Just got into it. I've been around horses all my life...mostly ranch horses, and later show horses. Said Joe Blair.
Blair traveled to San Angelo from Abilene for the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Silver Spur Circuit Horse show this weekend. One of Joe's main competing horses is Bucky. Bucky along with 180 horses are warming up for the show Saturday.
This is a quarter horse show. Each horse must be an American, registered AQHA registered horses. And we offer classes in pleasure, in trail, halter showmanship, rainy. Said Kim Cox the Silver Spur Circuit Show Manager.
Each of these horses are working to get the World Show in Oklahoma City in November. In order to qualify for the show each horse must earn at least 22 points through out the year at shows like this one in San Angelo.
Blair says to qualify for the World Show you have to have so many points. Each event takes a different number of points. According to Cox, there's a scale, like for instance, a class that has three horses, the winner gets half a point. And then there is a sliding scale depending how many horses in the class to see how far deep the points go. There is no pay back at these shows, it's all points.
Blair says training horses is a full time job and wouldn't have it any other way. T
he American Quarter Horse Show starts Saturday at eight in the morning at the Spur Arena and runs through Sunday. Admission is free. Jjklst news.