Bill Rhoades and Mega Maggie Mae at the AQHA World Show
Potential buyers took a pass on Mae because of a blemish, but to Bill Rhoads she has been splendid in every way. Photo by Shane Rux Photography

Mega Maggie Mae a Mega AQHA Boon for Bill Rhoads

Bill Rhoads, a Whitesboro, Texas veterinarian, said that after some clients of his decided against purchasing a yearling filly named Mega Maggie Mae — X-rays he took during a pre-purchase exam showed a blemish — he seized the moment.  “I really liked her, so I took the opportunity to purchase her myself,” he said.  That […]
Smart Chic Olena, used at the time of reaching Seven Million Sire status

Distinguished NRHA Sires Increase Their Good Cents

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA), from its headquarters in Oklahoma City, recently recognized five sires who have recently achieved new multimillion-dollar milestones in offspring earnings. SMART CHIC OLENA (Smart Little Lena x Gay Sugar Chic), an NRHA Hall of Fame inductee who was humanely euthanized in 2012, is now an NRHA Seven Million Dollar Sire.  Bred […]
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Cade McCutcheon Becomes Youngest $1 Million Reiner

At the age of 19, Cade McCutcheon has become the youngest Equi-Stat $1 Million Rider.  McCutcheon won his first check when he was only 7 years old. Riding a wave of consistent success, McCutcheon has seen his debut year as an open rider yield him more than half a million dollars in earnings, bolstered by his […]
Trevor Dare and Electric Wind.

Electric Wind in OKC: When a Plan Comes Together

In the end, the game plan that trainer Trevor Dare and Electric Wind’s owners, Silver Spurs Equine of Purcell, Oklahoma, had set for the stallion’s 2019 show season worked out perfectly. Dare and “Hobbs,” as the stallion is called, claimed the Senior Reining Level 3 title at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship […]
Nathan Piper and Patriot at the AQHA World Show

Nathan Piper’s AQHA World Show Dreams Come True With Patriot

Patriot and Nathan Piper of Pilot Point, Texas, were on their A game when they arrived at Oklahoma City for the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship Show. After having scored a 218 and finishing fourth in the Junior Reining Level 3 preliminary go-round, they upped their ante and swept the Level 3 finals […]
Whizkey N Diamonds and Shawn Flarida with a big stop.

Yes, Sire! Whizkey N Diamonds Reaches Million Dollar Rank

Whizkey N Diamonds, owned by Rhodes River Ranch, is the National Reining Horse Association’s newest Million Dollar Sire. The elite status was achieved after only seven breeding seasons and a first foal crop not reaching competition age until 2016. Whizkey N Diamonds, bred by Cristin Schuetz, is by the all-time leading sire of NRHA money […]
Conquistador Whiz and Duane Latimer.

NRHA Two Million Dollar Sire Conquistador Whiz Dies

The head of Silver Spurs Equine confirmed on Tuesday the passing of Conquistador Whiz, a National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Two Million Dollar Sire. Conquistador Whiz was humanely euthanized following complications from laminitis, owner Mike Miola said from Scottsdale, Arizona. The stallion was 25. Ruf Conqueror, a 2004 stallion and “Conquistador’s” son, was euthanized only […]
Craig Schmersal and Cade McCutcheon

Run For A Million Success Hasn’t Changed Life For Co-Winners

Count Craig Schmersal and Cade McCutcheon among those who have witnessed firsthand the power of the television set. “We get recognized quite often,” Schmersal said Saturday of he and his wife, Ginger, at the Southwest Reining Horse Association’s Billingsley Ford Futurity. “In the grocery store and here and there, the airplane. So that’s a little […]