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September Issue

2020 QH Directory

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Last Call to Enter Congress Super Sale

“We are making the last call to enter horses in the 2020 Congress Super Sale for entries for inclusion in the full color printed catalog. Proven and prospective buyers will be sent the printed Congress Super Sale catalog.

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2020 RQHBA Sale Report

Hot was the word of the day in describing the 20th Annual Ranchers Quarter Horse Breeders Association Sale. It was a hot day at the beautiful Besler’s Cadilac Ranch in Belle Fourche, SD and an even hotter sale!

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3 Internet Horse Auctions Close This Week

“On Tuesday evening, September 8, the first of 3 Internet auctions will close, the September INTERNET Auction – Day One.  This auction features sessions for Reining, Ranch and Cow Horses, Trail riding horses and Barrel Horses,” announces Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC.  

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Two Top NRHA Sires Cross Million Dollar Milestones

After a slow start to the 2020 show season, it was unclear if any sires or dams would cross milestones this year. As COVID-19 restrictions were reduced in certain regions of the U.S. earlier this summer, shows resumed and entry numbers skyrocketed.

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NCHA FOUNDATION TO HOST 2ND ANNUAL WESTERN HERITAGE CELEBRATION

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Foundation will host it’s second annual Western Heritage Celebration on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at the Round Up Inn located in Will Rogers Memorial Center. The invitation- only event will take place in conjunction with the NCHA’s World Championship Futurity.

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Help Kick Childhood Cancer with Our New Design

Make an Impact With Our New Design
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month- Help Kick Childhood Cancer
25% of every purchase of this FLAIR® Strip is donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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West World -- Scottsdale, AZ

Stall and Entry deadline is September 4
Enter On-Line
We are excited to announce the new on-line entry portal from Horse Show Tracker is available for fast, convenient and safe class entries. You will also be able to add classes through the app so you spend less time in the Show Office!

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Editorials

NSBA World Show 2020: Fifteen Years of Success

This summer marked the 15th year of the National Snaffle Bit Association World Championship. The eagerness of exhibitors to show after a season of uncertainty due to COVID-19 brought a total of 10,000 entries with 2,850 stalls.

Youth World 2020

Despite the difficulties of COVID-19 that the 2020 California Youth Team encountered throughout the year, each member rose above the challenges to find success at the AQHA Youth World Show. This year’s success was marked by determination, perseverance, and innovation.

Therapy & Rehabilitation

MagnaWave
MagnaWave uses the latest Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) technology to keep your equine partners healthy and feeling great. Our devices work at a cellular level to help reduce inflammation, muscle soreness, and increase circulation throughout the body.

Equine Water Treadmill Exercise

Water treadmill exercise has many potential benefits when integrated into a training or rehabilitation program, including an increase in range of movement of lower limbs, increased lumbar flexion, decreased impact shock, and an opportunity to cross train (thereby reducing injury risk) in a controlled environment.

Kit Kat Kangaroo Claims Cascades Futurity Championship

Kit Kat Kangaroo, sired by Kit Kat Sugar and shown by Monty Buntin for Sherry Stryker, Loomis, Calif., scored 222 points to win the 2020 Cascades Futurity on Thursday, August 13, at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond, Ore. 

Laid Back Larry - AQHA Young Horse Development Program

As many of you know I announced in my last column that I will be selling Larry. After talking to the PCQHA Journal, I am very excited to share that I be continuing to write for them and share more stories with you guys! I already have some fun ones in mind that I am very excited to share.

Champayne Dreams Lives Up To Her Name

Champayne Dreams, owned by Scotty Rice and shown by Tag Rice, came through the 20-horse NCHA Derby Open Finals of the NCHA Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular, with third-place earnings of $19,336.

2020 Legacy Ranch Horse Sale

The 2020 Legacy Ranch Horse Sale will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the historic Prescott Rodeo Grounds in Prescott, Arizona. This highly anticipated annual sale is a collabora- tion between three of Arizona’s largest ranches – the K4 Ranch, Campwood Cattle Company, and the Diamond A Ranch.

When Can Mom Go Back To Work?

Question: When is it OK to start riding my mare after foaling?

Answer: My initial response is the same as a human obstetrician’s answer would be to a patient who asks how soon she can run a marathon after having a baby: “It depends.” What was her condition before the pregnancy?

Best Practices For Weaning A Foal

Nothing pulls at your heartstrings quite like the sound of a newly weaned foal whinnying frantically to its out of sight mother. Although weaning can be done any time after the foal receives an adequate amount of colostrum, ideally you will wean your foal when it is between 4.5 to 6 months of age. With proper planning and management, you can minimize the stress on both foal and dam during this process.

Assessing Hay Quality

In lieu of a serious injury or illness, feed makes up the majority of the annual cost of maintaining a horse. Forage, such as hay or pasture, makes up the bulk of the diet for most horses, and in some, the entire diet.