Welcome to the Great American Western Horse Showdown!
The world’s most talented horses and cowboys take center stage July 3-8, 2012, in Oklahoma City, to battle it out for top honors at the third annual Battle in the Saddle competition. Competitors from around the world will shoot it out in fast-paced, exciting events that include barrel racing, cowboy mounted shooting, cutting, ranch pleasure, ranch remuda challenge, ranch sorting, roping, versatility ranch horse competition and working cow horse.
We hope you’ll join us at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City for six exciting days of competition that’s fun for the whole family. Download the complete Battle in the Saddle schedule. Battle in the Saddle is owned by Oklahoma State Fair and managed by the American Quarter Horse Association. All breeds are welcome to compete, but American Quarter Horses competing will receive AQHA points.
This year’s Battle in the Saddle will feature more than $144,000 in added money and more than $300,000 estimated in purses.
Contestants, make sure your AQHA membership is current so you’re ready to enter.
How to Enter
Enter online or follow the steps below.
1. Print and fill a out class entry form:
- Barrel Racing
- Cowboy Mounted Shooting
- Ranch Pleasure
- Ranch Remuda Challenge
- Ranch Sorting
- Versatility Ranch Horse
- Working Cow Horse
2. Print and fill out Stalling Summary form.
3. Print and fill out Invoice Summary form.
4. Print and fill out the Release of Liability Agreement.
5. Email, fax or mail in all forms to contacts below.
To mail entry forms:
PO Box 200
Amarillo, TX 79168
ATTN: Battle In The Saddle
To fax entry forms:
Attn: Melynda Ackley or Valerie Smith
M.C. Diamond Ranch has the new Limited Edition “XXX” wool pad. It is the latest style statement from Reinsman. Impress the competition with the unique colors and design of this pad. 1″ thick contoured 100% Wool Felt is adorned with rich Brown, Red and Turquoise Alligator and trimmed with Distressed Leather and Shiny Dots. Get this Limited Edition “XXX” pad now before they’re gone! See the complete line of Limited Edition “XXX” wool pad Here. All at “Great Pricing”!
3/4″ Wool Felt with Fleece bottom
Dimensions: 31″ x 32″
P35801 $208.95 All info “Here“
3/4″ Wool Felt
Dimensions: 31″ x 32″
P35902 $199.95 All info “Here“
M. C. Diamond Ranch is offering the all-new line of Reinsman X Series Barrel saddles designed for cutting edge competition. Hand made in the USA, this line represents the best in all of the western disciplines. The X Series Barrel Racers are lightweight and have the features you need but they’re also a beautiful testimony to Reinsman’s craftsmanship. This model’s special features include a heavy wool fleece lined skirt, padded suede seat, polished aluminum stirrups with rubber grippers, and custom conchos with turquoise. The leather fenders are positioned to help you stay in the middle of your saddle. For one of the best prices on these saddles go to M.C. Diamond X Series Saddles “they are worth the money“.
This Reinsman Spider w/Running W border. 1/2 Tooled X Series Barrel Saddle.
Photo w/Full Black Suede
Suggested at: $1,990.00
OUR LOW PRICE
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Molly Powell Saddles Freedom Fit
The Freedom Fit Saddle is a brand new design with a unique fit. I have always wanted a saddle that would work on all different type of horses; Reinsman has come out with a skirt that really helps the saddle to fit around your horses girth.
Legends unfolded at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum’s recent story-telling event.
The Legends of the Breed: Bloodlines of the American Quarter Horse exhibit opened several weeks ago (March 9, to be exact) at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo, but it was an event set for March 22 that gave the exhibit its big kickoff. An evening story-telling event in the Scharbauer Gallery, where the Bloodlines exhibit is on display, saw nearly 150 people in attendance, which was a standing-room-only crowd.
The exhibit displays the bloodlines of 11 of the foundation horses and shows their famous American Quarter Horses descendants. “Tales of the American Quarter Horse” was an evening of exploring the history and legendary tales of the highlighted foundation horses from renowned historians Larry Thornton and Frank Holmes, who were joined by moderator and longtime American Quarter Horse Journal Editor Jim Jennings.
The trio recited stories from the histories of some of the most prominent sires of the breed, including the story of Traveler being discovered while being used as a work horse and Dan Casement leading his stallion Ballymooney 900 miles from Kansas to Colorado from the window of his Model A Ford. Larry detailed the story of Steel Dust’s classic match race against Monmouth that almost resulted in bankrupting the town of McKinney, Texas.
The foundation horses on display include:
- Little Joe
- Lock’s Rondo
- Old Billy
- Old Cold Deck
- Old Fred
- Peter McCue
- Roan Dick
- Steel Dust
A fan favorite was the telling of Old Cold Deck’s story. Foaled at Carthage, Missouri, in 1868, Old Cold Deck was a son of Old Billy and out of Lady Wolf. Old Cold Deck was a dark, rich chestnut, and was a compact, heavily muscled horse of 1,175 pounds packed into a scant 15-hand frame. According to Coke Blake of Pryor, Oklahoma, Old Cold Deck had beauty, style, elegance and speed. After running the legs off of everything in Missouri and Arkansas, he proved himself the fastest horses of his time.
There are a couple of stories about how Old Cold Deck got his name. One story, from Coke Blake, was that the night that Lady Wolf foaled her colt, her owner made a killing at poker through the practice of manipulating a “cold deck” into the game.
When Blake, then 16 years old, first saw Cold Deck, the stallion was owned by Foster Barker of Van Buren, Arkansas. Over the door of his stable, Barker had hung a sign declaring “Cold Deck Against The World.”
That challenge stands pretty much in effect all these years later.
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M.C. Diamond Ranch has added Cowboy Mounted Shooting Saddles to the website. Cody Clark’s Design Philosophy: For my saddle design-I wanted the old bear trap style swells. I love being able to lock my legs up under the swells for added security while I’m shooting. I really like a soft seat with a deep pocket and a higher cantle. It definitely is a nice feature to have when handling the tight turns on some courses. It was very important to me to have my feet set forward. A lot of shooters tend to let their feet get behind them and it is hard to regain balance and maintain speed after that happens. Reinsman was able to put one of the shortest horns I’ve ever seen on this saddle. I told them the shorter and more forward leaning the better-and they delivered! I personally like the look of a single skirt, this one has a great shape plus.. it’s a little bit lighter. We were able to mix the old with the new and come up with something really unique. To Check this saddle out go to M.C. Diamond Mounted Shooted Saddles.
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The Western is a genre of art that may be found in film, television, radio, literature, painting and other visual arts. Westerns are devoted to telling stories set primarily in the latter half of the 19th century in the American Old West.
You can rank your favorite Western Film, and Trivia see the all “Here“
Here are a few samples
1 Magnificent Seven (1960) What do you know about the Western The Magnificent Seven?
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2 The Searchers (1956) What do you know about the Western The Searchers?
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3 Red River (1948) What do you know about the Western Red River?
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M.C. Diamond Ranch has updated this beautiful collection of Neon Rodeo Series and Molly Powell Breast Collars. they are sure to impress the competition with its unique colors and designs, all at a great price.
Impress the competition with unique colors and designs of this Scalloped Breast Collar. Made of premium oak skirting leather. Doubled and stitched for durability, then overlaid with tan and black snakeskin accents. Antique Berry Conchos and shiny dots complete the look. Unlike anything out there, this breast collar looks more like a piece of art than a part of your tack collection. Check ths one out at M.C. Diamond Neon Rodeo Series and Molly Powell Breast Collars
This is a beautiful piece also, scalloped edges, shiny dots and black/clear crystal conchos on this breast collar makes this one really stand out. Check ths one out at M.C. Diamond Neon Rodeo Series and Molly Powell Breast Collars
Neon Rodeo Series 2 1/2″ Scalloped Red or Turqouis Alligator Breast Collar. This series is set up the same way less the crystals. Classy… without “bling”.
M.C. Diamond Neon Rodeo Series and Molly Powell Breast Collars
Make sure you check out all the Neon Rodeo Series and Molly Powell Breast Collars. “Here“ I do not know anywhere else on the internet you will find this complete line with really great pricing!!!
Looking for cowboy and western cooking recipes? M.C. Diamond Ranch has a large collection of favorite cowboy and western cooking recipes .
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Chuck wagon Etiquette
No one eats until Cookie calls
When Cookie calls, everyone comes a runnin’
Hungry cowboys wait for no man. They fill their plates, fill their bellies, and then move on so stragglers can fill their plates
Cowboys eat first, talk later.
It’s okay to eat with your fingers. The food is clean
If you’re refilling the coffee cup and someone yells “Man at the pot.” You’re obliged to serve refills.
Don’t take the last serving unless your sure you’re the last man.
Food left on the plate is an insult to the cook.
No running or saddling a horse near the wagon. And when you ride off, always ride down wind from the wagon.
If you come across any decent firewood, bring it back to the wagon
Strangers are always welcome at the wagon.
Did you know?
When Cookie was finished with his work for the day and before hitting the sack, he would always place the tongue of the chuck wagon facing north. When the trail master started in the morning he would look at the tongue and then knew what direction he would be moving the herd.
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M.C. Diamond Ranch has the complete updated 2012 line of Reinsman Bits on the website. I don’t know of any where else to to see this on the internet. We have a very competitive price plus all the new 2012 bits. We have removed all the discontinued bits. Check them all out at M.C. Diamonds Bits.
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Over 40 Gag Bits “Here”
Tyler Magnus Series with an infomation video “Here”
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There is about 500 Bits on our website. I hope for the sake of our country that I’m not the only guy with a small business that has taken a close look at how to retain people, keep them here, or even bring the jobs back. This is why we try to sell Made in USA when possible.
Reinsman is “Quality Made” in the USA.
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