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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2017 NRHA Open Futurity Finals

The 2017 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show saw the highest scores of the week as the biggest stars shined in the Lucas Oil Level (L)4 Open Finals in front of a full house.

The Open Futurity also witnessed a new champion crowned: Craig Schmersal. Though the NRHA Three Million Dollar Rider has won every NRHA major event, the NRHA Open Futurity Championship title was missing in his impressive show record.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Horse Showing Tip: The Perfect Setup

Teach young halter horses to set up in five easy steps while horse-showing

It looks like magic. A young halter horse, standing so still, so perfectly, with his head held high and his ears perked forward. He almost looks like a beautiful bronze statue. But it’s not magic. All it takes is repetition and patience, says AQHA Professional Horseman Ted Turner Jr. He offers these five steps for achieving the perfect setup.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Keeping Horses a Priority

College can often be one of the most hectic times of a young person’s life.

A small dose of the “real world”, as well as deadlines, exams, lengthy essays, and extra curriculars, most college students have their hands full just trying to gain the education which will shape the rest of their lives. But for Hana Thomas, a sophomore at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA, her love for her horses and showing is something she’s committed to continue, despite limited time and a hectic schedule. For Thomas, her horses are not an option… they are, and will continue to be a top priority.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Importance of Clean Water

Just because your horse has access to water, doesn't mean they are well hydrated

Would you drink dirty water? Water that had algae, mud, maybe even feces in it? Would you be able to put it to your mouth and swallow? I would, if it was a matter of survival. Chances are, if it was a matter of life or death, you would too.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Hunter Under Saddle Strategy

Here are a few tips to help improve your hunter under saddle show-ring strategy.

In hunter under saddle classes, judges find their favorite horses during the first direction around the ring. In the second direction, they place their horses. That’s why we call the second direction the “money direction” – that’s when it’s all said and done.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Dallas Wedel Relocates to Hunter Equestrian Center

Hunter Equestrian Center in North San Diego County becomes the new location for Dallas Wedel's reining business.

When the opportunity to move to Hunter Equestrian Center in North San Diego County arose, Dallas Wedel jumped at the chance to relocate his reining business to the home of the Southern California Reining Horse Association shows and a first class facility that has all the amenities a top reiner could want.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Fires Everywhere

Fires, heroic efforts and boundless generosity spread with equal speed.

The scope of December’s fires has been matched by the scope of generosity toward its victims. “We are so inundated with people who are looking to donate,” says Stacy Kendall, founder of the nearly 12,000-member Facebook group, Southern California Equine Emergency Evacuation. “In eight years of doing this group and for the 30 years being a member of this community, I have never experienced anything like it.”

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