The Abilene Spectacular Derby Non-Pro ended in a non-working finals, which took place Jan. 8-9 at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene, Texas. When it was all said and done, Jaylee Hall and One Time Legend, bred by Cowan Select Horses, rose to the top with their composite score of 435. They took home […]
It was July of 2017, and the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Summer Spectacular was in full swing. Blake Patillo, of St. Elmo, Illinois, and his wife, Lori, were taking a final look at a High Brow CD gelding named High Stylin CD before they sealed the deal. They’d done their research, and the Sunrise […]
Bring Quarter Horse News to Your Doorstep
Get 1 Year (24 Issues) for as little as $39.95
Get the QHN Flash eNewsletter
Get the very best of Quarter Horse News sent directly to your email inbox a couple of times a month.
2019 is in full swing, and cutters at the Abilene Spectacular have already hit the ground running going into the new show season. The event, held at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene, Texas, kicked off on Jan. 4, and the 4-Year-Old Open finals were held Jan. 8. Twenty-five horses walked to the herd, […]
There’s an interesting title for this blog entry, but it has been on my mind a lot these last couple weeks. “Embrace the suck” is a commonly used term in the military. Basically, it means to do what needs be done, no matter how pointless, lame or tiring the task seems. For the elite in […]
The headlines from the major National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA)-sanctioned shows across the country contained a myriad of the hottest competitors, but in the Open division, the names of Cool N Hot and Hashtags became synonymous with success. As the NCHA tallied points throughout the season after each stallion marked high score after high score, […]
The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) is looking for outstanding veterinarians who are doing good for the horse industry. It’s asking horse owners and organizations to nominate veterinarians who have contributed services or resources to benefit horses.
Owners/breeders who want their prospects to be eligible for some of the biggest shows in reining are just days from the deadline to submit their nominations. The deadline to nominate is Jan. 10. Late fees will be applied if nominating after that date. Nominated horses are eligible to compete at the NRHA Futurity, NRHA Derby, […]
There was a man showing at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity by the grace of God. He insisted I include that in his story. After hearing it — and only part of it — I must agree. Showing in the Amateur, we noticed him because of his chaps first. They were black bat wings […]
Legislation proposed in South Carolina would require sales companies in that state to check with local and national horse-rescue organizations to make sure horses consigned to auction aren’t stolen. It also would make them keep sales records.
Horse operations in Maryland, Indiana and Illinois were recently named winners of the Time To Ride Challenge. The nationwide program recognizes stables and horse businesses that implement programs to encourage newcomers to meet horses.