June 2011

SHOT hosts record-setting show in Abilene.

Jack Brainard-"Cowboy Dressage" StockHorseOfTexas
Jack Brainard, one of the founding members of SHOT, demonstrated what he terms
“Cowboy Dressage” during the SHOT Clinic in Abilene.

     ABILENE, TEXAS – A wide range of participants gathered for the Stock Horse of Texas (SHOT) Spring Gathering, making the largest SHOT show to date. A record 215 entries, including 57 collegiate riders from seven different colleges exhibited in the two-day show. The SHOT Clinic was once again very popular, and featured a demonstration of “Cowboy Dressage” by founding member Jack Brainard. A large crowd enjoyed the Hamburger Feed Friday evening, sponsored by Total Equine.

    The collegiate division of SHOT continues to grow, with members from Texas Tech University, Tarleton State University, West Texas A&M University, Clarendon College, Laramie County Community College, Weatherford College and Eastern New Mexico University all competing in the show.
Large crowd at SHOT show
A large crowd was on hand at the SHOT Clinic, including a demonstration by Jack Brainard.

    Next on the calendar, SHOT heads to Liberty, Texas, for a clinic, and then a SHOT Show in San Angelo.

    This year two shows will be co-sanctioned with AQHA as Versatility Ranch Horse competitions. Shows in San Antonio on June 17-18, and in Vernon, September 9-10 will offer both a traditional SHOT show in addition to an AQHA-approved Versatility Ranch Horse show.

    For more information on Stock Horse of Texas and their upcoming events, log on to www.stockhorsetexas.org  or call the office at 325-672-6242.

SHOT Schedule of Events for 2011

May 14 & 15, 2011
Stock Horse of Texas Clinic and Demonstration Competition for Clinic Participants
Liberty, Texas
Clinic is limited to the first 25 paid riders. This event filled within three hrs on 03/01/2011.  However due to the overwhelming interest in the area, the host entity is currently seeking dates to hold an additional event later in the year.  Auditors are welcome during this event.

May 20 & 21, 2011
Stock Horse of Texas
SHOT Clinic and Show
San Angelo, Texas
SHOT is proud to present the Legendary Don Murphy as our Cowhorse Clinician.

June 17 & 18, 2011
Stock Horse of Texas
SHOT Clinic and Show & AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse show
San Antonio, Texas

July 15 & 16, 2011
HEAT 4-H Club
SHOT Clinic and Show
Sulphur Springs, Texas

August 5, 6 & 7, 2011
Bell County
SHOT Clinic and Show
Belton, Texas

August 11 & 12, 2011
SHOT Awareness Clinic and Show
Does Not count for year end SHOT points.
Alpine, Texas

September 9 & 10, 2011
Archer County 4H Horse Club
SHOT Clinic and Show & AQHA Versatility Ranch Horse show
Vernon, Texas

September 30 & October 1 & 2, 2011
Brazos County Extension Horse Committee
SHOT Clinic, Show, and Collegiate
Bryan, Texas

October 28 & 29, 2011
Fort Bend Horse Task Force
SHOT Clinic and Show
Rosenberg, Texas

November 17-20, 2011
Stock Horse Classic Championship
Bryan, Texas