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elcome to the February Issue of SouthWest Horse Trader. We couldn’t fit in one issue all of the Year End Futurities and Finals, so this month, that coverage continues. Next month . . . our 23rd Annual Farm, Ranch, Real Estate Issue! Get your reservations and editorial highlights in early!!! Over the years, I watched friends head to Vegas each December for NFR. If they weren’t there High Seller was Wood She B Magic (Woody Be Tuff live, they were tuned in for TV coverage. I didn’t x Magic Metallic) for $1,050,000. Consignor: Wes & Lindy Ashlock. Buyer: Billy Wolf. really get what all the fuss was about until I got the opportunity to attend the Texas Event. $1,050,000 sale during Session 1 NCHA Futurity What was so cool about 2yo Sale. that? Even though it was located this year in Texas, my guide, Sherri Mell, knew what NFR Days of Sales, December had to offer, what to collect, 7-12 at the Will Rogers and what to attend. She also Complex, Ft Worth. compared the two locations as the events were running and discussed advantages and disLuke Potter, Rookie of Horses sell for $100K or advantages gained and lost. Year Tie Down Roping more! On Rookie night, I moved from the press box to sit with Sherri and her friends in row 4 behind the final barrel. When the stagecoach came out for the night, buckles were handed out in Average 2020 sales were each class for Rookie of the Year. After the ceremo$34,505. ny, a young man 2 rows ahead of us was sporting a new buckle. We of course, had to talk with him and his mom and see the buckle. The following morning, Sherri realized that she had taught this young man at the Josey’s and brought up pictures on her Percent completed sales. Ipad. What a small world. Congratulations to all of the Rookies. We will see many of them performing in the NFR in a few years. Until then, stay safe. w Primo

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McCutcheon Wins NRHA CINCH Non Pro Futurity

Great horses and riders were shining under the Friday-night lights of the Jim Norick Coliseum at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) CINCH Non Pro Futurity featured the top horses and riders from the preliminary round. “Team” is a word you hear spoken a lot by showmen at the NRHA Futurity. For Mandy McCutcheon, who emerged with a winning score of 221.5 to top the CINCH Non Pro Finals, she attributes her incredible career in large part to her family and the team that stands behind her. The NRHA Two Million Dollar Rider from Aubrey, began showing reiners at age 12. She won her first NRHA Futurity in 1993 on Hollywoods Striker. The 2020 Futurity marks at least her 10th NRHA Futurity crown. McCutcheon rode her home-raised and trained gelding Shining At Nite, by Gunners Special Nite and out of A Shining Sidekick to the top spot. Thanks to Futurity Challenge Donors this is the first year the Non Pro Futurity Champion has won a $60,000 paycheck. Bred by Tom McCutcheon and owned by Tom and Mandy McCutcheon, Shining At Nite was nominated by Mandy McCutcheon. “We bred him and raised him,” McCutcheon said. “We had his mother off and on. I wish I still had his mother, but Green Valley Ranch has her now and she’s in very good hands.” She had high praise for Shining At Nite’s performance this evening. “Every maneuver I asked him to do he just stayed hooked up,” McCutcheon said. “He was very good. Once he ran through the gate he just said, ‘Okay, whatever you want me to do.’” The Other Non Pro Championships It was a gratifying night for Tish Fappani, who posted a crowd-pleasing 221 aboard Joes Genes to earn the CINCH Non 6

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Pro L3 championship and tie for reserve honors in the L4. In all, Fappani earned $53,606 aboard the mare she owns with her husband, Andrea. Joes Genes, by Lil Joe Cash and out of Electric Genes, has royal bloodlines. Her win helped unofficially push Lil Joe Cash above the NRHA Million Dollar Sire threshold, adding to the significance of the win. “She’s a special mare. We bred and raised her, and Andrea showed both her mom and dad,” Fappani said. Fappani credits Joes Genes for making a rock-solid run in the Finals. “Tonight, I sent her in too fast and that hurt me, but other than that she was right there with me,” she said. Jacob Zimmerman, of Springfield, MO, teamed up with his horse Rufin Up The Chics for a 215.5 and the L2 worth $25,741. Rufin Up The Chics is by Not Ruf At All out of Ms Playalotta Chic, and was nominated by his dad, Justin Zimmerman. Zimmeran, who celebrated his 16th birthday a week prior to the NRHA Futurity, thanked Arno Honstetter for selling Rufin Up The Chics, a horse he calls “Elon,” to the Zimmerman family. “Today I marked a 215.5. He was really good. I couldn’t have asked him to be much better,” he said. “He listened to me and did everything I asked. He could have turned a little bigger, but overall, he was very good.” Hannah Mitchell had never competed in a run-off before, but that all changed on Friday night when, at the end of the Futurity Finals, she found herself part of a threeway tie for the L1 Championship. She and her horse, Stars And Stripes, entered the Jim Norick Coliseum one last time to battle it out for the title. “She wasn’t as good in the run-off as her first run, but she still tried her heart out,” Continued on page 8


NRHA Non-Pro Futurity Cont from page 8 Mitchell shared. In the end, it was enough, as the pair were victorious. Not only did Mitchell and Stars And Stripes win the L1, they tied for third in the L2, tied for fifth in L3, and tied for 12th in Tish Fappani L4 for earnings & Joes Genes of $27,832. By Star Spangled Whiz out of Chick N Squirt, Stars And Stripes was nominated by Hannah’s father Stephen Mitchell, who purchased the filly from Hannah’s aunt and uncle, Shawn and Shelley Gann. It’s been a dream for Mike Weber, who’s been showing reining horses since the 1970s, to win at the Futurity. “I even remember watching it in Ohio when I was a kid,” he shared. On Friday night, Weber took home the Prime Time Futurity Championship on his horse Mifchievious. In addition to the Prime Time title, Weber and Mifchievious also earned fifth in the Non Pro L1, winning more than $4,200. Weber purchased Mifchievious, by ARC Gunnabeabigstar out of Mifilady, from his friend Kenneth Krebs, who nominated the mare. Seventeen-year-old Ronny “Lane” Colston, of Frankfurt, KY, rode Lil Ruf Whizkey to the top of the Youth Futurity thanks to an impressive 221, the second highest score of the day. It was a great day for Colston who also split reserve honors in the Level 4 for total earnings of $34,651. Lil Ruf Mike Weber & Whizkey is by Mifchievious NRHA Million Dollar Sire Whizkey N Diamonds and out of Lil Ruf Startime. The 2017 gelding was nominated by Terry Leffew and is owned by Kevin Colston. w 8

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AR Barrel Racing Assoc’s December 26 jackpot in Benton reported 74 runners in the Open and 9 in Youth. Sable Miller (Open/14.908/ Miaseasyrockingirl) and Kaylee Evans (Youth/15.162/Willy) boasted fastest times. OK Reining Horse Assoc’s 2020 year-end award winners were announced, and they are Faith Horner (13&U/Lil Red Dreamer), Raeanna Thayne (14-18/Coded N Karma), Tessa Watchous (Rookie-Y/DC Wimpys Gota Gun), Kynley Bell (Short-Stirrup/Chics Want My Number), Jared LeClair (NH-Open-2 & 3/Lime A Rita), Courtney Battison (NHNP1 & 3/Corona Tag), Dee Dee Boeckman (NH-NP2 & Int-NP/Shezmylilwhizkeygirl), Sarah Armenta (NP & Ltd-NP/Gun Smoke Dennis), Terry Pannell (PT-NP/High Roller Rooster), Adam Johnson (Int-Open/ Magnums Chic Dream), Wesley Wetherell (Ltd-Open & Rookie-Pro/Rock On Wimpy), Sherman Lauder (Masters-NP/Gunner Magic), Breanne Forrest (Gr-Reiner-1 & 2/GT Lite), Sarah Flarida (Rookie 1 & 2/Starbucks Jazz), and Valencia Pitzing (PT-Rookie/RC Fashion Chic). LQHA’s Sugar Bowl Extravaganza, held December 31-January 31 in West Monroe, offered AQHA, APHA, NSBA, and VRH classes. When the dust settled, champions were The Vintage Cowboy (Select/Pam Hunter & Open/Pam Hunter/Nikki Riddle), Shes So Sleepy (Am/Kay Nell Ochetto), Romantic Rendevous (Youth/Cher Blackwell), Hot In Herre (L1-Y/Jaymee Caruth), and Huntin Vital Signs (L1-Am/Rebecca Miller). From the VRH show, the champs were Holly Wally Whiz (Open/Christy Harris/ Chele McGauly), Gunner Got Out (Ltd-Am/ Lynn Walker), and Rays Shining Star (Ltd-y/ Emma Marangos). ASWTXCHA’s 2020 year-end champions included CR Tuf Tempest (Open-Derby/Jonathan Rogers) Backwoodz Bad Girl (Open-Classic/Lee Barron/Trent Bell), Baby

At the finals competition in Port Allen January 9-10, SLTSA recognized riders with perfect attendance for 2020. Blu Eyz (NP-Classic/Katy Fornas), Sweet Lil Kit (Open/Zach Harbers/John Stewart), Bobbie Sue Shore (NP), One Spring Time Diva ($15K-NH/Cindy McGowan), Zach Harbers ($50K-NP), Highbrow Sweet Ride ($15K-NH-NP/Mike Randolph), John C. Dublin (Youth), Martha Wilson (Sr-NP), Keith Baehmann ($20K-NP, David Harbers ($2,500-NR& $1K-NR), and Duallyn For The Moon ($3K-NH/James Morris/Lonny Morris). APHA’s E-Show program, with over 1200 entries in 2020, is now a fixture in APHA’s programs, and more E-shows are planned for 2021. fmi, www.apha.com/ showing/e-showing. Virtual Competitive Trail Ride is another opportunity for online competition, but Samantha only for trail. It advertises “real trails, Smithreal obstacles, real fun.” fmi www.virtualtrailhorse.com. SLTSA hosted its 2020 Finals January 9-10 at Port Allen Arena, running 489 teams and with members taking home $30K in cash and prizes. Year end champs included Kira Calvert (Youth), Nik Nicodem (#6-Ranch), Charlotte Blanchard (#15-6Man-2Gate), and Tara Wilson (#14-Penning). Perfect Attendance awards went to Charlotte Blanchard, Jamie Grezaffi, Kinley Campbell, Troy Rue, E.B. Thompson, Ronnie Horn, Renee Free, and Tammie Robillard. The next shows are scheduled for February 6 & March 13 at Port Allen Arena. fmi, www.sltsa.com. The Wild West Promotions event held at NRS Arena, Decatur on January 6, drew 176 entries, and Ivy Hurst won the

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Crystall Petry & Midnite Cowgirl swept western riding at Big Country QHA's mini-circuit. Bits & Spurs - Cont from page 12

Open 1D on Top of the Rock with 17.467. Big Country QHA’s annual mini-circuit in Waco, scheduled for January 8-10, was cut short due to more snow than the area had seen in years! All-around champions were Hott Topic Man (L1-Y-WT/Camden Kolby), Ruby Kruze (L1-Am-WT/Candice White), RR Huntin For More (L1-Y/Ashlee Acker), One Lazy Amiga (L1-Am/Jennifer Murray), PS Bringin The Bucks (Youth/June Roberson), Sheas Soul Mate (Amateur/Aubrey Videtich), Hes Not Justa Rumor (Am-Select/Kim Neas), and Nothing Myst (Open/Stephen Stephens). The USTRC All Star Team Roping, held in Claremore, OK, January 9-10, paid out $132,150. Average champions included Kellen Allison/Levi Pettigrew (#15.5/29.85-on-4), Troy Herring/Braxton Wade (#13.5/27.85-on4), Austin Rains/Gus Howell (#12.5/30.13-on4), Colt Humble/Braxton Wade (#11.5/32.68on-4), Kenny Veach/Danny Joe Moore (40&over/33.98-on-4), LaRaye Stipes/Stevie Blackbird (#9.5/40.3-on-4), Will Criner/Jeff Cargill (#8.5/41.23-on-4), and Brad West/ Dustin Puffinbarger (#7/50.41-on-3). AR Barrel Racing Assoc’s January 16 show at Sheridan Riding Club resulted in winners Baylen Worthen (Buckaroo-Poles & -Barrels), Dixie Brownlee (Jr-Poles), Charlene Dodson (Sr-Poles), Kaylan Howell-Redman (Nov-Horse), Brandy Goldman (Nov-Rider), Kaylee Evans (Jr-Barrels), and Michael Thornberry (Senior-Barrels). Lost Horizon Ranch, Bryan, hosted its 12

interactive virtual meetings, quizzes, and a certificate of completion. The dates are February 16, 18, 23, and 25, and time is 5-6:30pm Central. fmi, campus.extension.org/course/search. php and type “horse judging camp”. Texas Appaloosa Horse Club’s Winternational show is scheduled for February 19-21 in Waco. fmi, www.texasaphc.com. Stars and Stripes Ranch Horse Association has big plans starting with a Ranch Riding Clinic March 5 at 7pm, conducted by Jon Barry, at White Co Fairgrounds, Searcy, AR. Participation fee is $150, auditing $35. Contact Ernie Flowers, 501.860.3729. A Ranch Riding Show follows the next day. fmi, ssranchassn@gmail. com. Road to the Horse has moved from Kentucky Horse Park to Fort Worth during the last weekend of March. It will host champions At the Big Country QHA show in Waco January 8-10, Crystall Petry, Joe Blair, Wade Black, Craig Cameron, and Ken McNabb and Natali Aleev exhibited excellent with the Wild Card competition including Wysnowman-making skills. lene Davis, Cole Cameron, and Craig Moore. first 2021 playday January 16, resulting in HPs fmi, www.roadtothehorse.com. Grace Sepeda (10&U), Jace Baptiste (11-15), and Shea Stubblefield (16&O). fmi www.lostBraggin' rights! horizonranch.com. Ultimate Calf Roping competition in Emmy-Lu Marsh, Talullah, LA, is more Duncan, OK, January 16 made for a busy day, normally recognized for equine achievements, with 2 goes of each division plus side pots. but she received TAMU’s Distinguished StuDivision entries included #15 (7), #13 (15), dent Award for the Fall 2020 semester. #12 (27&24), #11.5 (19&18), 11 (23&19), Jordan Davis, Madisonville, ended 2020 #10 (15&9), #9 (8&9), Handicap Breakaway well, with a L2 14-18 horsemanship circuit (12&9), and 4D Open Breakaway (22). fmi, championship on Blazing Hot N Gold plus a L3 www.ucroping.com. 14-18 showmanship circuit championship with The annual Hays County Livestock Lazy Illusion, at the Florida Gold Coast Show Show Horse Show, held January 23 at Drip- in Tampa. Then, the first week of 2021 for the ping Springs Ranch Park, was a resounding Gulf Coast Circuit, she and Blazing Hot N Gold success. Overall HPs and Overall Judged Event earned 2 reserves (L2 14-18 horsemanship and Champs were Chloe Cannon (Jr) and Arielle 14-18 equitation) while she and Lazy Illusion Wortham (Sr), overall speed events champs earned the reserve for 14-18 WP. were Ellie Warner (Jr) and Arielle Warner (Sr). Duane Wilson, Slaughter, LA, started Nathan Kinsey showed the grand champion the new year with a second-place check in the halter mare, and Chloe Cannon the grand cham- $15K Amateur from showing his new horse, Jo pion halter gelding. Lena Olena, for the first time, at the Winter CirNW Arkansas Horse Show Assoc’s Jan- cuit in Jackson, MS, January 1. Then the new uary 23 ranch clinic and ranch horse show, team won the $2K-Limited-Rider class both held at Benton Co Fairgrounds, was well at- January 9 and 10 at Central Mississippi CHA’s tended with over 20 entries per event! March show in Forest. 27 is the association’s next regular show. Samantha Smith, Royce City, and CR An online horse judging camp is being Short Smart Cat won the $50K-Am with a 74 at offered for anyone thinking about giving horse the Winter Circuit in Jackson January 1. judging a try, and for only $30! Experts from Carson Ray, Pennington, had the high Jessica Blackmajor colleges will be online. The camp will score of whole mon-White & at Tres Amigos CHA’s weekend include home assignments, reasons critique, 4 January 1-3 Hermès show in Gonzales, marking 77 on

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Competitive Trail News In The SouthWest Duke Boyd on Rafter C Smoke, High Point Horse



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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas Trail Challenge Club hosted 19 trail competitions over ten weekends during the 2020 season. Rides were held all over Texas, ranging north to LBJ Grasslands, south past San Antonio to the Smith Ranch in Three Rivers, west to Texana Ranch in Blackwell, and many points in between. The Club also hosted 2 clinics and a picnic. Awards were presented at the Celebration dinner held at Farris Wheel Ranch, Killeen, on January 30. Champion Horseman for 2020 was awarded to Mary Marczak and Reserve was Becky Cash. Linda Martini won High Point Maverick and Reserve was Leah Lynch. High Point Tenderfoot was Gemmeke de Graaf and Reserve was LeeAnn Boore. The Jennifer Severson award for most improved Maverick was awarded to Randi Kellar, and the Sandra Ladd award for most improved Tenderfoot went to Bambi Lang. LeeAnn Boore, Gemmeke de Graaf, Jim Miller, Gayna Smith, and Carol Warren earned the Iron Rider award for riding, judging, or hosting at every ride during the year. Melissa Neal on Ricochet won the Wrangler Team award for an experienced rider with a green horse. There were also honors for horses in three age categories--RC ridden by LeeAnn Boore, Rafter C Smoke ridden by Duke Boyd, and Filly ridden by Mary Marczak. Other awards were presented for Junior, Tenderfoot Adult, Tenderfoot Senior, Maverick Adult, Maverick Senior, Horseman Adult, and Horseman Senior categories as well as judges, secretaries, ride hosts, sponsors, volunteers, the webmaster, committee members, and the Board of Directors. Some of the prizes awarded included belt buckles, saddle racks, embroidered vests and jackets, trophies, helmet bags, stainless steel mugs, scabbards, and phone chargers. If you enjoy trail riding, building a better relationship with your horse, and making new friends then consider joining Texas Trail Challenge Club in 2021. The website istexastrailchallengeclub.com and there are categories for every level of rider. w LeeAnn Boore and Gem DeGraaf, Tenderfoot Reserve & High Point winners

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NATRC SANCTIONS 7IL SCAMPER AND RAISING THE BAR CTRS The North American Trail Ride Conference (NATRC) is offering two weekends of competition in March in Texas, beginning with the 7IL Scamper at 7IL Trails in Cat Spring on March 6-7, followed by Raising the Bar at C-Bar Ranch in Valley Mills on March 20-21. “Both of these spring events offer miles of terrific trails on private ranches,” said regional President Kimberly Murphy. “They are perennial favorites of riders, horses and volunteers because of the varied terrain and great amenities in camp. We offer speeds and distances for everyone, from experienced to those new-to-the-sport. The Leisure Division has been especially popular with those just trying competitive trail for the first time.” Information can be found on Facebook, www. natrc.org or call Elaine Swiss 830-825-3032. w


Almost 8 years ago, Kayla Pevytoe, 26, of Magnolia, TX, experienced the loss of her horse, Dixie. Her mother passed away in 2008 and Dixie helped her get through that tragic time. Sadly, after an unfortunate, turn of events, Dixie was sold without her knowledge. Pevytoe has been looking for her childhood heart horse since April of 2013. Throughout the years she posted on Facebook, searched groups and equine sale sites. Time went by and no leads emerged. Pevytoe finally filed a “Searching for Horse” report on Stolen Horse International’s website, www.netposse.com which can be thought of as the horse industry ‘Amber’ alert.

“Two days after making my report, I received a phone call from a lady stating she saw the NetPosse Alert on Facebook and that she thought Dixie was bought at a horse auction by some friends of hers,” Pevytoe recalled. It was Dixie. When her husband, Ricky got Dixie out of the trailer she was not the same Dixie she remembered. Pevytoe called Dixie’s name a couple of times, rubbed her forehead and then all of a sudden her ears perked up. “Dixie rubbed her head on me like she always used to do!!! Our reunion was the most amazing thing I have ever experienced. Saying that having Dixie back with me is a dream come true would be an understatement!” w

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Banuelos and All Spice Win the NCHA Open Futurity

Adan Banuelos finally broke his Reserve streak and walked away as the 2020 NCHA Futurity Champion on December 13. Riding the stunning Once In A Blu Boon daughter, All Spice, the duo marked a 224 earning $246,880 for owners Holmes/Hill Partnership in Glen Rose, TX. All Spice is out of an unshown daughter of High Brow Cat, Show Biz Kitty and was bred by Royce Stallcup of Seymour, TX. Wesley Galyean rode Bugattii to mark 223 for the reserve and a check for $193,572. An additional $6,651 was earned by the Metallic Cat x Button Down Supercat son as the Champion Open Gelding. Jose Cruz rode Honey Im A Ten to third marking a 220.5 earning $141,572 for owner/breeder G&A Performance Horses in Tioga, TX. It was a bittersweet win for Harris Shepard, Verbena, AL, who

Harris Shepard & Playful Bamacat

Adan Banuelos & All Spice

scored 225 points to win $10,340 and the 2020 NCHA Futurity Open Limited championship on Monday, November 30. Shepard was aboard Playful Bamacat (Playful Bamacat x Playful Ricochet), a colt owned by his father, NCHA Hall of Fame Member and Open Rider Sam Shepard, who passed away on September 22, 2020. Cass Tatum, Overbrook, OK, the first rider to go in the finals rode Speak Easie to a 223 to take the reserve and earning $9,427. The Non-Pros It was a sweep of Metallic Cat offspring in the top 3 spots in the NCHA Non-Pro Futurity Finals held on December 11. Brandon Westfall, who also won in 2019, rode Fiddle And Steel to the top spot marking a 227. He was 1 point away from tying the all-time high score. Westfall earned $74,605 for the win which will go down in the record books Continued on page 17











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NCHA Futurity - Cont from page 14 as the second largest Non-Pro Futurity payout. Reyly Plendl, Kingsley, IA, rode Nitreyious to the Non-Pro reserve marking a 222 and earning $51,349. Ali Good, Ringling, OK, rode Lucky For U to take third earning $44,673. Laura Bennett, Hereford, TX, marked 218 on Charlie Brown (Dual Rey x Moms Stylish Scoot) to win the 2020 NCHA Futurity Limited Non-Pro championship earning $15,002. The gelding was bred by Darren Blanton, Dallas, TX. Jessica Gonsalves, Millsap, TX, rode Now Yer Talkin Cash (Reyzin The Cash x Now Yer Talkin) to the reserve title marking 215.5 and earning $14,565. Kim Adolf, Morristown, AZ. Rode Reys Talkin to third marking 214 and earning $12,128. Makayla Cowan, Ardmore, OK, had to wait through most of the last set in the NCHA Futurity Amateur Finals for her turn in the herd with Redneck Hillbillie. She made the most of her first time to ride in an NCHA Futurity Finals marking a 219.5. Redneck Hillbillie is by Light N Lena out of the Catty Hawk daughter Billies Catty. Bobbie Kay Davis, Templeton, CA, marked 216.5 on Just U N Me Baby, by Metallic Cat, for the reserve title. Michael Gregory, Rociada, NM placed third with 215.5 points on CR Tuff To Do It, by Woody Be Tuff. Charles Russell Bushaw, Weatherford, TX, marked 219 on Hawk Falcon (Hottish x La Femme Nikita) to win the NCHA Futurity Unlimited Amateur Finals earning $28,679. Ken Schultz, Sacramento, CA rode Meytallic to the reserve title marking a 217 and earning $25,702. Kristen York, Saratoga, WY, rode Smart Smilen Rey to third marking 216 and earning $15226.

Fort Worth Dressage Club The Fort Worth Dressage Club (FWDC) is a club devoted to dressage and dressage activities for its members. We work throughout the year to provide educational opportunities and fun activities for our members. Our website is www. fortworthdressageclub. com Please check out our website, we have pictures of members and activities. FWDC usually holds monthly meetings at Szechuan Chinese Restaurant off Bryant Irving the 4th Monday of every month at 6:30 PM. Right now we are doing Zoom Patricia meetings. Hughes and FWDC had its Sherry Guess Awards Banquet via Zoom at Camp to recognize our members

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who have shown this past year. We will also have an on line auction to benefit our Scholarship Fund – member Dyanna Lawson always makes a beautiful quilt for FWDC. FWDC held a bit fitting clinic via Zoom in January. Kim Gentry is an expert on finding the correct and best fitting bit for your horse. The presentation was very informative, with illustrations of horses mouth and its anatomy, how different bits fit in their mouth and the function of each bit. FWDC will host our March USDF/USEF Recognized show March 21-22 at Somervell Expo in Glen Rose. More information to come on www.showsecretary.com. FWDC sends out group e-mails to members to keep them informed of club activities and other dressage events in the community. Let me know if you would like a dressage event you would like to get the word out to other dressage enthusiast. Please stay safe and well! Join FWDC and learn more about the wonderful sport of Fantasia EAS a dressage. We wel4 year old Pure come all levels Spanish Andaof riders on all lusian mare & breeds of horses! Tonya Messick w February 2021 SouthWest Horse Trader


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By Sherri Mell, 2X Hall of Fame Cowgirl With the 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) behind us, I realize that there are a lot of people that do not totally understand what was occurring with the Breakaway Roping. Let me try to help you understand what was so significant about the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA) Members being able to rope at the National Finals Rodeo in the Breakaway Roping. The WNFR is a Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association Finals. The WPRA has been able to be a part of the WNFR for many years with the top 15 Barrel Racers competing in 10 rounds. At the end of the year, there is a World Champion Crowned in each standard event in the PRCA as well as the WPRA. Continued on page 20

Hailey Kinsel & Sister

Kinsel Finishes Record-setting NFR with 3rd World Title Hailey Kinsel now has three barrel racing world titles, and all three over the last three seasons. The Cotulla, Texas, cowgirl won five rounds and placed in eight at the 2020 Wrangler NFR to finish with $349,076 in the PRCA | RAM World Standings. Kinsel earned $270,615 at the NFR, a barrel racing record. Thanks to those earnings, Kinsel also won the RAM Top Gun Award, which goes to the contestant who wins the most money in any single event at the Wrangler NFR. “They’re all so equally different in so many ways,” Kinsel said about her world titles.“The first one being a dream that you know is there. The second being you know what it really feels like. And the

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Martha Angelone, Finals Round 2.3 for the NFBR win

The National Finals Champion

Kinsel - Cont from page 19 third, being this year and being as crazy as it was, it was more than just a want. It was something, I set goals. It doesn’t fulfill everything for you, it doesn’t just completely bring you all the joy in the world, but it dang sure helps. To be able to pull it off this year with all the craziness we went through and the hard times in my life and to be able to rise up from that and do something so awesome here is not something I could have planned.” Kinsel also knows she has a superstar horse in Sister. “They ask if she knows how special she is, and absolutely she knows she’s special to me, but I don’t think she knows she’s done a great thing,” Kinsel said. “I think she just has a great time. That, for me, is the most important thing. She loves it, she continues to love it, she has a blast out there. She doesn’t do it for anything I do it for. She does it because she thinks I asked her to and she likes me.” w

There is also a National Finals Champion Crowned at the actual National Finals. This Champion is the contestant that wins Cowgirls Getting This was Crawford’s 20th World Championship in the WPRA where the most money in each event over the 10 rounds. For the Ready she has earned World Titles in Breakaway, Tie Down, All Around and Breakaway, the event that was held at the WNFR was called Team Roping. Crawford was 6 months pregnant while competing in the National Finals Breakaway Roping (NFBR). The Cowgirls were this Inaugural Breakaway Roping Event! competing for $200,000 at the Globe Life Field. The Champion of the There were 15 contestants roping in the NFBR event during the NFBR would be crowned after 10 rounds of roping over 3 days of comWNFR. petition in the mornings of December 8-10. The Breakaway Roping All 15 of the NFBR contestants were very appreciative of the was not part of the performances held in the evenings of the WNFR. chance to compete on the same level with the top 15 WPRA Barrel The Inaugural Event Champion of the 2020 Wrangler NFBR Racers and the PRCA events top 15. Helping each other, giving credit was Martha Angelone earning $29,343. Winning Round 2, tying for where credit is due and doing the right thing, like when Jackie Crawthe win in Round 7 and winning Round 8 cinched Angelone a spot in ford roped a leg (the only legal catch is a bell collar catch only) and the Semi-Finals along with Jackie Crawford, Jordan Fabrizio, Lari Dee gracefully called herself out to the judges that had missed the leg in the Guy, Hope Thompson, Macy Fuller, Erin Johnson and Shelby Boisjoli. loop during the 5th round were just a couple of the things that stood out The Final Round spots (top 4) were filled by Angelone, Fabrizio, Crawat the Inaugural NFBR. ford and Guy. When both of the Veterans, Crawford and Guy broke the Where was Dona Kay Rule? barrier, it left the door open to Angelone to win the Final Round with a 2.3 seconds winning $11,313 and Fabrizio was second with a 2.5 winAnother strange outcome of 2020 was the contestants that did not ning $9,179. Crawford was third with a 11.7 banking $7,258 and Guy have a chance to compete after they had earned their place in the top was a 12.0 taking home $5,337. Each go-round paid 6 places. 15 of the WNFR. WPRA Member, Dona Kay Rule showed up to her second WNFR to run in the Barrel Racing only to find that she was not allowed to compete due to the tight regulations of COVID testing. She WPRA World Champion didn’t pass her COVID test prior to check in. In October, Rule and her 2020 was a year with some very strange outcomes. Take for inhorse High Valor were presented the stance, the Breakaway Roping had 2 World Champions. 2020 Purina Horse of the Year presentThe first World Champion was crowned at the Women’s ed by AQHA awards for the second Professional Roping Association’s World Finals held in consecutive year. Rule is a longtime Waco, Texas in November. The WPRA World Champion supporter of both the Barrel Racing crowned that day was JJ Hampton, earning $87,973 for side of the WPRA and the Roping 2020 WPRA co-approved Breakaway Roping events. JJ side of the WPRA, being both a BarHampton has now earned 18 WPRA World Championship rel Racer and a Team Roper. Rule and Titles in Breakaway, Team Roping and the All Around. Valor were missed by all during this year’s WNFR, but look out 2021, they WPRA World Champion at the WNFR will be back! She gracefully bowed out from the WNFR after receiving the The second World Champion Breakaway Roping news, giving all the Grace to God. Champion was crowned at the WNFR with Jackie CrawDona Kay Rule See you down the road, God and High Valor ford being the Champion with her winnings totaling Bless Chris Ledoux! w $47,185 (winning $25,536 during the NFBR in Arlington). 20

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Stetson Wright wins two world titles at 2020 Wrangler NFR

Tie-down roper Shad Mayfield had a forgetful 2020 Wrangler NFR, placing in just two rounds and registering six no-times. But Mayfield rode a huge regular-season performance to finish atop the world standings with $198,399, just $231 more than second-place Marty Yates. Mayfield came into the NFR with an $89,479 lead over his nearest competitor, and he needed every dollar. “It means the world to me,” Mayfield said. “It’s something I wanted growing up, it’s been a dream of mine. I had a great year coming in, the best year I could ever imagine having. I had a rough Finals, I really didn’t rope like I should have, but God had big plans, he put me here for a

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Stetson Wright aboard Angel's Landing

to be one of the best cowboys to ever live,” Wright said. “That means a lot to hear people talk that highly about me makes me feel lucky and happy to be where I’m at.” In the bull riding, Wright edged Ty Wallace for the world crown. Wright finished with $267,941, edging Ty Wallace, who came in with $256,599. Stetson clinched his inaugural bull riding world title by placing second in the average with 539 points on six head. Wallace was third in the average with 533.5 points on six. Colten Fritzlan won the average with 605 points on seven. “It was crazy. Ty Wallace, Colten Fritzlan and Ky Hamilton all rode phenomenally,” Wright said. “Every guy did this week, but it came down to us four in the last round and it was crazy to come out on top. This is what I live for, the stories when it comes down to the last ride.” w

Saddle Bronc Rider Ryder Wright Captures 2nd World Title

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Mayfield Holds on to Win First Gold Buckle

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A night after winning the coveted all-around world championship, Stetson Wright returned to make his 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo one for the ages. It ended in fitting fashion as Wright split first with a 92-point ride on Bar T Rodeo’s Angel’s Landing to win the bull riding world championship at Globe Life Field, Dec. 12. “I was in the race for the all-around and to come out on top I was at a loss for words, I was star struck to beat guys I look up to,” said Wright, who locked up the all-around crown Dec. 11. “But winning the all-around world title meant so much to me, but to win it again feels better for the simple fact that people might say I was lucky my first time. But I feel like after the second one, maybe they’ll still think I’m lucky, but everyone has their own opinion, and it doesn’t change the fact that I got what I wanted, so I’m just happy to be here.” Wright has won back-to-back all-around world championships – the first to do so since Trevor Brazile in 2014 and 2015. At 21, Wright is the youngest cowboy to be crowned All-Around World Champion in his first two seasons. He became the first cowboy to win the all-around gold buckle and a roughstock world championship in the same year since Ty Murray in 1998. Murray won the all-around and bull riding titles that year. “That’s what I always wanted growing up,

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reason, and I think just having a good season paid off. “I don’t think I roped to my full capability, and I knew it could go either way. I just kept my head up, knew what the other guys had to beat and paid attention to that and knew I needed to make my best run (in Round 10). I really didn’t think I’d won the world walking out of there but then they told me, and it’s a great feeling.” w

Ryder Wright split the Round 10 win with a 91-point ride on Pete Carr Pro Rodeo’s Big Texas to catapult to the world and average championships at the 2020 Wrangler NFR. Wright also won a world title in 2017. “(This feels) twice as good,” Wright said. “That horse has been around forever. I remember my dad (Cody) got on that horse when I was little. I think he’s like 20 years old. Super happy to have him.” By splitting the go-round with his brother Stetson, Ryder finished with five go-round wins – Rounds 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10. He tied the PRCA record for most saddle bronc riding wins at the NFR for the second time in his career, doing it first in 2016. He shares the record with Billy Etbauer (1992, 1999 and 2005) and Dan Mortensen (1998). Ryder also established a saddle bronc riding average record at the NFR with 876.5 points on 10 head. “I’ve had an awesome week,” Ryder said. “Couldn’t have drawn any better than I did. That’s a huge part in winning world titles, drawing good horses. I was lucky enough to capitalize on them. I was feeling pretty good today. I was confident and just let it play out, and it worked out in my favor.” w

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Steer wrestler Jacob Edler will never forget his first trip to the Wrangler NFR. The State Center, Iowa, cowboy clocked a 3.9-second time to place fourth in the final round and win the average and world championships. Edler finished with $200,510 in the world standings to edge Stetson Jorgensen, who had $198,830. Edler won the average with a 43.4-second time on 10 head. Jorgenson was second at 43.7 seconds. Jorgensen had a 5.0-second run and failed to place in Round 10. “I’m still trying to make everything come to reality right now,” Edler said. “I don’t know whether to cheer, laugh, cry, what I’m supposed to do. I’ve wanted this so bad and I’ve worked so hard the last six years. Coming into my first NFR and doing this, it’s unbelievable right now.” Edler didn’t out-think himself before he arrived at Globe Life Field, Dec. 12.


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Edler Wins World in Wrangler NFR Debut Buckle

“My thoughts were, I knew it was going to be a one-hitter,” he said. “I wasn’t the favorite coming into today. I was a little bit of an underdog coming into today. I knew that I really needed to take as much start as I could at that steer and have everything line out perfectly, and it ended up lining out perfectly. “Stetson’s such a great competitor, he got a little bit of a bad draw today. I am ever-so grateful for him letting me ride his horse. Without Stetson Jorgensen, there is no way I could ever have done this. “I told him, ‘Thank you so much. Thank you for being a friend. One of these gold buckles is headed your way. You bulldog way too good not to have one.’” w

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Jordan Davis & Lazy Illusion Mamas Royal Smoothie in Saturday’s youth class! Kolton Good’s and Braden Johnson’s time of 6.75 won fasttime money for the #15.5 short go at USTRC Superbowl in Guthrie, OK, January 1-3. Colette Lesh, Stillwater, OK, and Khaleesi Kat won the Limited 5/6 Non-Pro at the Abilene Spectacular January 7. Kristie Peterson, Lott, and Look Judge’s time of 15.423 won the Open 1D at the Wild West Promotions January 7 event in Cleburne. Colton Miller, Seguin, won the $2K Limited Rider competition January 8 riding Marcy Blanchard’s Metro Fletch at Bluebonnet CHA’s Continued on page 28 show in Brenham.

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Team roping partners Lovell, Eaves win world titles

With a world championship in reach, team ropers Colby Lovell and Paul Eaves won Round 10 with a 4.4-second run to capture coveted world championship gold buckles. Lovell finished with $187,836 in the world standings, defeating second-place Luke Brown by $453. Eaves finished with $178,486, edging runner-up Payden Bray by $2,983. Eaves also won a team roping heeling world championship in 2018 while roping with Clay Smith. “It was crucial, we had to do it,” Eaves said. “We had to win the round to win the world and it was everything, and we knew coming into it that it would be that way.” Despite the magnitude of the moment in Round 10 Lovell stayed calm. “Everything this week we’ve been through with the ups and downs and trying to stay focused, do our job and being fortunate enough here at the end, I didn’t have any jitters,” Lovell said. “If it came together, it came together. I told my wife if it happens, it happens and if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. Paul and I talked before this and I made up my mind if Luke (Brown’s) run placed in the round I was just going to go win money and try to get paid, but the way it fell together, Paul and I were talking and I said we’ll try to win the round. “Our steer was slower, and he came to the left. I was relying on my horse (Bartender) to let me catch up fast and be really close to the steer. When I got up there and stuck it on him, I knew I was in a bad spot and I tried to hang him, and I saw Paul coming and I went for it, and he heeled the fire out of him.”


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Eaves said he and Lovell tried to keep things simple in Round 10. “When we were here (Friday), we saw the standings, and the average plays such a big part in this deal that nobody ever wins the world without at least some average money,” Eaves said. “I guess it wasn’t entirely in our hands, we had to do the best we could do, and it had to fall right, but it was exciting all day knowing we had a chance.” Lovell reflected on what it was like to win his inaugural gold buckle. “Man, it’s everything,” he said. “There’s a fine line of people that have it and you grow up roping your whole life wanting it. Last night on the stage (for the Round 9 winner’s presentation) I was the only one without one (a world champion buckle) and I thought about that while standing up there. You strive to be the best and strive to keep the confidence to think you’re the best. If you don’t think you’re the best then it’s hard to compete against these guys.” Eaves was also happy with gold buckle No. 2. “It’s a personal thing, satisfaction, to do that,” Eaves said. “Everyone forgets about it the next year but for yourself on the inside, it’s an awesome stage to be on.” w PRCA ProRodeo Photo by Roseanna Sales

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It’s livestock show season and although the Covid-19 pandemic has created obstacles, most stock shows in the Southwest are still happening. Safety mandates have the committees rallying to continue tradition and provide a safe place for exhibitors to show their livestock. The first livestock show in the Southwest was in Fort Worth, Texas in 1897. Inspiration to keep with tradition is part of what’s behind the driving force to proceed with the stock shows in 2021. In addition, the FFA and 4-H members develop life skills associated with raising and exhibiting livestock projects. The youth gain knowledge and skills such as responsibility, communication, record-keeping, and leadership through the process of developing their livestock projects. Albeit true, the youth typically have many people assisting during all phases of their animals’ development. Animals considered livestock for show include pigs, cattle, sheep, goats, horses, llamas, and alpacas. Also included are chicken, geese, turkey, and pigeons. And while each breed of animal has their own association that oversees the registration and standards, livestock shows serve as the venue to show off the animal represented. And while there are over 3000 livestock shows in the United States, this article will serve to inform when, where, and Covid-19 protocols added or changes to many livestock shows across the Southwest during the month of February. w • 1/30-2/4: Alternative Pig Show 2021, Fort Worth. The Barrows will be shown in waves to implement social distancing. • 2/2-2/7: Patriot Junior Market Steer Show Abilene, TX. Enhanced Cleaning protocols and modifications to food services. • 2/3-2/6: NE District Show, Pryor, OK. • 2/4-2/21: San Angelo (TX) Stock Show & Rodeo • 2/6-2/11: Bell County Youth Fair Belton, TX. • 2/11-2/24: San Antonio (TX) Livestock Exposition. No open show. Shows will not be open the public. Only 3 wristbands will be available per exhibitor. • 2/12-2/20: LSU Ag Center State Livestock Show, Gonzalez, LA. • 2/13-2/14: Texas Elite Showcase Kerrville, TX. • 2/16-2/20: SW District Show Chickasha, OK. • 2/19-2/24: Woodward (OK) District Show. • 2/20-2/21: Quitman (TX) Farmer’s Livestock Show

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Crystall Petry, Killeen, and Midnite Cowgirl earned first place in western riding under 6 judges at Big Country QHA’s mini-circuit in Waco January 8-10. Melissa North and Dillon Wilkerson, hailing form Ponder and Sanger, respectively, won the #8.5 average with 29.22 on 3 at the Wilson Team Roping in Ponder January 9. Caroline Taylor, Canutillo, was hot at the 13th annual West Texas Open Ropin in Andrews, January 11! She won averages with 3 partners, with Ross Ashford (#15/28.65-on-4), with Calvin Taylor (#13/32.12-on-4), and with Hadlee Oder (#11/34.87-on-4). Taylor with Neal Wood won the extra fast-go in the #11 with 7.05! Colby Lovell and Anthony Carrasco won the Pro-Am Headers average with 27.58 on 3 at the 29th annual Sandhills Invitational in Odessa, January 12. Poppin Tagz won the Open under Lee Francois January 14 with a 76 and won again the next day with 77, at the NCHA show in Sulphur Springs. Kari Brough, Stephenville, and RB Dash Ta Bar’s time of 15.593 won the Open 1D January 14 at the Wild West Promotions event in Cleburne. Isabelle Picklo, Magnolia, won the Texas High School Cutting at the January 15 Tres Amigo CHA show in Gonzales, with a 75 on Marcy Blanchard’s Smart Little Corona. JJ Goodner won while making her debut in the $2K Limited Rider class January 16 at the NCHA event in Sulphur Springs, on Ryan and Samantha Smith’s horse, Lincoln! Just Add A Lil Pepto, owned by Duane Birdsong and shown by Kyle Cox, won the $5K Novice-Horse class with a 74 both January 15 and 16 at the NCHA show in Sulphur Springs. Butch Lott, Sulphur, LA, rode Ernest Horn’s Ali Kat Moonshine to win the $15K Novice Horse circuit award at the ACHA’s Winter Circuit in Belton, January 16-17. Kyler Terlip, Fort Worth, and Jack’s time of 17.286 took top Open 1D money at

the January 20 Wild West Promotions event at NRS Arena in Decatur. Losses Bernie Kirkland, 71, Weatherford, died December 21. He was a longtime NCHA member, an Area Director, and an Amateur Committee member. In 2017, he received the Mary Kingsley Amateur Sportsmanship Award, thus recognized as an Amateur cutter who made significant contributions to NCHA and to cutting. Tuke Shoemaker, 95, Belton, died December 27. The daughter of a Major General and the wife of a 4-Star General, the accomplished horsewoman rode horses all over the world. She started Centex H/J Assoc and an active member of US Pony Club and Ft Hood Hunt & Saddle Club. Robbie Schroeder, 62, Tioga, died December 30. He had trained horses since starting with a Shetland in kindergarten, and he produced and trained top horses. In 1999, he was recognized as AQHA’s Horseman of the Year. Steve Fox, 65, Beebe, AR, died December 31. He had served as Central Arkansas Horse Show Assoc president, and with unwavering dedication and loyalty led it to great success at the Arkansas State Championship Horse Show. His hard work, smiles, and stories will be greatly missed. Tom Hastings, 81, Valley View, passed away January 3. The NCHA NonPro Hall of Famer’s lifetime earnings exceeded $300K. He also judged hundreds of shows for NCHA, AQHA, APHA, and ApHC. Charlie Moncrief, 71, Fort Worth, died January 6. For 30 years he was quite involved in the performance and cutting horse industries, and he was very involved with and supportive of the FWSSR. Larry Sheriff, 81, Collinsville, died January 7. He was known for breeding quality Paint and Quarter Horses, and was inducted in the World Conformation Horse Association Hall of Fame in 2014. Terry Riddle, 74, Foster, OK, died January 9. With almost $2.5M in lifetime earnings, the horse trainer had been inducted into two NCHA Halls of Fame, as a member and as a trainer/breeder. w


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OREGAN TIMOTHY Breakfast of Champions. In stock year-round. No need to hunt hay. Three string bales. Highly digestible. Builds no fat around the diaphragm, so it enhances endurance. Also builds muscle and a shiny coat. Excellent for foundered and colicky horses. Improves foaling ease by 40%. No minimum. Only at Hay USA, 1714 Blair Drive, Weatherford, TX 75086. 817-599-0200 Tues-Sat 10-6. HayUSA.net. Giant Bermuda From California. In stock year round. No need to hunt hay. Easily digested. Clean, peagreen and soft. Food, not filler. 3-string bales, 17 flakes/bale. One bale feeds equivalent of 2 3/4 bales of coastal. No Minimum Only at Hay USA. 1714 Blair Drive, Weatherford, TX 75086. 817-599-0200 Tues-Sat 10-6. HayUSA.net.

TACK & APPAREL SHOWCASE April Issue Deadline March 10. Reserve at 713-562-8846 or advertise@swhorsetrader.com www.swhorsetrader.com HORSE SHOEING San Antonio andSurrounding Areas. Call Mike Torres, 210-430-9399. HORSE SHOEING JOSH HUNT AFA Certified Farrier. Serving Lubbock & the Greater South Plains Area. 806-263-4025 flyingvequine@gmail.com THE FARM, RANCH, REAL ESATE ISSUE. March Issue Deadline Feb 10. $250 Full Page ads in this section. Reserve at 713-562-8846. www.swhorsetrader.com TXLAND.COM Land * Lifestyle * Legacy Jacobs Properties 936-597-3301

CALIFORNIA ALFALFA In stock year-round. No need to hunt hay. Clean, leafy & green. 3-string bales, 120-140 pounds average. Guaranteed from the Golden State. We only buy from the West Coast for your horse’s safety from the blister beatle. No Minimum. Buy from the people you can trust. Hay USA. 1714 Blair Drive, Weatherford, TX 75086. 817-599-0200 Tues-Sat 10-6. HayUSA.net. UPCOMING ISSUES * March: Farm, Ranch, Real Estate * April: Tack & Apparel Showcase * May: Transportation & Vacation * June: Feed & Stable Feature Small Business Incentive Pricing Association/Event Pricing * $250 Full Page Color * $150 Half Page Color Limited space, Order early! Price includes Print, Digital and Social Media!

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AL Paints Stallion Services

For Sale: DISPERSAL of broodmares and stallions. For Sale: Roping & Riding Mares and Colts. Breeding: APHA Homozygous Stallions & AQHA Some homoygous. Cutting breeding.


Les @ Sterling Farms Rockdale, Texas * 512.428.4994

1 month $40 * 3 months $115 6 months $200 * 12 Months $400 Send Photo, Text & Payment by 15th. SWHT, 4019 Golden Eagle Dr, Bryan, TX 77808 or email us at advertise@swhorsetrader.com


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281.659.5397cell * 281.432.7673 barn alpaints@msn.com * alpaints.com


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SouthWest Horse Trader February 2021 Issue  

Welcome to the February issue of SouthWest Horse Trader. To learn more, visit us at www.swhorsetrader.com.

SouthWest Horse Trader February 2021 Issue  

Welcome to the February issue of SouthWest Horse Trader. To learn more, visit us at www.swhorsetrader.com.