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December 22, 2008   Email to Friend 

Darryal Ray
(334) 613-4187
December 22, 2008

MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- The Alabama Stock Horse Association, an affiliate of the American Stock Horse Association, will host its first one-day clinic and horse show in Montgomery March 2-3.

Dr. Kris Wilson, assistant professor and ranch horse team coach at Texas Tech University, and Jimbo Humphreys, a West Texas rancher and trainer, will lead the clinic and will be assisted by members of the Texas Tech Ranch Horse Team. The clinic, which costs $75 for ASHA members or $100 for non-members, is set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday, March 2.

The Alabama association's first horse show is set for Southeastern Livestock Exposition adjacent to Garrett Coliseum on Tuesday, 8 a.m. The show utilizes a format employed by the Stock Horse of Texas (SHOT) program, and features five divisions and four classes. The five divisions are: Open, Non-Pro, Limited Non-Pro, Novice and Youth. The four classes for each division are: Stock Horse Pleasure, Stock Horse Trail, Stock Horse Reining and Stock Horse Cow Horse Class.

The focus of the stock horse program is to help ordinary horse people to ride a better horse through learning what they need to do and how to do it in order to create a better horse that is a pleasure to own and is fun and safe to ride.

A person may ride any horse they choose when they participate in ASHA clinic or show. Riders are not required to own the horse. The horse does not have to be registered. The horse can be a gaited horse or a stock type horse -- even mules or donkeys can be shown. The qualities that make a good, safe ranch or stock horse are the same qualities that make a good trail horse or pleasure horse or any kind of horse that a person just wants to ride and have fun on.

All riders are welcome, regardless of experience or level of skill. All one needs is an equine to ride and a desire to make that equine better. Those who participate in the clinic on Monday are not required to participate in the show on Tuesday.

For additional information, call Tommy Fuller at (251) 513-1499, e-mail tef@tokh.com. For rules and regulation, visit www.stockhorsetexas.org and click on handbook.

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