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Tara Stark Real Estate Group

July 15th, 2019 by nikki garrett

“Making a Difference by Delivering Reliable Results Through Integrity, Knowledge and Experience!”  This is the mission of Tara Stark Real Estate Group.

Through years of advocating for her clients, Tara Stark walked them through many transitions; as one chapter closed, Stark equipped them for their new calling. Her expertise fueled repeat referrals, growing her business to a level that created an opportunity to build her business with like-minded professionals. With Stark’s business acumen and diligence to high standards, she skillfully built a team, the Tara Stark Real Estate Group. Together, they embody the perfect alignment of mission, vision, and values that is client-focused.

At Tara Stark Real Estate Group, they know that moving is more about a life change than a change of address. They understand that it is an opportunity for the team to walk alongside you, to aid you in achieving your real estate objectives, and to provide an unparalleled experience. Tara and her team combine our in-depth market knowledge with powerful negotiation skills to produce results that achieve your goal. Experts in luxury estates, equestrian facilities, recreational ranch, and residential properties, their commitment to your dream is unwavering. Check out her latest listings:  Tara Stark Real Estate Group Facebook! 

Tara’s devotion to the equine industry runs deep as horses have always been at the heart of her family. Tara proudly supports the NCHA and the cutting horse discipline. She truly is an expert in farm and ranch real estate, as she understands exactly what clients need and want for selling their property, or finding the perfect equine facility.

“To be the most trusted real estate team of choice in North Texas” is their vision. Tara has been consistently recognized for award-winning numbers in residential, luxury estate and land & ranch sale.

“It’s not the awards of numbers that drive us, it’s the achievement of your goals and dreams, that define success.” Tara explains.

Tara Stark Real Estate Group proudly states, “Making a Difference is our standard of excellence. We thank our clients for entrusting us with your real estate needs for more than fifteen years.”

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Discovering Cutting In South Africa

March 13th, 2019 by Nevada Huffman

We all know that cutting is practiced in many countries around the world, but it may surprise you to learn there’s a burgeoning cutting scene in South Africa. A small number of passionate riders have created an informal but fun cutting group according to Anthony Galliers, who discovered CHTO as a learning tool. He is from Rosetta in the province of KwaZulu-Natal.

We found it interesting to hear how cutting was structured in South Africa, as well as some of the challenges they face to get quality 

How long have you been involved in the industry, and what brought you into it? 

“My wife and I come from jumping and Polo Cross back grounds. We dairy farm so [we] don’t get out much. So we were looking for fun activities to do on [our] farm. We had luck when we stumbled on a western disciple show in 2014, this lead to our daughter falling in love with reining. This lead to the sale of all things English (tack and horses) and to us sourcing western tack and quarter horses. 

The whole family soon got hooked. My wife, daughter and son compete in reining. It left me to find my thing. I started to look up what else was out there and came across cutting via you-tube about 2 years ago. So we built a sand arena which allows us to ‘play’ in between milking cows.”

 What is the cutting industry like in South Africa? 

“It is just a few of us committed folk getting together every six weeks and to see where our horses are at. We have a lot of laughs and we share the little we have learnt between meetings, you tube videos and videos brought over from the States. This is 1000% hobby but hell we are having fun.” 

How often do cuttings take place, and how far do you have to travel? 

“As mentioned we try to meet and hold fun cutting days every 6 weeks, work and season depending. The six of us farmers are all located in our province (state) known as KwaZulu Natal. What is great is that we are all located in a 100 km (60 mile) radius of each other so we travel to one of the two farms where cutting pens have been made.” 

What are the challenges with importing horses/genetics to South Africa? 

“Importing horses is an option but a very expensive procedure, especially with the weak Rand to Dollar [conversion rates]. There are horses here in South Africa that have been imported mainly for reining and pleasure work. As a result the studs here are reining and pleasure genetics. We have however had a bit of Colonel Freckles, Smart Little Lena, a Highbrow Cat great grandson and Peppy San Badger genetics brought into to our gene pool. And that is what we have focused on for our cow horses. Regarding semen imports we have major governmental barriers in place that prevent us from importing semen at present which is a massive hurdle. We are working through this, however in Africa this requires governmental intervention so we can’t hold our breath for this to happen quickly.” 

What is the most popular horse discipline in South Africa? 

“We have a large race horse industry which feeds horses into various sports. Polo and Polo Cross are big team horse sports here. South Africa is the current holder of the World Cup Polo Cross trophy. 

Thoroughbreds have been the main horses used for many English disciplines. The Aussie Stock horse crosses have recently come into their own, for polo cross, via a breeding program that has been going on here for some 10 years. Then jumping, dressage and eventing is well set up with good followings, warmbloods and thoroughbreds are mainly used. Gymkhana events [similar to a 4H show] are held under the banner – Mounted Games and this is very popular.” 

What is the cutting horse market in South Africa like? 

“Cutting specifically, it is still very small, however there is a demand for the ranch type horse. But we like to believe we will attract folk to the sport as more horse and rider combinations are able to showcase the sport. 

We rely on CHTO DVDs and you-tube for some kind of direction. As well as investing in trips to the US. In June, our family spent time with Uwe Roeshmann and Cody Lamont which was an awesome learning experience and we have tried to implement what we have learnt here in SA. 

Recently we had Mark Lyon from M&M Horsemanship take a trip to South Africa, who taught us a lot. Mark is a colt starter and horsemanship clinician by trade. However he knows enough about cutting and ranch roping and was able to add massive value to us as a group as we got to work on our own horses.” 

 


Jeff Smith’s Custom Saddles

March 4th, 2019 by nikki garrett

 

“Designed & Handmade In Texas, Ridden Competitively Worldwide.”

“Ride What the Winners Ride!”

Visit Our Site Today! jeffsmithscustomsaddles.com

Located in the heart of horse country, Terrell, TX, Jeff Smith’s Custom Saddles goes above and beyond to ensure every customer has the perfect seat for every ride. The design and engineering of Jeff Smith’s Saddles, sets it apart from the competition. Jeff Smith’s Custom Saddles offers quality saddles you can count on, every time!  Our specialized Cutting, Ranch Cutters, Cow Horse, Cowboy, Team Ropers, and Barrel Saddles are made with the finest Hermann Oak Leather and American made material. The workmanship by expert saddle makers with over 36 years of custom western tack manufacturing, proves that every saddle is made with incredible detail and care.

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Zanetti Trailers

February 14th, 2019 by Simone Cobb

Zanetti Trailers

 

Family owned in the heart of  Weatherford, Texas you will find one of the best in the industry. Zanetti Trailers prides themselves on  over 20 years of experience in trailer repair. Rest assure you will receive the best service in the business. Not only has trailer repair been perfected at Kyle Zanetti’s, but also their expertise at custom builds prove to stand the test of time.

The Zanettis strive to be the best  through hard work, attention to detail, and customer service. The KZT team is fully equipped and capable of performing any service you may need for your truck or trailer.

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Lee Francois – His Time To Shine!

August 23rd, 2018 by Simone Cobb
Lee Francois & The Animal

Lee Francois & The Animal

He made the Open Derby Final at the 2018 Summer Spectacular on 3 different horses, but Lee Francois still seems to find time to minister to the needs of others. The pro trainer you see is also a pastor and it’s something he loves to be able to do together.

He inspired the crowd with his sublime 228 run on The Animal to win the Derby Championship. An emotional Lee said it has
been a roller coaster year since the pair was Reserve Futurity Champions, making this victory all the sweeter.

“It’s always a blessing to win something here. You got your family with you and they go through the hard times too. It just feels good. It’s great, you know to ride a great horse. You grow up dreaming about these moments when we’re kids and to have that kind of horse, it makes all the hard times worth it, we’re just a blessed family,” said Lee.

Lee and Holly Francois

Lee and Holly Francois celebrate his win

The Animal sustained a hoof injury following the Futurity which put him out of action for a time.
“He had a quarter crack after the Futurity and that hindered us a lot so it was mainly just getting that healed up. I got to give Pete May some praise for getting that horse healed up and taking care of him so we got that fixed and now he’s back 100%,” Lee said.

Lee faced immense pressure in the finals, going to the herd 3 times. He gave recognition to his wife, Holly for her support.
“It was a struggle. I know Holly, she was tired of putting up with me all day you know cause of nerves and trying to figure out how to handle it,” he joked. “But you know, you just take it one run at a time, one cow at a time.”

It’s the same philosophy Lee applies to his ministry work, serving one person at a time. For people who live on the road, hauling from one horse show to another, there’s not too many chances to catch a church service. So Lee brings it to the cutters.

Lee Francois baptizing Sadie with his wife Holly

Lee Francois baptizing Sadie with his wife Holly

After a full day of showing at the recent Breeder’s Invitational in Tulsa, OK, Lee even performed a Baptism behind the stalls.
A young non pro rider, Sadie Marie Watkins had attended Lee’s service that morning before the show began and asked him to baptize her that day. So once competition was over, he rounded up a horse trough, cleaned it up and filled it with water. A crowd gathered at the stalls to lend their support and Lee did the honors.

A video of the baptism was put on Facebook which to date has been seen by almost 14,000 people. “Thank you to the Francois family and all who participate in horses how ministries to allow the Lord to work thru you for victories like this one!” said Gita Crane, one of the many voices celebrating the event.

Lee Francois is one of our featured trainers on CHTO, You can click here to login and watch his awesome videos on connecting the dots in your training and correctness and efficiency plus more! Lee is also one of Get Coached coaches. So send the 2018 Summer Spectacular Derby Champion your video of a show run or training at home and get him to critique it give you personal coaching to fast track your cutting! Click here to get started.


Jim Vangilder Clinches Ltd NP Derby at 2018 Summer Spectacular

August 4th, 2018 by Simone Cobb

Jim Vangilder snagged his second major victory of the year after clinching first place in the Limited Non Pro Derby Final at the 2018 Summer Spectacular.
Jim and Take It Eazee marked a 220 to take the lead over Reserve Champion Lauren Minshall on CR Sister Tuff with a 218.
Jim told CHTO’s Simone Cobb the horse made it easy having only just showed him for the first time at the Summer Spectacular.

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Justin Chalmers Wins Ltd Open Derby at 2018 Summer Spectacular

August 2nd, 2018 by Simone Cobb

Justin Chalmers has put his stamp on the Limited Open Derby Final at the 2018 Summer Spectacular taking out the title two years running.
Justin rode Reystylin Smooth to mark a 2220.5, ahead of Reserve Champion Kevin Walden on Couture De Force who scored 219.
Justin told CHTO”s Simone Cobb he’s feeling confident going into the open Derby Semi finals on the horse that he trained.

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Isidro Sigala Clinches Unltd. Am Derby At 2018 Summer Spectacular

July 27th, 2018 by Simone Cobb

Isidro Sigala was proudly flying the flag for Venezuela after winning the Unlimited Amateur Derby Championship at the 2018 Summer Spectacular.

Issy rode Safari Smooth Cat to mark 216.5 in a tough final ahead of Reserve Champion Russ De Cordova on Lucille Russell with a 215.5.

Issy told CHTO’s Simone Cobb he’s the third Venezuelan to win at the Will Rogers recently following David Taurel’s win at the Futurity in December last year and Nelson Vivas’s victory at the Super Stakes in April.

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Langston Pattillo Snaps Up Amateur CL/CH Final at 2018 Summer Spectacular

July 27th, 2018 by Simone Cobb
Langston Pattillo dominated the Amateur Classic Challenge final at the 2018 Summer Spectacular to take his second title in the Will Rogers Coliseum.
The 16-year-old looked like a pro aboard High Stylin CD to mark 223, two points ahead of Taylor Worley on Blitzkat.
Langston told CHTO’s Simone Cobb he has a special relationship with his horse.

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Cash Carpenter Claims 2018 Amateur Derby at Summer Spectacular

July 27th, 2018 by Simone Cobb

Cash Carpenter was over the moon with his win in the Will Rogers when he took out the Amateur Derby title at the 2018 Summer Spectacular in Fort Worth.

The 17-year-old rode Iggy Katzalea to mark a 218, edging out Kristin Spencer Morias on Wherever I May Roan by half a point.

Cash told CHTO’s Simone Cobb he named his horse after one of his favorite singers Iggy Azalea.

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Steve Anderson Dominates Non Pro Classic Final at 2018 Summer Spectacular

July 23rd, 2018 by Simone Cobb

Steve Anderson made it two for two when he won the Non Pro Classic Challenge Final at the 2018 Summer Spectacular in Fort Worth.

Steve dominated the final aboard Littlemak to mark a 223, five points ahead of Reserve Champion, Carol Anderson Ward on Crafty With Cows.

The pair won the same event at the Super Stakes in April. Steve told CHTO’s Simone Cobb he’s having a blast showing such a great horse.

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Terry Hollis Wins 2018 Summer Spectacular Ltd Open Classic Challenge

July 18th, 2018 by Simone Cobb

Terry Hollis surpassed the $600,000 mark in earnings with his victory in the Limited Open Classic Challenge at the 2018 Summer Spectacular in Fort Worth.

Terry marked a 222 aboard Isabella Rey to win the final by two points ahead of Glynn Whitman on Reyvinmetallicat.

Terry told CHTO’s Simone Cobb he was thrilled with the win especially for the horse’s owner, Paul Thompson.

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Austin Shepard Claims the Derby Crown at the 2017 Summer Spectacular

August 9th, 2017 by Simone Cobb

Austin Shepard was a man with a purpose when he came out last in the final to lay down the most exciting run of the Open Derby at the 2017 Summer Spectacular.
Austin had the crowd on the edge of their seats as he and Sir Long Legs shut down one cow after another to mark a 229! Reserve Champion, Matt Miller had been holding the lead at 224 on Metallic Smart Cat until Austin crossed the timeline.
He told CHTO’s Simone Cobb his first Derby Championship in the Will Rogers felt very special.


Paula Woods Takes Out Non Pro Derby at 2017 Summer Spectacular

August 9th, 2017 by Simone Cobb

No Stranger to winning, Paula Woods from Stephenville, TX, claimed another victory when she took out the Non Pro Derby at the 2017 Summer Spectacular.
Paul scored a 219.5 aboard Suen Too Be Black and pocketed more than $18,500.
She told CHTO’s Simone Cobb she’s often spontaneous in the herd but this time was glad she decided to cut to plan instead!


Cole Rothwell Crowned Ltd. Non Pro Derby Champion at 2017 Summer Spectacular

August 6th, 2017 by Simone Cobb

You could say Cole Rothwell was victorious in his own Game Of Thrones when he was crowned Limited Non-Pro Derby Champion at the 2017 NCHA Summer Spectacular.
Cole rode Khaleesi Cat and marked 221 to defeat the field by 3.5 points. Khaleesi Cat, (named in reference to the hugely popular TV show referred to above) was sired by Jazarell Cat out of Bobbie Boonsmal.
Cole told CHTO’s Simone Cobb he was excited about his first victory since taking a five year break from cutting.

Reserve champion went to Lica Pinkston who Stylish Top Brow and scored 217.5.


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