Come Sunday, Andy will load up his horses at the Whitney’s Wild Oak Ranch in Exeter, California and head west to Paso Robles, California for the National Stock Horse Association Futurity. (Futurities are horse show events for young horses and in this case, three-year olds). The NSHA Futurity, held August 14-21, 2011, will include the stock horse competition, a derby event, a classic horse show, and the World’s Richest Stock Horseman event. Over a hundred riders will compete in this stock horse event.
Andy will compete in the stock horse event on his futurity horse, Jane, in the cutting, reining, herd work, and fence work events. He and Jane are preparing for the Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, Nevada September 19-October 2, 2011. The Paso Robles show gives both horse and rider the opportunity to show in a competitive environment while fine tuning their performance before the futurity in Reno.
Jane and Andy will begin showing on Tuesday with cutting and herd work; then in the reining on Friday and fence work on Sunday. He will also show our horse, Sugar, in the Jr. Cow Horse event. The show will be webcast all week, so for those interested, go to: www.nationalstockhorse.com to watch online.
We’re very excited for Andy, Jane, and Sugar. They’ve been working very hard to be ready to show next week in Paso Robles.
We wish you the best of luck, Andy, Jane, and Sugar!