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The second annual Battle in the Saddle Celebrity Team Penning Event returns to the Kentucky Horse Park’s Covered Arena on .
It took a 221 to win the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Derby Level(L) 4 Open Championship, sponsored by KL Performance Horses. When Cira Baeck of Belgium, riding Colonels Shining Gun for Katarzyna Roleska, burst in the pen, she set a 219.5 to beat. Her deep stops, fast spins and trademark circles earned her a 221 and the title!
Being a registry in addition to a competitive trail riding association the American Competitive Trail Horse Association has records on all of the horses that participate as members. "Our registry indicated 1,762 horses have been taken out of rescues, or rescue situations, to work at ACTHA. As far as I know we are alone in being able to document name of owner and contact information for every rescue horse ACTHA has helped to return to the workplace. And nothing makes me and our staff prouder," say Carrie Scrima a Founder of ACTHA.
The qualifying go-round of the Euro74,500-added KL Performance Horses Open Derby opened the NRHA European Derby in Manerbio, Italy today. Ninety-three horse-rider combinations in the four levels rode for a spot in the finals in the Palasturla arena.
As the final horse-and-rider duo to go down the fence in eight sets of Futurity Open competition, Phillip Ralls and Call Me Mitch dominated the Protect the Harvest/Lucas Oil National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Futurity Open.
November 11th is always reserved as Veterans Day in observance of the signing of the armistice ending World War One in 1918. ACTHA is shooting for 111 events on Veterans Day week end with all proceeds, except direct administrative costs, going to Veteran Outreach Programs like Horses4Heroes where ACTHA has been successful finding members to set up local chapters.
The 25th European Championship of American Quarter Horses kicked off last week in Kreuth, Germany, with some 500 horse-and-rider teams competing for the chance to earn a European champion title.
At the close of this year’s National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular, it was anybody’s game in the 22-horse Derby Open finals. But from the last draw of the first set, Tarin Rice piloted Miss Callie Cat to the championship.
As the idea of natural horsemanship training has become more mainstream in the equine community of the United States, the value of trail riding is increasingly prevalent in the training process of both horses and riders.
You know it’s going to be a week-long battle in the saddle in every division when the increase in top horse and rider combinations over last year is a whopping 55%. The depth of talent was incredible and day after day the spectators were treated to an action packed competition as the best in the west battled it out for over $200,000 in added money and prizes.
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