A leading cutting horse breeder and owner suspended by the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) for alleged horse abuse has filed a lawsuit to overturn the sanctions.
The High Roller Reining Classic wrapped up Sept. 16 with the Lucas Oil Derby and the Whizkey N Diamonds Stakes Open. With 142 horses and riders competing over Friday and Saturday, there were bound to be some big runs and even bigger competition. ARC Gunnabeabigstar and Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Rider Jordan Larson did not […]
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Katie Fonsen Young scored a triple play in the El Rancho Futurity Non-Pro, winning the Championship aboard a gelding she also owned and bred.
At the inaugural Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity, held Sept. 11-17 in Reno, Nevada, Reymageddon proved lightning can strike twice. The full brother to 2009 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champion Reymanator carried professional Zane Davis to an exciting win at the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center. Reymageddon (Dual Rey x Savannah […]
Two mares, Eazee E and Deluxe Checks, were running 1-2 atop the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open World standings going into the El Rancho Futurity. The most recent tally showed Kevin and Sydney Knight’s Eazee E trailing Deluxe Checks by almost $15,000 going into the California event, but she and Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million […]
Cindy Lou Blue launched her show career into orbit with the El Rancho Futurity Open Championship. California horseman Andrew Coates and the 2014 daughter of High Brow Cat, owned by Coyote Rock Ranch, won with a 221. The Reserve Championship went to Good Lookin Metallic and Grant Setnicka, who marked a 216.5. Cindy Lou Blue’s mother, Swingin […]
With older, well-seasoned horses, the derby classes bring a lot of excitement to the High Roller Reining Classic. The Derby and Stakes Non-Pro took place Sept. 14 at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, and with 111 draws, there were quite a few competitive teams in attendance. In the Derby Level 4 Open, two […]
The High Roller Reining Classic, held at the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, kicked off on Sept. 8. Over the weekend, ancillary classes were held along with Arabian and Half-Arabian futurities. The non-pro and open futurities took place Sept. 12-13. On Sept. 12, the non-pros and their futurity horses strutted their […]
Cutter Paul Hansma didn’t realize he was close to a major career milestone until the congratulations arrived by text message and phone call after the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular.
After continued conversation between the Dixie Reining Horse Association and the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), in addition to gaining more information about Hurricane Irma, the decision has been made to cancel the Southeast Affiliate Regional Championship scheduled to be held September 14 – 17 in Perry, Georgia.
Prominent cutting breeder Tommy Manion has been suspended by the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) amid allegations of horse abuse. He does not face criminal charges.
The El Rancho Futurity and Foothill Fiesta just kicked off a few days back in Rancho Murieta, California, and the excitement has already started ramping up. The Derby and Classic/Challenge Open finals were the first two to go, and some of the cutting industry’s hard hitters proved their place was on top.
Expect the unexpected; that’s the Road to the Horse motto fans have grown to love. It’s what drives them to buy tickets before the first competitor is even announced.
After settling for second place in a few recent big events, Denise Seiz and Time For A Smoothie broke through in a big way on Sunday, Sept. 10, with the Cotton Stakes Derby Unlimited Amateur Championship. Seiz, of Cedartown, Georgia, and the 2013 roan mare (Smooth As A Cat x One Secret Desire x One […]
Oklahoman Ty Moore rode Sweet Sister Cat to the second straight Futurity Non-Pro Championship of the mare’s career with a victory at the Cotton Stakes.
Due to the projected path of Hurricane Irma, Quarter Horse News has created this page in an effort to publicize the needs of those in the horse industry. This page is intended as a resource to connect those in need with those able to assist. QHN is in no way affiliated with any of the individuals […]
An East Texas horse auction is changing hands.
Cromed Out Cat, Sweat Son and La Bets Cash stood out from the stellar cast of Futurity, Derby and Classic Open cutters assembled for this week’s aged event at the Cotton Stakes.
The Tulsa Reining Classic Derby Open took the spotlight on Sunday at Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Big stops, smart maneuvers and stylish reining horses were shown in the Ford Truck Arena where 64 entries battled for top honors.
The final day of the Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity and aged Event was packed full with excited Non-Pro and Amateur finals, allowing the show to end on a high note.
The Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity and Aged Event is a popular show each year, and the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)/Mercuria World Series of Cutting event it hosts always brings a big and rowdy crowd.
The Hollywoodstinseltown Futurity Open took the spotlight on Saturday at the Tulsa Reining Classic, held at Expo Square. Big stops, fast spins and flashy horses were showcased in the Ford Truck Arena where 85 entries battled for Championship honors.
Friday night at the Tulsa Reining Classic was filled with national and international competition when the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and CRI classes were showcased. Professionals and young guns both dazzled the crowd with big stops, fast spins and smooth moves.
The Turnabout Farm Futurity Non-Pro took center stage at the Tulsa Reining Classic, held at Expo Square Aug. 28 – Sept. 3. Smart maneuvers and big stops were in large supply in the Ford Truck Arena.
The Futurity Open at the Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity and Aged Event brought some of the industry’s most talented young cutters to the Ford Idaho Center, but Reyzn Dust and Andrew Coates proved to be the brightest in the bunch.
Austin Shepard, of Summerdale, Alabama, passed a major earnings milestone at the West Texas Futurity, held Aug. 12-20 in Amarillo, Texas. He joined Equi-Stat Elite $9 Million Rider Phil Rapp and two $8 million riders – Matt Gaines and Lloyd Cox – as the only riders to earn more than $7 million in the National […]
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Foundation’s Equine Disaster Relief Fund is accepting aid to help horses in Texas, Louisiana and other states affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity and Aged Event in Nampa, Idaho, kicked off its excitement with the Classic/Challenge Open finals, where 11 talented combinations vied for top honors.
The National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity wrapped up Aug. 28 with the Futurity Open and Non-Pro finals. With a lot of prize money on the line and a chance to gain momentum for a victorious futurity season, the horse-and-rider combinations put it all on the line and some were rewarded in a […]
On the next-to-last day of the National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity, the derby horses had their chance to shine. In an action-packed finals, Russell Probert piloted Light And Sassy to the Derby Open and Intermediate Open championships. The duo finished the evening with a composite score of 661 and garnered $10,872 for […]
Due to the destruction and flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Quarter Horse News has created this page in an effort to publicize the needs of those in the horse industry. This page is intended as a resource to connect those in need with those able to assist. QHN is in no way affiliated with […]
In the midst of the excitement at the National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity, exhibitors and spectators took a break from watching the best futurity and derby horses compete to focus their attention on the talented bridle horses entered in this year’s World’s Richest Stock Horse. Eleven teams competed for a chance to […]
As a result of a recent rule change approved by the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) executive committee, the earnings cap for NCHA Amateur card holders that are 60 years of age or older will be increased to $200,000 limited-age event/$200,000 weekend, and $400,000 lifetime. Under the new rule, past or future senior monies will […]
Better make room at the house, non-pro cutter Paula Wood and Suen Too Be Black are bringing another award home to Stephenville, Texas.
The Southwest Reined Cow Horse Association (SRCHA) Pre-Futurity and Horse Show came to a head on Aug. 19 with the Futurity Open, Futurity Non-Pro and Derby Non-Pro cow works. The 30 highest-scoring total on two Open finals runs were held separately, making the John Justin Arena the place to be on Saturday evening.
As the Open limited-age classes wrapped up at the West Texas Futurity, held Aug. 10-20 in Amarillo, Texas, cutting fans had a lot to talk about. A new crop of 3-year-olds is making its debut and familiar names in the 4-Year-Old and 5/6-Year-Old divisions are continuing to dominate.
Jennifer Easton, a longtime member of the reining community, passed away Aug. 1 at the age of 69. She posted her first check to Equi-Stat in 1989 and garnered more than $11,000 in the reining pen. But her greatest impact in the industry came from her role as a breeder and owner.
Tom McCutcheon’s first two runs didn’t go as well as he’d hoped at the North Central Reining Horse Association (NCRHA) Futurity, but the Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider’s final horse, One Stormy Nite, made up for the earlier mishaps.
At a show like the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular, there is plenty of anticipation leading up to the Derby Open, and this year the performances brought the house down.
The cooler weather moving through Fort Worth, Texas, this week made for some tricky cattle in the Will Rogers Coliseum during the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Derby Limited Open finals, but that didn’t stop HC Herd Boss and Justin Chalmers from commanding attention.
The Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association (RMRHA) Summer Slide, held July 24-30 at the National Western Events Center in Denver, drew entries from all over the United States and Canada. The event hosted ancillary classes along with a futurity, which featured $96,250 in added money. The payout structure of the futurity was 40 percent to […]
Lance Cooper was unbeatable at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Senior Youth World Finals Show.
Every September, I waste about two hours of my life watching Apple present their latest and greatest iPhone and other tech. I did the same last night. I stayed up way too late, watching it on my iPad as my iPhone and AppleWatch were charging on my dresser. I’m embarrassed to admit that to […]