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women’s equestrian coach. From 2014 through this past spring semester, she led Texas A&M’s horsemanship squad. In her new home in Davis, California, she is a different brand of Aggie and wears blue and gold.

Andee Nored, Bowie, won the Open 1D with

14.3 on Bud at Wild West Productions’ July 18 event at Salt Creek Arena, Boyd.

Charity Harris, Pleasanton, had a busy and

rewarding ABRA World Championship Show in Tulsa July 23-28. She and Acclaimed Invitation competed in 11 classes, including English, west- ern, speed, and ranch divisions, and netted 5 tro- phy buckles, a winnings check, and a trophy saddle! She was overall World Champion for 13&u and that age group’s World Champion for HUS, hunt-seat-eq, WP, and showmanship, plus reserve trail.

Dane Lancaster, Bowie, competed at the Jr

Rodeo Cowboy Association Finals in Levelland, July 26-28 He was year-end reserve champion calf roper, took 2nd place in the finals average for calf roping, and took 4th place for year end in breakaway roping!

Rylan Joyce Maxwell was born July 27 to

Casie and Bailey Maxwell, Crawford. She was welcomed by siblings Tatum and Brekyn, though they don’t understand why she can’t crawl and walk yet!

Ebony Shine, a 19-year-old mare by Shining

Spark and out of Ebony Whiz, became NRHA’s first Million Dollar Dam on August 1. There have been 38 stallions to achieve that sum. Owned by Rosanne Sternberg, Sterling Ranch, Aubrey, she has produced 16 foals with NRHA earnings, in- cluding 4 with more than $100,000. When asked about the mare’s historical achievement, Sternberg stated, “The beautiful palomino has brought me much joy as a broodmare and many people hap- piness and success as a performance horse pro- ducer. I look forward to her offspring continuing to win and maybe reaching the second million with her!”

Smart Spook, a 17-year-old stallion owned

and bred by Rosanne Sternberg, recently became an NRHA 5 Million Dollar Sire. Sired by 6 Mil- lion Dollar Sire Smart Chic Olena, Smart Spook was inducted into the NRHA Hall of Fame in 2015 and stands at Sterling Ranch. Before starting his breeding career, he enjoyed a successful career in the show pen, with $403,149 in NRHA LTE.

Melissa Jesurun rode Ike & Bodhi to the Open Champion & Reserve at the Dres- sage in the Hill Country Summer Show.

Calyn Halvorson, Guthrie, OK, competed at

his last AQHYA World Championship Show Au- gust 2, taking fourth place with Intended Too in Aged Mares, Level 3. The younger son of Re- becca and Wayne Halvorson celebrated his 18th birthday on August 8. In this, his senior year at Oklahoma Christian School, he is again starting quarterback for the Saints and is expected to keep the team in playoff contention.

Jeanene Hayes-Orlando and Randy

Goldenmarried at Ashelynn Manor in Magnolia on August 3. They are making their home in Hockley.

Sydney Rivers, Loranger, LA, closed out her

youth show career in a grand manner at the AQHYA World Championship Show. She showed homebred Elio to take the title Yearling Gelding World Champion, and also Existingse- cretfinale to be Reserve 2-year-old mare!

Jacob Morris, Idabel, OK, and Cheap Son

Glasses won the $50K division both August 4 and 5 at USCHA’s event in Sulphur Springs.

Steve Wheat, Benton, LA, won the first-ever

AQHYA Western Pleasure 13&u World Cham- pionship August 7, riding Rain Makes Me Sleepy. Steve’s proud parents are Greg and Kelly Wheat.

Davie King, Decatur, stopped the clock at

14.329 on Brook at Wild West Productions’ Au- gust 8 event at Salt Creek Arena, Boyd, to win the Open 1D.

Mikayla Graham, Vernon, graduated Au-

gust 9 from nursing school at Vernon Regional Jr College as a licensed vocational nurse (LVN). She’s not satisfied yet and has transferred to Mid- western State University in Wichita, pursuing a BS degree and registered nurse status. She will make time to compete at the National Women’s Ranch Rodeo Finals in Dodge City, Kansas, this month.

Whitney Conrad graduated from Texas 24 SouthWest Horse Trader September 2018

Brooke Ward (rt), was small-fry HP champion, and Elizabeth Eckman (lt) was reserve at CAQHA’s August Show.

A&M University on August 10, with a BS in Agricultural Economics, focusing on finance and real estate. She graduated in only 3 years! She will continue to live in College Station and work at The Bank & Trust of Bryan/College Station.

Roxane Reynolds, Wilburton, OK, won

USCHA’s Viva Las Vegas Cutting Tournament in Ardmore August 10-11. After winning $1K limited division for the weekend, she rolled 11 to win the High Roll Champion Dice match, netting a fully paid trip for 2 to the NFR in Las Vegas!

Dually Husband, Coldspring, won the youth

buckle at STXCHA’s August 11-12 event in Brenham, though those were only his 2nd and 3rd times in competition. There was plenty of cheer- ing on Sunday when he and Boons Miss Jazz marked 73!

Kalico Burkes, Henrietta, received Clay

County’s 4-H’s Gold Star Award August 12. She also earned first place record book and a photog- raphy project award and medal.

Clark Cooper’s Heza Real Smooth Cat,

ridden by Mason Griffin, Pioneer, LA, won the $5K Novice Horse class at Central MCHA’s Au- gust 12 event in Forrest, MS.

Susan Morris, Normanna, competed at Si-

enna Stables’ all-breed open show August 12, in amateur classes on Rusty Dun It Smart. The duo competed in reining for the first time ever and won! They also won horsemanship. Morris really valued time on her horse, because she has a new job, as jr and sr high school counselor at Goliad Middle School.

Walla Walla Whiz, owned by Arese Quarter

Horses since 2006, recently crossed the $2 Mil- lion Dollar Sire mark. By $12 Million Dollar Sire Topsail Whiz, the 16-year-old stallion currently stands at Oswood Stallion Station, Weatherford. To date he has six offspring with over $50,000 in NRHA LTE, with the most notable being ARC Continued on page 28

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