July! The calendar has marked our celebration of Independence Day. The calendar also says we’re half way through the year, which translates to how quickly fall, snow, winter will soon follow. With the Rocky Mountain Breeders Association (RMBA), we’ve marked the first two show weekends of the Ranch Horse Competition series in May and June.
While there were still show results coming in, there are some other outstanding celebratory and congratulatory recognitions that should go out.
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Versatility Ranch Horse World Show was held at the Lazy E in Oklahoma. Outstanding horses and riders came from across the country. Several outstanding goes and placings went out to the Team Montana and Wyoming riders. Congratulations to all the exhibitors on a successful and outstanding show on behalf of the RMBA!
In Fort Worth, Texas, at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, Paint horse action was hot! The American Paint Horse World Show had tough competition. Congratulations go out to Amanda Smeija of Starlight Performance Horses of Fairfield, Montana, as the breeder of Tripalena Trash, a 2013 mare sired by Amanda’s double registered AQHA/APHA stallion A Lena Times Two/Lena Times Two. The mare and her owner/rider, Danielle Siano of Mineral Wells, Texas, finished in 4 th place in the Novice Amateur Reining. The Pinto World Show, held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, had quite the Montana and RMBA representation with Cristina Kober of Devil’s Crown Quarter Horses’ success of their two-year old stallion Storm Walker. He placed 3 rd in the Solid 2 & Under Stallion class. Cristina and the Devil’s Crown program includes multiple stallions.
Elizabeth “Libby” McCauley of Laughing Horse Ranch in Bozeman, Montana, had quite the Pinto Worlds, too. “Cruella” and Kingsley Murphy won multiple top five placings and a reserve. It was Kingsley’s first World Show. “Lucy” won three top five placings and five top ten placings in her first World Show under saddle, with just eight months of training! Libby is also the proud owner of the beautiful black AQHA stallion, Wicked Pretty, who has National Reining Horse Assn (NRHA) earnings.
All three of these breeders offer quality breeding programs whether you are looking for your next performance prospect or to breed your good mare. CONGRATULATIONS to these super breeding programs and breeders for all of your successes on the world stage!
Do you have highlights of horses you’d like to share? How about family successes? Send along your highlights to Jan! If calling, currently contact via cell phone at (406) 521-0001. Emailing? Send to email address at firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos are great, too! High resolution preferred. Stay tuned for the show results from the June Ranch Horse Competition in the next installment of the RMBA newsletter.
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