Gina Maria Schumacher and Alittlewhitetrash at the High Roller Classic in Las Vegas.
Gina Maria Schumacher and Alittlewhitetrash, a real-life cookie monster, were Derby Non Pro winners at the High Roller Reining Classic. Photo by Waltenberry

Schumacher, Alittlewhitetrash Find That Sweet Spot In Vegas

Rest assured that whatever else Gina Maria Schumacher packed for the 5,600 mile trip to Las Vegas, she didn’t forget the cookies. “Rudy gets his cookies and cuddles that he always does even when he doesn’t win,” said Schumacher. Make no mistake that Rudy, who performs in the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) under the […]
Luca Fappani and Itsinthegenes at the High Roller Classic in Las Vegas.

Itsallinthegenes Earning Silver Spurs Under Team Fappani

You will hear from time to time of those unique athletes who have that abstract, yet highly invaluable, intangible characteristic of it.  It is difficult to describe, but essentially it is that inherent trait, look and manner that instills confidence and energizes all around him — or her — and which enables performers to peak at just that […]
A Star Is Borne and Michael Cooper at the Cotton Stakes.

Final: A Star Is Borne Solves Futurity Mare’s Nest At Cotton Stakes

A Star Is Borne and Michael Cooper, a cowboy from Bucyrus, Kansas, rode away with the $10,100 grand prize in the Futurity Open of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Cotton Stakes on Thursday in West Monroe, Louisiana. A Star Is Borne, a mare, is by Boon Too Suen and out of Holly Is Smooth […]
Rob Georg and Primetime Shorty competing.

Cutter’s Ode To “Soul Mate” Striking A Chord

As he did with the death of a close friend, cutter and songwriter Rob Georg found solace in his grief over the passing of his beloved horse in the words of a ballad. “On a cold February Sunday, I found my good, ol’ Shorty dead on his paddock,” said Georg in an email written from […]

Ben Emison, NCHA Hall of Famer & Cutting Pioneer, Dies at 81

Ben Emison, for more than 50 years a giant in the realm of cutting horses, died Thursday at a Fort Worth area hospital after a brief illness, friends and associates confirmed. Mr. Emison was 81. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at White’s Funeral Home in Weatherford. Emison’s funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday […]
Dr. Keri Hudson Reykdal finishes up a veterinary procedure.

Dr. Keri, Canadian medicine woman, a hit with Animal Planet audiences

In the prairie province of Manitoba is a practitioner of good, a medicine woman who roams that part of the longitudinal center of Canada with her healing hands and tools of the trade always at the ready, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.   She is Dr. Keri Hudson Reykdal, better known to television […]