Stacie McDavid and Desires Chromed Cat. • Photo by S. Sylvester Photography.

McDavid Sweeps Bonanza Cutting Unlimited Amateur

It’s one thing to end a show on a high note, but Stacie McDavid took that to another level at the Bonanza Cutting in Weatherford, Texas.

DOT Set to Launch Website for Agricultural Industry Transportation Regulations

Following confusion and frustration surrounding new transportation regulations, commonly known as the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced its plans to release a new website specifically tailored to the agricultural industry next week. The American Horse Council (AHC) met with the DOT, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) deputy administrator […]

Magnificent Seven Competition Returns to Western States Horse Expo

The Magnificent Seven All Around Stock Horse Competition will return to the Western States Horse Expo in Sacramento, California, June 8-10, 2018, at the Cal-Expo. This event will feature the best riders and horses from all across the country competing in the reined cow-horse competition. Each rider must demonstrate superior horsemanship skills, nerves of steel, […]

No Separating Top Two Non-Pros In Vegas Mercuria

Bill Cowan entered his first Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting event on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada. After tying for the Non-Pro Co-Championship, it’s safe to say he’s a fan.

Hickory Holly Time & Kelby Phillips Are the World’s Greatest

The World’s Greatest Horseman is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. Every February, the best cow horse competitors gather in Fort Worth, Texas, to showcase their bridle horses in four events with hopes of claiming the prestigious title on the last day of the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration […]

Bling Brings Top Bid in Fort Worth

The Winter Premier Sale was back again at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions. Managed by The Sale Company, the Fort Worth, Texas, sale featured more than 40 horses and Smart Little Lena semen. Hip No. 36, Boonsmal Bling, was the highest seller during the Feb. 17 event. The 2008 sorrel […]

Sanchez and Earthly Riches Score NRCHA Open Bridle World Championship

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions, held Feb. 9-17 in Fort Worth, Texas, is three shows rolled into nine days of competition. Although the calendar says 2018, the World Championship portion of the Celebration of Champions marked the official conclusion of the 2017 show season by determining World and National Champions in 15 […]

Hottish Offspring Still on Fire

When Hottish hit the cutting pen in 2011 and went on to accumulate more than $300,000 in just more than three years, it was clear he was a strong force in the industry.

National Alliance Formed To Promote Ranch Horses

The newly formed National Ranch and Stock Horse Association (NRSHA) has been created to serve as a unified presence for preserving and promoting ranching traditions and heritage through competitive ranch and stock horse events.

Lafitte Rides to NRCHA Intermediate Non-Pro Bridle World Championship

The National Reined Cow Horse Association Intermediate Non-Pro Bridle finals saw 10 talented horses and riders compete for a World Championship. In the end, it all came down to the final two in the draw – Gregg Lafitte on Shes Playin Rey, and Judy Fortenberry with Cold Hard Smart Cash. When the scores were announced, […]

SLR Won Smart Wolf Grasps Open Two Rein World Championship

John Swales, of Millarville, Alberta, Canada, the 2017 World’s Greatest Horseman Champion, added another major accolade to his resume when he guided SLR Won Smart Wolf (Paddys Irish Whiskey x Smart Miss Wolf x Smart Trip Olena) owned by Keri Hudson-Reykdal, to the Open Two Rein World Championship.

Duals Lucky Charm Adds New Title to Résumé

Reined cow horse derbies are specifically for 4- and 5-year-old horses. They are shown two-handed in a snaffle bit or hackamore and judged in three events: herd work, rein work and cow work. At the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions on Monday, Feb. 12 in Fort Worth, Texas, winners in five […]

Lyme Disease: A Pinpoint Diagnosis

Chelsea Schneider was mad. After showing her 5-year-old buckskin gelding to two firsts and a second in a halter class earlier that day, the pair was called out of the class for lameness in the afternoon. The horse trotted fine on the concrete, and had not shown any signs of being sore after the three […]

NRHA Convention Spurs Conversations for Change

The first round of committee meetings at this year’s National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Convention, formerly the NRHA Winter Meeting, kicked off Friday, Jan. 9. The convention, held at the the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, continues through Saturday, Jan. 10, when it concludes with the NRHA Awards Banquet. The Sale Selection and Aged Events […]

Fults Ranch Buys Stevie Rey Von

Alvin and Becky Fults, of Amarillo, Texas, on Friday became the newest owners of National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Champion Stevie Rey Von. It was the second time the stallion changed hands in 24 hours.

APHA Celebrates 2017 Judge Emeritus Honorees

The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is proud to recognize the hard work and leadership of several long-serving judges to improve and grow the Paint Horse community by giving them the APHA Judge Emeritus Award. This award recognizes outstanding judges who have dedicated their careers to judging APHA-approved events. To be considered for the Emeritus Award, […]

AHC’s 2018 National Issues Forum to be Held in June

The American Horse Council (AHC) is pleased to announce the 2018 National Issues Forum will take place on Tuesday, June 12, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. The theme will be “Let’s Capitalize On It!” and will focus on ways the equine industry can learn and grow from both equine and outside industry segments, […]

The Right Horse Initiative Establishes Veterinary Advisory Council

The Right Horse Initiative (TRH) has established a Veterinary Advisory Council of five industry-leading equine veterinarians to serve as a critical advisory panel to TRH and its affiliates. Members of the Advisory Council will share their professional opinion and experience in service to the mission to massively increase the number of successful horse adoptions in […]

First Draws Sweep Last Four Finals at The Ike

Everyone in cutting has a preferred draw. Some like a draw in the middle to see how the cows are working, and some like the later draw so they know exactly what they need to mark to win. A few also like the early draws, because any cow could be there’s, but there is no […]

Cade Shepard is Shooting Doubles on Half-siblings

It’s tough to win any major limited-age cutting event, given that the field is typically filled with talented combinations. Winning two of those events in less than a month is a feat few can pull off. But Cade Shepard made clinching three major titles in that time frame look easy.

A Royal Family

There was a lot of promise seen in Show Biz Kitty as a 2-year-old. She was pointed toward the 2006 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity. But she suffered from a serious hock injury in 2005 that would keep her out of the show pen for good.

Blackish Headlines at Her First Show

Young and talented cutting horses typically make their first impressions at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity. But when Julie Jarma’s mare Blackish was sore before the 2017 premier event, her plans had to shift.

Varsity Reining Club Scholarships Awarded

The National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) Varsity Reining Club (VRC) encourages youth to positively impact their communities through the sport of reining and volunteerism. At the conclusion of 2017, VRC awarded more than $5,000 in scholarships to students who were the highest-point-earners in their respective divisions. VRC points were awarded based on participation in […]

AAEP Updates Infectious Disease Guidelines

Updated Infectious Disease Control Guidelines, including newly created guidelines for Rhodoccocus equi, have been published by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) and are available on the AAEP’s website. Most of the changes to established guidelines pertain to updated sampling and control measures. The AAEP’s Infectious Disease Committee also amended suspected case guidelines for […]

Reyzurbetsonthiscat Goes All In at The Ike

It would’ve been difficult to be a betting man during the 5/6-Year-Old Open finals at The Ike Derby and Classic. With the 14-horse set loaded with some of the industry’s toughest athletes, it was anyone’s game. But Reyzurbetsonthiscat and Craig Thompson were all in as the first draw and were rewarded with a royal 223 […]

AHC’s 1st Quarter Webinar to Discuss ELD Mandate

The American Horse Council (AHC) will host its 1st Quarter 2018 webinar on Monday, Feb. 12 at 3:00 pm ET and will address the recent Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate that has caused much confusion and a lot of questions throughout the equine industry.

Craig’s Spin: It Paid off to Never Give Up

Happy New Year! I am still in awe of my mare Face The Attitude and her win at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity. I could not be more proud of the fact that I bred this mare, own her and trained her.   As a professional, this is the ultimate accomplishment. It has […]

Metallic Cat Again Tops Abilene Spectacular as No. 1 Sire

After performances by his offspring caused Metallic Cat to lead the 2017 Abilene Spectacular as the No. 1 sire, the 2005 red roan stallion hit the mark again at the 2018 edition of the show. Twenty-eight of his offspring garnered $154,934 while in Abilene this year, nearly $50,000 more than No. 2 sire High Brow […]

Tie at the Top of the Augusta Futurity Non-Pro

Ray Baldwin and Kaitlyn Larsen finished the Augusta Futurity Non-Pro finals tied at 215.5, and though they could’ve worked off for the title it didn’t take long for the two Texans to decide sharing was the right answer.

The Legacy Continues: 16-Year-Old Shepard Wins Augusta

Cade Shepard hasn’t been to every Augusta Futurity, but the high schooler figures he’s been to every one during his lifetime. “I love this show,” said the 16-year-old from Summerdale, Alabama. “I’ve been coming here ever since I was pretty much born.”

Standish Shows Mom’s Still Got It In Augusta

Amanda Standish was out of the saddle for eight months surrounding the birth of her daughter, Eloise, but on Thursday showed her 7-month-old mom was back in top form by nabbing the Augusta Futurity 5/6-Year-old Unlimited Amateur Championship.

Cow Horse and Chill

“Down the Fence” (2017), an award-winning documentary about the reined cow horse discipline, is now available on Netflix.

NARHA Adjusts Futurity Incentive Program

The National Arabian Reining Horse Association (NARHA), formerly the Arabian Reining Breeders Classic (ARBC), has been offering large cash prize incentives at premier Brumley Management Group, LLC National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) events starting in 2014.

Freestyle Reiners To Host Clinics At Equine Affaire

Accomplished freestyle reiners Stacy Westfall and Dan James are in the lineup of clinicians at this year’s Equine Affaire celebration in April in Columbus, Ohio. Westfall, who has an Equi-Stat record of $65,373, is best known for winning freestyle competitions at the 2006 Tulsa Reining Classic and All American Quarter Horse Congress riding without a […]

New Added Money Offered at Coming NRCHA Events

National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Premier Event exhibitors will see substantial increases in added money in 2018 – $65,500 in all – with a particular boost to the Open Bridle classes at three of the NRCHA’s major shows, thanks to additional support from longtime NRCHA sponsor Holy Cow Performance Horses.

Amateur Hour

The Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting events are known for bringing high-energy crowds and attracting some of the industry’s greatest any-age athletes. The event is made up of main Open and Non-Pro divisions, but amateurs have been wanting in on a part of the action.

Horse of the Year Dam Mae Bea Marie Passes Away

Mae Bea Marie will go down in the record books as the dam of earners of more than $800,000, including a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open Horse of the Year, but the daughter of Freckles Playboy also made a lasting impact on those who knew her.

Flynn Has Smooth Finish at Abilene Spectacular

Ashley Flynn and LHR Smooth James Rey drew last in the Abilene Spectacular 5/6-Year-Old Non-Pro finals, held Tuesday, Jan. 9 at the Taylor County Expo Center. The cattle were fractious, and that position in the draw is notoriously not the best for handling angsty cows. Still, Flynn and her gelding powered through and marked a […]

Cooper and Zen And Tonic Continue Good Karma at Abilene Spectacular

At the 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, Lance Cooper rode his new horse, Zen And Tonic, to the Limited Non-Pro Co-Championship. They rolled that success over into 2018, winning the Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship with a 222 – the same score they marked at the Futurity. It was a great birthday gift […]

Stock Horse of Texas Announces 2018 Rule Changes

Last month, the Stock Horse of Texas (SHTX) Board of Directors approved rule changes for the 2018 competition year. Significant changes include rules in the Open division, altering the format of the Limited, Junior and Intermediate cow work class, and the collegiate year end awards calculations. SHTX members are encouraged to become familiar with these […]

From White Line to Winner

After the 2015 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, Bridey Greeson pulled TC Heiress’ left front shoe off and discovered the mare had white line disease. After having 80 percent of her hoof removed, TC Heiress sat in a stall recovering until September of 2016. After making a full recovery, she carried Boyd Rice to […]

4-Year-Olds Shine at First Show of the Year

When Mike Kemna purchased DBL Smart after the 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity from one of Lloyd Cox’s customers, he was drawn to the mare for a couple of reasons. Even though she and her previous owner did not get past the Unlimited Amateur semifinals, he liked the way she looked on a […]

Abilene Spectacular 5/6-Year-Old Open Ends in Co-Championship

The Abilene Spectacular 5/6-Year-Old Open finals were packed with big names and even bigger talent the morning of Saturday, Jan. 6. Horses like 2016 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Champion Second Spot, 2017 NCHA Super Stakes Open Champion Hashtags, 2017 Amateur Horse of the Year Two Time Dual and 2016 NCHA Super Stakes […]

The Day Belongs to Hercules

It doesn’t take long for limited-age cutting to start up in January. Riders and their horses arrive in Abilene, Texas, for the Abilene Spectacular Cutting just days after New Year’s. On Saturday, Jan. 6, all the attention was on the 4-Year-Old Open finalists, and One Alley Cat, nicknamed “Hercules,” stole the show. Ridden by Weatherford, […]

The Name’s Seven, DMM Double Oh Seven

The competitive horse world tends to be a rather closed ecosystem – it’s not often equestrian championships break into syndicated sources such as Fox News. However, since former NFL player Terry Bradshaw was involved, the story of a 9-month-old weanling named DMM Double Oh Seven hit national news.

New PCCHA Jack Adams Most Improved Cutter Award Established

The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) is establishing a year-end award to be given to the PCCHA cutter, professional or non-professional who “demonstrates the most improvement during each current PCCHA show year.” The “Jack Adams Most Improved Cutter Award” will be given out each year. After a nomination process, the recipient will be determined […]

Horse Owners: Be Counted In Ag Census

The American Horse Council (AHC) is urging all trainers, owners and breeders to participate in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Conducted every five years, the census aims to get a complete and accurate picture of American agriculture. Forms were mailed in Dec., and the deadline to respond is Feb. 5. Data from the survey helps […]

Nominations Open for Equine Industry Vision Award

Officials are seeking nominees for the Equine Industry Vision Award, an honor that recognizes those who have shown ingenuity, service and innovation in the equine market. The award honors those who have committed a single outstanding achievement, as well as those that have shown sustained contributions or service over a period of time. Nominees can be […]

Deadline Looms For AQHA Fee Increase

American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) members who want to get paperwork completed before the association’s new fee structure takes effect are running out of time to beat the deadline.   The association’s new fee structure, which includes increases regarding embryo transfers and other services, goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.   With only a […]

Ontario Equestrian Donates to Research at Equine Guelph

Ontario Equestrian presented a check for more than $28,000 to Equine Guelph for research as part of their new branding launch during the Ontario Equestrian (OE) Member Appreciation Party at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair on Nov. 7, 2017. Fulfilling the decision of the OE Board and their promise to members in 2016, $1.50 per […]
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Flarida Reaches New Heights

Shawn Flarida rewrote the record books when he became the first person to reach $6 million rider status in reining. The trainer, from Springfield, Ohio, reached the milestone at the 2017 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity.

Gunner Makes NRHA History Again

The bald-faced Paint stallion Colonels Smoking Gun (Gunner) has passed another milestone. On Tuesday, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announced the late stallion (Colonelfourfreckle x Katie Gun x John Gun) became only the second horse to reach NRHA Ten Million Dollar Sire status. His offspring boosted him to the honor at the 2017 NRHA […]

Center Ranch Wins Case Against IRS

A federal judge recently ruled in favor of Center Ranch in a tax case, declaring that the Centerville, Texas-based cattle, hay and cutting horse operation was a for-profit business in spite of monetary losses. Owned by Finis Welch, the 8,700-acre ranch is home to Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Sire Woody Be Tuff, whose progeny include […]

Brazilian Horseman Earns NRHA Million Dollar Rider Status

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announced this week that Franco Bertolani, a Brazilian native, crossed the NRHA Million Dollar Rider threshold at the recent NRHA Futurity in Oklahoma City. Bertolani reached the marker aboard a pair of half-siblings owned by Cardinal Hill Training Center LLC. He tied for fifth in the Futurity Level 4 […]

Annual NRHA Sire & Dam Auction Underway

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) has begun its annual Sire & Dam auction. The online auction opened Nov. 28 and will remain open for bids until Jan. 10, 2018. Bids will close at 12 p.m. Central Standard Time. Starting bids for the auction are 60 percent of the originally advertised breeding fee or $500 […]

AHC Accepting Proposals for Marketing Initiative

  The American Horse Council (AHC) announced that they are accepting management proposals for the popular Time to Ride program. Time to Ride is an initiative of the AHC’s Marketing Alliance, formed in 2012 to connect people with horses and encourage horse-interested consumers to enjoy the benefits of horse activities.

Dual Reyish Carries Austin Shepard to NCHA Futurity Open Championship

In 1970, Doc O’Lena became the first horse to make a clean sweep of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open preliminary rounds, semifinals and finals. Since then, the feat has not been repeated. But on Dec. 10, Dual Reyish carried Austin Shepard to the Futurity Open Championship, their fourth victory in a string that […]

Talented Show Mares Top Cutting Horse Sale

The conclusion of the Western Bloodstock National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Sales was as exciting as the start. Talented show mares were a hot commodity in the Watt Arena on the Sunday, Dec. 10, event. Consigned by Tommy Manion Inc., Miss Meow sold as Hip No. 6036 with an embryo by Equi-Stat Elite $9 […]

Sought After Bloodlines Top Session III at Preferred Breeders Sale

Top-notch cutting bloodlines are a common offering at the Western Bloodstock National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Sales, and the most sought after pedigrees proved most profitable during the Preferred Breeders Sale Session III, held Saturday, Dec. 9. Hip No. 5060, Splittin Aces, was the highest seller on day five of six at the NCHA […]

Broodmares Lead Preferred Breeders Sale Session II

Broodmares were in high demand at the second session of the Western Bloodstock National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Preferred Breeders Sale, where three of the top four sellers were breeding stock. Hip No. 4078, Awesome Autumn, was the day’s highest seller when the hammer fell at $200,000 for the 2004 black mare, who was […]

QHN Stallion Register Breeding Giveaway

Enter the 2017 Quarter Horse News Stallion Register Breeding Giveaway! This is your chance to get an elite breeding to one of your mares for FREE! The contest runs until January 15, 2018.

Mare Power Dominates Preferred Breeders Sale Session I

For the discerning buyer looking for their next prospect, several broodmares and plenty of coming 2-year-olds were offered at the Western Bloodstock National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Preferred Breeders Sale Session I. While none of the sales knocked it out of the park, the top five horses, all mares, each sold for more than […]

Select Yearling Sale & Gala Goes out With a Bang

After five years of successful, classy events, the Western Bloodstock Select Yearling Sale & Gala has come to an end. In its final year, the highest percentage of completed sales (88 percent) and the $57,714 average were evidence of the quality horseflesh that walked through the ring. When Hip No. 35, Nu Metallic Lace, entered […]

Reined Cow Horse Museum in the Works for Reno Livestock Events Center

The Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame – Museum of the American Cowboy, American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum, and National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame are just a few of the famous museums that are synonymous with the equine industry, and the reined cow horse industry is adding its name to that list.

Royally Bred Filly Headlines NCHA 2-Year-Old Sale Session II

Session II of the Western Bloodstock National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) 2-Year-Old Sale offered plenty of variety, with 110 prospects set to sell. A large crowd of industry members brought big bids for the athletes they saw as the industry’s future stars, and the it was Royal Red Brow who brought the highest figure.

Six-figure Sales Highlight Session I of NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale

With 130 2-year-old prospects catalogued in the first session of the Western Bloodstock NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale, Dec. 5 offered a full day of horse shopping in the Watt Arena at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The first day of the Futurity Sales was highlighted by the high-dollar purchase of CR […]

NCHA Futurity Amateur Championship Ends in Tie

The National Cutting Horse Association Futurity Amateur finals saw 32 contestants competing for the Championship title, bragging rights and a three-horse trailer donated by Cowboy Trailer Sales. When two exhibitors marked the same high score – a 215 – they eventually agreed to settle for Co-Championship honors, although a coin was tossed for the trailer. […]

American Horse Council Efforts to Address ELD Mandate

Over the past months the American Horse Council (AHC) has reached out to the equine community to determine the potential impact of the upcoming Electronic Logging Device mandate. Based on the information received the AHC, in collaboration with the rest of the animal agriculture community, has requested the Department of Transportation (DOT) grant a one-year […]

Deluxe Checks Reigns Supreme in NCHA World Finals

Deluxe Checks and Austin Shepard hit the road hard in 2017 in pursuit of a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Championship. Their hard work paid off Saturday night with three championship trophies.  The mare’s connections – Shepard, and owners Amanda and Rhein Standish – received trophies at the NCHA World Finals Party on Saturday […]

Face The Attitude and Schmersal Crowned NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Champions

The 2017 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show saw the highest scores of the week as the biggest stars shined in the Lucas Oil Level 4 Open finals on Saturday night in front of a full house. The Futurity Open also witnessed a new champion crowned: Craig Schmersal. […]

Blood Runs Deep at NRHA Futurity Select Yearling Sale

Cam Essick’s Pacific Range Ranch is known for its high-caliber broodmares, and that reputation was confirmed Dec. 2 when the hammer fell at $61,000 for NRHA/Markel Futurity Select Yearling Sale highest-seller Hip No. 3052, Loveya To Love Me. A yearling bay filly, Loveya To Love Me is by Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Sire Gunnatrashya and […]

Sparky Jac Dun It Brings Top Dollar in OKC

This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Futurity Prospect Sale during the NRHA/Markel Futurity Sales in Oklahoma City. Sparky Jac Dun It celebrated the milestone as the session’s highest seller. Passing through the sale ring as Hip No. 2017, Sparky Jac Dun It garnered an $81,000 bid for consignor Muehlstaetter Performance Horses. The 2-year-old […]

Former Football Players Lead the Pack in Careity Celebrity Cutting

Two former football players showed they can make the move from the playing field to the dirt of the “Big Pen” on Friday during the Careity Celebrity Cutting at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. The fundraising event benefiting Careity Foundation, a nonprofit that assists cancer patients and children with devastating diseases, included a mix of […]

Run-Off Determines 2017 CINCH NRHA Futurity Non-Pro Champion

For veteran National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity competitors Mandy McCutcheon and Kelle Smith, it’s still exciting to have their names associated with the high score at the end of finals night. But it’s even more thrilling to go head-to-head in a run-off to determine the CINCH NRHA Futurity Level 4 Non-Pro Champion. After tying […]

Conserving A Texas Treasure

A mission to conserve the genetically superior herd of Foundation Quarter Horses, the Fred G. Gist Memorial Foundation Herd at the Wagon Wheel. The Fred G. Gist Memorial Foundation, through a $15 million endowment to Sul Ross State University, seeks to perpetuate and promote the valuable and historic role played by the American Quarter Horse […]

Kennedy Bryant and All Nite Spook Crowned Adequan® NAAC Silver Spurs Equine Rookie of the Year Champions

The grandstands at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity and Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) stayed filled with supportive friends, families and coaches throughout the day on Thursday, Nov. 30, to see which competitor’s dream of becoming the Adequan® NAAC Silver Spurs Equine Rookie of the Year would come true. At the end of […]

Chic With Guns & Son Top NRHA/Markel Futurity Marketplace Sale

The first session of the three-day National Reining Horse Association/Markel Futurity Sales – the Marketplace Sale – saw many yearlings and broodmares pass through the sale ring, but Chic With Guns topped them all as the highest seller. Her 2016 colt brought the highest price among yearlings. Chic With Guns, a 2008 gray mare (Smart […]

NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Finalists Determined

Each year, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) Show features the world’s most elite competitors in the sport of reining. To highlight this talent, NRHA created a new event, thrilling for both spectators and reiners alike.

New Round Leaders at NRHA Futurity

As the 2017 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show (NAAC) moved into the second week of competition, more exciting reining action filled the Oklahoma State Fair Park, where one of the world’s most prestigious reining events open to 3-year-old horses is being held. The NRHA Futurity Levels 1, 2 […]

National Cutting Horse Association Makes Huge Donation

The Careity Foundation® announced that the NCHA has once again provided the use of the Will Rogers Coliseum and the Round Up Inn, for the annual Careity Celebrity Cutting to be held on Friday Dec. 1 at 7:00 p.m. Many NCHA staff and members are also involved as volunteers.

Adequan® NAAC Show Novice Horse Open Level 1 & 2 Champions Crowned

Shauna Larcombe and Setting Off Smart (Smart Spook x Setting Off Sparks x Shining Spark) earned the Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show (NAAC) Novice Horse Level 1 Open Championship. The 6-year-old mare, owned by Hall of Fame inductee and Million Dollar Owner Rosanne Sternberg, scored a 219 for the title. “We were up fairly early […]

NRHA Hall of Fame Inductee to be Honored at Futurity

The 2017 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show will feature several exciting new events this year, including the recently announced Sliders’ Night Out hosted by the Reining Horse Foundation (RHF). Set to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 in the State Fair Pavilion, the event will host […]

In the Know: Stay Up To Date With QHN’s NCHA Futurity App

Staying up to date at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity is now as easy as tapping an icon on your phone’s home screen. Thanks to a new progressive web app from Quarter Horse News (QHN) and sponsored by Platinum Performance, the resources you need to make the most of your Futurity experience are […]

Documentary Screening Scheduled at NCHA Futurity

Ascencion Banuelos’ story is one few people know, but that’s all about to change. In the new documentary film “Ascencion,” viewers will learn more about the cutter who left his home in Lobatos, Mexico, at age 13 to come to America. The film is set to show at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity […]

New World Equestrian Center Arena to Be Built in Florida

The World Equestrian Center and Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club are providing residents of Marion County, North Central Florida and beyond a sneak peek at plans for the World Equestrian Center Arena, part of the exclusive and upcoming World Equestrian Center Ocala. The arena, which remains an officially-to-be-named venue, will be approximately 140,000 square […]

Four Sixes Ranch Releases Road to the Horse 2018 Remuda

As the Road to the Horse Remuda runs into the Alltech Arena for the very first time, AC/DC’s Thunderstruck echoes through the speakers. Seeing the Four Sixes Ranch colts charge into the Alltech Arena is one of the biggest highlights at every Road to the Horse event. The Four Sixes Ranch has compiled a selection […]

NRHA Futurity $20,000 Invitational Freestyle Riders Announced

After a successful first run in 2016, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is pleased to announce the lineup for the $20,000 Invitational Freestyle Reining during the 2017 NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show. Presented by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Freestyle competition will take place on Nov. 30 […]

Two of a Kind for Amy Stoney at AQHA World Show

It’s hard enough to claim a World Championship at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)/Lucas Oil World Championship Show, given the volume of tough competitors to perform in Oklahoma City. But attempting to clinch the same title two consecutive years is an even more daunting task.

The NRHA Changes Trophies Back to Original Metal Alloy

In 2009, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors voted to change the NRHA Lawson, Morrison, and Morgan (formerly known as Pewter) trophies’ manufacturing process. Rather than the traditional metal alloy, trophies were switched to a resin-based composite material in an effort to reduce cost for show management and exhibitors. Since the change, […]

NCHA Stresses Ban On Showing Futurity Entrants

Entrants in the 2017 National Cutting Horse Association [NCHA] Futurity cannot be shown in any other event involving cattle from the time of nomination through the end of the Futurity, including non-Futurity events held during the prestigious show in Fort Worth, Texas, the association announced Thursday.

BFR Igniting Sparks Success at AQHA World Show

Some of the cow horse industry’s leading professionals convened for the Senior Working Cow Horse finals at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)/Lucas Oil World Championship Show, and they certainly put on exciting performances.

Shiney Outlaw Radiates at AQHA World Show

Sixteen horses showed up at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)/Lucas Oil World Show Junior Working Cow Horse finals with the hopes of taking home the World Championship title, but only one combination walked away with the honors.

Chic Dreamin Big at AQHA World Show

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)/Lucas Oil World Championship World Show is still in full swing, and the Junior reiners added to the excitement of the event.

Wimpys Little Nite is On Top of the World

There has already been plenty of action at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)/Lucas Oil World Championship World Show, and when the Senior reiners took the stage, the dirt-kicking energy didn’t die.

New NCHA Title Sponsor: Bobby Patton Jr. of Rocking P Ranch

Bobby Patton Jr., of the Rocking P Ranch, the new owner of elite stallion Metallic Cat, is now in a three-year marketing partnership with The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) for 2017-2020. The partnership includes the title position for one of the NCHA’s premier Triple Crown events, the NCHA Summer Cutting Spectacular, held at the […]

First Champions Crowned at AQHA World Show

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)/Lucas Oil World Championship Show kicked off on Nov. 2, and the cutting finals were the first to take place in Oklahoma City. In the Senior Cutting, it was Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider Kobie Wood and his homebred Donas Suen Boon who went home with the title.

Time to Ride Celebrates 2017 Challenge Winners

The 2017 Challenge concluded Sept. 30, and after results tabulation, the Time to Ride team is thrilled to congratulate this year’s winning stables, clubs and businesses. The grassroots contest distributes thousands of dollars in cash and prizes to horse professionals who introduce new enthusiasts to horse activities, expanding access to horses while growing their own […]

Dowers Rides Still Get Jealous to Top IRCHA Futurity

Nick Dowers and 2014 stallion Still Get Jealous (One Time Pepto x ARC Cat Her Please x Chic Please) bested a field of 45 other hopefuls to capture the Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity Open Championship. The duo’s composite score of 587.5 was the highest score by 3 points, with a 146 in the […]

National Equine Health Plan Published

The American Horse Council (AHC), in conjunction with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and state animal health officials, is pleased to announce that the National Equine Health Plan (NEHP) is now available at equinediseasecc.org/national-equine-health-plan.

Chexmaster Claims Derby Open Championship at The Challenge Futurity

After all of the Derby horses had showcased their talents in Burbank, California, at The Challenge Futurity, Chexmaster and Tracer Gilson walked away with top honors in both the Level 4 and Level 3 Open. Their score of 150 bested their competition and sent home checks totaling $5,683 to owners Joe and Karen Moran.

Stylish Top Brow And Pinkston Continue To Roll In Southern Cutting Futurity

Lica Pinkston and Stylish Top Brow continued their successful year with a victory at the Southern Cutting Futurity. Pinkston, of Alice, Texas, and the 2013 gelding (High Brow CD x Stylish Top Girl x Docs Stylish Oak) won the Derby Unlimited Amateur Championship with a 219. It was the third victory this year for Pinkston and […]

Sunset Nite Shines at The Challenge Futurity

The Challenge Futurity wrapped up Oct. 29 with the 3-year-olds showing off their talents in the arena. Sunset Nite (Gunners Special Nite x Sunset Whiz x Topsail Whiz) and Michael Boyle put in quite a performance, which rewarded them with the Futurity Levels 4, 3 and 2 Open titles.

Futurity Champions Crowned at Colorado Reined Cowhorse Association Futurity

The Kiplinger Arena in McCook, Nebraska, saw some cow horse action during the Colorado Reined Cowhorse Association Futurity, which took place Oct. 25-29. Two horse-and-rider duos marked composite scores of 428 during the Futurity Open, and the title was determined based on the highest fence work score. In addition to a 141 in the herd […]

Payne and Peaceful Ez Feelin Grab Solo Spotlight at Southern Cutting Futurity

After knocking on the door or settling for a tie in recent early futurities, Nadine Payne and Peaceful Ez Feelin broke through with a solo winning performance on Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Southern Cutting Futurity Non-Pro. Payne, of Overbrook, Oklahoma, and the 2014 mare (Lizzys Gotta Player x Snorty Girl x Snorty Lena) took the […]

Chex For Nite Wins SWRHA Futurity Level 4 Open

The Southwest Reining Horse Association (SWRHA) Futurity has seen some tough competition throughout the week. Reiners from across the country have traveled the miles, put in the hard work and showed up in Ardmore, Oklahoma, in top form to battle it out for championship prizes and bragging rights.

Metallic Rebel Unofficially Clinches NCHA Open Horse of the Year

Metallic Rebel. The name speaks for itself. He is a force in the cutting pen that can seldom be beat. At the Southern Cutting Futurity, he added a couple major accomplishments to his list of accolades – National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open Horse of the Year and a career record score.

Grant Given to CSU to Aid At-Risk Horses

The Right Horse Initiative recently granted $508,000 to the Colorado State University (CSU) Temple Grandin Equine Center to fund its first Regional Training Center for at-risk horses. The grant is funded by the WaterShed Animal Fund, a division of the Arnall Family Foundation.

NCHA Futurity Winner Stevie Rey Von at Center of Legal Dispute

National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Open Champion Stevie Rey Von is at the center of a dispute between a North Texas couple that claims to be part of the stallion’s ownership and the horse’s registered owner, who says they never had any claim to the horse.

Make Plans to Attend the Celebration of Champions Presented by Farnam®

The 2017 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championships (NAAC) have joined hands with a new event sponsor, bringing a twist to a well-known event. Presented by Farnam®, this year’s Celebration of Champions will be held prior to section two of the Lucas Oil Futurity Level 4 Open finals on […]

Legacy Reining Sales Bring Reiners to Aubrey, Texas

During the Legacy Reining Sales this year, big crowds made high bids on well-bred prospects and proven performers. The sale, held at Cardinal Training Center in Aubrey, Texas, Oct. 20-21, is a mainstay each year for reiners and other Western performance industry members.

Gallo Del Cielo Hits Another Million Dollar Milestone

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is proud to announce a new Four Million Dollar Sire, Gallo Del Cielo. With offspring earnings totaling more than $4,001,770, Gallo Del Cielo is only the 10th horse to reach this historic milestone.

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute Releases Study on Gastric Ulceration

Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, the oldest and one of the largest private equine veterinary facilities in the world, submitted a study that was peer reviewed and published in the March 2017 Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, showing treatment with a polysaccharide blend reduced gastric ulceration in active horses.

Buckskin Colts Bring Top Dollar in Cowtown

During the first National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales held in Fort Worth, Texas, flashy horses with solid pedigrees proved most valuable. Managed this year by Western Bloodstock, the sales took place Oct. 13-14.

Oregon & Idaho Amateurs Win PCCHA Championships

Brenda Higbee hasn’t had Dis Cats Dynamite for very long, but she and the mare have made a great combination in the cutting pen. Their latest victory was Saturday in the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Classic/Challenge Amateur.

Gorrell Clinches First Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Championship with Plain Catty

What a year for National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Professional Jake Gorrell, of Hanford, California. He achieved Million Dollar Rider status in August, and then rocked the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open finals fence work in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 14. He rode Plain Catty to score a stupendous 225, clinching his first […]

Tammy Jo Hays Crowned NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Discount Tire Non-Pro Champion

Tammy Jo Hays collected her third National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Non-Pro Championship last night when she marked a composite score of 650 on Hat Six Keep Sparkin to win $20,359.  As the second-to-last rider out in the cow work of 17 Non-Pro finalists, Hays had to give it everything she […]

Ima Smart Catt and Brad Lund Top Intermediate Open

LaCygne, Kansas, horseman Brad Lund, riding Ima Smart Catt (WR This Cats Smart x Shiney Patrona x Shining Spark) for owner Cudd Quarter Horses of Woodward, Oklahoma, won the 2017 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity CINCH Intermediate Open Championship on Thursday, Oct. 12 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Shine Smarter Proves Smartest at Hackamore Classic

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Hackamore Classic spent its first year in Fort Worth, Texas, and it was a show to remember. The premier event wrapped up Wednesday, Oct. 11, when Shine Smarter carried Sarah Dawson to the Open Championship. Dawson, of Aubrey, Texas, rode the 5-year-old mare (WR This Cats Smart x […]

NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Prelims Complete

The National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Open preliminaries are complete in Fort Worth, Texas. The top 25 horses of the nearly 230 who competed in the preliminaries will advance to the clean slate finals and a chance at the $125,000 top prize on Saturday, Oct. 14, in the historic Will Rogers Coliseum. 

NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Herd Work Prelims Complete

At the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas, horses and riders in the Futurity Open divisions completed the second leg of preliminary competition, the herd work, on Sunday, Oct. 8. Two offspring of NRCHA Million Dollar Sire WR This Cats Smart earned identical 222 scores to share the […]

All American Vintage Collects New Championship at Congress

It was an all-American night Saturday at the All American Quarter Horse Congress when National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) $4 Million Rider Andrea Fappani and All American Vintage scored a 232.5 to earn the NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Championship. It was his second time in the winner’s circle after topping the Level 4 Open […]

Host Colleges Announced for 2018 IHSA Western Semifinals

The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) announced the locations for their Western semifinals, the definitive step for Western riders and teams to qualify for Nationals. IHSA riders compete in a range of levels in Western horsemanship and in the open level in both horsemanship and reining.

Cutters Take the Stage at APHA World Championship Show

Paint cutting horses took center stage on Friday, Sept. 29, at the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship Show. In the Senior Cutting, A Cat Named Slash and Monty Buntin rode from the first draw to mark a 219, and the score held through the rest of the class for the World Championship. It […]

Reined Cow Horse Riders Showcased at APHA World Championship Show

The heat was on in the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) Junior Working Cow Horse, held Sept. 28 in the John Justin Arena at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Six entries vied for the World Championship, and Spooks Blue Eyed Gun (PT) walked away with the title. The mare (Spooks Gotta Gun x Codys Dun […]

Wagon Wheel Ranch & Sul Ross Seek Funding for Foundation Quarter Horse Program

For nearly 40 years, the Gist family of Midland, Texas, has preserved Foundation bloodlines critical to the development of the modern Quarter Horse. Following a Sept. 9 Wagon Wheel Ranch production sale in Lometa, Texas, a donation of the remaining horses to Sul Ross State University began. Founded by the late breeding trailblazer, Fred G. […]

Déjà Vu at Brazos Bash

Ty Moore has been on a hot streak with his homebred mare Sweet Sister Cat (Metallic Cat x Heavens Little Angel x Smart Little Lena). Last month, the pair took home the West Texas Futurity Non-Pro Championship, and shortly after, they went on to clinch the same title at the Cotton Stakes.

APHA World Championship Show Crowns More Reining Champions

Four titles were left to give to the reiners on Sept. 27 at the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship show. In the senior reining, five horses competed for the Championship neck ribbon, and Show Your Guns and Tell Edgmon topped the group by a landslide. Edgmon and “Showy” scored a 218.5, besting their […]

Reiners Shine at APHA World Championship Show

Citizens of Fort Worth, Texas, were seeing spots at the Will Rogers Memorial Center as the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship Show kicked off Sept. 20. Horses from many different disciplines were scheduled to compete through Oct. 1. On Sept. 25-27, the reiners stepped into the spotlight. Kirstin Kutchuk rode David Warner-bred Babys […]

Three of a Kind in Brazos Bash Futurity Open

Several small cutting futurities have already taken place, and the 3-year-old athletes have built more confidence in the herd. That sureness in tough situations proved to be valuable in the Futurity Open at the Brazos Bash, where the cattle were testy.

Reining Horse Foundation Reaches Out with Scholarship

High school rodeo and the reined cow horse competition are leading to a college scholarship for Zayle Davis, of Blackfoot, Idaho, thanks to a partnership benefiting competitors at the National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR). For the second consecutive year, the Reining Horse Foundation has joined with the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) to […]

Jake Gorrell Passes $1 Million Mark

Jake Gorrell joined an elite group of cow horse riders when he climbed past $1 million in National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) earnings over the summer. The Idaho native had been close for some time, and was glad to finally get over the hump. Having curtailed his show schedule in recent years to focus […]

Veterinarian Tom Riddle Named 2017 Friend of UK Ag Equine Programs

Breakthrough research and one-of-kind educational opportunities don’t happen by accident or in isolation. They are accomplished in concert with industry stalwarts who give of their time, talents and wisdom. One such linchpin, Lexington-based veterinarian Tom Riddle, was recently named the 2017 Friend of University of Kentucky (UK) Ag Equine Programs. The award recognizes the many […]

NRHA Commissioner Joins IEA Board of Directors

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is pleased to announce the addition of Gary L. Carpenter, Commissioner and CEO of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) and Katie Innis Schaaf, United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Certified Trainer and United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Judge to the IEA Board of Directors.

Leading Sire Metallic Cat Sells

Equi-Stat Elite $14 Million Sire Metallic Cat has sold to Robert “Bobby” Patton Jr., of Rocking P Ranch. The stallion changed hands Wednesday, Sept. 20, for an undisclosed price.

ARC Gunnabeabigstar Shines at High Roller Reining Classic Derby Open

The High Roller Reining Classic wrapped up Sept. 16 with the Lucas Oil Derby and the Whizkey N Diamonds Stakes Open. With 142 horses and riders competing over Friday and Saturday, there were bound to be some big runs and even bigger competition. ARC Gunnabeabigstar and Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Jordan Larson did not […]

Reymageddon Rocks Reno

At the inaugural Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity, held Sept. 11-17 in Reno, Nevada, Reymageddon proved lightning can strike twice. The full brother to 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion Reymanator carried professional Zane Davis to an exciting win at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. Reymageddon (Dual Rey x Savannah […]

Eazee E Fires Back with Mercuria Open Championship

Two mares, Eazee E and Deluxe Checks, were running 1-2 atop the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open World standings going into the El Rancho Futurity. The most recent tally showed Kevin and Sydney Knight’s Eazee E trailing Deluxe Checks by almost $15,000 going into the California event, but she and Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million […]

Cindy Lou Blue Takes The El Rancho Futurity Open Championship

Cindy Lou Blue launched her show career into orbit with the El Rancho Futurity Open Championship. California horseman Andrew Coates and the 2014 daughter of High Brow Cat, owned by Coyote Rock Ranch, won with a 221. The Reserve Championship went to Good Lookin Metallic and Grant Setnicka, who marked a 216.5. Cindy Lou Blue’s mother, Swingin […]

High Roller Reining Classic Derby Non-Pro Ends in Tie

With older, well-seasoned horses, the derby classes bring a lot of excitement to the High Roller Reining Classic. The Derby and Stakes Non-Pro took place Sept. 14 at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, and with 111 draws, there were quite a few competitive teams in attendance. In the Derby Level 4 Open, two […]

High Roller Reining Classic Crowns Futurity Champions

The High Roller Reining Classic, held at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, kicked off on Sept. 8. Over the weekend, ancillary classes were held along with Arabian and Half-Arabian futurities. The non-pro and open futurities took place Sept. 12-13. On Sept. 12, the non-pros and their futurity horses strutted their […]

Paul Hansma passes $6 million mark

Cutter Paul Hansma didn’t realize he was close to a major career milestone until the congratulations arrived by text message and phone call after the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular.

Southeast Affiliate Regional Championship Cancelled

After continued conversation between the Dixie Reining Horse Association and the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), in addition to gaining more information about Hurricane Irma, the decision has been made to cancel the Southeast Affiliate Regional Championship scheduled to be held September 14 – 17 in Perry, Georgia.
 


First Champions Crowned at El Rancho Futurity

The El Rancho Futurity and Foothill Fiesta just kicked off a few days back in Rancho Murieta, California, and the excitement has already started ramping up. The Derby and Classic/Challenge Open finals were the first two to go, and some of the cutting industry’s hard hitters proved their place was on top.

Hurricane Irma Horse Relief

Due to the projected path of Hurricane Irma, Quarter Horse News has created this page in an effort to publicize the needs of those in the horse industry. This page is intended as a resource to connect those in need with those able to assist. QHN is in no way affiliated with any of the individuals […]

Final Champions Crowned in Idaho

The final day of the Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity and aged Event was packed full with excited Non-Pro and Amateur finals, allowing the show to end on a high note.

Metalic Al Wows at Idaho Mercuria

The Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity and Aged Event is a popular show each year, and the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)/Mercuria World Series of Cutting event it hosts always brings a big and rowdy crowd.

Tulsa Reining Classic Draws Talent for USEF and CRI Reining

Friday night at the Tulsa Reining Classic was filled with national and international competition when the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and CRI classes were showcased. Professionals and young guns both dazzled the crowd with big stops, fast spins and smooth moves.

Reyzn Dust and Andrew Coates Score Big in Idaho

The Futurity Open at the Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity and Aged Event brought some of the industry’s most talented young cutters to the Ford Idaho Center, but Reyzn Dust and Andrew Coates proved to be the brightest in the bunch.

Shepard Passes $7 Million Milestone

Austin Shepard, of Summerdale, Alabama, passed a major earnings milestone at the West Texas Futurity, held Aug. 12-20 in Amarillo, Texas. He joined Equi-Stat Elite $9 Million Rider Phil Rapp and two $8 million riders – Matt Gaines and Lloyd Cox – as the only riders to earn more than $7 million in the National […]

Final Champions Crowned at NSHA Futurity

The National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity wrapped up Aug. 28 with the Futurity Open and Non-Pro finals. With a lot of prize money on the line and a chance to gain momentum for a victorious futurity season, the horse-and-rider combinations put it all on the line and some were rewarded in a […]

Light And Sassy Shines at NSHA Futurity

On the next-to-last day of the National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity, the derby horses had their chance to shine. In an action-packed finals, Russell Probert piloted Light And Sassy to the Derby Open and Intermediate Open championships. The duo finished the evening with a composite score of 661 and garnered $10,872 for […]

Hurricane Harvey Horse Relief

Due to the destruction and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Quarter Horse News has created this page in an effort to publicize the needs of those in the horse industry. This page is intended as a resource to connect those in need with those able to assist. QHN is in no way affiliated with […]

One Fine Vintage Dominates World’s Richest

In the midst of the excitement at the National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity, exhibitors and spectators took a break from watching the best futurity and derby horses compete to focus their attention on the talented bridle horses entered in this year’s World’s Richest Stock Horse. Eleven teams competed for a chance to […]

Change to NCHA Amateur Rules Announced

As a result of a recent rule change approved by the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) executive committee, the earnings cap for NCHA Amateur card holders that are 60 years of age or older will be increased to $200,000 limited-age event/$200,000 weekend, and $400,000 lifetime. Under the new rule, past or future senior monies will […]

Metallic Chrome Cat and Volmer Top SRCHA Pre-Futurity Open

The Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association (SRCHA) Pre-Futurity and Horse Show came to a head on Aug. 19 with the Futurity Open, Futurity Non-Pro and Derby Non-Pro cow works. The 30 highest-scoring total on two Open finals runs were held separately, making the John Justin Arena the place to be on Saturday evening.

Amarillo Heats up With Open at West Texas Futurity

As the Open limited-age classes wrapped up at the West Texas Futurity, held Aug. 10-20 in Amarillo, Texas, cutting fans had a lot to talk about. A new crop of 3-year-olds is making its debut and familiar names in the 4-Year-Old and 5/6-Year-Old divisions are continuing to dominate.

Reining Industry Grieves Loss of Jennifer Easton

Jennifer Easton, a longtime member of the reining community, passed away Aug. 1 at the age of 69. She posted her first check to Equi-Stat in 1989 and garnered more than $11,000 in the reining pen. But her greatest impact in the industry came from her role as a breeder and owner.

“Big A” Aces in Fort Worth 

At a show like the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular, there is plenty of anticipation leading up to the Derby Open, and this year the performances brought the house down.

HC Herd Boss Takes Charge in Derby Limited Open Finals

The cooler weather moving through Fort Worth, Texas, this week made for some tricky cattle in the Will Rogers Coliseum during the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Derby Limited Open finals, but that didn’t stop HC Herd Boss and Justin Chalmers from commanding attention.

Diabolo Dominates RMRHA Summer Slide

The Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association (RMRHA) Summer Slide, held July 24-30 at the National Western Events Center in Denver, drew entries from all over the United States and Canada. The event hosted ancillary classes along with a futurity, which featured $96,250 in added money. The payout structure of the futurity was 40 percent to […]