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This Week’s Winner of the Omega Alpha Quarter Horse News/Horsecity.com Action Photo Contest

cutterfillyPhoto by Marilyn BowlingCongratulations to Marilyn Bowling of Oasis Ranch in Herald, California!! Her photo won this week’s Omega Alpha Equine Quarter Horse News/Horsecity.com Action Photo Contest. Along with the photo, Marilyn submitted this caption: “A palomino filly by Yellow Roan Of Texas out of Everywhere A Nic Nic. Owned by Oasis Ranch, Inc. at the time photo was taken.”

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Memorial Set Monday for NCHA Hall Of Famer John Carter

JohnCarterPaintMT-webJohn Carter riding Paint at the 50th Anniversary NCHA Futurity in 2011John Carter, 87, a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Hall Of Fame member and the father of two NCHA Hall Of Fame member trainers, died Wednesday, July 24 following lingering complications from an injury early this year. A memorial service will take place Monday, July 29, at 6 p.m. in Fort Worth, Texas, at Will Rogers Coliseum.

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High Brow Cat Clone Born

HBCClone-webHigh Brow Cat's clone, pictured at two weeks old.A clone of all-time leading cutting horse sire High Brow Cat arrived the evening of July 3 and has enjoyed the first couple weeks of his life in good health at Weatherford Equine Breeding Center in Weatherford, Texas.

Dr. Heath Qualls, attending veterinarian at the colt’s birth, said all went well. “He is a very healthy and very active baby. It all went as planned.”

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Calgary World Series of Cutting Cancelled

logo calgaryCalgary, Alberta, Can., home of the world-famous Calgary Stampede Rodeo, suffered severe flooding that necessitated evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people last week and it has cancelled the city’s planned July 8 Mercuria/National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) World Series of Cutting event.

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Jo Ellard Elected As NCHA Vice President

JEllardJo EllardJo Ellard, a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Board of Directors member since 1994, has been elected the next NCHA vice president. On June 11, a total of ballots 2,585 were tabulated under the direction of the accounting firm Whitley Penn LLP. Ellard, Dallas, Texas received a total of 1,890 votes and Monty Johnson, Amarillo, Texas received 695 votes.

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Hall Of Fame Cutting Trainer Pat Earnheart Dies

PatEarnheartKelle-webPat Earnheart and daughter, KelleAccomplished cutting horse trainer and aged event producer Pat Earnheart, 65, Hernando, Miss., passed away Tuesday, May 28, following a long illness.

A member of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open Riders’ Hall Of Fame, Earnheart earned $1,940,955 during a career that started in the early 1970s. He also worked many years with partners producing several major limited-age events, including the Memphis and Tunica futurities and the Cotton Stakes Derby and Classic.

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Mary Ann Rapp Tops $4 Million In Non-Pro Earnings

MaryAnnToyEngineMary Ann Rapp and Toy EngineMary Ann Rapp, Weatherford, Texas, recently became the first person to earn more than $4 million as a Non-Pro cutting rider.

Rapp headed into the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Super Stakes, held March 28-April 20 in Fort Worth, Texas, with non-pro earnings of $3,998,673, according to Equi-Stat. She topped the $4 million mark by picking up another $35,433 at the limited-age show in Will Rogers Coliseum.