OKLAHOMA FOUNDATION QUARTER HORSE REGISTRY
up for smarter, less reactive cattle, but our use of
larger areas tends to put the advantage back to
the cow. This also causes some confusion and
The View from the Cattle Pens concern among exhibitors. Our Two Man Feedlot
By Rick Huffstutlar, 2010 Cattle Coordinator Sorting Class does not work the same as the
Lately there has been some confusion U.S.T.P.A. and other organizations. We should
about what is required in the way of cattle to put probably undergo a name change to Ranch
on an OKFQHR Show. We would like very much Sorting on the show bill. The larger pen and
to clear this up, so, if you will indulge me for a few generally fresher cattle call for a more thoughtful,
moments, here are our requirements and some of less aggressive approach to be successful, and
the reasons for them. this is our goal, livestock handling with a lighter
First and foremost, our cattle have to be touch.
fresh. Fresh cattle have not been to a horse event Acquiring “fresh” cattle for horse shows has
previously. In our Cutting Classes, Cutting and always been a challenge. Many ranchers refuse
Ranch Cutting, the horse must be able to to allow their cattle off their place for
control a cow at a distance that allows the Acquiring “fresh” any reason other than sale and
horse to have room to make defensive cattle for horse understandably so. The 450 to 550
moves without being in the herd or losing shows has weight class of cattle that we require
the cow. As cattle are worked repeatedly, always been a at our shows are known as
their “flight zone” or “bubble” becomes challenge. “stockers”. The cattle owner is
smaller and smaller. They become running a gamble on his money,
desensitized to the horse, forcing the horse to hoping that the cattle gain enough weight
work closer and closer to affect the cow’s between purchase and sale to allow him to make
movement. Cattle also become educated about a profit. In simple terms, he doesn’t want to rent
what it takes to beat the horse back to the herd. them to us because cattle typically graze or eat
Since the cow has a shorter turn radius than the fifteen to eighteen hours a day. Every hour that
horse, this is a difficult combination to overcome. they are on a truck or at our show is an hour that
The quickest way I know of to upset Cutters and they are not gaining weight and in fact will lose
Ranch Cutters, is to have “sour” cattle at a show. weight. What we have to find is someone who
Working Cow and Working Ranch Horse trusts us to take care of his investment to the best
Classes are very similar to each other in their cow of our ability. Rough handling of cattle or neglect
work, but quite different from the Cutters in that of them in the pens is unacceptable for that
the horse makes offensive moves rather than reason, as well as the humane aspect.
defensive. In other words, a Cutting horse reacts We are very fortunate to have just such a
to the cow, where the Cow Horse/Ranch horse man, once again this year, in Mr. David Bryan.
controls the cow. Cattle have to be fresh enough Mr. Bryan has been our cattle supplier since 2008
in these classes to turn away from the horse, and we look forward to working with him again in
especially running down the fence and circling. A 2010.
sour cow turning under a horse is an opportunity
for a wreck of epic proportion.
Team Doctoring cattle are the least
difficult. The cattle should not be too heavy.
We’re just tickled to get a rope on the cow!
Team Sorting cattle are actually easier to
handle if they are somewhat desensitized. This is
the primary reason that sorting classes are the
last cow classes of the day. The use of more than
one horse and rider in an offensive mode makes
All members benefit from the quality of cattle
OkFQHR has been able to secure.
Working Cow Horse clinic with Jamie Ranch Pleasure Clinic
and Marilyn Peters on March 27th.
The Ranch Pleasure Clinic held at the June Show
was well attended. The clinicians were Liz Truax
and Lisa Anderson. The clinic covered
presentation to win and show ring etiquette. The
clinic started with commentaries from Liz and
Lisa. Basic information on showing in Ranch
Horse Pleasure was discussed along with
commonly made mistakes and tips for a better
presentation. We discussed the importance of
transitions and first impressions. We also
discussed the importance of being aware of your
surroundings and being courteous to other riders.
Marilyn readies participants for the afternoon session. We then divided everyone into small groups and
had a mock ranch pleasure class. Liz judged the
class while the others observed. After each group
Liz gave her placings and her reasons for the
placings. Lisa gave additional tips for a better
presentation. People attending the clinic had the
opportunity to be critiqued on their presentation
and the chance to observe others and learn from
hearing tips to the other riders. Many questions
were asked by the participants and we tried to
answer them all. The clinic was well received
and a good time had by all.
Jamie helps Sherry Jackson hone her skills.
Watch for your opportunity to enroll in the next
Working Cow Horse Clinic with Marilyn and Jamie
Peters this fall.
Chloe Costello wins the Ellis County 4H Archery
Congratulations to Curtis Truax for becoming a Tournament - Girls Division.
National Champion in Non-Pro Working
Cowhorse, his first time to ever show in an Ashley Murrey places second in the Ellis County
Appaloosa horseshow. 4H Archery Tournament - Girls Division
Liz Truax attends the National Appaloosa Show Blain Murrey places 7th in the Ellis County 4H
and returns with Four Top Ten Finshers and a Archery Tournament - Jr. Boys Division
National Champion, 3rd in senior working
cowhorse, 4th in junior trail, 7th in senior
western riding and 9th in junior western riding
Team Doctoring Clinic
May 15th at Huffstutlar Ranch
The Team Doctoring Clinic, held on May 15th, was a grand opportunity to enhance your roping skills, to
rope a donkey on a merry go round (nicknamed at the clinic as Donkey on a Stick), learn more about how
to improve your horse's ability to drag a log to dragging a steer.
Ten participants learned how to handle a rope from proper
(Patti and Aggie and Donk) hand position, wrist action, how to watch your target, and of
course laying your loop properly. Some stepped up to actually
roping some steers with a breakaway hondo to making practice
by yourself a dream come true. There was a wonderful lunch
served by Tammy Huffstutlar and Scotcharoos made by Lisa
Anderson. After much discussion on napping or working with
the cattle some more, activity continued with the advanced or
brave participants stepping up and actually playing out the
class. Many thanks to the patience and knowledge from our
clinicians Rick Huffstutlar, Nacona Smith, Neesa Smith, Mark
Anderson, Bret Mulder, & Kent Thedford. The weather
cooperated beautifully and the day was deemed a grand
Roping the donk on the merri-go-round was success.
a highlight ofthe Team Doctoring Clinic.
Lisa Anderson has spent the Stephanie Bowen is working her internship in St Louis this
summer working with the 2010 summer.
Worlds Sitting Volleyball.
Tammie and Richard Hall welcome their 6 yr old grandson to
Rusty Gables Guest Lodge & Oklahoma.
Gallery held a wonderful Art Show
hosted by Sam Nicolosi and Don LaDee Homm gets a promotion at work. Way to go Pres...
Mindy Costello will be taking Mindy Costello and Kings Sir Charles win an AQHA Western
Kings Sir Charles and I CD Doc to Pleasure Class in Stephenville, Tx. Chuck is wanting a new
the AQHA Select World at the end discipline...
of August, competing in reining and
cutting. Liz Truax has a horse fall with her but promises to heal quickly.
The McCommas' did not get a new Kelli Thedford gets a new puppy. Kevin goes to college and Kelli
puppy. gets a new puppy.
OkFQHR STALLION STAKES SHOW & HAMBURGER FEED.
OCTOBER 15, 2010
Schedule of Events (Super Stakes Classes Start at 6 PM)
Weanling Colts & Geldings Super Stakes
Weanling Fillies Super Stakes
Yearling Stallions & Gelding Super Stakes
Yearling Mares Super Stakes
Two Year-Old Ranch Pleasure Super Stakes
Three Year-Old Handy Ranch Super Stakes
Four Year-Old Ranch Cutting Super Stakes
2010 SUPER STAKES ENTRY FORM IS INCLUDED IN THIS NEWSLETTER AND IS
NOW AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE.
Moore Blue Skies send a horse to Sherry Jackson tested for her National Board
compete in at the Battle in the Teachers Certification....we are wishing her success.
Saddle. Hope they did well.
James Jackson retired July 1st....more time to root
Adam Park gets surprise foal but it for OU
won't pass the white rule....who's
your Daddy? Shannon Ribelin and Redneck Bartender are
headed to the AQHA Youth World to strut their stuff.
Kathy Leitner shows off her artwork
at Battle in the Saddle. Are you rich
Green Horse Walk Trot
One of the primary goals of the To qualify, you need to Choose ONE Class:
Oklahoma Foundation Quarter show the same horse within
Horse Registry is to promote the the Open or Amateur Conformation
development of the versatile equine division in all fequired
athlete. As part of extending this classes for versatility. All
effort the Board has authorized the regular class fees, office fee Cow Horse
extension of a free stall to all open
and cattle charges will apply
and amateur competitors who
to your entry. You must pre-
declare versatility and show in all enter for all classes to
required classes. receive this promotion offer.
Youth competitors may Show
declare versatility in Open
Choose TWO Classes: Speed
Walk Trot—Green Horse
We are offering walk-trot class specifically for green horses this year. This class will be judged
but will not be a sanctioned class. To qualify, your horse must be less than five years old. This will be
a great opportunity to provide show ring experience for young horses. The class will be offered at all
four shows and qualify for year end awards.
2010 Awards Program
The same awards program that was established in 2009 will continue for the 2010 show season with a few
modifications. The average will again be calculated on the entries in each class over the four shows. The
awards will be as follows:
Average Entries 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
3 & under Reserve Value A ward
Over 3 - 7 Buckle (Champion Value Reserve Value
Over 7 - 11 Buckle (Champion Value Reserve Value 3rd Place Award
Over 11 - 15 Buckle (Champion Value Reserve Value 3rd Place Award 4th Place Award
We feel that this formula will keep our awards budget in-line with the participation and income of each
class. This is for the class awards only. The only changes from last year’s program are:
Anyone receiving a first place award in a class with 3 or less average entries will hve the option to
pay the difference and upgrade the ward to a buckle.
OKFQHR Youth Members
Once again Bret and Ninya Mulder and the Mulder Ranch located in Sulfur, OK, are offering
one of their foundation bred foals to the youth member who wins the competition described
DEADLINE: October 1, 2010
WHAT: Bret and Ninya are donating one of their 2010 foals to the youth winner. The winner
will be able to pick out the foal from this year’s foal crop of five. The Mulders will bring it to the
Stakes Show with all registration papers, AQHA and FQHR, the stall and stakes entry fees
paid. It has to be shown at the 2010 Stakes class and the youth member keeps whatever
money they win. Every foal the Mulders have given away in the past, have earned money in
the stakes class.
HOW: Write an essay on “What is important to the Horse Industry and How you can affect it.”
500 words or so, length is not important but it needs a bibliography of where the information
was gathered. Leap points are 75% of the score and the essay is 25%.
For more information, please feel free to contact the Mulders at (580) 622-6873 or email at
Due to the fact that they did not breed any of their mares this year, this will be the last year for
this opportunity, so don’t miss out!!!!
ANNOUNCEMENT: 2010 General Meeting is Sept 3 th at 7:30 pm in the
Concession Stand Area. Elections for next years governing party will be
held. Please come and put in your votes.
REMINDER: The stall reservation deadline for the
next show is AUGUST 20! See the enclosed showbill
2010 Show Schedule
Show Dates Online Pre-entry Stall Deadline Pre-Entry Deadline
September 4-5, 2010 August 3, 2010 August 20, 2010 August 31, 2010
October 15-17, 2010 September 14, 2010 October 1, 2010 October 12, 2010
Above: The stage displayed the many award
to members for their accomplishments in 2009
Left: Centerpieces were donated for each table and
given away as door prizes
Below: OkFQHR Youth presented Rookie of the
LEAP and Langston Awards as well as a special
for Dan Jordan.
Below: Open Versatility Champion,Neesa Smith,
celebrates her win with her family
Below: Marilyn Duncan presents
the award for Amateur Versatility
Champion to Don Paul
Above left: The Costello Family
celebrates Caroline Costello’s win
in Senior Youth Versatility
Above right: Chelsy Frazier received the
award for Junior Youth Versatility Champion
Oklahoma Foundation Quarter Horse Registry
September 4 & 5, 2010
Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center, Shawnee
Judge: Rick Dubay; Speed/Timed Events Official: Ernest Sheltry
Saturday, Sept 4th - Classes start at 8 AM Sunday, Sept 5th - Classes start at 8 AM
1) Ranch Reining – Open 33) Weanling Colts (September & October Shows Only)
2) Ranch Reining – Amateur 34) Yearling Stallions
3) Ranch Reining – Novice 35) 2 & 3 Year-Old Stallions
4) Ranch Reining – Youth 36) 4 - 10 Year-Old Stallions
** Cutting & Speed Events/Breakaway Will Run 37) 11 Year-Old & Over Stallions
**5) Cutting – Open 38) Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Stallion
**6) Cutting – Amateur 39) Yearling Geldings
**7) Cutting – Youth 40) 2 & 3 Year-Old Geldings
**8) Barrel Racing – Open 41) 4 - 10 Year-Old Geldings
**9) Barrel Racing – Amateur 42) 11 Year-Old & Over Geldings
**10) Barrel Racing – Youth 43) Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Gelding
**11) Pole Bending – Open 44) Geldings (All Ages) – Youth
**12) Pole Bending – Amateur 45) Weanling Fillies (September & October Shows Only)
**13) Pole Bending – Youth 46) Yearling Mares
**14) Stake Race – Open 47) 2 & 3 Year-Old Mares
**15) Stake Race – Amateur 48) 4 - 10 Year-Old Mares
**16) Stake Race – Youth 49) 11 Year-Old & Over Mares
**17) Keyhole – Open 50) Grand & Reserve Grand Champion Mare
**18) Keyhole – Amateur 51) Mares (All Ages) – Youth
**19) Keyhole – Youth 52) Produce of Dam (October Show Only)
**20) Breakaway Roping – Open (Pre-entry required) 53) Get of Sire (October Show Only)
21) Working Cow Horse – Open 54) In-Hand Trail (Yearling) – Open
22) Working Cow Horse – Amateur 55) In-Hand Trail (2 Year-Old) – Open
23) Working Cow Horse – Sr. Youth (14 - 18) 56) Handy Ranch Horse – Open
24) Ranch Cutting – Open 57) Handy Ranch Horse – Amateur
25) Ranch Cutting – Amateur 58) Handy Ranch Horse – Novice
26) Ranch Cutting – Novice 59) Handy Ranch Horse – Sr. Youth (14 - 18)
27) Ranch Cutting – Youth 60) Handy Ranch Horse – Jr. Youth (13 & Under)
28) Working Ranch Horse – Open 61) Walk-Trot – Green Horse, 5YO & Under (Non-
29) Working Ranch Horse – Amateur Sanctioned) – Jr. Youth (13 & Under) (Non-Sanctioned)
30) Team Doctoring – Open 63) Walk-Trot – Sr. Youth (14 - 18) (Non-Sanctioned)
31) Team Sorting – Open 64) Walk-Trot – Beginner (Non-Sanctioned)*
32) Two Man Feedlot Sorting – Open 65) Walk-Trot – Open (Non-Sanctioned)
Classes will run in order listed, not numerically.
66) Ranch Pleasure – Jr. Youth (13 & Under)
Horses competing in sanctioned classes must be registered with FQHR, Sterling, 67) Ranch Pleasure – Sr. Youth (14 - 18)
CO. Registrations are NOT taken at the show.
All horses on the show grounds must be accompanied by an official record 68) Ranch Pleasure – Beginner (Non-Sanctioned)*
(Oklahoma horses must have yellow paper) of a negative Coggins test within
the previous 12 months. No exceptions! 69) Ranch Pleasure – Novice
All owners and exhibitors must be a FQHR member to show in sanctioned classes
and an OkFQHR member to show in any class. Memberships may be purchased 70) Ranch Pleasure – Amateur
at the show. 71) Ranch Pleasure – Open
A copy of each horse’s FQHR papers and owner’s and exhibitor’s membership
cards must be shown at time of check-in, if applicable. 72) Western Riding – Open
*Exhibitors in Beginner Walk-Trot and Beginner Ranch Pleasure CANNOT have
ANY points in ANY performance class. If you qualified for year-end awards in a 73) Western Riding – Amateur
beginner class in previous years, you are not eligible to show beginner this year.
Eligibility requirements for Open, Amateur, Novice and Youth classes can be All class additions and scratches must be made in the show office and may not
found in the FQHR Rule Book or at www.okfqhr.com. be made only at the arena.
Amateur classes require an Amateur card. Amateur applications will be taken at Entries close at the beginning of the prior class. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
the show Versatility Award offered in Open, Amateur & Youth divisions. Classes must be
Alcohol not allowed in arena or barns. declared at the time of entry. Refer to FQHR Rule Book for details.
All dogs must be on a leash. Open Team Doctoring, Open Breakaway Roping and the Conformation classes
Same horse/exhibitor combination must show at three shows in order to qualify. may be used to qualify for Amateur Versatility. Classes will be pointed as placed
Breaks will be announced. regardless of division.
Vet on call: Shawnee Animal Hospital (405) 275-0991. Phone answered 24 hours. Year-end awards offered in versatility, high-point, categories and all classes.
NOTE: STALL RESERVATION AND PRE-ENTRY DEADLINES ARE DIFFERENT!
Stall reservation deadline is TWO WEEKS prior to the show. Even if you do not pre-enter, you must reserve stalls by the
deadline if you want stalls. Tie-outs are allowed but if you will be tying-out or keeping your horse in the trailer overnight,
please park away from the area wher e the living quarters trailers are parked.
Stalls will be assigned and are available beginning at NOON on Friday, Sept 4.
PLEASE PRE-ENTER IF POSSIBLE.
The pre-entry deadline is 5 PM Tuesday before the show. Entries will be taken at the show (with double the office fee).
Pre-enter at www.okfqhr.com (click on Shows then Online Pre-Entry)
Pre-Entry Info Pre-entries must be received by 5 PM Aug 31.
Fees are not paid at time of pre-entry; they will be collected at the show.
You will receive confirmation of your pre-entry. If you do not, contact Leslie Johnston at (405) 630-9809.
$15 per class
For youth exhibitors showing in three or more classes, $45 per youth/horse combination, youth classes only, show all weekend.
Cattle charges will apply.
Cattle Charges $40 first cattle class; $10 each additional cattle class
Same horse/rider combination. (Cattle charges subject to change.)
(Paid in addition to entry fees.)
Day of show: $10
(Per horse/exhibitor combination.)
$30 per weekend – no nightly rates (shavings not included).
Stalls must be reserved by August 20th – NO EXCEPTIONS!
If you do not reserve stalls by May 28th, you will not be guaranteed stalls.
Contact Lisa Anderson at (405) 659-0931 (leave message) or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve stalls.
You will receive confirmation of your stall reservation. If you do not, contact Lisa Anderson.
Priced at market price and subject to change.
Shavings Price will be posted on www.okfqhr.com the week before the show.
You will place your order for shavings when you arrive at the Expo Center.
Outside wood shavings allowed – no straw or paper.
RV Hookups $15 per night, paid directly to Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center.
US Hwy 177 and Acme Road , north of the Expo Center on Hwy 177. Rates are $45 for a single;
and $55 for two beds. Please stay & thank them for their sponsorship.405.275.8430
Show management reserves the right to
combine/cancel classes and/or divisions when
For information contact LaDee Homm at
OSUCowboy2001@gmail.com or (405) 334-1122.
Join us for more fun!
September 4 & 5 (stall reservation deadline August
October 16 & 17 (stall reservation deadline October 1)
Shows at Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee.
We’ll see you there!
Oklahoma Foundation Quarter Horse Registry
Stallion Service Auction and Super Stakes
5904 Ward Acres Rd
Blanchard, OK 73010 www.ok fqhr.com
2010 Super Stakes Nomination & Entry Form
Super Stakes Horse: FQHR # : Coggins Year of Birth: Ge nder (circle one)
Date S M G
Owner: FQHR# : Exp. Date
Address: City: State: Zip:
Phone : Email:
Owner’s OkFQHR Membership current? Yes( ) No( ) If no, please complete membership form and enclose
Exhibitor : FQHR# : Exp. Date
Address: City: State: Zip:
Phone : Email:
Exhibitor’s Ok FQHR Membership current? Yes( ) No( ) If no, please complete membership form and enclose
Choose One Class
(__) Weanling Colts (__) 2 Year-Old Ranch Pleasure
(__) Weanling Fillies (__) 3 Year-Old Handy Ranch Horse
(__) 4 Year-Old Ranch Cutting
(__) Yearling Stallions & Geldings
(Cattle charge applies.)
(__) Yearling Mares
*Stallion owners whose stallion’s service sold at the 2009 OkFQHR Stallion Service Auction and mare owners who
purchased a service at the 2009 OkFQHR Stallion Service Auction are entitled to one complimentary class entry for
the resulting 2010 foal. Additional eligible foa ls (including eligible horses foaled in 2006 – 2009) may be entered in
their respective class for $50 and a one-time nomination fee of $100.
Please submit the entry form even if the fees are waived.
$100 Nomination Fee :
(Enclose or check reason for waiver below):
Office Use Only __Previously Nominated
__ Purchased Breeding $
$50 Entry Fee
(Enclose or check reason for waiver below):
Entr y No. __Donated Breeding
__ Purchased Breeding $
$40.00 Cattle Charge (Ranch Cutting only): $
Paid by Office Fee: $ 5.00
OkFQHR Membership Dues - Owner:
Check No. Membership Form Reqd ( )$20 Individual ( ) $25 Family $
OkFQHR Membership Dues – Exhibitor :
Membership Form Reqd ( )$20 Individual ( ) $25 Family $
Total Due At Time Of Entr y: $
Only horses nominated to the Super Stakes program are eligible to compete in Super Stakes classes.
Entry & Nomination Deadline: October 1, 2010
Horses must be registered with FQHR, Sterling CO.
ALL horses must have yellow original (not a copy) of current negative Coggins paperwork.
All owners and exhibitors must be a current member of OkFQHR.
The appropriate membership form must accompany all membership dues.
NO REFUNDS after October 1, 2010.
ALL FEES MUST BE PAID BY OCTOBER 1, 2010 - NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
Submission of entry constitutes a complet e and total liability release by owner and exhibitor.
OKLAHOMA FOUNDATION QUARTER HORSE REGISTRY
C/O Heather Kuhlman
105 Dee Dee Drive
Shawnee, Oklahoma 74804
Sept 3 OkFQHR General Meeting
7:30 pm Concession Area
Sept 5 Youth Bit Giveaway at Noon
Sept 4/5 OkFQHR Labor Day Show
Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center
Sept 11-13 FQHR Roundup & Review
Oct 1 Deadline for Stakes Class Entries
Oct. 15-17 OkFQHR Year End & Super Stakes Show
Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center
Oct. 16 OkFQHR John Deere Gator Raffle Drawing