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CSG Magnifique Gun & Lukas Czechowicz • Photo by Andrea Bonaga

Two Open Riders Top IRHA Derby Qualifier

IRHA Derby Open The 2019 edition of the €67.000-added Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) Derby opened the arena on May 20 to Open and Non-Pro go-round competition. The Open division counted 104 entries across the four levels and, once the first section of the 2019 IRHA Level 4 Open Derby qualifier was over, Ann Fonck and […]
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Italian Non-Pros Lead After IRHA/NRHA Derby Go Round

The non-pros put in some big runs this week at the 2019 Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA)/National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Derby in Italy. The leader of the Level 4 Non-Pro at the event, which is held during the Salone del Cavallo Americano horse show, is Italian Carlo Ambrosini. He marked the highest score during […]
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El Rancho Spring Classic Promotes West Coast Cutting

The El Rancho Spring Classic, presented by Carol Ward, owner of Carol Ward Cutting Horses and the Murieta Equestrian Center, took place at Murieta Equestrian Center April 25-28 in Rancho Murieta, California. The El Rancho Cutting Horse Association, an NCHA Affiliate, prides itself on promoting one of the last outdoor cuttings on the West Coast. […]
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Stall Bedding Matters

Straw, shavings, paper – hemp? There are many horse bedding options available on the market today. Like many things in the Western performance industry, the type of bedding you choose for your horse’s stall is likely based in tradition — maybe your parents used it, or a favorite trainer. If you keep your horse elsewhere, […]
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Beasley on a Roll

The year started strong at the Augusta Futurity, but it could’ve been a fluke. Repeat success at The Ike Derby made it seem more real. But after their winning Derby Unlimited Amateur performance at the Breeder’s Invitational (BI), there’s no denying that Julie Beasley and CR Dualin Out Tuff are on a roll.
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The World of Cryptorchids

I have a theory that states the size of a stallion’s testicles is inversely proportional to their “undesirable” behavior. Stated another way, the smaller the testicles, the more the attitude; the larger the testicles, the calmer-minded the stallion. Over 20 years of equine veterinary medicine, I have found this to be true of horses and […]
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Deadline extended for three AjPHA awards

Members of the American Junior Paint Horse Association (AjPHA) have some extra time to apply for three of the association’s major annual awards. The awards honor outstanding members or clubs, and feature a range of prizes.