The 2014 NCWW Celebration Show will have a change in dates, moving to July 16-20, 2014, and a change in venues, moving to the popular Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minnesota. These are great leaps forward for a great, young show and an exuberant show manager, Sandy Woerle.
“We’re urging everyone to mark their calendars now and save those dates,” Sandy smiles. “We’re excited to be at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and we’ve got a fabulous five days planned for working western Quarter horses and Arabians next summer.”
Last year was just the tip-of-the-iceberg for this landmark event that combines multiple working western events for Arabians and Quarter Horses into one action-packed show. There’s the NRCHA approved Bridle Spectacular and Derby with Arabian and Half-Arabian Futurity and Derby classes in Herd, Reining and Fence work. There’s the Hesa Zee+/ All-Breed Reining Challenge, back this year by popular demand. Hesa Zee+/ is the foundation stallion at Eleanor’s Arabians in Rogers, Minnesota. A sire of futurity winners that have won over $125,000, Hesa Zee+/ is a leading siring son of All-Time Leading Arabian Working Western Sire, Xenophonn. There are eight divisions in the Hesa Zee+/ All Breed Challenge and all breeds … Quarter horses, Arabians, Half-Arabians and others, will be competing head-to-head in the Hesa Zee+/ All Breed open reining.
Prizes in 2012 included belt buckles, one-of-a-kind headstalls complete with gorgeous show bits and thousands of dollars in prize money. It’s a little early to know exactly what the show’s sponsors will come up with for 2014, but they seem bound and determined to up-the-ante from last year. We can’t wait share more details!
Another great announcement for the working western Arabian community came recently from the North Central Reining Horse Association via their representative Travis Lemke, head of that group’s widely respected sire and dam program.
“Realizing that there is a strong contingency of Arabian and Half-Arabian working western horses in this part of the country, we decided to encourage their participation in our largest show of the year, the NCRHA Futurity Derby Show. Next year it will be at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, July 31st through August 3rd, says Travis. “We’re offering two, 4-Year-Old Futurity Reining classes for Arabian and Half-Arabian horses, respectively, in conjunction with our Derby and Futurity classes on July 31st. Arabian owners can also consider entering the All-breed 5 and 6-Year-Old Derby classes for their older reiners.”
This is a wonderful opportunity for working western Arabian owners. The NCRHA Futurity Derby Show hosts the oldest NRHA sire and dam program in America. A popular and well-attended show, the event attracts horsemen from all over the Midwest, Oklahoma, Texas, and Canada. Arabian stallion owners interested in participating in the NCRHA Sire and Dam Program should contact Travis Lemke at email@example.com over the next few months.
For additional information about the NC Working Western Celebration Show in July, contact Sandy Woerle, 651.288.4330 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.