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Hickey Receives 2016 Rolapp Award

jay-hickey2016 Rolapp Award Winner Jay HickeyEach year during the American Horse Council’s (AHC) Annual Meeting, the Rolapp Award is traditionally presented to a member of Congress who has been a great supporter of the horse industry. This year, however, the AHC Board of Trustees elected to give the 2016 Rolapp Award to retiring AHC president Jay Hickey at a Congressional reception on June 14.

Glitter Done Shines in the Las Vegas Mercuria Open

ABanuelosAdan Banuelos and Glitter Done, pictured with Sheridan Clark, who got the mare ready to show.After the limited-age event classes wrapped up for the day on Saturday at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby and Classic/Challenge, the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting kicked off with an exciting opening ceremony that helped honor U.S. war veterans and recognize the accomplishments of each finalist.

Metallic Rebel Dominates PCCHA Derby Open

BGalyean MetallicRebelMetallic Rebel & Beau GalyeanThe schedule was packed on Saturday, June 18, at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Core Balance Derby and Classic/Challenge, and the competition was tough. Metallic Rebel bested a field of 20 horses with Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Beau Galyean in the saddle. Their score of 225.5 was worth a check for $18,000.

NRHA Holds High School “Catch Ride” Competition During the 2016 Derby

f14b49b0-9200-4b85-9e14-4214319fed75The NRHA High School Reining Championship will be held during the NRHA Derby.The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) will host the NRHA High School Reining Championship during the 2016 NRHA Derby. Eight of the most talented high school riders will represent their association to compete for the ‘Slide of their Lives’: four riders from the 2015 NRHA Youth 14-18 Top Ten and four from the 2015 14-18 North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) class.

Some Kinda Merada Smokes NRCHA Derby Open

SomeKindaMeradaSome Kinda Merada & Todd Bergen • Photo by Kristin PitzerThe best 4- and 5-year-old reined cow horses in the country put their talents on display at the Paso Robles Events Center Saturday, June 18, in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Jack & Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby Finals. Champions in three Open and three Non-Pro divisions were crowned at the NRCHA's largest Premier Event for derby age horses, which paid out nearly $300,000 and attracted the industry's elite horsemen and -women.

First Champions Crowned at NRCHA Derby

ShowmetheCat BrendonClarkShowmethe Cat & Brendon Clark • Photo by Kristin PitzerThe 2016 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Jack and Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby preliminaries wrapped up June 16 in Paso Robles, California, determining the finalists in three Open and three Non-Pro divisions. Those riders will compete with a clean slate on Saturday, June 18, for their respective championships.

Gary Carpenter Receives Equine Industry Vision Award

GaryCarpenterEquine Industry Vision Award winner Gary CarpenterGary Carpenter, commissioner and CEO of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), was named the recipient of the 15th Annual Equine Industry Vision Award. Zoetis, in partnership with American Horse Publications (AHP), presented the award to Carpenter at the AHP seminar in Orlando, Florida.