Joe Heim and Docs Okie Quixote at the 1984 Super Stakes
Few in the history of the NCHA emerged to the top quite like Docs Okie Quixote.

Docs Okie Quixote a Superfly Gent if there ever was one

If anybody had any doubts about Docs Okie Quixote, the National Cutting Horse Futurity Association Futurity champion only months earlier, those were all erased when he followed it up with a convincing triumph at the Super Stakes in 1984. And if that weren’t enough, he won the Derby later in the year to become the […]
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AQHA Announces 2020-2021 Executive Committee

In light of the cancellation of the 2020 American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Convention, the AQHA Executive Committee has filled the vacancy on the Executive Committee per AQHA Bylaw Article IV Section 3. In appointing a person to fill such vacancy, the Executive Committee requested the recommendation of the AQHA past presidents who normally recommend […]
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Saddle Soap or Oil—Which Should You Use on Tack and When?

We all have tack that we love to use. Maybe it’s that pair of reins with just the right feel or that breast collar that fits every horse you ride. According to Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack, the side effects of frequent use of our favorite tack are wear and tear on the leather […]
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Kit Kat Sugar NCHA Super Stakes Is Canceled

The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) has canceled the 2020 Kit Kat Sugar NCHA Super Stakes. The original event, which was supposed to start this week in Fort Worth, was originally postponed due to COVID-19.
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Five Additions Announced for NCHA Open Hall of Fame

The open division in any discipline in the Western performance horse industry is the pinnacle of competition, first and foremost, because for professional trainers, their livelihood depends on it. The Open Hall of Fame for the NCHA represents riders who have persevered through intense competition, time and time again, and found success. Climbing the ranks and […]
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Saying Goodbye to Widows Freckles, a family’s ‘Dream Horse’

Top cutting competitor and sire Widows Freckles has died, those closest to the stallion announced on Tuesday afternoon. The sorrel stallion was 26. “We received the news this morning that our boy Widows Freckles, or as his family knew him, ‘Obi,’ was laid to rest,” Lauren Middleton said through a social media platform. “It is […]
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Nu Chex To Cash Family Mourns His Loss at 30

In the immediate aftermath of Wimpys Little Step’s triumph on the center stage of the National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) Futurity in 2002, the owners of his sire, Nu Chex To Cash, received an offer they couldn’t refuse. “We were offered $1 million for him,” said Hilldale Farm’s Tammye Hutton, her voice at times tailing […]