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Einey, a young Einsteins Revolution colt, was shot and killed May 1. • Photo by Ruth Hartman

Einsteins Revolution Colt Shot in Pampa, Texas

WEB EineyEiney, a young Einsteins Revolution colt, was shot and killed May 1. • Photo by Ruth HartmanWhen a shot rang out near Shoenail Ranch in Pampa, Texas, around 1:30 p.m. on May 1, a barn hand rushed out to investigate. In the distance, he saw 3-week-old buckskin colt “Einey” motionless on the ground in the pasture. As the worker neared, his worst fears were realized – the colt was dead.


NCHA Challenger Series Picks up Steam

ChallengerSeriesThings are picking up around the country for the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Challenger Series, and the event held in Gonzales, Louisiana, is no exception.

Carolina Classic Derby & ABI

The Carolina Classic and Atlantic Breeders Incentive (ABI) is scheduled for May 10-14 in Williamston, North Carolina, at the Senator Bob Martin Eastern Agricultural Center. The annual event features a full slate of ancillary classes in conjunction with its 4-, 5- and 6-year-old Derby Open and Non-Pro classes. In addition, an exhibitors party is planned […]
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Derby Open Champions Crowned in Nampa

HollyMaqGun MarcoRicotta webHolly Maq Gun pictured at the 2016 Cactus Reining Classic with Marco Ricotta • Photo by Kelsey PecsekHolly Maq Gun has made the finals at several major reining events, like the 2015 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity, the 2015 High Roller Reining Classic and the 2016 Cactus Reining Classic. But the gelding (Hollywoodtinseltown x Gunners Doll x Colonels Smoking Gun [Gunner]) fell short of taking home a Championship. 

NCHA Scottsdale Nationals

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Scottsdale Nationals kick off May 4 at WestWorld of Scottsdale and run through May 10. In addition to a full lineup of NCHA divisions offered during the event in Scottsdale, Arizona, there will be a Youth Grand Entry on May 6. For complete coverage of the NCHA Scottsdale Nationals, […]

How Did That Happen?

SmoothAsACatxSlyPlaygirl"Howie" is by Smooth As A Cat and out of Sly Playgirl. • Courtesy of Jaime SniderWhen Jaime Snider saw Sly Playgirl’s 2017 Smooth As A Cat foal for the first time, he thought there had to be some mistake.

Insights & Opinions: The Smallest Change

Through the years, my job has presented me a lot of fabulous opportunities when it comes to horses. I’ve gotten to talk to the world’s best horsemen, and I’ve met some of the greatest horses across different disciplines and industries. One of my fondest memories, however, wasn’t work-related at all. It centered around a clinic.


Goodbye to Ernest Beutenmiller Sr.

ErnestBeuttenmillerSrErnest Beutenmiller Sr. • Photo courtesy of the NCHAThe National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) announced May 1 that the cutting industry lost another long-time and valued member of its community. Ernest Beutenmiller Sr. passed away on April 28 at the age of 86.

Cornbread Thinks: Eyes, Use ‘Em

It is the second day of the 4-Year-Old Open in the National Cutting Horse Association Super Stakes. I’m sitting in the top row of Section H, one-third the distance from the judges’ stands to the back fence. “Flynnie” (Sean Flynn) is settling the cattle. Five assorted riders are holding them up, two riders on deck and the cow boxes are full.

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Coreena Carr Sweeps Derby Non-Pro in Nampa

BLDlogo webDerby Non-Pro Champions were crowned at the Best Little Derby in the West.There was a chill in the air on April 28 at the Best Little Derby in the West, but it didn’t take long for things to heat up at the Ford Idaho Horse Park.