HOORAY! 25TH ANNIVERSARY WESTERN CLASSIC ENTRY INFORMATION IS ONLINE NOW
Entry information is now online for the
25th Anniversary Western Classic.
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It seems like yesterday that we were scurrying around our inaugural event in Gardnerville, Nevada. It is amazing what can be accomplished when passionate people share a common goal!
The early Classic venue was age divisions and a traditional straight timed race, mixed with educational opportunities. Equine management is the key to successful competition and I enjoyed sharing my personal choices of equine veterinarians, equine dentists, farriers and nutritionists. Riders could even attend a sports psychology seminar for resources in competitive strategies and management of competitive jitters. Our resident comedian Baxter Black joined us at the reception to enlighten us with humor, perspective and a reminder for us to laugh by roasting the hostess!
Through the years, following our student's lead and understanding that competition was their main focus, we helped introduce and worked closely with the NBHA to format the 4D concept which has totally changed the face of barrel racing, making it the fastest growing equine sport in the world!
Courts Saddlery, Gist Silversmiths, Western Horseman and Wrangler supported our program 25 years ago and remain with us today. Without our sponsors generous participation, the quality of our Award program would not be among the top in the industry, allowing us to claim nearly $1,750,000,000 in cash and awards through the years. I believe in my Sponsors and their products, or they would not be apart of my Team and I hope you will too. Thank you to our Gold and Silver sponsors and additional sponsors this year for the 25th Western Classic.
There certainly is no I in Team and I want to thank Western Classic General Manager and founder of the Barrel Racing Superstore Debbie Wood for her assistance and vision to facilitate the growth of the programs which make up the Sharon Camarillo umbrella. Those of you who have worked with Debbie have to appreciate her passion and focus on the details that have made the Classic the recognized event it is today.
The Barrel Racing Classics provide me the opportunity to watch my students grow and mature through their barrel racing competitions. In today’s world of divisional barrel racing I know riders have choices in where they choose to compete. My Classic mission statement has not changed. My goal has always been to produce a well-organized venue sustaining fun, family, friends and fast times and at the same time, provide Camarillo students with an opportunity to showcase their talented horses and personal growth. I was always grateful for my competitive opportunities and strive to share those formats with students who may not have the opportunity to compete at the higher levels of competitions for one reason or another.
I always say, “show me a successful person and I’ll show you a successful support team.” We invite you to join us this year with your chosen support team at the Classic and combine competition with quality time with family and friends. The Classic is a great time to make a memory!
We are so blessed to live in a country where we enjoy the freedom to pursue our dreams and goals. Thank you for joining Team Camarillo in remembering our veterans, enlisted men, women and military families who continue to sacrifice for our opportunities to live our Western Lifestyle.
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