By Tara ChristiansenThe American Quarter Horse JournalAugust 5, 2011
The Spicer Gripp Memorial Roping will take place in Hereford, Texas, on August 4-7. Proceeds from the event fund the Spicer Gripp Memorial Scholarships at West Texas A&M University. Journal photo.
Spicer Gripp Memorial Roping
Ropers will flock to the Texas Panhandle on August 4-7 for the Spicer Gripp Memorial Roping. The event will take place at the Spicer Gripp Memorial Roping Events Center in Hereford, Texas.
Proceeds from the annual Spicer Gripp Memorial, as well as gifts from family and friends of Spicer Gripp, have been used to fund the Spicer Gripp Memorial Scholarships at West Texas A&M University. The scholarships are available to students pursuing an agriculture degree and/or participating on the rodeo team at West Texas A&M.
For more information on the event and scholarship application, contact Don Topliff, head of the department of agriculture sciences at West Texas A&M University, at (806) 651-2563.
NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Draw
The draw for the 2011 National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity is right around the corner – Monday, August 8, to be exact. The draw will begin following the 11 a.m. CST deadline for all futurity entries. The supervised hand-draw will start once all entries have been verified. From there, the draw will be verified once more and then uploaded to the NRCHA website on Monday evening.
If you have any questions, contact the NRCHA office by phone at (580) 759-4949 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Drinks and Doughnuts
Working cow horse competitors at the 2011 Built Ford Tough AQHYA World Championship Show have a lot to look forward to during their stay in Oklahoma City.
For starters, a free cow work practice will be available to cow horse competitors. The practice is hosted by Todd Crawford and Sam Rose and is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. August 10, at Cary Chambers' 4c Equine, 7108 East Tyler Drive, Tuttle, Oklahoma. The working order at the practice will be the same as the draw for the working cow horse preliminaries.
Secondly, drinks and doughnuts will be provided at the cow work, courtesy of National Reined Cow Horse Youth Association President Morgan Holmes, along with Triple J Ranch.
Youth cow horse exhibitors, don’t forget to look for Morgan at the Ford Youth World to pick up an NRCHYA goodie bag.
Cow work practice fliers and sign-up sheets can be found at the Ford Youth World show office and around the facility during the event. For more information, contact Sam Rose at (940) 365-3252 or Todd Crawford at (805) 693-5414.
NCHA Summer Spectacular
The National Cutting Horse Association recently wrapped up its Summer Cutting Spectacular in Fort Worth, Texas. The event ran July 12-30, and 12 new champions were crowned during the 18 days of cutting excitement.
The Summer Cutting Spectacular includes a derby for 4-year-old horses and a classic challenge for 5- and 6-year-olds. The event was the final leg of the Triple Crown of Cutting, which began with the 2010 Futurity in December.
The Summer Cutting Spectacular Champions:
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