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Cam Essick and Loveya Top Derby Non-Pro in Idaho

Reining competitors traveled north to Nampa, Idaho, to compete in the Best Little Derby in the West, where 58 horse-and-rider teams were slated to show in the Derby Non-Pro. The 19th draw featured Loveya, ridden by owner/breeder Cam Essick, of Clements, California. But the draw nearly went unused. “I wasn’t confident at all going in. […]
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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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New Date Set for AQHA Level 1 Championships

The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) West Level 1 Championships will now be held in September. The event planned for April was postponed after horses tested positive for Equine Herpesvirus – type 1 (EHV-1) after another event at the show’s host venue.
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REF Sturgis Spins Tragedy Into Success

When Anne-Marie Burns’ horse, REF Sturgis, fractured his navicular bone during the summer of his 3-year-old year in 2015, the prognosis for a full recovery as a reiner was not promising. Burns was left with the decision to stall rest for one year then reassess the gelding’s future once the year had passed. Despite the […]