Final NCHA Western Nationals Champions Crowned at Reno

jannparker meradajoJann Parker & Merada JoThe final five champions were crowned at the Four Sixes/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Western National Championships, held at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, in Reno, Nevada. In the Non-Pro, it was Jann Parker and her horse, Merada Jo, who won the championship with a 218.

An Incredible Gesture

Sheri HalterOzzmosis CD, aka "Sheri"Thanks to the nature of my career, I get to meet all kinds of people from all walks of life. I’m used to those folks inspiring me with their unique stories, but every once in a while, even I am in awe at the sincere kindness of the people that make up the Western performance horse industry.

APHA Investing Big Bucks In The Paint World Show

master-tangy-peppyWestern performance horses in the disciplines of cutting, reining and working cow horse will compete for an additional $80,000 at this year's APHA World Show. • Larry Williams PhotographyNearly $80,000 has been added to reining, cutting and working cow horse classes at the 2015 American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship Show. When added to the existing $50,000 Farnam Pleasure Stakes payouts and more than $500,000 in additional cash and prizes, there are more reasons than ever to saddle up for the world’s premier Paint Horse show.

AQHA Website To List Animal Welfare Violators

fines-and-penaltiesA new section of the AQHA's website will list animal welfare and unsportsmanlike conduct fines and penalties, as well as offenders' names.The health and well-being of the American Quarter Horse is the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)’s utmost concern. In accordance with the AQHA’s mission statement, the American Quarter Horse shall be treated humanely, with dignity, respect and compassion at all times. It is the goal of the AQHA to educate members and non-members on this issue.

The Wins Continue at the NCHA Western Nationals

thewarleoslegend taunastrattonTauna Stratton & The War Leos LegendSaturday, May 2, was another exciting day at the Four Sixes/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Western National Championships, held in Reno, Nevada. The last class of the day was the $50,000 Amateur, and from the 10th draw, Tauna Stratton and her horse The War Leos Legend (PF Son Ofa War Leo x Docs Steel Mark x Docs Benchmark) scored a 220.5, which held through the rest of the finals for the win.