Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athletes for November - Diane Creech & Belinda Trussell


Diane Creech and Belinda Trussell, who competed on the European Fall Competition Tour, have been named Dressage Canada Red Scarf Equestrian Athletes of the Month for November.

Diane of Caistor Centre, Ontario, and Belinda of Stouffville, Ontario, had outstanding results on both stops of the development tour for Canada’s up and coming combinations—Kaposvar CDI3*, Hungary, Oct. 9–11, and Weikersdorf CDI3*, Austria, Oct. 14–18.

Belinda rode her up-and-coming Grand Prix mount Anton (Antaeus x Melit), a nine-year-old German-bred gelding owned by Robyn Eames. The pair earned a score of 67.579 per cent to win at Intermediaire II, score 65.830 per cent in the Grand Prix for sixth place, and finished fifth in the Grand Prix Special with 64.917 per cent.

Diane rode Devon L (De Niro x Wolkenstein II), Douglas Leatherdale’s nine-year-old Hanoverian gelding for a sixth place score of 64.368 per cent at Intermediaire II test and fourth in the Grand Prix with 66.255 per cent and second in the Grand Prix Special with 66.583 per cent.

Diane also competed in the Grand Prix test with Wiona (Weltmeyer x Fruhlingsball), Douglas and Louise Leatherdale’s 12-year-old Hanoverian mare, to finish fourth in the Grand Prix Freestyle with 68.650 per cent.

At Weikersdorf CDI3*, they both scored 67.064 per cent for a second place tie in the Grand Prix. Diane and Devon L earned 69.208 per cent for second place in the Grand Prix Special. Belinda and Anton finished third on 68.417 per cent. Diane was also fourth in the Grand Prix with 64.851 per cent with Wiona. The pair also finished ninth in the Grand Prix Freestyle on with 68.450 per cent

Based on these results, Trussell jumped 105 placings in the FEI World Rider Rankings to 76 from 181, and Creech leaped 235 spots to 78 from 313.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Winter training event at the Rocky Mountain Show Jumping Horse Tournament in Alberta

The first of six Winter Training Series events will commence on January 30th and run through the weekend concluding on Sunday January 31st.

The first Winter Training Series will be dedicated to Jumpers only, and feature competitions up to and including the 1.20m division. Of course, at this time of the year, all competitions are held indoors.

Find prize lists and entry forms online at the Rocky Mountain Show Jumping Website on the tournament pages.

http://rmshowjumping.com/current-tournaments.html

Rocky Mountain Show Jumping was formed for the purpose of finding and developing quality show jumping horses to offer for sale to all levels of competition. From riders just beginning their show jumping career, to experienced riders looking for international level jumpers, Rocky Mountain Show Jumping has access to horses to fit all needs. Horses are bought and sold under the supervision and training of John Anderson.

Rocky Mountain Show Jumping is also responsible for hosting Show Jumping Tournaments. They commit themselves to hosting quality events for exhibitors of all levels, and input is welcomed at all times! 

Their objective: to bring international equine knowledge to the community, and increase the level of the sport by providing horses & training of a higher quality, as well as provide Show Jumping events for riders of all levels to tune their skills.

Rocky Mountain Show Jumping currently operates in Calgary, Alberta.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

"this year has required a lot of 'endurance'. " Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year


Vue on 'Endurance', by Daphne.

Looking back, this year has required a lot of 'endurance' - still some struggles trying to get everything done and everything 'right' - but we ARE moving on down the trail at a pretty good pace, and 'good to go' at most of the vet checks.  Don't think that we'll ever reach the finish line but will keep working towards that - knowing that 'to finish is to win'!


We are all so fortunate to be surrounded by those who share our enthusiasm for this wonderful sport, and I want to wish each and all of you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and successful 2010 - whatever your goals may be!





Latest EndCan News

E-BULLETIN : December 20th, 2009



The video taken at the AHA nationals is SO well done, probably one of the best videos of our sport that's ever been produced, truly capturing the 'essence of endurance' - A MUST SEE!

Dressage Canada Announces Southern Training Centres


Dressage Canada is pleased to announce that Arlene ‘Tuny’ Page, owner of Stillpoint Farm in Wellington, FL, and Laurie Doyle, owner of Dove Hollow Farm in Olivenhain, CA, have graciously allowed the Canadian Dressage Team to use their facilities for training sessions throughout the season. Both locations will be official southern training centres for Canada's World Equestrian Games (WEG) hopefuls to work with the Technical Coach Advisor Robert Dover.


“I could not be more thrilled and grateful to the owners and managers of Dove Hollow and Stillpoint Farms for their wonderful generosity in becoming Team Canada's official winter training facilities. These are two world-class locations which will allow our riders to prepare in perfect conditions, regardless of the weather, for the World Equestrian Games qualifiers this winter/spring,” said Dover. “My thanks go out again to Tuny Page and Laurie Doyle.”


Spanning five acres, Dove Hollow boasts three dressage arenas, one 200’ x 75’ covered indoor and two regulation sized dressage arenas both with mirrors and excellent sand footing on their 40 horse premiere dressage training centre.


“I think that we should help each other out,” said Doyle. “Canada is our northern neighbour and we love having Robert out to Dove Hollow. It is a win-win situation for everyone.”


Stillpoint Farm is situated on 10 acres with 34 permanent and up to 20 portable stalls. Page has owned the facility for eight years and takes pride in having some of the world’s best riders and horses at her top-notch training centre, which has both full-sized indoor and outdoor training arenas.


“Stillpoint Farm is the year round base for international dressage riders Lisa Wilcox, Arlene Page and Oded Shimoni,” said Page. “Being international athletes, we welcome being in a situation where we can host Canada’s top dressage talent and Dressage Canada.”


The first official training session for Canadian WEG declared riders has been scheduled for:


January 16–17, 2010
Stillpoint Farm http://stillpointfarmdressage.com
Wellington, FL (561-371-3511)


This training session is strongly encouraged for Canadian WEG declared riders based in the East and training in Florida. The session will provide private training for Canadian WEG Declared riders, and riders are welcome to bring their personal trainers/coaches to their personal sessions.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Voting Underway for 2010 Equine Canada Director-at-Large Election


Voting is now underway for the 2010 Equine Canada Director-at-Large election. Any member of an Equine Canada is eligible to vote for the Director-at-Large position, provided that individual is 18 years-of-age or older in the year of election.

Voting may be completed in one of two ways. Members must visit the Equine Canada website at www.equinecanada.ca and either logon using their Equine Canada username a password to register to vote and immediately complete the voting process. If the member does not have a personalized Equine Canada username and password to logon, they will need to contact Equine Canada voting services at nominations@equinecanada.ca and login information will be promptly provided.

The second voting option is to vote by mail. In this case the member must visit the Equine Canada website and complete and submit the online Register to Vote Form before the January 7, 2010 deadline. Once registered, the member will receive an election package and election ballot either by mail, fax or e-mail as per their request. All forms and information regarding this election can be found on the website in both official languages. Voting for the 2010 election will close on January 14, 2010.

The successful candidates will be announced to the membership at the Equine Canada Annual General Meeting, February 7, 2010, as part of the 2010 Convention to be held at the Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel in Montreal, QC.

Please contact Sonia Blanchard by e-mail sblanchard@equinecanada.ca with any questions regarding the 2010 Equine Canada Director-at-Large election.

Each year the Equine Canada Nominations Committee has the responsibility of presenting a slate of candidates to the membership for the election of a Director-at-Large. The 13-member Equine Canada Board of Directors consists of three Director-at-Large positions, which are elected by the membership. One Director-at-Large position is elected each year and serves a three-year term. In addition this year, voting will also take place for a vacated Director-at-Large position with a remaining two-year term.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Eric van der Vleuten thwarted the British challenge to capture the Rolex FEI World Cup qualifier at Olympia.


Eric van der Vleuten ended a 15-year wait for Dutch success in the Rolex FEI World Cup qualifier at Olympia.

And van der Vleuten also took over top spot in the Western League standings after six events heading towards next April's World Cup final in Geneva.

He saw off a strong British challenge, headed by fourth-placed Ben Maher and Robin Hood W, while Michael Whitaker finished seventh.

Last year's blue riband event of the London International Horse Show produced only two clear rounds - Australian winner Edwina Alexander and British runner-up John Whitaker.

Whitaker missed this year's event while he continues his recovery from a broken ankle, while Alexander and Itot du Chateau was among several riders to knock one fence down during a testing examination.

But there were 11 clears to contest a thrilling jump-off that went the way of van der Vleuten and Groep Tomboy in 35.08 seconds for a first prize of just less than £24,000.

He became the first Dutch winner of an Olympia World Cup event since Jan Tops in 1994.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Canada’s Nicole Shinton Heats up Wellington Holiday Challenge


Wellington, Florida – Canada’s Nicole Shinton made her presence felt south of the border during the Wellington Classic Holiday Challenge held December 11-13 in Wellington, FL.

Shinton of Uxbridge, ON, competed with two horses in the dressage competition, which was the first big event of the winter show season in Wellington, FL. With GB Marko, her 13-year-old chestnut Dutch Warmblood gelding, Shinton was the top placed amateur in the Prix St. Georges, earning an impressive score of 68.684%. In the Intermediaire I, she earned a score of 61.316% to rank as the third-highest amateur competitor.

A former eventing competitor before switching her focus exclusively to dressage, Shinton also competed in the Wellington Classic Holiday Challenge with O-Topia. Having successfully competed at the intermediate level in eventing with Shinton, O-Topia is also enjoying the switch to dressage and is proving his talents at Third Level. In Third Level Test 1 held Saturday, Shinton and her 13-year-old bay selle francais gelding earned a score of 62.308% from the judges to place third. On Sunday, the pair contested Third Level Test 3 and earned 63.023% to place fourth overall.

“Marko was a star, winning the Prix St. Georges Adult Amateur with such a great score,” said Shinton. “I was also very proud of O-Topia. I had not shown him since July as I was concentrating on the development of my upper level FEI horses, so it was great to be back in the show ring with him and have him perform like a champ!”

Shinton is also excited about a new mount, Wallenstein, an 11-year-old Swedish Warmblood gelding that she purchased this fall in Denmark. The pair will make their competitive debut this winter in Florida, where Shinton is based throughout the show season.

Dressage has become a passion for Shinton since she switched exclusively to the discipline last year. As an event rider, Shinton was named the 2004 Adult Amateur Intermediate Rider of the Year by the United States Eventing Association, a remarkable feat for a Canadian in such a highly competitive division. Shinton was also named to the 2005 Canadian Eventing Team Long List with two horses, Pamela and The Grey Pony, before a rotational fall in 2007 forced Shinton to change her focus from eventing to dressage.

Shinton, 36, and her husband, Alan, own Greenbrier Farms, a 160 acre eventing facility in Uxbridge, ON.

FEI World Cup™ Dressage: Gal and Totilas Set New World Record at Olympia

The Netherlands' Edward Gal and Moorlands Totilas set a new world record in the Grand Prix Freestyle for the third time this year when scoring 92.30% to win the fourth leg of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage series at the Grand Hall at Olympia in London tonight. With another breath-taking performance that put him in an entirely different class to the rest of the 13-strong field, the nine year old stallion showed even more confidence than he displayed when taking Freestyle gold at the Alltech FEI European Championships at Windsor last August. Stockholm winner Adelinde Cornelissen had a difficult evening with Parzival who was gripped with nervous tension and failed to give of his best, but this Dutch duo still held on for second place, while British hearts were lifted by a great third-spot finish for one of their all-time favorites, Carl Hester with Liebling 11.


SUPERLATIVES
The superlatives have already all been used up where Totilas and Gal are concerned. They created a huge sensation when de-throning long-time Freestyle record-holder Anky Van Grunsven with an amazing test at Hickstead in July where they scored 89.50%, and then came back to raise the bar even higher when taking the European title with a mark of 90.75%. They did that despite some irregular scores, but tonight the judges were very much in agreement about artistic merit - Gal and Totilas blended brilliantly with their musical accompaniment which perfectly compliments the stallion's enormous presence. It is the power with which he pumps off the floor in piaffe and passage that particularly distinguishes him along with his ease of elevation. He looks comfortable in his body even when executing the most difficult of movements.

Richard Davison led the first tranche of riders with a mark of 75.15% for Hiscox Artemis, but fellow-Briton Laura Bechtolsheimer overtook him when racking up 77.35% with a lovely ride on Andretti H. Hester however earned 78.45% for a really accurate performance when third-last into the arena. He was delighted with Liebling - "I didn't think he had much more to give me after Windsor so I'm really happy to put another 5% on my score from last night" he said.

In yesterday's Grand Prix his mark of 72.21% was good enough for third place, while Cornelissen and Gal were separated by just over two percentage points as Totilas again got the edge, but the difference between the latter two tonight was much more extreme. The moment Parzival entered the arena he was electrified with fear and Cornelissen did well to persuade him to go to work despite his obvious reservations. She is philosophical about his nervous nature, knowing that she must live for the days when he finds it possible to overcome it and show what he is truly capable of achieving. "Yesterday he was pretty good but I knew he was going to be a handful from the minute we came in the ring today. He was so spooky, but at least now he is getting better because he's willing to give it a try even though he's worried. There was a time when he'd just run out of the ring. I've been riding him for seven years now and its all about trust and confidence - you have to keep building him up" she pointed out. Her score of 82.05% was nevertheless still only just over one point below her winning result from the third leg of the FEI World Cup™ Dressage series in Stockholm two weeks ago.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Introducing the 2009/2010 L’Annee Hippique


In cooperation with the International Equestrian Federation (FEI), BCM proudly presents the 2009/2010 edition of L’Annee Hippique.

Profiling the year in equestrian sport, L’Annee Hippique provides a detailed report of the competition season. Every FEI discipline is covered including show jumping, dressage, eventing, endurance, driving and reining. This year's edition of L’Annee Hippique also contains countless feature articles and breeding profiles, making it a must-have item for every equestrian enthusiast.

The world top equestrian competitions are covered in great detail with in-depth reporting and stunning photography. The World Cup Finals for show jumping, dressage and eventing, European Championships for all disciplines, as well as the World Breeding Championships for Young Horses are just some of the additional events also covered in the style that BCM is famous for - thought-provoking articles complimented by beautiful full-colour photos.

More than 44,000 copies of L’Annee Hippique find their way to over 80 countries worldwide each year. With interesting, well-written articles and fabulous pictures from the best equestrian photographers in the business, the hardcover L’Annee Hippique is a true collector’s item.

Available in time for Christmas, the L’Annee Hippique makes the perfect gift and is also an ideal way to thank clients, sponsors and suppliers for their support. Individual copies are offered at a wholesale price of $120 Canadian or US dollars, including shipping and handling. Discounted prices are offered for quantity orders of five or more copies.

To order click  here

Ainsley Vince Named CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for November


Jump Canada has named Ainsley Vince the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for November.

Vince of Milton, ON, was named the Jump Canada Series Champion following the final event in the 2009 Series, the $100,000 Canadian Show Jumping Championships held November 6 and 7 during the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto, ON.

Riding Frieda, an eight-year-old German-bred mare owned by The KMA Group, Vince enjoyed consistent results throughout the 2009 season to earn a total of 210.20 points.  Vince’s younger sister, Courtney, proved to be her greatest competition, ending the season with 195.8 points riding Nalla.  However, it was the eldest Vince sister who took the Jump Canada Series title, as well as the $10,000 cash bonus offered by Jump Canada.

“I really appreciate being named the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for November,” said Vince, 33, who also won the Jump Canada Series title three times in a row, in 2002, 2003, and 2004, with her long-time partner Catch 22.  “Winning the 2009 Jump Canada Series makes me feel like I am on my way back.”

“I love Cavalor products,” she continued.  “We just put some of our horses on Cavalor supplements in the barn, and I am really pleased with the results.”

As the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for November, Vince receives a gift certificate from title sponsor CAVALOR Inc.

Other top show jumping athletes who have been recognized as the CAVALOR 'Athlete of the Month' for 2009 include: Jenna Thompson (January), Yann Candele (February and August), Erynn Ballard (March and October), Beth Underhill (April), Angela Covert-Lawrence (May), Ian Millar (June), Joelle Froese (July), and Mac Cone (September).

In Canada, Cavalor products are available through Equus Integral (Francis Berger 514 924-4035 and Michel Lavictoire 514 467-8075).  Equus Integral is Cavalor Inc.’s exclusive Canadian distributor and can be reached at info@equusintegral.com.

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Marcus Ehning, master of the Rolex Top Ten

Once again the Rolex IJRC Top 10 was a thrilling show with the best riders in the world. The Exposition Parc Paris Nord Villepinte was completely sold out and the crowd enjoyed the show from the beginning when the 10 riders were driven in the arena in carriages of  the famous stuntman Mario Luraschi. After two super rounds the  winner was the actual number one of the Rolex ranking, Marcus Ehning on Plot Blue. The 35 years old German rider rides very smoothly, everything looks easy and his double clear round in the 1 m 60 class was a real demonstration. The winner of last year, Michel Robert and Kellemoi de Pepita finished on 10 th place.

The American course designer Conrad Homfeld, who will also be the course designer at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington Kentucky next year, build a very difficult and delicate course. In the first round only the Swedish Rolf-Göran Bengtsson and Marcus Ehning were clear. Olympic champion Eric Lamaze was very close with one time penalty. Edwina Alexander and Rodrigo Pessoa both had four penalties on the last fence, the Rolex vertical. European champion Kevin Stau and Marco Kutscher also finished the course with four penalties. Harry Smolders followed with 5 penalties and Michel Robert with 8. For them the battle was over. In the second round Albert Zoer and Okidoki were clear, just like Kevin Staut with Silvana, a mare that he is riding only for 4 months. Eric Lamaze and Hickstead jumped clear and in time. Than Marcus Ehning started his demonstration with a second clear round in 44’89 on Plot Blue. Without ever giving the impression of forcing his horse he took some time at every stride. Rolf-Göran Bengtsson and his Holstein stallion Casall La Silla wasalso double clear but the Swedish rider finished O.18 seconds slower. Marcus Ehning participated to eight of the nine Finals of the Rolex IJRC top ten and finally he won. A big honour but also a Rolex and 43 750 Euro prize money.

Result : 1. Ehning (GER), Plot Blue, 0 pt (0+0 ; 44’’89) ; 2. Bengtsson (SWE), Casall La Silla, 0 (0+0 ; 45’’07) ; 3. Lamaze (CAN), Hickstead, 1 (1+0 ; 53’’67) ; 4. Staut (FRA), Silvana, 4 (4+0 ; 45’’25) ; 5. Zoer (HOL), Oki Doki, 4 (4+0 ; 45’’36) ; 6. Kutscher (GER), Cornet Obolensky, 4 (4+0 ; 45’’90) ; 7. Pessoa (BRA), Let’s Fly, 4 (4+0 ; 47’’18) ; 8. Alexander (AUS), Cevo Itôt du Château, 8 (4+4 ; 45’’56) ; 9. Smolders (HOL), Exquis Walnut de Muze, 9 (5+4 ; 53’’79) ; 10. Robert (FRA), Kellemoi de Pépita, 12 (8+4 ; 48’’23).

Quotes

Marcus Ehning : “It’s a great victory because the Rolex Top Ten is an important event for the riders. Conrad Homfeld, the course designer did a great job. The course was difficult and technical but fair. Two double clears in the first round of a top ten is normal. I’m very happy with the way Plot Blue jumped. We perform better and better and I’m very proud of my victory. For the future I hope to stay on first place for a long time and to win more Grand Prix’s. I also want to congratulate the organisation, it’s incredible to see such a big crowd on a new show.”

Rolf-Göran Bengtsson: “ I couldn’t go faster today. In the first round I felt that Casall was almost spooky and he really jumped very high, I really had to push him a little bit. I didn’t start the second round very well, I lost some time at the second fence. But nevertheless I’m very happy with the show.”

Eric Lamaze : “This was one of the most beautiful indoor shows of my career. Evertyhing is great, the horses are happy, the riders are happy, it’s really the highest level. There is no better indoor show. I regret the one time penalty in the first round, I rode too much in the corners of the arena. I wanted to keep my horse quiet for the last line to the exit. Today my third place is not the fault of my horse but mine. But anyway, the number one has one and that is logical.”

Kevin Staut : “I’m only riding the mare for four months, so we need some more time to know each other perfectly. She’s almost to careful and then she doesn’t cover the big oxers. But it’s while making the errors that we both learn. Nevertheless I’m very happy with my fourth place. The Rolex IJRC Top ten was not one of my goals this year, it came faster than I hoped, but I’m happy anyway.

Rodrigo Pessoa : “My performance in the arena tonight was not important. I want to thank Rolex, because without their help this competition would never be possible. Everything Rolex does in sport is very precious. There was a lot of pressure on the organisation team in having the final during our first show in Paris. Our team did a great job. I want to wish Geneva good luck in organising the World Cup Final and the RolexTop 10 in 2010.”

Revised Dates—Canadian Reining Committee Seeks Competition Committees Interested in Hosting WEG Selection Finals



The Equine Canada Canadian Reining Committee (CRC) would like to advise all interested parties that the dates have changed regarding proposals from show committees interested in hosting the World Equestrian Games Canadian Reining Committee Selection Finals.

Now all proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. eastern time on January 18, 2010.  Any proposals received after that time will not be considered. 

The Equine Canada CRC Competitions Committee will consider all properly submitted proposals and shall reach a decision concerning them no later than February 18, 2010. The proposed competition dates have been extended and will now be between July 6 – 26, 2010.

This process is not a formal tender and the decision regarding which proposal to accept rests solely with the Equine Canada CRC.

The complete Equine Canada CRC Selection Finals request for proposals may be found on the CRC section of the Equine Canada website at www.equinecanada.ca/reining. 

For additional information on the CRC and its programs, including selection criteria, please visit the Equine Canada website at www.equinecanada.ca or e-mail reining@equinecanada.ca.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Horse Council BC Recognizes Jacqui Oldham & Ali Buchanan

Two members of the Dressage Canada Community were given prestigious honours at the 29th Annual Horse Council BC Awards Banquet held November 21, 2009.
Ali Buchanan
Ali Buchanan of Abbotsford BC was presented with the  Horse Industry Professional of the Year Award.  This award recognizes a professional individual that has provided outstanding service to BC's equine community either on a one-on-one basis or overall.  The service cannot be within the normal course of business practice, but must be over and above. Ali is a previous member of the Dressage Canada Board, Chair of the Youth High Performance Committee, chef d’equipe at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and current member of the High Performance Executive as well as a popular Medium dressage judge.
Jacqui Oldham

Jacqui Oldham was presented with the Horse Council BC's Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is the premier award of Horse Council BC. It was established and first presented in 1981 to honour individuals who have made exceptional contributions to BC's equestrian community. These contributions, whether they have been through education, mentoring or leadership, have made a lasting footprint, demonstrating a lifetime of commitment and dedication to the on-going progression of the equine industry.  

The recipient of this prestigious award must be a BC resident having achieved prominence through commitment and hard work, in turn positively impacting BC's equine industry and inspiring others. This award is only awarded when warranted and is not necessarily awarded every year.

In addition to being a busy coach, Jacquie is also a Senior dressage judge involved with delivering Dressage Canada’s updating & upgrading judging clinics, and has been a past member of Dressage Canada’s Officials Committee.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tune in to NCHA Radio

Tune in to NCHA Radio
NCHA has launched a new internet radio station, ncharadio.com, bringing "Real Country for Real Cutters," around the clock and around the world. The innovative station is believed to be a first for an equine association, offering the world’s most popular country music, along with up-to-the minute news of NCHA events, promotions and more. The new venture is a partnership between the National Cutting Horse Association and Internet Cowboys, LLC.

"NCHAradio.com is an exciting new way for us to reach out to our members and fans of cutting horses and country music around the world," said National Cutting Horse Association Executive Director Jeff Hooper. "The new technology enables us to keep members informed of news and activities while providing great entertainment around the clock." The programming is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, around the world to anyone with an internet connection or an iPhone or other mobile device. "With the technology available to us today," Hooper noted, "people can listen to NCHAradio.com anywhere they go, at work, at home or going down the road to the next cutting horse event."
While demographic surveys have shown that NCHA members prefer the country music mix now available on NCHAradio.com, Programming Director Billy Thorman invites listeners to help fine-tune the selection by sending in their suggestions for their personal new country songs, songs from recent years, and their all-time favorite country songs. Send your suggestions to BillyThorman@ILovecutting.com. For information on advertising on NCHAradio.com, businesses may contact either NCHA Director of Advertising Mark Herron at (817) 244-6188, ext. #115 or NCHAradio.com Sales Manager Shawn McCoy at (817)929-8597.