MURFREESBORO, Tenn., February 15, 2007—Road to the Horse Owner/Producer Tootie Bland (of Noodle, Texas) welcomes Wahl (Charity Challenge Sponsor), Horse & Rider, Absolute Innovations, Samson, Cinch/Cruel Girl, John Deere, HORSECITY.COM, Prime Performance Nutrition, Rockin J Horse Stalls, Get Certified, LLC, The Kent Group, Martin Saddlery, W-W Livestock Systems, Gist Silversmiths, Downunder Horsemanship, eZall, and Hoofbeats as sponsors to the March 3-4, 2007 event—seen by more than 6,000 attendees and broadcast live via webcast from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
“Our sponsors make this event a reality,” Tootie says appreciatively. “They’ve all worked hard to make 2007 a great year for our competition. I’m excited to see all the representatives in person as we wine and dine them in our VIP room. They’ve contributed so much, now it’s our chance to give back—with a highly anticipated live event!”
About the sponsors:
Wahl Clipper Corporation
Trainers Clinton Anderson, Stacy Westfall and Chris Cox will compete for $15,000, posted by the Wahl Clipper Corporation, to be donated to the charity of the winner’s choice.
A Wahl representative reports, “We are extremely happy to be associated with the Road to the Horse. It encompasses everything that Wahl believes in: education, family entertainment, horsemanship and the fact that every clinician is working for a cause. We also like the competition aspect of the event. It adds a little twist and allows the audience to get involved by judging the progress and training of the horses. Wahl supports many charities and we are top supporter of NARHA and the FFA. In fact, our adopted mustang, Nevada Joe was recently named the official equine ambassador and "spokeshorse" for NARHA. So the timing is perfect for Wahl to be involved. We hope to help promote the event and encourage more companies to become active in supporting the event and the programs that benefit.” http://www.wahlanimal.com
Horse & Rider
Each month, Horse & Rider Magazine brings a wealth of knowledge to your doorstep, presenting a broad range of advice, tips and strategies from America's most successful and knowledgeable trainers, competitors and veterinarians. We'll take you behind the scenes of major equine events, introduce you to extraordinary horsemen and women, fuel your desire to improve your horsemanship with informative how-to articles and keep you abreast of the hottest products and latest equine news. Whether you're a beginning, intermediate or expert Western rider, you'll find just what you've been looking for between the pages of Horse & Rider Magazine. http://www.equisearch.com
Absolute Innovations - TR3™ RAKE
At Absolute Innovations, we know how important your horses are to you. You spend a lot of time and money whether preparing them to perform or just for your pleasure. Our commitment to you is that we will offer you products that are not just innovative; but, ones that work—and, that make your life a little better. http://www.absoluteinnovations.net/equine/tr3.asp
For well over 100 years, Samson has been recognized as a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of high performance ropes. Among its many innovations, Samson invented the double braid and pioneered the first high modulus polyethylene fiber ropes. Today Samson engineers continue to pioneer the use of new fiber technology and the development of innovative coatings and constructions to produce ropes with unprecedented performance characteristics. Samson’s research and development team is meeting an ever expanding market need for products with exceptional performance in critical applications.
With unmatched quality and selection, Samson is the perfect rope for you and your horse. Samson rope can be used for halters, headgear, leads, longlines, mecates, rodeo, rigging and utility lines. To see the full line of Samson products and to find a dealer in your area call 360.384.4669 or visit our website – http://www.samsonrope.com
Cinch launched in 1996 as a premium quality jean and shirt brand for the western male consumer. Very soon after introduction, some of the best rodeo, bull riding and equine athletes in the world began to wear and love the brand for its quality fit and look. Today Cinch is known as one of the best fitting premium western jean and shirt lines available. Fashion basic styles in jeans and shirts and new premium fashion jean styles make the brand the choice of those who live their life in the arena or those who want to wear western fashion jeans for hanging out. "Cinch is made for the man who lives his life in denim".
Our consumers are independent, confident, and if you follow our athletes and musicians maybe a little crazy and fun. Come join the franchise of loyal Cinch customers. Wear the brand that puts "fit and styling first" offering you some of the finest products available on the market today. http://www.cinchjeans.com
There's a part in every girl that makes her feel confident. It may be her ankle in stilettos, it may be the curves in her hips. Her piercing eyes, the flip of her hair. Or even the depth of her mind. She knows it shines. She knows she's got it going on. The part may get her noticed when she isn't wearing the jeans. But when she IS wearing the jeans, the package comes together. http://www.cruelgirl.com
In 1837, John Deere founded the company that would come to bear his name. Incorporated as Deere & Company in 1868, it has grown from a one-man blacksmith shop into a corporation that today does business around the world and employs approximately 47,000 people. It is one of the oldest industrial companies in the United States.
The company continues to be guided, as it has been since its beginning, by the core values exhibited by its founder: integrity, quality, commitment and innovation. http://www.deere.com
HorseCity.com is the largest Web site for horse enthusiasts reaching millions of users each month. These users come to HorseCity.com to learn more about what they love...HORSES! We have the latest news, interactive multi-media, training tips, veterinary advice, classifieds, television and so much more. Our goal is to keep our users connected, informed, and entertained.
Prime Performance Nutrition
Prime Performance Nutrition's goal is to provide cutting edge animal health supplments based on the changing industry's needs. As our name states we are concerned with providing your animal optimum animal health supplements to allow them to reach their greatest potential. We address the needs of all horses not dependent on breed or discipline, to include racehorses to the pleasure horse.
Prime Performance Nutrition provides assurance in product integrity, by following labeling regulations set by the industry within the United States and by adhering to production regulations set by Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). http://www.primeperformancenutrition.com
Rockin J Horse Stalls
When you compare the Quality, Strength, and Durability of our horse stalls, along with our reasonable prices, it is easy to see why you would want to join the many satisfied customers of Rockin J.
Rockin J Horse Stalls was established in Mannford, Ok in 1981 by JR, Rocky, and Keeta Gilreath. Through the years we have continuously maintained our commitment to quality workmanship as well as safe, attractive and efficient stalls. At Rockin J we provide our customers the opportunity to work with horse owners that understand your needs.
Rod Cottrell has been working with us for many years. He started out working in the plant and is now our Factory Rep. Since 1997 we've had a third generation working in the business. Billy Gilreath is plant manager, over seeing all aspects of production. We don’t try to be the biggest, we just want to produce the best product for you and your Horse. http://www.rockinjhorsestalls.com
Get Certified, LLC
Introducing socks that stay up, socks that fit, and socks that are steps ahead of the competition! That's what your customers want! And that's what we offer with our new Cowgirl and Cowboy Certified signature socks. They're socks for the Cowgirl and Cowboy in all of us! Ideal for western boots or all types of working boots
W-W Livestock Systems
W-W Livestock Systems began doing business in 1945 designing and manufacturing quality livestock handling equipment that stockman everywhere demand. W-W Livestock Systems continues to carry on the tradition that earned us the right to be known as the "World's Finest".
W-W Livestock Systems has one goal in mind and that is you the customer. Our staff is here to provide efficient livestock handling equipment which guarantees minimum stress to the livestock and maximum safety and ease of handling for the operator.
Dedicated to quality and in constant pursuit of what you the customer needs. W-W has established a nationwide and world wide dealer network with qualified personnel with 435 years of combined experience which are available for consultation in designing a system just right for your operation. W-W is the product of choice for the National Finals Rodeo since 1976 and is supplying the IFR and NHSFRA along with all major stock shows and Expos across the United States. Our goal is to continue to supply our more than 1,200 dealers with the highest quality products available in the market place today. http://www.wwmanufacturing.com
The Kent Group
The Kent Group consisting of Kent Feeds, Inc., Muscatine, Iowa; Blue Seal Feeds, Inc., Londonderry, New Hampshire; and Evergreen Mills , Ada, Oklahoma, have pioneered the development of several revolutionary products, feeding concepts, and programs. All are designed to improve efficiency and performance in animal nutrition. The Kent Group is proud to serve its horse feed customers with research-proven, quality products. The Kent Group manufactures Omegatin®, a high-fat conditioning supplement, Winning Touch® Equine products including hoof health and conditioning supplements, Rounders® Horse Treats and Equine Choice supplements. HunterT from Blue Seal, Dynasty® from Kent Feeds, and Granolene® from Evergreen Mills are horse feed names you can trust to provide your horse with the balanced nutrition needed for top performance. http://www.kentfeeds.com
We at Martin Saddlery are dedicated to giving you the most of FIT, FUNCTION & VALUE in a saddle. Martin Saddlery is built by professionals for professionals. Our saddles are designed to provide a better fit for your horse and specialized by discipline with the rider's needs in mind. Each Martin Saddle is hand crafted and individually assembled by the finest of craftsman. Often Duplicated, Never Matched. http://www.martinsaddlery.com
Sophisticated style meets casual elegance... the legendary styling of a Gist piece of silver is unmistakable. Accessories in sterling and 14kt gold individually hand crafted by Gist Silversmiths with the utmost attention to detail... each piece, an expression of pride in fine craftsmanship. http://www.gistsilversmiths.com
Clinton Anderson works hard to educate horse owners on how to be safe and effective while enjoying their horses. His training methods are easy to understand and designed to help horse owners get the results they desire. He has a full product line—featuring tack and horse training gear as well as many instructional DVDs. Look for Clinton’s Downunder Horsemanship show on RFD-TV and his many articles in Horse & Rider. http://www.downunderhorsemanship.com
eZall’s® bio-based cleansing agents make grooming and equipment maintenance safe, quick, and carefree. We’ve gathered apple, oat, corn, and grain esters and processed them using leading edge scientific techniques to create cleansers that are powerful yet gentle. eZall’s® natural surfactants immediately release even the toughest caked-on dirt from hair coats and equipment. Plus, nothing could be easier! Simply spray on eZall® with our revolutionary foaming tool , the eZ Foamer, and rinse off - dirt cascades away without scrubbing! http://www.ezall.com
No matter what breed you ride or where in the Southeast you call home, HOOFBEATS is the equine magazine for you. We have informative articles monthly, free calendar events, classifieds, website free with advertisement comprehensive marketplace. 20,000 copies circulate each month 60,000 readers. Pick up your copy of HOOFBEATS at your local tack and feed stores or anywhere horse folks gather. HOOFBEATS is the one that will get the job done for you. http://www.hoofbeatsonline.com
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