Ben Emison, NCHA Hall of Famer & Cutting Pioneer, Dies at 81

Ben Emison, for more than 50 years a giant in the realm of cutting horses, died Thursday at a Fort Worth area hospital after a brief illness, friends and associates confirmed. Mr. Emison was 81. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at White’s Funeral Home in Weatherford. Emison’s funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday […]
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Road to the Horse to Host First Collegiate Colt Starting Challenge

In the spirit of a legacy of a passion for education crafted over the past 15 years, Road to the Horse will debut a unique competition for college riders early next year in Fort Worth, Texas. Road to the Horse, in conjunction with the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo and Western Horseman, will host the […]
The Tulsa Reining Classic has ordered a new directive designed to help limit outbreaks of vesicular stomatitis.

Tulsa Reining Officials Order New Health Directive

Officials with the Tulsa Reining Classic have placed additional health certification requirements on equine competitors in the wake of recent outbreaks of vesicular stomatitis in central and southwest regions of the United States. Livestock or horses traveling from a state and county that have had vesicular stomatitis diagnosed within the past 30 days, or a […]
David Silva wins Wilkinson Award

David Silva Sr. to receive Wilkinson Lifetime Achievement Award

The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Hall of Fame Committee announced late last month that David Silva Sr. would be the recipient of the Dale Wilkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. Silva will be recognized with this year’s class of NRHA Hall of Fame inductees at Sliders’ Night Out presented by Toyon Ranch on Dec. 4 at […]
European Derby Level 4 Winner Ann Fonck

Hat trick! Ann Fonck wins third NRHA European Derby Open

Ann Fonck continued her reign as one of the top riders in Europe by winning the 2019 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) European Derby Level 4 Open Championship. The newest NRHA Million Dollar Rider, Fonck , of Belgium, marked a 222 with Diego Dalla Gassa’s Gunners Specialolena (Gunners Special Nite x Dolly Jac Olena x […]