William "Billy" Morris and family accepting Modine Smith Award
William S. “Billy” Morris III, co-founder of the Augusta Futurity, has bred performers with a record of more than $3.2 million. Photo by John Henry

William S. “Billy” Morris III Recognized with Modine Smith Humanitarian Award

It’s not a stretch to say horses have been in William S. “Billy” Morris III’s blood since day No. 1 some 85-plus years ago. “I threw a morning paper route on horseback when I was 12 years old,” Morris said. “I had a horse in my backyard and we had dirt streets, and I could […]
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Classic Stallion Quanah O Lena Passes On

Equi-Stat Elite $1 Million Sire Quanah O Lena has left this world for greener pastures. On Thursday, Dec. 26, the stallion was humanely euthanized after suffering a small stroke at the age of 32.
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AAEP Foundation Now Called Foundation For The Horse

The AAEP Foundation, which for 25 years has served as the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) to improve the welfare of horses, in December was renamed The Foundation for the Horse. “Our new name more clearly defines who we are and who we serve,” said Dr. Richard Mitchell, chair of […]
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Hilary Watson’s Legacy Larger Than Life Itself

Her life cut short by the scourge of our day, Hilary Watson’s legacy is as safe as houses. Watson, who died in November after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer, was honored at the NCHA Futurity with the Mary Kingsbury Amateur Sportsmanship Award. Watson lived as an exemplar to the spirit of longtime NCHA Amateur […]
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European Reiner Awarded 2019 British Equestrian Federation Medal of Honor

Francesca Sternberg has been awarded one of the highest accolades given by the British Equestrian Federation, the Medal of Honor. The National Reining Horse Association (NRHA) congratulates the longtime reiner for her accomplishment. The award recognizes Sternberg’s passion for equestrian sports in the United Kingdom and her achievements in the sport of reining. “I would […]

Good Help the Difference for NCHA Amateur Champion

Roger Booth said he’d felt a little nervous from the first day he rode Quaintrelle into the herd at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity. And, yes, he was excited and relieved following their 217 Amateur finals run, but the “worst part yet” set in. As the fifth draw, he had to wait for […]