Month: October 2014


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Briar and Woody 2014

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Briar and Woody

SAQHA Fall Quarter Horse Show

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November 1-2, 2014AZQHA Logo

Horseshoe Park

20464 E. Riggs Rd.

Queen Creek, Arizona

Judge: Bruce Army -Cave Creek AZ



Silicone-free Detangler

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1/3 cup Avocado Oil  avocado oil

1/3 cup Rice Bran oil

A few drops Favorite essential oil

Spray Bottle


Mix avocado and rice bran oil in a spray bottle with a fine mister nozzle.
Add a few drops of your favorite essential oils and shake well.
Apply a light mist to mane and tail, let sit for a few minutes and comb out tangles. The light avocado and rice bran oil penetrate the shaft without leaving the hair too sticky or oily and it leaves a nice shine. I spray this on my dogs’ coats to repel fox tails and stickers.
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Women’s Equestrian as an NCAA Emerging Sport

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The American Quarter Horse Association and its alliance and industry partners are aware of and are watching closely the developments regarding the National Collegiate Athletics Association’s Committee on Women’s Athletics recommendation to remove equestrian from the list of emerging sports, as well as Kansas State University Athletics’ decision this week to drop its sponsorship of equestrian.

Originally when the NCAA developed the emerging-sports model, there was a 10-year window for a sport to reach championship status. Equestrian, which was formally recognized as an emerging sport in 2002, had seen enough growth in school numbers within that 10-year window, that NCAA granted extensions even though a 40-school minimum had not been obtained.

Earlier this summer, the CWA requested a strategic plan from the National Collegiate Equestrian Association on how equestrian planned on seeing growth in sponsoring schools.

The equestrian strategic plan was built and provided to the CWA for review at its September meeting. Following this meeting, with no further discussion of the strategic plan, the CWA provided a letter to the NCEA on September 30, 2014, informing of their committees’ vote to recommend removal of equestrian from the emerging-sport list. On October 13, K-State Athletics announced it was dropping its sponsorship of equestrian, effective at the conclusion of the 2015-16 season, a decision that was made before the CWA recommendation had been fully reviewed and approved by the various NCAA governance bodies.

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