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Three Re-Elected to NRCHA Board of Directors

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NRCHA BoDPaul Bailey, Todd Bergen and Jon Roeser were re-elected to the NRCHA's Board of Directors.The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) membership has voted to re-elect representatives Paul Bailey, Todd Bergen and Jon Roeser for additional three-year terms on the NRCHA board of directors.

Goodbye to Diggers Rest

Written by Alex Lynch on .

DiggersRest webDiggers Rest passed away at age 30. • Photo courtesy of Rhoda ReinAfter making his mark on the Western performance horse world through 27 breeding seasons, 30-year-old Diggers Rest died on Oct. 25. The stallion was the cornerstone of owners Darren Miller and Rhoda Rein’s breeding operation in Watkins, Colorado, and his influence will continue to live on in his offspring.

Can’t Keep Her Down

Written by Kelsey Pecsek on .

PRalls HeadStapledPatty Ralls refused to let a laceration to her head stop her from moving toward her end goal. • Courtesy of Patty RallsAnybody who has spent much time around Patty Ralls knows she’s a one-of-a-kind woman. Her bubbly personality and token smile are unforgettable, but some may not realize just how tough the cowgirl really is. On her way to her first National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity in six years, she suffered a head injury riding Diamondz And Gold, but she never missed a beat.

Will Roden's Big Start

Written by Kelsey Pecsek on .

DualsLuckyCharm WillRodenWill Roden was beaming after Duals Lucky Charm, a reined cow horse he started, won the NRCHA Snaffle Bit Futurity Open. • Photo by Abbie PhillipsDuals Lucky Charm has spent his fair share of time in the headlines lately. After winning the National Stock Horse Association (NSHA) Futurity, which is arguably one of the most competitive pre-futurities in the industry, he showed up in Reno, Nevada, to capture another win at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Snaffle Bit Futurity. Trainer Kelby Phillips was aboard Duals Lucky Charm for both of those wins, but who put such a great foundation on the gelding and got him pointed toward the spotlight?

Before You Purchase a Reined Cow Horse

Written by Kristin Pitzer on .

khudsonreykdal slrwonsmartwolfKeri Hudson-Reykdal, pictured with SLR Won Smart Wolf, has enjoyed a lot of success in the reined cow horse pen, and she has some advice to get you off on the right foot.It is easy to get excited by the idea of chasing a cow down the fence at breakneck speed, only to slide to a stop in front of her, turning her the other way, but where do you start?