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Iowa high school seniors Reyly Plendl (left) and twin sister Regan (right) will compete in their third NCHA Futurity this year at the Will Rogers Memorial Center.

Living the Dream: Reyly and Regan Plendl

Regan Plendl just won the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular Classic/Challenge Non-Pro on her family’s homebred Cats Lightning Rey. Here’s a throwback to the day Quarter Horse News caught up with the cutting-crazed teenager and her twin back in 2017. Ten years ago, twin sisters Reyly and Regan Plendl sat in front of the television […]

A Place to Call Home: The Story of CD Lights

It’s good to be Boss. Wet from his daily bath, muscles rippling under his sorrel coat, CD Lights – better known as “Boss” – went to work at one of the many pleasures of a robust equine retiree: his daily roll. Probing out a soft spot in the sand, the stallion folded his legs under […]
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CR Serendipity — Get to Know CR RanchWear

Rhea Follett started her clothing business by making women’s Western pajamas in her garage. Now, she designs popular high-end show shirts for the Western performance industry. CR. In the Western performance world, those initials could stand for anything – Carol Rose, Finis Welch’s Center Ranch or Chad Bushaw’s Crown Ranch, among others. When they are […]
Ashley Davis demonstrating eating nutritious foods while with her horse

Rocket Fuel: Nutritious Foods on the Go

Boost your riding performance with the right nutritious foods at home and on the road. Every day, at regular intervals, Western performance competitors feed their horses premium feed and forage to encourage optimum performance and health. But they regularly neglect their own nutrition – they order takeout at home, pick up fast food on the […]
Ruben Vandorp illustrating a rundown on a horse

Wide Open to Whoa: Perfecting the Rundown and Stop Maneuver

Ruben Vandorp builds horse and rider confidence in the rundown and stop maneuver through simple, consistent exercises. The rundown is one of two things to riders: a blast-off into a fantastic stop or the most nerve-wracking portion of a reining run that leads to an uncertain slide. It doesn’t have to be a big deal, […]
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Meet the Candidates

Election Day is fast approaching! Learn more about the National Cutting Horse Association’s (NCHA) chosen candidates for vice president this year, as well as their opinions on important issues affecting cutting today.
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Give ‘Em the Boot: Leg Protection

Choosing the correct combo of leg protection can mean the difference between a successful career and an early retirement. Whether you’re new to the horse industry or have been involved for many years, leg protection can be a confusing topic. There are many opinions on the subject, and sometimes it can be hard to separate […]
Corey Cushing roping a steer at World Greatest

Cushing’s Top Choices

A $2 million reined cow horse rider, Corey Cushing commented on some of his favorite horses that have carried him to the pay window throughout his career. He’s a two-time National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity Open champion and a winner of the World’s Greatest Horseman. Now, Corey Cushing has become one […]
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Fire & Ice: Cool N Hot Claims Open Horse of The Year

The headlines from the major National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)-sanctioned shows across the country contained a myriad of the hottest competitors, but in the Open division, the names of Cool N Hot and Hashtags became synonymous with success. As the NCHA tallied points throughout the season after each stallion marked high score after high score, […]