10th Annual Master Horseman Benefit Trail Ride and Camp Out

This photo is courtesy of Caitlyn Dionne of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Ruthies big jump was taken at the obstacle course which is part of the trail ride.

This photo is courtesy of Caitlyn Dionne of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Ruthies big jump was taken at the obstacle course which is part of the trail ride.

Join us for the 10th Annual Master Horseman Benefit Trail Ride and Camp Out!

Rustic Sky Horse Camp
30 Squyers Lane
Melder, LA 71433 US

This is an annual family activity to support 4-H and Adult Master Horseman programs. It involves riding, eating, dancing, an auction, Karaoke singing, trail obstacles, music, and more at Rustic Sky Horse Camp in Melder, Louisiana, formerly the 4-B Equestrian Center. It is held the first weekend in November.

  • Cost is only $40 for the entire weekend, including four meals and all activities.

For more information, please call Howard J. Cormier at (337) 296-6819.

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K-9 Search and Rescue Benefit Horse Show hosted by Holly Hill Farm

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Holly Hill Farm Equestrian Center
1296 Old Plain Dealing Road
Benton, LA 71006 US

This Saturday, August 31st and Sunday, September 1st, Holly Hill Farm Equestrian Center will be hosting a very special K-9 Search and Rescue Benefit Horse Show. Set to run the length of both days, this show will feature both the Hunter/Jumper show and the Dressage show to benefit the fireman's search and rescue dogs in Caddo and Bossier Parishes.

For more information on shows, classes, and general information on the Holly Hill Farm, please visit their website at www.hollyhillfarm.net.

You may also contact them at tracy@hollyhillfarm.net.


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Livingston Horse Show Association 2019 Show Schedule

The Livingston Horse Show Association is a Louisiana horse organization, formed in 1986 by Louisiana’s first female jockey. This organization is based in the heart of Livingston Parish at the South Park Arena in Denham Springs, LA, where you can find their exciting, family-fun events throughout the year!

2019 Show Schedule

 February 16 - RAIN OUT
March 2 - RAIN OUT
March 16 - Double Pointed Show
March 23 - Pointed Show
April 27 - Pointed Show
May 11 - RAIN OUT
June 8 - RAIN OUT
June 22 - Double Pointed Show
August 3 - RAIN OUT
August 27 - RAIN OUT
September 7
September 21
September 28
October 12
October 26

For more information on shows, classes, and general information on the Livingston Horse Show Association, please visit their website at www.livingstonhorseshow.weebly.com.

You may also contact them at livingstonhorseshow@yahoo.com.

Take a look at some of their awesome photos!


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From Ranching to Rodeoing Art Show in Southwest Louisiana

Highlighted at the Brimstone Museum in Sulphur, Louisiana, the 3-C Cowgirls presents an exhibit that features photography along with historic artifacts and memorabilia of ranching and rodeoing in Southwest Louisiana .

Dates: April 18th - May 23rd

Times: Monday - Friday: 10 AM - 12 PM & 1PM - 5 PM; Saturdays from 10 AM -2 PM

Address: Brimstone Museum in Sulphur, Louisiana, 900 S Huntington St, Sulphur, LA 70663 United States

For more information, please visit the Brimstone Museum Website.

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Presenting the 2019 Miss LQHA!!!!

The Louisiana Quarter Horse Association held its first ever Miss Louisiana Quarter Horse Association competition at the Florida Parishes Arena in Amite, Louisiana on Saturday, February 23rd. Contestants competed in AQHA horsemanship, personal interview, speech, and impromptu question throughout the day.

Congratulations to Second Runner-up Kristine Arceneaux, First Runner-up Scarlet Brantley, and 2019 Miss LQHA Sabrina Turner. 


Mardi Gras Cowboys!!!

It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana, and the Dirty South Ryderz are in full stride making their way through parades all across the Greater New Orleans region.  Under the leadership of Club President, Eric Bell, these cowboys include family and friends who uses platforms to foster unity with inclusive and safe fun!  This group has spread joy and love in several parades in the 2019 Mardi Gras Season.  With 4 more parades to go, there is still time to catch them!

The Dirty South Ryderz Remaining Schedule

Krewe of Druids, March 1st

Krewe of Nomtoc, March 2nd

Krewe of Athena, March 3rd

Krewe of Zulu, March 5th


Beautiful Equine Artwork!

Lifetime artist and equine lover, Vivian Westerman captures the true essence of Louisiana and horses in her beautiful paintings and realistic statues. Vivian has over 30 years of experience as a graphic artist working on Jackson Square in the New Orleans French Quarter. Recently, she has retired to truly concentrate on her passion, horse sculptures. Vivian is also an author with her recent book called “French Quarter Artists”, available on Amazon or at the Louisiana State’s 1850 House.

Please support this Louisiana artist by visiting her website at VivianWestermanArt.com!


2019 Mardi Gras Horses Adoption Program!

Continuing to find homes for horses, the Humane Society of Louisiana has rolled out the Mardi Gras Horses Adoption Program for 2019. These horses will be available for adoption after the 2019 Mardi Gras Season. The program is currently accepting adoption applications now!

The horses are currently in New Orleans, Louisiana.

For more information on the 2019 Mardi Gras Horses Adoption Program, please visit the Facebook page!

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LA State Appaloosa Club - Membership Meeting

The Louisiana State Appaloosa Club will hold their Annual General Membership Meeting at 11:00 AM on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The membership meeting is to be held (dutch-treat) at Sombreros in Opelousas, Louisiana. If you would like to meet members and learn more about this organization, please join them for this meeting.

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Sombreros Tex Mex, 5620 Interstate 49 South Service Rd, Opelousas, LA 70570

For more information, please contact Sharyon Thompson at (318) 206-8704.


NBHA LA 06 2018 Awards Banquet

The National Barrel Horse Association of Louisiana 06 will be hosting their 2018 Awards Baquet at the Florida Parishes Arena. This NBHA event will celebrate the riders of the 2018 season with a night full of fun and excitement. This event also features special guest, Louisiana’s Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser!

Florida Parishes Arena, 1301 NW Central Ave, Amite City, LA 70422, USA

Doors Open - 6:30 PM

Award Ceremony - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Food and Music - 8:00 PM - Midnight

For more information, please contact Tanya Carpenter at (504) 452-9707.


LQHBA Presents The LA MILLION and $15,000 in LQHBA SCHOLARSHIPS!!!

Saturday, December 15th, the LQHBA will host the Louisiana Million Race at Evangeline Downs!

Immediately following the 4th race in the Winner's Circle, the LQHBA will draw 6 Scholarships totaling $15,000 (1 for $5,000 and 5 for $2,000), which includes the $2,000 Paul Ryder Memorial Scholarship. Recipients will be Louisiana High School graduates along with graduating students entering higher education institutions in 2019.

Graduates and Graduating Seniors - Please read Scholarship specification.

Participants/Entrants must register at Evangeline Downs in person between 5:00pm and 6:45pm on Saturday, December 15, 2018 adjacent to the clubhouse elevators on the first floor. Attendance by the participant/entrant is mandatory at the live drawing. Participant/entrant must be a Louisiana High School graduate or a student who is graduating from a Louisiana High School in 2019 and will attend a higher education institution in the calendar year of 2019.

Scholarship award is limited to the cost of tuition, books (electronic or printed) and required electronic study materials only. The proceeds of the scholarship will be paid directly to the educational institution. Scholarships are subject to approval by the LQHBA board. Recipient is required to participate in promotional photos receiving their scholarship award certificate.

For more information, contact the LQHBA at (318) 487-9506 or go to www.lqhba.com.



Cajun Rodeo Association Finals Rodeo!

NEW IBERIA, LA -- The Cajun Rodeo Association Finals Rodeo presented by Jane’s Seafood and Chinese Restaurant and Allstream Services and Rentals will return to the Sugarena at Acadia Fairgrounds for the second year in a row.

The CRA Finals Rodeo will bring the top Cowboys and Cowgirls to New Iberia from across the great state of Louisiana on November 30 and December 1, 2018. Along with St. Martinville's own, funnyman, Heath "The Dancin Cajun" Breaux and professional rodeo announcer, Blue Jeanes of Winnie, Texas, you will see the best that the CRA has to offer.

The first action packed performance will begin at 7:00 pm on November 30 with the final performance again starting at 7:00 pm on Saturday, December 1. Admission to the rodeo is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for kids ages 6-12, with 5 and under admitted for free. Gates will open at 5:00 pm and concessions will be sold.

Contestants will compete for year-end championships in their respected events such as Ranch Bronc Riding, Tie-Down Calf Roping, Steer Wrestling, Breakaway Roping, Team Roping, Ladies Barrel Racing and the highly anticipated favorite, Bull Riding. The rodeo will also feature the well-known Cajun Buddy Barrel Pick up event, something once witnessed you will never forget. From all walks of life, as young as 10 years old to over 65, they travel from home as far as the Texas state line to Southwest Mississippi and of course in between. These

contestants have competed all year long working towards this opportunity to battle throughout the weekend for over $50,000 in cash and prizes.

There is sure to be something for everyone at the 2018 CRA Finals Rodeo. Kids 12 and under will have the opportunity to participate in a free calf scramble being offered during the rodeo performance nightly. Family fun and entertainment at its finest, the rodeo will keep you on the edge of your seat all night long!

For more information on the Cajun Rodeo Association, check us out on the web at cajunrodeo.com.



Louisiana Horse Tourism

* 8/9/2018 *

Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser is extremely proud of Louisiana native Heather ‘Flash’ Accardo.  From Prairieville, LA, Heather is competing in the 2018 Mongol Derby amongst 40 competitors from across the world. This international race is one of the longest races in the world entailing competitors to travel over 600 miles via horseback along the rugged and challenging Mongolian terrain. 

For more on Heather’s journey, visit the full article here:
The Advocate.

* Track Heather’s Progress right HERE!

* Show Heather some support by visiting her Facebook and the Mongol Derby Twitter!

Louisiana Horse Tourism wishes Heather the best of luck in the 2018 Mongol Derby!!!

* 7/17/2018 *

Congratulations to all of our Louisiana contestants, who took their talents to South Dakota for the National Junior High Finals Rodeo!

Louisiana ranked 4th overall in National Rankings!!

Photos will be coming soon!

Full List of Contestants:

2. Luke Dubois, Church Point, La., 1590

2-3. Olivia Thibodeaux, Church Point, La., 860

5-6. Olivia Thibodeaux, Church Point, La., 860

Girls Team Standings
4. LOUISIANA, 3,315.00

Boys Team Standing
4. LOUISIANA, 3,925.00

Team Standings
4. LOUISIANA, 6,490.00

Barrel Racing Average
94. Camryn Richard, Lake Charles, La., 37.506
95. Anna Marie Pierce, Cloutierville, La., 37.529
145. Rylee Carlin, Walker, La., 44.06
160. Jaden Thomas, DeRidder, La., 16.336

Pole Bending Average
2. Olivia Thibodeaux, Church Point, La., 61.235
130. Mattie Johnson, Choudrant, La., 54.18
153. Jaden Thomas, DeRidder, La., 21.331

Bareback Steer Riding Average
34. Trevor Hebert, Prairieville, La., 86
36. Wyatt Beck, Greenwell Springs, La., 84
43. Waylon Buquoi, Denham Springs, La., 72

Ribbon Roping Average
1. Luke Dubois, Church Point, La., Grace Dubois, Church Point, La., 25.5
36. Bray Aymond, Pine Prairie, La., Mattie Johnson, Choudrant, La., 29.85
41. CJ Covalt, Youngsville, La., Lexi Lege, Duson, La., 32.9
64. Matt Glover, Dry Creek, La., Jaden Thomas, DeRidder, La., 9.81
68. Trevor DeLee, St. Francisville, La., Allee Smith, Poplarville, Miss., 10.18

Boys Breakaway Average
17. Will Boudreaux, Cameron, La., 7.01
37. Justin Plaisance, Cut Off, La., 21.68
40. Bray Aymond, Pine Prairie, La., 2.29
42. Kolby Lasyone, Winnfield, La., 2.56
64. Chase Rambin, Benton, La., 4.7

Saddle Bronc Steer Riding Average
12. Wyatt Beck, Greenwell Springs, La., 133

Boys Goat Tying Average
2. Judd Morrison, Longville, La., 28.27
38. Kolby Lasyone, Winnfield, La., 23.71
68. Luke Dubois, Church Point, La., 27.92
107. Trevor DeLee, St. Francisville, La., 40.79

Team Roping Average
32. Kase Busby, Leesville, La., Will Thibodeaux, Elmer, La., 10.93

Bull Riding Average
16. Trevor Hebert, Prairieville, La., 132
27. Taylor Allen, Glynn, La., 75
36. Waylon Buquoi, Denham Springs, La., 69
Tie-Down Roping Average
5. CJ Covalt, Youngsville, La., 38.86
17. Luke Dubois, Church Point, La., 22.04
44. Kase Busby, Leesville, La., 11.24
76. Matt Glover, Dry Creek, La., 17.22

Chute Dogging Average
4. Luke Dubois, Church Point, La., 10.4
16. Kase Busby, Leesville, La., 20.91
51. Will Harris, Dubach, La., 21.79
67. Wyatt Beck, Greenwell Springs, La., 35.55
85. Trevor DeLee, St. Francisville, La., 5.34
86. Connor Harper, Hineston, La., 6.05

Girls Breakaway Average
1. Josie Conner, Iowa, La., 8.27
44. Olivia Thibodeaux, Church Point, La., 2.88
58. Marcie Mudd, Lake Charles, La., 3.84

Girls Goat Tying Average
13. Meadow Raymond, Oak Grove, La., 27.31
18. Jaden Thomas, DeRidder, La., 29.39
82. Olivia Thibodeaux, Church Point, La., 26.07
92. Katie Schlang, Lake Charles, La., 28.44