NCHA Super Stakes Open Finalists Named

PharoahAndJames CAllen 041417Clint Allen, pictured aboard Pharaoh And James, was the only rider to qualify three horses to the Open finals. • Photo by Kelsey PecsekFive sets of talented 4-year-old cutting horses battled challenging cattle all afternoon in the Will Rogers Coliseum on April 14 in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Open semifinals. When the last of 56 horse-and-rider teams completed their run, the bubble sat at 214.5.

Silver Spurs Equine Purchases Xtra Quarter Horses

michael miola lorenzo vargas webMike Miola (left) & Lorenzo Vargas • Photo courtesy of Mike MiolaWimpys Little Step, Shiners Voodoo Dr and Wimpyneedsacocktail have a new owner, but they won’t be leaving Oklahoma. On April 13, it was announced that Xtra Quarter Horses' headliner stallions, as well as the facility they stand at and everything on the property, were purchased by Silver Spurs Equine.

CD Lights Joins NRCHA Elite Sires

CD LightsCD Lights • Photo courtesy of Danny MotesAnother elite stallion has joined the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Million Dollar Sire ranks. Offspring of CD Lights (CD Olena x Delight Of My Life x Grays Starlight) officially passed the seven-figure earnings milestone in the reined cow horse arena, winning a combined $1,033,877. CD Lights is the 17th stallion to achieve NRCHA Million Dollar Sire status.

NCHA Super Stakes Sale Shows Strong Market for Performers

super-sarahs-boon$51,000 seller Super Sarahs Boon • Photo by Stacy PigottResults of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes Sale, held April 8 in Fort Worth, Texas, showed a strong demand for trained cutting horses. Sixty horses – 77 percent of the 81 head offered – sold for $669,300. The net average was $11,155; the top 10 sellers averaged $20,250.

The Breeding Game


Show season is underway and I am so pleased with my group of 4-year-olds. I showed them for the first time at the Cactus Reining Classic and they all did well, earning good checks in their divisions.

NRHA Accepting Internship Applications For The 2017 NRHA Derby

MagnumStarlights CDeary web2016 NRHA Derby Level 4 Open Champions, Magnum Starlights and Casey Deary • Photo by WaltenberryThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is now accepting internship applications for the 2017 NRHA Derby held in Oklahoma City. Interns will gain experience working a high caliber horse show, all while networking with people in the reining industry.

Cornbread Thinks: Control

“Everything will be perfectly fine if this horse would do what I want.” Do you ever have that thought? Do you get frustrated when you can’t get your horse to do what you want? Does your frustration get telegraphed to your horse? Is it really about not being able to control everything your horse does? What does control mean to you? Think about that a minute, please.