Luca Fappani and Itsinthegenes at the High Roller Classic in Las Vegas.
Itsallinthegenes is 2 for 2 in outings and victories after he and Luca Fappani beat the Non Pro Futurity field at the High Roller Reining Classic. Photo: Waltenberry

Itsallinthegenes Earning Silver Spurs Under Team Fappani

You will hear from time to time of those unique athletes who have that abstract, yet highly invaluable, intangible characteristic of it.  It is difficult to describe, but essentially it is that inherent trait, look and manner that instills confidence and energizes all around him — or her — and which enables performers to peak at just that […]
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Horses From VSV-Positive Counties Barred from Ohio

Horses from counties with positive cases of Vesicular Stomatitis (VSV) — including several with a large number of Western performance horses — will not be allowed to compete at next month's All American Quarter Horse Congress in Ohio, officials say.
A Star Is Borne and Michael Cooper at the Cotton Stakes.

Final: A Star Is Borne Solves Futurity Mare’s Nest At Cotton Stakes

A Star Is Borne and Michael Cooper, a cowboy from Bucyrus, Kansas, rode away with the $10,100 grand prize in the Futurity Open of the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Cotton Stakes on Thursday in West Monroe, Louisiana. A Star Is Borne, a mare, is by Boon Too Suen and out of Holly Is Smooth […]
Maurizio Battista Sandei and Iminent Cat at Americana 2019.

Americana: Cutter Iminent Cat closes deal in Non Pro

Iminent Cat, with Italian Maurizio Battista Sandei on the reins, bested 11 finalists to win the $6,822-added Non Pro division with a 150 at the European Championship Cutting portion of the Americana in Augsburg, Germany. Iminent Cat is a 7-year-old gelding by Metallic Cat and out of Peekaboon (by Freckles Playboy). He was bred by […]
AHC workforce survey seeks input on horse industry labor needs

Group Seeks Input on Equine Industry Workforce Needs

The American Horse Council (AHC) is asking horse industry participants to take a survey assessing labor and workforce needs in the equine world. At the recent AHC Annual meeting, attendees heard a proposal regarding the idea of the equine industry building a national network of “hosts” to offer an apprenticeship and/or certificate program to train […]
Adan Banuelos astride Armani Blue at the Idaho Futurity.

Adan Banuelos Rides Away With Two Titles In Idaho

Adan Banuelos had two good reasons to celebrate at the Idaho Cutting Horse Association (ICHA) Futurity in Nampa after riding Armani Blue to victory in the Futurity Open finals and Badboonarising to the 4-Year-Old Open winner’s circle. Also claiming two aged-event championships at the Ford Idaho Horse Park was Elizabeth Quirk, who rode Dressedin Smartstyle […]