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Theodore Boris takes USEF Talent Search Finals West
The L.A. International win—a World Cup Qualifier as well—followed up Bond and Cadett 7 taking consecutive victories at the $40,000 Summer Classic Grand Prix on Aug. 22 and $50,000 Grand Prix of Showpark on Aug. 29.
NRCHA honors John Ward and Jimmy Flores, Sr.
Draw 25–Davis aboard Reymanator, owned by John Semanick of Jacksonville, Fla.–had topped the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity preliminaries. The two had marked the high herd work score with a 218.5, but 214 in the rein work meant that he was second going into the cow work.
NRCHA honored its newest Million Dollar Rider, John Ward, during the Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Finals opening ceremonies on Oct. 4. The name “Ward” is almost synonymous with the reined cow horse, bringing to mind a long family history of great wins and top-notch cow horses. Ward won his second NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity title in 2008, on the home-bred Black Pearl. Ten years earlier, he won the championship on Masteroani.
Leslie Law wins USEA Gold Cup Series Finale
Fisher, 29, of Topanga, Calif., was thrilled with the three-day performance of Lady Calido, also known as Callie. “She was phenomenal.” Fisher said. “I’m just relieved the weekend is over and I can just enjoy it and take care of her now.”
Draft horse exhibitors from California, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona and Idaho competed for more than $35,000 in premium awards. Sharon Priebe of Grayling, Mich., judged the draft horse competitions and halter show. Dwight Gilbert of Nevada was the judge of the pulling contest; and Mark Mistler of Purcell, Okla., was the horseshoe judge.
Continuing in a Series
This time, we introduce Exercise No. 3: Moving the Ribcage. In the next few installments, Les Vogt takes you through exercises of his Five Easy Pieces. When you’ve mastered them, you should be able to put any part of your horse’s body where you want it, without resistance.
LAHJA has a comprehensive set of medal classes, with the LAHJA Horsemanship serving as an entry-level final for both amateur and junior riders with fences set at 2’9” to 3’0”.
The Gold Coast 6 hunter/jumper horse show was managed by Langer Equestrian Group from Aug. 27-30 at Los Angeles Equestrian Center.
Riders and show organizers said course designer Stephen DeFisher did a masterful job by offering challenging options for the more advanced riders and allowing the less experienced riders to take a slightly easier track.
The NAL runs season-long series in seven hunter/jumper divisions: Adult Hunter, presented by Cavalor; Children’s Hunter, Open Jumper Speed, Adult Jumper, Children’s Jumper, Pony Jumper and the new Low Junior/Amateur-Owner jumper.