AQHA Incentive Fund Payout

aqha_logoMore than $2.7 million will be divided among nominated foals that earned a total of 130,066.5 points – making the American Quarter Horse Association Incentive Fund payout for the 2011 show season $21.14 per point.

On A Mission

Ashley (left) and Brandye Nelsey, along with their dog, Tae
With five horses and a dog, Tae, Brandye and Ashley Nelsey, who are 23 and 21, started out in September from their home in West Branch, Mich., on a 1,400-mile trail ride to Houston, Texas. They are raising money and awareness for their hometown church’s project to build water wells in Haiti.

When they got into Mississippi, they met a storm and Pat Earnheart.

Freestyle Reining Champion Whizards Baby Doll Dies

Whizards Baby Doll and Stacy Westfall (photo by Jeff Kirkbride)
Westfall Horsemanship, Mount Gilead, Ohio, the home base of horse trainer and freestyle reining champion Stacy Westfall, announced via that the 2001 mare Whizards Baby Doll was humanely euthanized on Feb. 8, 2012.

Battle In The Saddle Returns

qhnlogoHeralded as the great American Western horse showdown, Battle In The Saddle, July 3-8 in Oklahoma City, Okla., is sure to not disappoint. The 2012 event will feature versatility ranch horse competition, cutting, roping, cowboy mounted shooting, barrel racing, working cow horse, ranch sorting and a ranch remuda challenge.

2012 AQHA Convention

aqha_logoAre you ready to hoof it to Las Vegas? The 2012 AQHA Convention March 9-12 at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is just around the corner and slated to be one of the largest ever.

Funeral Service Feb. 18 For Dave Husby

Dave & Georgia Husby & Hydrive Cat
Dave Husby, a Canada native and businessman who also spent much of his time in Weatherford, Texas, raising, riding, and owning cutting horses, passed away suddenly on Feb. 17. The family scheduled a funeral service for Saturday, Feb. 18 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.