Most people would agree that being a parent is one
of the hardest yet rewarding jobs on the planet.
You worry, support, nag and bribe your kids to do
the right thing, and at the end of the day, all
you really want is for your child to be happy.
Then, one day, your dear son or daughter says four
innocent little words, “I want a horse” and life
as you know it will never be the
This week boot camp riders continue to build
strength and control through better positioning.
At this point you are still not stringing together
moves for patterns, you are simply building strong
muscles that maintain the correct position
throughout your ride. Perfecting your position
enables you to harmonize your ride. First things
first, build a better ride through strength and
In the 80s, Paris Hughes of Burleson, Texas
dominated the AQHA show circuit with her horses,
Comeonin and Mr Two Eyed Twist. Hughes and her two
horses won an impressive 12 AQHA World
Championships and 12 AQHA Reserve Championships to
go along with multiple Congress
Championships. "They were special horses,"
Paris recalls, who has both horses buried at her
family's farm in Burleson, Texas.
Throughout his twenty plus years in the business,
Bruce Vickery of Aubrey, Texas has showed and
trained numerous World and Congress Champions. For
the past six years, Vickery has held the title as
the highest NSBA Trail money earner with
$86,734.15. To put the magnitude of this
impressive feat into perspective, the second
highest NSBA Trail money earner has $38,410.44 in
lifetime earnings, nearly $50,000 less.
Lewis says that she is thankful that showing horses has allowed her to continue competing into her late sixties when many sports would have required younger bodies.
Last month, while recovering from her third bout
of cancer, Linda Lewis of The Villages, Florida
was also determined to go back and show at the
Pinto World Show. This Amateur Elite exhibitor is
a three-time ovarian cancer survivor. She was
initially diagnosed in February of 2010 and has
gone through treatment and therapy the past few
years. Due to her illness, Lewis missed the Pinto
World Show in 2010 through 2013 and had doubts she
would make it this year.
Seaside Farm, LP announces the donation of their
NSBA World Champion hunt seat stallion, Iron Age,
to Ohio State University. "We were fulfilling
my mom's wishes, Carolyn Fleming Smith, per her
will, with the donation of Iron Age to a
University," says Adria Smith of Seaside Farm, LP.
"That transaction was completed after breeding
season for ease on all parties with Ohio State
AQHA and PHBA member, Diane Stenborg, of DeLand,
Florida, is not only able to compete in a class
that most find daunting, but has achieved winning
three World titles as well. What’s so special
about Diane and her accomplishments you might ask?
Diane Stenborg is legally blind.
We are heartbroken to report that beloved gelding
and Congress Champion, RL A Sudden Image (Larry)
passed away at the age of 12 due to complications
associated with laminitis. The chestnut gelding
was by A Sudden Impulse and out of Miss Good Asset
and bred by the Roberts Development Corporation.
Larry was last owned by the Nowacki Family of