FEBRUARY 8, 2012

Cactus Reining Classic – Just the facts

March 7 - 11, 2012

westworkdCome to WestWorld of Scottsdale March 7 – 11, where top National and International horses and riders will compete for over $150,000 in cash and prizes over the five days of competition. This NRHA "A" rated event once again boasts its $65,000 added one-run Derby, $18,000 Added 7Up Maturity, and two full slates of NRHA Ancillary Affiliate Qualifying classes.

Returning for 2012, the Cactus Reining Classic will host Short Stirrup 10 and under classes for Reining's Future Champions.  A guaranteed crowd pleaser, this will be your chance to cheer on Reining's rising stars. Imagine the kids' surprise when they are asked to ride back into the arena for ribbons awarded to them by the NRHA's youngest $2 million dollar rider, Andrea Fappani.  You'll want to have your camera handy for this one!

Brumley Management Group is pleased to announce the return of the 7Up Maturity Challenge, sponsored by SmartPak, at Cactus Reining Classic in Scottsdale.

Horse Show Managing Producer, Amanda Brumley expressed her excitement over the expansion of the Maturity divisions in 2012 to include a $5,000 Added Level 4 Open, $3,000 Added Level 3 Intermediate Open, $2,000 Added Level 2 Limited Open, $3,000 Added Level 4 Non Pro, $2,000 Added Level 3 Intermediate Non Pro, $2,000 Added Level 2 Limited Non Pro, $2,000 Added Prime Time Non Pro, and $1,000 Added Level 1 Non Pro Maturity Challenge divisions. 

"Our goal, as Reining event producers, is to provide events that cater to the needs of the Reining Horse Industry. Offering the Maturity Challenge with multiple levels allows horses who have aged out of the Derby competitions a place to continue to compete for significant prize money. Our intention is to grow the Maturity added money as the interest builds to support it. It is our hope that these efforts benefit not only the owners and riders, but the longevity of the horses as well."

The Cactus Reining Classic is a 501(c) (3) non-profit whose goal is to elevate public awareness of the sport of reining and to encourage more people to compete, raise skill levels, educate the public, and encourage support of the World Equestrian Games in which Reining is the only western sport to be recognized.

For more information and a schedule of events please visit www.cactus-reining-classic.com.

FEBRUARY 8, 2012

Deadline to apply for Arizona’s elk, pronghorn hunts is approaching

az game & fishPHOENIX – Hunters are reminded that the deadline to apply for a 2012 Arizona elk or pronghorn antelope permit-tag issued through the draw process is Feb. 14 by 7 p.m. (MST).

Applications can be submitted through the online service (see link at www.azgfd.gov/draw), or paper applications can be hand delivered to any of the seven Arizona Game and Fish Department offices or sent by U.S. mail to: Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Drawing Section, PO Box 74020, Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052. Mailed applications must be received by the department by the deadline; postmarks don’t count.

A 2012 Arizona hunting license is required to apply in the draw. Licenses can be purchased through the draw process at the same time as applying for a tag, or they can also be purchased beforehand at Game and Fish offices, at hunting license dealers throughout the state, or online at www.azgfd.gov/eservices/licenses.shtml.

Copies of the 2012 Pronghorn Antelope and Elk Hunt Draw Information Booklet are available at Game and Fish offices and at hunting license dealers throughout the state. The booklet is also available online at www.azgfd.gov/draw.