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In the Stats: NCHA Super Stakes

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The leading Open money-earning horse at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes is 1983 NCHA Futurity Open Champion Docs Okie Quixote (Doc Quixote x Jimmette Too x Johnny Tivio), a 1980 stallion bred, owned and shown by Joe Heim. Docs Okie Quixote became the second NCHA Triple Crown Champion – winning the 1983 NCHA Futurity, the 1984 NCHA Super Stakes Open and the 1984 NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Open. The stallion, who died following colic surgery at the age of 6, has lifetime earnings of $637,707. His 43 money-earning offspring won a total of $609,049 for $14,164 in average earnings. 

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In the Past: NRBC Legends

InthePast CustomLegend AFappani 07nrbc WCustom Legend & Andrea Fappani • Photo by Waltenberry

The National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary during its April 17-24 show at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas.

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In the Blood: Game On Smooth

GameOnSmooth pedigreeGame On Smooth has shown consistency in his young career for owner Mike Schraeder and trainer T. J. Good. Schraeder and the horse made the finals of the Limited Non-Pro at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity; Good and Game On Smooth made the 4-Year-Old Open finals at the Abilene Spectacular.


Taylor Zimmerman Wins in Oklahoma

taylorsmallTaylor Zimmerman & Wimpys Little Jessie • Photo by Alex LynchThe Oklahoma Reining Horse Association (OKRHA) Ride and Slide Derby just kicked off last year, but that didn’t stop a large group of competitors from flocking to the event.

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Copperish Continues Success

Copperish LCox 030917Copperish & Lloyd Cox • Photo by Kelsey PecsekCopperish may have lost a cow in the Open semifinals at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, but she has come on with power as a 4-year-old this year. She followed up several strong showings at early limited-age events with an impressive win at The Cattlemen’s Derby & Classic.

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Dont Stopp Believin Keeps It Up

DontStoppBelievin PRapp 030817Dont Stopp Believin & Phil Rapp • Photo by Kelsey PecsekJust four days after winning the Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open in Houston, Dont Stopp Believin and Equi-Stat Elite $9 Million Rider Phil Rapp secured another title at The Cattlemen’s Derby & Classic in Graham, Texas.

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Kansas Wildfires Affect Gardiner Angus Ranch

GardinerA GGardiner 15PMGarth and Amanda Gardiner • Photo by Primo MoralesAs wildfires rip through several parts of the country, owners of agricultural properties like Gardiner Angus Ranch in Ashland, Kansas, have been driven from their homes to seek shelter from the flames.

OKRHA Ride & Slide

The Oklahoma Reining Horse Assocation (OKRHA) Ride & Slide Xtra Quarter Horses Derby will take place March 8-12 at the the Tulsa Expo Square in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and will feature a full schedule of limited-age classes. For complete coverage of the OKRHA Ride & Slide, subscribe to Quarter Horse News. Helpful links: Show schedule  
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Going Down the Fence with Ken Wold

PD04 KWold ThisCatsForever 17ALweb2Ken Wold offered a few tips for putting together a successful fence run. • Photo by Alex LynchThe reined cow horse discipline’s trademark fence work event is known for its thrilling qualities. But because of the speed and nature of the task, an extra element of risk is involved.