State Fair results: 4-H Horse Show

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The following are the 4-H results for the New Mexico State Fair Horse Show:  Senior Division  Desirae Evans: Showmanship – 8th place; Western Pleasure – 4th place;  Western Horsemanship – 7th place; Hunter under Saddle – 5th place; Hunt Seat Equitation – 3rd place; Trail – 4th place.  Georgia Mitchell: Hunter under Saddle – 2nd […]

4-H horsewomen hope to repeat wins this weekend

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By QCS Staff Lucky threes, again ?… Quay County will once again strive to keep the coveted saddles at home as contestants from the entire State of New Mexico come to Tucumcari to compete. This Friday and Saturday about 45 contestants will ride their 4-H horse projects to show how hard they have worked to […]

Nearly 600 run in Route 66 Team Roping competition

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During the three-day Route 66 team roping championships nearly 600 teams were run from June 29 to July 1 in Tucumcari. It was the second annual event sponsored by the Tucumcari/Quay Chamber of Commerce and produced by Zamora Roping Productions. Ropers from Texas, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico made the trip to compete for $22,000 […]

Younsters’ reading programs begins today

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Public Library has begun its annual story time program for the younger set. Entitled, “Saddle Up and Read, Bookaroos,” the program reaches children from ages one to five. “The kids enjoy the program,” staff member Erica Lopez said. “It’s a good break from their daily routine.” The […]

Improving on my horsemanship skills

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist I consider myself as progressive as any horseman when it comes to considering techniques and devices for improving my horse’s welfare or my horsemanship. Horse magazines are packed with testimonial and advertisements for all manner of horse improvement, supplies, seminars and secrets. As I read the copy including bold print […]

4-H winners honored with buckles and saddles at horse show, rodeo.

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Valtie Riddle, 17, has won so many saddles in horse shows she said her mom’s going to make a barstool set. “She has enough for a full set now,” Riddle said, calculating 11 that hang in their barn — nine of her own and two from her brother. Riddle […]