Breeding Giveaway winner Bob Kerby cutting on mare "tootsie roll"

Second Chance for Bob Kerby

Bob Kerby is thrilled to have an opportunity to own a magic-cross performer and potential broodmare. Trainer Bob Kerby, of Powell Butte, Oregon, was visiting family members in New Orleans when he received notice that he’d won the Quarter Horse News Stallion Register Breeding Giveaway. “It was a shock,” said Kerby, who admitted he thought […]
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SJR Smart Dancer (PT) Waltzes to Limited Open Hackamore World Title

One lone cowgirl and her gelding SJR Smart Dancer stood their ground among nine fellow Limited Open Hackamore finalists as they rose to the top and were crowned the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Limited Open Hackamore World Champions. “It feels good!” Rebecca Sternadel said about beating “all the guys.” As she waited for […]
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Morgan Holmes and The Smart Dun Win Non-Pro Two Rein World Championship

When Morgan Holmes and The Smart Dun arrived at this year’s National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions, a year had passed since they had last shown together, but there was no sign of any rust that needed to be removed. The duo confidently took control and marked a composite 431.5 (211 rein/220.5 […]
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Sweet Deal: Bittersweet Named NCHA Non-Pro Horse of the Year

Following a banner 2017 show pen debut when they won the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity Non-Pro, Equi-Stat Elite $3 Million Rider Chad Bushaw, of Weatherford, Texas, and his mare Bittersweet (Metallic Cat x Miss Sea Rey x Dual Rey), bred by Marilyn Jo Franz, and owned by Bushaw’s Crown Ranch LP, continued to […]
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NCHA Futurity Unlimited Amateur Goes to John Rockey and Sweet Toothe

John Rockey added one more award to the illustrious non-professional cutter’s 2018 collection on Dec. 7 when he rode Sweet Toothe, a gelding owned by Rockey and his wife, Rose, to win the National Cutting Horse Association (MCHA) Futurity Unlimited Amateur Championship with a 218 finals score. He and the horse collected $23,837 for the […]
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Martinotti Makes First Congress Trip Count with MMB Spook Gotta Girl

It was the first trip to the All American Quarter Horse Congress for reining Futurity Level 2 Open Champion Francesco Martinotti, and it won’t be his last. Martinotti rode MMB Spook Gotta Girl (Spooks Gotta Whiz x Coronas Major x Major Vaquero), a mare bred by Luiz Fernando Simas, of Brazil, and owned by Giovanni […]
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First Generation Victory for Renda Gunna Shine and Diano at Congress

The third time was the charm for Gabriel Diano, of Purcell, Oklahoma, who won his first Congress championship title this year after having competed three times – in 2014, 2017 and 2018 – at the prestigious Ohio show. Diano rode Renda Gunna Shine (by Gunnatrashya), a stallion owned by Maria Buey Arietti from the South […]

Reiners Slide to Congress Stakes Titles

Jose Vazquez, of Markham, Illinois, had more reasons than one to celebrate after winning the All American Quarter Horse Congress Stakes Level 4 Non-Pro Championship and $8,433 on SLJ Corazon Valiente (Smart Like Juice x Wind Her Up Shiner x Shining Spark), a stallion bred and owned by Vazquez’s Smart Like Juice Inc. The Congress […]
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Americas Supermodel Displays Winning Run at Congress

Although this year marked the first time Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Rider Casey Deary had shown in the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, a lot of fond memories must have entered his mind as he rode Americas Supermodel into the Reining Futurity Level 4 Open winner’s circle. Six years ago, the trainer rode […]

Westfall and Cowan Pick Up El Rancho Mercuria/NCHA World Series Titles

The cattle must have felt the electricity in the air as the loud rock music played and large crowd of spectators enthusiastically expressed their support for the six finalists in the El Rancho Futurity’s Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series Open finals. They were definitely “wound up,” trainer Russ Westfall said. Westfall rode Reyning […]