A Visit to Cannon Quarter Horses

WEB LilLenaLongLegs KPGetting to meet Lil Lena Long Legs was one of the highlights of my visit to Cannon Quarter Horses.When Billy and Michelle Cannon, of Cannon Quarter Horses, hosted an open house at their new facility in Waxahachie, Texas, I was happy to be the Quarter Horse News (QHN) team member to attend. It was a chance to see the Cannons’ National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Sales consignments and ogle at the broodmares that produce their great performance horses. And let’s be serious – there were refreshments. Who doesn’t jump at the opportunity for free food?

High Brow Cat Week 1 Trivia Answer

HBC TRIVIAHigh Brow CatThis first week of High Brow Cat trivia has begun! We asked on the Quarter Horse News Facebook page, "How many millions have his offspring earned across all disciplines in the performance horse industry?" 

Gary Barker Bests Showdown In Cowtown Unlimited Amateur

SIC FlashAbout GBarker 15ALShowdown In Cowtown Unlimited Amateur Champions Gary Barker & Flash AboutThe National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)/Western Bloodstock Showdown In Cowtown slot cutting kicked off this week at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, and has already drawn masses of spectators and competitors. Tonight, Gary Barker made his mark on the event after topping the Unlimited Amateur finals on his 6-year-old mare Flash About with a 220.

Junie Wood Tops Showdown In Cowtown Open Go-Round

JunieWood and John MitchellJunie Wood & John MitchellThe first go-rounds of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)/Western Bloodstock Showdown In Cowtown slot cutting, held in Fort Worth, Texas, brought large crowds and plenty of talented horses and riders vying for a spot in the finals.

NRHA Names Hall of Fame Inductees and Award Recipients

ES01 EbonyShines JGEbony Shines • Photo by Janina GauthierAfter careful consideration, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Hall of Fame committee presented their recommendations for 2016 NRHA Hall of Fame induction and the Dale Wilkinson Lifetime Achievement Award recipients to the NRHA board of directors. The board approved the following for the Hall of Fame.

The Young and the Relentless

Sage MaisenAventMy daughter, Sage Wheatley, is pictured with her friend Maisen Avent, winner of the CRCA Youth Limited circuit award. • Photo by Sylvia McComberThe latter part of October my kids and I showed in Castle Rock, Colorado, at the Colorado Reined Cow Horse Association (CRCA) Futurity. A few weeks later, we loaded up for the Ranch Horse Association of America (RHAA) show hosted by the Working Ranch Cowboy’s Association during their 20th anniversary year-end championships in Amarillo, Texas. I thought it appropriate to devote this blog to the impressive level of youth entries at both venues. After all, what is to become of our ranching and equine industries without new blood inheriting the values and knowledge held so dear?