Jan. 15 Table of Contents


Quarter Horse News January 15 2019 coverA Worthy Cause
As Hilary Watson rides through cancer, she and her husband co-chaired the Careity Celebrity Cutting.
By Molly Montag, Page 84

Slow Makes Fast
Working and showing extra-cowy horses takes patience and precision, a strategy Russ Westfall has built his program around.
By Bridget Kirkwood, Page 90

Retirement Plan Road Test
Although Diane Mesmer has not yet retired, her plan has already surpassed her expectations thanks to two colts at the 2018 NRHA Futurity.
By Fran Devereux Smith, Page 102

Fire & Ice
This fiery, cool contender dominated the cutting pen from coast to coast in 2018 and became the NCHA Open Horse of the Year.
By Katie Marchetti, Page 112

Sweet Deal
Bittersweet has more than lived up to her Non-Pro Hall of Fame rider’s expectations.
By Teri Lee, Page 116

Jonesin’ for a Title
High Stylin CD and Langston Pattillo threw down show-stopping scores across the country, dominating the Amateur division throughout 2018.
By Katie Marchetti, Page 120

Event Coverage

NCHA Futurity
Shortly after riding Hashtags to the NCHA Open World title, Tatum Rice piloted Crey Zee to the NCHA Futurity Open Championship.
By Kristin Pitzer, Molly Montag, Katie Marchetti & Teri Lee, Page 52.

NCHA World Finals
The best cutters in the business brought the heat to the Watt Arena for the 2018 Mercuria NCHA World Finals.
By Molly Montag, Page 124


Insights & Opinions, Page 14
Tack Room Talk, Page 18 
Frankly Speaking, Page 44
Outside the Pen: SJR Reygun, Page 48
Event Calendar, Page 191
In the Spotlight, Page 192

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