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Be Led By Your Dreams...
Ima Petite Classic
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oes the simple statement on an advertisement tell the story of Darcy Reeve and her horses? Yes, she has more than one horse; but among them is a dream horse named A Certain Vino, a horse that Western Pleasure aficionados only dream about. Guided by the dream teams of Ty & Karen Hornick and Charlie Cole & Jason Martin, this combo dominated the major Western Pleasure competitions from coast to coast last year. Darcy and I had a chance to talk about her accomplishments and what the future holds for her and her horses.
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Darcy, have you always loved horses or did you inherit the interest from your mom or dad?
There has been riding in my family for generations on both my mom and dad’s side. Dad had horses when he grew up, but Kelley and I are the showers.
How old were you when you started riding, and what was your horse’s name? What did you like about him?
I have been riding since I was 5 years-old. My sister Kelley had a horse named Boy, and I would always ride double with her. I really don’t remember a lot about him, but I know he was fearless.
Since I have not had the pleasure of “meeting” your horse, describe A Certain Vino, and what makes him a top Western Pleasure horse?
Vino has a lot of presence--he wants to do good and he wants to win. I talk to Vino all the time; and if there is a big class, I tell him about it. He’s kind of laid-back and if he’s not being good, you go into this love/hate thing. Vino knows his job. Everyday he’s ready to work. When you are around him, you can tell he knows he’s special. In Western Pleasure you have to love motion and movement (because) it’s about the speed...the person ahead of you…the person behind you, and the one passing you. It’s really a difficult event.
Vino isn’t the only horse you show—tell us about the other horses in your life.
When you were young (she’s really ancient right now at age 17!) you showed in Kansas a lot— riding I’m Already Blue and Future Millionaire. When did you know it was time to transition to a national campaign?
We took every level slow, starting with local open shows and 4-H shows around Garden City, working our way up. It was great because it was only one day and one judge and everyone had fun. We started working with trainers, and we met other people and moved up to showing at the state level in KQHYA. Then when first Kelley, then I started competing at the AQHYA World Shows on What a Fancy Zippo and Caught in My Zipper — both amazing horses — it seemed like the right time to move to the national level.
Well, I have Ima Petite Classic that I show in the Western Riding and the Trail. At the 2008 Youth World, we made it to the finals in Trail. He is one of the most talented horses I have ever known. I also have True Rumors. He is a three-year-old who is by Dress Western and out of Radical Rumors. We had a very successful 2008 with wins at the Tom Powers, Southern Belle, and NSBA Breeders Championships. Finally, I have What a Fancy Zippo. We retired him after the Youth World last year where we ended up 4th in the Trail. He was Kelley’s horse, and she won the World on him in the Amateur Trail.
On winning her first AQHYA World Championship in Western Pleasure:
When you ride into the arena at the World, it’s really special trotting down this dark alley and into the arena
I don’t worry about winning (or losing) because there is always another show and next year. My Trail finals were the day before the Western Pleasure finals and because I was showing two horses in Trail, I was really tired. But as Vino and I rode into the arena, it hit me I was in THE FINALS, and I stepped-it-up because I knew what was at stake. When you ride into the arena at the World, it’s really special trotting down this dark alley and into the arena and the light. It makes it feel really important. I had bigger butterflies
and the light.
What is your favorite thing about showing horses? Who is your favorite horse, past or present?
Picking just one thing is impossible. The people I am around, the horses I have had the opportunity to ride, and traveling to many different places all make showing horses my favorite activity. My all-time favorite horse is I’m Already Blue. He took me to the next level from showing at open shows to KQHA shows. Blue was always good.
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A Certain Vino, ridden by Karen Hornick, captured his second World Championship in 2008, by placing first under all judges ,by placing first under all judges at Open AQHA World Championship Show. KQHA
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in Western Pleasure than in Trail. You can’t really get nervous about Trail. You never know what’s going to happen. Annelise Kimmel, who also trains with Ty & Karen, was also in the Finals, so that was really cool. Vino and I had placed 5th in 2007, so I was hoping that we would make the top ten again this year. But this time, I remember a lot of people on the rail told me we looked good. I felt really good—even when a horse in front of us stopped unexpectedly. I just worked my way around it and didn’t think twice. When they called us into the center, I knew I had a great ride. I knew there were a lot of great horses, but I hoped I had a shot. At first I was just sitting there, but as they started announcing the placings, my butterflies got bigger and bigger. When they started announcing the top ten, I felt it was great accomplishment for me—I was satisfied, but with each announcement, the butterflies got BIGGER! When they got to the top five, I looked to the left and saw Denny Strickland, the 2007 World Champion and to my right was Megan McMullen riding Hunting for Money, another great horse. Each time a placing was announced, Karen, Annalise and I kept looking at each other with big smiles on our faces. When third place was announced, Annalise and I were left—she was clear at the other end of the lineup, but we moved towards each other and met in the middle and hugged. When they announced Annalise was second, I could breathe again and all the pressure was off. I knew we had done it; but with the announcers talking about all the prizes I won and everything else— it was just a blur. I was petting Vino; but he knows when he does good, and he got a little cocky when they put the roses around his neck. The best part was everyone was waiting for us at the end of the alley: Ty, Karen, Mom, Dad, Kelley and my best friend Megan. Winning the AQHYA World Championship in Western Pleasure is not only the best prize I won in 2008, but the best prize I have ever won!
2008 was an incredible year for you and Vino—how is 2009 going?
So far we have been concentrating on Western Riding. We have had some successes but nothing like we have had in the Western Pleasure. (Note: Darcy and A Certain Vino are qualified for the 2009 Youth World Championship in Western Pleasure, Western Riding and Performance Halter. She also is qualified in Trail and Western Riding on Ima Petite Classic.)
The 2008 campaign January: Florida Gold Coast Circuit Champion – 6 judges = 5 firsts 1 second March: Las Vegas Silver Dollar Circuit Champion – 4 judges = 4 firsts June: Red Bud Circuit – showed once, but didn’t stay the whole circuit Tom Powers Triple Challenge – Youth Western Pleasure Champion July: Southern Belle – Youth Western Pleasure Champion August: AQHYA World Championship – A Certain Vino in Western Pleasure (1st), What A Fancy Zippo in trail (4th) and Ima Petite Classic in Trail (14th) Reichert Celebration: True Rumors in the 2 year Non Pro slot class (5th) NSBA World Championship: A Certain Vino and Darcy in Youth Western Pleasure (1st) and Karen and Vino won first in the Open Maturity. A Certain Vino won every class under all judges. September: Darcy was home-schooled the spring of 2008, but she returned to school full-time for her junior year in high school. October: All American Quarter Horse Congress -- Karen Hornick and Charlie Cole showed Vino in Western Riding and placed 4th; performance halter and placed 4th; and won the Junior Western Pleasure. This earned the Open All-Around horse award. Darcy won the Youth Western Pleasure. November: At the 2008 Ford AQHA World Championship in Oklahoma City, A Certain Vino captured the Junior Western Pleasure World Championship and placed third in Junior Western Riding and ninth in Performance Halter. He was shown by Karen Hornick and Charlie Cole.
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Parents From Brenda Reeve Kelley, Justin and Darcy have all been involved in showing horses, and we have taken it step by step and worked our way up through 4-H OK-KS open shows, KQHYA and the national shows for AQHA and NSBA. We own our business so Lee can take off to be with the girls at the shows. Lee and I are the coordinators—I make sure the clothes are clean and the boots polished. We are her support system. Darcy was home-schooled for three semesters to accommodate the travel and training needs of the horses. I’m a former school teacher, so it has been my job to make sure the school work is done. I am also the logistics manager, making travel arrangements. Lee loves going to the shows, and he can’t stand to miss them.
From Lee Reeve I have a lot of friends I’ve made along the way. In 2008, we never expected to have that much success and hopefully 2009 will also be good. Darcy has a couple of years of youth competition left. A lot of kids work and peak out their last year, but Darcy has come along a little faster. We were already focused and she picked it up quickly and naturally. But our biggest benefit is making friends from all over. This year she will compete in four classes, but it’s spread-out, and her trainers are focused on her success. When you are looking for a trainer, you have to find a program that fits you—not just a big name. We live in western Kansas, and we don’t have a trainer four miles away. There are a lot of good trainers out there; but if you are going to step up to the national level, you have to do what needs to be done to get there. As your kids are growing up, you need to have a hobby that you can do with them—something you can always have in common. We do that with our horses—Kelley and Darcy know everybody involved in showing. And when they grow up, they can always come back to it. Top: Justin, Lee, Brenda, Kelley and Darcy
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Cowboy Roy Frey’s up down at
written and photographed by Carolyn Kaberline
Store owners, Jo Turner & Dewayne Burgess
We’ve got everything for ridin’, ropin’, rodeoin’- jeans, hats, and boots & tack for showin’. We’ve got it all from tack to ties. So cowboy up down at Roy Frey’s!
adio listeners in Northeast Kansas are used to hearing this Roy Frey jingle, and those visiting the store will find that it does carry a little bit of everything—tack, boots, western clothing, and home furnishings—to enhance the Western lifestyle. Roy Frey’s is not only one of the oldest stores in Topeka, but it’s also one of the last complete Western stores around. Originally the store was located in Roy Frey’s garage in North Topeka when it opened almost 60 years ago. At first, it was a part-time, evenings-only venture started mostly because Frey’s daughter couldn’t find some of the horse equipment she needed. It didn’t take long before Frey was overwhelmed with customers as word spread to other horse people. Finally he quit his job at Mosby Mack Motors, purchased an old barracks from Forbes Air Force base, and moved that building to its present location at 121 N.E. Highway 24. The current building with a front resembling an 1890’s Main Street store façade came into being approximately 37 years ago. Frey later passed the store on to his daughter—the one who began it back in 1952—upon his retirement. Finally after running the store for over 25 years, she sold it to Jo Turner, a longtime customer and KQHA member with a solid background in the equine industry. And while Turner has kept many of the items that have made the store popular over the years, she’s also added her own unique touch. That unique touch includes a variety of western décor items which have continued to gain in popularity since their addition. “We’ve expanded this section,” Turner said. “We now have
a complete line of cowboy lifestyle items.” Those items include dishware, glassware, silverware, kitchen accessories, towels, placemats, and linens. Another popular area of the store is Liz’s Trail Corner, which specializes in equipment for those who ride the trails, whether it is for competition or just for enjoyment. Raincoats for riders, insulated saddle bags, and a variety of Cashel products can all be found here. In addition to the tack and home décor areas, visitors will find a large clothing section in the central portion of the store, while boots that make up a large portion of the store’s income line the shelves to the rear. Hundreds of boots for men, women and children are on display with approximately 3,000 pairs in stock. Rounding out the store’s offerings are men’s western suits, women’s purses, belts for all ages, billfolds, western perfumes and colognes, and Leaning Tree cards. It’s also a good place to bring one’s hat. “Mike [McGee] and Dewayne [Burgess] are excellent hat shapers,” Turner says. “When the Quarter Horse shows are in town they do a lot of hat cleaning and shaping.” She also notes that the store has a large variety of felt and straw hats. While the store’s regular customers come from Abilene, Salina, Manhattan, Atchison, St. Joseph and Lawrence, as well as Topeka, some even drive from as far away as Chanute and Coffeyville. “A lot of them come to visit when they’re in the area,” Turner says. Better yet, they bring their children and introduce a new generation to the store’s offerings. “I really feel the best when customers come in and say ‘I’m getting my son or grandson his first pair of boots like my father or grandfather did for me,’” says Turner. “That means a lot to me because it shows people have a lot of respect for us and keep coming back.” Part of that respect is due to the store’s staff. “All of our employees are horse people,” Turner says. “They come from different disciplines and can help people with their interests. We understand the Western lifestyle because we live the Western lifestyle.”
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is Practicing for Perfection
unday afternoons in Manhattan, Kansas are usually reserved for napping, eating, and sometimes studying for a test. On this late spring Sunday, I had a reservation for a one-on-one interview with current AQHYA World Champion Heeler J.D. Holland. He’s a detail kind of guy, so the interview had to take place at his cousin Luke’s barn, where his horses reside. Walking to the truck, J.D. had to pause before getting in, explaining “I have to put my spurs on; it just doesn’t feel right without them.” The black spurs have “J-Dog” etched on the side and slide comfortably into place atop the heel of his boot. Rowels jingling, we headed out to the barn. His AQHA show success is a record most young men only dream of, and the past three years have been particularly rewarding for this cowboy from Bucyrus, Kansas. In 2006, J.D. won his first AQHYA belt buckle as the Reserve World Champion in Heeling aboard Freckles Silver Cash. A year later, in 2007, his practice focused on cinching the top spot. The practice paid off with J.D. and Pac Rat Jack scoring a 223.5 in the finals, winning the Ford AQHYA World Champion buckle in Heeling. Ropers usually haul more than more horse, and in 2008
written and photographed by Savanna Friend
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J.D. admires Rella Fox or “Prince” for his elite speed and athleticism.
J.D. rode Rella Fox and Pac Rat Jack and claimed the 2008 AQHYA World and Reserve World Champion Heeling titles. J.D.’s trophy year was not over because he also qualified in Junior Heeling for the 2008 FedEx AQHA World Show on Probably A Colonel and achieved a third place finish among the “big” guys like Brad Lund, J.D. Yates and Trevor Brazile. And that’s just in AQHA. The 19-year old is a veteran competitor, competing on the local region and national levels at team ropings, jackpots, and rodeos. His climb to the top started one Christmas morning, and that set the stage for years of roping practice. “I got my first rope for Christmas when I was two or three. I started roping more often when I turned eight at jackpots and team ropings,” Holland explains. “And then I started showing Quarter Horse when I was 11.” He has not been alone in his pursuit of being a super-looper, several members of J.D.’s family rope, including his dad Jim, uncle Harold, and cousins Rob and Luke. His sisters Jamie and Meredith are barrel racers. Meredith is also Miss Rodeo Kansas 2009. “I always wanted to rope; it was always a choice. I played soccer, baseball, football, and basketball, but I always liked roping more,” J.D. states as he ropes a dummy in the barn aisle. By the time he was a senior in high school, his activities were limited to roping and football. His championship mentality helped in both sports, with his high school football team winning the State Championship in 2007. He gives AQHA Professional Horseman Brad Lund credit for training not only the horses, but him, on how to win. “When we met up with Brad Lund we started roping everyday.” Lund has been with J.D. throughout his championship journey. A
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trainer/exhibitor of multiple AQHA World Champions, Lund won the AQHA Superhorse Championship three times—including one for the Holland’s stallion, With All Probability in 2005 (featured on the cover of the 2008-2009 KQHA Winner’s and Buyer’s Guide.) So what’s it like to have Brad Lund as trainer? “A triple-super” as J.D. calls him. “He’s quite, intense, and very much focused on the horse he is riding. We also have our fun days where we go head to head.” Summer mornings start at 4:30 with J.D. and Lund riding and roping all day. He has no doubt that this dedication and Lund’s expectations are the reason he has acquired the skills he has mastered. “Besides being a physically strong roper, Brad has a great grasp of the horse mind and the mental aspect for competing,” J.D. said. “He’s taught me the most about patience on a horse. I learned a lot of competitor skills: If you miss one, you can’t do anything about it now; onto the next one.” J.D. puts this advice, experience and training to use as a member of the KSU Rodeo Team. Rella Fox a.k.a. Prince and Freckles Silver Cash a.k.a. Popsicle, travel with J.D. to collegiate rodeos in Kansas and Oklahoma. “Prince is kind of a pretty boy; he was raised in the horse show world but what he does—it’s pretty elite—he’s very fast and athletic,” J.D. explains gazing admirably at the sorrel. “Popsicle is well, kind of a butthead; but he’s the most consistent horse I’ve been on,” J.D. declares. Not that he is taking preference to any of the horses in his barn, “I like to ride all of them. It makes me become a better rider and a better roper.” The most recent trophy winner in J.D.’s trailer, Probably A Colonel, does hold a special place with J.D. because he is sired by his
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Meredith Holland Miss Rodeo Kansas
family’s AQHA Superhorse and World Champion With All Probability. “It would be really fun for me to win on one of his babies…it would be really special,” J.D. adds, envisioning the possibility. That future also includes being a full-time student at Kansas State University studying business, the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, the KSU Rodeo team and a return trip to Oklahoma City for his last AQHYA World Championship competition. Will he try to defend his title? “That would be the goal; that would be fun to win it three years in a row. I’m going to try just as hard as I always have.” As the defending world champ, J.D. and Rella Fox have an invitation to return for the championships, although J.D. also will be taking one or two of the previously mentioned “Ticket” babies to try improve his chances of capturing another title. With school, rodeo and the fraternity, roping for practice comes sparingly; “It kills me not to practice every day. This summer I’m going to go home and rope all day, every day until I get tired of it…which probably won’t happen.” As our chat winds down, J.D. is asked for advice he would give to other young ropers or those just starting out. “Practice makes perfect. You have to remember that you’re doing it because it’s fun. A lot of times I get caught up with the pressure and trying to get points and I have to remember I’m doing it because it’s fun. That’s why you go every weekend, because it’s fun.” J.D. asked if a special thanks to his parents, Jim and Michelle Holland, and Brad Lund could be included in this story. “Because without my family, and Brad’s help, none of it would be possible.”
appearance, horsemanship, and personality for the 2010 Miss Rodeo America crown. The Miss Rodeo America Pageant is held annually in conjunction with the
National Finals Rodeo, in Las Vegas, Nevada, December 3-12, 2009. Holland family portrait: Jim, J.D., Michelle, Meredith, Jamie and her husband, Dennis Young.
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Logan’s Quality Travels Near & Far written by Carolyn Kaberline
photography byWright Focus Photography
210 E. Kechi Road, Kechi, Kansas
t least two weekends of every month Patti Logan hitches up her 8 by 36 foot trailer and takes to the road. That trailer is actually a traveling store full of grooming supplies, saddles, a variety of tack, jeans and, of course, boots. “The trailer has everything the store does,” Patti says. And while she has pulled her trailer to places as far away as Las Vegas and as close as the Kansas Coliseum, she always seems to have exactly what people need. “No matter how well prepared a person is for a show, they always seem to end up missing something or having something break,” she explains, noting that she tries to make it to all the major shows such as the All American Quarter Horse Congress, the AQHYA World Championship Show, the FedEx AQHA World Championship Quarter Horse Show, the Redbud Circuit, and the Texas Amateur Show. “I try to carry a little of everything for one stop shopping.” Patti is no stranger to the arena, having done quite a bit of barrel racing in the past; in fact, it was barrel racing that brought her to Kansas. “I was raised on a ranch southeast of Gillette, Wyoming,” she says. After barrel racing all over the area, Patti came to Kansas to ride barrel horses for Dick Cole. Later, she met Ray Logan who at the time was in business with Sonny Thomison of Kechi. After the two married, Ray suggested that opening a tack store was something the two could do together while he was training and something they could continue afterward. “However, I’m the one who did most of the work with the store,” Patti says. Because of this, it was only natural that she continued with the store after the two divorced. Now after being in business for almost 15 years, she is helped by her sister Sarah Smith and her daughter Dallas. While Logan’s Western Supply located at 210 E. Kechi Road in Kechi carries such brands as Cinch and Cruel Girl Jeans, Bob’s
Saddles and Rios of Mercedes Boots, it’s their own brand of boots for which the store is best known. “We started our own line of boots, so we could have a one of a kind something that no one else has,” says Patti. “It makes me feel really good to hear someone say, ‘I can only wear Logan boots.’” Patti explains that while the Logans designed the boots, they are handmade by the Rios of Mercedes company. “Rios of Mercedes has been in business for 150 years which makes them the oldest and most established company. A lot of other boots are machine made,” she explains. “Ours cost a bit more, but they usually get great wear, and if there’s any trouble with them, we’ll take them back.” Having been in the horse industry for some time and having a daughter who’s been involved in showing both in the rodeo arena and the cutting arena, Patti is also known for her support of youth exhibitors in their equine endeavors. “I try to really support the youth,” she says. “They’re the backbone of our industry. It doesn’t really matter what venue they’re in.” She also enjoys seeing the youth be successful. “I can remember when Nancy Murfin hauled as a youth,” Patti says, “and Todd Banks. Look at them now. It’s fun to see their kids out there now.” Patti says that while everyone is concerned with the cost of getting into showing, she tries to convince them to buy “nice stuff.” “They don’t have to buy the ultimate. If everything is well taken care of, they can compete and look the part. They can get along with that and upgrade later,” she added, noting that the youth division is very competitive. “It’s a lot of work and takes a lot of effort, like any other sport, to do well,” she says. And one thing that people can be sure of is that Logan’s Western Supply will be there to help out those beginners.
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All About Horses written by Anita Miller Fry
n all-round horse named Concho and a wise spider known as Maisy are among the characters helping Kansas area youth get engaged in learning more about horses. The two are part of the Junior Master Horseman crew that guides youngsters through educational materials now published by the American Quarter Horse Association and the American Youth Horse Council. “The books are great and developed for 4-H age youth,” said Margaret “Meg” Sage Mach, Jackson County, Missouri, 4-H Youth Specialist. “It covers all of the basic information we want our youth to learn in a levels program. Youth are really engaged with the books and the web site. They are learning and having fun!” A Level One book for Junior Master Horseman was launched in 2006, and soon was followed by a more advanced Level Two book. A Level Three book is expected to be completed in 2009. In addition, an interactive web site at www.JuniorMasterHorseman.com is available to individuals and groups who are utilizing the curriculum. “The books are selling very well and a lot of 4-H groups and other youth groups are using them,” said Lee Stribling, secretary to the director of AQHA Youth Programs/Education. The books can be ordered online through www.JuniorMasterHorseman.com or the AQHA Outfitters or they can be purchased at TSC stores. Concho, the horse, is a regular narrator Stribling said the through the Junior Horseman Program, often Junior Master Horsesharing information about horses and their man program is differspecial ways. Here are a few horse facts shared ent from the former in the Junior Master Horseman Level Two book: AQHA STAR program for youth, but • With good conditions, a plow horse and farmer could does have some of cover around a half-acre a day and on a good crop year, the same reference that half-acre could raise enough hay to feed one horse for a year. materials. She said • A horse’s front legs bear 60 to 65 percent of its weight. the Level One book • A horse’s skeleton does not reach maturity is geared toward until 4 years of age or older. younger children, • Unlike a human, the horse has no gallbladder.
Did You Know?
illustrations provided by AQHA
Junior Master Horseman Program is for Young Horse Owners and Horse Lovers though it also has appeal for older youth. Level Two goes more in depth on topics such as equine anatomy, health, nutrition, performance and safety. Careers in the horse industry are also discussed. The Level Three book is geared more toward older youth and looks at facility management, equine diseases, behavior and training, and horse sales. The books are geared toward both the horse owner and the horse enthusiast who may not have a horse but loves equines and wants to learn more about them. Stribling said the preparing the curriculum takes a great deal of research and a lot of people proofing and checking facts before publication. The Jackson County, Missouri 4-H Equine Program is using Level One and Two for its 4-H youth. There are currently 50 youth going through Level One and Two, said Mach, the 4-H Youth Specialist. The Jackson County, Missouri, program uses both the books and website, but utilizes the Nebraska skills test since there is no skills testing performed through the Junior Master Horseman program and the Nebraska levels program for its level three youth. “The members use the books for their project meetings and self directed learning, then go online to complete the written testing,” Mach said. In Jackson County, Kansas, the 4-H Hoofbeats youth are also utilizing the Junior Master Horseman program. Lisa Smith, adult leader of the Hoofbeats, said there are about 10 youth in the group and they are using the level books and the web site. They only recently have started with the program, but so far have found “the information is very good.” Smith said she likes the interactivity of the website and called the program “excellent resources, especially for Panorama, hippology and judging.” She said the Hoofbeats usually do more of their riding activities during the nicer weather months and then do their “book knowledge” during the winter months when the days are shorter and riding time is more limited. “I’ve found the books have a combination of materials for younger kids and older kids,” Smith said.
Source: Junior Master Horseman, Level Two
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Shopping for a
Western Lifestyle written and photographed by Carolyn Kaberline
Ann’s Turquoise www.annsturquoise.com A love of Native American jewelry has led to a second career for Ann Ortiz of Topeka after she retired from teaching first grade students in the city’s USD 501 District. That career, which began with an investment of only $1500, has led Ortiz, her son Todd, and her daughter Lesli across the country selling exquisitely designed turquoise jewelry at some of the nation’s largest horse and stock shows. “We’ve kept growing from jewelry in the back of a Jeep to jewelry in a 450 Ford truck and a 42-foot trailer,” Ortiz says. In addition to jewelry designed by well-known artists, Ann’s Turquoise also carries Double D western wear, Old Gringo boots, Kippy’s belts and handbags, and items for the home. While customers can find her at such venues as the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Frontier Days in Cheyenne, the World Championship Quarter Horse Show in Oklahoma City, and the American Royal in Kansas City, items also can be ordered through her website.
R Bar B Saddle, Tack, and Trailer 3256 NE 39th Street, Topeka, Kansas Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wed ~ 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat ~ Closed Sun 785.286.3006 www.rbarb.com When Russ Brown opened R Bar B northeast of Topeka in 1998, he had “six saddles and a few trinkets spread-out over the wall to look like we had more.” Now after three additions to the store, the 7,000 square feet are full of new and used saddles, a variety of western tack and equipment, and all kinds of equine supplies. In addition, Brown also takes custom orders and feels that trying to find what people want is “good customer service.” That customer service extends to making repairs to saddles and other riding equipment in the store’s shop area. Over the years Brown has added trailer sales to his business and also offers an assortment of feeds.
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Rocking V Equine Supply 7325 SW 93rd St., Wakarusa Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon through Sat By special appointment on Sunday 785.256.7009 www.rockingvequinecenter.com
It was always Jerry Vandervort’s dream to build a full-service equine facility someday, and the stables and arenas are the fulfillment of that dream. The store, Rocking V Equine Supply, which offers a complete line of English and Western tack, also has a full line of hunt seat clothing. Featured brands include Ariat boots, Big D and WeatherBeata sheets and blankets, Reinsman bits, Troxel helmets, Maytex saddle blankets, and Professional Choice boots and cinches. Those looking for English saddles can select from HDR, Crosby, or Pessoa brands while western brands include Courts, Billy Cook, and Tex Tan. Dale Chavez custom saddles and halters can be special ordered. Rocking V Equine Supply is also the home of the Arena Dragon for arena preparation.
Photos provided by Will Wyatt
Will Wyatt 15245 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon – Fri 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat www.willwyatts.com
It’s hard to believe that a New York City native would own a store devoted to the Western lifestyle, but that’s exactly what Bryden Becker does. Becker was a senior vice-president of a marketing firm in New York when he met his wife Jennifer, a native of Concordia. When the couple married and decided to raise their family in Kansas, they both knew they wanted to open a store dedicated to the Western way of life they both loved. The Beckers began with clothing and soon added custom furniture to their inventory. Now the upscale store is divided about equally between the two. Their business philosophy is simple: “We’re trying to add as much to your experience as possible whether you’re in the store or online. We want to help make your experience as enjoyable as possible.”
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Superhorse Triple - ‘05, ‘07, ‘08
J.D. Holland and Rella Fox earned the 2008 AQHYA World Heeling Championship under the guidance of Brad Lund (far right). Lund has trained the Holland family and their horses to multiple AQHA World Championships, including J.D.’s three, Jim’s 2008 AQHA Select Heading Championshiop, and Lund’s first AQHA Superhorse award on With All Probability in 2005.
rad Lund and J.D. shared something in common last year—they were their own competition for world champion honors. While J.D. rode his own horses Rella Fox and Pac Rat Jack to AQHYA World and Reserve Champion titles in Heeling, Lund rode Sue C Shiner, owned by Garth and Amanda Gardiner, Ashland, Kansas and Roo Star, owned by Melissa Ann Miller, Belton, Texas to the AQHA World Champion and Reserve Champion Senior Heading titles. But, because Lund earned a score of 227 on both horses, the judges decided Roo Star would be the 2008 AQHA Senior Heading World Champion, a win that helped him earn the 2008 AQHA Superhorse title. This 2008 Superhorse victory was a “three-peat” for Lund, winning in 2007 with Garth and Amy Gardiner’s Shiners Diamond Jill and in 2005 with Jim and Michele Holland’s With All Probability. The Kansas “ropemaster” topped his latest Superhorse award when Roo Star and Lund won the inaugural AQHA Roping Most Valuable Horse Award.
KQHA Foundation Receives
Robert H. Young Memorial Gift
he Kansas Quarter Horse Association Foundation received a bequest from a very special person, Robert H. Young, of Salina, who passed away in 2007. Robert was an exceptional person who benefited from his experiences with horses. His cousin Marian Lee Turner has been a longtime member of KQHA and AQHA and has been a fixture in the speed classes at the AQHA World Show. While Robert was never a member of KQHA he was a member of AQHA and was proud of his mare Pudden. KQHA is honored that the scholarship fund has been selected as a beneficiary of his estate. If you want proof that the disabled riding program has value and can provide benefits which last a lifetime you need look no further. A special thanks to Kathy Green and Ann Zimmerman for providing us with this information.
Robert with Pudden on the day he bought her in August 2004
Robert with Jake from E Bar Z Stables
If you would like more information about the KQHA Foundation or to make a gift, please contact Stan O’Neil, 785-827-7764 or email email@example.com
“Athlete of the Year”
oyce Baker, renowned barrel and pole bending trainer/competitor, has been named “Athlete of the Year 2008” for her outstanding performance in the Sunflower State Games held annually in July. At 70-years-young, Joyce is running strong. Daughters Jackie Van Petten, Sherry Baker, Jill English and granddaughters Jolie Van Petten and Olivia English all compete in the speed events on the local and national level. Joyce’s horse, Bar Time Fiddle is 21 years old!
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Annual Awards program
Compete at KQHA shows and win prizes for your efforts. Points are earned and complied for AQHA approved shows youth, amateur and open competitors (amateur and open pay a $10 nominating fee). Mail payment prior to showing to: Dotty Kester, 14390 118th RD, Hoyt, KS 66440. High Point winners receive awards at the KQHA Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, the third Saturday in January. Special awards include: • All Around Performance – youth (13 & under and 14-18), amateur and open • High Point Halter Horse – open and amateur • KQHA Sportsmanship Award – presented to a youth who is nominated by the KQHA Board of Directors and voted on by their peers • Mike Flach Volunteer Award – presented to an association member whose contributions help make the association a success. Award is in memory of Mike, who was a tireless volunteer for KQHA, 4-H, his community and church
KQHA Hall of Fame Honoring the great horses and horse people of KQHA! Each year KQHA accepts nominations for its Hall of Fame to recognize a KQHA-shown horse or KQHA member, who has made contributions to the equine industry. Nominees may be living or deceased, and they must have been permanent residents of Kansas for at least five years. Individuals must be or have been members in good standing. Horses must have been bred in Kansas or owned by a Kansas resident for at least five years. Horses nominated must not be currently showing, standing at stud, or taking remuneration of any kind. Nominations are accepted from the KQHA membership from January 1 – September 1 of each year. Mail nominations to: Carolyn Kaberline, 2208 SW Hope Street, Topeka, KS 66614
Showing in Kansas
Membership Benefits Photo by Wright Focus Photography
Kansas is centrally located in the heart of the midwest, hosting AQHA/ KQHA shows, plus Novice AQHA/KQHA shows annually. Hope in the Heartland, our biggest circuit is also a fund-raising event that supports the Riders with Disabilities initiatives. The circuit hosts the KQHA futurities and NSBA futurities. For show schedule and futurity information, visit www.kqha.com or call 785-785-215-4679.
KQHA Recreational Rides
We are proud of our affiliation with the AQHA’s Recreational Ride Program and have sponsored a ride in Kansas every year since it began in 1997. Through its state affiliates, AQHA annually hosts nearly 90 rides around the world. If you have a horse, you’re welcome to participate! A portion of the proceeds benefit the American Quarter Horse Foundation and a local charity selected by the host affiliates. The AQHA Ride Program, presented by Sooner & Exiss Trailers, offers a variety of rate packages. Call the Universal Trailer Ride Hotline at 888-414-RIDE for more information about an AQHA Ride Program event near you.
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KQHA Web Site www.kqha.com
The Kansas Quarter Horse Association website provides the latest information about association activities. KQHA.com is the official site of the Kansas Quarter Horse Association. Our hope is to provide information to our present members and answer questions for potential new members and interested surfers. An up-to-date calendar provides show bills for the AQHA/KQHA approved shows and trail ride events. This site provides printable forms for: KQHA KAQHA and KQHYA membership; association bylaws; entering the futurity; nominating open and amateur horses for year end awards; and signing up for the KS Kounts program. Contact information is listed for our officers and board of directors and the executive secretary. Submissions should be sent to Peggy Pickford via email: firstname.lastname@example.org; please visit www. kqha.com for submission criteria.
Bi-Monthly News Publication
Published in print and on the KQHA website, this newsletter will help you learn about association news and events. It is a great opportunity for advertisers at a very reasonable cost. News items also can be submitted for the newsletter prior to deadline:
Edition January March May July September November
Submission Date Dec 15 Feb 15 April 15 June 15 August 15 October 15
Reeve Trailer Raffle Winner
Susan Weeks Calenda won the Blue Ribbon Trailer donated by the Lee Reeve Family. The raffle proceeds benefited all divisions of the Kansas Quarter Horse Association.
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Sponsored by Logan Western Supply 118 East 61st North • Kechi, KS 67067 • email: email@example.com This exciting new program is designed to offer incentive for those prospective KQHA and KQHYA members wanting to become familiar with our association. You may count points from your local open shows, circuit shows, KBHA, and KRHA events. Points will be kept for those individuals nominated to the KQHA Kounts programs when they show in Kansas. Double points will be offered for special classes held during KQHA run Quarter Horse shows. This program is open to all ages and all breeds! AQHA approved classes will not count in this program. Awards will be presented at the KQHA banquet held in January with high point awards given to each of the three age divisions: General Guidelines • $10 per person nomination fee • Points are kept with the person, not the horse • Must be a KQHA or KQHYA member to enroll • Point accumulation for 2010 starts April 1 and ends November 1 Points will be kept in the following class groups: • Halter, Showmanship At Halter, Western Pleasure, Horsemanship • Trail, Reining, Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunter Under Saddle • Walk-Trot, Lead Line, Equestrians With Disabilities, Barrels, Poles, Dressage Ten points are possible for a first place finish if ten or more entries are in your class with sixth place receiving five points. In a class of six, first place receives six points and sixth place receives 1 point. Three age groups will be offered within each of the class groups (age as of Jan 1, of current year)-13 & under, 14 – 18 and 19 & over.
Kansas Quarter Horse Association
Kansas Kounts Nomination Form Your Name: Street Address: City:
Email: Are you a KQHA or KQHYA member? I am not a member and want to join. KQHA/KAQHA $40 or KQHYA $20 Circle age division:
13 & under
14 – 18
Enclose a check for $10 made payable to KQHA and send to: Peggy Pickford 6707 Aylesbury Lane, Topeka, KS 66610 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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2009 August 1 July 31- August 8
Deadline for 2010 AQHF Scholarship Applications
AQHYA Ford World Championship Show - Oklahoma City, OK
KQHA Board of Directors Meeeting - Topeka, KS
Reichert Celebration - Tulsa, OK
New format - KQHA Annual Meeting and Awards - check www.kqha.com for details!
2009-20010 KQHA Buyer’s & Winner’s Guide Available!
August 7-16 August 31- September 6 September 13 September 10-12 October 1-4
AQHA Bayer Select World Championship Show Amarillo, TX
American Royal - Kansas City, MO KQHA Hope In the Heartland Circuit - Wichita, KS All American Quarter Horse Congress - Columbus, OH October 19 - NYTTA Classes
AQHA World Championship Show - Oklahoma City, OK
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Bob Serrault/Paul Gorthy Memorial Scholarship and Heritage Scholarship Applications due to KQHA office
Kansas State Fair - Hutchinson, KS
Pay your 2010 KQHA Membership Dues and sign up for KQHA Awards
2010-2011 KQHA Buyer’s & Winner’s Guide Ad Sales Begin!
May 1, 2010-April 30, 2011
National Qualifying period for AQHYA World Championship Show
June 1, 2009-May 31, 2010
National Qualifying period for the 2010 Select Championship Show
August 1, 2009-July 31, 2010
National Qualifying period for the 2010 AQHA World Championship Show
See www.kqha.com for Spring Show Schedule.
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Open & Amateur Membership Bold type indicates life member * Indicates Amateur
A Levi Allison* 1458 K Road Lewis KS 67552 620-338-6466
Rebecca Blaes* 522 N. Maple Cherryvale KS 67335 620-336-3700 email@example.com
Dolly Anderson* 2818 Kelly Drive Manhattan KS 66502 785-532-8801 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamatha Blasé 4228 NW Dondee Lane Topeka KS 66618
B Dale & Dwight Bair 11900 S State Rd 17 Hutchinson KS 67501-0700 Clyde & Joyce Baldwin 5448 California Topeka KS 66605 785-862-2985 Donald W Ball PO Box 452 Wellsbille KS 66092-0452 785-883-2358 Lynn Barnes* 2730 SE 93rd St Wakarusa KS 66546-9638 785-836-2402 Nancy & Jim Barth HCR 1 Box 240 Ashland KS 67831-9620 580-735-2685 Rex & Collette Baughman 1610 E Sunnydale Lakes Valley Center KS 67147 316-755-2119 Taylor & Sheryl Bemis 898 W HWY 40 Hays KS 67601 785-726-3304 Donald & Patricia Bender 312 W 3rd Ellsworth KS 67439 785-472-3896
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Mrs. F.E. Bliss Box 198 Longton KS 67352 620-642-6155 Riley Bock* 2229 N Center Garden City KS 67846 620-260-7449 Jennifer Minick Bormann* 3971 McDowell Creek Rd Manhattan KS 66502 785-410-3129 email@example.com Susan Boulware 418 E Road 140 Scott City KS 67871 620-872-5632 Toni Bowlin* 20938 SW Indianola Rd Douglass KS 67039 316-747-3251 firstname.lastname@example.org Beth L Boxwell* HC 2 Box 78-F Perryton TX 79070-9629 Bob & Sharron Boyd 8888 SW 110th Augusta KS 67010 316-775-5278 Fred & Jean Branch Tantara Ranch 21581 SW Adams Rd Douglass KS 67039 316-775-5278
Angela Berens RR 1, Box 414 St Francis KS 67754 785-332-2088
Debby Brehm* 10400 Yankee Hill Rd Lincoln NE 68526 402-489-9594 email@example.com
Mandy Bigelow* 1524 Carol Dr Edmond OK 73003 405-341-0113
Elmer/Shirley Brown* 1663 Aspen Rd Bennington KS 67422 785-488-3952
Byron G Bird Rt 1 Box 183 Liberal KS 67901 620-624-5329
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C Michelle Capponi* 11925 W 132nd St Overland Park KS 66213 913-558-1222 firstname.lastname@example.org Steve & Nancy Carr 1208 S. Lenox Drive Olathe KS 66062-2239 913-782-4214 Kelli Case* 1188 E 1750 Rd Lawrence KS 66046 785-312-9111 email@example.com Judy Cates* 4537 Kentucky Rd Ottawa KS 66067 785-255-4553 firstname.lastname@example.org Ginger Champagne* 9300 South 7 HWY Lenexa KS 66227 913-764-7811 Mark & Marsha Chestnut Box 364 Whitsboro TX 76273 903-564-6687 Jay & Lisa Childs 8500 W 116th Terr Overland Park KS 66210 Gordan Christiansen RR 2 Box 4 Durham KS 67438 316-732-3320 Phil Clark* 8871 SW Lost Lake Rd Andover KS 67002 Byron Cline Rt 2 Box 182-A Valley Center KS 67147 316-744-0961
2009 Executive Committee President Craig Cole Vice President Sherri Tearney Finance
Kendall Coad* 9827 W 79th Apt. 1003 Overland Park KS 66204 316-371-9798 email@example.com CA & Joan Cofer 7400 N Broadway Wichita KS 67219 316-755-0733 Craig & Rosanne Cole 27042 AA Road Downs KS 67437 785-454-6647 Ryan & LaRhea Cole* 26092 AA Rd Downs, KS 67437 785-545-6088 firstname.lastname@example.org Cassandra Collins* 12515 E 71st Street S Derby KS 67037 316-776-2290 email@example.com Larry/Judith Collins 12515 E 71st Street S Derby KS 67037 316-776-2290 firstname.lastname@example.org Steve/Brenda Cox* 2466 Oregon Rd Ottawa KS 66067 785-242-7764 Kris Craig* 14815 Siefkes Wichita KS 67230 316-258-9775 email@example.com Tom & Gail Craun* 15119 Leavenworth Rd Basehor KS 66007 913-724-2744 firstname.lastname@example.org
Directors Directors through ‘09 Ryan Cole Diana Friend Jessica Streit Sherri Tearney
Irvin Crone 447 SW 40th Ave Great Bend KS 67530 316-792-7768
Ronald Dymond PO Box 78 Goddard KS 67052 316-721-2881
Vicky Crosby RR 1 Box 272 Osage City KS 66523-9610 913-528-4546
E Steve/Chris Edmonds 368 N. 1250 Rd Berryton KS 66409 785-887-6938
Kim Cunningham* 14602 Granada Leawood KS 66224 913-851-1502 email@example.com D Tom & Joyce Davies* 27180 W 199th Gardner KS 66030 913-709-4073 firstname.lastname@example.org Scott Davis* 15608 S May Oklahoma City OK 73170 Kathy Davis* 6514 S 135th W Clearwater KS 67026 620-545-7850 email@example.com Lexi Nicole Demel* 1151 N Hwy 281 Hoisington KS 67544 620-653-2698 firstname.lastname@example.org Pam Diehl 410 NE 11th Abilene KS 67410 785-263-3558 Christine Dietz* 18960 Mitchell Rd Russell KS 67665 785-483-7444 email@example.com
Directors through ‘10 Jennifer Minick Bormann Craig Cole Aaron J. Moeder Peggy Pickford
Emily Elliott* 11465 HWY 39 Chanute KS 67720 620-431-2284 Tina Esfeld 314 SW 50 Ave Great Bend KS 67530 Loree Evans* Box 46 Lebo KS 66856 620-256-6205 firstname.lastname@example.org F Warren Fair* 811 Lena Salina KS 67401 785-832-7347 John/Dr. Joseph Fischer* 763 US Hwy 81 Belvelle KS 66935 785-527-2090 email@example.com Harlan & Karen Foraker 10415 S Willowlake Rd Burrton KS 67020 316-796-0911 Nancy Olson Francis 2413 Dove Terr Great Bend KS 67530 316-792-7280 Russel Fraser* 8215 N West Rd Hesston KS 67062 620-327-4838
Directors through ‘11 Tom Davies Scott Janssen Shelly McColm David Mellott
Past President Jeff Mellott
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John/Diana Friend* 6431 122nd Street Ozawkie KS 66070 firstname.lastname@example.org Savanna Friend* 6431 122nd Street Ozawkie KS 66070 email@example.com Meredith Fry* 1125 Wayne Topeka KS 66604 785-233-7307 firstname.lastname@example.org G Garth & Amanda Gardiner HC 1 Box 379 Ashland KS 67831 620-635-2361 email@example.com Greg Gardiner* HC 1 Box 288 Ashland KS 67831 620-635-2932 Mark R Gardiner RR 1 Box 379 Ashland KS 67530 620-635-2760 Sarah Good Box 443 Belton MO 64012 816-331-0310 Don/Nancy Goodwin 5773 N Berry Ave Kingman KS 670166-8171 Dennis Graber RR 1 Box 150 Moundridge KS 67107 620-345-8291 Kendall Graber 20712 S Valley Pride Rd Pretty Prairie KS 67570 620-459-6894
Peg Graber 1817 US Hwy 56 McPherson KS 67460 620-241-0585 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dennis Hatch* 1220 Sunrise Superior NE 68978-2324 402-879-4948 email@example.com
Mark & Linda Gratny 25616 183rd Street Leavenworth KS 66048 913-351-1799 firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia Hayes* 18513 I-70 Rd Russell KS 67665 785-483-2043
Kathy Green* 8324 E Levitt Dr Wichita KS 67207 316-651-5043 email@example.com Jane Gunn* 1300 NW 86th Topeka KS 66618 785-246-3696 H Aaron/Robin Hall PO Box 285 Kechi KS 67067-0285 316-320-7947 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerry Hedrick 120 Street of Dreams Loch Lloyd MO 64012 816-322-6797 Robin Henderson* 712 E 8th Scott City KS 67871 620-872-5466 Teri Hess* 9127 E Bellevue St Tucson AZ 85715 520-991-2134
Jacque K Haner* 2200 W 95th St S Haysville KS 67060 316-651-7424 email@example.com
Melinda Hibdon* 14665 S Constance St Olathe KS 66062 913-484-1924 firstname.lastname@example.org
Louanna Hanes 43825 W 131st Street S Bristow OK 74010
Frank Higgs 3921 E 109th St N Valley Center KS 67147-8944 316-755-0521
Elaine Harder 6260 Skiddy Rd Junction City KS 66441 785-238-2728 Denny & Dana Hassett PO Box 187 Auburn KS 66402 316-726-5286
Past Presidents/lifetime directors C.A. Cofer Jeff Mellott Lee Greathouse Chuck Sperry Carl Mills Howard Muncy Billy Allen Roberta Fair-Jaye Stan O’Neil Ron McKown J. Byron Roenbaugh Mark Gratny Jim Baska Harold Morrison Duane Walker Carole James
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Faye Heath 8120 W Lyons Creek Rd Junction City KS 66441
Melinda Hinkson* 740 KS Hwy 177 Matfield Green KS 66862 620-753-3498 email@example.com Patricia Hissom 14158 X Rd Meade KS 67864 620-873-2608
John & Barbara Hoffer* 4840 SW 69th St Auburn KS 66402 785-862-3605 Laurel Holladay* 1201 E 1750 Rd Lawrence KS 66046 785-843-3349 firstname.lastname@example.org Patricia Holland* PO Box 5030 Carefree AZ 85377 480-488-9545 Bill & Jennifer Horton 21955 H Ave Grundy Center IA 50638 641-869-3733 email@example.com Jerry/Jeanne Houghton* 5230 S Greenwich Derby KS 67037 316-788-9330 firstname.lastname@example.org J Cathy Jackson* 14135 W 54th St Shawnee KS 66216 913-962-9509 email@example.com Kathryn James* 4278 SW 100th St Augusta KS 67010 316-775-0954 Denny & Roberta Jaye* 2211 14th Ave Lindsborg KS 67456 785-227-2905 firstname.lastname@example.org Diane Johnson* 23375 Guthrie Rd Linwood KS 66052 785-542-2901 email@example.com
KAQHA officers and Directors President Past President Debra Powers Leslie Woolley Vice President Roberta Jaye Secretary Kathy Green
Directors Sue Nickel Denny Jaye Levi Allison Pam Wilson Chris Deitz
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Lisa Johnson* 1133 190th Ave Lewis KS 67552 620-804-0718 firstname.lastname@example.org
Evan Knapp* 24470 Chase Rd Chanute KS 66720 620-431-6798 email@example.com
K Carolyn Kaberline* 2208 SW Hope St Topeka KS 66614 785-272-3340 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ruth Knapp* 24470 Chase Rd Chanute KS 66720 620-433-7183 email@example.com
Kansas State University Dept. of Animal Science, Weber Hall Manhattan KS 66506 785-532-6131 Dotty & Howard Kester* 14390 118th Road Hoyt KS 66440 785-986-6344 firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Rosemary Kirby* 12731 Bradford Circle Wichita KS 67206 316-686-8805 email@example.com
Michelle Kowalsky 333 SE 110th Ave Ellinwood KS 67526 620-564-2756 L Russ/Pat Lange* 1231 E. 101st Street Ct N Valley Center KS 67147 316-755-3951 firstname.lastname@example.org Cynthia Lohrey* RR 1 Box 98 McCracken KS 67556 785-394-2475 email@example.com Landon Lugar* 230 W 5th Fremont NE 68026
Lisa Kay Lugar* 14111 Parallel Basehor KS 66007 913-724-2281
Jim/Rosemary Martin 1901 S Triple Crown St Wichita KS 67230-7579 316-684-9457
Libby Lugar Michaud* 1260 County Road 17 Wahoo NE 68066 402-472-9098
Bob/Debbie Massey* RR 2 Box 58 Kingman KS 67068 316-532-5545
Kristie Lundgren* 561 S Lovers Lane Scott City KS 67871 620-877-2832 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mycah McColm* 6968 SE 20th Street Baxter Springs KS 66713 620-429-0390 email@example.com
M Marcia Magana* 14728 N 3987 Dr Dewey OK 74029 918-534-1781
Allen & Shelly McColm 6968 SE 20th Street Baxter Springs KS 66713 620-429-0390 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Mages* 6814 Bell Rd Shawnee KS 66217 913-485-2589 email@example.com
LD/Cheryl McCormick* 1266 80th Rd Yates Center KS 66783 620-625-2204
Steve/Nancy Martin* 4300 S Greenwich Rd Derby KS 67037 316-687-2227
Ed/Kristy McKechnie* 1124 N 250th St Arcadia KS 66711-4112 620-638-4469 horsecreekranch.net
Hope Heartland in the
Hope in the Heartland is a benefit for the organizations of Kansas who serve riders with disabilities. Congratulations to the riders from Teams Rosewood Ranch and Horses of Hope, as well as our other winners!
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Ron McKown 1300 E 93rd North Valley Center KS 67147 316-755-1077
Mike Miller* 3950 SW Wanamaker Topeka KS 66610 785-478-3043
Wm Morand 4420 N Halstead Hutchinson KS 66504-1184 620-663-2567
David Mellott 14815 Stefkes Wichita KS 67230 316-706-2188 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sharon Miller* 2005 SW 2nd St Topeka KS 66606 785-357-6050
Harold Morrison* 1605 N Ohio Salina KS 67401 785-823-8565
Cynthia Mills* 5003 N. Halstead St Hutchinson KS 67502 620-669-0242
Mindy Morton* 4420 22nd Road Udall KS 67146 316-782-3319 email@example.com
Jeff Mellott 153 Williamsburg Andover KS 67002 316-734-0074 firstname.lastname@example.org Marcia Meloy* 13005 Falmouth St Leawood KS 66209 913-345-8416 email@example.com Timothy/Janet Meyer PO Box 126 Sylvan Grove KS 67481 785-526-7735 Stephanie Meyer 8800 SW 45th Topeka KS 66610 785-478-2727
Victoria Miller-Pence* 15001 E. Pawnee Wichita, KS 67230 316-733-9869 firstname.lastname@example.org Aaron J Moeder* Box 184 Rose Hill KS 67133 316-776-2452 Larry/Sonja Montgomery* 3216 Johnson Rd Cummings KS 66016-9011 913-886-3277 email@example.com
Nancy Moxley* 15455 E. 13th Wichita KS 67230 316-733-8855 Judith Muench* PO Box 16 Scott City KS 67871 620-872-2268 firstname.lastname@example.org Julie Muench* PO Box 16 Scott City KS 67871 620-872-2268 email@example.com
Donald/Wendy Munday 13025 W Harvest Ct Wichita KS 67235 316-721-9415 firstname.lastname@example.org Jean Munninghoff* 7815 Mallard Dr Peyton CO 80831-8075 719-683-3218 email@example.com John J Murnane PO Box 566 Louisburg KS 66053 913-557-4930 Max Murray 5 Tanglewood Ln Hutchinson KS 67502 620-662-0417 Meredith Murray* 6968 SE 20th Street Baxter Springs KS 66713 620-674-3458 firstname.lastname@example.org Larry Myerscough 1706 Anthony Ave Purcell OK 73080 405-527-0834 email@example.com
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N Jessie Naaykens* 6968 SE 20th Street Baxter Springs KS 66713 620-674-3458 firstname.lastname@example.org Sarina Nickel* PO Box 512 Scott City KS 67871 620-872-2268 email@example.com Tony Nigro 3320 Merriam Lane Kansas City KS 66100 Braxton Nottingham* 1274 N 650 Rd Lawrence KS 66046 785-841-0936 firstname.lastname@example.org Jeanne Nottingham* 1274 N 650 Rd Lawrence KS 66046 785-841-0936 email@example.com O Terry/Mary Lou Odle 4415 N Sandy Ave Salina KS 67401 785-825-2894 firstname.lastname@example.org Helen Olsen 370 P Avenue Council Grove KS 66846 620-767-5822 email@example.com Martha/Larry Oltjen* 1858 Raccoon Rd Robinson KS 66532 785-544-6554 firstname.lastname@example.org
Standon/Ann O’Neil* 271 S Simpson Rd Salina KS 67401 785-827-7764 email@example.com
Duane/Marlene Putnam* 13467 142nd Rd Hoyt KS 66440 785-966-2214
J Byron Roenbaugh 1111 Moca Ln Kinsley KS 67547 620-659-2440
Shannon Opat* 5715 East 85th St North Valley Center KS 67147 316-744-8174 firstname.lastname@example.org
R Erin Rees* 7949 SW 85th Auburn KS 66402 785-256-2123 email@example.com
Dr Amin/Nancy Rofail 10036 W 239 St Bucyrus KS 66013 913-533-4419
P Bull Parker* 6245 SE 101st Berryton KS 66409 785-836-3299
Katie Rees* 7949 SW 85th Auburn KS 66402 785-256-2123 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sandy Bryant- Parker* 6245 SE 101st Berryton KS 66409 785-836-3299 email@example.com
Gretchenn Regnier* 667 E 1600 Rd Baldwin KS 6606*6 785-594-3561
Duane/JoAnn Patterson 713 N 4th Hill City KS 67642 Peggy Pickford* 6707 Aylesbury Rd Topeka KS 66610 785-478-9014 firstname.lastname@example.org Shauna Pierce* 21095 N 4030 Rd Bartlesville OK 74006 918-766-2282 Debra Powers* 4866 Willow Point Ct Bel Aire KS 67220 316-744-3511 Paula Pray 26095 Rockville Louisburg KS 66053 913-837-4168 email@example.com
kansas AQHA Directors Starlet Hunter (Racing) Denny Hassett 11452 SW US Hwy 77 PO Box 187 Augusta, KS 67010 Auburn, KS 66402 Sherri Tearney 19001 Nall Stilwell, KS 66085
Paul Treadwell (Racing) 10101 E. 47th St. S Derby, KS 67037
Gina/Grant Richardson RR 2 Box 178 Rush Center KS 67575 Jim/Nancy Richardson* 22025 W 183 Olathe KS 66062 913-592-2010 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Rose* Rt 1 Box 126 Mullinville KS 67109 620-548-2659 email@example.com Rita Rose* Rt 1 Box 43 Cawker City KS 67430 785-786-3291 Michlynn Rose* 1106 Bluemound Ave, Apt. #2 Manhattan KS 66502 620-255-5276 firstname.lastname@example.org Brian T Rowley PO Box 246 Lebo KS 66856 620-256-6732
Kale/Thorene Roberts 223 N Socora Wichita KS 67212
Fred/Jean Rowley* PO Box 246 Lebo KS 66856 620-256-6732
Julie Roberts/Terry Brown* RR 2, Box 35 Hoxie KS 67740 785-675-2213 email@example.com
Karen Russell 4510 E 30th Hutchinson KS 67501 620-665-7725 firstname.lastname@example.org
Darol/Karen Rodrock* 11450 W 207th Bucyrus KS 66013 913-533-9980 rodrockQH@aol.com
S Brenda Salsbury* 8735 SW 45th Street Topeka KS 66610 785-478-4279 email@example.com
Director At Large Duane W. Walker 1422 27th Ave. Canton, KS 67428
Past AQHA President Brad Tate P.O. Box 69 Lakin, KS 67860
Director Emeritus C.A. Cofer 7400 N. Broadway Wichita, KS 67219
Past AQHA President Walt Fletcher P.O. Box C Lakin, KS 67860
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Lee/Rose Marie Schmidt* 4421 NW 94th St Topeka KS 66618 785-246-4500 Tina Schmitt* 1205 Court Street Scott City KS 67871 620-872-5776 firstname.lastname@example.org Shelby Scott* 5265 NW 20th Columbus KS 66725 620-674-3370 email@example.com Bill/Lynda Sharp* 2137 SW 60th St El Dorado KS 67042 316-321-4018 SK Sipult 4446 N Arkansas Wichita KS 67204 316-838-3244 Sarah Smittle* 410 S Kansas Apt. B Columbus KS 66725 620-429-2120 Chuck Sperry 6048 SE Adams St Topeka KS 66609 785-862-7744 firstname.lastname@example.org Steve/Jan Spiller 1134 Overland Rd McPherson KS 67460 620-241-2980 Mark/Julie Stade 12416 S Haven Rd Haven KS 67543 316-465-3657 Christine Standard* 18551 Rd 10 Kismet KS 67859 620-563-7841 email@example.com Laura Starks* 8309 Floyd Overland Park KS 66212 913-642-2147 firstname.lastname@example.org Melissa Stockwell 90483 SW 80th Coats KS 67028 316-672-9339
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Sheryl Strathman* 4545 SW Indian Hills Rd Topeka KS 66610 785-478-2829 email@example.com
Kari Sue Vosburgh* 14210 SW 60th Andover KS 67002 316-644-1521 firstname.lastname@example.org
Paige Westfall 977 1600 Ave Abilene KS 67410 785-479-5560 email@example.com
Jessica Streit 6046 SE Adams Topeka KS 66609 785-862-1317 firstname.lastname@example.org
W Gary G Wade 12200 NW Skyview Kansas City MO 64164 816-464-5666
James/Nancy Whitaker* 10655 N Oliver Valley Center KS 67147-9746 316-744-3154
Karen Sumner* 6141 SW 85th Auburn KS 66402 785-256-2769 email@example.com
Dane/Jennifer Wadley* 7303 E Harry Wichita KS 67207 316-683-6290 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelcie Sutherland* 1007 Central St LeRoy KS 66857 620-964-2275
Kurtis Wagner* 1879 Frontier Rd McPherson KS 67460 620-241-6112
John/Pam Wilson 8964 W 250 Rd Blue Mound KS 66010 913-756-2665 email@example.com
T Sherri Tearney 19001 Nall Stillwell KS 66085 913-897-6151 firstname.lastname@example.org
Duane Walker 1422 27th Ave Canton KS 67428 620-628-4301
Leslie Woolley* PO Box 35371 Phoenix AZ 85069 602-432-3444
Violet Walker 1160 E 1550 Rd Lawrence KS 66046-9271 785-843-5152
Charles/Michelle Wright* 7272 E 37th N #1002 Wichita KS 67226 409-586-8053
Gary G Walton 5729 East 1st St Newton KS 67114 316-283-1387
Y Larry/Rosemary Yates 26905 West 82nd Ave Sterling KS 67579 620-278-3580
Judy Taylor* 60462 SE 20th St Pratt KS 67124 620-672-6982 Forrest Terry* 154 NE 40th Ln Lamar MO 64759 417-682-2090 email@example.com Roger Thomas 2259 Comanche Rd Galva KS 67443 316-345-8327 Bruce/Julie Tomlinson* RR 1 Box 25 Minneola KS 67865 620-885-4713 Jo Turner 3262 54th St Meriden KS 66512 785-484-3033 V Jeff/Jackie VanPetten* 4861 Detlor Rd Meriden KS 66512 785-484-2351
James/Laura Warta 1565 Ave I Ellsworth KS 67439 785-472-3389 Lauren/Glenda Watkins 2130 N Strassburg St #9 Marion KS 66861 Bruce Wegener Rt 1 Box 118 Norton KS 67654 785-877-2077 Leo/Peggy Wenger* 554 N 1800 Rd Lecompton KS 66050-4108 785-887-6060 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brenda Wilson* 11923 Noland Overland Park KS 66213 913-206-6110 email@example.com
Z Larry/Linda Zenor* 5008 W Red Rock Rd Hutchinson KS 67501 620-662-4690 firstname.lastname@example.org Mark/Sue Zimbelman 2465 Road 22 St. Francis KS 67756 785-332-2422 email@example.com Gary/Sandy Zwick* RT 2, 2145 Ave S Sterling KS 67579 620-422-3447
Paula Lee Wenger* 1620 Alabama St Lawrence KS 66050 785-887-6060 firstname.lastname@example.org
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KQHYA - We’re All Smiles!
K Q H YA T e a m o p p o rt u n i t i e s Each year KQHYA members and their parents work to promote the American Quarter Horse through team activities. There are many activities that any KQHYA member can participate in beyond showing a horse. AQHYA World Championship & All American Quarter Horse Congress NYTTA Showing in Kansas can be your ticket to two of the biggest shows in the Quarter Horse industry. See the KQHA web site (www.kqha.com) for qualifying rules. There are two ways to qualify for the AQHYA World Championship: 1. National qualification: youth competes and earns a predetermined set of points at any AQHA shows. 2. State qualification: four youth exhibitors in each event can compete at Kansas shows as determined by the KQHYA qualifying policy to represent the state at the show. Congress NYTTA Two exhibitors per class (showmanship, horsemanship, hunt seat and barrel racing). National and state qualifiers have first opportunity to compete, but is also open to other interested KQHA members.
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AQHYA Contests Horse Judging – Coached by Kansas State University Horse Judging Team members, you will learn the techniques of judging conformation and performance. Horse judgers are part of the KQHYA team that travels to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as part of the Ford AQHYA World Championship competition. Horse Bowl – Four team members answer just about any question about the horse and its industry. Talent – Prior to the start of the AQHYA World Show, the Talent Show offers members the opportunity to compete in vocal, instrumental, dance and “potpourri” performance. Group performances are limited to six members. Speech – Impromptu and Public Speaking competition. Are you organized, like talking in front of a group, and communicate your thoughts effectively? Then you are ready for the AQHYA Speech contest. Scholarships are given to the winners of first and second place in each division. Scrapbook – Each state is encouraged to enter a scrapbook documenting the history of the state organization. Books are judged on organization, content, layout and design, pictures and the team presentation at the AQHYA World Show. Photo Contest – If you like to take pictures, AQHYA has a contest just for you! All photos must be of American Quarter Horses. Savings Bonds are presented to winners of first, second and third place. Entry deadline is 12/31/2009 for 2010 competition.
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B Luke Barnhart 10127 N West Rd Hesston KS 67062 620-327-2107 barnhartK@dtnspeed.net Kenna Bell 1501 E Pawnee St Wichita KS 67230 316-733-9869 email@example.com Berre Bert 1207 M5 Road Larned KS 67550 620-285-7777 firstname.lastname@example.org Morgan Brehm 10400 Yankee Hill Rd Lincoln NE 68526 402-805-2600 email@example.com C Elizabeth Calander 4739 SW 18th St Topeka KS 66604 785-272-6451 firstname.lastname@example.org Chelsea Capponi 11925 W 132nd St Overland Park KS 66213 913-558-1222 email@example.com
Allison Dishman 3530 SW Hodges Rd Topeka KS 66614 785-360-4371 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kayla Herl 913 South 12th Street Sabetha KS 66534 785-284-3555 email@example.com J Elizabeth Jackson 14135 W 54th St Shawnee KS 66216 913-962-9509
Allison Craig 14815 Siefkes Wichita KS 67230 316-258-9775 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sidney Doane RR 1 Box 42 Downs KS 67437 785-454-6386 F Amy Fruits 19565 S Moonlight Rd Gardner KS 66030 913-856-4360 email@example.com
D Abbi Demel 1151 N Hwy 281 Hoisington KS 67544 620-653-2698 firstname.lastname@example.org
G Libby Graber 1817 US Hwy 56 McPherson KS 67460 620-241-0585 email@example.com
Chelsea Dietz 18960 Mitchell Rd Russell KS 67665 785-483-7444 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope Grable 11218 Winchester Dr Kansas City KS 66109 913-721-1517 email@example.com
Abigail Dishman 3530 SW Hodges Topeka KS 66614 913-360-4371 firstname.lastname@example.org
H Alison Harlow 9609 W 92nd Street Overland Park KS 66212 913-888-9121 email@example.com
Clark Cochran 1524 Carol Dr Edmond OK 73003 405-341-0163 Erin Connell 2520 Chase Ave El Dorado KS 67042 316-321-0627 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jamie Johnson 23375 Guthrie Rd Linwood KS 66052 785-542-2901 email@example.com K Jil Kate Kimball 101 Sunflower Blvd Liberal KS 67901 620-629-5680 firstname.lastname@example.org Lacey Kitsmiller 1780 N. 1150 Road Lawrence KS 66046 785-979-2637 email@example.com M Josie McCreary 8060 SE US Highway 169 St. Joseph MO 64507-7730 816-253-9494
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S Sydney Scheckel 1677 Butler Road Richmond KS 66080 785-418-7413 firstname.lastname@example.org
Allison McKibban 3650 N Main St El Dorado KS 67042 316-321-1996 email@example.com
Shynia Peterman 408 South College Lyons KS 67554 620-257-3966 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaylee Mellott 153 Williamsburg Andover KS 67002 316-734-0074 email@example.com
Bret Pilney, Jr 15509 Beverly Ct Overland Park KS 66223 913-685-3026 firstname.lastname@example.org
Karley Sechler 11385 SW 50th Towanda KS 67144 316-778-1118
Megan Metz 8615 Ash Lane Shawnee Mission KS 66207 913-649-8101 email@example.com
Macy Putnam 12404 Q Rd Hoyt KS 66440 785-986-6467 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ariel Smith 515 E 3rd Avenue St. John KS 67576 620-549-3395 email@example.com
Mariah Moxley 15455 E. 13th Wichita KS 67230 316-733-8855
R Katherine Ralph 5003 N. Halstead St Hutchinson KS 67502 620-669-0242 firstname.lastname@example.org
Linsey Swanson 1425 Sherwood Lane Salina KS 67401 785-823-8184 email@example.com
Max Moxley 15455 E. 13th Wichita KS 67230 316-733-8855 Meghan Munday 13025 W Harvest Ct Wichita KS 67235 316-721-9415 firstname.lastname@example.org Morgan Munday 13025 W Harvest Ct Wichita KS 67235 316-721-9415 email@example.com N Paris Nottingham 1274 N 650 Rd Lawrence KS 660046 785-841-0936 firstname.lastname@example.org P Jenna Persons 8189 SW Parallel Towanda KS 67144 316-541-2444 email@example.com
Darcy Reeve 2116 N Center St Garden City KS 67846 620-275-9506 Jordan Rehagen 13650 S Sycamore Olathe KS 66062 913-782-0034 firstname.lastname@example.org Hannah Renken 27051 DD Road Downs KS 67437 785-454-6377 email@example.com Rachel Renken 27051 DD Road Downs KS 67437 785-454-6377 firstname.lastname@example.org Tristen Richardson 22025 W 183 Olathe KS 66062 913-592-2010 email@example.com
2009 KQHYA officers and Directors President Secretary Mariah Moxley Erin Connel Vice President Paris Nottingham
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Public Relations Madison Vosburgh
T Rachel Tearney 19001 Nall Stillwell KS 66085 913-897-6151 firstname.lastname@example.org Jessica Thompson 3901 Dunham Wichita KS 67210 316-651-5043 V Katie Valentine 234 N 6th Terr Louisburg KS 66053 913-244-3237 email@example.com Garrett VanArsdale Box 43 Lebo KS 66856 620-256-6662
Madison Vosburgh 14210 SW 60th Andover, KS 67002 316-733-1211 firstname.lastname@example.org W Shanda Walker RR 1 Box 32A Moscow KS 67952 620-428-6369 email@example.com Garett Walker RR 1 Box 32A Moscow KS 67952 620-428-6369 firstname.lastname@example.org Abby Wiens 6310 N Yucca Rd Hutchinson KS 67502 620-665-6733 email@example.com DelRay Welsh PO Box 744 Meade KS 67864 620-873-8444 Peyton Welsh PO Box 744 Meade KS 67864 620-873-8444 Hillary Wiltz 123 S 12th Sabetha KS 66534 785-284-3740 firstname.lastname@example.org Z Chelsea Zillner 9737 Sunset Circle Lenexa KS 66220 913-268-4333 email@example.com
Whitney VanArsdale Box 43 Lebo KS 66856 620-256-6662
Youth Directors: Ruth Knapp Cassie Gifford
Directors Chelsea Zillner Katie Ralph Jenna Parsons Sidney Doane Rachel Tearney
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