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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.

Gala’s Blog – Sandy Hook

Although the Sandy Hook Elementary School children who survived a massacre have now returned to class the headline rhetoric blaming guns has not softened. Guns, though, can do nothing by themselves, just as cars cannot kill by themselves. Could we be focusing on the wrong thing? Is it possible our priorities are wrong? As a […]

2013 AQHA Convention

This year, the 2013 AQHA Convention registration includes the president’s reception, sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, along with a ticket to Rodeo Houston at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Rodeo Houston entertainment for the evening will be Tim McGraw. The convention takes place March 8-11 in Houston, Texas. Get the details for the 2013 […]

State Senator Cited For Violating Horse Protection Act

Jan. 1, 2013 – According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, “A high-profile walking horse proponent and padded horse rider, Kentucky state Sen. Robin Webb, D-Grayson, has suffered an equine black eye. At the North Carolina Walking Horse Association championships in October, Webb was cited for violations involving two horses.” Read the article
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2012 Top American Stock Horse Association Mustang Announced

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Maverick
The American Stock Horse Association and the Mustang Heritage Foundation are proud to announce “Maverick” as the 2012 Top American Stock Horse Association Mustang. Maverick is owned by Tony Riley of Denton, Texas, trained and shown by Teryn Muench of Marietta, Okla.

Skilled Coaching

Assuming the role of teacher, coach or trainer carries the weight of substantial responsibility. We turn to these leaders in our industry to benefit from their experience with the aim of advancing our own careers.
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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.

 

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Cornbread Thinks: Your Head, Your Clothes and the Futurity

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Laura & Tate Bennett with Rios Jewel
We want to see what a great trainer can bring out of great horses. Great trainers teach them to be athletes first. They teach them how to position themselves to not only block any attempt to go to the herd, but give a cow the impression that he is in two places at once, already landing to head the next turn, and telling the cow, “Don't even think about it.”