Meteles Cat a 2019 freshman cutting sire

2019 Freshman Cutting Sires

The first year a stallion’s offspring compete can trigger many emotions. A mix of excitement, anxiety and hopefulness flood the senses for those who spend years waiting. For the 31 freshman sires in the Western performance horse industry this year, the successes and failures of their own show careers are no longer the gauge. It’s […]
cade mccutcheon and Craig Schmersal

Million Dollar Invitational: It’s A Draw

The Run For A Million (TRFAM) Million Dollar Invitational was billed as the biggest event in the history of reining. The Las Vegas event, held Aug. 17, didn’t disappoint.  Twelve of the most successful trainers in the sport were invited to compete for a $1 million payout, and they rode a roster of some of […]
People holding up the NCHA futurity cup an award that comes with great prestige

What’s Prestige Worth?

Fame. Honor. Esteem. Influence. Authority. No matter how you describe it, prestige is all about being in a position of prominence. Prestige is defined as “a widespread respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of a perception of their achievements or quality.” In the Western performance horse industry, that used to […]