LONGHORN EXTRAVAGANZA – Decatur, Texas – Saturday, December 4, 2010
morning came awfully early after heading to bed so late. The judge was Mr. Greg Briney. We started off with Sarah and VNR Lady
Guinevere winning class 2 and Joshua with VNR Jamakin Miss placing second. In class 3, Naomi won with Diamond Q
Reda. In class 5, Hannah and Diamond Q
Wathina placed first. They went on to
win Junior Champion Female too. In class
8, Samuel won with VNR Platinum Edition and Sarah and Queen Maxine placed
second. In class 9, Julia won with VNR
Dynamic Uno. Lydia and VNR Feelin’
Spooky won class 10, and Sarah followed them in second with Diamond Q
Mariska. Julia and VNR Dynamic Uno went
on to win Reserve Senior Champion Female.
Hannah and Diamond Q Wathina won Reserve Grand Champion Female.
In the bull
class 18, Joshua won with DQ Cold Steel.
In class 19, Jacob and Rough Rider 30 placed second. Andrew showed DQ Paleface in class 21 and
won. He later went on to win Grand
Champion Bull as well.
In the steer
class 26, Miriam Grace placed second with VNR Gig ‘Em. In class 27, Samuel placed second with DDM
Joker’s Wild. Naomi and LLL Jeddadiah
placed first in class 28. In class 29, Miriam
Grace and VNR Song’s Remix placed second and Julia and Wildcatter placed
third. Naomi and LLL Jeddadiah went on
to win Grand Champion Steer.
It was a
great show. The kids had the opportunity
to see a lot of the North Texas kids that we usually only get to see at the
World Show. After the youth show, some
of the kids showed animals for the Quary’s and Sanddollar Ranch during the Open
Show. Before we headed home, we followed
the Gilliam’s to Carla Jo Payne’s place to pick up the beautiful heifer Naomi
won at Autobahn Judging Contest. We had
a long drive home, but everyone made it safely.
LONGHORN EXTRAVAGANZA – Decatur, Texas – Friday, December 3, 2010
We made the
long trek to Decatur without any problems.
It was the smoothest trip we had in a long time! The
judge for the points only show was Keith Mr. DuBose. We started off showing class 2 heifers, and
Andrew placed first with VNR Venus and Joshua followed him with VNR Jamakin
Miss. In class 3, Hannah placed first with VNR Carmen and Jacob placed second
with VNR Smarty Pants. In class 4,
Sarah with VNR Jamakin Beauty placed second.
In class 8, Samuel showed VNR Platinum Edition and placed second. In class 9, Sarah won with VNR Lil’ Bit
Naughty. In class 10, Sarah showed
Diamond Q Mariska and placed first, and Lydia and VNR Feelin’ Spooky placed
second. In class 11, Samuel won with VNR
Ready or Not. Second placed went to
Sarah with Diamond Q Perfecta, and third placed went to Hannah with VNR
Mariana. Samuel and VNR Ready or Not won
Senior Champion Female and Grand Champion Female. Andrew and Diamond Q Perfecta won Reserve
Senior Champion Female and Reserve Grand Champion Female.
class 18, Joshua and DQ Cold Steel placed first. In class 19, Jacob and Rough Rider 30 placed
second. In class 21, Andrew and Diamond
Q Paleface placed first, and went on to win Grand Champion Bull.
In class 26
steers, Miriam Grace and VNR Gig ‘Em placed second. In class 27, Lydia and SH Bold Boy 3/10
placed first and Samuel and DDM Joker’s Wild placed second. In class 28, LLL Jeddadiah placed first,
shown by Naomi. In class 29, Andrew and
Stone Ranger ECR placed second. Lydia
and SH Bold Boy 3/10 went on to win Reserve Champion Steer.
SHOWMANSHIP CAMP – Boyd, Texas – Saturday, November 13, 2010
The kids had
the privilege of attending a showmanship camp help by Randy Allgood and his daughter,
Alexia. They learned a lot, got lots of
critiquing and plenty of time in the show ring.
It was the first time that they had this showmanship camp, but it was a
success and we are hoping they will do it again in the future.
At the end
of the day, they had a true showmanship class and gave the kids a chance to
compete and show off the skills they had learned that day. The kids were broke down into three groups. In the Junior/Intermediate age group, Rachel
won. In the Teen group, Hannah won. Jacob won in the Senior group. It was a clean sweep! I’m so proud of those kiddos!!!!
home late that night and the following morning, Miriam Grace jumped in our bed
with her “parts of the cow” paper and immediately asked Jay to quiz her. We were amazed that even in the midst of all
the showing, she had learned every part of the cow and four compartments of a
cow’s stomach. She’s a smart cookie, and
very determined to win!
ARK-LA-TEX LONGHORN SHOW – Lufkin, Texas - Friday, October 29, 2010
season has started off well, and we are very proud of our success in the show
ring. At the Ark-La-Tex Show, we had a
points only show on Friday night. Mr.
David Wars was the judge. In class 4,
Tabitha showed VNR Lucinda and placed first.
Sarah showed Diamond Q Lexie and placed third. In class 5, Julia showed VNR Charlotte and
placed first. In the same class, Tabitha
showed VNR Bianca and placed second.
Julia and VNR Charlotte went on to win Junior Champion Female and
Tabitha and VNR Bianca won Reserve Junior Champion Female. In class 8, Abigail and VNR Platinum Edition
placed second. In class 9, Sarah showed
VNR Lil Bit Naughty placed first.
The class 19
bulls, Jacob showed Rough Rider 30 and placed first. In class 20, Nathaniel placed first with
Diamond Q Laredo. In class 21, Abigail
placed first with DQ Paleface. Abigail
and DQ Paleface went on to win Grand Champion Bull, with Nathaniel and DQ
Laredo winning Reserve Champion Bull.
In class 26
steers, Nathaniel placed first with VNR Song’s New Rhythm. Samuel and DDM Joker’s Wild placed first in
class 27. In class 28, Naomi placed
first with LLL Jeddadiah, and he went on to win Reserve Grand Champion Steer.
It was too
cold and late to have showmanship classes, but the following morning they
announced who the showmanship winners were.
In the Junior Division, Miriam Grace placed first and Jonah placed
second. In the Senior Division, Abigail
placed first and Naomi placed third.
While at the show, we stayed with Brent, Cindy, Ellie and Jace
Bolen. As usual, we had a great time with
ARK-LA-TEX STEER GIVE AWAY – Lufkin, Texas - Saturday, October 30, 2010
learned that we can’t let all the kids enter the steer give away because we
could end up with a trailer full of steers to take home and no way to do that,
so we only let a couple of kids enter every other year or so. This year, we decided to let only the first
two of our children’s whose name is drawn win…..later we changed that to
three! Joseph won a steer donated by
Dora Thompson. Miriam Grace won one
donated by Paul and Cami Proctor. Rachel
won one donated by Mr. and Mrs. Chancellor.
Mrs. Dora Thompson had also brought us a steer to show this year. Lydia will be working with him. It was quite a sight to see all the parents
and kids and trying to halter their steers and drag them to their areas or into
a small pen for the night. It was very
entertaining! This was a wild and wooly
group for the most part. We are looking
forward to getting our steers fit in show condition and taking them in the
ring. It was a beautiful group of
steers. I can hardly wait to see how all
the steers look when their new owners bring them back next year.
and Naomi won a scholarship from Ark-La-Tex.
They can use that help with their education when they graduate. During the steer drawings, we got a call from
Jay saying that they (Jacob, Jay and Hannah) had an accident in College
Station. The white Excursion was totaled. They had to get the wrecker to drive them
home. They left early on Sunday morning
to make it in time for the show. We are
so glad that no one was hurt.
ARK-LA-TEX YOUTH LONGHORN SHOW – Lufkin, Texas - Sunday, October 31, 2010
Sunday Youth Show, Miss Julie Pack was the judge. We started off the morning with Hannah
showing VNR Carmen and placing first in class 3. In class 4, VNR Jamakin Beauty placed
second. In class 5, Lydia placed first
with Diamond Q Myrah, and went on to win Junior Champion Female. Hannah and VNR Carmen won Reserve Junior
Champion Female. In class 8, Sarah
placed second with Queen Maxine. In
class 9, Lydia showed ECR Houston’s Solution and placed first. Sarah placed second with VNR Lil Bit
Naughty. In class 10, Lydia showed VNR
Feelin’ Spooky and placed second. In
class 11, Andrew placed second with Diamond Q Perfecta. Lydia and Diamond Q Myrah won Reserve Grand
In class 19
bulls, Jacob and Rough Rider 30 placed first.
Nathaniel and DQ Laredo placed first with DQ Laredo. In class 21, Abigail and DQ Paleface won the
class, and went on to win Grand Champion Bull.
Nathaniel and DQ Laredo won Reserve Grand Champion Bull.
In the steer
class 26, Nathaniel and VNR Song’s New Rhythm won. Samuel and DDM Joker’s Wild placed first in
class 27. Jonah and VNR Bluegrass placed
second. In class 28, Naomi and LLL
Jeddadiah placed first. In class 29, Julia
and Wildcatter placed second. Samuel and
DDM Joker’s Wild won Reserve Grand Champion Steer.
Junior Division of showmanship, Miriam Grace placed second. In the Intermediate Division, Joseph placed
third. Nathaniel placed second in the
Teen Division. In the Senior Division,
Jacob placed second and Samuel placed third.
After we got
the animals loaded up, Jay and I, along with Rachel and Gabriella headed over
to the Bolen’s for a pasture tour and a little visiting time. We really enjoyed seeing all their beautiful
Longhorns. It was a fun evening.
CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW – Glen Rose, Texas - October 21-23, 2010
We had never
competed in an ITLA show before, but Jacob was showing some cattle for some Bob
Dube’s clients, so he thought he might take of few of our favorites and just
see how they did in the ITLA circuit.
They had not been qualified for their Championship Show, but there was
an extra fee and Jacob was willing to pay it.
He chose five animals to go to the show and he paid all the entry fees
on his own. VNR Lil’ Bit Naughty placed
first in her class, VNR Feelin’ Spooky placed second in her class, Nada Mirage
placed first, Rough Rider 30 placed third, and ST Vaquero placed first. They really did well. Nada Mirage went on to win Senior Grand
Champion Female and Grand Champion Female.
It was quite a day!
STATE FAIR OF TEXAS – Dallas,
Texas – October 15-17, 2010
Jacob and Joshua
hauled our show string to the State Fair of Texas and all the kids did a great
job of working together to get their animals unloaded, cleaned up and ready to
show the following morning. Then they
headed to Danny and Carole Phillips house to get cleaned up before heading to
the Horn Showcase banquet. The next
morning, we got up and left the Phillips’ house before 7:00am so that we had
plenty of time to get our calves cleaned up and in their show halters. The show at started 10:00am and at 9:20am, we
were still sitting in traffic on top of an overpass, behind a major accident,
only six miles from the fairgrounds. Thankfully, we had a GREAT group of friends
who came to our rescue and pulled together to get our calves cleaned, brushed,
haltered, fed and our area cleaned up before we arrived just 30 minutes before
the show. THANK YOU to everyone who
helped with this! We really appreciate
your help. Had we not had such a great
group of friends, we would not have been showing in the female classes this
off with class 3 females, and “VNR Carmen” won her class again with Hannah
showing her. She’s a nice little
heifer! Class 4 was huge, with
approximately 25 animals. For such a
huge class, we did fairly well with “Diamond Q Lexie” placing third with Joshua
showing her and “VNR Jamakin Beauty” placing fourth with Abigail showing her. In class 5, another huge class, “Diamond Q
Myrah” placed second with Lydia showing her and “VNR Fancy That” placed third
with Joseph showing her. In class 8,
Abigail showed “VNR Platinum Edition” and placed second. Sarah showed “Queen Maxine” and placed third
in same class. In class 9, we did really
well again for another huge class, but we couldn’t seem to place first for
anything. Naomi showed “VNR Starlit
Bayou” and placed second. “VNR Dynamic
Uno,” shown by Julia placed third. “SSR
Sterling Silver” placed fourth, shown by Joshua. “ECR Houston’s Colada” was shown by Lydia and
placed fifth. We had a heifer in 2nd,
3rd, 4th, and 5th in the same class! In class 10, we finally won a class. “VNR Feelin’ Spooky shown by Lydia won.
In class 19,
“Rough Rider 30” won his class. He was
shown by Jacob. “Diamond Q Paleface” won
class 21 while shown by Abigail. He went
on to win Reserve Champion Bull.
showed “DDM Joker’s Wild” in class 27, and placed second in his class. Sarah showing “TTT Peterbilt” placed
third. In class 28, “LLL Jeddadiah” won
shown by Naomi.
Justin Hansard, really challenged the kids in showmanship. In the Junior division, Miriam Grace placed
first and Jonah placed third. In the
Intermediate division, Rachel placed third.
For such a young tiny girl, she does an excellent job of showing,
especially with the physical challenges she faces. In the Teen division, Sarah placed first, and
Nathaniel placed third. In the Senior
division, Jacob placed first. The kids
did great in showmanship.
On our way home, we had a horrible accident, but we have a lot to be thankful for. Joshua was driving his truck with Andrew and Nathaniel riding with him. He was pulling the 32 foot steel trailer with all the younger calves. As they were approaching Somerville, Joshua felt the truck swerve to one side. There was no way for Joshua to control the truck because the ball joint broke, sending them slamming into a guard rail, through a steep ditch and through a fence. When they came to a stop, part of the trailer was sitting on top of the cab of the truck. The cab was crushed where Nathaniel was sitting, but the force of the impact had thrown him so far forward that it saved his life. They grazed a telephone pole removing a portion of it and knocking it crooked. Both axials of the truck broke, the drive shaft stuck into the ground. The truck was definitely totaled. It was miraculous that all three of the boys were able to walk away from the accident. As we unloaded the cattle on the side of the road, all of them were fine, with only some minor limping and a couple of damaged horns. The DPS officers said it was a mechanical malfunction of the truck, and that the boys were lucky to be alive. Of course we know that was purely the grace of God! When the challenges of life come our way, sometimes it as if God just grabs us by the shoulders and makes us realize what's really important in life.
HORN SHOWCASE – Fort Worth, Texas
- October 13-17, 2010
We had never
competed in the Horn Showcase before, but Brent and Cindy Bolen encouraged us
to give it a try this year. We only took
one cow because we didn’t think we’d have trailer space being that we had a
large group of calves showing at the State Fair of Texas that same
weekend. The cow we chose to take was a
two year old named “Rosa Leigh.” She is
a ZD Kelly daughter that we are really proud of. In her total horn class, she placed second. She had 74 ½ inches of total horn. In her tip-to-tip and composite classes, she
placed third. We didn’t get to take home
a bronze, but it was really neat to get to visit with other breeders who share
the same love for this unique and interesting breed of cattle.
TEXAS FAIR & RODEO – Waco, Texas – October 9, 2010
This was our
first time to go to the Heart of Texas Show.
It was really fun and we had a good time there. In class 3, Hannah won 1st place
with “VNR Carmen.” Following in second
place was Nathaniel showing “VNR Jamakin Jewel.” In the following class, Abigail showed “VNR
Jamakin Beauty.” She placed 2nd
in her class. Lydia showed “Diamond Q
Myrah” in class 5, and placed 2nd with her.
In class 8,
Sarah showed “Queen Maxine” and won her class.
Sarah, showing “VNR Lil Bit Naughty,” won 1st in her
class. Followed by, “VNR Dynamic Uno” in
2nd shown by Julia. In class
10, Lydia showed “VNR Feelin’ Spooky” and won 1st place. “Diamond Q Mariah,” shown by Sarah placed 2nd
in her class. In the following class,
Andrew showed “Diamond Q Perfecta,” and won his class. In 2nd place was, “VNR Mariana,”
shown by Hannah. For the Senior Champion
drive, “Diamond Q Perfecta” won Senior Champion Female and “VNR Mariana” won Reserve
Senior Champion Female. “Diamond Q Perfecta” won Grand Champion Female
class 19, “Rough Rider 30,” shown by Jacob won his class. In the following class, Jacob showed “DQ
Laredo” and placed 2nd with him.
In class 21, “DQ Paleface,” shown by Abigail, placed 1st. He went on to win Grand Champion Bull.
Bluegrass,” shown by Jonah Faske , placed 1st in his class. Following him in 2nd place, was
“DDM Joker’s Wild,” shown by Samuel. In
class 28, Naomi showed “LLL Jeddadiah,” and won her class with him. Jonah won Reserve Champion Steer with “VNR Bluegrass.”
In Junior showmanship, Jonah placed 1st
and Miriam Grace placed 2nd.
Following the Junior showmanship, Olivia won Intermediate showmanship
and Rachel placed 2nd. Sarah
placed 2nd in Teen Showmanship and Lydia followed her in 3rd
place. In the Senior division of
showmanship, Julia won with 1st place, Abigail placed 2nd,
and Hannah placed 3rd.
STATE FAIR – TYLER, TEXAS – October 2, 2010
It was our
fourth year to attend the East Texas State Fair. We had a lot of fun and did really well throughout
the show. The judge was Mr. Randy Allgood from Bowie, Texas. We started out in the 4th
class with Joshua showing “Diamond Q Lexie” and winning her class. She went on to win Junior Champion Female. In class 9, Julia placed 1st
showing “VNR Dynamic Uno,” and Naomi placed 2nd showing “VNR Starlit
Bayou.” In class 10, “VNR Feelin’
Spooky” placed 2nd and was shown by Lydia. Hannah showed “VNR Mariana” in class 11. She placed 2nd in her class. “VNR Mariana’’ also won Senior Reserve
Champion Heifer. “Diamond Q Lexie” won
Reserve Champion Heifer overall.
In class 19
bulls, “Rough Rider 30” shown by Jacob, placed 2nd in his
class. Abigail, showing “DQ Paleface”
won 1st in her class and went on to win Reserve Grand Champion
class 26, Lydia showed “DDM Jokers Wild” and placed 1st in his
class. Naomi, showing “LLL Jeddadiah,”
placed 1st in class 28.
In Junior Showmanship,
Miriam Grace placed 1st.
Rachel placed 2nd in Intermediate showmanship. Sarah placed 2nd in the Teen
division. In Senior Showmanship, Hannah
placed 1st, Abigail placed 2nd, and Julia placed 3rd.
They had a clean sweep for Senior
Showmanship. They were pretty excited
FAIR – Tulsa, Oklahoma – October 1, 2010
another great show at the Tulsa State Fair. We really enjoy coming to
this show to visit our friends in Oklahoma. It’s a fun show to go
to. We started off the show with Abigail winning first in class 4 with
“VNR Jamakin Beauty,” “Diamond Q Lexie” placed second with Andrew showing her
in the same class. In class 5, Hannah won the class with “Diamond Q
Wathina” and second place was Julia showing “VNR Charlotte.” In
addition to this “Diamond Q Wathina” won Junior Champion Heifer and “VNR
Jamakin Beauty” won Reserve Junior Champion Heifer.
class 8, Sarah showed “Queen Maxine” and won. Following her was “VNR
Platinum Edition” placing second with Abigail showing her. In class 9,
Naomi won the class with “VNR Starlit Bayou,” and Julia placed second with “VNR
Dynamic Uno.” In class 10, Lydia won the class with “ VNR Feelin’
Spooky,” “Diamond Q Danisha” shown by Naomi placed second. In class 11,
Andrew showed “Diamond Q Perfecta” and won her class. Hannah showing “VNR
Mariana” placed second. Following that “VNR Feelin’ Spooky” won Senior
Champion Female followed by “VNR Sonita” in Reserve Senior Champion
Female. “VNR Feelin Spooky” won Grand Champion Female overall and
“Diamond Q Wathina” won Reserve Champion Female overall.
off our bull classes with class 19, Jacob showed “Rough Rider 30” and won his
class. “DQ Branigan,” shown by Joshua, placed second. In class 20,
“DQ Elius” shown by Sarah won his class, and Jacob showing “DQ Laredo” placed
second. In class 21, Abigail showed “DQ Paleface” and placed first in her
class. Following him, in second place was Sarah showing “Alamo
Ranger.” Grand Champion Bull was won by Abigail with “DQ Paleface.” Jacob
won Reserve Champion Bull with “Rough Rider 30.”
steer class 27, Lydia placed first with “DDM Joker’s Wild,” and Jonah placed
second with “VNR Bluegrass.” In class 28, “LLL Jeddadiah” shown by Naomi
won the class. Following that Naomi won first in her class showing
“Wildcatter ECR” and “Diamond Q Nitro” placed second shown by Julia.
“Wildcatter ECR” won Grand Champion Steer and “Diamond Q Nitro” won Reserve
Junior Showmanship, Miriam Grace won first and Jonah placed second. In
Intermediate Showmanship, Joseph placed first, Rachel placed second, and Olivia
placed third. In the Teen division of showmanship, Lydia placed first,
followed by Sarah who placed second. Julia won first in Senior
Showmanship. Hannah placed second and Andrew placed third.
TEXAS LONGHORN SHOW – Abilene, Texas – September 10-12, 2010
was our first time to attend the Abilene Show. There’s a great group of
folks in the West Texas Longhorn Association. They put a lot of effort in
to making their show a success. Hannah and Julia took Gabriella in for Pee-Wee Showmanship. She even carried the show stick by herself. It's amazing how much she loves cows already, and she's not even six months old yet!
We kicked off class 4 with Abigail placing
first with “VNR Jamakin Beauty.” It was her first time to show while not
at her mother’s side. She has a terrible birth date, so it was great to
see that she can compete and do well even with calves that are as much as two
months older than she is. To our surprise, Julia took class 5 with “VNR
Charlotte.” In that same class, “Diamond Q Myrah” placed second. It
was all our heifers who competed for Junior Champion. That doesn’t happen
very often! “VNR Charlotte” went on to get Junior Champion Female and
“Diamond Q Myrah” got Reserve Champion Female.
placed second with “VNR Felina” in class 8. In class 9, “Diamond Q
Jolene” won her class with Hannah exhibiting her. Joshua placed second in
the same class with “SSR Sterling Silver.” Sarah took class 10 with
“Diamond Q Mariah.” In class 11, “Diamond Q Perfecta” placed second with
Andrew exhibiting her. She went on to winning Reserve Senior Champion
Female, as well as Reserve Grand Champion Female.
the bull classes, Jacob showed “DQ Laredo” in class 20 and placed second.
In class 21, Abigail placed second with “DQ Paleface.”
the steer classes, “VNR Bluegrass” made his debut with Jonah exhibiting him,
and won class 27. Olivia showed her new little steer, “VNR Cinch” in the
same class and placed second. Naomi showed “LLL Jeddadiah” in class 28
Junior Showmanship, Miriam Grace placed first and Jonah placed second. In
Intermediate Showmanship, Joseph placed second and Rachel placed third.
In Teen Showmanship, Nathaniel placed first and Lydia placed second. In
Senior Showmanship, Julia placed first and Andrew placed third.
JULY PARADE – July 4th, 2010 – Round Top, Texas
celebrated another great Fourth of July with riding in the parade
in Round Top. A few years ago, Bobby Dube invited us to ride with
him in the parade, and we’ve been doing so ever since.
This year, our
Longhorn steer riders were Andrew riding Dark Chocolate BCB, Abigail riding
Brazos Rose Concho, Jacob riding Rev Lee, Julia riding VNR Proud Patriot,
Hannah riding Hang Em High BCB, Sarah riding Trails End Spotted Champ,
Nathaniel riding SH Unforgiven, Tabitha riding JPact Lee, Lydia riding Totsy
Turby CSF, Joseph riding Music Man CP, Rachel riding VNR Battle Song, and Jonah
riding VNR See My Buckle. Natalie Steele also rode with us.
She rode VNR Mi Amigo.
rode Buckaroo. This will be his last year to be ridden in the
parade. His age is starting to show. The kids said they could hear
his bones creaking as he walked with him. We will really miss Buckaroo
to the steers, we had some riders on horseback as well. Jay and Miriam
Grace rode “Ace.” Naomi and Olivia rode “Dixie.” Joshua rode “Ruby”
and Samuel rode “Cheyenne.” We had a great time in the parade and
followed it up with a really good lunch at the house. We look forward to
next year! It is always neat to see how much the steers have grown
from one year to the next.
TLBT OFFICER ELECTIONS – 2010 World
Show – June 18, 2010
Several of our children decided
to run for officer and director positions in the TLBT again this year. The new 2010-2011 TLBT Board of Directors
will be Jacob Faske (President), Braden Tanner (Vice-President), Abigail Faske
(Secretary), Samuel Faske (Treasurer), Sarah Faske (Reporter), Tarah Moore
(Parliamentarian), Hannah Faske and Will
Babler (Senior Directors), Lydia Faske and Natalie Steele (Teen Directors), Shelby
Rooker and Rachel Faske (Intermediate Directors), Miriam Grace Faske and
Lexington Harris (Junior Directors).
2010 TLBT WORLD SHOW - June 16th-19th - Fort Worth, Texas
It was another FABULOUS WORLD
SHOW! It was a busy few weeks leading up
to it, but all the work was certainly worth it. Andrew showed Diamond Q Perfecta and won her
class. He also showed VNR Little Romeo
who placed 3rd in his class. Andrew showed Diamond Q Tanita and placed 2nd.
Naomi showed VNR Starlit Bayou and won her
class. She also showed LLL Jeddadiah and
won his class. Naomi showed Diamond Q
Sandi Rae for the Quary’s and placed 4th. Abigail showed Cowgirl Up and placed 3rd, Diamond
Q Paleface and placed 2nd, and DQ Riker and placed 4th. Jacob showed VNR Sonita and placed 2nd,
Diamond Q Texoma and placed 4th,
and Diamond Q Feanna and placed 4th.
Joshua placed 3rd with VNR Scrub A Dub and 4th
with VNR Freedom Call. Julia showed VNR
Dynamic Uno and won her class, V Bar Viper’s Babe and placed 5th,
and Diamond Q Nitro and placed 3rd.
Hanna placed 2nd with Diamond Q Jolene and 3rd
with VNR Mariana. Sarah placed 4th
with VNR Lil’ Bit Naughty, and 3rd with DQ Tandem. Tabitha placed 5th with VNR Sheza
Lady. Lydia placed 3rd with
VNR Feelin’ Spooky, 5th with DQ Burlap, and 1st with VNR
Snip It. Rachel won 3rd place
with VNR Gentle Gus. Miriam Grace won 5th
place with VNR Jitterbug.
2010 – ROCKDALE TRIPLE SHOW C - Rockdale, Texas
off the day with Naomi showing “VNR Starlit Bayou” and winning class 2, and
Sarah and “VNR Lil’ Bit Naughty” following her lead. Julia won class 3 showing “VNR Dynamic Uno,”
who also went on to win Junior Champion Female.
Julia continues her winning streak with “Uno.” In Class 8, Jacob won with “VNR Sonita.” In class 9, Joshua won with “VNR Scrub a Dub,”
followed by Andrew placing second with “Diamond Q Perfecta.” In the female championship class, “VNR Sonita”
won Reserve Senior Champion Female and “VNR Dynamic Uno” won Reserve Grand
In the bull classes, “VNR
Little Romeo,” shown by Andrew won class 17.
“VNR Snip-It,” our new little steer, won class 24 shown by Lydia. In class 25, “LLL Jeddadiah,” shown by Naomi
won first, and Rachel followed her up with “VNR Gentle Gus.”
fun as usual. In the Junior Division,
Miriam Grace placed first, Jonah placed second and Rachel placed third….a clean
sweep! Joseph placed third in the Intermediate
Division of showmanship. Samuel placed
first in the Teen Division. In Seniors,
Abigail placed first and Naomi placed second.
It was another great day of showing.
2010 – ROCKDALE TRIPLE SHOW A – Rockdale, Texas
been very many shows we headed to this year without having a flat tire along
the way, and Rockdale was no exception! When
we finally arrived, we got the cattle cleaned up and prepared for the show that
evening. We kicked off the female
classes with Naomi winning class 2 with VNR Starlit Bayou, Lydia winning class
4 with VNR Feelin’ Spooky, Jacob winning class 8 with VNR Sonita, Julia winning
class 10 with V-Bar Viper’s Babe, and Joshua winning class 11 with OL Prissy. During the championships, Lydia won Reserve
Junior Champion Female with VNR Feelin’ Spooky and Joshua won Senior Champion
Female and Grand Champion Female with OL Prissy.
During the bull
classes, Andrew won class 17 with VNR Little Romeo. Our new little steer, VNR Snip-It, won class
24 and brought Lydia back to the winners circle again. Naomi showed LLL Jeddadiah and won class
25. He’s turning out to be quite an eye
catcher! Lydia showed VNR Mi Amigo in
class 29 and won. He came back for the
championship and won Grand Champion Steer.
Lydia had quite a day!
is what our kids enjoy the most. In
Junior Showmanship, Miriam Grace placed first, Rachel placed second, and Jonah
placed third. In Teen Showmanship,
Hannah placed second and Lydia placed third.
In Senior Showmanship, Abigail placed first and Joshua placed third. The show ended at close to 11:30 pm. We cleaned up a little and headed to our
hotel for a few hours sleep before getting up to head to the Lazy L Sale.
2010 – STILLWATER SHOOT-OUT – Stillwater, Oklahoma
What a fun
show!!!! We loved the Stillwater Shoot-Out and met so
many fantastic Longhorn breeders. We are
planning to make this show a part of our show schedule each year.
We participated in two youth shows and one
non-haltered show at Stillwater.
At Youth Show
A, we started with showmanship first. In
Junior Showmanship, Rachel won 1st, Jonah won 2nd,
Miriam Grace won 3rd. In
Intermediate Showmanship, Joseph won 1st. In
Teen Showmanship, Samuel won 1st,
Hannah won 2nd, and Julia won 3rd. In
Senior Showmanship, Abigail won 1st. Naomi won
class 2 with “VNR Starlit Bayou.” Hannah won class 3 with
“Diamond Q Danisha”
(owned by Steve and Bodie Quary).
Abigail won class 8 with “Cowgirl Up 128.” Andrew
won class 9 with “Diamond Q Perfecta.” Samuel won Reserve
Champion Senior Female and
Reserve Champion Female with “VNR Ready or Not.” Abigail
won class 16 with “Diamond Q Paleface,”
(owned by Steve and Bodie Quary). Joshua
won class 21 with “VNR Freedom Call.”
Sarah won Reserve Champion Bull with “Diamond Q Tandem” (owned by
and Bodie Quary). Naomi won class 25
with “LLL Jeddadiah.” Jonah won class 29
with “VNR See My Buckle,” and went on to win Grand Champion Steer.
When we saw
how awesome the prizes were, we decided to enter three of our favorite
the non-haltered division. “Diamond Q Perfect” won class 9. “Nada Mirage” won
class 11, and went on to win Senior Champion Female as well as Grand
Champion. We are so proud of that
At Youth Show
B, we kicked off the morning with another round of showmanship. Miriam
Grace placed 1st, Rachel
placed 2nd and Jonah placed 3rd in Junior
Showmanship. Julia placed 1st,
Samuel placed 2nd and Sarah placed 3rd. In
Senior Showmanship, Abigail was 1st,
Jacob was 2nd, and Naomi was 3rd. Naomi
won class 2 with “VNR Starlit Bayou.” Julia won class 3
with “VNR Dynamic Uno.” Jacob won class 8 with “VNR
Sonita.” Andrew won class 9 with “VNR Perfecta.” Samuel
won class 10 with “VNR Ready or Not,”
who went to win Senior Champion Female and Grand Champion Female.
Abigail won class 16 with “Diamond Q Paleface,”
(owned by Steve and Bodie Quary). Phoebe
won class 17 with “VNR Little Romeo.”
Sarah won class 19 with “Diamond Q Tandem,” (owned by Steve and
Quary), and went on to win Grand Champion Bull.
Joshua won class 21 with “VNR Freedom Call.” Naomi
won class 25 with “LLL Jeddadiah.” Julia won class 27 with
“Diamond Q Nitro,”
(owned by Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fowler). It
was a great show and we look forward to returning to Stillwater next
year. On our way home, we dropped “VNR Freedom Call”
off at his new home with Larry and Paula Reck of The Lone Star Ranch.
We will really miss that boy, but we are glad
he has a good home. We will get to see
him again in June, when the Reck’s bring him to the 2010 World Show for
to show again.
2010 – NAOMI FASKE WINS “THE BILL ELLIS AWARD”
We had heard
about the “Bill Ellis Award” for the past few years, but had never made it to
Stillwater, Oklahoma to participate.
This year, we had four girls compete to try to win this outstanding
award. Naomi, Abigail, Sarah and Miriam
Grace each worked with mom to complete a scrapbook of their interests and
accomplishments. The award is judged on
courtesy, compassion, and respect for adults and peers. The scrapbook is submitted to give the judges
an opportunity to learn more about each of the youth. This year, Naomi won the “Bill Ellis Award.” It could not have went to a more courteous,
compassionate or respectful young lady.
Naomi is always willing to help others out without anyone even having to
ask for help. She has a heart of compassion
and feels for others. Naomi’s quiet
nature makes some people overlook her, but this time she was rewarded with a
great honor. We are very proud of her.
2010 – NEW OTLA YOUTH BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTED
showing in Oklahoma, we’ve fallen in love with many incredible people from
Oklahoma, but I have to say that it never crossed my mind that our kids would
be elected to serve on the Oklahoma Texas Longhorn Association’s Youth Board of
Directors. The 2010-2011 OTLA Youth Board
will be Emily Thurmond as President, Joshua Faske as Vice-President, Samuel
Faske as Treasurer, Sarah Faske as Reporter, Jacob Faske as Parliamentarian,
Naomi Faske as Senior Director, Keenan Wilson as Teen Director, Rachel Faske as
Intermediate Director and Jonah Faske as Junior Director. The kids are excited about their new
positions and look forward to working with the neat people involved in the OTLA.
2010 – STAR OF TEXAS FAIR AND RODEO – Austin, Texas
This was our
first time to visit the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo, and I have to say that it
was one of the most enjoyable fairs we’ve visited. The staff and volunteers were wonderful. The only complaint we had was the weather…….it
was soooooooo COLD. We managed the weather by cutting our days short and heading to the hotel as soon as we
finished showing each day. At Star of
Texas, we participated in two youth shows.
At Show A,
Hannah won class 3 with “Diamond Q Jolene” and went on to win Junior Champion
Female. Joseph followed her up with
winning Junior Reserve Champion Female with “Diamond Q Adeline.” Lydia won class 4 with “VNR Feelin’ Spooky.” Samuel won class 5 with “Diamond Q Zaida.” Andrew won class 9 with “Diamond Q Perfecta.” Joshua won class 21 with “VNR Freedom Call”
and went on to win Grand Champion Bull.
Rachel won class 25 with “VNR Gentle Gus.” Hannah and “Hang Em High” went on to win
Reserve Champion Steer to finish the day.
Our Junior Showmanship winners were Miriam Grace 1st, Rachel
2nd, and Jonah 3rd.
The only teen to place in Teen Showmanship was Julia in 3rd. In Senior Showmanship, Jacob placed 2nd.
At Show B,
Naomi won class 2 and went on to win Junior Champion Female with “VNR Starlit
Bayou.” Tabitha won class 5 with “VNR
Lucy Lou.” Abigail won class 8 with “Cowgirl
Up 128.” Samuel won class 10 with “VNR
Ready or Not” who went on to win Grand Champion Female. Joshua won class 21 with “VNR Freedom Call.” Rachel won class 25 with “VNR Gentle Gus.” Miriam Grace won class 26 with “VNR Song’s
Remix.” Hannah won Reserve Champion
Steer with “Hang Em High BCB.” In Junior
Showmanship, Miriam won 1st, Rachel won 2nd, and Jonah
won 3rd. In Teen Showmanship,
Samuel won 1st. After the
show was over, we headed home to our warm, cozy house to prepare for next week’s
trip to Oklahoma. We usually never go to
shows on back to back weekends, but this time we are showing three weekends in
2010 – HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW AND RODEO
survived another Houston Livestock Show!
Houston is one of the closest shows to home for us, and there’s
something that always seems kind of special about showing at Houston,
but it’s also
usually the most difficult show for us too.
The problems usually start at check-in and don’t stop until we
our way home. This year was no
exception, but if we could erase all the major confusion, grouchy staff,
breaking crowds, overstuffed egos and lack of organization, I would have
that we had a good time. We had to
scratch a couple of our heifers because they couldn’t find them in their
and it just wasn’t worth the fight. We
had a mess with a couple of bull classes that Houston refused to
abide by the TLBAA bylaws, so the points system was a bit complicated.
Thankfully we had a judge, Carla Jo Payne, that
understands how the TLBT and showing Texas Longhorns is
supposed to work.
Class 2 with “VNR Starlit Bayou.” Julia
won Class 3 with “VNR Dynamic Uno,” and went on to win Junior Champion
Female. Jacob won Class 8 with “VNR Sonita.” Andrew
won Class 9 with “Diamond Q Perfecta.” Abigail won Class
25 with “VNR Gentle Gus.” Jacob won Class 19 with “Diamond
Q Texoma.” In Junior Showmanship, Miriam Grace won 1st,
Rachel won 2nd, and Jonah won 3rd. In
Intermediate Showmanship, Joseph won 1st. In
Senior Showmanship, Jacob won 3rd. It was
Gabriella’s first outing and she did
so well, especially for only being 2 ½ weeks old. She did
perfect, and it was fun getting to
introduce our Longhorn friends to newest member of our family.
2010 – AUTOBAHN CLASSIC – Texas Longhorn Bulls and Steers Shows
Wow! How do you top what the kids’ experienced in
the last two days? The Bulls are always an
area that we struggle somewhat to compete it.
It’s tough competition! The big
news in the bull division was that Jay’s favorite bull, Diamond Q Texoma, won
his class and then went on to win Reserve Grand Champion Bull! That’s the first time we’ve ever won an
Autobahn Championship in the bull show.
Second place bull winners included:
Sarah with DQ Tandem and Joshua with VNR Freedom Call. Phoebe won fifth place with VNR Little
break between bulls and steers, they announced the winners of the Speech
Contest. Sarah won first in the Teen
Division, Rachel won 2nd place, and Miriam Grace won 4th
place in the Junior Division. All the
kids worked hard on their speeches and it’s always amazing to see how much
improvement there is each time they participate in this competition.
show was exciting too. The judge seemed
to be looking for something a little different than we were used to, so it was
a shaky start. First place winners
included: Rachel with VNR Belated, Jonah
with VNR See My Buckle, Hannah with Hang Em High BCB, and Miriam Grace with VNR
Battle Song. Rachel went on to win
Reserve Junior Champion Steer with VNR Belated!
Hannah went on to win Reserve Champion Senior Steer with Hang Em High
BCB! Miriam Grace went to win Grand
Champion Senior Steer and Grand Champion Overall Steer with VNR Battle
Song! They were all sooooooo proud! J Other winners in the steer
classes included: Miriam Grace placing 4th
with VNR Song’s Remix and 5th with VNR Jitterbug.
A BIG, BIG,
BIG “Thank You” to John and Diann Chase for giving these kids this wonderful
opportunity for scholarships to further their educations. Of our 16 children who showed, all 16 received
a scholarship at the Autobahn Classic.
The lessons learned in the show ring and beyond are priceless too! We greatly appreciate the Chase’s dedication
to this program. It has truly impacted
our children’s lives in ways that reach far beyond scholarships.
2010 – AUTOBAHN CLASSIC – Texas Longhorn Females Show & Much More
This was our
best Autobahn Show ever! The kids
brought home the buckles and lots of scholarship money!!! In the female classes, Lydia took 1st
with VNR Feelin’ Spooky, Sarah placed 1st with VNR Lil’ Bit Naughty,
Hannah placed 1st with Diamond Q Jolene, Samuel placed 1st
with VNR Ready or Not, Julia placed 1st with VNR Dynamic Uno, and Abigail
placed 1st with VNR Diamond in the Rough. That’s seven buckles won in just the Female
For several of the kids, this was their first time to win an Autobahn
buckle! Second place winners included: Naomi
with VNR Starlit Bayou, Naomi with Diamond Q Sandi Rae, and Phoebe with Cowgirl
Up 128. Third place winners
included: Joseph with Diamond Q Adeline,
Jacob with VNR Sonita, Tabitha with VNR Lucy Lou, Nathaniel with Diamond Q
Trinket, Samuel with Diamond Q Dorthea, Joshua with VNR Sheza Lady, and Abigail
with HD Antares. Fourth place winners
included: Sarah with Diamond Q Mariah,
Sarah with VNR Nada Mirage, Joshua with SSR Sterling Silver, Hannah with
Diamond Q Danesha, Julia with Black Ice 118, Joshua with V-Bar Viper’s Babe, and
Naomi with Diamond Q Perfecta. Fifth
place winners included: Phoebe with OL
Prissy, Naomi with Bayou Wind, and Joshua with VNR Scrub A Dub. Scholarships were given to first through
fifth places in each class. It was an
exciting day for our family!
Females show was over, the Team Penning Competition began! Samuel, Julia and Joshua were all on teams
who won had the shortest times and won a scholarship. Then came the Roping Competition. Several of our kids had been practicing for
this for months. To our surprise, Miriam
Grace won the Junior Girls Division, Joshua won the Senior Boys Division, and
Abigail won the Senior Girls Division.
Each of the Roping Competition winners were given a rope of their own!
February 19, 2010 – AUTOBAHN CLASSIC – FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Showmanship Day
It was really hard for me (Suzanne) to watch my husband and 18 children leave for the show without me. I’ve never really stayed alone, and taking care of my family is my life, but I had to stay home because our new baby is due anytime now. Jay kept me up to date on all the happenings of the Friday Show at the Autobahn Classic. We are so proud of the kids. If you know our kids, you know how serious they take showmanship! Because our family is so large, we can’t haul a large number of cattle for each kid to show, and the kids realize that showmanship is their chance to shine. Today was no exception. Twelve of our sixteen children who participated in showmanship won a scholarship, and six of them won first place buckles! The show was kicked off with Junior Showmanship. Miriam Grace won first and Rachel won second. Jonah placed 4th in Junior Showmanship. Next was Intermediate Showmanship, and this year Joseph is our only child in the Intermediate division. He won first in his class. Both heats of the Teen and Senior divisions were huge. In the Teen Division A, Samuel won first and Sarah won third. In the Teen Division B, Hannah placed first, Julia placed third and Lydia placed fourth. In the Senior Showmanship A, Abigail placed first and Jacob placed fourth. In Senior Showmanship B, Phoebe placed first and Naomi placed second. We are so proud of how well the kids are doing in showmanship. They have learned some great skills. The afternoon was filled with speeches from 57 kids. The competition was tough. Sixteen of our kids participated in the speech contest, but they don’t announce the winners until Sunday.
2010 – AUTOBAHN CLASSIC – Samuel is the Recipient of the “Laura Harding
excitement of a good day at an Autobahn show cannot be topped by much, but
today was truly a day that will stand out for years to come. In addition to the success the kids saw in
showmanship, Samuel received an even bigger surprise! He was the recipient of the “Laura Harding
Perseverance Scholarship,” which is a $2500 scholarship given to a youth who exemplifies
the meaning of the Perseverance Award. This
is the first time that any of our children have ever won this award. It is a great honor that is only given to
four youth each year.
January 18, 2010 – FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW AND RODEO
The Fort Worth Stock Show was a lot of fun and it was so nice to get to visit with friends that we haven’t seen in a while. The kids had a great show! They walked away with seven buckles from the TLBT Youth Show!!! That’s pretty exciting being that the classes were huge. Naomi won class 2 with VNR Starlit Bayou. Julia won class 3 with VNR Dynamic Uno and went on to win Reserve Junior Champion Female. Joshua showed a heifer for Mitchell Dale and won class 5 and later went on to win Grand Champion Junior Female and Reserve Champion Female. Jacob won class 8 with VNR Sonita. Phoebe won class 17 with VNR Little Romeo. Sarah showed a bull for Steve and Bodie Quary and won class 19. Miriam Grace topped off the day by winning a buckle for first place in Junior Showmanship. Joseph won second place in the Intermediate division of showmanship. In the teen division, Julia won second place and Nathaniel won third place. Naomi won second and Jacob placed third in the senior showmanship class. It was a big day with lots of excitement. We are so thankful to the Quary’s, Vizza’s and Dale’s for giving our children the opportunity to show cattle for them. It truly is a privilege these kids will never forget.