Bobby Ingersoll speaking.
Hall of Achievement Banquet. Silver Legacy Hotel & Casino

Bobby Ingersoll still riding high in the saddle 49 years later

Looking back, Bobby Ingersoll remembers well the ephipany that would shape all of his days, from the rest of that one until the end. He was 12 years old, watching a bridle horse show his father had taken him to in their native California. On display were the horsemen of the Spanish vaquero tradition.  “I […]
Xtra Cee A Doctor and Kylie Robinson at the High Roller Reining Classic.

Half-siblings reunite in Las Vegas for an NRHA win-win

Except for the obtrusive ribbons placed about him, Xtra Cee A Doctor didn’t appear to be fazed as a first-time winner in the National Reining Horse Association and all the attention that goes with it. Now, whether “Doc” was channeling Irving Berlin and humming to himself, “anything you can do, I can do better,” no […]
Poco Bueno gravesite.

Writer details trip to the gravesite of Poco Bueno

When rancher E. Paul Waggoner died in 1967, he left instructions in his will that directed his heirs on burial arrangements for American Quarter Horse Hall of Famer Poco Bueno. When that time came, in 1969, Waggoner’s estate complied with that request and set “Pokie” at rest in a plot just south of Vernon, Texas, […]
Guaranteed A Magnum and Jimmy van der Hoeven at the High Roller in Las Vegas.

Catching Up With The Triumphant Van Der Hoeven

Dutchman Jimmy van der Hoeven packed his bags for the return trip home to Whitesboro, Texas, last week feeling fortuinlijk. Chance and good fortune as a force in human affairs — in this case, the affairs of equine and human — are as important as preparation and execution. Guaranteed A Magnum and van der Hoeven had […]
Gina Maria Schumacher and Alittlewhitetrash at the High Roller Classic in Las Vegas.

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 […]