The Wrangler Horse and Rodeo News

04-05-22 TW Digital

The WRANGLER Horse and Rodeo News is an equine and rodeo publication with circulation in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota, Utah and Idaho.

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April 5-19, 2022 • The WRANGLER, Horse and Rodeo News 51 Rocky Mountain Breeders Association PRESIDENT Jane Mersen (406) 539-3992 FIRST VICE PRESIDENT Tristram Hokenson (406) 209-7302 SECOND VICE PRESIDENT Ruth Hall (406) 586-0506 SECRETARY/NEWSLETTER Jan Finn (406) 266-4992 TREASURER Wendy Dellinger (805) 432-2950 DIRECTOR AT LARGE Kristy Sheehan (406) 396-2415 RMBA News Spring is in the air! At the Rocky Mountain Breeders Associa on (RMBA) its longer daylight hours, warmer temperatures, foals and calves and lambs playing, and a busy clinic and ranch horse event schedule. There are some changes to membership requirements everyone should take note of that were voted on and approved at the March Directors' Zoom mee ng. Membership has been required for many years to be eligible for Year End Awards, though not a requirement for showing at the ranch horse shows. There are some changes; membership will become a requirement to show for all sets of riders with some iden fied melines. For those who fit on the single a d u l t / f a m i l y / r a n c h / b u s i n e s s memberships, you'll be able to show at the May show without joining the RMBA. Shows a er that, membership will need paid before exhibi ng. This change should help ensure that any riders who plan to show for Year End awards will have their membership eligibility criteria met. Points start to accrue once membership is paid and current. Joining earlier allows riders to meet the membership criteria and start earning points. Youth are included in the membership changes, with a li le different meline. Youth will be able to show without joining at a show throughout the season, in part due to school and sports schedules. Joining earlier is also a benefit for youth riders who may be interested in showing for Year End awards. If a youth rider is not part of a family membership, there is a cost-effec ve $20/individual youth membership available and the entry fees are less for the Youth classes. The element of showing at a minimum of 50 percent of available shows for Year End award eligibility remains. This applies to all ages and classes that have a Year End award, which is the vast majority of the classes offered. For those who are members, audi ng of the "Intro To Ranch Horse" clinic with clinicians Tye MacDonald and Jess Holloway at the Saddle Peak Equestrian Center outside of Belgrade, Montana, is available. Space for auditors is limited. Bring your chairs and your enthusiasm! As an associa on, a Records Reten on schedule was established and approved. The Paint PAC program criteria were considered and remains an op on for the Paint exhibitors. The new website refresh is looking good for an April launch. The goal is to have it live prior to the April 23-24 "Intro To Ranch Horse" clinic. There will be some updated access to programs, new op ons, and a fresh look. Along with the same great promo on of the breeder and horse programs the RMBA is synonymous for. There is always a need for volunteers at events, so look to see a volunteer list on our Facebook [Meta] page and if you're on our e-distribu on list. We're also looking for loads of photos and video for the Facebook page as events start rolling through. If you're one of the people who are snapping pictures and/or can upload video to our Facebook page, include who the author of the photo(s)/video(s) are and who the rider (and horse name) is, too. We love to celebrate member accomplishments! Keep an eye on our website at and the Facebook [Meta] page at "Rocky Mountain Breeders Associa on." Invite all your friends and family to "Like" and "Follow" our page; have them invite their friends, too! Have dbits to share? Call Jan at (406) 266-4992 – home phone or (406) 521-0001 – cell phone. Or, send an email to 2684hwy284@gmail. com with your informa on. Foaling news, upcoming gradua ons, new addi ons, the works! Have photos to go with? Send them along, too! PROUDLY PRODUCING SOME OF THE BEST COW HORSE GENETICS IN THE NORTHWEST Come Pick Out Your Next Performance Champion Visitors Always Welcome OPEN OPEN SPEAR RANCH SPEAR RANCH Dennis McDonald Owner & Breeder Breeding "Cow Horses with Cow Sense" 48 Years Smooth Bye Design - LTE $93,000+ NCHA Sweetshot Playgun • Open Performance OM Heading Points In Heeling & Barrels Foundation Sires: Boonsmals Kandy Man by Peptoboonsmal LTE $80,000 Smoothasacat and Playgun OPEN SPEAR RANCH 856 Tony Creek Rd, Melville, Montana 59055 406-537-2333 Ranch Office • Visit us on Facebook for daily updates •

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