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The APHA Professional Horseman Ambassador Program aims to educate beginner riders. • Larry Williams photo.

APHA Introduces Professional Horseman Ambassador Program

The American Paint Horse Association (APHA) is accepting applications for the Professional Horsemen Ambassador Program, a new program that designates equine professionals to help educate and promote beginner-level exhibitors.
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Dr. Tom Lenz Earns Equine Industry Vision Award

Western performance horse veterinarian and American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Hall of Fame member Dr. Tom Lenz has been honored for his advocacy for humane treatment of horses. Dr. Tom Lenz, who worked on legendary stallions Colonel Freckles and Boon Bar, received the 2019 Equine Industry Vision Award on Friday, May 31, during the American […]
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Ride The Pattern Clinics Offered at AQHA Ranch Horse World Show

Two Ride The Pattern clinics will be held next month at the Zoetis American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Versatility Ranch Horse World Championships at the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. At the event, AQHA Professional Horsemen will show the audience how they would complete a pattern from that show. Donations will be accepted during […]
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Cannabidiol Banned From APHA Competitions

Products made from one of the active ingredients in marijuana – cannabidiol — are now banned by the American Paint Horse Association (APHA). The APHA announced Wednesday, May 29, that cannabidiol—commonly known as CBD oil—is now classified as a Class 2 drug by the Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI). As such, cannabidiol is considered […]
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Cutting Horse Enthusiast Jim Holmes Dies

Cutting horse rider, breeder and owner James F. “Jim” Holmes, of Longmont, Colorado, died Thursday, May 23, at the age of 82. A successful entrepreneur and businessman, Holmes was passionate about his cutting horses and the cutting horse industry. He served as president of the Western States Cutting Horse Association and was inducted into the […]
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At-Risk Horses Focus of The Right Horse Summit

More than 175 people from 75 organizations met to discuss solutions for at-risk horses during the inaugural Right Horse Summit. The event, held May 22-23 in Lexington, Kentucky, was an opportunity for people to network, collaborate and ideate on behalf of at-risk horses.  The Right Horse Summit brought a diverse group of passionate horsemen and […]
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AQHA Backlog: What Happened & When Officials Say It Will End

More than 3,600 registration applications caught in a backlog at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) may soon be processed and shipped back to the senders, the registry said.  The pending horse registrations, which Quarter Horse News (QHN) was told last week were completed but being proofed for accuracy, are among a slew of pending […]
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Cromed Out Mercedes Reaches $1 Million Sire Status

Cromed Out Mercedes, owned by Silver Spurs Equine, has officially joined the National Reining Horse Association’s (NRHA) Million Dollar Sire club. The 2005 stallion is by NRHA $4 Million Dollar Sire Custom Crome and out of Princess In Diamonds (by Shining Spark). As a competitor, Cromed Out Mercedes won in excess of $147,000. Andrea Fappani, […]

Polish Rider Wows The Crowd At Italian Derby

A 23-year-old Polish trainer rose to the occasion during the 2019 Italian Reining Horse Association (IRHA) Derby in Italy, riding to the Level 4 Open Championship over a star-studded field. Lukasz Czechowicz pulled out all the stops with CSG Magnifique Gun to produce a breathtaking run and achieve a championship-winning 225. The score was the […]

Slooow Ride Tops Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open Run-off

After 15 days of lead up, the Breeder’s Invitational Derby Open finals took place, and the exhibitors made the class worth the wait. Held May 25 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the event showcased 24 4-year-olds, many of which boasted extensive show records already. From draw seven, Slooow Ride and Equi-Stat Elite $9 Million Rider Lloyd Cox entered the […]