September Newsletter from WDAA

President’s Letter Dear Friends, Many of you are starting to film your Online WDAA World Championship Show tests or preparing to enter the show. So, most of this newsletter will be dedicated to providing information

National Reined Cow Horse Association Stallion Stakes 2020

The final day of competition was deep at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center. On Sunday, August 30, the National Reined Cow Horse Association Stallion Stakes Open and Non Pro champions were crowned. They

“New Year Celebration” Postpones January 2021 Show in Paso Robles, CA

Paso Robles Event Center is Unable to Approve Upcoming Events Due to California’s response to the Covid crisis, the Paso Robles Event Center has been unable to hold events since March 2020. With no upcoming

Open Snaffle Bit Futurity Finals Tickets Coming Soon

The National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity® is one of the largest and most distinguished events for 3-year-old horses in the Western performance horse industry. This year marks the 51st annual NRCHA Snaffle

2020 WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo Still on in Amarillo, Texas with Added Performances

The Working Ranch Cowboys Association and the WRCA Foundation is proud to announce the 25th WRCA World Championship Ranch Rodeo will occur in Amarillo, Texas on November 12-15, 2020. Due to seating capacity restrictions from

The Cowgirl Gathering set to premiere in the Fort Worth Stockyards November 13-15, 2020

The inaugural Cowgirl Gathering, hosted by the American Paint Horse Association, is set to make history in the Fort Worth Stockyards November 13-15, 2020. This weekend takeover of the historic Fort Worth Stockyards highlights cowgirls’ skills in

Watch LIVE the 2020 High Roller Reining Classic presented by ProElite

September 11 – 19, 2020 Las Vegas, Nevada Watch LIVE the 2020 High Roller Reining Classic presented by ProElite Watch LIVE on from the comfort of your home! Click Here for the Show Schedule

Pasture Management – How to Prepare for Fall

Managing pasture can be a very important tool in controlling feeding cost for all livestock, including horses being kept on small acreages.  If pasture is going to provide a substantial amount of the required nutrition

Keeping Your Horse Hydrated While Traveling

While traveling with your horse to shows, trail rides and vacations in the hot sun this summer, it is essential to keep your horse healthy in the back of the your trailer. Getting to your

Ask the Vet: Infectious Disease

Question: I have a beautiful Palomino Quarter horse gelding that I want to show. When I got him last year, they told me not to vaccinate him because he foundered two days after his last routine vaccines. That

Riding the Extended Trot: Ranch Horse Skill Set

Tips from world champion trainer Ben Baldus for how to properly ride a ground-covering extended trot on the ranch or in the show ring. Extended gaits are an important part of a ranch horse’s skill set. If

Keep Colors True and Leather Soft with Farnam® Leather New® Total Care 2 in 1

When you want your true colors to shine, look for a cleaner and conditioner that keeps all of your leather soft, supple and looking brand-new. Farnam, your partner in horse care™, is pleased to introduce

How to Take Your Horse’s Vital Signs

Knowing how to measure your horse’s temperature (T), pulse (P) and respiration (R) is a basic barn skill every owner should have. Typical ranges for normal are: T = 99.5 – 100.5°, P = 28-42

Is Your Mortgage Forbearance Ending Soon? What To Do Next

Millions of Americans struggling to make their monthly mortgage payments because of COVID-19 have received relief through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. But mortgage forbearance is only temporary, and set to expire soon,

Keeping Your Pet Safe As Temperatures Rise

Texas is known for hot summers that leave many residents ready for air conditioning and a cool drink. Because their bodies expel heat less efficiently and generate more heat pound-for-pound than humans, our furry friends

An Exercise to Slow Down a Speedy Trail Horse

If your horse has a tendency to race ahead when you’re riding in a group, here’s a way to teach him to relax. Find a controlled environment like an arena or a large pasture and

Tips for Calming an Anxious Horse

Just like humans or any other animal, horses sometimes experience anxiety. There are a lot of reasons your horse may feel stressed or nervous, such as a new environment, sudden noise or other sensation, unfamiliar

Traveling With Your Horse: How To Have A Happy, Healthy Horse When You Arrive

Get the most out of these last warm months with your horse by using these helpful hints from Guidelines for Horse Transport by Road and Air edited by Catherine W. Kohn. Before Travel Your best

What’s Behind That Tough-to-Load Horse and How to Remedy the Situation

If you’ve been to any horse event, you’ve seen it: a horse steadfastly refusing to load into a trailer and a group of frustrated humans determined to change his mind. It’s the perfect recipe for

Last Call to Enter Congress Super Sale

“We are making the last call to enter horses in the 2020 Congress Super Sale for entries for inclusion in the full color printed catalog. Proven and prospective buyers will be sent the printed Congress

2020 RQHBA Sale Report

Hot was the word of the day in describing the 20th Annual Ranchers Quarter Horse Breeders Association Sale. It was a hot day at the beautiful Besler’s Cadilac Ranch in Belle Fourche, SD and an

West World Ranch Riding Futurities and Derbies

RANCH RIDING FUTURITIES AND DERBIES $5,000 Added Farnam 3 & 4 Year Old Ranch Riding Futurity Entry Fee $250 Sponsored by Farnam. No lead change in pattern. $5,000 Added Cinch 5 & 6 Year Old

3 Internet Horse Auctions Close This Week

“On Tuesday evening, September 8, the first of 3 Internet auctions will close, the September INTERNET Auction – Day One.  This auction features sessions for Reining, Ranch and Cow Horses, Trail riding horses and Barrel

News from the National Reined Cow Horse Association

The National Reined Cow Horse Association proud to announce that WestWorld of Scottsdale will host the 2021 NRCHA Derby presented by DT Horses LLC, home of NRCHA champion stallions Hickory Holly Time and Nineteen Ten.

NRCHA Modifies World Show Qualification For The 2020 Show Season

After extensive research and consideration, the National Reined Cow Horse Association Board of Directors have modified World Show qualification requirements for the 2020 show season. The show season will end on November 15, 2020, as

History Was Made at the New York County Fair Finals

History was made Sunday (Sept. 6) in Orange County, New York, as Goshen Historic Track hosted the New York County Fair Finals (NYCFF). For the first – and probably only – time ever, the eight

Two Top NRHA Sires Cross Million Dollar Milestones

After a slow start to the 2020 show season, it was unclear if any sires or dams would cross milestones this year. As COVID-19 restrictions were reduced in certain regions of the U.S. earlier this


The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Foundation will host it’s second annual Western Heritage Celebration on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at the Round Up Inn located in Will Rogers Memorial Center. The invitation- only event

AZ Fall Championship Information

West World — Scottsdale, AZ Information Stall and Entry deadline is September 4 On-Line Entry Save Time and Help Out The Show Staff The office staff really encourages everyone to enter at least one class

EQUITANA USA Unveils Month-Long Virtual Program to Celebrate the Horse

The equine industry won’t have to wait a year to celebrate the horse with EQUITANA USA after all. The event announced today a month-long virtual celebration of the horse in September, free and open to