Hes Wright On Cow Horse Clinic With Doug Williamson

DougWilliamsonRHDoug Williamson and High Brow Shiner (Photo by Ross Hecox)The Hes Wright On Cow Horse Clinic With Doug Williamson, presented by the Hes Wright On Partnership and Western Bloodstock, will be held April 28-30, 2017, at Diamond R Ranch in Kent, New York.

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Going Down the Fence with Ken Wold

PD04 KWold ThisCatsForever 17ALweb2Ken Wold offered a few tips for putting together a successful fence run. • Photo by Alex LynchThe reined cow horse discipline’s trademark fence work event is known for its thrilling qualities. But because of the speed and nature of the task, an extra element of risk is involved.


Three Re-Elected to NRCHA Board of Directors

NRCHA BoDPaul Bailey, Todd Bergen and Jon Roeser were re-elected to the NRCHA's Board of Directors.The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) membership has voted to re-elect representatives Paul Bailey, Todd Bergen and Jon Roeser for additional three-year terms on the NRCHA board of directors.

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Goodbye to Diggers Rest

DiggersRest webDiggers Rest passed away at age 30. • Photo courtesy of Rhoda ReinAfter making his mark on the Western performance horse world through 27 breeding seasons, 30-year-old Diggers Rest died on Oct. 25. The stallion was the cornerstone of owners Darren Miller and Rhoda Rein’s breeding operation in Watkins, Colorado, and his influence will continue to live on in his offspring.

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Will Roden’s Big Start

DualsLuckyCharm WillRodenWill Roden was beaming after Duals Lucky Charm, a reined cow horse he started, won the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open. • Photo by Abbie PhillipsDuals Lucky Charm has spent his fair share of time in the headlines lately. After winning the National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Futurity, which is arguably one of the most competitive pre-futurities in the industry, he showed up in Reno, Nevada, to capture another win at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity. Trainer Kelby Phillips was aboard Duals Lucky Charm for both of those wins, but who put such a great foundation on the gelding and got him pointed toward the spotlight?

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Can’t Keep Her Down

PRalls HeadStapledPatty Ralls refused to let a laceration to her head stop her from moving toward her end goal. • Courtesy of Patty RallsAnybody who has spent much time around Patty Ralls knows she’s a one-of-a-kind woman. Her bubbly personality and token smile are unforgettable, but some may not realize just how tough the cowgirl really is. On her way to her first National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity in six years, she suffered a head injury riding Diamondz And Gold, but she never missed a beat.

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Before You Purchase a Reined Cow Horse

khudsonreykdal slrwonsmartwolfKeri Hudson-Reykdal, pictured with SLR Won Smart Wolf, has enjoyed a lot of success in the reined cow horse pen, and she has some advice to get you off on the right foot.It is easy to get excited by the idea of chasing a cow down the fence at breakneck speed, only to slide to a stop in front of her, turning her the other way, but where do you start?

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Jay McLaughlin Passes NRCHA Million Dollar Threshold

jay cddeeveedeeJay McLaughlin & CD Dee Vee Dee • Photo by Stephanie DuquetteThe National Reined Cow Horse Association's (NRCHA) list of top money-earners continues to grow, as professional horseman Jay McLaughlin passes the seven-figure milestone to become the 12th NRCHA Million Dollar Rider. As of July 11, 2016, McLaughlin's earnings were $1,005,276.

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Ace’s Slider

Slider AceDildayAce Dilday & Topsails Rien Maker • Courtesy of Dilday RanchIn the days following Topsails Rien Maker’s May 22 death, social media forums were flooded with people adding their personal experiences and feelings about the legendary stallion. Among the many great anecdotes trainer Russell Dilday shared with Quarter Horse News (QHN) was one of his autistic son, Ace Dilday, and “Slider” at their home in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.


Goodbye to Topsails Rien Maker

TopsailsRienMakerTopsails Rien Maker & Russell Dilday • Photo by Primo MoralesOn Tuesday, May 24, Dilday Ranch announced the death of legendary reined cow horse Topsails Rien Maker. The stallion (Topsail Cody x Jameen Gay x Toby Gay Bar), affectionately known as “Slider” throughout the industry, was 17 years old.