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The UWRF Colt Sale has been moved online and up a month due to COVID-19. Bidding for the sale, which features 2-year-olds trained by students, will begin April 2. Students are pictured riding the colts during a class in 2017. • Photo by Molly Montag.

UWRF Colt Sale Moves Online, Up A Month Due To COVID-19

The annual sale of 2-year-olds trained by students at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF) will be held online in early April. Officials were forced to suspend the colt-training course and move the UWRF Colt Sale up a month and online due to COVID-19.
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NRHA Suspends World Title Race

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Executive Committee and Board of Directors has decided to suspend the world title race through next month. Any money won from March 14th — April 30th, 2020 will not count towards World Title standing, according to the NRHA. “NRHA-approved events may occur during this time, but the earnings won’t […]
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Tuffs Junie — Mother of Junie Wood, Woody Be Tuff — Dies

The Western performance horse world has lost another of its great performers and producers.  Tuffs Junie, a 31-year-old mare bred by Boyd Summerhays of Sandy, Utah, and owned by Craig Crumpler of Wichita Falls, Texas, was humanely euthanized on Thursday. Crumpler, who purchased “Junie” as a 4-year-old from her breeder, said: “She was the sweetest, best […]
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Kit Kat Sugar NCHA Super Stakes Is Canceled

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) has canceled the 2020 Kit Kat Sugar NCHA Super Stakes. The original event, which was supposed to start this week in Fort Worth, was originally postponed due to COVID-19.
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Five Additions Announced for NCHA Open Hall of Fame

The open division in any discipline in the Western performance horse industry is the pinnacle of competition, first and foremost, because for professional trainers, their livelihood depends on it. The Open Hall of Fame for the NCHA represents riders who have persevered through intense competition, time and time again, and found success. Climbing the ranks and […]
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Saying Goodbye to Widows Freckles, a family’s ‘Dream Horse’

Top cutting competitor and sire Widows Freckles has died, those closest to the stallion announced on Tuesday afternoon. The sorrel stallion was 26. “We received the news this morning that our boy Widows Freckles, or as his family knew him, ‘Obi,’ was laid to rest,” Lauren Middleton said through a social media platform. “It is […]