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The Rundown: Christmas in July

Battle in the Saddle, presented by RFD-TV, is right around the corner, and what does that mean? The answer: high-stakes western horse action and some phenomenal shopping.

By Tara Christiansen
The American Quarter Horse Journal
July 1, 2011

Robbie Boyce roping at the 2010 Battle in the Saddle

Robbie Boyce and Lenas Sugarshine turn the steer in heading at the 2010 Battle in the Saddle. Journal photo.

It’s Christmas in July (July 5-9, to be exact) at Battle in the Saddle in Oklahoma City. In addition to this world-class equestrian event, world-class shopping is also on the menu. When you hoof it to State Fair Park for all of the high-stakes action, make sure a trip to the trade show is also on your itinerary and be sure to bring your truck (and maybe even your trailer) to haul everything home.

Take a look at who is coming:

  • AQHA On-Site Services
  • 4W Tack & Western
  • Ann’s Turquoise
  • Baggs by Staggs
  • Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association
  • Cowgirls & City Chics
  • Davis Western Tradin’ Company
  • Envision! Film & Video
  • Flaharty Bits and Spurs
  • Herd Collection
  • K.C. Montgomery Photographics
  • Leather and Rhinestones
  • MW Enterprises
  • National Cutting Horse Association
  • Quarter Horse Outfitters 
  • Rockin J Horse Stalls
  • Scott Cleaners
  • Shorty’s Caboy Hattery
  • Sport Chassis, LLC
  • Spurs & Pearls
  • Steve Guitron Custom Braiding
  • Tener’s
  • The Chic Boutique
  • Tupperware
  • Valley Vet Supply and Western Shooting Horse magazine

If you’re looking for another way to save on your purchases at the Battle in the Saddle trade show, check out the AQHA Discount Card. For only $20, you can save big with vendors such as Quarter Horse Outfitters, Tener’s, Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, Davis Western Tradin’ Company and many more.

The AQHA booth will be located in the concourse of the trade show, and AQHA is offering special discounts and gifts with On-Site Services during Battle in the Saddle. Simply bring your AQHA paperwork by the booth and our representatives will happily help you finish transfers, registrations and even join or renew your membership.

And here are the major highlights of the show:

Much more lays in store at Battle in the Saddle. Don’t miss out on the action-packed World’s Greatest Horseman Shootout:

  • World’s Greatest Horseman Shootout cutting: July 7 (6 p.m.)
  • World’s Greatest Horseman Shootout steer stopping: July 8 (7 p.m.)
  • World’s Greatest Horseman Shootout reined work: July 9 (morning)
  • World’s Greatest Horseman Shootout fence work: July 9 (morning)

Do you already know who you’re rooting for in the World’s Greatest Horseman Shootout competition? Check out the contestants and see who will be representing the American Rope Horse Futurity Association, National Reined Cow Horse Association, NCHA and AQHA.