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Austin Shepard Climbs to $8 Million Rider Status

Thanks especially to his success over the last two years, including the 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Open Championship, 2017 NCHA Futurity Open Championship, 2017 NCHA Open World Championship and 2018 Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open Championship, Austin Shepard has risen to Equi-Stat Elite $8 Million Rider status merely a year-and-a-half after reaching […]
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One Roan Peptos — A World-Class Athlete

Greatness might, at times, be thrown around too liberally. Marketing stallions is a competitive game and trying to find a niche is always fluid. But, this is about sharing greatness! One Roan Peptos is a generational stallion. The American market might not be as familiar with him, as his brilliant show career all took place […]
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Cade Shepard and Chexy Louella Take Eastern Nationals Non-Pro Title

The first go-round of the Eastern Nationals Non-Pro started at 8 a.m., with three sections of competitors dueling it out to return to the arena for the finals held later in the day in Jackson, Mississippi. When the dust settled, a single set of 17 competitors were slated to compete for a chance at the title. […]

Sun Circuit Crowns the Farnam Golden Cowboy

    For the second year, The Farnam Golden Cowboy award, a lucrative challenge for cattle division exhibitors, was presented at the Arizona Sun Circuit. Farnam became the title sponsor of the event in 2019 and added $10,000 to the purse, along with an impressive prize line. To be eligible, horse and rider had to […]
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Cheyenne Johnson Wins Second Eastern Nationals $50,000 Amateur Title

In Jackson, Mississippi, Cheyenne Johnson, the 2018 Eastern Nationals $50,000 Amateur Champion, saddled up for a chance to defend her title in 2019. Her trainer, Todd Gann, told her she would be riding into a numb set of cows. His advice to be smart and smooth on her cuts was ringing in her ears as […]
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Mar. 15th Table of Contents

Features Master the Start Many cow horses eventually transition to the roping arena. The barrier stands between them and a stellar steer-stopping run, but with tips from Jay Holmes, riders can leave the box with finesse. By Kate Bradley Byars, Page 4Bonanza Cutting Held in Weatherford, Texas, the Bonanza Cutting takes place in the heart […]
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2019 Winter Premier Sale

Winter Premier Sale Held Feb. 23, 2019 58 horses consigned $541,100 gross for a $9,329 average 50 sold (86%), $465,600 net, $9,312 average and $8,350 median.