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Equi-Stat Elite $5 Million Rider Boyd Rice piloted Quahadi to the lead in the Open Two-Rein Spectacular after the herd work at the NRCHA Derby. * Photo by Primo Morales, courtesy of NRCHA.

Nearing $6 Million, Boyd Rice Leads NRCHA Derby Two-Rein Spectacular

The second day of the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Jack & Phoebe Cooke Memorial Derby, presented by Cats Picasso, is complete. Several horse show spectaculars exhibitors walked through the herd, completing their first of three events on Monday, June 10 at the Paso Robles Event Center. NRCHA Derby Non-Pro and Non-Pro Limited riders […]
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Rodeo New York Brings Western Action Back to NYC

After almost three decades, rodeo will return to Madison Square Garden in New York City. Sixty-five of the best rodeo competitors in the country will vie for a $1 million prize. The Cowboy Channel and Madison Square Garden announced that Rodeo New York will be held at the famed venue in Manhattan on Father’s Day […]
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AQHYA World Show Invitees May Need To Contact Affiliates Before Entering

Young riders who received information saying they qualified for the Built Ford Tough American Quarter Horse Youth Association (AQHYA) World Championship Show may need to contact their state affiliates. The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) said packets of information about the annual event, to be held Aug. 1-10, were recently sent to potential qualifiers. The packets […]
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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 […]