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DAY 7 FROM AQHA YOUTH WORLD CUP
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DAY 7 FROM AQHA YOUTH WORLD CUP

  Published: Equine Chronicle  EC Blog by: Team USA member Sydney Hoffa The day started off like any other day. We picked stalls, longed horses, filled water buckets, and swept. Then, the Hunt Seat Equitation clinic began. This was manned by Brent Maxwell and Nancy Cahill. Then, the Hunter Under Saddle clinic began. This was manned by Brent Maxwell and Charlene Carter. There was a free ride from 4:30-5:30 indoors for the USA. The clinics were very informative! During the late afternoon, Ellexxah Maxwell, Hayley Riddle, Charles Lee, James Heitzner (Canada), and I went out on an approved trip to the cross country course to see wild kangaroos. We trekked out in the mud past the Australian and Canada barn. We tried to
2016 NRHA Derby: The Open and Non Pro Qualifiers
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2016 NRHA Derby: The Open and Non Pro Qualifiers

  Shine N Spook ridden by Shawn W Flarida - 2016 NRHA Derby (Open Derby, Sec. 1) from NRHA on Vimeo . Oklahoma City – It was an action-packed Wednesday in Oklahoma City where the 37 th edition of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby is taking place. The finalists of the $190,000-added Non Pro Derby were determined yesterday. Today, the first section of the qualifying go-round of the $435,000-added Open Derby lit the stage. In a field of 125 horse and rider combinations, two riders tied for the Level (L) 4 top score, a 222: Shawn Flarida and Jason Vanlandingham. NRHA Five Million Dollar Rider, Flarida, rode Shine N Spook for owner Clark Reining Horses LLC; and NRHA Million Dollar Rider, Vanlandingham,
NCHA CONVENTION DEVELOPS PROPOSALS FOR THE FUTURE
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NCHA CONVENTION DEVELOPS PROPOSALS FOR THE FUTURE

  With its roots in the history of the West, the National Cutting Horse Association had its eyes on the future as the association concluded its annual convention in Grapevine, Texas on June 26. “We need to preserve our Western heritage in these changing times,” said incoming NCHA President Chuck Smith of Canal Winchester, Ohio. “At the same time, we’re in a changing world, with increasing technology and faster communications. We should embrace that technology and use it to help us show the rest of the country and the rest of the world what the cutting horse is all about.” At the convention, Smith took the gavel from retiring President Jo Ellard of Dallas, Texas. Other incoming officers are President Elect Lewis
Day 3-5 at AQHA Youth World Cup With Team USA- First Two Gold Medals!
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Day 3-5 at AQHA Youth World Cup With Team USA- First Two Gold Medals!

Published: Equine Chronicle  Day 5 EC Blog by: Team USA member Sydney Hoffa While Austria Arnold was prepping to show in Cutting, the rest of the team was prepping to cheer. We donned Uncle Sam costumes, crazy hair, USA themed headbands (that description doesn’t do it justice), and flags. Lots and lots of flags. Brock Murphy loped the horse around while Austria watched the cows work and took notes. As each horse and rider went, the anticipation grew. Then, Austria laid down an amazing run. There were five more runs to go, but we all knew who had won. We were shivering, but we were proud. Honestly, there’s no better sight than your team mate standing behind the American flag. She was given a belt buckle and also a flower