Superfly Soars to the Top at NCHA Super Stakes

Superfly HUpton webSuperfly & Hayden Upton • Photo by Kristin PitzerThe National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes kicked off March 24 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, Texas. After five days of go-rounds, the first finals, the Classic Limited Open, took place March 29. From the first draw, Superfly carried Hayden Upton to a 222, which topped the seven-horse class.

Reining Horse Foundation Scholarship Deadline is May 1

NRHAlogowebHigh school seniors who are members of the National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHA) are encouraged to apply for scholarships made possible by the Reining Horse Foundation (RHF). Applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2017, for consideration. Seven academic and need-based scholarships will be awarded by an independent committee based upon applicants’ academic achievement, financial need, future goals and involvement with horses and NRHyA.

Quarter Horse News Returns as NRBC Slide Street Journal Sponsor

slidestreetQuarter Horse News will continue to sponsor the NRBC Slide Street Journal.Quarter Horse News will continue as a partner to the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) as the exclusive sponsor of the 2017 NRBC Slide Street Journal. The Slide Street Journal is the voice of the NRBC, emailed periodically year-round with news of the program and the event.

Inferno Sixty Six Heats Things Up in Scottsdale

inferno-sixty-six-crcInferno Sixty Six & Franco Bertolani • Photo by Stacy PigottThree weeks. That’s all Franco Bertolani asked for. One week for the Cactus Reining Classic. One week for the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC). One week for the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby. It doesn’t seem like much, but when those three weeks fall during a busy breeding schedule for Inferno Sixty Six, it required some consideration. In the end, Bertolani got his three weeks, and during the first, Inferno Sixty Six justified his trainer’s faith with a crowd-pleasing win in the Lucas Oil Derby Level 4 Open at the Cactus Reining Classic.

72-Year-Old Rider Wins at Cactus Reining Classic

chics-dream-kulmerMorris Kulmer and Chics Dream • Photo by WaltenberryMorris Kulmer has been reining for a long time – decades, by his estimation. But he hadn’t shown a horse at the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity until 2014, and on Friday, March 24, he rode that same horse, Chics Dream, to a 218.5-point win in the Protect the Harvest Derby Level 4 Non-Pro at the Cactus Reining Classic in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Beautifully Simple Slot Ear Headstall

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Would you like a headstall that’s extremely comfortable for your horse and simple to use? How about one that was designed by one of the best horseman that ever lived? Watch while NCHA Hall of Fame Rider and earner of over 1.4 million dollars Matt Budge of Budge Performance Horses tells us why he uses the Dennis Moreland Tack Doubled and Stitched Slot Ear Headstall http://bit.ly/1nxhWlY on all his horses.

Western Horseman and CAA Sponsor Third Annual Youth Art Contest

WhitneyEdington WH artThe 2016 grand prize went to Whitney Edington, of Goldthwaite, Texas, who titled this sketch "Where Champions Begin."Western Horseman and Cowboy Artists of America (CAA) are asking the magazine’s young readers to pick up a paintbrush, pen or pencil and show off their artistic skills. The third annual Western Horseman/Cowboy Artists of America Youth Art Contest – sponsored by CAA for the second year – is open to entries in three age divisions: 8 and under, 9-13 and 14-18.

Final Champions Crowned at Eastern Nationals

jeff-byars-lew-byarsJeff Byars and son Lew Byars • Photo by Jennifer K. HancockThe 2017 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Eastern National Championships wrapped in Jackson, Mississippi, on March 17. Skills and some St. Patrick’s Day luck were needed for the testy herds on the final day of competition. The event began March 6.