Trevor Hale astride Survive These Lips at the AQHYA reined cow horse at the World Championship Show in Oklahoma City.

Youngster in Survive (These Lips)-And-Thrive Mode

Trevor Hale already has a collection of coveted golden globe trophies from the Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) World Championship Show. But those are all in roping. His most recent, which he earned Aug. 7, is for the working cow horse.  “I’ve always thought the event looked like fun, and I’ve liked […]
Riley Farris riding Pay Purr View at the AQHYA in Oklahoma City.

Farris Cousins Top AQHYA Cutting

Cutting is the Farris family business, and cousins Riley and Faith Farris are proving their generation is prepared to continue the tradition. The two were announced as the respective Cutting World and Reserve World champions at the Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) World Championship Show on Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Oklahoma State Fair Park […]
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Coded N Karma Deciphers Winning Formula

When pitted against 114 entries in the preliminary round of Reining at the Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) World Championship Show, Raeanna Thayn didn’t back down.
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Vaughn and Juan In A Million Collect Congress Classic Championship

Jordan Vaughn, of Forsyth, Georgia, rode Juan In A Million to the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Classic Non-Pro Championship at the All American Quarter Horse Congress on Oct. 7 when he and the gelding marked a 220. The duo earned a check for $3,919. “He had been working good all week, so I knew […]
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Dual Reyish Picks up Congress Win

Austin Shepard and Dual Reyish almost didn’t make it into the finals of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Derby Open Cutting held at the All American Quarter Horse Congress on Oct. 17. In the first go, a rough cut on the first cow earned the pair a 144, leaving them sitting right on the bubble. In the […]
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Rapps Make Journey to Winner’s Circle Twice at Congress Mercuria

The final installment of the 2018 Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting, held at the All American Quarter Horse Congress, turned out to be a family affair as one horse – Dont Stopp Believin – carried both husband and wife Phil and Mary Ann Rapp to the Open and Non-Pro championships, respectively, […]
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Light Em Upp Shines at Congress

  Lauren Middleton and Light Em Upp illuminated the judges’ score cards when they walked into the herd for the Derby Non-Pro finals at the All American Quarter Horse Congress on Oct. 7. While Middleton knows the importance of having a plan, she said it was imperative for her to be flexible based on the […]

Riders Win Big at High Roller Reining Classic

The High Roller Reining Classic, held Sept. 7-15 in Las Vegas, boasted something for everyone – from 3-year-old horses, to novice 4-year-olds, to experienced derby horses. There were even classes for Arabians and Half-Arabians, ancillary riders, and a judges’ seminar and pizza party was held. Futurity Levels 4, 3, 2 & 1 Non-Pro At the […]