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Here are some updates on your NSHA Futurity program sponsors

From Horsetrader staff - August 21st, 2014 - Show & Event News, Special Section

Holy Cow Performance Horses
Santa Ynez, CA & Weatherford, TX
(805) 688-4241

Holy Cow Performance Horses opened its doors in 1999, becoming one of the leading breeding operations of performance cow horses in the state of California. In December of 2012 Holy Cow Performance Horses expanded operations to a second location in Weatherford, Texas, introducing Holy Cow Performance Horses Texas, LLC. Breeding, raising and showing quality performance Quarter Horses is our passion. Holy Cow Performance Horses is dedicated to breeding quality working cow performance horses that are world class in their respective fields. Reined cow horses, cutting and reining horses, as well as all around working ranch horses are raised here at Holy Cow Performance Horses.

Robertson Ranches
Plymouth, CA
(209) 245-3770

Robertson Ranches is a family-owned operation located in the heart of California’s Gold Country in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Plymouth. Pride of ownership and traditional values have helped build the Robertson Ranches reputation, as well as its commercial beef cattle herd over the past 31 years, which today is made up of predominantly Angus-Simmental crossbred cows and calves. A limited offering of yearling replacement heifers are currently available through private treaty. The goal of our horse program is to produce performance Quarter Horses with the versatility to excel in all aspects of a day’s work – including arena competition such as working cow horse, reining, roping and cutting, as well as outside on the ranch.

The goal of Robertson Ranches’ horse program is to produce performance Quarter Horses with the versatility to excel in all aspects of a day’s work — including arena competition such as working cow horse, reining, roping and cutting, as well as outside on the ranch. Robertson Ranches is proud to own One Fine Vintage, AQHA sorrel stallion. This talented son of One Time Pepto won the 2014 NRCHA World Champion Open Hackamore title, along with the 2014 Arizona Sun Circuit Jr Cow Horse Champion title, and is trained and shown by World’s Greatest Horseman winner, Ron Emmons. One Fine Vintage will be standing at the 808 Ranch in Acampo, CA for the 2015 breeding season.

All American Trailers North
Buellton, CA
(805) 688-1999

All American Trailers North is celebrating Aaron Schwarzwalter’s 30th year of selling quality horse trailers in Buellton. Aaron built his full trailer sales and service facility from scratch in 1984 as Santa Ynez Valley Trailers. Today, Aaron operates as All American Trailers North, featuring Logans, Elites and 4 Stars, plus other well known horse trailer brands, along with Big Tex and Pace Utility trailers. Located 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara at 2201 North Highway 101, All American Trailers North proudly offers new, used and consignment trailers for purchase. If you need a trailer, or have one to sell, call Aaron at (805) 688-1999, and be sure to visit the website at www.AllAmericanTrailersNorth.com.

Parnell Dickinson, Inc.
(916) 662-1298

When you visit Reno, Nev., in October for the 2014 National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity, be sure to attend the stellar 2014 Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales!

Since it began in 1970, the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity has grown into perhaps the most prestigious event in the Western performance industry, drawing cow horse enthusiasts from around the world to Reno to see powerful 3-year-old horses compete in the triathlon of the equine world, judging their herd work, rein work and cow work. After watching the world’s best cow horses test their athleticism during the Snaffle Bit Futurity, you might want to leave Reno with a quality cow horse of your own because of the sales managed by Parnell Dickenson.

This year’s event will feature an elite set of prospects and proven cow horses, available for purchase through this exciting, high-stakes auction. The sales will begin Thursday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. with the Classic Yearling and Broodmare Sale. On Friday morning, Oct. 3, the Performance Horse Sale — followed by the Select 2-Year-Old Sale — will start, following the Non Pro Herd Work finals at approximately 11 a.m. The Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales will conclude on Saturday, Oct. 4, following the Open Herd Work Finals at about 11 a.m., with the Select Yearling and Broodmare Sale. The NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Horse Sales are presented by Markel Insurance and managed by Parnell Dickinson, Inc.

Billie Jo Ralls
Merrill & Associates Real Estate
Paso Robles, CA
(805) 878-5582

Bille Jo’s extended experience and expertise in the Paso Robles, Templeton, Creston, Atascadero, and San Miguel real estate market benefits both buyers and sellers in the Paso Robles area, as her instincts and service can be a valuable tool. Additionally, she has rich expertise and experience with the horse and cattle industries, and it you are looking for a “horse” or “cattle” property, no one can help you better than Billie Jo. For a list of satisfied references for your review, please contact her.

Billie Jo was born and raised on a large ranch in Montana, giving her a world of experience in aspects of caring for animals and the rigors of running a ranch. No stranger to hard work, Billie Jo relocated to the Santa Ynez Valley where she carried out the duties of a Breeding Manager at Flag Is Up Farms and Monty Roberts, then was General Manager at a large training facility. Afterward, Billie Jo started her own equine therapy business at the request of many veterinarians, and I she now is certified to treat horses using the latest techniques including Therascope Equine Microstimulaton. Beyond her business success, she regards her greatest achievement as her raising of her son, Phillip Ralls, an award-winning horse trainer and equine chiropractor. Billie Jo’s move into a real estate career came at the request of several of her longtime friends and associates, who encouraged her to apply her knowledge of horses, cattle, ranching and farm management along with her passion for real estate — and the idea of helping people find their dream home, ranch or farm. 

Jeremiah Watt Products
Coalinga, CA

Jeremiah Watt is a world-renowned custom saddle maker who has used his design talents to develop a line of his own snaffles, bridles, bits and spurs that are functional and competitively priced. Jeremiah Watt Products are used from the ranch to the arena and offer a variety of mouthpieces from the simple curb to a spade bit. Many traditional and unique designs are offered for the cheek pieces and spurs. Horse Shoe Brand tools and saddle hardware are also designed and sold by Jeremiah. Leatherworkers used these stamp tools and hand tools to finish their products. The hardware line includes buckles, conchos, rigging plates, stirrup bolts and conways — everything you need for all your leather projects. Finally, along with his custom made saddle trees and saddles, Jeremiah offers a line of Watt Bros. Stock Saddles, featuring Wade Saddles to Ropers — all made by one saddle maker and including his own custom trees. Check it all out at www.ranch2arena.com.   

EQ-Wine Covers Co.
Paso Robles, CA
(800) 980-BARN (2276)

The EQ-Wine Covers Co. is located just three blocks south of the Paso Robles Events Center. — right at the heart of the Central Coast horse world – and enjoys the visits by horse enthusiasts who stop by its office and display yard. One of the most enjoyable aspects of EQ-Wine Covers’ work is to match a client’s wishes with the right strucure, while staying within their budget. The value offered to their new friends surpasses the competition, by far. With the only Lifetime Warranty (full details on website) in the industry, and no skimping on materials or trim pieces to boost profits, EQ-Wine Covers provides you the best value on steel structures. So, when you’re in Paso, stop by the offices for a tour of sample buildings and get a fast free quote. Mention that you saw it in Horsetrader, and get free shipping on any order within 250 miles of our office! Visit EQ-Wine Covers’ 20 -age website at www.EQ-WineCovers.com to see the many different ways you can have your dream facility come to life!

Estrella Equine Hospital
San Miguel, Calif.
(805) 467-3650

“Get the most from your equine athlete!” is the call from Estrella Equine Hospital. Equine athletes strive to provide optimal performance, but lameness, aging, trauma and injury may prevent them from performing to the best of their ability. New and innovative technology now available at Estrella Equine Hospital enables its staff to quickly and accurately diagnose many of these problems. Regenerative procedures such as IRAP, stem cell administration and shock wave therapy are just a few of the treatments available today which can return your equine athlete to their peak performance.

Estrella Equine Hospital offers the finest medical services available anywhere, and its clients range from one-horse enthusiasts to commercial operations and include horses used for racing, performance, breeding, show and pleasure. The dedicated staff at Estrella Equine Hospital has a collective experience of over 40 years working directly with Dr. Bogenrief at the hospital. Together, they function like a well-oiled machine, each with their unique abilities and talents, and acting and thinking as a united team for the benefit of the horse. Visit the website to learn more!

National Stock Horse Association

The heritage, passion and competition of the reined cow horse lives strong with the National Stock Horse Association. The NSHA plans and produces stock horse events and encourages industry growth through educational clinics, museum and incentive programs. In short, the NSHA “puts the show back in horse show!”

Since its birth in 2004, the NSHA has strived to grow the stock horse industry while promoting the sport and its heritage throughout the world with promotional events that educate the owners, riders and others on the stock horse history, training programs, competition events, and legendary horses and trainers.

2014 NSHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Vendors
Here are 13 GREAT reasons to visit the Futurity Trade Show!

All American Trailers
Big Daddy Photography
Buckaroo Leather
Churchills Western Tack & Apparel
Flanigan’s Cowboy Stuff
GlamourKat Clothing
Hill Top Saddlery
Jeremiah Watt Performance Horses
Prest Corp – Cow Dog Saddles
Ruby Rose Cowgirl Clothes
San Juan Ranch – Santa Cruz Animal Health
Tom Block Cowboy Supply
Vaquero Brand

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