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May 1, 2020, Table of Contents — Quarter Horse News Magazine


Quarter Horse News magazine May 1, 2020, cover
On the Cover: Bama Jelly & Austin Shepard • Photo by Video West Productions

The Virus Among Us
COVID-19 has turned the world upside down for Western performance horse industry members who are already navigating challenges caused by the virus. By John Henry, Page 32

Glide to the Side
Reining trainer Sean Johnson uses the half-pass to enhance his horses’ maneuvers. By Jennifer Denison, Page 38

Hindsight 20/20
The NRCHA Stallion Stakes didn’t make it to Las Vegas this spring, but the schedule change created an ideal time to celebrate the show’s rich history. By Molly Montag & Lillian Kent, Page 50

Gettin’ Personal With …Chuy Roman
This immigrant’s journey to an NRCHA World championship began with a pilgrimage from his native Mexico to the place where hopes and dreams are realized. By John Henry, Page 56

Best Buds
For a lucky few, the opportunity to ride accomplished Western performance stallions during the horses’ retirement is the chance of a lifetime. By Molly Montag, Page 58

A Second Shot
Pepto Bro CD endured a slew of tumultuous turns in life before getting another chance at becoming a successful show horse and sire. By Lillian Kent, Page 62

Faces Behind the Masks
Western performance horse industry vendors used their talents and treasure to fill a dangerous shortage in personal protective masks for medical professionals. By John Henry, Page 66

Junior Sires

Second Start
They were stars in the show pen; now it’s time to find out how they fare in the breeding shed. By Kelsey Pecsek Hruska, Page 42

Sale Ring Standouts
Find out how the progeny by the top 20 junior sires in cutting, reining and reined cow horse have fared in sale rings so far. By Kelsey Pecsek Hruska, Page 48

Equi-Stat Junior Sire Statistics
With five or fewer crops of performance-age foals in show pens across the world, these stallions are building a name for themselves in the breeding barn. By QHN Staff, Page 77

You Bet He Can
When it comes to versatility, Bet Hesa Cat has proven himself — not once, but twice — as a leading sire of cutting and reined cow horses. By Teri Lee, Page 78

Baby Boomer
Spooks Gotta Whiz has more than fulfilled owner Michell Anne Kimball’s dreams of owning an exceptional breeding sire. By Teri Lee, Page 80

Junior Cutting Sires, Page 82
Junior Reining Sires, Page 86
Junior Reined Cow Horse Sires, Page 90

Event Coverage

NCHA Eastern National Championships
It was no shock Alabama trainer Austin Shepard added another two titles to his collection at the NCHA Eastern Nationals, one of the association’s final spring events before the COVID-19 outbreak brought horse shows to a halt.
By Teri Lee, Page 68


Insights & Opinions, Page 14
Tack Room Talk, Page 18
Health Matters, Page 28
Breeding & Beyond, Page 30
Event Calendar, Page 95
In the Spotlight, Page 96

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