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Custom Vintage Berry topped the NRHA Markel Futurity Prospect Sale -- and all the 2019 NRHA Futurity Sales -- with a $175,000 final bid. • Photo by Kelsey Pecsek.

NRHA Markel Futurity Prospect & Select Broodmare Sale

A selection of quality horses changed hands at the 2019 NRHA Markel Futurity Prospect & Select Broodmare Sale in Oklahoma City. Here are the hip-by-hip results from the Dec. 6 sale.
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NRHA Markel Select Yearling Sale

Two sons of young stallion Inferno Sixty Six topped the bidding at the 2019 NRHA Markel Select Yearling Sale in Oklahoma City. Quarter Horse News has compiled full hip-by-hip results of the Dec. 5 sale.
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European Reiner Awarded 2019 British Equestrian Federation Medal of Honor

Francesca Sternberg has been awarded one of the highest accolades given by the British Equestrian Federation, the Medal of Honor. The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) congratulates the longtime reiner for her accomplishment. The award recognizes Sternberg’s passion for equestrian sports in the United Kingdom and her achievements in the sport of reining. “I would […]
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Julie Gibbons Got Her Mojo Working

Julie Gibbons may have won the 2019 Lucas Oil American Quarter Horse Association Amateur Boxing World Championship at 8:30 p.m. on Monday night, but by noon on Tuesday, she was back in the operating room. The obstetrician-gynecologist from Highlandville, Missouri, plans to celebrate her big win—which was years in the making—but not until the weekend.  […]
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Non-Pro Snaffle Bit Futurity Title A First For Debbie Crafton

When Debbie Crafton entered the Will Rogers Coliseum on the first of her two horses for the National Reined Cow Horse Association’s (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity® Non-Pro finals, she said she felt nothing but confidence.  “I wasn’t pressured up at all,” Crafton said, standing in the arena afterward with Dualin Alittle Time. “I was just […]
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NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity® Open Finalists — The Breakdown

As the final days of the long-awaited National Reined Cow Horse Association’s (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity®, presented by Metallic Cat, draw nearer, the field has been thinned for the show’s climactic conclusion at Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. Below, grouped by rider but otherwise in no particular order, are the NRCHA Snaffle Bit […]
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Hackamore Classic: Bet He Sparks? More like Bet He Wins

Bet He Sparks and Clayton Edsall made quick work of the National Reined Cow Horse Associations’ (NRCHA) Open Hackamore Classic, taking the event by storm with a 668 composite and earning $15,173 for owner K & L Phillips LLC of Corona Del Mar, California.  “It’s great, he’s been a really good horse,” Edsall recounted, reflecting […]
Steady Joe and Bud Lyon at the APHA World Championship in Fort Worth.

APHA talent passes with flying colors in Fort Worth

There was noticeably more color than usual at Fort Worth’s Will Rogers Memorial Center in September for the American Paint Horse Association World Championship. Among the newly crowned world champions were Steady Joe and rider Bud Lyon, the Junior Reining World Championship titlists.  Among those riders and horses winning more than one World Championship during […]