The Louisiana Horse community would like to acknowledge and congratulate our great youth riders of our state. A total of 98 certificates were awarded by the LA Equine Council to area youth (listed below) on Saturday, January 12, 2019 recognizing equine youth competitors.
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.
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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
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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!
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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!
The Mardi Gras Futurity Trials - Saturday, Feb. 23rd at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs!!!
Please visit the Louisiana Horse Tourism Calendar to view a variety of activities and events including the dates for the 2019 Throw Down Buckle Series hosted at SugArena! The Throw Down Buckle Series includes exhibition and 4D Open Barrel Racing competitions along with an atmosphere to enjoy with the entire family!.
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.
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.
Check out this amazing article of LSU star linebacker, Devin White, riding his horse, Daisy Mae around the campus of LSU!
POST your favorite Horse Riding photos and videos to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #LAHORSETOURISM and #FEEDYOURSOUL!!!!
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.
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.
* 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:
* Track Heather’s Progress right HERE!
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:
ALL AROUND COWBOY
2. Luke Dubois, Church Point, La., 1590
ALL AROUND ROOKIE COWGIRL
2-3. Olivia Thibodeaux, Church Point, La., 860
ALL AROUND COWGIRL
5-6. Olivia Thibodeaux, Church Point, La., 860
Girls Team Standings
4. LOUISIANA, 3,315.00
Boys Team Standing
4. LOUISIANA, 3,925.00
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