Month: October 2014

Trick-or-Treat

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!

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

Links:

http://www.saqha.org/shows.html

 

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.
Recipe from Holistichorse.com

http://holistichorse.com/horse-health/holistic-tips/1055-green-bathing-for-your-horse-and-shampoo-recipes

Women’s Equestrian as an NCAA Emerging Sport

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Image courtesy of NCEA.

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.

To read the full article on AQHA.com, click here.

http://aqha.com/Showing/News-Articles/10152014-Womens-Equestrians-Status-as-an-NCAA-Emerging-Sport.aspx

This Article came from Pleasure Horse.com

http://www.pleasurehorse.com/latest-news/womens-equestrian-as-an-ncaa-emerging-sport/#.VD_4WxYt5-R

Save Kansas State University Equestrian

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On Monday night, October 13, 2014, the K-State Equestrian Team was informed that the sport would be discontinued following the 2015-16 season. All scholarships would be honored but there was something not quite right about it all. Parents have mobilized, and the entire equestrian community is rallying to do our best to save the program

The story from Athletic Director John Currie is that there was no way to save the sport, that the NCAA was taking it off the list of emerging sports and they needed the money to make room for soccer. He made this announcement before the NCAA vote and also announced that it would be closed down a year prior to the NCAA proposed end. Something doesn’t feel “Family” here and the parents and alumni want to get tot he bottom of it.

The plot thickens as there are actually 4 more votes to remove the Equestrian program from the NCAA, and no other school has cancelled their Equestrian Team as a result of these votes… why then is K-State?

Consider that Currie never mentions Equestrian on twitter but goes on about most every other small sport. Even better, the girls of the K-State Equestrian team are so far undefeated this year and ranked 3rd in the nation. Can we safely say thank you for your overwhelming support AD Currie?

Please stay tuned as this is a rapidly emerging issue and we will attempt to keep everyone up to date

Media Links

Important Contacts

The NCAA Committee on Women Athletics
Chairman Tom Hall.
phone 410.455.2207
email: halltw@umbc.edu

Kansas State University
Director John Currie
785.532.6921
email: jcurrie@kstatesports.com

Upcoming Equestrian Team Schedule

  • November 8 – KSU VS OSU – At Kansas State – Get Out and Cheer!

 

Article from : http://www.save-ksu-equestrian.com/

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Who experiences horse show aftermath?

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This is where after a long weekend of showing a pile of dirty, stinky horse tack and untitledclothes are abandoned in your living room. Our, horses are at a boarding facility and we don’t have to own a horse trailer because they provide transportation. Because of that, we load our truck up with our show tack . Then we have to bring it back and put it away.

I don’t necessarily mind, it’s just, you have to deal with it right away because it is in your living room stinking it up. If I had a trailer, I could wait a few days or longer because it is out of the way. It takes me two days to clean, wash, straighten and put away everything properly. However, on the plus side, on show day we are not washing tails or cleaning saddles. We are organized and all we have to do is drop off our stuff in the tack room and we’re ready to show.

tack 2        tack 1

What does your horse show aftermath looks like?
How does your horse show aftermath effect you?
Suggestions on making the process easier?