2018 CSU Legends of Ranching Futurity and Maturity Horse Show
B.W. Pickett Arena
735 S. Overland Trail
Ft. Collins, Colorado
From I-25, take HWY 14 (Mulberry) exit 269 west. Follow HWY 14 (Mulberry) West until it dead ends into Overland Trail. Head South on Overland Trail and the Arena is on you Right. Use second entrance.
Dr. Clay Cavinder
Dr. Clay Cavinder grew up on a horse and cattle farm in Idabel, OK. He received a BS from Oklahoma State University where he was a member of the Horse Judging Team. While competing in collegiate judging, Clay was a member of 2 AQHA World Champion Teams, an NRHA Champion Team, and was the High-Individual at the AQHA World Show. After undergrad, Clay received a Master’s degree from Missouri State University, and a PhD from Texas A&M University in the area of reproductive physiology. From 2006-2014, Clay was on faculty at Texas A&M University where he taught and conducted research and coached numerous Champion and Reserve Champion judging teams. In 2015, Dr. Cavinder became the Extension Horse Specialist at Mississippi State University. There he has created programs centered around educating the public on horse management practices and horse training to improve horse performance for showing and recreational use. As an approved judge for AQHA, APHA, NSBA, and NRHA, Clay has had the pleasure of judging horse shows all across the US and Canada, and has judged throughout Europe and Australia. Some of the larger shows Clay has judged have included the AQHYA World Show, ApHC Open Nationals, ApHC Youth World, and the Reichert Celebration.
The most important activities in Clay’s life include spending time with his wife, Ginger, and their little girl, Isabella. Dr. Cavinder enjoys riding 2 and 3 year old stock horses and shows in Ranch Riding at AQHA shows including recently being a Finalist in each of the past 3 years at the AQHA World Show in Jr Ranch Riding
Dr. Mark Russell
Dr. Mark Russell of Perry, AR is the Equine Extension Specialist for the University of Arkansas. He grew up in Waller, TX and attended Colorado State University for his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees and Texas Tech University for his Doctorate. Mark was a member of the Horse Judging Team while at CSU.
In his professional duties, he provides outreach and education across Arkansas in all things Equine Management, serves on several national committees, and holds judging cards for the American Paint Horse Association, American Quarter Horse Association, National Reined Cowhorse Association, and the National Snaffle Bit Association. Mark and his wife Emily have a farm in Conway County Arkansas and raise Quarter and Paint Horses as well as Angus Cattle. They enjoy showing in Reining, Working Cowhorse, and Cutting Events.
April 19, 2018
Show office opens at 4 pm
Show arena open for warm-up from 4-6 pm
April 20, 2018
Show arena open for warm up at 6:30 am for one hour
Arena closes at 7:30 to work the pen and for
April 20, 2018
8:00 am Start Time
Class # 1 Ranch Riding Open Maturity
Class #2 Ranch Riding Non-Pro Maturity
Class #3 Ranch Riding Open Futurity
Class #4 Ranch Riding Non-Pro Futurity
Short Break Drag and prepare arena
Class #5 Cowhorse Open Maturity
Class #6 Cowhorse Open Futurity
Class #7 Cowhorse Non-Pro Futurity
Class #8 Cowhorse Non-Pro Maturity
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