Anyone interested in volunteering may contact Elaine Wall at elaine@horsesforhealingnwa.org or (317) 777-1701 or visit www.horsesforhealingnwa.org.

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The Old Fort Days Rodeo parade is held downtown and kicks off the annual event. This year’s parade will be held May 26.

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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The 25th Annual Southern Classic Charity Horse Show, a showcase for the Missouri Foxtrotting horse, will be held at the Carroll County Arena in Berryville, Ark., June 20-21. This year’s show will benefit Hearts & Hooves therapeutic riding center of Sherwood, Ark. The mission of Hearts & Hooves is to enrich the lives of people with disabilities through partnership with the horse. On Friday, June 20, a 4 p.m. a gaited trail obstacle course for adults and youth will be held. The show will open at 7 p.m. with a flag ceremony, invocation and introductions. A fellowship supper will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 21 in the Cattlemen’s Building. Saturday’s events start at 7 p.m. Paybacks will be offered in the championship classes. Registration and coggins tests are required for entry. The show managers are Andrew Hendrix, Debbie Cornett and Beverly Frizzell. For more information about the show and a full showbill, visit www. mofoxtrot.com/southernclassic, or contact Andrew Hendrix, 870-5041165 or email at hendrixandrew@yahoo.com.


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Rockin’ Fowlers work to keep Rock Bottom By Phyllis Ormsby Roundup publisher Photos by Pat and Cindy Bonish Bonish Photo

DENVER, Ark. – The recipe for success for the hugely popular Rock Bottom Chuckwagon Races? Add new and exciting ingredients each year! This is the eighth year for the Fowler family’s huge event and like every year, they have added even more fun and events to attract anyone looking to have a great time!

The Fowlers, Mike and Lou and children Janice, Luke and Jake, have turned the Rock Bottom Chuckwagon Race into a huge event for both spectators and competitors. Held each Memorial Day weekend, Rock Bottom will be held this year from May 22 through May 25. New additions for this year’s event include appearances by PBR stars Luke Snyder and Cody Hart, who will be available for autographs and to visit with fans, plus miniature bull riding and miniature bronc riding. Add that to the big lineup of events, which include two nights Arkansas Cowboy Association rodeo, pasture roping, goat roping, NBHA barrel racing, pasture bronc riding, team sorting, two days of chuckwagon racing, the Snowy River Race, trail rides, a ranch rodeo, bull riding and miniature bull riding, camping and four nights of live entertainment. Putting everything together is a lot of work, but the Fowlers make it fun. “You’ve got to make it fun,” Lou said. “If you don’t it’s just not worth it.” The whole thing started from a chance comment from a friend, who commented that they had a perfect place to hold a chuckwagon race: a huge “bottom area” surrounded by hills that make for perfect watching spots. Mike said the wheels starting turning in his head and the next

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Races event fresh and exciting each year thing they knew, Mike and Lou attended a meeting of the Arkansas Chuckwagon Racing Association in 2007 and proposed to hold a race at their farm. The Fowlers estimate that during last year’s event more than 6,000 people came to their farm in the small community of Denver, Ark., north of Harrison on Highway 396. Mike said the event grew about 30 percent last year, and he expects it to grow another 30 percent this year. A beautiful creek surrounds the area providing a perfect place to fish and swim, and as the Fowlers say, “there’s plenty of creek for everyone.” Mike and Lou and their children plus lots of their extended family worked hard putting together that first year’s event. Afterwards, Mike and Lou asked the kids if they wanted to do it again, and everyone agreed to do it again. “It was a lot of work, but it was a lot of fun,” Mike said. “We just keep trying to add a little something extra year, and it just seems to keep on growing.” Camping sites at Rock Bottom are available on a first-come, first-served basis, but call 870-749-2491 about reserving a site. Limited RV hookups are available for an additional charge. For more information about the Rock Bottom Chuckwagon Race, call 870749-2491 or visit their website at www.rockbottomchuckwagonraces.com.

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THURSDAY, MAY 22 NOON - GATES OPEN 7 p.m. – Mutton Bustin’ 8 p.m. - ACA Rodeo AFTER RODEO – Live entertainment by the CLAY SELF BAND FRIDAY, MAY 23 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Breakfast 10 a.m. Trail Ride 11 a.m. Pasture Roping 1 p.m. Team Sorting 7 p.m. Mutton Bustin’ 8 p.m. ACA Rodeo 10 p.m. Live entertainment DIRT ROAD SINNERS SATURDAY, MAY 24 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Breakfast 9:30 a.m. NBHA Barrel Racing exhibition 10 a.m. Guided Trail Ride 10:30 a.m. NBHA Barrel Racing Jackpot 1 head team roping to be held at conclusion of barrel race 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Chuck Wagon Races Pasture Bronc Fanning during intermission of chuck wagon races Snowy River Race to be held at conclusion of races 4 p.m. Kids events in arena (no horses) 6 p.m. Cowboy Mounted Shooting Demonstration ACA Rookie Bronc Riding 6:30 Ranch Rodeo introductions Porta Potty Race to be held in conjunction with the ranch rodeo 7:30 p.m. Ranch Rodeo After Ranch Rodeo Live Entertainment by Beau Jenkins followed by Kevin Upshaw SUNDAY, MAY 25 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. – Breakfast 9 a.m. – Cowboy church 10:30 a.m. Timed events 11 a.m. Trail Ride 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Chuck Wagon Races Pasture Bronc Fanning during intermission of chuck wagon races 6 p.m. – Cowboy Mounted Shooting 7 p.m. Bull Riding following shooting Miniature Bull Riding Minature Bronc Riding Ranch Bronc Buck Off Mud Wrestling, conclusion of events Survivor’s Party Entertainment by Beau Jenkins

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Stock dog training can begin at six months at six months of age. “We have found that the dogs really respond well when they are young. They are really open to learning new things and haven’t developed many bad habits when they are young,” Lori said. Rusty and Lori have been very successful in the show pen with their performance horses and recently discovered they enjoy training stock Even though these dogs are bred and trained to work, they dogs for the public, as still get lots of affection during training. well. Their training facility just outside of Searcy SEARCY, Ark. – If you have cattle or other has an indoor arena that works perfectly to livestock you need to move around, having a train any age dog. well-trained stock dog will make your life so “I have always had a good trained dog that much easier! people would want to buy from me,” Rusty Did you know that you do not have to said. wait until your puppy is a year old to get it In 30 days the Winchesters will have the trained? dog knowing its directions, lying down on Rusty and Lori Winchester of Winchester command and moving stock. In 60 days you Performance Horses and Stock Dogs have can have the dog catching stock and bringing had great success training puppies starting

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them to you, Rusty said. In 90 days you can have the dog not only catching stock and bringing them to you, but also driving them somewhere else, away from you, through gates and into pens, for example. Puppies are started on runner ducks then moved up to goats as they progress. The Winchesters are very careful to make sure the puppies grow in confidence and aren’t pushed too quickly or put in a situation where they are likely to get hurt. When the puppy is big enough and confident enough they begin to work cattle. Many times by age eight months, the young dog will be finished and ready to go work at home. How quickly a puppy progresses depends on the individual dog. The Winchesters will also be offering stud services and will have untrained and trained dogs for sale and will have a large selection of puppies out of working parents. They will also offer obedience training for any type dog. Training, either for stock or obedience, is $300 per month. For more information go to www.winchesterhorses.com and click on the dog page, or call Lori at 940-231-7188.


Stay out of the barbed wire By George Crumbly, Pastor

Several years ago I met a fella in Dallas that looked as if he came right out of the old west. He had a handle bar mustache with his britches tucked in some tall boots. He was a cowboy poet from Azle, Texas, and when he signed his name he always signed, “Keep out of the barbed wire.” I think about that saying often as I sign my devotional “stay out of the barbed wire.” My scripture today is found in Proverbs 22:28, “Remove not the ancient landmark which thy fathers have set.” A boundary is “something that indicates or fixes a limit or extent.” We are all familiar with boundaries in most everything we do in the world today, why just driving down the road there are boundaries with the lines painted on the road. A boundary marker sets the limits of a field and provides legal evidence of ownership; their movement or removal is forbidden and will be avenged by God. Whether anyone believes it or not God sets boundaries. God has rules that we are to follow. Growing up around cattle all of my life we worked with barbed wire. When you see a barbed wire fence the first thing you associate this with is the owner is trying to keep something inside. The owner wants to keep up with his animals, getting outside they can be in danger, the owner would lose them or as a liability someone else could get hurt. You might even say the fence separates the livestock from the dangers outside. Today we are in an imaginary fence, a fence that keeps us separated from the dangers outside. Our relationship with God is personal, and sin is when God tells us yes and we say no, and when God tells us no and we say yes. God has us out in the world everyday living upright in a crooked world. It always seemed like when a cow got out of our pasture there was always trouble to follow. There may be times you get out of God’s protective power; there is usually trouble to follow. The time when we think we don’t need this and we step out on our own only to

fall flat on our face. Our world continues to get farther and farther away from God and man thinks he can take and move that fence over, maybe a little at a time. God says do not move it! When working with barbed wire you must be careful. Today we must be careful to “keep out of the barbed wire.” We can say that today pertaining to life we need to stay away from those things that are dangerous, not just physically but spiritually. The Bible tells us to abstain from the very appearance of evil, in other words if it looks bad then, it is more than likely bad. You see not only does it look bad but like getting to close to the barbed wire, it will get you! God loves you. Do you love Him? Have you gotten out of the fence and strayed out in the world? Are you walking way too close to the edge? I always like to use an example of being on a mountain and I have a choice to walk next to the edge or stay way off. Chances are the closer to the edge we walk the more of a chance we have of falling. Listen to God. When He says yes, then do it whole heartedly! And when He says no, then don’t do it. Just listen and obey, and know that while you are reading this devotional I am praying for you. May God richly bless you. Be safe out there on the trail and until next time, stay out of the barbed wire. George Crumbly was born and raised in Central Florida where his family was involved in the citrus and cattle business. He and his wife Donna moved to her home state of Arkansas in 1982. They were saved in 1983 and called into the ministry shortly afterwards where they have served since 1984. The couple has three children and 7 grandchildren. George currently serves as the pastor a Methodist church in Humphrey, Ark., as well as the Associate Pastor at CrossRoads Cowboy Church in El Paso. The couple has pastored in Southeast Arkansas, Central Arkansas and Southeast Alabama. They now live in Cabot where Donna raises backyard poultry.

Cowboy Churches Bar None Cowboy Church Mountain Home, Ark. 870-482-5600 Services Sunday at 9 a.m. www.barnonecowboychurch.com Crossroads Cowboy Church El Paso, Ark. 501-681-2255 Services Sunday at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. www.crossroadscowboychurchar.com Branded By Christ Cowboy Church Danville, Ark., Rodeo Arena 479-264-7433 Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Circle Cross Cowboy Church Cattlemen’s Auction Hwy 70, Glenwood, Ark. 870-828-1230. Sundays 9 a.m. Crooked Creek Cowboy Church Cattlemen’s Livestock Auction Barn, Harrison, Ark. Sundays 8:30 a.m., Mondays 7 p.m. www.crookedcreekcowboychurch.org Cross Bar C Cowboy Church Saline County Fairgrounds, Benton, Ark. 501-303-8842. Sundays 9:30 a.m. Cross Brand Cowboy Church 10210 E Hwy 72, Bentonville, Ark. Sundays 6 p.m. www.crossbrand.org Cross Point Cowboy Church Nashville, Ark. 870-845-2108 Destiny Cowboy Church 10272 Hwy 31 N., Austin, Ark. 501-951-9678. www.destinycowboychurch.org Foothills Cowboy Church 595 Hilly Village Rd., Batesville, Ark. 870-384-0183 Sundays 10 a.m., Wednesdays 7 p.m. www.foothillscowboychurch.com Grace Cowboy Church 694 Bradley 22, Warren, Ark. 870-463-8363 Sundays 9 a.m., Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Higher Trails Cowboy Church 9728 Hwy 358 W, Paragould, Ark. 870-761-0614 Sundays 10 a.m., Tuesdays 7 p.m. Mountain Top Cowboy Church 45 Heber Springs Rd. W, Heber Springs, Ark. 501-365-3960. Sundays 9 a.m., Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. Ridin’ On Faith Cowboy Church 2482 Hwy 9 S, Salem, Ark. 870-258-3207 Sundays 10 a.m., Wednesdays 6 p.m. www.ridingonfaith.org Thousand Hills Cowboy Church Hwy 65 between Leslie and Marshall, Ark. Sundays at 6 p.m. 870-448-6028 Three Trees Cowboy Church, Wynne, Ark. 870-494-5344 Whispering Pines Cowboy Church 3719 Hillcrest St., Pine Bluff, Ark. 870-329-4713

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Larry French turns tables on traditional training techniques By Phyllis Ormsby, Roundup publisher

Larry French talks about his training philosophy and goals for the group before starting a clinic.

It took a life-threatening illness to bring Larry French’s ideas about horse training into sharp focus. A lifelong horseman and creator of 3L Horsemanship, French was diagnosed with leukemia in 2011 and went through about a year of chemotherapy. The treatments sapped his strength and during the times he was stuck inside resting, French spent his time reading, praying and searching for a new direction for his life. He was looking for answers, and he said God sent those answers to him. “Everything I do and the guidance I get is through prayer,” French said. “I had been training a lot of horses and when I got sick I realized that I couldn’t do that

fix to be permanent, the rider needs to be any more. So I started thinking about do“reconditioned” in her mind. “This not ing these clinics.” only helps them with their horses, it helps His 3L Horsemanship clinics were with their lives,” he said. based on the idea that a rider can go to “God didn’t give me leukemia but God a one- or two-day clinic and gather a took that opportunity to slow me down, to lot of knowledge, but the rider had no get me writing and searching for ansupport once she goes home. French’s swers.” clinics are set for one day a month over French also plans to print up a book several months so the rider can go home that clinic participants can take home and and practice, then come back and get her bring back to the next clinic to chart their progress evaluated. progress and give them more support French also wanted to change the way when they are riding on their own. the riders were trained. He has also recently restarted some“Most training programs are 80 percent thing he used to really enjoy: going to a technique and 20 percent psychology, but client’s place to work with a single rider my program is 20 percent technique and or a group to help overcome any issues 80 percent psychology,” French said. “I’m a ‘why’ kind of guy. I always want they are having. For more information about Larry to know why something worked with a horse. Then I started thinking about work- French and 3L Horsemanship, call Larry at 501-470-8804 or find him on Facebook ing on why certain things worked with people.” at 3L Horse Ranch. French said riders should focus on what they want to achieve and get a picture of that result in their mind. His goal is for every rider to succeed and to improve as the series of clinics progresses. Since he has more than 30 years of experience French said it would be easy for him to step in and “fix” a problem with a horse Youngsters loved a spring break workshop. From left are Chris, Larry and rider, but for the French and Katelyn. Photo courtesy of Carol Robinson.

Testimonials “Larry has a unique way of breaking down and simplifying the concepts required to get softness and collection from your horse without resistance. It also helped to take the time it takes to practice these skills until both the students and their horses understood them and were comfortable doing them.”

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“The thing I like about Larry is that he really seems to care about both horse and rider and he really, really wants us to be able to ‘get it’ and gets excited when we and the horse ‘get it’ together. He will take as much time as we need from him.”

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Campfires, Trails and Tales

Conditioning the horse for summer work

By Steve Jones For many horse owners late spring and summer are the seasons that are the most convenient for recreational riding due to longer days and warm weather. Although this time of year is appealing to the horseman, it may not be the best time for the horse. Oftentimes, horses have not been ridden enough through the winter months and early spring to be physically conditioned for extended work in hot weather. Many horses with access to lush pasture become fat or even obese, which compounds the problem. In severe cases, horses may suffer heat exhaustion or heat stroke. I know it’s easy on the pocket book to turn them out to pasture and not feed grain or hay; however, it may not be easier on the horse. The horse may get over weight and not get the proper mineral/vitamin balance. A short duration in the round pen or in-hand (15 -20 minutes) during the week will go a long way in getting a horse fit or maintain fitness for summer riding. Horses must have their mineral requirements met, particularly sodium chloride (salt) and potassium. There are varying opinions on the best way to insure your horse gets the proper mineral balance. Feeding free-choice trace mineralized salt and free-choice mineral mixes is the easiest way. Some research indicates that horses may not have the ability to balance their mineral needs, even when given access to free-choice minerals. Therefore, adding minerals to the daily grain ration insures a 12

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Riding in the Arkansas Stock Horse Association events has provided some new challenges.

proper balance of minerals. The starting place for a summer management program is to provide clean, fresh water at all times. Horses normally drink 8 - 12 gallons of water a day, but high temperatures may cause this amount to double. During the hot and humid Arkansas weather, horses generate a significant amount of metabolic heat during exercise that must be dissipated to prevent thermal injury. During hot, humid conditions, sweat will not evaporate; therefore, evaporative cooling becomes ineffective under those conditions. Such conditions can lead to debilitating and potentially life-threatening situations in a

short period of time. We often use the phrase, “sweating like a horse.” Horses and humans are the only athletic mammals that cool themselves primarily by sweating. Some heat dissipation occurs by means of radiation, conduction, convection, and respiratory evaporation. Evaporative cooling through sweating is the most important route for release of heat from the body to the environment. Thermal injury is caused by animal dehydration. With prolonged exercise, water intake may increase 300 percent. Research in humans and a recent series of equine studies show a positive correlation between fluid


losses, inability to maintain temperature, and onset of fatigue during endurance exercise. The consequence of excess dehydration can be severe: electrolyte and pH disturbances. The results are fatigue, gait in coordination, increased risk of orthopedic injury, and death. Under normal conditions, dehydration can be minimized through the provision of adequate water, salt and mineral, particularly selenium and Vitamin E. Notes from the Trail: I decided last year (as I was healing from my surgery) that this year I was going to show in the Stock Horse Association Shows. Thanks to Jeremy Cox and Santee’ I found out that I might not be too old after all. So Handy and I have started the Process of learning what to do. At this point, Handy is ahead of me! I use the term Process because to be successful you must refine your basics at walk, trot and lope plus learn the showmanship of cow work, ranch roping, reining, trail and pleasure. Basics never go out of style and refining those have made me a better rider. I had gotten complacent and was not challenging myself or my horses. In Horsemanship, there is 2 ways to go – forward or backward. When you decide to challenge you and your horse, you move forward to a new level and it heightens your riding experience. I have not enjoyed my riding experiences this much in years! It is very important to understand the concept of getting down to your horse’s feet. This means when you pick up on reins, you should be di-

rectly connected to your horse’s feet, True softness, roundness, lightness, and responsiveness should transfer directly down to his feet. Freeing up your horse’s feet is so important. The objective is to get your At this point, Handy is ahead of his rider in the process of horse willing to learning what to do at stock horse shows. yield throughout his body without same goes for him- I must realize bracing. He already does these mawhen he signals to me that he is unneuvers naturally on his own out in sure and give him confidence. the pasture. We are just asking him How am I doing? Progress is being to willingly do them upon request. made, but lots of things to learn. I The goal is to accomplish the movehave chosen ranch cutting and ranch ments smoothly, all the way down to roping to compete in for now. One his feet, with no resistance. Work to show I placed third in cutting and get both his right and left sides equal won the roping at the second. I am and balanced. In the events outlined not satisfied- I want an all-around above, you must strive to be able to horse. So, working cow, reining, move your horses body parts, on cue, pleasure and trail – I am coming! at all gaits and speed. That is my ultimate definition of “broke” anyway. I am focusing on the resistances from Handy and trying to get him to trust my cues. In that process, I must focus on giving concise, accurate cues to help him work through his problems. The

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Weekend rides coming up for ATRA wait for them to shed it all off. The grass is greening up and not going to have use as much hay for awhile, so that is a good thing. Seems like lots of folks are having colts, some with good luck, some not so good, and there will be more colts born in the next 2 months. There have been some rides that were cancelled due to weather and one ride that was really great. This was the ride at Falling Water hosted by Mary Lawrence and led by Art Gibbons. Falling Water Ride March 22, 23 I think there were several riders that went up on Friday and did some ridRiders having a great time at the Falling Waters ride March ing from the pictures I saw and looked 22 and 23. liked they were having a great time. Heather Larkin, Brent Beck, Tammy Here we are getting into spring and some Beck, Mary Lawrence and Art Gibbons were great riding. Don’t know about everyone the riders on Friday, seems like they went to else’s horses, but mine are really losing their Bailey Falls and a couple of other places, with winter coats now and looking shaggy, can’t

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By Sherry Resecker

so much to see it is difficult to see everything on a weekend. Saturday was the big ride with Art leading, Mary bringing up the rear as drag rider, in between were Butch and Barbara Penney, Tina Taylor, Suzanne Hicks, Linda Horton, Sherry Resecker, Walter Red, Tammy and Brent Beck. We traveled some beautiful trails that some of us had never been on. Some were steep, but not too bad and we rode to the Twin Falls. This is a breath taking place to see, and nothing else like it on our beautiful earth. The falls are beautiful and the scenery going into them are some of the prettiest I have ever seen. We had our lunch at the falls and got to just enjoy being there for a while. You can walk right up to the falls and even behind them if you are brave enough to do that. Some walked close to the falls for pictures, but not behind them. We got to see ice and snow on the hills to


one side of us where they had the ice and snow from the Monday before our ride that weekend. The creeks were running, but safe enough to cross and not get wet. The ride back was a different way, so we got to see even more of the beauty that is up there in that area for everyone to see. I think the trail we went back on was the blue trail and it was a little easier riding. We got back to camp around 4 p.m. Not for sure how many people got to ride on Sunday, but I know Mary, Art and probably Heather rode. I know they had a great time. Thanks to Mary Lawrence for hosting the ride and to Art for leading the ride.

Malvern Ride Since I didn’t get to make the ride at Donnie Draper’s and didn’t get a ride report from anyone that went I don’t have any information about this ride. I know it was a great ride. Donnie Draper is a great host and has some beautiful areas to ride in. Hope to make the next ride at his place. Thanks for having the ride Donnie Draper. I know we are needing rides to be scheduled with Tina Taylor so give her a call and she will get you set up. We do have several weekend rides coming up and one of them is going to be at the Posey Hollow horse camp. Have heard that this is a great place to ride

A view from the Falling Water Ride March 22 and 23.

and the folks are wonderful so let’s go have a great time at Posey Hollow when this ride comes up. We have several other rides coming up also, one is in Mountain View at the Old Bob Rope Horse camp, so lets go have a great time there also. Not much more to say at this time, so sorry this is so short, but no ride reports from anyone. Thanks to everyone that is going to host a ride and have hosted rides. If you have any news to report or anything you want in the Roundup, please contact me and let me know by emailing resecker@tcworks.net or calling 501-350-6980. Happy Trails to everyone and take care.

Riders going through one of the creeks during the Falling Water Ride.

ATRA RIDE CALENDAR May 3-Camp Robinson in Mayflower, Ark. Host: Vivian Ashcraft-870-942-7286, 870942-7286. Benefit Trail ride for the Sheridan Riding Club. Multiple rides starting at 10 a.m. (fast,slow,short,long). BBQ plates with all the fixings available from 1 p.m. about $10. May 10-Tangled Mane Ranch, 593 County Road 4220, Clarksville, Ark. Host-Linda Owen 479-647-9748. Obstacle Course trail Ride. $10 to enter. Lots of fun and different classes for novice, green horse, seniors etc. Details on the ATRA Facebook page. Come out and give this a try. It is a blast. We will stop and have a great supper in Clarksville on the way home. May 17-18-Mt.View, AR at old Bob Roper horse camp. Host-Dona Corley-501-982-3961 or 501-590-6485.This is a new place and host, so come and have fun. You can also come up a day early others will be riding. Hwy 5 thru Mt.View to Hwy 14 (which goes to Blanchard Springs) go past Blanchard Springs two miles to Fifty Six, just past Cody’s Cafe (on the left) is Roasting Ear Road, but the sign says Industrial Road. Go 4.2 miles and turn left at Roper’s Campground. I will try and have a big sign out for everyone. Call 870-746-4300, 870-7464741 and 870-365-3505 for information. May 31-June 1-Cowboy-Up Trails. 870-830-6144. Annual Club Memorial Trail ride. Host-Tina Taylor 501-764-8238. We will have a potluck after the Saturday ride with the club providing the meat. We will have pulled pork. Everyone please bring a side dish. www.cowboyuptrails.com. $20 campsite for water/elec and includes 1 horse stall. $10 primitive camping. There are picket lines in the camp for horses and bathrooms and hot showers. From I-40 get off at the Atkins exit. Go north on Hwy.105 at Hector; the hwy will change to hwy.27n. Go 2.9 miles you will go over a bridge then turn left before you go up the

hill onto Nfm 1328/Old Hwy 27.Continue to follow Old Hwy 27 for 12.5 miles. Keep left at the fork. Continue straight onto Co Rd 1000/Victor Rd. Camp is on right side off the road. May 31-Arkansas Trails Day at Burns Park in NLR, AR. All trail users will be represented at this venue. Come out for a nice ride. For more information call Vivian Ashcraft 870-942-7286 June 7,8-Posey Hollow Horse Camp. Host-Sherry Resecker, 501-350-6980. Hookup and Showers, beautiful new venue near Mena. Google Posey Hollow Horse Camp or call 479-2167552 for directions. New place for us to try. phollowhc@gmail.com. June 21- Hwy 65 Bridge Ride on the Buffalo River with lunch at the Gilbert café. Host Tina Taylor 764-8238. All rides are weather permitting – if you’re not sure, call the ride sponsor. Please be aware of the departure time for announced trail rides. As a courtesy to others, always arrive early enough to be saddled up and ready to go at the announced departure time. Note: You do not have to be a member to ride with us, just come and have a good time. Everyone please have a current negative Coggins with you. Bring your lunch and drinks. Saturday rides begin at 10 a.m. and Sunday rides begin at 9 a.m. unless otherwise noted. It’s the rider’s responsibility to check with the ride host in case of inclement weather and for directions to the ride location. The host should provide ride information to the reporter for the Roundup. To schedule or change a ride contact Tina Taylor at 501-470-3164, 501-257-6100 or 501-764-8238 or email hammer@cyberback.com . The deadline for to submit information to her is the 9th of the month. If the weather is in doubt please call the ride host. Our yearly family memberships are $15.00. This includes having the Horsemen’s Roundup magazine delivered to your house every month, which is worth the membership fee. ATRA website: www.ArkansasTrailridersAssoc.com. Trailblazers: wwww.trailblazersridingclub.org. We also have a Facebook page.

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Morgan mare wins international event By Nancy Shefflette Western Dressage Association of America’s Train the Trainers™ Clinic The Western Dressage Association® of America will sponsor a Train the Trainers™ clinic and seminar at Jim-a-Dee Ranch in Sanger, Texas on June 18 and 19. The purpose of the Train the Trainers™ program is to educate professionals who want to learn how to train, hold clinics and judge Western Dressage. A Certificate of Completion will be provided to all clinic graduates. All TTT graduate trainers on our WDAA website. Professional trainers are an integral part of the success of the discipline of Western Dressage. Amateur exhibitors are welcome to attend the clinic as well. Morgan horses are regularly exhibited in Western Dressage events, along with many other horse breeds. Frances Carbonnel and Cliff Swanson, seasoned Western Dressage clinicians and trainers and members of the WDAA Advisory Board, will be conducting the clinic. Frances and Cliff have been conducting Western Dressage clinics and training Western Dressage horses for many years prior to the inception of the WDAA. For more information about Cliff and Frances go to http://westerndressageassociation. org/category/board-of-directors/advisorydirectors. By participating in a Train the Trainers™ clinic, participants become a part of the foundation of the educational thrust of Western Dressage. Amateurs participating in the Train The Trainers™ clinic

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will receive an Amateur Certificate of Completion. If not already a member of the WDAA, please join before reserving a spot. Go to http://www.westerndressageassociation.org/register to complete an online membership application. Class size is limited. Please submit your application with your equestrian resume and payment online at www.wdaatrainthetrainers.org. If you wish to pay by check, please contact us at register@wdaatrainthetrainers.org. Morgan Mare and Her Owner Win International Driving Event Suzy Stafford of Wilmington, Delaware, drove her seven-year-old bay Morgan mare, PVF Peace Of Mind (Statesmans Signature x JPR Have Mercy), to win the Federation Equestrian International (FEI) Single Horse division at the Live Oak International Combined Driving Event competition, which took place March 19-23 in Ocala, Florida. The competition also served as the Selection Trial for the 2014 FEI World Driving Championships for Singles being held September 25-28 in Izsak, Hungary. Stafford guided Peace Of Mind to a 5.73-fault round after knocking the ball at cone two and incurring 2.73 time penalties to end up with a final score of 112.57. She was only 0.67 penalties ahead of the second-place finisher. Other Morgan horse competitors in the Single Horse division included Hotspur’s Red Rowl (Book’s End Trademark x L&A-Knapp Ule Easter

Onyx), driven by Cheryl Rivers to fourth place; and RG Cowboys Black Cadillac (Teton Black Beauty x Kahlua’s Onyx Star), who placed fifth with owner and driver Donna Crookston. Derawnda Ricardo (JMF Wind Walker x W H Dawn’s Felicity), driven by Wilson Groves, was seventh in the Intermediate Single Horse division, and Mary Mott-Kocsis was fourth with Stanhope Express (Atavista Statesman x Ranatha Stanhope) in the FEI Single Pony division. On-demand video footage of the driving marathon and cones phases and the jumping classes from Saturday and Sunday will be available on the USEFNetwork. com. For complete results from Live Oak International, visit http://liveoakinternational.com. For more information, contact Vice President Monica Yarbrough, (501) 843-9715 or Secretary/Treasurer Nancy Shefflette, (501) 268-1439 or roundupinc@arkansas. net. Calendar Red River Classic Morgan Horse Show, Ardmore OK. USEF “A” rated show for Morgan Horses. Contact Ginny Van Dorn, Ginnyv@yahoo.com, (405) 760-2391. May 7 – 10, United Professional Horsemen’s Association Chapter V Horse Show, Hale Arena, Kansas City, MO. USEF “A” rated show for Morgan horses. Contact Tuffy Owens, (602) 579-3738, or visit www.Uphachapter5.com for more information.


Fast Trailriders have busy two months The Arkansas Fast Trailriders has had a busy last 2 months! We had several rides in March, ending the month with a campout at Woolum. The river was high due to rain that came in on Thursday, but a great time was had anyway. Thanks to Alice Smith for leading that ride. In April, we had a great ride at Cherokee Wilderness area the last Saturday before turkey season started. We had 15 riders, including some new members and old friends who had never ridden there before. Lee Ann Johnson, Joe Gomez, Alice Smith, Cora Fagan, Debbie Cordsmeier, Dana LaPlaunt, and Steve and Karen (didn’t get their last name), as well as Jerry and Barbara Strickland, Ron Perry, and Adrienne Walsh. Even Scooter the Saddlebag Dog had a good time. I know I am missing some people and I apologize for that. Everyone had a great time. We took a break for Easter weekend, and then had a camping weekend at Falling Water the weekend of March 26-27. We had planned a club meeting/cookout for April 6 to meet new members and plan some rides in May, but due to a death in the family of Pam and Ernie Perimon who had graciously offered their home for the meeting, we cancelled it. So at this writing the ride schedule for

By Adrienne Walsh

May has not been set, except for the weekend of May 17-18 when we will camp out at Caney Mountain. Updates to the ride schedule and directions will be posted on the Fast Trailrider Facebook page, so check us out if you haven’t already. Spring is finally here, so brush all that winter hair off your favorite horse and get out an enjoy the warmer weather! We sure had to wait long enough for it! Don’t forget the ticks and chiggers are out so take precautions!

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ArSHA holds largest show of the year

Shelly Gardner keeps her eye on her cow as she races across the arena to push the cow into the pen. She went on to win the Novice All-round award. Photos by Phyllis Ormsby

The Arkansas Stock Horse Association conducted its third show of the season April 11 -12 at Back Achers Ranch in Conway. The clinic was conducted on Friday with 20 plus

participating. Emphasis was on reining, trail, ranch cutting and ranch roping. The show was on Saturday with 230 entries. All cattle classes and ranch riding were conducted in the covered arena. Trail and Ranch Pleasure was conducted in the outdoor arena. These classes were conducted at the same time with judges in each location. This allowed us to finish the show at a reasonable time, about 8:30 p.m. Our association is about improving horsemanship, period. We do not care what level you are at, we will try to help you during the clinics we have before each show. The next scheduled show will be Oct. 24-25 back at Back Achers Ranch in Conway. The clinic will be on Oct. 24, show on the 25th. Results of the April show is as follows: Open High Point: 1. Mark Russell-Carly 2. Randy Carr-One Smart Scooter 3. Jeremy Cox-Smart Haida Anne 4. Jeremy Cox-Four Slush Chex 5. Shane Cochran-GGG Trigger Is King Open All-Around: 1. Mark Russell-Carly 2. Jeremy Cox-Smart Haida Anne 3. Randy Carr-One Smart Scooter 4. Shane Cochran-GGG Trigger is King 5. Jeremy Cox-Four Slush Chex Amateur High Point: 1. Joe Wood-WR Whiskey Puff 2. Greg Williams-Liberty Reins 3. Joe Wood-WR Smooth Whiskey 4. Stacy Rutledge-Peppys Doc Bar King 5. John Evans-RL Blackburn Destiny Amateur All-Around: 1. Joe Wood-WR Smooth Whiskey 2. Greg Williams-Liberty Reins 3. Joe Wood-WR Whiskey Puff 4. Stacy Rutledge-Peppys Doc Bar King Green Horse High Point:

By Steve Jones

1. Leonard Laws-Bocephus Green Horse All-Around: 1. Sarah Cox-Champagne At Sunset Novice High Point: 1. Shelly Gardner-Shantae 2. Kari Evans-Docs Genuine Champ 3. Emily Russell-Dandy 4. Sissy Smith-Frenchmans Jazzy Kirk 5. Madelyn Ginn-Sugar Novice All-Around: 1. Shelly Gardner-Shantae 2. Emily Russell-Dandy 3. Kari Evans-Docs Genuine Champ 4. Sissy Smith-Frenchmans Jazzy Kirk 5. Madelyn Ginn-Sugar Youth High Point: 1. Dillon Cox-Bookmark Dun It 2. Dakota Cox-Dudes Doc O Pep 3. Emma Harter-Running Bandit 4. Andy Cox-Ms. Little Lena Bell 5. Erin Shaughnessy-Noel’s Angels Youth all-Around: 1. Dillon Cox-Bookmark Dun It 2. Dakota Cox-Dudes Doc O Pep 3. Andy Cox-Ms. Little Lena Bell 4. Dani Cox-Kings Lena Star 5. Olivia Gardner-Cheyenne New classes for 2014 are 1) Ranch Cutting 2) Ranch Roping and 3) Ranch Riding. These classes are ARHA co-sanctioned if anyone is interested in building points for both associations. Last month we talked about ranch cutting. This month, let’s visit ranch roping. Ranch roping is not a rodeo event. You are judged on your Horsemanship – ability to control your horse, keeping the herd quiet, setting up your throw, and facing your horse toward the roped cow. This is a judged event with a 90 second

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First trail challenges of the year successful The first two Trail Challenges of the HOA Buckle Series went great! We would like to thank the Diamond TR in Perryville, Ark., for being our host for the weekend. We saw several new faces as well as some familiar ones. Seven horses and riders of all levels attended the clinic on Saturday morning. The clinic covered everything from ‘what can you do with an obstacle’ to the techniques of dragging an obstacle. We also discussed the uniqueness of American Horsemen Challenge Association sanctioned events. All of the horses were able to work on obstacles such as: pools, tires, bridges, boxes, the ‘L’, etc. We discussed how knowing the basics, such as being able to move off of the riders leg and giving to the bit, makes a big difference in whether or you and your horse can accomplish the obstacle in the manner desired. Finally, it was seen how working the obstacles would show a rider exactly where the ‘holes’ in their horse’s training happen to be. We would like to congratulate the winners

throughout the weekend. Ashley Vaught of Little Rock, Ark., won the both the Wrangler and the Youth Divisions on both Saturday and Sunday. Her Quarter Horse gelding Bob also helped her win the overall Youth rider for the weekend. Our Pee-Wee riders were Savannah and Noah Key and they both were able to bring home a blue ribbon on both days. Meg Wills riding a Half Welsh gelding MHS Atlantis, owned by Mary Ramon of Little Rock won the Green Horse Division on both days as well. Our Novice Division winner riding Bailey, a Quarter Horse Gelding from Terrell, Texas, was Robin Moore. She was able to win both Saturday and Sunday as well. Diana Wingfield of Terrell, Texas, was riding an AQHA gelding, Starlight O Dakota (Kota), and captured the Amateur Division on both days as well. Diana riding Bailey wrapped up the Legend Division. Meg riding the Half Welsh mare WRF Starfire, owned by Mary Roman, won the English Division on Satur-

By Meg Wills

day. Sunday, Diana riding Bailey won the division. Meg riding the Section B Welsh Pony, owned by Justin, Corry, and Savannah Key of Dardanelle, Ark., won the Open division on Saturday. Sunday Meg won that division riding WRF Starfire. Finally, Meg and MHS Atlantis won The In-Hand Division both days. The overall Adult High Point Rider for the weekend was Diana Wingfield. Finally, no event can be run without the volunteers. We would like to say thank you to all who assisted: Laura and Ashley Vaught, Sara Tackett, Diana Wingfield, Mary Roman, Corry and Justin Key, and Tim O’Daniel as well as Tom at Diamond TR. Don’t miss out on the next Trail Challenges: June 28 and 29 at Bar Fifty in Bismark, Ark., and August 23 and 24 at Pine Grove Trails in Leslie, Ark. These will be the last four Trail Challenges for the HOA Buckle Series. For more information on events or membership visit horsemenofarkansas.org or call Meg Wills 501-940-2259.

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Arkansas represented at National Convention

By Karen Kennedy

The 2014 APHA Convention was held February 21-24 at the Westin DFW Hotel in Irving, Texas. Brian Brady and Karen Kennedy represented our state. Here is a recap of the Convention. The Hall of Fame Dinner was a wonderful tribute to the individuals and equine who helped shape our association into what it is today. Many thanks to the APHA Staff who worked so hard to put on such a fabulous tribute! Here are the results of the Rule Change Proposals that were proposed: Control SC-075: Passed; Control SC-160: Passed; Control SC-160-3: Passed; Control SC 193: Passed; Control SC-270: Defeated, 2014 Rule Book Supplement addressed this issue; Control SC-276: Passed; Control SC-284: Passed; Control SC-285: Passed; Control SC285-1: Passed; Control SC-290-1: Defeated, 2014 Rule Book Supplement addressed this issue; Control SC-302: Passed, effective 04-01-14; Control SC-312: Passed; Control SC-325: Passed; Control AM-020-01: Passed; Control AM-145: Passed, effective 04-01-14; Control AM-205-3: Passed; Control AM-225: Passed, effective 04-01-14; Control AM-300: Defeated; Control AM-300-2: Passed; Control AM-300-3: Passed; Control YP-015: Passed; Control YP-110: Passed; Control YP-152: Passed; Control YP-205: Passed; Control YP220: Passed; Control YP-221: Passed; Control YP-224: Passed; Control YP-245: Passed; Control YP-250: Passed, effective 04-01-14; Control RA-000: Passed; and Control RA060: Passed. Amateur Walk Trot Classes will now be offered at the World Show.

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Mike Short was elected as the sixth Committee Member on the Executive Committee. Mike will do a great job for all of us! Mary Parrott was installed as our President. The Game Plan Seminar which was held at the beginning of the Convention was awesome. This presentation was very well received by everyone. If you have an opportunity to attend this seminar, please do so. It is informative for everyone, Judges, Exhibitors, Show Managers, etc. We were extremely fortunate to have some of the best clinicians in the equine industry there for this presentation. Many thanks to David Dellin, Tim Finkenbinder, Dave Denniston, and Rob Meneely! The Zone 6 Show was held in Tunica, Miss., March 14-16. The show was hosted by the Arkansas, ArkLaTex, Louisiana, Mid South, Mississippi, and Tennessee Paint Horse Clubs. We offered APHA and NSBA Dual Approved Classes. Our show was very well attended and everyone had a great time. We had a Stick Horse Contest and Race for Bring It Home, which is the AjPHA President Project for Kaitlyn McCulley. We raised $10,000, which goes to the APH Foundation to help fund Scholarship Endowments that were not fully endowed. For more information on the Zone 6 Show, please visit the web site at www.aphazone6.com.

Arkansas and ArkLaTex Paint Horse Clubs co-sponsor a show in Texarkana, Ark., May 3 and 4. Please make plans to attend. We always have lots of fun. Please visit our web site at www.arkansaspainthorseclub.net for Show Bill and more information. Please review our membership form and join our club!!! Please remember that Youth Exhibitors no longer have to qualify to attend the APHA Youth World Show. The dates for the Youth World are June 27 – July 5. The APHA Amateur and Open World Show will be held from Nov. 5 – 15. The qualifying period is from Aug. 1, 2013 to July 31, 2014. You must show at four events to a minimum of eight judges. Exceptions: Weanling and Yearling Halter Horses, Yearling Longe Line and In Hand Trail Horses, 2- and 3-year Old Performance Horses and Broodmares do not have to qualify. Hope to see you in Texarkana!


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ArSHA, continued from page 25 The ARHA rulebook describes it this way “The intent of this class is to show the ability of the horse and rider skill of handling cattle as if they were doctoring injured or sick cattle. Cattle should be handled as calmly and slowly as possible. The judge should judge this class as if the cattle belonged to him or her. Entry does not have to separate their cow from herd and should not receive credit for separation from herd. When cow is separated from the herd there should be no excessive running or cutting Bobbie Cordoni moves to cut a calf from the of the cow.” herd while her sister, Stacy Smith Rutledge, watches. A legal head catch is a loop that goes comtime limit. You must use a breakaway Honda. pletely over the calf’s head and Honda can be The emphasis is on keeping the herd quiet as broken by any part of the calf’s body, but must possible, just as if you were doctoring sick go over the calf’s head first. cattle on the ranch.

Dani Cox competes as her father, ArSHA board member Jeremy Cox, watches. Dani won fourth in the youth all-around.

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ACWRA makes changes to two titles for 2014

By Amanda D. Jones

Get your wagons out, dust off those check lines, and grease your hubs because this 2014 season is Rocking and Rolling! By now most of us have been working our teams or attended a couple of the races. By attending the races you are supporting this sport and association and without racers there would not be chuckwagon races. So, if you have been able to make it to the starting line this season, thank you! Despite the weather issues we have experienced in the months of March and April this racing season is going to be one of the best yet! The ACWRA is proud to announce this years fundraiser “8 Heats of Fire Power,” which is a gun raffle that will begin at the Tulsa RV Ranch and Rodeo April 26 and the winners will be drawn at the beginning of each division’s performances at the ACWRA state finals, hence “8 Heats of Fire Power.” We will be giving away 8 guns! Each ticket will be $20 and only 500 tickets will be sold. Tickets will be avail-

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able at the ACWRA trailer at every race and all board members will have tickets on hand to sale. If you would like to help support this fundraiser and sale tickets, contact Amanda D. Jackson. All proceeds will go back to support the ACWRA. This is a new fundraiser for this association but it has been a great success for other clubs. We also will be raffling off a Yetti Cooler this year thanks to Jeff Fason with “Catch Em’ If They’re Loose.” Raffle tickets are $1 each or $5 for 6 tickets. You can purchase your tickets at the ACWRA trailer at the races or through a board member. The Yetti Cooler will be given away at the ACWRA General Membership meeting and banquet! We are introducing a “Rookie Team of the Year” title this year! In order to qualify to earn the team title your team must consist of two new members and have a new team name. Winner will be determined by races attended and points earned. Rookie of the Year team will be announced during the General Membership Meeting and Banquet. We have also made some changes to the “Outrider of the Year” title, which will begin at the first Tulsa Race. In order to qualify for outrider of the year, you must personally sign up during the weigh and measure or prior to the drivers meeting on Saturday with Amanda D. Jackson at each race. Each outrider must pick what race they want to qualify for their points, which will be calculated out at the end of the racing season. Your team must have a qualified run in order for the outrider to receive his points. First Place time, the outrider will receive 3 points. Second place time, the outrider will receive 2 points. Third Place time, the outrider

will receive 1 point. The outrider with the most points at the end of the season will be the 2014 Outrider of the Year and will be awarded with a very nice saddle. Contact Bobby Powers or Cameron Martin if you have any questions. Sandy will now have adult size ACWRA tshirts and hoodies available at the ACWRA trailer. We will also be selling some Montana Silversmith Jewelry this year. Denver will be the last opportunity to renew your trailer team logo on the ACWRA trailer. Renew Fee is $10 per side or $20 to get your logo on the trailer per side. The board has been and is currently looking at all options in consideration of where and when to host the State Finals this year. As soon as that decision is determined you will be notified via www. acwra.net and the ACWRA Facebook page as well. I’m sure everyone had a great time during the races at the Tulsa RV Ranch and Rodeo at Beggs. They have been a great addition to the ACWRA race schedule and hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. Calendar: April 26 and 27 – Tulsa RV Ranch, Beggs, Okla.- CID April 16. May 3 and 4 –– Brad Huff, Charlotte, Ark.CID April 23. May 24 & 25 – Rockbottom, Denver, Ark. (ROOKIE RACE) - CID May 14 June 14 & 15 – What About Bob? Wilburton, Okla. (ROOKIE RACE) - CID June 4 July 5 & 6 – Waldron, Ark. - CID June 28 July 12 & 13 – Tulsa RV Ranch, Beggs, Okla. - CID July 2nd July 26 & 27 – Hardy, Ark. - CID July 16 With the races at Rock Bottom approaching, just wanted to send out some reminders. Call your teams in to Amanda D. Jackson on May 14 and 15 at 501-3393035. Weigh and Measure will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday. All team members must hold a 2014 ACWRA member card and have paid their entry fees of $9 per team to the ACWRA in order to qualify for points and prizes. Kim Sumers handles both membership and entry fees. Please remember to thank the Fowler family for their continued support. See you a lil further down the line.


Kick-off show a success for AQHA Our kick-off show is now in the record books. It was held in Tunica, Miss., in conjunction with Fisher Entertainment’s Circle G Classic. We had several 4-point classes, including Open Trail, Amateur Performance Geldings, Amateur Showmanship, Senior Western Pleasure, and Youth Ranch Horse Pleasure. Amateur Western Pleasure was a 5-point class! Judges commented that the competition was very deep! Congratulations to the following All Around and High Point winners at the Circle G Classic! Open Division: RL Imsuddenly Hot and Jenny Baker Amateur Division: Eyed Be In A Jam and Hayley Saul Select Division: SRS Dream and Nancy Hatcher Boatwright Novice Amateur Division: Maxed Out Potential and Micah Howard Youth Division: They Call Me Jake and Kamiah McGrath Novice Youth Division: The Lonesome Cowboy and Caroline Latture We are excited to announce that our Memorial Day circuit will again be held at Paul Battle Arena in Tunica! We will be starting on Friday at 10 a.m. with Trail. Judges are: Stephen Stephens, Kenny Hall, Tina Anderson, and Gary Trubee. We will again feature the Stanford Happening events: $500 added Non Pro All Age Pleasure, $500 added Open Green Pleasure, and Walk-Trot (11 and over). The composite winner of walk trot on Saturday will receive a work saddle! We will again be having the all-inclusive fee of $200 per horse that includes entry fees for all divisions, no matter who exhibits the horse! Several changes have been made to the Novice level for AQHA shows, and those changes became effective Jan. 1. Among the changes, Novice has been renamed Level 1. To view the changes regarding Level 1 eligibility for 2014, visit www.aqha.com/leveling. Exhibitors will need to print out the qualifying levels to present to show management with

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show entries. The aim of the AQHA leveling program is to level the playing field, with the overall goal being to get more new people involved in showing their American Quarter Horses and drive the showing market in a strong direction. AQHA announced earlier this year that approved hard hats will be required for all English classes at the 2014 AQHYA World Championship show. This requirement will apply to both flat (hunter under saddle and hunt seat equitation) and over-fences classes. Starting in 2015, youth exhibitors will be required Youth Equitation participants await their to wear an ASTM/SEI-approved hard hat with harness when competing at any turn for the pattern. AQHA-approved show in an English class, including flat and over-fences classes. Dates for some upcoming 2014 AQHA events have been announced. The Region 9 Championship show will be held in Jackson, Miss., on June 6-8. The AQHA Novice Championship East show will be held in Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Sept. 30-Oct. 5. Links to both are on our website. This month AQHA released OnlineStable.com, a compre- Brad and Dalton Hitchcock discuss the Youth Ranch Horse Pleasure pattern. hensive, inclusive and allbreeds record-keeping system to help youth stay engaged in the equine industry. The system is designed to assist with scholarship applications, keeping record books, and managing equine-related activities. It can also be used with cattle, sheep and swine. More species will be added at a later date. Check it out! As always the latest news can be found on our website at www.arkansasquarterhorse. com or on our Facebook page. We will be launching our new Austin Lewis and Alli Mathis pause for a smile as they prepare for the judged classes. and improved website soon! HORSEMEN’S ROUNDUP

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Club plans Fox Trotter clinic Hello Fox Trotter Friends, the North Central Arkansas Foxtrotter Association (NCAFA) is looking forward to an event-filled spring and summer. We hope that you will be able to join us. Annual Membership dues are $5 for individuals or $10 for the Family. April 26 will be a ride night and social at Ben Eddings arena south of Harrison. Go south on Hwy 65 toward Valley Springs, and look for Maxey Camp Road on the right. Turn and you will see the arena on the right. Coming up from the south, Maxey Camp Road will be on your left just past the Sheriff’s Complex. We will have our monthly meeting and cook-out around 6 p.m. Please call for the rain date. On May 17, the club will be hosting a clinic at the Harrison Round Up Arena in Harrison, Ark. Please bring your horse and your negative coggins.

The clinic will be covering the demonstration of gaits of the gaited horse in preference to the Missouri Fox Trotter; coaching you and your horse to feel the gaits, equitation and hand placement; Problem Solving, such as loading and unloading from the trailer, biting, kicking, pawing, etc.; Grooming for the Show, i.e. brushing, braiding, bathing, clipping, etc.; Tack fit, i.e. saddle fit, padding, bits; Shoeing i.e. hoof care, gauging; and MFTHBA Promotions, i.e. learning how to register and transfer papers, DNA requirements, and membership information. Check in will be at 9 a.m. and be ready at 10 a.m. There will be a fee of $5 for the day to Non-Members of NCAFA and FREE admission to members! Come expecting a great fun filled day of learning about the Missouri Fox Trotter. On June 20 and 21, NCAFA will be

By Andrew Hendrix joining in the fun at the 25th Annual Southern Classic Charity Horse Show in Berryville, Ark. The 2nd Annual North Central Arkansas Fox Trot Show will be July 26. The show will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Roundup Club Arena in Harrison, Ark. We will have classes of Model, Trail, and Performance. Admission is free! Class Entry fee is $3. Ribbons will be given to the top five places and paybacks to the top three places of sponsored classes! We hope you are able to attend and if you would like to sponsor a class, sponsorships are made payable to the North Central Arkansas Fox Trot Show. They can be mailed to Andrew Hendrix 681 Old Jasper Rd, Marshall, AR 72650. For more information regarding our events or the club please contact Andrew Hendrix at 870-504-1165 or Lisa King at 417-689-4127.

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Club plans Fox Trotter clinic

By Marla Morris

March and April have been busy months for club members. Our various committees have been working hard to get our 2014 Play Nights off to a good start. The Ground Committee has had workdays cleaning up around the arena, moving bleachers, cutting and burning trees and limbs and working the dirt in the arena. The Concession Committee has stocked the concession. Thank you to Norma and Amy for all their hard work on the first play night. I do not think they had a break all night, hot hamburgers and cheeseburgers were flying out the window. What a great job they did. Thank you ladies. Virginia had her Play Night Committee busy all night and all chipped in and made a successful night. Susan and Chris kept the show moving. Susan was great talking the kids though the patterns and giving them encouragement. Thank you to Susan. One of our youth worked the gate all night; Jo Ann encouraged everyone as they entered the arena with a “Good Luck” even though she did not get to ride all night. What a young lady! At our first play night, we were excited to

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see so many new faces. Hope they all will come join us again and become part of our JCRC family. The best part of working the gate is the smiling faces as the riders come riding out. All I can say is bring it on Play Night No. 2 on April 19, we are ready for more fun, fellowshipping, eating and riding. By the time you read this we will have had our Madelynn Williams rides at a JCRC Play second play night, an Easter egg hunt for the Night. kids and helping with Lamar City Easter Egg hunt. I hope to be able to post play night times roo, Juniors, Seniors, Fun Class and Gaited. next month. Events are: Poles, Stake, Speed, Flags and We held a business meeting April 21. There Barrels. will not be a play night May 3. JCRC memClub meetings are the 3rd Monday of each bers will be supporting our neighbor club Coal month at Lamar City Hall, at7 p.m.in Lamar, Hill’s rodeo. We will have a workday to paint Ark., on Hwy 64. the arena fence. The date of the workday will Officers: President Angel Estes (479-774be posted on Johnson County Roundup Club 1816), Vice President Virginia Cary, Secretary Facebook page. Be sure and check Johnson Madelynn Williams and Treasurer Mike Cary. County Roundup Club Facebook page for all Board Members: Norma Mariott, George our updates and news. Summerlin, Amanda Davis, Mike Estes, Jody Play Nights are the 1st and 3rd Saturday of Williams, and Tommy Davis. Membership: each month. If a Play Night is rained out, it $10 single membership, $20 family memberwill be made up the following weekend. ship. Saddle – Up Club membership: $5 under Divisions are: Lead Line, Pee Wee, Bucka18 years of age, $10 over 18 years of age.


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For sale: Solid trail mare, lots of experience, moves off leg nicely. Crosses water, etc. 17 YO black bay Arabian, $2,500. (She’s an alpha.) 501-831-4473. (04,05) Purebred and half Arabians: black stallion, good bloodlines; two geldings, one does tricks and is good riding horse. Two mares due to foal, $500 to $2,200, negotiable. 870-321-3206 or 870-421-7408. Viola, Ark. Miscellaneous 2007 Hart GN 2H slant, dressing rm & boot box. H/A. $10,500. 870-3072904 (05,06,07) 2 Bob Marshall treeless saddles for sale. One brand new only ridden a couple of times. One used many times but in very good condition. Both youth cut 15 in

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Classified ads are $2.50 per line Call 501-428-3775 or email your ad to phyllis@horsemensroundup.com or mail to P.O. Box 656, Vilonia, AR 72173. seat. Call Lee, 501-580-4246 Boarding and Training facility in Saline Co. With large covered arena available. Call (501)249-0430 Stall or pasture boarding in NW Ark. Indoor & outdoor lighted arenas. Trails & cross country course. www.horsesforhealingnwa.org, www.facebook.com/horsesforhealing, 479-795-0570 Make a small investment in your horse’s future! I offer ground manners for young horses. I offer training for you as well - learn what your horse knows & how to continue his training. Marsha Wyatt (918) 774-4828 or ddtranch@yahoo.com. Pasture or stall boarding. New covered arena for riding all year round. Fields and trails for riding. Stall horses fed twice daily. Pasture horses, once daily. Farrier service avail. Check our website for pictures and prices. www.fadedrosefarm.net 501-454-3606 Beebe Do you want a calm and willing partner? Horse training near Marshall, Ark. John Long, 870-213-6875. Ref. on request. J-K Ranch in Hartman, AR has Indoor Arena with stalls, Cabins, Horse Boarding in Benton. Stalls, paddocks with shelters and pasture. Covered arena and miles of trails. Lessons and training available. (501)249-0430.

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EVENTS May

1-4 – Green Country Arabian Classic at the Tulsa, Okla., fairgrounds. Pinto OCAP approved. For more info visit www.gcaha.org. 3 – “It’s For The Kids” 14th annual benefit trail ride, May 3, 9 a.m. in Banks, Ark. Proceeds go to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Meal will be provided. $15 donation. Horses and wagons welcome. Negative coggins req. Contact Marsha Pierce at 870-500-1783 or Scotty Griffin at 870-866-2753. 3 – Glenwood Horse Sale at the Cattleman’s Association Livestock Barn, tack at 3, horses to follow. Vet on site 1-4 p.m. For more info call Dennis or Cornelia Quarles, 870-210-6479. 3-4 – Arkansas Reining Horse Association show at Paul Battle Exposition Center in Tunica, Miss. Click on http://www.arkansasreiner. com/ or call Sue Perry at 870-578-9680. 4 – Playday at 2 p.m. at Bar None Cowboy Church, 44 Arrowleaf Lane off County Road 15 (off Highway 5), north Mountain Home, Ark. For more information contact the arena team leader 870-4917484. 10 – County 4-H Show at Bar None Cowboy Church, 44 Arrowleaf Lane off County Road 15 (off Highway 5), north Mountain Home, Ark. For more information contact the arena team leader 870-4917484.


CALENDAR OF Continued from previous page 10 – Arkansas Valley Horse Show association show at Perry County. 9-10 – Trail ride at The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Ark. For more information visit www.greatpassionplay.org and select “special event” tab at the top of home page.

on site, Coggins clinic, vaccinations, saddle fitting, equine massage, live music, vendors. Vendors wanted, call 501-5197900 or 925-336-6026. Hosted by Equine Quick Response. 31 – Arkansas Valley Horse Show association show at Faulkner County.

EVENTS

JUNE 7 – Arkansas State Championship Dutch Oven Cookoff “Cookin’ for Kids” in downtown Morrilton, Ark. on Railroad Avenue. Starts at 8 a.m. Will include demonstrations, sampling, and meals served from all categories. For more info call Ray Pruitt at 501-242-2763.

20-21 – 25th Annual Southern Classic Charity Horse Show Featuring Missouri Fox Trotters Benefit for Hearts and Hooves. Carroll County Fairgrounds Berryville, Arkansas for more information contact Andrew Hendrix 870-504-1165 or www. mofoxtrot.com/southernclassic.

17 – North Central Arkansas Fox Trotter Association clinic, Harrison Roundup Club Arena, Harrison, Ark. Contact Andrew Hendrix, 870-504-1165 or hendrixandrew@yahoo.com 23-24 – Wild horse and burro adoption by Bureau of Land Management at Harrison, Ark., Cattleman’s Livestock Auction. Adoption fee $125. For info call 1-888-274-2133. 24-25 – Jo Tate Memorial AERC sanctioned endurance ride at Flag Springs Park Washburn, MO. Also included are introductory rides, which are 15 miles ride at your own pace. Learn about the exciting sport of endurance riding while riding beautiful trails. For more info contact Jodi HessSchlup jotatemem@yahoo.com or Kathy Crothers kc85124@ uark.edu ,479-601-6548. 31 – White River Cutting Horse Association show at Moody Arena in Pleasant Plains, Ark. Call Susan at 870-613-3875, Frank at 870-404-5748 or Terry at 870-370-3304. 31 – United Horsemen Assoc. open show at Bar None Cowboy Church, 44 Arrowleaf Lane off County Road 15 (off Highway 5), north Mountain Home, Ark. For more information contact 870-491-7484. 31 – Celebration of the Horse event at Crossroads Cowboy Church, El Paso, Ark. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Clinics including Steve Jones Horsemanship, Winchester Performance Horses & Stock Dogs, Competitive Trail Riding demonstrations, freeze branding HORSEMEN’S ROUNDUP

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