Game Day Surprise and Sharee Schwartzenberger at the RAM Freestyle Invitational.
Sharee Schwartzenberger gave an Elton John-inspired winning performance. Photo by Performance Horse Photography

Game Day Surprise, Rider Get Wings, Take Flight — Finally — at RAM Invitational

After riding Game Day Surprise to finish in the “bridesmaid” position three times — 2014, 2015 and 2018 — Sharee Schwartzenberger of Longmont, Colorado, and the 2008 buckskin gelding took home top honors in 2020 at the RAM Invitational Freestyle Reining in Denver.  The pair scored a 226 to claim the championship and $6,750 in […]
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Get A Grip — Learn How to Use Your Reins While Cutting

If you’re new to cutting or thinking of getting involved in cutting you may have attended some shows or watched some live stream cutting to get a better understanding of the sport. If so, you might be wondering about all the different ways cutters hold and use their reins. Follow along in the video as […]
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January 15, 2020, Table of Contents — Quarter Horse News Magazine

Features A Life Cast in BronzeThe NCHA Foundation, donors and sculptor Kelly Graham made sure Buster Welch’s remarkable contributions to cutting are never forgotten. By John Henry, Page 76 Catch the DriftWhen horses get off course, Corey Cushing uses this drill to correct their trajectory. By Kate Bradley Byars, Page 80 Unbelievable Cade McCutcheon’s first […]
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NRHA Markel Marketplace Sale

The sales topper at the 2019 NRHA Markel Marketplace Sale was Xtra Half N Half, a son of Shiners Voodoo Dr and out of the crack producer Creme Chic Olena. Quarter Horse News has compiled full hip-by-hip results of the Dec. 7 sale.
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NRHA Markel Select Yearling Sale

Two sons of young stallion Inferno Sixty Six topped the bidding at the 2019 NRHA Markel Select Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City. Quarter Horse News has compiled full hip-by-hip results of the Dec. 5 sale.
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NRHA Gives Amateur Trial the Green Light

Reiners with less experience have a new place to play in 2020. The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announced Jan. 10 it has approved a trial phase for an Amateur division. The new class is intended to provide a level in which riders with less experience are more competitive. Similar to Amateur classes in other […]