Daily Newspaper and Travel Guide
for Pecos Country of West Texas
Thursday, September 16, 1999
Robbins joins AQHA program
Chance Robbins, of Toyah, recently enrolled in the American Quarter Horse
Association Horseback Riding Program. The program provides AQHA Members
recognition for time spent riding or driving American Quarter Horses.
A unique aspect of the program is its simplicity. Current AQHA Members
complete a program application and pay a one-time $25 enrollment fee. Each
enrollee receives an official AQHA log sheet to record their hours driving
or riding their American Quarter Horse. Participants need not own their
own horse, but all official hours must be accrued with a registered American
The first award, a program recognition patch, is given after only 50
hours have been logged and verified. Patches and nine subsequent awards
are presented at 100 to 5,000 hour levels and range from merchandise gift
certificates from Drysdales Western Store to a Montana Silversmith trophy
belt buckle at the highest level.
Jim Bret Campbell, AQHA Manager of the Horseback Riding Program, said,
"The Horseback Riding Program is a unique opportunity to earn rewards outside
of traditional competition. In some cases the program rewards people who
already spend many hours riding American Quarter Horses. For others, the
Horseback Riding Program is an incentive to get out and ride."
Horseback riding provides good exercise. According to the U.S. Department
of the Interior, more than 27 million people participate in horseback riding
AQHA actively encourages horseback riding as a relaxing recreational
activity that can be enjoyed alone or shared with family and friends.
Parent committee meeting set
The first Head Start Parent Committee Meeting will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday,
Sept. 16, at the Head Start Gym in Barstow.
All parents are encouraged to attend.
Refreshments will be available and door prizes awarded.
York M. "Smokey" Briggs, Publisher
Division of Buckner News Alliance, Inc.
324 S. Cedar St., Pecos, TX 79772
Phone 915-445-5475, FAX 915-445-4321
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