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MAY 2014

t s a F Horse Resource Where Race Horse Speeds... Meet Barrel Horse Needs.

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR A Letter from the Editor


ow many of you are as ready for some warmer weather as I am? All of you? That’s what I thought. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, but this cold winter weather has seemed to go on way too long this year. It’s pretty bad when I am sitting at my desk in April with a space heater still going beside my feet. Hopefully by the time you read this the sun is shining and somewhere outside someone is sweating because of it. The weather has been a big hinderance for those who are trying to get horses ready for showing and racing this spring. I know it has put us behind, but we are chugging away, riding when we can and the ground allows it. The horse walker has got more use this year than since the kids were little and using it as a carnival swing ride! (I miss those days.) This month we have some great articles for you! Dr. Fisch has included a great article on joint health. We have a new feature, Between the Barrels with Madeleine Green, I think you’ll really enjoy reading her interview with Amberley Snyder. And then we have a great ongoing story of faith in our Living with Horses seems rather fitting with this being the month for the Kentucky Derby. Take a look and you’ll see what I mean. If you haven’t already done so, please go and “Like” us on our facebook page...we’ll be posting some things on there that you won’t want to miss!

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Until next month.........get out in that sunshine and do some sweating......... .........and remember to count your blessings on horseback! God Bless and Ride Safe, Christa Conway

Notes From our Readers

In Memory

Vic Culy passed away in January of this year. Vic was 80 years old and had lived in Randolph County, Indiana all of his life. He served in the Army during the Korean War, was a lifelong selfemployed farmer and worked as a union carpenter before retiring in 1994. Vic was also very active in his church and held several roles including deacon, youth leader and Sunday School teacher. He volunteered on mission trips to many places over the years including a trip to volunteer his “So, Dad, tell me about this driving job? carpentry skills in Brazil.. He was ” very involved in the horse world Mary Culy sent us this picture of the 2013 foal, “Nuclear Charged,” and was a member of Circle “X” with his sire, “Moon Tea Fox.” At the time of the picture he was Riders and the Indiana Chariot three months old and 50” tall. “Nuc” will make a great all around Racing Association as well as horse, like his sire. Both horses are owned by Lloyd, Vic and Mary other equine related groups. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Mary, three Culy of Winchester, IN (Trained by Vicki Culy Hall) children and six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Horseshoe H NT Our winner this month is Mia Webb!! Mia found the hidden horseshoe on page 9 in the C Bar C advertisement. Jerry Baker and Myrna Davis also located our horseshoe this month. Our winner chose chose a FREE Horsey T-shirt as their prize. Congratulations! Find this well hidden horseshoe for a chance at a FREE “Horsey-T,” “Horsey-Hat” or a year’s subscription. Call 765-744-7363 or email us at thehorseresource@ when you find one and we’ll mention your name in our next issue and send you a prize if you are the first to contact us! “Happy horseshoe hunting!” (Find the horseshoe to the left somewhere in this issue and email or call us with it’s location! thehorseresource@

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TABLE OF CONTENTS & CONTACT INFORMATION Table of Contents Articles Page Letter From Editor 4 Notes From Our Readers 4 Horseshoe Hunt 4 Table of Contents & The Staff 5 Calendar of Events 6-7 My Daddy Always Said 6 NPBA News 7 Barrel Horse World Calendar of Events 8-9 News 11-13 Between the Barrels 15-17 IBRA News 18-22 Barrel Talk 24-25 Looking - A Soul’s Journey 26 Ask the Vet w/ Dr. Steve Fisch 28-31 QHRAI News 32-34 CMSA News 36-37 Teen Corral w/Clint Van 38-39 IJRA Rodeo News 40-41 IHSRA News 42 Living with Horses 48-49 Christian Cowboy Collection 50-51 Bro Brad Curtis - On the Trail 51 Business Card Directory 52-53 Stallion Directory 54 Classifieds 55 ITOBA News 57-59 Li’l Cowpokes Corral 60 Subscription Form 61 Barks N Bits with Bella 62 Mystery of the Month 63

The Horse Resource, LLC Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

A little about us..... Christa Conway Editor & Graphics - 765-744-7363 Christa has been Editor of The Horse Resource Magazine since it’s first publication was printed in January 2008. She lives on their family horse farm in Muncie, IN with her husband, Vick and two children, Garrett and Gracie.

Vick Conway Sales Manager- (765)748-6806 Vick has been putting together great plans for advertisers with The Horse Resource, as well as providing options for organizations to benefit their members since before the first issue printed. He is an accomplished barrel racer and recently attained his QH Racing Trainer’s license.

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Cowpokes 35 Equine Veterinary Hospital 12 First To Shake Six 10 I Know U Know 13 Indiana NBHA State Show 44-45 Murphy Trailer Sales 56 NPBA Championships 43 Puhl’s Photography 23 Reveal 4-N -1 14


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Calendar of Events

As a benefit to our reader’s.....All advertised events are included FREE of charge! Email us at: & REMEMBER- CALL BEFORE YOU HAUL!

MAY 2014

1 - (April Issue) - Nominations due for: The Indiana Grand Classic, The Bradford Stake, The Leader of the Class Stake, The Gordon Mobley Futurity, The Jaguar Rocket Futurity, The Blue River Derby - Sustaining Payments due for: The Born Runner Stake, The Heartland Futurity, The Indiana Grand QHRAI Derby - www. 2 - McEwen, TN @ Blue Creek Arena - IBRA show - Mark Martinez 772643-6110 or 931-582-3292 or 2-4 - (April Issue) - New Castle, IN at Henry County Saddle Club - IN Jr Rodeo - More info or to become a member ($25 annual/family) visit 2-4 - (April Issue) - Marion, IN @ Grant County Fairgrounds - Grant Co 4H Wranglers Horse & Pony Club IBRA Approved show - Added $$$ - More info call 765-517-1608, 765661-6068 or 765-661-9463 2-4 - (April Issue) - Memphis, TN @ Shelby Showplace - Cowgirl Tuff Barrel Bash (TM) - $5,600 Added!! Open to Everyone - Pre-enter by April 18 - Visit for more info and forms 3 - (April Issue) - Danville, IL on Perrysville Rd - M & W Jackpot Shows - NBHA, NPBA & I(IL) BRA approved More info call 217304-9565 or 217-431-4713 www. 4 - (April Issue) - Danville, IL on Perrysville Rd - M & W Fun Show Sunday - More info call 217304-9565 or 217-431-4713 www. 3-4 - Madison, IN @ Saddle Up Arena - IBRA show - Kelly Carr 502-6452304 3-4 - Waynesburg, PA IBRA Super Show @ Greene County Fairgrounds IBRA show - Lora White 412-9563211 or 5 - (April Issue) - New Castle, IN at Henry County Saddle Club - Monthly membership Meeting - Dietz Shelter or Jordan Arena - More info or to become a member ($25 annual/ family) visit 9-10 - (April Issue) Ft Wayne, IN -

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Allen County Fairgrounds - Open Schooling Show - Jackpot classes Visit to view showbills or call 260-7408313

17 - (April Issue) - New Castle, IN at Henry County Saddle Club - Regional 4H Horse & Pony Clinic - More info or to become a member ($25 annual/ family) visit

9- 11 - Cloverdale, IN @ C Bar C Expo - NBHA Barrel Race Contact Kathy Stanifer NBHA 765-318-5327 & Cindy Harlan stalls & camping reservations 765-426 1457 or Steve Jackson 765-720-3251

17 - (April Issue) - Bloomington, IN @ Monroe County Saddle Club Open Pleasure Show - (Rain or Shine - Indoor arena if needed) - Added $$$ - More info Call 812-797-4540

10 - (April Issue) - Kouts, In @ Navajo Saddle Club - Open Horse Show - $600 Added Money - IBRA I(IL)BRA & APHA Paint Alternative Competition approved - More info call 219-988-4984, 219-365-8717 or 219980-8455 10 - (April Issue) - Edinburgh, IN @ Hoosier Horse Park - Indiana Saddle Horse Association - ISHA Spring OPEN ALL BREED SHOW - More info call 317-418-6381 www. 10 - (April Issue) - Anderson, IN @ MCEC - Contesting Only Show - Start time Noon - More info call 765-425-3489 or 765-425-5790 www. 10 - Jonesborough, TN @ WF Stables - IBRA show - Patti Walters 423-7940630 or 10 - Decaturville, TN @ Triple P Arena - IBRA show - Jamie White 731-693-6315 or 10-11 - (April Issue) - New Castle, IN at Henry County Saddle Club Palomino Horse IN - More info or to become a member ($25 annual/ family) visit 11 - Henryville, IN IBRA Barrel Race @ Yankeetown Arena - Contact Nat Stewart 812-736-3759 14 - Cloverdale, IN - DEADLINE for Pre Entries to 2014 Indiana NBHA State Championships. See flyer in this issue. 16-18 - Cloverdale, IN @ C Bar C Expo - Indiana Ranch Horse Association Show Contact Mirian Farrell 765-418-3549 16-18 - Huntington, IN @ Cheif LaFountaine Saddle Club - IBRA show - Kelly Bricker 260-703-1100

17-18 - Madison, IN @ Saddle Up Arena - IBRA show - Kelly Carr 502645-2304 18 - (April Issue) - New Castle, IN at Henry County Saddle Club Regional 4H Open Show - More info or to become a member ($25 annual/ family) visit 23-24 - (April Issue) - Angola, IN - Steuben Co. Bit and Bridle Speed Shows - Added $$$$ with 70% paybeack - IBRA approved - More info call 260-667-8708, 260-16-9531 or 260-243-9363 24 - Morristown, TN @ Rural Mount Arena - IBRA show - Terri Collins 865-898-3613 or 24-25 (April issue) - Warsaw, IN @ Kosciusko County Fairgrounds - Open Contesting Show - $2,000 Added!!! - Rain or Shine - More info call 574-551-4817 or 574-551-6113 24-25 - (April Issue) - New Castle, IN at Henry County Saddle Club Hoosier Palomino Show - More info or to become a member ($25 annual/ family) visit 24-26 - Winchester, IN - Circle X Ranch - IBRA show -Tim Hardesty 765-546-0447 25-26 - (April Issue) Ft Wayne, IN Allen County Fairgrounds - 3 Rivers

Memorial Weekend Open Show $1,475 Added Money - Visit www. to view showbills or call 260-740-8313 30 - (April Issue) - Shelbyville, IN @ Indiana Grand Race Course - QHRAI - Born Runner Stake Trials - www. 31 - (April Issue ) - Bloomington, IN @ Monroe County Saddle Club - IBRA approved Barrel Race - Rain or Shine - Added $ - More info call 812-593-0875 or 812-327-8632 www. 31-June 1 Jefferson, WI - Southern Wisconsin Buckskin Association (SWBA) show. All Color/All Breed open classes and ABRA approved classes. Tiny Tot 10 & Under Classes. WHC Championship Challenge, PAC, OCAP, OCAAP, OEIP, ARHA, POA and WQHA Open Show Program approved. Info at http://www. 31-June 1 - (April Issue) - Marion, IN @ Grant County Fairgrounds - Grant Co 4H Wranglers Horse & Pony Club - IBRA Approved show - Added $$$ - More info call 765-517-1608, 765661-6068 or 765-661-9463 31-June 4 - (April Issue) - New Castle, IN at Henry County Saddle Club - Henry County Saddle Club Indy Circuit - More info or to become a member ($25 annual/family) visit

JUNE 2014

May 31 - June 1 - (April Issue) - Marion, IN @ Grant County Fairgrounds - Grant Co 4H Wranglers Horse & Pony Club - IBRA Approved show - Added $$$ - More info call 765-517-1608, 765-661-6068 or 765661-9463

MY DadDy Always Said... A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace. ~ Ovid

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NPBA News National Pole Bending Association News


June 6-8 at C Bar C Arena, Cloverdale, Indiana Contact: NPBA c/o Kristine Nagy PO Box 41 Doylestown, OH 44230 (330) 472-7410 email:

Adult membership: $40/year Youth Membership: $25/year

(18 and younger as of Jan. 1) *****NPBA Membership Dues run from Jan 1 - Dec 31 of current year. Visit the website for a printable Membership Application

To find out more about how to have your show NPBA approved, contact your Regional Director listed below or visit the NPBA website:

NPBA REGIONAL DIRECTORS Region 1 - Maine, New York & New Jersey Contact: Carolyn Richens (270) 487-5833 or Region 2 - Ohio, Pennsylvania, W. Virginia, Maryland Contact: Kristine Nagy (330) 472-7410 or Region 3 - Indiana & Michigan Contact: Kathy Bawel (812) 630-0455 or Region 4 - Illinois Contact: Rick Park (618) 889-5506 Region 5 - Kentucky Contact: Theresa Peoples (859) 472-7824/(859) 322-7824 or Region 6 - Tennessee & Missouri Contact: Josh Morton (731) 431-7496 or

May 31-June 4 - (April Issue) - New Castle, IN at Henry County Saddle Club - Henry County Saddle Club Indy Circuit - More info or to become a member ($25 annual/family) visit 1 - (April Issue) - Shelbyville, IN @ Indiana Grand Race Course - QHRAI - Nominations due for: The Bob Woodard Stake - Sustaining payments due for: The Indiana Grand Classic, The Bradford Stake, The Leader of the Class Stake, The Gordon Mobley Futurity, The Jaguar Rocket Futurity, The Blue River Derby, The Heartland Futurity, The Indiana Grand QHRAI Derby - 5-8 - (April Issue) - New Castle, IN at Henry County Saddle Club - Indiana Quarter Horse State Show - More info or to become a member ($25 annual/ family) visit 6-8 - Cloverdale, IN @ C Bar C Expo -NPBA World Championships - Visit for more info 6-8 - (April Issue) - Swanton, OH @ WB Ranch - Sharon Camarillo Clinic - Performance Horsemanship for Better Barrel Racing - Spectator Fee $25/day - More info Contact Lynsey

Region 7 - Arkansas Contact: Doug Smith (870) 346-5906 or Region 8 - Mississippi Contact: Wendy Thornburg Region 9 - Georgia & Alabama Contact: Billy Hodges (229) 449-8788 or Region 10 - Florida Contact: Billy Hodges (229) 449-8788 or Region 11 - North Dakota & South Dakota Contact: Dawn Mutchelknaus (605) 461 1611 or Region 12 - Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming Contact: Donna Rankin (402) 419-0910 Region 13 - Washington, Oregon, Montana & Idaho

260-463-1112 www.sharoncamarillo. com 7 - (April Issue ) - Bloomington, IN @ Monroe County Saddle Club - NBHA & NPBA approved - Rain or Shine - Added $ - More info call 812-593-0875 or 812-327-8632 www. 7 - (April Issue) - Anderson, IN @ MCEC - Contesting Only Show Start time Noon - More info call 765425-3489 or 765-425-5790 www. 7 - (April Issue) - Danville, IL on Perrysville Rd - M & W Jackpot Shows - NBHA, NPBA & I(IL) BRA approved More info call 217304-9565 or 217-431-4713 www. 8 - (April Issue) - Danville, IL on Perrysville Rd - M & W Fun Show Sunday - More info call 217304-9565 or 217-431-4713 www. 7-8 - (April Issue) Ft Wayne, IN Allen County Fairgrounds - Open Schooling Show - Jackpot classes Visit to view showbills or call 260-7408313

Region 14 - California, Nevada, Arizona & Utah Contact: Kate Ristow (805) 238-9948 or Region 15 - Texas Contact: Contact: Candace Pratt (910) 395-5521 or Region 16 - Massachsetts & Delaware Contact: Doug Leasor (413) 668-8961 or Region 17 - Louisiana Contact: Melissa Reeme (318) 268-4647 or Regio 18 - Oklahoma Contact: Sherry Martin (918) 843-0256 or District C1 - Canada Contact: Joanne Fisher (416) 573-1876 or

13-15 - (April Issue) - New Castle, IN at Henry County Saddle Club -IN High School Rodeo State Show - More info or to become a member ($25 annual/family) visit www. 14 - (April Issue) - Kouts, In @ Navajo Saddle Club - Open Horse Show - $600 Added Money - IBRA I(IL)BRA & APHA Paint Alternative Competition approved - More info call 219-988-4984, 219-365-8717 or 219980-8455 14 - 30 - (April Issue) - Shelbyville, IN @ Indiana Grand Race Course QHRAI - Born Runner Stake Finals, - 14-15 Jefferson, WI - Southern Wisconsin Buckskin Association (SWBA) show. All Color/All Breed open classes and ABRA approved classes. Tiny Tot 10 & Under Classes. WHC Championship Challenge, PAC, OCAP, OCAAP, OEIP, ARHA, POA and WQHA Open Show Program approved. Info at http://www. 21 - (April Issue ) - Bloomington, IN @ Monroe County Saddle Club - IBRA approved Barrel Race - Rain

or Shine - Added $ - More info call 812-593-0875 or 812-327-8632 www. 21 - 24-25 (April issue) - Warsaw, IN @ Kosciusko County Fairgrounds Open Pleasure Show - More info call 574-551-4817 or 574-551-6113 21-22 - (April Issue) - New Castle, IN at Henry County Saddle Club Bricker Barrel Racing/GBRA Show - More info or to become a member ($25 annual/family) visit www. 22 - (April issue) - Angola, IN Steuben County Open Pleasure Show - $800 Added + 70% payback - More info call 260-667-8708 or 260-8332509 26-29 - Cloverdale, IN @ C Bar C Arena - 2014 Indiana NBHA State Championships - Estimated $15,000 Added Money - 13 saddles, 13 buckles, 13 wildcards, AwardsAwardsAwards!!!. Pre-enter by May 14th. See flyer in May issue. 28 - (April Issue) - Shelbyville, IN @ Indiana Grand Race Course - QHRAI - Youth Race Experience at the Track -

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Poles Clewiston, FL 5/10 NBHA World Qualifier Benefit Barrel Race, WPRA Co-Approved Mims, FL 5/17 6 month Buckle series Okeechobee, FL 5/31 Barrel & non sanctioned Poles Ft. Myers,, FL GEORGIA 5/3 Nooga Barrel Racing Club Ringgold, GA 5/3 NBHA 03 $1,000 added James O’Neal Dodge Series Franklin, GA 5/4 Cox Arena/Bartow County Saddle Club 3rd Annual Buckle Series 2014 Silver Creek, GA 5/6 Heard County Practice Night Series BBR Approved Franklin, GA 5/10 OPEN BARREL RACE! Jackson, GA 5/17 WGJR Rodeo Franklin, GA 5/18 Cox Arena Buckle/Added Money Finals Barrel & Pole Series Silver Creek, GA 5/20 Heard County Practice Night Series Franklin, GA 5/23 Friday Night Lights Barrels/ Poles Cartersville, GA 5/23 FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS! Jackson, GA 5/24 3rd Annual Hart Co. FFA Barrel Race Royston, GA 5/24 Oglethorpe County Saddle Club Monthly Shows Stephens, GA 5/31 Mayfest Barrel Bash Tiger, GA 5/31 $1000 added Troy Geiger Memorial scholarship Barrel show Folkston, GA IDAHO 5/15-5/17 Molly Powell Barrel Racing Clinic Hayden, ID ILLINOIS 5/10 NBHA (IL-05)/IBRA OPEN BARREL RACE Waterloo, IL 5/31 NBHA (IL-05)/IBRA OPEN BARREL RACE Waterloo, IL INDIANA 5/3-5/4 IBRA show Madison, IN 5/9-5/11 IKI Speed Show (NBHA IN05/IL03) Princeton, IN 5/11 IBRA barrel race Henryville, IN 5/17-5/18 IBRA show Madison, IN 5/31 NBHA (IL-05)/IBRA OPEN BARREL RACE Waterloo, IN KANSAS 5/3 Chassidy Breese Memorial Barrel Race Logan, KS 5/3 KBRA Jackpot 1 p.m. Topeka, KS 5/6 Weekly 4D Barrel Racing Jackpot Derby, KS 5/11 Southwest Barrel Racing Association Garden City, KS 5/13 Newton Jackpot Series Newton, KS 5/13 Weekly 4D Barrel Racing

Jackpot Derby, KS Derby, KS 5/17 Southwest Barrel Racing Association Cimarron, KS 5/18 Logan Buckle Series Logan, KS 5/19 KMOBRA Barrel Race Series Columbus, KS 5/20 Weekly 4D Barrel Racing Jackpot Derby, KS Derby, KS 5/24-5/25 Phil Haugen Horsemanship Clinic Kansas City, KS 5/25 Logan Buckle Series Logan, KS 5/26 4D Open Jackpot YOUTH AWARDS Kingman, KS 5/26 KBRA JAckpot 11 a.m. Topeka, KS 5/26 NBHA KS01 POINT SHOW Paola, KS 5/27 Weekly 4D Barrel Racing Jackpot Derby, KS KENTUCKY 5/2 Bluegrass Saddle Club Summer shows IBRA Shepherdsville, KY 5/16 Bluegrass Saddle Club Summer shows IBRA Shepherdsville, KY 5/24-5/25 IBRA approved show Williamston, KY LOUISIANA 5/2 Bienville Parish Fair Association Play Day Ringgold, LA 5/2 First Friday $1000 added runs Farmerville, LA 5/4 BRBRA Baton Rouge, LA 5/9 MRC Playday Minden, LA 5/9 CC’s Jackpot Crowley, LA 5/10 Acadiana Barrel Racing Association New Iberia, LA 5/10-5/11 ABRA Bayou Classic New Iberia, LA 5/10 BRBRA Port Allen, LA 5/16-5/17 TURN 3 PRODUCTIONS (CIRCLE of HOPE) $2500.00 ADDED 4D Bastrop, LA 5/16 CC’s Jackpot Crowley, LA 5/16 Bienville Parish Fair Association Play Day Ringgold, LA 5/23 MRC Playday Minden, LA 5/23-5/24 3rd Annual BPFA Open Rodeo Ringgold, LA 5/23-5/25 2014 Crawfish Craze 5D Barrel Run West Monroe, LA 5/24-5/26 17th annual Memorial Day Barrel Blowout Ruston, LA 5/30 Bienville Parish Fair Association Play Day Ringgold, LA 5/31 BRBRA New Roads, LA 5/31 Acadiana Barrel Racing Association Crowley, LA MASSACHUSETTS 5/3 IBRA 4D $800 OPEN BARREL RACE GRAFTON, MA 5/11 IBRA $200.00 ADDED 4D BARREL RACE RAYNHAM, MA 5/25 IBRA $200.00 ADDED 4D BARREL RACE RAYNHAM, MA MARYLAND

5/17 IBRA approved show Boonsboro, MD MICHIGAN 5/3 Kal-Val Saddle Club Speed Show Scotts, MI 5/17 Kal-Val Saddle Club Speed Show Scotts, MI 5/31 Kal-Val Saddle Club Speed Show Scotts, MI MINNESOTA 5/2-5/4 Race for the Roses Fergus Falls, MN 5/10-5/11 Agassiz Riders Spring Fever Barrel Series Crookston, MN MISSOURI 5/3 Missouri Central 4D Barrel Racers, MO 5/3 Marshall Saddle Club Run for the Rewards Series Marshall, MO 5/3 4 Aces Barrel Race $200 added 4D AND $200 added WPRA PERMIT RACE Humansville, MO 5/4 Coffey Ropers Downing, MO 5/4 FRSC Barrel Race****$100 added*** Ozark, MO 5/10 $$$$200 ADDED to open mCNAIL ARENA sanctioned nbha 07 & mo 02 LEBANON, MO 5/10 NBHA MO-06. Barrels & poles Cameron, MO 5/10 MBRA Jackpot Pleasant Hill, MO 5/13 KMOBRA Barrel Race Series Carthage, MO 5/16 Missouri Central 4D Barrel Racers , MO 5/17 NBHA MO District 05 Union, MO 5/17 NBHA MO 02 barrel/ poles Everton, MO 5/17 Barrel clinic 10-4pm Everton, MO 5/24-5/25 Rough Stock Clinic Amped Up Productions & Oak Grove Youth Rodeo Club Oak Grove, MO 5/24-5/26 BARREL BASH (TM) $5600/$200 WPRA FUT/DERBY CARTHAGE, MO 5/24 AMERICAN FAMILY RODEO ASSOCIATION, MO 5/24 MBRA Jackpot Adrian, MO 5/25 Coffey Ropers Downing, MO 5/29 Freedom Arena 5D Barrel Race Saddle Series Aurora, MO 5/31 Mountain Grove Arena/OHBA $500 added Barrel Race Mountain Grove, MO 5/31 NBHA MO-06. Barrels & poles Princeton, MO 5/31 AMERICAN FAMILY RODEO ASSOCIATION , MO 5/31 NBHA MO District 05 Hawk Point, MO MISSISSIPPI 5/3 BLAZIN’ BARREL RACIN’ 4d RUNS Wiggins, MS 5/4 RUN FOR THE PRIZE BUCKLE

SERIES BROOKHAVEN, MS 5/6 Tuesday Night Jackpot Barrels Senatobia, MS 5/10 BLAZIN’ BARREL RACIN’ 4d RUNS Wiggins, MS 5/13 Tuesday Night Jackpot Barrels Senatobia, MS 5/17 Ole Magnolia’ Horseshow Points Series Perkinston, MS 5/20 Tuesday Night Jackpot Barrels Senatobia, MS 5/24 4-E Horse Show Lucedale, MS 5/30 5 D Barrel Race Purvis, MS MONTANA 5/10-5/11 Ed Wright Barrel Racing Clinic Whitehall, MT NORTH CAROLINA 5/3/2014 2nd Annual Barrels for Bellies (57 hits) Carthage, NC NORTH DAKOTA 5/26 Barrel Racing Extravaganza $1000 Added Menoken, ND 5/31 Jessi Mead Barrel Clinic Stanley, ND 5/17 Purina Saddle Series Barrel Racing Fremont, NE NEBRASKA 5/17 Waverly Co-Op presents the Frink, New Sun Series Lincoln, NE 5/18 Purina Saddle Series Barrel Racing Fremont, NE NEVADA 5/23-5/25 Nicole Aichele clinic! Dayton, NV 5/24-5/25 $1000 added Memorial Weekend Barrel Bash Fallon, NV OHIO 5/3 Serenity Acres Barrel Bonanza $1,200 ADDED! Canal winchester, OH 5/4 IBRA show Greenville, OH 5/9-5/11 A New Turn presented by Barrel Horse News Wilmington, OH 5/10 nbha oh 07 LIMA, OH 5/17-5/18 IBRA show Negley, OH OKLAHOMA 5/1 4 D Bonus Race Qualifing Series Cowboy Gatherin/Shoop’s Training Inola, OK 5/1 Watch the Money Grow Series Coweta, OK 5/1 Muskogee RUC Start date changed to June 5th to not conflict with Coweta series. Muskogee, OK 5/2 OUTDOOR 8wks. Buckle and Spur Series Vian, OK 5/2 Poteau Roundup Club 4D Jackpot Poteau, OK 5/2 Canchasin’ Open 4-D Plus Limited Open 4D Sapulpa, OK 5/2/ Rockin’ C Arena 3rd Annual Show Me The Money 4D Barrel Series Talala,, OK 5/3 SKIATOOK ROUNDUP CLUB PLAYDAY SKIATOOK, OK

More Barrel Horse World.....Calendar of Events 5/3 2 Friends & JUNK Barrel Race $3000 added BBR Pawhuska, OK 5/3 Muskogee RUC 2014 Playday Series Muskogee, OK 5/3 ***$2000 AM***** SALLY VIELMA MEMORIAL BARREL RACE Stillwater, OK 5/3-5/4 SOCC May 3rd Youth Rodeo/ Team Roping/ Goat Roping/ May 4th Ranch Rodeo Ardmore, OK 5/4 A-OK Point Race #4 - Spiro, OK Spiro, OK 5/4 Jackpot Open 4D Barrel Race Beggs, OK 5/4 2 Friends & JUNK Barrel Race $3000 added. BBR Pawhuska, OK 5/4 Rockin’ C Arena 2014 Spring Playday Series Talala, Ok, OK 5/4 Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals- 4-D Barrel Jacpot Duncan, OK 5/5 4-Way Arena Weekly Barrel Race Pryor, OK 5/6 Seth Wadley NRUC Spring Fling Barrel Race Norman, OK 5/6 4-D Weekly Jackpot Prague, OK 5/6 Turn N’ Burn Barrels Cherokee, OK 5/6 Back On Track Spring Extravaganza Barrel Series - Added $$ Wynnewood, OK 5/6 SKIATOOK ROUNDUP CLUB in conjunction with D&D PRODUCTIONS SKIATOOK, OK 5/6 F Spur SpringSeries El Reno, OK 5/7 Claremore Expo Barrel Racing ** Added $, BBR Approval Pending** Claremore, OK 5/7 Tri-K Tuttle 4D Jackpots on Wed Nights Tuttle, OK 5/8 CRUC 6 week Buckle series Choctaw, OK 5/8 4 D Bonus Race Qualifing Series Cowboy Gatherin/Shoop’s Training Inola, OK 5/8 Watch the Money Grow Series Coweta, OK 5/9 Rockin’ C Arena 3rd Annual Show Me The Money 4D Barrel Series Talala,, OK 5/9 Canchasin’ Open 4-D Plus Limited Open 4D Sapulpa, OK 5/9 Poteau Roundup Club 4D Jackpot Poteau, OK 5/9 5D Buckle and Target Time Saddle Series 6 weeks MEEKER, OK 5/10 MRUC Playday (Make-up for PD#1) Muskogee, OK 5/10 Central Oklahoma Junior Rodeo Stillwater, OK 5/10 The Will Rogers RUC Playday Series Claremore, OK 5/10 $1000 added 4D!!! Coleman, OK 5/10 SBRA JACKPOT Beggs, OK 5/11 Jackpot Open 4D Barrel Race Beggs, OK 5/11 Goat Tying Clinic Ochelta, OK 5/11 Central Oklahoma Junior Rodeo Stillwater, OK 5/12 Open playday Lindsay, OK 5/12 4-Way Arena Weekly Barrel Race Pryor, OK 5/13 4-D Weekly Jackpot Prague, OK 5/13 Seth Wadley NRUC Spring Fling Barrel Race Norman, OK 5/13 SKIATOOK ROUNDUP CLUB in conjunction with D&D PRODUCTIONS SKIATOOK, OK 5/13 F Spur SpringSeries El Reno, OK 5/14 Tri-K Tuttle 4D Jackpots on Wed Nights Tuttle, OK

5/14 Claremore Expo Barrel Racing ** Added $, BBR Approval Pending** Claremore, OK 5/15 CRUC 6 week Buckle series Choctaw, OK 5/15 4 D Bonus Race Qualifing Series Cowboy Gatherin/Shoop’s Training Inola, OK 5/15 Watch the Money Grow Series Coweta, OK 5/16 Rockin’ C Arena 3rd Annual Show Me The Money 4D Barrel Series Talala,, OK 5/16 Canchasin’ Open 4-D Plus Limited Open 4D Beggs, OK 5/16 OUTDOOR 8wks. Buckle and Spur Series Vian, OK 5/16 Poteau Roundup Club 4D Jackpot Poteau, OK 5/17 OCA #6-Open to All COLLINSVILLE, OK 5/17 GO GOLD BARREL RACES Added $$ Wynnewood, OK 5/18 Added Money Benefit 5D Barrel Race And Open Breakaway Skiatook, OK 5/18 Tri-K 5D Jackpot $200 Added Chickasha, OK 5/18 OK 02 NBHA jackpot Owasso, OK 5/18 Jackpot Open 4D Barrel Race Beggs, OK 5/20 Seth Wadley NRUC Spring Fling Barrel Race Norman, OK 5/20 4-D Weekly Jackpot Prague, OK 5/20 SKIATOOK ROUNDUP CLUB in conjunction with D&D PRODUCTIONS SKIATOOK, OK 5/20 F Spur SpringSeries El Reno, OK 5/21-5/22 Phil Haugen Horsemanship Clinic Weatherford, OK 5/21 Claremore Expo Barrel Racing ** Added $, BBR Approval Pending** Claremore, OK 5/22 4 D Bonus Race Qualifing Series Cowboy Gatherin/Shoop’s Training Inola, OK 5/22 CRUC 6 week Buckle series Choctaw, OK 5/22 JACKPOT OPEN 4D BARREL RACE BEGGS, OK 5/23 Poteau Roundup Club 4D Jackpot Poteau, OK 5/23 5D Buckle and Target Time Saddle Series 6 weeks MEEKER, OK 5/23 OUTDOOR 8wks. Buckle and Spur Series Vian, OK 5/23 Canchasin’ Open 4-D Plus Limited Open 4D Beggs, OK 5/24 Barrel Race at Promise Acres by Ms Jimmie Sue Sapulpa, OK 5/24 SBRA JACKPOT Beggs, OK 5/24 $1,000 Added 5D Memorial Barrel Race Prague, OK 5/24 MOVED TO MAY 31ST*** SKIATOOK ROUNDUP CLUB PLAYDAYSKIATOOK, OK 5/24 Inola Round Up Club Playday Series Inola, OK 5/25 Red River Valley Cowboy Church Playdays Albany, OK 5/25 Jackpot Open 4D Barrel Race Beggs, OK 5/25 A-OK $500 -$1000 added Muldrow, OK 5/26 4-Way Arena Weekly Barrel Race Pryor, OK 5/26 OCA #7-BBR Pending1:30pm/4pm RV RANCH, OK 5/27 4-D Weekly Jackpot Prague, OK 5/27 SKIATOOK ROUNDUP

CLUB in conjunction with D&D PRODUCTIONS SKIATOOK, OK 5/27 F Spur SpringSeries El Reno, OK 5/28 Claremore Expo Barrel Racing ** Added $, BBR Approval Pending** Claremore, OK 5/29 CRUC 6 week Buckle series Choctaw, OK 5/29 4 D Bonus Race Qualifing Series Cowboy Gatherin/Shoop’s Training Inola, OK 5/30 Rockin’ C Arena 3rd Annual Show Me The Money 4D Barrel Series Talala,, OK 5/30 Poteau Roundup Club 4D Jackpot Poteau, OK 5/30 Canchasin’ Open 4-D Plus Limited Open 4D Sapulpa, OK 5/31 GO GOLD BARREL RACESAdded $$ Wynnewood, OK 5/31 Racing for Rylie Benefit Barrel Race Muskogee, OK 5/31 Central Oklahoma Junior Rodeo Stillwater, OK 5/31 $100 added OK 02 NBHA ~ Bonus Qualifier Series Broken Arrow, OK 5/31 SKIATOOK ROUNDUP CLUB PLAYDAY SKIATOOK, OK PENNSYLVANIA 5/3-5/4 IBRA show Waynesburg, PA 5/17 IBRA show Dillsburg, PA 5/24-5/25 IBRA show Franklin, PA 5/25 IBRA show New Florence, PA SOUTH DAKOTA 5/4 Golliher Arena Spring Series Belle Fourche, SD 5/30-5/31 Prospector Challenge Rapid City, SD TENNESSEE 5/2-5/4 BARREL BASH (TM) $5600 MEMPHIS, TN 5/2 IBRA show McEwen, TN 5/10 IBRA approved show Decaturville, TN 5/10 Open Speed Show 1000,00 Added Friendship, TN 5/10 IBRA approved show Jonesborough, TN 5/16-5/17 4th Annual 1st State Shootout $4250 Added Money Mason, TN 5/17 $1,200 Added Honey Pot Barrel Racing Seriess Decaturville, TN 5/24 IBRA approved show Morristown, TN TEXAS 5/1 SALT CREEK SPRING BUCKLE SERIES 5 D BOYD, TX 5/1 Limestone County Barrel Race GROESBECK, TX 5/1 RIDE LIKE A GIRL 6 WEEK THURSDAY NIGHT SPRING BUCKLE SERIES CALDWELL, TX 5/1 M7 Trailer/Buckles Series Alvarado, TX 5/2 Canton Trail Riders Playday Series Canton, TX 5/2 MCHC BUCKLE SERIES 5D OPEN and 3D YOUTH Magnolia, TX 5/2 Bar Nun Cowboy Ministries Buckle Series Omaha, TX 5/2 BCCC OPEN 5D SADDLE SERIES! SADDLE TO EACH DIVISION!!! Boyd, TX 5/3 NBHA TX #26 Winnie, TX 5/3 Blanket FFA 5D Barrel Race Blanket, TX 5/3 NFCC 10th Annual 5D Barrel Race Wills Point, TX

5/4 M & B buckle series Waxahachie, TX 5/7 Wednesday 4D Barrel Jackpot Stephenville, TX 5/8 M7 Trailer/Buckle Series Alvarado, TX 5/8 SALT CREEK SPRING BUCKLE SERIES 5 D BOYD, TX 5/8 RIDE LIKE A GIRL 6 WEEK THURSDAY NIGHT SPRING BUCKLE SERIES CALDWELL, TX 5/9 BCCC OPEN 5D SADDLE SERIES! SADDLE TO EACH DIVISION!!! Boyd, TX 5/9 BOB BERG BUCKLE SERIES Montague, TX 5/9 Bonus Bucks Series Open 5D & Youth 3D Grand Saline, TX 5/9 MCHC BUCKLE SERIES 5D OPEN and 3D YOUTH Magnolia, TX 5/10 Blue Ridge Riding Club Play Days Blue Ridge, TX 5/10 The Twin Lakes 200! Fairfield, TX 5/10 SCSP PLAYDAY SERIES Center, TX 5/10 Full Throttle Open Barrel & Youth Rodeo Series Naples, TX 5/10 Trail To Christ Cowboy Church 3rd Annual Barrel Race Jacksonville, TX 5/10 Whitesboro Riding Clubs Saddle Series Whitesboro, TX 5/11 Spring Playday Buckle Series Fort Worth, TX 5/14 Wednesday 4D Barrel Jackpot Stephenville, TX 5/15 RIDE LIKE A GIRL 6 WEEK THURSDAY NIGHT SPRING BUCKLE SERIES CALDWELL, TX 5/15 Canton Trail Riders Playday Series Canton, TX 5/15 SALT CREEK SPRING BUCKLE SERIES 5 D BOYD, TX 5/16/ MCHC YOUTH SPEED EVENTS Magnolia, TX 5/16 Canton Trail Riders Playday Series Canton, TX 5/16 BCCC OPEN 5D SADDLE SERIES! SADDLE TO EACH DIVISION!!! Boyd, TX 5/16 BOB BERG BUCKLE SERIES Montague, TX 5/17 Pickett Riding Club Streetman, TX 5/17 Heart of the Hills Barrel Racing Association Kerrville, TX 5/17 10th Annual Most Consistent Saddle Series Plainview, TX 5/17 BIT barrel racing - Added Money $$$ Terrell, TX 5/17 Hemphill Playday Series Hemphill, TX 5/17 Lone Star Cowboy Church Nevada, TX 5/17 1st ANNUAL BOOTIN’ OUT CEREBRAL PALSY BARREL RACE ALVARADO, TX 5/18 M & B buckle series Waxahachie, TX 5/18 7th Annual Steve Rater Memorial Barrel Race Co-Sanctioned by TOBRA Wichita Falls, TX 5/18 LONGHORN BARRELS AND POLES MARSHALL, TX 5/18 Heart of the Hills Barrel Racing Association Kerrville, TX 5/21 Wednesday 4D Barrel Jackpot Stephenville, TX 5/22 RIDE LIKE A GIRL 6 WEEK THURSDAY NIGHT SPRING BUCKLE SERIES CALDWELL, TX 5/22 SALT CREEK SPRING BUCKLE SERIES 5 D BOYD, TX

5/23 BCCC OPEN 5D SADDLE SERIES! SADDLE TO EACH DIVISION!!! Boyd, TX 5/23 1st Annual Spring Barrel Dash Lubbock, TX 5/23 Canton Trail Riders Playday Series Canton, TX 5/23 BOB BERG BUCKLE SERIES Montague, TX 5/23 MCHC BUCKLE SERIES 5D OPEN and 3D YOUTH Magnolia, TX 5/24 NBHA TX11 ~ “Barrelracing on the Border!”~ Del Rio, TX 5/24 BIT barrel racing - Added Money $$$ Canton, TX 5/24 Tyler Saddle Club Annual Memorial Weekend Race Bullard, TX 5/24 Whitesboro Riding Clubs Saddle Series Whitesboro, TX 5/24 Trail to Christ Cowboy Church Saddle Series Jacksonville, TX 5/24 CC5D Barrel Race Stephenville, TX 5/24 1st Annual Spring Barrel Dash Lubbock, TX 5/24 Wolf Barrel Racing Association (WBRA) Crockett, TX 5/24 Full Throttle Open Barrel & Youth Rodeo Series Naples, TX 5/24 NBHA TX11 ~ “Barrelracing on the Border!”~ Del Rio, TX 5/25 Spring Playday Buckle Series Fort Worth, TX 5/25-5/26 CC5D Barrel Race Stephenville, TX 5/25 1st Annual Spring Barrel Dash Lubbock, TX 5/28 Wednesday 4D Barrel Jackpot Stephenville, TX 5/29 4D Open Boyd, TX 5/30 BCCC OPEN 5D SADDLE SERIES! SADDLE TO EACH DIVISION!!! Boyd, TX 5/30 BOB BERG BUCKLE SERIES Montague, TX 5/30 KCFA Jackpot 4D Barrel Race Boerne, TX 5/31 2nd Annual Summer Da$h Amarillo, TX 5/31 NBHA TX.20 SANCTION RACE GRAND, SALINE, TX VIRGINIA 5/24 IBRA show Raphine, VA 5/30-5/31 2014 Virginia Barrel Classic NBHA Super Show & Slot Race Lexington, VA WASHINGTON 5/17 Barrels Out West Double Header race Mill Creek, WA WISCONSIN 5/3-5/4 IBRA show Merrill, WI 5/6 Lancaster Gymkana Series Lancaster, WI 5/10-5/11 IBRA show Deerfield, WI 5/20 Lancaster Gymkana Series Lancaster, WI 5/24 Speed and Games Show Beaver Dam, WI WEST VIRGINIA 5/17-5/18 IBRA approved show Blacksville, WV 5/24 IBRA show Fairview, WV 5/31 IBRA approved show Glen Easton, WV WYOMING 5/10-5/11 WY NBHA Dist 04 Spring Series Rock Springs, WY Page 9


Standing in Indiana

First Down Dash X Shake Em Six By Streakin Six

Grade 1 Stakes Qualifier

Sire of Graded Stakes Qualifiers Average Earnings per starter:


Talleys First Shake SI97

Graded Stakes Qualified, 2nd in Grade 2 Zia Park Derby, Earnings over $100,000

Coady Photo

Shakeitdontbreakit SI94

Graded Stakes Qualified to finals of the Grade 2 Oklahoma Futurity

First To Shake Six SI 98-

Money earner of $16,805 at 2, fnl. Rainbow F.–G1. From very limited number of foals, the sire of 18 starters, 12 ROM, with earnings of $192,789, including Talleys First Shake si 97 (5 wins, $100,219, 2nd Zia D.–RG2), Shakeitdontbreakit si 94 (Winner, $38,310), Shake Race si 96 (2 wins, $27,639), Shaking Sixes si 95 (Winner, $20,869), First To Oro B si 99 (Winner, $16,888), Shakeshakeshake si 101 (Winner, $5,877), Rollin First B si 92 ($5,206), etc.. Most of Sixes foals ran in New Mexico, his first Indiana foals will be two year olds in 2014.

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NOW BOOKING FOR 2014 STUD FEE: $1,000 - Farm Fees & Collection additional Cooled Shipped Semen, LFG, Special Consideration Given to Approved mares, Multiple mare discounts, Eligibilities: QHRAI Stallion Service Auction, Indiana Sire, Indiana Bred Programs, IQHRA Stallion Service Auction, FQHRA ...More to come...

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News 100 Day Horse Challenge Open for Registration Applications now being accepted for contest awarding $100,000 in cash and prizes. Washington, D.C., April 16, 2014 – The 100 Day Horse Challenge, sponsored by Time to Ride, is now accepting host applications. The first 1,000 hosts to be approved will compete for $100,000 in cash and prizes this summer by providing entry level horse experiences to as many people as possible in 100 days beginning June 1. Official rules and registration details are available at www. The goal of the 100 Day Horse Challenge is to increase awareness of the benefits of horse activities across the United States by aiming to engage at least 100,000 new people with an introductory horse experience. The Challenge is open to members of the horse industry who have the capacity to support this goal, including stables, instructors, clubs and associations, veterinarians, racetracks, horse shows and other events, rescues, feed and retail stores, and therapeutic riding stables. Prizes based on the verified number of people engaged will be awarded to first through sixth places in small, medium, and large divisions to allow hosts to compete against others of comparable size. Cash prizes up to $25,000 will be awarded, along with stable equipment, feed, veterinary supplies, and more. Approved hosts will be listed on the Time to Ride map with special designation as Challenge Hosts. Hosts will have the ability to list specific

events and horse experiences offered, which can include horsemanship education, riding, and grooming. Time to Ride will provide marketing support to all hosts, including sample advertisements and posters, suggested events and activities, and help reaching horse-interested members of their local community. Registration deadline for this groundbreaking campaign is May 15 and the first 1,000 hosts to be approved will be eligible for competition. Visit for more. About “Time to Ride” Time to Ride is an initiative of the American Horse Council’s marketing alliance, formed to connect people with horses. It is designed to encourage horse-interested consumers to enjoy the benefits of horse activities. The AHC marketing alliance is made up of the following organizations: the American Horse Council, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, Active Interest Media, the American Quarter Horse Association, Dover Saddlery, Farnam, Merck, Merial, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Purina Animal Nutrition LLC, Platinum Performance, United States Equestrian Federation, and Zoetis. About the American Horse Council The American Horse Council is a non-profit organization that includes all segments of the horse industry. While its primary mission is to represent the industry before Congress and the federal regulatory agencies in Washington, DC, it also undertakes national initiatives for the horse industry. Time to Ride, the AHC’s marketing alliance to connect horses and people, is such an effort. The American Horse Council hopes that Time to Ride will encourage people and businesses to participate in the industry, enjoy our horses, and support our equine activities and events. The AHC believes a healthy horse industry contributes to the health of Americans and America in many ways.

C Bar C Expo Center Cloverdale, IN - Under New Ownership (formally Crossroads Arena)

Now Booking Events! Contact Us Today to Reserve Your Dates!

Upcoming Events

Vendor/Spectator Area Show/Event Offerings

MAY 2014

3 - Dancing with the Stars 9- 11 NBHA Barrel Race Contact Kathy Stanifer NBHA 765-318-5327 & Cindy Harlan stalls & camping reservations 765-426 1457 or Steve Jackson 765-720-3251 16-18 - Indiana Ranch Horse Association Show Contact Mirian Farrell 765418-3549 22-25 - Pony of the Americas Club

JUNE 2014

6-8 - National Pole Bending Association Show - Contact Dirk Carnahan 812881-6769 14-15 - Indiana Reined Horse Association Show - Contact Brett Walters 574426-1457

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Expo Center

Cloverdale, Indiana - Just off of I-70

Concrete Floors Bleachers Large heated bathroms w/showers Wi-Fi Access

Office Area

1,200 Square Feet of Air Conditioned Office Space

175 Electric Hook-Ups Two (2) Dirt arenas Total Arena Area: 120’ x 540’ 500 Stalls (Packed Lime Floors) 12 Drive-In Doors Electric infrared Heating System High Efficiency Lighting Sprinkler System Wash racks w/heated water Barrel & Pole Laser setters

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News producer of the National Cutting Horse Association’s sales. AQHA continues to invest in the equine industry for the benefit of AQHA members and American Quarter Horses. By purchasing RGP, members will be able to track American Quarter Horse accomplishments across the equine industry, thus enhancing the overall value of American Quarter Horses and in turn rewarding the owners of American Quarter Horses. The purchase of RGP is the result of a recommendation by AQHA Second Vice President Dr. Glenn Blodgett of Guthrie, Texas. “The high level of information, experience, devotion to the breed, industry knowledge and integrity blended in the consolidation of AQHA and Robin Glenn Pedigrees is bound to change the American Quarter Horse world in a very positive way,” said Dr. Blodgett. “I am really looking forward to the information resources and the innovative marketing tools that I know will evolve.” RGP will remain in El Reno, Oklahoma. AQHA is pleased to announce the current RGP staff will continue to provide the same excellent service to the equine industry under the direction of RGP founder Robin Glenn. “My passion for perpetuating and increasing the success of this wonderful breed is clearly shared by AQHA staff and board members, and our mission will be devoted to promoting all events in which an American Quarter Horse competes,” said Glenn. “I hope to work even more closely with all event associations to make the American Quarter Horse business more prosperous in every area.”

Good Horsekeeping’s Pasture Maintenance Kit Good, healthy pastures are one of the best things we can offer our horses. Unfortunately, after this long, hard winter many pastures are in need of some TLC. For this reason has put together a kit to help horse owners get their pastures back in shape. The kit includes a print copy of the recently released Good-Horsekeeping’s Guide To Pasture Management, a weed identification and control guide and with a corresponding CD that includes Internet links to photos of common pasture weeds, and a “to do” checklist for each season which includes detailed tasks that should be performed to maintain a healthy pasture. In addition, each kit contains a mail-in soil test (tests are performed by MSU), along with user friendly guidelines for taking samples. The Pasture Maintenance Kit can be ordered at www.good-horsekeeping. com For more horsekeeping tips go to or

AQHA purchases Robin Glenn Pedigrees, Inc. The American Quarter Horse Association is pleased to announce the purchase of Robin Glenn Pedigrees, Inc. Established in 1981, RGP has long been recognized as the industry’s premier sale catalog and pedigree service, currently producing sale catalogs for Heritage Place, the Los Alamitos Equine Sale, the National Reining Horse Association, Ruidoso Select Yearling Sales, Texas Quarter Horse Association and Western Bloodstock,

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The 31-year-old database serves as an information resource for the AQHA World Championship Show, National Reined Cow Horse Association, National Snaffle Bit Association, All American Quarter Horse Congress and many other sale catalogs. RGP records money earned by American Quarter Horses and American Quarter Horse-related breeds in nearly every performance event. Additionally, countless private-use pedigree pages and marketing documents have been produced by RGP. Products generated by the RGP database include the RGP FoalTracker, a personalized weekly notification service providing the previous week’s accomplishments of your own horses or their foals, and the RGP Weekly Results Report, a weekly emailed report that details limited-age event and championship event results. All are data services offered at For more information on RGP and the services available, visit

Congressional Horse Caucus Holds First Meeting of 2014 Members of Congress meet to discuss importance of the horse industry On March 5, 2014, Congressmen Andy Barr (R-KY) and Paul Tonko (DNY), co-chairs of the Congressional Horse Caucus, hosted the first Caucus meeting of 2014. The Congressional Horse Caucus is a bipartisan group of Members of the House of Representatives formed to educate Congress and their staffs about the importance of the horse industry in the economic, agricultural, sporting, gaming and recreational life of the nation. “I was honored to host the first meeting of the Congressional Horse Cau-



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FRENCHMANS GUY A Leading Barrel Futurity Sire; Progeny Earnings in Excess Of $2 Milllion

SMASHINGLY YOURS si 81 Producer - AAA & Champion SD Race Filly

SUN FROST Proven Performance Sire Progeny Earnings - $2.2 Million


Progeny Earnings $185,000

EASILY SMASHED si 99 $326,000 Race Earnings


2007 Palomino AQHA Stallion ELIGIBILITIES: Indiana Stallion Service Auction & AQHA Incentive Fund.

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STANDING AT: Buescher Farms 7990 East US Hwy. 36 Coatesville, In 46121 cus of the 113th Congress with my Co-Chair, Congressman Paul Tonko of New York,” said Congressman Barr. “It was a great opportunity to raise awareness about the enormous impact the American equine industry has on our economy and provide more information about the industry directly to Members of Congress and their staff. I look forward to future Horse Caucus activities promoting the American horse industry and the hundreds of thousands of jobs directly associated with it, as well as the $102 billion it contributes to the U.S. economy.” “Congressman Barr and I laid the foundation for an active year for the Congressional Horse Caucus,” said Congressman Tonko. “The equine industry is an important component of robust economic growth in the Capital Region of New York and across the nation, and I look forward to partnering with those looking to advance this sector of our economy. In places like Saratoga Springs, the equine industry supports countless small businesses and provides an economic ripple effect that is felt across the entire region.” Stuart Janney III, vice chairman the Jockey Club and the owner of last year’s Kentucky Derby Winner, Orb, was the special guest of the Horse Caucus. Mr. Janney shared his experiences from a lifetime involved in horseracing and answered Members’ questions about how Congress could best address some of the challenges facing the industry. During the meeting, several issues important to the industry were discussed, including immigration reform and the Race Horse Cost Recovery Act, which would renew a provision that expired at the end of 2013 and place all racehorses on a three-year depreciation schedule as well as other issues.

CONTACT: Lynn Buescher @ 317-371-9001 Barr continued, “I am confident this meeting has created positive momentum for the equine industry on Capitol Hill and greatly appreciate all of the support and leadership provided by the American Horse Council in advancing equine-friendly policies on Capitol Hill.” “We thought this was a productive Horse Caucus meeting and we appreciate Congressmen Barr’s and Tonko’s leadership of the Caucus,” said American Horse Council President Jay Hickey. “There was a very good turn out and we thank all the Members and staff who took time out of their busy schedules to attend the meeting.” The AHC hopes all members of the horse community will contact their Representatives and urge them to join the Congressional Horse Caucus.

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Between the Barrels with Madeleine Green


This month featuring: Amberley Snyder

or many of us horses and barrel racing are a way of life. But what would happen if that was taken away from you? No one knows that feeling better than Amberley Snyder. Snyder had been riding horses all her life.

“ Before the accident rodeo pretty much was my life, I have been riding since I was three years old and competing in rodeo since I was seven,” Snyder said, “And from the very first time that I got on a horse I knew I loved them.” While in high school she competed in barrel racing, goat tying, breakaway, and her favorite event pole bending. In 2009 she made it to the National High School Finals Rodeo and the National Little Britches Finals where she took home the coveted world all around titles. “I seriously thought that was the happiest moment of my entire life,” Snyder said. Winning and competition runs deep in Snyder’s blood. Her father played professional baseball with the Los Angeles, Dodgers for nine years. “To be a Snyder you are competitive, thats just part of it,” she said. Snyder was the Future Farmers of America or FFA president for the state of Utah, and the day before her accident she was in Logan, Utah planning the state FFA convention. The convention was where all the officers that year would give their going away speech.

she looked back up she had faded over a lane and was headed for the mile marker on the other side of the road. Snyder grabbed the wheel to straighten up the truck but then began to slide across the road.

“ You can write your speech on anything, and the message I wanted to get across to FFA members was that they can overcome any obstacle thats thrown their way,” Snyder said, “It’s so crazy that I wrote this entire speech in December 2009 not knowing I was going to be living that speech a month later.”

“I thought as long as I can keep my truck from rolling, I’ll be ok,” She said.

Snyder was offered a job to work for two and a half weeks at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. She was very excited about the opportunity, and left her house at 4:30 that morning to make the long drive. She eventually stopped at a gas station to get gas, a drink, and get back in the truck and head down the road.

“There was a moment when I thought, ‘ok I’ve got this under control, we are gonna be ok,’ and right when that happened the back tire caught the dirt on the side of the free way and pulled me completely sideways,” she said.

“When I got back in my truck I didn’t put my seat belt back on and I didn’t really think anything about it, I was busy changing CD’s and stuff,” she said. Less than 10 miles down the road she looked down at her map. When

Snyder then grabbed the wheel with both hands to bring the truck back straight.

Snyder was thrown from her truck going 70 mph and hit a wooden fence post. “I felt myself pick up from my truck, go through the window and I could hear my truck still rolling,” she said.

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Between the Barrels w/Madeleine Green dad, who was coaching in Hawaii at the time, to call her mom and tell her what had happened. Snyder was taken to the hospital and then was placed in an ambulance while she waited for a Life Flight helicopter to arrive. While waiting, a doctor came in and began to talk to her about being paralyzed. She said, “Hey wait a minute, what are the chances of me being able to move my legs again?” and the doctor said, “Slim to none, but more toward the none,” and left the room.” Snyder was in shock when she heard that she may never walk again and thought about all the things that she would need her legs to do. She said one of the saddest moments and the first time she cried about the accident was after surgery. One of her paramedics came in and told her that if she would have been wearing a seatbelt she would still be able to walk. “I was crushed,” she said, “I turned to my mom and said my one mistake has cost me my legs, my one mistake has cost me my life.” Her mom tried to comfort her and placed her hand on her leg and Snyder felt it. “It was this sign. ‘Ok, Amberley, this situation isn’t going to be permanent and isn’t going to go like the doctors said.’” Snyder said there have been a lot of ups and downs along the way. “Even four years later they still happen.” That wooden fence post is what broke Snyders back and paralyzed her from the waist down. Amazingly, that was the only serious injury that Snyder was faced with. (She found out later that even the paramedics did not think that she would live and that there had to be some internal injuries that they just did not know about at the time.) Snyder was now laying on a snow bank waiting for someone to stop and help her. “I thought, ‘ok I’m going to see if I’m ok mentally.’ I’m thinking ‘ok,’ and I moved my fingers and looked up to move my toes and nothing happened.” She knew then something was seriously wrong and began to pinch at her legs and still felt nothing. Snyder waited for what seemed like an eternity but really was only five to ten minutes for someone to stop and help her. “The first person to stop came up to me and he asked if I was ok, and I said, ‘I don’t really know, I can’t feel my legs,’” He then called 911 and they waited there for the ambulance to come. Another passerby stopped to help and found Snyder’s phone on the side of the road. “I ended up calling my dad first because I knew my mom would freak out,” she said. She told her dad that she had been in an accident and that she could not feel her legs. The police then arrived on the scene and she told her

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When she got back to Utah and met with her nurse for the first time, the nurse told her they needed to make some goals to work toward in therapy. She said, “Thats easy - walk, ride, rodeo.” Snyder eventually came to the realization that she needed to make smaller goals, but when talking about her first goals she said, “Those never disappeared, they were always there.” Riding horses and rodeo were something that she knew could never be replaced, it was what made her the happiest in life. While in therapy she convinced them to bring in a saddle because that was where she had the best balance, and then when she got home she just had to convince her parents and doctors that she needed to get back on her horses. Fours months later she got back on a horse for the first time. “I got on my rope horse, Wrangler, first because my barrel horse is hot,” she said. Snyder said that day was actually really hard for her. She had been hearing doctors and everyone tell her that she would never ride again and that she needed to find a different hobby. “I kept thinking they have no idea what they are talking about, that part of my life is never gonna change,” she said, “but when I sat down on that saddle it hit me - ‘oh gosh this part of my life is going to change.’”

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Snyder said it was a little discouraging after getting back on that first time, but they continued to work at it and get the seat belts put on her saddle that she needed to ride. One time when she was riding with her mom and sister, her moms horse started to act up, and that hit a nerve in Snyder and was something she was not sure she would ever get over. She was always the one to correct the horses whenever they acted up or messed up and to know that she could not help her mom really hit home for her.

“I whip between every barrel now and do anything I can do to be competitive,” she said.

“I went home and got off my horse and told my mom to sell the horses, I’m done,” She said.

“The biggest goal of life is to make it to the NFR right? Thats what every barrel racer wants so I’m on that list too,” Snyder said.

I think the phrase “mother knows best” comes into play because she told Snyder she would not sell the horses because she knew she would want them one day. That fall Snyder went to school without her horses and tried to find something else that first semester to replace her them.

Snyder does have some feeling in her legs below her knees she can feel, she has some hip flexor movement which allows her to be able to walk in leg braces, and the inside muscle of her thighs have feeling as well which she gives all the credit to riding. When asked what advice she gives people with any kind of hindrance she makes it a point to tell them that their fate is in their hands not other peoples.

“I tried to play the guitar, I would cook everyday, I would hang out with my friends down at college, and there were times I was happy, but I definitely was missing a part of me,” Snyder said. That spring when she came home, a reporter called and wanted to do a story about her and her horse. Snyder said, “yes” and told her mom that she needed to pull her horse, Power, out of the pasture because he had not been ridden in months. “That time I had spent without my horses made me realize how much I needed them,” she said. “I was able to grow and adapt and be ready to get back on both physically, mentally,spiritually, and emotionally,” Snyder said. When Snyder finally did get back on, she knew that is where she was supposed to be. “I was walking and it felt good, and I went to pick up a lope and it was like all of those pieces just came together and I thought, Amberley who are you kidding this is where you belong.” She decided that that summer she was going to work on running barrels again, and when Snyder puts her mind to something I do not think there is much that could stop her. “I finally was able to, like, high lope the barrel pattern on a Saturday and I entered on a Monday,” she said. “Once I knew I could do it I was not waiting any longer.” Snyder now attends Utah State and is on their rodeo team. She says that competitive spirit is still within her, and although she was thrilled to be riding and running again it was not good enough to just show up at the rodeos, she wanted to be competitive again.

Snyder is sitting seventh in her regions ranking after only three rodeos and they have seven more rodeos that will begin at the end of February. When I asked Snyder about her future goals in barrel racing she said she wanted to make it to the college rodeo finals, buy her permit, pro rodeo, and of course make it to the National Finals Rodeo.

“They’re the only ones that can put limits on themselves, they should never let anyone decided what they are capable of,” Snyder said. “If you want to accomplish it and it’s a dream you have, don’t let anyone say you can’t.” Snyder is the definition of determination, dedication, and triumph. “Everyone is going to face those obstacles, we all are, and for everyone they always feel like its the worst thing that could ever happen in the world,” Snyder said. “So you definitely have to pick yourself up and keep going no matter what.”

Madeleine Green Meet Madeleine Green. She lives in Greenville, South Carolina and is a very succesful barrel racer (from a succesful barrel racing family.) She attended the University of South Carolina (Class of 2012 - Broadcast Journalism) and is the host of Between the Barrels, a new blog/talk radio show that takes listners on the road with some of today’s top barrel racers. You can find a link to the most recent Between the Barrels on the Between the Barrels facebook page.

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2014 Lewisburg, OH Preferred Show & Futurity


e had a great show at our annual March Futurity in Lewisburg this year. Things ran smoothly and we had both new and returning faces to the show.

Futurity 1D Champion

Nick Wylie & WB Took Ta Fame

Friday night started off with an impressive run by no stranger to Circle G, Troy Crumrine. Crumrine rode LC Packin Heat to win Friday nights open by over four tenths. Saturday morning’s Futurity Calcutta benefiting Brad Wagner made things a little more interesting as the futurity played out. The first Go Round looked as though it may have been a repeat of the Murfreesboro futurity with Chris Coffey and Fannys Man of Fame dominating . Coffey took the first go lead by nearly two tenths of a second. He then returned aboard his National Finals Champion, Streaking Romance to put on a show in the Open as well making an effort at breaking the arena record but tipped the second barrel. It would be Kelly Pitss and Hanna Montana that would take the leader board and pocket $1,120 for Saturday’s Open win. The band on Saturday night topped off a great day of tough barrel racing and a phenomenal performance and message was delivered Sunday morning by Epp Walls preparing everyone for wrapping up our weekend and the drive home. The second go of the futurity was led by Natasha Thomas and her stand out colt Barvatos, but Nick Wylie’s consistency took the average 1D lead aboard WB Took Ta Fame collecting $1,891.

Futurity 2D Champion Marcia Fetterhoff & Ima BooTooBlueMoon

Coffey returned in Sunday’s Open with a vengeance and ran the fastest time of the weekend with a 15.454. We congratulate all of our division winners who took home money, Jaco Halters and Best Ever Saddle Pads and thank all who supported the show. See the following pages for complete results and tune back in next month to see how things go at the 2014 Match Race.

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3D Lewisburg, OH - Circle G Arena IBRA Preferred Show and Futurity 2014 PLACE, RIDER, HORSE, TIME, $ Bonus $ Futurity 1st Go 1D 1, Chris Coffey, Fannys Man of Fame, 15.748, $1,418 , 1D 2, Terry Wooten, Famous Redman, 15.944, $945, 2D 1, Cody Bryant, My Gangers Fame, 16.781, $591 Futurity 2nd Go 1D 1, Natasha Thomas, Barvatos, 15.865, $1,418, 1D 2, Troy Crumrine, Famous Kickin Jo, 15.871, $945, 2D 1, Sherry Ann Sunden, Mr.Carter Bug, 16.95, $591 Futurity Average 1D 1, Nick Wylie, WB Took Ta Fame, 15.984, 15.954, 15.969, $1,891, 1D 2, Terry Wooten, Famous Redman, 15.944, 16.085, 16.015, $1,261, 2D 1, Marcia Fetterhoff, IMA BooTooBlueMoon, 17.021, 17.378, 17.200, $788 Derby 1st Go 1D 1, Chris Coffey , A Flash of Romance, 15.685, $198, 1D

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2, Valerie Watson, Dashing French Lady , 15.726, $119, 2D 1, Kyle Gray, Quickflyin Allaina, 16.777, $79 Derby 2nd Go 1D 1, Patsy Anderson, Streakin Pridian, 15.838, $198, 1D 2, Valerie Watson, Dashing French Lady , 16.127, $119, 2D 1, Matt Boice, Lamont, 17.097, $79 Friday Open 4D 1D 1, Troy Crumrine, LC Packin Heat, 15.611, $343, 2, Janis Wagner, Reneoni, 15.98, $269, $160, 3, Kelly Stewart, ImHannahMontana, 16.019, $220, $120, 4, Valerie Watson, Dashing French Lady, 16.028, $171, $80, 5, Macie Davidson, Three Bar Meyers, 16.036, $122, 6, Janis Wagner, Peroni, 16.104, $98, $40, 2D 1, Troy Crumrine, Maxim Kill, 16.12, $257, 2, Raymond Reynolds, Famous Willie, 16.135, $202, $90, 3, Heather Palmer, Little Bit of Cowboy, 16.139, $165, $75, 4, Matt Boice, Lamont, 16.273, $129, 5, Morgan Pugh, JG Miss Lena, 16.29, $92, $60, 6, Deena Fries, Baileys First Kiss, 16.298, $73, $45, 7, Bert Thompson, Cowboy , 16.302, 0, $30, 3D 1, Lisa Cline, Waining In The Shadows, 16.615, $171, 2, Ashley Ball, JM Fast Dash-


er, 16.644, $135, $60, 3, Sunnie Anderson, Roxie, 16.653, $110, 4, Charlie Edwards, Hoo Da Thunk It, 16.675, $86, 5, Savannah Poor, Skips Fire Johnny, 16.692, $61, $50, 6, Lucy Ferch, Roses Last Dollar, 16.726, $49, $40, 7, Valerie Watson, Mark For Money, 16.743, 0, $30, 9, Shyanne See, Swiper No Swipping, 16.791, 0 , $20, 4D 1, Marcia Fetterhoff, IMA BooTooBlueMoon, 17.629, $86, $30, 2, Ashley Poff, Jet, 17.725, $67, $25, 3, Elaine Dunn, Glassy , 17.745, $55, $20, 4, Tim Dunn, Dusty Cool Jet, 17.765, $43, $15, 5, Lena Durst, Invest In First , 17.818, $31, $10, 6, Tommy Gee, Famous Aunt Jesse, 17.922, $24


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Saturday Open 4D 1D 1, Kelly Stewart, Im Hannah Montana, 15.588, $1,120, 2, Chris Coffey, A Flash of Romance, 15.685, $880, 3, Rhoda Hall, Sharp and Sassy, 15.724, $720, 4, Valerie Watson, Dashing French Lady, 15.726, $560, 5, Troy Crumrine, LC Packin Heat, 15.737, $400, 6, Troy Crumrine, Maxim Kill, 15.741, $320, 2D 1, Kelly Bowser, Scandal, 16.093, $840, 2, Ross Carnahan, He B Flyin, 16.185, $660, 3, Deena Fries, SHF Roan Kiss, 16.189, $540, 4, Bert Thompson, BB, 16.202, $420, 5, Sherry Ann Sunden, Mr. Carter Bug , 16.223, $300, 6, Jamie Gemmen, Funny Cash Flash , 16.313, $240, 3D 1, Ellen Elis, Dashing Traveler, 16.592, $560, 2, Ashley Ball, JM Fast Dasher, 16.599, $440, 3, Laryn Hamilton, Rambo, 16.615, $360, 4, Valerie Watson, Mark For Money, 16.619, $280, 5, Kirk Lutz, Schmitty, 16.64, $200, 6, Tyler Woodard, Bobs Birthday Boy, 16.646, $160, 4D 1, Ashley Poff, Jet, 17.703, $280, 2, Katy Rose Kuhr, Play Ada Marsala, 17.732, $220, 3, Alyssa Shultz, Mad Money, 17.742, $180, 4, Janis Wagner, Frenchmans Burley, 17.808, $140, 5, Jamie Gemmen, Coosas Turn The Page, 17.852, $100, 6, Raymond Duke, Nicks Fancy Chick, 18.064, $80 Saturday Youth 3D 1D 1, Macie Davidson, Three Bar Meyers, 16.033, $176, 2, Morgan Pugh, JG Miss Lena, 16.246, $106, 3, Mackenzie Miller, BugAwesome Aggie, 16.323, $70, 2D 1, Abbie Davidson, Dusty Easter Star, 17.033, $106, 2, Sheldon Ballinger, Hammer , 17.284, $63, 3, Alyssa Shultz, Mad Money, 17.442, $42, 3D 1, Karina Moore, Queenie, 18.85, $70, 2, Rylee Hager, Rosie, 18.913, $42, 3, Paige Scwieterman, Layla, 19.386, $28 Saturday Masters 3D 1D 1, Chirs Coffey , A Flash of Romance, 15.685, $182, 2, Rhoda Hall, Sharp and Sassy, 15.724, $137, 3, Troy Crumrine, LC Packin Heat, 15.737, $91, 4, Troy Crumrine, Maxim Kill, 15.741, $46, 2D 1, Autumn Thompson , Whistle Me Sun Frost, 16.685, $109, 2, Kirk Lutz, Schmitty, 16.823, $82, 3, Matt Boice, JJ Totally Frosted, 17.013, $55, 4, Marcia Fetterhoff, IMA BooTooBlueMoon, 17.021, $27, 3D 1, Patsy Anderson, Smoke, 17.856, $91, 2, Don Ballinger, Jiffy, 19.782, $55, 3, Troy Crumrine, Famous Jo, 26.312, $36

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Fast Dasher, 16.572, $127, 4, Lisa Westerfield, Gods Speed, 16.575, $99, 5, Savannah Poor, Skips Fire Johnny, 16.587, $70, 6, Angela Clark, VF Firin Design, 16.614, $56, 4D 1, Kelly Bowser, Bullyon Cash, 17.47, $99, 2, Rob Fetterhoff, Deputy Marshall Moon, 17.655, $77, 3, Robert Ball, Hippy , 17.907, $63, 4, Lena Durst, Invest In Fire, 17.959, $49, 5, Ashley Poff, Jet, 17.977, $35, 6, Jeff Sigman, Smoke, 18.019, $28 Sunday Masters 3D 1D 1, Chris Coffey , Streaking Romance, 15.456, $132, 2, Troy Crumrine, Maxim Kill, 15.468, $79, 3, Rhoda Hall, Sharp and Sassy, 15.773, $53, 2D 1, Brad Johnson, Stylish French Fire, 16.469, $79, 2, Kelly Lutz, Fast Jet To Rio, 16.498, $48, 3, Autumn Thompson , Whistle Me Sun Frost, 16.667, $32, 3D 1, Rob Fetterhoff, Deputy Marshall Moon, 17.655, $53, 2, Mike Thomas, KY Derby Day Martini, 17.814, $32, 3, Don Ballinger, Jiffy, 19.485, $21 Sunday Youth 3D 1D 1, Carley Boeckman, Tubby , 16.449, $121, 2, MacKenzie Miller, BugAwesome Aggie, 16.673, $80, 2D 1, Rylee Hager, Rosie , 18.202, $121, 3D 1, Shyanne See, Karma, 18.964, $48, 2, Taylor Wilson, Bettle Juice, 20.467, $32 PeeWee 1, Taylor Woodard, Mister, 2, Ali Bair, TNT Town of Money, 3, Bella Woodard, Thunder

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Sunday Open 4D 1D 1, Chirs Coffey , Streaking Romance, 15.456, $394, 2, Troy Crumrine, Maxim Kill, 15.468, $310, 3, Jimmy Bryant, Sparky, 15.495, $253, 4, Kelly Stewart, Im Hannah Montana, 15.679, $197, 5, Rhoda Hall, Sharp and Sassy, 15.773, $141, 6, Jimmy Bryant, Flare, 15.793, $113, 2D 1, Deena Fries, Baileys First Kiss, 16.002, $296, 2, Terry Wooten, Famous Redman, 16.085, $232, 3, Kelly Bowser, On The Money Jr. Miss, 16.093, $190, 4, Paige Essert, IM Jetta Honor Bound, 16.109, $148, 5, Valerie Watson, Dashing French Lady, 16.127, $106, 6, Jimmy Bryant, Stylish French Fire, 16.13, $84, 3D 1, Tandy Meyers, Frenchmans Flashlight, 16.535, $197, 2, Shyanne See, Swiper No Swipping, 16.563, $155, 3, Ashley Ball, JM

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f any of you have ever visited “Barrel Talk” or any of the other forums on, then you’ll have an idea of what to expect here. If you are not familiar with this “on-line hot spot,” then be prepared to read many interesting comments from other people in the horse world. We will try to include topics that will be helpful and/or meaningful to our readers. Look for answers to questions you may find yourself asking, opinions on supplements and feed, experience with health issues and the remedies that others have found to be helpful. The list goes on and on, just like the list of topics you will find on when you click on the Barrel Talk link.

Opinions/Ideas on What Makes a Good (Barrel) Race TSlashO Posted 2014-04-19 9:51 AM Location: Idaho Looking for some opinions on what makes a race good for you? What would make it better? What are things that drive you crazy that you would change at some of the races you attend. For me personally, time onlys drive me crazy. They are before the race, which is nice for people who have green horses to see and feel the arena before you spend $65 to run. I get why we do them, I have used them, they have a purpose. But I feel people abuse them. Showing up to only do time onlys buying 10+, and people who are running dont get any. Walking or trotting the pattern and taking up so much time that the race starts late.... My idea... timed runs before the race are $7 each and only for contestants only, encouraging nothing slower than a trot. Time onlys run after the race are $4 each or $3/10. No restrictions other than make it under a minute per time only. Train away!!! :) Opinions?? Not trying to start any heated conversations, just looking for ideas from the people on the running end of things. rodeowithjoker Posts: 10177 Location: Kansas for now I get your frustration with exhibtions or time onlies, but that’s the best money maker at any barrel race and no producer is ever going to do away with them. Some of the jackpots around here will say exhibitions at 11 and open won’t start before 12:30, or exhibitions at 2 and open at 3, then cut off exhibitions at a certain amount. I think the local NBHAs that I go to will usually stop selling exhibitions when they get 100 of them, that way the open starts not much after 12:30. If you want exhibitions, you get there before 11, and if you just want to run in the open, you don’t have to be there so early. Win-win. TSlashO I understand they are a money maker, and im not saying do away with them completely. Im saying run them a little differently. Ive have been to many races where i live 3 hours away. I get up at 4am and make an effort to get there early show up when they start TOs and they are sold out, yet the parking lot is empty. And people who arrive after me (generally locals) get some TOs. They know the person taking entries and call

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in to get their TOs. Or some one comes in at buys a pile for their friends who havent arrived yet. You can sell X amount of TOs but if everyone is in trainer mode it stills runs over into the race start time. Im just saying if you charge a little more and make the runs before the race for contestants only, it may cut the amount before the race to a manageable number. Then after the race people can take as much time as they want... possible solution?? run n rate For time onlies I think the producer should sale “a time slot”, say $5=1 minute, you buy how many minutes you need. I’ve seen them do this and say 3 people will piggyback their time slot together, so 3 of them in the pen at one time and they have 3 minutes to us as they wish pretty much. This way the producer has an idea of how many slots they have available, say time onlies start at 800 am and go till 9:30 am you have basically 90 time slots to sale, and pretty much if they go over it is from then over selling the number of time slots which makes their race start late and becomes a reflection on them rather than how people use their time only. TSlashO Ive also seen the time slot/time limit approach and it still generally runs over. I dont really agree completely that it is all the producer over selling the time slots. Ive have seen numerous times where people have their one minute and go over it because there is an “i paid for my time and im going to take it. So i went a little over, that last girl did too” attitude. Not saying everyone, but it has a trickle down effect. When this happens its not because the slots were over sold but because many people over stayed their limit usually due to training. When you hear the announcer repeatedly remind people to be under a minute, then i feel that is on the contestants part not the producers...jmo But TOs aside... Is there anything else racers would like to see at a race that would make it smoother, more enjoyable, or more accomadating? cheryl makofka If you don’t like how a producer is running their show, put your own on. I have hosted jackpots, and it is a lot of work, I have the outmost respect for

anyone who want to put on a show. Things that work in my area are: -Max 2 runs per horse, 1 run is one barrel pattern -1 min time slots, whistle blows at 45 seconds for you to leave -First come first serve -Prepaid timed onlies, you pay ahead of time with your entries, if you miss your slot you are SOL -Exhibitions are ran after and are timed 5-10/run these are also raked -Not everything works perfect everytime, I am just happy to be able to attend jackpots without having to host them TSlashO The reason I am asking is because Im working with some people to possibly put on races. I know how I would run them but being a potential new producer i want to hear what fellow barrel racers would like to see. Im on the running side of things now. Lots of people on this side have great ideas but they will never put on races or give their input. Im simply asking what barrel racers would like to see or have seen and liked. Im collecting ideas not condemning any other producers for what they do. I brought up time onlys because that is one area that everywhere i have been has been hard to organize. Just looking for ideas to streamline the process but keep the majority happy and coming back to future races :) barrelracingchick16 I really like when producers allow you to pre enter via text message/call/e-mail and then pay your entry when you get there. I’m sure with this you can run into problems with people not showing up, etc. But it is SUPER convenient for me and I really like when producers do it. Also, staying on time is huge for me. There is nothing that turns me off from coming to another race more than when the Open was supposed to start at lets say noon and expos are still going on. I highly respect the producers who are always on time with everything (cut expos off when they should, get the drags going at appropriate times, etc.) cheryl makofka To make a show appealing. -Parking -Warm up pen -Efficient raking. Preferably one tractor/quad per barrel. Should be able to

go through 50-60 horses per hour during the race -Barrel setters -Computer generated draw and payout. Have payout done immediately after last horse, no one likes waiting 30-40 min after the last entry for payout. -Concession not necessary but is nice to have. TSlashO Thanks! These are super helpful. Keep them coming!! :) Fastpossumblond A good announcer is a must. I have been to races and the announcer would call names not numbers. If you don’t know everyone running it was crazy to figure out especially if you are busy warming up, or riding more than one horse. A good announcer keeps things running smooth. Rarely happens, but if the announcer isn’t experienced it can be a mess. bluerose2001 -Making safety the priority! If you see, the announcer sees, or someone reports children being where they shouldn’t, running up and down the stands, and playing in areas where only horses should be- make a quick announcement and try to resolve the situation. Some parents just aren’t as vigilant as they should be or at least try to ignore their children I suppose. Once I was hurt because of children jumping in the stands behind the first barrel and once my hat was knocked off when my young horse reared after being frightened by young children jumping in the stands above his head during a halter class (elevated stands about 10’ from arena floor-storage/concessions below). Another friend of mine had a horse spook badly 2 weeks ago due to children jumping off the stands to the ground below at another venue. They were jumping almost directly behind the 1st barrel. I know that the horses should be broke as possible, but you can’t foresee every possible distraction and try to prepare for it. -Also making sure the ground is as good as it could possibly be- work with the people in charge of the location in advance and make sure to keep in touch with them so a watering or working up isn’t missed. -Announcing numbers at the beginning or end of each drag is helpful as well. Post the results in a reasonable amount

of time as well. grinandbareit Honestly, if the ground is good, the payout is good, and it starts on time... I can put up with lots of other stuff. Those are the three determining factors on whether or not I go back. bscanchaser Good warm-up area that has been watered and worked- dusty, hard warmup arenas are not cool. -Good race ground and quickly run race with 40+ per hour -No added crap fees- I’m getting really tired of the 30% office hold out, $20 arena fee, $20 late fees, $20 office fee... For a $1000 added race. When the fees/ hold outs are more than whats going into the payout I get pretty frustrated. I LOVE the jackpots doing no fees and 100% payback. -Accurate payouts- there is no reason to have to post a payout 3,4 or 5 times. Just makes you wonder what’s changing each time. It Goes On I also really like when the announcer is consistently announcing the fast time throughout the entire race. It’s surpising how many don’t do this! TSlashO These are all great points! And I too have experienced many of these things. This is all very helpful! Thanks! ks_cowgirl Start on time! OhMax We have an awesome little jackpot series around here. $20 entries; if you want to run the series and be awards eligable you must nominate each horse/rider combo for $20 (only done once per season but points don’t count until you do). This money goes into the awards pot and we have some butt kickin awards at the end of the season. We allow for 2 hours of expos and stop taking money 30 minutes prior to the start time. Typically the next person up will work circles quietly in the arena unless the person up requests that they not do so, which several do and no one complains, but if you’re just trotting or loping the pattern most aren’t bothered by it and it helps hurry things along. Youth can carry over their open times. Pre marked barrel spots and tape! We have a person in charge of each area and they have a tape measure with electrical tape marking out the “normal” barrel spots, plus we pre mark the fence showing where the 1st and 2nd belong. This makes it so much quicker if the tractor pulls a stake up - also making sure you have extra stakes! We ran 140 on Saturday in the open and youth, which for us is a pretty big race, we got started shortly after 2 and got

done shortly before 6 dragging every 6with 2 pulled stakes and a rookie tractor driver. We were pretty darn happy with that. CanCan When I saw this, I looked to see if you were from around here. LOL. Random draw at a day show is my pet peeve. Leaping lizards! If you want to run early, get there early. If you want to run late, get there late. I hate getting there early only to end up running five hours later because the producers insisted on a random draw. Whatever happened to signing up as you arrive? Urrg. CanCan Don’t hold out all the positions that end in 1 and 6 for yourself, your friends, the local bigwigs. It’s easy to spot when it happens every time. crazy&lazy Here’s what I like in a barrel race. 1.) Good ground. 2.) Good ground. 3.) Good ground. 4.) Start on time. 5.) Post draw. 6.) Move through fast...50/hour. 7.) Announcer that lets you know what number they are on, who’s in the next 2 drags etc. 8.) Fast results/payout. I don’t notice the issues with time onlys/exhibitions around here. We are a smaller market for sure, and are all pretty friendly without many big-time trainers. We respect each other and the girls that do train don’t try to abuse anything. Honestly, there aren’t many poorly run barrel races around here. Good luck and thank you for getting started producing barrel races! Good luck!! jaydenw I have to disagree, I like random draws. Yes, sometimes you do get dead last (trust me, happens to us all the time) but you shouldn’t have to be the first person there just to get a good draw. I think its more fair too to have a random draw, or at least draw to start at a certain number, not always 1. rodeowithjoker No kidding. I hate draws that aren’t random. Maybe take the first 50 entries and put them in a pot and draw for the 1st 50 spots, then entries between that and close are in the next random draw. That way the early people still get to run and leave if they want, but its not hand picked by the producer who runs where. My other pet peeve with the draw is when I bring more than one horse, I want them split by 40-45 riders so I can actually cool the first one out and THEN warm the second one up.... LMS Safety! All the other stuff is no big deal. If you have a small holding pen, limit the amount of riders in there. OR the area getting in and out of the hold-


ing pen. I know several people want to sit on their colts all day, but please do it when there is enough room. I have 2 kids that run and I hate small holding pens with a passion! It is not safe for the kids or the horses. BTW this is much more important to me since my 11 yr old daughter is going to be running my open horse this summer-she can handle him fine but if other people start jacking their horses around him, he’s going to possibly scare her. Be respectful of space. and for the record, we go in, do our thing and get the heck out-others should do the same :) sassy&tessa By far and away my biggest pet peeve is a barrel race running late because they ran over on time onlies. And I don’t agree it is your biggest money maker. You make more money per rider in an entry fee than you do time onlies. Especially pulling at least 100 like around here. I have been asked to put on a barrel race and I like the ticket system if I was going to do exhibitions. You buy tickets and if you choose to try and do your exhibition and they get to the cut off time and you didn’t get to ride, too bad, so sad. Start on time!!!! And do grand entry, prayer, etc BEFORE the start time. I generally handle most other things but starting late because of exhibitions will get me every time. I will say, an announcer that announces the NUMBER they are on, not just the name, is helpful. Oh, second pet peeve. Make sure your tractor driver doesn’t disc the ENTIRE arena EVERy drag. Good grief-just do where we run and get out!!! It is nice if results get posted ASAP. Plus, you won’t get bugged if you do. Hence why computer generated programs are nice. I don’t stick around when I run early. I am a “get in-get outgo home” type of person. But I like to know where I fell. As for what will get me coming back, regardless of entry fees, is the staff. Make sure no one associated with your race is rude, annoying, etc. If they greet you with a smile and are friendly, I will come back for sure. eta: Also, if you have only small places for trailers, and you even think it is going to be a big race, have someone out there directing parking. Oh, and being able to call in before the day of to get an entry is super helpful. Especially running more than one horse. I don’t mind random draws either, IF it is a big, multi day show. For day of, I may get peeved. SpottedT Like everyone else... start on time! Here most races have 2 hours for exhibition, but I firmly believe in closing exhibitions at least 15 min before start time so that tractor driver can drag and course can be set. If you didn’t get on your horse and in the arena by then, you can use your exhibition afterward.

Also, I know we have barrel horses and some are hard to get in the arena, but truly, if it takes 3-5 min to get your horse in, you aren’t going in. I think that the announcers who give a 1 min gate call when things are getting too long are champions. Tractor drivers who know how to drive. Get in, get out. Drag the dirt INTO the holes, not out of them, and do it quickly. Multi tractors are fabulous, but even then I’ve seen some so slow I’d rather have 1 tractor that gets it done. I am NOT the type of person who wants to make a day of it. If I have 1 run, I don’t want to be there for 6 hours or longer. I love if you can pre-enter so you know when you are running. If I’m not until #140, I won’t get there an hour before start time. If you expect to have more than 100 entries, allow a pre-enter. Club fees? Really? If I paid a $30 entry fee, I expect the 70-80% to come out of that. Not holding out $10 for club/ award fees and then pull the 70-80% from the $20 left. A decent warm up area is great, if possible. Loping circles in the grass between trailers doesn’t really let me work with my horse if I need to. Someone that keeps this flowing smoothly is a must. They can answer any questions at entries. They are sure the arena crew is there and ready to do their job when it’s time, not talking and leaving an empty arena. An announcer who pays attention. I hate when announcers sit there with dead air after someone has run or the tractor is done. They are either chatting with someone, trying to figure out the computer or times or answering questions.... they should do nothing but announce and make sure the entrants are at the gate and coming in. More time is wasted because they called a name and then didn’t notice that no one was even attempting to come in the gate. So.... in other words.... TIME. Things that eat up time add up. If there are 150 barrel racers, from start time to finish time should be no more than 3 hours. Griz I think there needs to be a cut-off for the time onlies. I understand they are a money maker but starting the open at 9:00 or later on a weeknight just does NOT work for those of us with JOBS that we have to get up to go to the next day. I live a mile and a half from a NICE pen but I will no longer haul there because I can’t stay up until 11:00 during the week! Not starting on time is a HUGE pet-peeve of mine - how they “get away” with it here is to say the open will start “not before” a certain time. I talked to Phil Goosetree from D & G about this once and he said they ALWAYS start on time, no waiting on anybody! Of course, all the “big” shows I have been to DO start on time.

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Growing Up?


t 8, I was allowed to cross the street without my mom watching. At 12, I could ride my bike all over the neighborhood. At 16, I could drive. At 18, I could vote and get drafted. At 21, I could drink. At 25, I was declared a “safe driver”. At 35, I could be President. In our country on age alone, status is granted and privileges given. The passage from child to adult is fluid and unpredictable. It is sequential in number and erratically inconsistent. Flashes of maturity in children, which lead us to conclude, “She is so mature for her age”, are sandwiched between actions which leave us screaming, “Act your age!” As adults, we model grown-up behavior then plunge into childish conduct at ages well beyond 18 or 21. Others are left to ask, “Will he ever grow up?” Spiritually, transformation is an instantaneous event derived solely from the power of God. It is the most de-humanized experience of our lives. We play no greater part than we do when in a tick of a clock we go from being 17 to 18. At the moment we recognize and surrender our hearts to God, our soul is reclaimed by our Creator. Like being declared legally an adult, our status has forever been changed. We are given the privilege to pursue God, but we must accept the responsibility to do so. Progress begins the moment we claim ownership in every choice. God knows our steps. We choose each. He possesses unlimited, un-

“The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up.” ― John C. Maxwell

obscured vision of our future. We know nothing with certainty beyond the present. We are left to inspect our lives in a mirror. Our behavior reveals our thoughts. Our words paint a picture of our heart. We move forward and retreat in our pursuit of God with the ebb and flow of our priorities. We coddle our inner-child and unleash our personal demons we had once bound. We fight for progress and surrender to regress. And, God? He waits patiently, mercifully, graciously and lovingly on us! He applauds our successes. He cries with us in failure. He whispers, “Please, don’t run from Me.” He proclaims “Welcome back!” He wants so much for us. He ask so little. He demands even less! As little as my humanity can comprehend the vastness of His totality, I’m encouraged by the limitlessness of God. I will never fully understand the presence of unrestrained knowledge and unlimited forgiveness. In my inability to know Him completely, I am humbled by all that He is. And yet, He cares about me, as He does you. I guess I am growing up. How about you?

LivExceptionally, Chris

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Christopher L. Johnson, JD was born

exploration of his own inner world, illustrated through the world around him

Christopher L. Johnson

Christopher L. Johnson, JD was born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana. He graduated from a Baptist liberal arts college with degrees in PreLaw, Business and Theology; and from the University of San Diego School of Law. After practicing law for more than 10 years in Indiana, he resigned and became the legal advisor to the Superintendent of the state’s largest prison. He served as Professor and Program Chair of Criminal Justice and Business at the post-secondary level; and currently teaches Criminal Justice at Kokomo High School. In addition, he is a partner in and Operations Manager of a thoroughbred breeding and racing farm. He speaks to his students and to others about the importance of “taking snapshots of the moments” in life as a way of reflecting on our own lives. He can be reached at, and his writings and thoughts can be found at

Looking — A Soul’s Journey

Christopher L. Johnson, JD was born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana. He graduated from a Baptist liberal arts college with degrees in Pre-Law, Business and Theology; and from the University of San Diego School of Law. After practicing law for more than 10 years in Indiana, he resigned and became the legal advisor to the Superintendent of the state’s largest prison. He served as Professor and Program Chair of Criminal Justice and Business at “ ... an inspi r ing , the post-secondary level; and currently teaches Criminal Justice at Kokomo High School. In addition,beaut heif ul is, a partner in and Operations Manager of a thoroughbred breeding and racing farm. speaks to his students and to others and t hought He provoking about the importance of “taking snapshots of the moments” in life as a way ” $25.00 of reflecting on our own lives. He can be reached at..., Dr. Rachelle Steiner, MD and his writings and thoughts—can be found at


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Christopher L. Johnson has shared his heart and talent in the beautiful photographs and inspiring musings contained in this pictorial journal. Looking - A Soul's Journey describes the path taken by the author - photographer in search of life's most precious moments. H quest has also led him to find God's blessings and the fulfillment of knowing the Creator of the Universe in a personal way. Enjoy browsing through this encouraging photography book, and allow its words and images to calm your soul and soothe your spirit.


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Ask the Vet with Dr. Steve Fisch, DVM Dear Dr. Fisch, I love reading your articles each month and have put the information to use in the past. I thought I would write and see if you can help me. I have an older gelding (he is 24 this year) that is now retired. He barrel raced for most of his life and unfortunately he has some arthritis in his knees. He gets around ok most of the time, but is stiff when coming out of his stall in the mornings. We stall him at night and turn him out during the day. I was wondering if you have any suggestions to help us keep him comfortable in his retirement. (Exercise, supplements, topical treatments, etc?) Thanks for your help, Grace I am glad that you enjoy and benefit from the articles. I enjoy hearing from all of you. The questions I receive are all good questions. It sounds like your horse has lived a very productive life and is now ready to live his retirement in comfort. Along with the short answer we are going to include the first of two articles that I wrote a while back regarding balanced joint health. The second portion will follow next month. The articles are a lot of reading but if you want the “whys and how’s” then the articles go into maintaining joint health in some detail. After reading the articles, I would get you horse looked at by an equine veterinarian who does a lot of work with lameness. Even though he is no longer an athlete, an accurate diagnosis is still vital to the success of the treatment. You may need to get your horses knees x-rayed or radiographed. Even though he is not “working” joint injections might help him or delay the progression of osteoarthritis in his knees and/or other joints. There are also other preventive measures that are explained in detail in the two articles on balanced joint health. Another area that is often overlooked in old and young horses alike is proper hoof balancing. Many people tend to let the “old retired horse” get behind in his hoof trimming. His feet not only need to be trimmed on a regular basis but they need to be trimmed properly. The heels need to be filed back to the widest part of the frog. The toe needs to be the proper length. Most horses are trimmed or shod with the toes too long and the heels under run. The feet also need to be balanced medial to lateral. Proper hoof balance can have a great beneficial effect on the soundness of a horse in training or a retired athlete.

We would like to help you get your horse health questions answered by a knowledgeable equine veterinarian. Submit your questions to us via email, we will present them to a qualified veteranarian that specialize in equine health and then publish the question along with the vet’s response in a future issue of The Horse Resource. Ask away..... Send questions to us at: Subject line: “Ask the Vet”

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As far as keeping him up at night, if the weather is good, I would let him out at night so he can walk around. The old saying of “if you don’t use it you lose it” applies to joints and ligaments and tendons. He may be a little stiff in the morning because he hasn’t been able to just walk around and be a horse during the night. He may especially get stiff if you put him in the stall in early afternoon. If the weather is bad then by all means keep him in the stall at night. One last word of advice on any horse is to keep their teeth floated properly. While the teeth don’t directly affect the joints, they are an important part of total body health. Make sure you have someone float the teeth that understands proper dental health. Make sure your equine dentist is truly an equine dentist. Some people float a horse’s teeth too much. The teeth are not meant to be perfectly smooth. They look good and feel good when perfectly smooth but they cannot perform their job of grinding feed when filed table top smooth. The rear molars are often over looked and this can cause great problems. So while his joints are important, make sure you take care of the rest of his body also. Read the articles and let me know if you have any further questions. I hope you and your horse have a great summer.

Stephen D. Fisch, DVM AVS Equine Hospital located at 9085 Magnolia Hill Drive Tallahassee, FL 32309. Visit their website at or call 850-386-3619

Ask the Vet with Dr. Steve Fisch, DVM

Balanced Joint Health


e frequently hear the words balance and balanced, which Webster defines “as a state of equilibrium.” We talk about balanced budgets, balanced tires, balanced diets and balanced lives.

healthy and sound. Joint injections at the right time and with the correct diagnosis help keep the successful team in balance. They can keep a horse’s joints healthy, allowing him to win and stay sound for the long term.

Balance is also important to maintaining healthy equine joints.

Done at the wrong time and for the wrong reasons, joint injections can throw the whole equation out of balance by hurting the horse and creating negative financial situations for the owner. To keep the equation of healthy horse and healthy owner in balance and growing, we need treatment decisions to be based on facts and not tradition or fear.

The most important part of balancing a successful equine team is the horse itself. Job No. 1 is to take care of the horse and always do what is best for the horse. In the long run, the decisions that are best for the horse will always be the most important part of keeping the successful horse/owner/trainer/ veterinarian team successfully balanced. The second most important part of the equation is the owner. Without the owner, the rest of the equation is way out of balance.

Injecting Balance

Joint injections: to do or not to do, that is the question. Joint injections are an important but expensive part of keeping equine athletes

There are many causes of equine lameness, and there is no part of the horse’s body that stands alone in a state of balanced health. Sooner or later, a disease process in one organ, joint or leg will cause failure in another organ, joint or leg. It is just a matter of time. When an equine athlete is examined for a joint lameness issue, the joint in question is zeroed in but the horse’s whole body condition and any other problems should also be taken into consideration.

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(This includes diet. When I eat healthier, my joints feel much better and I feel younger, and I am sure this is true with horses. Make sure all the supplements you give him are not overdone. Too much of a good thing gets the equation out of balance.) Many people think of a joint as a vat that contains lubricating fluid, and if the fluid is low or worn out, the treatment is merely to change the oil in the joint like they change the oil in a car. The equine joint is actually a highly complex structure made up of many connective tissues, including the bone, synovial fluid, articular cartilage and supporting soft tissue peri-articular structures. All of these when healthy contribute to normal joint function. If any one of the structures is diseased or damaged, it affects joint function. The soft tissue structures of the joint include the joint capsule, tendons, ligaments and muscles. These structures provide stability for the joint. A horse might be sore in a certain joint because a collateral ligament has been stretched. This


There are many causes of equine lameness, and there is no part of the horse’s body that stands alone in a state of balanced

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Ask the Vet with Dr. Steve Fisch, DVM can cause joint laxity and eventual wear and osteoarthritis can lead to progressive joint training and competition schedules. Stress is tear on the joint cartilage. Muscles near the destruction as the joint becomes more and needed to strengthen the bones and cartilage, shoulder and hip provide stability to those more unhealthy. Joint injections with the but too much loading at excessive frequency large joints. Injuries to these structures require correct medications will help, but the team exceeds the rate at which optimal healing can rest, not injections. This is one instance where must make sure there are no other contributing take place. Therefore, the trainer must find that insoluble crystals; cells that markers of inflammation have to make acceptable and without given time to heal. Iffactors acquired too joint quickly, fineareline of training between enough to the lameness. just routinely injectingrate a joint a proper crystals six and weeks injection. they can lead tocause fractures in the subchondral bone and articular been found around thesesure the joint its post supporting structures are diagnosis might actually more damage these steroids less likely to cause laminitistheversus cartilage damage. enough to withstand horse’s job but When a horse is at rest, While the joint surfaces areare strong to the horse. injected into several joints one time, theyrecovery are probably This is important to remember whennotsetting training aligned, and others give the at horse enough time so that its completely but ifwhen loaded, competition schedules. Stress is needed to strengthen the bones more likely to cause joint degradation in high-motion joints in joints and supporting structures can heal. the joint surfaces in a healthy joint increase Subchondral bone is basically the bone and cartilage, but too much loading at excessive frequency the future versus chondroprotective steroids that actually protect in contact surface, which increases stability underneathexceeds the joint surface. This bone the rate at which optimal healing can take place. the joint. This necessitates the use of better diagnostics so that In joints any strength training program, becomes thicker with the increased theline joint. The cartilage actsofasinjecting a shockseveral instead at one time, the team can the only Therefore, trainer loads. must Under find that offine of training maketoa be structure absorber, its abilitypick to absorb shock such loads,between the boneenough might show signssure of pain and choose the isjointsway thattoneed injectedstronger and useisa to stress it to make the joint and its but supporting in the appropriate structures enough to withstand the horse’s joblimited but chondroprotective its current joints. limits. However, adequate due to its thickness, so somesteroid of beyond and inflammation duearetostrong bruising or even a limited Knowingbone. more about anatomytime of theafter joint,each its supporting give the horsethat enough recovery time the so that itsgoes jointsto and recovery training session is fracture, and a lameness will not respond shock the subchondral The the structures andcartilage some of the causes of In joint disease allows us to takes a supporting structures essential. racehorses, it usually articular to joint injections even though can the heal. problem subchondral bone under the look at repetitive how theseand processes can setofin10motion a cascade of for the In any trainingAprogram, only way to make becomes thicker and astiffer with minimum and usually 14 days might be near the strength joint surface. bruise the biochemical and metabolic reactions that are harmful to the structure stronger is to stress it beyond its current limits. or fracture might take weeks to heal and a increased loading. This lack of flexibility can bones and joints to recover after a speed work However, adequate recovery time after each training session joint. In healthy joints, chondrocytes maintain balance race. Pushing works of andthe races closer leada to microfractures, lead to strained or is torn collateral take takes betweenmight the tearing downorand building upspeed or repairing essential. In ligament racehorses,might it usually minimum of 10 which than that usually causes problems. months to and heal.usually There 14 aredays several treatments changes in the articular cartilage. for the bones and joints to recover after a joint’s articular cartilage. This equilibrium is maintained by that might shorten recovery time, but the mainworks and races closer than a series of interactions between the chondrocytes, different speed work or race. Pushing speed The same is true of the repetitive work of However, these microfractures also lead therapy is rest. joint metabolites and mechanical stimulus. that usually causes problems. In osteoarthritis, this balance is disrupted and the catabolic The same is true of the repetitive work performance and flexibility performance and pleasure horses. They need to of improved strength, and shock the anabolicrate state predominates. The result is cartilage pleasure horses. They need time to recover physically time to recover physically between extensive absorption if between acquired atversus an acceptable The articular cartilage is responsible for load and remodeling and the supporting soft tissue training Repetitive microtrauma training sessions. Repetitive microtrauma given timewithout to heal. Ifloss acquired too quickly,of bone distributionextensive of the joint and sessions. is probably the and structures of the joint. Timely joint injectionsrecovery can be oftime greatis a major sufficient timeasisfar a major cause of equine without sufficient they canosteoarthritis. lead to fractures in the subchondral most important part recovery of the joint as joint benefit to restoring the equilibrium of the joint. It is equally cause of equine osteoarthritis. bone and articular cartilage damage. diseases areGood concerned. Healthy cartilaginous Steroids, Bad Steroids important to treat the joint with the correct medication, as tissues move over each other in a frictionless sometimes the very medications we use to treat a joint there are several matrix metalloproteinases and cytokines, This isofimportant to remember settingthat are released during osteoarthritis manner. Diseased cartilage or problems. joints with can be a source of later An example this are some such as when interleukin, steroids that are injected into joints. Some steroids have and can do extensive damage to the joint. The correct To ensure a horse’s long term health, proper diagnostics, such as flexion tests, are vital before using treatments such as joint injections.


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Good X-rays of joints can help detect issues before they become major problems.


string between the thumb and index finger if the fingers are spread out. However, not all joints will produce fluid when tapped with a needle. There should be negative pressure in the joint, so not all joints that do not produce fluid in the hub of the needle are diseased joints.

Good Steroids, Bad Steroids

and a member of the AQHA Racing Council. For his efforts in bringing American Quarter Horse racing back to Florida, Dr. Fisch was the Ask the Vet with Steve Fisch, recipient of the 2010 Gordon CroneDr. Award. Dr. Steve Fisch To comment, write to



Sometimes the very medications we use to treat a joint can be a source of later problems. An example of this are some steroids that are injected into joints. Some steroids have insoluble crystals; cells that are markers of inflammation have been found around these crystals six weeks post injection. While these steroids are less likely to cause laminitis versus others if injected into several joints at one time, they are probably more likely to cause joint degradation in high-motion joints in the future versus chondroprotective steroids that actually protect the joint. This necessitates the use of better diagnostics so that instead of injecting several joints at one time, the team can pick and choose the joints that need to be injected and use a chondroprotective steroid in the appropriate joints. Knowing more about the anatomy of the joint, its supporting structures and some of the causes of joint disease allows us to look at how these processes can set in motion a cascade of biochemical and metabolic reactions that are harmful to the joint. In healthy joints, chondrocytes maintain balance between the tearing down and building up or repairing of the joint’s articular cartilage. This equilibrium is maintained by a series of interactions between the chondrocytes, different joint metabolites and mechanical stimulus. In osteoarthritis, this balance is disrupted and the catabolic versus the anabolic state predominates. The result is cartilage loss and remodeling of bone and the supporting soft tissue structures of the joint. Timely joint injections can be of great benefit to restoring the equilibrium of the joint. It is equally important to treat the joint with the correct medication, as there are several matrix metalloproteinases and cytokines, such as interleukin, that are released during osteoarthritis and can do extensive damage to the joint. The correct medications can slow these processes and return the joint to its balanced state.

An example of a high-quality X-ray.


Know the Signs

Early recognition of joint disease is important because, just as with any other disease process, earlier treatment is more effective and less expensive than delayed treatment, even if that treatment is merely rest. Joint pain is a good indicator of joint disease although the degree of joint pain might not correspond with the degree of joint disease. The articular cartilage does not have nerves, so it is not until the surrounding support structures become inflamed that any sensory nerves in the joint are stimulated. A joint with inflammation or osteoarthritis often exhibits decreased range of motion. This can be caused by synovial effusion or excessively low molecular weight synovial fluid, edema of the supporting structures or fibrosis of the supporting structures. Excessive joint fluid can destabilize the joint. Another important sign of joint disease is decreased viscosity of the synovial fluid due to a decrease in the joint concentration of hyaluronate. There are several tests that can determine the degree of viscosity of the joint fluid, but a simple method is to look at it visually: A drop of normal synovial fluid should string between the thumb and index finger if the fingers are spread out. However, not all joints will produce fluid when tapped with a needle. There should be negative pressure in the joint, so not all joints that do not produce fluid in the hub of the needle are diseased joints


Radiographic or X-ray changes are another excellent method to diagnose joint disease. However, even with excellent digital radiographs, many joints will look worse on arthroscopy versus on radiographs. As you can see, there is much more to treating joint disease than meets the eye. It is not as simple as changing the oil in your car. Knowing the intricacies of a healthy joint will help the team of owner, trainer and veterinarian make more informed decisions in treating joint lameness in equine athletes. Teamwork should result in an overall healthier horse, a happier owner who spends less and competes more, a trainer who is more successful and a veterinarian who has the satisfaction of using a team-oriented approach to preventing and treating equine lameness, all with the horse’s health uppermost in everyone’s mind. When this team is working together and everything is balanced, the horse industry continues to grow and the stars of the show are all the healthier for it. ___________________________________ A little more about Dr. Fisch

Dr. Fisch owns AVS Equine Hospital, a full-service hospital and reproductive center in Tallahassee, Florida, where he and Dr. Joe Fisch are a referral hospital for performance-related lameness. He is also a racehorse owner and a member of the AQHA Racing Council. For his efforts in bringing American Quarter Horse racing back to Florida, Dr. Fisch was the recipient of the 2010 Gordon Crone Award.

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Quarter Horse Racing


May 2014 Newsletter Quarter Horse Racing in Indiana will be going full speed this month. Good things come to those who wait! Even though the track opening was delayed and races are starting a little later this year, the pay off for our patience will be obvious when we race our horses on a brand new track surface and watch our replays on the brand new Jumbotron and tote board at Indiana Grand Race Course!


QHRAI will be sponsoring Quarter Horse Schooling Races at Indiana Grand Race Course May 3rd and 15th. The distance will be 250 yards. For entries and information call Dicky Benton cell 989-621-3673 or office 812-623-0129. A schooling race for 3 year olds and up may be offered if enough interest is shown.


We are in the process of getting the Quarter Horse tattooer scheduled to come to Indiana Grand Race Course. If you need a horse tattooed, call the race office for the next date the Quarter Horse tattooer will be there.


QHRAI made their 5th consecutive appearance at the Hoosier Horse Fair in the West Pavilion in April. I want to thank everyone who helped make this event a success. There are a lot of great people in the Quarter Horse Racing Industry willing to chip in and make things happen!! We look forward to seeing all of our special gold card winners at Quarter Horse Day on July 5th.


QHRAI Youth Experience at the Track will be June 28th. If you know a youth age 16 - 18 who would be interested in learning about Quarter Horse Racing and having a Þrst hand experience talking to trainers, jockeys and race track officials, have them complete the application in this magazine and send it in before May 15th. This is a unique opportunity that a select group of youth will remember for a lifetime.


One of the feature Quarter Horse Days at Indiana Grand Race Course is Saturday, July 5th. Mark your calendars now and plan to join us for this fantastic day! Join us for a picnic lunch around 1:00, fun on the apron with activities, AQHA Racing Aces helping to teach people to handicap a race, free betting vouchers, a full card of the fastest horses in the world running for over half a million dollars in purses, T Shirt tosses and special "quarter" events including food and beverages during the races. A representative from Racing Free will also be on the apron to share information about the great program they have to offer. Take a look at their add in this magazine. And don't rush off after the last race! The fun is going to keep on rolling in the white tent with a pizza party and music. Indiana Grand Race Track and Casino is featuring it's Fireworks show to help celebrate after the races! Its going to be fun! Remember Quarter Horse Racing… Half the track, Twice the excitement!

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See you at the track! Be safe and be lucky!

Michelle Collins

Executive Director Quarter Horse Racing Association of Indiana

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Spend an entire day with Directors of the Quarter Horse Racing Association of Indiana and horsemen who have the desire to share their passion of Quarter Horse Racing with the future owners, trainers, jockeys and breeders of the Quarter Horse Racing Industry in Indiana. Work side by side with leading trainers in the industry and experience the thrill of the gates opening and watching a horse you just groomed cross the Þnish line Þrst. Fast forward a few years and imagine if that horse were actually yours! It doesn’t have to be an impossible dream. Put your plan into action NOW! Complete the following application and return it by May 15th to be considered for the unique opportunity being offered by the Quarter Horse Racing Association of Indiana

Who: Students 16-18 Years old What: Youth Race Experience @ the Track 2014 When: June 28th Where: Indiana Grand Race Course


Complete the application below and return it to the Secretary of the Quarter Horse Racing Association, Vickie Duke, at the address listed on the application by May 15th

You will be notiÞed by June 1st if you have been accepted as one of the participants for the 2014 QHRAI Quarter Horse Youth Day at the Races.

Cut along dotted line and return bottom portion to address below. YOUTH APPLICANT INFORMATION


NAME: ____________________________________________ AGE: _______________ BIRTHDATE: __________________ PHONE: (____)________________ (____)__________________

NAME:________________________ ADDRESS:___________________________________________

ADDRESS:____________________________________________ CITY:______________________STATE: ______ ZIP: _________

PHONE: (____)_________________

Please mail this application to: Vickie Duke, 3567 East 700 North, Whiteland Indiana 46184 or call 317-535-7191 with any questions. Applications must be postmarked by May 15th, 2014. For questions below, attach another sheet of paper if necessary. Please list your experience with horses (i.e. 4-H, barrel racing, racing, trail ride, etc.): ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Why do you want to participate in QHRAI’s Youth Day? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Page 33

"For the Future of Racing" The Quarter Horse Racing Association is partnering with Racing Free in 2014 by sponsoring the effort to improve racing by leveling the playing field. Together, our goal is to eliminate performanceenhancing drugs in equine athletes to ensure a positive future for the sport and the celebration of naturally talented horses. In 2013, over 600 Racing Free member-horses ran in over 1,500 races and received NO therapeutic overages or positive drug tests.   If you own a "Racing Free" nominated horse that wins a race and has a clear drug test, you can receive $1,000 per win from the Racing Free Incentive Program.  It only costs $300 per horse per meet. QHRAI is happy to announce that Racing Free Representatives will be joining us at Indiana Grand Race Course on July 5th, to share information and participate in our Quarter Horse Day Celebration!  

Join QHRAI and the alliance of owners, breeders, trainers, jockeys and fans who want a positive future for our sport. Nomination forms are available on INQRACING.COM or you can go to WWW.RACINGFREE.COM.  It's so easy to sponsor this initiative Roger Lewis (QHRAI President) presenting Danielle Bryan with a donation to Racing Free on Behalf of the QHRAI Page 34

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1st Ohio Cowboy Mounted Shooters

1st Ohio CMSA History (from By Linda Miller, aka Turquoise Sue

The word Cowboy has stood for independence, honesty, and freedom for over one hundred years. Though the pinnacle of the free range cowboy has long since passed, the romanticism remains undeterred in the minds and spirits of Americans everywhere. In and around Miamitown Ohio, the 1st Ohio Cowboy Mounted Shooters of America come together to pay homage to that hard ridin’, straight shootin’ hero of the Old West. CMSA allows today’s cowboys and cowgirls to compete on horseback, shooting a prescribed pattern, with the fastest, most accurate rider walking away with the prize. Hard ridin’, and straight shootin’. But for the 1st Ohio CMSA club, that’s just part of the story. Since the very beginning, competitors have been organizing trail rides, competitions, raffles, and auctions for various charities and worthwhile causes. Although 1st Ohio has some of the best riders in the country, they cheer hardest for their competitors. Veteran riders give their best advice to anyone asking; a broke bridle or forgotten holster is nothing to worry about, as a rider will soon find offers from others to “use mine, go shoot.” Cowboys and cowgirls lend their guns and holsters for new competitors to “try before they buy;” some of the top horses in the country have carried dozens of different riders through patterns, as the owners loaned them out when a competitor’s horse was suddenly lame or not feeling well.

The Cowboy Way

Old-fashioned family values have been the epitome of The Cowboy Way of Life. A handshake, nod of the head or a man’s word was as good as any written and signed contract; it was a sign of a man’s pride and his honesty as a human being. 1st Ohio icons Dan App, Bobby Ruwe, Dick Ulen, Ron Pope, Wayne Cole and all the officers and directors over the past decade have embraced that cowboy way of thinking and integrated it into building and maintaining a reputable organization based on the winning formula of honesty, integrity, pride, and commitment.

The Beginning of CMSA

Jim Rogers, a prominent member of the Single Action Shooting Society (SASS), came up with the idea of expanding the ground shooting to mounted shooting. The very first mounted shooting exhibition was in April 1993. The first CMSA World Championship was in 1994 with 29 contestants at the Festival Of The West in Scottsdale Arizona. This new equine sport was once described as a “Raging wildfire burning out of control.” It quickly spread across the nation, over the banks of the Mississippi River, and into Ohio.

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Mounted Shooting Reaches Ohio

The history of 1st Ohio CMSA began to unfold at a SASS cowboy ground-shooting event held in Indiana. Dan and Connie App were in attendance, along with two hombres by the names of Ron Pope and Dick Ulen. There was a whole lot of talk around Big Rock Camp that particular day about shooting pistols off the back of a horse. Many of the cowboys had heard of the event; Don and Kay Burress, Denny Shewell, Darius Ward, Mike and Barb Bryant, Butch and Lee Bryant, Tom and Linda Miller….all of them had something to say about what they’d heard or seen. It seemed exciting, something new and different. It’s pretty safe to say that two mounted shooting clubs were born that day, 1st Ohio and the IOK (Indiana-Ohio-Kentucky) Rough Riders. As for 1st Ohio, Dick Ulen thought mounted shooting sounded like a good idea; Dan App had the horses and Dick had the guns. Several Ohio cowboys met the following week to test this new idea in an open-ended polo field. Have you ever tried a brand new sport with no idea how to do it? Throw in horses and noisy guns, and you’ve got a first rate rodeo! The riding area was large that day, as horses carried riders over hill and dale to remove themselves from the sound of gunfire, breaking balloons, and powder smoke. Even so, the sport was in the blood of those participating, and there was no turning back.

Prominent Members

Of course, there can be no club without some very important members. Dan and Connie App organized and planned many of the events that transpired in the early years of 1st Ohio. Dan has been a leader in 1st Ohio since the beginning, serving as President, Vice-President, and Director throughout the years. Dan and Connie have supported SASS and CMSA though their store, the Buffalo Trading Post in Wilmington, Ohio.

CMSA News On August 29 and September 19, 1999, The Apps hosted CMSA timed riding events at their Oakwood Run Farm, featuring 3 stages of Cowboy Mounted shooting for each event. It was on September 25 & 26, 1999 that 1st Ohio joined forces with the IOK Rough Riders for the September Stampede at the JB Ranch in Miamisburg, Ohio. The clubs began their tradition of giving, and the competition was a special fundraiser for Candle Light, an organization providing services for children with cancer. The top ten cowboys were; Terry Martin, Richard Gabbard, Bob Ruwe, Ron Pope, Darius Ward, Ron Norton, Dick Ulen, Mimi DeBurger, Travis Martin and Don Burress. Bobby Ruwe has been another prominent figure in shaping the direction of 1st Ohio. His background brought on board years of experience in rodeos, organization and planning. A former barrel racer, Bobby has risen through the ranks of CMSA to the top level, winning dozens of local, regional and national competitions. A cowboy on the national level, Bobby was elected to the CMSA Hall of Fame in 2005. He has served in every Officer capacity in 1st Ohio; and is currently serving as CMSA National Advisory Board Chairman.

shooters in the country. Other 1st Ohio members traveled to Texas and had excellent showings. However, the awards and accomplishments don’t tell the whole story. 1st Ohio traditionally hosts a “pink shoot” in October to raise money in the fight against breast cancer. At the Memorial Day shoot in 2009, 1st Ohio hosted a True Grit shoot, with proceeds from the shoot and auction going to the John Wayne Foundation. 1st Ohio participates in fairs and other equestrian shows to demonstrate the CMSA sport and promote the Cowboy Way. Most important, 1st Ohio is a family; we look out for each other, we do for each other. And in the end we all strive to be the best Cowboys and Cowgirls we can, inside and outside the arena. Linda “Turquoise Sue” Miller, CMSA # 1023 ____________________________________________________ Got News>>>shoot it to me! Buckskin Barbee CMSA #1483 513-479-5984

1st Ohio CMSA is Born

On November 6, 1999, 1st Ohio Cowboy Mounted Shooters hosted its first CMSA World Point Qualifier at Miamitown Ohio. There were 25 competitors with the top ten shooters consisting of; Terry Martin, Darius Ward, Richard Gabbard, Dan App, Ron Pope, John Fichtner, Justin Gabbard, Bob Ruwe, Don Burress and Tom Miller. Ever since, 1st Ohio CMSA has been holding CMSA sanctioned events in Miamitown and all over Ohio. 1st Ohio has hosted the Ohio State Championships and the Midwest Regional Championships. 1st Ohio traditionally hosts from ten to twelve shoots per year, and the members travel to other area clubs to compete and support those clubs. During any given weekend from April to November, 1st Ohio members can be found somewhere competing and participating in CMSA.

Today’s 1st Ohio

The membership has grown, with several cowboys and cowgirls winning state and regional events, as well as placing in the top ten in national and world events. In 2009, 1st Ohio president Eric Nelson placed 6th overall at the National Championships in Amarillo, Texas; Stephen Wilson took first place in both the Pro Division and the Rifle Division, cementing his standing as one of the best up-and-coming

_________ Indiana Rough Riders Howdy! Hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Hope to see you at a shoot soon! Keep those cylinders a spinnin’ and God Bless! Bryan McDonald, , Indiana Rough Riders President

1st Ohio CMSA CALENDAR OF EVENTS: May 3 May 24 May 25 June 7 July 5 July 6 July 10 July 26 July 27 Aug. 24 Aug 25 Sept 13-15 Sept 20-21 Oct 4 Oct 5

Beginner Mounted Shooter Clinic Home of Joy Farm Buckle Shoot Gymkhana Arena Cowgirls Rule Gymkhana Arena Clinic for New Shooters Faustman Ranch Shooting & Fireworks Gymkhana Arena After the Fireworks Gymkhana Arena Hamilton County 4H Demo Hamilton County National Day of the Cowboy Gymkhana Arena Day of the Cowgirls Gymkhana Arena Rob Huber Memorial Gymkhana Arena Hot Fun in Miamitown Gymkhana Arena Location to be announced - shoot all 3 days Shoot Gymkhana Arena Charity Shoot Gymkhana Arena Octoberfest Zin Gymkhana Arena

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w/Clint Van

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Teen Corral w/ Clint Van Hi!! Is it spring or winter? I went to a show at Edinburgh Indiana last night and froze! Well, school is coming to a close for the year and summer will be here. With that means more horse shows.. work...and mowing grass.. I can’t wait! Introducing RJ...

Photo by Kenneth Springer

Name: Rex (RJ) Ochs Age: 16 School: Oregon Davis High School Parents: Rex and Tammy Ochs Hometown: Grovertown, Indiana Siblings: None

Introducing RJ Ochs

Do your parents ride? Yes, Mom barrel races and Dad does sometimes, when he has time. Who taught you to ride? My parents. Horses (list name, age, quirks, etc): Fancy, 18 yr old quarter pony mare. She was my number one ride until I outgrew her. Whenever we would go to run she would act nervous and do her stretches. SHe loves sour ice breakers. Billy o’Doc, aka O’Doc is a 16 year old quarter horse gelding. He is relaly fun to ride and always spooks at everything, even the same thing everyday, but still a great horse. Rocket Smooth Jet, aka Walter, 20 year old quarter horse

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gelding. He is easy and fun to play around with at home, but very hard to run. Associations you belong to: I am a Indiana 4-H Member. Accomplishments? Winning everything at State Fair with my pony Fancy in 2010, Training one of Jud Little colts, making Championship Finals at NBHA Youth World. I have qualified for NBHA Youth World the last 6 years. What associations do you belong to? NBHA Favorite Show? Ohio All American Quarter Horse COngress, because there is always so much to do there and you’re running againast the best. Goals? To win the Youth World


Food: Pizza Music: Any, I love all music. Movie: Titanic Horse: Fancy Truck: GMC/Chevy Trailer: Platinum Bit: Gag bit

Hobbies? FFA, 4-H Mentor? Mom, Dad and Al Pace Advice? Never gice up, try your hardest and you will succeed.

Hope to see everybody this summer... Clint

Clint is a graduate of East Central High School. His parents are Terrie VanVolkenburgh and respectively Joe Trentman. He has grown up in the horse world, both parents have rode almost all their life...Clint's grandfather as some of you may remember was the late Terry VanVolkenburgh, who would run up and down the fences when his daughters would run barrels. Clint began barrel racing at the age of 4 with a pony, then went on to particpate in Jr. Rodeo and his favorite event was the sheep riding, hard to believe he is now a barrel racer. He has won the Ohio Youth NBHA and Indiana Youth and Open NBHA , he has also won the Congress youth barrel four times, and was runner up in the Congress Sweepstakes. He placed at Josey Jr. world numerous times, and won the NBHA Youth World 1D in 2006. He loves to barrel race and is now trying his hand at the futurities. In Clint's spare time he mows grass for a part time job and is also very active in his church where he and his cousins are bible school helpers. Clint also volunteers one day a week at a school in Cincinatti where he spends time tutoring other kids in reading.

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IJRA Rodeo News


Story provided by: Rachel Thomas

Photos provided by IJRA


eam Indiana traveled to Liberty, KY again this year to compete in the Junior High Division Quad State Rodeo. Cowboys and cowgirls from IN, KY, IL, and TN competed over the weekend for individual points as well as overall points for their state. Indiana placed second this year and were awarded a monetary donation to any not for profit charity. Team Indian chose to donate their funds to Edelweiss Equine Assisted Rehab facility. Quad State is the first rodeo out for the season after a long winter break, which in turn carries a lot of nerves and you never know what Mother Nature might hand you in terms of the weather. Saturday went from 70 and sunny for the first go, to wind, raining and sleet for the second go on Sunday as well as for the drive home………thank goodness for the covered arena! Quad State is a great opportunity for all of the members; they make new friends, encounter new competition and get to shine together as a team. L to R: Members of Team Indiana getting ready to compete at Quad State; The National Vice President of the Junior High

Chris Keller, National President, did Division, Grace Hasler, competing in the Pole Bending; Kolt Keller, competing in the Chute Dogging. Kolt also helped a great job in preparing the members Team Indiana with placings in the boys Breakaway Roping and Goat Tying. of what to expect and giving them tips on how to make their best runs Team Indiana had several members in the top five of events. throughout the day. Our IJRA princess Lexy Petro was in attendance as well as Mo Davis the SIJRA queen helping to represent the state of IN. First year member, Maci Zimmerman, had this to say about competing at her first Quad State rodeo. “It was exciting! I’ve heard my IJRA friends talk about Cinch for a long time and everyone always talked about the “Quad States Rodeo.” I liked interacting with other states. It was cool going to a different state besides Indiana. It’s always nice to be with my rodeo family no matter where we are. It was a good experience even though I ended up sick on Sunday.”

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First Go:

Barrel Racing: Grace Hasler 1st 16.9, Lexy Petro 2nd 16.947, Maci Zimmerman 4th 17.091 Boys Breakaway: Kolt Keller 4thwith a 12.9, Cooper Morris 5th 13.0 Boys Goat Tying: Tucker O’Neil 2nd 13.0, Kolt Keller 4th 15.96 Boys Tie Down Roping: Tucker O’Neil 2nd 22.28 Girls Breakaway Roping: Abbi White 3rd 5.4 Girls Goat Tying; Grace Hasler 1st 10.86 Pole Bending:Maci Zimmerman 3rd 21.587 Boys Chute Dogging: Avery Whitten 2nd 19.6

IJRA News Second Go:

Barrel Racing: Grace Hasler 3rd 16.856 Boys Breakaway Roping: Avery Whitten 2nd 7.1 Boys Goat Tying: Tucker O’Neil 1st 14.080 Boys Tie Down Roping: Tucker O’Neill 1st 11.47 Girls Breakaway Roping: Madelynn Farris 1st 4.47, Maci Zimmerman 5th 12.790 Girls Goat Tying: Madelynn Farris 1st 9.89 Pole Bending: Maci Zimmerman 2nd 21.19 Ribbon Roping: Tucker O’Neill / Grace Hasler 1st 8.88, Cooper Morris/Abbi White 5th Ribbon Roping 24.0 L to R: Abbi White, competing in the Breakaway Roping for Team Indiana. Abbi had a 5.4 second run in the first go to put her in 3rd place; Tucker O’Neil competing at Quad State. Tucker had five Top 5 placings over the weekend to help Team Indiana earn the second spot in overall state placings; Madelynn Farris helped out Team Indiana with a 4.47 second Breakaway run on Sunday; Team Indiana member, Jared Gore, representing Indiana in the Bull Riding. Way to go Jared! ; Team Indiana contestant, Maci Zimmerman, competing in the barrel racing.

The IN Junior High Division will compete again in New Castle April 26-27 and then again at Cloverdale, IN May 17-18 with their State Finals. The top four from Indiana will head to Nationals in Des Moines Iowa June 22-28. We wish Team Indiana the best of luck as they finish out the 2013-2014 rodeo season.

Win A Horse Trailer!!

Raffle tickets are still available for the 2014 Merhow Victory 2 horse Bumper Pull trailer. For more information and pictures go to Tickets are $20 each with the drawing being held at the IJRA State Finals in August. We would like to thank all of the sponsors who have helped make this fundraiser possible. See an IJRA member for tickets or you can also call Ridge Trailers at 877-432-2772 and we can mail tickets to you.

IJRA Rodeo Schedule May 3-4 May 17-17 June 14-15 July 12 August 9-10

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23-25 Kentucky Horse Park Lexington, KY 31 Cutting Only State Finals/Springville, IN


7 & 8 Boone County Rodeo Lebanon, IN 13-15 State Finals New Castle, IN 22-28 CINCH NJHFR Gallup, NM


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2014 NBHA INDIANA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP ESTIMATED $15,000 ADDED MONEY 13 Saddles - 13 Buckles - 13 Wildcards - AwardsAwardsAwards!!!

JUNE 26, 27, 28, 29, 2014

SAVE THE DATE - C BAR C ARENA - CLOVERDALE, INDIANA Estimated $10,000 Added to OPEN 5D - $60 entry fee Estimated $3,000 Added to YOUTH 4D - $40 entry fee Estimated $2,000 Added to Senior 4D - $30 entry fee

30% to each go and 40% to the finals- 70% payback of entry fees

Added money will be divided evenly between divisions and paid @ 100%

INDIANA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFICATION: Members must have competed in three (3) NBHA sanctioned shows within their competition district between July 4, 2013 and June 25, 2014 to compete and must be a current NBHA Indiana Member. NBHA members are allowed to compete in one State show per year. UPON ARRIVAL YOU MUST CHECK IN WITH NBHA PERSONNEL JUNE 26, 2014

Thursday 11:00- 1:00 p.m. 1:00p.m. 1:00 to 2:00p.m. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. 4:00p.m. 6:00p.m.

JUNE 27, 2014

Friday 9:00a.m. 9:00a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Office Opens at 10:00 a.m. for check in Exhibition barrels $5 no payback 60 second time limit Youth and Senior late entries and changes close Open Arena Opening Ceremonies 1st Go Senior 4D 1st Go Youth 4D-To follow Senior Not to start before 6:00p.m. Open late entries and changes close 2nd Go Youth 4D REVERSE ORDER 1st Go Open 5D- To follow 2nd Go Youth Not to start before 12:00 p.m Coke Race, PeeWee, Leadline, Stick Horse Race to follow 1st Go


Exhibition barrels to follow if time allows

JUNE 28, 2014

Saturday 9:00a.m. Big Drag Immediately After

JUNE 29, 2014

Sunday 9:00a.m. 10:30 a.m.

2nd Go Senior 4D REVERSE ORDER 2nd Go Open 5D REVERSE ORDER to follow Senior 2nd Go DJ/Food/Dancing/Fellowship/FUN ??Corn Hole Tournament?? Church Service beside Concession FINALS YOUTH 4D short go FINALS SENIOR 4D short go FINALS OPEN 5D short go

All awards and pictures of winners to follow

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ENTRY FORM 2014 NBHA Indiana State Championship

ENTRIES: Must be POSTMARKED By May 14, 2014 AND received no later than MAY 19, 2014 or a late fee will be charged. Returned or NSF checks will be subjected to $30 fee and considered late entry and will be charged a late entry fee. These charges and fees must be paid upon check-in.

**ENTRIES postmarked after May 14th and late entries will be put in the draw done at the show. $25 late fee per horse will be charged on ALL late entries. Late entries for YOUTH and SENIOR close at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014. Late entries for the OPEN close at 9:00a.m. Friday, June 27, 2014. All horse substitutions must be made at those times, NOT BOTH. Entries must include Riders name, Social Security number, Horse name, District# and NBHA# and what classes entered. Please use regis-

tered name of horse if it has one, so winnings can be posted with EQUISTATE in the BARREL HORSE NEWS.

Anyone wanting to stall together MUST send entries in same envelope together. NBHA members are allowed to attend only ONE State Show per year.


$40 X $30 X $60 X $60 X $25 X $7X $28 X $20 X $25 X

number of entries________ number of entries________ number of entries________ number of horses________ number of nights________ number of bags ________ number of horses________ number of riders________ number of horses________

=$_______________ =$_______________ =$_______________ =$_______________ =$_______________ =$_______________ =$_______________ =$_______________ =$_______________

Show Management reserves the right to refuse anv entry- Fill in ALL blanks completely. RIDER NAME_________________________________________________________ DISTRICT#_______________ NBHA MEMBERSHIP# _______________________ SOCIAL SECURITY#_________________________________ HORSE NAME. ________________________________________________________________________________ CLASSES ENTERED (Check all that apply to this horse) OPEN ______ YOUTH. _____ SENIOR. ______ RIDER NAME_________________________________________________________ DISTRICT#_______________ NBHA MEMBERSHIP# _______________________ SOCIAL SECURITY#_________________________________ HORSE NAME. ________________________________________________________________________________ CLASSES ENTERED (Check all that apply to this horse) OPEN ______ YOUTH. _____ SENIOR. ______ RIDER NAME_________________________________________________________ DISTRICT#_______________ NBHA MEMBERSHIP# _______________________ SOCIAL SECURITY#_________________________________ HORSE NAME. ________________________________________________________________________________ CLASSES ENTERED (Check all that apply to this horse) OPEN ______ YOUTH. _____ SENIOR. ______ MEMBER CONTACT IF QUESTIONS____________________________________ E-Mail




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$5,300 Added IBRA Super Show DOUBLE points for IN Approved IBRA show for IN, KY, OH, MI, IL

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Hoosier Horse Park – Edinburg, IN 7015 S. Kern Street, Nineveh, IN 46164

Friday July 4 Warm up Barrels 4-9 pm pay at the gate $5.00

Saturday July 5

Friday ~ Dinner provided by Holt’s Café. Corn Hole Tournament~Dummy Calf Roping Contest~Games~Entertainment

Warm ups 8:30-10:30am

1. Warm Up Barrels pay at the gate $5.00 ******* Warm up Poles pay at the gate $5.00

Show will not start before 11am

2. 3. 4. 5. *WPRA* 4 *WPRA* 5 6

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Open 3D poles $20.00 $ 200 Youth 3D Poles (18 yrs. and under) $15.00 $ 100 PeeWee Barrels, 10 & under (cannot compete in any other class) $ 7.00 Awards to all Chalee’s Class (cannot compete in any other class except PeeWee) $10.00 Awards to all IBRA 3D Youth Barrels (18 yrs and under) WPRA Approved $25.00 $1,500 IBRA 4D Open Barrels WPRA Approved $40.00 $2,500 IBRA 3D Master Barrels (40 yrs and older) $20.00 $1,000 *****May roll time from Open to Masters ONLY must specify before class runs***** Show will be held rain or shine

No refunds. Not responsible for accidents or stolen property. Spectators and Exhibitors attend at their own risk. Shirts with sleeves and boots required. No ball caps. Class closes after 1st drag in that class For more information please call Susan 812-325-0310 or updates please check out our FaceBook page:

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Entry Fee

Holt’s Café will have concessions on ground

All proceeds from today’s show will benefit a Hoosier and fellow barrel racer with Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system of about 30,000 children and adults in the United States. For more info contact the Chalee Gilliland Foundation, Inc. at 812-339-5083 or

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LIVING WITH HORSES - Directly from our Readers


Living Horses

Photos all provided by Denise Madsen

I received a phone call a few weeks ago from Denise Madsen of Arroyo Grande, California. She wanted to share with me the story of her mare, Bea Godsall (Secret.) What transpired left me and many others in tears, but little did I know that there was so much more to gain from the story.


(via email from Denise Madsen 4/7/14)

Secret is our daughter of Secretariat and quite a big deal here on our ranch. Not only is she a daughter of the greatest race horse in history, she is in foal and is due to have a baby any day now. We are more than excited about this event! Her registered name is Bea Godsall, but we call her Secret after her famous daddy. At first, I thought her name was very strange and wondered if she had been named after someone’s favorite aunt or something. Then, the revelation occurred that Bea Godsall meant “Be God’s All” and it all started to make sense why this horse came into our lives. I have been a Secretariat fan since 1973 when he won the triple crown. I have always dreamed of owning a daughter since his death in 1989 when they discovered his large heart and that this gene travels only through his daughters. Secretariat’s heart weighed 22 pounds and the size of a normal horse’s heart is 8 pounds. This is why he was able to dominate racing, still holds records today, and won the Belmont Stakes, the last leg of the Triple Crown, by 31 lengths. After years of searching, I finally found my daughter of Secretariat...and of all places, on an Indiana Craigslist. We were told that she could no longer be a broodmare because she hadn’t been able to successfully stay in foal. We didn’t have any intentions of breeding her so I immediately bought her and had her shipped to California. When she arrived, she was very thin. We couldn’t wait to feed and care for her and soon she blossomed into the beautiful mare she is today. She immediately took her place on our ranch. She is the star of the show and has quite a fan club of children who come here to ride. Secret has been a blessing since the first time she stepped foot on this ranch. The first time I touched her, the hair stood up on the back of my neck and I got goose bumps. Just to touch a daughter of the great Secretariat is a thrill in itself. Today she is 26 years old and is a picture of health. Our local veterinarian told us that we should consider breeding her because of her amazing bloodlines. We hadn’t really entertained the idea and it was quite a decision because of her age and history. After a reproduction veterinarian’s approval, we started looking for the perfect stallion. This was easier said than done. She is bred to Atticus, a thoroughbred stallion with race winnings over 1 million dollars. He is a son of Nureyev also a grandson of Secretariat and he still holds the record for a mile on turf. I had looked long and hard and prayed for the perfect match for Secret. Online, you can hypothetically breed your mare to different stallions from which the foal’s pedigree will be given a rating. I “bred” her countless times to stallions all over the world and could

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never get a rating higher than a B. I had exhausted my hobby of computer mating and then I saw the stallion named Atticus. (My favorite movie has always been To Kill A Mockingbird so I had to take a closer look!) He was at a farm not even an hour away which was a huge plus since thoroughbreds must be bred naturally (no artificial or shipped semen.) He was a winner, he is beautiful, he’s related to Secretariat and when I hypothetically bred them the rating was A++. Atticus is 21 years old and because of their ages, the odds of these two producing a foal were not good. We were warned that maybe we should choose another stallion to improve the odds of conception. I thought of Abraham and Sara in the bible and how they were too old to have a child and how God gave them Isaac. So, when the reproduction manager called me and suggested I choose a different stallion, I told him that we wanted Atticus and we are just going to trust God and believe that conception will be successful...and it was. This entire journey has been led by God and we pray about every decision. Since this began, my daughter Kali, has taken quite an interest in pedigrees and the passing of the large heart X factor gene. Her latest research shows that this gene passes 8 times to this foal so we are pretty excited! This was new information that we had no knowledge of prior to breeding her to Atticus. This foal’s due date was March 21, 2014. When she didn’t foal, we couldn’t help but hope the birthdate might wait until March 30, Secretariat’s birthday. That date passed too, so as usual, it is all in God’s timing and so we wait. We have great plans for this foal and intend on racing him or her. It is a dream that is unfolding before our eyes. This foal’s name will be Isaac whether it is a colt or filly and the registered name is SECOND COMING. We all have a dream that this one will be the second coming of Secretariat. This is our dream. Why not us? Because thoroughbred racing is very expensive, we have created a shareholder’s syndicate to make racing more affordable. Can you imagine joining us in the winners circle? Secretariat was and still is America’s horse. He is not forgotten and still celebrated. We need another one and in a few weeks, if it is God’s plan, we will have one.

I was so touched by this story and wanted to include this as a “Living with Horses” feature. While I was working on putting the article together I began following “Second Coming” on facebook. That’s when I read the news.

LIVING WITH HORSES - Directly from our Readers The Bad News (Facebook post by Denise Madsen 4/9/14) I had a dream...Sometimes, journeys end suddenly without warning.

Yesterday, we got the news that our beautiful Secretariat mare, Secret, lost her life to a ruptured aorta and took baby Isaac with her. He was a sorrel colt with one left front stocking. (He had the only stocking that Secretariat was missing.) Although this news is devastating, one must look at the joy this journey had brought to so many. I was able to tell my passionate story to hundreds of people and watch their eyes light up. For some, I watched their day brighten and experience hope when they had none. Since the beginning, I have received so many emails, calls, and texts.

has the last foal that she ever had. She is a beautiful 4 year old mare now and looks like Secretariat. After hearing my story, he was so touched that he gave me this mare so that I could continue on with my dream! I cried again only these were tears of pure joy. I know now, that the tragedy of losing my mare and foal is a part of this path that God has put me on. This journey is more about perseverance with God by your side then it ever was about horse racing. Little Isaac was born. He served the purpose that he was supposed to. He will be the part of this story that shows people how you can move forword even when tragedy strikes. With God you can do anything.

The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh. Love your life and what you’ve been given. Nothing is accidental. For the past 11 months, little Isaac really was a Second Coming. He wasn’t born yet but oh how he raised the spirits of so many. Because of him, I now recognize how many special people I am blessed to know. I give God all the Glory!

After reading Denise’s post, my heart broke for her. I admired her faith. Even with her dream being pulled away, she realized that God is in control his plans are always better than ours. I also understood how she felt and wanted to reach out to her.

A Hidden Message?

(What I shared with Denise in a phone call 4/10/14)

As I read the news of Secret’s untimely death and the fact that Isaac did not make it either, I was taken back to a time when another mare was about to give birth. At 21 I had a beloved mare that I raised and trained. We had an unbelievable bond. She was 9 months pregnant when I found her in the pasture, still warm, but gone. My dad comforted me with scripture referring to the horses in the end times that revolve around the second coming of Jesus. Second about that? If you are interested in the horsemen referred to in scripture, you can find them in Revelation. These words of solace from my dad were also conformation for me that not only are there horses in Heaven, but that God has use for them and keeps them in his “stable.” I shared with Denise the words from my dad and that her little Isaac (and Secret) are in Heaven and that we have another Second Coming to be anxious about. I think that comforted Denise and she asked me to share that along with this story.

Secret’s story has so many aspects of faith and God intertwined that I should not have been surprised when I received an email from Denise telling me that God was not finished with Secret’s story yet.

God’s Not Finished (Portion of email from Denise Madsen on 4/13/14)

I knew that God had a plan for me and wouldn’t let my dream die with the passing of this great mare and little Isaac. I just didn’t know that He would act so quickly. A man from Kentucky, Paul Gryce, used to own Secret and

I found it no surprise that this gift from Mr. Gryce arrived on Easter Sunday. Just more proof to me of God’s perfect plan unfolding.

How Appropriate!

(Facebook post by Denise Madsen on Easter Sunday)

Thought of the perfect name for my new filly (barn name, Red)... Bea So Blessed. Secret’s registered name was Bea Godsall (pronounced Be God’s All) so I thought this one appropriate:)

The Unwritten Story

(email from Denise Madsen 4/20/14) I wanted to let you know that Bea So Blessed, aka “Red,” will be bred to Atticus this year and another journey begins... another dream for a second coming of Secretariat. You can follow the story on facebook under “Second Coming.” Photos LtoR: Bea Godsall; Paul Gryce & Bea So Blessed, “Secret” and “Red” in pasture, Bea So Blessed with Denise.

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w/ Christa Conway

Building A Relationship - Trust and Bonding

Last month I wrote about horses and their instinct to flight or fight and how trust works to eliminate both of those choices. This month I want to touch more on trust. It is amazing how strong a bond can become when it is built on trust. What is maybe even more amazing is how quickly and easily that same bond can be broken when the trust is breached. We can probably almost all relate to the statement, “I’ll trust you until you give me a reason not to.” How many parents have used those words when their teenage son or daughter is becoming independent? As long as the child is honest and forthcoming with information, the parents have no reason not to put trust into them building up some freedom and independence while still following mom and dad’s rules with respect. It’s a win-win for both parents and child. But let that teenager decide to break the rules one time, get caught somewhere they aren’t supposed to be, immediately things change and the parents begin to wonder if the child has been dishonest all along. They wonder if the child has been doing things that could get them hurt, in trouble, etc. The trust has been broken and the worry begins. Now this strong bond that was being built has been damaged, all because of one bad choice. Horses are similar to us in that sense. They learn from repetition, respond to pressure and rewards. Their trust is built when each time an action occurs, another action then follows and it becomes routine and familiar. For instance, the filly I mentioned last month has now graduated from turning her butt to me each time I enter her stall to waiting with her head at the stall gate in the morning for me to pet her and then halter her to take her to her pasture after breakfast. She has built a trust in me from past actions of mine. She knows that when I approach her with a halter, I am planning on taking her out into the sunshine... she likes the sunshine, so she looks forward to me and the halter now. We are building a relationship on trust and respect. I expect her to walk like a “little lady” as we walk to her pasture. She had a tendency to want to drag me to her pasture for the first few weeks. It took a little work (in order not to damage the trust I was building) but she is a smart filly and decided that pulling on me only to walk a hundred circles didn’t get her to the pasture any quicker.

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Now if I had lost my cool and got angry with the filly, jerking on her lead rope and yelling at her to slow down, that would have only made matters worse. She is a very sensitive filly and her response to flight or fight would have kicked in. The bonding and trust we have been building would have went down the tubes very quickly. Instead, she has decided that walking on a loose rope beside me in a straight line is easier (and quicker) than pulling on the halter to make another circle on her way to freedom. Her reward for the loose line is a quicker path to her pasture. The bond and trust is building each trip we make to that pasture. How much trust can God put in you? How is your bond with him? Our relationship with God is a direct reflection of the time and effort we put into it. If I went weeks without

touching that filly, she would be leery of me. I would have to work a little harder to build the trust back up. God never changes. He is always right there at our door, waiting for us to come to him. Just like the filly had to make the decision not to turn her butt to me...but to be anxiously waiting for me each should we be anxious to spend time with our father each day. He is there waiting to take us to greener pastures and spend some bonding time with us along the way. We also need to learn to trust that God will get us there in His need to pull on that rope and try to drag Him along. Let’s do some bonding with God..... Happy Trails & God Bless! Christa

On the Trail

By Brother Brad Curtis of Mountain Top Cowboy Church

FOOL’s GOLD A local farmer brought him to the rodeo for us to try He would be partnered up with some unfortunate guy Kind of short and a bit over weight He even had trouble finding the gate You could tell this was his first trip to town He would make some poor cowboy look like a clown

With my partner I thought there is no way At this rodeo I would earn no pay Then it came time, all were looking at me So I gave a half- hearted nod for the gateman to see Then it happened and I still feel like a fool The day the bareback champ got thrown by a mule

We all stood back thinking this must be a joke As they helped him in the chutes with a prod and a poke

My friends all laughed and the announcer let out a chuckle And said “cowboy for you there will be no gold buckle” I guess it would have been funny to watch and see If it had only been someone else and not me

Then I got the news, with him I was teamed This was unfair or that’s how it seemed After all I thought I was the king Then the anthem they started to sing To say I was upset would come up short I was here to win first, you know the sort

So the next time some farmer brings one to try I sure am praying he get drawn by some other guy For looks can be deceiving or that’s what I hear Because I would vote him bucking mule of the year By: Bro. Brad Curtis, Nov. 11, 2009

Former rodeo cowboy Brad Curtis of Vilonia, AR pastor of Mountain Top Cowboy Church in Heber Springs, AR and author of On The Trail “Christian cowboy poems and proverbs” as well as a new book “He Holds the Reins” available at Contact for book orders or for speaking engagements - Bro. Brad Curtis, Vilonia, AR Copyright 2009-2014 Looking for a unique gift for you favorite Cowboy or Cowgirl? Order Brother Brad’s books on!

One Last (& most important) thought… Salvation is a gift and a choice...... Read past issues of our Christian Cowboy Collection and the Christian Barrel Racer’s Newsletter at the website below!

Jesus died on the cross as the final sacrifice for our sins. He was resurrected on the 3rd day and he defeated death and Satan for us. All we have to do is believe that He beat death, acknowledge it with our words and accept Him as our personal savior. That’s when the rebirth happens and we are changed! He then promises us eternal life with Him in Heaven! You can’t earn your way into Heaven; you have to accept His gift of salvation. So many people think they “aren’t good enough” to get to Heaven… But… Salvation is a GIFT from God and you don’t earn a gift. Gifts are given to you and for the gift to be yours, you have to accept it. All we have to do is accept this wonderful gift. I know I have…won’t you?

But the gift is not like the trespass. For if the many died by the trespass of the one man, how much more did God’s grace and the gift that came by the grace of the one man, Jesus Christ, overflow to the many. Romans 5:15 For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. Romans 10: 9-10


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Peptoflyingfreckles - 3 Yr old Red Dun mare Pepto Shine x Freckles Bita Heaven, Approximately 15 hands, Ready to have someone start and go on with Fancymoondeckbar - 4 Yr old Bay mare Son DS Bar None x Jags Elbony Fancy, Approximately 15 hands. Ready to start and go on with Dandy Sparkey Bar - 3 Yr old Sorrel gelding Son DS Bar None x Samanathas Dandy Bar... Goes back to Mr. American Tears by Neals Tears, 30 days riding this summer... Approximately 14.3, Still has some growing to do. Special Mention - 9 Yr old TB mare Mazel Trick x Hawaiin Comic - Won over $20k Nice broodmare - had a nice filly this past Spring - sells open If interested Call 765-244-9193 Evenings only after 6:00pm


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Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association - ITOBA NEWS Steve Heuertz photo

ITOBA Indiana Grand Racing & Casino stakes schedule features more than $4 million in 2014 SHELBYVILLE, Ind.; –April 18, 2014 – Indiana Grand Racing & Casino is stepping into a new light in the horse racing industry. Beginning Tuesday, May 6, the facility located in Shelbyville, Ind. will race under a new name, logo and color scheme featuring shades of gold for the 120 day Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse meet. In those 120 days, more than $4 million will be offered over 35 stakes with more than $1.5 million available for Quarter Horse stakes.

The focus of the meet always falls on the first Saturday in October with the 20th running of the Grade II $500,000-added Indiana Derby. The race, contested this year Saturday, Oct. 4, is Indiana’s richest and is complimented by eight other stakes on the card, including the Grade II $200,000-added Indiana Oaks. Other stakes for the day include the $100,000-added Michael G. Schaefer Mile, the $100,000-added Mari Hulman George, and the $100,000-added Ta Wee. In all, a total of more than $1.3 million will be offered in racing that day, making it the richest day of racing in Indiana history. “We raised two stakes purses this season,” said Kevin Greely, director of racing. “The Indiana Grand Stakes , set for Wednesday, July 23, was raised from $125,000 to $200,000 and the Ta Wee on Indiana Derby Night was raised from $65,000 to $100,000. With the exception of Indiana Derby Night and the final night of racing Saturday, Nov. 1, all of our stakes will be carded on Wednesday afternoons with a first post of 2:05 p.m.” Other stakes races that will capture attention from outside influences in the racing world will include the $200,000-added Centaur Stakes and the $100,000 J. Kenneth Self Shelby County Boys & Girls Club Stakes set for Wednesday, June 18. Both races are scheduled for the turf and are open, which will draw entries from outside the state of Indiana with three-year-olds featured in the Centaur Stakes and four-year-olds and up heading into the other event. Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will offer two other days throughout the season that showcase stakes in excess of $300,000, featuring the $100,000-added Girls Inc. of Shelby County open to all older females on the turf and the $200,000-added Indiana Grand open to three-yearold fillies on the turf set for Wednesday, July 23. The track will also host the $150,000-added Governor’s Stakes for Indiana bred three-year-olds and the $150,000-added Indiana First Lady for Indiana bred three-yearold fillies Wednesday, Aug. 6. The meet will conclude Saturday, Nov. 1 with $470,000 in stakes monies for four events, the $150,000-added Too Much Coffee, the $150,000-added Frances Slocum, the $85,000-added Miss Indiana and the $85,000-added Indiana Futurity, all Indiana-bred stakes. The event will fall on the heels of the Breeders’ Cup, which will begin earlier in the day from Santa Anita Park and will flow into live racing from Indiana Grand at 5:05 p.m. Phone: 317-709-1100



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In Quarter Horse action, a total of 17 stakes will take place throughout the season with 6 days dedicated solely to the sprinters. Among those days, nine stakes will boast a purse of $100,000 or higher with the featured events including the $150,000 Gordon Mobley Futurity and the $150,000 Miss Roxie Little Futurity set for Saturday, Oct. 25. Other major stakes include the $100,000 Born Runner Classic Saturday, June 14, the $100,000 Blue River Derby and the $100,000 Jaguar Rocket Stakes set for Saturday, July 26, the $100,000 QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Futurity set for Saturday, Sept. 13 and a trio of $100,000 events set for Saturday, Oct. 25 with the Governor’s Stakes, the QHRAI Derby and the Sterlie Bertram Memorial. Days reserved for all Quarter Horse racing include Friday, May 30, Saturday, July 5, Saturday, July 26, Saturday, Aug. 30, Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 26. All other Quarter Horse races are held at the conclusion of the Thoroughbred races on specified days. Indiana Grand Racing & Casino will offer four days of racing May 6 through Nov. 1, 2014, adding Thursday racing July 17. Racing begins at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with a 5:05 p.m. post Friday and Saturday. For more information, please visit indianagrand. com and click on the racing tab at the top of the homepage. About Indiana Grand Racing & Casino: Indiana Grand Racing & Casino holds multiple awards from industry publications for customer service, entertainment, gaming and dining. Located in Shelbyville, Ind., Indiana Grand features 2,000 of the latest slots and electronic table games in addition to a one-mile oval race course offering live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing each year. Simulcast wagering is also offered year-round at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino as well as an off-track betting facility located in Clarksville, Indiana. For more information, please visit Fax: 317-755-1320 Page 57

ITOBA NEWS - Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association

2014 INDIANA BRED STAKES SCHEDULE 2 Year Olds Date Race Distance 2014 Indiana Bred Stakes Schedule October 1, 2014 The Indiana Stallion Stakes (*S) 6 Furlongs

Purse $85,000 added October 1, 2014 The Crown Ambassador (*S) 6 Furlongs $85,000 added 2 Year Olds October 1, 2014 The Hillsdale Stakes 6 Furlongs $85,000 added Distance 6 Furlongs Purse $85,000 added Sex October 1, 2014 Race The City Of Anderson November 1, 2014 TheStakes Indiana (*S) Futurity 70 yds. added $85,000 added The Indiana Stallion F 6 Furlongs 1 mile$85,000 November 1, 2014 The Miss Indiana Stales 1 mile 70 yds. $85,000 added The Crown Ambassador (*S) 6 Furlongs $85,000 added

The Hillsdale Stakes 6 Furlongs 3 Year Olds $85,000 added F The 6 Furlongs Distance $85,000 added DateCity Of Anderson Race Purse JuneIndiana 4, 2014 Futurity The Swifty Sired Stakes 1 (*S) 6 Furlongs $85,000 added The mile 70 yds. $85,000 added JuneMiss 4, 2014 Sagamore Sired Stakes (*S)70 yds. 6 Furlongs $85,000 added F The Indiana The Stales 1 mile $85,000 added

July 9, 2014 July 9, 2014 August 6, 2014 August 6, Race 2014 October 4, 2014 Swifty Sired Stakes October 4, 2014

The Ellen's Lucky Star Stakes The Snack Stakes The3Indiana First Lady Stakes Year Olds The Governor's Stakes Distance Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes (*S) 6 Furlongs Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes


Sex F

1 Mile (T) $85,000 added F 1 Mile (T) $85,000 added 1 Mile 70 Yds. $150,000 guaranteed F 1 Mile 70 Yds. Purse $150,000 guaranteed Sex 1 1/16 Mile $85,000 added F $85,000 added 1 1/16 Mile $85,000 added F

he he Sagamore Sired Stakes (*S) 6 Furlongs $85,000 added 3 Year Olds & Up 1 Mile (T) F he Ellen's Lucky Star Stakes $85,000 added Date Race Distance 1 Mile (T) he Snack Stakes $85,000 addedPurse June 25, 2014 The Shelby County Stakes (*S) 6 Furlongs $85,000 added he Indiana First Lady Stakes 1 Mile 70 Yds. $150,000 guaranteed F June 25, 2014 The William Henry Harrison Stakes (*S) 6 Furlongs $85,000 added he Governor's Stakes 1 Mile 70 Yds. $150,000 guaranteed Aug. 6, 2014 The Florence Henderson Stakes 1 1/16 Mile (T) $85,000 added Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes 1 1/16 Mile $85,000 added Aug. 6, 2014 The A.J. Foyt Stakes 1 1/16 Mile (T) $85,000 added F Hoosier Breeders Sophomore Stakes Stakes 1 1/16 Mile Sep. 10, 2014 The Merrillville 6$85,000 Furlongs added$85,000 added Sep. 10, 2014 The Brickyard Stakes Oct. 4, 2014 The Richmond Stakes (*S) 3 Year & Stakes Up (*S) Oct. 4, 2014 The Gus Olds Grissom Nov. 1, 2014 The Frances Slocum Stakes Race Distance 1, 2014 Stakes ShelbyNov. County Stakes The (*S)Too Much Coffee 6 Furlongs

Sex F

6 Furlongs 1 1/16 Mile 1 1/16 Mile 1 1/16 Mile Purse 1 1/16 Mileadded $85,000

$85,000 added $85,000 added $85,000 added $150,000 guaranteed Sex $150,000 F/M guaranteed

Sex F/M F/M F/M F/M F/M

e denotes this is for Sired Horses. (T) denotes this is a Turf Race. F denotes for fillies only. F/M denotes for Fillies and Mares. e William(*S)Henry Harrison Stakes (*S) 6 Furlongs $85,000 added 1 1/16 Mile (T) $85,000 added F/M e Florence Henderson Stakes 1 1/16 Mile (T) $85,000 added e A.J. Foyt Stakes Phone: 317-709-1100 Fax: 317-755-1320 F/M e Merrillville Stakes 6 Furlongs $85,000 added Page 58 Stakes e Brickyard 6 Furlongs $85,000 added

Indiana Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association - ITOBA NEWS

Indiana “OTTB”

Racing into Second Career

with a Little Help from Friends

oF Ferdinand

Meet Right to War, these days known as “Raplh.” Right to War is a 2009 gelding bred by Polish Rose Stables (IN.) After three starts at the racetrack, Bill and Wendy Brown decided that racing was not going to be his “thing” and they contacted Friends of Ferdinand (FFI.) We accepted Right to War into our re-training and adoption program in 2013, and he started his next chapter at Greenstone Stables, our retraining facility. The volunteers are Greenstone named him Ralph, and Lori Miller (FFI’s head trainer) and Elle Welch (FFI’s student intern) set out to discover what he wanted to do. Over the winter, Ralph was assigned to Elle to bring along and he learned to jump. In fact, he is quite good at it. As soon as the weather broke, Elle loaded up Ralph, and off they went to Twin Towers to test him out on the Cross Country field. Ralph had a great time navigating the logs, ditches and water complex easily. It was decided: his ideal home was with an amateur eventer. With his happy attitude that is eager to please, Ralph is suitable for an intermediate level rider that needs a level-headed, uncomplicated and athletic horse. We are pleased to let you know that currently, Ralph is out on trial with Megan, who is an adult Area VIII event rider looking for her next partner.

Congratulations to Bill and Wendy Brown for retiring Right to War and giving him the chance to shine in a second career.. About Friends of Ferdinand Inc.

Friends of Ferdinand, Inc. is an Indianapolis-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting responsible racehorse retirement by providing racehorses with alternatives at the end of their careers. At this time, we are focusing on thoroughbred racehorses. Our programs include an internet track-listing assistance service for racehorse owners, a thoroughbred donation/ transition/ adoption program, a retraining program, and educational efforts targeting racehorse owners, breeders and trainers, as well as the horse community and the general public. Friends of Ferdinand’s programs and policies do more than most off-track transitioning programs. We invest in both the health and abilities of our horses so that they might find homes more quickly, and more appropriately.

Learn more at Phone: 317-709-1100 Fax: 317-755-1320 Page 59


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Barks N Bits w/Bella


Photos by: Christa Conway

Barks N Bits

with our favorite Jack Russel Terrier... Bella &

Miss Maybelline)

What is the Deal with Cats? I got my Easter basket. I sat up half the night and never did see that darned rabbit. It must be pretty sneaky. Speaking of sneaky....remember those cats I mentioned a couple months ago? Well, I’m not sure if I shared how many the lady rescued, but the original number was eight. “Eight?!?!?” you might ask. Yes, eight! At first I thought the lady was CRAZY bringing that many cats into the barn, but I guess she knows what she is doing. Two ran off the first day. (Remember, I said they were WILD.) The remaining six stayed around through winter, hanging out in the hay lofts and eating cat food. There were a couple of them that I actually did spot doing a little hunting. (Mice and birds mostly.) Now that spring has finally (I think) showed up, it seems that a couple more of the wildcats

have went AWOL. That is Army talk - an acronym - for “Absent Without Leave” - my uncle is in the Army. I’m not quite sure what it really can you be absent without leaving? Anyway two more cats have LEFT. That is dog talk for “Little Enraged Felines Tookoff.” (Ha Ha) So, now we are down to four. The kids who live here have tried to tame these last four cats, but it’s not been working very well. I do have to give them credit. They know how to get fed. They must have been watching and learning from Duke. You see, Duke’s method for getting fed goes something like this: bark until they feed you. That’s it....but it works. That’s what these cats do. Well, they don’t bark, but they “MEOW, MEOW, MEOW, MEOW.... on and on and on....until the people finally give in and feed them.

At least Duke is on a time schedule. He only runs through the “feed me” drill twice a day (morning and night.) These cats get cranked up every time someone walks in the barn door. It’s like when the barn light switch gets flipped, so does the “feed me, I’m a whining cat” switch. They are a PAIN! There’s some more dog talk for you - “Pathetic And Insane Nuisances.” Anyway - I’m on the cat countdown...8, 7, 6, 5, 4....sorry...give me a break, I AM a dog.





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Mystery of the Month Well, we are going way back with this mystery photo. We have kept it as large as possible to help you figure out the names of these classy ladies. We will give a little hint this month: The year was 1963 and the ladies are members of the GBRA (Girls Barrel racing Association) of Indiana. Be the first to send us an email or give us a call with as much information as possible about these ladies to win your choice of a one year subscription to The Horse Resource, a “Horsey Hat” or a “Horsey-T.”

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We have a winner! Elaine Barrett of Winslow, IN a knew that this was the first cover printed, from the first issue of The Horse Resource - way back in January of 2008. Seems like just yesterday, right? Things have changed alot since then! Congratulations to this month’s winner. For solving our mystery, they will receive their choice of a FREE subscription, a “horsey T-shirt or a “horsey” hat for their prize.

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