Slicker Reunion

SlickerReunionSlicker Reunion (1985), by R.S. RiddickI see this print everyday – multiple times a day, even. It hangs on the wall above the printer in the Quarter Horse News (QHN) office in Fort Worth, Texas. As QHN Art Director, I print a lot. But even though I see “Slicker Reunion” so often, I never tire of it. I always see something in it I didn’t see the day before.

NRHA’s Newest Nine Million Dollar Sire - Gunner

gunnerColonels Smoking Gun • Photo by Tristan DarkFollowing a successful event for his offspring at the National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC), the legendary stallion and National Rreining Horse Association (NRHA) Hall of Fame Inductee Colonels Smoking Gun (Gunner) is unofficially the newest Nine Million Dollar Sire. He is only the third sire to reach this milestone.

Second Chance for Einey’s Breeder

EinsteinsRevolution JBEinsteins Revolution • Photo by John BrasseauxNothing can replace Ruth Hartman’s 3-week-old Einsteins Revolution colt, “Einey,” who was shot and killed on May 1 in Pampa, Texas. Still, Silver Spurs Equine is doing what it can to offer the breeder at Shoenail Ranch the chance for another foal to raise and show.

First Champions Crowned at Scottsdale Nationals

BeaPureCat KPlatt 15SSBea Pure Cat, pictured with Kenny Platt • Photo by Suzanne SylvesterLast year, the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) executive committee voted to produce a third National Championship show in Scottsdale, Arizona. The action kicked off on May 4 at the WestWorld of Scottsdale.

Cornbread Thinks: Eyes, Use 'Em

It is the second day of the 4-Year-Old Open in the National Cutting Horse Association Super Stakes. I’m sitting in the top row of Section H, one-third the distance from the judges’ stands to the back fence. “Flynnie” (Sean Flynn) is settling the cattle. Five assorted riders are holding them up, two riders on deck and the cow boxes are full.

Progress Made in Foal Shooting Case

EineyFrontInvestigators have a person of interest in the case of Einey's death. • Photo by Ruth HartmanFollowing the shooting of a 3-week-old foal in Pampa, Texas, the Gray County Sheriff’s Department is making progress with its investigation.

Hollywoodstinseltown Achieves Million Dollar Sire Status

hollywoodstinseltownHollywoodstinseltown & Tim McQuayThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is excited to announce its newest unofficial earner of the Million Dollar Sire milestone, Hollywoodstinseltown. The 2004 American Quarter Horse Association palomino stallion, owned and bred by David Silva, Sr., joined this elite club after his offspring’s great success at the 2017 National Reining Breeder’s Classic (NRBC). Together, Hollywoodstinseltown’s offspring unofficially earned more than $52,000 throughout the event.