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Smart Little Pepinic Becomes NRCHA Million-Dollar Sire

SmartLittlePepinic JWardSmart Little Pepinic and John Ward • Photo by Primo MoralesSmart Little Pepinic has become the National Reined Cow Horse Association's (NRCHA) newest Million-Dollar Sire. The 1993 stallion became a part of the iconic reined cow horse breeding program at the Ward Ranch in Kingsburg, Calif., when ranch founder Greg Ward purchased him as a 2-year-old. John Ward piloted him to the majority of his Equi-Statearnings, totaling $87,762, both in National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) and NRCHA arenas.

Fund setup to assist S.D. cattle producers as furlough continues

South Dakota cattle producers with losses stemming from last weekend’s blizzard may be frustrated by the lack of federal assistance due to government shutdown, but help is on the way. The South Dakota Rancher Relief Fund was established on Oct. 8, 2013, by Black Hills Area Community Foundation to provide support and relief assistance to […]

Texas Cutting Horse Youth Wins Outstanding Area Director

austriaarnold-thebosscat2013 NYCHA Outstanding Area Director Austria Arnold and The Boss CatYouth cutting horse enthusiast Austria Arnold, of Terrell, Texas, has been named the 2013 Outstanding Area Director for the second year with the National Youth Cutting Horse Association (NYCHA). Arnold currently serves as an Area 24 Director, which includes youth members residing in Dallas and East Texas, for the Fort Worth-based NYCHA, as well as first vice president of the equestrian youth organization.

October Blizzard Taking A Toll On South Dakota Livestock

In the vast expanse of the foothills and prairies north, east, and west  of the Black Hills, a huge economic impact is beginning to emerge. Lost livestock, drifting with 60 mile per hour wind gusts and blinding snow, were driven with the storm, trailing over buried fence lines.  Those that made it through the blizzard, […]

Irish Government Exploring Solutions To Unwanted Horse Problem

Officials in Ireland say that the crackdown on horses entering the food supply in Europe has lead to an excess of unwanted horses without the proper paperwork to enter a slaughterhouse. The government is considering options, including euthanisia, to deal with potential welfare issues as winter approaches. Read more at The Paulick Report.

Denver to Host 2013 NCHA Western National Championships

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) and the National Western Complex of Denver, Colo., have reached an agreement to host the NCHA Western National Championships presented by 6666 Ranch in Denver, April 28-May 9, 2014. It has previously been in Reno, Nev., and Ogden, Utah.


NCHA Receives Final Payment from Texas Major Event Trust Fund

nchalogoThe National Cutting Horse Association, in partnership with the City of Fort Worth, received $2.1 million from the Texas Major Events Trust Fund on Sept. 25. The payment includes funds derived from the 2012 NCHA Futurity. The funds are the final payment of more than $4.1 million received from the METF for the 2012 NCHA Triple Crown events.