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■ Out ‘N’ About – Reining By The Bay
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The 3-year-oldsand best cutting,
A look at the
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16 / AUGUST 15,
s the first few foals
born to clones of
famous Quarter Horses
turn 4 years old this year,
many eyes turn to the
cloverleaf pattern in
anticipation of futurities.
Charmayne James plans
to futurity Clayton’s
oldest foal, Halo, next
year. —Photo by Newley Kartak
(Right) Scamper and
Charmayne James in 2010
(Far right) Clayton
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Charmayne James intends
to be there next year aboard a
daughter of a stallion cloned
from her great gelding Gills
Bay Boy, known universally as
James and Scamper won 10
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Women’s Professional Rodeo
Association (WPRA) World
Championships together.
Scamper died July 4, 2012,
at the age of 35. Before he left
this Earth, Scamper already
had been replicated. His clone
was born in 2006, and James
named him Clayton after her
hometown of Clayton, N.M.
Clayton’s first foal, a filly, is
now 4 years old and will hit
the road next year with James.
“I’ve taken her out to two exhibitions and she’s done really
good – I was really impressed,”
says James of the mare she
calls “Halo.”
Clayton sired 10 to 15 youngsters who now are 3-year-olds,
followed by five to 10 foals per
year in subsequent foal crops.
In addition to Halo, James owns
a 3-year-old and two yearling
geldings (Willie and Waylon).
She’s anxious to see if Clayton’s
babies exhibit the attributes
she loved in Scamper, and she’s
willing to hit the barrel racing
circuit herself to prove their
“I really want to go out and
show people what they can do,”
she said.
One question now is whether
they can be registered. A federal
court jury in Amarillo, Texas,
ruled July 30 that the American
Quarter Horse Association
(AQHA) violated the federal and
state anti-trust laws by not
allowing them to register their
cloned horses. Attorneys for the
plaintiffs said it opened the door
for a ruling by the judge regarding whether AQHA must register clones and their offspring.
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Kari Davide, of San Martin, Calif., and her
husband, Gabe, celebrate Gabe’s 232 winning
Futurity Open score on OK Spook. Kari is
shown with the two trophy saddles they won.
(Left) Steve Pacini, of
Novato, watches his
son, 2011 National
Reining Horse
Association (NRHA)
Rookie of the Year, ride
Cash Me If U Can to
a winning 73 score in
the Non-Pro class.
(Left) Former NRHA
President Mike
Boyle, of Ione,
Calif., watches one
of his clients run
a pattern.
Diane, and their dog, “Archie,” are pictured with all
the “loot” they won at this year’s show.
Pat rode Bright Juice Olena to win the
NRHA Open and Intermediate Open High
Point awards, then Diane rode the horse
to the NRHA Novice Horse Levels 1 and 2
High-Point Reserve Championships. Pat
also tied to win the Derby Level 1 and the
Reserve Championship in Level 2, riding
Lenaliltothewright and BH Wimpy.
(Left) Warwick
Schiller, of
Hollister, Calif.,
will remember this
ride, as he had a
Go-Pro strapped
to his chest to
record it.
(Left) Becky
Hanson, who is
currently undergoing treatment
for a cancerous
tumor on her
spine, receives
a kiss from her
husband, trainer
David Hanson, of
Clements, Calif.
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Dana Avila, of
Temecula, Calif., hugs
her horse, One Smart
Pepto, after the pair
marked a 221 to win
the Futurity Levels 4,
3, 2 and 1 Non-Pro.
(Left) Macho, owned by
Britta Jacobsen, of Santa
Rosa, Calif., won the dog
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in the dirt in order to
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the “short dog” entries in
the dog costume contest.
Courtney Yohey, 15, of
Modesto, Ca., riding and
texting in the barns
“Mr Gopher,” one of many
critters living at the Horse Park,
popped his head above ground
long enough for official show
photographer John O’Hara to
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National Stock
Horse Association
he eighth annual National
Stock Horse Association
(NSHA) Futurity will be begin
next week, Aug. 13-18, at the
Paso Robles Event Center in Paso
Robles, Calif.
There will be plenty of cow
horse action for spectators to
enjoy, including the 3-year-old
Futurity classes; Derby, for 4/5year-old horses; National Reined
nsHA FutuRity & WORld’s
RicHest stOck HORse sHOW
Cow Horse Association (NRCHA)
classes; and the classic World’s
Richest Stock Horse contest, consisting of herd, rein, fence and
steer stopping works. An NSHA
Horse Auction will be held on
Saturday, Aug. 17, with a sale
preview scheduled for 11 a.m.
and the sale to begin at 1 p.m.
Jake Gorrell, of Hanford, Calif.,
who has won the NSHA Futurity
Open Championship twice, is the
NSHA Futurity’s leading Futurity
open rider with earnings of
$88,175. In 2010, he rode Playin
Ace High (Playin Stylish x Gold
Cloud Miss x White Lighting Ike)
to the winner’s circle for owners Mike and Linda Silveira, of
Sanger, Calif. Gorrell reclaimed
the title in 2011 aboard Dulces
Belle Starr (Dulces Smart Lena
x Seven S Belle Starr x Shining
Spark), owned by Bill and Amelia
Dickinson, of Temecula, Calif.
Gorrell also tied for the Futurity
Open Reserve Championship in
2007, riding Smart Ronnie Shine.
Gorrell has a lifetime (1998-2012)
Equi-Stat record of $776,510.
Annie Reynolds, King Hill,
Idaho, who turned professional
following the 2012 NRCHA Snaffle
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Jake Gorrell is the leading
NSHA Futurity Open rider
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2012 NSHA Futurity Open
Champions Gotta Go Get It and
John Ward —Photo by Big Daddy
Bit Futurity, is the leading NSHA
Futurity non-pro rider. She won
the title four out of the seven
years the futurity has been held
and earned a total of $32,006.
She rode Shoshone Pony [PT]
(J R Colord Rambo [PT] x Docs
Colorful Lady x Doc Wilson) to
the 2005 title. She won the 2010
event on Very Smart Playmate
(Very Smart Remedy x Gunna Be
Mine x Gunna Smoke). Reynolds’
other two championships came
courtesy of full brother and sister
siblings Smart Magic Trick (Very
Smart Remedy x Magical Lena
x Little Lenas Legend), in 2011,
and Very Black Magic, in 2012.
Reynolds also was the Reserve
Champion in 2012 on Smart
Medicine Man, another Very
Smart Remedy and Magical Lena
cross. Reynolds’ lifetime (19982012) Equi-Stat are $1,673,499.
One Time Pepto is the NSHA’s
leading Futurity sire with his
offspring having earned a total of
Veteran trainer and breeder
John Ward, of Kingsburg, Calif.,
who has a lifetime (1984-2012)
Equi-Stat record of $1,998,766,
won the 2012 NSHA Futurity
Open riding Gotta Go Get It
(Smart Little Pepinic x Got Mister
x Mister Dual Pep).
The World’s Richest Stock
Horse contest also is held in conjunction with the NSHA Futurity.
Corey Cushing rode Smart Boons
to win the title in 2012. —TL
nsHA FutuRity tOp RideRs & siRes
Open RideRs
nOn-pRO RideRs
Rider / Earnings / Location
Rider / Earnings / Location
1. Jake Gorrell
Hanford, CA
6. Jake Telford
Caldwell, ID
1. Annie Reynolds
King Hill, ID
6. John McCarty
Gaviota, CA
2. Todd Bergen
Eagle Point, OR
7. John Ward
Kingsburg, CA
2. Eric Freitas
Santa Maria, CA
7. Shannon McCarty
Solvang, CA
3. Corey Cushing
Scottsdale, AZ
8. T.J. Good
Weatherford, TX
3. Laurie Ward
Kingsburg, CA
8. Shawn Renshaw
Nipomo, CA
4. Lance Johnston
Lindsay, CA
9. Phillip Ralls,
Paso Robles, CA
4. Dema Paul
Cave Creek, AZ
9. Debby Sanguinetti $5,550
Farmington, CA
5. Jon Roeser
Lemoore, CA
10. Doug Williamson, $31,799
Bakersfield, CA
5. Justin Wright
San Juan Bautista, CA
3. CD Olena
7. Mister Dual Pep
4. Nic It In The Bud $48,875
8. Teninas First
5. Smart Little Pepinic $46,259
9. Chic Please
6. Playin Stylish
10. Peptoboonsmal
Sire / Offspring Earnings
1. One Time Pepto
2. Shining Spark
10. Stephen Silva
Atascadero, CA
2012 NSHA
Futurity NonPro Champion
Annie Reynolds
and Very Black
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travel tips
s the show season continues, the excitement of
the Western performance
horse world is focused on the final
preparations for this year’s futurity
horses. The amount of time, money
and effort that has gone into getting each horse ready is enormous,
and the potential for sickness to
derail the last three years can
come with no regard to how hard
you’ve worked to get there.
Whether you have a top 3-yearold headed to Fort Worth in the
fall, a seasoned show horse going
to the West Coast or a good high
school rodeo horse making the
weekend jackpots, the likelihood of
having to scratch is equal for all.
So, in a world where bacteria and
viruses are continually adapting
based on how we treat infections –
how do you stay ahead of the curve
and keep your horse on the road to
Understand your horse’s
immune system
By combining the knowledge
of how to best use your horse’s
immune system to prevent infections with some additional preventive measures, you can prepare
him for the challenges to come.
For all the many pathogens that
cause sickness in horses there are
very few routes of transmission,
which means you can focus your
efforts on getting the most done
with less effort. Basically, a horse’s
functional immune system is in the
respiratory tract and their digestive system. Minus a few insect/
parasite transmitted diseases that
are historically NOT seen at horse
shows, almost all the diseases
that will sideline your horse use
these two body systems as routes
of infection. So, knowing this, you
can do three simple things to stay
ahead of a potential infection.
• Stimulate the horse’s immune
system – primarily through
appropriate vaccination, but also
through immune stimulants.
• Use medications and/or supplements to provide an additional
layer of protection.
• Use prevention techniques
on objects your horse comes into
contact with.
We all know that vaccinating
horses is a good idea. However, if
the vaccines are not appropriate
for what the horse will be exposed
to, and especially if they are given
too early or late to be most effective, then they do little
more than give a false
sense of security. For
horses traveling in the
fall, they need to have
at least one round of
influenza and rhino
vaccines given no
later than two-three
weeks prior to hauling.
Ideally, they should
have two rounds given
a month apart prior
to this deadline. This
allows the horse’s
immune system time to
process the antigen and produce
protective antibody levels well in
advance of exposure.
For high-risk horses, it is suggested that you give a series of
immune stimulants at the same
time as vaccinations. Products like
Zylexis® and EqStim® are useful
in providing additional immunity in
this respect. These immunostimulants can also be used on a scheduled basis to maintain a heightened immune system while hauling
stress is high.
Show horses will typically see
more and dangerous types of
viruses than country horses will.
Because of this, using a combination of both killed (routine) and
modified-live vaccines for flu and
rhino protection is suggested. In
other cases, many veterinarians
will have healthy horses on specific courses of antibiotics as an
additional layer of protection when
risk factors are higher than usual.
Knowing the hauling schedule of
the horses you care for and where
they are going will allow you to
tailor these medications to best use
the horse’s immune system to prevent respiratory infections.
Closer to and during traveling
time, more options are available.
I tend not to be a big proponent
of supplements, but maintaining
a healthy digestive system with
proper supplementation is money
well spent. Just as many infections come in through the respira-
same grain/hay will do more than
you think to normalize your horse’s
intestinal function and prevent
possible colitis.
—Photo by John O’Hara
Now, all these are good at preventing disease, but sometimes
it seems smarter to take the bullets out of the gun than it does to
wear a bullet-proof vest. This is
where preventing exposure comes
in, rather than preventing infection. The two biggest contaminants
for hauling horses are trailers
and stalls. Horses tend to spend
long hours in confined spaces
with continual exposure to whatever snot was left on walls from
the last horse. It may not always
be practical to have “clean” and
“dirty” trailers, but try
to be aware if you send
a strangles colt to the
vet two days before you
load up for a month in
Fort Worth. The same
goes for stalls. Most
shows do their best to
keep stalls clean, but
you never know what
the last horse was like
that stayed there. In
both instances, take a
few minutes to clean the
hay, feed and manure
out before spraying things
down with a 1:10 dilution of bleach
or Roccal-D® and then let it dry
while you load and unload.
There will always be inherent
risk in mixing horses from different
ranches, just like there is sending
your kids to school. Sooner or later,
they will get sick. But, start now
with a few simple steps to best prepare your horses and take the time
to know where your biggest threats
come from. There is no vaccine,
antibiotic or immune-stimulant
that works 100 percent of the time,
but you can get pretty close if you
try. With all the costs of owning
and showing horses, the cost of
prevention is a mere fraction of the
cost of treatment, much less what it
cost to get you there.
—Dr. Justin High
tory tract, others set up disease as
opportunistic infections from the
changes seen in the normal bacterial population of a horse’s gut. All
horses have a balance of “good”
and “bad” bacteria in their gut,
and when cumulative stress from
hauling, showing and repeated
diet change is applied, the balance
can be offset, thereby allowing
the “opportunity” for bacteria like
Salmonella or Clostridia, and other
enteric viruses, to produce serious
G.I. problems.
Supporting normal G.I. function
while under stress with probiotics
like the Saccharomyces boulardii
products from Full Bucket™ is,
again, money well spent. It’s not
practical to haul your own water to
most shows, but maintaining the
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Top trail horse Lindsay’s Faith,
ridden by Mary Miller-Jordan,
has become a Breyer model.
—Photo by Mike Jordan
formerly wild mustang
from White Mountain,
Wyo., has become a Breyer
model after winning a televised
American Competitive Trail
Horse Association (ACTHA)
competition to determine
America’s favorite trail horse.
Lindsay’s Faith was gathered by the Bureau of Land
Management, but was passed
over by potential adopters until
she was 6 years old, when her
luck changed. She was selected
to participate in the Mustang
Heritage Foundation’s first
Supreme Extreme Mustang
Makeover and was adopted by
North Carolina trainer Mary
Lindsay’s Faith was MillerJordan’s first mustang. Together,
they made it to the finals, and
a few months later they were
selected to compete in ACTHA’s
America’s Favorite Trail Horse,
which aired on RFD-TV. Viewers
voted on their favorite horseand-rider team.
The Breyer model of Lindsay’s
Faith is available at retailers.
Miller-Jordan will be competing on another mustang in the
Mustang Heritage Foundation’s
Mustang Million competition
Sept. 16-22 in Fort Worth,
Texas, an event that boasts a $1
million purse. —RF
QHN Tulsa Reining Classic
Stallion Auction
The Quarter Horse News Tulsa Reining Classic Stallion
Service Auction kicked off Thursday, Aug. 1. A select
lineup of premier reining stallions are available to bid on for a
2014 breeding. Bids
will be taken online at
and in person at the
show’s Quarter Horse
News Tulsa Reining
Classic Stallion
Auction display.
Each participating
stallion is entered to
win a custom-designed
stallion promotion package containing both print and electronic advertising.
The auction’s impressive list of stallions include: Smart
Like Juice, Whizkey N Diamonds, Einsteins Revolution,
Magnum Chic Dream, Tinsel Jac, Play Dual Rey, Cromed Out
Mercedes, Wimpys Little Step, Shiners Voodoo Dr, Wimpys
Red Berry, Wimpyneedsacocktail, Pale Face Dunnit,
Electric Code, Starlights Wrangler, Gunners Special Nite,
Star Spangled Whiz, CD Lights, Yellow Jersey and Master
For more information on the auction, or to learn more
about the Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic, to be held Aug.
27-Sept. 1 at the Built Ford Tough Livestock Complex in
Tulsa, Okla., visit the website at or
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––Clint Haverty, of Krum, Texas, commenting on the great reining performer and sire Colonels Smoking Gun, better known to his
many fans as “Gunner,” who was humanely euthanized on July 8 after losing his battle with laminitis. Haverty rode Gunner, who
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A little brown gelding named The Gemnist
(Doc Bar Gem x Miss Fancy Zan x Black Gold
Zan) helped his 26-year-old trainer, Kathy
Daughn, go down in the National Cutting
Horse Association’s (NCHA) record books
as only the second female rider to achieve
the difficult feat of winning the prestigious
NCHA Futurity Open Championship. Daughn
and The Gemnist, owned by Harland and
Jody Rodomske, of Ellensburg, Wash., beat
out 511 competitors to claim the 1985 title
and a $264,740 paycheck. However, the
Championship title was not the only gem
that Daughn won. Aside the official NCHA
Champion’s trophy and trophy buckle, as the
highest-advancing lady in the Futurity Open,
Daughn received a diamond horseshoe ring.
Photo by Danny Huey
Buzzted and Sean Flynn won the NCHA Summer Spectacular
Derby Open Championship with a 225-point score.