The AHC continues to work for clarification with new transportation regulations. • Photo by Ross Hecox

DOT Set to Launch Website for Agricultural Industry Transportation Regulations

Following confusion and frustration surrounding new transportation regulations, commonly known as the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced its plans to release a new website specifically tailored to the agricultural industry next week. The American Horse Council (AHC) met with the DOT, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) deputy administrator […]

Magnificent Seven Competition Returns to Western States Horse Expo

The Magnificent Seven All Around Stock Horse Competition will return to the Western States Horse Expo in Sacramento, California, June 8-10, 2018, at the Cal-Expo. This event will feature the best riders and horses from all across the country competing in the reined cow-horse competition. Each rider must demonstrate superior horsemanship skills, nerves of steel, […]

Hickory Holly Time & Kelby Phillips Are the World’s Greatest

The World’s Greatest Horseman is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. Every February, the best cow horse competitors gather in Fort Worth, Texas, to showcase their bridle horses in four events with hopes of claiming the prestigious title on the last day of the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration […]

Bling Brings Top Bid in Fort Worth

The Winter Premier Sale was back again at the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions. Managed by The Sale Company, the Fort Worth, Texas, sale featured more than 40 horses and Smart Little Lena semen. Hip No. 36, Boonsmal Bling, was the highest seller during the Feb. 17 event. The 2008 sorrel […]

Sanchez and Earthly Riches Score NRCHA Open Bridle World Championship

The National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions, held Feb. 9-17 in Fort Worth, Texas, is three shows rolled into nine days of competition. Although the calendar says 2018, the World Championship portion of the Celebration of Champions marked the official conclusion of the 2017 show season by determining World and National Champions in 15 […]

Lafitte Rides to NRCHA Intermediate Non-Pro Bridle World Championship

The National Reined Cow Horse Association Intermediate Non-Pro Bridle finals saw 10 talented horses and riders compete for a World Championship. In the end, it all came down to the final two in the draw – Gregg Lafitte on Shes Playin Rey, and Judy Fortenberry with Cold Hard Smart Cash. When the scores were announced, […]

SLR Won Smart Wolf Grasps Open Two Rein World Championship

John Swales, of Millarville, Alberta, Canada, the 2017 World’s Greatest Horseman Champion, added another major accolade to his resume when he guided SLR Won Smart Wolf (Paddys Irish Whiskey x Smart Miss Wolf x Smart Trip Olena) owned by Keri Hudson-Reykdal, to the Open Two Rein World Championship.

Duals Lucky Charm Adds New Title to Résumé

Reined cow horse derbies are specifically for 4- and 5-year-old horses. They are shown two-handed in a snaffle bit or hackamore and judged in three events: herd work, rein work and cow work. At the National Reined Cow Horse Association (NRCHA) Celebration of Champions on Monday, Feb. 12 in Fort Worth, Texas, winners in five […]