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Jay Meyers Passes Away

Jay Meyers and Mr Lena CD were the 2010 Idaho Reined Cow Steed Association Futurity Amateur Reserve Champions • & bull; Image by ScootemnshootemMerle Jay Meyers of Bannock Creek, Pocatello, Idaho unexpectedly died on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, while enjoying among his most treasured leisure activities –– showing horses at the Magic Valley Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity. He was 65.
Meyers was born Might 17, 1949, as the second youngster to Merle and Dorothy Meyers. He went to school in American Falls, Idaho, and participated in fumbling and rodeo. After senior high school he attended Ricks College and Idaho State University prior to law school at the University of Idaho. He married Paula Liese in 1971 soon prior to transferring to Moscow, Idaho, for law school.
Meyers’ successful law profession included saying even more than 20 Idaho Supreme Court cases and serving on the Idaho State Bar character and fitness and professional obligation committees. He was also a previous president of the Idaho Trial Attorney Association and was just recently awarded the Distinguished Lawyer Award by the Idaho State Bar.
In 1985, Meyers’ boy John was born. Meyer taught him a strong work ethic and stability with his example. Papa and child sent each other regular e-mails labelled “Weekend Reports,” detailing their pursuits and activities which are a cherished establishment of knowledge and assistance from dad to kid.
Meyer married Ranae Pumphrey in 1992 and together they worked to develop a successful equine and cow operation and raise their household. They invited the birth of their daughter, Jamie, in 1994. Jamie was the light of their house and filled every day with valuable laughter and pleasure. She loved her horses, longhorn cow, kittens, and assisting her parents around the cattle ranch. Her awful death in 2003 left a huge scar on the hearts of everybody that liked her.
After Jamie’s death and with John at college, Meyer and his other half became greatly involved with training and showing their equines in regional reined cow equine competitions. Meyers’ objective was to win the National Reined Cow Steed Association Futurity at Reno on an equine he had actually reproduced, trained, and revealed himself. He won several year-end championships, and in 2010, he was inducted into the Eastern Idaho Horseman’s Hall of Fame for his determined efforts to promote equine pursuits in Idaho.
Meyer is preceded in death by his daughter, Jamie, his papa, Merle, and precious coaches Sherm Swim, Mr. Elwell and Herman McDevitt. He is made it through by his better half, Ranae, his mother, Dorothy, his kid, John and his partner, Courtney, grandson Porter, brother, Jerry, sis, Judy, and a wide variety of liking nieces and nephews.

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NCHA Updates Family-Owned Horse Rule & National Championships Entries

Changes to the family-owned equine policy and the entry and purse structure of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern and Western National Championships were authorized by the NCHA Executive Committee at their conference in Fort Worth on Aug. 25-26.
At the 2014 NCHA Convention, a number of standing committees suggested modifications to the family-owned horse rule. The policy that has been authorized by the NCHA Executive Committee contains the very same terminology as AQHA utilizes. It is an established guideline that has proven to work and has actually increased involvement and entries.
Furthermore, any age restrictions relating to a family-owned horse, have been eliminated at both the limited age event and weekend level. The updated rule is developed to urge even more involvement in the sport.
The brand-new Standing Policy 51. a. 4 checks out as follows: “& ldquo; If a member who holds an NCHA non-professional and/or amateur card openly exhibits in any contest, whether accepted or unapproved, a cutting equine not had by the member or by the member’& rsquo; s immediate family, as defined herein, said card can be instantly withdrawed. Added penalties for ownership guideline violations may include loss of Non-Professional/Amateur status for up to life of the member, up to 3 (3) years suspension from the NCHA, approximately a maximum of $10,000 fine. Other member who helps and abets the rule violator will certainly undergo the exact same penalties relying on the severity of the event.
“& ldquo; For functions of this policy ‘& lsquo; immediate household’ & rsquo; will imply the member’& rsquo; s spouse, youngster, stepchild, moms and dad, grandparents, grandchild, step-parent, sibling, half-sibling, step-sibling, spouse & rsquo; s parent, spouse & rsquo; s step-parent, sibling’& rsquo; s spouse, half-sibling & rsquo; s spouse, step-sibling’& rsquo; s spouse, sibling & rsquo; s kid, sibling & rsquo; s step-child,’half-sibling & rsquo; s child, half-sibling & rsquo; s step-child, step-sibling & rsquo; s youngster, step-sibling & rsquo; s step-child, parent’& rsquo; s sibling, parent’& rsquo; s half-sibling, parent’& rsquo; s step-sibling, parent’& rsquo; s sibling & rsquo; s youngster, moms and dad & rsquo; s sibling & rsquo; s stepchild, parent & rsquo; s half sibling & rsquo; s youngster, parent & rsquo; s half sibling & rsquo; s stepchild, moms and dad & rsquo; s step sibling kid, moms and dad & rsquo; s step sibling & rsquo; s stepchild, legal ward or legal guardian. & rdquo;. An ownership type need to be submitted with the NCHA workplace indicating the family relationship between the owner of the horse and the exhibitor prior to showing. This guideline will certainly go into effect with the 2015 point year.

In feedback to concerns about costs and reducing entries at the Four Sixes Eastern and Western Championships, the entry charge for the 2014 point year Champions (held in 2015) has actually been minimized from $600 to $500. Additionally, all candidates in the horse classes will be enabled to show 3 horses. All entrants in the rider classes will certainly have the ability to reveal two steeds. This does not include the Youth classes.
To better place the shows financially, included cash for the 2014 point year Champions will certainly be $15,000 per class, a general decrease from $200,000 to $150,000.
To better support the affiliates, exhibitors will certainly be required to contend at one affiliate-approved show to get the Eastern and Western Championships starting with the 2015 point year (for the Championships held in 2016).
Extra Suggestions.
The Executive Committee assessed all of the standing committee recommendations from the NCHA Convention and all of the last policies and suggestions will certainly be dispersed as quickly as the minutes are finished.

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Phillip Ralls Dominates At NSHA Futurity. World’s Richest Stock Horse

Phillip RallsAs the last horse-and-rider duo to decrease the fence in eight sets of Futurity Open competition, Phillip Ralls and Call Me Mitch dominated the Protect the Harvest/Lucas Oil National Stock Equine Association (NSHA) Futurity Open.
The event, held Aug. 19-24 in Paso Robles, Calif., marked the home stretch for 3-year-old horses on their means to Reno, Nev., for the National Reined Cow Equine Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity. Ralls and his mount entered into the cow work comfortably with a 433 (217 herd/216 rein). After marking the fourth-highest rating down the fence, a 220.5, Call Me Mitch and Ralls’ & rsquo; 653.5 total amount on three protected the Futurity Open Champion by a two-point margin.
Ralls and Estelle Roitblatt’& rsquo; s stallion kid of Metallic Cat made $18,526 for his win. Futurity Open Reserve Champions and Intermediate Open Champions Justin Wright and CR Stylish Danny Rey accumulated a 651.5 (221 herd/211.5 rein/219 cow) to take home checks totaling $16,273 for owner Eric Freitas.
Futurity Non-Pro
Laurie Ward piloted Mak Daddy to the Futurity Non-Pro Champion after collecting a 628.5 total on three occasions (208 herd/209.5 rein/211 cow). Ward, who stated her moms and dads’ & rsquo; 3-year-old has a great deal of potential she didn’& rsquo; t use at this show, won the course one point ahead of Reserve Champions Sis Siera and Molly Russell.
Mak Daddy and Ward made $2,736 for their title, and Russell took house a check for $2,052 for her 627.5 cumulative rating. Sis Siera likewise brought Russell to the Futurity Intermediate Non-Pro win, worth an added $1,296.
Derby Open
With 43 equines entered in the Derby Open, it was a steep competition, but Jake Gorrell and Playin It Smooth were up for the difficulty. The duo marked a 218 in the herd, a 216 in the reining and a huge 223.5 down the fence to win the course with a 657.5 total on 3.
Gorrell and Playin It Smooth earned $7,675 for owner Kalpowar Quarter Horses. The equine debuted at the NSHA Futurity in 2012, and completed eighth in the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open.
Missing out on the leading by just a half-point, Zane Davis and Brother Jackson took Reserve in the Derby Open to take home a $6,140 paycheck for owner John Semanik. Bro Jackson tied for ninth in the NSHA Derby Open last year.
Derby Non-Pro
Shannon McCarty and Hick Oleana have actually just been contending together for about a year, however they’& rsquo; ve been a standout group. They showed that in Paso Robles when they won the Non-Pro, Intermediate Non-Pro and Newbie Non-Pro. The duo’& rsquo; s 650 (217 herd/215.5 rein/217.5 cow) total on 3 made paychecks totaling $2,938.
Dave Ferguson and Smart Shiney Pistol finished as Derby Non-Pro Reserve Champions with a 643.5 to make $1,381.
World’& rsquo; s Richest Stock’Horse The World & rsquo; s Richest Stock Equine, which is held in combination with the NSHA Futurity and Derby, went back to a three-event class this year, showcasing the common reined cow equine specialties –– herd work, rein work and cow work.
Dom Dualuise and Phillip Ralls, who won the four-event variation of the course in 2012, were named two-time World’& rsquo; s Richest Champions after topping each event and building up a 6655.
Ralls and “& ldquo; Hef, & rdquo; had by Chris Larson, marked a 223 in the herd, a 219.5 in the reining and a 223 down the fence to top his nearest competitor by a massive 13 & frac12; points! They were trailed by Skeets Oak Peppy and Clayton Edsall. The champion paid $8,500 and Edsall earned $5,000 for his Reserve title.
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