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2013 NRHA Handbook Available

nrha_webThe 2013 National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Handbook is available for worldwide reining enthusiasts via online, print and iPhone app versions. The 2013 NRHA Handbook includes NRHA bylaws, rules, regulations and judges’ guide along with the standard NRHA Patterns.
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2013 NRHyA Officers Announced

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2013 NRHyA President Emma Holbrook
The National Reining Horse Youth Association (NRHyA) announced their 2013 NRHyA officer team on January 31. NRHyA’s 2013 officers include President Emma Holbrook of Oklahoma, Vice-President Jaclynn Brooks from Utah, Secretary Shaelyn Vering of Nebraska, Treasurer Claire Dittrich from Nebraska, and Historian Amy Stoney from Colorado.
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High Brow Cat Sells

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High Brow Cat (photo by Cam Essick)
The Western performance sire High Brow Cat has sold. The sale of the 25-year-old industry-leading sire was completed privately for an undisclosed purchase price. Jack Waggoner, Bridgeport, Texas, sold the stallion to Colt Ventures, a Dallas, Texas, investment company owned by Darren and Julie Blanton.

 

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NCHA Hires Help To Find Next Executive Director

nchalogo_130x102The National Cutting Horse Association, the world governing body for the sport of cutting, has secured Jim Harlan, president and CEO of MJM Global Search, Inc. to assist in efforts to fill the position of Executive Director of the more than 16,000-member organization, with a timetable of early next summer established to secure the association's next boss.
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Investigation Puts $3.7 Million in 2013 NCHA Funding On Hold

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Ernie Beutenmiller

An ongoing investigation has temporarily suspended $3.7 million in state of Texas and city of Fort Worth money the National Cutting Horse Association is scheduled to receive through the Texas Major Events Fund this year, but NCHA President and Interim Executive Director Ernie Beutenmiller, Jr., said on Jan. 9 he believes all issues can be resolved before this year's three "Triple Crown" Fort Worth limited-age events, which could all be impacted.

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Remembering Chics Magic Potion

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Chics Magic Potion and Bob Avila
On Dec. 14, 2012, the horse world tragically lost the great reined cow horse performer and sire, Chics Magic Potion (Smart Chic Olena x Remedys Magic Potion x Remedys Reply). Bob and Dana Avila, “Magic’s” owner, Kenneth Banks, and everyone who was close to the 12-year-old stallion during his superlative career will certainly mourn this loss.