Bill Rhoades and Mega Maggie Mae at the AQHA World Show
Potential buyers took a pass on Mae because of a blemish, but to Bill Rhoads she has been splendid in every way. Photo by Shane Rux Photography

Mega Maggie Mae a Mega AQHA Boon for Bill Rhoads

Bill Rhoads, a Whitesboro, Texas veterinarian, said that after some clients of his decided against purchasing a yearling filly named Mega Maggie Mae — X-rays he took during a pre-purchase exam showed a blemish — he seized the moment.  “I really liked her, so I took the opportunity to purchase her myself,” he said.  That […]
Trevor Dare and Electric Wind.

Electric Wind in OKC: When a Plan Comes Together

In the end, the game plan that trainer Trevor Dare and Electric Wind’s owners, Silver Spurs Equine of Purcell, Oklahoma, had set for the stallion’s 2019 show season worked out perfectly. Dare and “Hobbs,” as the stallion is called, claimed the Senior Reining Level 3 title at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship […]
Nathan Piper and Patriot at the AQHA World Show

Nathan Piper’s AQHA World Show Dreams Come True With Patriot

Patriot and Nathan Piper of Pilot Point, Texas, were on their A game when they arrived at Oklahoma City for the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship Show. After having scored a 218 and finishing fourth in the Junior Reining Level 3 preliminary go-round, they upped their ante and swept the Level 3 finals […]
Ricky N Reyd Streaks and Rieta Dufurrena at the AQHA World Show.

“Moss,” Rieta Dufurrena Ride Off as AQHA Winners

Ricky N Reyd Streaks and Rieta Dufurrena, the winners of the Amateur Cutting Level 3 finals, did double-duty in order to claim victory at the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. Dufurrena of Gainesville, Texas, and the 6-year-old gelding (Dual Rey x GS Kittys Littlelena x Smart Little Lena), bred by […]
Bet Shes Smooth and Lindy Burch

Cowy Bet Shes Smooth, Lindy Burch AQHA Level 3 Cutting Champs

Equi-Stat Elite $4 Million Rider Lindy Burch and her mare Bet Shes Smooth took control in the Senior Cutting Level 3 finals — scoring a 219.5 to win the AQHA World Championship Show in Oklahoma City.  Burch said she was happy to draw early, fourth, in the finals. “In the preliminary go-round, I was last […]

Rockin KW Lights A Fire In OKC

Rockin KW and California trainer Dylan Meyer were rockin’ at the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. They scored a 225.5 to move to the No. 1 position in the Junior Cutting Level 3 finals on Sunday evening.  On Monday morning, the 5-year-old mare, bred by Circle Y Ranch and owned […]
Candy Man and Salvador Cabral

Sweet Somethings: Candy Man, Cabral Win Big Down South

Candy Man and Salvador Cabral swept the Southern Cutting Horse Futurity Open finals in Jackson, Mississippi, with a 224 that also earned them the Stallion Incentive Open championship. Candy Man and Cabral had traveled to the Southern Futurity from California, where they won the Futurity Intermediate Open Championship for Candy Man’s breeder and owner Billy […]
CR Tuff Boorey and Dustin Gonnet.

Rider Delivers Not Once But Twice At Calgary Stampede

Dustin Gonnet had double reason to celebrate at this year’s Calgary Stampede Cutting Horse Futurity Oct. 16-20. Gonnet, of Cayley, Alberta, rode CR Tuff Boorey to win the Futurity Open finals with a 219.5 score. Then he hopped aboard Smooth And Peppy to win the Derby Open Championship title.  Amanda Digness of Millet, Alberta, rode […]
Toni Hagen Heath and Legend De Lena

Hagen Heath, Legend De Lena have Fort Worth on minds

Legend De Lena and Toni Hagen Heath may be well on their way to becoming Fort Worth legends. Heath and her gelding’s latest Fort Worth victories took place Sunday when they won the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s (NRCHA) Non-Pro Hackamore Classic with a 654 composite score.  They also won the Non-Pro Hackamore NRCHA class […]
Hollys Hijacker and Franco Bertolani on a stop.

Hollys Hijacker and Franco Bertolani Continue to Impress

Hollys Hijacker and Franco Bertolani of Aubrey, Texas, won their second reining Futurity Open title of the year at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio, with an impressive 226.5. In July, the pair won the Futurity Level 4 Open and the Stallion Stakes Level 4 Open championships at the Rocky Mountain Reining […]