U.S. Teams Make Great Effort at SVAG FEI World Reining Championships

A talented group of up-and-coming athletes represented the Platinum Performance U.S. Teams at the 2017 SVAG Federation Equestra Internationale (FEI) World Reining Championships for Juniors and Young Riders on Aug. 11 and 12. Under the guidance of Chef d’Equipe Jeff Petska, the U.S. combinations put forth determined efforts throughout the championships.

Reining Horse Foundation Awards $10,500 in Scholarships

The Reining Horse Foundation (RHF) announced the distribution of $10,500 in academic and need-based scholarships to seven youth members: Terri-June Granger, of Dothan, Alabama; David Gringeri, of West Haven, Vermont; Nicholas Muir, of Lynnwood, Washington; Quinn Sutherland, of Eureka, Montana; Megan D’Andrea, of Fowler, Ohio; Jarid Walton, of Riverdale, Michigan; and Morgan Knerr, of Plain […]

Updates to the 2017 NRHA Candidates

The final deadline to nominate candidates to the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Executive Committee and Board of Directors passed on Aug. 2, so a complete slate of candidates is now presented to the membership for consideration.

Diabolo Dominates RMRHA Summer Slide

The Rocky Mountain Reining Horse Association (RMRHA) Summer Slide, held July 24-30 at the National Western Events Center in Denver, drew entries from all over the United States and Canada. The event hosted ancillary classes along with a futurity, which featured $96,250 in added money. The payout structure of the futurity was 40 percent to […]

A Tribute to Modine

For 82-year-old Jon Foote, the loss of Modine Smith was a hard reality to bear. Smith, who passed away July 22, was not only a close friend, but also an asset to the cutting industry he knew would be sorely missed. Struggling through mourning, he looked within and wrote his feelings.

Video Shows Alleged Horse Abuse At Whitesboro cutting

An incident of alleged horse abuse at a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)-approved event Saturday, July 15, near Whitesboro, Texas, on Tuesday continued to attract attention from people in the industry. Recently, a Quarter Horse News(QHN) staff member was given the chance to watch two short cell phone videos said to be of the event in question.

Modine Smith Passes at Age 94

Modine Smith, 94, of Grass Valley, California, passed away on July 22. Smith, along with her late husband, Ed, selflessly committed herself to the betterment and promotion of cutting for nearly five decades.

NCHA Investigates Alleged Horse Abuse at Texas Cutting

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) on Saturday acknowledged receiving allegations of horse abuse at an approved cutting held last week near Whitesboro, Texas. In a statement, the NCHA said it received a written complaint of abuse that allegedly happened on July 15.  “The complaint is being fully investigated and will be acted upon under […]