Russell Powell accepts his Jayson Jones buckle as the 2015 High Point competitor at the Midwest Ranch Horse Association Finals. (Courtesy photo.)
Champions named at Midwest Ranch Horse Association Finals
The 2015 Midwest Ranch Horse Association Finals is in the books. MRHA held its 7th annual Finals on Oct. 18 at the Kansas Pavilions in Park City, Kansas, where 32 competitors advanced from the semi-finals to compete for the year-end honors.
When the dust settled, the Champion of the 2015 Finals came out of the Junior Horse Class where Russell Powell rode away with a stunning Chad McClurg bit and spurs set. Russell, who works on the JLB Ranch of Douglass, Kansas, placed first in the Junior Horse Class. The Junior Horse Class second place award of Chad McClurg spurs went to Chris Potter of Maple City, Kansas, while 3rd place honors went to Justin Keith of Allen, Kansas.
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Missouri Livestock Symposium horse session to feature Stacy Westfall
Learn from one of the most popular and sought-after clinicians in the horse industry, Stacy Westfall. Westfall’s great insight and effective teaching style have made her one of the most popular and sought-after clinicians in the horse industry. Her famous bareback and bridleless championship ride has been seen by millions on the Internet. Westfall is also the only woman to win the Road to the Horse colt starting competition.
K-State Veterinary Hospital breaks ground for new equine performance testing center
Life will be improving for all of the working horses in the country, thanks to the latest project underway at Kansas State University in Manhattan.
“The Veterinary Health Center hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a $2.8 million state-of-the-art equine facility, Nov. 4, at Mosier Hall on the K-State campus,” according to Debbie Kirchhoff, KSU Foundation director of development for the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine.
Horse management seminar slated Dec. 12
Oklahomans interested in learning more about horse show classes need to make plans now to attend Oklahoma State University’s Open and 4-H Show Management and Exhibitor Seminar Dec. 12.
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