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The UWRF Colt Sale has been moved online and up a month due to COVID-19. Bidding for the sale, which features 2-year-olds trained by students, will begin April 2. Students are pictured riding the colts during a class in 2017. • Photo by Molly Montag.

UWRF Colt Sale Moves Online, Up A Month Due To COVID-19

The annual sale of 2-year-olds trained by students at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) will be held online in early April. Officials were forced to suspend the colt-training course and move the UWRF Colt Sale up a month and online due to COVID-19.
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NRHA Suspends World Title Race

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Executive Committee and Board of Directors has decided to suspend the world title race through next month. Any money won from March 14th — April 30th, 2020 will not count towards World Title standing, according to the NRHA. “NRHA-approved events may occur during this time, but the earnings won’t […]
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Tuffs Junie — Mother of Junie Wood, Woody Be Tuff — Dies

The Western performance horse world has lost another of its great performers and producers.  Tuffs Junie, a 31-year-old mare bred by Boyd Summerhays of Sandy, Utah, and owned by Craig Crumpler of Wichita Falls, Texas, was humanely euthanized on Thursday. Crumpler, who purchased “Junie” as a 4-year-old from her breeder, said: “She was the sweetest, best […]
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Docs Okie Quixote a Superfly Gent if there ever was one

If anybody had any doubts about Docs Okie Quixote, the National Cutting Horse Futurity Association Futurity champion only months earlier, those were all erased when he followed it up with a convincing triumph at the Super Stakes in 1984. And if that weren’t enough, he won the Derby later in the year to become the […]
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AQHA Announces 2020-2021 Executive Committee

In light of the cancellation of the 2020 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Convention, the AQHA Executive Committee has filled the vacancy on the Executive Committee per AQHA Bylaw Article IV Section 3. In appointing a person to fill such vacancy, the Executive Committee requested the recommendation of the AQHA past presidents who normally recommend […]
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Saddle Soap or Oil—Which Should You Use on Tack and When?

We all have tack that we love to use. Maybe it’s that pair of reins with just the right feel or that breast collar that fits every horse you ride. According to Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack, the side effects of frequent use of our favorite tack are wear and tear on the leather […]
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Kit Kat Sugar NCHA Super Stakes Is Canceled

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) has canceled the 2020 Kit Kat Sugar NCHA Super Stakes. The original event, which was supposed to start this week in Fort Worth, was originally postponed due to COVID-19.