The excitement is building among reined cow horse enthusiasts as the dates of the first National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity to be held in Fort Worth, Texas, are just a little more than a month away. A decade ago, Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider Boyd Rice won his first NRCHA […]
Ten years ago, 18-year-old Tarin Rice rode into the cutting pen at the Will Rogers Coliseum to compete in the 2007 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Scholarship Cutting with a cast on one of his legs.
Thirty years ago this fall, National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Hall of Fame inductee Ted Robinson, of Oak View, California, rode the first of his seven NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open champions, Nu Cash, to the winner’s circle.
Two-time American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World champion Lean With Me’s show career had barely begun when he sustained a serious and life-threatening accident that easily could have ended his performance career.
Ten years ago, John Ward, of Kingsburg, California, gave Smart Little Pepinic a pat on the neck following the pair’s victory run at the second annual National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) World’s Richest Stock Horse contest.
Rocky Dare had no one to beat but himself in order to claim the 1988 NRHA Derby Open Championship.
Veteran all-around trainer Bob Avila, of Temecula, California, is pictured in the winner’s circle at the 1995 Oregon Quarter Horse Association Summer Classic and Great Northwest Futurities in Central Point, Oregon.
The Shepard family, from Alabama, is a cutting horse industry dynasty. Four members of the family are National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Hall of Fame inductees, have won multiple championship titles and, between them, have earned more than $10.5 million ($10,602,591).
The National Reining Breeders Classic (NRBC) celebrated its 20th anniversary during this year's show, held April 16-23 in Katy, Texas. Looking back in time, the inaugural event was called the National Reining Breeders Cup, and it was held at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. A $210,439 purse was distributed to the winners of the 4- and 5-year-old event.
When collegiate basketball player Larry Jeffries moved from Illinois to Houston, Texas, in the 1970s, he not only established a successful office cleaning business, he also caught the “cutting horse bug.”