Crundwell Back In Court April 1

Judge Ron Jacobson will hear a motion April 1 to dismiss Rita Crundwell’s state charges, he decided in a video court appearance Monday, March 4. Crundwell, the former city treasurer who pleaded guilty to federal charges of stealing $54 million from the city over 20 years, also faces more than 60 state charges in the […]

DLR Ranch To Stand Mr Piloto

Mr Piloto, winner of the 2010 All American Futurity (G1), is now breeding mares at DLR Ranch northwest of Weatherford, Texas. A representative of the U.S. Department of the Treasury was at DLR Ranch on February 27 and worked out details to permit Mr Piloto’s return to the breeding shed. Read more here.  

The Old Standby

January’s unseasonably warm weather in the north Texas area I call home got me thinking about spring cleaning a little earlier than usual this year. And because everyone knows it’s much more fun to clean the barn than the house, I started in my tack room. 
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USDA May Approve NM Horse Slaughter Plant

The United States Department of Agriculture is likely to approve a horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico in the next two months, which would allow equine meat suitable for human consumption to be produced in the United States for the first time since 2007. Read the full story at the New York Times.
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NRHA European Futurity Increases Added Money

If you’re wondering why the €200,000-added NRHA European Futurity & NRHA Show is Europe’s most successful National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) event, all you need to do is check out the past four editions and look at how we’ve increased added money in the level 1 and level 2 open and non pro divisions of […]
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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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Fort Worth City Auditors Clear NCHA

nchalogoThe National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) has issued a statement and released a letter from the City of Fort Worth's City Auditor, Darlene J. Allen, regarding the Texas Major Events Fund.