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Once In A Blu Boon Chalks Up Another Championship

onceinabluboonOnce In A Blu Boon and James Payne - Photo by Kelsey PecsekOnce In A Blu Boon did a lot right to earn a 228 and a much-coveted championship on the floor of Will Rogers Coliseum. With James Payne aboard, the stallion won the Classic/Challenge Open at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular on July 18, earning nearly $40,000.

Hansma and Rogers Split Limited Non-Pro Championship

cadehansma-judyrogersJudy Rogers and CD Pretty Lady (left) and Cade Hansma and Chucks Little Pepto • Photo by Nina RosenbeckWith duplicate scores of 220, the two standout rides in the finals of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Cutting Spectacular Limited Non-Pro were evident by the cheers of the crowd. Cade Hansma and Judy Rogers each stepped up their game from their first-go scores of 215.5 and 216, respectively, to tie for the Championship on July 17 at Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas.

Dennis Moreland’s First Tradeshow

DennisMoreland TJGoodDennis Moreland (left) and T.J. GoodIn 1976 I had my first Dennis Moreland Tack exhibit at the NCHA Futurity. There was only one other vendor in ’76, T&S Signs owned by Tom and Sue Reardon. They made the magnetic plaques to stick on your truck and horse trailer. They had been there the year before in ’75 but with the both of us there in ’76 we started the NCHA tradeshows.

QHN Renews Partnership With NRHA

Cowboy Publishing Group (CPG), parent company of industry leading equine publication Quarter Horse News, recently announced the renewal of an ongoing and successful corporate partnership with the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) located in Oklahoma City. The two entities formed their first formal partnership in 2002 with the dual goal of reaching new audiences and contributing to growth in the sport of reining through advanced marketing and communication opportunities.

NRHA Hall of Famer Bob Anthony Dies

BAnthonyBob AnthonyOn June 29th, the reining community was saddened to hear of the passing of National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Hall of Famer Bob Anthony, of Tallahassee, Fla. According to his wife, Jean, after a weeklong hospital stay, Anthony died peacefully while in hospice. His daughter Sharon was at his side.