Bet He Sparks and Clayton Edsall.
Bet He Sparks and Clayton Edsall, shown at the NRCHA Derby last year, are in position to add another NRCHA Premier Event title. Photo by Primo Morales

Bet He Sparks, Edsall corral herd work challengers

Bet He Sparks and Clayton Edsall outperformed the field in herd work to take an early lead in the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Hackamore Classic at Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth, Texas. “Sparky,” the 2014 red roan stallion, the son of Equi-Stat Elite $2 Million Sire Bet Hesa Cat and out of Sparking Train […]
Poco Bueno gravesite.

Writer details trip to the gravesite of Poco Bueno

When rancher E. Paul Waggoner died in 1967, he left instructions in his will that directed his heirs on burial arrangements for American Quarter Horse Hall of Famer Poco Bueno. When that time came, in 1969, Waggoner’s estate complied with that request and set “Pokie” at rest in a plot just south of Vernon, Texas, […]
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 […]
metallic cat grazing

Metallic Cat: Soaring to New Heights

He wowed right out of the gate at the 2008 National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity, and the spotlight has never dimmed. Indeed, Metallic Cat has stormed the Western performance horse industry.
Guaranteed A Magnum and Jimmy van der Hoeven at the High Roller in Las Vegas.

Catching Up With The Triumphant Van Der Hoeven

Dutchman Jimmy van der Hoeven packed his bags for the return trip home to Whitesboro, Texas, last week feeling fortuinlijk. Chance and good fortune as a force in human affairs — in this case, the affairs of equine and human — are as important as preparation and execution. Guaranteed A Magnum and van der Hoeven had […]