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Stylish Rey Dies

smartlittlelenaheadshot2Stylish ReyStylish Rey, an National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Open Futurity finalist and young sire, died Jan. 28 at age 12. Stylish Rey has excelled as a stallion, with foals earning a combined $274,312 as cutters and working cow horses through early 2013, according to Equi-Stat records.

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NRHA Announces New Hall of Fame Inductees

At the most recent National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Board of Directors meeting, Feb. 9, in Oklahoma City, Okla., the NRHA Hall of Fame Committee recommended nominees for induction into the NRHA Hall of Fame. The Board approved to honor NRHA past President Rick Weaver and NRHA Senior Director of Publications Carol Trimmer as the Hall of Fame’s newest inductees.

Ag Guest Worker Program “Unworkable”

According to an article published at Drover’s CattleNetwork website, “Congress opened the door on immigration reform efforts with a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee.” The article stated that Kristi Boswell, director of congressional relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation said “the House won’t be able to tackle enforcement without a solution for agriculture.” […]
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Hauling A Horse? New USDA Rules Effective March 11

trucktrailerThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has instituted its Animal Disease Traceability Program (ADTP) to improve its ability to trace livestock, including horses, in the event of a disease outbreak. The new system applies to all livestock moving interstate.

Climatologist: Texas On Track For Another Major Drought

According to an article published by the Associated Press, “Texas continues to suffer a serious rainfall deficit and is on track to experience the second-worst drought on record, the state climatologist said Tuesday (Feb. 5, 2013).” But look at the map and you’ll see that Texas has it pretty darn good as compared to some […]
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2013 NRHA Handbook Available

nrha_webThe 2013 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Handbook is available for worldwide reining enthusiasts via online, print and iPhone app versions. The 2013 NRHA Handbook includes NRHA bylaws, rules, regulations and judges’ guide along with the standard NRHA Patterns.
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2013 NRHyA Officers Announced

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2013 NRHyA President Emma Holbrook
The National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) announced their 2013 NRHyA officer team on January 31. NRHyA’s 2013 officers include President Emma Holbrook of Oklahoma, Vice-President Jaclynn Brooks from Utah, Secretary Shaelyn Vering of Nebraska, Treasurer Claire Dittrich from Nebraska, and Historian Amy Stoney from Colorado.

For The Love

As the new editor of Quarter Horse News, I think there is one thing you should know about me: I love magazines. There, I said it. The secret is out. I love magazines, and not just Quarter Horse News because I work here, or Strings magazine because playing the violin is one of my hobbies. No, I love magazines. All magazines. You could hand me a magazine on a subject about which I know nothing – such as underwater basket weaving – and I would read it. My nightstand is cluttered with a towering stack of books and magazines. And if you ever want to get rid of me for a few hours, just drop me off in front of the magazine racks at Barnes & Noble. If it’s a Barnes & Noble that has a coffee and snack bar, you might lose me for days. Yes, I love magazines.