Dick Gaines

Dick Gaines Passes Away

Dick Gaines, of Wichita Falls, Texas, has passed away at the age of 75 following an illness. Gaines, a past National Cutting Horse Association President, died on Jan. 15, according to a Facebook post from Horsemen For Christ. Gaines, who was an Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider and the father of Equi-Stat Elite $8 Million Rider Matt […]
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NRHA Announces Affiliate Ambassadors in New Program Sponsored by Toyon Ranch

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) recognized volunteers from 14 regions around the world as special guests during the Sliders’ Night Out event hosted by the Reining Horse Foundation (RHF) on Nov. 28. This new program is made possible by NRHA Heritage Partner Toyon Ranch, owned by John & Nancy Tague, of Pilot Point, Texas. […]
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Amateurs Shine on Final Day of Abilene Spectacular

At the Abilene Spectacular on Jan. 10, Mason Mefford and Smart Lookin Ruby walked into the first class of the day, the 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur, and marked a 213.5. After the 15th and final rider of the class exited the arena, Mefford was named the Champion. But the day’s success didn’t end there. Later that […]
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Non-Pros Win Big at Abilene Spectacular

The Abilene Spectacular Derby Non-Pro ended in a non-working finals, which took place Jan. 8-9 at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene, Texas. When it was all said and done, Jaylee Hall and One Time Legend, bred by Cowan Select Horses, rose to the top with their composite score of 435. They took home […]
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Crey Zee Carries Rice to Winning NCHA Futurity Open Ride

Last year, Austin Shepard piloted Deluxe Checks to the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open World title shortly before riding Dual Reyish to the Futurity Open Championship – a feat that had rarely been accomplished before. But Tatum Rice stepped up to the challenge, navigating Hashtags to the Open World title before arriving in the Futurity […]
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Cade Shepard and Chexy Louella Take NCHA Futurity Non-Pro Title

Twenty horses. Two sets. The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Non-Pro finals, held Dec. 7 late in the evening, boasted some of the best talent in the industry, and in the end, it came down to Cade Shepard competing against himself for the Championship. Cade had qualified two horses to the finals and had […]
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Ms Dreamy Ends Career with Memorable Bridleless Run at AQHA World Show

When Dan Huss rode Ms Dreamy into the pen for the Senior Reining finals at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Show, he had a lot on his mind. It was the mare’s final run, and he was hoping to gain her a World title before her retirement. After winning the silver Individual medal […]