KR Lil Conquistador & Shawn Flairda, pictured during the gelding's final performance at the Kentucky Reining Cup • Photo by Waltenberry

Futurity Champion KR Lil Conquistador Laid to Rest

A horse that lived life to pester others and become a champion has passed away. KR Lil Conquistador, the 2005 All American Quarter Horse Congress and National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity Open Champion under the hand of Shawn Flarida, was euthanized due to founder. The gelding was 16.

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 […]

National Alliance Formed To Promote Ranch Horses

The newly formed National Ranch and Stock Horse Association (NRSHA) has been created to serve as a unified presence for preserving and promoting ranching traditions and heritage through competitive ranch and stock horse events.

Lyme Disease: A Pinpoint Diagnosis

Chelsea Schneider was mad. After showing her 5-year-old buckskin gelding to two firsts and a second in a halter class earlier that day, the pair was called out of the class for lameness in the afternoon. The horse trotted fine on the concrete, and had not shown any signs of being sore after the three […]

NRHA Convention Spurs Conversations for Change

The first round of committee meetings at this year’s National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Convention, formerly the NRHA Winter Meeting, kicked off Friday, Jan. 9. The convention, held at the the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, continues through Saturday, Jan. 10, when it concludes with the NRHA Awards Banquet. The Sale Selection and Aged Events […]