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Photo by Lillian Kent.

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 […]
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Abilene Spectacular Enjoys Rebound in 2020

When entries for the Abilene Spectacular dramatically dropped in 2019, there was a question of its ability to continue. Were people still game for a mid-sized cutting event so soon after the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity? The question was answered when the entry numbers rolled in for 2020. The show made thoughtful changes […]
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NRHA Gives Amateur Trial the Green Light

Reiners with less experience have a new place to play in 2020. The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) announced Jan. 10 it has approved a trial phase for an Amateur division. The new class is intended to provide a level in which riders with less experience are more competitive. Similar to Amateur classes in other […]
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Abilene Spectacular Concludes with Solid Scores and Slick Moves

The Abilene Spectacular had plenty going on this January, with a multi-level Amateur and limited classes in the Open Division. Lance Cooper was the big winner Saturday January 11 as he and Wiskeemakesmefriskee brought home the 4-Year-Old Non-Pro Championship worth $9,000. 4 Year Old Non-Pro Wiskeemakesmefriskee & Lance Cooper16S (Smooth As A Cat x Justa […]
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Two Mares Split Abilene Spectacular 4-Year-Old Open

4 Year Old Open Co-Champion Ireydescent & Adan Banuelos16M (Dual Rey x Desires Katrina x High Brow Cat)Owner: Brumbaugh Ranches, Aledo, TXBreeder: Double Dove Ranch, Fort Worth, TX221.5 | $22,000 4 Year Old Open Co-Champion Stole A Kiss & James Payne16M (Metallic Cat x Smart Lookin Mate x WR This Cats Smart)Owner: Kathleen Moore, Madill, OKBreeder: Bradley Rogers, […]
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Reys Of Hope is Exactly That

When Cash Ashlock competed in the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Non-Pro, his mount had a name that perfectly matched the stallion’s charitable history. In 2018, Reys Of Hope was consigned to the NCHA Futurity 2-Year-Old Sale by Cash’s parents, Lindy and Wes Ashlock of Abilene, Texas. The couple donated the proceeds of the […]
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Classic Stallion Quanah O Lena Passes On

Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Sire Quanah O Lena has left this world for greener pastures. On Thursday, Dec. 26, the stallion was humanely euthanized after suffering a small stroke at the age of 32.