The 2017 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity & Adequan® North American Affiliate Championships (NAAC) have joined hands with a new event sponsor, bringing a twist to a well-known event. Presented by Farnam®, this year’s Celebration of Champions will be held prior to section two of the Lucas Oil Futurity Level 4 Open finals on […]
During the Legacy Reining Sales this year, big crowds made high bids on well-bred prospects and proven performers. The sale, held at Cardinal Training Center in Aubrey, Texas, Oct. 20-21, is a mainstay each year for reiners and other Western performance industry members.
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The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is proud to announce a new Four Million Dollar Sire, Gallo Del Cielo. With offspring earnings totaling more than $4,001,770, Gallo Del Cielo is only the 10th horse to reach this historic milestone. Gallo Del Cielo, commonly referred to as “Rooster,” was bred by Harold H. Stream III, of […]
Grammy-winning singer Lyle Lovett has been named the 2018 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Dale Wilkinson Lifetime Achievement Award winner. An avid owner and breeder of reiners, Lovett was lauded by the NRHA for raising thousands of dollars for the Reining Horse Foundation [RHF], as well as promoting the NRHA and sport of reining. Lovett […]
Hagyard Equine Medical Institute, the oldest and one of the largest private equine veterinary facilities in the world, submitted a study that was peer reviewed and published in the March 2017 Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, showing treatment with a polysaccharide blend reduced gastric ulceration in active horses.
The American Quarter Horse Foundation (AQHF) is collecting monetary donations for members affected by recent wildfires, earthquakes and hurricanes.
During the first National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Sales held in Fort Worth, Texas, flashy horses with solid pedigrees proved most valuable. Managed this year by Western Bloodstock, the sales took place Oct. 13-14.
Brenda Higbee hasn’t had Dis Cats Dynamite for very long, but she and the mare have made a great combination in the cutting pen. Their latest victory was Saturday in the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Classic/Challenge Amateur. They marked a 220.5 in the arena at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las […]
Julie Sandford had visions of precious gems during the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Derby Amateur. She and her gelding, Metallicexpectations, were following a bit of advice Sandford had gotten beforehand.
Sweat Son and Equi-Stat Elite $8 Million Rider Lloyd Cox continued to get things done at the PCCHA Futurity in the Derby ranks with the Open Championship.
What a year for National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Professional Jake Gorrell, of Hanford, California. He achieved Million Dollar Rider status in August, and then rocked the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open finals fence work in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 14. He rode Plain Catty to score a stupendous 225, clinching his first […]
Moon Cat CD was a wild child in her training, but the California-bred mare delivered a professional performance Friday night in the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Futurity Open in Las Vegas.
Tammy Jo Hays collected her third National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Non-Pro Championship last night when she marked a composite score of 650 on Hat Six Keep Sparkin to win $20,359. As the second-to-last rider out in the cow work of 17 Non-Pro finalists, Hays had to give it everything she […]
The Protect the Harvest Bridleless Challenge is always a hit with the crowd at the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Futurity, but this year’s event took an even wilder turn than usual when Morgan Cromer decided to raise the stakes. Her idea: why should one person cut a cow without a bridle when it […]
LaCygne, Kansas, horseman Brad Lund, riding Ima Smart Catt (WR This Cats Smart x Shiney Patrona x Shining Spark) for owner Cudd Quarter Horses of Woodward, Oklahoma, won the 2017 National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity CINCH Intermediate Open Championship on Thursday, Oct. 12 in Fort Worth, Texas.
John Kratzer found himself at a crossroads two cows into his run in the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association (PCCHA) Futurity’s Classic/Challenge Non-Pro finals.
The suspension of Tommy Manion, who admitted to shooting his horse with a BB gun, has been reduced in an out-of-court settlement with the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA).
The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Hackamore Classic spent its first year in Fort Worth, Texas, and it was a show to remember. The premier event wrapped up Wednesday, Oct. 11, when Shine Smarter carried Sarah Dawson to the Open Championship. Dawson, of Aubrey, Texas, rode the 5-year-old mare (WR This Cats Smart x […]
Metallic Rebel continued to steamroll through the 5/6-year-old division with the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association [PCCHA] Futurity Classic/Challenge Open Championship, but he had to outdo two full siblings in order to make it happen.
The National Reined Cow Horse Association Snaffle Bit Futurity Open preliminaries are complete in Fort Worth, Texas. The top 25 horses of the nearly 230 who competed in the preliminaries will advance to the clean slate finals and a chance at the $125,000 top prize on Saturday, Oct. 14, in the historic Will Rogers Coliseum.
At the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity in Fort Worth, Texas, horses and riders in the Futurity Open divisions completed the second leg of preliminary competition, the herd work, on Sunday, Oct. 8. Two offspring of NRCHA Million Dollar Sire WR This Cats Smart earned identical 222 scores to share the […]
It was an all-American night Saturday at the All American Quarter Horse Congress when National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) $4 Million Rider Andrea Fappani and All American Vintage scored a 232.5 to earn the NRHA Futurity Level 4 Open Championship. It was his second time in the winner’s circle after topping the Level 4 Open […]
A man suspected of starting a barn fire last week that killed four horses, including three sons of Shining Lil Nic, is in custody in another state, officials say.
Six groups of horse enthusiasts received a combined $15,000 from the American Quarter Horse Association [AQHA] to establish or repair riding trails.
The Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) announced the locations for their Western semifinals, the definitive step for Western riders and teams to qualify for Nationals. IHSA riders compete in a range of levels in Western horsemanship and in the open level in both horsemanship and reining.
The Reno Snaffle Bit Futurity Hall of Achievement Banquet took place Sept. 14 at the Silver Legacy Hotel & Casino in Reno, Nevada. Bobby Ingersoll was the man of the hour. Click on any photo to begin slideshow.
The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open rein work preliminaries wrapped up Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas.
SJR Smooth Rio, shown by Corey Cushing and Mamas Voodoo Shiner, shown by Todd Crawford, are tops thus far in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open rein work preliminaries.
The Iowa Cutting Horse Association and Iowa Breeders Cutting Futurity Association held their annual Futurity Aug. 18-20 at the historic National Cattle Congress in Waterloo, Iowa. The Iowa Breeders Cutting Futurity was held as a class within the Open and Non-Pro Futurity classes.
A blaze that killed four horses in Colorado, including three sons of reined cow horse stallion Shining Lil Nic, may have been intentionally set.
The host hotel of the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association Futurity is offering free lodging to those affected by a mass shooting Sunday night on the Las Vegas Strip.
The last finals of the Brazos Bash just wrapped up, and the action of the show continued through the final buzzer.
International breeders that raise working American Quarter Horses are eligible for a new award from the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA).
Paint cutting horses took center stage on Friday, Sept. 29, at the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship Show. In the Senior Cutting, A Cat Named Slash and Monty Buntin rode from the first draw to mark a 219, and the score held through the rest of the class for the World Championship. It […]
The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) is seeking nominations for the 2018 roster of the association’s Members Hall of Fame.
The heat was on in the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) Junior Working Cow Horse, held Sept. 28 in the John Justin Arena at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. Six entries vied for the World Championship, and Spooks Blue Eyed Gun (PT) walked away with the title. The mare (Spooks Gotta Gun x Codys Dun […]
Beautiful horses, talented riders, exciting music and costumes – it’s easy to see why everyone loves Freestyle Reining. The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announced that the Invitational Freestyle Reining is back again at the NRHA Futurity.
For nearly 40 years, the Gist family of Midland, Texas, has preserved Foundation bloodlines critical to the development of the modern Quarter Horse. Following a Sept. 9 Wagon Wheel Ranch production sale in Lometa, Texas, a donation of the remaining horses to Sul Ross State University began. Founded by the late breeding trailblazer, Fred G. […]
Ty Moore has been on a hot streak with his homebred mare Sweet Sister Cat (Metallic Cat x Heavens Little Angel x Smart Little Lena). Last month, the pair took home the West Texas Futurity Non-Pro Championship, and shortly after, they went on to clinch the same title at the Cotton Stakes.
Four titles were left to give to the reiners on Sept. 27 at the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship show. In the senior reining, five horses competed for the Championship neck ribbon, and Show Your Guns and Tell Edgmon topped the group by a landslide. Edgmon and “Showy” scored a 218.5, besting their […]
Citizens of Fort Worth, Texas, were seeing spots at the Will Rogers Memorial Center as the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) World Championship Show kicked off Sept. 20. Horses from many different disciplines were scheduled to compete through Oct. 1. On Sept. 25-27, the reiners stepped into the spotlight. Kirstin Kutchuk rode David Warner-bred Babys […]
A long-time non-pro reiner suspended by the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) has filed a lawsuit seeking reinstatement of her membership and return of her non-pro status.
The American Horse Council (AHC) announced that its 2018 Annual Meeting and National Issues Forum will take place from June 10-13, 2018 at the Capital Hilton in the heart of Washington D.C.
Several small cutting futurities have already taken place, and the 3-year-old athletes have built more confidence in the herd. That sureness in tough situations proved to be valuable in the Futurity Open at the Brazos Bash, where the cattle were testy.
High school rodeo and the reined cow horse competition are leading to a college scholarship for Zayle Davis, of Blackfoot, Idaho, thanks to a partnership benefiting competitors at the National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR). For the second consecutive year, the Reining Horse Foundation has joined with the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) to […]
Jake Gorrell joined an elite group of cow horse riders when he climbed past $1 million in National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) earnings over the summer. The Idaho native had been close for some time, and was glad to finally get over the hump. Having curtailed his show schedule in recent years to focus […]
Breakthrough research and one-of-kind educational opportunities don’t happen by accident or in isolation. They are accomplished in concert with industry stalwarts who give of their time, talents and wisdom. One such linchpin, Lexington-based veterinarian Tom Riddle, was recently named the 2017 Friend of University of Kentucky (UK) Ag Equine Programs. The award recognizes the many […]
The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is pleased to announce the addition of Gary L. Carpenter, Commissioner and CEO of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) and Katie Innis Schaaf, United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Certified Trainer and United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Judge to the IEA Board of Directors.
Equi-Stat Elite $14 Million Sire Metallic Cat has sold to Robert “Bobby” Patton Jr., of Rocking P Ranch. The stallion changed hands Wednesday, Sept. 20, for an undisclosed price.
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 […]
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.
Do you wish you knew more about the various types of western reins? When choosing reins you’ve got to consider the functionality, safety, and traditions of each type along with your personal preferences. When showing you’ve got to know which rein or reins are legal in your event. Split reins are the most common type […]
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The Southwest Reining Horse Association (SWRHA) Futurity’s leading open horse is Electric Code (Jacs Electric Spark x Hot Coded Candy x The Hot Express), pictured with Jared Leclair, who rode the 2005 stallion to show earnings of $33,100. Leclair has $723,555 in lifetime earnings, while Electric Code, bred by Janice Free, of Bondurant, Wyoming, has […]