Mandy McCutcheon and Coronas At Nite.
Non-pros will be seeking to join Mandy McCutcheon, here aboard Coronas At Nite, in Las Vegas for the $50,000 Non-Pro Championship. Photo by Dieter Wahr

The Run For A Million Adds Unique Virtual Qualifiers for Rookies, Non-Pros

Necessity being what it is, the mother of invention and innovation, organizers of The Run For A Million announced this week they are putting in place an idea from outside the box. Despite a number of qualifiers canceled because of the COVID-19 shutdown, hopeful rookie and non-pro riders still have a shot through Refine Your […]
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Jerry Louie was a Respected Steward of Pacific Coast Cutting

Jerry Louie, a notable steward of cutting on the West Coast and a longtime member of the Pacific Coast Cutting Horse Association, died suddenly on Saturday in his hometown of Chico, California, the PCCHA confirmed. Louie was 85. Louie was a three-term National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Executive Committee member and for the better part […]
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Cutting Family Dealing with Aftermath of Madill Tornado

A few years ago, executives of Oklahoma Steel and Wire installed tornado shelters throughout the Madill, Oklahoma, manufacturing plant owned by the family of cutters Kathleen and Ty Moore. That decision made all the difference on Wednesday when an F-2 twister swept through the building, causing severe damage but not harming any of the 90 […]
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Will Rogers Memorial Center a Shrine to Love and Friendship

Progress being what it is, a new arena was a long overdue need for a city of Fort Worth growing out of its blue jeans. Fortunately for the Western performance horse industry, its major events stayed at the venerable Will Rogers Coliseum or a surrounding building on the sacred grounds. The Will Rogers Memorial Center […]
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Jerry Kimmel, Reining Horse Owner and Patron, Dies at 82

Of Jerry Kimmel’s most cherished moments in a life full of many, the 2006 Fédération Equestre Internationale World Equestrian Games stands out. “He paid for the entire Team USA to travel to Aachen, Germany,” Greg Kimmel, Kimmel’s son, recalled. “They couldn’t raise all the money for the trip, and Dad said, ‘We’re going. We’re doing this.’ “He […]
Montana Silversmiths assembling masks in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

Western Performance Horse Vendors Step in to Fill Mask Shortage

The last time we confronted a black swan event in terms of epidemic was more than 100 years ago, in 1918, with the deadly Spanish influenza. A report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegramsounded awfully familiar to the current events of COVID-19. “In answer to the Red Cross emergency call for aid in the Spanish influenza fight, […]
Joe Heim and Docs Okie Quixote at the 1984 Super Stakes

Docs Okie Quixote a Superfly Gent if there ever was one

If anybody had any doubts about Docs Okie Quixote, the National Cutting Horse Futurity Association Futurity champion only months earlier, those were all erased when he followed it up with a convincing triumph at the Super Stakes in 1984. And if that weren’t enough, he won the Derby later in the year to become the […]
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Saying Goodbye to Widows Freckles, a family’s ‘Dream Horse’

Top cutting competitor and sire Widows Freckles has died, those closest to the stallion announced on Tuesday afternoon. The sorrel stallion was 26. “We received the news this morning that our boy Widows Freckles, or as his family knew him, ‘Obi,’ was laid to rest,” Lauren Middleton said through a social media platform. “It is […]
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Nu Chex To Cash Family Mourns His Loss at 30

In the immediate aftermath of Wimpys Little Step’s triumph on the center stage of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity in 2002, the owners of his sire, Nu Chex To Cash, received an offer they couldn’t refuse. “We were offered $1 million for him,” said Hilldale Farm’s Tammye Hutton, her voice at times tailing […]