|Calendar||Timely Reminders||Useful Web Sites||Questions & Comments||Contact Information|
August 15, 2005
Volume 1, Number 2
Thank you for the tremendous positive response we received from our first
Checkerboard Corral Electronic newsletter two weeks ago. I want this to be a
service to you to give you the latest news on equine events and clinics that are
happening here in the Midwest. Since our last e-mail, we have grown from about
2,000 e-mail recipients to over 6,500.
There are a lot of neat events, meeting, and sales coming up on the calendar. Try to make plans to attend some of them. Be watching for a Purina Equine Health Day going on in your area. Coming up this Thursday is one that we are holding at Sand Creek Feed in Ottawa, KS. John Duckworth will be doing a seminar on hoof care, and we will be doing a session on Equine Nutrition. I will try to have some more dates for you on the next letter.
By the time you get the next letter, our kids will be back in school. Wow! How the summer has flown by. What a relief it was to hear from Luke last week, our son who is with the Marines in Iraq. He is doing fine, and we have about 45 days before he will be back in the States. Keep him, along with all of our servicemen, in your prayers.
We really appreciate those of you who are doing business with us and Purina. If we can be of help, don’t ever hesitate to let us know. Any way we can make your experience with your horse or horses better, we want to try to help.
Calendar of upcoming events:
Aug.18; Purina Horse Owner Workshop; Equine Nutrition & Horse Hoof Care; John Duckworth Farrier; 6:00-Hamburger Fry; Sand Creek Feed- 224 West Wilson-Ottawa, Kansas. Call 785/242-2636 (click here to view the flyer)
Aug.19th & 20th ; Cindy Branham-“Obstacle Clinic & Trail Ride”; Melvern Lake, Kansas; 785-256-6761 or 785-224-1747; www.rockin-rc.com
Aug. 19, 20 & 21; BEEF FEST-Emporia, KS; Lyon County Fairgrounds (Hwy 50 & Industrial Road) Friday Night-Aug.19th- Ranch Rodeo-7:00 PM; Saturday-Aug. 20, Ranch Horse Competition-1:00 PM; Sunday–Aug. 21-Team Roping 10:00 AM; Call 620/343-4741 or 620/344-3849 or click www.beeffest.com
Aug.20-Benefit Roping-for Steve Goes; Honey Creek Arena; Dawson, Nebraska; 402-855-2106
Aug.26-28th; Sunflower Slide & Futurity; Kansas Expocentre, Topeka, Kansas; call 913/592-2055 or http://kansasreining.org/
Aug. 27th & 28th; Kerry Kuhn Horsemanship Clinic (Limited to 10 Riders)- Honey Creek Arena; Dawson, Nebraska; 402/855-2106
Aug. 27; Kansas Foundation Quarter Horse Registry Affiliate, Inc. (KFQHRA ) Horse show - Medicine Lodge, , Kansas; 8 AM; Dena Tabler-Tabor 785-225-6688 or email email@example.com; KFQHRA website is www.kfqhra.org (click here to view the flyer)
Aug.28th - Sunday; 23rd Annual EVANS QUARTER HORSES Production Sale with Guest Consignors; Emporia Livestock Sale Barn, Emporia, Kansas; 1:00 PM; (Selling approx. 70 head of performance bred Quarter Horses-Broke Horses; Broodmares; Weanlings & Yearlings) For information or catalogs call George & Sue Evans 620/256-6480
Sept 3 - Jim Glover Chevrolet Tulsa Reining Classic - SLIDE ZONE, Doors open at 6:00, Show begins at 7:00 - Tulsa Livestock Arena - Tulsa Fairgrounds. See REINING, the World's Fastest Growing Equine Sport! Featuring: Freestyle Reining where horses spin, slide to a stop and run figure eights in costume to music! An Open Competition where some of the world's top reining riders and horses compete for top honors. Big screen video production about Reining's quest to become an Olympic event in 2012. See "A Touch of Ear", an 8 hitch mammoth mule team featured in Western Horseman and on the television show, Discover Oklahoma. Meet and pet famous sons of newest Breyer model Smart Chic Olena.** FREE Smart Chic Olena Breyer Horse to First 100 Kids in the Door! ** Drawing for John Deere Gator! Drawing for two tons of Purina feed! LAST YEAR IT SOLD OUT! DON'T MISS IT! More information and to purchase tickets - www.okrha.com (http://www.okrha.com) Call: Tami Wagman (918) 857-2725
Sept.9th - Friday Evening; ROAN ROSE RANCH & RIVER BLUFF RANCH PRODUCTION & INVITATION SALE; 6:00 PM; (Horses on display at 1:00 PM) Springfield Livestock Center (I-44 at exit 70-Hwy MM/B) Springfield, MO. Selling 100 head; Contact Roan Rose Ranch 417/742-3469 or River Bluff Ranch 417/376-8003 for more info click www.roanrose.com
Sept.10th - Saturday; NS Farms COMPLETE DISPERSAL; 10:00 AM At the Ranch; Kansas City, MO; Selling 165 Head of Performance Quarter Horses-Cow Bred-Ranch Bred-Foundation Bred! For more information call Rigby & Associates Equine Sales 417/753-4802 or click www.rigbyequinesales.com
Sept. 16th – 18th,2005- COW CAMP TRAIL RIDE & CATTLE DRIVE; Flying W Ranch –Cedar Point, Kansas; Newt Dodge 316/321-1965; Flying W Ranch 620/274-4357 (click here to view the flyer)
Sept.17,2005; Mid America Equine Sales-Carthage, Missouri; 10;00am ; call 417/682-6373 or www.midamericaequinesales.com
Sept.17th - Saturday; Farmers & Ranchers Livestock Commission Co., Inc. FALL CLASSIC CATALOG HORSE SALE; 12 NOON; Salina, Ks.; (Friday, Sept.16-Ranch Rodeo-SALE HORSES ONLY; open to first 12 teams to pay entry fee; for more information call Mike Samples (H) 785/263-2627 © 785/826-7884 or Kyle Elwood (H) 785/825-1598 or © 785/493-2901 or click www.horsemailusa.com
Sept. 24th & 25th – Combined Driving Event; (organized by the Carriage and Driving Society of Greater Kansas City); Longview Lake Equestrian Park; For more information, contact Jerry Matthews (913/755-4565) or Veronica Wood (816/540-3932).
Sept. 25th - Sunday; 25th Annual FINNERTY RANCH’S PRODUCTION
SALE; 1:00 PM; Emporia Sale Barn, Emporia, Kansas; (Mares used in our program
are a package of the most cow eatin’ Foundation bred, performance horses you
can put together; For a Catalog & Information call Finnerty Ranch; Pat & MJ
Finnerty 620/392-5733 or 620/344-4343; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure you tune in to the "Checkerboard Corral Radio Show"
Sunday 6:00am - 7:00am WIBW 580am or listen online www.580radio.com
Sunday 4:00 pm-5:00 pm KOFO 1220am - Ottawa, Ks.
Saturday: 7:00am-8:00 am KCTE 1510am out of Kansas City.
If you want to run an ad in our Checkerboard Corral Publication
for the Fall 2005 edition, you still have a couple of days left! Our publication
is in its sixth year, and our circulation has exceeded 23,000 with over 20,000
mailed directly to the horse owner. E-mail us or give me a call at 785/418-6047,
and we can give you the details.
Don’t forget, if you are interested in seeing what the Purina Program can do for your horse, take the Purina Challenge. E-mail us, and I can get your Purina representative in touch with you to match the right feeding program for your horse or horses and TAKE THE CHALLENGE!
Useful Websites for horse owners:
www.checkerboardcorral.com - Checkerboard Corral
http://horse.purinamills.com - Purina Mills Horse page
http://kansasreining.org/ - Kansas Reining Horse Assn.
www.midamericaequinesales.com Mid America Equine Sales
www.rockin-rc.com Cindy Branham
www.americandiscoveryride.com - Linda Losey
www.bestofamericabyhorseback.com Best Of America By Horseback.
www.kerrykuhn.com Kerry Kuhn
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