Although creating a rodeo organization from scratch is no easy task, the National High School Rodeo Association – organizers of the new Wrangler Division for junior-high school students – has been there before. Texas educator Claude Mullins developed the NHSRA in the late 1940s as a way to convince ranch kids in his state to stay in school and earn their diplomas.

Ranch production sales and premier horse show auctions are drawing closer. Whether you are a buyer looking for a good deal or a consignor hoping to get the best price for your horse, a few guidelines can translate to a successful sale.

Shine By The Bay came out on top of the open western-horse heap and earned the reserve Superhorse title from the 2003 American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show. The reserve title was accompanied by a $2,500 paycheck.