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Letter from the National Cutting Horse Association
We recently received this letter from the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA). LifeWave's Aculife patches, for pain relief in horses, can now be used by contestants in all NCHA events! We are confident that this will give a competitive edge, and greater success, to any contestant using LifeWave's AcuLife patches!
The NCHA has been one of the United States' most respected equine organizations since its founding in 1946.
R. E. Josey & Martha Josey are endorsers of Aculife
R. E. Josey, three-time AQHA World Champion Calf Roper, left his mark on the world by winning his prestigious titles on three different horses; Major Chalfant in 1970, a sorrel stallion named Toebars in 1972 and Silver Creek Jak in 1974. Toebars was ridden in 40 AQHA calf-roping competitions and won 35. R. E.'s unique skills of selecting and training winners- combined with his ability to work with both horse and rider to make them a winning team has been sought after by top ropers and speed-event competitors alike. R.E. was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Texas Rodeo Hall of Fame, and the Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum in 2008. R. E. continues to compete in Team Roping competitions.
Together with top instructor, Jeb Barney, R. E. produced a series of video tapes designed to take calf ropers "back to the basics" by teaching the foundation necessary for beginners and essential for serious competitors going for that all important win.
WPRA, AQHA and NBHA World Champion, Martha Josey, has continued her legendary career on many horses, reflecting her keen training and horsemanship ability. Beginning in 1964 on her great gelding, Cebe Reed, this explosive pair won 7 horse trailers and 52 barrel races in a row. Cebe qualified Martha for her first NFR in l968 and again in l969. Martha later teamed up with her immortal gelding, Sonny Bit O'Both, and this powerful combination went to the NFR 4 years in a row, from 1978 to 1981. In 1980, Sonny set an all time record of being the only horse in history to win the AQHA and WPRA World Championships in the same year and continues to hold this record today.
Inducted into the Cowgirl Hall of Fame in 1985, Martha continued competing and winning on the Pro Tour Circuit, aboard a new partner, Jetonfer Pay, who she rode to the NFR, also in 1985. Swen Sir Bug, or "J. C.," qualified Martha for the NFR in 1987 and was the champion she chose to ride while representing the United States in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Canada.
History was made once again as Martha Josey received a medal in front of 100,000 people and returned home an Olympic medallist. Mr. Revolution Bars took Martha to the NFR in 1989 and again in 1990 helping her go to the NFR in four consecutive decades. "Rev" won the 1990 All American Quarter Horse Congress and was the two-time Wrangler Showdown Champion.
In 1997, Martha rode a stunning 16.2 sorrel gelding named Orange Smash to win the NBHA Senior World Championship and Reserve Open 1-D Championship in Augusta, Georgia at the NBHA World Championship Finals.This dynamic duo has continued to win big, qualifying for the NFR in 1998, and receiving the Gold Go-Round Winner Buckle. In 1999, Martha was chosen as the Women's Sports Foundation AQHA National Female Equestrian of the Year and was also presented the Dennis D. High Award in Denver, Colorado, as a distinguished Lifestyle Leader for the Western/English Sales Association. Orange Smash received top honors as well, by receiving the 1999 AQHA "Best of America's Horse Award" and having his spectacular image captured by Peter Stone as a collectable statue. In 2000, Martha teamed up with yet another champion, Joe B Jammin who ran the fastest time at the Lone Star Finals. They went on to be the Go Round Winner at the 2001 Copenhagen Cup Finale in Dallas, Texas.
In 2002, Martha took top honors at the NBHA Holiday Classic in Jackson, Mississippi winning the Senior 1-D Championship on Joe B Jammin and the Senior Reserve 1-D Championship on her mare, Sweet Sailin'Six. In 2003, Martha and Joe B Jammin were the 2003 Equus America, Equus Extreme Champions, in Houston, Texas and the 2003 AQHA Reserve World Champions in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
RE JoseyCombining their tremendous love of rodeo with an extensive training and teaching program, R.E. and Martha Josey, along with Team Josey, have hosted clinics and schools specializing in World Champion Barrel Racing, Horsemanship and Calf Roping at their equally famous Josey Ranch in Marshall, Texas and across the nation since 1967.
The Josey's also train and market the very best in barrel and rope horses at the Josey Ranch and offer a selection for every level of competition. Many winning competitors have purchased their horses and equipment from the Josey Ranch. R. E. and Martha host several nationally acclaimed competitions at the Josey Ranch, including the Josey Jr. World Championship Barrel Race, the most prestigious barrel race for youth, age 20 and under, in the world, and the Josey Reunion Round-Up. This unique barrel racing competition is open to all former Josey students - over 50,000 of them! Their Josey Western Store is open year-round
The Josey name is synonymous with quality, R.E. and Martha are spokespersons for a number of national companies that offer only quality products such as Circle Y Saddles, LifeWave, BigTex Trailers, CM Trailers, Josey Pro Kold, Priefert, Purina Mills, and United Vet.
Joe Beaver endorses AcuLife
Events: Team Roping (Heading), Tie-Down Roping
Born: 10/13/1965 Victoria, Texas
Joined PRCA: 1985
PRCA Career Earnings: $2,976,661.00
World Titles Won: 8 (AA 1995-96, 2000; TD 1985, 1987-88, 1992-93)
WNFR Qualifications:22 (TD 1985-88, 1990-98, 2000-01, 2003-04, 2006; TR 1997, 2000, 2002, 2006)
Current Residence: Huntsville, Texas
2011 World standings place: 200th (TR-header)
2011 earnings: $3,309 (TR)
Wrangler NFR average titles: 4 (TD 1987-88, 1992, 1996)
Tour Finale titles: 1
Tour Finale qualifications: 11
Winter: 2000, 2004 (TD), 2002-03 (TR)
Summer: 2002-04 (TD), 2006 (TR)
Championship: 2003-04 (TD), 2006 (TR)
Professional Career Highlights
- 2010: Finished 98th in the team roping world standings with $9,668
- Fourth on the PRCA's career earnings list with $2,973,352 (through 2010)
- Inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2002
- 2009: Won all-around titles at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.); the Buc Days Pro Rodeo (Corpus Christi, Texas) and the Old Fort Days Rodeo (Fort Smith, Ark.). Finished 23rd in the all-around world standings with $34,389 and 43rd in the tie-down roping with $22,630
- 2008: Won the all-around titles at the Greeley (Colo.) Independence Stampede; the Sisters (Ore.) Rodeo and the Farm-City Pro Rodeo (Hermiston, Ore.). Won the team roping at the Wild Rogue Pro Rodeo (Central Point, Ore.) with Justin Davis. Finished 16th in all-around world standings
- 2007: Missed entire season following hip surgery in December 2006
- 2006: Won all-around title at the Wrangler NFR after winning $127,915 during the 10-day competition. He placed in five rounds in team roping (with Cole Bigbee), winning Rounds 9 and 10 with times of 4.4 and 3.9 seconds, respectively. In tie-down roping, he placed in seven of the 10 rounds, winning Round 1 with a time of 7.7 seconds. Won all-around crowns at the Last Chance Bonanza (Brookings, S.D.); the Southwestern International Livestock Show & Rodeo (El Paso, Texas); the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up and the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo; won team roping titles (with Marty Becker) at the Ellensburg (Wash.) Rodeo; the IPE & Stampede (Armstrong, British Columbia) and the Hamel (Minn.) Rodeo and Bull Ridin,' and was co-champion at the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up. Won the tie-down roping title at the Pendleton (Ore.) Round-Up
- 2005: Won the team roping title at the War Bonnet Roundup Rodeo (Idaho Falls, Idaho) with Dennis Gatz; won tie-down roping titles at Rodeo de Santa Fe (N.M.) and at the Cowboy Capital of the World Pro Rodeo (Stephenville, Texas); was co-champion in the tie-down roping at the Fourth of July Youth Celebration and PRCA Pro Rodeo (Window Rock, Ariz.). Finished the year 23rd in tie-down roping with $41,961; 50th in team roping with $13,952 and 13th in the all-around with $55,912
- 2004: Won all-around titles at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo; the West of the Pecos (Texas) Rodeo and the Silver Spurs 114th Semi-Annual Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.). Won team roping titles at Buc Days ProRodeo (Corpus Christi, Texas) with Mike Bacon; the Silver Spurs 114th Semi-Annual Rodeo (Kissimmee, Fla.) with Dennis Gatz; and the Cloverdale Exhibition & Rodeo (Surrey, British Columbia) with Houston Hutto. Won Tour Round at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.) with Mike Bacon. Won tie-down roping titles at the Dinosaur Roundup Rodeo (Vernal, Utah); the Colorado State Fair (Pueblo) and won the Tour Round at the San Angelo (Texas) Rodeo. Was a semifinalist at the Winter Tour Finale (Las Vegas), the Summer Tour Finale (Omaha, Neb.) and the Tour Championships (Dallas). Placed in five of 10 rounds at the Wrangler NFR, finishing second in Round 10 with a time of 7.4 seconds and was second in the average at the Wrangler NFR. Finished the year seventh in tie-down roping with $139,522, 17th in the team roping with $38,282 and third in the all-around with $178,167
- 2003: Won tie-down roping title at Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho) and was co-champion at Rodeo Royal (Calgary, Alberta); finished the 2003 season ranked 11th in tie-down roping with $82,828, 29th in team roping with $23,651, and 10th in the all-around with $108,042
- 2002: Won all-around titles at the St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo; the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and the Clackamas County Fair & Rodeo (Canby, Ore.); won tie-down roping title at Colorado State Fair & Rodeo (Pueblo.); won team roping title at Clark County Fair & Rodeo (Logandale, Nev.), with Brad Culpepper) and was co-champion at Cody (Wyo.) Stampede
- 2001: Won tie-down roping titles at American Royal Rodeo (Kansas City, Mo.) and the Snake River Stampede (Nampa, Idaho); co-champion at New Mexico State Fair (Albuquerque)
- 2000: Won all-around titles at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson, Ariz.); the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo (Rapid City, S.D.); the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, and the Colorado State Fair (Pueblo); won tie-down roping titles at the Winter Tour Finale (Las Vegas); the Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition (Surrey, British Columbia) and the Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo (Austin)
- 1996: Won the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo and the Southwestern Exposition & Livestock Show (Fort Worth, Texas)
- World champion runner-up in the all-around race in 1991, 1993-94 and 1997
- Won Wrangler NFR average title in1987-88, 1992 and 1996
PRCA Tie-down Roping and Overall Rookie of the Year, 1985. Coors Original Fans Favorite Cowboy, 2001
Roy Cooper 8 x World Champion endorses Aculife
Eight-time World Champion cowboy, Roy Cooper, is now officially endorsing LifeWave AcuLife technology! Roy has won virtually every major rodeo in the country and is a member of three different professional rodeo hall of fames. AcuLife is proud to have Roy Cooper join the AcuLife team!
- Steer Roping, Calf Roping, Team Roping
- Joined PRCA: 1976
- World Championship Titles: 8
- World Champion Calf Roper, 1976, 1980-84
- World Champion Steer Roper, 1983
- World Champion All Around Cowboy, 1983
- PRCA Champion Calf Roper, 1976-78
- National Finals Steer Roping Qualifications: 13 (1980-81, 1983-88, 1990, 1992-93, 1996, 1999).
- Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Calf Roping Qualifications: 19 (1976-1987, 1989, 1991-93, 1995-96, 2000).
- Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Team Roping Appearances: 1 (1981, heeled for World Champion Team Roper H.P.Evetts)
Career Earnings: $2 Million plus
Professional Career Highlights
- Has won virtually every major rodeo in the country.
- 1976 PRCA Resistol Rookie of the Year
- In 2000, became first cowboy to cross $2 million in career earnings.
- Most Wrangler NFR and NFSR aggregate titles with eight.
- World all-around runner-up (1980-81, 84, 95-96).
- National Finals Rodeo calf roping aggregate champion (1976, 1979, 1983, 1995).
- National Finals Steer Roping aggregate champion (1984-85, 1993, 1996).
- Fasted time ever on 10 steers at the National Finals Steer Roping, 131.5 in 1996
- 1996 - Won Calgary Stampede and $50,000 bonus.
- Texas Circuit calf roping champion (1992).
- Prairie Circuit all-around champion (1981, 1987-88).
- Calf roping champion (1976, 1980-83, 1985 and 1987).
- PRCA season winner in calf roping (1976-78).
Hall of Fame Honors
- Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame-Colorado Springs, CO
- National Cowboy Hall of Fame-Oklahoma City, OK
- Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame-Fort Worth, TX
CAUTION: It is recommended that dealers/members have the requisite experience working with horses before using (training on) AcuLife patches. To help prevent serious injury or harm from kicking, it is further recommended to always stand to one side of a horse when testing for pain.