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First Day of the Zoetis Cattle Novice Championship

The 2014 Zoetis AQHA Cattle Novice Championship kicked off today in Oklahoma City.

The American Quarter Horse Association
April 18, 2014

Zoetis AQHA Cattle Novice Championship Show

The 2014 Zoetis AQHA Cattle Novice Championship kicks off today in Oklahoma City.

The 2014 Zoetis AQHA Cattle Novice Championship kicked off the first day of competition April 18 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Classes began at 8 a.m. in the Jim Norick Arena with Novice amateur cutting followed by Novice amateur and Novice youth boxing, Novice amateur and Novice youth working cow horse and Novice amateur ranch horse pleasure.

Yesterday, exhibitors enjoyed an exhibitor party, hosted by AQHA Corporate Partner Zoetis, in conjunction with free Ride the Pattern clinics taught by AQHA Professional Horsemen Mozaun McKibben and Todd Crawford. This was an opportunity for all competitors, friends and family to mingle with fellow attendees while also having the opportunity to learn how an AQHA Professional Horseman would approach ranch horse pleasure and boxing, a class similar to working cow horse.

“We want to welcome and congratulate all contestants, and the Association looks forward to a great event and wishes everyone the best of luck,” said AQHA Executive Vice President Don Treadway Jr. “This is an exciting time to be an AQHA competitor, and it’s especially exciting that we’ll be crowning the first AQHA Novice champions in a multitude of events.”

To view the full tentative schedule of events, visit www.aqha.com/novicecattle.

Stay up to date on all the happenings at the Zoetis Cattle Novice Championship and find online coverage, provided by The American Quarter Horse Journal, at www.aqha.com/novicecattle and follow @AQHAJournal on Twitter for updates as the show progresses.

Zoetis is the proud sponsor of the Zoetis AQHA Cattle Novice Championship. AQHA Corporate Partner Zoetis cares about the well-being of your horse and understands the serious consequences of disease. In addition to being the official equine and cattle vaccine, Zoetis is pleased to offer the Equine Immunization Support Guarantee. Learn more about the Equine Immunization Guarantee.

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