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Sunday, November 30, 2014

South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa Celebrates National Finals Rodeo in True “Vegas Cowboy Central” Spirit with Non-Stop Rodeo Promotions

LAS VEGAS – South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa plays home to the rodeo world in true Vegas Cowboy Central fashion during National Finals Rodeo (NFR), Las Vegas’ largest rodeo event of the year, with a full lineup of live entertainment, Western art and gift shows, NFR viewing parties, buckle presentations for NFR winners, rodeo events and more Monday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 14.

2014 All-American Quarter Horse Congress – Highs, Lows, and Memories

All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio is the largest single breed horse show in the world. In its 48th year, the 2014 event drew a jaw-dropping 20,000 entries. Starting October 2 and running through the 26th, it was estimated to bring more than 650,000 people to the area and more than $180 million dollars to the local economy.

Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM)

Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM) is a dominant autosomal hereditary condition that can cause a genetic form of tying-up with muscle damage and inability to move. One form of PSSM is in part a result of a single base pair substitution in GYS1 gene, thereby changing the amino acid sequence of the glycogen synthase enzyme. At least 20 breeds have been identified with Type 1 PSSM.

Horse-Breeding History: Expensive Hobby

Expensive Hobby made a lasting impression in the Quarter Horse world.
The AQHA World Show had just moved to Oklahoma City, and horsemen in the Heartland were witnessing West Coast-style working cow horse competition for the

Quarter Horse History: The First 20


 It is interesting to look back through the first 20 horses registered with AQHA – designated as foundation sires – and see which ones we remember and which have faded into relative obscurity. After AQHA was chartered in 1940, the newly formed Executive Committee decided that the first registration number would be reserved for the grand champion at the Fort Worth Stock Show.

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Bonnie Sheren – Commitment Pays Off

Hard work, time, commitment, and energy, are key ingredients that turn dreams into goals and eventually into reality. Three years ago Select rider Bonnie Sheren was in a position in her life to put all those important ingredients together. “I’d been showing on and off over the years and had always hoped to have a horse and show at a high level. It was time to make it happen,” says Sheren.

Managing the Laminitic and Foundered Horse with Sole Support

When an equine athlete experiences an episode of Laminitis or Founder it can be a painful experience. While there are numerous studies and articles on the causes of these two maladies, there is also a general consensus on what the hoof capsule experiences after the episodes occur.

Just Have Christmas

If you are reading this, then you must have managed to make it through the remainder of your show season and you are now heading full speed into wrapping paper and pine oil and copious amounts of sugar and The Holidays.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Concierge Auctions to sell fully customized Rancho Santa Fe retreat that makes indoor-outdoor living a reality

The 10,390-square-foot residence was built by renowned architect Greg Agee, with an interior conceived by award-winning designer Susan Spath
Concierge Auctions, a luxury real estate auction firm serving high-net-worth individuals worldwide, today announced the auction of Rancho Las Brisas in the affluent community of Rancho Santa Fe. Rancho Las Brisas was previously offered for $6.695M and will sell to the highest bidder without reserve in cooperation with Laura Barry of Barry Estates on November 8th.

UPDATED Event Schedule at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

American Quarter Horse Association SmartPak Novice Championship – Oct. 1 – 5: The SmartPak West AQHA Level One Championships are the pinnacle event for Level One (formerly known as Novice) American Quarter Horse exhibitors, who must qualify for the event either nationally or through a state or provincial AQHA affiliate in halter, English and western disciplines. This year’s championships have more than 2,000 entries with this year’s championships slated for Oct. 1 – 5. This event is free and open to the public.

Robert Conway Steps It Up to the Select World Show

Looking ahead to the 2014 show season, Robert Conway didn’t have a horse ready to show. He’d been to the Select World Championships to help a friend, but never as a competitor. In order to meet his goals, he entered into a show lease on two mares. “Show leases are a win-win situation,” says Conway. “There was no way these horses would have gotten the training and chance to show and I was able to get in the ring.”

SmartPak AQHA Level 1 Championships West

The American Quarter Horse Association makes a place for every rider and owner. The SmartPak West AQHA Level 1 Championship Show, also known as the Novice show brings riders from around the region to a championship caliber show that serves as an important stepping stone to the Select World, Youth World and World Congress. For the first time, the association offered Rookie classes that saw entries increase by 455 to a total of 1,742 for the show held October 1-5 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

How Much Does an Eviction Cost?

When a consumer fails to pay rent, it’s a bad situation for everyone involved. As a renter, you could have trouble finding another place to live, and your credit scores could take a hit.

Landlords are often put in a stressful situation that can be quite costly, potentially damaging their financial stability, as well. It costs an average of $1,917 to evict someone, according to a report from TransUnion.

Miranda Mitten: Ending a Youth Career is Just the Beginning

Nineteen year old Miranda Mitten is about to see her youth career come to a close. Even though she admits to being a little sad she says, “I’m excited to do something new. It will be fun to move up to the next level.” The 2010 Congress Champion in Trail and three-time PCQHA Youth All-Around Year-End Champion will be entering this new stage on a new mount. “She just bought Sudden Persuasion at the NSBA show in Tulsa,” says Mitten’s longtime trainer Kellie Hinely. They found the six year old dark chestnut gelding known as “Percy” at Highpoint Performance Horses where he showed under previous owner Bonnie Sheren.

55th Annual Klamath Bull and Horse Sale Returns in February

Step onto the Klamath County Fairgrounds in Klamath Falls, Oregon February 5-8, 2015 and you’ll hear the yip of cattle dogs, the clank of spurs, and the thundering of hooves as skilled horses run down and maneuver cattle. Watch the ropes and dirt fly and know at this premiere gathering of ranchers has gone on for over five decades.

World Champions win at Congress

Reigning World Champion One Time Choice and three-time Non-Pro World Champion Joe Howard Williamson dominated their respective finals at the Mercuria NCHA World Series of Cutting at the All American Quarter Horse Congress on October 10.

Horse-Breeding Compatibility

Some pairings just don’t work, and that seemingly perfect mare-stallion combination fails to result in pregnancy

The 12-year-old mare had already successfully carried four foals to term. She was known as an easy breeder because she always settled on either the first or second cycle. The mare had conceived in previous years after having been bred with either frozen semen or cooled semen.

Monday, October 6, 2014

UPDATED Event Schedule at South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa

American Quarter Horse Association SmartPak Novice Championship – Oct. 1 – 5: The SmartPak West AQHA Level One Championships are the pinnacle event for Level One (formerly known as Novice) American Quarter Horse exhibitors, who must qualify for the event either nationally or through a state or provincial AQHA affiliate in halter, English and western disciplines. Read More on Pacificcoastjournal.com

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Is an Assumable Mortgage a Good Idea?

Written by Courtesy of Realtor.com 

Looking for an alternative to a traditional mortgage? An assumable mortgage is a loan that allows a buyer to take over a seller’s current loan, typically with no change to the terms or interest rate. When interest rates are low or falling, borrowers aren’t interested in taking on a loan with a higher interest rate than what a broker could offer.

A Judge’s Perspective on Horse-Showing Trends

Written by Courtesy of America’s Horse Daily

Horse showing is an integral part of many youths’ passion for their horses. Many spend countless hours preparing both their horses and themselves for competition. As with most things, horse showing goes through many trends and fads. However, the bottom line is, how are these new and sometimes expensive fads perceived by the judge in the show ring? Read More on Pacificcoastjournal.com!

Spinning and Sliding in Sin City at the 2014 The High Roller Reining Classic

Photos by Alden Corrigan
The third and final show in the Triple Crown of Reining series that includes Cactus Reining Classic in Scottsdale, Arizona and Reining By The Bay in Woodside, California, the High Roller Reining Classic, held at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada did not disappoint.

Congress Super Sale – Selling the BEST Show Horses

The 2014 Congress Super Sale, presented by Kaplow Insurance, will offer, on Saturday October 18, the best set of AQHA Show Horses offered at auction any where in the World! This auction is a feature of the All American Quarter Horse Congress, produced by the Ohio Quarter Horse Association.

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Concierge Auctions to sell fully customized Rancho Santa Fe retreat that makes indoor-outdoor living a reality

The 10,390-square-foot residence was built by renowned architect Greg Agee, with an interior conceived by award-winning designer Susan Spath
Concierge Auctions, a luxury real estate auction firm serving high-net-worth individuals worldwide, today announced the auction of Rancho Las Brisas in the affluent community of Rancho Santa Fe. Rancho Las Brisas was previously offered for $6.695M and will sell to the highest bidder without reserve in cooperation with Laura Barry of Barry Estates on November 8th.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fighting the Bit

Written by Dr. Jim & Lynda McCall Courtesy of America’s Horse Daily

Help your young horse learn to accept – and respond to – the bit

The Problem
I have been riding my 2-year-old gelding for about three months, but I still can’t seem to get him responsive to the bit. I had his wolf teeth removed before placing the bit in his mouth, so I’m sure that isn’t the problem.

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Did You Know? - Courtesy of America’s Horse Daily

Who figured out how to use an ultrasound in mares? How long have ranchers looked for safer fencing? The Journal staff dug up some unique stories and facts behind some of the everyday items in our American Quarter Horse world, and we thought you’d like to hear them.

Quick-Change Stirrups
The next time you step into your western stirrup, take a peek under the fender and see how it adjusts. Chances are there’s a Blevins’ Quick-Change Buckle there (or a copy of it). Have you ever wondered where it came from?

Miss Callie Cat Gets the Call

The cattle were tough, but Miss Callie Cat and Junie Wood were tougher.

Miss Callie Cat and Tarin Ricedrew last to work in the first set of the NCHA Derby Finals, on Saturday, August 2, and marked the winning score of 224 points. Junie Wood, under John Mitchell, the first to work in the 22-horse horse finals, scored 220 points for reserve.

Lane Ranch and Company Shines Bright on the Silver Screen

For most ranchers the day begins early, goes late and revolves around managing stock animals. For George Lane, his wife Charlene and adult son Justin, the whole endeavor is a bit more star-studded. You’ve very likely seen their work in a variety of places without ever knowing it. Those horses galloping alongside cars in a salt flat for a Firestone tires commercial aren’t the result of computer graphics. They are the liberty horses of Lane Ranch and they really did gallop along with those cars for the commercial.

Practice, Patience, and Planning Take Four Young Riders to World Show Finals

Each year young riders spend countless hours at the barn preparing, weekends competing, and late nights staying on top of classroom studies to make their way to the American Quarter Horse Association Youth World Show. The Pacific Coast region is no stranger to talented young competitors. This year’s event held once again in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma August first through the ninth saw several young women reach great heights in the world finals.

Watch Out for These Red Flags When Buying a Home

Oh, those crafty sellers, disguising the deferred maintenance of their homes! We’re not saying they’ll lie, but if they can get away with selling the house and not having to spend thousands of dollars on a moldy basement re-do?

Fitting the Sale Horse: It Pays to Prepare

Horses consigned to the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales in Reno, Nev., are in one of the most important competitions of their lives, as they try to win a buyer willing to pay their maximum value. When sifting through hundreds of sale horses, a savvy shopper looks closely at conformation and pedigree. Those two qualities influence buyers to raise their hands at the auction, but to command top dollar, a horse must also look like a champion.

NSBA Hosts Largest World Show To Date

NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity See Big Increase in Participation
The 2014 NSBA World Championship Show and Breeders Championship Futurity, held August 9-17 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was the largest show the association has held to date, with a 19 percent increase in stalls and an increase of 600 entries over last year, a 17 percent increase.

NRHA Futurity Reminders & Move-In Info

As the summer nears its end, anticipation is building for this year’s National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show in Oklahoma City, Okla. This year’s event is scheduled to start one day later and includes a new Level 1 Open Rider Challenge. Below are a few reminders and updates to consider when making plans for this year’s event.

Entries Still Accepted for Congress Sale & Appaloosa World Sale!

Mike Jennings of Professional Horse Services, LLC, announces “We are still accepting entries for two major show horse auctions, the Congress Super Sale & Appaloosa World Sale. You can offer your horses to the top owners and exhibitors in the industry because they are held in conjunction with the top shows in the business.” Entries will be accepted into early September.

Monday, August 11, 2014

American Paint Horse Association Continues New Paint-specific Reining Awards at 2014 High Roller Reining Classic

The American Paint Horse Association will continue its new Paint-specific reining awards program at the 2014 High Roller Reining Classic, set for September 13-20 in Las Vegas.

The new partnership created between APHA and the High Roller Reining Classic features exciting new opportunities for reining Paints.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

2014 NRHA Derby Champions


The 2014 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby concluded with the $428,000-added open. The NRHA Derby Show is NRHA’s premiere event for the world’s best 4-, 5- and 6-year-old reining horses. The Show welcomed more than 2,600 entries to Oklahoma City June 21-28 for the largest NRHA Derby on record. By the show's end, approximately $1.1 million in cash and prizes were awarded to members representing 46 states and 21 countries.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Perfect Products


Founded in 2006, Perfect Products is a specialized and dynamic nutraceutical company dedicated to the comfort, well-being and performance of top equine athletes. CEO Jeff Morgenstern explains, “Our mission is to develop and market effective, ethical formulas to solve specific issues in the high-end performance horse.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Weaning Your Foal

Weaning is usually done somewhere between 4 and 7 months of age, although some ranches leave their foals on the mares a bit longer.

After 4 months of age, the foal’s nutritional requirements exceed that provided by the mare’s milk, and most foals are eating grain and forage on their own.

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