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From the Archives: Colonel Freckles

A stocky, dark sorrel, Colonel Freckles was a stallion whose athletic prowess in the cutting pen was only overshadowed by his offspring’s abilities in several Western performance disciplines. He passed away at the age of 13, but his genetics remain in the blood of horses that still step into the cutting, reining and reined cow […]
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From the Archives: Smart Chic Olena

At the turn of the century, versatile stallion Smart Chic Olena’s career as a sire was taking off, buoyed by waves of successful offspring. The late stallion, who died in June 2012, now stands at $14 million in progeny earnings, with foals competing in cutting, reining, reined cow horse, barrel racing and team roping — […]
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From the Archives: Doc Quixote

A handsome, rich-colored sorrel, Doc Quixote turned heads wherever he went. 1973 National Cutting Horse Futurity (NCHA) Non-Pro Futurity Champion and Equi-Stat Elite $10 Million Sire are just a few highlights of Doc Quixote’s life.  Doc Quioxte’s Performance and Genetics Listed for sale as a Futurity prospect in 1973 for the alleged price of $12,000, Doc […]
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From the Archives: Dual Pep

Dual Pep — a chestnut stallion with three white socks and a proud, intelligent aura — made a lasting impression on the Western performance horse industry through his own accomplishments and progeny. Dual Pep’s Performance Dual Pep accumulated a hefty $307,384 in lifetime earnings throughout his six-year cutting career. The stallion competed in the 1988 […]
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NCHA Announces Members Hall of Fame Inductees

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) has selected four members who have made “outstanding and unusual contributions” to the NCHA Members Hall of Fame. CW “Bubba” Cascio, Frank Merrill, Alice Walton and Bronc Willoughby are the newest members to join the exclusive assembly of the NCHA, each judged to have exemplified the requisite requirements.  As […]
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Five Additions Announced for NCHA Open Hall of Fame

The open division in any discipline in the Western performance horse industry is the pinnacle of competition, first and foremost, because for professional trainers, their livelihood depends on it. The Open Hall of Fame for the NCHA represents riders who have persevered through intense competition, time and time again, and found success. Climbing the ranks and […]
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Prized Broodmare Teletrona Passes Away

Following impressive progeny success at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) World’s Greatest Horseman and Tres Osos Derby, broodmare Teletrona passed away on Tuesday.  The mare (Little Trona x Telewhisp x Lena Telesis) sustained a broken leg from a kick from another broodmare, her ownership group confirmed. Diamond LK Cutting Horses partner Lisa Kruse […]