Ticket feature: Events center hosting horse training clinic

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Courtesy photo Les Vogt, World Champion in cow horse reining, will be teaching a clinic at the Curry County Special Events Center. Freedom New Mexico RFD-TV’s Les Vogt, World Champion in cow horse reining, will be teaching a clinic at the Curry County Special Events Center. The public is invited to watch as Vogt takes […]

Prestigious line of horses still exists

By Glenda Price: CNJ columnist Nothing can equal the thrill of riding a horse running so fast your eyes water and your hair feels as if it’s leaving your head. If it’s a race and you and the horse are passing all the others the thrill is, of course, quadrupled. An almost equal thrill comes […]

Roosevelt pastor to be memorialized

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Courtesy photo Joel Givens served as a circuit rider in Roosevelt County in the early 1900’s, driving a horse-drawn buggy to take the Methodist ministry to rural residents. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Traveling by horse and buggy, the Rev. Joel Givens traversed the small communities of Roosevelt County in the early 1900’s, visiting […]

Reporter’s notebook: Horse continues winning tradition

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Courtesy photo My Other Toy’s a Car, ridden by owner Mary Ann Rapp, finished ninth in the non-professional division of Sunday’s National Cutting Horse Association Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas. My Other Toy’s a Car is the daughter of Smart Lena Boon, a My Other Toy’s a Car, the daughter of a horse co-owned by […]

ENMU squads hope to be dark horse contenders

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Freedom New Mexico: Mickey Winfield Eastern New Mexico University junior center Donovan Schultz is one of 14 new players on the Greyhound roster this season. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Greyhound and Zia basketball teams began practice Wednesday afternoon, and both teams had an extra bounce in their steps […]

Reporter’s notebook: Late Clovis resident receives racing recognition

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CNJ Staff Photo: Gabriel Monte Bob Snipes said he learned many life and business lessons from his father, Jake Snipes, who was inducted into the Appaloosa Horse Club Hall of Fame in June. “Dad was my best friend,” he said. What started as a hobby landed Jake Snipes of Clovis in the Appaloosa Horse Club […]

Error results in tax break for horse owners

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Horse owners in eastern New Mexico can look forward to a tax break this year due to an oversight by the New Mexico Livestock Board. Due to a accounting error, there will be no livestock board tax on horses in New Mexico for 2008 — horse owners will only […]

Reporter’s notebook: CHS grad to be featured on horse show

Tara Harris, a 2001 Clovis High graduate, said horses have always been a part of her life. Her passion for horses will be featured on a television show in two weeks. Harris started riding horses when she was 2 years old and competed in rodeo events when she was in elementary school. While pursuing a […]

2008 Curry County Fair Horse Show results

Editors note: The following are horse show fair results from the 2008 Curry County Fair. Due to deadlines these were unable to run in the Clovis News Journal’s Curry County Fair tab. Curry County Fair Youth Horse Show fair results: Judge:

The horse, of course, must be compatible

Glenda Price Most children love horses, whether or not they’ve ever been on one. They love stories about horses, too. “My Friend Flicka,” “Black Beauty” and “The Black Stallion” come quickly to mind along with the classic Zane Grey novel, “Wildfire.” Most of us know and love Will James’ many books about horses, also. Lest […]

Accident alters horse trainer’s approach

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Freedom New Mexico: Karl Terry Michael Richardson, right, answers questions asked by Janice Prescott of Portales following his“Enlightened Horsemanship” seminar Tuesday at the N.M. Ag Expo. By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico PORTALES — Michael Richardson has been at ease working with horses from a young age, but a life-changing event reshaped his approach to […]

High-dollar horses

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kris Rinks, 24, trots his gray gelding around the sales ring Saturday at the Clovis Horse Sales while bidders inspect the horse. Rinks traveled from Sanger, Texas, to sell two horses at the auction. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Kris Rinks said he was a little disappointed when the […]

Feb. 17 – Little Miss Showoff

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Shelby Mayfield, 8, rides a bicksin gelding Saturday that her father brought to the Clovis Horse Sale to sell. Sylvester Mayfield said Shelby has been riding horses since she was a baby. Mayfield didn’t take the bid of $5,800 because he said the horse was worth closer to $7,000.

Dentist cared for equestrian clientele

By Don McAlavy: Local columnist John Edward Homan came to Clovis in 1910. For 12 years he was a horse dentist who had his office in the Beck and Bells Wagon Yard at Second and Mitchell streets. The wagon yard was on the northwest corner. His family included his wife Myrtle and 10 children, five […]

Two residents charged with animal cruelty

Two Clovis residents were arrested Thursday for charges of animal cruelty. A deputy from the Curry County Sheriff’s Office responded Oct. 9 to a residence on Curry Road N in reference to animal abuse, according to a release from the office. An emaciated horse was located on the residence and transported to a local veterinarian, […]

Aug. 29, 1950

An advertisement for Coca-Cola listed a six bottle carton of soda for 25 cents. … Jack Skipworth, Clovis rodeo roper, filed a lawsuit in district court after his champion horse “Big Red” escaped another man’s stable and was hit by a car. Skipworth claimed the man did not have the authorization to put Skipworth’s horse […]

Exhibitors channel pioneers at fair

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer Even horses need pedicures. Placing the foot of his horse on a stand, Dusty Leatherwood clipped its hoof with oversized nail clippers, and smoothed the edges with a foot-long metal file. Shoenail never even whinnied. A professional farrier, Leatherwood said as long as he was careful, the horse would […]

Horse thieves cause large border squabble

By Don McAlvy: Columnist I have a better story about the shooting of horse thieves at the fence between Farwell and Texico in the early days. The authority is L. C. “Larry” Mersfelder. He was our first county superintendent of Curry County schools in 1909. This is Mersfelder’s story: “While I was living in Texico […]

May 18, 1939

Clovis officials were making plans for the fifth annual Pioneer Days Celebration … Frank Martin’s Shop, at 1109 W. Seventh, specialized in sharpening lawnmowers, axes and knives. … Clovis Livestock Sales were promising a horse, mule and cattle sale every Wednesday. … And Clovis’ Chris Dudley, a retired sales clerk, was born in Arrey, near […]

Curry County native selected as Masked Rider

CNJ Staff A Curry County native has inherited a famed cape and mask. Texas Tech University student Kevin Burns was named the 2007-2008 Texas Tech Masked Rider, Lubbock university officials announced Friday. The Masked Rider has been a symbol of Texas Tech for decades. Atop a black quarter horse, wearing black clothes, a mask, bolero […]