ENTRIES AND MISSED OPPORTUNITIES!
The Camarillo Classic weekend is in honor
of the men and women stationed
throughout the world who protect
our freedoms. Be sure to enter soon!
Making a living on the road in any equine discipline involves much more than hearing your name called and the adrenaline rush of competition. The grand entries, the competitions and awards are the rewards that come form planning, preparation, and practice – keeping in mind, SUCCESS is 1% vision, 99% alignment.
One of the biggest challenges is laying out routes and events you need to attend to reap the benefits you aspire to. From State Circuit Finals to the National Finals, from regional shows to World Shows, the events you enter will lead to your ultimate success.
As a former competitor, I remember reading through our Women's Professional Rodeo News (the bible), scanning the rodeo listings, imagining the journey, the logistics and maximizing my competitive opportunities. These are such complicated decisions that some competitors hire professionals who do nothing more than handle and manage entries. In my day, entries were taken by telephone (not cellular) that required pulling off the road and dialing until the rodeo secretary picked up. In today's world, smart phones and Procom alleviate the down time in a truck stop and allows contestants to manage their schedules on the road.
One thing that hasn't changed is the disappointment missing an entry brings! During a competitive season, you plan rodeos, big Super Shows and AQHA opportunities that fit perfectly into your time frame. Then, you check the entry schedules and realize you inadvertently missed a deadline! This affects your competitive momentum and position in the standings, which could in turn seriously affect the outcome of your season. In today's world, often a championship comes down to one go round and missing entries can literally change the course of a year's efforts!
Above is the 2014 Western Classic Grand
Champion Mary Jo Camera on Joe Dynomite.
A reminder, Western Classic Entries are open and the final entry date is July 14. Entries made by June 10 receive invitation to an informal gathering on the subject of Mind Set and Competition, and will be entered in a special drawing for early entries.
The 24th annual Western Classic has $5,000 added. All divisions receive equal money. Entry information is online NOW! Be sure you're not one the competitors who say "OMG, I missed entering!"
Don't miss Saturday night fun and fast times at the $1,500 added Run to Win Jackpot open to everyone and you may enter as many horses as you want. Encourage your friends to enter! Once again, the Classic will be celebrating fun family and friends, great food and door prizes during the Friday night Rider's Reception.
Thank you to our Gold Sponsors Court's Saddlery, Black Hawk College, Wrangler, Priefert, and Reinsman. Thanks to our Silver sponsors who are also generously donating prizes: Ariat, Atwood Hat Co., Barrel Racing Superstore, Best Ever Pads, BackJoy Orthotics, Back on Track USA, Cowboy Magic, Double Diamond Halters, Equithrive, FarmTek, Gist Silversmiths, Gypsy Soule, Horseware Ireland, Macie Bean, Montana Silversmiths, Run2Win, PRO Orthopedic Devices, Rolling Hills Casino, SA Wall Stirrups, Sabona of London and Western Horseman.
The Eastern Classic is scheduled for October 23-25 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Entry information will be online soon.