The Abilene Spectacular in Abilene, Texas, allows cutters to kick-start the new year of competition and lay a foundation for the coming show season.
The John Deere Limited Open finals are tonight. I am predicting the Will Rogers Coliseum to be maybe one-third full. This is nothing short of a shame on us. They are the best two sets of cattle to showcase cutting to the public. It has a high entertainment factor. It is the right length of time. It provides a time period to educate. Actually two time slots, the herd settling. We are wasting this.
The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is excited to announce that Custom Crome has become the association’s newest Four Million Dollar Sire. With offspring earnings totaling more than $4,085,475, this accomplishment makes him only the ninth stallion to achieve this milestone, and it is well deserved after he reached NRHA Three Million Dollar status in 2012.
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The National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) Board of Directors met on Dec. 20 and moved to increase the number of Open Finalists beginning with the upcoming NRBC show set for April 16-23.
The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) has appointed Patti Carter, of Amarillo, Texas, as the Association’s senior director of judges. She will start her new role on Jan. 4.
Whether they have been in the sport for only a few years or longer, amateur cutters work hard to learn and succeed, and the top amateur rider of the year is recognized for his or her efforts. The family of Amy Bell, a cutter who passed away unexpectedly May 26, 2014, shortly before she was supposed to show at the Breeder’s Invitational, endowed the award in 2015.