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Tying for the Run For A Million Championship gave Cade McCutcheon a big boost, allowing him to reach million-dollar status. • Photo by Waltenberry

Cade McCutcheon Becomes Youngest $1 Million Reiner

At the age of 19, Cade McCutcheon has become the youngest Equi-Stat $1 Million Rider.  McCutcheon won his first check when he was only 7 years old. Riding a wave of consistent success, McCutcheon has seen his debut year as an open rider yield him more than half a million dollars in earnings, bolstered by his […]
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Julie Gibbons Got Her Mojo Working

Julie Gibbons may have won the 2019 Lucas Oil American Quarter Horse Association Amateur Boxing World Championship at 8:30 p.m. on Monday night, but by noon on Tuesday, she was back in the operating room. The obstetrician-gynecologist from Highlandville, Missouri, plans to celebrate her big win—which was years in the making—but not until the weekend.  […]
Trevor Dare and Electric Wind.

Electric Wind in OKC: When a Plan Comes Together

In the end, the game plan that trainer Trevor Dare and Electric Wind’s owners, Silver Spurs Equine of Purcell, Oklahoma, had set for the stallion’s 2019 show season worked out perfectly. Dare and “Hobbs,” as the stallion is called, claimed the Senior Reining Level 3 title at the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship […]
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Lloyd Cox Climbs To The Top In NCHA All-Time Earnings

Lloyd Cox posted his first check to Equi-Stat in 1985. The Delta, Missouri, native got his start with a $751 payday in the Futurity Open of the South Dakota Cutting Horse Futurity and Maturity.  It was merely the beginning of a storied career in Western performance’s richest sport. Today, the industry giant stands at $9,540,351 […]
Nathan Piper and Patriot at the AQHA World Show

Nathan Piper’s AQHA World Show Dreams Come True With Patriot

Patriot and Nathan Piper of Pilot Point, Texas, were on their A game when they arrived at Oklahoma City for the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) World Championship Show. After having scored a 218 and finishing fourth in the Junior Reining Level 3 preliminary go-round, they upped their ante and swept the Level 3 finals […]
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Why Risk Your Horse’s Safety and Success?

My horses are everything to me,” says Dennis Moreland of Dennis Moreland Tack. “I know how important your horses are. I know how much you practice; how hard you try. I know the frustration that goes along with not getting the response you want. I know that without effective communication, you won’t reach your training goals.” […]
Ricky N Reyd Streaks and Rieta Dufurrena at the AQHA World Show.

“Moss,” Rieta Dufurrena Ride Off as AQHA Winners

Ricky N Reyd Streaks and Rieta Dufurrena, the winners of the Amateur Cutting Level 3 finals, did double-duty in order to claim victory at the American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. Dufurrena of Gainesville, Texas, and the 6-year-old gelding (Dual Rey x GS Kittys Littlelena x Smart Little Lena), bred by […]
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Wonder Woman Baeck Claims Freestyle Reining Win

Saturday night at Fieracavalli, Verona, the air was full of excitement as the crowds prepared for the $50,000 freestyle competition in the Elementa Masters Premiere show pen. In fact, the area had to be closed off to limit the crowd pressing to enter the pavillion. Undoubtedly, Freestyle has a special appeal for both reining fans […]