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Peppys From Heaven and Larry Hall were the 7-Up Non-Pro Champions at the 1994 Abilene Western. • Photo by Teresa Jett

Peppys From Heaven Laid to Rest

Peppys From Heaven, a 1987 mare by Peppy San Badger and out of Royal Blue Boon, passed away after spending her entire life owned by the same family. At 32 years old, she was humanely euthanized and laid to rest beside her dam at Larry Hall’s Cutting Horses in Weatherford, Texas.  The stout red roan […]
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Second Chance Class Offered at West Texas Futurity

The Second Chance Class at the West Texas Futurity will give riders who don’t advance to the second round of the Futurity Open another shot at bringing home some cash. The class is a jackpotted event for horses that did not advance out of the first go-round of the West Texas Futurity Open. If owners […]
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12 Invited to The Run For A Million Freestyle Invitational

A talented bunch of reiners made the lineup for the $50,000 Freestyle Invitational at this summer’s The Run For A Million. The event will be held Aug. 17 at the South Point Equestrian Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Riders who have been selected to compete are: Kristin Booth, Randall Dooley, Emily Emerson, Andrea Fappani, Gary […]
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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 […]