Too Suen to Drive and Ryan Rapp
Too Suen To Drive, with Ryan Rapp aboard, needed a confidence booster and she got it. Photo QHN Archives

Ryan Rapp Celebrates His Birthday with a Non-Pro Win

Ryan Rapp will look back on the second week of June and remember it as being a very nice several days. On Friday, he celebrated the occasion of his 19th birthday, and two days before that, he and Boon Too Suen mare Too Suen To Drive achieved triumph, winning the 4 Year Old Non-Pro class […]
Arizona wildfire from Pedro Baiao's ranch

Friends Ride to the Rescue of Pedro Baiao’s Reining Horses

In the midst of seemingly incessant bad news came this uplifting story from Cave Creek in Arizona. In late May, a wild fire raced across the desert and encroached on the stalls of reiner Pedro Baiao, who was feeling helpless as he tried to figure out how to rescue some 30 horses. “When we heard […]
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Shelby Walker Wins Derby Non-Pro Limited with SJR Katmandoo

Newly minted high school graduate Shelby Miller had a choice: Leave on time for the NRCHA Derby or stay home an extra day and drive through her high school parking lot in a socially distant graduation ceremony. The choice was not difficult for the cow horse rider.

Holy Cow: Sanctus, Rodrigo Taboga as Hot as Oklahoma

Sanctus is a Latin word for “holy.” Sanctus the horse, a 2016 sorrel stallion and son of High Brow Cat, is becoming synonymous with “derby winner.” The 4-year-old backed up his derby triumph at The Cattlemen’s in March — seems ages ago now with all that’s happened since then — by winning the 4 Year […]
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Duramax Dually, Wesley Galyean Post Run to Remember in Oklahoma

That Duramax Dually did more than catch up on Netflix and eat bags of Cheetos the past two-plus months was immediately evident when he arrived at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum in Ardmore, Oklahoma. The 6-year-old stallion was the look of a fine-tuned machine coming out of COVID-19 quarantine, ultimately turning in an eye-popping 230 under […]