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May 15th Table of Contents — Quarter Horse News Magazine


Wait, Wait, Wait! John Mitchell explains the importance of “the wait” when a horse works a cow. By Bridget Kirkwood, Page 64

Gettin’ Personal With … Paige Vernon This Wisconsin reiner revs it up in the arena and with her family at the stock car races. By Molly Montag, Page 70

Event Coverage

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Kit Kat Sugar NCHA Super Stakes Open
“Spicy” mare Hiss N Vinegar knocked out the rest of the competition in the NCHA Super Stakes Open, winning the championship by 5.5 points. By Kristin Pitzer, Kelsey Pecsek Hruska & Teri Lee, Page 34

Kit Kat Sugar NCHA Super Stakes Non-Pro
The Super Stakes Non-Pro seemed like déjà vu to many who secured wins for the second consecutive year. By Julie J. Bryant, Page 44

Kit Kat Sugar NCHA Super Stakes Amateur
The amateurs closed out the NCHA Super Stakes with sizzling performances in the Will Rogers Coliseum. By Molly Montag, Page 54

The All-Industry Issue

Bigger Than Dreams Small in stature but mighty in ability, Taris Dreamer is a horse to be reckoned with in the reining arena. Now, owner Ron Thompson is aiming at a second career with his dynamite gelding. By Kate Bradley Byars, Page 72

Cross-Training Professional horsemen boost their technique and their horses’ performance by sharing knowledge across disciplines. By Susan Morrison, Page 76

Equi-Stat All-Industry Statistics Horses, riders, sires, dams, breeders and owners who display talent across disciplines get their due. By QHN Staff, Page 87

Rising Strong As Jay McLaughlin rises in the ranks, he has one eye on the prize and the other on the next generation of horsemen he’s ponying to the top. By Katie Marchetti, Page 88

Mom of the Year With progeny competing in cutting, reining and reined cow horse across the country, Moms Stylish Pepto is the top-producing dam. By Katie Marchetti, Page 94

Game Changer Julgun’s big stops served him well in the reining pen, as well as the reined cow horse arena. By Teri Lee, Page 104

The Cowan Way Transcending disciplines, Cowan Select Horses has created a lasting legacy of quality horses found on working ranches and under the bright lights. By Katie Marchetti, Page 112


Insights & Opinions, Page 14
Tack Room Talk, Page 18 
Frankly Speaking, Page 30
Outside the Pen: Epic Titan, Page 32
New Foals, Page 82
Event Calendar, Page 119
In the Spotlight, Page 120

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