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Showtime

I don’t know if it is a good thing or a bad thing to pin all of our hopes and dreams on one show, but that is what we do in our industry. The FUTURITY, whether it is cutting, reining, reined cow horse or now barrel racing, the Futurity is the gold standard for each […]
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Reiners Run Off to Big Wins at AQHA World Show

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Lucas Oil World Championship Show experienced a thrilling display of competition in the Junior and Senior Reining finals on Nov. 9-10.  Guaranteed A Magnum and Jimmy Van Der Hoeven, of Whitesboro, Texas, marked a 225.5 in the Junior Reining finals – but so did Oops Itsa Spooks (Spooks Gotta Gun x […]

Freshman Sires’ Progeny Slated to Compete in 2018 NCHA Futurity

On Nov. 15, more than 1,000 3-year-old performance horses will descend on Fort Worth, Texas, for the highly anticipated National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity. These cutting prospects will make their debuts under the bright lights of the Will Rogers Coliseum, riding to the herd while spectators eagerly lean forward for a better look. Behind […]
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Working Cow Horses Steal Spotlight at AQHA World Show

Matt Koch has hauled to Oklahoma City four times to compete in the American Quarter Horse Association’s (AQHA) Lucas Oil World Championship Show, and four times he’s left with a golden globe. It’s a feat few other riders can claim, and Koch calls it crazy. With a win in the Junior Working Cow Horse aboard […]
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AQHA Issues Statement Regarding Suspended Cutters Competing at World Show

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), in response to questions about two suspended cutters, released a statement on Thursday explaining why the two riders – Ed and Brandon Dufurrena – were allowed to compete at the 2018 Lucas Oil AQHA World Championship Show while under sanction by the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA).
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2018 NRHA Futurity Draws Revealed

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) officially released the long-awaited draws for the 2018 NRHA Futurity. Competitors and spectators will travel from all over to convene in Oklahoma City Nov. 22-Dec. 1 for a front-row seat as history unfolds in the Jim Norick Arena.  Horsemen and horsewomen will have their eyes trained on the horses […]
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Champions Crowned at Stock Horse World Show

The Western Horseman Stock Horse World Show wrapped up three days of competition as more than 230 riders vied for several World Champion titles. The event, hosted by Stock Horse of Texas (SHTX) and sponsored by Western Horseman, highlighted the versatility of ranch horses while they competed in cow work, reining, stock horse pleasure and […]

AQHA World Show Crowns Cutters

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA)/Lucas Oil World Championship Show kicked off on Nov. 1 at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. Amidst a tough field of competitors from across the country, Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider Clint Allen, of Weatherford, Texas, piloted Pharoah And James to the Junior Cutting World Championship. The Hickorys Indian Pep gelding, owned […]
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Light N Lena (2000-2018)

The first time I saw Light N Lena was in 2006, when he and Phil Rapp made the 5/6-Year-Old Open finals at the Brazos Bash. I remember as clear as day my first impression of him, with that beautiful flaxen mane and tail flowing and sweeping around in the pen. He had a look, style […]