The first annual Merial Champions Summit was held
May 13th through the 15th in beautiful Napa
Valley, California. Twelve trainers and their
guests enjoyed a day and a half of information and
education on the latest products from Merial and
other AQHA corporate sponsors.
An estimated 75 to 100 horses were killed when a
massive tornado tore through Moore, Okla., on
Monday afternoon, reported Yahoo News.
The horses were located at the 106-acre Orr Family
Farm which was devastated by the huge twister. It
has been reported that the horses' stalls and
barns took a direct hit from the deadly tornado,
whose strength has been estimated as an F4 or F5.
Right now, concerned fans of the Orr Family Farm
are leaving comments on their Facebook
Black Creek Crossing's 2013 filly by Vested Pine out of Cruisin Air Annie.
For Lori Watkins at Black Creek Crossing, there is
heightened excitement on the arrival of the 2013
foals. According to Lori, moving Vested Pine and
Pure Dynamic to Cooper Quarter Horses in late 2010
has proven to be wonderful for the stallions and
mare owners. Also, adding, young sire, The Good
Ranger to her stallion line up has completed the
full spectrum of bloodlines that Lori can offer to
New all-around judges were recently approved by the American Quarter Horse Association. (Journal Photo)
Fourteen judge applicants were approved by the
AQHA Judges Committee to take the AQHA all-around
judges’ exam April 30 - May 1 in Gainesville,
Texas. Based on test scores and other criteria,
the Judges Committee then approved a list of
prospective new all-around judges, which were then
reviewed and approved by the AQHA Executive
Teammates Megan Ryden and Must Be Sensational
(Mikey) of Fort Worth,
Texas are a perfect
match--both are full of personality and they love
overloaded with personality and
you can’t leave anything around him or
to eat it," she says and laughs. "He’s such a
funny guy though
– he loves wine. He’ll
practically knock you over to get some
win--probably not a great thing since I do show
It was a mare named Bold Starlette who turned
Novice Amateur Jerry
Allen’s head back in 1982.
The Tennessee native was at the World Show
saw the pretty bay in the workout arena, and knew
she was the one.
It wasn’t until Jerry got her
home to Tennessee that he learned “Lucy”
really lope. She preferred to buck. For most
riders looking for a
show horse, that would have
been the end.
Rock Star Horse Show's NCQHA District V Spring
Show was just held May 10th through the 12th in
Williamston, North Carolina. The exhibitors loved
the $315.00 flat fee that included one stall and
unlimited AQHA classes/divisions for one horse.
Also lots of great prizes were awarded randomly
from their sponsors Tag Heuer, American Express
and Tiffany & Co.
It is often said that, "April showers bring May
flowers." As snow continues to fall across many
parts of the country into May, many would argue
that statement. However, May always brings further
excitement about the summer shows and
futurities. May is also the time when a lot
of cute babies are
on the ground as evidenced by
this month's beautiful cover, featuring
AQHA World Champion sire, Vested Pine.