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TEXAS CLASSIC - AQHA, NCHA, NRCHA, NRHA, NSBA APPROVED

TEXAS CLASSIC - SPECIAL EVENTS

CLINICS | EXTREME MUSTANG SMACKDOWN | GREENHAND HALTER | EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS | EXHIBITOR PARTIES | CHURCH SERVICES | WCHA

CLINICS:

Monday May 26 – BRUSH UP ON YOUR SKILLS BEFORE THE SHOW BEGINS IN THE WATT ARENA!

Making it a Pleasure: 9 a.m. – 12 noon

World Champion trainer and leading NSBA rider Dave Dellin spends his time one on one with you and your horse to get the most pleasurable ride for the Western Pleasure class. Don’t miss this opportunity to work hands on with one of the industry’s leading trainers! LIMITED TO 10 RIDERS.

Overcome the Obstacles: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Get hands on help from World Champion, AQHA Professional Horsewoman of the Year and Youth World Cup Coach Nancy Cahill; World Champion trainer Robin Frid and AQHA professional horseman, judge & trainer, Brad Jewett. LIMITED TO 15 RIDERS.

$75/per rider
Sign up early – slots will fill fast!
Email vclark@tqha.com for clinic registration.

EXTREME MUSTANG SMACKDOWN

Five American Mustangs are putting their new found reputations as the darlings of the horse industry on the line during the Texas Classic Horse Show in Fort Worth, Texas, as they take on five of the best domestically raised freestyle horses the horse industry has to offer in a “no holds barred” freestyle “smackdown.” A winner-take-all purse of $5,000 is up for grabs in the event to be held at the Will Rogers Memorial Center May 25. Read the full press release...

GREENHAND HALTER

Greenhand Halter Joins the Lineup! Ever want to try your hand at halter but didn’t have the horse or know how? We have you covered.

Greenhand Halter comes to the Classic on Sunday, June 1, with a free clinic on Saturday, May 31st at 3 p.m with trainer Tim Finkenbinder.  Professional trainers will be on hand to offer their services to you ONE on ONE after the clinic!

Who: Open to All breeds & entry level halter enthusiasts (you must enter to work with a trainer).
Entry fee: $20
Stall fee: $40

For more details contact: vclark@tqha.com or 512-731-4637

EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Texas Classic 2008
Fort Worth, Texas
Saturday May 31, 2008
West Sale Arena
Will Rogers Equestrian Complex

10:00 a.m. “Nutrition for the Equine Athlete”

Dr. Tina Anderson, Equine Specialist, Purina Mills
To get optimum performance from any athlete requires the correct nutritional plan. Knowing what and how to feed today’s equine athlete is just one piece of the competition and recreational puzzle.

11:00 a.m. “Horse Identification and Theft Prevention”

H.D. Brittain, Special Ranger, Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers
Preventing horse and equipment theft is becoming an increasing concern for the horse enthusiast. Come hear what proactive steps you can put into place to safeguard your horse and all your equipment.

1:00 p.m. “AQHA Update”

Charlie Hemphill, American Quarter Horse Association, Senior Director of Shows
Thinking “outside the box” and responding to membership needs, AQHA is looking to strengthen their showing experience for exhibitors. Hear of the new and exciting plans AQHA has in store for various aspects of the horse show industry.

2:00 p.m. “Exercise Strategies for Arena Performance Horses”

Dr. Dennis Sigler, Professor of Equine Science, Texas A&M University
Riding circles in the pen may seem like a good way to “leg up” your horse, and it could get the job done. However, there are other ways to increase the effectiveness of your exercise program.

EXHIBITOR PARTIES

Welcome Party

Start your show off right! Join us for finger foods & drinks around the John Justin arena. Monday, May 26 ~ 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by One Hot Krymsun

Exhibitor Party

Friday, May 30th ~ Moncrief Arena. Sponsored by Classic Chevrolet. Don’t miss out on FOOD & FUN at the Classic Exhibitor Party! Have a laugh and watch fellow exhibitors play Live Trivia.—or perhaps…. play yourself! Bid to win the official pencil art work for the 2008 Texas Classic!

CHURCH SERVICES

Sunday, May 25th at 9 am. Join Pastor Jeff Gore for an inspirational message & cowboy music in the John Justin Sales Arena. Check Jeff out at www.jeffgore.org

WCHA

WCHA Classes at the Texas Classic : Sunday, June 1st (view ad)

WCHA Amateur Limited All Age Mares 
WCHA Amateur Limited All Age Geldings
WCHA Youth Limited All Age Mares
WCHA Youth  Limited All Age Geldings

Horse or exhibitor cannot have placed in the top ten at the Congress or AQHA World Show

First place – $250
2nd Place – $100
3rd place - $50

Entry fee $25

For more information about WCHA go to www.conformationhorse.com

 
TEXAS CLASSIC

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THE TEXAS CLASSIC IS SPONSORED BY THE TEXAS QUARTER HORSE ASSOCIATION. THE TQHA IS THE LARGEST AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE AFFILIATE LOCATED IN AUSTIN, TEXAS. TQHA RUNS TWO DIVISIONS, RACE AND
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