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Rope Race

Rope RaceThe Appaloosa Show version of musical chairs is the Rope Race.

We had six horses compete last night at the end of the Coliseum program. Basically, you’ve got six horses on one end of the ring and five ropes hanging at the other end. They have to race to the ropes and grab one and hold on to it. The person who doesn’t get one is excused from the ring. Then it continues in the same manner until there’s only one on a rope.

If you haven’t seen one, then you can watch the first heat of last night’s race here:

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Callaway Performance

CallawayLast night Callaway performed her benefit concert for support of Appaloosa Youth Association activities. She was a big hit with the young audience.

She played a full set of songs with her band and showed why she’s an up and coming star.

The ring was opened up so that everyone could come down out of the stands and get up close and personal. It took a little coaxing but once Callaway got started most of the crowd moved on down.

You can watch Callaway perform one of her songs in this video:

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Rope Race Video

I had not seen a rope race until the National Show earlier this year. It’s a lot of fun to watch. Last night we had an invitational event with halter exhibitors. This video has the first heat so you can see what it was like.

Of course you can see the action live on the arena webcam.

2007 World Championship Appaloosa Show Photo Album

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Stump Race Video

One of the early items on today’s agenda was the Camas Prairie Stump Race. After individual timed races it was horse against horse.

Remember you can watch the action live on the arena webcam.

2007 World Championship Appaloosa Show Photo Album

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Reining Competition Video

I wish I had more time to do some video work but at least I can offer a couple of YouTube videos in my time at the Show. Here’s one so that people can get an example of what a reining competition is like.

Of course you can see the action live on the arena webcam.

2007 World Championship Appaloosa Show Photo Album

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Pleasure Horse Clinic

One of the many things you find here at the National Appaloosa Horse Show is a pleasure horse clinic. I’m not even going to try to get into the who, what, where, when and why of this subject. I’d rather let you see what you missed if you weren’t there to watch Tim Zuidema conduct his clinic. This little YouTube video is less than 5 minutes.

Many people have asked me where they can find pictures I’m taking. I’m mainly taking pictures to use in posts like this but I’m also posting many of them into an online photo album. I’ll begin providing that link in all my posts. My main purpose with the photo album is to provide an overview of what you would see at an event like this. There’s no way to get everyone’s picture or exhibit in although I wish I could.

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