As much as I’m sure we would love to, most horse owners can’t keep their horses on their own property. It takes a lot of space, time, money, and commitment, which is why we generally find ourselves at boarding facilities. Since you’re trusting your horse with other people and spending good money in the process, it’s important to find a place where your horse is well cared for and you and your horse feel comfortable. Here are some tips on choosing a good facility:
- Always, always, always visit the facility before committing to boarding there! Pictures only give you so
Special trophies were presented by Blackjack Saddle Club President Albert De La Garza (right) to Madison Hammond, Perseverance Award; Joyce Troyer, Most Improved Rider; and Troy Warnken, Volunteer of the Year. (Photo from Albert De La Garza.)
Special rider awards and sponsor recognition highlighted presentations at the annual yearend banquet of the Blackjack Saddle Club in Leonardville.
“Our club has grown with record participation in all age divisions this year,” announced Albert De La Garza, president.
“We express sincere appreciation to the generous award sponsors and those providing arenas for our use,” De La Garza acknowledged.
Activities were at Cico Park and Burtis Arena, Manhattan;
Top cowboys and cowgirls are headed to Topeka for the championship finals of the United Rodeo Association (URA) November 1-2-3. Contestants posed for a group picture last year before competitions featuring traditional rodeo action plus unique URA events.
The best of the best will be crowned as climax to rodeo action this weekend in Topeka.
It’s the United Rodeo Association (URA) Finals Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 1-2-3, in Domer Arena at the Stormont Vail Events Center.
According to Muff McGee, longtime URA secretary, the championship rodeo features the top 15 contestants in each of nine events.
“URA is a non-profit organization established in