RMRHA Summer Slide Show Information

The Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association (RMRHA) Summer Slide will take place in Denver, Colo., July 23-28. Among the exciting events to take place include a $40,000-added Summer Slide Futurity, a $33,900-added Stallion Stakes Futurity and a $7,000-added 7Up Maturity! Visit the show’s website for more information.  

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.”

NWRCHA Summer Showdown Information

Held July 15-21 in Powell Butte, Ore., the Summer Showdown is the Northwest Reined Cow Horse Association’s largest event of the year. Jam-packed into July 15-21 is the Nutrena NW Greatest Horseman and Nutrena NW Non-Pro Greatest Horseman competitions, the Coyote Rock Ranch Derby and NW Breeders Classic Futurity, plus is many more NRCHA- and […]

East Coast Reined Cow Horse Classic Show Information

The East Coast Reined Cow Horse Classic runs from July 17-21 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The Greatest Vaquero competition is one of the featured classes at one of the year’s first futurities for reined cow horses. For more information, visit the show’s website.

Reining By The Bay Show Information

Reining By The Bay runs from July 17-21 in Woodside, California. The $55,000-added SmartPak 3-Year-Old Futurity, $35,000-added Bobs Custom Saddles Non-Pro Derby and $60,000-added Bobs Custom Saddles Open Derby are just a few of the highlights of this popular and fun show! View the current draws and results.

Colonels Smoking Gun (Gunner) Laid To Rest

GunnerAt McQuay Stables in Tioga, Texas, the focus has long been on exceptional performance - both human and equine. But people close to owners Tim and Colleen McQuay know that underlying all the awards and accolades the couple's real focus has always been the love of the horse.

So, losing any horse would be hard. But saying goodbye to a great one pushed the difficulty to another level when Colonels Smoking Gun, known worldwide simply as "Gunner," lost his battle with laminitis on July 8. The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Hall of Fame inductee and $5 Million Sire was humanely put down after spending the last week at Equine Medical Associates in Pilot Point, Texas, under the constant care of Dr. John McCarroll.

World’s Oldest Genome Sequenced From 700,000-Year-Old Horse DNA

DNA shines a light back into the past, showing us things that fossils can’t. But how far back can that light extend? Some of the oldest DNA sequences come from mastodon and polar bear fossils about 50,000 and 110,000 years old, respectively. But a new study published online today in the journal Nature reports the […]