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NRCHA Celebration of Champions Comes To Fort Worth

OlenaOak REmmons2011 & 2012 World's Greatest Horseman Champions Olena Oak and Ron Emmons; Photo by PrimoThe National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) is pleased to announce that its first premier event of 2014, the Celebration of Champions, will be held at the world-class Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas, February 14-22.
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Smart Like Juice Inc. Named NRHA’s Newest Million Dollar Owner

MoonshineJuice JVazquezSmart Like Juice Inc. owner Jose Vazquez aboard Moonshine Juice after winning the 2012 NRHA Derby Level 4 Non-Pro. Photo by WaltenberryThe National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) is proud to add Jose Vazquez's Smart Like Juice Inc. to its exclusive Million Dollar Owner list. This outstanding achievement makes Smart Like Juice Inc. No. 7 on this list, placing them among greats like Lance Griffin, Tim McQuay, Arcese Quarter Horses USA, Rosanne Sternberg, Rancho Oso Rio LLC, and David Silva Sr.

Jo Ellard Elected As NCHA Vice President

JEllardJo EllardJo Ellard, a National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Board of Directors member since 1994, has been elected the next NCHA vice president. On June 11, a total of ballots 2,585 were tabulated under the direction of the accounting firm Whitley Penn LLP. Ellard, Dallas, Texas received a total of 1,890 votes and Monty Johnson, Amarillo, Texas received 695 votes.

Horse Therapy Legislation Introduced In The House

Representatives Michael Burgess (R-CA) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) have introduced The Rehabilitative Therapy Parity for Military Beneficiaries Act of 2013 (H.R. 1705). This legislation would amend federal law to provide that military families and wounded veterans are entitled to be reimbursed for therapies, including “therapies provided on a horse” that are medically authorized. Read more […]

Univ. of Kentucky Study Suggests Horses Help Humans Learn

A pioneering study at the University of Kentucky suggests humans have a lot to learn from horses. Horses can help people develop empathy and enhance social and leadership skills, according to a recently-completed study of equine-assisted learning among 21 nurses at UK Chandler Hospital. Read the complete article at the Lexington Herald-Leader.

Horse Slaughterhouse Accuses USDA Of IRS Tactics

A southeastern New Mexico company’s plans to convert a cattle plant into a horse slaughterhouse has hit another roadblock, this time over an environmental dispute that the company’s attorney blames on the Obama administration putting politics over policy. Read the entire article at NPR online.

NCHA Convention Agendas Online

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Convention will be held June 21-23 in Fort Worth, Texas. Committee meeting agendas can be found online. Register by June 17 to receive the Early Convention Rate of $50. After June 17, registration will be $75. A registration form and hotel information can be found here.

Redbud Reining Classes Back On

UPDATE: The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association is moving forward with the reining classes at the Redbud Spectacular. On Sunday, the OQHA Facebook page stated: “OQHA is excited to announce that this afternoon the Fire Marshall and the Safety Management Team of Oklahoma City evaluated the OKC Fairgrounds will be releasing it to be safe to […]

Memorial Services Set For Pat Earnheart

Memorial arrangements have been set for accomplished cutting horse trainer and aged event producer Pat Earnheart, 65, Hernando, Miss., who passed away Tuesday, May 28, following a long illness. Visitation has been set for Sunday, June 2, from 5-8 p.m. at Hernando Funeral Home. Services will take place Monday, June 3, at 11 a.m. at […]