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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.

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NRCHA Celebration of Champions Comes To Fort Worth

OlenaOak REmmons2011 & 2012 World's Greatest Horseman Champions Olena Oak and Ron Emmons; Photo by PrimoThe National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) is pleased to announce that its first premier event of 2014, the Celebration of Champions, will be held at the world-class Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas, February 14-22.
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2013 NRCHA Hackamore Classic Entry Fees Reduced

MomsSilveradoCat Crawford OpHackClassicCH2012 NRCHA Hackamore Classic Champion Moms Silverado Cat and Todd Crawford.The National Reined Cow Horse Board of Directors has announced a reduction in entry fees for several divisions at the upcoming NRCHA Hackamore Classic May 1-5, in Pueblo, Colo. The Board approved the proposal at its Feb. 22 regular meeting in Pilot Point, Texas.

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Master Remedy dies at age 33

masterremedy gregwardGreg Ward & Master RemedyReined cow horse sire Master Remedy (Doc's Remedy x Wininic x Sugar Vandy), bred and owned by Ward Ranch, Kingsburg, Calif., died Feb. 14 of age-related natural causes. He was 33.

The 1980 stallion was one of only four horses to sire three National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open Champions – Master Checks, Otoe Master and Masteroani. The other three stallions to accomplish the task were King Fritz, Nu Cash and Smart Chic Olena.

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NRCHA Unveils “Run To Reno” for Non-Pro and Youth Riders

nrcha-logo“Run To Reno,” an exciting new fence work and boxing-only competition for Non-Pro riders, joins the lineup at the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s Premier Events in 2013!

“Run To Reno” is open to all Non-Pro and Youth riders who compete in any of the horse show class divisions – Bridle, Hackamore, Two Rein or Limited - at the NRCHA Stakes, Hackamore Classic Show #1,  Derby or Snaffle Bit Futurity.

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Remembering Chics Magic Potion

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Chics Magic Potion and Bob Avila
On Dec. 14, 2012, the horse world tragically lost the great reined cow horse performer and sire, Chics Magic Potion (Smart Chic Olena x Remedys Magic Potion x Remedys Reply). Bob and Dana Avila, “Magic’s” owner, Kenneth Banks, and everyone who was close to the 12-year-old stallion during his superlative career will certainly mourn this loss.

 

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Center Ranch

For Finis Welch, Center Ranch is the meaningful distance between life’s dreams and life’s reality.