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Brazos Bash

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The Brazos Bash is set to begin Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Weatherford, Texas, and will end on Sunday, Oct. 5. The Big Bash on the Brazos Sale, produced by Western Bloodstock Ltd., will take place Tuesday, Sept. 23, immediately following a complimentary lunch at 12:30.

As more information becomes available, the draws and results can be found here

AQHYA World Championship Show

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The American Quarter HOrse Youth Association Built Tough Ford World Championship Show runs from Aug. 1-9 in Oklahoma City. The cutting takes places Thursday, Aug. 7, followed by reining, boxing and ranch pleasure on Friday, Aug. 9, and working cow horse, ranch sorting and team penning on Saturday, Aug. 10.

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2014-Big Sky Futurity & Aged Event

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The Big Sky Futurity & Aged Event will take place Aug. 11-16 in Kalispell, Mont. The limited-age portion of the show will be preceeded by the Angela Bauer Youth Scholarship Cutting on Aug. 9, and a weekend show on Aug. 9-10.

The Angela Bauer Youth Scholarship fund was established in 2004 in memory of 29-year-old Angela Bauer, of Florence, Mont. Bauer was killed Sept. 28, 2004, in a head-on collision by a drunk driver. She was an avid competitor and held many offices in the Montana Cutting Horse Association (MCHA), in addition to being a show secretary at many of the cuttings. At several shows each year, an Angela Bauer Youth Scholarship Cutting is held, allowing MCHA youth a chance to compete for a scholarship. The Angela Bauer Youth Scholarship fund also awards a $2,000 scholarship annually to a graduating senior. Through this memorial fund, $23,300 in scholarships have been awarded to 16 MCHA youth cutters.

Click here to download the show packet, including schedule and entry forms.

Visit the MCHA website for show results.

OQHA Redbud Spectacular

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The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association (OQHA) Redbud Spectacular began Thursday, May 29, in Oklahoma City, and will continue through Sunday, June 8. 

 

Visit OQHA for more information and a schedule of events. 

 

NRCHA Celebration of Champions

Written by Kelsey Pecsek on .

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions is scheduled for Feb. 14-22. The event, debuting in Fort Worth, Texas, this year, boasts three legs: Aaron Ranch Cow Horse Classic Derby, the NRCHA World Championship Show and the World's Greatest Horseman. The schedule, draws and results are are available online.

For complete coverage of the NRCHA Celebration of Champions, subscribe to Quarter Horse News

Winter Slide

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The Winter Slide, held in Ardmore, Okla., is scheduled for Feb. 5-9. This event will host the final U.S. qualifying event in FEI CRI competition on Feb. 7-8. The schedule, draws and results are available online.

Tunica Futurity & Classic

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The Tunica Futurity and Classic begins Jan. 25 and will run through Feb. 3 in West Monroe, La. The $152,000-added show will kick off the competition on Jan. 27, starting with the 5/6-Year-Old Open first go-round. 

Visit the Tunica Futurity and Classic website for draws and results

Augusta Futurity

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The 2014 Augusta Futurity begins on Jan. 17 and runs through Jan. 25 in Augusta, Ga. This year marks the 35th anniversary for the largest cutting event east of the Mississippi River. The show kicks off with a championship bull riding to benefit the USC Aiken baseball scholarship fund on Jan. 18.

The cutting action starts Jan. 19. Draws and results can be found online at the Augusta Futurity website.

The ACCHA Subscribed Stallion Stakes Auction will begin at approximately 3:00 p.m. Jan. 24, followed by the Area 18 Youth Scholarship Cutting at 6:00 p.m.

horse sale will be held at 9:00 a.m. Jan. 25, with a 10:00 a.m. start for the Wrangler Family Fun Fest, a free family event offering music, dancing, arts and crafts and more. The finals begin at 4:00 p.m. that evening.

Ticket information is available online.

PCCHA Borjon Auto Center Futurity

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The Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Borjon Auto Center Futurity begins on Oct. 23 and runs through Nov. 3 in Paso Robles, Calif. 

Special events include Anjon Animal Health Day, as well as the PCCHA Members Hall fo Fame, Ed Smith Award & Youth Gala Fundraiser Party on Oct. 26. On Oct. 27, there will be a Julie & the BadDogs concert in the barn, as well as the Platinum Club Dinner. An NCHA Region 2 Director's Meeting will be held on Oct. 29, which is also Red Brick Pizza Night. A Finals Draw Party will be held on Oct. 31, followed by Paint Paso Pink Day on Nov. 1. Also on Nov. 1 is the East vs. West Bridleless Cutting and Calcutta. San Juan Ranch is sponsoring an Exhibitor's Breakfast on Nov. 2.

A complete schedule can be found at the PCCHA website, as well as draws and results.

You can also watch the Video West Pros live webcast and follow announcer Tom Holt's blog, Tom's Tidbits.

Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity

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The 39th annual Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity, Derby and Horse Show sponsored by Edmark Superstore runs from Oct. 23 to Oct. 27 at the Idaho Center Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho. 

A live webast is available at the IRCHA website, as well as schedule, draws and results.

New for 2013 is a Stray Gathering following the Futurity Fence Finals, with a marinated tri-tip dinner available Saturday night.

Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity

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The Southwest Reining Horse Association (SWRHA) Futurity Presented by Billingsley Ford runs from Oct. 22 to Oct. 27 in Ardmore, Okla. New for 2013 is a Non-Pro Day on Oct. 27, featuring educational lectures by nutrition experts, veterinarians, judges and trainers. Green Reiners can sit down with an NRHA Judge at the Walternberry Video booth and watch their run together, to gain valuable tips and advice! Handouts and giveaways will be available at all of the lectures.

The SWRHA website has a complete schedule, with draws, results and a free live video feed from Waltenberry.

All American Quarter Horse Congress

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The All American Quarter Horse Congress runs Oct. 4-27 in Columbus, Ohio. The All American Quarter Horse Congress is the world's largest single-breed horse show. The show receives more than 17,000 horse show entries during its three-week schedule. The Congress attracts more than 650,000 people to the Columbus area, bringing more than $180 million to the central Ohio economy.

For Cutting Results and Draws please visit CuttingNews.com.

Download a schedule by event.

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View the 2013 reining patterns.

Check the latest results.

Cotton Stakes Classic

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Held Sept. 8-15 at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, LA, the Cotton Stakes Classic offers $107,000 in added money for cutting horses. 

Click HERE for a show schedule, draws and results.

Click to watch the LIVE WEBCAST.

El Rancho Futurity & Foothill Fiesta

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The El Rancho Futurity & Foothill Fiesta kicked off Sunday, Sept. 8, in Rancho Murieta, Cali., and will continue through the 16th. The Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association World Series of Cutting competition will be held Sept. 13-14. 

 

For show schedule, draws and results, CLICK HERE. 

 

Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic

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The Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic runs from Aug. 27 - Sept. 1 at the Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla. New to the Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic this year are the $10,000 Dun Gotta Gun Novice Open Derby and $2,000 Novice Non Pro Derby. Scheduled to run concurrently with the Mister Nicadual Open and SmartPak Non Pro Derbies, respectively, these new opportunities were designed to highlight talented, derby-aged horses that have not yet won $25,000. Last year, the first-in-the-industry Youth Reining Horsemanship Clinic and Class proved to be  educational and fun, while the Youth Freestyle Reining allowed exhibitors and spectators to let loose and enjoy the sport and the horses. In the Youth Leadline Reining, the interest of youngsters was sparked and the hearts of observers were won. With improved scheduling planned for 2013, even more Youth are expected to attend this year’s event and participate in the activities offered.

Click the links below for more information on the Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic.

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South Point Limited Age Event Show Info

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The Las Vegas Cutting Horse Association's South Point Futurity and Aged Event runs Aug. 16-25 at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nev. The 20th annual show includes a $15,000-added Futurity Open, $20,000-added Derby Open and $20,000-added Classic/Challenge Open, in addition to nearly $30,000 in Non-Pro added monies.

For a show schedule, visit the South Point Cutting website.

Idaho Futurity Show Info

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The Idaho Futurity kicks off Aug. 28 in Nampa, Idaho, at the Idaho Horse Park. The event will last until Sept. 5, with Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association World Series of Cutting any-age competition to be held Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

For a show schedule, draws and results, CLICK HERE.

Special events, like a chili cook-off and car show, will take place throughout the event.

For complete coverage of the Idaho Futurity, subscribe to Quarter Horse News.

Big Sky Futurity & Aged Event

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The $35,000-Added Big Sky Futurity & Aged Event takes place Aug. 12-17 at the Majestic Valley Arena in Kalispell, Montana.

Visit the Big Sky website HERE.

 

NSHA Futurity & World's Richest Stock Horse Contest

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The National Stock Horse Association Futurity and World's Richest Stock Horse Contest is happening Aug. 13-19 in Paso Robles, California.

The draws are posted HERE.

The results can be found HERE.

The NSHA Horse Sale is being held in conjunction with the show on Saturday, Aug. 17. Click here for sale information and to download a complete sale catalog.

Ron Emmons & Olena Oak Grasp World's Greatest Horseman Title Again

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RonEmmons_2012It was a tight race for the World's Greatest Horseman title in San Angelo, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 2. But the 2012 Champions, Ron Emmons and Olena Oak, blasted to the front of the pack to win the event for the second consecutive time.

2013 NRCHA Celebration of Champions

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The National Reined Cow Horse Association's Celebration of Champions took place Jan. 25-Feb. 2 in San Angelo, Texas. The grand event featured the NRCHA World Championship Show presented by John Deere that included the top horses and riders from each of the NRCHA's eight geographic regions competing for World Championship titles in 12 exciting events. Also held during the Celebration was the World's Greatest Horseman and Celebration of Champions Derby for 4- and 5-year-old cow horses.

See the results

Bit By Bit

Written by Pat Feuerstein on .

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Greg Darnall’s original drawing of the Don Dodge bit.
Greg Darnall is larger than life. He’s a character. He is also a longtime National Reining Horse Association member who has, through the years, served the reining community extremely well.

AQHA World Show

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The American Quarter Horse Association World Show took place in Oklahoma City, Okla., Nov, 2-17.

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Bernard Fonck: NRHA's Newest Million Dollar Rider

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bernardfonckThe National Reining Horse Association welcomes NRHA Professional Bernard Fonck to the Million Dollar Rider list. Unofficially, Fonck is the second international rider added to this list. Fonck reached this historic milestone by unofficially winning more than $19,600 at the NRHA European Derby and Austrian Reining Horse Association Western Star Futurity.

The Belgian rider and current Italian resident has competed in European and North American NRHA events since 2002. Fonck has received multiple honors including:

2005

Federation Equestre International (FEI) World Reining Masters Series CRI-A Restricted Open Reserve Champion, CRI-A Open Finalist riding One Fine Remedy (owned by Francois Verschueren, Belgium)

2006

FEI World Equestrian Games Team Member riding Custom Wrangler (owned by Ann Fonck, Italy)

NRHA Open Reserve World Champion riding Roosters Spurs (owned by Sabine Wagner, Germany)

FEI World Reining Masters CRI-A Restricted Open Reserve Champion and CRI-A Open Finalist riding Don Quintana (owned by Francois Gauthier, USA)

2007

Mallorca Reining Trophy Open 3rd place riding Peek A Boom (owned by Arthur Baeck, Belgium)

Open Top Ten 6th place riding Peek A Boom

FEI World Reining Masters CRI-A Restricted Open 3rd place and CRI-A Open Finalist riding Don Quixote Escapes (owned by Susy Baeck, Belgium)

2008

NRHA Open World Champion riding Lenas Pegesis (owned by Michelle Mertens, Belgium)

Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) Futurity Level 4 Open Reserve Champion riding Sail On Top Whizard

Americana Open Champion riding BA Reckless Chick

Mallorca Western Festival Open Champion riding Don Quixote Escapes

2009

FEI World Reining Masters CRI-A Open and CRI-A Restricted Open Reserve riding Great Sun Burst (owned by Roy De Bruin, Netherlands)

NRHA European Futurity Levels 3 and 4 Open Champion riding Sail On Top Whizard

2010

NRHA Open World Champion riding Great Sun Burst

NRHA Breeder’s Snaffle Bit Level 4 Open Futurity Reserve Champion riding Big Sky Whizard (owned by Color Invest A & S Deredowscy, Poland)

Americana Open Champion riding Sail On Top Whizard

2011

Germany Breeder’s Snaffle Bit Futurity Level 4 Open Reserve Champion riding Lil Ruf Lancer (owned by Niels Langhammer, Germany)

IRHA Derby Level 4 Open Co-Champion riding Sail On Top Whizard

Other reiners who have surpassed the Million Dollar NRHA Lifetime Earnings mark include Bill Horn (1995), Tim McQuay (1997), Shawn Flarida (2003), Duane Latimer (2003), Todd Bergen (2004), Dell Hendricks (2005), Craig Schmersal (2005), Andrea Fappani (2006), Tom McCutcheon (2006), Mandy McCutcheon (2007), Brent Wright (2008), Craig Johnson (2008), Randy Paul (2008), Todd Sommers (2010), Rudi Kronsteiner (2011), Jordan Larson (2011) and Rocky Dare (2012).

Cattle Prices Drift Lower

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June 2012 - According to Drovers CattleNetwork, last week's cattle-on-feed report was bearish, while prices on fed cattle, feeders and calves drifted lower.

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The Non Pro + The Open

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The Non Pro" plus "The Open Cutting" took place June 12-19 at the State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla.

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Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup

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ariatkyreiningJoin the fun with the American Quarter Horse Association at the second Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup. This spectacular event takes place April 27-28 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., during the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.

2012 NRBC Open Finalists Announced

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nrbc_logoWhen the dust had cleared the arena following the Open preliminary round of the 2012 National Reining Breeders Classic, the Great Southwest Equestrian Center was abuzz with discussion of who would make the clean-slate finals on Saturday, April 21. The list of finalists was riddled with horses and riders who have earned major accolades in their career – but a few newcomers also graced the roll.

Horse Operations Eligible for Emergency FSA Loans

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Feb. 2012 - If you have an equine operation that breeds, raises and sells certain types of horses, you may be eligible for a Farm Service Association (FSA) emergency loan. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, you may use loans to restore or replace essential property; pay all or part of production costs associated with the disaster year (the calendar year in which the disaster occurred); pay essential family living expenses; reorganize the farming operation; and refinance certain debts.

Read more at Western Farm Press.

Chic Dreamn Whizard and Morey Fisk Are NRHA European Futurity Open Champions

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Chic Dreamin Whizard and Morey Fisk (photo by Andrea Bonaga)
The Open Futurity finals ended the 2012 National Reining Horse Association European Futurity & NRHA Show. A total of 52 horses made it to the finals in the four Open divisions. In the end, Canadian Morey Fisk and Chic Dreamn Whizard (Magnum Chic Dream x The Roan Whizard x Whizard Jac) claimed the Level 4 Open Futurity Championship title after a brilliant 223-scoring run.

The Second Annual Summit of the Horse

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summitofthehorse_logoA star-studded group of speakers, thought-provoking horse industry topics and some of the finest country music anywhere – it’s all happening at the second annual Summit of the Horse April 2-5 at the Embassy Suites in Oklahoma City, Okla. The event is presented by United Horsemen, a 501c3 charitable and educational group promoting equine welfare, protecting the horse industry and pursuing reasonable solutions to the unwanted horse crisis.

Clean Sweep for Flarida at Gordyville!

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Shawn Flarida
The 2012 Bluegrass Reining Stakes, held March 15-18 at Gordyville USA, Gifford, Ill., hosted three aged events: the $64,000-added Wimpys Little Step Derby and the $47,490-added Gordyville Breeders Cup Derby for 4-, 5-, and 6-year old reining horses and the $16,000-added Bluegrass Reining Stakes 7 & Up class for horses age 7 and older. Shawn Flarida won all three!

Gala's Blog: The Upside Of High Fuel Costs

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In her latest blog, Gala Nettles says, "Gas prices are no laughing matter, but rather than crying over something  none of us can individually change at the moment, we have chosen an alternative route in our household – the route of entertainment."

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Competitive Edge: Anger Management

Written by Anna Mitchell on .

I had a great question from a reader about my earlier article, “The Monster Within.”  How can I control my anger? Not many of us are born with the skills to handle intense emotions and unfortunately sometimes our environments do not facilitate the kind of healthy learning that we would like.

Sometimes we get caught up in the emotional heat of the moment and say or do things we perhaps wish we hadn't. When our actions are preceded by an unpredictable emotion such as anger we do not always make the best decisions.

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Tinker With Guns and Andrea Fappani Win Second Cactus Reining Classic Championship

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Andrea Fappani
For the second year in a row, Tinker With Guns (Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner] x Tinker Nic x Reminic) and Equi-Stat Elite$2 Million Rider Andrea Fappani captured the Cactus Reining Classic Level 4 Open Derby. The 6-year-old stallion, owned and bred by Rancho Oso, Woodside, Calif., marked a remarkable 230.5 in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Mar. 10, 2012, for a $8,536 Champion’s paycheck.

CCC Reining Non-Pro Champions: Mandy McCutcheon and Shiney Enterprise

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Mandy McCutcheon
Limited-age reining competition at the 2012 Cowboy Capital Classic Reining in Stephenville, Texas, wrapped up on Saturday, March 10, with the Mister Nicadual Non-Pro Derby. Though rein poured down outside the arena, that didn’t keep Mandy McCutcheon from shining in the show pen on Shiney Enterprise.

Big Shiner and Shawn Flarida Win FRHA Derby Open

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Big Shiner and Shawn Flarida
Big Shiner (Shining Spark x JRC Quixote O Lena x Doc O Dynamite), ridden by Shawn Flarida for Erika Dos Santos Moraes Kotrozinis, Sao Paulo, Brazil, scored a 151.5 to win the Florida Reining Horse Association Classic Derby Level 4 Open. They earned $4,638 for the win.

Competitive Edge: Roll With The Punches

Written by Anna Mitchell on .

Millions of dollars are spent every year trying to help people deal with life stressors and transitional crises when perhaps a preventative intervention may have been both more economical and more effective.

If given the choice, wouldn't we all rather learn how to avoid an addiction to nicotine than have to face treatment for lung cancer? Wouldn't we rather learn how to make better decisions than spend time in prison? Wouldn't it be less heartache and cheaper to learn how to get along with our partners than go through a divorce?

We can't always escape what life throws at us, but we can, with a little work, be better prepared to deal with unexpected circumstances as they arise.  Read Competitive Edge

Dont Look Twice, Phil Rapp Win Again

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Dont Look Twice & Phil Rapp
A large crowd watched at the Livestock Show and Rodeo in San Antonio, Texas, as Dont Look Twice and Phil Rapp marked a final-round 233 to continue a historically successful run with their second Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association World Series of Cutting Open title of 2012 and their fifth in two years.

Special Nu Baby, Sly Playgirl 5/6 Open Co-Champions at Bonanza

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Jaime Snider
Sly Playgirl, a 5-year-old mare who had previously earned less than $70,000, and Burleson, Texas, trainer Jaime Snider marked a final-round 221 to tie 6-year-old standout Special Nu Baby and her trainer, Matt Gaines, Weatherford, Texas, as Classic Open Co-Champions as the Bonanza Cutting continued Sunday in Glen Rose, Texas.

Bill Brewer Named Interim NCHA Executive Director

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Bill Brewer
Bill Brewer,
65, executive vice president of the American Quarter Horse Association for 17 years, has been selected to take over as the Interim NCHA Executive Director effective March 1. He was employed with the AQHA for 37 years and retired in March 2009. Brewer will also chair the selection committee charged with finding and recommending a new NCHA executive director.

2012 Tunica Futurity & Classic Wrap Up

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Kelle Earnheart with her dad, Pat Earnheart

The Tunica Futurity and Classic wrapped up on Monday in Tunica, Miss. According to show organizers Don Bussey, Pat Earnheart and James Hooper, entry counts were up and the show went well. Kelle Earnheart, Weatherford, Texas, won the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro aboard A Spoonful Short and tying for Reserve on Dual With Style with fellow cutter Brett Johnson riding Second Timez A Charm.

CGS Starscommand and Shawn Hays Leading Circle Y Derby Open

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Shawn Hays
The National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions concluded its second day of competition on Jan. 29 in San Angelo, Texas, with the Circle Y Ranch Derby Open rein work. Jay McLaughlin marked the top two rein work scores, and CGS Starscommand and Shawn Hays settled into the lead with the highest composite score, a with a 294.5, in the Open and Intermediate Open divisions.

Augusta Futurity: Classic Open

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Steve Oehlhof
Smoother Than A Cat, 6-year-old stallion with $84,193 in prior cutting earnings, but no signature victory, came up with one Saturday morning by teaming with new trainer Steve Oehlhof for a 223 that earned them an Augusta Futurity Classic Open title and $11,291.

Augusta Futurity: Classic Non-Pro

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Dianna Helm (left) and Patrick Collins
Dianna Helm, Nowatta, Okla., and Patrick Collins, Lincoln, Ill., decided they’d rather tie as Augusta Futurity Classic Non-Pro Co-Champions late Friday night with 222 finals scores and draw prizes out of a hat rather than send their horses into the herd again.

Dont Look Twice, Phil Rapp Set Augusta Arena Record During World Series Win

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Phil & Mary Ann Rapp & Dont Look Twice
One of the top earning horses in Augusta Futurity history, Dont Look Twice, and the event’s top all-time rider, Phil Rapp, set a new record in James Brown Arena Thursday with a 231 score that earned the duo $8,295 and the first Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association Open World Series of Cutting title of the new season.

Kaitlyn Larsen, Laredo Montana Top Non-Pro World Series Finals

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Kaitlyn Larsen & Laredo Montana
Kaitlyn Larsen has accomplished a lot, but the 22-year-old Millsap, Texas, winner of Thursday’s Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting Non-Pro finals in Augusta, Ga., with a 224 aboard gelding Laredo Montana, said the list of fellow riders and opposing horses in that finals appeared daunting on paper before she won to pick up $8,407.

Patrick Collins, Oh Miss Peacock Lead Augusta Futurity Classic Non-Pro

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Patrick & Laura Collins
Patrick Collins and Oh Miss Peacock, a 5-year-old full sister to 2006 and 2011 National Cutting Horse Association Futurity Open Champion horses bred and owned by Patrick and his wife Laura Collins, led Wednesday’s first round with a 219 and they will compete again during Friday’s Augusta Futurity Classic Non-Pro finals.

Sister CD, Elizabeth Queen Lead Augusta World Series of Cutting Non-Pro With 227

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Elizabeth Queen
Elizabeth Queen and Sister CD led the Non-Pro division with a spectacular 227 start, while Intention Del Rey and Lloyd Cox set a strong early pace in the Open with a 223.5 as Tuesday’s first rounds of the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association World Series of Cutting at the Augusta Futurity in Augusta, Ga., provided plenty of excitement.

Sigala Rey, Lee Francois Lead Augusta Futurity Open First Go

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Lee & Holly Francois 
Sigala Rey, a 2008 stallion that made the Open semifinals at the National Cutting Horse Association Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas, during early December, and Murchison, Texas, trainer Lee Francois marked a 220 to lead the first round of 4-Year-Old Open competition at the Augusta Futurity Tuesday in Augusta, Ga.

Austin Shepard’s Horses Early 1-2 in Augusta Classic Open

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Austin Shepard
Great Chief, a 5-year-old gelding with $13,735 in prior cutting earnings, and 6-year-old stallion Bet Hesa Cat, last year’s NCHA World Champion while earning more than $138,000, marked 223 and 222 scores to lead Monday’s first round of the 5/6-Year-Old Open at the Augusta Futurity and trainer Austin Shepard enjoyed both rides.

American Quarter Horse Association Marketing Forum

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aqha_logoEach spring, the American Quarter Horse Association conducts a convention to review AQHA rules and policies. In addition to standing-committee and board of director meetings, AQHA also puts together an educational forum for its members. This year’s forum is the afternoon of Friday, March 9, at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

When Alcohol Hurts Your Show Pen Performance

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Competitive Edge columnist Anna Mitchell asks, "No one really wants to talk about it because no one really wants to admit that their social drinking may have got out of hand. However, could excessive alcohol consumption be crippling your efforts to excel in your sport?'

Read the latest Competitive Edge

Jae Bar One Time and Michael Cooper Do It Again

Written by Kelsey Pecsek on .

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Michael Cooper
The Abilene Spectacular, held at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene, Texas, Jan. 3-12 made for an excellent start to the 2012 limited-age event year for cutting trainers, horses and owners.

The 4-Year-Old Open finals on Saturday, Jan. 7, proved to be yet another successful class for Michael Cooper aboard Jae Bar One Time. The gelding, owned by James and Gail Hooper of Decatur, Ala., battled a few tough cows and dominated the 30-horse field.

Shynia Randles Youth Cutting Stallion Auction Ends Feb. 16

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Shynia Randles
The fourth annual Cuttin With Shynia Youth Scholarship Cutting event takes place July 27 and July 28 at Painted View Ranch in Westcliffe, Colo., and through Feb. 16, its primary fund-raiser, a benefit stallion auction, continues at www.cuttinwithshynia.com. To honor their daughter, Shynia Randles, an avid youth cutter who passed away in 2008 at age 13, her parents Todd and Susie Randles, Ulysses, Kan., established the scholarship cutting in June, 2009.

College Barrel Racer Leads Abilene 5/6-Year-Old Amateur Cutting

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Larami Stewart
Larami Stewart, 19, a sophomore barrel racer on the South Plains College rodeo team in Levelland, Texas, and her 2006 cutting gelding Haidas Screamin Cat marked a 218 to lead Friday’s first round of the 5/6-Year-Old Amateur at the Abilene Spectacular limited-age cutting and secure a spot in Sunday’s finals.

New Youth Finals Format Starts at 2012 NCHA Summer Spectacular

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High Brow CD & Austin Shepard
For the first time in 2012, the Grace Ranch/NCHA Youth World Finals will be held in conjunction with July’s National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular in Fort Worth, Texas.

Two Highbrow Supercat Foals Finish Among Abilene's 4-Year-Old Two-Go Leaders

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Wesley Galyean and his wife, Kristen
Cinca De Maya and Peptos Supercat, two Highbrow Supercat foals that placed 12th and 13th during late fall's 50th Borden Milk/National Cutting Horse Association Futurity in Fort Worth for owner and breeder Dr. Paul W. Dean, are faring well again with trainer Wesley Galyean as both have made Saturday’s 4-Year-Old Open finals at the Abilene Spectacular in Abilene, Texas.

Three Tie With Early 221s During Abilene Spectacular 5/6-Year-Old Open First-Go

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Matt Gaines
Three horses heading into their final limited-age seasons with something left to prove took possible first steps toward doing so with 221 scores that tied for the opening-round lead of the 5/6-Year-Old Open at the Abilene Spectacular cutting in Abilene, Texas.

Big Cutting Action Begins in Abilene

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Mackie Hursh
A new year is here and so is a brand new show season. Action kicked off Tuesday, Jan. 3 for the Abilene Spectacular in Abilene, Texas, launching the first major cutting limited-age event of the 2012 show season. After the first round of the 129-entry 4-Year-Old Open, Smart An Sweet (Sweet Lil Pepto x Ray J An Flo x Mr Peponita Flo), a filly owned by Thomas Ross, Midland, Texas, and her Colorado City, Texas, trainer Mackie Hursh marked a 221 to lead the first round.

All-Class NCHA World Finals Return

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World Champion Bet Hesa Cat & Austin Shepard
Starting this fall, the top 15 horses and riders from all 10 National Cutting Horse Association-approved non-youth any-age classes will earn a chance to compete in Fort Worth, Texas, then take their chances at earning big money and World Champion belt buckles.

NCHA Western Nationals Move To Reno

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Oh Miss Caroline and Craig Thompson Win NCHA Futurity Open Championship with a 226

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Craig Thompson
Oh Miss Caroline, a full sister to 2006 National Cutting Horse Association Futurity Open Champion Oh Cay Felix, and trainer Craig Thompson needed to do something special from their last draw in the 13-horse second set to follow in “Felix’s” footsteps. They did, marking a 226 to earn $200,000 Dec. 10 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Tom Dvorak Qualifies for NCHA Open Futurity Finals Shortly Before Wife's Death From Cancer

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Tom Dvorak
During an interview about he and Bet On A Cat’s 219 score in the Dec. 9 Open semifinals, placing them in the Dec. 10 Borden Milk/NCHA Open finals in Fort Worth, Weatherford, Texas, cutting trainer Tom Dvorak, a career earner of more than $850,000, said he’d rather talk about his wife, Cyndy. She's a registered nurse whose long battle with cancer, sadly, ended a few hours later that night.

Time To Hangem and Austin Shepard Top Futurity Semifinals; Michael Cooper Returns to Finals

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Time To Hangem & Austin Shepard
Time To Hangem and Austin Shepard went for broke during Friday’s Open semifinals at the Borden Milk/National Cutting Horse Association Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas, and they made today’s 6 p.m. big-money round thanks to a fearless 222 effort.

 

Kelsey Weeks Earns NCHA Futurity Amateur Title

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Kelsey Weeks & One Sweet Sis
Kelsey Weeks’ first trip to the Borden Milk/NCHA Futurity in Fort Worth worked out well as the Cotula, Texas, cowgirl won the Amateur division with a final-go 215 Thursday aboard One Sweet Sis to earn $6,630 and her second limited-age title this fall.

Kade Smith and Lean This Rey Top NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Finals With 222

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Kade Smith

Kade Smith and Lean This Rey Win Non-Pro Title

Kade Smith, 22, Burleson, Texas, son of longtime West Coast cutter Greg Smith and brother-in-law of Texas trainer Jamie Snider, guided Lean This Rey to a 222 during Thursday’s Non-Pro finals at the Borden Milk/National Cutting Horse Association Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas, to earn $33,692.

Smith worked with his father in Utah before moving to Texas last November. He took a job as a loper to work with his brother-in-law Snider and his sister, Ashley Smith Snider.

“I wanted to be down here where the action is,” said Smith, who finished as a Reserve Champion Derby Non-Pro rider at early spring’s NCHA Super Stakes a few months after the move. “I like being down here and coming to all these major events.”

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Lean This Rey (Dual Rey x Mis Smart Rey Jay x Smart Little Lena), bred by Linda Holmes, Longmont, Colo., is a horse Smith bought in early spring, based on advice from his boss and brother-in-law.

“Jamie [Snider] flew up there [to Holmes’ horse ranch] in April after the Super Stakes and tried a lot of horses and had a couple he really liked,” Smith said. “This was one of them. Linda sent him to Texas, we tried him and really liked him, so I bought him.”

Working with Snider and getting advice about his Non-Pro riding has been “awesome,” Smith said. He also credited Lean This Rey’s trainer in Colorado, Cody Hall, with doing a great job

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Patrick Collins
Patrick Collins, 55, Lincoln, Ill., and Oh Cay Do Over finished as Reserve Champions with a 220.5 to earn $32,810. Oh Cay Do Over (Smooth As A Cat x Oh Cay Shorty x Shorty Lena). The homebred mare originally owned by Pat and his wife Laura’s son, Max, had been selected by the couple as Laura’s Amateur division partner. Laura Collins, a first-time NCHA Futurity participant, also competed with the horse in the Limited Non-Pro and the Amateur divisions. She decided to let her husband take a shot with the mare, too.

Collins won a 2006 NCHA Amateur title with his 2003 gelding Oh Cay Felix (High Brow Cat x Oh Cay Shorty x Shorty Lena). “Felix” also won the 2006 NCHA Open title with Buffalo, Texas, trainer Craig Thompson. This was the first time that the former feedlot operator and feed supplement company co-owner had qualified for a Non-Pro final at the NCHA Futurity. He’s competed at the NCHA Futurity the past seven years, all with horses produced by a Shortly Lena mare that he and his wife Laura own, Oh Cay Shorty.

“All four of my sons and I showed her,” Collins said of the now 21-year-old and still active broodmare. “All five of us showed “Shorty” and she won $60,000 at weekend events, $100 and $200 at a time. She did it the hard way.”

Oh Miss Caroline, a full sister to 2006 NCHA Futurity Open Champion Oh Cay Felix, competes in today’s Open semifinals with Thompson, Collins’ trainer since he started first started competing at limited-age cutting in 2005.

Jeffrey Gough, Graham, Texas, and SLR Nitas Boon (Nitas Wood x Danelle Boon x Peptoboonsmal) finished third during the Non-Pro finals with a 219 to earn $31,928. That’s not bad for a gelding he picked up at an auction for $3,000 at a 2009 sale.

David McDavid, Fort Worth, Texas, won the Non-Pro Senior division with a semifinal-round 205 aboard DMAC Widows Heir (Widows Freckles x DMAC Sweet Spoon), a horse he and his wife, Stacie, own.

The 50th edition of the Borden Milk/NCHA Futurity continues today with the Open semifinals and ends with Saturday’s 6 p.m. Open finals at Will Rogers Coliseum.

Patrick Collins and Oh Cay Do Over Lead Non-Pro Semifinals

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Patrick & Laura Collins
Patrick Collins, Lincoln, Ill., and Oh Cay Do Over (Smooth As A Cat x Oh Cay Shorty x Shorty Lena) led Wednesday's Non-Pro semifinal at the Borden Milk/National Cutting Horse Association Futurity in Fort Worth with a 221 late in the fifth and final set.

Jo Anne Carollo and What A Rey Are NCHA Futurity Champions

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Jo Anne Carollo

Jo Anne Carollo and What A Rey Top Limited Non-Pro

Jo Anne Carollo, Atascadero, Calif., has more than $523,000 in reined cow horse earnings, so now she's taking a stab at cutting. The seasoned horsewoman took Fort Worth by storm, winning a Champion title at her first NCHA Futurity aboard What A Rey.

What A Rey (TR Dual Rey x Roosters Chicaroo x Gallo Del Cielo), owned and bred by Carollo and her husband Jim, marked a 214 from the first draw in the first bunch in the Limited Non-Pro finals. That score was enough to hold strong against the other 33 finalists, earning Carollo top honors and a $9,610 check.

While she is new to the cutting pen, Carollo has impressive experience in reined cow horse. She has won multiple titles at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurities since she began competing in the 1980s.

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Ashley Galyean, Marietta, Okla., clenched the Reserve title in the Limited Non-Pro with a third-draw score of 213. She was riding her and Beau's chestnut stallion, Casey Catt (Sophisticated Catt x Amanda Starlight x Grays Starlight), bred by Rod and Mary Jane Kelley of Millsap, Texas.

Galyean competed in her first NCHA Futurity in 2009, and this is her best achievement at the event. She and Casey Catt qualified for the semifinals, so her trip to Fort Worth isn't over yet. The non-pro's Equi-Stat record reflects a little more than $13,000 in lifetime earnings, but with her $9,410 paycheck for Reserve, that is about to change.

Senior Limited Non-Pro

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Doug Pritchett and Justin Fuentes
Douglas Pritchett, Quinlan, Texas, was named the Senior Limited Non-Pro Champion after he piloted his sorrel mare, Catdawg (Cats Merada x Moondawgs Mate x Smart Mate) to a 201 in the finals. Although he tied for seventeenth overall in the Limited, he was the only non-pro with senior classification to make it into the finals.

Pritchett has an Equi-Stat record of more than $62,000, and thanks to his new win, he is nearing $70,000.

For complete results of the Limited Non-Pro finals at the NCHA Futurity, click here.

Kelsey Weeks Grabs the Amateur Lead on One Sweet Sis

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Kelsey Weeks
After two days of the first go-round for the Amateur division at the National Cutting Horse Association Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas, Kelsey Weeks is in the lead with a 218 aboard One Sweet Sis.

Andrea Fappani Takes First And Ties Arno Honstetter For Reserve At NRHA Futurity

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Andrea Fappani (left) and Arno Honstetter
There’s no doubt about it! Fappani Performance Horses showed up big for the Dec. 3, 2011, National Reining Horse Association Futurity Level 4 Open finals. At 6 p.m., from the very first draw of the 31-horse finals, Fappani blazed into the arena on Lil Joe Cash in the dramatic run-in and stop maneuver of NRHA Pattern No. 10. Lil Joe Cash set the dirt flying and dragged a pair of tracks that put himself and Fappani on the path to a 227.5-scoring run. No other competitor was able to top that score, and Fappani and Russell Giles’ stallion (Nu Chex To Cash x RS Lilly Starlight x Grays Starlight) reigned as this year’s NRHA Futurity Open Champions and received a check for $150,000.

Andrea Fappani Rides Tinker With Guns to Win NRHA $100,000 Shootout

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Andrea Fappani
On Thurs., Dec. 1, Tinker With Guns added another entry to his impressive resume. Under the guidance of Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Andrea Fappani, the 5-year-old stallion won the National Reining Horse Association’s $100,000 World Championship Shootout, presented by Equine Sports Medicine.

Veronica St.-Onge Wins NRHA Futurity Non-Pro

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Veronica St-Onge

The NRHA Cinch Futurity Non-Pro finals were held on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, and thanks to the NRHA Foal Nomination Program, reiners went home quite a bit richer than in years past. Veronica St-Onge, Gainesville, Texas, rode Spooks N Sparks (Smart Spook x Whizicle x Topsail Whiz), owned by St-Onge Reining Horses Inc., to the high score of 221 to win the Level 4 and Level 3 Intermediate divisions of the Cinch NRHA Futurity Non-Pro.

Mary Ann Rapp Leads Futurity Non-Pro Composite

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Mary Ann Rapp
Mary Ann Rapp and Pitch Till You Win, a 3-year-old gelding (Autumn Acre x Tap Olena x Doc O'Lena) bred and owned by Phil and Mary Ann Rapp, moved into Wednesday's Borden Milk/NCHA Futurity Non-Pro semifinals with a two-go 215.5-215-430.5.

Lil Joe Cash and Andrea Fappani Lead NRHA Futurity Open Composite

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Andrea Fappani
Wednesday was a busy day at the National Reining Horse Association Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show. As competitors battled it out in the final section of the $540,000-added NRHA Futurity Open and the Non-Pro Consolation round to earn a slot in the $260,000-added Cinch/NRHA Futurity Non-Pro finals, reining fans moved one step closer to crowning Futurity Champions at the 25th running of the event in Oklahoma City. (From 1966 to 1985 the NRHA Futurity was held in Columbus, Ohio.)

St-Onge Holds NRHA Futurity Non-Pro Lead, Javier Melo Wins Youth Non-Pro

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Futurity Youth Non-Pro Champions Wimpy Little Girl and Javier Melo
The final section of the go-round in the National Reining Horse Association/ Cinch Futurity Non-Pro was held on Tues., Nov. 29. Veronica St-Onge, Gainesville, Texas, and Spooks N Sparks (Smart Spook x Whizicle x Topsail Whiz), owned by St-Onge Reining Horses Inc., ended the second section leading the Level 4 Non-Pro and Level 3 Non-Pro divisions.

Mike Boyle and Easy Lil Lady Top NRHA Futurity Open Standings

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The National Reining Horse Association Futurity in Oklahoma City, Okla., continued Nov. 29 with the second go-round, second section of the NRHA Futurity Open. Michael Boyle marked Tuesday’s highest score, a 222.5, aboard Darling 888 Ranch’s Easy Lil Lady (Easy Otie Whiz x Docs Lil Bullet x Lenas Gyrator). The NRHA Professional from Princeton, Ky., now leads the composite standings in the Level 4 Open division with a 444.5.

Jae Bar One Time, Mr Pepto Scoot Lead Futurity Open With 438s; Michael Cooper Tops $1 Million

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Michael Cooper
Jae Bar One Time, a gelding ridden by 2009 NCHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion rider Michael Cooper, Bucyrus, Kansas, and Mr Pepto Scoot, a stallion ridden by 2007 NCHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion rider Bubba Matlock, Weatherford, Texas, posted two-go best 438s to secure berths in today's 2011 Borden Milk/National Cutting Horse Association Futurity Open semifinals in Fort Worth, Texas.

Dan Hansen, Woody Be Lucky Win Non-Pro Round Two at World Finals

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Dan Hansen
With a $50,000-plus lead over his nearest rival for the Non Pro world title, the money still matters to Dan Hansen. Hansen, 60, Weatherford, Texas, marked a 226 on Woody Be Lucky in Round Two of the Non Pro Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association World Finals Sunday to earn $6,058, setting his year-to-date earnings at $122,280.

Dont Look Twice Wins Again at NCHA World Finals

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Dont Look Twice
Don’t Look Twice again made sure the crowd in Fort Worth’s Watt Arena kept their eyes on her when she marked a 231 Sunday night for back-to-back wins in the Open at the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association World Finals.

Justin White and Wild Hickory Bob Win in Fort Worth Again

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Justin White
Justin White and his 7-year-old gelding Wild Hickory Bob proved they’ve still got what it takes to win in Fort Worth as they marked a 226 in the first round on the Non Pro Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association World Finals to add $6,058 to their current year earnings of $22,953.

Dont Look Twice and Phil Rapp Win Round One of Mercuria/NCHA Open World Finals

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Dont Look Twice & Phil Rapp
Dont Look Twice again proved cows should think twice about trying to get by her when, along with her career-long trainer and rider Phil Rapp, she marked a 230 Saturday night and won the first round of the Open at the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association World Finals in Fort Worth’s W.R. Watt Arena.

Champions Cup Cutting Big Hit for Competitors and Contestants

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Buster Welch & Bet Hesa Cat
Billed as a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see legendary cutting horse riders ages 28 through 83 compete on their sport’s top stage – Will Rogers Coliseum arena in Fort Worth, Texas – Saturday’s Neiman Marcus/NCHA Futurity Champions Cup lived up to the hype and seemed to exceed it.

Top Horse and Top Non-Pro Rider Titles Already Clinched Prior to NCHA World Finals

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Bet Hesa Cat & Austin Shepard
Spoiler Alert – If you don’t want to know that 5-year-old stallion Bet Hesa Cat has already clinched year-end NCHA Open World Champion Horse any-age honors and that Dan Hansen, 60, Weatherford, Texas, has already secured the 2011 Non-Pro World Champion rider title then don’t read this article.

Two Tie For Lead During Futurity Open’s First Day

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Mackie Hursh
Jae Bar One Time, a sorrel gelding ridden by Michael Cooper, and Smart An Sweet, a bay roan mare ridden by Mackie Hursh, set the bar with two first-round 221s as they tied for the early lead during the first day of Open competition Nov. 21 at the Borden Milk/National Cutting Horse Association Futurity in Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum.

Jae Bar One Time (One Time Pepto x Jae Bars Fancy Cat x High Brow Cat) and Cooper, formerly the resident trainer for Bucyrus, Kansas-based horse owner Darol Rodrock, have worked together a while. Rodrock bought horse as a late 2-year-old. Husband and wife co-owners James and Gail Hooper, Decatur, Ala., who both are NCHA Non-Pro Hall of Fame riders, bought the horse from Rodrock in late March and kept Cooper in the saddle. Crystal Creek Ranch, Fort Worth, Texas, bred and originally owned the horse.
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Smart An Sweet (Sweet Lil Pepto x Ray J An Flo x Mr Peponito Flo), bred and originally owned by Jerry Whithead, Reno, Nev., met up with Colorado City, Texas, trainer Mackie Hursh in mid-spring. Tom Ross, Midland, Texas, one of Hursh’s original clients after he started training cutters on his own during the late 1990s, purchased the mare in late April.

The first round of NCHA Futurity Open competition continues through Saturday. Regular updates are available via the Facebook site facebook.com/quarterhorsenews. Futurity announcer Tom Holt will also provide direct phone text messages with recent scores to anyone who texts the word cutting to 99000.

Mackie Hursh’s father, Mark Hursh, and his grandfather, Tommy Hursh, are cotton farmers who kept mother cows and horses near the Stanton, Texas, home where he grew up. Mackie Hursh, 35, started competing as a cutter in high school. He knew from an early age what he wanted to do for a living.

Hursh spent part of his summers during high school working with Triple Crown-winning cutting trainer Joe Heim in Thackerville, Okla. He then worked as Heim’s 2-year-old trainer after he graduated from high school. He worked with Heim about a year and a half, worked with a couple of other trainers, then went out on his own about 11 years ago, during his mid-20s.

“I’d say the first five years were pretty tough. It fact, half the day I’d work at a feed store and the other half, I worked with horses,” said Hursh, now a career earner of more than $390,000 as a cutting horse rider, during an interview with Quarter Horse News earlier this year. The past couple of years, he’s finally consistently reaped the benefits from paying those dues. He has earned about $167,000 so far since the start of 2010, according to Equi-Stat records, while enjoying perhaps his top career season this year.

“I wish that I’d gone somewhere else [to work with another trainer] for a longer period of time,” Hursh said. I think that would have helped and that’s what I would recommend.”

Hursh and Ross, Smart An Sweet’s owner, both took a trip to go riding with Oklahoma-based NCHA Hall of Fame trainer Shannon Hall about five years ago, and that trip ended up helping him quite a bit. Hall “didn’t say a lot,” Hursh said, but added the trainer gave him several points during that visit that ended up helping him quite a bit.

Spearman, Texas, trainer Boyd Rice has also helped and encouraged him since the first time he ever competed at a Fort Worth cutting event during the late 1990s, Hursh said.

Cooper, 35, has bounced back strong after missing the 2010 NCHA Futurity due to a serious knee injury last fall. He re-aggravated an old basketball injury suffered in high school at the September of 2010 Brazos Bash limited-age event in Weatherford, Texas.

Dr. Tandy Freeman, best known for frequent work on professional rodeo cowboys and PBR bull riders, performed a surgical reconstruction of Cooper’s left knee on Oct. 6, 2010, in Dallas, Texas. Cooper credited his employee, Brooke Nettles, and her mother, Louise Anderson, with securing quick treatment from Freeman last fall. Nettles’ late father, Jimmy Anderson, was an original PBR bullfighter and someone Freeman knew well. “From the time I heard about it [Nettles’ and her mother’s connection to Freeman], I was in five days later,” Cooper said. “They got me in. That usually doesn’t happen.

On Feb. 4, 2011, Cooper finished as Reserve Champion during a 4-Year-Old Open final at the Tunica Futurity in Tunica, Miss., to help launch his successful comeback trail.



50th NCHA Futurity: Celebration of Five Decades Continues Through Dec. 10 in Fort Worth

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nchafuturity50The athleticism. The skill. The magic. The Borden Milk/National Cutting Horse Association Futurity is where they all combine for three weeks of exciting action, rich purses and the precious reality of which every cutter dreams – winning under the bright lights of the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. And this year is special – it’s the event’s 50th anniversary. Five decades of excellence. Fifty years of champions. More memories than can be counted.

Dance Little Spook and Rudi Kronsteiner Win 2011 IRHA Futurity Open

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Dance Little Spook and Kronsteiner - Photo by Andrea Bonaga
In a field of 41 finalists, with a score of 225.5, Rudi Kronsteiner claimed the Italian Reining Horse Association/National Reining Horse Association Futurity Level 4 Open Championship aboard Dance Little Spook (Smart Spook x Sailor Dance x Topsail Cody), owned by Quarter Dream.

Diehls Win Three Paint World Titles

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Frank, Dawson & Curry Diehl
Frank Diehl, 64, his step-son Curry Diehl, 27, and his grandson Dawson Diehl, 18, all guided horses to Paint World Championship titles Saturday, Nov. 12, as the American Paint Horse Association World Show concluded its 10-day run in Fort Worth, Texas.

Steve Oehlhof and Takes Alotta Faith Show A Lotta Talent In Waco

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Steve Oehlhof
The Heart O’ Texas Fair Complex in Waco, Texas, hosted the Waco Texas Futurity Limied-Age Event on Nov. 1-6. Steve Oehlhof, Grandview, Texas, piloted his wife Missy’s homebred mare, Takes Alotta Faith (Kit Dual x Alotta Merada Style x Docs Stylish Oak), to a Champion title in the Futurity Open.

Brent Erickson and Catamini Take the Futurity Open Title In Utah

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The Utah Cutting Horse Futurity and Aged Event was held at the Legacy Events Center in Farmington, Utah, on Nov. 1-5. Charlie Blackburn, Stockton, Calif., owner of Catamini (High Brow Cat x Spookys Cash x Miss N Cash), was proud of his mare’s Futurity Open win with rider Brent Erickson, Wilton, Calif. Marking a 149, the Iron Rose Ranch LLC, Carbondale, Colo., bred horse earned a check for $9,039, along with the Champion title.

 

Cutting Across the Pond

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Push To Play and Gianluca Munarini
Some big-name American cutters made their way overseas to Lyon, France, for the first ever Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association World Series of Cutting held outside of North America. However, it was the Italians who captured the top spots in the $25,000-added Open finals on Oct. 30.

Princess Spoonfull and Craig Thompson Win the Futurity Open in Their Hometown at the Southern Cutting Futurity

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Craig Thompson
As cutters near the end of their busiest season, they push a little harder in the pen, trying to prove what their horses are made of. The Southern Cutting Futurity in Jackson, Miss., held Oct. 24-29, was the perfect place to do so.

Princess Spoonfull (Hes A Peptospoonful x Princess Shorty x Shorty Lena), guided by her Buffalo, Texas, trainer, Craig Thompson, took advantage of her opportunity to shine.

Faye Reys Sis and Morgan Cromer Win PCCHA Futurity Open; Jessica Gonsalves and My Dads A Cat Top Non-Pro

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Morgan Cromer with horse owners Nancy and Phil Hall
Odds appeared stacked when 3-year-old mare Faye Reys Sis and 27-year-old trainer Morgan Cromer headed to the herd last in a 15-horse finals Saturday night in Paso Robles, Calif., but the duo earned the 2011 Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Futurity Open title and $35,097 with a rousing 224 that topped all their rivals with four points to spare.

My Lizzy Babe and Tim Smith Top PCCHA Open Cutting Stakes

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Tim Smith & John Kratzer
My Lizzy Babe, a 4-year-old mare owned by San Diego real estate developer John Kratzer and trained by the West Coast’s all-time leading cutting horse rider, Tim Smith, Temecula, Calif., won the Cutting Stakes Open finals at the PCCHA Futurity Saturday in Paso Robles, Calif. with a 219.5 to earn $22,730, continuing the horse and Smith’s season-long string of success.

My Lizzy Babe (Lizzys Gotta Player x Moms Stylish Oak x Docs Stylish Oak), a horse Smith liked well enough to buy the first time he ever saw her, won four limited-age Open victories this year and checks totaling about $74,000. That’s despite the fact that she missed about two months worth of mid-season shows, partly due to the EHV-1 scare and partly due to a back ailment that limited Smith’s availability to ride her for a while.

The duo finished strong by closing with a September victory at the El Rancho Futurity in Rancho Murieta, Calif., a mid-October win in Las Vegas and their season-ending Oct. 29 title. They were also Derby Open Co-Champions in March at the PCCHA Derby, also in Paso Robles.

Competing from the sixth-draw in a 13-horse finals field on Saturday that included many of the top 4-year-old cutting horses from all across the country this year, My Lizzy Babe and Smith took the lead with a 219.5 from a No. 6 draw. Somewhat surprisingly, that score also held up for the win.

Arena strategy shared by a longtime friend, Ojai, Calif., cutter Scott Weis, second only to Smith in all-time earnings at PCCHA cutting shows, might have given Smith a slight edge that helped.

While he knew all of the horses and riders competing in the finals were standouts, the cattle in the set were not, Smith said. He added that Weis reminded him of that fact during the winning run.

“It was a good group of horses and we thought it was going to take a lot of points to win. Every body was amped up. Everybody was stepping on the gas a little,” Smith said. “Scott Weis said to me, ‘Look, back off. This is a train wreck. Let’s cut.’ I was very proud of her. I put her in a couple of jams and she bailed me out. It’s been a good fall and she’s ready for a break.”

Kratzer enjoyed prior success as an owner and eventually as a Non-Pro rider with another standout mare purchased and trained for him by Smith. He asked the trainer to “go find another one” late last year. The one Smith found, bred and originally owned by Drummond Land & Cattle, Pawhuska, Okla., has amazed him again.

“The amazing thing is he saw that horse one time,” Kratzer said, referring to the 2010 NCHA Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas, where the mare and her original owner and breeder actually didn’t fare well. “Tim came back and said, ‘She’s the real deal.’ We looked at her, negotiated, vetted her and got her bought. I can’t believe that she’s turned out to be this good. She’s really cool.”

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Clint Allen
Co-Reserve Champions Blue One Time and Clint Allen, Weatherford, Texas, and BRF Bobby Whitesock and Grant Setnicka, Grandview, Texas, each marked 218s to earn $16,505 checks. Blue One Time (One Time Pepto x Quintan Blue x Mecom Blue) is a stallion owned by Dave and Georgia Husby, Weatherford, Texas. PRF Bobby Whitesock (High Brow Cat x PRF Shesa Sterling x Bob Acre Doc) is a gelding owned by Royce Lee, Hico, Texas.

PRF Bobby Whitesock picked up an extra $2,56 for winning the Gelding division. Allen competed with four other horses in the 13-head finals and earned a combined $37,667 with them.

Faye Reys Sis Carries Morgan Cromer To Second PCCHA Futurity Open Title In Four Years

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Morgan Cromer with horse owners Nancy and Phil Hall
Odds appeared stacked when 3-year-old mare Faye Reys Sis and 27-year-old trainer Morgan Cromer headed to the herd last in a 15-horse finals Saturday night in Paso Robles, Calif., but the duo earned the 2011 Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Futurity Open title and $35,097 with a rousing 224 that topped all their rivals with four points to spare.

Faye Reys Sis (Dual Rey x Lil Lenas Sis x Doc Olena), a horse the Templeton, Calif., trainer bought for owners Holy Cow Performance Horses in July, carried Cromer to an Idaho Futurity Open win in early September with a 221 finish to earn $13,316. The mare had not competed since her initial victory, though, due to lingering soreness after that show.
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Chances of cutting winning cattle from the last draw also didn’t appear strong. Only two duos had marked a 214 or better after Reserve Champion Cats Date and Hayden Upton set the bar with a 220 from their No. 6 draw. Three of the next eight horses and riders had posted a 210 or worse.

Cromer still headed to the herd more confident than concerned because she had faith in the mare, bred by Black Rock Ranch, Harrsion, Idaho. Grant Setnicka, 27, and based in Grandview, Texas, initiated the mare’s training while previously working as the breeder’s resident trainer. Setnicka also owned the horse for a while before selling her to Cromer in mid-summer. Cromer credited her fellow young trainer for doing a great job starting the horse. She said back in July, both of them simply agreed the mare seemed to work a little better with Cromer at the controls.

“I knew I had a couple of cows that were in good shape. I knew if I did my job, she’d make them look pretty, and she really did,” said Cromer, who earned her first PCCHA Futurity Open title at age 25 on Nov. 1, 2008, aboard 2005 mare Bearly Nuf Taz (Pepto Taz x Bearly Nuf Cash x Miss N Cash). That mare’s owners, Brenda and John Stephenson, owners of San Juan Ranch, Shandon, Calif., were among the people on hand to congratulate Cromer for winning twice in four years.

Faye Reys Sis and Holy Cow Performance Horse co-owners Nancy Crawford Hall and Phil Hall, Santa Ynez, Calif., actually skipped a cow horse event where they’d been scheduled to hand out an award on Saturday night so they could watch their own horse and Cromer take a shot at the title. Their operation has specialized in breeding, raising and training cow horses in recent years, but Nancy Crawford Hall started out as a cutting horse rider. Cromer has certainly helped steer Holy Cow’s cutting program in the right direction with a few horses the past couple years, Hall said.

“I’d heard about her for a long time, but I didn’t have any cutting horses,” Hall said. “When I had a cutting horse that I thought would be good, it’s a 5-year-old she shows now, I sent it to her a couple of years ago.”

Pleased with the work Cromer had done with that horse and a couple of other cutters, Hall said she had no problem giving the young trainer the go-ahead when she asked to purchase Faye Reys Sis.

“We bought her and the rest is history,” Hall said. “This is the second futurity that she’s won in her short life. She’s a wonderful mare.”

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Hayden Upton
Reserve Champion horse Cats Date (WR This Cats Smart x Peptos Special Date x Peptoboonsmal) and Upton, 30, a native Australian and 10-year California resident who moved to Weatherford, Texas, to start his first year as a professional trainer last December, had earned less than $1,000 during the fall futurity season until hitting it big in Paso Robles with a payday topping $30,000.

Upton purchased the Reserve Champion horse, a mare bred and originally owned by Tom and Sue Ryan, Weatherford, Texas, as a long yearling at a sale in Fort Worth, Texas, in December of 2009. He then sold her to an Australia-based client who also has a 2011 NCHA Futrity prospect in training with Upton, Forrest Saunders, before the start of the fall futurity season.

Upton, assisted by his wife, Summa, who warms up, cools down and feeds his horses, narrowly missed qualifying for finals with Cats Date at two other futurities before making the finals in Paso Robles. The equine chiropractor/cutting trainer qualified for his first major limited-age Open final at this fall’s PCCHA Futurity after winning titles as a Non-Pro rider at the same event in both 2009 and 2010.

Upton and his wife packed their bags and moved to Weatherford, Texas, to share space at the Bar H Ranche in Weatherford, Texas, with NCHA Hall of Fame trainer Paul Hansma, shortly after last year's PCCHA Futurity. The prior career winner of less then $50,000 as a cutter won the Futurity Open Limited Rider title, along with his Reserve Champion title, and two checks totaling more than $30,000 during his third career event as an Open division rider.

“I like to win. I strive to win, but this is the second cutting horse, period, that I’ve ever ridden,” said Upton. He trained his own horse that he had won with twice as a Non-Pro rider in Paso Robles the past two falls. “I think I’ve broken every rule so far. I’m just learning as I go.”
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Tim Smith & John Kratzer

Cutting Stakes Open

My Lizzy Babe, a 4-year-old mare owned by San Diego real estate developer John Kratzer and trained by the West Coast’s all-time leading cutting horse rider, Tim Smith, Temecula, Calif., won the Cutting Stakes Open finals at the PCCHA Futurity Saturday in Paso Robles, Calif. with a 219.5 to earn $22,730, continuing the horse and Smith’s season-long string of success.

My Lizzy Babe (Lizzys Gotta Player x Moms Stylish Oak x Docs Stylish Oak), a horse Smith liked well enough to buy the first time he ever saw her, won four limited-age Open victories this year and checks totaling about $74,000. That’s despite the fact that she missed about two months worth of mid-season shows, partly due to the EHV-1 scare and partly due to a back ailment that limited Smith’s availability to ride her for a while.

The duo finished strong by closing with a September victory at the El Rancho Futurity in Rancho Murieta, Calif., a mid-October win in Las Vegas and their season-ending Oct. 29 title. They were also Derby Open Co-Champions in March at the PCCHA Derby, also in Paso Robles.

Competing from the sixth-draw in a 13-horse finals field on Saturday that included many of the top 4-year-old cutting horses from all across the country this year, My Lizzy Babe and Smith took the lead with a 219.5 from a No. 6 draw. Somewhat surprisingly, that score also held up for the win.

Arena strategy shared by a longtime friend, Ojai, Calif., cutter Scott Weis, second only to Smith in all-time earnings at PCCHA cutting shows, might have given Smith a slight edge that helped.

While he knew all of the horses and riders competing in the finals were standouts, the cattle in the set were not, Smith said. He added that Weis reminded him of that fact during the winning run.

“It was a good group of horses and we thought it was going to take a lot of points to win. Every body was amped up. Everybody was stepping on the gas a little,” Smith said. “Scott Weis said to me, ‘Look, back off. This is a train wreck. Let’s cut.’ I was very proud of her. I put her in a couple of jams and she bailed me out. It’s been a good fall and she’s ready for a break.”

Kratzer enjoyed prior success as an owner and eventually as a Non-Pro rider with another standout mare purchased and trained for him by Smith. He asked the trainer to “go find another one” late last year. The one Smith found, bred and originally owned by Drummond Land & Cattle, Pawhuska, Okla., has amazed him again.

“The amazing thing is he saw that horse one time,” Kratzer said, referring to the 2010 NCHA Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas, where the mare and her original owner and breeder actually didn’t fare well. “Tim came back and said, ‘She’s the real deal.’ We looked at her, negotiated, vetted her and got her bought. I can’t believe that she’s turned out to be this good. She’s really cool.”

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Clint Allen
Co-Reserve Champions Blue One Time and Clint Allen, Weatherford, Texas, and BRF Bobby Whitesock and Grant Setnicka, Grandview, Texas, each marked 218s to earn $16,505 checks. Blue One Time (One Time Pepto x Quintan Blue x Mecom Blue) is a stallion owned by Dave and Georgia Husby, Weatherford, Texas. PRF Bobby Whitesock (High Brow Cat x PRF Shesa Sterling x Bob Acre Doc) is a gelding owned by Royce Lee, Hico, Texas.

PRF Bobby Whitesock picked up an extra $2,56 for winning the Gelding division. Allen competed with four other horses in the 13-head finals and earned a combined $37,667 with them.

Smart E Cat and Todd Bimat Top PCCHA Gelding Stakes Open

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Todd Bimat & Jerry Erwin
Smart E Cat and Todd Bimat continued their top show so far by dominating Friday’s Gelding Stakes Open finals at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Futurity with a 223 to earn $13,294, then picked up another $8,524 by placing ninth in Saturday's Futurity Open finals.

Im Catman and Matt Budge Top PCCHA Classic Open, Earn Two Checks Totaling $17,234

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Im Catman, a 5-year-old gelding owned by Los Olivos, Calif., cutting couple Chuck and Stephanie Roven, and the horse’s career-long trainer Matt Budge, Weatherford, Texas, topped the Classic Open finals Monday with a 224 at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Futurity and Cutting Stakes to earn two checks totaling $17,234.

Im Catman (High Brow Cat x Cowstruck x Smart Little Lena) and Budge made the 4-Year-Old Open finals at last fall’s PCCHA while ranking among 2010’s top cutting duos all year. The horse, a prior career earner of $196,231, soared across the $200,000 mark in career earnings by securing $13,936 as the Classic Open Champion. He also picked up an extra $3,298 by winning the event’s Gelding Open title.

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Oxbow Ranch, owned by the Rovens’ friend, Lindy Burch, bred Im Catman. His name stems from  co-owner Chuck Roven, a movie producer, working on the film Batman Begins when the horse was born. Co-owner Stephanie Haymes Roven competes aboard Im Catman today during the first round of the Classic Non-Pro.

Fancy Lookin Cat (That Sly Cat x Playin N Fancy Peppy x Freckles Playboy) and John Mitchell, Weatherford, Texas, finished as Classic Open Reserve Champions with a 223 to earn $11,341. The 6-year-old mare, a prior career earner of $123,962, is bred and owned by Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, Texas. Mitchell worked as Slate River Ranch’s lead cutting trainer several years, until taking another job last fall. He still rides many of its horses.

The PCCHA Futurity and Cutting Stakes continues through Sunday in Paso Robles, Calif.

Draw: Mercuria/NCHA World Series in France (You'll Recognize A Few Reiners!)

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Oct. 26, 2011 - This weekend, Oct. 28-30, the Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting takes place in Lyon, France. According to the NCHA, "Like its eight counterparts in North America, the Mercuria World Series show in Lyon will feature $25,000 in added money in both the Open and Non-Pro classes. There will also be $15,000 from the Dual R Smokin European Incentive, with $2,500 each going to the top three qualifying European-owned horses in the Open and top three qualifying European Non-Pro riders."

Check out the Open & Non-Pro draws at nchacutting.com

Non-Pro Champions Crowned at SWRHA Futurity

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QuincyCahillAllen_Cowtown11The Southwest Reining Horse Association WinStar World Casino Futurity Non-Pro Championship was decided Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. Emerging the victor in both the Level 4 Non-Pro and the Level 3 Intermediate Non-Pro was Quincy Cahill Allen and Conquistador Chick.

Wimpys Little Step Is the Youngest NRHA Three Million Dollar Sire

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wimpyslittlestep_jb_rightsizeJust last May, Wimpys Little Step proved his prowess as a reining horse sire by becoming the youngest Two Million Dollar Sire in National Reining Horse history, by a margin of five years. As of October 2011, he is now officially the youngest sire – again by a margin of five years – to cross the three million dollar plateau with a total of $3,011,636 earned by his progeny.

2011 Calgary Stampede Wrangler Cutting Horse Futurity

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Annies Goodie Bag and Brad Pedersen
The Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Futurity, presented by Wrangler, wrapped up on Sunday, Oct. 16. The Open Futurity Champion pair was Annies Goodie Bag (Annies Cat x Smart Goodie Bag x Smart Little Baggins) and Brad Pedersen. They earned $17,621 for the mare’s breeder and owner, Doreen Ruggles, Ardmore, Alberta.

Reining Super Series to Conclude with SWRHA Futurity and Show

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The 2011 Reining Super Series Champions will be announced in less than a week. With three of the four legs of the series completed, the pressure is on the leaders. Those who haven't competed in three of the events must attend the Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Show in Ardmore, Okla., or be declared ineligible for the cash bonuses.

The Reining Super Series is a conglomerate of four of the National Reining Horse Association's largest events, and the high-point open and non-pro exhibitor from the ancillary classes who compete in at least three of the four shows will receive a check for $10,000!

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The three high-point leaders of the Open have all attended two of the previous events. With 85 points, Tyrel Pole sits in first place, having attended the Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic and the Scottsdale Reining Classic. Second place belongs to Ben Ballow with 48 points, and third to Dallas Wedel with 46 points.

The Non-Pro leaders have also all attended two of the events. In first place are Kelsey Duede and Peppy Turn with 55 points. Kathy Copass and Gumball Machine hold onto second place with 39 points, and with 32 points, Robert Thompson and Angels Mark have third place.

The SWRHA Futurity and Show begins October 18 and runs through October 23. Although the entry deadline has passed for the ancillary classes, the late fee is only $20. For more information, visit www.swrha.com.

To learn about the Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic go to www.tulsareining.com. For information about the High Roller Classic, visit www.highrollerreiningclassic.com, and for the Scottsdale Classic, go to www.thescottsdaleclassic.com.

For more information about the Reining Super Series, visit www.reiningsuperseries.com, or become a fan on Facebook!

Bet Hesa Cat and Austin Shepard Win Congress Cutting

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Bet Hesa Cat & Austin Shepard

Bet Hesa Cat (High Brow Cat x Bet Yer Blue Boons x Freckles Playboy), the 5-year-old stallion leading this year’s National Cutting Horse Association Open any-age standings, and Summerdale, Ala., trainer Austin Shepard won the Open any-age finals at the 2011 All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, with a 225 to earn $1,230, after earning a Derby Open title at Congress last fall.

High Brow Doll and Zeke Entz Win World Series At Congress

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Zeke Entz
A 225 by High Brow Doll and Zeke Entz dominated the final round of the Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting Open event at the All American Quarter Horse Congress on Friday, Oct. 14 in Columbus, Ohio, and earned a $13,000 check.

Harley Surprize Lena and Mike McEntire Win Congress Reining Futurity Open

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Raynald Rodrigue (left) and Mike McEntire share their Congress Futurity Championship!
There were 33 horses in the finals of the reining $50,000-added Open and $12,000-added Intermediate Open combined divisions of the All American Quarter Horse Congress Futurity in Columbus, Ohio.  All were primed and ready to win a prize, but it was Harley Surprize Lena’s turn to shine. 

Carlie Thompson and Chrome Dont Corrode Win Congress Reining Futurity Non-Pro

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Carlie Thompson enjoys her Congress win with her dad, Neil.
There were 18 finalists in the Congress Futurity $10,000-added Non-Pro and $5,000-added Intermediate Non-Pro  finals. Rick Clark, Catlettsburg, Ky., set the pace at draw No. 1 with a score of 216.5 earned on his Wallawalla Bang Bang (Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner] x Shiney Walla Wanda x Shining Spark). Coached by Shawn Flarida, Springfield, Ohio, Clark held the lead in both divisions until draw No. 17: Carlie Thompson, Dublin, Ohio.

Missin Boonlight and Shad Platt Win South Point Futurity Open

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Shad Platt
Four years after 2004 mare Missin Starlena carried him to one South Point Futurity Open title and two checks totaling $26,750, Shad Platt rode into the same arena Monday with a gelding half-brother, Missin Boonlight, and he rode out with a 221.5 finish, another Futurity Open victory and another $13,482.

Julie Sandford, Smooth Knitty Kitty Win South Point Classic Amateur Title

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Julie Sandford
Julie Sandford, 54, Orange, Calif., and 5-year-old mare Smooth Knitty Kitty marked a first-draw 219 and held on to win Classic Amateur and Classic Amateur Senior titles worth a combined $5,210 Sunday at the South Point Futurity cutting in Las Vegas.

Karen Brody, Chuck Roven Derby Amateur Co-Champions At South Point

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Derby Amateur Co-Champions Chuck Roven & Karen Brody
Registered nurse Karen Brody, Bell Canyon, Calif., and gelding Oak Ill Be Peppy marked a 218 from the No. 1 draw in Saturday’s 12-horse Derby Amateur event and movie producer Chuck Roven, Los Olivos, Calif., rode stallion Peptolistic to a 218 from the 12th and last draw as they tied for a Co-Championship to earn $1,565 and their first titles with each horse. Roven also earned an extra $1,000 as Senior Division Champion.

Carl Gerwien Wins Futurity Non-Pro, Brazos Bash Concludes

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Futurity Non-Pro Champion Carl Gerwien
Carl Gerwien piloted WS Catty Lil Taz (Pepto Taz x Cat Affair x High Brow Cat), bred by Willow Spring Ranch, to a win in the Futurity Non-Pro with a 215 to earn a total of $7,252. Equi-Stat Elite $1 million Rider Gerwien and WS Catty Lil Taz debuted in Amarillo, Texas, in Augus, and Gerwien said he is happy with the improvements they’ve made.

Lenas Star War/Tarin Rice Win Brazos Bash Derby

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Tarin & Katie Rice
Lenas Star War’s trainer Tarin Rice headed into Wednesday’s Brazos Bash Derby Open finals just hoping for a solid run and he got it with a 220 that proved solid enough for the horse and his 22-year-old rider to earn $22,000 and their first limited-age Open wins.

Dont Look Twice/Phil Rapp Win At Brazos Bash, Clinch NCHA Open Horse Of Year Title

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Phil Rapp & Louis Baldwin
Dont Look Twice and Phil Rapp won the Brazos Bash Classic Open finals Tuesday night with a 223.5 to earn $20,000 and they accomplished a goal the mare and trainer had been chasing three years – a National Cutting Horse Association Open Horse of the Year title.

Smooth Jolena and Casey Morris Win Brazos Bash Futurity Open With Last Run of the Night

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Casey Morris, Smooth Jolena & Bobby Butler
A final-draw 218.5 by Smooth Jolena and Casey Morris -  the 20th and last horse and rider duo to compete Monday at the Silverado On The Brazos cutting complex in Weatherford, Texas - leapfrogged a pair of horses and riders tied with 218s to earn the Brazos Bash Futurity Open limited-age title and $13,500.

Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Sire: Rowdy Yankee

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Rowdy Yankee
Another stallion has joined the ranks of Equi-StatElite $1 Million Sires. The newest member of the club is 1994 stallion Rowdy Yankee, owned by the Rowdy Partners, Lucama, N.C. Rowdy Yankee’s Equi-Statsire record boasts 106 offspring performers who have earned a total of $1,001,841.

2011 NRHA Futurity Open & Non-Pro Projected to Pay Nearly $2 Million

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2010 NRHA Futurity Champions, Spooks Gotta Whiz and Jordan Larson
The 2008 foals competing at this year’s National Reining Horse Association Futurity will be the first to reap rewards from the NRHA Nomination Program. Approximately $597,000 in new added money was created by the program, bringing the added money total to more than $860,000. Total purse projections for the 2011 NRHA Open and Non Pro Futurity (based on 2010 final entry counts) come to nearly $2 million.

Big Winners in Vegas

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Futurity L4 Open Champions Wimp Daddy & Casey Deary
The High Roller Reining Classic was held Sept. 9-11 at the South Point Equestrian and Event Center, Las Vegas, N.V. With $210,000 in added money up for grabs there were bound to be big winners – and there were!

Dont Look Twice Tops $600,000, Wows Crowd

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Dont Look Twice & Phil Rapp Compete Without A Bridle
Dont Look Twice and Phil Rapp have done many amazing things in cutting arenas the past three years and they did two more at the recently completed El Rancho Futurity in Rancho Murieta, Calif., as the mare topped $600,000 in career earnings and teamed with Rapp for an unplanned bridle-less run that quickly became an Internet video sensation.

Cotton Stakes & Classic Wrap-Up

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Craig Thompson
After a week of cutting and cotton, the 2011 Cotton Stakes Classic has seen its final run of the year. Debuting with new dates, the event was a success according to event manager Robert Charles Brown. Top horses and riders turned out for the first-time fall competition and those leaving with checks are already talking about returning next year. Plus, there some interesting finals – including the Futurity Open where one talented pro took first and second.

Mary Kate Huntsberger/My Lil Lucky Duck Win Futurity Non-Pro; El Rancho Futurity Wrap-Up

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Mary Kate Huntsberger
Paso Robles, Calif., hairdresser and longtime cutting horse rider Mary Kate Huntsberger might hang a new picture in her shop following Sunday’s Futurity Non-Pro victory at the El Rancho Futurity with a 219 on gelding My Lil Lucky Duck that earned her several prizes and two checks totaling $5,346.

Jacob Pinheiro/Ann Olenas Cat Earn First Limited-Age Title At El Rancho Event

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Jacob Pinheiro & Fred Steck
Jacob Pinheiro and Ann Olenas Cat had earned $31,408 as cutters since late summer and early fall of the gelding’s 3-year-old season, but more than a year since they started along that trail, neither the horse nor his 21-year-old rider had won a limited-age title until Saturday, when they captured the El Rancho Futurity $200,000 Limited Derby Non-Pro title with a 218 to earn $1,800.

Russ Westfall/Lil Bit Reckless Win World Series Open; Dan Hansen/Woody Be Lucky Win Non-Pro

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Russ Westfall & his son Brandon
Two horses and riders familiar with the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association World Series Of Cutting format shot to the top Friday in Rancho Murieta, Calif., as Lil Bit Reckless and Russ Westfall won the Open and earned $11,050 with a first-draw 226, while Dan Hansen and Woody Be Lucky marked a 227 from the last draw in the Non-Pro event to earn $13,524 and their second World Series title in row.

Janet Westfall/Lil Dusty Lola Win El Rancho Non-Pro Classic With 226 From Last Draw

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Janet Westfall & Lil Dusty Lola
Competing last in an eight-horse cattle set posed no problem for Janet Westfall and Lil Dusty Lola as they won the Classic/Challenge Non-Pro finals at the El Rancho Futurity with a 226 to earn $7,000, pushing the 6-year-old mare’s earnings past $135,000.

Lendi and Piccolo Spanish Win NRHA European Derby Open

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Gennaro Lendi
The $92,000-added National Reining Horse Association European Derby made a significant entry into the history books Sept. 17 in Manerbio, Italy. Forty-eight finalists battled for the honor to be the first-ever NRHA European Derby Open Champion. In the end, an Italian rider clenched the Level 4 Open Championship ahead of riders from nine countries and three continents.

Rey Down Sally/Gary Gonsalves Lead Mercura/NCHA Open, Prepare To Top $400,000

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Gary Gonsalves
Gary Gonsalves, already enjoying a big week with two Open Reserve titles riding Iron Rose Ranch horses, will take one more shot at earning a championship with the ranch’s top all-time athlete – 7-year-old mare Rey Down Sally – during tonight’s Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting finals at the El Rancho Futurity.

TX Cattle Thief On The Run: Be On The Lookout

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Sept. 9, 2011 - Special Rangers with the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) are looking for a man on the run charged with stealing cattle from auction barns and individuals in Erath, Gillespie, Rains and Johnson counties worth an estimated $165,000.

New Cut In Town/Phil Rapp Top Futurity Open; Sans Bad Chex/Dylan Meyer Jerry Ward Winners

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New Cut In Town & Phil Rapp
Neal Bouma bought a Quarter Horse stallion as a yearling to eventually breed well with his horses and New Cut In Town has delivered a couple of early bonuses, including teaming up with trainer Phil Rapp Wednesday to earn $15,000 as the El Rancho Futurity Open Champion with a 219 score.

Suddenly Smoothin/Sandy Bonelli Post Second 220; Lead Futurity Open At El Rancho Cutting

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Suddenly Smoothin & Sandy Bonelli
Suddenly Smoothin and Sandy Bonelli racked up enough style points and working time with their first two cows they cut in Sunday’s second round of Futurity Open competition at the El Rancho limited-age cutting that the veteran trainer and rider didn’t mind stalling in the herd and “settling” for a round-leading 220 score for the second time in three days.

Suddenly Smoothin/Bonelli Early El Rancho Futurity Open Leaders

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Sandy Bonelli
Sandy Bonelli and her sorrel mare Suddenly Smoothin walked out with a no score during their first career show at the recent Idaho Futurity, but the trainer retained faith in the young horse and it certainly grew Friday as the duo led the first go of the Futurity Open at the El Rancho Futurity limited-age cutting in Rancho Murieta, Calif., with a 220 effort.

Two Wins and a Record!

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Dont Look Twice & Phil Rapp's record-setting run
When Dont Look Twice and Phil Rapp, Weatherford, Texas, won the Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting Open finals with a record-setting 234 on Sept. 4, after winning the Idaho Futurity Classic/Challenge Open with a 228 earlier the same day, they also broke an NCHA single-run record that had stood for about 13 ½ years.

El Rancho Futurity Results

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The El Rancho Futurity & Foothill Fiesta took place Sept. 8-18 in Rancho Murieta, Calif.

Results

Auction Saturday For Cutter Jim McDonough

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Jim McDonough & Boonsberry Pie
Sept. 9, 2011 - An auction to benefit Virginia-based cutting trainer Jim McDonough, who suffered a broken leg when a horse fell with him in late June, will take place Saturday, Sept. 10, at HITS Commonwealth Park in Culpepper, Va.

Morgan Cromer Fares Well With Horses At Idaho

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Morgan Cromer
Three horses ridden by Templeton, Calif., trainer Morgan Cromer fared well in Nampa during Aug. 31-Sept. 6 Idaho Futurity during Open, Derby Open and Classic/Challenge Open competition, earning one Championship, two Reserve Championships and a combined $27,796.

Morgan Cromer Enjoys Big Weekend In Idaho

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Morgan Cromer
Three horses ridden by Templeton, Calif., trainer Morgan Cromer fared well over the weekend in Nampa during Idaho Futurity Open, Derby Open and Classic/Challenge Open competition, earning one Championship, two Reserve Championships and a combined $27,796.

Dont Look Twice/Phil Rapp Dominate In Idaho

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Phil & Mary Ann Rapp with Dont Look Twice
Already leading the 2011 NCHA Open Horse of the Year race by a wide margin, 6-year-old mare Dont Look Twice and Phil Rapp, Weatherford, Texas, took two more big steps toward securing that coveted title Sunday in Nampa, Idaho, by winning the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association World Series of Cutting Open with a spectacular 234 and winning the Idaho Futurity Classic/Challenge Open with a 228.

Derby Days in Tulsa

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Derby Open Champion Jason Vanlandingham
The final day of the Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic saw open and non-pro riders battle it out for top honors in the Hollywoodstinseltown Derby. Jason Vanlandingham and Sugarplum Chic rode to the top of the Open division, while Jessica Sternberg and Shiners Chic prevailed on the Non-Pro side.

NRHA Cowtown Classic: A Bueno Chic & Casey Deary Win Novice Horse Derby Open

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Casey Deary
The final horse exited the arena, trailers were loaded and 1,300 entries departed the National Reining Horse Association Cowtown Classic. By the end of the show, nearly $340,000 in added money was awarded. The final day of competition included the $67,500-added Novice Horse Derby Open for 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds who have won less than $20,000 in NRHA lifetime earnings.

Quarter Horse News ASHA Regional Showdowns

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ashalogoSome of the greatest versatile stock horses in the nation will be gunning for American Stock Horse Association Regional Champion titles in the four-event Quarter Horse NewsASHA Regional Championships.

SRCHA Futurity & Derby

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Ron Ralls
Great people and talented horses were abundant during the Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity & Derby on Aug. 17-21 in Ardmore, Okla. Representing the riders were several board members, the president of SRCHA Gregg LaFitte, Vice President CJ Murphy, Treasurer Larry Bell, Secretary Susan Fiely and Executive Director Gay Lenz. Every one of these mentioned were hard at work during the whole show to ensure that it turned out well for participants.

2011 National Stock Horse Association Futurity and Derby

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pasoroblesSunday, Aug. 21 was a bustle of activity at the Paso Robles Event Center as the fence work for the Futurity and the newly added Derby filled the final day’s events for the 2011 National Stock Horse Association Futurity and Horse Show in the Central Coast wine country of California.

 

Topsails Rien Maker and Russell Dilday Win the World's Richest Stock Horse Championship

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Topsails Rien Maker and Russell Dilday
It was standing room only on an evening filled with thrills and spills on Saturday, Aug. 21, during the World’s Richest Stock Horse competition at the National Stock Horse Association Futurity in Paso Robles, Calif., and when it comes to cow horse, you just don’t know who will be standing in first place until after the fence work. In the end, Topsails Rien Maker and Russell Dilday, who won this event in 2008, performed consistently to win the Championship and $10,000.

Don Bell/Rosie Mate West Texas Non-Pro Champions

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Don Bell
Don Bell, Weatherford, Texas, and his mare Rosie Mate marked a 218.5, the highest score in the second round, to come out on top with a two-go 432.5 and earn $7,000 as Non-Pro Champions at the West Texas Futurity in Amarillo on Sunday, the last day of competition.

Montana Silversmiths Fundraiser This Week in Billings

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Earlier this summer, Montana Silversmiths officially launched its Champions for a Cause initiative and this year’s project is focused on “Bringing Business Home”, and raising money for a new manufacturing facility at the Special K Ranch in Columbus, Mont. The working ranch and horticulture operation is home to and creates a livelihood for adults with developmental disabilities. The new production facility, which will be owned and operated by Special K Ranch, will promote a self-sufficient environment while helping to bring jobs, revenue and “Made in Montana” quality back to the U.S. from overseas.

 

Dont Look Twice/Phil Rapp Win At West Texas

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Dont Look Twice & Phil Rapp
Dont Look Twice and Phil Rapp, winners of two limited-age titles, two Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting titles and $132,244 during the first seven months of the mare’s 6-year-old season, kept right on rolling at the West Texas Futurity in Amarillo, Texas, on Wednesday afternoon, winning the Classic Open finals with a 227.5 to earn $11,000.

2011 SWRCHA Futurity/Derby Results

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The Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity, Derby and Bridle Spectacular took place Aug. 17-21 at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Okla.

Results

 

SVR Reyl Smart/Olenasduallyfeather Share West Texas Derby Open Title

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Beau Galyean
Two 225s – one by SVR Reyl Smart, a 4-year-old gelding ridden by Beau Galyean, and one by Olenasduallyfeather, a 4-year-old mare ridden by Clint Allen, earned Derby Open Co-Championships for both duos Tuesday morning at the West Texas Futurity limited-age cutting in Amarillo, with each duo earning $10,750 for their respective horse owners.

Mamas Starlight Cat/Russ Miller Win Big Sky

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Mamas Starlight Cat & Russ Miller
Mamas Starlight Cat, a 3-year-old stallion owned by Glen Nelson’s Mama’s Ranch LLC, Mesa, Ariz., and ridden by Idaho trainer Russ Miller, posted a two-go best 288 and won Saturday’s Big Sky Futurity Open limited-age cutting finals with a two-judge 148 score to earn $4,052 at the fifth annual event, which took place Aug. 8-13 in Kalispell, Mont.

NRHA Welcomes 4-H and FFA Members to Fort Worth

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nrhalogoThe National Reining Horse Association is gearing up for the NRHA Cowtown Classic in Fort Worth, Texas. The inaugural reining show at the Will Rogers Memorial Center will run Aug. 23-27and will include a day made especially for NRHyA, 4-H and FFA youth members. “Youth Day” at the NRHA Cowtown Classic is Aug. 27and features a judging seminar hosted by top NRHA Judges, a leadership development seminar and the inaugural 4-H & NRHyA Youth Reining Championship.

RMRHA Summer Slide Co-Champions: What A Lucky Hit and West Coast Dot Com

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RMRHAWhat A Lucky Hit, ridden by Cody Stark for Gary Vickrey, Cedaredge, Colo., set the pace in the preliminary go-round of the Rocky Mountain Summer Slide Futurity Open with a high score of 223. In the clean-slate finals, Stark again marked a 223, but this time was matched by West Coast Dot Com, ridden by Randy Paul for Day Creek Ranch, Simi Valley, Calif.

Kelle Earnheart/Cancan Reyvolution Win Again

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Loper Teagin Still & Kelle Earnhert
Riding fifth to the herd in the second bunch of the 21-horse, 2011 NCHA Non Pro Derby final, Kelle Earnheart and Cancan Reyvolution raised the roof with a blistering 225-point run that earned them $14,990 and the title.

Stylish Martini/Roger Wagner Win Summer Spectacular Derby Open

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Roger Wagner
Small things that had went against Stylish Martini and Roger Wagner in several prior finals went with them and in a thrilling fashion during Saturday’s Derby Open conclusion at the National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular in Fort Worth as they marked a 224.5 to earn $39,106 and the mare's first limited-age championship.

Reyn Maker/Tate Bennett End Great Day With 225, John Deere Open Win

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Reyn Maker with Laura & Tate Bennett
Reyn Maker (Dual Rey x Mists Annie Oak x Peptoboonsmal) a gelding Tate Bennett and his wife, Laura, bought as a 2-year-old at a sale during the 2009 NCHA Summer Spectacular for $5,600, qualified for today’s Derby Open finals during Friday morning’s Derby Open semifinals with a strong 218-point effort. Then early Friday evening, they competed again in the John Deere Open finals and dominated with a 225 to earn $6,366.

Reyn Maker/Tate Bennett End Great Day With 225, John Deere Open Win

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Reyn Maker with Laura & Tate Bennett
Reyn Maker (Dual Rey x Mists Annie Oak x Peptoboonsmal) a gelding Tate Bennett and his wife, Laura, bought as a 2-year-old at a sale during the 2009 NCHA Summer Spectacular for $5,600, qualified for today’s Derby Open finals during Friday morning’s Derby Open semifinals with a strong 218-point effort. Then early Friday evening, they competed again in the John Deere Open finals and dominated with a 225 to earn $6,366.

Last Horse, Rider Lead Derby Non-Pro Semifinals

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Gail Hooper
Gail Hooper and Spots A Playin, a mare owned by her husband, James Hooper, competed last and best during Thursday’s Derby Non-Pro Semifinals at the National Cutting Horse Summer Spectacular, posting a 218.5 to secure a berth in today's 3 p.m. finals.

Tinker With Guns/Andrea Fappani Win Reining By The Bay

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Tinker With Guns & Andrea Fappani
Repeating his 2010 domination of the Futurity and Derby Level 4 Open divisions, Andrea Fappani marked a 149.5 on Chihiro Niwata’s Heir Gun to win the Spooks Gotta Gun Futurity and a 231 on Tinker With Guns and 227.5 on Custom Spook, both owned by Pat and Jim Warren’s Rancho Oso Rio, to capture the Champion and Reserve slots, respectively, in the Conquistador Whiz Derby.

Reycy Moon/Matt Gaines Lead Derby Open

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Matt Gaines
Reycy Moon and Matt Gaines, Derby Open Champions at the Cattlemen’s Derby in Graham, Texas, during mid-March with a 224, sprinted to an early lead over the weekend in the National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular Derby Open with a 221.

 

Cats Starlight/Jeremy Barwick Win World Series

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Cats Starlight & Jeremy Barwick
Cats Starlight earned his second win on the tour with trainer Jeremy Barwick with an exquisite 225.5 to earn $7,066 as the Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting Tulsa, Okla., stop, delayed back in mid-May due to the EVV-1 outbreak, finally took place in Fort Worth on Saturday, July 24, following the National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular Amateur Classic/Challenge finals.

Kyle Manion and A Smooth Criminal Win NCHA Classic/Challenge Non-Pro

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Kyle Manion & A Smooth Criminal
Kyle Manion and A Smooth Criminal stole the judges' eyes at the 2011 NCHA Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Non-Pro finals with a score of 221.5 to win the Championship and $12,389. A half-point behind in second place were the Super Stakes Reserve Champions Kaitlyn Larsen and Laredo Montana with a 221 that earned them $11,918.

Deb Herold/Wiley Cat Win Derby Amateur Title

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Deb Herold and Wylie Cat
Deb Herold piloted Wiley Cat to a 221 as the duo claimed their third big victory of the year to earn $4,986 Wednesday in Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum by winning the National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular Derby Amateur title.

Indian Rick/Jason Clark Surprise Classic/Challenge Open Champions; Pounce/Hanson Close Second

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Jason Clark
Indian Rick, a 5-year-old gelding with just $12,073 in prior career cutting earnings, and Jason Clark, a trainer who believed in the horse so much his former boss gave it to the trainer’s new employer, marked a 223 on July 19 to pull off an unexpected victory in the National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Open and earn $33,098 as Clark secured the first Fort Worth limited-age title of his cutting career.

 

Mercuria/NCHA World Series: Lil Bit Reckless/Russ Westfall Win The Open, Carol Ward/Lil Dulce Lu Take the Non-Pro Title

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Russ Westfall, 46, of Los Olivos, Calif., was the first rider to saddle up during the Open class final at the Calgary Stampede’s 39th annual Cutting Horse Competition under the Big Top. The former Pacific Coast Futurity Champion and his trusty 7-year-old mare Lil Bit Reckless laid down a 226-point ride – the highest score of the entire week, as it turned out, and one that none of the seven other teams in the Open final were able to touch.

Little Pepto Cat/Matt Gaines Tie For First-Go Classic/Challenge Open Lead

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Matt Gaines
A 222 by Little Pepto Cat and Matt Gaines during Wednesday's second day of competition tied for the first-round lead at the NCHA Summer Spectacular limited-age cutting in Fort Worth. The second round takes place today in Will Rogers Coliseum and the finals are scheduled for Tuesday, July 19.

Rescues and Reining by the Bay

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The  2011 Reining By The Bay, July 20-24, marks the third consecutive year that the event has chosen the Peninsula Humane Society as their charity partner.

NCHA Summer Spectacular Cutting Starts July 12

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LHR Smooth Jamie May & Phil Hanson
LHR Smooth Jamie May, 2010’s NCHA Open Horse Of The Year, competes Tuesday, July 12, in the third of seven Classic/Challenge Open sets at Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum as the NCHA Summer Spectacular Cutting, presented by Great American Insurance, starts its 18-day run.

Matt Budge & Mr Playinstylish Win World’s Greatest Horseman Shootout

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Matt Budge and Mr Playinstylish
Returning for a second go at the World's Greatest Horseman Shootout, Weatherford, Texas, cutting horse trainer Matt Budge and Mr Playinstylish win the Championship at the Battle in the Saddle, held July 5-9 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla.

 

Chance O'Neal and Royalty Return Win Ranch Remuda Championship

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Chance O'Neal and Royalty Return
Chance O'Neal, representing the Burnett Ranches in Guthrie, Texas, and Royalty Return marked a 430.5 to win the Ranch Remuda Championship at Battle in the Saddle, held July 5-9 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla.

 

Rascal Cats/Galyean Win $10,000 Novice Open; Gramling/Redneck Yachtclub Win $50,000 Amateur

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Wesley Galyean and his wife, Kristen
Needing to warm up for next week’s start of the National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular Cutting in Fort Worth, Texas, 5-year-old stallion Rascal Cats and his Claremore, Okla., trainer Wesley Galyean took a side trip to Oklahoma City and ended up winning Thursday’s $10,000 Novice Open title at Battle In The Saddle.

Dont Look Twice, Phil Rapp Win NCHA World Series/AQHA Senior Open At Battle In The Saddle

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Phil Rapp & his son Ryan pick up awards
Dont Look Twice, a 6-year-old mare who’s already filled many pages in the big book of cutting, added a new chapter Wednesday in Oklahoma City with a career-best 229 as she and Phil Rapp won Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association World Series of Cutting and American Quarter Horse Association Senior Cutting titles at the second annual Battle In the Saddle during a combined NCHA/AQHA any-age horse event.

2011 Battle In The Saddle

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The Battle In The Saddle event took place in Oklahoma City, Okla., July 5-9. It includes several events, including the Mercuria World Series Cutting.

See the schedule

Tinker With Guns/Fappani Win NRHA Derby Open; Ruckman/Rufanicki Win Non-Pro

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Andrea Fappani
The 2011 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby showcased the $155,000-added Derby Open finals on Saturday, July 1, at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Tinker With Guns (Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner] x Tinker Nic x Reminic), ridden by Andrea Fappani for Rancho Oso Rio LLC, Scottsdale, Ariz., scored a 228 to win the Level 4 Derby Open Championship and $50,000. The 5-year-old stallion came to Oklahoma City with NRHA earnings of more than $135,000.

Watch Live Webcast of Brazilian NCHA Futurity

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The Brazilian National Cutting Horse Association (ANCA) Futurity begins this week, Thursday, June 30 through Sunday, July 3. The cutting action will be broadcast live on the Internet starting Friday.

Schedule:

Thursday, June 30,
9 a.m. - Open 1st go-round (8 bunches)

Friday, July 1,
9 a.m. - Open 2nd go-round (5 bunches)

Saturday, July 2,
9 a.m. - Limited Open go-round (1 bunch) 
Followed by the Non-Pro go-round (2 bunches)

7 p.m. - Open Final (2 bunches)

Sunday, July 3,
9 a.m. - Limited Open Final (1 bunch) 
Followed by the Non-Pro Final (1 bunch) 
Followed by the Amateur class (1 bunch)

Note: Brazilian local times are two hours ahead of U.S Central Time.

The full draw is available online at
http://anca.com.br/OrdemEntrada.asp?IDEvento=187 and will be updated 
with scores during the show.

Full show information and links to the webcast will be available from the website later in the week at http://anca.com.br

Charisma N Chrome and Dan Huss Win NRHA Derby Prime Time Open Championship

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Dan Huss
Dan Huss and Charisma N Chrome won the National Reining Horse Association Prime Time Open Championship, as determined by their go-round score. The title came with a $2,337 paycheck. Marc Gordon of Elgin, Ill., owns the 6-year-old mare and will cheer the duo on again as their go-round score of 222 also qualified them for the Level 4 and Level 3 Open finals on Saturday, July 2.

NRHA European Affiliate Championship Finals

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June 24, 2011 - The stage is set for the 2011 National Reining Horse Association European Affiliate Championship Finals and SVAG CS Classic to be held June 26-July 2. For the second year running, the event will be held at the CS Ranch in Givrins, Switzerland.

Peptolistic, Shannon Hall Win The Open With 223

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Shannon Hall
Peptolistic, a 2007 stallion battling back from a front right-leg fracture that forced him to miss eight months of early training, and his trainer from the start, Shannon Hall, shot to the top of the 4-Year-Old Open pack with a 223 to win the championship and $7,500 as The Non Pro plus The Open cutting concluded Tuesday at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

Cody Hedlund/Teles Bout This Cat Win The Non Pro To Provide Father's Day Present

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Cody Hedlund
Cody Hedlund presented his horse-training dad with the best possible Father’s Day present on Sunday at The Non Pro Plus The Open cutting in Oklahoma City, winning the featured 4-Year-Old Non-Pro finals with a 222 aboard his mare Teles Bout This Cat to earn $6,429 while his father, Rock Hedlund, assisted as a herd helper.

Jay Klamon Makes Four Finals At The Non Pro

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Jay Klamon
Georgia-based businessman and non-pro cutting horse rider Jay Klamon made four finals with three horses at The Non Pro Plus The Open in Oklahoma City this week, with a championship and a reserve while earning $12,544.

Jay Klamon Makes Four Finals At The Non Pro

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Jay Klamon
Georgia-based businessman and non-pro cutting horse rider Jay Klamon has made four finals with three horses at The Non Pro Plus The Open in Oklahoma City this week, with a championship and a reserve title so far while earning $11,156.

NRCHA Derby Rescheduled

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June 16, 2011 - The 2011 National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby has been rescheduled for Oct. 26-30 at the Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre in Queen Creek, Ariz. Beginning in March 2012, this facility will be the new home of the NRCHA Stakes, so the rescheduled Derby show will provide a great opportunity to get a sneak preview of this venue. The Derby will return to its home in Paso Robles, Calif., in 2012.

 

Nikki Morgan Wins Australia Futurity Non-Pro Title

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Nikki Morgan
It was a wonderful weekend for Nikki Morgan, Strathbogie, Victoria, Australia, as she marked two 148s in separate finals to win Australian NCHA Holmes Cutting Horses Non-Pro Futurity and Limited Non-Pro Futurity titles on the same 2007 sorrel stallion, This Cats Destiny.

Olena Oak and Ron Emmons Capture Back-to-Back Magnificent 7 Championships

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Olena Oak and Ron Emmons
Olena Oak and California trainer Ron Emmons returned to the Magnificent 7 All Around Stock Horse Championship to defend their title. The duo showed in four events – herd work, reined work, fence work and steer stopping – and bested a field of 12 entries to capture the Championship once again. The event was held in conjunction with the Western States Horse Expo in Sacramento, Calif., and was sponsored by Western Horseman magazine.

New Check-In Procedures for NRHA Derby

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June 13, 2011 - Determined to keep horses healthy at the National Reining Horse Association Derby, the NRHA events department has been closely monitoring the reported cases of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1). While we do not feel there is an immediate threat to horses coming to the NRHA Derby Show, June 27-July 2, in Oklahoma City, Okla., we are taking every extra precautionary measure to ensure the safety of all of reining horses at the event.

New Locations for NRCHA Stakes and Hackamore Classic

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nrcha_logoOne advantage that comes with competing at National Reined Cow Horse Association premier events is the opportunity to travel to different parts of the country, and the NRCHA board of directors has announced that two of its major premier events will move to new venues in 2012.

Australian NCHA Tamarang Futurity Go-Round Leaders

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Todd Graham
After two rounds of Open competition at the 38th Australian NCHA Tamarang Futurity, the final 20 horses to compete for the title at the Australian Equine Livestock Events Centre (ALEC) in Tamworth, New South Wales, have been determined.

Postponed World Series of Cutting Finals Reset

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ncha_logo2The Open finals of the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association World Series of Cutting event, originally scheduled for May 15 at the Breeders’ Invitational limited-age cutting in Tulsa, Okla., will now take place Saturday, July 23, at the NCHA Summer Spectacular in Fort Worth.

Important NRCHA Derby Update

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img_nrcha_logoThe National Reined Cow Horse Association Board of Directors met Friday morning, May 27, to discuss the upcoming NRCHA Derby, June 14-19 at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, California, because of questions arising from the outbreak Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy.

The Non Pro Plus The Open Cutting To Continue As Scheduled

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It was announced today that THE NON PRO plus THE OPEN CUTTING cutting horse event scheduled June 14-21 at the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., will proceed as scheduled. The show’s producer, Della Hillerman, met with the park’s Vice President, Bill Allen, and he informed her about the steps his staff is taking to sanitize the facility before and during the event.

Last Weekend's NCHA Shows Canceled, No AQHA/NCHA Weekend

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genericcutterIt was announced on Monday, May 23, that NCHA-approved shows for the weekend of May 27-29 have been cancelled by the respective affiliates or show producers putting on those events. The NCHA appreciates this proactive move by show producers in a nationwide show of precaution and solidarity to help stop the spread of the contagious and potentially deadly Equine Herpes Virus-1 among horses.

Darlins Not Painted & Tom McCutcheon Win FEI World Reining Final

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Darlins Not Painted & Tom McCutcheon - Photo by ArtNLight
Set in a beautiful arena and in front of a capacity crowd, the 2011 Fédération Equestre Internationale World Reining Final had an electric atmosphere at Bökebergs Gård, Sweden, just outside of Malmö. The best reining horses in the world contested the highly coveted title, and Tom McCutcheon of the United States was flawless in his effort to the top of the podium.

Breeder’s Invitational Permanently Cancelled

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breeders_logoIn a unanimous decision, the Breeder's Invitational (BI) Board of Directors permanently cancelled its 2011 event in the wake of the outbreak of EHV-1. Earlier in the week, the show was postponed after confirmed cases of EHV-1 were reported in horses that had attended the National Cutting Horse Association's Western Nationals in Ogden, Utah. BI Officials were concerned the congregation of the large number of entries expected at the 2011 Breeder's Invitational event had the potential of further spreading this dangerous virus.

Sail On Top Whizard/Dreams And Prizes: IRHA Derby Open Co-Champions

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Sail On Top Whizard, ridden by Bernard Fonck for Danny and Mireille Cerato, and Dreams And Prizes, ridden by Sylvia Rzepka for Ulrike Frey, each scored a 225.5 to share the Championship in the $56,000-added Open division of the Italian Reining Horse Association Derby.

Gauthiers Dominate Carolina Classic

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Jonathan Gauthier
Jonathan Gauthier and his sister, Josiane Gauthier, dominated the Carolina Classic and Atlantic Breeders Incentive derbies held May 12-15 at the Bob Martin Ag Center, Williamston, N.C.

Free SmartPak Seminar in Aubrey on Monday

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happy horseCheck out the SmartPak Academy on Monday, May 9, at the Aubrey, Texas, barn of Tom McCutcheon, USEF Equestrian of the Year. Learn about equine supplements and enter a free raffle to win BIG prizes. Everyone receives a goodie bag, plus beverages and a light dinner will be served. It’s all free!!

NRHA Approves FEI Reining World Final

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reinerhandThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) has opted to officially recognize the inaugural FEI Reining World Final to be held on May 21 in Bökeberg, just outside of Malmö (SWE). As a service to its members, NRHA leadership agreed it is important to recognize this show and earnings accumulated there.

Smartee and Brad Barkemeyer: NRCHA Hackamore Classic Champions Times Four!

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hackamore_classic_logoArizona reined cow horseman Brad Barkemeyer struck gold in the Golden State at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Hackamore Classic in Paso Robles, Calif. On Sunday evening, Barkemeyer rode Smartee to a 441-point composite for quadruple Championships in the Open, Intermediate Open, Limited Open and Novice Horse Open divisions, winning a total of $24,499.

Houston Shine & Shane Brown Win Freestyle World Championship

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The inaugural $25,000 Tarter Farm & Ranch Equipment Freestyle World Championship competition was held in conjunction with the $50,000 Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup, Saturday evening at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Houston Shine (Hey Houston x Shining Shiner x Shining Spark), ridden by Shane Brown, Elbert, Colo., stole the show. The 7-year-old stallion owned by Sheryl Mease, was perfection as he performed the required reining maneuvers to Jamey Johnson’s dramatic In Color. The pair scored a 226 and earned $7,000.

CD Graceful Dual & Dustin Gonnet Win The First Round of the Open at Ogden

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The second day of competition at The Four Sixes Ranch/NCHA Western Nationals in Ogden, Utah, finished yesterday with CD Graceful Dual and Dustin Gonnet topping the first round of the Open division with a 220. The finals for the Open and the two Youth divisions take place today.

KR Lil Conquistador and Shawn Flarida Win the Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup

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KR Lil Conquistador and Shawn Flarida at an earlier show
With a score of 226.5, KR Lil Conquistador (Conquistador Whiz x Smart Little Prize x Smart And Trouble), ridden by Ohio reining professional Shawn Flarida for Cheree Kirkbride, Ocala, Fla., won the inaugural $50,000 added Ariat Kentucky Reining Cup in Lexington.

Shine Chic Shine and Shawn Flarida Win NRBC Open Championship After Run-Off

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Shawn Flarida
It came down to the last horse – twice. As high-scoring run after high-scoring run was displayed during the Open finals of the National Reining Breeders Classic, it was clear that the winning one – Shawn Flarida on Shine Chic Shine – would be something for the memory banks.

Martin Muehlstaetter and Wimpys Little Buddy Win NRBC Open Classic Challenge

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Martin Muehlstaetter
The first National Reining Breeders Classic Open Classic Challenge competition for horses 7 years old and up was filled with heavy-hitting horse-and-rider pairs touting impressive resumes. Rising to the top of the superstar lineup was Martin Muehlstaetter and Wimpys Little Buddy. The Austrian-native guided the 7-year-old gelding, owned by Madalyn Roberts, San Diego, California, to a score of 228.5 and the $6,147 Champion's paycheck. 

Shaunda Rai Ruckman and Rufanicki Win NRBC Non-Pro Level 1-4 Titles

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Shaunda Rai Ruckman
Winning a Championship at the National Reining Breeders Classic is an accomplishment. Two is a huge success. Three is unbelievable. Four is unheard of. That is, it was unheard of until Shaunda Rae Ruckman teamed up with Rufanicki to win not only the Level 4 Non-Pro Championship, but also the Level 3 Intermediate Non-Pro, Level 2 Limited Non-Pro and Level 1 Non-Pro titles.

NRBC Open Finalists Announced

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Andrea Fappani
When the dust had cleared the arena following the last horse of the Open preliminary round of the 2011 National Reining Breeders Classic, everyone clamored to see who would advance to the clean-slate Open Finals on Saturday, April 23. The list of finalists was riddled with horses and riders who have earned major accolades in their career – but a few newcomers also graced the roll.

Olenasduallyfeather/Simpkins Win Super Stakes Open; Cody Hedlund Wins Non-Pro Title

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Lisa Hewitt
Until about five weeks ago, Lisa Hewitt’s job included loping horses owned by other people, but Saturday night in Fort Worth, she loped her own mare, Olenasduallyfeather, before her own horse and catch-rider Darren Simpkins marked a 220.5 to win the XTO Energy/National Cutting Horse Association Super Stakes Open title and $100,000.

Massive Fire West of Fort Worth Has Burned 150,000 Acres - Ranches Remain in Danger

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Fire near Strawn Valley Ranch

April 19, 2011 - According to ranch owners near the Possum Kingdom fire say the winds are wreaking havoc today. Instead of going in one direction, the wind keeps shifting and is, in the words of one cutter, "keep swirling and swirling," thus sending flames and burning debris in all directions. Temperatures are expected to reach close to 100 degrees, and winds are sustained at 25-30 miles per hour. Good news is weather reports tomorrow call for a drop in temperatures, lower winds and higher humidity.

According to the Mineral Wells Index newspaper, it's predicted that danger conditions will worsen today, as four fires have merged and turned into one massive blaze they're calling the Possum Kingdom Complex Fire. Hundreds of homes and ranches remain under threat, including at least one major cutting horse operation.

Mineral Wells Index: Latest on the Texas fires

Legends of Ranching Sale at CSU April 30

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2010 high seller HB Good Witch
The Colorado State University (CSU) Equine Science program’s Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale was brainstormed by Dr. Jim Heird and has been building momentum ever since. Backed by some of America’s ranching legends and quality performance and ranch-bred horses, the event represents the equine industry’s commitment to the future.

Cody Hedlund/Teles Bout This Cat Win Super Stake Non-Pro

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Cody Hedlund
Cody Hedlund gave his dad the best birthday present a son could give a trainer father – winning the Super Stakes Non Pro cutting tile Saturday night in Fort Worth on a homebred horse. Riding first to the herd in the 20-horse finals, he marked a 217 with his 4-year-old mare Teles Bout This Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Teles Lies x Lenas Telesis) to win the championship and $21,613.

Futurity Open Champions One Time Royalty/Lloyd Cox Head Interesting Super Stakes Open Field

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Lloyd Cox
Futurity Open Champions One Time Royalty and Lloyd Cox are off to a much better start through the first two rounds of XTO Energy/National Cutting Horse Association Super Stakes Open competition in Fort Worth and they’ll head into Friday’s clean-slate semifinals with momentum after tying for the top composite score with a two-go 436.5.

East Coast Reined Cow Horse Classic

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ecrchcThe 2011 East Coast Reined Cow Horse Classic is coming to Murfreesboro, Tenn., July 12-17 and will be held at the Tennessee Miller Coliseum.

Sire Stats: 2011 PCCHA Derby

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2011 PCCHA Derby Classic/Challenge
RANK SIRE PERFORMER(S) MONEY # PERFORMERS
1 WR THIS CATS SMART $32,133 9
x BOBS SMOKIN SPOOK MGS: BOB ACRE DOC SMOKIN CAT WACKY (05G) $7,651
x IMA PEPPY PLAYGIRL MGS: DOX PLAYBOY GUSSIED UP CAT (05M) $5,541
x NOTICE SHORTYS BABE MGS: SHORTY LENAS NOTICE NOTICE THIS CAT (07G) $5,501
x AS SMART AS LINDY MGS: AS SMART AS THE FOX SMART EXACTACAT (06G) $3,495
x MISS KATIE HANCOCK MGS: JAY DOCEROO SMART LOOKIN CAT (07S) $2,820
x SMOKEN C STARLIGHT MGS: CHARLIES STARLIGHT THIS KATS KOOL (07M) $2,436
x MISS ANN OLEANA MGS: MISS N CASH ANN OLENAS CAT (07G) $2,398
x NICS PEP MGS: MISTER DUAL PEP SMART PEPPY NIC (06M) $1,171
x BOBS SMOKIN SPOOK MGS: BOB ACRE DOC SMOKIN BOBCAT (06G) $1,120
2 SMOOTH AS A CAT $28,562 6
x ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA ICED OUT (06M) $8,995
x SMART SMOKETTE MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA CAT COOPER (05S) $5,646
x TJ MISS SAN MGS: TACHITAS JEWELS SMOOTH AS A BABY (05M) $5,386
x SMART SMOKETTE MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA CAT CORA (05M) $4,029
x PADDYS IRISH MISS MGS: PADDYS IRISH WHISKEY SMOOTH BLACK CAT (07M) $2,302
x REMEDY FOR SWEETS MGS: GRAYS STARLIGHT SMOOTH LIL REMEDY (07M) $2,204
3 HIGH BROW CAT $22,096 3
x DOC O LILLY MGS: DOC O'LENA SWAY CAT (06S) $13,656
x DOCASANNA MGS: ESPECIAL SNOWCAT 105 (05G) $5,159
x MISS REYLENA MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA CATLENA REY (07G) $3,281
4 SKEETS PEPPY $19,426 1
x OAK ILL BE MGS: ILL BE SMART OAK ILL BE PEPPY (07G) $19,426
5 DUAL REY $18,911 5
x SWEET SHORTY LENA MGS: SHORTY LENA HIS REYFLECTION (05G) $6,971
x SMART LITTLE BEAUTY MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA REYS HOT WHEELS (06S) $5,363
x COWSTRUCK MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA ANNIE B REY (05M) $4,931
x TIMES OAK MGS: DOC'S OAK CURLY REY (05G) $1,021
x CHEXY PEP N REMEDY MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER REY JA VU (06M) $625
6 MYLANTA LENA $16,951 3
x TWINKLE LIL SAN MGS: GRAYS STARLIGHT MY LIL LANTA LENA (05M) $11,899
x JUSTASWINGIN SPECIAL MGS: JUSTA SWINGING PEPPY JUSTASWINGIN MYLANTA (06G) $4,279
x LIL CD MGS: CD OLENA CD LIL MYLANTA (07M) $773
7 LIZZYS GOTTA PLAYER $14,390 1
x MOMS STYLISH BABE MGS: DOCS STYLISH OAK MY LIZZY BABE (07M) $14,390
8 PLAYIN STYLISH $13,163 3
x SMART LITTLE FINALE MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA BR STYLISH FINALE (07M) $7,937
x SAMANTHA LITTLE LENA MGS: NU CASH PLAYIN MY CARDS (06S) $4,085
x HICKORY STARLIGHT MGS: GRAYS STARLIGHT SG DIXIE STARLIGHT (07M) $1,141
9 CD ROYAL $13,011 5
x MISS DUAL PEPTO MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL A ROYAL DUAL (07M) $4,594
x CT SWEET UNION MGS: DOC'S HICKORY CD CINCO DE MAYO (05M) $3,112
x SMART LIKE DUSTY MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA LIL DUSTY LOLA (05M) $2,924
x SHES MORDO MGS: AS SMART AS THE FOX SENORITA SWANKY (05M) $2,381
x SR HIGH STYLE MGS: DOC'S HICKORY HIGH STYLE ROYAL (05M) $0
10 CD SUPER DUALLY $12,016 2
x BLAZING STARLIGHT MGS: GRAYS STARLIGHT BLAZING SUPER DUALLY (06S) $8,752
x LOCAL PLAYTIME MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY CD LOCAL PLAYBOY (07G) $3,264
11 CD LIGHTS $10,641 1
x PEPPECO LENA MGS: PEPPY LENA SAN CD HEADLIGHT (05G) $10,641
12 CATS MERADA $8,913 2
x PLAYIN EASY MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY PLAYIN FOR CATS (07S) $8,132
x CINDERELLA STARLIGHT MGS: GRAYS STARLIGHT CINDERADA CAT (06M) $781
13 CAT ICHI $8,030 1
x SMART LIKE DUSTY MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA DUSTY N ICHI (07S) $8,030
14 DOC O WENA $8,027 1
x SMART MASTERPIECE MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA SMART MICHEALANGELO (05S) $8,027
15 SPOTS HOT $7,693 1
x LACY JO LENA MGS: DOC O'LENA THIS SPOTZ TAKEN (07S) $7,693
16 LIGHT N LENA $7,640 1
x PCR HICKORY LENA MGS: DOC'S HICKORY LIGHT N LINDY (06M) $7,640
17 PEPTOBOONSMAL $6,926 1
x LITTLE MOONPIE MGS: HAIDAS LITTLE PEP MOONIE BOONIE (06M) $6,926
18 SR INSTANT CHOICE $6,133 1
x TRAVALEN TESSIE MGS: TRAVALENA FOR INSTANCE (07S) $6,133
19 BLUE DUCK OKIE $5,037 1
x ZIPPITY DUAL MGS: DUAL PEP DUCK ON A CHAIN (07M) $5,037
20 TENINAS FIRST $4,875 1
x RIPS PLAYGIRL MGS: RIPS SPORT MODEL FIRST SMART LADY (07M) $4,875
21 A MASTER PLAN (PT) $3,767 1
x A GINUWINE JAZZ (PT) MGS: HICKORYOTE A JAZZ PLAN (PT) (07G) $3,767
22 TAPGUN $3,707 1
x WILLING N DRY MGS: PLUMB DRY WILLING TAP (07M) $3,707
23 SMART LITTLE LENA $3,358 1
x MH SHORT LENA ULTIMO MGS: LITTLE PEPPYS ULTIMO SMART LITTLE ULTIMO (07M) $3,358
24 SOMEBODY SMART $3,313 2
x HICKS LITTLE DIAMOND MGS: DOC'S HICKORY BUSY BEING LITTLE (07G) $2,377
x SMART LITTLE SPOOK MGS: GRAYS STARLIGHT SPOOK SOMEBODY (06G) $936
25 TENINAS FIRST (PT) $2,983 1
x COLOR ME HOLLYWOOD (PT) MGS: COLOR ME SMART (PT) CKS COLOR ME FIRST (PT) (07S) $2,983
26 SMART SUGAR BADGER $2,836 1
x PLAYBOYS FANCY GAL MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY FANCY SUGAR BADGER (05M) $2,836
26 TANGYS CLASSY PEPPY $2,836 1
x LITTLE SABE MUCHO MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA MY LITTLE MOO CHACHA (06M) $2,836
28 CD OLENA $2,553 1
x JB PUNXCUTAWNY PHILY MGS: DUAL PEPPY CD LIL MAN (07G) $2,553
29 SMART LIL RICOCHET $1,643 1
x OPUS CAT MGS: HIGH BROW CAT RICOCHETS JEWEL (05M) $1,643
30 TR DUAL REY $1,460 2
x TURNIN TRIX MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA TRIX AT NIGHT (05G) $859
x MISS HAULIN HICKORY MGS: SR INSTANT CHOICE WARM AND SUNNY (07S) $601
31 PEPTO TAZ $1,357 1
x IMA HURRICAN PEP MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER IMA TAZMAN (07G) $1,357
32 SHINERS BUENONIC $1,020 1
x JUSTINA LENA MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA JUSTINAS LAST GEM (06M) $1,020
33 SMART STEADY DATE $1,015 1
x FAIRLEAS AVENGELENA MGS: LENAS TELESIS FAIRLEA DARO LENA (05M) $1,015
34 PEPTOZONE $859 1
x PLAYBOYS LUCKY DOLLY MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY PEPTOS LUCKY PLAYBOY (06S) $859
35 HEAVENS LITTLE LENA $680 1
x LITTLE PEPPYCALI MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER PRETTY LIL REDHEAD (05M) $680
36 SMART IDEA $625 1
x PERFECTAS PLAYGIRL MGS: PLAYBOYS PERFECTA PLAYFUL IDEA (05G) $625

Sire Stats: 2011 Bonanza Cutting

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2011 Bonanza Cutting
RANK SIRE PERFORMER(S) MONEY # PERFORMERS
1 HIGH BROW CAT $110,818 20
x HANGEM HIGH PLAYBOY MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY HANGEM CAT (05G) $20,140
x TAPT TWICE MGS: DUAL PEP DONT LOOK TWICE (05M) $15,854
x CD ROYALTY MGS: CD OLENA ROYALS MAGNIFICAT (05S) $13,060
x MATES IRISH ROSE MGS: SMART MATE PRIME TIME KAT (06M) $11,325
x MOMS STYLISH BABE MGS: DOCS STYLISH OAK CAT MOM DO (07M) $11,072
x DUALS PLAY KIT MGS: KIT DUAL DUALS PLAY KITTEN (07M) $5,851
x KD SHORTY MGS: KIT DUAL A CAT BE NIMBLE (07G) $2,926
x BILLIE THE KIT MGS: KIT DUAL CATLIKE KIT (06M) $2,799
x HAIDAS LIL ROSE MGS: HAIDAS LITTLE PEP ROSE COLORED CAT (05M) $2,799
x QUINTAN BLUE MGS: MECOM BLUE CAT MAN BLUE (07S) $2,500
x PLAY PEEK A BOON MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY CAT PROOF (07S) $2,500
x LENAS HORN MGS: HOLIDOC CAT ZAHIR (07M) $2,500
x HAIDAS LITTLE LASS MGS: HAIDAS LITTLE PEP CATS KITTY (07M) $2,500
x PCR MS GINGER MGS: PLAYBOYS BADGE MS CRYSTAL HIGHBROW (07M) $2,500
x HAIDAS LITTLE SHORTY MGS: HAIDAS LITTLE PEP POUNCE (06M) $2,500
x CAPPUCCINO AND PASTA MGS: CD OLENA POWDERED SUGAR CAT (06M) $2,500
x SWEET LITTLE CD MGS: CD OLENA SWEET LITTLE KITTEN (06M) $2,434
x HEAVENLY HAIDA MGS: HAIDAS LITTLE PEP HAIDAS SCREAMIN CAT (06G) $2,164
x WIN A LENA MGS: DOC O'LENA WIN A KITTY (06M) $1,893
x SHEZA BOONSMOL MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL SO SMART CAT (07S) $1,000
2 SMOOTH AS A CAT $99,290 12
x NO LADY WOOD MGS: ZACK T WOOD ORDER MIA SMOOTHIE (07M) $29,525
x AGLOWS LITTLE PEPPY MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER SMOOTH O TOOLE (06G) $13,638
x LB MS COWTOWN TWIST MGS: DOC O LENA TWIST SMOOTH AS A TWIST (07M) $11,702
x HOLLY N ZACK MGS: ZACK T WOOD HOLLY IS SMOOTH (06M) $7,927
x LIL AUTUMN SPLENDOR MGS: CD OLENA SMOOTH AN BOON (05G) $6,371
x HOLLY Q LENA MGS: THE HOLLYWOOD BUSTER SMOOTH LITTLE HOLLY (06M) $6,371
x ZEE DUALY MGS: DUAL PEP SMOOTH ASA ZEE (05G) $6,281
x MOMS STYLISH CHULA MGS: CHULA DUAL MOMS SMOOTH CAT (06G) $5,410
x HYADUALIN DOLLY MGS: DUAL PEP HYDUALIN CAT (06G) $5,348
x JUST SCARLET MGS: SMART LIL RICOCHET LHR SMOOTH JAMIE MAY (06M) $2,500
x FLYING F CANDYFLEX (AS) MGS: DOCS SPINIFEX SMOOTH FLYING (DNA) (07M) $2,500
x FRUIT OF THE BOOM MGS: BOOMERNIC CALM COOL SMOOTH (07M) $1,717
3 DUAL REY $59,197 10
x CANCAN KITTY MGS: HIGH BROW CAT CANCAN REYVOLUTION (07G) $16,682
x PEEK A BOON MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA REY NOUNCE (05S) $13,638
x SMARTLITTLELENASTOY MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA LEAN ON REY (05S) $6,432
x SHORT CANDY MGS: SHORTY LENA LEGAL DREAM (05S) $6,281
x AMANDA STARGUN MGS: PLAYGUN REYMINATE (06S) $3,485
x SMART SANDHILL KAY MGS: SMART MATE SMART STINGREY (06S) $3,375
x MOMS STYLISH PEPTO MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL STILISH REY (06S) $3,300
x QUE FLOYD MGS: FRECKLES FLOYD FLO DANCING WITH REY (07M) $2,500
x PLAYGUNS DESIRE MGS: PLAYGUN REYS DESIRE (06M) $2,500
x BINGOS LENA MGS: DOC O'LENA BINGOS LIL BAY REY (06M) $1,003
4 ONE TIME PEPTO $32,702 4
x QUINTAN BLUE MGS: MECOM BLUE BLUE ONE TIME (07S) $23,620
x JAE BARS FANCY CAT MGS: HIGH BROW CAT ONE FANCY TIME (07M) $3,657
x A CAT ABOVE MGS: HIGH BROW CAT ONE TIME CAT (07M) $2,926
x ROYAL SERENA BELLE MGS: SHORTY LENA ONE TIME ROYALTY (07S) $2,500
5 PEPTOBOONSMAL $31,797 8
x LITTLE SHINY TWIST MGS: FRECKLES FANCY TWIST TWISTED PEPTO (07G) $13,047
x MERADAS LITTLE SUE MGS: FRECKLES MERADA BOON TOO SUEN (05S) $4,328
x CAT MIST MGS: HIGH BROW CAT ARC PURR D BOONS MAL (05M) $2,799
x LITTLE SHINY TWIST MGS: FRECKLES FANCY TWIST BABA BOON (05M) $2,500
x BOWMANS LITTLE JEWEL MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA LITTLE BOW PEEPTO (05M) $2,500
x LITTLE BELLY DANCER MGS: HIGH BROW HICKORY LITTLE LAP DANCER (05M) $2,500
x SMART MORIA MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA SMART MORIA BOON (06S) $2,500
x SPOOKYS SMARTY PANTS MGS: SMART ARISTOCRAT SHESA SPOOKY PEPTO (06M) $1,623
6 THAT SLY CAT $25,056 2
x TAQUITAS PLAYGIRL MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY SLY PLAYGIRL (07M) $20,667
x OAKS SMART CHANCE MGS: DOC'S OAK SLY CHANCE (07G) $4,388
7 QUEJANAISALENA $25,047 3
x PRETTY DUALIN MGS: DUALIN JEWELS DUALINISALENA (05M) $11,610
x TINKER BELL HICKORY MGS: DOC'S HICKORY MIA SMART QUEJANA (07G) $9,586
x DUAL HERITAGE MGS: DUAL PEP WINGS OFA LENA (07M) $3,851
8 BOONLIGHT DANCER $22,649 1
x CRAB GRASS MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA THIRD CUTTING (05S) $22,649
9 SMART LITTLE LENA $19,731 4
x PEPPYS PLAYFUL LENA MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY SMART LITTLE PAPRIKA (05M) $9,060
x BUENO CHEX DUALLY MGS: DUAL PEP SHESA LITTLE DUALLY (07M) $8,119
x DOCS HICKORY DOLL (AP) MGS: DOC'S HICKORY IMA SMART MOVE (AP) (06S) $1,352
x SHORTISH MGS: SHORTY LENA SMARTISH (07M) $1,200
10 SMART LIL SCOOT $18,055 3
x BOON GLO SOLANO MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL SCOOTIN SOLANO (07S) $16,255
x OAKS ROWDYCAT MGS: HIGH BROW CAT ROWDYS SCOOTN CAT (05G) $925
x MERCEDES BOONS MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL SMARTYS MERCEDES (07S) $875
11 BOBS FRECKLE $16,990 1
x TAQUITAS PLAYGIRL MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY BOBS A PLAYER (06G) $16,990
12 WR THIS CATS SMART $16,454 3
x TELES LIES MGS: LENAS TELESIS TELES BOUT THIS CAT (07M) $9,508
x SMARTLITTLELENASTOY MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA CAT TOY (07G) $4,751
x DOX LITTLE CINDY MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER CYNDI CAT (07M) $2,194
13 HICKORYS INDIAN PEP $16,239 1
x STEVES NURSE MGS: DUAL REY STEVES INDIAN (07M) $16,239
14 MECOM BLUE $12,532 2
x IM READY TO PLAY MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY BLUES OUT TO PLAY (05S) $9,181
x DESIRES SMART LENA MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA DESIRES BLUE TRINITY (07S) $3,351
15 PEPTO RIO PLAYBOY $9,819 1
x CD SENORITA MGS: CD OLENA PEPTO RIO GRANDE (07S) $9,819
16 SWEET LIL PEPTO $9,283 2
x BOB ACRES MINK MGS: BOB ACRE DOC MINKS LIL PEPTO (05S) $8,280
x CLASSY SMOKINLENA MGS: TANGYS CLASSY PEPPY SWEET LIL KRYSTAL (05M) $1,003
17 CATS RED FEATHER $6,147 1
x REYTILDA MGS: DUAL REY REYTILDA RED (07G) $6,147
18 CAT T MASTERSON $4,751 1
x HUSTLIN LEOPARD MGS: FRECKLES HUSTLER CAT NASTY (07S) $4,751
18 MR BOONSMAL TO YOU $4,751 1
x ACRES OF BUNNIES MGS: BOB ACRE DOC BUNNIES BOON (07S) $4,751
20 PRETTY BOY CAT $4,622 1
x SF WAY TO GO LENA MGS: LENAS JEWEL BARS A RAMBLING REBEL (07S) $4,622
21 CD TRIP DATE $3,787 1
x MISS QUIXOTE GLOW MGS: TANQUERY GIN DATE A SASSY FOX (06M) $3,787
22 SNACKBOX $3,600 1
x JR COLORD PROM (PT) MGS: COLOR ME SMART (PT) COLORD BOX (PT) (07G) $3,600
23 LIGHT N LENA $3,497 1
x LITTLE MEMORY MAKER MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER LAREDO MONTANA (05S) $3,497
24 CD LIGHTS $3,375 1
x SUSANS REPLAY MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY TOO BOSSY (05G) $3,375
24 LIZZYS GOTTA PLAYER $3,375 2
x STYLISH MOM MGS: DOCS STYLISH OAK MY STYLISH LIZZY (05M) $2,500
x MOMS STYLISH LADY MGS: DOCS STYLISH OAK LIZZALISTIC (07G) $875
26 TR DUAL REY $3,300 1
x SKIMMING MGS: LAKER DOC SHADES OF TR (06G) $3,300
27 PLAYIN STYLISH $3,081 1
x LITTLE BURGANDY MGS: BP SMART LITTLE PEP LITTLE PLAYINSTYLISH (07G) $3,081
28 SMART MATE $2,975 1
x RARE HICKORY MGS: DOC'S HICKORY DT ONE RARE MATE (05M) $2,975
29 HIGH STYLISH OAK $2,194 1
x MATES LITTLE COKETTE MGS: SMART MATE ROCKETTE (07M) $2,194
30 BET ON ME 498 $1,850 2
x KWACKIN MGS: DUAL PEP BET IT ALL ON ME (05G) $925
x DOCS LEANIN OAK MGS: DOC'S OAK BET ON MY LEANIN OAK (06M) $925
31 CAT ICHI $1,717 1
x LITTLE TENINA MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER TENINA DOC (07S) $1,717
31 CATS MERADA $1,717 1
x SHES ONE SMART CHIC MGS: SMART CHIC OLENA CATS SMOKIN CHIC (07M) $1,717
33 CD OLENA $925 1
x SONITAS MAGIC GIRL MGS: SONITA'S LAST CD SONITA (05S) $925
33 ITS JUST ABOUT ME $925 1
x SHORTY LENAS LADY MGS: SHORTY LENA ITSJUSTABOUT SHORTY (06G) $925
35 DUAL SMART REY $514 1
x BOBCORN MGS: BOB ACRE DOC CORNREY TWITTY (07S) $514

Sire Stats: 2011 Arbuckle Mountain Futurity & Classic

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2011 Arbuckle Mountain Futurity & Classic
RANK SIRE PERFORMER(S) MONEY # PERFORMERS
1 HIGH BROW CAT $119,743 26
x TAPT TWICE MGS: DUAL PEP DONT LOOK TWICE (05M) $20,150
x DUAL NURSE MGS: DUAL PEP HIGH DOLLAR CAT (06S) $13,721
x LITTLE SAINT PATTIE MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER NIC NAK PATICAT (05M) $10,829
x ARISTOLCRAT MGS: SMART ARISTOCRAT CATS GREYSTONE (06S) $9,179
x CD ROYALTY MGS: CD OLENA ROYALS MAGNIFICAT (05S) $7,544
x SCARLET DANCE MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER CATTY HAWK (05S) $5,618
x PLAYIN TAG MGS: PLAYGUN CAT TAGS (07S) $4,795
x PCR MS GINGER MGS: PLAYBOYS BADGE MS CRYSTAL HIGHBROW (07M) $4,795
x ARACELI DUAL MGS: DUAL PEP KR WINSTON (06S) $4,403
x JESSIES STARLIGHT MS MGS: GRAYS STARLIGHT CP JESSE CAT (06S) $4,076
x MISS ECHO WOOD MGS: DOCTOR WOOD WILEY CAT (07S) $3,974
x HAIDAS LITTLE LASS MGS: HAIDAS LITTLE PEP CATS KITTY (07M) $3,341
x NU SHE WOOD MGS: ZACK T WOOD NU SHEZA CAT (07M) $2,983
x LENAS O LADY MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER AUSPICIOUS CAT (05S) $2,150
x CUTTIN CHIC OLENA MGS: SMART CHIC OLENA CATTAHOOCHEE (07S) $2,150
x SMART FANCY LENA MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA HIGHBROWS FANCY CAT (07S) $2,150
x LITTLE PEPTO GAL MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL LITTLE PEPTO CAT (06S) $2,150
x SHEZA NEATO SKEETO MGS: SKEETO SHEZA SKEETO KITTY (06M) $2,150
x SMART MORIA MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA SMART PRINCE MORIA (07S) $2,150
x MISS ECHO WOOD MGS: DOCTOR WOOD WOODYS WILDEST CAT (07S) $2,150
x MIGHTY APHRODITE MGS: CATTIN MIGHTY ATHENA (04M) $2,101
x CUTE LITTLE MAGIC MGS: HAIDAS MAGIC LITTLE KITTY CARLYLE (07M) $1,693
x YOUNG KITTY KITTY MGS: YOUNG GUN BEE A BABES CAT (00S) $1,681
x SF WAY TO GO LENA MGS: LENAS JEWEL BARS RIP RAP CAT (07M) $1,604
x PLAY CHEX RIO MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY PLAY CAT RIO (05M) $1,258
x BOONS FRECKLE LENA MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL MAVERICK CAT (06G) $950
2 DUAL REY $58,946 11
x THE SMART LOOK MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA SVR REYL SMART (07S) $20,150
x STYLABEE MGS: DOCS STYLISH OAK STYLIN REY (07S) $9,334
x PLAYGUNS DESIRE MGS: PLAYGUN REYS DESIRE (06M) $8,315
x HUGGS OLENA MGS: SMART CHIC OLENA MISS ELLA REY (05M) $6,196
x PEEK A BOON MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA REY NOUNCE (05S) $4,398
x RUBY TEQUILA MGS: DOC O'LENA RUBY REY (06M) $3,272
x LANEY DOC MGS: DOC QUIXOTE LANEY REY TOO (05M) $2,150
x SMART SANDHILL KAY MGS: SMART MATE SMART STINGREY (06S) $2,150
x STARALENO MGS: GRAYS STARLIGHT STAR REY LENO (06G) $2,150
x PEPPYS MISTY OAKS MGS: CANDY BAR PEPPY DUAL REY TR (05S) $416
x PEPPYS MISTY OAKS MGS: CANDY BAR PEPPY TEA ARES DUAL REY (06M) $416
3 SMOOTH AS A CAT $51,381 11
x EVALITA MGS: SMART LIL RICOCHET SMART FROSTY CAT (05S) $12,358
x DUAL POO MGS: DUAL PEP POO SMOOTHIE (07M) $8,762
x LITTLE PEPTO GAL MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL MILLION DOLLAR BABIE (07M) $7,439
x LITTLE AND SMART MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA CATMAN (07S) $6,558
x JUST SCARLET MGS: SMART LIL RICOCHET GQ SMOOTH (06S) $3,049
x SMART LITTLE PEPTO MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL CAPTAIN SMOOTH (07G) $3,032
x HOLLYS LITTLE SMARTY MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA HES ONE SMOOTH CAT (07G) $2,783
x LENAS SMART TWIST MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA FELINE SMOOTH (06M) $2,150
x HOLLY N ZACK MGS: ZACK T WOOD HOLLY IS SMOOTH (06M) $2,150
x ZEE DUALY MGS: DUAL PEP SMOOTH ASA ZEE (05G) $2,150
x DMAC GRAN FINALE MGS: YOUNG GUN RILEYS YOUNG CAT (05G) $950
4 ONE TIME PEPTO $38,758 6
x QUINTAN BLUE MGS: MECOM BLUE BLUE ONE TIME (07S) $17,650
x CLASSY DUALIN MGS: DUALIN JEWELS EXCLUSIVE THYME (07G) $9,863
x STYLABEE MGS: DOCS STYLISH OAK TIME TO STYLE (07M) $4,795
x A CAT ABOVE MGS: HIGH BROW CAT ONE TIME CAT (07M) $2,150
x BLUE AUTUMN BABY MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA ONE TIME IN AUTUMN (07G) $2,150
x PLAYBOYS PROMISE MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY STOP N TIME (07S) $2,150
5 PEPTOBOONSMAL $32,308 9
x AUTUMN BLUE MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA PEPTO BLUES (07M) $14,880
x MERADAS LITTLE SUE MGS: FRECKLES MERADA BOON TOO SUEN (05S) $5,618
x KADEE LENA BELLE MGS: CD OLENA BELLES ON MY PEPTOES (07M) $2,406
x LITTLE BELLY DANCER MGS: HIGH BROW HICKORY LITTLE LAP DANCER (05M) $2,150
x MISS WOODY TWO SHOES MGS: HIGH BROW CAT MISS PEPTONSTILETTOS (06M) $2,150
x STYLISH AND FOXIE MGS: DOCS STYLISH OAK STYLISH IN STOCKINGS (07M) $2,150
x SR GLAMOROUS LADY MGS: DOC'S HICKORY PEPTOS GLAMOROUSLADY (07M) $2,005
x CAT MIST MGS: HIGH BROW CAT ARC PURR D BOONS MAL (05M) $950
x BAMBI FRECKLES MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY BOBBIE BOONSMAL (05M) $0
6 BOONLIGHT DANCER $21,518 3
x CRAB GRASS MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA THIRD CUTTING (05S) $17,650
x MISS BAY GUN MGS: PLAYGUN BOONLIGHT BAY (06M) $2,150
x MISS DOCS COMMAND MGS: MISS N COMMAND BOONLIGHT FISHN (07S) $1,718
7 TR DUAL REY $20,626 4
x ETHYLENA MGS: SONITALENA INTENTION DEL REY (05G) $15,150
x PLAYIN GAYETTA MGS: PLAYIN STYLISH PLAYIN T ETTA (06M) $2,803
x TRAVALIN MISS PEPPY MGS: TRAVALENA TRAVALIN TR (06G) $2,387
x REMEDYS FANCY CHIC MGS: SMART CHIC OLENA SHE REY REY (07M) $286
8 HES A PEPTOSPOONFUL $16,327 2
x SMART MARLENA MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA SENORITA SPOON (06M) $13,345
x HAL O KAI MGS: LANI KAI SPORK (07G) $2,983
9 CATS MOONSHINE $15,150 1
x TWICE AS REYCY MGS: DUAL REY REYCY MOON (07M) $15,150
10 THAT SLY CAT $13,788 2
x OAKS SMART CHANCE MGS: DOC'S OAK SLY CHANCE (07G) $11,638
x TAQUITAS PLAYGIRL MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY SLY PLAYGIRL (07M) $2,150
11 CAT ICHI $11,687 3
x FRECKLES BEAUTY BAR MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY EE ICHI BAR (07G) $7,292
x A PEPPYS MELODY MGS: PEPPYS BOY 895 TORINO ICHI (06G) $3,059
x PLAYBOYS HEIDI MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY SAGUARO ICHI (06S) $1,337
12 MR BOONSMAL TO YOU $8,762 1
x ACRES OF BUNNIES MGS: BOB ACRE DOC BUNNIES BOON (07S) $8,762
13 WR THIS CATS SMART $7,531 1
x DOX LITTLE CINDY MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER CYNDI CAT (07M) $7,531
14 DUAL PEP $7,382 3
x SARENALENA MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA SARENADUAL (06M) $2,921
x PLAYBOYS MARIAN MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY SCOOBY DOOBY DUAL (04M) $2,521
x SMART AND DARK MGS: SMART MATE DUALL N SMART (07M) $1,940
15 LIZZYS GOTTA PLAYER $6,226 2
x STYLISH MOM MGS: DOCS STYLISH OAK MY STYLISH LIZZY (05M) $4,076
x STYLISH SHARON MGS: DOCS STYLISH OAK SIR STYLISH LIZZY (07S) $2,150
16 SR INSTANT CHOICE $5,602 1
x SABRINAS LENA MGS: DOC O'LENA HES MY FIRST CHOICE (05S) $5,602
17 SMARTAR $5,528 1
x OUR LITTLE PEPPY MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER PW OUR LITTLE ANNIE (07M) $5,528
18 LIGHT N LENA $4,648 1
x MERADAS OH CAY MGS: FRECKLES MERADA LIGHT N LILY (07M) $4,648
19 KIT DUAL $4,441 1
x RUNNIN MATE MGS: SMART MATE MK VIVIAN (07M) $4,441
20 NITAS WOOD $4,398 1
x NIMBLE JAZZY LEE MGS: JAZZY JOE LENA WOODYS BAD BOY (05G) $4,398
21 HIGH BROW COUGAR $4,300 2
x STYLISH FRECKLES MGS: DOCS STYLISH OAK CATS PUMA (05S) $2,150
x MONTANA DOCS QUEEN MGS: MONTANA DOC MELTING MOMENTS (07S) $2,150
22 SMART LITTLE JERRY $4,297 2
x LITTLE PEPPYS PEP MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER PEPPYSCHINO JERRY (05S) $3,457
x PEPS FANCY MAGNOLIA MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER JERRYS LIL MISTRESS (02M) $840
23 CATS RED FEATHER $4,126 2
x OLENAS DUALLY MGS: DUAL PEP OLENASDUALLYFEATHER (07M) $2,150
x DYNAPEP LENA MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER DYNAPEPS RED FEATHER (05M) $1,976
24 ABRAKADABRACRE $2,618 2
x LITTLE PEPPY POLKA MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER MAGIC ABBIE (05M) $1,668
x LUCKY SUGAR HICKORY MGS: COUNT HICKORY LITTLE DAB A DOO (06S) $950
25 DOCS STYLISH SAM $2,150 1
x FOXIE MERADA MGS: FRECKLES MERADA FOXIE IN STYLE (05M) $2,150
26 CATS MERADA $2,148 2
x SHES ONE SMART CHIC MGS: SMART CHIC OLENA CATS SMOKIN CHIC (07M) $1,198
x MOONDAWGS MATE MGS: SMART MATE MOONDAWGS MERADA (07G) $950
27 PLAYGUN $1,900 2
x MISS SPECIAL QUIXOTE MGS: ESPECIAL PG MUCHA MAXINE (07M) $950
x PCR SAN PEPPY LENA MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER PG SANLISTA (07M) $950
28 CD O CODY $1,261 1
x MISS DOCS COMMAND MGS: MISS N COMMAND MISSING CODY (05M) $1,261
29 BOBS FRECKLE $1,258 1
x TAQUITAS PLAYGIRL MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY BOBS A PLAYER (06G) $1,258
30 FRECKLES FANCY TWIST $1,146 1
x LITTLE SMASHED MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER TWIST ALITTLE (07G) $1,146
31 BET ON ME 498 $950 1
x CATTILION MGS: HIGH BROW CAT CATS BEST BET (07M) $950
31 PEEKA PEP $950 1
x CATSA MOVIN MGS: HIGH BROW CAT PEEK EASY (06G) $950
33 SPOTS HOT $416 1
x BOON SAN KITTY MGS: HIGH BROW CAT BOONS HOT (06M) $416
34 MERADAS MONEY TALKS $286 1
x LILLY DUAL MGS: DUAL PEP DUAL TALKING (07M) $286
35 MISTER DUAL PEP $210 1
x BISCA LENA MGS: MONTANA DOC MISS BISCALENA (03M) $210
35 PLAYDOX $210 1
x JR COLORED OAK (PT) MGS: DOC'S OAK COLORED CHILD (PT) (04M) $210

Finest Copyshot and Rudy Kronsteiner win NRHA European Futurity

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nrhaeuropean2011The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) ended its 2011 NRHA European Futurity & NRHA Show on Saturday, April 3 in Kreuth, Germany. In the end, Rudi Kronsteiner (AUT) finished at the top of the standings again. With Finest Copyshot, he scored an impressive 233.


 

NRCHA Stakes Wrap-up

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Todd Bergen
Smart Luck may have started his career as a hard-luck horse. But as he continues to add major titles to his name, he reinforces that luck really has nothing to do with his success. On Sunday, March 27, the 5-year-old cow horse, by Very Smart Remedy out of Gunna Be Lucky, earned another line on his resume – that of 2011 National Reined Cow Horse Association Stakes Open Champion.

Whizkey N Diamonds and Shawn Flarida Win at Gordyville

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Whizkey N Diamonds and Shawn Flarida
Whizkey N Diamonds (Topsail Whiz x Princess In Diamonds x Shining Spark), ridden by Shawn Flarida for Rhodes River Ranch/CDR Farm, scored a 227.5 to win both the $23,000-added Wimpys Little Step and the $14,968-added Gordyville Breeders Classic Derbies held at the Bluegrass Reining Stakes, Gifford, Ill., on March 19. They earned a total of $13,960 for their Level 4 Open victories. Flarida placed this talented 5-year-old third in the 2009 NRHA Futurity.

Marketplace At Ardmore Sale: Consignments

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gavelThe Marketplace At Ardmore sale, produced by 32 Cattle Company, takes place at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 26. Close to 150 horses are consigned and the catalog is available online. Working horses will be demonstrated as they sell.

See the catalog

Shepards Dominate at The Four Sixes/NCHA Eastern National Championships

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Austin Shepard
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Sam Shepard
At The Four Sixes/NCHA Eastern National Championships in Jackson, Miss., the Open divisions proved to be a family affair. First it was Austin Shepard, the Alabama trainer who rode NQH Tom Cat to a 225 and the Championship in the $10,000 Novice division. Then it was Sam Shepard, Austin’s dad, who piloted Playin Witha Cat to an impressive 228 for the $3,000 Novice title. Then in the Open finals on March 13, father and son claimed the two top spots.

Tinker With Guns and Andrea Fappani Win Cactus Reining Classic Derby

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Andrea Fappani
Tinker With Guns (Gunner x Tinker Nic x Reminic), a 2006 sorrel stallion ridden by Andrea Fappani for Rancho Oso Rio, Scottsdale, Ariz., drew 51 in the posted field of 69 entries. He scored a 227 to win the $25,000-added Open division of the Cactus Reining Classic Conquistador Whiz Derby earning $8,659.

My Lizzy Babe, Oak Ill Be Peppy PCCHA Derby Open Co-Champions With Twin 220s

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Tim Smith & Morgan Cromer
A mare Tim Smith picked as a top-notch prospect despite a slow start at December’s National Cutting Horse Futurity and a gelding Morgan Cromer talked reining and reined cow horse trainer Todd Bergen into selling to one of her customers last fall tied as Co-Champions with 220s during Sunday’s PCCHA Derby Open finals in Paso Robles.

Reycy Moon and Matt Gaines Capture Open Championship at The Cattlemens Cutting

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Open Derby Champion Matt Gaines with Reserve Champion Matt Mille
Reycy Moon and Matt Gaines threw some excitement in to the Derby Open finals at the Cattlemen’s Cutting on Friday afternoon in Graham, Texas, by marking a 224 to win the mare’s first limited aged event title.

Costello Selected For Dave McGregor Award

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Dave McGregor & David Costello
Paso Robles trainer David Costello, a native Australian and former rodeo bronc rider who moved to America at 19 to learn about and work with horses, was selected by his Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association peers as the 2011 Dave McGregor Award Winner.

Cookie Banuelos, “Toddy” Win Turnback Horse Challenge At PCCHA Derby

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Challenge Champion Cookie Banuelos
The World’s Greatest Horseman it wasn’t, but Thursday night’s Turnback Challenge at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Derby in Paso Robles was entertaining and fun as nine cutters and turnback horses rode through an obstacle course, or at least tried their best.

Sire Stats: 2011 Tunica Futurity

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2011 Tunica Futurity
RANK SIRE PERFORMER(S) MONEY # PERFORMERS
1 HIGH BROW CAT $160,775 25
x TAPT TWICE MGS: DUAL PEP DONT LOOK TWICE (05M) $19,433
x BET YER BLUE BOONS MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY BET HESA CAT (06S) $16,587
x SMART LIL ADDITION MGS: SMART ARISTOCRAT CATS HITMAN (06G) $13,871
x DESIRE SOME FRECKLES MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY DESIRES KATRINA (05M) $13,741
x GO LITTLE STARLIGHT MGS: GRAYS STARLIGHT MISSISSIPPI CAT (05S) $10,895
x DREAMS OF OAK MGS: DOCS FRECKLES OAK CATS IN YA DREAMS (07S) $10,687
x SCARLET DANCE MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER CATTY HAWK (05S) $9,521
x BOONS FRECKLE LENA MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL BOONS CATALENA (07S) $7,816
x SWEET LITTLE CD MGS: CD OLENA SWEET LIL CAT 007 (07M) $7,816
x RIO CD YADAYADAYADA MGS: CD OLENA YADACAT (06G) $6,085
x CAPPUCCINO AND PASTA MGS: CD OLENA POWDERED SUGAR CAT (06M) $5,846
x MISS ECHO WOOD MGS: DOCTOR WOOD WILEY CAT (07S) $4,112
x SWEET LITTLE CD MGS: CD OLENA SWEET LITTLE KITTEN (06M) $4,027
x KWACKIN MGS: DUAL PEP HIGH BROW KWACKIN (06G) $4,024
x MISS ECHO WOOD MGS: DOCTOR WOOD WOODYS WILDEST CAT (07S) $3,798
x ROYAL BLACK PEPPY MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER WSR THE BLACK CAT (05M) $2,679
x KD SHORTY MGS: KIT DUAL A CAT BE NIMBLE (07G) $2,650
x STARLIGHT SPECIAL (PT) MGS: GRAYS STARLIGHT CAT STEVENS (PT) (07S) $2,650
x JESSIES STARLIGHT MS MGS: GRAYS STARLIGHT CP JESSE CAT (06S) $2,650
x FANCY BLUE MOON MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL HERDING CATS (06S) $2,650
x MOMS STYLISH PEPTO MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL MOMS STILISH CAT (07S) $2,650
x BECKYS HAIDA MGS: HAIDAS LITTLE PEP PURR N CAT (07M) $2,650
x PLAYGUNS SATIN CAT MGS: PLAYGUN GP SCOOTER CAT (06S) $1,893
x MERADAS OH CAY MGS: FRECKLES MERADA KITTY CARLYLE (07M) $1,094
x ONE TIME SOON MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA ONE PURRFECT TIME (06M) $950
2 SMOOTH AS A CAT $55,064 8
x EVALITA MGS: SMART LIL RICOCHET SMART FROSTY CAT (05S) $16,284
x ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA SMOOTHE BYE DESIGN (07S) $13,372
x ZEE DUALY MGS: DUAL PEP SMOOTH ASA ZEE (05G) $8,147
x FRUIT OF THE BOOM MGS: BOOMERNIC CALM COOL SMOOTH (07M) $7,964
x SMART LITTLE SAN MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA WM FAT CAT (07S) $4,320
x MATES IRISH ROSE MGS: SMART MATE AROSESUCHACLATTER (06M) $2,650
x MISS BLUE WOOD MGS: DOCTOR WOOD KG IMYAHUCKLEBERRY (05G) $1,377
x HOLLYS LITTLE SMARTY MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA HOLLYS SMART CAT (07M) $950
3 DUAL REY $48,439 8
x CANCAN KITTY MGS: HIGH BROW CAT CANCAN REYVOLUTION (07G) $17,100
x BOONSMAL DOCTRESS MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL THE DOCTRESS ORDERS (06M) $11,457
x SHEZA SMART CAT MGS: HIGH BROW CAT CAT A REY (06S) $6,085
x CAROLENA MOON MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL REYLENA MOON (05M) $5,846
x LANEY DOC MGS: DOC QUIXOTE LANEY REY TOO (05M) $2,650
x MOMS STYLISH PEPTO MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL STILISH REY (06S) $2,650
x OH CAY SHEZ SNAZZY MGS: OH CAY QUIXOTE SHEZA SNAZZY REY (06M) $1,515
x PEPPYS MISTY OAKS MGS: CANDY BAR PEPPY DUAL REY TR (05S) $1,136
4 CAT ICHI $34,253 5
x FRECKLES BEAUTY BAR MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY EE ICHI BAR (07G) $13,666
x RUBY DUECE MGS: SMART LITTLE JERRY RPL ICH THIS (07M) $7,816
x STARSTRUCK DB MGS: GRAYS STARLIGHT STARSTRUCK ICHI (06M) $5,175
x THE SMART LOOK MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA SMART LOOKIN LANEY (07M) $4,946
x LACY JO LENA MGS: DOC O'LENA LACY JO ICHI (07M) $2,650
5 ONE TIME PEPTO $28,444 2
x QUINTAN BLUE MGS: MECOM BLUE BLUE ONE TIME (07S) $21,061
x A CAT ABOVE MGS: HIGH BROW CAT ONE TIME CAT (07M) $7,383
6 MECOM BLUE $22,884 3
x SUGAR DOX COM MGS: PLAYDOX DOX SUGAR BLUE (07S) $14,387
x IM READY TO PLAY MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY BLUES OUT TO PLAY (05S) $5,846
x SUGAR DOX COM MGS: PLAYDOX BLUE DOX COM (06S) $2,650
7 CHIC PLEASE $17,986 1
x MOONSTRUCK CAT MGS: HIGH BROW CAT ARC MOONSTRUCKPLEASE (07G) $17,986
8 CATS RED FEATHER $16,022 2
x OLENAS DUALLY MGS: DUAL PEP OLENASDUALLYFEATHER (07M) $13,372
x DOCS MISS N DINERO MGS: MISS N CASH FALCON FEATHER (06S) $2,650
9 PEPTOBOONSMAL $11,607 4
x BOWMANS FANCY JEWEL MGS: LENAS JEWEL BARS PEPTOS FANCY JEWEL (07M) $7,816
x HICKORY GOOD GIRL MGS: DOC'S HICKORY PEPTO HICKORY DOC (06G) $1,805
x SPOOKY OLLIE MGS: GRAYS STARLIGHT JUST SPOOKY CUTTIN (07G) $1,439
x KADEE LENA BELLE MGS: CD OLENA BELLES ON MY PEPTOES (07M) $547
10 HIGH BROW COUGAR $10,318 1
x DOCS BERRY FRECKLES MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY FRECKLES MEOW (07M) $10,318
11 SMART LITTLE LENA $9,970 3
x HEAVENS OLENA MGS: CD OLENA HEAVENS LITTLE ANGEL (05M) $4,670
x SMART LOOKIN HI BROW MGS: HIGH BROW HICKORY FIRST LOOKIN (07S) $2,650
x DOC ALLEY MGS: DUAL PEP KF SMART ALLEY PEP (07M) $2,650
12 BLUE DUCK OKIE $9,043 1
x SHES ONE SMART CHIC MGS: SMART CHIC OLENA BLUER (05G) $9,043
13 ATHENA PUDDY CAT $8,496 2
x SR MISS PEPPORY MGS: DOC'S HICKORY ITAWTATHENAPUDDYCAT (05G) $5,846
x BETSY LENA STAR MGS: LENAS STAR ATHENA NUFF (05M) $2,650
14 LIGHT N LENA $5,017 1
x MERADAS OH CAY MGS: FRECKLES MERADA LIGHT N LILY (07M) $5,017
14 PALE FACE JOSE $5,017 1
x TANGANILLA MGS: TANGYS CLASSY PEPPY FLASH OF MELODY (07G) $5,017
16 CD LIGHTS $4,838 1
x PLAYGUNS SATIN CAT MGS: PLAYGUN PLAYLITE (07G) $4,838
17 SMART LIL SCOOT $3,859 1
x OH CAY SHEZ SNAZZY MGS: OH CAY QUIXOTE SCOOT OVER HERE (05G) $3,859
18 DUAL PEP $3,407 2
x ARISTO KATZ MGS: SMART ARISTOCRAT KATZ HAVE MORE FUN (07M) $2,650
x SARENALENA MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA SARENADUAL (06M) $757
19 KIT DUAL $3,396 1
x RUNNIN MATE MGS: SMART MATE MK VIVIAN (07M) $3,396
19 WIDOWS FRECKLES $3,396 1
x SHEZA SMART CAT MGS: HIGH BROW CAT SMART FRECKLED CAT (07G) $3,396
21 PEEKA PEP $2,659 2
x HICKORYS BUNNY MGS: DOC'S HICKORY BUNNYS GOT PEP (07M) $1,709
x CATSA MOVIN MGS: HIGH BROW CAT PEEK EASY (06G) $950
22 HICKORYS INDIAN PEP $2,650 1
x DELLAWARE MGS: DOCS STYLISH OAK SWOOPN INDIAN (06G) $2,650
22 LIZZYS GOTTA PLAYER $2,650 1
x STYLISH MOM MGS: DOCS STYLISH OAK MY LADY LIZZY (07M) $2,650
22 REYS DUAL BADGER $2,650 1
x SMOKES PEPPY TWIST MGS: DUCELENA LETS SMOKE THIS DEAL (06G) $2,650
22 SPOTS HOT $2,650 1
x MIGHTY FINE SUE MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA SOME LIKE IT HOTT (07M) $2,650
26 BET ON ME 498 $2,089 1
x LEANIN NITA MGS: PEPONITA KISSIN ON ME (06G) $2,089
27 CATS MERADA $1,709 1
x OH CAY SHEZ SNAZZY MGS: OH CAY QUIXOTE RICH N SNAZZY (07M) $1,709
28 SWEET LIL PEPTO $1,377 1
x ZAUBERLINDA MGS: SR INSTANT CHOICE SWEET LIL GEM (05M) $1,377
29 CHROMESMAL $1,010 1
x A SWINGIN MGS: SMART ARISTOCRAT A SWINGIN PEPTO (05M) $1,010
30 BOBS FRECKLE $950 1
x BUNNY OF THE YEAR MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY FRECK OF THE YEAR (06M) $950
30 NITRO DUAL DOC $950 1
x MARQUE DE NOIR MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA MARQUE DE NITRO (06M) $950
32 SMART ARISTOCRAT $746 1
x SHEZA JAZZY PLAYER MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY ARISTO JAZZ (07G) $746
33 NITAS WOOD $589 1
x SHORLENA MGS: SHORTY LENA MR DAGWOOD (06G) $589

Sire Stats: 2011 Augusta Futurity

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2011 Augusta Futurity
RANK SIRE PERFORMER(S) MONEY # PERFORMERS
1 HIGH BROW CAT $76,738 18
x BILLIE THE KIT MGS: KIT DUAL CATLIKE KIT (06M) $12,571
x KD SHORTY MGS: KIT DUAL ACATBEQUICK (07S) $7,838
x TAPT TWICE MGS: DUAL PEP DONT LOOK TWICE (05M) $7,695
x SOME KINDA MEMORIES MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA MY LIL CATILLAC (05M) $6,840
x KWACKIN MGS: DUAL PEP HIGH BROW KWACKIN (06G) $6,450
x SWEET LITTLE CD MGS: CD OLENA SWEET LIL CAT 007 (07M) $6,386
x BOONSMAL DOCTRESS MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL OUR SPECIAL KITTEN (07M) $5,574
x PEPTOS SPECIAL DATE MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL FANTASTICAT (05M) $5,415
x JUSTA SWINGING JANE MGS: JUSTA SWINGING PEPPY JUSTA JAZZY CAT (05G) $3,421
x WIN A LENA MGS: DOC O'LENA WIN A KITTY (06M) $2,511
x SPOOKY LUCY MGS: GRAYS STARLIGHT NQH TOM CAT (05G) $2,430
x BOONS FRECKLE LENA MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL BOONS CATALENA (07S) $2,323
x ARISTOCRATIC COOKIE MGS: SMART ARISTOCRAT BRICKYARD CAT (06S) $1,539
x KD SHORTY MGS: KIT DUAL A CAT BE NIMBLE (07G) $1,467
x HICKORYS HANDY KANDY MGS: DOC'S HICKORY HICKORYS HANDY CAT (07S) $1,452
x DREAMS OF OAK MGS: DOCS FRECKLES OAK CATS IN YA DREAMS (07S) $1,162
x STYLISH PEPPER MGS: DOCS STYLISH OAK ONE STYLISHCAT (07S) $1,162
x PS TELL GRANDMA MGS: DOC O LENA TWIST CUTTERS EDGE CAT (06M) $502
2 SMOOTH AS A CAT $50,388 11
x PLAYDOX HONEY MGS: PLAYDOX SMOOTH DOX (07G) $14,888
x ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA SMOOTHE BYE DESIGN (07S) $11,321
x ZEE DUALY MGS: DUAL PEP SMOOTH ASA ZEE (05G) $5,415
x FLYING F CANDYFLEX (AS) MGS: DOCS SPINIFEX SMOOTH FLYING (DNA) (07M) $4,645
x PRETTY FRECKLES OAK MGS: DOCS FRECKLES OAK CATS FRECKLES OAK (06M) $3,223
x DUAL N AT NOON MGS: DUAL PEP CAT N AT NOON (07M) $2,903
x FRUIT OF THE BOOM MGS: BOOMERNIC CALM COOL SMOOTH (07M) $2,326
x PURELY SMART MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA PURELY SMOOTH 007 (07M) $2,003
x MATES IRISH ROSE MGS: SMART MATE AROSESUCHACLATTER (06M) $1,290
x LENAS BROADWAY STAR MGS: GRAYS STARLIGHT SHE IS A CAT (07M) $1,200
x SMART LITTLE SAN MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA WM FAT CAT (07S) $1,174
3 HES A PEPTOSPOONFUL $33,184 3
x DANCIN RUBY LENA MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA SHEZA RUBY SPOONFUL (07M) $22,420
x GRACIES LITTLE PEP MGS: HAIDAS LITTLE PEP GEORGIA BLUE BOON (07S) $8,572
x CAT N TUNE MGS: HIGH BROW CAT THEE ONE (06M) $2,192
4 CAT ICHI $17,002 4
x SHORT AND STYLISH MGS: PLAYIN STYLISH ITCH MY STYLISH CAT (07M) $13,121
x SAN STARLIGHT MGS: GRAYS STARLIGHT SPOOKED BY A CAT (06G) $2,081
x DOX MOLLY O GRADY MGS: DOC O'LENA DOX ICHI (07S) $1,125
x GENUINE SONITALENA MGS: SONITALENA IMA GENUINE ICHI (07S) $675
5 LAREDO BLUE $15,792 1
x SR LYNX QUEEN MGS: DOC'S LYNX LAREDOS LYNX (07S) $15,792
6 PEPTOBOONSMAL $14,047 4
x SPOOKY OLLIE MGS: GRAYS STARLIGHT JUST SPOOKY CUTTIN (07G) $8,572
x HICKORYSOMEBODYSMART MGS: SOMEBODY SMART PEPTOS SMART DELIGHT (07M) $3,467
x HICKORY GOOD GIRL MGS: DOC'S HICKORY PEPTO HICKORY DOC (06G) $1,443
x SASSY LITTLE MERADA MGS: FRECKLES MERADA BRANDED BOON (06G) $565
7 KIT DUAL $12,718 1
x RUNNIN MATE MGS: SMART MATE MK VIVIAN (07M) $12,718
8 SWEET LIL PEPTO $12,429 1
x DRY TRONA MUSCAT MGS: LITTLE TRONA TUMMY ACHE (07G) $12,429
9 DUAL PEP $12,275 2
x JUSTA SMART PEANUT MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA GRACEFULLY DONE (06M) $10,832
x SHORTYS GIRL MGS: SHORTY LENA PEPPY LA ONE (05G) $1,443
10 ITS JUST ABOUT ME $11,115 1
x DEES DUALLY MGS: DUAL PEP DEES MR CHARLES (05G) $11,115
11 DUALIN BOON $10,328 2
x PLAYBOY TAMALENA MGS: TAMULENA TAMA BOON (06G) $8,702
x MISSIN MINERVA MGS: MISS N CASH PEACH BOONSHINE (07M) $1,626
12 CATS RED FEATHER $8,466 2
x REYTILDA MGS: DUAL REY REYTILDA RED (07G) $7,041
x DPS LENAS LUCINDA MGS: DUAL PEP DUAL RED FEATHER (06G) $1,425
13 SMART LITTLE LENA $7,791 4
x CO ZACK MGS: ZACK T WOOD LITTLE ZACK LENA (05S) $2,410
x PLAYGIRL PEPPY MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY SMART LITTLE CRANBAR (05G) $2,256
x JUSTA SWINGING JANE MGS: JUSTA SWINGING PEPPY JUSTA LITTLE JIMMY (07S) $1,995
x DOXS PAINTED LADY (PT) MGS: DOC'S SOLANO LENAS LITTLE SMARTY (PT) (03M) $1,130
14 DOCS STYLISH OAK $7,412 1
x ANOTHER PLAYGIRL MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY STYLIN PLAYGIRL (05M) $7,412
15 DUAL REY $7,213 3
x HAIDAS HALO MGS: HAIDAS LITTLE PEP HALOS REY (06G) $2,752
x OH CAY SHEZ SNAZZY MGS: OH CAY QUIXOTE SHEZA SNAZZY REY (06M) $2,579
x MY LADY STYLISH MGS: DOCS STYLISH OAK REY BANS (01S) $1,882
16 CATS MERADA $6,136 1
x OH CAY SHEZ SNAZZY MGS: OH CAY QUIXOTE RICH N SNAZZY (07M) $6,136
17 ZACK T WOOD $4,512 1
x PEPPY LA PU MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER ZACKS FIFTH AVENUE (05M) $4,512
18 SMART LIL RICOCHET $3,998 1
x AGLOWS LITTLE PEPPY MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER GLOWS (01G) $3,998
19 TR DUAL REY $3,689 2
x TAPT TWICE MGS: DUAL PEP SDP TAPT DANCING (05M) $1,995
x TRAVALIN MISS PEPPY MGS: TRAVALENA TRAVALIN TR (06G) $1,694
20 WR THIS CATS SMART $3,521 1
x TELES LIES MGS: LENAS TELESIS TELES BOUT THIS CAT (07M) $3,521
21 MR BOONSMAL TO YOU $3,484 1
x ACRES OF BUNNIES MGS: BOB ACRE DOC BUNNIES BOON (07S) $3,484
22 BET ON ME 498 $3,103 1
x GENUINE DESIRE MGS: GENUINE DOC GENUINE BET (04M) $3,103
23 THAT SLY CAT $2,850 1
x PLAYIN N FANCY PEPPY MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY FANCY LOOKIN CAT (05M) $2,850
24 HIGH BROW COUGAR $2,827 2
x SPARKLIN JAZZ MGS: DUAL JAZZ JEWELS JAZZY CAT (06G) $1,653
x DOCS BERRY FRECKLES MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY FRECKLES MEOW (07M) $1,174
25 LITTLE TRONA $2,545 2
x FRECKLES LADY HILL MGS: ARAWANS FRECKLES COLONEL FUZZY TRONA (97G) $1,792
x GINS HONEY BEAR MGS: TANQUERY GIN GTS SISSY (03M) $753
26 MECOM BLUE $2,280 1
x SUGAR DOX COM MGS: PLAYDOX BLUE DOX COM (06S) $2,280
27 PLAYIN STYLISH $2,275 2
x DUAL KUAL MGS: DUAL PEP KUALSTYLISH (07G) $1,585
x DANAS LITTLE PEP MGS: HAIDAS LITTLE PEP ONE STYLISH PEP (06S) $690
28 BOB ACRE DOC $2,244 1
x PEPPY SAN GAL MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER TOM ACRE (00G) $2,244
29 CD OLENA $2,054 1
x MH LAY DOWN LADY MGS: LITTLE DYNO LADYS SURPRISE CD (07M) $2,054
30 BOONLIGHT DANCER $1,870 1
x STARING AMIE MGS: GRAYS STARLIGHT SPOOKY PEPTO (06G) $1,870
31 QUEJANAISALENA $1,702 1
x MS HIGHLINER MGS: HIGH BROW HICKORY QUEJANA REEVES (07M) $1,702
32 GRAYS STARLIGHT $1,688 1
x MERADAS OH CAY MGS: FRECKLES MERADA OH CAY STARLIGHT (03G) $1,688
33 ABRAKADABRACRE $1,626 1
x DOX TEXAS HANKIE MGS: PLAYDOX RAZOR (07G) $1,626
34 WILD KITTY CAT $1,425 1
x MISS ARISTOCRAT GIRL MGS: SMART ARISTOCRAT WILD ARISTO CAT (07G) $1,425
35 SOMEBODY SMART $1,414 1
x JIGGS CAT MGS: DOC QUIXOTE SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE (02M) $1,414
36 LENAS STAR $1,407 1
x IMA DANDEE LENA MGS: MAN OLENA MAN WHATA LENA STAR (97M) $1,407
37 DUAL SAN $1,380 1
x IMA QUIXOTE WOLF TOO MGS: DOC QUIXOTE DS ROSIE QUIXOTE (00M) $1,380
38 JR BAD AND LAWLESS (PT) $1,174 1
x MISS CD DOLL (PT) MGS: CD OLENA A LAWLESS DOLL (PT) (07M) $1,174
39 SMART LIL SCOOT $1,162 1
x VERDADERAS GIRL MGS: REAL DOC SMARTYS MAN (07S) $1,162
40 CTR PEPTOLENA $1,130 1
x PRINCESS RB MGS: PEPONITA CTR PEPTOS PRINCESS (06M) $1,130
41 SMART SUGAR BADGER $1,013 1
x SPORT MODEL LYNX MGS: DOC'S LYNX SUGAR MY LYNX (05M) $1,013
42 WIDOWS FRECKLES $941 1
x FINALLY GOT SMART MGS: AS SMART AS THE FOX FOXYS FIRST FRECKLE (05M) $941
43 DJ TRACKER $900 1
x ROYAL REPLAY MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY A TRACK RUNS THRU IT (01M) $900
44 SPOONFULOFPEPTO LENA $825 1
x PLAYGIRLS CAT MGS: HIGH BROW CAT CATS A THUMPIN (07S) $825
45 NITAS WOOD $690 1
x SHORLENA MGS: SHORTY LENA MR DAGWOOD (06G) $690
46 JUSTA SWINGING PEPPY $565 1
x FIVES N CASH MGS: PREFERRED MONKEY SWINGING TIL FIVE (00G) $565
47 SAN JOE PLAYBOY $535 1
x WEED N OUT THE TRONA MGS: TUMBLEWEED SMITH SANJOESTUMBLEWEED (05S) $535

Sire Stats: 2011 Abilene Spectacular

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2011 Abilene Spectacular
RANK SIRE PERFORMER(S) MONEY # PERFORMERS
1 HIGH BROW CAT $143,257 28
x MISS ECHO WOOD MGS: DOCTOR WOOD WOODYS WILDEST CAT (07S) $18,880
x MISS ECHO WOOD MGS: DOCTOR WOOD WILEY CAT (07S) $16,000
x KEENA PEP MGS: DUAL PEP RASCAL CATS (06S) $14,000
x DESIRE SOME FRECKLES MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY DESIRES KATRINA (05M) $12,790
x NU SHE WOOD MGS: ZACK T WOOD NU SHEZA CAT (07M) $8,000
x YOUNG GUNS BABE MGS: YOUNG GUN DMAC BIG CASINO (07S) $6,286
x MOMS STYLISH BABE MGS: DOCS STYLISH OAK CAT MOM DO (07M) $6,054
x SALUTE THIS MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA CAT ON A MISSION (06S) $5,000
x I KNEW SHE WOOD MGS: ZACK T WOOD SVR SURE SHESA CAT (06M) $5,000
x MOMS STYLISH PEPTO MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL MOMS STILISH CAT (07S) $4,427
x SOMEBODY BOON BIRDIE MGS: SOMEBODY SMART CUCHANINA (07M) $4,250
x CD ROYALTY MGS: CD OLENA ROYALS MAGNIFICAT (05S) $4,000
x DUALLY SUNETTE MGS: DUAL PEP SAMMI CAT (07M) $4,000
x ARISTOLCRAT MGS: SMART ARISTOCRAT CATS GREYSTONE (06S) $3,625
x PLAYGUNS SATIN CAT MGS: PLAYGUN GP SCOOTER CAT (06S) $3,500
x BOONSMAL DOCTRESS MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL OUR SPECIAL KITTEN (07M) $3,500
x JESSIES STARLIGHT MS MGS: GRAYS STARLIGHT CP JESSE CAT (06S) $2,876
x HANGEM HIGH PLAYBOY MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY HANGEM CAT (05G) $2,750
x DOOBIE PEP MGS: DUAL PEP ALEXAS CAT (07M) $2,580
x SHES A DREAM AS MGS: GRIP IT AND RIP IT SHES A HIGH BROW (07M) $2,500
x SMART MORIA MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA SMART PRINCE MORIA (07S) $2,500
x MERADAS OH CAY MGS: FRECKLES MERADA CATS STEVENS (06S) $2,232
x LITTLE PEPTO GAL MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL LITTLE PEPTO CAT (06S) $2,000
x JITTERS BROWN MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA WHISKEYNADIRTYGLASS (06S) $2,000
x ARACELI DUAL MGS: DUAL PEP KR WINSTON (06S) $1,633
x EASTERS LITTLE STAR MGS: GRAYS STARLIGHT LIL PUMA (06M) $1,633
x HANNALENA JEWEL MGS: LENAS JEWEL BARS HANNAHLENA CAT (06M) $875
x STYLISH QUIXOTE MGS: DOC QUIXOTE TOM HOLT (07G) $365
2 SMOOTH AS A CAT $68,734 9
x HOLLY N ZACK MGS: ZACK T WOOD HOLLY IS SMOOTH (06M) $14,597
x LITTLE PEPTO GAL MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL MILLION DOLLAR BABIE (07M) $11,919
x ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA SMOOTHE BYE DESIGN (07S) $11,000
x MISSY BRAVO SAFARI MGS: PLAYIN SAFARI SMOOTH SAFARI CAT (07M) $10,286
x SPOOKYS CASH MGS: MISS N CASH SPOOKY SMOOTH (06G) $10,000
x JUSTA SMART PEANUT MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA SMOOTH PEANUTBUTTER (07M) $4,000
x SMART LITTLE GAL MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA SMOOTH LITTLE CAT (05M) $2,500
x DUAL N AT NOON MGS: DUAL PEP CAT N AT NOON (07M) $2,250
x PLAYDOX HONEY MGS: PLAYDOX SMOOTH DOX (07G) $2,183
3 DUAL REY $57,430 14
x PEEK A BOON MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA REY NOUNCE (05S) $13,300
x LOOK NEVER MIND MGS: SQUEAK TOY REYVORCE (07M) $7,541
x MOMS STYLISH PEPTO MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL STILISH REY (06S) $7,000
x STELLA STARLIGHT MGS: GRAYS STARLIGHT WANDA REY (05M) $6,000
x MISS WOODY TWO SHOES MGS: HIGH BROW CAT SIMPLY IRREYSISTABLE (06M) $4,200
x PLAYGUNS DESIRE MGS: PLAYGUN REYS DESIRE (06M) $3,825
x DREAMS OF OAK MGS: DOCS FRECKLES OAK HOO REY FOR DREAMS (05M) $3,375
x SMART SANDHILL KAY MGS: SMART MATE SMART STINGREY (06S) $2,500
x FIRST LITTLE LENA MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA THE DUAL (07S) $2,500
x AMANDA STARGUN MGS: PLAYGUN REYMINATE (06S) $2,333
x SAFARI FEVER MGS: PLAYIN SAFARI SOFIE REY (06M) $2,000
x SHORTISH MGS: SHORTY LENA SHORT OF REYMARKABLE (06M) $1,205
x RUBY TEQUILA MGS: DOC O'LENA RUBY REY (06M) $850
x INSTANT MARY MGS: SR INSTANT CHOICE DUAL INSTANT (06G) $800
4 CATS RED FEATHER $34,444 2
x REYTILDA MGS: DUAL REY REYTILDA RED (07G) $27,995
x DOCS MISS N DINERO MGS: MISS N CASH FALCON FEATHER (06S) $6,449
5 MECOM BLUE $30,000 1
x DESIRES SMART LENA MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA DESIRES BLUE TRINITY (07S) $30,000
6 PEPTOBOONSMAL $29,210 7
x LITTLE SHINY TWIST MGS: FRECKLES FANCY TWIST BABA BOON (05M) $8,500
x MANDOLENA MGS: SHORTY LENA BIPITY BOPITY BOON (07M) $7,554
x BOWMANS LITTLE JEWEL MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA LITTLE BOW PEEPTO (05M) $4,000
x BAMBI FRECKLES MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY JOJO BOON (06M) $3,097
x MERADAS LITTLE SUE MGS: FRECKLES MERADA BOON TOO SUEN (05S) $2,876
x CAT MIST MGS: HIGH BROW CAT ARC PURR D BOONS MAL (05M) $2,700
x KADEE LENA BELLE MGS: CD OLENA BELLES ON MY PEPTOES (07M) $484
7 ONE TIME PEPTO $28,779 6
x QUINTAN BLUE MGS: MECOM BLUE BLUE ONE TIME (07S) $9,000
x STYLABEE MGS: DOCS STYLISH OAK TIME TO STYLE (07M) $7,000
x JAE BARS FANCY CAT MGS: HIGH BROW CAT ONE FANCY TIME (07M) $6,749
x ROYAL SERENA BELLE MGS: SHORTY LENA ONE TIME ROYALTY (07S) $3,543
x SHORTYS SUGAROTE MGS: SHORTY LENA TWO TIME N SHORTY (07S) $1,800
x BOON SAN KITTY MGS: HIGH BROW CAT BOON SAN HELEN (07M) $688
8 SPOTS HOT $24,452 3
x MIGHTY FINE SUE MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA SOME LIKE IT HOTT (07M) $12,000
x CATTILION MGS: HIGH BROW CAT HARLEY (06G) $9,393
x BOWMANS FANCY MATE MGS: SMART MATE STICKY SPOT (07M) $3,059
9 CATS MOONSHINE $23,143 2
x TWICE AS REYCY MGS: DUAL REY REYCY MOON (07M) $12,500
x SUGAR LENA BABE MGS: SONS DOC O SUGAR CATS SUGARSHINE (07G) $10,643
10 KIT DUAL $19,797
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x RUNNIN MATE MGS: SMART MATE MK VIVIAN (07M) $11,447
x BILLIES SHORT LENA MGS: SHORTY LENA BILLIES KIT (07G) $8,350
11 SMART LITTLE LENA $18,172 4
x JUSTA SWINGING JANE MGS: JUSTA SWINGING PEPPY JUSTA LITTLE JIMMY (07S) $7,651
x HEAVENS OLENA MGS: CD OLENA HEAVENS LITTLE ANGEL (05M) $5,786
x SPOOKYS CASH MGS: MISS N CASH CASHFLOW (07S) $3,986
x DAINTYS CAT MGS: HIGH BROW CAT FIRECRACKER BRIGHT (06G) $750
12 HES A PEPTOSPOONFUL $16,989 6
x DUAL PLAY SHORTY MGS: KIT DUAL DMAC HEAPING SPOON (06M) $4,700
x YOUNG AMANDA MGS: YOUNG GUN SPOONFUL OF LENA (05G) $4,450
x SMART MARLENA MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA SENORITA SPOON (06M) $4,250
x DMAC CEE GUN MGS: YOUNG GUN DMAC SPOONFULOSHERRY (07M) $1,500
x HAL O KAI MGS: LANI KAI SPORK (07G) $1,339
x GENUINE MERADA MGS: MASTER MERADA GENUINE SPOONFUL (05M) $750
13 SMART LIL RICOCHET $15,818 2
x ZEE DUALY MGS: DUAL PEP SHIMMERZ (06G) $10,500
x TERRAS TOOT TOOT MGS: SMOKIN JOSE T RIC (07S) $5,318
14 LIZZYS GOTTA PLAYER $15,641 4
x STYLISH MOM MGS: DOCS STYLISH OAK MY LADY LIZZY (07M) $10,000
x STYLISH SUSIEQUE MGS: DOCS STYLISH OAK PLAY ON LIZZY (05M) $2,333
x CAROLENA MOON MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL MOONSTRUCK PLAYER (07S) $2,183
x STYLISH SHARON MGS: DOCS STYLISH OAK SIR STYLISH LIZZY (07S) $1,125
15 SMART MATE $12,808 3
x IMA NURSE MGS: HIGH BROW HICKORY NURSE CONNIE (05M) $8,000
x LITTLE SMART QUIXOTE MGS: DOC QUIXOTE JUSTA LITTLE MATE (05S) $2,625
x HB DEAR CHULA MGS: CHULA DUAL BLESS CHU MATE (07M) $2,183
16 BOONLIGHT DANCER $11,492 2
x CRAB GRASS MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA THIRD CUTTING (05S) $10,492
x SWEET ROSE O LENA MGS: PLAYGUN BOONBRIGHT (06M) $1,000
17 CAT ICHI $11,000 2
x RUBY DUECE MGS: SMART LITTLE JERRY RPL ICH THIS (07M) $9,000
x LITTLE TENINA MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER TENINA DOC (07S) $2,000
18 CD LIGHTS $10,048 4
x WILLY N TIVIO BABE MGS: DOC N WILLY WILLYS THE BOSS (06S) $3,635
x PISTOL SMART MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA A LITTLE BOSSY (05G) $3,194
x SMART EASTER CHIC MGS: SMART CHIC OLENA CD FROSTED LIGHTS (07M) $2,000
x GIRL LIKE THAT MGS: PLAYGUN GIRL LIGHT THAT (06M) $1,220
19 DUAL PEP $9,439 2
x JUSTA SMART PEANUT MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA GRACEFULLY DONE (06M) $5,000
x SMART LETHA MGS: SMART LITTLE LENA DUALSADIE (07M) $4,439
20 MATES SPECIAL GUY $9,286 1
x SNAKE BITE BERTIE MGS: BERTIE DE BADGER MATES ELEKTRA (07M) $9,286
21 CHULA DUAL $9,065 3
x AMANDA STARGUN MGS: PLAYGUN CHULAS STARGUN (05G) $7,500
x BADGERS PLAYDOUGH MGS: PLAYDOX CHU WANNA PLAY (07G) $1,200
x RIDE N MERADA MGS: SHORTY LENA CHULAS GOT A RIDE (07M) $365
22 SNACKBOX $8,286 1
x SASSIES TWIST MGS: DIABLOS DOCTOR TWIST OLE HAIDAS PEPPY (07S) $8,286
23 TR DUAL REY $7,760 3
x KIT KIT MGS: HIGH BROW CAT DUAL TR KIT (07M) $4,500
x MISTY MERADA MGS: FRECKLES MERADA SDP SCREAM MACHINE (05S) $2,260
x MAID BY PEPTO MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL REY DUALIN (07G) $1,000
24 CJ SUGAR LENA $7,286 1
x PLAYBOYS MARTINI MGS: PLAYBOYS BADGE MARTINI AND SUGAR (07M) $7,286
25 DUALS BLUE BOON $6,409 1
x CHRISTY LENAS CHOICE MGS: SR INSTANT CHOICE LITTLE BLACK BOON (07M) $6,409
26 QUEJANAISALENA $5,496 2
x PRETTY DUALIN MGS: DUALIN JEWELS DUALINISALENA (05M) $5,049
x DANDY MISS HICKORY MGS: HIGH BROW HICKORY QUEJANADANDY (07M) $446
27 BLUE BAYOU BOON $4,929 1
x BOBS SPECIAL KAY MGS: BOB ACRE DOC SPECIAL BLUE BAYOU (05S) $4,929
28 PALE FACE JOSE $4,500 1
x TANGANILLA MGS: TANGYS CLASSY PEPPY FLASH OF MELODY (07G) $4,500
29 BET ON ME 498 $4,000 1
x PLAY PEEK A BOON MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY WAY BETTER BET (06M) $4,000
30 MR BOONSMAL TO YOU $3,393 2
x ACRES OF BUNNIES MGS: BOB ACRE DOC BUNNIES BOON (07S) $2,500
x LUCKY LITTLE ACRE MGS: BOB ACRE DOC BOON LUCKY (07M) $893
31 LAREDO BLUE $3,000 1
x OLENAS LIL HICKORY MGS: CD OLENA CD LAREDA (07M) $3,000
32 CD TRIP DATE $2,454 1
x MISS QUIXOTE GLOW MGS: TANQUERY GIN DATE A SASSY FOX (06M) $2,454
33 WR THIS CATS SMART $2,183 1
x TELES LIES MGS: LENAS TELESIS TELES BOUT THIS CAT (07M) $2,183
34 DOCS STYLISH OAK $1,850 1
x MISS MARTINI PLAY MGS: FRECKLES PLAYBOY STYLISH MARTINI (07M) $1,850
34 LIGHT N LENA $1,850 1
x SITTIN IN SAN MGS: PEPPY SAN BADGER SUNLIGHT N SAN (07M) $1,850
34 NITAS WOOD $1,850 1
x NIMBLE JAZZY LEE MGS: JAZZY JOE LENA WOODYS BAD BOY (05G) $1,850
37 SMART LIL SCOOT $1,693
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x MERCEDES BOONS MGS: PEPTOBOONSMAL SMARTYS MERCEDES (07S) $1,693
38 PEEKA PEP $1,633 1
x CATSA MOVIN MGS: HIGH BROW CAT PEEK EASY (06G) $1,633
39 PEPTO RIO PLAYBOY $1,375 1
x DUALIN LUCINDA MGS: DUAL PEP PEPTO RIO DUALOLENA (07S) $1,375
40 SWEET LIL PEPTO $1,350 1
x CLASSY SMOKINLENA MGS: TANGYS CLASSY PEPPY SWEET LIL KRYSTAL (05M) $1,350
41 THAT SLY CAT $1,151 1
x OAKS SMART CHANCE MGS: DOC'S OAK SLY CHANCE (07G) $1,151
42 WILD THING DNA $1,004 1
x JAE BAR ALENA MGS: DOC'S JACK SPRAT SWEET THINGS WILD (05M) $1,004
43 PLAYIN STYLISH $1,000 1
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Dan Hansen Leads NCHA Non-Pro Standings

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Dan Hansen & Woody Be Lucky
Dan Hansen, a building contractor who splits time between Nampa, Idaho, and Weatherford, Texas, enhanced an early lead in the NCHA Non-Pro any-age standings by winning the Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting Non-Pro in Houston on Feb. 26 with his top gun, 11-year-old gelding Woody Be Lucky.

Arbuckle Mountain Futurity Update: Ashley Snider, Sly Chance Win 4-Year-Old Non-Pro

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Ashley & Stone Snider
Two weeks after selling the first and only horse she’d ever won limited-age cutting titles with, Burleson, Texas, trainer’s wife Ashley Smith Snider and new favorite horse Sly Chance finished as 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Champions at the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity on Tuesday, March, 1, with a 219.5 to earn $11,488.

Two-Win Week Gives Dont Look Twice Early Lead In NCHA Open Horse of Year Race

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Phil Rapp
Dont Look Twice and Phil Rapp completed an outstanding week on Saturday, Feb. 26 by winning the Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting Open at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo with a 228, two days after the 2005 mare and Rapp won the 5/6-Year-Old Open at the Arbuckle Mountain Futurity in Ardmore, Okla., with a 224.5 to earn $20,000.

Benefit for Grant Berg at NSHA Classic

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The reined cow horse community is pulling together to support 4-year-old Grant Berg, the son of Temecula, Calif., reining horse trainers Mike and Kristi Berg. Grant is battling Dandy-Walker syndrome, a congenital brain disorder. The National Stock Horse Association, as part of its NSHA Classic show Feb. 23-27 in Tulare, Calif., is holding a silent auction to benefit the Bergs.

Bonanza Cutting Wrap-Up

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Paul Hansma
Working from the 20th draw in the 22-horse finals, Order Mia Smoothie and Paul Hansma edged out Blue One Time and Clint Allen by a half-point with a 222.5 score to win the 4-Year-Old Open at The Bonanza Cutting on Feb. 16.

Tunica Futurity Wrap-up

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Deb Herold
Deb Herold says Wiley Cat is the best cutting horse she and her husband, Tom Herold, have owned and the stallion tried to prove it by carrying her to a 219 and a victory Monday in the Tunica Futurity’s 4-Year-Old Amateur division.

Topsails Rien Maker, Russell Dilday Win World’s Greatest Horseman Championship

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Russell Dilday
Topsails Rien Maker, Equi-Stat’s highest money-earning reined cow horse, and Russell Dilday, Porterville, Calif., re-wrote the record books when they won their third World’s Greatest Horseman Championship at the National Reined Cow Horse Association Celebration of Champions in San Angelo, Texas. The duo scored 874.5 in the finals Sunday, Feb. 6, to win the $30,000 title by a half point.

NRCHA Celebration of Champions Wrap-up

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Doug Williamson
Doug Williamson, Bakersfield, Calif., piloted Hes Wright On (Lenas Wright On x Shesa Lota Nic x Reminic), owned by Gardiner Quarter Horses, to the NRCHA Open Bridle World Championship Saturday, Feb. 4, in San Angelo, Texas.

Dont Look Twice and Phil Rapp Win Tunica 5/6-Year-Old Open

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Dont Look Twice & Phil Rapp
One of cutting’s top duos in 2009 and 2010 has started 2011 on a roll, too, as Dont Look Twice and Phil Rapp won the 5/6-Year-Old Open at the Tunica Futurity on Thursday in Tunica, Miss., with a 225 to earn $19,283, after finishing as Augusta Futurity Classic Open Reserve Champions in Georgia last weekend.

Boyd Rice Wins NRCHA Circle Y Ranch Derby on Boonie Tunes

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The final leg of the 2011 National Reined Cow Horse Association Circle Y Ranch Derby, held in San Angelo, Texas, was completed mid-day Jan. 31. The Circle Y Ranch is one-third of the Celebration of Champions, which also hosts the NRCHA World Championship Show presented by John Deere, and the World's Greatest Horseman.

Augusta Futurity Wrap-up

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Phil Rapp
The Augusta Futurity’s all-time leading rider, Phil Rapp, Weatherford, Texas, won his 10th Augusta Championship on Saturday evening in Augusta, Ga., riding Smoothe Bye Design. The pair marked a 221.5 that prevailed in a 16-horse, two-set finals in the 4-Year-Old Open division to win $10,165.

Harrison Perrin Rocks the Augusta Classic Amateur

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Harrison Perrin
Sixteen-year-old Harrison Perrin made her first trip to Augusta worthwhile as she and Win A Kitty won the $100,000 5/6-Year-Old Amateur Championship Saturday evening with a 217.5 to earn $2,511. Earlier in the day, Perrin made it to the finals in the $50,000 Amateur Any Age with Genuine Bet, and Harrison won the $35,000 Non-Pro Any Age Championship also with Genuine Bet on Friday, Jan. 28 with a 218.5 score to earn an additional $2,475.

Nicholas Johnson & Itch My Stylish Cat Win the Augusta 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship

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Nicholas Johnson
Limited rider Nicholas Johnson prevailed in a field of tough competitors as he and Itch My Stylish Cat won the Augusta Futurity 4-Year-Old Non-Pro with a 215 on Saturday evening. They took home the Championship check worth $10,464 and were also awarded the Limited Non-Pro Championship for their efforts.

 

Augusta Cutting Futurity 5/6-Year-Old Classic Open & Non-Pro

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W.S. "Billy" Morris and Sam Shepard
In a run that had the audience on its feet with hands clapping and whistles sounding, Dees Mr Charles and Alabama cutting professional Sam Shepard worked to a sizzling 228-point score that topped the 5/6-Year-Old Open division late Friday evening at the Augusta Cutting Horse Futurity in Augusta, Ga. Dees Mr Charles is owned by Edley and Sue Hixson’s Pine Island Ranch, Deridder, La.

At Augusta, Ray Baldwin Rides To His First Non-Pro Title Aboard Catlike Kit

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baldwin_rayIn the 5/6-Year-Old Classic Non-Pro finals on Friday evening at the Augusta Cutting Horse Futurity, Ray Baldwin, 32, Fort Worth, Texas, drew first and claimed the Championship riding Catlike Kit to a 220-point score. This was Baldwin’s first major limited-age event Non-Pro win, and it was one that paid $11,474.

Brazilian Wins Amateur Title at Augusta

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(left to right) John Mitchell, Filipe Resende Barbosa and Armando Costa Neto

At the Augusta Futurity in Augusta, Ga., the 4-Year-Old Amateur division finals wrapped up on Friday afternoon with Brazilian cutter Filipe Resende Barbosa riding Calm Cool Smooth to a 214 for the Championship. Reserve was earned by Jimmy Holloway, Carrollton, Ga., on Wild Aristo Cat with a 210 score.

Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale

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The Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale, one of the most popular Western events in California, begins next Tuesday in Red Bluff, Calif. According to an article posted at the Web site for the Corning Observer, "According to Bob deBraga, sale committee president, it’s the longest-running, largest and most prestigious livestock event of its kind west of the Rocky Mountains. It features not only cattle and horses, but a working livestock sale, workshops, trade show, competitions and lots of food, ending with a dance and bull-riding event. There is also a clinic with cutting horse trainer Rock Hedlund.

Read the full article and get the schedule

Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale Web site & sale catalogs

Husband & Wife Testify In Whitmire Vs. NCHA

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Ray & Lainie Whitmire
A meeting with NCHA officials before a second-round ride at the 2004 National Cutting Horse Association Futurity led Lainie Whitmire to cry worse than he’d ever seen her cry, her husband Ray Whitmire testified Tuesday during his wife’s civil court trial.

Horse Value Witness Allowed In Whitmire vs. NCHA

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Lainie Whitmire
Despite objections from National Cutting Horse Association attorneys, plaintiff Lainie Whitmire’s attorneys can call a witness next week they say will provide expert testimony regarding the declining values of horses Whitmire owns due to her NCHA suspension.

ALERT: Augusta Futurity Schedule Revised

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augustaJan. 14, 2011 – The Augusta Futurity announced that its schedule changed, with five days eliminated from the event. Now, the limited-age cutting events start on Wednesday, Jan. 26, instead of on Sunday, Jan. 23. Also, the Open and Non-Pro jackpot cutting classes were cancelled. All of the cutting classes take place in the James Brown Arena in town, versus being held at the Hippodrome, as originally announced.

Some Like It Hott and Kristen Galyean Win in Abilene

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Kristen and Wesley Galyean

Some Like It Hott and Kristen Galyean heated up the chilly temperatures in Abilene, Texas, on Jan. 13. From the sixth draw of the finals, the pair marked a 222 to take the Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship.

Unexpected Twist In Whitmire Vs. NCHA Case

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Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center
An ongoing civil trial in Judge Tom Lowe’s 236th District Court in Fort Worth involving the National Cutting Horse Association and suspended member Lainie Whitmire took an unexpected twist shortly after noon on Thursday as the judge dismissed jurors and advised them they would not need to return until Tuesday, Jan. 18.

The 2011 Cactus Classic Plus

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Cactus_Reining_ClassicCome to WestWorld of Scottsdale, Ariz., March 9-13, where top national and international horses and riders will compete for over $100,000 in cash and prizes over the five days of competition at the Cactus Classic Reining. This NRHA "A" rated event once again boasts its $70,000-added one-run Derby and two full slates of ancillary classes.

Sternfels, Way Better Bet Win Abilene 5/6 Amateur

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Tiffany Sternfels & Way Better Bet
While completing just their third and fourth competitive rides as a new duo on Sunday at the Abilene Spectacular cutting,Tiffany Sternfels and 2006 mare Way Better Bet marked a 217 to make the 5/6-Year-Old Amateur finals plus a 219.5 to win it and earn $4,000.

A Little Bossy, Chartier's 442 Leads In Abilene

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R.L. Chartier
A Little Bossy and R.L. Chartier added a second-go 220 to their first-round 222 to lead all 5/6 Open qualifiers at the Abilene Spectacular cutting with a composite 442 heading into Saturday’s two-set, 27-horse finals.

Cat N At Noon, McLamb Take Abilene Lead

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J.B. McLamb
Cat N At Noon, a 2007 mare who finished sixth in December’s NCHA Futurity Open finals, and Weatherford, Texas, trainer J.B. McLamb followed a first-go 219.5 with a second round 218 on Thursday to lead the Abilene Spectacular limited-age cutting’s 4-Year-Old Open with a two-go best 437.5 composite heading into Saturday’s finals.

Reiners! Cast Your Vote!

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Gunners Special Nite and Tom McCutcheon
Dec. 28, 2010 – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has announced its candidates for Horse of the Year and Equestrian of the Year. Among the outstanding list of horses and horseman are two names reiners are quite familiar with: Gunners Special Nite, owned by Sarah Willeman and trainer Tom McCutcheon, Aubrey, Texas.

Stephens College Offers Scholarship to NRHyA Members

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nrhalogoDec. 22, 2010 – Members of the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) are the future of the sport of reining and the equine industry. Leaders at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., have recognized this and designed a scholarship program to attract dedicated and passionate female students.

Barry Continues Improvement After Heart Attack

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Priscilla & Rick Rothwell

Since suffering a heart attack while competing in the second round of the Non-Pro at the BordenMilk/National Cutting Horse Association Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas, on Dec. 3, Tim Barry, 61, Bryron, Ill., survived following what family and hospital officials called “a miracle,” then returned home to continue a strong recovery.

Some Like It Hott /Wesley Galyean Claim NCHA Futurity Open Reserve Championship

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Some Like It Hott & Wes Galyean
As the eighth horse out in the first set, Some Like It Hott and Wesley Galyean, Claremore, Okla. were the first team to excite Saturday’s Borden/Milk NCHA Futurity finals night crowd Saturday in Fort Worth when they marked a 222 on just two cows.

One Time Royalty/Lloyd Cox Win NCHA Futurity Open With Record-Setting 230 To Earn $250,000

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One Time Royalty, Lloyd Cox, Christina Galyean & their daughter Leyton Cox
One Time Royalty, a stallion from popular breeding stallion One Time Pepto’s first foal crop and the son of 17-year-old broodmare Royal Serena Belle, a 1996 NCHA Futurity Open Reserve Champion, carried Lloyd Cox to the first Borden Milk/NCHA Futurity Open Championship of his outstanding career as a cutting horse trainer and rider with a record-setting 230 Saturday night in Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum.

Three Entries Post 219s In NCHA Open Semifinals

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Lindy Burch
Hall of Fame Open cutting horse riders Lindy Burch, Roger Wagner and Tim Smith all guided horses to 219s during Friday’s Borden Milk/NCHA Futurity Open semifinals in Fort Worth, Texas, to tie for the top spot.

Austin Blake/One Rocking Pepto Capture NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Title With Sizzling 222

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Austin Blake & NCHA President Chris Benedict
A year after missing the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro finals by a single, frustrating point, 29-year-old Canyon, Texas, cutter Austin Blake finally made it for the first time in his career and he won it Thursday in Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum with a sparkling 222 aboard his gelding One Rockin Pepto to earn an estimated $35,884.

NCHA Futurity Update: Kelle Earnheart/Cancan Reyvolution Lead Non-Pro Semis; Australian Peter Ryan/Kazanna Kat Lead Amateur Semis

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Kelle Earnheart

Non-Pro Semifinals

Kelle Earnheart, the 2009 NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Champion, heads into tonight’s 2010 Borden Milk/National Cutting Horse Association Futurity Non-Pro finals well armed again after leading Wednesday's Non-Pro semifinals with a 219 aboard her new gelding.

Earnheart, 25, Weatherford, Texas, and Cancan Reyvolution (Dual Rey x Cancan Kitty x High Brow Cat), tried to follow a similar script to the one that preceded the young rider’s Futurity Non-Pro victory last fall in Fort Worth with Badgers Perscription (Reys Dual Badger x An Apple A Day x Doc’s Prescription). They ended up placing third in Thursday's Non-Pro finals with a solid 215 effort.

The daughter on NCHA Open Hall of Fame Rider Pat Earnheart, bought Badgers Perscription, a 2006 mare that went on to capture 2010 NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year honors, a few weeks before the 2009 Futurity started. She bought Cancan Reyvolution, bred and originally owned by Cinder Lakes Ranch, Valleyview, Texas, in September. She connected with him quickly, too.

When she reached Wednesday's Non-Pro semifinals, Earnheart had already clinched crossing the $1 million mark in career cutting earnings. She headed to Fort Worth with $996,150 earned, according to Equi-Statrecords.

Peter Ryan is a Australian rider with $24,015 previously earned as a cutter, all in his home country, according to Equi-Stat records. He heads into today’s Amateur finals, starting at 4 p.m. in Will Rogers Coliseum, after setting the pace in Thursday’s Amateur semifinals with a 219 on Kazanna Kat. Ryan bought the mare last December.

Kazanna Kat, bred and originally owned by David and Georia Husby, Weatherford, Texas, has been trained for Ryan by native Australian Sean Flynn. Flynn is an NCHA Open Riders’ Hall of Fame member with a longtime training base in Weatherford, Texas.

Ryan, Moura, Queensland, Australia, is a cattle buyer. He had watched the NCHA Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas, with his friend, fellow Australian Darcy Twohill, the past three years. Twohill made the NCHA Futurity Amateur finals last year and Ryan has taken his turn this time. -MT, BKC

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Downtown Smarts, Kenneth Platt and girlfriend Becca

John Deere Open finals

Being the No. 1 draw in the National Cutting Horse Association Futurity John Deere Division of the Open didn’t faze Downtown Smarts and 22-year-old Kenneth Platt as the pair set the pace with a 221 that outdistanced the 29 other competitors to win the Championship.

Downtown Smarts (Downtown Cat x Smart Lil Addition x Smart Aristocrat), owned by Dwight and Kathi Fisher of Canada, was bred by Painted Springs Farm LLC of Nashville, Tenn., and purchased last year at the NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Select Sale. Platt, Fort Lupton, Colo., who is a first-time competitor at the NCHA Futurity, has trained the gelding since then.

“I first saw him [Downtown Smarts] on the Internet,” Platt said. “I kind of liked him, and everytime I saw the tape, I liked him a little bit more. I watched him here at the sale and I had to talk my owner into buying him. He wasn’t really in, and I said I thought this one was really worth the money. I think he ended up buying him for $17,500.”

Platt’s $15,335 Championship check has nearly paid off the initial investment. Platt had $187,326 in lifetime Equi-Stat earnings prior to this event.

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“From the moment I brought him [Downtown Smarts] home, he just tries really hard,” Platt said. “He just got better every day. I knew he was good, but I didn’t know he was that good.”

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Scott Wray and friends
The Reserve Champions, marking a 217, were Quejana Reeves (Quejanaisalena x Ms Highliner x High Brow Hickory) and Scott Wray, Ringling, Okla. The sorrel mare was bred and is owned by Bill and Anne Riddle of Ringling.

“She’s been a gritty mare all along,” said Wray, who has been working at the Riddle ranch for about a year and a half. “She loves her job and she’s got such presence. She answered us as we asked her to get a little better in the training; every time we did that, even in August and September, she just kept getting a little bit better. And Bill [Riddle] said, ‘I think we got something here,’ and I watched him work her and then I worked her a little bit. We went back and forth on her all year, and we kept saying to each other every time that there’s something here.”

The former University of Arkansas quarterback was a bit disappointed to not make the Open semifinals with the mare, but he knew that if he brought her in for the John Deere division and cut cleanly, they would do well. The duo earned $13,615 for their efforts.-SW
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Colleen Wold & Ben Johnson

Limited Non-Pro Finals

Colleen Wold’s fourth trip to the Borden Milk/National Cutting Horse Futurity in Fort Worth is already her best and it might get even better because the Brenham, Texas cutter and Ka Blue E, a gelding she bred and raised, won Tuesday’s Limited Non-Pro finals with a 219 to earn $10,166 and they compete again in today’s Non-Pro semifinals.

Wold, 27, Brenham, Texas, earned her top career check as a cutter on Tuesday. She’s also hoping that today she and Ka Blue E (Mecom Blue x Ressa Cattin x Cattin) can earn a shot at competing for a lot more money in Thursday’s Non-Pro finals.

“This is the first time I’ve made a finals at the Futurity,” said Wold, a career performance horse winner of $83,652. “This is my fourth trip here and obviously it’s the best one.” Wold has also earned money as a reining competitor.

Wold likes horses and has worked with them for years, but she can also type 225 words a minute. She plans on completing ongoing course work to become a court reporter in about six months.

Ka Blue E, trained by her boyfriend, Hempstead, Texas, cutting trainer Ben Johnson, since the start of his 3-year-old season, is the son of a mare given to Wold by a former employer, Betsy Mecom of Wichita Ranch in Brenham. Wold worked with horses at Wichita Ranch several years. She had achieved her previous best cutting moment as a rider by placing eighth in the Limited Non-Pro Derby at the 2009 NCHA Summer Spectacular in Fort Worth. She did that with Lil Blue Bayou, a full brother to Ka Blue E.

Other foals produced by Ressa Cattin have a definite edge on Ka Blue E in looks, Wold said, adding her talented but somewhat homely prospect looks much better in a show pen.

“We call him the ugly duckling,” Wold said. “The mare [Ressa Catting] is beautiful and all her other foals are beautiful. Until he’s on a cow, he’s not the prettiest thing out there. When he’s on a cow, he’s awesome.”

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Teresa Padgett
Reserve Champion rider Teresa Padgett, 35, Gainesville, Texas, finished second with a 217 to earn $10,166 with Boonlight Fishin (Boonlight Dancer x Miss Docs Command x Miss N Command), a stallion colt she bred, raised and primarily trained.

Padgett’s boyfriend, Lance Shields, trains and competes with working cow horses. For the most part, he also leaves his girlfriend’s cutting horses alone, Padgett said.

“James Payne [an Oklahoma cutting horse trainer] had him for a month when we were in Reno [for mid fall’s NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity] and I get lessons from him,” Padgett said. She also works her horses some with Gainesville, Texas, trainer Josh Townsend.

Her No. 2 finish was by far her best showing at a Fort Worth cutting event, and provided her with by far her top career cutting check, Padgett said. While she has competed in cutting since her mid teens, Padgett had earned less than $30,000 in her career. She earned more with 150 seconds of good work with her horse on Tuesday than she had earned in any previous year. -MT
Non-Pro, Amateur Preliminary Rounds

Texas A&M University student Laura Fenimore, College Station, Texas, and Misplaced Cat marked a second-round best 219.5 and with their first-go 216.5, that gave them a 436 to lead the 2010 Borden Milk/NCHA Futurity’s Non-Pro division's composite and earn a slot in Wednesday's semifinals. Fenimore and Misplaced Cat also finished second in the three-day first go of the Amateur division with a 217 to make its Wednesday semifinals in the event, too. They'll also compete in today's Limited Non-Pro semifinals after a 215.5 in its first go last week.

Jon Winkelried, Meeker, Colo., and a Shorty Boonsmal (Peptoboonmal x Sassy Shorty x Shorty Lena), a stallion bred, raised and trained by Winkelried's Marvine Ranch operation, led the first round of the Amateur division with a 220. Five horses and riders posted 216 scores.

Fenimore is the daughter of Randy Fenimore, Bend, Ore., and the late Edie Strain Fenimore. She owns Misplaced Cat (WR This Cat Smart x Tangy Starlight x Grays Starlight) and is the mare’s breeder. Misplaced Cat is the first foal out of Tangy Starlight, a mare that carried Fenimore to a 2005 NCHA World Championship in the $10,000 Novice Non-Pro and a Show Championship at the 2005 NCHA World Finals.

While she has competed as a weekend cutting horse rider for several years and had previously earned $72,901 as a cutter, this is the first time Fenimore has competed at the NCHA Futurity in Fort Worth. She and her promising mare lead a field of 64 horses and riders who will compete during the Non-Pro semifinals on Wednesday, one day before the Non-Pro finals. Fenimore and Misplaced Cat also qualified to compete in Tuesday’s Limited Non-Pro semifinals by marking a 215.5 in its first and only preliminary round.

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Kyle Manion, Aubrey, Texas, and Calm Cool Smooth (Smooth As A Cat x Fruit Of The Boom) marked a second-best 219-216.5-435.5, Patrick Collins, Lincoln, Ill., marked a 218.5-216-434.5 with Oh Miss Peacock (High Brow Cat x Oh Cay Shorty x Shorty Lena) and Mary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, Texas, marked a 215.5-218.5 with Shrimp Shack Shooter (Smooth As A Cat x Awesome Autumn x Smart Little Lena) to finish near the top after two rounds in the Non-Pro. All qualifiers compete with a clean slate Wednesday.

Calm Cool Smooth, owned by Manion, and Shrimp Shack Shooter, owned by Phil and Mary Ann Rapp, are both sired by 2005 NCHA Horse of the Year Smooth As a Cat, a stallion Manion owns. Manion also competed with Smooth As A Cat often as a Non-Pro during his NCHA Horse of the Year season. Oh Miss Peacock is a full sister to 2006 NCHA Futurity Open and Amateur Champion Oh Cay Felix, a gelding Collins still owns. Craig Thompson, Buffalo, Texas, who trained Oh Cay Felix and rode him to his 2006 Open title, trains Oh Miss Peacock. Collins, who rode Oh Cay Felix to his 2006 Amateur title, also qualified Oh Miss Peacock for the Limited Non-Pro semifinals.

Caleb Anderson, 17 Weatherford, Texas, and his gelding Leave N Las Vegas (Smart Mate x Real Plain Jane x Real Doc) led the first round with a 221, but they did not make the Non-Pro semifinals after losing a cow in the second round.-MT

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Caleb Anderson

Non-Pro First Round

Caleb Anderson, 17, Weatherford, Texas, led the Non-Pro division at the Borden Milk/National Cutting Horse Association Futurity with a first-round 221 aboard Leave N Las Vegas, a gelding bred and owned by his father, Steve Anderson. His father and stepmother, Michelle Anderson, also competed in the Non-Pro second go.

Anderson, a high school junior who earned NCHA 2009 Senior Youth Champion honors last year, has already topped the $100,000 mark during his young cutting career. He also is competing in this week's Mercuria/NCHA World Finals at the nearby Watt Arena aboard Leave N Las Vegas' gelding full brother, CA Las Vegas Lights (Smart Mate x Real Plain Jane x Real Doc).

“It’s cool to get to ride the younger brother, hop off him and then go ride the older one tonight [in the third go of the NCHA World Finals],” Anderson said. “He [3-year-old Leave N Las Vegas] takes after his brother [11-year-old CA Las Vegas Lights]. We have a good start and hopefully, we can continue down that road.”

After competing with Caleb Anderson in the second round of the Non-Pro division on Friday, Leave N Las Vegas will compete with his trainer, Dustan Horne, 29, Weatherford, Texas, in the John Deere Open finals on Monday, Dec. 6, and then with Anderson again in the Limited Non-Pro semifinals on Dec. 7. If they make it through the morning semifinals, Anderson and the horse will also compete in the Limited Non-Pro finals during the evening of Dec. 7. If they fare well in the second go of the Non-Pro, they'll ride in the Non-Pro semifinals on Dec. 8,. The Non-Pro finals are Dec. 9. Leave N Las Vegas and Horne missed the Dec. 10 Open semifinals bubble by two points.

“He’s going to get quite a few runs on him before it’s all over,” said Anderson, a high school junior at All Saints High School in Fort Worth. Last year at 16, Caleb made the NCHA Futurity Non-Pro semifinals and missed the Non-Pro finals by just a half-point. “Hopefully I don’t get in that same scenario again. I was a little bit frustrated last year.”

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Maria & Dustan Horne
He was just trying to get through the first round cleanly and didn't plan to try and mark a 221 during the first round, Anderson said, but the two cows that he cut and his horse basically made it happen, he said. Anderson, who started asking his parents if he could ride Leave N Las Vegas when the horse was a yearlling, said Horne, who has trained him since his 2-year-old season, has done an excellent job.

Horne is a former resident trainer for the Andersons. He still trains many of their horses, but he struck out on his own in February and trains for other cutting clients, too. Horne married his wife, Maria, in May of 2009 and the couple welcomed twin daughters Katy and Beth about eight months ago. Horne trains from an 80-acre facility that he's continuing to pay for and upgrade in rural Parker County, near Weatherford, Texas. He gave Leave N Las Vegas and Caleb Anderson both considerable credit for their hard work that has led to the duo's early success.

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Anderson spent most of last summer living and working at Horne's new training facility, helping him with ranch chores part of the day and working his own horses, with some help and feedback from the trainer. The time he spent working and riding there seemed to help Anderson mature as a young man, and also find a higher gear as a cutting competitor this season, Horne said.

"He dug holes, mowed and weed-eated and worked like he was getting paid,” Horne said, adding that actually wasn't the case. Anderson did benefit from and enjoy having access to his horses nearly every day during the summer, plus some help form the young trainer.

“He had a ball. He learned a lot and he grew up a lot, too,” Horne said, adding Anderson upped his game as a cutter quite a bit simply by working hard at it. “I think anyone who spends an extra minute horseback is going to be better than they were. Still today, he comes out and rides, works his horses and learns. He’s growing up fast.”

Caleb's dad, Steve Anderson, qualified one horse for the Non-Pro second go with a 213 score, while his step-mom, Michelle Anderson, advanced with two horses while recording 216 and 211 scores. Caleb's mother, Heidi Carpenter, has competed extensively as a cutter and has also supplied Caleb with some good horses, he said.-MT

Limited Non-Pro First Round
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Patrick Collins & Oh Miss Peacock

Oh Miss Peacock, a full sister to 2006 NCHA Futurity Open and Amateur Champion Oh Cay Felix, carried Lincoln, Ill., businessman Patrick Collins to a first-round lead in the Limited Non-Pro at the 2010 Borden Milk/NCHA Futurity with a 219 on Monday. She then carried Collins, her owner and breeder, to a 218.5 on Tuesday that earned the duo a fourth-place tie in the Non-Pro after the three-day first round ended on Wednesday.

The first round of Non-Pro competition ended Wednesday with seven cattle sets. The second round takes place Thursday and Friday in Fort Worth’s Will Roger Coliseum.

Collins and Oh Miss Peacock (High Brow Cat x Oh Cay Shorty x Shorty Lena), a horse that also competed twice last week with trainer Craig Thompson, Buffalo Texas, in the Open division, clinched a spot in the Dec. 7 Limited Non-Pro semifinals by leading its only preliminary round. Collins and the mare will attempt to clinch a slot in the Dec. 8 Non-Pro semifinals as they compete during its second round either Thursday or Friday.

As a full sibling to his favorite horse, Oh Cay Felix, Collins had a tendency to like Oh Miss Peacock from the start. She has trained with Thompson since her 2-year-old season. After riding her four times and watching Thompson compete with her twice, Collins likes her a lot.

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“She’s just real level and low maintenance,” Collins said. “You just kind of sit on her and sit for that stop and ask her a little bit to head that cow. She’s truly a blessing, absolutely. I’ve been looking for something close to ‘Felix.’ I’d say that’s next to impossible, but she’s the female version. She’s smart on a cow, but easier to ride than Felix.”

Oh Miss Peacock is the fifth horse that Collins has competed with in Fort Worth produced by Oh Cay Shorty, a 19-year-old mare (Shorty Lena x Oh Cay San x Peppy San) he and his wife, Laura Collins, co-own. Collins and all four of his now adult sons competed successfully with Oh Cay Shorty, a career-cutting earner of $68,893, mainly at any-aged shows from 1995-2006.

Oh Cay Shorty has produced four cutting horses that have earned checks totaling more than $490,000 so far, according to Equi-Stat records. Oh Miss Peacock will soon become her fifth cutting money earner. She also has six more young prospects on the way, including another full sibling to Oh Miss Peacock and Oh Cay Felix. Equi-Stat is a statistical division of Cowboy Publishing Group, which includes Quarter Horse News.

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Patrick Collins
Oh Miss Peacock’s big brother, Oh Cay Felix, a 2003 gelding, carried Thompson to an Open Championship and Collins to an Amateur title at the 2006 NCHA Futurity. He’s the only NCHA Futurity Champion so far who also won another division at its debut event.

Oh Cay Felix has earned more than $440,000. He captured several aged-event titles and appeared in many finals with Collins and Thompson during his limited-age career. Last month, “Felix” won a Non-Pro round with Collins at the American Royal any-aged event in Kansas City. Eventually, Collins said one of his granddaughters might ride “Felix.”

Oh Miss Peacock and Thompson marked a solid 216 during the first round of Open competition, but missed the semifinals by two points after marking a second-round 212.

“Craig had two nice rides on her in the Open,” Collins said. “We had a cow toward the end of the second go in the Open that just didn’t want to cooperate.”

Oh Miss Peacock was entered in the Open, Limited Non-Pro and Non-Pro so that she could have a shot at competing for two possible finals no matter what happened, Collins said. If the mare and Thompson had made the Open semifinals, he would have dropped her entry in either the Limited Non-Pro or the Non-Pro division, the horse’s owner said.

“I wouldn’t have tripled up on her,” Collins said. “You only do this [compete at the NCHA Futurity] once a year, so I try to leave all my options open.”

Laura Collins, Patrick’s wife, has also joined him as a cutter during the past year. He says she might compete at the NCHA Futurity along with him for the first time next year. “She’s eying this thing. If not next year, there will be a year. She’s getting into it.” -MT

End Of Open Second Go

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Tim Smith
Two horses ridden by catch riders, mare Smooth Peanutbutter, ridden by Tim Smith, Temecula, Calif., and stallion Wiley Cat, ridden by Dirk Blakesley, Augusta, Kan., posted the top composite and single-round scores during the first two rounds of Open competition at the Borden Milk/National Cutting Horse Association Futurity.

The second round ended late Sunday night in Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum, with 80 horses and riders qualifying for the Friday, Dec. 10 Open semifinals. It took a two-go 430 to make the semifinals and 12 entrants landed right on that bubble. Twelve horses and riders also missed advancing by just a half-point with two-go 429.5 scores.

Smooth Peanutbutter (Smooth As A Cat x Justa Smart Peanut x Smart Little Lena) and Smith had only practiced together three times, all during the days before they posted back-to-back 218.5s to lead the Open with a two-go 437 and make the Open semifinals.

The mare, bred and owned by Tom Bailey’s Iron Rose Ranch, Carbondale, Colo., has been trained by Gary Gonsalves, Millsap, Texas. He trains many of Iron Rose Ranch’s top prospects. Armed with several strong contenders, Gonsalves asked Smith, widely regarded as one of cutting’s top catch riders, about riding Smooth Peanutbutter in Fort Worth as both riders competed in October at the PCCHA Futurity in Paso Robles, Calif.

Justa Smart Peanut, a 1997 mare owned by Iron Rose Ranch, earned more than $400,000 during her own cutting career. She has turned into a steady producer, too. Chris Bates, an assistant trainer who works with Gonsalves, qualified another mare out of Justa Smart Peanut, Grit And Grace (One Time Pepto x Justa Smart Peanut x Smart Little Lena) for the Open semifinals with a 219-213.5-432.5.

Smith has ridden horses trained by Gonsavles in the past and said he considers his fellow trainer’s horses “Cadillacs” that are typically easy for him to take over and ride. “He had three in his string and he opted to show the two studs,” Smith said. “She [Smooth Peanut Butter] fell into my lap, which was pretty fortunate for me. She’s a very nice mare.”

“She’s very smart and obviously well trained. She has a real presence about her,” Smith said. “I didn’t show her until almost the last set on Friday and then we came back early Saturday morning, which probably was good. The scores were the same, but I felt she was a lot more comfortable the second day. I think that mare can go a long way. Those runs were no fluke. Hopefully we can continue on [to the Dec. 11 Futurity Open finals].”

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Dirk Blakesley
Wiley Cat (High Brow Cat x Miss Echo Wood x Doctor Wood) and Blakesley marked the Futurity Open’s best score so far with a second-round 221 on Saturday. It came after they survived a 212 in the first go. Until two months ago, Kansas-based Michael Cooper, the 2009 NCHA Futurity Open’s Reserve Champion rider, had trained Wiley Cat.

Joe Wes Davis Jr., New Franklin, Mo., part of a Wiley Cat Partners ownership group, asked Blakesley to take over the horse about two months ago, shortly after Cooper sustained a knee injury that prevented him from competing at this year’s NCHA Futurity. He’s know Cooper for about six years and feels bad about him not getting to compete with the horse, Blakesley said, but added he has enjoyed working with the young stallion.

“He’s gotten to the point where he’s pretty easy to work now,” Blakesely said. “He’s a stud, so we went through a few tough times, but he’s sure been good here lately.”

Wiley Cat and Blakesley had to be at their best on Saturday, when they marked a 221, after opening with a 212 that included a few bobbles.

“I knew I needed a big score,” Blakesley said. “The first thing you do [when you know you need extra points] is you try to cut clean. If the cows are good, you work them as long as you feel you can work them. Everything just fit. Sometimes it fits and sometimes it doesn’t. It did in that round.”

Another stallion Cooper had trained, Spookystimetoshine (One Time Pepto x San Starlight x Grays Starlight), and Centerville, Texas, catch rider Steve Oehlhof also qualified for the Open semifinals with a 216-220.5-436.5, the second-best two-go score.

First Lookin (Smart Little Lena x Smart Lookin Hi Brow x High Brow Hickory) and Tyler Merrill marked the Open’s third-best two-round score, a 218.5-217.5-436. Danny Miller, Poolville, Texas, owns the stallion and is the father of Merrill’s boss, Matt Miller.

The first round of Futurity Non-Pro started today and continues through Wednesday at Will Rogers Coliseum. First-round Limited Non-Pro competition also started today and ends Tuesday at Watt Arena in Fort Worth. -MT

End Of Futurity Open First Round

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Tyler Merrill, Megan Miller & Matt Miller

Tyler Merrill continued a strong start with a 214 aboard his boss’s gelding, Moonstruck Player, as the first round of Open competition at the 2010 Borden Milk/National Cutting Horse Association Futurity ended Nov. 26 at Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth.

Merrill, 27, is a former roper and working cow horse trainer with just $20,942 in prior cutting earnings. He earned more than half that money at the 2009 NCHA Futurity while making the Open semifinals on a horse owned by his sister. Merrill has worked as an assistant trainer with his brother-in-law, Matt Miller, in Poolville, Texas, the past year and a half. Miller owns Moonstruck Player (Lizzys Gotta Player x Carolena Moon x Peptoboonsmal), a horse bred by his wife, Megan Miller. Megan is Tyler Merrill’s sister.

Megan Merrill Miller, who married Matt Miller two years ago, plans to compete with Moonstruck Player in the Non-Pro division next week. Matt Miller qualified two horses and Megan qualified one for the Open second round, which starts today and ends Sunday.

A 219.5 marked during the first day of Futurity Open competition on Nov. 21, by Sly Playgirl and Bluffdale, Texas, trainer Jaime Snider, held up for the Futurity Open first-round lead. A total of 13 others horses and riders posted Open scores ranging from 218 to 219. It took a 211 to make this weekend’s second round and 298 of the original 595 entrants advanced.

Robert Borick, Weatherford, Texas, owns Sly Playgirl (That Sly Cat x Taquitas Playgirl x Freckles Playboy). Borick bought the mare in May from nearby Slate River Ranch.

Tyler Merrill earned the first of his two spots in the Open second round on Wednesday with a 218.5 aboard First Lookin (Smart Little Lena x Smart Lookin Hi Brow x High Brow Hickory). That horse is a stallion owned by Matt Miller’s father, Danny Miller, Poolville, Texas.

“I’ve had a pretty good week so far, thanks to them,” Tyler Merrill said, pointing toward Matt and Megan Miller, with both standing nearby. He enjoys working with his brother-in-law and his sister and he takes his job seriously. It includes breaking in many 2-year-olds, taking care of hundreds of head of cattle utilized at the horse training facility and “riding for the brand,” Matt Miller Cutting Horses.

Competing in the Open at the NCHA Futurity for the first time late last fall, Tyler Merrill made the semifinals. Thanks to his sister, his brother-in-law and his brother-in-law’s father, he’s armed with two horses that have a solid shot at making it that far or farther this year.

Formerly a frequent AQHA Youth World Champion as a roper, and later a successful Open rider at several cow horse events, Merrill had only competed at one small cutting since making the Open semifinals at last fall’s NCHA Futurity. He doesn’t mind waiting for his turn, since his duties as an assistant trainer keep him pretty busy most of the year.

“I try to make the most of my opportunities,” Merrill said. “I like pressure. I don’t necessarily like the spotlight. I’ve always been a humble person. Matt has taught me a lot in the last year and a half and I think I can go and do this.”

Matt Miller said Merrill has done an outstanding job as his assistant trainer. Miller added he had confidence sending Merrill to the Futurity on a horse he owns and another one owned by his dad.

Tyler Merrill, who is married to the former Katy Kechnie, said he knows there’s a long way to go at the event, but he’s pleased with the way the show started out for him. He also said he realizes he’s lucky to be in his current situation and he often gives thanks.

“I always say prayers at dinner,” Merrill said. “I ask God to bless the horses to stay healthy and cowy. Hopefully that happens and I’ll get through the show pretty good.” -MT

Futurity Open First Day

Sly Playgirl and Bluffdale, Texas, trainer Jaime Snider topped the first day of 2010 Borden Milk/National Cutting Horse Association Futurity Open competition with a 219.5 Nov. 21 at Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas.The fourth horse out in the last cattle set, Sly Playgirl (That Sly Cat x Taquitas Playgirl x Freckles Playboy), garnered enthusiasm from spectators with pretty work in the middle of the pen on her last cow

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Leader Jaime Snider & his son Stone

“There were spots that felt real good on her and she got better towards the end. We worked our second cow for quite a while and she had some good stuff,” Snider said of the 3-year-old sorrel mare’s performance. “I knew it was a nice run, but it’s the first day and you never know.”

Bred by Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, Texas and purchased in May by Robert Borick, Weatherford, Texas, Snider has trained the mare since then. This being the horse’s first outing, Snider didn’t know what to expect when he put his hand down.

“She might have got a step long here or there but I felt confident with her,” Snider said. “My wife [Ashley Smith Snider] showed a half-brother to her last year here and won the limited [NCHA Futurity Limited Non-Pro title] and they’re a little bit the same, so luckily I know that family line a little bit. He was the same way. If you just waited on him a little bit, he’d come back and do the job.”

This is the first time Snider has shown a horse sired by That Sly Cat. He’ll compete again in the first round Thursday with another horse sired by the same stallion.

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“I’ve only rode two of them and it’s the two I’m showing this year,” Snider said, adding he plans no changes during his second go with Sly Playgirl. “I’m just going to go show. I’m not going to safety up and I’m not going to ask on her. I’m just going to see what happens.

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Brad Mitchell

The second-highest scores of the day were two 219s. Due to a mix up with entries, Woodys Wildest Cat (High Brow Cat x Miss Echo Wood x Doctor Wood) completed at the bottom of the third set, but that draw didn’t hamper the gelding’s style. Clint Allen, Weatherford, Texas, trained Woodys Wildest Cat. Darrin Simpkins, Weatherford, Texas, catch-rode him. Cinder Lakes Ranch, Powell Butte, Ore., owns Woodys Wildest Cat.

“I’d worked him a couple of times before the show and the horse felt really good,” Simpkins said. “Clint did an awesome job training him and I had fun going down there showing him.”

Woodys Wildest Cat cut just two cows and worked the second all the way to the buzzer. “We cut good cows for him. They were all cows that we had chosen,” Simpkins said. “The first cow was a little Hereford and we thought it might have been a little soft but it ended up testing us quite a bit more than we thought it would. The second cow was a yellow heifer and she was a real good cow, I didn’t get her cut the way I wanted to because we had a couple (of cows) hung up out there but she ended up being a real good cow. Pretty much both cows were in the middle of the pen. I just had a lot of fun showing him.”

Little red roan mare Peptos Sand Dancer (Peptoboonsmal x Dances In The Sand x SR Instant Choice) lived up to expectations of Thompson Station, Tenn., trainer Brad Mitchell with another 219 from the 10th draw in the fourth set.

“I was just anxious to get out there and get on with it because she’s been ready to show for a while,” Mitchell said. “She’s one of my favorite ones that I’ve ever brought to the Futurity. I think she’s very capable. She’s very intent on a cow and puts her head down real low and draws a cow. I was hoping for one [a score] like that. I knew she was capable of it and she did what I expected of her.”

Mitchell called the mare an easy horse to train and said he actually backed off her work schedule leading up to her Fort Worth debut.

“This fall I haven’t worked her a whole lot. I’d work her three or four times then go to a show and leave her at home,” Mitchell said. “Hopefully she is peaking now. She’s been really good the whole time and trained easy. She’s been a real pleasure actually. She has extreme intensity on a cow and reads a cow through the turn really well.”

Their first two cows moved around in the middle of the pen, while the third was only worked for a few seconds and took the mare further across the pen.

Mike Rawitser, Paso Robles, Calif., bred Peptos Sand Dancer and sold her to Painted Springs Farm, Nashville, Tenn., as a yearling. Barbara and Kix Brooks own Painted Springs Farm. Mitchell has worked as their resident trainer for several years. -BKC

 

NCHA Futurity Update: First-time Futurity Finalist Colleen Wold & Ka Blue E Win Limited Non-Pro

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Colleen Wold & Ben Johnson
Colleen Wold’s fourth trip to the Borden Milk/National Cutting Horse Futurity in Fort Worth is already her best and it might get even better because the Brenham, Texas cutter and Ka Blue E, a gelding she bred and raised, won Tuesday’s Limited Non-Pro finals with a 219 to earn $10,166 and they compete again in today’s Non-Pro semifinals.

Downtown Smarts & Kenneth Platt Win the NCHA Futurity John Deere Division of the Open

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Downtown Smarts, Kenneth Platt and girlfriend Becca
Being the No. 1 draw in the National Cutting Horse Association Futurity John Deere Division of the Open didn’t faze Downtown Smarts and 22-year-old Kenneth Platt as the pair set the pace with a 221 that outdistanced the 29 other competitors to win the Championship.

Tax Agreement Includes Estate Tax Relief

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Paula Wood/Donas Cool Cat Win Last Non-Pro World Finals Round As Mare Ends Career

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Paula Wood & Donas Cool Cat
A 224 sent Paula Wood and Donas Cool Cat to the top of the leader board in the fourth and final round of the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association Non-Pro World Finals Saturday in Fort Worth, providing a fitting finish to the mare’s career.

Spooks Gotta Whiz & Jordan Larson Win NRHA Futurity

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Jordan Larson with son, Cash
With a performance that clearly demonstrated the talent of both horse and rider, Spooks Gotta Whiz (Spooks Gotta Gun x Prettywhizprettydoes x Topsail Whiz), ridden by Jordan Larson for Michell Anne Kimball, Encinita, Calif., scored a 227 to win the $100,000 added NRHA Futurity and the $125,000 guaranteed winner’s paycheck.

Tachita Cat Wins Last NCHA World Finals Round, Clinches No. 2 Finish, Top Gelding Honors

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Margot Hazel & Gavin Jordan
A final-night 227 by Tachitas Cat and Gavin Jordan captured the fourth round’s Open win and secured the 9-year-old horse a Reserve World Champion Open finish and his second World Champion Open Gelding title in three years as the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association World Finals ended Saturday at Watt Arena in Fort Worth.

Kristin Dickerson/Austin Abbit Win Celebrity Slide at NRHA Futurity

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Dickerson's coach, Jared Leclair
The annual, fun filled 4R Performance Horse Celebrity Slide presented by the Reining Horse Sports Foundation (RHSF) with proceeds benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oklahoma was held, with much fan-fare, on Friday evening, prime time.

Tish Fappani Wins NRHA Futurity Non-Pro

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Tish Fappani and family
A polished and powerful 221 run earned the  National Reining Horse Association Futurity Level 4 Non-Pro Championship for Tish Fappani, who rode Litn Up Conquistador (Conquistador Whiz x Aleena Starlight x Grays Starlight) to a $43,284 paycheck.

NCHA Futurity Update: Laura Fenimore/Misplaced Cat Lead Non-Pro & Make Three Semifinals

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Laura Fenimore
Texas A&M University student Laura Fenimore, College Station, Texas, and Misplaced Cat marked a second-round best 219.5 and with their first-go 216.5, that gave them a 436 to lead the 2010 Borden Milk/NCHA Futurity’s Non-Pro division's composite and earn a slot in Wednesday's semifinals. Fenimore and Misplaced Cat also finished second in the three-day first go of the Amateur division with a 217  to make its Wednesday semifinals in the event, too. They'll also compete in today's Limited Non-Pro semifinals after a 215.5 in its first go last week.

Julie Hansma/Al Poocino Capture Third Round At NCHA Non-Pro World Finals With 228

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Julie Hansma & Alannah Chalmers
Veteran cutter Julie Hansma, Weatherford, Texas and 6-year-old gelding Al Poocino made their best run ever to mark a 228 and win Round 3 of the 2010 Mercuria/NCHA Non Pro World Finals and $6,410 Thursday night in Fort Worth’s Watt Arena.

Boon Too Suen/Kobie Wood Win NCHA World Finals Open Round 3 With 231

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Lane, Kobie & Marley Wood
Kobie Wood has trained cutting horses since 1981 and he has ridden five NCHA Open World Champions, but he’d still never experienced a ride quite like the one that 5-year-old stallion Boon Too Suen took him on Thursday night in Fort Worth’s Watt Arena.

 

Boon Too Suen/Kobie Wood Win NCHA World Finals Open Round 3 With 231

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Kobie Wood has trained cutting horses since 1981 and he has ridden five NCHA Open World Champions, but he’d still never had a ride quite like the one 5-year-old stallion Boon Too Suen took him on Thursday night in Fort Worth’s Watt Arena. The stallion (Peptoboonsmal x Freckles Merada x Freckles Merada) and Wood won Round 3 of the Mercuria/NCHA World Finals Open with a spectacular 231 to earn $6,410.

 

“It was incredible,” said Wood, who had placed third with the horse in the fist round to earn $5,148. “That’ the highest score I’ve ever marked in my life – on a 5-year-old. He’s out of Meradas Little Sue, the mare I won the World on three times, and he’s a combination of her and Pepto [sire Peptoboonsmal] I think.

Boon Too Suen and Wood held each of their first two cows more than 30 seconds. Then, after letting the second cow go with about 15 seconds left on the clock, the duo only took three seconds to push one more back toward the middle with 12 seconds remaining.

“I didn’t think I was ever going to get off the second cow,” Wood said. “I saw that other cow and I didn’t want to die in the herd, so that [cutting the third one so quick] is what we did. It worked perfect. You don’t get that to happen very often.”

Boon Too Suen competed well in limited-age and any-aged events this year and is closing in on $300,000 in career money earned. Retired investor and amateur cutter Gary Rosenbach, Greenwich, Conn., owns the stallion. Boon Too Suen and Rosenbach made the Amateur finals at the 2008 NCHA Futurity in Fort Worth.

Kobie Wood has reached many limited-age finals with Boon Too Suen the past two years. They also qualified among the Top 15 in the 2010 year-end standings in the NCHA Open and $10,000 Novice Open divisions. Wood’s daughter Lane, 14, the 2010 NCHA Junior Youth World Champion, and her sister, Marley, 12, also among the Top 15 Junior Youth riders, competed occasionally with Boon Too Suen while traveling to weekend shows with their father and their mother, Paula Wood. Paula Wood is competing in the Non-Pro World Finals at Watt Arena.

“I got roped into this thing [hauling Boon Too Suen to weekend shows] to begin with,” Kobie Wood said. “She [Lane Wood] pushed herself and I got roped into it. I said ‘If she’s going to go [compete often enough to try for a Junior Youth World title], I’ve got to win some money to pay for all this.” Marley Wood competed exceptionally well at two shows with Boon Too Suen to help secure her spot among the Junior Youth leaders.

Ms Peppy Cat and Pete Branch, who had already clinched their second year-end NCHA Open World Championship in three years before heading to Fort Worth, had won the first two World Finals Open rounds. They settled for second this time with 226 to earn $5,128. Lonnie and Barbara Allsup, Clovis, N.M., bred and own the 8-year-old mare. She and Branch will compete in the Open for probably the last time during Saturday’s final round.

Five of the 15 horses and riders that competed in Thursday night’s Open event, which again featured live commentary and loud upbeat music, marked scores of 222 or better.

 

The last of four Mercuria/NCHA World Finals shows, featuring 2010’s top 15 Non-Pro cutting riders and the top 15 Open horses, based on their earnings throughout the year at any-aged events, starts at 4 p.m. Saturday in Watt Arena. There is no admission fee.

NCHA Futurity Update: Caleb Anderson & Leave N Las Vegas Lead Non-Pro First Go

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Caleb Anderson
Caleb Anderson, 17, Weatherford, Texas, led the Non-Pro division at the Borden Milk/National Cutting Horse Association Futurity with a first-round 221 aboard Leave N Las Vegas, a gelding bred and owned by his father, Steve Anderson. His father and stepmother, Michelle Anderson, will also compete in the Non-Pro second go.

NCHA Futurity Update: Patrick Collins/Oh Miss Peacock Lead Limited Non-Pro With 219; Rank Fourth In Non-Pro With First-Go 218.5

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Patrick Collins & Oh Miss Peacock
Oh Miss Peacock, a full sister to 2006 NCHA Futurity Open and Amateur Champion Oh Cay Felix, carried Lincoln, Ill., businessman Patrick Collins to a first-round lead in the Limited Non-Pro at the 2010 Borden Milk/NCHA Futurity with a 219 on Monday. She then carried Collins, her owner and breeder, to a 218.5 on Tuesday that earned the duo a fourth-place tie in the Non-Pro after the three-day first round ended on Wednesday.

Making Mamas Proud

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Ruby Tuesday DNA
Yes, all-time leading sire High Brow Cat (18), initial foal crop leader One Time Pepto (11) and rising star stallion Smooth As A Cat (10) qualified a parade of prospects for the Dec. 10 NCHA Futurity Open semifinals in Fort Worth, but it’s also worth noting that three mares – Justa Smart Peanut, Quintan Blue and Miss Echo Wood – are each sending two.

What Happens if Bush Tax Cuts Expire?

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In an blog posted at the website for US News & World Report: "The folks at Americans for Tax Reform, a non-partisan coalition of taxpayers and taxpayer groups who oppose all tax increases, released Tuesday a helpful reminder of just what is at stake in the debate over extending the current tax rates, which are set to expire at year’s end."

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Tara Gaines/Patrick La Dual 2-for-2 At World Finals

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Matt & Tara Gaines

Tara Gaines looked the picture of concentration and focus Saturday night in Fort Worth as she consulted with her help before riding her gelding Patrick La Dual (CD Olena x Patty La Dual x Dual Pep) to the herd.

Ms Peppy Cat/Branch Win Open Finals Again

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Pete Branch and his daughter Hanna
Ms Peppy Cat and Pete Branch followed a 229 on Nov. 24 with a 225.5 on Nov. 25 as they picked up their second straight victory when the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association World Finals continued at Watt Arena in Fort Worth.

NCHA Futurity Update: Smooth Peanutbutter/Smith, Wiley Cat/Blakesley, Post Top Composite, Single-Round Scores In Open

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Tim Smith

End Of Open Second Go

Two horses ridden by catch riders, mare Smooth Peanutbutter, ridden by Tim Smith, Temecula, Calif., and stallion Wiley Cat, ridden by Dirk Blakesley, Augusta, Kan., posted the top composite and single-round scores during the first two rounds of Open competition at the Borden Milk/National Cutting Horse Association Futurity.

The second round ended late Sunday night in Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum, with 80 horses and riders qualifying for the Friday, Dec. 10 Open semifinals. It took a two-go 430 to make the semifinals and 12 entrants landed right on that bubble. Twelve horses and riders also missed advancing by just a half-point with two-go 429.5 scores.

Smooth Peanutbutter (Smooth As A Cat x Justa Smart Peanut x Smart Little Lena) and Smith had only practiced together three times, all during the days before they posted back-to-back 218.5s to lead the Open with a two-go 437 and make the Open semifinals.

The mare, bred and owned by Tom Bailey’s Iron Rose Ranch, Carbondale, Colo., has been trained by Gary Gonsalves, Millsap, Texas. He trains many of Iron Rose Ranch’s top prospects. Armed with several strong contenders, Gonsalves asked Smith, widely regarded as one of cutting’s top catch riders, about riding Smart Peanut Butter in Fort Worth as both riders competed in October at the PCCHA Futurity in Paso Robles, Calif.

Justa Smart Peanut, a 1997 mare owned by Iron Rose Ranch, earned more than $400,000 during her own cutting career. She has turned into a steady producer, too. Chris Bates, an assistant trainer who works with Gonsalves, qualified another mare out of Justa Smart Peanut, Grit And Grace (One Time Pepto x Justa Smart Peanut x Smart Little Lena) for the Open semifinals with a 219-213.5-432.5.

Smith has ridden horses trained by Gonsavles in the past and said he considers his fellow trainer’s horses “Cadillacs” that are typically easy for him to take over and ride. “He had three in his string and he opted to show the two studs,” Smith said. “She [Smooth Peanut Butter] fell into my lap, which was pretty fortunate for me. She’s a very nice mare.”

“She’s very smart and obviously well trained. She has a real presence about her,” Smith said. “I didn’t show her until almost the last set on Friday and then we came back early Saturday morning, which probably was good. The scores were the same, but I felt she was a lot more comfortable the second day. I think that mare can go a long way. Those runs were no fluke. Hopefully we can continue on [to the Dec. 11 Futurity Open finals].”

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Dirk Blakesley
Wiley Cat (High Brow Cat x Miss Echo Wood x Doctor Wood) and Blakesley marked the Futurity Open’s best score so far with a second-round 221 on Saturday. It came after they survived a 212 in the first go. Until two months ago, Kansas-based Michael Cooper, the 2009 NCHA Futurity Open’s Reserve Champion rider, had trained Wiley Cat.

Joe Wes Davis Jr., New Franklin, Mo., part of a Wiley Cat Partners ownership group, asked Blakesley to take over the horse about two months ago, shortly after Cooper sustained a knee injury that prevented him from competing at this year’s NCHA Futurity. He’s know Cooper for about six years and feels bad about him not getting to compete with the horse, Blakesley said, but added he has enjoyed working with the young stallion.

“He’s gotten to the point where he’s pretty easy to work now,” Blakesely said. “He’s a stud, so we went through a few tough times, but he’s sure been good here lately.”

Wiley Cat and Blakesley had to be at their best on Saturday, when they marked a 221, after opening with a 212 that included a few bobbles.

“I knew I needed a big score,” Blakesley said. “The first thing you do [when you know you need extra points] is you try to cut clean. If the cows are good, you work them as long as you feel you can work them. Everything just fit. Sometimes it fits and sometimes it doesn’t. It did in that round.”

Another stallion Cooper had trained, Spookystimetoshine (One Time Pepto x San Starlight x Grays Starlight), and Centerville, Texas, catch rider Steve Oehlhof also qualified for the Open semifinals with a 216-220.5-436.5, the second-best two-go score.

First Lookin (Smart Little Lena x Smart Lookin Hi Brow x High Brow Hickory) and Tyler Merrill marked the Open’s third-best two-round score, a 218.5-217.5-436. Danny Miller, Poolville, Texas, owns the stallion and is the father of Merrill’s boss, Matt Miller.

The first round of Futurity Non-Pro started today and continues through Wednesday at Will Rogers Coliseum. First-round Limited Non-Pro competition also started today and ends Tuesday at Watt Arena in Fort Worth. -MT

End Of Futurity Open First Round

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Tyler Merrill, Megan Miller & Matt Miller

Tyler Merrill continued a strong start with a 214 aboard his boss’s gelding, Moonstruck Player, as the first round of Open competition at the 2010 Borden Milk/National Cutting Horse Association Futurity ended Nov. 26 at Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth.

Merrill, 27, is a former roper and working cow horse trainer with just $20,942 in prior cutting earnings. He earned more than half that money at the 2009 NCHA Futurity while making the Open semifinals on a horse owned by his sister. Merrill has worked as an assistant trainer with his brother-in-law, Matt Miller, in Poolville, Texas, the past year and a half. Miller owns Moonstruck Player (Lizzys Gotta Player x Carolena Moon x Peptoboonsmal), a horse bred by his wife, Megan Miller. Megan is Tyler Merrill’s sister.

Megan Merrill Miller, who married Matt Miller two years ago, plans to compete with Moonstruck Player in the Non-Pro division next week. Matt Miller qualified two horses and Megan qualified one for the Open second round, which starts today and ends Sunday.

A 219.5 marked during the first day of Futurity Open competition on Nov. 21, by Sly Playgirl and Bluffdale, Texas, trainer Jaime Snider, held up for the Futurity Open first-round lead. A total of 13 others horses and riders posted Open scores ranging from 218 to 219. It took a 211 to make this weekend’s second round and 298 of the original 595 entrants advanced.

Robert Borick, Weatherford, Texas, owns Sly Playgirl (That Sly Cat x Taquitas Playgirl x Freckles Playboy). Borick bought the mare in May from nearby Slate River Ranch.

Tyler Merrill earned the first of his two spots in the Open second round on Wednesday with a 218.5 aboard First Lookin (Smart Little Lena x Smart Lookin Hi Brow x High Brow Hickory). That horse is a stallion owned by Matt Miller’s father, Danny Miller, Poolville, Texas.

“I’ve had a pretty good week so far, thanks to them,” Tyler Merrill said, pointing toward Matt and Megan Miller, with both standing nearby. He enjoys working with his brother-in-law and his sister and he takes his job seriously. It includes breaking in many 2-year-olds, taking care of hundreds of head of cattle utilized at the horse training facility and “riding for the brand,” Matt Miller Cutting Horses.

Competing in the Open at the NCHA Futurity for the first time late last fall, Tyler Merrill made the semifinals. Thanks to his sister, his brother-in-law and his brother-in-law’s father, he’s armed with two horses that have a solid shot at making it that far or farther this year.

Formerly a frequent AQHA Youth World Champion as a roper, and later a successful Open rider at several cow horse events, Merrill had only competed at one small cutting since making the Open semifinals at last fall’s NCHA Futurity. He doesn’t mind waiting for his turn, since his duties as an assistant trainer keep him pretty busy most of the year.

“I try to make the most of my opportunities,” Merrill said. “I like pressure. I don’t necessarily like the spotlight. I’ve always been a humble person. Matt has taught me a lot in the last year and a half and I think I can go and do this.”

Matt Miller said Merrill has done an outstanding job as his assistant trainer. Miller added he had confidence sending Merrill to the Futurity on a horse he owns and another one owned by his dad.

Tyler Merrill, who is married to the former Katy Kechnie, said he knows there’s a long way to go at the event, but he’s pleased with the way the show started out for him. He also said he realizes he’s lucky to be in his current situation and he often gives thanks.

“I always say prayers at dinner,” Merrill said. “I ask God to bless the horses to stay healthy and cowy. Hopefully that happens and I’ll get through the show pretty good.” -MT

Futurity Open First Day

Sly Playgirl and Bluffdale, Texas, trainer Jaime Snider topped the first day of 2010 Borden Milk/National Cutting Horse Association Futurity Open competition with a 219.5 Nov. 21 at Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas.The fourth horse out in the last cattle set, Sly Playgirl (That Sly Cat x Taquitas Playgirl x Freckles Playboy), garnered enthusiasm from spectators with pretty work in the middle of the pen on her last cow

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Leader Jaime Snider & his son Stone

“There were spots that felt real good on her and she got better towards the end. We worked our second cow for quite a while and she had some good stuff,” Snider said of the 3-year-old sorrel mare’s performance. “I knew it was a nice run, but it’s the first day and you never know.”

Bred by Slate River Ranch, Weatherford, Texas and purchased in May by Robert Borick, Weatherford, Texas, Snider has trained the mare since then. This being the horse’s first outing, Snider didn’t know what to expect when he put his hand down.

“She might have got a step long here or there but I felt confident with her,” Snider said. “My wife [Ashley Smith Snider] showed a half-brother to her last year here and won the limited [NCHA Futurity Limited Non-Pro title] and they’re a little bit the same, so luckily I know that family line a little bit. He was the same way. If you just waited on him a little bit, he’d come back and do the job.”

This is the first time Snider has shown a horse sired by That Sly Cat. He’ll compete again in the first round Thursday with another horse sired by the same stallion.

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“I’ve only rode two of them and it’s the two I’m showing this year,” Snider said, adding he plans no changes during his second go with Sly Playgirl. “I’m just going to go show. I’m not going to safety up and I’m not going to ask on her. I’m just going to see what happens.”

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Brad Mitchell

The second-highest scores of the day were two 219s. Due to a mix up with entries, Woodys Wildest Cat (High Brow Cat x Miss Echo Wood x Doctor Wood) completed at the bottom of the third set, but that draw didn’t hamper the gelding’s style. Clint Allen, Weatherford, Texas, trained Woodys Wildest Cat. Darrin Simpkins, Weatherford, Texas, catch-rode him. Cinder Lakes Ranch, Powell Butte, Ore., owns Woodys Wildest Cat.

“I’d worked him a couple of times before the show and the horse felt really good,” Simpkins said. “Clint did an awesome job training him and I had fun going down there showing him.”

Woodys Wildest Cat cut just two cows and worked the second all the way to the buzzer. “We cut good cows for him. They were all cows that we had chosen,” Simpkins said. “The first cow was a little Hereford and we thought it might have been a little soft but it ended up testing us quite a bit more than we thought it would. The second cow was a yellow heifer and she was a real good cow, I didn’t get her cut the way I wanted to because we had a couple (of cows) hung up out there but she ended up being a real good cow. Pretty much both cows were in the middle of the pen. I just had a lot of fun showing him.”

Little red roan mare Peptos Sand Dancer (Peptoboonsmal x Dances In The Sand x SR Instant Choice) lived up to expectations of Thompson Station, Tenn., trainer Brad Mitchell with another 219 from the 10th draw in the fourth set.

“I was just anxious to get out there and get on with it because she’s been ready to show for a while,” Mitchell said. “She’s one of my favorite ones that I’ve ever brought to the Futurity. I think she’s very capable. She’s very intent on a cow and puts her head down real low and draws a cow. I was hoping for one [a score] like that. I knew she was capable of it and she did what I expected of her.”

Mitchell called the mare an easy horse to train and said he actually backed off her work schedule leading up to her Fort Worth debut.

“This fall I haven’t worked her a whole lot. I’d work her three or four times then go to a show and leave her at home,” Mitchell said. “Hopefully she is peaking now. She’s been really good the whole time and trained easy. She’s been a real pleasure actually. She has extreme intensity on a cow and reads a cow through the turn really well.”

Their first two cows moved around in the middle of the pen, while the third was only worked for a few seconds and took the mare further across the pen.

Mike Rawitser, Paso Robles, Calif., bred Peptos Sand Dancer and sold her to Painted Springs Farm, Nashville, Tenn., as a yearling. Barbara and Kix Brooks own Painted Springs Farm. Mitchell has worked as their resident trainer for several years. -BKC

Genuine Masterpiece, Jay McLaughlin Capture Junior Working Cow Horse Title

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Jay McLaughlin & Art Nicholas
Horses ridden by Ron Ralls took second and third, but Genuine Masterpiece and Jay McLaughlin competed last and best in the Junior Working Cow Horse finals Thursday in Oklahoma City with a 218.5-221.5-440 to earn an American Quarter Horse Association World Championship title.

Sophisticated Catt, Boyd Rice Win Third Straight World Championship

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Keith Feister, Boyd Rice & Dale Koller
Competing at his only major cutting event of the year, 8-year-old breeding stallion Sophisticated Catt reunited with trainer Boyd Rice, Spearman, Texas, to earn his third straight AQHA Senior Cutting World Championship Thursday night in Oklahoma City.

Laney Rey Too, Guy Woods Win AQHA Junior Cutting World Championship

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Laney Rey Too, Guy Woods & Jo Ellard
It looked like a mismatch when 5-year-old mare Laney Rey Too and Guy Woods, Pilot Point, Texas, ended up in a Junior Cutting work-off Wednesday night at the American Quarter Horse Association World Show in Oklahoma City with 5-year-old stallion Third Cutting and Boyd Rice, Spearman, Texas, and it was – but with a surprise twist.

Temple Grandin Confirmed as a Speaker for Summit of the Horse

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Temple Grandin
Dr. Temple Grandin, one of Timemagazine's 2010 most influential people, is one of the national presenters at the Summit of the Horse event, Jan. 3-6, 2011, in Las Vegas, Nev., at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa.

Samurai Snap/Kelly Zweifel Win IRHA Futurity

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Samurai Snap and Kelly Zweifel win Italian RHA 3YO Futurity Open. Photo by Andrea Bonaga

A tight battle determined who would take home the 2010 Italian Reining Horse Association $112,000-added Futurity Open Championship, which is open to 3-year-old horses by stallions subscribed to the Italian Reining Breeders Horse Association (IRHBA) program. The “Iron Lady Reiner,” Kelly Zweifel, smoothly slid her way to the winners’ circle with Samurai Snap, bred and owned by Roberto Cuoghi, between the reins. Zweifel scored a 222.5 taking home her second Futurity Open title.

 

Texas A&M's Equine Reproductive Mgmt Course

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Description: This short course is designed for owners and breeding managers who want to learn the most efficient methods for ensuring the success of their breeding programs. Each three-day course will include classroom sessions on anatomy and physiology of the mare and stallion, control of the estrous cycle, gestation and foaling, feeding the broodmare and young horse, and estrous cycle manipulation of mares. Hands-on laboratory activities are scheduled each day and will include semen collection and evaluation, estrous detection, artificial insemination, body condition scoring, perineal conformation evaluation of the mare and foaling management. The course content includes a broad range of topics that are useful for horse owners in any segment of the breeding industry. Previous attendees have indicated that the knowledge they gained from similar workshops has strengthened their confidence level and improved the relationship with their veterinarian concerning horse breeding activities.

Latest on Sale of Babcock Ranch Horses

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A federal bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of more than 180 horses from Babcock Quarter Horses to a not-for-profit corporation that works with prison inmates. Fellowship of Christian Upreach Services, Inc. (FOCUS), based in Oklahoma, acquired the horses for $315,000, according to the motion approved by Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge Brenda T. Rhoades.

Jordan Larson Wins 2010 SWRHA Billingsley Ford Open Futurity; Mandy McCutcheon Takes WinStar World Casino Non-Pro Title

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Open Champion Jordan Larson with wife, Taylor
Oct. 31, 2010 - The Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity and Horse Show was held Oct. 26-31, and the competition provided more thrills than any haunted house. In the
Billingsley FordOpen Futurity finals on Oct. 30, Jordan Larson rode Mr Jerry Lee Surpriz to the Championship, while the day before on Oct. 29, Always Gotyer Gunsup and Mandy McCutcheon were No. 1 in the Winstar World Casino Non-Pro Futurity.

PCCHA Futurity Update

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Katie Fonsen Young and dad Stan Fonsen
Katie Fonsen Young and her homebred gelding For Instance, trained by her father, Stan Fonsen, won the PCCHA Futurity Non-Pro finals with a 220 to earn $8,704 Sunday in Paso Robles, Calif. The 27-year-old Windsor, Calif., resident takes time off work to compete at four limited-age events a year, including two in Paso Robles.

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NRHA Shootout

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NRHA Open top 10 leader Bernard Fonck (pictured here on Great Sun Burst) will compete at NRHA Shootout
Oct. 29, 2010 – Entries close Nov. 8 for the inaugural National Reining Horse Association World Championship Shootout scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2 in Oklahoma City during the NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championship Show.

Shiners Voodoo Dr & Thiago Boechat Win SWRHA NRHA Intermediate Open

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Shiners Voodoo Dr and Thiago Boechat
The Southwest Reining Horse Association Futurity continued with Ancillary action on Thursday, Oct. 28, with the Intermediate Open, Limited Open and Rookie Professional classes.

Topping the Intermediate Open division with a score of 75 was Thiago Boechat and Shiners Voodoo Dr, owned by Xtra Quarter Horses LLC of Purcell, Okla. Boechat took home a Montana Silversmiths buckle and a C.R. Morrison trophy, along with a check for $638.

Third Cutting Wins With Best-Ever 231; LHR Smooth Jamie May Unofficial NCHA Open Horse of Year

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LHR Smooth Jamie May and Phil Hanson
Standout stallion Third Cutting and Spearman, Texas, trainer Boyd Rice did just what they went to Paso Robles, Calif., to do in late October  – and then some – as they posted a career-best 231 to win the PCCHA Futurity Classic/Challenge Open on Oct. 26, earn $14,182 and secure 12 National Cutting Horse Association Open Horse of the Year points.

Wright On Time Euthanized Following Show Pen Injury

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Wright On Time
Oct. 25, 2010 – The Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity finals were marred by the tragic news that Wright On Time (Lenas Wright On x Shiney Tari x Shining Spark) was humanely euthanized after suffering a broken front leg during the finals fence work.

Smart Lookin Cat & Jon Roeser Win Idaho Reined Cow Horse Futurity Open

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Jon Roeser
Oct. 25, 2010 – Sparked by a  high-scoring 149 fence work, million-dollar rider Jon Roeser, Lemoore, Calif., rode  Smart Lookin Cat (WR This Cats Smart x Miss Katie Hancock x Jay Doceroo), owned by Dana Haefner, to the Idaho Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity Open Championship Sunday, Oct. 24 at the Idaho Horse Park in Nampa, Idaho.

NCHA Open Horse of Year Race Tightens

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Dont Look Twice & Phil Rapp
The race for National Cutting Horse Association Open Horse of the Year tightened and set up a dramatic final-event California showdown after the three contenders – LHR Smooth Jamie May, Dont Look Twice and Third Cutting – all competed during Saturday, Oct. 16 finals at the Calgary Stampede Cutting Futurity in Calgary, Alberta, Can.

Ranch Dinner and Auction To Benefit Glenn Guttridge

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ggranchdinner_auctionGlenn and his wife Beverly have touched the lives of many people in the Border collie, cattle and cutting horse industry, we would like to invite these people to help us give back to Glenn and Beverly. Glenn has been quietly battling cancer for over 2 years. We have planned a fun-filled night Oct. 16 at Sunset Rendezvous, where we invite you to join us for good food, ranch music, a beautiful sunset and great company around the fire. All proceeds from the dinner and auction will go directly to Glenn to assist him in covering past and future medical bills.

Diamonds N Kittens, Tom Long Win South Point Futurity Open

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A first-draw 219 by Diamonds N Kittens, a 2007 mare bred and co-owned by trainer Tom Long and his wife Jill Long earned the South Point Futurity Open title and $9,000 early Wednesday night in Las Vegas.

The win carried a special significance because Diamonds N Kittens (Cats Merada x Diamond J Starlight x Grays Starlight) is out of a recently deceased 1995 mare Long credits with “building” he and his wife’s Diamond J Ranch in Gardnerville, Nev.

Mates Connie Quixote (Smart Mate x Connie Qiuxote x Doc Quixote), a mare Sandy Bonelli, Petaluma, Calif., bought in June and sold to her mother and brother’s one-year-old Turkey Track Ranch operation, finished a close second with a 218 to earn $7,000.

Long nearly didn’t bring Diamonds N Kittens to the show, even though he liked her a lot. He thought another horse he and his wife own had a better shot and wasn’t sure if they could afford both entry fees. Her recent progress convinced him to ante up.

 “We didn’t think she was as good [right now] as the little gelding we had, but we knew she was a good mare,” Long said of a horse that had previously earned $2,931 with one No. 15 finish in the Futurity Open at California’s El Rancho Futurity during late September. “We thought she would peak about the time of the Pacific Coast Futurity [in two weeks], and we were going to bet on the bay gelding. We are glad we bet on both.”

The gelding marked a strong opening score in Las Vegas, but misfired in round two and missed the finals. He is already scheduled to compete at the PCCHA Futurity in a couple weeks. Diamonds N Kittens, a late entry at the South Point Futurity, is not entered yet.

“But, we are looking for an entry,” Long said.

Diamond J Starlight (Grays Starlight x Diamond J Oak x Doc’s Oak), the South Point Futurity Champion’s mother, earned $186,110 as a competitor in the mid to late 1990s, with Tom and Jill Long sharing rides in Open and Non-Pro divisions. She then became a standout broodmare for the couple. She died in April, following a sudden illness that killed her about an hour after she laid down after playing in a field at her namesake ranch.

The good news is that while the Longs’ great mare is gone, she’s certainly not forgotten.

In addition their South Point Futurity winner Diamonds N Kittens, the Longs own 2-year-old and 4-year-old mares out of Diamond J Starlight. They plan to keep all three. Long also expects Diamonds N Kittens to compete better as a 4-year-old.

“Every baby of hers [Diamond J Starlight] has cut and cut tough,” Long said. “I cried losing her. That was such a great, great mare.”

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Tim Smith
Pure Redwhiteandblue and Tim Smith won the Derby Open and $12,000 with a 222, while Smooth Autumn Mate and Morgan Cromer won the Classic/Challenge Open with a 224 to earn $11,000 on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the South Point Futurity limited-age cutting in Las Vegas.

The event is running along with the final installment of the MillionHeir cutting. It continues through Saturday in the Equestrian Center at the South Point Hotel and Casino.

Smith, Temecula, Calif., one of cutting’s top all-time riders, won the Derby Open at just his second event aboard Pure Redwhiteandblue (Mecom Blue x Purely Bob x Bob Acre Doc), a gelding owned by Las Vegas residents Frank and Bonnie Martin. The prior winner of about  $40,000 had competed often and well but had never won with his original trainer Phil Hanson, Weatherford, Texas, and Bonnie Martin sharing Open and Non-Pro rides. 

Frank Martin is also competing with Pure Redwhiteandblue in the Derby Non-Pro this week. Smith and the horse developed a quick and solid chemistry, the horse's co-owner said. The Martins sent three of their top limited-age horses to train with Smith in July. After working with Pureredwhiteandblue in the practice pen at late September’s El Rancho Futurity, Smith asked the horse's owners if he could compete with the horse more often.

“Tim told me, ‘You know what, everything about him just fits me.’ We put Tim in the saddle here and at the PCCHA Futurity [set for late October in Paso Robles, Calif.].”

Smith also finished as a Reserve Champion in Tuesday’s Classic/Challenge Open with a 219 aboard 5-year-old mare Stylin Roxy (Dual Pep x High Style Travalin x Travalena), owned by Patsy Chamberlain, Scottsdale, Ariz., to earn $8,500.

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Morgan Cromer
Classic/Challenge Champions Smooth Autumn Mate (Smooth As A Mate x Autumn Mate x Smart Mate), a 5-year-old mare owned by reining and reined cow horse standout Todd Bergen, Eagle Point, Ore., finally won with Cromer, 26, Templeton, Ore., after the duo had finished near the top several times.

Smooth Autumn Mate pushed her career earnings near $40,000 with the victory and Cromer said her owner, Bergen recently asked about the possibility of taking over her reins. Bergen does indeed plan to compete at the PCCHA Futurity as a cutter, Cromer said, but aboard another horse that he originally owned and started, which Cromer now trains.

“Todd asked if I minded if he shows the 3-year-old in Paso Robles. I told him no problem,” Cromer said. “Then he asked me, ‘How do you feel about me showing my mare [Smooth Autumn Mate]?’ I said, ‘I don’t think so.” The mare and Cromer finished third to earn what still ranks as their top check so far in the PCCHA 4-Year-Old finals last fall.

Riding for Bergen is “kind of a pat on the back” because of her respect for his accomplishments as a reining and cow horse rider, Cromer said. Winning her first limited-age cutting final in Las Vegas was a big deal, too.

“It’s my dad’s [Walter Cromer’s] birthday,” Cromer said. “He told me winning was a good present.” Walter Cromer and Morgan’s mother, Patti Cromer, live in Templeton, Calif., at the 26-acre horse training complex Morgan purchased last year. They watched over it as she competed at the event.

 The show continues Wednesday, Oct. 13, in Las Vegas with South Point and MillionHeir Non-Pro preliminary rounds and the day-ending South Point Futurity Open finals.

Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Futurity Begins This Week

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Two Spot The Cat and Gerry Hansma, 2009 Open Champions
About 100 riders and 200 horses from as far away as Texas and Ontario will congregate at the Stampede Corral from Wednesday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 17 for the 30th annual Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Futurity, presented by Wrangler – and, as usual, Carl Gerwien will be right in the thick of things among the Non-Pro competitors.

This Week's Babcock Ranch Sale Cancelled

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gavelThe advertised partial dispersal sale slated for Oct. 15 in Valley View, Texas, has been canceled. Per a flyer from the Babcock Ranch, the horses will still be available for purchase as individuals, or group packages. Since the flyer also states that it is postponed, Quarter Horse News will provide an update of any new sale dates, as they are released.

Matt Gaines Rides CD April Fool to No. 1 in Mercuria World Series at QH Congress

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Matt Gaines
It was an exciting, rollercoaster ride of a night in the All American Quarter Horse Congress Coliseum where the last showdown in the eight-stop 2010 Mercuria Energy Group NCHA World Series of Cutting was held on Oct. 8. In the Open division, the enthusiastic crowd of 3,500-plus fans was treated to a winning run by CD April Fool, who was ridden by the NCHA’s second-highest all-time money earner, Matt Gaines of Weatherford, Texas.

SDP Justice Is Comin & Shawn Flarida Win Congress Reining Futurity

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SDP Justice Is Comin and Shawn Flarida
The full house at the All American Quarter Horse Congress Reining Futurity on Oct. 7 had to wait until the second-to-last draw in the Level 4 Open finals to witness the winning run by SDP Justice Is Comin (TR Dual Rey x Playboys Mom x Freckles Playboy) and his rider Shawn Flarida of Springfield, Ohio. Reserve was earned by Way Too Thirsty (Smart Little Thirsty x Shining High Roller x Shining Spark), a stallion ridden by NRHA Two Million Dollar Professional Craig Schmersal, Overbook, Okla.

Smart Little Lena Clones to Sell

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Smart Little Lena
Oct. 8, 2010 – Four clones of Smart Little Lena have been consigned to the National Cutting Horse Association Futurity sale, according to Smart Little Lena Clone Co-Manager Jimmy Bankston. The 4-year-old stallions will sell during the NCHA World Finals Sale at the 2010 NCHA Futurity, on either Dec. 3 or 4. They’ll be auctioned back-to-back.

NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Wrap-up

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Tucker Robinson
Tucker Robinson, 32, Oak View, Calif., skillfully piloted Stylish Little Oak (Playin Stylish x Shiners Little Oak x  Shining Spark), owned by San Juan Ranch, Shandon, Calif., to a 224 score in the fence work, rewarding him with his first National Reined Cow Horse Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Championship and a $100,000 paycheck.

Cutting, Congress Style!

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Austin Shepard
Peppy Catalena and Alabama professional Austin Shepard cut to a score of 145 to win the Futurity Open at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 4.

Saddles, Stitches and Celebrities

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reining_quiltThis month, one lucky person will take home a piece of Reining History – a handmade quilt featuring autographs of the” Legends of NRHA”, every million dollar rider, most hall of famers, and international celebrities William Shatner and Lyle Lovett. This quilt is the brainchild of Carolyn Ray and Bobbie Parson, two avid reiners and quilters from Birmingham, Ala.

Nic The Wrangler and Casey Branquinho Win NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Cinch Intermediate Open

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Nic The Wrangler and Casey Branquinho
When National Reined Cow Horse Association Corporate Partner Cinch came on to supplement the already impressive Snaffle Bit Futurity prize with an additional $25,000, that brought the total added money for the Cinch Intermediate Open to $70,000. That meant a guaranteed check to the Champion of $30,000 – and it was Casey Branquinho and Nic The Wrangler who grabbed the coveted title with a 645 composite.

Smart Lookin Cat and Jason Haefner Top Limited Open at NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity

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Smart Lookin Cat and Jason Haefner
In only his third reined cow horse event, ever, Jason Haefner, American Canyon, Calif., captured the Limited Open Championship of the 2010 National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity in Reno, Nev. Riding Smart Lookin Cat, owned by his wife, Dana, Haefner had a 640 composite – good for the first-place check for $6,440.

 

Good News For the Horse Industry!

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american flagThe American Horse Council reports that President Obama signed the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 into law on September 27, 2010. The bill is intended to help small businesses and create new jobs. The bill continues the bigger write-off for horses and other property purchased and placed in service by a horse business that were originally included in earlier stimulus bills.

NBC Expands Reining Coverage

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wegThe next best thing to being in Lexington, Ky., for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games is watching it on television – especially the reining competition! You can now catch even more action from the World Equestrian Games. NBC Sports has added two hours to its existing scheduled coverage on Sunday, Oct. 3. Catch reining coverage from 1 to 4 p.m. EDT and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. EDT.

Sunday's Clean-slate Finals to Determine Winners

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Phillip Ralls
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Jake Gorrell

 

 

The results are in and the 2010 National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Open finalists have been decided. After the preliminaries, two California trainers and their horses led the field, each marking 652.5 composites in the herd, reined and cow work rounds. The leaders are Dom Dualuise and Philip Ralls, along with Playing Ace High and Jake Gorrell.

Golden Finish!!

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2010 WEG Reining Gold Medalists: Team USA!
It was a golden finish at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games! With a combined score of 674.5, USA dominated the team competition and proved that they are what many predicted was a Reining “Dream Team.” In this afternoon’s session, Flarida sealed the Gold Medal podium position for Team USA by riding RC Fancy Step to a 227 – also the highest individual score of the competition. This is the second team Gold Medal for USA (the team also won in 2002).

Get the Inside Scoop From Lexington!

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weg_logoQuarter Horse News reining editor Pat Feuerstein is at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games and she's reporting the news you won't get anywhere else.

She's got a new blog every day. "You know it. A good Freestyle class is fun to watch and can really get a crowd...

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Flying Horses!

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weg_logoThe 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games have announced definite entries for the following disciplines: Dressage, Endurance and Reining.



NRHA Demos at the WEG

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wegThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is excited to invite all equestrian enthusiasts to the John Deere Reining Arena during the 2010 Alltech® FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG), Sept. 25–Oct. 10, in Lexington, Ky., to experience exciting reining demonstrations and activities .

IEA and NRHA Alliance

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nrhalogoManagement of the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) and the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announced recently that they have reached an alliance agreement.With this alliance, the NRHA will become the title sponsor for the IEA National Western Championship at the IEA National Finals for the three years beginning next year.  In 2011, NRHA will create a competition that will provide IEA competitors with an opportunity to participate in a competition similar to the NRHA Collegiate Championships.  This will serve as a precursor for the NRHA to host the IEA National Western Championships in 2012 and 2013.

Underdogs Prevail In Derby, Classic/Challenge Open Finals At El Rancho Futurity

Written by Mark Thompson on .

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Gavin Jordan
Cosmopolitan Cat, a 6-year-old gelding with $11,287 in prior career cutting earnings, picked up $11,000 more by teaming with Wilton, Calif., trainer Gavin Jordan to mark a 222 in the Classic/Challenge Open finals Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the El Rancho Futurity.

Janet Westfall, Sweet On Cee Dee Win Futurity Non-Pro at El Rancho

Written by Mark Thompson on .

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Russ & Janet Westfall

Janet Westfall and Sweet On Cee Dee continued a late summer and early fall surge by dominating the Futurity Non-Pro finals with a 218 at the El Rancho Futurity on Saturday, Sept. 25 and the duo earned $9,700 while winning the featured limited-age non-pro cutting at the Rancho Murieta, Calif., show by a solid four-point margin.

Update! Emergency Liquidation Sale of Babcock Quarter Horses Inc. Update

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emergencysaleAccording to Professional Auction Services, procedures for the emergency liquidation sale of Babcock Quarter Horses Inc. will be available at noon on Sept. 21. Deadline for offers is noon, Friday, Sep. 24. Offers will be presented at a hearing tentatively scheduled for next week. Bidders can be present at the hearing. A 20 percent deposit will be required by the Trustee prior to the hearing. Separate offers have been made available. Click "Read More" to see the amended inventory.

Horses and Riders Climb in Standings With World Series of Cutting Wins at El Rancho Futurity

Written by Mark Thompson on .

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Chubby Turner

Dual R Smokin and Chubby Turner won an Open title and $13,279 with a spectacular 227 as the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association World Series of Cutting visited the El Rancho Futurity in Rancho Murieta, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 18, allowing the 5-year-old stallion to leap (unofficially) from No. 22 to No. 4 in the NCHA Open World standings.

Haythorn Ranch Co. - AQHA-Bayer Best Remuda

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According to the American Quarter Horse Association, Haythorn Ranch Co. of Maxwell, Nebraska, has been named the 2009 winner of the AQHA-Bayer Best Remuda Award, which honors working ranches that have top remudas of saddle horses.

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Hilldale Farm Dispersal Sale This Weekend

Written by QHN Staff (Joe Moliken photo) on .

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Night Deposit Chex is one of the horses being sold
The complete dispersal of Hilldale Farm in Princeton, Ky., takes place this weekend, Sept. 18-19. The auction features property, vehicles, equipment plus an outstanding offering of horses that includes get of and mares in foal to NRHA Million Dollar Sire Nu Chex To Cash. Real estate sells Saturday, Sept. 18 at noon and the equipment is auctioned at 2 p.m. the same day. The horses sell on Sunday starting at 10 a.m.

McWhirter Quarter Horses Dispersal This Saturday

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After more than 30 years of breeding for herd improvement with perfect form-to-function goals, Dan McWhirter Quarter Horses is offering all of their mares, foals, yearlings, show prospects and the proven sire Absolute Investment, for sale. According to the American Quarter Horse Association in 2009 the McWhirters were ranked Top-5 Leading Breeders in four categories; Performance Class Winners, Performance Halter Class Winners, Performance Point Earners and Performance Halter Class Wins.  For quarter horse enthusiasts, September 18 marks a chance of a lifetime to buy some of the best quarter horses in the country. The sale begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Lancaster Event Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Project Cowboy: The Horse Industry's "American Idol" Competition

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cowboy2In a generation where American Idol, America’s Got Talent and other reality competition shows have discovered amazing talent, Project Cowboy is changing the way the equine world finds its stars. Project Cowboy will crown the next great American horseman, and this ain’t your daddy’s old rodeo. A $10,000 check goes to first place.

2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

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The 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are taking place in Lexington, Ky., Sept. 25-Oct. 10. Here are some amazing images that capture the athleticism and excitement on hand during the first two days of Team Reining competition at the first WEG to be held on U.S. soil.

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Photography by Darrell Dodds

PETA Takes on Evil Cattle Industry

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According to an article at the CattleNetwork website, "People for the Ethicial Treatment of Animals (PETA) is not about to give up, and they’ve embarked on a relatively new strategy to tie vegetarianism to the growing Green Movement. Their recent campaigns target beef production as an environmental evil, a claim they make based on some outrageous propaganda.

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BLM Horses to Slaughter: Mustangs or Abandoned?

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According to an article written by the Associated Press, "Wild horse advocates are calling for a federal investigation into allegations that the Bureau of Land Management sold 172 wild mustangs to slaughter houses." The BLM contends the horses were domestic horses that had been turned out on the range.

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Horse Stolen in Arkansas: Your Help Needed!

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Like most of the horse owners in the United States Nate Priefert never thought “it” could happen to him. His roping horse disappeared during the Chuckwagon Races in Clinton, Arkansas. It is believed that Chief was stolen around midnight on Friday, Sept. 3 from the Van Buren County event.

ViaGen to Display Cloned Horses During 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games

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Cloned stallion Pure Tailor Fit
ViaGen has joined forces with Kentucky Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center (KESMARC) to display some of the industry’s most elite equine athletes and their genetic twins during the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, Ky.

Team Italy Ready for the Games

Written by Simona Diale, Photo by Andrea Bonaga on .

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Team Italy members AB Captain Badger and Stefano Angelucci
Following the selection criteria set by the Italian Equestrian Sports Federation (FISE) task force, the five horse and rider combinations that will represent Team Italy in the upcoming 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, Sept. 25-Oct. 10, has been determined.  The FISE Reining Department and FISE president, Andrea Paulgross, are proud to announce the team that will be vying for prestigious FEI medals at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.

Return to the Remuda Sale

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returnremudalogoHosted by the Four Sixes Ranch, in Guthrie, Texas, and to be held Sept. 24-25, is the Return to the Remuda Sale. This annual event includes four historic ranches: Four Sixes Ranch, Beggs Cattle Co., Pitchfork Cattle Co. and Tongue River Ranch.

Shes Smooth N Smart Wins Idaho Futurity

Written by Mark Thompson on .

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Russ Miller

Shes Smooth N Smart launched her limited-age career by winning a Futurity Open title at the Idaho Cutting Futurity on Sept. 5 with a 222.5 along with Saint Anthony, Idaho, trainer Russ Miller. The mare (Smooth As A Cat x Smart Lil Sparkler x Somebody Smart) earned $11,056 for breeder/owner Franklin D. Richards Jr., Park City, Utah.

Did You Catch "The Weekend Cutter?"

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genericcutter"The Weekend Cutter," a new program hosted by Kenny Emigh aired for the first time on Aug. 30, 2010. The show is designed specifically for amateur cutting horse enthusiasts. It features various cutting horse trainers around the United States in action coaching their non-pro, amateur and youth clients.

Obama Tax Break For Horse Businesses? Perhaps

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According to an article posted at FOXNews.com, "President Obama, in one of his most dramatic gestures to business, will propose that companies be allowed to write off 100 percent of their new investment in plant and equipment through 2011."

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27 Horses Killed in West Virginia Barn Fire

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According to an article published by Bloodhorse, "An early morning fire on Labor Day killed at least 27 horses stabled at three barns located across from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in Ranson, W. Va."

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Higher Purses = Better Horses/Business (Can it Last?)

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In an article posted at NJ.com, the effort to boost purses at Monmouth Park through casino subsidies worked – there were bigger payouts, more money bet and better racehorses. It's been a great year. But can the track survive on its own, without help from the state of New Jersey?

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Florida Horse Killings: Suspects Head to Court

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According to the Miami Herald, the two men accused of butchering stolen horses in Florida went to court on Sept. 6. The Herald reported, "Santiago Cabrera, 20, and Luis Cordero, 19, will be in court for a pre-trial hearing. Both are charged with multiple counts of armed burglary, grand theft, killing a registered breedhorse and possession of burglary tools. The men could face life in prison.
Equine rights activists plan to be at the courthouse, too."

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Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic Wrap-up

Written by Erin Haynes on .

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Craig Schmersal with daughter Addisyn
Conquistador Whiz Derby Open

Husband-and-wife duo Craig and Ginger Schmersal, Overbrook, Okla., won the Open and Non-Pro divisions of the inaugural Conquistador Whiz Derby at the Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic on Sept. 9.

WEG Reining Tickets Sold Out!

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RC Fancy Step and Shawn Flarida
Tickets to the Reining Individual Finals to be held at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m., are sold out!

TB Drug Policy: Positive Test, 5/10-Year Penalty

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According to an article published in the Thoroughbred Times, "Kentucky’s Equine Drug Research Council agreed on Thursday (Sept. 1) to recommend a 5- to 10-year penalty for horsemen who have a horse test positive in an out-of-competition test."

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Reining Activities at the Games

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USEF Reining Team Members Craig Schmersal and Boom Shernic
During the Alltech® FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG), many will notice reining as the only equestrian discipline to feature hand-tooled western saddles, distinctive cowboy hats and the gorgeous, long flowing manes and tails of its horses. At this installment of the Games, the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) will provide a unique experience for spectators and reining fans – NRHA “Ride a Reiner.”

2010 Nat'l Cowgirl Hall of Fame Inductees

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The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is proud to recognize our 2010 Hall of Fame inductees: Joyce Gibson Roach, Temple Grandin, Betty Dusek, Hortense Ward and Kay Gay. They will be honored along with Ruth Carter Stevenson, recipient of the Gloria Lupton Tennison Pioneer Award, during the 35th Annual Induction Luncheon Ceremony on October 28, 2010, at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

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2010 Ariat Tulsa Reining Classic

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Stacy Westfall
You may have seen her on the Ellen DeGeneres Show or here in Tulsa where she first wowed the crowd, competing without saddle or bridle on the beautiful black American Quarter Horse Whizards Baby Doll – Stacy Westfall went on to win the prestigious competition for equine clinicians called “Road to the Horse” and to compete, teach, and train around the world.

BLM Wants 2-Year, $1.5 Million Study on Wild Horses

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According to an article written by the Associated Press and published on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, "At the urging of a bipartisan group of House members, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is asking for an independent review of its wild horse and burro program by the National Academy of Sciences." This study will take two years to conduct and will cost $1.5 million."

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Dozens: Woman Fools Horse Buyers on Internet

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According to an article posted on website for the The Press Enterprise in San Bernardino County in California, "A woman defrauded horse buyers across North America by selling sick or abused horses over the Internet to customers who thought they were buying healthy animals."

Painting horses black?

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Great News! TX Yearling TB Sale "Significant Gains"

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According to an article posted at the Thoroughbred Times' website, "The Fasig-Tipton Texas summer yearling sale on Monday (August 30) at Lone Star Park posted significant gains in both total sales and average price compared with last year.

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Slide for the Cure at the WCRHA Futurity

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pinkribbonThe West Coast Reining Horse Association’s (WCRHA) “Slide for the Cure” horse show, featuring a futurity and derby, will be held Oct. 1-3 at the Murieta Equestrian Center in Sacramento, Calif. This annual event benefits breast cancer research.

LHR Smooth Jamie May, Hanson Remain Red Hot

Written by Mark Thompson on .

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Phil Hanson & Smooth Jamie May
The hottest horse and rider duo in cutting this year picked up even more steam Wednesday, Aug. 25, as LHR Smooth Jamie May and Phil Hanson won a Derby Open title at the Fort Klamath Ranch Festival with a spectacular 228 to earn $8,700.

Lil Bit Reckless Wins In Fort Klamath Again

Written by Mark Thompson on .

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Lil Bit Reckless & Russ Westfall
Lil Bit Reckless, a 6-year-old mare bred and owned by husband and wife cutters Russ and Janet Westfall, Los Olivos, Calif., won a Classic/Challenge Open title at the Fort Klamath Ranch Festival with Russ Westfall for the second year in a row on Tuesday with a 226 to earn $8,450.

NCHA Hall of Fame Member Beamon Ashley Dies

Written by Mark Thompson on .

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Beamon Ashley
Horse trainer and longtime National Cutting Horse Association employee Beamon Ashley, who manned gates letting cattle into the pen at Fort Worth cutting events for many years and befriended many cutters, died at age 88 on Sunday, Aug. 22, in Dallas, Texas, at Cedar Hill Health Care Center.

Horse Rescue: "This Summer Has Been The Hardest"

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Habitat for Horses, a rescue operation in Texas is in desperate times because of the number of horses needing help. "It isn’t often that I come to you with an urgent appeal, but these are not ordinary times."

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Late Charge By Lenaliltothewright, McLaughlin Earns Kalpowar Futurity Open Championship

Written by Mark Thompson on .

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Wendy & Jay McLaughlin

An event-best 151 in cow work as the Kalpowar Futurity ended in Ardmore, Okla., on Sunday, Aug. 22, earned Lenaliltothewright and Jay McLaughlin $6,607 and the edge they needed to finish as Champions over early leaders and Reserve Champions Moms Silverado Cat and Todd Crawford.

Californians Top the NSHA Futurity Open

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Jake Gorrell
Thanks to a round-winning cow work, Playin Ace High and California trainer Jake Gorrell won the Open Championship at the National Stock Horse Association Futurity in Paso Robles, Calif., on Sunday. The two scored a composite 650.5 points, collecting the $22,000 title and finishing one point above Reserve Champions Wright On Time and Doug Williamson, a rider who won the Golden Hills Auto/Holy Cow Performance Horses World’s Richest Stock Horse title the prior evening on Hes Wright On.

Flynn, Reward Me Please Win Celebrity Event

Written by Mark Thompson on .

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Sean Flynn with his daughter Madison and his wife Ashley
There were a few misadventures Saturday at Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Okla., as six reiners and six cutters competed in a Celebrity Cow Horse Challenge. Cutting trainer Sean Flynn, Weatherford, Texas, proved an exception to the rule as he appeared supremely comfortable in the saddle while guiding 7-year-old mare Reward Me Please to a 145.5 reining run and an even stronger 151-point cow work.

Little Nitro Sally & Grant Setnicka Win Futurity Open at West Texas

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Grant Setnicka
Little Nitro Sally and Grant Setnicka won the West Texas Futurity Open with a 220.0, by a margin of 4.5 points. The win was worth $13,500. Working third in the 11-horse finals, Setnicka cut his first cow, a solid black, just under the 2-minute marker. Little Nitro Sally dove past the cow once on the left but scrambled handily to get back.

October Dispersal Sale of Horses Owned by Stan Thomas

Written by Katie Tims on .

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Curlys Cowgirl, who sold as a yearling for $500,000, is one of the consigned horses.
The performance horse industry is set for yet another offering of outstanding cutting horses. Stan Thomas, owner of Three Trees Ranch Inc., Newnan, Ga., is dispersing of his horses in a sale on Friday, Oct. 15. The auction is managed by Troy Stewart and it’s being held at EE Ranches in Whitesboro, Texas, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Cutters & Reiners Head Down the Fence on Saturday!

Written by Katie Tims on .

wagner_rogerOn Saturday, Aug. 21, starting at 7 p.m. at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Okla., six leading cutters and six leading reiners will muster their courage for a turn (or two, three or four – hopefully no more) down the reined cow horse fence. This is the second Celebrity Spectacular to be held in conjunction with the Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association Futurity & Derby, and this time promises lots of action and good times.

Cheat Grass Tops Extreme Mustang Makeover

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After two days of tough competition at the Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover in Fort Worth, the dust settled and Teryn Muench II of Marfa, Texas, and his adopted American Mustang Cheat Grass emerged the winners with a combined score of 162 from the six judges. Muench and Cheat Grass displayed amazing teamwork in their four and a half minute freestyle performance on August 14. Muench and Cheat Grass received a $50,000 check for their efforts.

Scientists Push Toward Artificially Grown Meat

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According to an article in the UK Guardian, scientists believe innovative methods of growing meat will be needed to feed world population in less than 50 years. These practices, the scientists suggest, will address environmental challenges and nutritional needs.

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Third Cutting Remains In Horse of the Year Race

Written by Mark Thompson on .

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Third Cutting & Boyd Rice
Third Cutting's owner had said the horse would not compete much as a cutter in late 2010, despite leading the National Cutting Horse Association Open Horse of the Year race, but after "TC" made a surprise appearance at the West Texas Futurity last week, Carl Smith, Jacksboro, Texas, said he's not ready to concede the title yet.

Rey Jays Award and Peter De Freitas "Get Lucky" on Friday the 13th

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Peter De Freitas
Rey Jays Award defied the difficult ground to win the $10,000 added Bill Horn Derby held at the Dixie Reining Horse Association (DRHA) Summer Sliding Classic, August 12-15, Perry, Ga., at the Georgia National Fairgrounds, Perry, Ga.

Waggoner Dispersal Sale at DLR Stallion Station

Written by Katie Tims on .

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Aristo Katz is one of the horses up for sale
The cutting world has a rare opportunity to purchase horses that are part of the industry’s leading breeding program. A dispersal sale of Jack Waggoner and Susan Waggoner’s horses is to take place the last Friday and Saturday of October, the 29th and 30th, at the DLR Stallion Station in Weatherford, Texas. High Brow Cat, the cutting industry’s leading stallion with offspring that have more than $40 million, and Smart Artistocrat, will NOT be selling.

Scoop Vessels Killed in Plane Crash

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Scoop Vessels (left) and Jim Helzer
Former AQHA president Frank “Scoop” Vessels III was killed in a plane crash on Aug. 11. Vessels, friend Sam Cannell and reportedly a third person were flying from Montana to Redding, Calif., returning from a fishing trip, when the plane went down near Burns, Ore.

South Point Futurity, MillionHeir Cutting Shows Set

Written by Mark Thompson on .

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Paula Gaughan
Cutting horse owner, breeder and longtime limited-age event promoter Paula Gaughan has announced the 17th annual South Point Futurity will take place this October in Las Vegas, Nev., after previously stating that it might not because the National Cutting Horse Association has decided not to approve it.

Changes Made to 2011 Augusta Futurity

Written by Cathy Martindale on .

augusta_buckle“Change” has always been the byword of the Augusta Cutting Horse Futurity, and next year will be no exception. The show, set for Jan. 21-29, 2011, will hold most of its go-rounds at the Hippodrome, across the Savannah River from the city.

Bloodhorse Blog: Horse Market "Still Treacherous"

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The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale yielded results that were lower. In a blog written by Bloodhorse writer Deirdre Biles offers a list of what the current horse market is teaching us. Long story short, the market is stilll treacherous.

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Kelsey Karanges and Rosewoods Choice are AQHYA World Cutting Champions

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Kelsey Karanges and Rosewoods Choice
This year marked Kelsey Karanges’ first trip to the American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Show. Karanges, who hails from Fort Worth, Texas, had a stellar start, winning the cutting preliminaries with a 220 aboard sorrel gelding Rosewoods Choice. She followed with another winning run in the finals, earning her first AQHYA World Championship.

Helen Groves Quoted in Fasig-Tipton Sale Article

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In an article posted at the website for Bloodhorse, it was reported that figures were down across the board at the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale in New York. The gross "plunged" 47 percent. Helen Groves is quoted in the article and one consignor offered his imput on the condition of the horse market.

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U.S. Cattleman's Ranch Confiscated in Bolivia

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According to an article published by the Associated Press, Bolivian court has upheld a government decision to seize a ranch from a U.S. cattleman from Montana. The land will revert back to the Guarani Indians, traditional inhabitants of Bolivia's southeastern region.

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U.S. Lawmakers: Stop Mustang Gathers for Good

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According to an article published by the Associated Press, "A bipartisan group of 54 lawmakers pleaded with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to halt a series of wild horse roundups on the Nevada range."

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Gala's New Blog — The Blame Game

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Gala saw a T-shirt, one she admitted that she was willing to wrestle for in downtown Madisonville, Texas...but not for the reason you'd think.

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LHR Smooth Jamie May & Phil Hanson’s 227 Wins NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Open

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Sherry Chamberlin and Phil Hanson
LHR Smooth Jamie May, a mare who carried Phil Hanson to a pair of prior limited-age titles, teamed with Hanson to mark a 227 in the NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Open on July 31 in Will Rogers Coliseum, giving the horse and rider their first Fort Worth wins.

LHR Smooth Jamie May & Phil Hanson’s 227 Wins NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Open

Written by Mark Thompson on .

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Sherry Chamberlin and Phil Hanson
LHR Smooth Jamie May, a mare who carried Phil Hanson to a pair of prior limited-age titles, teamed with Hanson to mark a 227 in the NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Open Saturday in Will Rogers Coliseum, giving the horse and rider their first Fort Worth wins.

Stellar Inventory Featured at Buffalo Ranch Dispersal Sale

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Little Janey Lena is one of the mares being sold at the Buffalo Ranch dispersal sale.
For more than a decade, the Buffalo Ranch has been a leading breeder of top cutting and performance horses. Now, the public has a rare opportunity to share in a good many of those outstanding individuals – broodmares, stallions and training stock. The Buffalo Ranch plans a dispersal sale at its Fort Worth, Texas, facility on Thursday, Oct. 14. With the exception of three stallions – TR Dual Rey, Hydrive Cat and RC Fancy Step along with a few young horses – the entire Buffalo Ranch equine inventory is to be auctioned.

Smart Stingrey, Lloyd Cox Lead Summer Spectacular Open Semis With 220

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Lloyd Cox
A gelding who launched his career late last summer and early last fall at the so-called smaller futurities teamed with Lloyd Cox, one of cutting’s all-time leading riders, to post a semifinals-best 220 Friday on cutting’s biggest stage.

 

Alvin Fults, Tassa Cat Win Classic/Challenge Limited Non-Pro

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Alvin Fults
Alvin Fults is used to cutting horses he owns claiming the spotlight, but he shared the glow at Will Rogers Coliseum Thursday as he and his 2004 gelding Tassa Cat won the NCHA Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Limited Non-Pro with a 217 to earn $8,334.

Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover, 83 Contestants

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With $50,000 on the line for the winner of the $100,000 Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover, entries rolled into the Mustang Heritage Foundation office. At the deadline, 83 trainers and iconic American Mustangs entered for the August 13-14 event at the Will Rogers Memorial Complex in Fort Worth, Texas. Entries were received from 23 states – from Alabama to Wyoming.

Dates Changed for SWRHA Futurity & Horse Show

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The Southwest Reining Horse Association announced that the dates for the prestigious SWRHA Futurity and Horse Show have been changed for 2010.

Custom Smart Olena & Andrea Fappani Win Reining By The Bay Derby

Written by Pat Feuerstein (photos by John O'Hara) on .

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Custom Smart Olena and Andrea Fappani
Custom Smart Olena (Custom Crome x A Darn Smart Chic x Smart Chic Olena), ridden by Andrea Fappani for Steve Simon, Marietta, Okla., scored a 230.5 to win the $30,000-added Derby Open held at the Reining By The Bay, July 20-25, Woodside, Calif. That good score added $8,635 to the 2005 sorrel stallion’s resumé.

Bonnie Martin & Rubys Royal CD Win Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Non-Pro

Written by Mark Thompson on .

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Frank & Bonnie Martin
Bonnie Martin and her husband, Frank, faced a slight problem after Bonnie and her 6-year-old mare, Rubys Royal CD, won Classic/Challenge Non-Pro and Senior titles with a 221 to earn a combined $17,761 Tuesday, July 20, at the National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular limited-age cutting.


Bonnie Martin, 62, Las Vegas, Nev., a career winner of more than $650,00 following her latest win, and Rubys Royal CD (CD Royal x Smart Little Ruby x Smart Little Lena), a mare that had previously earned $224,759 while competing well with Martin and trainer Phil Hanson Jr., Weatherford, Texas, both picked up their first Fort Worth wins.

“This is a pretty important trophy, because this is her last Fort Worth show and she ended up being a champion,” Martin said. Three days earlier, on Saturday, July 17, her husband, Frank, and a 4-year-old horse owned by couple also won a trophy as Limited Non-Pro Derby Senior Champions while also placing No. 11 in the overall finals.

“We just have one little shelf in our motor home and he filled it,” Bonnie said. “I told him, ‘Where’s that leave me? He said, ‘I’m sure we’ll find room.’ I’m just going to tell Frank that it’s going to be awful hard when he rolls over at night and has an indentation of this trophy on his back, but he’ll understand.”

Frank Martin, a 1998 winner at the same Fort Worth show and in the same event, bought Rubys Royal CD for his wife from the father of the mare’s career-long trainer. Phil Hanson Sr., Lockeford, Calif., sold the mare to them as a 3-year-old prospect.

“You just have to give credit where credit is due,” Martin said. “She has packed both Phil and I. What I like about her the most is her heart. She’ll try and try and try. She never quits.

Chad Bushaw, Weatherford, Texas, and Snow Rey (Dual Rey x Lenas Snow x Docs Stylish Oak), a 6-year-old gelding he purchased as an early 4-year-old, finished a strong second with a 220 to earn $12,432. Bushaw, cutting’s top non-pro money earner through the end of June, and cutting’s No. 5 earner among all riders halfway through 2010, according to Equi-Stat records, also placed 19th in the 24-horse finals to earn $5,500.

The NCHA Summer Spectacular continues Wednesday, July 21, in Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum with resumption of the first-round Classic/Challenge Amateur competition. The first round of the featured Derby Open event starts on Thursday at 8 a.m., followed by the Classic/Challenge Open finals sometime early Thursday night.

Bonnie Martin & Rubys Royal CD Win Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Non-Pro

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Frank & Bonnie Martin
Bonnie Martin and her husband, Frank, faced a slight problem after Bonnie and her 6-year-old mare, Rubys Royal CD, won Classic/Challenge Non-Pro and Senior titles with a 221 to earn a combined $17,761 Tuesday, July 20, at the National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular limited-age cutting.


Bonnie Martin, 62, Las Vegas, Nev., a career winner of more than $650,00 following her latest win, and Rubys Royal CD (CD Royal x Smart Little Ruby x Smart Little Lena), a mare that had previously earned $224,759 while competing well with Martin and trainer Phil Hanson Jr., Weatherford, Texas, both picked up their first Fort Worth wins.

“This is a pretty important trophy, because this is her last Fort Worth show and she ended up being a champion,” Martin said. Three days earlier, on Saturday, July 17, Bonnie's husband, Frank, and a 4-year-old horse owned by couple also won a trophy as Limited Non-Pro Derby Senior Champions while placing No. 11 in that event's overall finals.

“We just have one little shelf in our motor home and he filled it,” Bonnie said. “I told him, ‘Where’s that leave me?' He said, ‘I’m sure we’ll find room.’ I’m just going to tell Frank that it’s going to be awful hard when he rolls over at night and has an indentation of this trophy on his back, but he’ll understand.”

Frank Martin, a 1998 winner at the same Fort Worth show and in the same event that his wife just won, bought Rubys Royal CD for Bonnie from the father of the mare’s career-long trainer. Phil Hanson Sr., Lockeford, Calif., also the mare's breed, sold the mare to them as a 3-year-old prospect.

“You just have to give credit where credit is due,” Martin said. “She has packed both Phil and I. What I like about her the most is her heart. She’ll try and try and try. She never quits.

Chad Bushaw, Weatherford, Texas, and Snow Rey (Dual Rey x Lenas Snow x Docs Stylish Oak), a 6-year-old gelding he purchased as an early 4-year-old, finished a strong second with a 220 to earn $12,432. Bushaw, cutting’s top non-pro money earner through the end of June, and cutting’s No. 5 earner among all riders halfway through 2010, according to Equi-Stat records, also placed 19th in the 24-horse finals to earn $5,500.

The NCHA Summer Spectacular continues Wednesday, July 21, in Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum with resumption of the first-round Classic/Challenge Amateur competition. The first round of the featured Derby Open event starts Thursday at 8 a.m., followed by the Classic/Challenge Open finals sometime early Thursday night.

Go to the World Equestrian Games for FREE with KER!

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weg_logoKentucky Equine Research (KER) wants to send you and a guest to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games!

To celebrate the World Equestrian Games coming to Kentucky, KER is giving away tickets to its fans, followers, and customers. Ten pairs of tickets will be available to those who sign up for KER’s newsletters, The Weekly Feed and Equine Review, between now and Sept. 24.

NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Amateur

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Kathleen Moore and Bernie Kirkland
Tough cattle, that is what Kathleen Moore and her mare Sarenadual faced to mark a 217.5 for the win and an estimated $5,000 purse. Moore also tied for Reserve with Bernie Kirkland.

Fastig-Tipton July Sale, Figures Lowest Since 1990s

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According to the Throughbred Times, the recent two-day Fasig-Tipton Kentucky July sale of selected yearlings finished with an average and median that both dropped, the average the lowest since 1999 and the median the lowest since 1998. See what Fastig-Tipton Chairman Walt Robertson had to say about the market.

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Judge Rescinds Order, Wild Horse Gather Resumes

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According to an article in the Mesquite Local News, a U.S. district court judge in Reno, Nev., issued a decision that rescinding a temporary restraining order that stopped the Tuscarora wild horse gathering, impacting horses that are suffering because of a water shortage.

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Animal Rights Group Spies on Ranching Operation

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According to a story published in the Columbus Dispatch, there are signs that animal rights activists might be spying on what happens on farms and ranches. "Dave Thorbahn knows his business is a target. Some of his 184 employees already have been offered cash to videotape what goes on inside his barns."

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Third Cutting & Boyd Rice Win In Fort Worth Again

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Third Cutting and Boyd Rice
Third Cutting and Boyd Rice picked up their fourth limited-age win in five trips to Fort Worth during the NCHA Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Open finals on Sunday, July 18, this time topping all rivals by five points with a 230 to earn $34,862.

Kristen Galyean and Harley Win Limited Non-Pro Derby at NCHA Summer Spectacular

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Harley with Kristen and Wes Galyean
Kristen Galyean, Claremore, Okla. pulled out all the stops by marking a 218 with Harley to earn $8,715 and top many talented horses in the Limited Non-Pro Derby on Saturday, July 17 at the National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular in Fort Worth.

 

Thomas E Hughes/Lyons Top Open, Hansen/Woody Be Lucky Top Non-Pro At Calgary World Series Show

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Dan Hansen & Woody Be Lucky
Thomas E Hughes, last year’s National Cutting Horse Association Reserve World Champion Open horse, and Tom Lyons, Grandview, Texas, posted a final-round 231 to win the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association Open World Series of Cutting title on Thursday, July 15, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and they earned $8,822.

Ali Good, Taylor Carbo Win Summer Spectacular Senior, Junior Youth titles

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Ail Good
Riding a super-charged string of horses, the 2010 National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular Youth Scholarship Cutting finals on Thursday, July 15 featured high scores and high excitement in Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum.

Junior Youth rider Ali Good marked the day’s top score and won a championship aboard Lauren Middleton’s 2002 gelding Cees Little Poo (SR Instant Choice x Perry Poo x Perry San) with a 224.  Sydney Roland’s 223 on Wendell Reader’s Miss Smokin Garfield (Kits Little Garfield x Smokin Huntress x Smoking Jose) garnered the Junior Reserve title.

Good, the 11-year-old Ringling, Okla., granddaughter of NCHA Hall of Fame trainer Bill Riddle, said this was her biggest win to date.

“I didn’t know I was going to win but I knew I had a good horse and that he’d be good to me. He’s one of the best ones that I’ve got to ride,” Good. said “I’d like to thank Lauren Middleton [a young cutting horse rider from Summit, Miss.] for letting me ride him.”

Good had a smooth and quick run which she attributed to her cows.

“The cows were really good. They stayed in the middle of the pen and a couple of times they might have gone to the wall some but they were pretty good.” said Good.

Reserve Champion Roland, the daughter of Holly and Lee Francois, also said her No. 2 finish was her top ride so far.

“This was the biggest thing, since I’ve started showing, that’s happened. It was a lot of fun and that mare was really good for me,” Roland said “I just thank Wendell so much for letting me show her.”

The Senior Youth was all about the boys, with the top two being separated by just a half point and both scores coming in the last half of the last set. Taylor Carbo, Plaquemine, La., marked a 220.5 on his own horse, Cats Starlight (High Brow Cat x Cookie Starlight x Grays Starlight). Blaze Cogdell rode his mother’s mare Dual With Lena (Dual Pep x Twistin Cee x Smart Little Lena) to a 220. 

“It felt great,” Carbo said. “I was wanting to stay with the last cow and right there at the end it kind of stood there and made me nervous because my horse walked up a step. I was nervous because I didn’t want it to just walk back to the herd, so I just tapped off right there and fortunately I couldn’t stay, but it was enough for tonight.”

“I’d like to thank my family and Jeremy and Candice Barwick [Stephenville, Texas] and all my help. My grandpa and grandma had the horses and they got me started and if it wasn’t for them I probably wouldn’t be here right now,” Carbo said.

Carbo, 17, is entering his senior year at high school. He is hauling for the world and studying through a home schooling program.

Cogdell’s Senior Youth Reserve title is a perfect compliment to a championship buckle he won in the Junior Youth. The timing of the scholarship was perfect for Cogdell, Tulia, Texas, too, as he will attend Texas Tech in the fall to study agricultural business.

“It was my mom’s mare and she let me borrow her,” Cogdell said. “I just want to thank my family and everyone who helped, the veterinarians, farriers and everyone.”


Discount Tickets for World Equestrian Games

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RC Fancy Step and Shawn Flarida
Select tickets for Dressage, Endurance, Eventing, Jumping and Reining competitions at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games are now available at a 30 percent savings in a special promotion.

Europe’s Finest Reining Horses

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Great Sun Burst and Bernard Fonck
Europe’s best horses and riders showcased the sport of reining at the 2010 NRHA European Affiliate Championship (EAC) held June 30-July 4 at the CS Ranch in Givrins, Switzerland.

Tack Stolen in Texas

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The following items were stolen on the night of July 7 from the TSU Equine Center in Stephenville, Texas.

Pernokas custom-made roping saddle:basket-stamped, modified association tree, shuefly attached to girth, horn wrap was cotton rope covered with red vet wrap covered with rubber, name serial number under skirt

Wendy Allen custom-made cutting saddle –made for Greg Welch:special tooled western scene with wagon wheels, Greg’s name on fenders, Buster Welch tree, serial number under skirt, one of a kind

Billy Cook custom-made ranch saddle:basket stamped with wooden stirrups

Show bridle:silver-engraved Mona Lisa bit with swivel shanks on a horse hair-trimmed headstall with 5/8-inch leather reins

Show bridle:silver-engraved high-spooned port bit on a horse hair-trimmed headstall with 5/8-inch leather reins

Show bridle:Jeff Payne custom snaffle bit with a bronze “H” mounted in a silver star, basket stamped old timey headstall with 5/8-inch leather reins

1 pair Jeff Payne custom-made spurs:“DOC” on band in silver, 9-point rowels, basket-stamped spur straps

1 pair stainless-steel spurs:inch and ¼ heavy band, no engraving, rock grinder rowels, basket stamped spur straps with Les Voyt buckle set

1 steer tripping breast collar:made by Jeff Walker (J Bar W), harness leather, no tooling, 4 straps

1 pulling breast collar: harness leather lined with latigo, basket stamped

Leather stallion halter with stud shank

Anyone having information, contact the Tarleton State University Police at 254-968-9002 or Dr. Don Henneke, director of equine science, at 254-9689-9679 or e-mail henneke@tarleton.edu.

 

Theft at Tarleton State University

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Sometime in between the quiet hours of midnight and 6 a.m. on Wednesday, July 7, some old-fashioned rustling occurred at Tarleton State University’s Equine Center in Stephenville. Several saddles, multiple show bridles, spurs and other tack items were stolen. All of these items are used for classes and Tarleton’s SHOT (Stock Horse of Texas) show team.

Special Nu Kitty & R.L. Chartier Lead Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Open

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Special Nu Kitty and R.L. Chartier
Special Nu Kitty and R.L. Chartier marked a second-round 221 on Tuesday, July 14 in Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Coliseum and their two-go 440 was the top composite heading into Sunday’s NCHA Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Open finals.

Cutting Food Drive This Friday

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fooddrivepicThe National Cutting Horse Association will be hosting a food drive at the NCHA office Friday, July 16, from noon to 8 pm. The "Cutting Out Hunger" food drive will benefit the Tarrant Area Food Bank and will be held in conjunction with NCHA’s Summer Cutting Spectacular presented by Great American Insurance.

Playin At The Mall & Austin Shepard Mark 222 as NCHA Summer Spectacular Starts

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Playin At The Mall and Austin Shepard
Playin At The Mall, a consistently strong 2004 gelding who has won Open, Non-Pro and Amateur limited-age titles and nearly $238,000, marked a 222 with Austin Shepard on Sunday, July 11, in Fort Worth to lead first-day Classic/Challenge Open scores as the 2010 National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular launched its 21-day run.

Playing At The Mall/Shepard Mark 222 As NCHA Derby Starts

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Playin At The Mall, a consistently strong 2004 gelding who has won Open, Non-Pro and Amateur limited-age titles and nearly $238,000, marked a 222 with Austin Shepard on Sunday, July 11, in Fort Worth to lead first-day Classic/Challenge Open scores as the 2010 National Cutting Horse Association Summer Spectacular launched its 21-day run.

Playin At Mall (Playdox x Poosmal x Peptoboonsmal) and Shepard won the Classic Open at the Augusta Futurity in January with a 222.5. The gelding and third owner Gene Quirk Jr., Denham Springs, La., also won a Classic Amateur title at the NCHA Super Stakes in April with a 222.

Original trainer Roger Wagner and original owner Jim Vangilder, Jackson, Mo., both piloted Playin At The Mall to considerable success during Open and Non-Pro events as a 3-, 4- and 5-year-old. Another training client of Shepard’s purchased the horse late in his 5-year-old season and then sold him to Quirk prior to the start of his 6-year-old season.

MC Chiquita Catolena, a 6-year-old stallion with less than $26,000 in career earnings, and NCHA Super Stakes 4-Year-Old Open Champion rider Lee Francois, Murchison, Texas, posted a second-best 221 in the Classic/Challenge Open on Sunday. Ron Bailey, Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada, is the third owner of MC Chiquita Catolena (High Brow Cat x Smart Tarita x Smart Little Lena), a horse bred by Dale Nida, Edmond, Okla.

MC Chiquita Catolena and Bailey won two major 4-year-old Non-Pro titles in Canada and prize money totaling more than $14,000 and the horse earned more than $24,000 overall as a 4-year-old. He then missed nearly all of last year. Previously this year, the horse and Francois earned a combined $4,298 by making consecutive Open finals at The Non-Pro and at the Breeder’s Invitational, both in Oklahoma City, during late spring.

Dont Look Twice and Phil Rapp, Weatherford, Texas, Classic Open Co-Champions at the NCHA Super Stakes Classic Open in April, marked a 220. Dont Look Twice (High Brow Cat x Tapt Twice x Dual Pep), a 2005 mare owned by Waco Bend Ranch, Graham, Texas, has earned more than $400,000 and several high-profile Open titles with Rapp.

During the first of two days in the opening round of the Classic/Challenge Open, 95 horses competed and 14 marked a 218 or better. Today (July 12) 90 more horses and riders are scheduled to compete, including NCHA Super Stakes Classic Open Co-Champions Third Cutting and Boyd Rice. The 5-year-old stallion (Boonlight Dancer x Crab Grass x Smart Little Lena) and Rice, Spearman, Texas, won Super Stakes and Summer Spectacular 4-Year-Old Open titles in Fort Worth last year. Carl and Shawnea Smith, Jacksboro, Texas, own Third Cutting.

Classic/Challenge Open horses that survive Sunday and Monday’s first round compete again on Tuesday in a single-day second round. Second-round survivors compete in the Classic/Challenge Open finals on Sunday, July 18, in Will Rogers Coliseum.

The NCHA Summer Spectacular, the third leg of Fort Worth’s cutting “Triple Crown,” continues through July 31, when it ends with 4-Year-Old Open and Non-Pro finals.

Meet the 2010 USEF Reining Team to Compete at World Equestrian Games

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Team USA
The last day of competition at the Battle in the Saddle in Oklahoma City saw the final sections of the Adequan/USEF Reining Team Selection Trials, which would determine the team to represent the U.S. at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Kentucky. At the end of a night of exciting, no-holds-barred reining in which horses and riders battled for one of four coveted spots on Team USA, the result was a team that even the most cautious would be hard-pressed to describe as anything but “stacked.”

 

Big Day at Battle in the Saddle

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Mike Miller of Miller Land & Livestock
It's all things Western at Battle in the Saddle in Oklahoma City, and today, Saturday, July 10, is a big day for the event. There are finals for multiple events, including the Ranch Remuda, the World's Greatest Horseman Shootout, the AQHA Youth World Cup, and final selections will be made for the United States Reining Team.

The World's Greatest Horseman Shootout Final Results at Battle in the Saddle

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J.D. Yates and Bald N Shiney

The final results are in for the World's Greatest Horseman Shootout Championship, sponsored by Quarter Horse News. Check out all the scores and highlights from this unique event. Also, see the Ranch Remuda Champion and the winners of the World Series of Cutting, all held at the Battle in the Saddle in Oklahoma City.

Legendary Ropers at Equine Center: 7/23 Open House

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Southeast Texas equestrians can meet two bona fide rodeo legends when Cherry Creek Equestrian Center holds its open house on July 23, 2010. The doors are open to the public from 12 Noon until 6 PM. Three time PRCA World Champion Team Roper Tee Woolman and his wife, Jacque, have moved their family to the Texas coast to be ropers in residence at the state’s newest and finest equine facility

APHA World Show Cutting, Reining & Cow Horse

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Cookin Merada and Todd Crawford at the 2009 APHA World Show
As colorful as ever, the American Paint Horse Association 2010 World Show, took place June 23 - July 3. Making noise in the Western Performance of classes were a few repeats from years past, along with new faces debuting at the red-white-and-blue inspired annual event.

New Technology, Herd Management Practices Part of 2010 Beef Cattle Short Course

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cows02Basic beef cattle production tools and the latest technology available to ranchers will be showcased at the 56th Annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled August 2-4. The Texas AgriLife Extension Service sponsors the three-day short course on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station.

Supreme Court Decision Pleases Alfalfa Growers

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According to an article in Ag Weekly, alfalfa growers are pleased with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in favor of Roundup Ready alfalfa. There had been a prohibition on the planting of this seed, which had been ordered by a lower court.

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Battle In The Saddle to Pay Estimated $300,000 in Purses

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battleinthesaddleThe world's most talented horses and cowboys take center stage again today in Oklahoma City to battle it out for top honors at the inaugural Battle in the Saddle competition. State Fair Park and the American Quarter Horse Association have teamed to present this first-of-its-kind equestrian event. Battle in the Saddle, owned by Oklahoma State Fair, Inc. and managed by AQHA, will be a premier equine competition showcasing five western disciplines.

Horse Program Helps U.S. Veterans

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Bonita Equestrian Therapy announced the second session of its new program for wounded military service members. The second session of the Horses for Heroes program began June 25 and runs through August 27. Participants from the first session are returning as volunteers to assist this second group of veterans.

Ms Peppy Cat Widens Lead; Westfall & Jeeps Posi Traction Join NCHA’s World Chase

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Ms Peppy Cat and Pete Branch
Ms Peppy Cat and Pete Branch, a record-setting duo during the 10-year-old mare’s 2008 National Cutting Horse Association Open World Championship season, continued their domination of this year’s Open World race by winning the Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting Open on Saturday, June 26 at the Reno Rodeo.

Racehorse Fatalities Study: Surface Makes No Difference

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According to an article posted at the "Yahoo! Sport" website, "The trainer of ill-fated Eight Belles said Tuesday he was not surprised by a study that showed the number of thoroughbred fatalities at North American tracks is consistent regardless of the racing surface."

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The Same? Animal Wefare vs. Animal Rights

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At the Farming Magazine website, writer Sally Colby takes a look at ranching and the challenges the industry faces with animal welfare activists. What is the difference between animal welfare and animal rights?

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NRHA Derby Wrap-up

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Shawn Flarida
When Boom Shernic, ridden by Craig Schmersal for the Boom Shernic Syndicate, Overbrook, Okla., scored a 234 in the $80,000-added NRHA Derby Level 4 Open clean-slate finals, it seemed like a done deal. He was draw No. 62 out of 74 finalists. However, the field was tough and deep and, as they say: “It ain’t over ‘till the fat lady sings.”

Kim Dooley & Country Custom Win NRHA Derby Non-Pro

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Kim Dooley
The air conditioning died but the crowd came alive when Kim Dooley, Scottsdale, Ariz., walked into the pen on Country Custom (Custom Crome x Calatrava x Bar Money Sunny) owned by her dad, Tom Dooley. They had an aggressive, yet precise pattern, scored a 225, won the NRHA $40,000-added Level 4 Non-Pro Derby and a check for $10,451.

Mike Garnett & ARC Smokin Gun Win Derby Non-Pro Prelims

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Mike Garnett
Because of a 40 percent increase in entries, contestants in the NRHA Derby Non-Pro, being held at the State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, had to start a day early. Forty-five riders ran in the first section of the preliminary go-round on Tuesday. The remaining riders, to make up a roster of 172 horses, ran all day Wednesday, June 23. Mike Garnett, Lincoln, Neb., went to the head of the class in the $40,000-added Non-Pro with a score of 220.5 earned on his ARC Smokin Gun (Colonels Smoking Gun[Gunner] x Custom Mahogany x Custom Crome). He is also No. 1 in the $5,000-added Prime Time.

Ropers Included In WEG Opening Ceremony

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weg_logoA collaboration of equine entertainers and roping experts are bringing their talents to the Opening Ceremonies at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games on Sept. 25. This group will represent the many traditions of Western riding in the United States.

UC Davis: Vet Students Part of Class-Action Lawsuit

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According to an article posted at the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 100 University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine alumni are are part of a class-action lawsuit against the University regarding its decision to raise fees while pledging to keep them unchanged.

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Battle In The Saddle Results

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Battle In The Saddle, an event with world-class cutting, reined cow horse, reining, roping and ranch events took place July 5-10 at the State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla.

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Ocala June TB Sale: Big Increases in Avg. & Median

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In an article on the Thoroughbred Times' website, the June 15 Ocala Breeders Sales Co. June sale of two-year-olds in training and horses of racing age realized big success with an average and median that finished with big, double-digit increases.

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Govt. Counting Wild Horses in Nev. and Ore.

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According to an article in the San Jose Mercury News, "Federal land managers launched an effort Monday to update their count of wild horses roaming parts of northwest Nevada and southwest Oregon, garnering rare praise from horse protection advocates."

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170 Horses Found Starved on Thoroughbred Farm

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According to an article at the Thoroughbred Times' website,"Convicted Thoroughbred owner Ernest Paragallo is free on bail, pending an appeal of 33 counts of animal cruelty, but he still faces the possibility of a lifetime racing ban and civil fines of up to $165,000."

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NRHA Derby Results

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The National Reining Horse Association Derby took place in Oklahoma City, Okla., June 21-26.

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Ranchers vs. Animal Activists: Them or Us

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At CattleNetwork.com, Chuck Jolley talks with Dr. Dan Thomson, director of the Beef Cattle Institute and associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University. They discuss Thomson's “Making Beef Cattle Welfare Decisions: Them or Us," a recent subject on "American Rancher," a show on television station RFD. In Jolley's words" "It’s a battle over the hearts and minds of the 98 percent of an urbanized American public that has no recollection of life in farm country." The comments at the end of the column are interesting.

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Shawn Hays & Shine Smartly Win Holy Cow Open Bridle Spectacular

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Shawn Hays
Highlighted by a blazing 228 fence work score, Shawn Hays, Nocona, Texas, rode Shine Smartly (Shining Spark x Smartly Dressed x Smart Little Lena) to the first annual Holy Cow $50,000 Open Bridle Spectacular Championship. The herd, rein and fence work competition wrapped up Saturday, June 19, in conjunction with the NRCHA Derby in Paso Robles, Calif. Hays bested a field of 23 entries for the $30,100 Championship check.

Tammy Jo Hays & Nics Get Smart Win NRCHA Derby Non-Pro

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Tammy Jo Hays
Riding her 5-year-old gelding, Nics Get Smart (Nic It In the Bud x Chelsea Lena), Tammy Jo Hays earned a 652.5 in the NRCHA Derby Non-Pro finals Sunday, June 20 in Paso Robles, Calif., capturing the Championship and a check for $11,825.

Todd Bergen & Smart Luck Win NRCHA Derby Open in Work-Off With Corey Cushing & Smart Boons

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Todd Bergen
The NRCHA Derby Open Championship came down to a work-off Sunday, June 20 in Paso Robles, Calif., when two riders posted identical scores in the finals. Last year’s Derby Champions, Corey Cushing and Smart Boons, tied with Todd Bergen and Smart Luck – both had combined scores of 664.5. Cow work scores are used to break first-place ties in NRCHA competition, but again, the riders mirrored each other – each had marked a 223 down the fence.

Enter Battle In The Saddle Today!

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genericcutterWorking cow horse and cutting entry deadlines have been extended to June 25, 5 p.m. CST. The event takes place July 5-10 at the State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. More than $300,000 is up for grabs. Now, the entry process is easier and quicker than ever.

NCHA Convention Coverage on QHN Facebook

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logoFor all NCHA Convention coverage, be sure to check out the Quarter Horse News Facebook page, as we will be providing the latest information and updates from all the meetings being held June 18, 19 and 20. Simply click on the Facebook icon at the top of this Web page to join in the conversation.

Emmons Wins Magnificent 7 Championship and Reserve

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Ron Emmons and Olena Oak
California trainer Ron Emmons walked away with the top two placings at the Magnificent 7, the ultimate cow horse versatility test, held in conjunction with the Western States Horse Expo in Sacramento, Calif.

Corey Cushing and Smart Boons Top NRCHA Derby Open Herd Work Prelims

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coreycushingThe National Reined Cow Horse Association Derby, one of the association's premier events for 4- and 5-year-old reined cow horses, began on Tuesday, June 15, with the herd work preliminaries. Corey Cushing, Scottsdale, Ariz., piloted Smart Boons to the high score of 220 - but that wasn't the only horse he did well on. Of the six horses he competed on in the preliminaries, three were in the top five.

NCHA Does Not Approve South Point Cutting Events

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Paula Gaughan
Cutting horse owner and breeder and longtime limited-age event promoter Paula Gaughan stated in a recent letter to National Cutting Horse Association members it appears Las Vegas shows she has promoted many years will no longer take place.

APHA Offers Free Trailer Parking at Will Rogers for Summer Show

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apha_thelogo03The hot topic and new development for the 2010 Summer World Championship Paint Horse Show, and any other show there, is paid parking. As of May 1, 2010, the Will Rogers Memorial Center is a paid parking facility. All vehicles and trailers on the Will Rogers property will be required to pay to park in all facility lots.

Deadline Extended for 2010 NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Sale

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nrcha_logoThe National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) board of directors has announced important news for the 2010 Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales Presented by Markel Insurance Co. During the June 13 NRCHA board of directors meeting at the NRCHA Derby, the deadline for the Classic Yearling and Broodmare Sale and the Performance Horse Sale was extended to July 15.

The Non Pro Must Go On

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okfloodA string of severe thunderstorms rolled through Oklahoma on June 14 causing widespread flash flooding and evacuations in some neighborhoods of Oklahoma City, where The Non Pro Plus The Open is being held. Despite the declaration of a state of emergency by the Oklahoma governor, The Non Pro Plus The Open will continue today, Tuesday, June 15, with three finals to end the show.

Fresno State University Online Horse Auction

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California State University, Fresno, is holding an online auction of horses, which concludes June 25. There are a number of well-bred offerings that the college kids have bred, raised and worked. This is a great cause.

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NRHA World Championship Shootout

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reininghorseReining enthusiasts – make plans to be in Oklahoma City on Thursday, December 2 for the $100,000 added NRHA Open World Championship Shootout. The Shootout is the largest added money NRHA-approved class in the world, and brings the NRHA Open World Championship to the NRHA Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championship Show.

Win a Free Trip to NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity

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sbflogoThe National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity is one of the most thrilling horse events in the country. And Wide World of Horses wants to send someone, along with a companion, to the "Greatest Show on Dirt" to catch all the excitement for FREE!

Winderadeen Whisky Cat & Jason Leitch Win 2010 Tamarang Futurity Open

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2010nchafuturitycopyJockeying four horses in the final and with another under catch-rider John Mitchell, the odds were that a Jason Leitch-trained horse would win the Australian Futurity. Riding the mare Winderadeen Whisky Cat (Intricatolena [IMP] x Winderadeen Scotchmist x Smart Little Scotty), whom he owns in partnership with his wife, Rachael, the duo marked the third-highest score of round one and topped the second go with a pair of 145s. Their 150 in the clean-slate final earned them the Tamarang Futurity Open Championship and $75,000.

Last American Cowboy Brings the Majesty and Challenge of the West to Animal Planet

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lastamericancowboyHidden amid the mammoth Montana landscape are three family-owned and operated cattle ranches and the setting of Animal Planet’s newest original series, Last American Cowboy. This epic adventure follows three families of tough, tenacious and headstrong cowboys through freak storms, deadly outbreaks of disease, hungry predators and forest fires that threaten their livelihood. Each ranch will need to rely on family bonds and personal strength to keep this tradition of the American West alive.

Collegiate Reining Championships – The Ultimate Catch Ride

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nrhalogoTwelve accomplished collegiate riders will experience the ultimate catch ride at the 2010 Collegiate Reining Championships at the NRHA Derby in Oklahoma City, Okla. Riders in the championship have proven their abilities in the show ring and qualified to compete against their peers at this national competition.

Destined to Design

Written by Sonny Williams on .

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Most may know Denice Langley for her decorative, finely tooled yet functional chaps. These custom-designed chaps have featured mother of pearl, blue spinel conchos, two-tone accent colors, filigree tooling and multiple layers of fringe. Though her chaps are highly embellished, Langley uses 4- to 5-ounce hide that has some body and double-reinforced stitching so that the chaps are durable and hold up to wear.

Judge Dismisses Nevada Horse Roundup Suit

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According to an article written by the Associated Press, "A federal judge [on May 24] officially dismissed a lawsuit brought by animal rights activists over a big wild horse roundup in northern Nevada, saying the case was moot and plaintiffs lacked standing.

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Youth Employment Program: Train Mustangs

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The Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) working in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, is providing youth ages 15-24 with an opportunity to learn and earn over the summer through projects offered by its Youth Employment Program (YEP).

Breakthrough: Possible Biomarker for Tying-up

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According to "The Horse" magazine, "In an equine study using "proteomic" technology that systematically analyzed the proteins in skeletal muscle biopsies, a research team from The Netherlands identified a form of the protein creatine kinase that could be a marker for acute tying-up in horses."

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Texas Classic Results

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The Texas Classic isn't just another horse show. The Classic, which was held at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas, is the largest AQHA-approved show in the state of Texas. This 10-day event features NCHA/AQHA cutting, NRCHA/AQHA Cow Horse, NRHA/AQHA Reining and a full slate of AQHA and NSBA classes. Check out the blogs about the show and visit the Texas Classic Web site.

Texas Classic Results

Texas Classic Blog

Texas Classic Web site

LHR Smooth Jamie May & Phil Hanson Win Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open

Written by Mark Thompson (Jami Littlefield photos) on .

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LHR Smooth Jamie May and Phil Hanson
LHR Smooth Jamie May and Phil Hanson headed into the Derby Open finals on the last day of the Breeder’s Invitational on May 29 in Tulsa, Okla., as the event’s dominant early duo, and they ended in style with a first-set, first draw 225 to win the title and $80,619.

 

2010 NCHA Super Stakes - How Sires Fared

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High Brow Cat topped the list with 45 performers
The XTO Engery/National Cutting Horse Association Super Stakes, an event held in Fort Worth, Texas, during March and April, paid out more than $3 million (including incentives). Take a look at how the various sires fared in these Equi-Stat statistics that include all of the event's performers.

Reiners Vie for WEG Qualification - Time is Close!

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The Alltech FEI World Equestrain Games are in September in Lexington, Ky. – the first time they've been held in the United States. There are plenty of updates, ticket information, schedule details and breaking news. Reiners vie for a precious slot on the United States team at the Battle In the Saddle event in July.

2010 Alltech FEI WEG

Battle In The Saddle

Common Causes of Sterilty in Stallions

Written by Breanne Hill (Photo by Megan Parks) on .

breedingdummympThere was a time when announcing that a great stallion had become infertile was akin to pronouncing him mortally wounded. The horse was immediately deemed less valuable as his owner’s bank account and handler’s reputation decreased right along with their prized sire’s sperm count.

Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting in Tulsa

Written by Mark Thompson (Jamie Littlefield photos) on .

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Faith In My Cat and Clint Allen
Faith In My Cat and his former trainer, Clint Allen, marked a 228 to win the Open finals and earn $8,548, while Scurry, Texas, owner Heather Stiles guided 2005 gelding Dulces Joker to his first career victory with a 224 in the Non-Pro finals to earn $8,226 on Sunday, May 17 as the Mercuria/NCHA World Series of Cutting stopped in Tulsa, Okla.

Doc Allred Retires as President of Los Alamitos

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According to BloodHorse.com, Dr. Edward C. "Doc" Allred, owner of Los Alamitos Race Course in Southern California, resigned as president and chairman of the board of the Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred track effective May 15.

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RS Polyphemus Jac Is IRHA/NRHA Derby Champion

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RS Polyphemus Jac and Nicola Brunelli
The 2010 Italian Reining Horse Association/NRHA Derby was held during the 23rd edition of the Salone del Cavallo Americano, Europe’s largest American breed horse show, in Reggio Emilia, Italy. More than 52,000 visitors made their way to the Reggio Emilia State Fair Park, and many watched reiners thrill the crowd on Saturday night, May 15.

Quarter Horse Possibly Attacked by Cougar

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According to the Omaha World Herald, "Iowa Department of Natural Resources officials are investigating reports that a cougar attacked a 2-year-old quarter horse mare west of Sidney recently."

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Study on Shifting Role of Horses...Now They're Pets?

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According to an article published by the Worcester Telegram in Massachusetts, " 'Hoofbeats and Society,' a two-day conference presented by Tufts University's Center for Animals and Public Policy, was held at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine to examine the changing relationship between horses and humans." This article takes a look at the shift of horses from being considered livestock to being considered pets.

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Royal Vista Ranches Among Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Written by Mark Thompson on .

tornado_oklahomaRoyal Vista Ranches, Wayne, Okla., lost three horses and a mare barn, had seven horses seriously injured and taken to equine clinics and had a breeding barn and an indoor arena partially destroyed as tornadoes ravaged portions of the state on Monday, May 10.

Million-Dollar Winner Poco Quixote Rio Returns Home Following Health Threat

Written by Mark Thompson on .

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Poco Quixote Rio with owner Delena Kay Barrett
Facing possible euthanasia last week after sudden and severe unexplained pain, 27-year-old Poco Quixote Rio, the first and so far only cutting horse to earn $1 million, responded well to medications and returned home over the weekend. 

Attention Haulers: Satellites to Measure Car Speed

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In case you're planning to hit the road with your horse in the future, you might be interested to know that in Britain, according to the UK Telegraph, they are testing a new camera that uses satellites to measure how fast cars are traveling. This means you could get a ticket and never even know there was someone watching. Wonder if this new technology will make it to the United States? It could add a whole other dimension to the concept of weekend hauling!

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Thoroughbred Breeders Suing New York State

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According to the Website of New York television station WNYT, a number of major thoroughbred breeders are suing the state of New York "to get video lottery terminals up and running at Aqueduct Race Track. They say the future of Saratoga and all of New York racing depends on it."

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Animal Welfare Act Violators to be Publicly Named

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According to the Texas Cattle Raisers Website, "the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will begin issuing press releases announcing the outcome of enforcement actions it has taken in response to violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA)."

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Tennessee Devastated by Floods

Written by Anna Mitchell on .

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Flood waters at the Painted Springs Farm in Tennessee
As the clouds finally part and the sun peers cautiously through, many of us in Tennessee are left staring around in disbelief as we assess the damage. NCHA Executive Committee member Barbara Brooks summed it up, "One has to expect that this might happen along the coast or in a major flood basin like along the mighty Mississippi, but to see flooding like this here is just beyond anyone’s imagination."

Western Nationals Wrap-up

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ogdenOn the final day of the Western Nationals, a pair of 219s win this evening's classes, as Kathleen Strain and Sneakin Sam won the Non-Pro with a 219 to earn $3,997, and Roger Booth and Magnalight took the $50,000 Amateur Championship with a 219 to earn $6,174 on Sunday, May 9.

2010 Europe's Largest Western Horse Show

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Reggio Emilia, May 4th  2010 – In the northern town of Reggio Emilia, Italy, the stage is set to host the 23rd edition of the Salone del Cavallo Americano.  If last years’ edition was a huge success, this year more than 1,300 horses will make their way to the State Fair Park in order to compete in the various western disciplines.  They will be accompanied by riders representing 15 nations, and more than 40,000 visitors are expected to fill the stands and visit the Exhibit Hall with more than 170 vendors.

Extreme Mutt Makeover in Texas

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This dog "Lucy" is a rescue dog
Dogs destined to live, or more likely, die in a North Texas animal shelter will now receive a new "leash" on life as the Mustang Heritage Foundation (MHF) and the North Texas Humane Society team up again in 2010 to host the Extreme Mutt Makeover. Applications for trainers are now being accepted through June 1.

Five To Be Inducted Into NRHA Hall of Fame

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    In 2008, the National Reining Horse Association will induct five new members into its NRHA Hall of Fame. There are three horses, an association, and one member. These inductees will join some of the most recognizable names in the sport of reining. Through their involvement and significant contributions they’ve changed the sport and the NRHA. The 2008 inductees are the American Quarter Horse Association, Dr. Jim Morgan, D.V.M., Mr Gun Smoke, Taris Little Vintage and Miss Okie Too.

The American Quarter Horse Associationis one, if not the most, successful equine organization in the world, and it's seldom that one equine association is recognized by another. The support that the NRHA has received from the AQHA, however, is unprecedented. As leaders in the horse world, they long ago realized that what was good for the reining horse was good for the American Quarter Horse. As benefactors and partners, they’ve helped advance reining worldwide, recognizing that the sport’s growth and popularity elevates all Western disciplines and breeds. Their support was paramount in gaining acceptance by the United States Equestrian Team and Federation Equestre Internationale, the first Western discipline ever to be so honored.

They Know Best: Group Looks Out For Wild Horses

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On April 30 the Cloud Foundation launched Herd-Watch, an innovative volunteer program to monitor wild horse and burro herds as well as roundups across the West. The iconic horses and burros are currently being managed to virtual extinction, contrary to the. From this day on, Herd-Watch will: watchdog America’s wild horses and burros, provide increased public visibility, monitor the range conditions and the mustang, burro and livestock numbers as well as keep tabs on the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) plans for “management” of each treasured American Herd.

FDA Warning: Bones Unsafe for Your Dog!

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According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, the FDA has issued a strong warning to dog owners cautioning them against feeding bones to their dogs. The statement describes risks of injuries to the dog's mouth, tongue and intestinal tract, caused by obstruction or damage from bone fragments. They encourage dog owners to consult their veterinarians about safer alternatives to bones.

Get the details and read the FDA report

AQHA/PRCA Horse of the Year Dies of Aneurysm

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Walt and Travis Tryan
Travis Tryan’s great head horse Precious Speck, best known as “Walt,” died April 24 of an aneurysm while warming up for morning slack at the Clovis (Calif.) Rodeo. Bred by Walt and/or Pat Vermedahl, Cave Creek, Ariz., Precious Speck (Skid Frost x Precious Rhythm x Mr H. Z. (TB)) was 20 years old. Tryan purchased Walt in September 2000.

Young Reiners Need Your Help

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nrhalogoWith the 2010 Adequan FEI North American Junior/Young Rider Reining Championships presented by Gotham North just four months away, reining teams from the various U.S. regions and breed associations are in need of regional coordinators and Chefs d’Equipe to help facilitate the success of these young reiners at the SmartPak North American Young Rider Reining Championships, July 28-Aug. 1, 2010, at the Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, Ky.

Oklahoma RHA Presents ‘A Day with the Pros’

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Gatling Gun and Todd Arvidson
The Oklahoma Reining Horse Association will once again be hosting its annual clinic, “A Day with the Pros” at Todd Arvidson Reining Horses in Purcell, Okla. The clinic will be held May 15.

Colorado State University Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale This Saturday

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cowboyStudents of Colorado State University’s (CSU) Equine Sciences program will host the 5th annual Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale on Saturday, April 24 at the B.W. Pickett Equine Center located at 701 S. Overland Trail in Fort Collins, Colo. A preview session begins at 9 a.m. with the sale beginning at 1 p.m. The Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale will feature 68 horses from 23 respected ranch consigners, including four horses from Purina’s Longview Equine Nutrition Center in Gray Summit, Mo.

CSU Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale This Saturday

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cowboyStudents of Colorado State University’s (CSU) Equine Sciences program will host the 5th annual Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale on Saturday, April 24 at the B.W. Pickett Equine Center located at 701 S. Overland Trail in Fort Collins, Colo. A preview session begins at 9 a.m. with the sale beginning at 1 p.m. The Legends of Ranching Performance Horse Sale will feature 68 horses from 23 respected ranch consigners, including four horses from Purina’s Longview Equine Nutrition Center in Gray Summit, Mo.

QHN March Contest Winner

Written by Jatona Sucamele (photo by Shelley Paulson) on .

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Merideth Sutton
Merideth Sutton is the lucky gal to become the April winner and have a shipment of Platinum arrive at her door not a week after finding out that fact. She says she has thought several times about trying the product, but hasn’t ever done it.

Supreme Mustang Makeover

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wildhorsesThe buzz is on for the first ever $100,000-guaranteed Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover, produced by the Mustang Heritage Foundation. Requiring the adoption of a mustang prior to the event, the deadline to only 100 horses will be available for adoption with a minimum bid of $125. A special Superior Livestock Auction will be televised on RFD TV April 24 at 11 a.m. CST. Trainers will be able to view the horses available for adoption on the Web prior to bidding in the studio or by telephone for the horse of their choice. Adoptive animals are currently housed at the federal prison in Canon City, Colo. Horses can be viewed here.

Legal Action in Case of 21 Dead Polo Ponies

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According to HorseTall.co.nz, the US Food and Drug Administration is taking court action against the pharmacy involved in a supplement mishap alleged to have caused the deaths of 21 elite polo ponies in Florida a year ago.

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Numbers Up Again

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Experts report that eastern tent caterpillar numbers are up for the third consecutive year, although populations vary from location to location.

Roughstock Events Dominate 2010 ProRodeo Hall of Fame Induction Class

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prorodeologoBareback rider Paul Mayo, who won two world championships and qualified for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 11 times, leads the five-member ProRodeo Hall of Fame induction class for 2010 along with 1974 World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider John McBeth and bull rider Denny Flynn, a three-time winner of the NFR average title.

Boom Shernic and Craig Schmersal Win NRBC Open with a 228

Written by Susan Morrison on .

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Craig and Ginger Schmersal with Cheryl Hadrych
Craig Schmersal had already had a great year when he ran into the show pen on Boom Shernic for the National Reining Breeders Classic Open finals. He became an NRHA Two Million Dollar Rider just two months ago. And on Saturday night, he and Boom Shernic posted a 228 score to win the NRBC Open and earn $75,000.

 

Purina Feed Recall: Feed Shipped to Specific States

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According to WSMV in Nashville, Tenn., Purina has recalled some horse and poultry feed that was manufactured in Nashville. According to the television station, "the products being recalled were manufactured in Nashville on March 24-25. They were shipped to retailers and dealers in Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri and Virginia.

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Jennifer Foland and Mary Ann Rapp Finish as NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro Champions

Written by Mark Thompson on .

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Mary Ann Rapp (left) and Jennifer Foland
Jennifer Foland and Shes Twice As Smooth, a mare whom her veterinarian husband, Jeff Foland, bought in December, tied Mary Ann Rapp and her consistently strong gelding ARC Catmando for a Super Stakes Non-Pro Co-Championship Friday, April 16 in Fort Worth as the 4-year-old horses each posted 217s to earn two $24,644 checks.

 

NRBC Wrap-up

Written by Susan Morrison on .

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Craig and Ginger Schmersal with Cheryl Hadrych
Craig Schmersal had already had a great year when he ran into the show pen on Boom Shernic for the National Reining Breeders Classic Open finals. He became an NRHA Two Million Dollar Rider just two months ago. And on Saturday night, he and Boom Shernic posted a 228 score to win the NRBC Open and earn $75,000.

NCHA Super Stakes Wrap-up

Written by Mark Thompson on .

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Champion Lee Francois and his wife, Holly

Reys Desire made first-time Fort Worth limited-age cutting winners out of owner H.B “Woody” Bartlett and trainer Lee Francois Monday night in Will Rogers Coliseum with a red-hot 224 to earn $112,121 as XTO Energy/NCHA Super Stakes Open Champion.

Gardiner Angus Ranch 31st Annual Spring Production Sale

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Eva Gardiner driving Black Angus
The 31st Annual Spring Production Sale will likely be remembered as one of the strongest bull sales on record at Gardiner Angus Ranch, located in southwestern Kansas. Sustainable predictability and added value throughout the food chain continues to bring a high percentage of repeat customers back each year for this annual event. This year, 262 buyers from 32 states made the trip for the 31stAnnual Sale.

Dooley, Schmersal Lead NRBC Non-Pro After Preliminary Round

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Wimpys Little Buddy and Kim Dooley
The preliminary competition for the 2010 National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Non-Pro divisions concluded April 13, with the finals set for Friday, April 16, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas.

PRCA Cowboys Killed by Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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PRCA permit holders Mike Hillman and Jesse Andrus, both 18, were found dead in the camper shell of their pickup truck April 12 in Scottsdale, Ariz., apparently the victims of carbon monoxide poisoning.

NRBC Results

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The National Reining Breeders Classic in Katy, Texas finished on April 18. Check out the results.

NRBC Results

AQHA Foundation Receives $3 Million Gift

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According to America's Horse, AQHA's member publication, The American Quarter Horse Foundation announced during the 2010 Convention it had received an unprecedented gift of $3 million to the Foundation’s operating endowment from Hall of Fame member Anne Marion and The Burnett Foundation.

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Dr. Van Snow Remembered

Written by Teri Lee on .

snow_vanDr. Van E. Snow, 58, a prominent equine veterinarian from Santa Ynez, Calif., was killed Tuesday, April 8, when a small plane he was piloting crashed just short of the runway at Borrego Valley Airport in Borrego Springs, Calif., according a spokesperson from Santa Lucia Farm. He was practicing for an acrobatic contest scheduled for the following weekend.

April 5 Keeneland Sale: Receipts & Median Up

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According to the Thoroughbred Times, at the Keeneland April sale of selected two-year-olds in training on April 5 in Lexington, Ky., net receipts were up some, the buy-back rate improved and the median was higher. The average was down a little. All in all, there was "improvement" from last year's sale. The high-seller sold for $625,000 and one consignor sold horses for bids totaling $3.3 million.

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Equine Piroplasmosis Could Impact Horse Industry

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In an article written by Dr. Thomas R. Lenz, equine piroplasmosis is explained. This is a disease transmitted by ticks and biting insects. Lenz states, "The presence of positive animals in the United States in very recent years could dramatically affect our EP-free status, which would certainly have a negative affect on our horse industry."

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AHP Horse Survey

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sorrelmareA total of 11,171 people who own, lease, or manage horses completed the American Horse Publications’ Horse Industry Survey designed to gauge participation trends in the U.S. horse industry. This was the largest survey of hands-on owners and managers of horses in the United States ever conducted, and it was made possible by the sponsorship of Intervet/Schering Plough Animal Health and Pfizer Animal Health.