Friday, 24 April 2020 09:39

Calgary Stampede Update

On account of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chief Medical Officer of Health of Alberta has banned all gatherings of more than 15 people for an indefinite period of time and the City of Calgary has declared a state of local emergency. These steps, as well as our continuing concern for the health and well-being of our community, means we are unable to host the 2020 edition of the Calgary Stampede.

Published in Pro Rodeo Events

All rules are effective January 1, 2021, unless noted otherwise.

The AQHA Executive Committee recently reviewed and took action on recommendations from four AQHA standing committees.
The American Quarter Horse Association Executive Committee met April 16 via conference call to review the rule-change recommendations from the amateur, judges, ranching and show committees.
Careful consideration, discussion and debate were devoted to each item. Below are the highlights of approved agenda items.

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It was an announcement that many riders were hoping to hear for more than a month now.
The official word came late Friday afternoon on social media when PBR CEO Sean Gleason informed PBR riders and fans that the organization is ready to buck bulls once again.

Published in Pro Rodeo Events
Saturday, 18 April 2020 07:44

PBR is Coming Back

PBR CEO Sean Gleason announces PBR is returning to competition with a televised event on April 25-26.

PBR events will resume for television on April 25-26 from the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma.
Since leaving Duluth, GA, one month ago, where we were one of the last sports in North America to hold an event, we’ve been preparing for our return to competition with closed, made-for-television events.

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Fazenda Campanario in Laguna Carapa, Brazil, is rewarded with the 2020 AQHA International Best Remuda award.

For 125 years, the land at Fazenda Campanario in Laguna Carapa, Brazil, has been cultivated for agriculture. For the past 40 years, one of the ranch’s focuses has been raising quality American Quarter Horses for ranch work, and today it is rewarded with the American Quarter Horse Association International Best Remuda award.

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FEI.TV the FEI’s online television platform, will be providing all its coverage of past events and special equestrian features free of charge to everyone while live sport is on hold until end of June.
Under normal circumstances, FEI.TV live-streams all major FEI Series and Championships, with an extensive range of replays, special features and historic events coverage available on-demand combining to provide unparalleled coverage of equestrian sport year-round.

Published in English Disciplines
Wednesday, 22 April 2020 07:11

NRCHA Premier Event Update and More

First and foremost, the National Reined Cow Horse Association board of directors and staff hopes everyone is safe and healthy. The current situation at the national, state and local level is changing at a rapid pace for all. Several questions have been asked regarding the association’s premier event schedule. The information listed below will help answer many of those questions. As more definite plans are finalized in the near future, the website will be updated with the newest information.

Published in Cowhorse

With the global sporting calendar decimated by the Covid-19 pandemic, the FEI has made drastic changes to the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ 2020 rules in a bid to maintain the series Final at Barcelona in October this year. Under changes proposed by the FEI Jumping Committee and approved by the FEI Board during its teleconference this week, a total of 22 nations will be invited to compete at the Longines Final, staged at the prestigious Barcelona Polo Club. The 22 teams would be 10 from Europe, three from North America, two from South America, two from the Middle East, two from Asia/Australasia, one apiece from Africa and Eurasia, plus the host nation Spain.

Published in English Disciplines

The National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) board and management team and the Great Southwest Equestrian Center continue planning to hold the NRBC May 24-31 if Texas and Harris County restrictions from the Covid-19 Virus permit. In a meeting held April 16, Amy Uniss-Coleman, General Manager of the GSEC along with Tom McCutcheon, Colleen McQuay, Tim McQuay, Pete Kyle, Dell Hendricks and Cheryl Cody discussed the future of the event.

Published in Reining

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Executive Board met to discuss the 2020 NRHA European Affiliate Championships in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Due to governmental restrictions surrounding the pandemic, the European Affiliate Championships can’t be held in Denmark in July.

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