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Emily Kent was elated as she was the last youth bridle rider standing in the NRCHA Youth Bridle World Championship. • Photo by Lillian Kent.

NRCHA Youth Bridle Gets Competitive and Friendly

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Youth Bridle finals were stacked with talented young riders. Familiar last names such as McLaughlin, Lisac and Swales graced the draw sheet. But it was Emily Kent of Jacksboro, Texas, who grabbed the title by two points, earning a 438 and edging out Cutter McLaughlin with his two […]
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Alex Rose Finally Prevails in NRCHA Youth Limited

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Youth Limited World Championship came down to a nail-biting conclusion Friday in the John Justin Arena. As the competitors dwindled during the awards, it was announced that the final two remaining had tied with a 430.5 — and the champion would be determined on the cow score.  When […]
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Once In Love Twice a Winner, this time at The Bonanza

On the final day of The Bonanza in Belton, Texas, Once In Love and Traci Shehady made a statement in the cutting pen as the 4-Year-Old Unlimited Amateur winners. The mare, whom Shehady found great success as the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Unlimited Amateur champion in December, seems ready to prove she’s not […]
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World’s Greatest Horseman Finalists Determined

The DT Horses and Hashtags 2020 World’s Greatest Horseman Finalists have been determined and the Finals will be taking place Saturday, February 22 in the John Justin Arena. Below are the 11 finalists and their preliminary scores. Kelby Phillips LTE $892,694Duals Lucky Charm 13G (Dual Smart Rey x TRR Ms Pepcid Olena x Pepcid)Preliminary Composite: […]
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“Paddy,” Man from Nantucket Best $5K Non-Pro Limited Field

When Jeffrey Heyer stepped into the John Justin Arena for the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) $5,000 Non-Pro Limited Finals on a brisk Thursday morning, he didn’t think he would walk out with a championship ribbon. But, the Nantucket, Massachusetts, rider was hopeful.  “I got back into riding about 10 years ago,” Heyer said. […]
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Hickorys Prize Doll the Belle of NRCHA Novice Non-Pro Bridle

Neil Taylor fulfilled a dream years in the making by guiding 2012 mare Hickorys Prize Doll to a National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Novice Non-Pro Bridle World Championship on Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas. Taylor and “Dolly” posted a composite 433, including a strong 217.5 fence run to win by three points in the […]
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Coureygeous’ Prodigious Start Getting Contagious with Hits at The Bonanza

Following a National Cutting Horse Association [NCHA] Futurity Non-Pro Co-Championship, Coureygous put an exclamation mark on her return to the cutting pen, winning The Bonanza 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship in Belton, Texas. Sired by Equi-Stat Elite $45 million sire Dual Rey, Coureygous is steadily adding to her ledger with victories now at two shows, and currently boasting […]
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The Bonanza Cutting: Hit ‘Tha’ Jackpot

Of the 27 horses in the The Bonanza 4-Year-Old Open Finals on Monday, only had yet to step into the herd, stallion Hit Tha Flo and Matt Miller.   Miller maneuvered Hit Tha Flo, whom he had raised from a weanling and trained himself, to a 221.5, edging out Sanctus and Rodrigo Taboga by a […]
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2019 NCHA Horse Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Four horses that collectively earned more than $1.5 million in the show pen will head the National Cutting Horse Association’s annual Hall of Fame class to be inducted later this year. 2013 gelding Crafty With Cows, 2009 gelding He Bea Cat, 2013 mare Second Spot and 2014 stallion Rollz Royce will be honored during the […]
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AQHA Honors Miller Land & Livestock for 75 Years of Breeding

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) has honored Wyoming breeder Miller Land & Livestock for 75 years of breeding American Quarter Horses.  Now into its sixth generation, the ranch is guided by Robert “Mike” and Tara Miller. Mike Miller is the fourth generation to tend the “seas of grass,” less than 100 miles south of […]