SHOT & AQHA to hold concurrent Ranch Horse Show

ASHA/SHOT to hold show concurrently with AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse competition

The American Stock Horse Association (ASHA) and Stock Horse of Texas (SHOT) are excited to announce a partnership with AQHA to concurrently run an ASHA/SHOT approved show in conjunction with an AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse class during the Texas Classic in Fort Worth, Texas, May 29-31, 2010.

“This is an unprecedented opportunity for exhibitors to earn AQHA points on their horses while simultaneously earning ASHA and SHOT points,” said Kim Lindsey, Executive Director of SHOT. “We are excited we were able to combine the events so that our exhibitors have the chance to earn points in all three associations at one show.”

To be eligible to show in the combined ASHA/SHOT and AQHA class, exhibitors must show in either the Non Pro or Open division of ASHA/SHOT and meet membership/eligibility requirements of all three associations. The show will follow a regular ASHA/SHOT schedule, with AQHA exhibitors adding ranch cutting and ranch conformation to their list of classes.

Exhibitors in Ranch Pleasure, Ranch Trail, Reining and Working Cow Horse/AQHA Working Ranch Horse will have one run in each class that will be simultaneously scored according to ASHA/SHOT rules for that competition, and following the AQHA scorecard for the AQHA class. The class will be placed separately on each scorecard.

The ASHA/SHOT and AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse shows will be part of Ranch-A-Palooza held during the last weekend of the Texas Classic. In addition to the ASHA/SHOT and AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse class, Ranch-A-Palooza will also include a Ranch Horse Association of America (RHAA) show. At the conclusion of all of the competitions, high point awards will be presented to the top RHAA horse, AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse, SHOT horse and an overall Champion Ranch-A-Palooza horse.

“We are excited to offer this selection of ranch horse classes at the Texas Classic,” said Brad Ettleman, President of HorsePower, the show management company in charge of the Texas Classic. “Next year, we plan to also offer a Youth AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse class, and an APHA Ranch Horse class as well.”

The Texas Classic, held at the prestigious Will Rogers Memorial Center, is the largest AQHA approved show in the state of Texas, and ranks as one of the top show destinations in the nation. The show typically draws more than 12,000 entries and awards thousands of AQHA points.

Stock Horse of Texas (SHOT) is an affiliate of the American Stock Horse Association (ASHA). For more information, visit www.stockhorsetexas.org  or www.americanstockhorse.org. For specific questions on the combined ASHA/SHOT/AQHA show, call the SHOT office at (325) 672-6242.

SHOT 2010 SHOW SCHEDULE

April 9, 2010 Stock Horse of Texas Awareness Clinic, Clarendon, Tx Sponsored by: SHOT Contact: Kim Lindsey at 325-672-6242 or email at asha-shot@att.net

April 23 & 24, 2010 Texas Tech SHOT Show and Clinic, Lubbock, Tx Sponsored by: Texas Tech Ranch Horse Association Contact: SHOT office at 325-672-6242

May 29, 2010 Select Performance Horse Sale, Stephenville, TX, Sponsored by: Tarleton State University, with a special SHOT Session, Contact: Dr. Don Henneke at 254-968-9679

May 29-31, 2010 ASHA/SHOT/AQHA Combined Show, Fort Worth, TX, Sponsored by: SHOT, Contact: Kim Lindsey at 325-672-6242 or email at asha-shot@att.net

June 24, 25, & 26, 2010 Stock Horse of Texas Clinic and Show, Bell County Expo Center, Belton, Tx Sponsored by: Texas AgriLife Extension Service – Bell County Contact: Dirk Aaron at 254-933-5305 or email at raaron@ag.tamu.edu

July 16, & 17, 2010 Stock Horse of Texas Clinic and Competition, Hopkins County Civic Center, Sulphur Springs, Tx. Sponsored by: Hopkins County Equine Action Team (HEAT) 4-H Club Contact: Jess Lamphere at 903-468-8735 or email at Jess_Lamphere@tamu-commerce.edu

August 6-7, 2010 Stock Horse of Texas Clinic and Competition, Spur Arena, San Angelo, Texas, Sponsored by: SHOT, Contact: Kim Lindsey at 325-672-6242 or email at asha-shot@att.net

August 12, 2010 Stock Horse of Texas Awareness Clinic, Alpine, Tx Sponsored by: SHOT Contact: Kim Lindsey at 325-672-6242 or email at asha-shot@att.net

September 10 & 11, 2010 Stock Horse of Texas Clinic and Show, Vernon, Tx Sponsored by: SHOT & Archer Co. 4-H Horse Club Contact: Kim Lindsey at 325-672-6242 or email at asha-shot@att.net

October 1, 2, & 3, 2010 Brazos County SHOT Clinic, Show and Collegiate Competition, Brazos County Expo Center, Bryan, Tx Sponsored by: Brazos County Extention Horse Committee Contact: Cindy Tate at 979-777-5458 or email at ctate@blinn.edu

October 28, 29, & 30, 2010 Fort Bend Horse Task Force SHOT Clinic and Show, Fort Bend County Rodeo Arena, Rosenberg, Tx Contact: Fort Bend Horse Task Force at 281-342-3034

November 18-19, 2010 ASHA National Expo & Championship Show, Three Year Old Versatility Futurity World Championship, Waco, TX Sponsored by: ASHA Contact: Kim Lindsey at 325-672-6242 or email at asha-shot@att.net