The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has announced that it is working on alternatives for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™ (WEG) following a mutual agreement between the FEI and Canadian Comité organisateur des Jeux Équestres Mondiaux 2018 (COJEM) to terminate the contract to host the Games due to ongoing financial issues.
The first full week of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular just wrapped up, but the competition is still in full swing. The Classic/Challenge Non-Pro brought 23 horse and rider combinations to the show pen, and only one came out with the Championship.
On July 23 at the Reining By The Bay in Woodside, California, the stands were packed as the first pair in the Derby Open draw ran in and slid to a stop. As time went by, several big runs were posted, but it was not until about halfway through the draw that the competition really heated up.
At the Reining By The Bay, held July 18-24 in Woodside, California, at the Horse Park at Woodside, beautiful weather combined with spectacular views and great reining to create the ideal afternoon. The Futurity Open took place first, and 27 horses vied for the winner’s circle.
Fort Worth, Texas, had a high of 105 degrees on the day of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Classic/Challenge Open finals, but the real heat came from the competition in the pen.
Judy Rogers and Dualin Cat Lena earned the top spot in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Limited Non-Pro go-round, and they kept the fire going in the finals by marking a 223.
The all-around title at the National High School Finals Rodeo in Gillette, WY has new meaning these days with the addition of the Reined Cow Horse event. In its second year, the Cow Horse is drawing NHSRA contestants to an arena they may never have been able to compete in prior. Senior Jase Staudt from Saguache, Colorado, is one such student who's focus was on the timed events until trying his his hand in the Reined Cow Horse event.
The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular kicked off on July 16, and the first final to take center stage was the John Deere Open. The competition was tough, but Grant Simon edged out the rest of the group.
Nouvelle Research, Inc, in collaboration with Dr. Tom Schell are seeking 20 equine patients for an upcoming study to evaluate a new herbal research blend in metabolic patients.